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Wisdom Workout

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Back To Basics By Susan McNeal Velasquez   Amidst the massive TV coverage of the flooding of Laguna, I caught the tale end of an interview...

Coat Collecting

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Top of the World Elementary School families participated in a PTA-sponsored drive in December that collected 70 coats for the benefit of those in...

School Boards Recognize Their Members

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The California School Boards Association pays tribute this month to the 5,000 elected officials who are dedicated to providing public education to students throughout...

Program Empowers Kids and Artists Alike

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Preparing for the Next Onslaught

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Even as flood-wary residents monitor weather forecasts and hope to avoid a repeat of last week’s destruction, city officials are tallying damage to 30...

Preparing for the Next Onslaught

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Even as flood-wary residents monitor weather forecasts and hope to avoid a repeat of last week’s destruction, city officials are tallying damage to 30...

Streat Beat

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Arrest Made in Mail Thefts Laguna police arrested a Santa Ana woman for suspicion of mail theft after they found correspondence from several people in...

Laguna Students to Perform at Carnegie Hall

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Two Laguna Beach High School students, Sarah Busic and Karina Parker, have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall for the 2011 American High...

Get Out of the House

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Rain and Ice By Rebecca Meekma   We were lucky last week. No leaks or flooding chez Meekma (with husband in the water and mold remediation business,...

Goodwill Thrives Among Students

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This past holiday season all four public schools made good on the district’s commitment to make community service part of student education. Through various endeavors, students participated in everything from food drives and toy drives, to charity fundraisers and cleaning up the environment. A friendly grade-level competition at Laguna Beach High School resulted in the collection of 1,500 pounds of food for Costa Mesa’s Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. For every pound of food donated, students received a raffle ticket for prizes donated by local businesses. The senior class won the competition by donating over 700 pounds of food.

SchoolPower Honored for Outreach Efforts

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SchoolPower won the Apple Award for Programs and Outreach at the California Consortium of Education Foundations conference held earlier this month. SchoolPower was honored for...

Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County/Community Alliance Network is urging parents and adults to host responsible New Year’s Eve parties. According to the 2008 California Healthy Kids Survey, 74 percent of 11th graders and 59 percent of ninth-graders across Orange County report that it is easy to get alcohol, which is reported to be the most abused substance among local youth. The organization offers parents the following guidelines to keep teens safe and prevent underage drinking:

Marine Protections Finalized

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The state Fish and Game Commission has finalized a plan declaring most of Laguna Beach a marine reserve, affording it the highest protection under...

Students Treated to an Eye-Witness History Lesson

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Two veterans that made a difference in the lives of others transported more than 400 Laguna Beach High School students, staff, and parents to...

Get Out of the House

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Sugar and Spice By Rebecca Meekma   I don’t usually plan a theme to our weekends, but if I had to sum up last weekend, the...