SchoolPower named in trust

At SchoolPower’s trustee meeting Feb. 22, retired teachers David and Jacquelyn Walker were honored for their commitment to leave up to $75,000 in their estate for the SchoolPower Endowment Foundation.

The pair had attended a seminar about planned giving, presented by Peter Kote of the foundation, and decided to include SchoolPower as a benefactor of their estate.

SchoolPower President Tom Addis noted that more than 12,000 students were taught by the pair, who are one of the first families who have stepped forward to name SchoolPower in their trust.


Boys & Girls’ Club offers hip-hop class

The Boys & Girls’ Clubs of Laguna Beach Main Branch now offers a weekly kids hip-hop class, taught by dance professional Mia Alicea.

Alicea, who has taught for more than 20 years in such places as New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, offers classes to club members every Wednesday, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. A program fee of $40 per month is required.

For more information or details on attending a free trial class, call the Boys & Girls’ Clubs of Laguna Beach Main Branch at (949) 494-2535.


El Morro Jog-a-thon seeks sponsors

The El Morro PTA is seeking businesses to sponsor this year’s El Morro Elementary School Jog-a-thon, to be held March 23.

Sponsors will receive publicity, including a banner on South Coast Highway, newspaper and Wave newsletter advertising, individual banners at the event and other benefits, depending on Silver ($300), Gold ($500) or Platinum ($1,000) sponsorship levels.

The sponsorship deadline is Feb. 23; for more information, contact Jog-a-thon chair Robin Rounaghi at (949) 499-4059 or e-mail

Hospital to display LCAD paintings

Six Laguna College of Art & Design students have been selected to display paintings in the lobby of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills during February to commemorate American Heart Month.

The paintings, by students and alumni Philip Womack, Lindsey Jaggers, Daina Mattis, Shay Bredimus, Errol Silverstein and Noah Thomas, will be unveiled at a ceremony today at 1 p.m. and will be displayed throughout the month; several of the pieces will be selected to become part of the heart center’s permanent collection.

Exchange student host families sought


World Heritage is seeking host families for high schoolexchange students.

Each student is fully insured, brings their own personal spending money and is expected to bear their share of household responsibilities.

For more information, call Bodil Dencker at (949) 310-5612 or visit

Harman announces Senate fellowships

State Sen. Tom Harman announced that applications are now available for the 2007-08 Senate Fellows Program.

The program provides the opportunity for college graduates to become full-time senate staff members at the state capitol for 11 months, starting this October. Fellows are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a senator and also participate in academic seminars. A five-week orientation at the beginning of the program provides background on state government, the legislative process and major policy issues.

Fellows are provided a stipend of $1,972 per month and health, vision and dental benefits. They earn 12 units of graduate credit from Sacramento State University.

Applicants must be at least 20 years old and a graduate of a four-year college or university by Sept. 1, 2007. There is no preferred major; those with advanced degrees or who are midcareer are also encouraged to apply.


Applications are available at or may be requested from Senator Harman’s office at 950 S. Coast Drive, Suite 240, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 or by calling the program office at (916) 278-7693. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Spenser Nunes makes Dean’s List

Spenser Allen Nunes of Laguna Beach has made the fall 2006 dean’s list at South Dakota State University.

Nunes is registered in the university’s College of Arts & Science, and was required to complete at least 12 units and have earned a 3.5 grade point average.