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Mentors Lend a Hand to Their Peers

peer mentoring program known as Juntos, which means together, is offered students in grades four through 12. The program begun in 2004 continues to provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their English-speaking skills and receive support in academic subjects, says a...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Soul Surf Series Rides Pendleton’s Church Beach

Under sunny skies with fun, shoulder high surf, the Soul Surf competitors were treated to a classic day of surfing at one of California’s legendary point breaks. The series offers divisions for kids as young as 5 to seniors. Several Camp Pendleton kids participated as...

Breakers Roll to another Major Title – Win Streak Hits 46

By Frank Aronoff Girls Water Polo (25-0, 3-0) For the sixth time in two seasons, the top-ranked Breakers crushed the opposition, this time capturing the 20th annual Southern California Championships with an 11-4 victory over second-ranked Foothill this past Saturday, Feb. 7, at...

The Lowdown on Southern Section CIF Playoffs

By Frank Aronoff Pairing Announcements @ www.cifss.org Basketball: Sunday, Feb. 15 after 12:30 – 12 divisions, both boys and girls are in 4-AA. Boys Basketball (12-12, 4-2) Blake Burzell scored 34 points Friday, Jan. 30, as Laguna ran past Costa Mesa 80-39 in a game played at...

Breakers Still in the Hunt for Playoff Spots

By Frank Aronoff Pairing Announcements @ www.cifss.org Soccer: boys are Monday, Feb. 16 after noon; girls after 1 p.m. Seven divisions. Boys are D-4, girls are D-5.   Boys Soccer (7-6-3, 3-1-2) The soccer teams continue their hunt for a playoff spot this season. The boys...

Breakers Try for a Historic Record

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Pairing Announcements @ www.cifss.org Girls water polo: Sunday, Feb. 15 after 9 a.m. Seven divisions. Breakers are in the top division, D-1. Girls Water Polo (20-0, 3-0) The Laguna girls water polo is trying to make history this weekend as they go for...

Parents Learn ABCs of College Admission

A panelist with experience navigating college entry provided reassuring advice about an anxiety-ridden rite of passage for parents and their children at the PTA’s Coffee Break talk last week. Participants included representatives of the high school counseling department and...
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Festival of Arts Calls for Scholarship Applicants

Scholarship applications, due March 13, are now available online at the Festival’s website http://www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org or at the Festival of Arts office, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. An applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in Laguna Beach or attends...

New Chefs Season a Cook-Off

SchoolPower’s annual Chef Challenge netted $10,025 and has grossed $65,887 over the past six years thanks to the generosity and hospitality of Lumberyard restaurant owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn. Lumberyard raises money for local schools by shutting its doors to the public for...
Posted On 30 Jan 2015

Students Earn Spots in Honor Band

Two exceptional Laguna Beach High School horn players performed with the Southern California All-Southern High School Honor Band. Trumpeters Aaron Alcouloumre auditioned for the wind ensemble, and tenor saxophone player Kenji Lee competed for a spot among the jazz all-stars. The...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Book Drive Sets Out to Acquire New Adventures

The school district’s readiness program helps preschool children discover the world of reading by collecting gently used book donations for the fifth annual Bee A Luv Book Drive, Feb. 1-14. Every book collected is cleaned, repaired and then distributed to Orange County families....
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Ideas Wanted on Adult Ed Funding

The school district seeks public input about adult education options in south-county through an online survey. To assist with this goal, district leaders hope the public will fill out a five-minute survey at the district homepage, www.lbusd.org under “Important Links.” The survey...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Rotary Shines a Spotlight on Aviva Meyers

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club named Aviva Meyers its January student of the month. The Laguna Beach High School senior and National Merit semi-finalist is also a Girls’ State nominee, a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant winner, and Model United Nations best delegate. After...

It’s Shap Show Time!

The 27th Annual Shap Show, “No Suits Allowed,” returns to the Laguna Beach High School Artists’ Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. The show is the annual senior fundraiser benefiting a safe and sober grad night. Tickets for an evening of musical entertainment featuring...

New Sports Team Takes to the Trails

The newly established Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team, made up of three girls and seven boys from Thurston Middle School, will compete this season in the SoCal League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. The team’s three-race schedule kicks off...