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MIT to the power of three: Science-driven triplets head to college

MIT to the power of three: Science-driven triplets head to college

Growing up, science had always been a bond for the Goul triplets: Edward, Claire and Chris. Now their connection and passion for the subject...

Estancia principal takes new job at district

After five years at Estancia High School, Principal Kirk Bauermeister is taking a new position at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District...

Newport school officer leaves for a new beat with a sense of success

Newport school officer leaves for a new beat with a sense of success

After five years of working at campuses in Newport Beach, a memory from early in the job still stands out for School Resource Officer...

Saving water, lacing sneakers: Student engineers get creative

Saving water, lacing sneakers: Student engineers get creative

Student engineers took over the Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School in Irvine with their self-lacing sneakers, dog treadmill, toilet paper...

It's time for Carnegie Hall, and Costa Mesa High choirs are ready

It's time for Carnegie Hall, and Costa Mesa High choirs are ready

Students in Costa Mesa High School's Madrigal and Vocal Ensemble choirs are counting down the days until they travel to New York City to...

OCC to hold public meeting on student housing

Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the possibility of building student housing,...

Volcom to host skateboarding contest Saturday

The youth-culture brand Volcom will host a free skateboarding contest Saturday at its Westside Costa Mesa headquarters.

Newport Catholic school celebrates 50 years

Newport Catholic school celebrates 50 years

When Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic School in Newport Beach opened in 1964, Tracie Sullivan was enrolled in the first grade. She...

Former district HR director files appeal to have records released

Former district HR director files appeal to have records released

Newport-Mesa Unified School District's former personnel chief filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court Thursday after a judge...

Students honored for character

Students honored for character

For the past few years the Newport-Mesa school district has been looking to honor students who stand out in areas beyond the classroom or...

Irvine students sing out for honors concert

Nearly 700 of the top musicians in Irvine's elementary, middle and high schools recently performed their hearts out at the 33rd annual...

Victoria students get gift of laptops

Victoria Elementary School was able recently to buy 30 HP Chromebooks for students to use in class using a $12,000 grant from the Argyros...

Costa Mesa's favorite teacher announced

The Costa Mesa Library Foundation named Woodland Elementary teacher Rebecca Olsen as the winner of the My Favorite Teacher award during an...

National Merit Scholars named

Thirteen local high school students were named 2015 National Merit Scholars, officials announced Wednesday.

Irvine parents share concerns about pesticide use in schools

Dozens of parents gathered for the Irvine Unified School District's board meeting Tuesday to express concern over the use of toxic...

CdM principal threatens to cancel dance if prom draft is resumed

If Corona del Mar High School students hold a prom draft this year, the dance will be canceled, the school's principal said in an all-call...

For this team, it's all a matter of rocket science

For this team, it's all a matter of rocket science

A group of students from Irvine's Avid Academy are heading to the national Team America Rocketry Challenge in Washington, D.C., to go...

Sage Hill seniors make an on-campus Coachella

Sage Hill seniors make an on-campus Coachella

After months of planning, 12th-graders at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast did their best to re-create the Coachella music festival as part...

Judge denies request from fired HR chief

An Orange County Superior Court judge will not force Newport-Mesa Unified School District to publicly release documents related to a fired...

At OCC, a different generation of filmmakers

At OCC, a different generation of filmmakers

Everyone's a critic, as the saying goes. And when the latest group of students files into Erik Forssell's classroom, everyone's a filmmaker.

Vanguard honors graduating veterans

Vanguard honors graduating veterans

Vanguard University celebrated the graduation of its Yellow Ribbon program's student veterans during its fifth Challenge Coin Ceremony...

Jewish Federation families host international student for O.C. tour

Jewish Federation families host international student for O.C. tour

After years of supporting children through the philanthropy division of the Jewish Federation & Family Services, four Newport Beach...

Teachers surprised as finalists for award

Teachers surprised as finalists for award

The Costa Mesa Library Foundation and Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce brightened Monday morning for four local teachers.

OCC holds off on some development, moves ahead with housing

Calling the ideas not fully developed, Orange Coast College officials announced Monday that they are temporarily halting plans to add a...

SOY gives seniors a glimpse of their collegiate future

SOY gives seniors a glimpse of their collegiate future

No matter how many university brochures or online pictures they flip through, students can't always picture their futures at college until...

Meeting will focus on OCC development

Orange Coast College officials are hosting a public meeting Monday to review the campus' proposals for new facilities, including a parking...

Costa Mesa High's new program explores careers in the arts

Costa Mesa High's new program explores careers in the arts

The students of Costa Mesa High School have always been able to explore classes in art, dance, theater and music. But the school's art...

OCC boosts summer offerings

In response to student need for general education classes, Orange Coast College is adding classes to its summer offerings.

Community comes out for Eco Night

Community comes out for Eco Night

Davis Magnet School hosted a free environmental education fair for the community Monday, with activities and informational booths manned...

Costa Mesa barbershop provides backdrop at Newport Beach Film Festival

Costa Mesa barbershop provides backdrop at Newport Beach Film Festival

If Alexa Polar makes it in Hollywood, she may have a barbershop with a nearly identical name to thank for it.

Costa Mesa community run registration is open

Online registration for the Costa Mesa Community Run is open through Thursday.

OCC's debate team wins national competition

OCC's debate team wins national competition

Orange Coast College's Speech, Debate and Readers' Theater Team bested the top 60 teams in the country in national competition last week.

Irvine teachers awarded $140,000 in grants for projects

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation awarded a total of $140,000 in grants to 35 teachers at 19 schools in the Irvine Unified School...

Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

A Costa Mesa homeless advocate who helped spearhead several new aid programs announced that she will be leaving her post later this month.

UCI student leaders condemn denial of Armenian genocide

The UC Irvine student legislative council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to commemorate the Armenian genocide and "condemn its...

State champion OCC debate team aims for national title

State champion OCC debate team aims for national title

The Orange Coast College Speech, Debate and Readers' Theater Team made a point in taking the California Community College Forensics...

Advocate wants Newport Harbor High pool named after water polo coach

Advocate wants Newport Harbor High pool named after water polo coach

Should the Newport Harbor High School pool be named for retired water polo coach Bill Barnett?

Mandarin, Spanish, arts, sciences: Schools showcase special programs

Mandarin, Spanish, arts, sciences: Schools showcase special programs

Although her son is only 5, Sherrie Papa already sees a bilingual education as key to the boy's future.

School choirs unite for vocal festival

School choirs unite for vocal festival

Students from across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District lifted their voices in harmony Tuesday night for the All District Vocal...

OCC culinary team's next dish: cooking for a national title

OCC culinary team's next dish: cooking for a national title

Elizabeth Mendoza had a job to do: Bake an almond macaron, a cookie that typically takes chefs three days to make. The catch: She had less...

UCI chancellor describes growth plans during his installment

UCI chancellor describes growth plans during his installment

Howard Gillman was officially installed as the sixth chancellor at UC Irvine during a formal investiture ceremony Tuesday, and he outlined...

Dad's band turns tunes into fundraising

Community members are invited to sing and dance to golden oldies and contemporary tunes at a party from 6 to 10 p.m. today to benefit Sonora...

Funding changes may change district's adult education

Newport-Mesa Unified — along with school districts up and down the state — are grappling with changes to funding for adult...

Newport-Mesa event to explain new school programs

Newport-Mesa parents can learn about district-wide academic programs at a community meeting Wednesday.

Reader's Report: Irvine students lobby Sacramento

Reader's Report: Irvine students lobby Sacramento

"Beep, Beep." My alarm is going off. My drowsy eyes wake up to see that it is 4:30 a.m.

Rea Elementary students take to the big stage

Rea Elementary students take to the big stage

Dozens of Rea Elementary School students took to the stage Tuesday at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in a performance...

Students dip their toes into water conservation

Students dip their toes into water conservation

Thousands of elementary school students from Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and elsewhere streamed onto the UC Irvine campus...

Fired schools official alleges pension, pay abuse

Fired schools official alleges pension, pay abuse

Leveling allegations of pension abuse and pay for work that wasn't performed, a fired Newport-Mesa personnel chief on Tuesday avowed the...

Estancia gala will celebrate school's five decades

A gala Saturday night will celebrate Estancia High School's 50-year anniversary.

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and...

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