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Vanguard University begins $7 million building renovation

Vanguard University begins $7 million building renovation

Vanguard University broke ground this month on a $7 million building renovation at its Costa Mesa campus.

Mesa Water to host 'water-wise' workshop

The Mesa Water District is hosting a "water-wise" landscaping workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

Armed with a basic knowledge of the English language and few expectations, school board candidate Fidel Mora moved to the United States from...

Costa Mesa group gets $20,000 grant for scholarships

Save Our Youth, a nonprofit group that provides tutoring and other after-school activities for students in Costa Mesa's lower-income...

Voters will decide on tried-and-true or new blood in pivotal Newport-Mesa schools election

Voters will decide on tried-and-true or new blood in pivotal Newport-Mesa schools election

As the November election draws near, the race for three open seats on Newport-Mesa Unified's seven-member school board is intensifying in...

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Students at Adams Elementary School made a promise Friday morning to keep bullying off their campus and the Newport-Mesa Unified District is...

Project Independence's focus on preparedness goes beyond earthquakes

Project Independence's focus on preparedness goes beyond earthquakes

Schoolchildren, businesses and hospitals around the state participated Thursday in the annual Great California ShakeOut, a drill focused...

1,500 fall in for Mariners Christian School festival

1,500 fall in for Mariners Christian School festival

Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa welcomed about 1,500 students, family members, faculty and alumni Sunday for a Fall Fest featuring...

Candidate Manfredi says 'passion for schools' drives run for board

Candidate Manfredi says 'passion for schools' drives run for board

Just a short walk from her home in Westside Costa Mesa is Vista Park, where Lisa Manfredi said she met the families that stoked her desire...

Candidates discuss strategy and priorities for district schools

Candidates discuss strategy and priorities for district schools

Signature Academies, air conditioning and the state of schools on Costa Mesa's Westside were discussed at the Newport-Mesa Unified school...

Corona del Mar High teachers did grade audits in February after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High teachers did grade audits in February after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High School teachers were involved in an audit of 52,000 grades in February, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman...

No grade audit results at Corona del Mar High after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High School teachers either did not perform an optional grade audit recommended by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District...

Arraignment today for tutor in cheating scandal

Arraignment today for tutor in cheating scandal

The private tutor who is believed to be at the center of an elaborate, years-long cheating scheme at Corona del Mar High School is set to be...

Police arrest tutor in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal

Police arrest tutor in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal

The private tutor who allegedly assisted Corona del Mar High School students in a grade-fixing scheme was arrested when he arrived at Los...

Armenian church holds annual festival this weekend

Armenian church holds annual festival this weekend

The St. Mary Armenian Church in Costa Mesa is hosting its annual festival this weekend.

School district debate Wednesday will be first for Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde Community Inc. is hosting its first-ever Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee candidate forum Wednesday night.

School board OKs emergency app for Corona del Mar High students

Students at Corona del Mar High School could be using a smart phone app to communicate with school officials and police during emergencies...

Portable lights OKd for Kaiser Elementary

Despite neighborhood opposition, temporary lights will illuminate the field behind Kaiser Elementary in Costa Mesa beginning this month.

 Is that yogurt parfait on students' plates? Eating healthy is schools' goal

Is that yogurt parfait on students' plates? Eating healthy is schools' goal

During a typical lunch break at Newport Harbor High School, cups filled with celery, broccoli, jicama and red peppers sit in the cafeteria...

Car show to benefit Newport Elementary

Those venturing down the Balboa Peninsula Saturday should expect to see muscle cars, street rods and many classic car enthusiasts.

UCI's latest championship: World's largest pillow fight

UCI's latest championship: World's largest pillow fight

UC Irvine students claimed the title of the world's largest pillow fight Tuesday.

Teachers brace for another heat wave and too-hot classrooms

Teachers across Newport-Mesa Unified are preparing for the return of sweltering temperatures this week, while the district struggles to find...

Gala will raise funds for CMHS arts

The Costa Mesa High School Foundation is hosting a masquerade gala this month to raise money for the new theater and various art programs at...

Back to school is back to knitting at Waldorf

Back to school is back to knitting at Waldorf

Parent James Marca sat in one spot, slightly away from the organized chaos that was back to school night Friday at Waldorf School of...

OCC to hold plant sale Friday, Saturday

Fall and winter vegetables, succulents and perennials will be up for grabs at Orange Coast College's plant sale this week.

Candy collection for Marine families

Costa Mesa and its Military Affairs Team are organizing a Halloween candy drive for families of Camp Pendleton Marines.

Former schools trustee Collier seeks to reclaim position

Former schools trustee Collier seeks to reclaim position

Former Newport-Mesa Unified trustee Michael Collier has been away from the school board for four years, but he's eager to reclaim his...

Newport-Mesa schools give go-ahead to arts and sciences academies

Signature Academies, which allow students to specialize in a specific subject from kindergarten through graduation, will begin to emerge...

Big turnout for first Newport-Mesa State of the Schools breakfast

Big turnout for first Newport-Mesa State of the Schools breakfast

Linen-draped tables packed with fresh fruit, pastries and eggs filled the gymnasium at Corona del Mar High School Wednesday morning for...

4 elementary schools to get assistant principals

Two Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers have been tapped to become assistant principals at four elementary schools.

Heat waves might bring shorter school days

Newport-Mesa Unified district officials are considering shortening the school day when classroom temperatures reach intolerable levels.

Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated...

Vanguard named one of top schools for veterans

U.S. News & World Report named Vanguard University in Costa Mesa one of the top regional colleges in the West for veterans.

Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground...

Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College.

Dearth of air conditioning has Newport-Mesa schools feeling the heat

Dearth of air conditioning has Newport-Mesa schools feeling the heat

Students and teachers across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District have struggled to find relief this week in sweltering classrooms...

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...

 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 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-...

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