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Nonprofit's co-founder passes her leadership role on to others

Nonprofit's co-founder passes her leadership role on to others

After 11 years at the helm of the Costa Mesa nonprofit she helped co-found, Christine Brooks Nolf has called it quits.

Newport-Mesa schools reach balanced budget for 2015-16

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a tentative budget that shows higher revenues than...

College district names third interim chancellor

The Coast Community College District has announced its third interim chancellor since its last permanent chancellor resigned in August.

Mariners members take Minnie Street students on a sea-worthy adventure

Mariners members take Minnie Street students on a sea-worthy adventure

Once the nearly 40 students had filed into the boat, Irvine resident Randy Pierce stood before them to ask a question.

Students vie for entrepreneurship prize

Students vie for entrepreneurship prize

A six-student team of entrepreneurs-in-the-making will compete Friday at a global competition in Atlanta to decide who has the best business...

Ex-San Clemente High principal is new Estancia principal

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Halt as Estancia High School's...

Back Bay, Monte Vista grads celebrate

Back Bay, Monte Vista grads celebrate

Seventy-four students from Back Bay High School and 50 from Monte Vista High School celebrated their graduation Thursday morning during...

38 graduate from Early College High School

38 graduate from Early College High School

Costa Mesa's Early College High School graduated 38 students at its commencement ceremony June 4.

Mesa valedictorians heading for STEM studies

Mesa valedictorians heading for STEM studies

The five valedictorians of Costa Mesa High School have two things in common — they all plan to pursue careers in fields of science,...

Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

An Irvine tutor accused of orchestrating a hacking campaign to change Corona del Mar High School students' grades waived his right to a...

Time to celebrate for Costa Mesa and Newport high school graduates

Time to celebrate for Costa Mesa and Newport high school graduates

Newport-Mesa high schools graduated about 1,500 seniors Thursday in four separate ceremonies in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

Time capsule from 1965 and 1990 surfaces at Estancia High

Time capsule from 1965 and 1990 surfaces at Estancia High

After lying underground for decades, items inside Estancia High's time capsule were unearthed Saturday during the school's 50th...

Family's 13th child is No. 11 to graduate from Corona del Mar High

Family's 13th child is No. 11 to graduate from Corona del Mar High

The Condon family of Newport Beach have had someone walking in Corona del Mar High School's graduation ceremonies for 31 years — all...

New educational option opens in Newport Beach

The Halstrom Academy has opened a Newport Beach campus offering its 1:1 educational model in which one student works with one teacher for...

Community is invited to Victoria Elementary School's 50th anniversary

Victoria Elementary School will host a 50th anniversary Jubilee at 4:30 p.m. Friday on the campus.

Filling her last teaching days with crafty memories

Filling her last teaching days with crafty memories

U.S. history and government teacher Tracey Olguin has kept a checklist of all the events she was looking forward to this school year. She...

Parents protest Wilson teacher's leave of absence

Parents protest Wilson teacher's leave of absence

Parents of Wilson Elementary School preschool students peacefully protested outside the campus Friday for the return of teacher Nancy...

Irvine Valley gives out more than $202,000 at awards ceremony

Irvine Valley College held its 30th annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony May 21 and gave approximately $202,325 to 237 students.

Bonita Canyon students get worldly

Bonita Canyon students get worldly

Bonita Canyon Elementary School's soccer field became a globe-trotting landscape as students set up their booths for World Cultures Day on...

Irvine schools honor community members

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation and the Irvine Unified Council PTA will host the annual Spirit of Community Awards to honor...

TeWinkle team takes first in robotics tournament

TeWinkle team takes first in robotics tournament

 TeWinkle Middle School's Bot Runners took first place out of 17 Division 1 teams in Southern California and second place in all of...

Coast district to renew search for chancellor

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees has announced that the district is renewing its search for a permanent chancellor.

Golf ball drop gives lift to Mariners Christian School families

Golf ball drop gives lift to Mariners Christian School families

A helicopter rained golf balls on the field at Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa as the campus held its annual golf ball drop...

Bigger map makes learning better for Harbor Day students

Bigger map makes learning better for Harbor Day students

A pile of shoes sits at the corner of the room. Harbor Day School students needed to take them off before stepping onto a 35 feet by 26 feet...

District special education teachers honored with song and dance

District special education teachers honored with song and dance

Students and parents honored about 100 teachers and staff from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Special Education Department...

Students get to know vegetables from the ground up

Students get to know vegetables from the ground up

After a night of rain, the sun made an appearance just in time for Dr. Daniel Nadeau's morning visit to the Rea Elementary School's...

District considers having students bring own tech devices

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District wants to have more students bring in their own personal technology, such as iPads and Chromebooks,...

MIT to the power of three: Science-driven triplets head to college

MIT to the power of three: Science-driven triplets head to college

Growing up, science had always been a bond for the Goul triplets: Edward, Claire and Chris. Now their connection and passion for the subject...

Estancia principal takes new job at district

After five years at Estancia High School, Principal Kirk Bauermeister is taking a new position at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District...

Newport school officer leaves for a new beat with a sense of success

Newport school officer leaves for a new beat with a sense of success

After five years of working at campuses in Newport Beach, a memory from early in the job still stands out for School Resource Officer...

Saving water, lacing sneakers: Student engineers get creative

Saving water, lacing sneakers: Student engineers get creative

Student engineers took over the Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School in Irvine with their self-lacing sneakers, dog treadmill, toilet paper...

It's time for Carnegie Hall, and Costa Mesa High choirs are ready

It's time for Carnegie Hall, and Costa Mesa High choirs are ready

Students in Costa Mesa High School's Madrigal and Vocal Ensemble choirs are counting down the days until they travel to New York City to...

OCC to hold public meeting on student housing

Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the possibility of building student housing,...

Volcom to host skateboarding contest Saturday

The youth-culture brand Volcom will host a free skateboarding contest Saturday at its Westside Costa Mesa headquarters.

Newport Catholic school celebrates 50 years

Newport Catholic school celebrates 50 years

When Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic School in Newport Beach opened in 1964, Tracie Sullivan was enrolled in the first grade. She...

Former district HR director files appeal to have records released

Former district HR director files appeal to have records released

Newport-Mesa Unified School District's former personnel chief filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court Thursday after a judge...

Students honored for character

Students honored for character

For the past few years the Newport-Mesa school district has been looking to honor students who stand out in areas beyond the classroom or...

Irvine students sing out for honors concert

Nearly 700 of the top musicians in Irvine's elementary, middle and high schools recently performed their hearts out at the 33rd annual...

Victoria students get gift of laptops

Victoria Elementary School was able recently to buy 30 HP Chromebooks for students to use in class using a $12,000 grant from the Argyros...

Costa Mesa's favorite teacher announced

The Costa Mesa Library Foundation named Woodland Elementary teacher Rebecca Olsen as the winner of the My Favorite Teacher award during an...

National Merit Scholars named

Thirteen local high school students were named 2015 National Merit Scholars, officials announced Wednesday.

Irvine parents share concerns about pesticide use in schools

Dozens of parents gathered for the Irvine Unified School District's board meeting Tuesday to express concern over the use of toxic...

CdM principal threatens to cancel dance if prom draft is resumed

If Corona del Mar High School students hold a prom draft this year, the dance will be canceled, the school's principal said in an all-call...

For this team, it's all a matter of rocket science

For this team, it's all a matter of rocket science

A group of students from Irvine's Avid Academy are heading to the national Team America Rocketry Challenge in Washington, D.C., to go...

Sage Hill seniors make an on-campus Coachella

Sage Hill seniors make an on-campus Coachella

After months of planning, 12th-graders at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast did their best to re-create the Coachella music festival as part...

Judge denies request from fired HR chief

An Orange County Superior Court judge will not force Newport-Mesa Unified School District to publicly release documents related to a fired...

At OCC, a different generation of filmmakers

At OCC, a different generation of filmmakers

Everyone's a critic, as the saying goes. And when the latest group of students files into Erik Forssell's classroom, everyone's a filmmaker.

Vanguard honors graduating veterans

Vanguard honors graduating veterans

Vanguard University celebrated the graduation of its Yellow Ribbon program's student veterans during its fifth Challenge Coin Ceremony...

Jewish Federation families host international student for O.C. tour

Jewish Federation families host international student for O.C. tour

After years of supporting children through the philanthropy division of the Jewish Federation & Family Services, four Newport Beach...

Teachers surprised as finalists for award

Teachers surprised as finalists for award

The Costa Mesa Library Foundation and Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce brightened Monday morning for four local teachers.

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