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At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

Due to its popularity, the fall prevention class that began as a weekly session at the Susi Q Center three years ago, now is offered four times a week in three levels by physical therapist and Laguna local Geeta Singh. Singh teaches modified tai chi movements, flexibility and stretching exercises, strength training with resistive bands, […]

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Teacher’s Green Thumb Yields Unexpected Fruit

Teacher’s Green Thumb Yields Unexpected Fruit

Retired teacher Terry Hustwick shared her surprise and joy at receiving California PTA’s most prestigious award, the Golden Oak Service Award, at a recent meeting of Top of the World Elementary’s PTA. Council President Kathleen Fay presented the honor to Hustwick in appreciation and acknowledgment of her contributions in and out of the classroom. Hustwick […]

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School Board Drops the Ball Again

School Board Drops the Ball Again

  When the school board called on taxpayers and voters to approve the bond issue to finance renovation and upkeep of your public school facilities, we were admonished that our community deserved classroom and sports facilities as good or better than any other public school in Orange County. So voters added the school bond obligation […]

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Concerts Awash in Star Power

Concerts Awash in Star Power

    Instead, Madsen returned to hike the lesser wonders of Laguna’s coastal canyons. Even so, in absorbing some special comfort while walking Crystal Cove State Park’s environs, her newest composition, “Into the Heart of the Earth: Crystal Cove,” took form. Its premiere was an outdoor performance in the park on Jan. 31. The public […]

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School Board Drops the Ball Again

School Board Drops the Ball Again

  When the school board called on taxpayers and voters to approve the bond issue to finance renovation and upkeep of your public school facilities, we were admonished that our community deserved classroom and sports facilities as good or better than any other public school in Orange County. So voters added the school bond obligation […]

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More Kudos for Column

More Kudos for Column

Editor, I was so pleased to see the article about the CLC program (“Potential Nourished With Kindness,” Letters, Jan. 31). My son Jackson was in the program a few years ago and now my son James is part of the community. It is just that, more then a classroom – a community. The students come […]

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Finding a Key to Unlock the Ivory Tower

Finding a Key to Unlock the Ivory Tower

Technical classes, traditionally geared for students uninterested in college, are taking a new direction lately.  College-bound students from Laguna Beach High School make up half of the enrollment in trade-school like courses offered by San Juan Capistrano’s South Coast Regional Occupational Program. Students say it gives them a needed edge. ROP courses were traditionally geared […]

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Teachers Receive 4% Pay Hike

Teachers Receive 4% Pay Hike

Property taxes will pay for a 4% salary increase for teachers, counselors and department chiefs in the Laguna Beach Unified School District.  The district’s board unanimously approved the pay raise Tuesday, Jan. 28, without discussion. The pay hikes are retroactively effective as of last July 1. As a result of Tuesday’s decision, the district will […]

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St. Catherine Holds Open House

St. Catherine Holds Open House

Prospective students and families are invited to an open house and dinner at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participants will have a chance to visit the campus at 30516 S. Coast Highway, meet the teachers and principal and learn about the school’s curriculum. A free […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Shap Show Spotlights Student Talent Tickets are now on sale for the 26th No Suits Allowed concert, which returns to the LBHS Artists’ Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the annual senior fundraiser, benefiting a safe and sober graduation night. Every winter, Gary Shapiro, an upper level high school math teacher, presents a memorable evening […]

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Learning ABC’s of Common Core Standards

Learning ABC’s of Common Core Standards

Parents can learn about the school district’s efforts to integrate Common Core State Standards into the classroom in a program Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the high school’s library. The 6-7:30 p.m. session will focus on the importance of writing in all subjects and how to support students in the writing process. These standards are intended […]

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Keeping Students Safe: LBHS Initiates Text-A-Tip Hotline

Keeping Students Safe: LBHS Initiates Text-A-Tip Hotline

  In an effort to keep students safe, Laguna Beach’s public school administrators have established a telephone hotline that allows students, staff and parents to report school related concerns confidentially, the district announced last week. A dedicated phone number allows tipsters to text or call in concerns. The Text-A-Tip hotline is confidential, but not anonymous, […]

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Culinary Arts Pulls Up Stakes

Culinary Arts Pulls Up Stakes

During a midday weekday walk around SoCo, Costa Mesa’s latest foodie mecca, Laguna Culinary Arts founder Nancy Milby found herself both envious and excited to tap into the vibe of the thronged shopping center. Meanwhile, the Laguna Canyon center, home for the last decade to LCA’s cooking and wine schools and cheese and wine boutique […]

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Food Testers Turn Breakfast Promoters

Food Testers Turn Breakfast Promoters

School nutritionists are developing new entrees to meet federally mandated regulations for use of whole grains, fruits and vegetables and relying on Laguna students to taste test potential additions to the menu. Dietician Megan Hartshorne has turned to her customer base to learn their preferences as well as conducting monthly taste tests, said Shannon Soto, […]

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Plans for the Future Aided by Rotary Club

Plans for the Future Aided by Rotary Club

Five students of Laguna College of Art and Design were awarded scholarships by the Rotary Club during its lunch meeting earlier this month. The annual spring fundraiser Grapes for Grads funded the scholarships, which were awarded to Bryant Santamaria and Paulina Michel, both illustration majors with an emphasis  in drawing and painting. Also receiving awards […]