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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 […]

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El Morro, TOW Earn Recognition

El Morro, TOW Earn Recognition

El Morro and Top of the World Elementary Schools were named California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced last week. “This recognition reflects the dedication and professionalism of our work force, along with an unceasing commitment by our School Board to provide […]

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Master Dance Class Open to All Ages

Master Dance Class Open to All Ages

Two dance pros will share insider secrets and teach a variety of dance stylesSaturday, May 10, at a pair of classes for dancers of all ages presented by Laguna Dance Festival. The classes will be taught by dancer and choreographer Darrien Henning and Lisa Jay, dance director at Laguna Beach High School and a seasoned […]

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  Breakers are celebrating their 80th season of boys tennis and have won 40 league titles entering 2014 and three section championships. This season’s squad is 5-0 on OCL play and 8-5 overall as of spring break.

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‘A’ Team Strikes Silver

‘A’ Team Strikes Silver

Laguna Beach’s Water Polo Club 12 and under boys team competed in the upper level AA Division in a San Diego tournament and finished second among 36 teams. Opponents were shut down by the strong and steady defense lead by Matthew Franck, Jack Gannaway and Zachary Cord. Erik Franck unleashed powerful shots on goal and was […]

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Surf Team Earns 2nd in OC

Surf Team Earns 2nd in OC

Thurston Middle School’s surf team participated in Oceanside Harbor’s Scholastic Surf Series State Championships and returned as the state’s No. 3 team and the second best in the county. In shortboard, the boys placed second and the girls fourth. In longboard, the boys placed fifth. In the coaches heat, Thurston’s Coach Jeff Booth came in […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

  Baseball (21-2, 12-0) Laguna Streaks to 31, Edging Opponents Godinez frustrated Laguna on Tuesday, May 6, at Skipper Carrillo Field holding the Breakers to a slim 6-5 victory. Breakers were tied entering the final inning after an RBI double by Grant Wilhelm in the sixth inning and got the rally started in the seventh […]