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4 more schools will put on a Disney musical through Segerstrom Center's program

4 more schools will put on a Disney musical through Segerstrom Center's program

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has selected four Orange County public elementary schools to participate in the second year of Disney...

Newport-Mesa school district bus passes will double in cost, to $360 a year

Newport-Mesa Unified School District bus passes for the 2015-16 school year will double in cost starting Sept. 21.

Costa Mesa High offers SAT prep to athletes

Booster clubs at Costa Mesa High School recently launched an SAT preparation course for some of its student athletes.

College district shrinks OCC plans: less student housing, no hotel

Coast Community College District officials have cut back on their expansion plans for Orange Coast College, scrapping a proposal for an on-...

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University Irvine welcomed about 600 students, instructors and staff members to a celebration of the beginning of the school year.

Irvine children's museum to hold "When I Grow Up" career day

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine will host firefighters, nurses, chefs, zookeepers, hairstylists, TV producers, lifeguards and other...

Costa Mesa High Mustang moms suit up for football

Costa Mesa High Mustang moms suit up for football

They strapped on football helmets and laced up shoulder pads, making sure that none of the equipment got caught on their hair buns or...

A day of firsts for new religious high school in Newport Beach

A day of firsts for new religious high school in Newport Beach

The students walked onto campus carrying stuffed backpacks while dressed in uniforms that looked freshly ironed.

School bus drivers hone their skills at Roadeos

School bus drivers hone their skills at Roadeos

Parallel parking, avoiding sharp turns and backing up into a stall is hard enough in an average vehicle. But members of the Newport-Mesa...

Irvine student's photo gets the right exposure

Irvine student's photo gets the right exposure

When Irvine High School graduate Tim Lantin was shooting pictures of the beach over winter break, he had no idea that a brief change of...

Girls Inc. gets encouragement from Mars One candidate

Girls Inc. gets encouragement from Mars One candidate

Girls Inc. of Orange County participants were treated to a special visit Friday from a Maryland woman who is a candidate for the Mars One...

UCI lab's foul odor sends 3 workers to the hospital

Three workers at UC Irvine were sent to a hospital as a precaution after becoming ill from a foul odor early Friday in a campus laboratory.

Irvine's summer academics keep students active

Irvine's summer academics keep students active

To keep the minds of young students active during the summer, Irvine Public Schools Foundation's 2015 Summer Enrichment Academy held classes...

They're honing dance skills to pass them on

They're honing dance skills to pass them on

While others pursue dance to become professional performers, UC Irvine student Irishia Hubbard has another goal in mind — to become...

UCI's first fine arts dean, Clayton Garrison, dies at 93

UCI's first fine arts dean, Clayton Garrison, dies at 93

Clayton Garrison, stage director, theater professor and inaugural dean of the school of fine arts at UC Irvine, died July 27. He was 93.

Tutor pleads guilty in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal, gets 1 year in jail

Tutor pleads guilty in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal, gets 1 year in jail

The Irvine tutor who helped a group of Corona del Mar High School students hack into their teacher's computer to change grades was sentenced...

Cows, college and cash combine for fundraiser

Orange Coast College Foundation will host a Western-themed fundraiser, Party 'Til the Cows Come Home for Scholarships, on Aug. 7 with...

Lyman Porter, former UCI business school dean, dies

Lyman Porter, former UCI business school dean, dies

Lyman Porter, a former dean of the UC Irvine Graduate School of Management (now known as the Paul Merage School of Business) died July 2...

State audit finds no problems with school district pension reporting

During a recent audit, the California State Teacher's Retirement System did not find any issues with the way Newport-Mesa Unified School...

Program teaches at-risk kids the fine arts

Program teaches at-risk kids the fine arts

The teenage students were about to step onto a stage to perform for the first time in their lives. Before walking under the spotlight,...

Arts and crafts help students learning English polish their speaking skills

Summer school has gone beyond the stereotype for students attending classes at Olivewood Elementary School in Lake Forest with the help of...

School district's top-level salaries draw flak

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board on July 14 unanimously approved the salaries for two new administrative positions,...

Democratic Clubs forum will focus on education

The Democratic Clubs of Coastal Orange County will host a community forum to discuss Common Core state standards, student loan debt, the...

Fountain Valley football players and police officers work out together to build trust

Fountain Valley football players and police officers work out together to build trust

Sounds of extreme exertion and weights dropping emanated from Fountain Valley High School's weight room Tuesday as football players and...

Art education at a bargain: Center will offer kids classes for $10

Art education at a bargain: Center will offer kids classes for $10

Costa Mesa, per its official motto, is the City of the Arts. And this summer,...

Tech camp gets kids in the game

Tech camp gets kids in the game

With school out for summer, some kids may be tempted to stay inside and play video games but others will be designing them instead.

Newport alumni group turns focus to nature center

Newport alumni group turns focus to nature center

Arthur Jeppe remembers the times he and his former Newport Harbor High School classmates would go to the Environmental Nature Center and dig...

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...

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