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On Monday October 5th from 7:00PM – 8:30PM the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach and KXFM Radio will host a 
Meet the School Board Candidate Forum via Zoom.

To contribute questions for candidates, please email by Wednesday, September 30th. 

BGC-Laguna CEO, Pam Estes, KXFM General Manager, Tyler McCusker and BGC- Laguna Board Member Jimmy Azadian to host.

  • Zoom link will also be present on BGC-Laguna’s website: and on their social media @bgclagunabeach on Instagram and Facebook the day of the event.
  • Each candidate will have equal, uninterrupted time for a brief statement and to answer the same 8-9 predetermined questions.

  • Forum is open to everyone but capped at 1000 participants. 

  • For any additional information please contact BGC- Laguna Community Engagement Director, Jennifer Costales at or at 949-690-1471.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s CEO, Pam Estes and KXFM General Manager, Tyler Russel McCusker will moderate the forum along with host of the evening, BGC Board Member, Jimmy Azadian. 

  • School Board Candidates Jan Vickers, Amy Krammer, Sheri Morgan and Kelly Osborne will all be present to give a brief statement and answer questions submitted by the community.

  • “2020 has been a year like no other. Through the good, the bad and the ugly, it is clear more than ever, that we all need to put our voices to work and vote! The School Board Candidate Forum is the perfect opportunity to educate ourselves on the topics at hand, hear what our candidates have to say about them and what our candidates stand for. It is then up to us, to show up on November 3rd and vote! Our youth are depending on us.” Explains BGC-Laguna CEO, Pam Estes.

  • “We have a call out to the community!” states Estes, “The School board serves our community and our youth. It is important for us to know what is important to you! We need you to submit questions and topics you would like to hear our School Board Candidates discuss! We will bring these questions directly to the candidates. Between now and Wednesday, September 30th, send questions to”

  • Prior to the Forum on October 5th, each candidate will receive the same 25 questions selected from those submitted. Estes and McCusker will select 8-9 of these questions to ask live, on air on October 5th. Each candidate will have the same amount of uninterrupted time to respond. This will allow candidates an even ground to explain their platform and how they will address the community’s needs. 

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-political organization focused on the youth of our Laguna Beach community. KXFM radio whose vision is that Locally-focused FM radio is a vital component to the community. Both are inspired by the youth of the community and look forward to helping shape their future by presenting the School Board Candidates!
Meet Mr. Joe Vidal:

Thurston’s new principal, Mr. Joe Vidal, will be joining our team on October 12th. Mr. Vidal is currently relocating from Northern California, where he has spent the last few years working in an administrative position within the Cupertino Unified School District. Some of you may remember Mr. Vidal because he was once the Vice Principal at Thurston! Mr. Vidal is in the process of finding a home nearby, and he and his family (he is married with four children) are very much looking forward to returning to our area. Look out for more introductions soon after his arrival.
Join now to connect with our vibrant community of middle school families – both Hybrid and Virtual Academy/APEX!  
  • Trade questions and pro tips about schooling and parenting in the time of the COVID
  • Trade inspiration and motivation for getting our kids and ourselves through this crazy year
  • Get valuable information from your PTA leaders, and…
  • Leave a little HAPPIER than when you arrived! 
Sports Swap is just around the corner! 

Now is the time to set aside your gently used sporting good items to donate or consign to Sports Swap, such as surfboards, paddle boards, skimboards, boogie boards, snow boards, skateboards, bikes, razors, scooters, wetsuits, ski & snowboarding clothing and sports-related items! 

You may call or text James to come pick up your Sports Swap donations. High school students and James will come and get your donations. You don't have to drive. Contact-less! 818-645-9177.