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On a Monday in mid-April, a handful of students piled into a couple of cars in Costa Mesa and headed north. For some of the high schoolers it was their first time outside Orange County. They were on a trip with Save Our Youth, or SOY, the nonprofit...
Rachel Anne Barney GPA: 4.4384 School Activities/Clubs: IB drama production of "Dear Brutus," Field Studies Club, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Theatre HL, IB French SL, IB Environmental Science SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB diploma candidate, AP US...
Troy Bolus GPA: 4.5 School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11 Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
This week: March Madness, Part Two. Following a big response to last week's column about college admissions, I now return to the topic with some words of wisdom from someone who has built a career helping students and their parents navigate through the...
ROGER WHITNEY GILBERT Our husband, father, grandfather was with us until February 12, 2013. Roger was born on March 3, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA to Al Whitney Gilbert and Evelyn Kleinsorg Gilbert. Roger grew up in Los Angeles with his younger brother...
During nearly six years on the bench at Compton Juvenile Court, Commissioner Catherine Pratt saw scores of children facing prostitution charges. She made little progress on the cases — they came from impoverished, dysfunctional families and cycled...
A recent ranking of the 100 best-value public schools in 2012 listed UC Irvine as No. 16 — one of five California schools in the top 20. UCI, according to the ranking made by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, admits 47% of those who apply and...
Ray Rosso, Orange Coast College's first football coach who was a revered teacher and coach of several sports at the school, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach. He was 96. Rosso, who guided OCC to a 37-38-3 record in eight...
UC Irvine School of Law's first graduating class is already competing with elite law schools, judging by one state standard. In the 2012 class, 46 of 51 students — 90% — passed the California bar exam on their first try in July, the...
In many ways, it appears that online education is at last taking hold. Earlier this month, UC Irvine announced it would offer a selection of free online courses through an agreement with Coursera, a company started by two Stanford University professors....
Everyone remembers the terrible 7.0 earthquake in Haiti in 2010. This is your chance to learn more about it from a former Costa Mesa resident. Chris Rakunas traveled to Haiti to deliver medical and surgical supplies to an orphanage and several hospitals....
The UC Irvine School of Law faculty has been ranked in the top 10 with the highest scholarly impact in the nation, according to a recent study. The law school, now in its third year, was ranked No. 7 nationally, moving Irvine up two spots from a...
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