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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...

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?

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