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  • Community Commentary: Balancing the books for students

    Higher education is undergoing tremendous financial pressure due to the dismal state of California's budget. Colleges are being forced to increase tuition, and at the same time, they are offering decreased services. While tuition increases and fee hikes...
  • A foot in the college door

    Juan Valenzuela didn't have a mentor or parents with enough knowledge to answer questions about college, financial aid or his best options for a higher education after high school. Although the first-generation Mexican American student always planned...
  • Greer's OC: Coffee bar Theorem now open

    Once again, Jeff and Christa Duggan, the husband and wife team behind Portola Coffee Lab at OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, are bringing Orange County a new coffee experience unlike anything we've had before: a dedicated slow bar to explore the wonders of...
  • Around Town: Volunteer honored for generosity with time

    The Alzheimer's Family Services Center board member and volunteer Mary Lou Shattuck has been honored with the Orange County Community Foundation's Philanthropy Award. Along with the recognition, Shattuck received a $500 grant for the nonprofit...
  • Stuff yourself for scholars

    Everybody loves unlimited food and drinks, or at least that is the idea behind Golden West College's yearly fundraising event. The Huntington Beach community college is hosting Chefs for Scholarships, an all-you-can eat sample of Huntington Beach's...
  • City Lights: Sailing through program to teach

    Robyn Monroe considers sailing a character-developing activity for kids, one that encourages teamwork, courage and responsibility. And she can provide at least two examples. The first is a boy, about 9 or 10, who attended the Huntington Beach Sailing...
  • Local students in line for National Merit Scholarships

    Students from local high schools are among thousands of semifinalists in the running for prestigious National Merit Scholarships. Out of 16,000 semifinalists, 143 students from Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach...
  • 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 Scholarship winners in the organization's second round of announcements for the year. The awards, announced Tuesday,...
  • National Merit Scholars announced

    Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as part of the organization's third round of scholarships for the year. The awards, announced Monday, will provide...
  • Coast College District considers layoffs

    The Coast Community College District this week will consider laying off dozens of full-time employees as it pulls back from running a career center in Irvine. Some of those termination notices will probably be rescinded by May while others remain in...
  • College board refuses to draft labor agreement

    The Coast Community College District on Wedensday shot down a request to draft an agreement that would pre-negotiate hiring terms with local unions for almost $700 million in construction projects. The idea has split the Board of Trustees and drawn...
  • College district may ban smoking on campus

    College district may ban smoking on campus
    The Coast Community College District is seeking feedback from students and faculty at its three campuses before considering a districtwide smoking ban. The proposed ban, which the board plans to vote on in the spring, would affect Coast's three colleges...