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Serving Up a Solution to Sibling Rivalry

Serving Up a Solution to Sibling Rivalry

By Coach Everett Gee I am a retired physician with a wife and five kids, so one can only imagine how crazy and chaotic our household might be. It was a hot summer day and my two boys, Ethan, 11, and Ryan, 13, were cooped up in the house and as usual started getting on […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Laguna Routs Costa Mesa Baseball (24-2, 15-0)   Breakers scored early and often to record a 26-1 win against Costa Mesa, the third most lopsided game in 80 seasons of Laguna baseball. The 98th meeting between the two schools was Laguna’s 34th consecutive league victory and the Breakers now lead the Mustangs 52-46 in the […]

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Hitting Jazz Fest’s High Note

Hitting Jazz Fest’s High Note

Laguna Beach High School’s jazz ensemble took first place in its category in the Riverside Community College competition on Saturday, May 10. Altogether, 50 high school and 14 middle school jazz combos and big bands competed in the two-day event. During hours judged performances, students also participated in master classes with  professionals such as Grammy-winning […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Running for Fun and Fitness Nearly 100 Top of the World Elementary students participated in the one-mile Kids Run the OC Marathon held at the Orange County Fairgrounds earlier this month. The run culminated a 12-week fitness program to improve students’ speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, flexibility and overall fitness. By the end, students had accumulated the […]

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Señor Dixon Receives a Special Send Off

Señor Dixon Receives a Special Send Off

Thurston Middle School’s foreign language teacher, Dave Dixon, earned the praise of his peers, named the district’s teacher of the year, the district announced Tuesday. “I have worked with literally hundreds of teachers in my career, and Dave is among the top 1 percent I have ever worked with,” said Supt. Sherine Smith. “His care […]

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TOW Parent Hired to Lead School

TOW Parent Hired to Lead School

Michael Conlon, parent of a fourth-grade Top of the World Elementary student and a career educator, was appointed to succeed the school’s retiring principal Ron La Motte, the district announced Tuesday. Conlon is currently the principal of Lake Forest’s Olivewood Elementary School and previously was the assistant principal of Los Alamitos’ Oak Middle School. Conlon  […]

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Taking Up a Beach Tradition

Taking Up a Beach Tradition

Laguna Beach residents Peri Brennan and Hallie Carballo captured their first beach gold medal competing for two consecutive weekends in the girls under 12 division of the California Beach Volleyball Association tournament in Huntington Beach. The competition May 4 included a total of 27 teams. Peri and Hallie, Top of the World students, competed against […]

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Seniors Tennis Stars to Compete

Seniors Tennis Stars to Compete

The USTA National Hard Court Super Senior Tennis Tournament for men’s 75, 80, 85 and 90, singles and doubles will be played at the Laguna Woods Tennis Club, Gate 16 on Moulton Drive and El Toro Road in Laguna woods beginning Monday, May 19, with finals Friday, May 23. This tournament is one of the […]

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Lewis Wins Two Races

Lewis Wins Two Races

Laguna local Michael Lewis won two races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, May 4, his first time on the historic road course. After competing in formula cars in Europe, this season Lewis returned to the U.S. After four races, Lewis’ two wins have placed him in second position in the 2014 Porsche GT3 […]

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Laguna Seizes Seven Titles

Laguna Seizes Seven Titles

Laguna Seizes Seven Titles The spring sports league season competition wraps up this week but the titles are already secured with Laguna capturing seven of the nine spring team titles contested. In eight full seasons of Orange Coast League play, the Breakers have captured 91 titles, well ahead of Estancia in second with 26.5 crowns […]

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Two Records Fall in a Single Day

Two Records Fall in a Single Day

Two Laguna Beach High School records fell last week; one had stood for 27 seasons and the other lasted a day short of a year Grant Wilhelm pitched six shutout innings on the road last Thursday, May 8, against Godinez to help Laguna clinch its second straight Orange Coast league title and third in the […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

DAR Awards Laguna Students  Laguna Beach students were to be recognized on Wednesday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre by the Laura Howe Ghahreman and the Patience Wright, Laguna Beach chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The awards will be given to students in the fifth through the […]