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Kid’s Club at Marine Mammal Center

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, will offer Kid’s Club, an after-school program designed to increase children’s knowledge of marine life, beginning Sept. 25.

The club meets from 4 to 6 p.m. one Friday per month at the PMMC, and is open to children ages 8 through 12. The cost is $195 per child, and covers September through May sessions, and $175 for Seal Members.

For more information, visit or call (949) 494-3050.


Test scores rise in Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach Unified School District received the state Academic Performance Index and federal Adequate Yearly Progress scores Tuesday, and met all 26 AYP criteria for both participation and progress.

The Laguna schools scored a combined 78 points higher than in 2008, with Top of the World Elementary logging a score of more than 900 for the second consecutive year, Asst. Supt. Nancy Hubbell said.

“We have been analyzing student data for the past month and have clear pictures of what we need to continue doing because it was successful and where we need to focus improvement efforts this year," she said. “We hope to continue the upward trend."


‘Girls night out’ benefits club

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s 100 Women for Kids will host an exclusive “Girls Night Out" event for women from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the estate of Holly and Dave Wilson, 100 Rockledge.

All proceeds from the event will benefit after-school programs for children at the club, and will offer scholarships to those families hit hardest by the current economy.

This event will offer both a silent and live auction, fine food and drink, entertainment, and pampering.

The Club’s 100 Women for Kids is an auxiliary group of local women who volunteer their time and talents in support of the Laguna Beach Club.

“We are so appreciative of the Wilson family and these wonderful women for stepping up to make a difference for the kids in our community," Michelle Ray, development director for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach said. “The ‘100 Women for Kids’ group was excited to produce this exclusive event for local women to network with other women in their community and be treated to a fun evening."

Cost is $100 per person. There will be complimentary valet service and nearby public parking.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Michelle at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103 or e-mail


Adult English classes start Monday

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will offer “English as a Second Language" for adults from Monday through Jan. 30 at Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave.

Classes will be from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in Room 90.

This class is free. For further information or to register, call (949) 497-7700 ext. 210.