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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...

OCC closer to complying with accreditation requirements

Orange Coast College is no longer at risk of immediately losing its accreditation, officials announced Thursday afternoon.

O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes.

Legal fireworks stands feed other areas

Legal fireworks stands feed other areas

The fireworks stand at Newport Boulevard and East 17th Street was relatively slow the Tuesday before Independence Day.

Relocation of special-needs program irks parents

On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School.

Students donate supplies to Wilson

Students donate supplies to Wilson

After months of collecting markers and crayons, two Newport-Mesa Unified students donated $2,500 worth of school supplies to Wilson...

Schools budget gets tentative OK

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees signed off on a tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Briefly In Education: CdM sophomore at Global Youth Summit

Briefly In Education: CdM sophomore at Global Youth Summit

A Corona del Mar High School sophomore is representing California students at the Global Youth Summit on the future of medicine this week.

CMTV takes top honors at conference

Costa Mesa's city television station was recently honored at a Santa Monica conference hosted by a national government communications group.

Board votes to fence in Adams school field

After a heated debate among Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees, community members and parents Tuesday afternoon, the board...

Something stinks at OCC

Something stinks at OCC

Rick Harlow has been waiting to get a whiff of rotting flesh.

UCI's engineering school receives $9.5-million donation

A $9.5-million gift to UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering will fund scholarships, fellowships and support programs that focus...

3 administrators recommended for principal roles

Three Newport-Mesa Unified School District staff members have been recommended to fill the roles of principal at two middle schools and an...

One last hurrah for Class of 2014

Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recent graduates will celebrate Grad Night Thursday.

Graduating 72 years later

Graduating 72 years later

Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School.

SOY helps more youths reach their potential

SOY helps more youths reach their potential

Because of the financial demands on his Costa Mesa family, which includes three younger sisters, Ricardo "Ricky" Herrera never thought he...

Sailors remember a most loyal fan

Sailors remember a most loyal fan

During Jeff Brinkley's 28 years as coach of the Newport Harbor High School football team, thousands of fans have cheered on the Sailors...

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