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Spooky Boo Blast Fun Raises Funds for El Morro The public is welcome to enjoy pre-Halloween fun at El Morro PTA’s annual Boo Blast carnival Friday, Oct. 23 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. People of all ages will enjoy the spooky Haunted House, rock climbing wall, Ferris wheel, slides,...

Updated: Schools Start a Discussion on Teen Suicide

Parents and guardians are invited to a 6 p.m. workshop on student mental health Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Thurston Middle School’s “Black Box” theater. Annette Craig, the founder of an organization dedicated to suicide prevention by improving mental support services, will address the...

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Coffee Break Hosts Local Speech Therapist Lynn Epstein, a Laguna Beach speech and language pathologist, will offer her expertise on how to help children communicate better while becoming deeper thinkers at the PTA Coffee Break series. The talk takes place at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday,...

Students Explore College Without Leaving Town

More than 120 colleges and universities, military institutions and test prep companies are sending representatives to the Laguna Beach High School college expo Wednesday, Oct. 14. Breakout sessions on test taking and junior colleges at 6 p.m. precede the college expo in the...

Fans of Fun Required for Dodgeball Tournament

Who will dominate the dodging this year and bring home the coveted Golden Skull trophy? Whose creativity and zaniness will win best costume? Find out at the sixth annual SchoolPower Dodgeball tournament, a favorite community fundraiser that brings together crazy costumed teams...

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Cheerleaders Welcome Newcomers Girls and boys, in kindergarten to eighth grade, are invited to learn a cheer and chant with the award-winning Laguna Beach cheer team at a clinic Saturday, Oct. 3. Registration for the half-day clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Dugger Gym facing...

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Chef Expands Lunch Service to Private Schools Sapphire restaurant owner and chef Azmin Ghahreman is expanding his company’s Sapphire at School subsidiary with the addition of four new campuses this fall. His team will be able to serve 8,000 students at 11 schools. New schools...

Absent School Board Member Returns

Amid controversy about missing school board meetings for more than three months, Carol Normandin took her seat again on the Laguna Beach Unified School District’s board at the last two sessions. In a letter read to the board by Supt. Sherine Smith July 28, Normandin said her...

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Chef Expands Lunch Service to Private Schools Sapphire restaurant owner and chef Azmin Ghahreman is expanding his company’s Sapphire at School subsidiary with the addition of four new campuses this fall. His team will be able to serve 8,000 students at 11 schools. New schools...

Public Input Invited in Search for School Chief

The public is invited to attend a special school board session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, to provide input about the desired characteristics of a new superintendent. Kathy Kessler, a retired superintendent of the Huntington Beach City School District, will lead the discussion....

School District Offers Free Lunch

Depending on their family’s household size and income, children enrolled in the Laguna Beach Unified School District may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Families who are eligible need to re-enroll in the program each year, said district spokeswoman Leisa Winston....

Youngster Honored by John Hopkins

James Dunne, a Laguna Beach 8-year-old, was honored at a ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Jimmy was recognized for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test, says a statement...

Graduates

Seniors Award Their Young Champion Laguna Beach High School student Diana Shirley received a $1,000 scholarship from the Laguna Beach Seniors. The grant was funded by Table Top Treasures, recycled treasures sold at bargain prices on Monday mornings at The Susi Q. The pop-up...

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Locals Now BU Grads Five Laguna Beach residents graduated from Boston University in May. Alexander Wheeler received his bachelor of arts in economics Lia Berger received her bachelor of science in communication. Morgan Myers received her bachelor of arts in chemistry and...

Students Honor LBHS Anniversary

Students began a collaboration to create an artwork marking the 80th anniversary of Laguna Beach High School last year. It was up to this year’s students in the ceramics class of Somer Selway and those enrolled in Scott Wittkop’s ROP multimedia design class to finalize the...