Education

Ocean View schools committee to study potential property sales

Residents in the Ocean View School District can apply to serve on a committee that will consider whether to sell some of the district's real...

Oak View Elementary reopens to some students after asbestos closure

Oak View Elementary reopens to some students after asbestos closure

Clusters of colorful balloons greeted fifth-grader Arleth Romero as she held her mom's hand on the way to class Tuesday morning at Oak...

Students to return to Oak View school Tuesday, ending asbestos shutdown

Students to return to Oak View school Tuesday, ending asbestos shutdown

Most students are to return Tuesday to Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, more than three months after the Ocean View School...

Families seek damages over 'dangerous' asbestos at 3 closed Ocean View schools

Damages are being sought by the families of some students who attended three elementary schools in the Ocean View School District that...

Album Review: This 'Disaster' is a natural

Power pop is an enduring subgenre of rock music that has been around since the 1960s. It started with the Beatles, the Who and the Kinks and...

Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29

Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29

Students at Huntington Beach High School who have not been vaccinated for measles are being kept out of school until Jan. 29 after a student...

Air official: School asbestos test results expected in 2-3 weeks

Results of asbestos tests conducted in the Ocean View School District are expected to be made public in two to three weeks, a regional air...

Measles case at H.B. High is O.C.'s 10th; not tied to Disneyland outbreak

The Orange County Health Care Agency on Wednesday reported a case of measles in Huntington Beach, the 10th confirmed case in the county in...

Stink, grit and sea gulls: Schools argue against waste company's permit renewal

An attorney representing the Ocean View School District argued during an appeal hearing Monday that an Orange County agency incorrectly...

Official handling Ocean View schools' asbestos cleanup put on leave

Official handling Ocean View schools' asbestos cleanup put on leave

The Ocean View School District, reeling after three schools were temporarily closed over asbestos concerns, took steps Tuesday night to...

Lockdown lifted at H.B.'s Edison High after bomb threat; students back in class

Lockdown lifted at H.B.'s Edison High after bomb threat; students back in class

Edison High School in Huntington Beach was placed on lockdown for about three hours as explosives-sniffing dogs helped investigate an...

School district hopes to return Oak View students to closed campus this month

Administrators in the Ocean View School District unveiled a plan Thursday night to return most Oak View Elementary School students to the...

H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition

H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition

Amber Martin, Rebekah Woerz and Audrey Kemp were teased when their peers found out they had invested in Isis. No, not the Islamic State of...

Open house will welcome new F.V. schools chief

Open house will welcome new F.V. schools chief

The public is invited to an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22 to welcome Mark Johnson, the new superintendent of the Fountain Valley...

Asbestos-plagued Ocean View accused of 'witch hunt'

The Ocean View School District board of trustees declined to disclose what went on during a closed meeting held Monday to discuss the...

Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

From the Ocean View School District's asbestos problems to the groundbreaking of a long-awaited senior center, the past year has been a busy...

Coastline Community College in F.V. ranks high in enrollment growth

Coastline Community College of Fountain Valley ranked third in the nation in enrollment growth in its category between 2012 and 2013,...

Fountain Valley School District dedicates headquarters to departing superintendent

Fountain Valley School District dedicates headquarters to departing superintendent

The Fountain Valley School District dedicated its headquarters at 10055 Slater Ave. to Supt. Marc Ecker in a ceremony Thursday. Ecker will...

H.B. officer takes knack for tweets to new heights at NASA launch

H.B. officer takes knack for tweets to new heights at NASA launch

During the U.S. Open of Surfing this year, the Huntington Beach Police Department took a different approach to letting residents and...

Ocean View facing $7.8 million budget hole over asbestos, construction

The Ocean View School District, rocked by an asbestos cleanup that has closed schools and displaced students, now faces a budget shortfall...

H.B. district school getting bullet-resistant protection for windows, doors

A Fountain Valley high school will be getting additional equipment to help protect students and staff in case of a shooting like those...

Friends, lend them your ears; they come to perform 'Caesar' — sort of

A beloved icon who seems too high to fall. Intrigue that grows in the shadows. Grudges nursed, confidences betrayed, and then a stunning...

Volunteers give Huntington first-graders gift of reading

Volunteers give Huntington first-graders gift of reading

First-graders at Sun View Elementary School in Huntington Beach were treated to a reading of Cheri Meiners' book "Reach Out and Give" by...

Visiting athletes help Huntington Beach High combat bullying

Visiting athletes help Huntington Beach High combat bullying

As Huntington Beach High School students cheered him on Thursday, BMX rider Mykel Larrin performed inverted flips and other tricks on a...

Feds investigating gender-bias complaint at Edison High

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating allegations of gender discrimination against female athletes in the Huntington Beach Union...

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage

There are performing arts schools for children who want to pursue a career in theater. There are club sports for those who want to improve...

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High stepping up fundraising game for athletic hall of fame

Huntington Beach High School is the alma mater of scores of notable athletes. Former Angels catcher Hank Conger, famed NFL tight end Tony...

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

New Fountain Valley schools chief looks to continue predecessor's work

Mark Johnson, assistant superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, will become the new superintendent of the Fountain...

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

City Lights: For the Beatles, all our loving in a tribute show

I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that...

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

College honors the dead for Dia de los Muertos

It's a tradition that dates as far back as 3,000 years.

Huntington voters facing busy ballot on Election Day

Huntington Beach voters will have plenty of options to choose from when they're at their local polling places Tuesday. Eleven candidates are...

State senator helps deliver supplies, message at H.B. school

State senator helps deliver supplies, message at H.B. school

Fifth-graders at College View Elementary School in Huntington Beach got a visit last week from state Sen. Lou Correa, members of the Angels'...

8 Ocean View schools tested for asbestos will stay open

8 Ocean View schools tested for asbestos will stay open

Eight Ocean View School District campuses will remain open after recent testing found no unsafe levels of asbestos in classrooms, the...

1,600 Ocean View students begin busing to temporary schools after asbestos closures

1,600 Ocean View students begin busing to temporary schools after asbestos closures

Oak View Elementary School parent Jackie Talamantes hugged her little girl tightly in the school parking lot Thursday morning before the...

Students from schools shut by asbestos could start new classes Thursday

Students from schools shut by asbestos could start new classes Thursday

Ocean View School District students at three schools closed because of asbestos concerns will resume classes at temporary locations inside...

Students from asbestos-shuttered schools will bus to other campuses

Students from asbestos-shuttered schools will bus to other campuses

Students from three Huntington Beach elementary campuses who have been unable to attend school for days because of the risk of exposure to...

Students displaced by asbestos might not be in new classrooms by Wednesday

Students displaced by asbestos might not be in new classrooms by Wednesday

Hundreds of Huntington Beach students may not be returning to classes Wednesday, as the Ocean View School District had initially planned.

Ocean View district, parents seek other schools for kids displaced by asbestos

Ocean View district, parents seek other schools for kids displaced by asbestos

Huntington Beach parent Lily Coffin thought her young son would complete his education in the Ocean View School District.

Widespread asbestos closes H.B.'s Lake View Elementary School indefinitely

Widespread asbestos closes H.B.'s Lake View Elementary School indefinitely

Lake View Elementary School in Huntington Beach will be closed indefinitely until asbestos can be completely removed from the campus,...

3 Ocean View schools shut for rest of week after cancer-causing asbestos found

3 Ocean View schools shut for rest of week after cancer-causing asbestos found

Ocean View School District trustees voted to keep two elementary schools closed and shutter a third through the end of this week after...

Asbestos testing closes 2 Ocean View schools through Tuesday

Two Ocean View School District elementary campuses will be closed through Tuesday while the district conducts tests to determine whether...

Parents, teachers question safety of Ocean View schools amid asbestos controversy

Tensions ran high during a community meeting in Huntington Beach about the Ocean View School District's handling of asbestos at various...

Around Town: 2 H.B. schools get Blue Ribbon awards

Two schools in Huntington Beach have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education.

Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming its ordinance regarding campaign signs is...

Ellis Island reenactment gives students insight on immigration

Ellis Island reenactment gives students insight on immigration

Juniors at Edison High School traded in their smartphones and other hallmarks of life in 2014 to experience what it was like to be an...

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Felicia Coen has been married to her husband, Alvin, for 53 years. Yet every day that passes, she feels like she's losing the love of her...

'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

The board of HB Reads announced Friday that Luis Carlos Montalvan's "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved...

Lawsuit alleges bullying, sexual assault at Ocean View district school

The family of an autistic student has filed a lawsuit against the Ocean View School District and several other defendants, alleging he was...

Private school official says he embezzled $2 million

A former business manager for Huntington Beach's Pegasus School has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from the...

Coast College district sees budget increase for second year

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $243 million budget — about $5 million higher than...

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