As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout our country, parents, educators, and students are hoping to go back to school. But, under these conditions, it may be mandatory for students to get the Covid19 vaccine. According to EducationWeek, lawmakers are still deciding whether to let their families choose to get the vaccine or not due..
47-year old Ronald Michael Barrera, owner of the Westend Bar (located on 19th Street in Costa Mesa), was arrested for violating business restrictions regarding COVID-19. According to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Westend Bar operated during curfew hours (between 10 p.m and 5 a.m.). Barrera was charged with a misdemeanor count for disobeying safety rules during..
With the new vaccine distribution center at Disneyland and COVID case numbers rapidly increasing, Orange County residents were quick to book appointments. Due to the huge demand, city officials have proposed to use the OC Fairgrounds at a vaccine distribution site. It has neither been confirmed nor denied yet but no other announcement of a..
At the start of the pandemic, AP News reported that public health officials were worried that the virus would have a devastating effect on the homeless and those who have chronic health issues. Health officials hurried to move people into hotel rooms, thinning out crowded shelters, and transferring tents to sanctioned outdoor camps in specific..
On November 19th, 2018, OC Sheriff's Deputy Angelina Cortez received news about a robbery in San Clemente. A man was commiting a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store. No sources (so far) have confirmed the suspect's name, but the robber was said to be in search of wine and batteries. 41-year old Angelina Cortez and..
On December 6, 2020, an autistic 12 year-old Filipino boy was hit and killed by Richard Lavalle, 59. Lavallle, in the wrong lane after running a stop sign, struck 12-year old Noel Bascon, who was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk. The impact launched the boy several feet away from the pick-up truck. Passersby and..
Many residents have been affected by Covid-19. Luckily, many of these residents could soon be receiving thousands of dollars to help them with their needs, with cities like Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Santa Ana all pitching in. Earlier this week, City Council members voted 6-0 to approve agreements with Mercy House Living Centers and Serving..
The school year is finally on a role as summer comes to a close. Although the weather lingers, education around the district is in full motion. With that, we have the opportunity to get to know our newest staff members around CMHS. One of those members is none other than Dr. Eugene Kwong, CMMS’s new..
Manuel Chavez, Costa Mesa City Council Member When we think of Costa Mesa as residents, our minds immediately travel to the moderate weather and temperatures, huge, fun-filled events, multiple places to hang out and chill when stress at home catches up to you, close-proximity beaches, the view of mountains in the far distance, and more...
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Teachers of the Year Ms. Tamara Fairbanks Ms. Fairbanks is a music teacher at Mariners Elementary School. She has been working in education for over 20 years and is infamous for supporting students past the required curriculum. She has also helped tremendously in the developtment of music festivals and workshops for..