Education

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at...

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

Old, young mix it up at Egg Paint

As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns.

'It's a precious open space'

'It's a precious open space'

The three nonprofit groups that oversee the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesa recently banded together to educate the public about the area's...

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District'...

Coming together for peace

Coming together for peace

Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine...

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Baby goats haven't exactly made a name for themselves as household pets, but for a group of local students, the fluffy little kids are...

City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized...

Dangers lurk in nature's beauty

Dangers lurk in nature's beauty

The Bolsa Chica wetlands is a haven for runners, hikers and nature lovers.

So you think you can dance?

So you think you can dance?

If Edward Van Ornum's father were given an option between attending a party or cutting off his hand, he'd probably ask, "Which hand?"

 Civil rights pioneer gives students a lesson in history

Civil rights pioneer gives students a lesson in history

A member of the Little Rock Nine fielded questions on the ongoing battle to end racism last week at a gathering of Huntington Beach middle...

Briefly in Education

Fountain Valley students are putting on their second TEDx event at 7 p.m. Friday at The Center at Founder's Village.

Passion for Wintersburg yields book

Passion for Wintersburg yields book

If someone asked Mary Urashima a decade ago about the history of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach, she probably wouldn't have had...

Author of 'Lessons from Little Rock' visiting

Author of 'Lessons from Little Rock' visiting

Terrence Roberts, author of “Lessons from Little Rock,” will be speaking and autographing his book at 7 p.m. Thursday in the...

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

A Huntington Beach parents organization has asked nationwide clothing retailer Tilly's to pull merchandise featuring images of marijuana...

Briefly in Education

The Huntington Beach Union High School District art show will take place from 8 to 5 p.m. Friday through April 7 at the District Office,...

Critical thinking is the norm at Hebrew Academy

Critical thinking is the norm at Hebrew Academy

As public school districts in Southern California begin to implement the Common Core State Standards in the classroom, one private school in...

Support (and empathy) for the kids

Support (and empathy) for the kids

Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.

Filling a black history void

Filling a black history void

Barbara Junious would tell her grandchildren stories of what it was like growing up as a young African American girl in Tennessee and as...

College president earns leadership award

Golden West College President Wes Bryan will be receiving the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award to recognize his leadership...

Putting instant gratification on pause

Putting instant gratification on pause

Though they live in the digital age of instant gratification where quicker is better, students from Sowers and Dwyer middle schools took two...

CCCD to add 23 full timers

In a move that optimistically signals the end of difficult budget years for higher education, Coast Community College District voted to...

Guest conductor leads Honor Band Concert

The Huntington Beach Union High School District presented its 29th annual Honor Band Concert on Feb. 6 in the auditorium at Huntington Beach...

The trek of their lives

The trek of their lives

They had no training in how to survive in the wilderness — they had never even gone camping — but that didn't stop Michael Ross,...

Getting 'Footloose' at Edison

Getting 'Footloose' at Edison

The cast of Edison High School's production of "Footloose" was hard at work on a recent Friday afternoon fine-tuning a beginning scene,...

Coast district to add 15 to faculty

After years of cost cutting and stagnant hiring, the Coast Community College District will hire 15 full-time faculty members in the next...

 Students really animated by computer class

Students really animated by computer class

Students use computers — and their imaginations — to bring to life pirates walking on ships, pumpkins talking, oranges getting...

Birders rely on sight and sound

Birders rely on sight and sound

The sound of twigs snapping and leaves rustling was in the air as Vic Leipzig and his team of bird watchers walked through a vegetated...

Coast district reviews draft reports

The Coast Community College District board is continuing to take steps to maintain the accreditation of its three colleges.

Competitive Strikers have a virtual ball

Competitive Strikers have a virtual ball

The Surf City Strikers are a force among Orange County bowling teams.

H.B. police talk to parents about Internet safety

Monitoring kids' online activities, becoming more familiar with the various social media platforms and smartphone applications, and...

A tasty way to raise school funds

The Fountain Valley Educational Foundation is hosting the Taste of Fountain Valley next month with sample foods from local restaurants, a...

History coming to life

History coming to life

The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in...

Groups plan combined effort to help even more

Groups plan combined effort to help even more

Volunteerism and selflessness do not come as a surprise to members of Huntington Beach's vast network of community groups and nonprofit...

Club allows students to find their voice

Misha Sibiglia and Rosanna Harshman have big dreams for their newly formed Huntington Beach High School student organization, HB Voices.

Third F.V. school nominated for state award

Courreges Elementary School was recently added to the list of Fountain Valley School District elementary schools nominated for a...

Blind but determined

Blind but determined

When Jake Olson isn't playing football and golf for his high school, he's often offering inspiration or promoting his new book on his life.

Girl Scouts think ahead with worm project

Girl Scouts think ahead with worm project

Fourteen Girl Scouts from Troop 1756 in Huntington Beach revisited their Girl Scout Bronze Award-winning project at Smith Elementary and...

Special achievement for a special Scout

Special achievement for a special Scout

After nearly 10 years as a Boy Scout, Chad Dominguez stood in front of more than 200 people on Sunday to receive the highest rank in...

Ocean View suing Rainbow waste management

The Ocean View School District has filed a lawsuit alleging that a Huntington Beach waste-management facility is a threat to the health of...

Arraignment for district employee continued

The arraignment for a Huntington Beach City School District maintenance painter accused of possessing and distributing child pornography was...

Schools, city revisit plans for LeBard Park

The Huntington Beach City School District and the City Council on Monday discussed plans to construct homes near LeBard Park off...

Bullying takes center stage

Bullying takes center stage

Bullying can take on many forms: a boy from the high school football team humiliating an unpopular girl or an over-controlling student...

Hawes students ready to shine at Bella Terra

Hawes students ready to shine at Bella Terra

The Hawes Elementary School choir is set to spread some holiday cheer in Huntington Beach.

Coast brings back intersession classes

For the first time in four years, the Coast Community College District will host winter intersession classes and expand spring course...

College district hires negotiator

Coast Community College District trustees voted this week to hire a professional negotiator to take charge of ongoing contract discussions...

Hero of Hanukkah touches down at school

Hero of Hanukkah touches down at school

The kids at the Hebrew Academy of Huntington Beach could barely contain their excitement Tuesday as a sword- and shield-wielding Judah...

Boats and homes to light up harbor

Boats and homes to light up harbor

The Huntington Harbour Boat Parade and Cruise of Lights started with a group of residents trying to raise a few dollars for local student...

Store's donation saves Thanksgiving dinner

Store's donation saves Thanksgiving dinner

As students in Marina High School's Endeavors program sat down to a turkey feast on Friday, they gave thanks for family, friends and a...

Good deeds shared during Mitzvah Day

Good deeds shared during Mitzvah Day

Students of the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach presented their mitzvahs, or good deeds, to family and the public during the third annual...

Students draw memories for orphans

Students draw memories for orphans

With just a pencil in hand, Nancy McClanahan, a 17-year-old senior at Valley Vista High School in Fountain Valley, worked diligently to...

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