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News ImageHome for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair
The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host the 8th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 500 homeless animals will be available for adoption from rescue organizations and shelters including dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. The annual event features dozens of vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost micro-chipping and an opportunity drawing. Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated. Admission is $1 per person. Parking is free and leashed dogs are welcome. Event proceeds benefit the Animal Care Center in its efforts to provide care and support to thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals each year. For more information, call 949-724-7740 or visit irvineshelter.org.

News ImageWe Love Our Own Animal Care Center!
One of the nation's renowned shelters is right here in Irvine – the Irvine Animal Care Center. Recently, nearly 200 animals were being nurtured, loved, hugged, walked, petted and adopted out to forever families. Continue reading to learn all that we do, every day, in every way, for our dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals.

News ImageJoyful Jingles Family Holiday Concert
Capture the spirit of the season at the City of Irvine's Joyful Jingles holiday concert on Sunday, December 7, from 3-5 p.m. at Irvine Barclay Theatre. A community tradition, the concert features a selection of uplifting seasonal and holiday music performed by local choral groups. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 2 p.m. with seating commencing at 2:45 p.m. Parking is $10 and is available at the UCI Student Center parking structure located at the corner of Campus and West Peltason/Bridge Road. Guests are welcome to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children up to 12 years of age as part of the City's toy drive to benefit the families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion. For more information, call 949-724-6606.

News ImageWinter Inside Irvine Now Available!
The 2014-2015 winter issue of Inside Irvine, which includes the Activity Guide and City news is now online and will be mailed to Irvine residents the week of November 17. In addition to offering hundreds of course listings, the winter edition features articles on UCI's 50th Anniversary, 10 City programs you need to know about and holiday safety tips. Click here to view the publication online.

Please note: Winter camps run December 22 to January 2. Several classes begin the week of January 5. Registration begins on November 17; click here to browse the listings.

The spring edition will be mailed the week of February 23.

News ImageHoliday Toy Drive November 3-December 12
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is holding a special toy drive to benefit the children and families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion from Camp Pendleton. Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is in service to this country by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years.

News ImageWater Conservation Tips
As California continues to face extreme drought conditions, it is important we do our part to conserve water. The City of Irvine and Irvine Ranch Water District have provided several tips for saving water and decreasing your water bill. With more than 60 percent of water usage outdoors, the best way to conserve water is to use water-wise landscaping, know when and how much to water, and to use efficient irrigation equipment. These simple steps will go a long way.

News ImageGot a Minute? - School Zone Safety
'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now!

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, we want to take the opportunity to remind motorists and parents of the increased pedestrian and bicycle activity this time of the season brings to our neighborhoods.

News ImageIrvine Police Swears in New Officer
On Wednesday, Chief Maggard swore in Officer Ralph Villejo in a ceremony held in the Department's Emergency Operations Center. Officer Villejo took his oath of office in a room filled with friends, family and new co-workers.

News ImageWire Fraud and Money Scams
The Irvine Police Department would like to share some 'Wire Fraud and Money Scams' prevention tips.
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News ImageThree Officers Sworn In
On Friday, Chief Maggard swore in three new Irvine police officers in a ceremony held in in Department's Emergency Operations Center. The three officers, Paul Gebert, Frank LoNigro and Nate Ridlon took their oath of office in front of a crowd full of their friends, family members and new co-workers