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A New Tool Considered to Curb Underage Drinking

A New Tool Considered to Curb Underage Drinking

An ordinance that would prohibit hosts from serving minors alcoholic drinks or controlled substances in private homes and impose penalties on violators will be considered by Laguna Beach’s City Council on Tuesday, May 1. This week, the school board unanimously voted its support for the proposal. The measure aims to dissuade parents from allowing underage […]

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Support for School Leaders

Support for School Leaders

Editor: I am disappointed that Mr. Vanderveen would critique a meeting that he has not even attended (Local Currents, “Tennis Courts and House Parties,” Feb. 3). I don’t believe his summary of the meeting to be factual. It comes secondhand to him. I am sure there are many facets to the meeting that were not […]

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School Board Approves Final Budget

School Board Approves Final Budget

First-year Supt. Sherine Smith’s four-year contract was extended 12 months by the school board last week, which also adopted a $40.9 million budget and bid farewell to high school principal Don Austin. The board unanimously approved the final 2011-12 budget, which accommodates an estimated $1.3 million drop in state revenue with spending cuts in several […]

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School Board Swiftly Names Replacement Principals

School Board Swiftly Names Replacement Principals

In a surprise development, Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School will both undergo a change in leadership beginning next year as a result of a decision announced Thursday by high school Principal Don Austin to depart at year’s end. In a meeting convened late Thursday, the school board approved the appointment of middle […]

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Football Mom Continues to Question Field Safety

Football Mom Continues to Question Field Safety

Laguna’s school board on Tuesday denied a claim sought by parent Denise De La Torre, whose son, Ricki, was injured playing football last October. Since the denial of the claim was a scheduled agenda item, De La Torre took the opportunity to air her concerns about district protocols for treating injured athletes and disinfecting the […]

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Public Access to School Track Improved by An Hour

Public Access to School Track Improved by An Hour

After a dozen local track users expressed their dismay earlier this month about new restrictions over field use, the school board voted unanimously Tuesday to slightly modify its policy.   With their vote, they rescinded restrictions that barred the public from the track for 30 minutes before or after school, but left in place rules […]