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Christian high school plans fall 2015 opening at former community center site

The space that most recently housed the West Newport Community Center will become home to Newport Beach's only private Christian high...

Solar panels coming to most Newport-Mesa schools

In an attempt to rein in energy costs, schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified district will begin using solar energy as early as next fall.

City Lights: Cross-cultural director's success means no headlines

City Lights: Cross-cultural director's success means no headlines

Monday morning, I sat in the office of a man who might have already prevented the next Ferguson.

Brain-injured woman sues school district, claims faulty education

A former student has sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators cheated her out of an education by...

Dedicated officers return to Mesa, Estancia high schools

Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools will have specific police officers dedicated to each campus this school year for the first time since...

OCC's expansion plans draw criticism from residents and mayor

If Orange Coast College offered four-year degrees, would it be destined to become Cal State Costa Mesa?

Local students in line for National Merit Scholarships

Students from local high schools are among thousands of semifinalists in the running for prestigious National Merit Scholarships.

Scholars to debate 2nd Amendment in honor of Constitution Day

Two local legal scholars will face off at Orange Coast College on Tuesday over the merits of the 2nd Amendment in celebration of...

Irvine Hebrew school welcomes first class

Irvine Hebrew school welcomes first class

The newly formed Irvine Hebrew Day School welcomed its first class of kindergartners on Wednesday.

Coast College district sees budget increase for second year

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $243 million budget — about $5 million higher than...

Fountain Valley High classes canceled after explosives threat, police say

Fountain Valley High classes canceled after explosives threat, police say

An investigation was underway Wednesday after an email from a student’s account apparently threatened violence on campus, police...

 Mesa High: new leadership, new buildings

Mesa High: new leadership, new buildings

In their rush to get to classes on the first day back to school Tuesday, Costa Mesa High students rushed with barely a notice past a black-...

Mesa middle-schoolers get their own space

Mesa middle-schoolers get their own space

While previous generations have been forced to intermingle with Costa Mesa High School students, seventh- and eighth-graders who returned to...

School board dips into reserves to fund budget

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have signed off on a budget that requires reserve spending for the upcoming fiscal year, but...

School district outlines goals: academies, restorative justice, Common Core

Signature Academies in each of the school zones, restorative practices training and refining Common Core curriculum are a few of Newport-...

Departing chancellor will continue to draw salary

The Coast Community College District's former chancellor could continue to collect his salary and health benefits for 10 months.

More classes at OCC make first day easier

More classes at OCC make first day easier

Students hustled to classes for the first day of the fall semester at Orange Coast College on Monday morning, but unlike in previous years,...

Metoyer says she'll go to great lengths to inspire kids

Metoyer says she'll go to great lengths to inspire kids

School board candidate Charlene Metoyer is willing to climb onto the roof to sing the praises of Newport-Mesa Unified schools.

Coast district board names interim chancellor

Coast Community College District trustees named an interim chancellor Wednesday night to replace Andrew Jones, who abruptly resigned last...

Union, school district come to agreement

For the first time in at least four years, Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers are likely to see an increase in pay this school...

60 years helping girls become strong women

60 years helping girls become strong women

When Girls Inc. of Orange County started out six decades ago, the programming resembled home economics courses that focused on sewing, the...

Foundation takes to Chicago for dizzying fundraiser

The Festival of Children Foundation will be heading to the Chicago area this weekend for an unsual fundraising event.

Sierra Club: UCI top green campus

UC Irvine placed first in Sierra Club's annual ranking of green campuses nationwide, the university announced Tuesday.

Coast district chancellor resigns

The top administrator at the Coast Community College District will leave his post Friday, two days after announcing his resignation.

OCC foundation hits fundraising milestone with $4.3 million

The Orange Coast College Foundation received more than $4 million in donations this year, a record-breaking number for the fundraising...

Jury awards $3.8 million to former Newport-Mesa student for mangled fingers

Jury awards $3.8 million to former Newport-Mesa student for mangled fingers

Nearly three years after the accident at Estancia High School that left him without full use of his right hand, 19-year-old Bryan Zavala can...

Janie Neth, former Wilson teacher, dies

Janie Neth, former Wilson teacher, dies

Jane "Janie" Neth, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, community volunteer and former Wilson Elementary School teacher, has died.

The summer fun multiplies at math fair

The summer fun multiplies at math fair

Try selling this to typical school-age kids as a fun family outing on a warm summer day: Let's go do some math!

Appointed Newport-Mesa school board member seeks election to seat

Appointed Newport-Mesa school board member seeks election to seat

Newport-Mesa Unified School District board member Vicki Snell says she doesn't like politics.

Newport-Mesa School District asked to disclose salaries

A nonpartisan research institute could seek legal counsel in the coming weeks to compel the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to disclose...

Leader of youth service group retiring

Leader of youth service group retiring

Kathy Du Vernet, executive director of Youth Employment Service, is retiring from the position after nine years at the helm of the Costa...

Steve Smith declares run for Newport-Mesa school board

The latest candidate for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board plans to focus his campaign on reducing bureaucracy in the...

ExplorOcean's dive into science

Kids got hands-on with science Saturday during a free event at the Newport Beach-based nonprofit ExplorOcean.

Young students learn to be Mad Scientists at camp

Young students learn to be Mad Scientists at camp

From observing chemical reactions to experimenting with dry ice, elementary students learned about many aspects of chemistry during a summer...

Fundraiser to benefit soldier foundation

The Adopt Our Soldier Foundation will hold a fundraiser Sunday in Newport Beach.

Summer course puts young students in motion toward engineering

With their eyes fixed on the roof of Killybrooke Elementary School, students hailing from throughout Newport-Mesa waited for the first egg...

Mini-libraries proposed for Costa Mesa parks

Mini-libraries proposed for Costa Mesa parks

What looks like a birdhouse and acts like a library?

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...

OCC considers ways to maintain Neutra's vision

OCC considers ways to maintain Neutra's vision

The business education building has sat nestled in the interior of the Orange Coast College campus for the past 61 years.

Community college gets accreditation warning

Golden West College must address concerns related to academic success and financial planning in order to remain an accredited community...

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

Shalimar Park gets a new playground

Shalimar Park gets a new playground

More than 250 volunteers began building a new playground Friday on Costa Mesa's Westside.

Top Newport-Mesa officials get raises

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have approved a 6% salary increase for the superintendent and five executive cabinet members.

Bank awards grants to local groups

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded grants to four area nonprofits, according to a Bank of America news release.

Drug-sniffing dogs coming back to campuses

Dogs able to sniff out drugs, alcohol and gunpowder will return to Newport-Mesa Unified middle and high schools in the fall.

Board approves fence at Andersen

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees Tuesday approved plans to add fencing and look into installing security equipment at Roy O....

Retired principal to run for school board

A former Newport-Mesa Unified School District principal has emerged from retirement to run for a spot on the board of education.

OCC expanding classes for the fall

Orange Coast College students registering for fall courses will have more classes to choose from than in previous years, according to a news...

OCC expansion plans worry neighbors

Costa Mesa residents will likely see increased traffic on city streets and more noise during construction as Orange Coast College moves...

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