Education

'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...

Smiles, tears, excitement as kindergartners begin 'long journey'

Smiles, tears, excitement as kindergartners begin 'long journey'

The only people on the quiet Hawes Elementary School campus at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday were Principal Julie Jennings and her teachers, eagerly...

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

Community college gets accreditation warning

Golden West College must address concerns related to academic success and financial planning in order to remain an accredited community...

OCC closer to complying with accreditation requirements

Orange Coast College is no longer at risk of immediately losing its accreditation, officials announced Thursday afternoon.

O.C. students get SELF help for legal careers

The young woman was hunkered down at a small corner desk in a back office filled with stacked boxes.

Fundraiser to support wetlands education

The Amigos de Bolsa Chica is hosting its annual brunch fundraiser Sunday to support efforts to educate the public on the wetlands.

Wintersburg makes the endangered list

Wintersburg makes the endangered list

Efforts to save the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach took a big step forward this month when it was designated one of the most...

Hebrew Academy goes completely solar

The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach looked to the sun to find the inspiration for melding technology, environmental interests and...

Ocean View graduate credits El Viento program for her success

Ocean View graduate credits El Viento program for her success

Recent high school graduate Sara Ramirez said her eyes and options are wide open thanks to an academic program she's been in for nine years.

Bolsa Chica rezoning dead for now

Minutes after California Coastal Commission staff recommended denying a request to rezone part of the Bolsa Chica mesa for residential use,...

Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics

Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics

Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their...

Library displays historic pictures to remind people of bygone era

Library displays historic pictures to remind people of bygone era

Gone are the days when Huntington Beach residents could walk past the metal arches that once connected the four corners of Main Street and...

Relay for Life takes defiant stand against cancer

After losing her mother to colon cancer about four years ago, Golboo Davari needed to do something thing to help her cope with the loss...

More Merit Scholarship winners announced

A dozen students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among nearly 2,500 National Merit...

High school club's focus: cancer awareness

High school club's focus: cancer awareness

Huntington Beach High School's American Cancer Society Club wants people's hair, money and attention.

OCC grads get their certificates

OCC grads get their certificates

More than 2,500 students earned associate degrees and certificates from Orange Coast College during the school's 66th...

Youths from intervention program tour Angel Stadium

Youths from intervention program tour Angel Stadium

Community Service Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling and support to struggling Orange County families, gave...

F.V. superintendent announces his retirement

Fountain Valley School District Supt. Marc Ecker announced late Thursday that he is retiring at the end of 2014.

Endangered bird species mating in Bolsa Chica

Endangered bird species mating in Bolsa Chica

Local bird photographer Steve Smith walked around the southern entrance of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, hoping to get another glimpse...

Moreno keeps seat on state trustee board

Moreno keeps seat on state trustee board

Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno was re-elected this week to a policymaking board that represents all 72 California...

F.V. schools recognized by state as Distinguished Schools

Three Fountain Valley School District elementary schools were named 2014 California Distinguished Schools last week.

Ol' Fishin' Hole reels in the fun in H.B.

Ol' Fishin' Hole reels in the fun in H.B.

At the rate he was going, Ryan Zeppenfeldt was going to need a bigger boat, or at least a bigger bag, to carry all the fish he was catching.

LeBard school site to have 15 homes

The city of Huntington Beach has entered into an agreement that will limit the number of single-family homes planned for the former LeBard...

Huntington Beach High schoolers declare colleges of choice in ceremony

Huntington Beach High schoolers declare colleges of choice in ceremony

Members of the Huntington Beach High School graduating class of 2014 took a step toward higher education by declaring in a ceremony which...

Pegasus students shine at debate

Pegasus students shine at debate

Twelve Pegasus School students tested their debate skills against the nation's best during the Middle School Public Debate Program...

 Equestrian center provides therapy

Equestrian center provides therapy

With arms outstretched and a smile on her face, 10-year-old Julia Kelly focused on staying in the saddle atop Kattie, a horse she was riding...

Marina High focuses on sports injuries with event

With student athletes participating in a variety of sports year-round and working tirelessly to earn scholarships, Marina High School...

Webcam helps monitor area birds

Constant chirping from dozens of birds might get on some people's nerves, but the noise is music to science teacher Jayson Ruth's ears.

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.

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...

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...

'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...

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?"

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...

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.

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...

 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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