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July 30, 2009
Following severe budget cuts and its site closure, the Huntington Beach Adult School will meet for the next few years at various Huntington Beach Union High School District campuses. The school’s Computer Training Center will be at Ocean View High. English as a Second Language will be at Westminster High, as well as Oak View Elementary. Westminster will also be the location of the Medical Office Assistant training program. The High School Diploma/GED program, including classes for high school students and monthly GED exams, will be at Marina High.
NEWS
June 23, 2005
The class of 2005 began its freshman year in the cloud of the events of Sept.11, 2001. In the four years since, they have seen the re-election of an American president, a papal conclave and the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. The young men and women of Huntington Beach, Marina, Edison and Ocean View high schools are now ready to take the next step. For some graduates, it is attending college across the country; others plan to jump directly into the work force.
NEWS
August 31, 2010
Name: Shawn Roselius Age: 18 Birthplace: Anaheim How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 15 years Occupation: student Education: high school diploma Previously elected or appointed positions: no answer Community organizations you belong to: no answer What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now? the Poseidon Desalination Plant, balancing the budget and protecting our open spaces   What is one decision in the last year the City Council got right and why would you have supported it?
NEWS
March 20, 2003
Coral Wilson Huntington Beach Adult School has been vital to the lives of thousands, but it is not considered essential by state officials who have targeted adult schools for upcoming budget cuts. Gov. Gray Davis has proposed a 12% cut that could be made to adult schools across the state. Of the eight preliminary lay-off notices sent out last week by the Huntington Beach Union High School District, one was sent to a counselor at the adult school and another went to an electives teacher at Coast High School, an independent study program for high school students, said Doris Longmead, principal of both schools.
FEATURES
January 28, 2010
The long fingers of the budget cuts have affected the Huntington Beach Adult School, causing administrators to slash its main advertising source and hike fees. The changes have some educators worried enrollment won’t cut it this semester. The school had to stop mailing out its full class schedule and switch to a more inexpensive newsletter, paring down its information to the class title and dates. The school also had to start charging for classes that were once free and raise the prices of other classes from about $20 to $50 or $70, said Assistant Principal Cathy McGough.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG and LOU MURRAY | May 11, 2006
It's a sight that's all too common on the nightly TV news: Sidewalk memorials to our fallen youth, kids who have been shot or stabbed. The burning votive candles and bunches of flowers are a gathering point for tearful friends and relatives who write messages to the deceased on posters. Usually the memorials are for strangers, for someone else's child. Last week, a street memorial grew in a nice neighborhood in Anaheim Hills. This time it wasn't for a stranger. It was for one of my students, a young man named Pedro Torres.
NEWS
August 26, 2010
Name: Patrick "Pat" Tucker Age: 46 Birthplace: Philadelphia How long have you lived in Fountain Valley? 16 years Occupation: sales and operations manager of 20 tire stores Education: high school diploma Previously elected or appointed positions: Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board Ways & Means and Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board second vice president Community organizations you belong to: proud supporter of Tip-A –Cop, Taste of Fountain Valley, Kiwanis Club Poker Tournament and Summerfest.
NEWS
March 29, 2001
Angelique Flores Four years ago, Diana Rojas-Banes knew little English. She had just arrived in Huntington Beach from Costa Rica and not speaking or reading English kept the 21-year-old from doing the basics such as taking the driving test, grocery shopping and using an ATM machine. Having to rely on her husband for almost everything, Rojas-Banes felt a loss of independence and as a result, a loss of self-confidence. "It was just hard and kind of intimidating sometimes," she remembered.
NEWS
November 4, 1999
This week we'll look at a man who in his lifetime accomplished much, from working for a famous director in Hollywood, to working as a rough and tumble seaman aboard a freighter, to being president of our Chamber of Commerce. While talking to Ann Minnie of the chamber, I was able to piece together the life story of world adventurer Berrell Ries. Berrell Roberts Ries was born July 29, 1900, in Merchantville, N.J. His father was a town merchant, his mother a registered nurse.
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By Rod Kunishige | February 11, 2009
The issue is the education of our kids, for nearly 30% of them have failed grade-level tests. Here is how I see it. We rank 48th in the nation while spending more than $11,800 per year for each K-12 child (one of the highest of all 50 states). Meanwhile, private schools generally charge less than those in our district and have scores one or two grades above grade level. Continuous increases of funds for many decades have not returned performance at the classroom at sufficient levels.
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August 31, 2010
Name: Shawn Roselius Age: 18 Birthplace: Anaheim How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 15 years Occupation: student Education: high school diploma Previously elected or appointed positions: no answer Community organizations you belong to: no answer What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now? the Poseidon Desalination Plant, balancing the budget and protecting our open spaces   What is one decision in the last year the City Council got right and why would you have supported it?
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August 26, 2010
Name: Patrick "Pat" Tucker Age: 46 Birthplace: Philadelphia How long have you lived in Fountain Valley? 16 years Occupation: sales and operations manager of 20 tire stores Education: high school diploma Previously elected or appointed positions: Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board Ways & Means and Fountain Valley High School Baseball Board second vice president Community organizations you belong to: proud supporter of Tip-A –Cop, Taste of Fountain Valley, Kiwanis Club Poker Tournament and Summerfest.
FEATURES
January 28, 2010
The long fingers of the budget cuts have affected the Huntington Beach Adult School, causing administrators to slash its main advertising source and hike fees. The changes have some educators worried enrollment won’t cut it this semester. The school had to stop mailing out its full class schedule and switch to a more inexpensive newsletter, paring down its information to the class title and dates. The school also had to start charging for classes that were once free and raise the prices of other classes from about $20 to $50 or $70, said Assistant Principal Cathy McGough.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | August 5, 2009
Coming up to the day she had been waiting for, 21-year-old Michelle Harrison didn’t realize what a big deal it was until she received a text message telling her how proud her father was of her. After living on the streets in Costa Mesa, becoming addicted to drugs and going in and out of jail, Harrison graduated from the Orange County Conservation Corps on Friday with a high school diploma, a job, money for college and two years of sobriety...
FEATURES
July 30, 2009
Following severe budget cuts and its site closure, the Huntington Beach Adult School will meet for the next few years at various Huntington Beach Union High School District campuses. The school’s Computer Training Center will be at Ocean View High. English as a Second Language will be at Westminster High, as well as Oak View Elementary. Westminster will also be the location of the Medical Office Assistant training program. The High School Diploma/GED program, including classes for high school students and monthly GED exams, will be at Marina High.
NEWS
By Rod Kunishige | February 11, 2009
The issue is the education of our kids, for nearly 30% of them have failed grade-level tests. Here is how I see it. We rank 48th in the nation while spending more than $11,800 per year for each K-12 child (one of the highest of all 50 states). Meanwhile, private schools generally charge less than those in our district and have scores one or two grades above grade level. Continuous increases of funds for many decades have not returned performance at the classroom at sufficient levels.
FEATURES
By Jack Salisbury | August 6, 2008
All in all, it was a typical high school graduation — constant applause, emotional overtones and camera flashes in full force. What wasn’t typical about Friday’s commencement of 15 Orange County Conservation Corps members? The graduates and the stories they had to tell. A number came from broken homes, several dealt with drug addiction, and half of them are raising children of their own. During the ceremony at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim, however, the graduates officially put their pasts behind them, trading them in for a more promising future.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG and LOU MURRAY | May 11, 2006
It's a sight that's all too common on the nightly TV news: Sidewalk memorials to our fallen youth, kids who have been shot or stabbed. The burning votive candles and bunches of flowers are a gathering point for tearful friends and relatives who write messages to the deceased on posters. Usually the memorials are for strangers, for someone else's child. Last week, a street memorial grew in a nice neighborhood in Anaheim Hills. This time it wasn't for a stranger. It was for one of my students, a young man named Pedro Torres.
NEWS
June 23, 2005
The class of 2005 began its freshman year in the cloud of the events of Sept.11, 2001. In the four years since, they have seen the re-election of an American president, a papal conclave and the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. The young men and women of Huntington Beach, Marina, Edison and Ocean View high schools are now ready to take the next step. For some graduates, it is attending college across the country; others plan to jump directly into the work force.
NEWS
March 20, 2003
Coral Wilson Huntington Beach Adult School has been vital to the lives of thousands, but it is not considered essential by state officials who have targeted adult schools for upcoming budget cuts. Gov. Gray Davis has proposed a 12% cut that could be made to adult schools across the state. Of the eight preliminary lay-off notices sent out last week by the Huntington Beach Union High School District, one was sent to a counselor at the adult school and another went to an electives teacher at Coast High School, an independent study program for high school students, said Doris Longmead, principal of both schools.
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