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Former St. Catherine Parish School a Unique Part of Laguna History

Laguna Beach recently bought the former St. Catherine of Siena Parish School for $23 million. Many thought it seemed a reasonable price for 6.5 acres of coastal land with 39,500 square feet of school buildings. But that’s the money part. Laguna Beach Indy columnist Skip Hellewell wondered about the...

LBHS Sports: Week of Dec. 16

BOYS BASKETBALL (4-8) Jack Halvorson scored as time expired on Tuesday, Dec. 13 as the Breakers edged Laguna Hills 40-38 at the Hawks Gym. The Hawks took the lead in the second quarter and didn't fade until the end of the game. Ashton Azadian was credited with the assist to...

The Dupp Brothers Perform at Thurston Middle School

The Music Preserves Foundation wrapped up its American Music History 10-week enrichment program at Thurston Middle School hosting a live music performance by local Americana bluegrass band The Dupp Brothers with special guest Andrew Corradini during a lunchtime concert on Nov. 18. The Dupp Brothers performed traditional Americana classics,...

The Sunshine School Moves to South Laguna

The Sunshine School has a new campus. The school is now located in South Laguna in the Laguna Beach United Methodist Church on 21632 Wesley Drive and look forward to welcoming new students into their unique program. The school has a Monday, Wednesday and Friday program for 4-year-olds, and a...

Laguna Beach High School Student-athletes Sign Commitment to play Collegiately

Eleven Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) student-athletes participated in National Signing Day Nov. 9, officially committing to an NCAA Division I or Division II school that has offered them a scholarship to play for a sports team.  The following students signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2023-24 school...

LBUSD Announces Director of Early Learning By LB Indy Staff

The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted to approve the appointment of Mrs. Kim Johnson as Director of Early Learning at its Oct. 27 board meeting. Johnson was selected from a candidate pool of highly qualified applicants. Johnson began her educational career as a master teacher in...

Laguna Sports Update: Week of Nov. 4

CROSS COUNTRY Girls Second and Boys Finish Third at Wave League Meet The Breaker Girls Cross Country squad ran a team time of 1:40.06 to finish second to Wave champion Corona del Mar in the league cross country meet held on Oct. 29 at Central Park in Huntington Beach. Laguna was...

Oscar Nominated Actor Visits LBHS Theatre Cast

The Laguna Beach High School theatre cast and crew of She Kills Monsters were in for a treat when the playwright, Qui Nguyen, came to see their show Oct. 29. Nguyen spoke to the students after the show on the importance of friendships and how remaining close to good...

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Receive $400K for School Yard

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris presented $400,000 of state-funded monies to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Canyon Branch on Oct. 26. The donation is slated for the renovation of the club’s Dream Play Yard.  The money will help pay for the clearance and demolition of existing storage containers, re-allocation...

Dodgeball Tournament Is A Hit For Laguna Beach Schools

More than 370 costumed players on 48 teams ducked, dodged, and dived for balls at Laguna Beach High School on Oct. 12 for SchoolPower’s 11th annual Dodgeball Tournament. Returning for the first time since 2019, this year's event focused on connecting the community and included more students than ever...