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Boys & Girls Club Bids Adieu to Terry Anne Barman

After 20 years of offering early childhood education and school readiness to children in Laguna Beach, Terry Anne Barman, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s Early Childhood and Family Services Director, is retiring. Her colleagues, as well as students and their families...

Expressing Thanks for Patient Tamale Lovers

Editor, Each year when Santa comes into town and is greeted by many excited children, the Presbyterian Church welcomes La Playa Center with a similar excitement and lets us use their kitchen to make our tamales. We are thankful for their hospitality and for the community’s...

Local Linguist to Teach in East Africa

Laguna Beach resident LeeAnne Langton won a prestigious fellowship to train English teachers and develop curriculum for 10 months at St. Augustine University in Mwanza, Tanzania. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department and administered by Georgetown University, the English...

Class Notes

Authors to Visit El Morro   Neil Klayman and Barry Chung, author and illustrator of “Boris Ate a Thesaurus”, will visit El Morro School on April 27, for a special assembly.   Their work was selected for Read Across America’s theme, “Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book.”  ...

Three King’s Day Celebrated

La Playa Center will celebrate Dia de Reyes, Three Kings Day, the 12th day after Christmas when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus and the traditional day for Mexican children to receive presents.   La Playa has celebrated this day in years past, but this year...

Laguna Homes Needed for Madrid Students

Arturo Valdivia, a 20-year Laguna Beach resident involved with a private language instruction service, will be leading English immersion courses for a group of students from Madrid, Spain, during July.   He is seeking host families for the students, ages 14-19, who have a...