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By Joanna Clay | September 27, 2012
Marina Drade understands the academic pressures of high school. The Laguna Beach High School senior remembers staying up late most nights during her sophomore year to finish work for Advanced Placement and honors courses, such as AP European History and honors English. Sleep? That was a luxury mostly reserved for weekends. "The pressure is high," said Marina. It doesn't surprise her that some students buckle under the six hours or more of course work and take an easier route: cheating.
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By Liyna Anwar | June 26, 2009
With poignant memories of their school years and high hopes for the future, the Laguna Beach High School class of 2009 held its commencement ceremony June 18 at the Irvine Bowl. As he waited to take his seat, Luke Tinkess, 18, said graduation marked a big transition: ?I?m excited but nervous because it?s such a big step from what we?re used to.? Katy Bekken, who will attend Loyola Marymount University in the fall, expressed excitement about the new stage in her life. ?
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By Candice Baker | April 20, 2007
Dozens of Laguna Beach High School students have revealed their inner characters to the Disneyland Resort. But Pluto, Minnie Mouse and Clarabelle Cow were far from the students' minds; rather, they collectively gave thousands of hours of their time to benefit nonprofit organizations in Disneyland's Show Your Character community service project program. Students Madison Zraick, Ana Lincoln, Aprile Dale, Siara Barber-Crespo and Amy Briano chose to partner with Shanti Orange County, a nonprofit social service agency that assists those in the county affected by HIV/AIDS.
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By Bryce Alderton | June 20, 2013
Mindy Hawkins discussed the finer points of making a grilled cheese sandwich with eight Laguna Beach High School students Thursday. Hawkins, a vocational education teacher at the school, spoke of the difference between cooking the sandwich in a microwave, which is quicker, or allowing the cheese to melt slower while the bread crisps atop a griddle. The classic lunchtime favorite and milkshakes were on the menu. "You guys will be living on your own and have to make lunch," said Hawkins, who walks with nine students from the high school to the Assistance League of Laguna Beach twice a month to cook and perform other tasks, such as placing price tags on CDs and DVDs.
NEWS
August 27, 2004
Doris Helen Thurston Boyd Doris Helen Thurston Boyd, a native Lagunan, died Aug. 20, surrounded by family. She was 89. Mrs. Thurston Boyd was the youngest of two daughters of Laguna pioneers Joseph Smith Thurston and Marie Harding Thurston. Joe Thurston came to his father's homestead in Aliso Canyon in 1871 and was noted as being one of the founding fathers of Laguna Beach. Marie Thurston was one of the first school teachers in Laguna Beach, teaching in a one-room school house and was later honored with having the junior high school named after her. In her early years, Mrs. Thurston Boyd was a participant in the opening celebration of South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, which was attended by Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford.
NEWS
May 7, 2012
Social host ordinance: In the May 4 column "Hansen: Are we driving our teenagers to drink?", it should have said that Supt. Sherine Smith was the former principal at Capistrano Valley High, not Laguna Beach High School.
SPORTS
May 16, 2013
Junior Breakers boys' volleyball camp Junior Breakers Summer Volleyball Camp is a grass-root youth organization focused on teaching young athletes the basic fundamentals and strategies of volleyball using the techniques and philosophies taught at Laguna Beach High School. Participants will receive instruction from current Laguna Beach High School boys' volleyball head coach Scott Panaro, additional Laguna Beach High volleyball staff members and current players. No camp session will be held from July 22-25.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2005
nutcrackerTickets still available for evening performances of Laguna Ballet's 20th anniversary production.Laguna Ballet's 20th annual production of "The Nutcracker" will be performed at 2 p.m and 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday in the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre. The 2 p.m. performances are sold out on both days. However, tickets for the 6 p.m. performances may be reserved by calling (949) 855-0331, to be picked up and paid for at the box theater box office. Laguna Beach High School is at 625 Park Ave. Seating is reserved.
NEWS
July 16, 2004
Corinne Beacham-Greene Laguna resident Corinne Beacham-Greene died July 10 at her home surrounded by family. She was 51. She battled ovarian cancer for six years. "This was a wonderful life," family friend Kay Ostensen said. "She touched so many and always, even at the last, was thinking of the other person -- what she could do for us." Mrs. Beacham-Greene is survived by her by husband, Gary; daughter Charise, 24; and son Nathan, 19. Both children graduated from Laguna Beach High School.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
Thurston principal moves up to LBHS The principal of Thurston Middle school will take the helm at Laguna Beach High School. Thurston's Joanne Culverhouse will replace outgoing LBHS Principal Don Austin, according to the school district. Austin announced June 16 that he is taking a position in Huntington Beach. Prior to Thurston, Culverhouse served as principal at El Morro Elementary School. She has 30 years of educational experience as a teacher, coach and administrator.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 30, 2014
An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library. Laguna Beach Unified School District middle and high school students and parents are invited to attend "OC REALITY - Electronic Cigarettes and other Drug Trends … What Every Parent and Student Should Know. " Speakers will touch on a variety of topics, from e-cigarette use to the types of drugs that doctors see in patients who enter emergency rooms, according to a district news release.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 17, 2014
A group of Thurston Middle School girls is learning the value of spending time together in the pursuit of helping others. The seventh-graders are volunteering for Lion's Heart, a nonprofit that Laguna Beach resident Terry Corwin established in 2004 as a way for kids in grades 6 through 12 to participate in community-service projects. Thurston parent Jacqueline Schaefgen serves as coordinator but lets the girls suggest and develop their own service ideas. Members have played with greyhounds at an animal rescue facility, made lunches for the homeless at the Friendship Shelter and sent candy to U.S. troops stationed overseas.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 10, 2014
Calvin Capelle and Aidan Bennett exemplified the spirit and makeup of Laguna Beach's annual youth track and field meet Friday at Laguna Beach High School. The event acts as a qualifier for May's Orange County track meet. For Calvin, 11, the meet has become a rite of spring. He has competed in the event since he was 6 and holds meet records in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races, city Recreation Supervisor Tom Toman said. On Friday, Calvin took the lead for good on the second of four laps in the 1,600-meter run and finished in 5 minutes, 40 seconds, Toman said.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 2, 2014
Leslie Christen started confusing her family early. Some days she'd wear mismatched shoes or pants and shirts with clashing patterns. But she was also likely to pick a dress and pair it with a headband and loafers. "I might not have really understood what styling was, but I knew it was what I wanted to do," she said. "I was a real risk-taker ... discovering who I was through [clothes], and I viewed it as being a artist. " The Laguna Beach resident and veteran fashion stylist flaunts a more classic style now, but she's not above putting together an edgy ensemble as a throwback to her childhood.
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By Bryce Alderton | March 27, 2014
Ted Doughty, director of facilities for Laguna Beach Unified, will retire in June after two years at his position, according to a district release. Doughty, 56, came to the district after serving 14 years in similar roles in the San Diego Unified and Santee school districts. He and his wife, Cinda, a charter school director, discussed the financial feasibility of them retiring six months ago, Doughty said. Doughty's last day will be June 30. "It's a high-pressure job," Doughty said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 27, 2014
It was just a matter of time before Laguna Beach High, a school steeped in a rich volleyball tradition, tried its hand in the sand. For the first time, the school is fielding a girls' sand volleyball team. The Breakers are in their second week of their inaugural season playing a sport that is not sanctioned by the CIF Southern Section. Laguna is part of the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League, which began in 2012, and added a boys' IBVL season last year. The league works under the Amateur Athletic Union.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
Laguna Beach City Councilman Kelly Boyd will hold his 10th annual golf tournament May 12 to benefit several charities. The tournament will be held at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo. The $175-per-person cost includes free range balls, lunch, after-golf cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and a raffle, Boyd said. Proceeds will benefit the Laguna Beach High School boys and girls golf teams, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Community Clinic, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach Seniors and the Friendship Shelter, Boyd said.
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By Bryce Alderton | March 24, 2014
Flexibility is a big word for Michele Hall, whether that means teaching yoga or listening to a new perspective on a citywide issue. Hall, 47, hopes to do more of the latter as a Laguna Beach City Council representative. She plans to run for one of three open council seats this fall. The former president of the Laguna Beach Republicans has lived in the city most of her life and is no stranger to politics, though she has never held elected public office. Hall was born in Orange and spent her early years in Texas.
NEWS
March 20, 2014
Re: " Out of the Blue: Chase away Chase, too many banks," Coastline Pilot, March 14. I don't think columnist Billy Fried has given a fair description of Chase bank in Laguna Beach. It's amazing to have a bank in South Laguna and downtown Laguna. Convenience for locals is, I am sure, the big picture. Zpizza's Sid Fanarof didn't renew his lease, and in not doing so his landlords did their job and put another tenant in the vacant and available space at the Albertson's shopping center.
NEWS
March 13, 2014
Program designed to prepare kindergartners The Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold a school-readiness program for families of children 5 years old and younger. Sessions will take place from 12:15 to 3 p.m. March 26 and April 30 in the preschool classroom at Top of the World Elementary School, 21601 Tree Top Lane. The interactive sessions are designed to help children learn new skills in preparation for kindergarten. Parents and their children can attend one or both sessions.
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