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Family Resource Fair to offer special-needs information

The public is invited to learn about resources available to children, particularly those with special needs, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at...

Pupils' lemonade stands raise $1,100 to fight 3rd-grader's rare disease

Pupils' lemonade stands raise $1,100 to fight 3rd-grader's rare disease

More than 60 students opened lemonade stands Monday outside Springbrook Elementary School in Irvine, raising more than $1,100 for research...

Law school program offers a legal leg-up

Law school program offers a legal leg-up

Jill Hiraizumi started her legal practice on a shoestring.

Newport-Mesa district gets into the details of Signature Academies

With the new Signature Academies set to roll out to ninth-grade students this fall, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board Tuesday...

UCI gets record number of applications

Applications for admission to UC Irvine rose to a record 88,792 for the 2015 school year, up 7.7% from the previous year, according to...

Newport-Mesa school district rethinks leadership structure

The departure in December of Assistant Supt. Chuck Hinman, who headed middle and high school education in Newport-Mesa schools, is being...

P.R. director Martha Parham is leaving Coast Community College District

P.R. director Martha Parham is leaving Coast Community College District

Martha Parham is leaving the Coast Community College District after nearly a decade as its director of public affairs, marketing and...

District to discuss Signature Academies, teacher negotiations

Student admission policies and publicity for a series of Signature Academies are set for discussion in a study session Tuesday by the...

Newport, Irvine teens make semifinals in science competition

Newport, Irvine teens make semifinals in science competition

Two students from Irvine and Newport Beach schools were among 300 semifinalists selected in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a national...

UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees —...

Irvine Unified's first superintendent, A. Stanley Corey, dies at 89

Irvine Unified's first superintendent, A. Stanley Corey, dies at 89

A. Stanley Corey, the founding superintendent of the Irvine Unified School District and a man considered the most influential figure in...

UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in...

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

UPDATE: Two eighth-graders missing since Saturday morning were located by the Orange police department Monday night,...

Friends, students remember Woodbridge High instructor killed in fiery crash

Friends, students remember Woodbridge High instructor killed in fiery crash

Friends, students and officials at Irvine's Woodbridge High School are sharing memories of Jason Alan Van Leuven, a special-needs instructor...

High school students stand out in writing contest

High school students stand out in writing contest

High school students displayed their story-writing chops in a first-ever Common Core writing competition among 10th-graders in the Newport-...

UCI study suggests higher minimum wages 'destroy jobs'

A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage, reinforcing the researchers' earlier findings...

Librarian and schoolgirl spur publisher to change book name

Librarian and schoolgirl spur publisher to change book name

Sometimes all it takes is a librarian and a 7-year-old to change the world — or, at the very least, change the title of a series of...

Holiday party puts smiles on faces of Newport-Mesa kids

Holiday party puts smiles on faces of Newport-Mesa kids

Talia Christopher, 5, clung to her mother's leg, mesmerized by the spectacle of a sparkling Christmas tree surrounded by presents.

Irvine school district considers dual-language program

Irvine school district considers dual-language program

Most days find Heather King describing the latest hot property in English and Spanish.

Eastside celebrates youth group director on his retirement

Gil Ward can't easily recall the fine details about his sixth-grade basketball tournament experiences at the Boys and Girls Club of the...

Assistant Supt. Hinman to leave Newport-Mesa for new post

Assistant Supt. Hinman to leave Newport-Mesa for new post

Chuck Hinman, assistant superintendent at Newport-Mesa Unified School District for nearly a decade, said Thursday that he is leaving to...

Newport-Mesa school board picks new president

Newport-Mesa school board picks new president

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees elected officers and swore in new members Tuesday night.

How big should Corona del Mar High sports complex be? Bigger, trustees decide

With the understanding that future environmental impact reports might change their minds, Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees...

Volunteers get reading at Wilson Elementary

Volunteers get reading at Wilson Elementary

Volunteers David Bray of Houston and Shannon Hubbard of Seattle, both with Shell Oil Products US, took turns reading "Reach out and Give" to...

How big should Corona del Mar High sports complex be? Trustees to vote today

Should a high school sports complex include seating for 1,000 or 1,375? How about an elevator?

Newport Harbor students, teachers dance like the stars

Newport Harbor students, teachers dance like the stars

In Newport Harbor High School's own version of TV's "Dancing With the Stars," teams of students and teachers hit the floor at the school's...

Pick up some pottery at OCC ceramics sale

Those looking for holiday gifts — and a chance to support local arts education — can head to Orange Coast College Friday and...

Westside parents get closer look at advanced kindergarten program

In the latest effort to entice residents to send their children to their neighborhood school, Westside Costa Mesa educators held an...

New academy would raise the academic bar for kindergartners

Socratic lessons involving robotics, physics, etymology and creative writing aren't traditional aspects of most elementary school classrooms...

SOS shares provisions with community

SOS shares provisions with community

Share Our Selves was a frenzy of activity Wednesday morning, as local families and the homeless visited the nonprofit to accept food for...

UCI students protest tuition increases

UCI students protest tuition increases

Kristine Jermakian dreams of attending medical school after she completes her undergraduate studies. But like many of her peers at UC...

Reporter's Notebook: 'Homeless' for a night

Reporter's Notebook: 'Homeless' for a night

Jimmy is homeless and, based on stereotypes many of us harbor, looks the part.

Newport Beach educator made lasting impact

For more than half a century, Albert Jones built on his life experience to educate generations of Newport Beach elementary school students...

That pen in OCC safety officers' pockets is really a camera

That pen in OCC safety officers' pockets is really a camera

The chief of campus safety at Orange Coast College has been quick to utilize the latest technology to protect students and his officers...

Girls Inc. members learn about animation technology

Girls Inc. members learn about animation technology

Girls Inc. of Orange County, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit, recently took a group of teens on a field trip to a Los Angeles motion-capture...

Fence now separates sex offender's home from school

Fence now separates sex offender's home from school

School officials have installed a temporary fence between Early College High School and the Costa Mesa home of a registered sex offender who...

Celebration marks 25 years on Centennial Farm

Celebration marks 25 years on Centennial Farm

For the 25th anniversary of Centennial Farm on Thursday, the whole gang came out to partake of the festivities.

Segerstrom center to be home to American Ballet Theatre school

Young aspiring dancers will have a new opportunity to hone their skills next fall, as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet...

Teachers, students step lively to benefit Corona del Mar High dance team

Teachers, students step lively to benefit Corona del Mar High dance team

Corona del Mar High School teachers showed off their best moves to a full house of spectators Wednesday night at an annual fundraiser for...

Sports field renovation plans move forward for Corona del Mar High

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees took another step forward with plans to renovate aging athletic facilities at Corona del Mar...

Lawsuit says UCI's top police spied on workers and public

Top brass at the UC Irvine Police Department secretly installed microphones and cameras to spy on employees at the organization's...

Costa Mesa High theater ready for first performance

Costa Mesa High theater ready for first performance

Darkness descended over the small audience, and figures that were teenagers a moment earlier somehow became adults as stage lighting came up...

Home tour to benefit Mesa middle, high schools

The Costa Mesa Middle and High Schools Foundation is hosting its first-ever holiday home tour next month.

All-night 'sleep out' event to shed light on homelessness

A Costa Mesa-based nonprofit is organizing an all-night "sleep out" to raise awareness about homelessness in Orange County.

Drizzly jog-a-thon runs up funds for Newport Elementary

Drizzly jog-a-thon runs up funds for Newport Elementary

A little drizzle Friday morning didn't stop 500 Newport Beach students from running in their annual beachside jog-a-thon.

County employees' group surpasses food drive goal

They were aiming for one ton and instead got more than four.

Play at UC Irvine considers Ismay's role in the Titanic

Play at UC Irvine considers Ismay's role in the Titanic

On the night of April 14, 1912, an iceberg struck the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White...

Students build Manhattan replica in show of can-do spirit

Students build Manhattan replica in show of can-do spirit

Students at Andersen Elementary in Newport Beach hustled around the stairs leading from classrooms to the school's library Wednesday...

Veterans take center stage at celebration

Veterans take center stage at celebration

Thousands of veterans, their families and supporters descended on the Orange County fairgrounds Tuesday to celebrate Veterans Day.

Movember team aims to raise funds to aid men's health

For the third year in a row, members of a Newport-Mesa-based "Movember" team are aiming to use their mustaches as a fundraising force.

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