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Class Notes

Class Notes

Preschool Concludes With Two Sendoffs   The Even Start Preschool graduation on Friday, June 13, celebrates another year readying children for kindergarten as well as a send off for Preschool DirectorTerry Anne Barman, who will be retiring. She would like to celebrate with all the children and families of the past 20 years. Please bring […]

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Grants Nourish Teacher Ideas

Grants Nourish Teacher Ideas

An annual teacher grant An annual teacher grant program, designed so ideas can be quickly funded and put into action, encourages Laguna Beach instructors, administrators and classified staff to submit proposals that will have a direct impact on students. “Schoolpower allows us to go beyond the walls of the classroom and explore,” said Linda Hill-Lindsay, […]

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Students Compete in Solar Cup

Students Compete in Solar Cup

Laguna Beach High School students who built a solar-powered boat finished 22nd in a race against their peers in the Metropolitan Water District’s 12th annual Solar Cup. About 40 schools sent teams for the three-day event at Lake Skinner in Temecula. This is the LBHS team’s third entry in the event. Students of physics teachers […]

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Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

With $180,000 earmarked for new classes and $25,000 for an early-morning bus service, a $46.8 million budget received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Laguna Beach school district board. The 7.3 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget of $43.6 million is due to rising property taxes, the district’s primary revenue source, according to fiscal services director […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Hotel Manager Joins Gastronomy Group Hotel Laguna Chief Operating Officer Heinz Hofmann was elected as chancelier national with the Chaine des Rôtisseurs, a gastronomy association in 70 countries.   Hofmann previously worked as a manager of the Westin and Fairmont hotel chains and La Quinta Country Club.       Local Librarian Departs Adult services […]

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New ABCs for Paddle Board Lessons

New ABCs for Paddle Board Lessons

Starting in July commercial stand-up paddleboard operators will need to pay fees, follow safety regulations and show proof of insurance in order to offer lessons and tours in Laguna Beach, under rules approved this week. The law omits limiting hours of operation, as staff had pushed for, and capping the number of operators allowed, a […]

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Sculptor Wielding His Scalpel in Academia

Sculptor Wielding His Scalpel in Academia

Richard MacDonald will serve as advisory chair of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s fine art sculpture division, President Jonathan Burke announced. “We are excited that an artist and professional of Richard’s caliber will guide us in refining our curriculum to give students a full and complete mastery of technical skill that challenges and […]

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Is Another Light Needed?

Is Another Light Needed?

Editor, Traffic conditions in Laguna Canyon are unpredictable at any time of day, as those who travel it daily know all too well.  Even in mid-afternoon the canyon backs up before Big Bend coming into town and to the Festival grounds leaving town.  The last thing we need, in my opinion, is another traffic light […]

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Tips on Making College Choices

Tips on Making College Choices

By Andrea Coupe, Special to the Independent High school seniors in Laguna Beach are making their final decisions for where they will pursue higher education in the fall, and juniors are diving into their own college search. For many, selecting a college or university depends on a variety of factors, requiring serious thought and consideration. […]

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Delving Into a Dark Topic

Delving Into a Dark Topic

Three patients facing imminent death and quartered with their families in quaint cottages are observed by psychiatrists studying how people deal with terminal illness. The families take their loved ones’ inevitable demise with varying degrees of grace. That’s the premise of “The Shadow Box,” a scenario spanning 24 hours and written by actor Michael Cristofer. […]

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Home Runs Hit Neighbors’ Nerves

Home Runs Hit Neighbors’ Nerves

Local resident David Nelson slammed a baseball on the desk before Laguna Beach school board member Ketta Brown during a meeting Tuesday. People in the room jumped and Brown’s hand flew to her chest, her mouth dropped open. His point? Do something about errant baseballs flying out of the high school’s athletic field before someone […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Running for Fun and Fitness Nearly 100 Top of the World Elementary students participated in the one-mile Kids Run the OC Marathon held at the Orange County Fairgrounds earlier this month. The run culminated a 12-week fitness program to improve students’ speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, flexibility and overall fitness. By the end, students had accumulated the […]

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Señor Dixon Receives a Special Send Off

Señor Dixon Receives a Special Send Off

Thurston Middle School’s foreign language teacher, Dave Dixon, earned the praise of his peers, named the district’s teacher of the year, the district announced Tuesday. “I have worked with literally hundreds of teachers in my career, and Dave is among the top 1 percent I have ever worked with,” said Supt. Sherine Smith. “His care […]

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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 […]