November 16, 2007
The following is from the Nov. 13 meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education. Alcohol ban on school field trips reviewed The board reviewed a revision to its field trip policy that would forbid staff members from consuming alcohol while on field trips and excursions. Parents and guardians who attend field trips as chaperons would also be strongly encouraged to comply with the revision. In addition, the board reviewed a draft of a new policy prohibiting alcohol at all district-sponsored student activities, both on and off district property.
October 18, 2002
Be prepared to be afraid, very afraid, at this years Boo Blast. OK, there's probably only a little boo, but El Morro Elementary promises that it will be a big blast. The Boo Blast is El Morro's annual fund-raiser for the school's assemblies, field trips, science aid, after school programs and teacher's grants. The Boo Blast is from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the elementary school. It will have rides, games booths, a haunted house, food, snacks, a cake walk and bake sale.
May 24, 2002
Mary A. Castillo The Coastline Pilot went to the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club to ask members, 'What are your plans for summer?' "I'm thinking of going on field trips with the Boys & Girls Club and going with my family on vacation." Sean Spera, 11 "I'm going to go to the beach with my friends. I might play baseball." Garrett Hartwell, 9 "I'll be in junior lifeguards. I'll also ride on my scooter and go skateboarding." Nick Wright, 10 "I might go to summer school or go to work with my mom. I'll also come to the Boys and Girls Club."
April 19, 2002
--Story by Young Chang, photo by [tk] When Robert House realized his high school students didn't have enough natural settings to visit on field trips, he decided to bring nature to them. In 1972, the Laguna Beach resident founded the Environmental Nature Center and grew it to depict 14 plant communities characteristic of California. The center also re-created such different settings as a small desert, a redwood forest, a recycling stream and chaparral.
August 17, 2007
Art history class includes field trips A new class in art history will be offered this fall through Laguna Beach Senior Services and Irvine Valley College Emeritus Institute. The course will include numerous field trips to local museums, art galleries and artist studios. Discussion topics will include the artist today, trends of art, art styles, art history, exhibits, the jury process, the psychology of art, artist lifestyles and the circle of individuals that assist artists including framers, printers, artist's representatives, appraisers and conservators.
March 22, 2012
Dinner dance raises $330,000 for SchoolPower SchoolPower hosted its 27th annual dinner dance on March 3, raising a record $330,000 for Laguna Beach schools. About 300 guests attended the "Fantasy Floral Gala," which SchoolPower president Marcus Skenderian called "an amazing experience of celebration and support for our schools," according to a news release. The dinner dance is SchoolPower's biggest fundraising event of the year. This year's event included its first-ever car raffle, which raised $50,000.
October 11, 2002
Suzie Harrison The writing is not on the wall, its on the backs of cars, for El Morro's PTA has made their vehicles moving billboards advertising this year's Boo Blast fund-raiser. Boo Blast is Friday, Oct. 18, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at El Morro Elementary School. "It's El Morro's annual fund-raiser," PTA President Kathy Dawson PTA president. "It's been going on here for around 20 years, and basically it's a Halloween carnival." The event will have rides, game booths, a haunted house, food, snacks.
June 7, 2002
Mary A. Castillo The MOMS Club of Laguna Beach/South Chapter brought in more than $8,000 at "Something to Smile About," a fund-raising tea that benefited the Smile Train. Founded in 1999, the Smile Train has performed more than 40,000 free cleft palette surgeries for children throughout the world. "The membership selected Smile Train as this year's tea beneficiary because we were touched by the huge impact we could have on so many children's lives," said Robin Rounaghi, president of the MOMS Club.
April 7, 2006
A few weeks ago, we dined at a very exclusive Laguna restaurant. It is so exclusive that it opens only 10 days a year. In their eagerness to eat here, diners are willing to be seated communally or even to eat in the pantry. What is this secret gastro-temple and how can you get a reservation? This is the Pro-Chef dinner at Laguna Culinary Arts, prepared and presented by the graduating class of eight students, after six months of intensive study. For five nights, twice a year, everything these students have learned comes together in a real restaurant situation.