Education

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...

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...

School official's complaint claims possible risk of asbestos removal

Saying “staff and children could be at risk,” an Ocean View School District board member has filed an official complaint with...

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...

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