Chronic absenteeism in Laguna Beach schools rose to 11 percent in the last school year, up from 9 percent the year before. That rate outpaces the absence rate in neighboring districts, though it falls just short of the statewide average.
The Festival of Arts plans to roll out the red carpet for its end-of-season celebrity gala on Saturday, Aug. 26, which will feature a performance by nine-time Grammy award winning trumpeter, songwriter and music executive Herb Alpert and an appearance by actor Brian Cranston, who...
Candidate Cheers Counterdemonstration “This weekend showed that in the face of extreme hate, our community stands together,” says a statement from Hans Kiersted, a candidate for congress in the 48th District, who was not a participant in Sunday’s demonstration in his home...
The surprising resignation of jazz band teacher Matt Witek, just weeks before the start of the new school year, has some parents wondering whether district administrators truly value the music program.
Harding is talking about the possible impacts the newly approved 28-unit artist work/live compound directly adjacent to her property will have on Laguna Canyon. The project was given the green light at the Aug. 9 meeting of the California Coastal Commission,
If you’re lucky enough to be invited to Barbara Crane’s house for dinner, you’ll be greeted warmly by a hostess born into the art of Southern hospitality, before being seated at an elegant table set with china and crystal from her collection.
Last fall, Laguna Beach school administrators launched a new teacher-training program that helps instructors integrate state-of-the-art technology into lessons that allow students to solve real-world problems and explore cultures across the globe.
After a 27-year hiatus, David Skarman is embarking on what he calls “an all out paddle battle,” having devoted every spare hour for months to train for the grueling and danger-filled endurance test that pushes off at dawn from the Catalina Island isthmus in two weeks.
Last summer, Jennifer, a teacher on parental leave, and husband Jesse, a Thurston teacher and Laguna Beach lifeguard, returned to the Sawdust. “We are a legacy. People are coming back who still remember my parents,” said Jennifer.
The Laguna Beach City Council unanimously adopted the aims of the Paris Climate accords to forestall global warming, becoming one of the first cities in the county to endorse a policy ratified by 165 countries since 2015. The Trump administration withdrew from the agreement in June.
Training played a crucial role in the actions of a young Laguna Beach lifeguard, credited with saving the life of a 10-month-old baby that began to choke while eating a snack on North Treasure Island Beach, near the Montage resort.