District hires facilities director

Ted Doughty Jr. was named director of facilities, grounds and construction at Laguna Beach Unified School District.

His background is in general construction, school maintenance, operations and facilities, according to news release.

"Ted brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Laguna Beach Unified School District and will support our schools in outstanding fashion," Supt. Sherine Smith said in a statement. "We are truly fortunate to have recruited him away from San Diego Unified School District."

Doughty Jr. has a bachelor's of science in operations management and a master's in public administration, with an emphasis in organizational leadership.

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Girls Night Out being held Sept. 27

The Boys & Girls is hosting its fourth annual Girls Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Wilson Family Estate on Rockledge.

Proceeds from the event, which will offer designer fashions, a live and silent auction, will benefit the club's after-school programs. Tickets can be bought at http://www.bgclagunabeach.org or by calling Michelle Ray at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103.

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Cub Scouts hosting Hot Wheels Grand Prix

Cub Scout Pack 35 will host a Hot Wheels Grand Prix for families interested in learning about Cub Scouts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Laguna Presbyterian Church's Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

Boys in the first through fifth grades can join Cub Scouts. The pack will provide a Hot Wheels car collection for kids to race down a series of professionally-built tracks.

For more information on Cub Scouts and Pack 35, email thovanesian@gmail.com or call (949) 464 2009.

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Registration open for basketball league

Registration is on for the Boys & Girls Club's basketball league.

Player evaluations will be held Oct. 1 to Oct. 12 and practices will start Oct. 29, with the season starting Dec. 3, according to a press release.

Participants must be club members which costs $150 per year. Basketball league costs are $100 per player by Sept. 30. A $25 late fee will be charged for applications received after Sept. 30. The league is also seeking coaches.

For more information, call the club at (949) 494-2535.