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October 14, 1999
-- Jessica Garrison ISSUE: District goals and priorities ACTION: Approved, 7-0 SUMMARY: District officials have been working for the last year to draft a long-term improvement plan for the district. Many of the goals they came up with, however, were somewhat lofty and so this fall, board members and district officials labored to find concrete ways to put those goals into place. They decided that some of the goals, such as reading and basic skills, are urgent.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | August 12, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Someday, Charlie Ramirez hopes to be a firefighter or police officer. That's a way in the future, though. Right now, the Costa Mesa resident is learning some other basic skills — like operating a cash register, counting change and, most importantly, saving money. Charlie, 13, is one of the youths participating in this year's Job Club, an annual summer program put on by the Westside community organization Mika. For six weeks in July and August, 12- and 13-year-olds learn the ropes of employment at a number of businesses around town, from tiny shops on the Balboa Peninsula to Vanguard University and the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
August 28, 2001
Steve Virgen THE CAMPUS - UC Irvine men's water polo coach Ted Newland will have you believe the Anteaters are all about feast or famine. Last year, UCI thrived on the experience of eight seniors, four of them starters, and finished ranked No. 4 in the country. But, this year, UCI will be starving for maturity and wins. Now that the seniors have departed and Jeff Powers -- last year as a junior he led UCI with 73 goals and was named first-team All-American and first-team All Mountain Pacific Sports Federation -- is redshirting the year, what will it take for the Anteaters to win games?
NEWS
October 9, 2000
Danette Goulet With the state putting heavy pressure this year on raising student test scores, teachers at several of Newport-Mesa's historically low-achieving schools joined forces to find success. Soaring student test scores at West Side schools can be attributed to a break from traditional teaching styles, administrators said. "I know what did it," Sharon Blakely, principal of Whittier Elementary School, said of the school's 73-point increase on the Academic Performance Index ranking.
NEWS
October 12, 1999
Jessica Garrison NEWPORT-MESA -- Making art, music and drama an integral part of the classroom. Eliminating racism across the district. Teaching all students to read and use computers. These and other lofty educational goals were taken up by board members last year as part of the district's first-ever Strategic Plan. Tonight, board members will vote on whether to approve programs large and small that will take those long-term, abstract goals and put them into action.
NEWS
By: Charles Rich | August 27, 2005
Believe it: The Glendale Community College women's volleyball team would like to become heavy hitters. It's a program that's struggled for many years, culminating in it being shut down in 2002 because the college's athletic department decided the team couldn't field a sufficient amount of players. Things have changed since. Granted, the Vaqueros haven't posted a winning record since the program resurrected. But, they appear to have followed through on their well-conceived plan to recruit from the local talent base.
NEWS
May 5, 2002
Deirdre Newman There comes a time in children's lives when they outgrow their parents' expertise. For some, it's math when they reach algebra; for others, it's science when they start performing complex chemical equations. For Julian Beach, it was chess. Julian, 11, started playing with his parents when he was 7. After a few years, though, he had progressed to the point where his father felt like he could not teach him anymore. So he brought Julian to the Orange County Chess Academy in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | March 2, 2007
Ahoy. Newport Harbor is experiencing many changes around the water's edge, and boaters might soon experience a major change in who can operate a vessel. Through the years, I have seen the harbor change from the days of water skiing in the Back Bay to a world-class boating mecca, and we need to keep evolving with boating and water access in the center of the radar. I find a few changes hard to watch, though, such as Pride of Newport, which is locally known as the former Reuben E. Lee and is soon to disappear.
NEWS
March 16, 2003
This week I got the chance to spend some time with an old friend and former Daily Pilot reporter that some of you may remember. Christopher Goffard was a reporter at the Daily Pilot from late 1996 until the spring of 1998. Today, he covers the courts in Tampa Bay for the St. Petersburg Times. He was in Orange County to visit with friends and family who still live in the area. We spent lunch talking over two plates of tasty crab, shrimp and spinach enchiladas at Taco Mesa, one of his favorite haunts while he was working for the Pilot, and caught up with each others lives.
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By Tom Ragan | February 24, 2010
California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of junior colleges across the state, predicting that next year’s enrollment will see a slight decrease after years of record-high student populations. At a time when the state unemployment rate is 12%, and more people are turning to community colleges, Scott urged the colleges to focus on retaining technical training courses, transfer courses that allow students to apply to four-year colleges and basic skills classes.
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BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | August 13, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Someday, Charlie Ramirez hopes to be a firefighter or police officer. That's a way in the future, though. Right now, the Costa Mesa resident is learning some other basic skills — like operating a cash register, counting change and, most importantly, saving money. Charlie, 13, is one of the youths participating in this year's Job Club, an annual summer program put on by the Westside community organization Mika. For six weeks in July and August, 12- and 13-year-olds learn the ropes of employment at a number of businesses around town, from tiny shops on the Balboa Peninsula to Vanguard University and the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | March 2, 2007
Ahoy. Newport Harbor is experiencing many changes around the water's edge, and boaters might soon experience a major change in who can operate a vessel. Through the years, I have seen the harbor change from the days of water skiing in the Back Bay to a world-class boating mecca, and we need to keep evolving with boating and water access in the center of the radar. I find a few changes hard to watch, though, such as Pride of Newport, which is locally known as the former Reuben E. Lee and is soon to disappear.
NEWS
By: Charles Rich | August 27, 2005
Believe it: The Glendale Community College women's volleyball team would like to become heavy hitters. It's a program that's struggled for many years, culminating in it being shut down in 2002 because the college's athletic department decided the team couldn't field a sufficient amount of players. Things have changed since. Granted, the Vaqueros haven't posted a winning record since the program resurrected. But, they appear to have followed through on their well-conceived plan to recruit from the local talent base.
NEWS
March 16, 2003
This week I got the chance to spend some time with an old friend and former Daily Pilot reporter that some of you may remember. Christopher Goffard was a reporter at the Daily Pilot from late 1996 until the spring of 1998. Today, he covers the courts in Tampa Bay for the St. Petersburg Times. He was in Orange County to visit with friends and family who still live in the area. We spent lunch talking over two plates of tasty crab, shrimp and spinach enchiladas at Taco Mesa, one of his favorite haunts while he was working for the Pilot, and caught up with each others lives.
NEWS
May 5, 2002
Deirdre Newman There comes a time in children's lives when they outgrow their parents' expertise. For some, it's math when they reach algebra; for others, it's science when they start performing complex chemical equations. For Julian Beach, it was chess. Julian, 11, started playing with his parents when he was 7. After a few years, though, he had progressed to the point where his father felt like he could not teach him anymore. So he brought Julian to the Orange County Chess Academy in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
August 28, 2001
Steve Virgen THE CAMPUS - UC Irvine men's water polo coach Ted Newland will have you believe the Anteaters are all about feast or famine. Last year, UCI thrived on the experience of eight seniors, four of them starters, and finished ranked No. 4 in the country. But, this year, UCI will be starving for maturity and wins. Now that the seniors have departed and Jeff Powers -- last year as a junior he led UCI with 73 goals and was named first-team All-American and first-team All Mountain Pacific Sports Federation -- is redshirting the year, what will it take for the Anteaters to win games?
NEWS
October 9, 2000
Danette Goulet With the state putting heavy pressure this year on raising student test scores, teachers at several of Newport-Mesa's historically low-achieving schools joined forces to find success. Soaring student test scores at West Side schools can be attributed to a break from traditional teaching styles, administrators said. "I know what did it," Sharon Blakely, principal of Whittier Elementary School, said of the school's 73-point increase on the Academic Performance Index ranking.
NEWS
October 14, 1999
-- Jessica Garrison ISSUE: District goals and priorities ACTION: Approved, 7-0 SUMMARY: District officials have been working for the last year to draft a long-term improvement plan for the district. Many of the goals they came up with, however, were somewhat lofty and so this fall, board members and district officials labored to find concrete ways to put those goals into place. They decided that some of the goals, such as reading and basic skills, are urgent.
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