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Rotary Awards an Artist   Haru Agnes Urushido was honored as the April student of the month by Laguna Rotary Club. Haru’s recognition stems from her creativity in the Laguna Beach High School visual arts department. She is a prize winner in a a Japan high school art and...

Elementary Schools Earn State Awards

El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools were selected as part of the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program and will be honored at next school board meeting Tuesday, April 26. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, which replaces the California Distinguished Schools...

Student’s Push for Independence Steps Closer to Reality

By Marilynn Young | LB Indy “I got in!” Andrew Arredondo, 21, shrieked with glee after receiving a call from a UCLA Extension coordinator notifying him of his acceptance to the two-year certificate program this fall. While many high school seniors are experiencing similar...

Fair Acquaints Parents With Health Resources

The public is invited to learn about health services and resources countywide at a free 3 to 6 p.m. community resource fair Tuesday, April 19, at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Representatives of 15 organizations will provide information about nutrition, health...

Club Provides Career Inspiration

Thurston Middle School students in the forensic/mock trial club are becoming intrigued by STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art/design and mathematics – as a result of club opportunities, says a district statement. Eighth-grade student Malin Glade discovered...

Students Undergo Mock College Admission

Laguna Beach High School sophomores and juniors have a chance to experience the college admission process firsthand with a mock admission session with counselors Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school’s library. Students will meet regional college admissions...

Heroes Hear Schoolpower’s Plea

Schoolpower’s 31st annual dinner dance “Calling All Superheroes” shattered records by netting over $350,000 for Laguna Beach schools last month. Superman and Wonder Woman impersonators greeted 325 guests on the Montage lawn, who were welcomed by SchoolPower...

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Check Out St. Catherine’s, Meet a Local Icon The public is invited to meet Laguna’s own Skipper Carrillo at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, 30516 Coast Highway, Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. The school is hosting a book party for Carrillo and his sister, who wrote a biography...

Schools Hire a New Superintendent

Jason Vilario received a warm welcome from the Laguna Beach school board, which unanimously voted to hire him as the new superintendent at its Tuesday, March 22, meeting.

Festival Recruits Dancing Pros to Lead Master Classes

Laguna Dance Festival’s master class series continues tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. with Thomas McManus, a USC dance professor and collaborator with William Forsythe. Next month, Hope Boykin, one of the best-known Alvin Ailey dancers, will teach a master...

Video Portrays Classrooms in Transformation

Laguna Beach schoolsʼ drive to create innovative classrooms will be championed by SchoolPower, the local organization that supports public schools and holds its major fundraiser this weekend. Teachers Andy Crisp and Jun Shen created a comedic video to target a specific school...

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Local Earns a Spot on Dean’s List   Peighton McRobie, a graduate of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School of San Juan Capistrano and a Laguna Beach resident, earned the dean’s award for academic excellence for the fall semester at Colgate University in New York. McRobie’s...

Spring Musical ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Opens

The Laguna Beach High School drama department show “Once Upon a Mattress,” will be performed in the Artists’ Theatre March 11-13 and 17-20. “It’s been very exciting to collaborate with all the performing arts departments on campus,” said drama teacher Alexis Karol. “We have...

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Student Defies Odds Top of the World fifth-grade student Grace Farrington was to be honored Friday, March 11, at Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana as the Laguna Beach school district nominee for Every Student Succeeding award. The award from a school administrator’s group recognizes...

Nerds Embark on a Space Adventure

By Marilynn Young | LB Indy   They scavenged in the scrap yard, toiled in the dark spray painting cardboard and ate a lot of pizza. After four months of serious and often rambunctious meetings in a small garage, the Tactical Nerds team prepared for the day when their...