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High School Sports Update

Costa Mesa Defeats Laguna 48-0, Worst Orange Coast Loss By Frank Aronoff | LB Ind Football (1-5) The Mustangs celebrated their homecoming last Friday, Oct. 10, on Jim Scott Field at Estancia High School with their first win of the season at the expense of the Breakers in a very...

Colleges Recruit LBHS Prospects

Laguna Beach High School hosts its annual College Round Up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, attended by representatives of more than 130 colleges and universities as well as test prep companies. The PTA-sponsored event is a cost effective opportunity for students and their families...
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF second-ranked cross country teams traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 11 to compete in the Clovis Invitational on the same course where both teams took runner up honors last November at State finals....

Thurston Provides Targeted Instruction

Thurston Middle School now offers a Core Academy elective, designed to assist students to develop study habits that apply to all fields of academic study, says a district statement. Math teachers Katie Meyers and Kelly Skon, language arts teachers Leah Prettyman and Sarah...
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Racers Brave Big Surf in Paddling Contest

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Hurricane Simon brought relentless overhead sets to Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point last Saturday and Sunday, turning the seventh annual Battle of the Paddle into a wild free for all, as hundreds of men, women and children of all ages and skill levels...

School Candidate Touts Her Budget, Hiring Prowess

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Hiring the person best qualified for the job rather than the best of the bunch at hand is an ability school board candidate Carol Normandin says she can bring to the Laguna Beach school board. She also says she isn’t just the best of the lot; she fills...

Little Fanfare Greets New Principal

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Without so much as a single handclap, Chris Herzfeld, a 12-year Laguna Beach resident and veteran educator, was unanimously confirmed as the new principal of Laguna Beach High School at a special meeting of the Laguna Beach school board Tuesday, Oct. 7....

Schools Focus on Bullying Prevention

Halloween isn’t far off, but Laguna Beach teachers and students will wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in support of bullying prevention. At El Morro Elementary, a school-wide bullying prevention assembly is planned for Nov. 1. In October, Rachel’s Challenge Kindness week...
Posted On 09 Oct 2014

Class Notes

Alex Monda, son of Michele and Emil Monda of Laguna Beach, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Boston University for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Monda, now a sophomore, is studying business. He also competed with the BU men’s team in national...

High School Sports Update

Timberwolves Roar Past Laguna, 38-14 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-4) Northwood (4-1) scored on their first four possessions then added two more scores off Laguna interceptions to easily handle the Breakers in a non-league contest Thursday, Oct. 2 at Irvine High School....

Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

The high school surf team’s season began at Thalia Street Beach last week with new and returning surfers. Freshmen Jeremy Shutts put in a top-notch performance to secure a second in shortboard, while Willy Hogan came in fourth. A welcome addition to the team, newcomer Noah North,...

Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Nicolai Elghanayan, 20, took third place in the top division of the Lotus Cup, held at the Sonoma Raceway, a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip, on Sept. 20-21, according to the race website. His father and Laguna Beach resident Jeff Elghanayan trained his son beginning in...

Cross Country Runners Shine

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy The Laguna Beach High School varsity boys cross country team cruised to an easy victory over second place Godinez in the Orange Coast League cluster meet on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Irvine Regional Park. The girls, on the other hand, had to rely on...

High School Sports Update

Breakers Stumble at Dana By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Volleyball (6-10) Just when it appeared that the 2014 varsity season was finally rolling, the Breakers were dealt a setback this past Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Dana Hills as the Dolphins swept the Breakers 25-20, 25-22, 25-20....