Political Landscape: Local school boards choose leaders for 2020

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees has chosen its new leadership for 2020. From left are President Martha Fluor, Vice President Karen Yelsey and clerk Dana Black.
(Photos courtesy of Newport-Mesa Unified School District)

Board members in area school districts are selecting their new leaders for 2020 this month.

They are:

Newport-Mesa Unified: President Martha Fluor, Vice President Karen Yelsey, clerk Dana Black

Huntington Beach Union High: President Susan Henry, Vice President Michael Simons, clerk Bonnie Castrey, alternate clerk Diana Carey


Ocean View: President Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Vice President Patricia Singer, clerk Jack Souders

The Fountain Valley School District will reorganize its board Thursday and Laguna Beach Unified will do likewise Tuesday.

Gun-control advocates to hold vigil in Costa Mesa

The Orange County chapter of the gun-control advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will hold a vigil at Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa on Saturday to honor victims of gun violence.

Davis is at 1050 Arlington Drive. The vigil starts at 2 p.m. in the track and field area.

Moms Demand Action, leaders from the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council and others from Orange County will honor all those killed and affected by gun violence nationwide.


For more information about the event or to register to attend, visit

Saturday will mark the seventh anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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