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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...

Newport Harbor Dance Team puts on tribute

Newport Harbor Dance Team puts on tribute

The Newport Harbor Dance Team took to the stage Wednesday for the opening night of Arreis, a student performance that runs through...

Veterans enliven study of history

Veterans enliven study of history

Inside Newport-Mesa district high school classrooms, history has escaped the pages of textbooks in an uncommon lesson that matches...

Planned nature preschool gets $1-million gift

Planned nature preschool gets $1-million gift

The Environmental Nature Center announced Wednesday a $1-million gift from an anonymous donor for a future nature preschool on the grounds...

Special Olympian reminds students what it's about

Special Olympian reminds students what it's about

Newport Beach students who are raising money for the 2015 Special Olympics Games got an extra dose of encouragement early Monday from a...

Spirit Run raises $50,000 for Newport-Mesa schools

Spirit Run raises $50,000 for Newport-Mesa schools

The 32nd annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run on Sunday raised more than $50,000 for participating schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School...

Students put on thinking caps for Pi Day

Students put on thinking caps for Pi Day

Kate Miller spouted off a string of digits on Friday, punctuated only by an occasional "um" and "oh."

Political liberals exhibit more happiness than conservatives, UCI study finds

Renewing the debate over whether political conservatives or liberals have a lock on happiness, new research out of UC Irvine found that...

State nixes API's while incorporating Common Core

State education officials' decision Wednesday to temporarily suspend the use of a common school-performance yardstick doesn't mean that...

A showcase of found history

Decades ago, Richard Bagley had somewhat of an unusual hobby.

School board appoints new head of HR

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board unanimously agreed Tuesday to hire a veteran Anaheim school administrator to head up its...

Newport students make their own history

Newport students make their own history

It was the final round and Jean Wanlass, a sixth-grader at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, pressed the red buzzer in front of her.

 CdM arts center is officially unveiled

CdM arts center is officially unveiled

The trappings in the new $16-million Corona del Mar Middle/High School Performing Arts Center are enough to make any thespian swoon.

State officials react to UCI flag controversy with constitutional amendment

State lawmakers Monday announced plans to introduce an amendment to California's constitution that would bar state-funded colleges and...

Newport-Mesa school board looks to hire HR chief

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board is set Tuesday to hire a personnel chief, filling a post that's been vacant since the board...

Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of

Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of

He's already known around campus as Dr. Tresler. And now, maybe, Dr. Music is in order.

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Twelve letters made all the difference for Irvine seventh-grader Sarika Rau.

4 cities to play host to Special Olympics teams

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Huntington Beach are among 100 Southern California cities that will be host towns for this year's...

New Irvine elementary school named

New Irvine elementary school named

The Irvine Unified School District board agreed Tuesday night to name a future school in the Heritage Fields area Beacon Park School.

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

For those who come to Orange County looking to bask in the art scene, consider this a free appetizer.

Cardiologist encourages screening student athletes for heart problems

Cardiologist encourages screening student athletes for heart problems

Nearly one month after a Newport Beach student athlete's heart stopped, a pediatric cardiologist recommended cardiac screening beyond what...

Vanguard to host human trafficking conference

Stamping out human trafficking and caring for victims of the increasingly common crime will be the subject of the Ensure Justice...

Another temporary chancellor for Coast colleges

Another temporary chancellor for Coast colleges

The Coast Community College District announced its second interim chancellor since August, when the last chancellor gave two-days notice...

What should new Irvine school be named? Board decides Tuesday

What should new Irvine school be named? Board decides Tuesday

Does Beacon Park School have a certain ring to it? How about Cultivate School?

P.E. classes required by court settlement

Irvine Unified and Ocean View School District, which has campuses in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, are among 37 districts up and...

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