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By Crissy Brooks | March 8, 2012
One night last week when I arrived home there was no parking. Although a common occurrence in our neighborhood, it was especially frustrating because the space between my roommate's car and my neighbor's was almost big enough for my car, but not quite. If either had just been a foot or two forward it would have fit. But it didn't, and it was too late to wake people up to play musical cars, like we often do. So I did what any reasonable person would do late at night with nowhere to park: I parked my car straight into the space instead of parallel.
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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | December 2, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Rex Hudler, the former commentator for the Angels, plans to speak to nearly 100 high school boys at a church in Newport Beach this weekend. The ninth- to 12th-graders are part of the three-year-old Newport Beach/Costa Mesa Beach City Services League. The mission is to promote community service and teach real-life skills to help those in need, said Annie Quinn, whose son, Conner, 16, is part of the group. Hudler, "the Wonder Dog" to Angel fans, will address the league at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
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April 10, 2007
The Daily Pilot asked students at Ensign Intermediate School, "What's the most valuable thing you've learned in Life Skills class?" "How to handle money." -- Erin Kincaid, 13, Costa Mesa "Probably how to handle peer pressure and bullying." -- Christina Young, 12, Newport Beach "Probably financing — how to manage your money. I wasn't very good with money before." -- Alex Maher, 12, Costa Mesa "The pressure of media and how not to follow it." -- Paisley Muller, 13, Newport Beach "Probably money, because I spend too much, and I need to save it more."
NEWS
January 29, 2004
INSIDE THE DISTRICT Here are some decisions coming out of Tuesday's Newport-Mesa Unified School District meeting. REVISION TO STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY The board considered changes to Policy 4210, which relates to general student conduct. WHAT IT MEANS This policy relates to suspension, expulsion, involuntary transfer to continuation school and exclusion. In a series of study sessions, the board has been reviewing the policy, which defines causes for student discipline.
NEWS
February 10, 2004
ON THE AGENDA Here are some of the items the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees will be discussing tonight. STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY REVISION The board will consider changes to its 4210 Policy, which relates to general student conduct. The changes would apply to summer school violations. WHAT TO EXPECT This policy relates to suspension, expulsion, involuntary transfer to continuation school and exclusion. In a series of study sessions, the board has been reviewing the policy, which defines causes for student discipline.
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By Michael Miller | April 10, 2007
Earlier this year, Barbara Wagner asked her students at Ensign Intermediate School to make lists of all the people in their lives who put pressure on them — and then to determine whether that pressure was positive or negative. It didn't take long for her to see a trend. Her students, jotting down ways that their friends influenced them — or tried to influence them — came up with smoking, cliques, drug usage and other pitfalls of being hip. Compared to the list for teachers and parents, who pressured students to rise early and work hard, the evidence looked pretty grim.
SPORTS
February 13, 2009
Lindsay Nieto The 15th Annual Golfer's Classic will be held at the Santa Ana Country Club on May 4, and it promises to be even more fantastic than before! Please join us as a sponsor or underwriter, as this will enable us to care for the amazing boys and girls we serve by providing safe and loving homes, guidance, college preparatory education, and scholarships. "Boys Hope Girls Hope" seeks out under-served and overlooked children who are most likely to fall prey to drugs, abuse, violence, teen pregnancy and despair, and offers them HOPE: Homes, Opportunities, Positive Parenting and Education.
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By James. P. Gray | July 9, 2011
A few years ago, a woman named Susan Russo, who was serving a life sentence without possibility of parole at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, Calif., sent a letter to attorney Laurel Kaufer, saying that their prison environment was filled with conflict and violence, and there was a dire need and desire for change. Could Ms. Kaufer help? The answer was yes. In response, Ms. Kaufer and her colleague, attorney Douglas E. Noll, established a peace mediation program at that prison, initially with 15 inmates as students, and it has been successful.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | September 22, 2012
Phillip Blake, 20, grew up in the foster care system. As he got older, he said, he obtained a criminal record and rarely went to school. Because of his record, he also had difficulty passing background checks for jobs. Blake said his life changed when he met Irvine couple Jeff and Lisa Myers. Because of them, Blake said he was able to find a full-time job, go to school and have a stable environment to live in. The Myers run Regenesis Rising, a nonprofit whose mission is to help those who have "aged-out" of the foster care system.
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By Brittany Woolsey | September 22, 2012
Phillip Blake, 20, grew up in the foster care system. As he got older, he said, he obtained a criminal record and rarely went to school. Because of his record, he also had difficulty passing background checks for jobs. Blake said his life changed when he met Irvine couple Jeff and Lisa Myers. Because of them, Blake said he was able to find a full-time job, go to school and have a stable environment to live in. The Myers run Regenesis Rising, a nonprofit whose mission is to help those who have "aged-out" of the foster care system.
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NEWS
By Britney Barnes | March 16, 2012
While the ingredients list for a garden only has three items - soil, seeds and water - putting one together isn't so simple. To start, measure the perimeter of each planter to calculate how much wood is needed. Then research when to plant and how to grow organically. Building a garden brings real life to the classroom, teachers say. "It gets back to the real purpose of education: tying the real world to their world," said fifth-and sixth-grade combo teacher Valerie Davisson.
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By Crissy Brooks | March 8, 2012
One night last week when I arrived home there was no parking. Although a common occurrence in our neighborhood, it was especially frustrating because the space between my roommate's car and my neighbor's was almost big enough for my car, but not quite. If either had just been a foot or two forward it would have fit. But it didn't, and it was too late to wake people up to play musical cars, like we often do. So I did what any reasonable person would do late at night with nowhere to park: I parked my car straight into the space instead of parallel.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 7, 2012
There's a part of a mission statement for a local youth basketball club that reads: OC Vision Basketball is dedicated to offering each member in our program the unique opportunity to enhance and build their talents, character, and confidence through motivation, dedication, self-discipline and commitment. As for leadership, Darius Durham provides the unique opportunity. He can speak from experience. At 50 his voice is treasured for this different basketball club based in Newport Coast.
NEWS
By James. P. Gray | July 9, 2011
A few years ago, a woman named Susan Russo, who was serving a life sentence without possibility of parole at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, Calif., sent a letter to attorney Laurel Kaufer, saying that their prison environment was filled with conflict and violence, and there was a dire need and desire for change. Could Ms. Kaufer help? The answer was yes. In response, Ms. Kaufer and her colleague, attorney Douglas E. Noll, established a peace mediation program at that prison, initially with 15 inmates as students, and it has been successful.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | December 2, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Rex Hudler, the former commentator for the Angels, plans to speak to nearly 100 high school boys at a church in Newport Beach this weekend. The ninth- to 12th-graders are part of the three-year-old Newport Beach/Costa Mesa Beach City Services League. The mission is to promote community service and teach real-life skills to help those in need, said Annie Quinn, whose son, Conner, 16, is part of the group. Hudler, "the Wonder Dog" to Angel fans, will address the league at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
SPORTS
February 13, 2009
Lindsay Nieto The 15th Annual Golfer's Classic will be held at the Santa Ana Country Club on May 4, and it promises to be even more fantastic than before! Please join us as a sponsor or underwriter, as this will enable us to care for the amazing boys and girls we serve by providing safe and loving homes, guidance, college preparatory education, and scholarships. "Boys Hope Girls Hope" seeks out under-served and overlooked children who are most likely to fall prey to drugs, abuse, violence, teen pregnancy and despair, and offers them HOPE: Homes, Opportunities, Positive Parenting and Education.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 10, 2007
Earlier this year, Barbara Wagner asked her students at Ensign Intermediate School to make lists of all the people in their lives who put pressure on them — and then to determine whether that pressure was positive or negative. It didn't take long for her to see a trend. Her students, jotting down ways that their friends influenced them — or tried to influence them — came up with smoking, cliques, drug usage and other pitfalls of being hip. Compared to the list for teachers and parents, who pressured students to rise early and work hard, the evidence looked pretty grim.
NEWS
April 10, 2007
The Daily Pilot asked students at Ensign Intermediate School, "What's the most valuable thing you've learned in Life Skills class?" "How to handle money." -- Erin Kincaid, 13, Costa Mesa "Probably how to handle peer pressure and bullying." -- Christina Young, 12, Newport Beach "Probably financing — how to manage your money. I wasn't very good with money before." -- Alex Maher, 12, Costa Mesa "The pressure of media and how not to follow it." -- Paisley Muller, 13, Newport Beach "Probably money, because I spend too much, and I need to save it more."
NEWS
February 10, 2004
ON THE AGENDA Here are some of the items the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees will be discussing tonight. STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY REVISION The board will consider changes to its 4210 Policy, which relates to general student conduct. The changes would apply to summer school violations. WHAT TO EXPECT This policy relates to suspension, expulsion, involuntary transfer to continuation school and exclusion. In a series of study sessions, the board has been reviewing the policy, which defines causes for student discipline.
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