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October 29, 2008
Those interested in the details of a proposed magnet school at Davis Elementary have been asked to attend one of four focus groups over the next couple of weeks. There will be groups at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Nov. 10, and at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12., all at Davis Elementary School, 1050 Arlington Drive. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education has held two study sessions on a proposed magnet school at Davis, which would change over for the 2009-10 school year.
By Brianna Bailey | January 27, 2010
State officials have fined Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian after a patient, who was wheeled into an MRI machine on a metal gurney, was sucked into a giant magnet, crushing her leg, the California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. Hoag will have to pay a $50,000 penalty after state health officials found the hospital failed to protect the health and safety of the patient, state public health officials said. “We have conducted a full internal investigation and review of the relevant policies and procedures, and have added additional redundant measures to prevent future occurrences,” Hoag Chief Executive Richard Afable said in a written statement.
By Michael Alexander | October 21, 2008
Would you rather have your fourth-grader go to a school that teaches robotics, has wireless Internet, a broadcast TV station, smart boards and electronic slates, and even a “Wii Lab?” Or would you prefer a black box theater, opera club, art gallery, script-writing classes, honors choir and Mac iBooks for every student fourth grade and above? The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board met Tuesday in a study session, and members appeared to agree on the top choices for Davis Elementary School, which they aim to turn into a magnet next year: either a Creative Arts/Visual Arts and Performing Arts school, or a school with a Science/Technology/Math theme.
September 13, 2001
Ever place an object such as a companion or book on top of the car only to drive away and have it fly off? Well, just like everything else it seems, someone has come up with an easy solution. In this case, it's the lostmycup kit, which includes a super magnet of some sort. About the size of a nickel, it is the strongest magnet relative to its size, or 90% stronger than the typical refrigerator magnets. It sounds as if it can really come in handy.
By Britney Barnes | November 9, 2012
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is exploring the idea of creating two flagship programs where students can focus on a specific interest, such as art or technology, in each high school zone, starting with Estancia. The district is asking for the community's opinions on creating signature academic and arts programs at each of the eight schools in the Estancia zone. The district will also hold bilingual community input meetings in the Costa Mesa, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar zones.
By Michael Alexander | December 9, 2008
Holiday cheer accompanied the annual changeover in leadership at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, as members presented outgoing board President Martha Fluor with gifts: a portable desk, an alarm clock (Fluor isn’t reputed to be a morning person) and gift cards to Starbucks and South Coast Plaza. Though board members all kept their spots this year, their positions shifted. Having had her turn, Fluor went back to being a regular board member, though she has a new job ahead as vice president of the California School Boards Assn.
October 14, 2001
Deepa Bharath "You're so pretty. How do you look so pretty?" Elphie Seare petted Carolina's soft and well-groomed mane, gracefully decorated with little pink bows and ribbons. The miniature horse, born and bred in North Carolina, traveled cross-country to join other furry friends at Create a Smile, a group that provides therapy through animals. On a recent afternoon, the 2-year-old filly was humoring residents at Newport Plaza, a retirement community in Newport Beach.
March 24, 2009
The new math- and science-focused Davis magnet school has a new principal. Kevin Rafferty will start his new job April 13. Rafferty, who worked at the Capistrano Unified School District, was the principal of Chaparral Elementary School in Ladera Ranch since 2001. “It is my goal to help make Davis the finest science, math and technology magnet school in the United States,” Rafferty said as he was appointed at the Newport-Mesa school board meeting Tuesday. Next month, Rafferty will begin hiring teachers and establishing the school before it opens in September.
By SUSANNE PEREZ | January 20, 2006
Casanova, the legendary lover and seducer, has been portrayed many times and many ways in the movies. Now director Lasse Halstrom ("Chocolat") has Heath Ledger wearing the puffy shirt in his lavish version of "Casanova," set in 1753 Venice. It's an old-fashioned farce, featuring more bodice heaving than bodice ripping. The opening scene has Casanova fleeing rooftops after he has made himself well acquainted with some nuns. He is captured by Vatican Inquisitors, who would like nothing better than to hang him for his wild ways.
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