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Thurston students reach state competition

Thurston students reach state competition

A group of Thurston Middle School students has reached the state tournament of a competition that tests their creativity and problem-solving...

Students start caring about others early

Students start caring about others early

A group of Thurston Middle School girls is learning the value of spending time together in the pursuit of helping others.

Q & A: School district's new chief technology officer Mike Morrison

Q & A: School district's new chief technology officer Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison remembers geeking out on his Apple IIe, marveling at its capabilities. He thinks back to when email meant a once-...

'Orange' stirs creative juices

'Orange' stirs creative juices

Pamela Martinez approached Sarina Shohet with a proposition late last year.

On track for success

On track for success

Calvin Capelle and Aidan Bennett exemplified the spirit and makeup of Laguna Beach's annual youth track and field meet Friday at Laguna...

Art student dies following accident

Art student dies following accident

Laguna College of Art + Design senior Nina Fitzpatrick has died, five days after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Laguna...

Laser a boon to student artists

Laser a boon to student artists

Laguna Beach High School art students have a new tool in their arsenal that grants them access to a deeper level of complexity in their...

District gets grant for tobacco prevention

Laguna Beach Unified School District will receive nearly $175,000 for tobacco prevention...

Kids tour Fire Station 1

Kids tour Fire Station 1

Five-year-old Zoe Edelman grabbed onto a fire hose Saturday and cranked the handle backward to let water blast from the nozzle.

 Boys & Girls Club open for fun

Boys & Girls Club open for fun

Five families signed up their children for programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach during the organization's open house...

Final stretch of jog-a-thon: tallying donations

Final stretch of jog-a-thon: tallying donations

Top of the World Elementary School students raced around the Laguna Beach field during the campus' annual jog-a-thon March 21.

Coffee Break: Parent for the long haul

Liz Jorgensen, an award-winning speaker and therapist prized for her irreverent, piercing presentations on the parenting of teens, was the...

District facilities director resigning

District facilities director resigning

Ted Doughty, director of facilities for Laguna Beach Unified, will retire in June after two years at his position, according to a district...

Superintendent's raise dredges up past problems

Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Sherine Smith has received her first raise since joining the district nearly four years ago.

Student jog-a-thon raises funds

Student jog-a-thon raises funds

El Morro Elementary School's 600 students participated in the annual jog-a-thon, the school's largest fundraiser, on Friday.

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Program designed to prepare kindergartners

STEAM is rolling ahead with version 2

Students at Laguna Beach High and Thurston Middle schools will have a few more classes to choose from when they set their schedules for...

Tennis court estimates grow along with concerns

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will pay more for design studies for a tennis court project whose scope remains uncertain.

Widening their circle

Widening their circle

The Circle of Friends Club at Laguna Beach High School had a few more friends than usual in attendance Monday.

Boyd honored by Woman's Club

Boyd honored by Woman's Club

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will honor former mayor and current councilman Kelly Boyd during its annual luncheon March 21.

Laguna students test for upcoming state exams

Laguna students test for upcoming state exams

Fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Chen set aside some time Tuesday morning for a Google Chromebook jam session.

Lemonade club has biggest year yet

Lemonade club has biggest year yet

An after-school business club at El Morro Elementary School has raised the most money in its history for childhood cancer.

Laguna kids get first taste of creative lab

Laguna kids get first taste of creative lab

Children at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach took recycling to a new level Monday afternoon.

Longtime Top of the World principal retires from district

Longtime Top of the World principal retires from district

Ron La Motte, Top of the World Elementary School principal and longtime Laguna Beach school district administrator, will retire from the...

School district OKs raises for part-time nutrition service workers

Four part-time nutrition service employees will receive pay increases to coincide with greater responsibilities, the Laguna Beach Unified...

District hires new chief technology officer

The Laguna Beach Unified School District has hired Mike Morrison as its new chief technology officer to replace Sean Colt, who resigned...

Parade committee honors student winners

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade committee honored students from Thurston Middle and Laguna Beach High schools for their contest...

A wide spectrum to approach

A wide spectrum to approach

Five-year-old Emily Phillips beams around the house with a smile that melts hearts. Her parents, Susan and Larry Phillips, adopted Emily...

Thurston fundraiser was Epic

Thurston fundraiser was Epic

With the lights dimmed as they sit barefoot on mats, students at Thurston Middle School are usually quiet and contemplative as they practice...

No ordinary Spanish class

No ordinary Spanish class

Rather than simply write a report, students in Dave Dixon's eighth-grade Spanish class are going high-energy marketing and high-tech.

The art of the everyday

The art of the everyday

Rebecca Faubion believes in Laguna Beach.

Sluggers belt balls into residential area

Stephen Crawford likened the sound outside of his home to "rockets flying over."

At home in the wilderness

At home in the wilderness

The rolling hills of Laguna Canyon were Hallie Jones' backyard.

Big fun for even the smallest Scouts

Big fun for even the smallest Scouts

Three wooden cars raced down a 30-foot track at blinding speeds, blending into a blur of color, surrounded by the excited cheers of the...

Kids books to be collected for reading program

The Laguna Beach Unified School District is seeking gently used children's books to give to young readers during its fourth annual Bee A Luv...

Teachers get first pay raise in four years

Laguna Beach Unified School District teachers and counselors will receive their first pay raise in four years after the board of trustees...

Cyber-tech guru offers valuable tips

Cyber technology is changing so fast it's almost impossible for parents to monitor.

District favors retirement incentives

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board unanimously voted Jan. 14 for a tentative contract that would allow certain teachers and...

Teachers honored for advanced work

Teachers honored for advanced work

Laguna Beach Unified School District administrators and board trustees honored two Thurston Middle School teachers Jan. 14 for achieving...

Lending a hand a world away

Lending a hand a world away

Mary Ellen Carter's connection to the African nation of Malawi started with a visit in 2006 and a few boxes of supplies.

District's chief technology officer resigns

Sean Colt, Laguna Beach Unified School District's chief technology officer, resigned effective Jan. 1, according to the district's personnel...

Students can now text safety concerns

Laguna Beach High School students were given the ability this week to use their cell phones to confidentially report bullying, drug use,...

A say in what they eat

A say in what they eat

Two dozen Laguna Beach High School students helped decide the fate of three types of breakfast breads last week.

Tennis court design plans move forward despite higher cost estimate

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board has unanimously voted for an architect to resume design plans for a tennis court renovation...

2 temporary classrooms placed at Thurston

2 temporary classrooms placed at Thurston

To help with increased enrollment, crews have placed two temporary portable classrooms at Thurston Middle School.

The top 10 stories in Laguna Beach for 2013

The top 10 stories in Laguna Beach for 2013

Laguna Beach had its share of tragedies and challenges in 2013, from the death of police officer Jon Coutchie in September to Mayor Kelly...

Portables set for placement at Thurston

Roving teachers at Thurston Middle School will soon get a permanent place to instruct students.

New techniques get kids thinking critically

New techniques get kids thinking critically

Even a letter to Santa can benefit from a dose of persuasion.

True to her school

True to her school

Risa Slater is keeping a family tradition alive.

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