|The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 19th annual Studio Arts Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The juried Festival will showcase more than 100 Southern California artists and their original works of art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, textiles and glass. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.|
|Visit the Team Kids Carnival that focuses on service and public safety. Learn how to serve nonprofits and be safe over summer. From 3-6 p.m. June 23 at Heritage Community Park. Click here for event and sponsor information.|
|The Irvine Korean Cultural Festival will be held at the Irvine Civic Center on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This free, annual event features music, dining, exhibitions, and activities for children. The nonprofit festival's purpose is "to help spread Korea's beautiful traditions and taste." Info: koreanfestival |
|Recycle your aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers in May to help one of four local non-profits in the Irvine Cans for Cash + Recycling Challenge. Cash awards to participating organizations will be distributed based on the volume of material collected. For more information, call 949-724-6156 or visit cityofirvine.us/cansforcash|
|The City of Irvine is beginning the process of updating its Housing Element, which will establish the City's housing goals and policies through October 15, 2021. The draft Housing Element is now available for public review. Copies of the draft Housing Element are available for review on May 1, 2013 at the Community Development Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, California, 92606 or by clicking on the documents below. The Planning Commission will consider and make recommendations on the Housing Element at its May 16, 2013 meeting. Written comments must be submitted to the Amy Mullay, Senior Planner at P.O. Box 19575, Irvine, CA 92623-9575 or by email at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. |
For questions regarding the update of the Irvine Housing Element please contact Amy Mullay, Senior Planner at 949-724-7454, or email@example.com.
|The City of Irvine Environmental Programs division has launched a new energy conservation campaign. Enter to win a $50 gift card by adjusting your residential water heater thermostat to 120°F and submitting a photo.|
|For information about the following, call: (800) 611-1911. Planned outages for April 30: Residential and commercial customers will be affected from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30 in the area bounded by the 2900 block of Campus, the 18100 block of Jamboree, and the 2100-2400 blocks of Waterman. SCE now has a mobile app that makes reporting or checking on the status of an outage quick and simple. Search for "SCE Outages" in the Apple App Store or Google Play to download this free app.|
|The 23rd annual Young Masters Art Show, sponsored by Assistance League of Irvine in conjunction with the Irvine Unified School District and the City of Irvine, kicks off Saturday, May 4, with free opening-day festivities beginning at 1 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. Click here to view student artwork. |
|Click here to download a copy of the Mayor's State of the City Address.|
Click here to watch the State of the City Address.
|A new program will take your old gas mower in exchange for a new, price-reduced electric mower. Program is hosted by the South Coast AQMD, reaching out to four counties, including Orange County.|
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|The City of Irvine will host a free "Autism Education: Understanding and Teaching the Visual Learner with Technology" forum for educators, therapists and other professionals on Thursday, May 9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.|
|The City of Irvine, in partnership with Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor and the Contractors State License Board, will host a Senior Scam Stopper seminar on Friday, April 26 from 3-5 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine.|
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|The City of Irvine will host "Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline," a workshop geared toward parents of children from infants to 12 years, on Thursday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.|
|The City of Irvine has partnered with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County to provide free civil legal services to qualified Irvine residents. Services include self-help clinics, workshops, online court forms, an intake hotline, preparation of legal documents and legal representation.|
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|Come to Celebrate UCI on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This spring event features an outdoor festival, open house and car show. The Wayzgoose, UCI's oldest tradition, is a student-run festival in Aldrich Park featuring live entertainment, food, games and rides for the community. Many UCI offices and services will be open or available with information— especially prospective students.|
|A quarterly overview of the trends shaping Irvine today is presented here.|
|The public is invited to two workshops on the City’s Housing Element update – 9:30 a.m. March 13 or 5:30 p.m. March 19, both at the Civic Center. The update will establish the City’s housing goals and policies through June 30, 2021.|
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|The City of Irvine is accepting applications to fill two community member at-large vacancies on the Irvine Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee. Completed applications are due Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m.|
|Experts from the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders will be answering questions about Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention, care and research at Ask the Doc, an open forum, February 15, 1-3 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.|
|The 26th annual Irvine Junior Games, a track and field event for 4th - 8th grade IUSD students will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Irvine Junior Games raise funds for before and after-school child care that is provided on all 22 IUSD elementary schools. Athlete pre-registration is required. For further information and to sign up online go to irvinejuniorgames.com. |
|The Housing Element Public Workshops scheduled for January 28 and January 30 at the Irvine Civic Center have been postponed. Notice will be posted once the workshop dates have been rescheduled. For more information, please contact Amy Mullay, Senior Planner at 949-724-7454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|The City of Irvine in partnership with the United Way of Orange County, is offering tax preparation services at no cost to taxpayers who earned less than $58,000 in 2012. Qualifying taxpayers who live, work or attend school in Irvine are eligible to receive help completing and electronically filing their tax returns through April 15, 2013. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 888-434-8248.|
|Give your tree new life after the holidays by having it recycled. The City of Irvine, in partnership with Waste Management of Orange County, is offering free curbside collection for discarded trees from December 26 through January 18, 2013. |
|Waste Management of Orange County’s curbside residential trash and recycling and commercial pick-up schedule will be delayed by one day beginning on Tuesday, December 25, and through the remainder of the week in observance of Christmas.|
|In observance of the winter holidays, City of Irvine offices will be closed December 24-25 and January 1, 2013. The police department lobby (non-emergency business) will be closed December 25 and January 1, 2013.|
|For information about the following, call: 800-611-1911. Planned outages Dec. 17-19: Residential and commercial customers will be affected from 10 p.m. Dec. 17 through 6 a.m. Dec. 18 in the area bounded by Meadowood, Diamante, Northwood and Christamon West.|
|The Irvine Meals on Wheels program is hosting a holiday fundraising campaign through the end of 2012 to help provide hot, nutritious meals to Irvine’s homebound seniors and disabled individuals. More than 80 percent of Irvine Meals on Wheels clients live at or below the poverty level, and rely on the home-delivered meal program to meet their basic food needs.|
|The newly launched City webpage, Irvine Gives, allows community members to donate to Irvine Unified School District through the nonprofit, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF). Visit Irvine Gives and click on Education.|
|To view results of the Nov. 6 election, beginning Election Day, go to the Orange County Registrar of Voters site. Click here.|
|An overview of the broad trends shaping Irvine is told through a “snapshot” of graphs and illustrations. View the latest edition of the quarterly Irvine Snapshots here. Find updated information; new design.|
|A public meeting Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Irvine Civic Center could draw a large crowd, beginning at 9 a.m., so plan your visit accordingly. Late afternoon may be the best recourse for a visit as parking will be impacted. The Public Utilities Commission is holding the meeting; City Hall is open for regular business and early voting.|
|The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications to fill two volunteer member-at-large vacancies on the Irvine Sports Committee. The committee is comprised of representatives from Irvine's youth sports organizations, the Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and Community Services Commission, providing input pertaining to Irvine's athletic programs, facilities and services. The two member-at-large representatives provide perspective into the unrepresented needs of the Irvine sports community.|
|The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee will hold its 5th Annual Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, October 27th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center, located at 20 Lake Road in Irvine.|
This environmentally-friendly car wash will raise needed funds to support the service men and women of the City's adopted Marine battalion, based in Camp Pendleton. Funds help support the Marines and their families throughout the year and during the holiday season. Members of the 2/11 Battalion will be onsite with 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee to welcome the community.
For more information, visit irvine211marines.org or call 949-724-6600.
|View the Irvine City Council Candidates Forum, hosted Oct. 4 by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce at Oak Creek Golf Course. Click here.|
|A recent Vector Control District presentation in Irvine reminds residents to protect home and pets by understanding the potential danger of flea-borne typhus and mosquito-borne West Nile virus. There has been an uptick in cases countywide and around the country. The Orange County Vector Control District is in the midst of an aggressive educational campain. To learn more, go to: ocvcd.org/typhus.php|
|CEOs of major Irvine companies will be among a panel of speakers at the Team Kids Innovative Thinkers Forum II on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Mike Mussallem, Chairman and CEO of host Edwards Lifesciences, and Henry Samueli, co-founder of Broadcom, will be joined by CHOC’s Kimberly Cripe as well as Paul Merage, for whom the UCI business school is named after. Irvine-based Team Kids supports youth service and action programs in the City of Irvine and the region. Topics will include branding, thriving in a down economy, and inspiring young people to be the leaders of tomorrow. Event details: teamkids.org/ITF|
|The City of Irvine, in partnership with HOAG Hospital, is sponsoring a Senior Health and Resource Expo on October 6 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lakeview Senior Center. The Expo features more than 70 exhibitors and includes free flu shots, sponsored by HOAG Hospital, for adults age 50 and older.|
|The City of Irvine is widening Jamboree Road near and at the I-5 between El Camino Real and Michelle. All lanes on Jamboree between Michelle and Walnut will be closed from 11 p.m. September 19 to 5 a.m. September 20 and again beginning 11 p.m. September 20 to 5 a.m. September 21.|
|The City of Irvine is seeking to fill two parent/guardian volunteer vacancies on the Irvine Child Care Committee. The Committee is comprised of five City Council appointees, two community child care providers, two parents/guardians and five agency representatives. |
Applicants must commit to a two-year term of active participation and attend monthly Committee meetings held on the second Tuesday of select months from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Irvine Child Resource Center or other designated Irvine location.
|As part of the Jamboree Road widening project at and near the I-5, a full road closure begins at 11 p.m. August 28 and lasts until 5 a.m. August 29; a second road closure will begin at 11 p.m. August 29 and last until 5 a.m. August 30. The second closure affects southbound Jamboree lanes only from the northbound I-5 on-ramp to the southbound I-5 off-ramp. However, it also includes the southbound I-5 on-ramp, which will be closed during that time period. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2013. For more information and detour maps, click here.|
|For information about the following, call: (800) 611-1911. Planned outages September 10-13: Residential and commercial customers will be affected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 10 in the Lehigh Aisle and Vassar Aisle boundary areas. Also, residential customers will be affected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 11 in the 500-600 blocks of San Leon. Also, residential and commercial customers will be affected from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 13 in the area bounded by North Blanchard, East Ridgeline, and South and West Turtle Rock. |
SCE now has a mobile app that now makes reporting or checking on the status of an outage quick and simple. Search for "SCE Outages" in the Apple App Store or Google Play to download this free app.
For more outage info: www.sce.com/outage.
|The Draft Great Park Neighborhoods Supplemental EIR is available for public viewing and comment. The 45-day review requires comments in writing and that review period has been extended to September 7, 2012. View the EIR here. To comment, click on the “Notice of Completion and Notice of Availability” link and scroll to page 3.|
|Irvine Police Department is joining with the Orange County Fire Authority and service people from Camp Pendleton to hold the 9/11 Tournament of Heroes Charity Softball Challenge at Bill Barber Park. The event will be held Sept. 9, with games beginning at 2 p.m. The event raises funds for the Semper Fi Fund and the Team Kids mission to inspire young people.|
|Free informational workshops designed to help individuals and families gain a better understanding of their health care options, how to access available health services and programs, and their rights as health care consumers. A question and answer period will immediately follow at the end of each session.|
|Did you know the Inside Irvine is mailed out quarterly to 90,000 Irvine Residents. This is a great opportunity to promote your business to an affluent, educated community that values quality goods and services. The next edition will be mailed November 12. The deadline to place your ad is September 15. Click here for the rate card. Contact Dave Neustaedter to reserve your spot; email email@example.com or call 949-724-6663. |
|A Flex Alert has been issued for today, Tuesday, August 14 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.|
Southern California Edison has called for a voluntary power reduction in light of the recent high temperatures affecting the Southern California region. High demand for around-the-clock energy use, especially air conditioners, could lead to failed equipment and power outages as the high temperatures are expected through the week.
Info about the Flex Alert: sce.com/Safety/everyone/caiso.htm
|The Orange County Great Park’s anniversary event was enjoyed by thousands this summer. Join in as our ICTV crew brings the tastes, personalities and sights of a day, and a night, to life. Also, preview the special summer programs still to come. Click here for the special program.|
|The City of Irvine provides opportunities for residents to recognize friends and family through placement of plaques on seating areas in Col. Bill Barber Park.|
|Join in the fun at the Irvine Family Festival on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Irvine Station. The Festival marks the launch of OCTA's OC Fair Express, providing hourly direct bus service to the OC Fair on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday and Sunday. Stop by early with the family for a chance to win OC Fair prizes, including carnival ride tickets, food coupons and more, before boarding the 10:30 a.m. Express to the Fair.|
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|The City of Irvine is hosting a community forum on May 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center to provide parents with information about basic support, experiences and conditions that all young people need to help them be healthy, successful, principled and caring.|
|Citizen volunteers are needed to support victims in crisis. Orange County-based, non-profit Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. is looking for ‘modern-day Good Samaritans.’|
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|Corporate community partners are invited to attend an informational open house on Thursday, May 24 at the Lakeview Senior Center to learn more about corporate opportunities for volunteer service and financial or in-kind support.|
|City of Irvine partner Team Kids is hosting “Innovation Unleashed” on May 17 at the Oakley headquarters. Three of the four companies are from Irvine – Vizio, Blizzard and Kaiser Permanente. Business leaders will speak about building iconic brands and thriving in a down economy, while supporting the Team Kids mission to empower our next generation of responsible leaders and entrepreneurs.|
|The City of Irvine is hosting a free shredding event on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-noon to help Irvine residents safely and securely dispose of unwanted and sensitive documents. Residents can recycle up to five Bankers-size boxes. |
|Sponsored by Families Forward, the Resource Fair is an easy way for families and individuals to connect with local service agencies that provide assistance with free health screenings, career, legal, medical, financial, and housing consultations.|
|Drop off, free and anonymously, discarded and expired medications such as pills from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Irvine Civic Center. Hosted by the Irvine Police Department.|
|According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, centered in San Juan Capistrano, was reported at 10:37 a.m. today. No damage or injuries reported to the City. Events like this are a reminder of the importance of emergency preparedness. For additional assistance regarding preparedness, contact Emergency Management at 949-724-7235|
|For information about the following, call: (800) 611-1911. Planned outages will affect SCE Irvine residential and commercial customers from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19 in the 2700 block of Alton, the 2800 block of Alton, and the 16900 block of Millikan. Also, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 23 along North 241 toll road bounded by East Portola Springs, South Full Moon and West Ridge. Also, commercial customers will be affected from 10 p.m. April 24 to 12:01 a.m. April 25 in the 1-100 blocks of Pasteur and Jenner. For more outage info: sce.com/outage.|
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|Help the Junior Youth Action Team collect white packaging styrofoam to be recycled into Surfboards. Drop your clean styrofoam off at a local park between March 1-31.|
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|Several organizations including the California Center for Sustainable Energy will host a workshop, “Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure,” from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10 at the Irvine Civic Center. Updates and information on electric vehicles will be part of the free program. To register, click here.|
|Celebrate UCI, an all-day showcase April 21, will feature events as well as an open house for those who want to celebrate but also learn more about the campus. Lots of activities, tons of information. Visit: www.celebrate.uci.edu|
|Vandals have prompted a month-long closure of the popular Turtle Ridge Trail. For details, please read the attached press release from our partner, Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Click the link below. |
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|The next City Council meeting is Feb. 28, to follow the recent Feb. 7 City Council meeting, which was comprised mostly of the State of the City Address. Meeting time is 4 p.m.|
|The Peace Corps’ experience in Korea from 1966-1981 is the focus of a photo exhibition at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Opening reception Feb. 9 is 5-8 p.m. The exhibition continues through Feb. 18. More information.|
|Orange County Housing Authority’s Section 8 Waiting List open from February 15 – 29.|
|The 25th annual Irvine Junior Games will be held on Sunday, May 20 at Irvine Stadium. This track and field event for 4th-8th grade Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) students benefits the Irvine Children's Fund to support before- and after-school child care at 22 elementary schools in the IUSD. This is the last week to register. Visit irvinejuniorgames.com for more information or to register. |
Junior Game festivities begin with an opening ceremony parade of 1,600 athletes from 27 schools marching into the stadium behind their school banners. Sponsors and dignitaries join the athletes for the lighting of the Irvine Junior Games flame that signals the beginning of a competitive and fun day of track and field events.
|Sylvia Walker is the winner of the 40th Anniversary Motto Contest; “City of Innovation” was approved Jan. 24 by the City Council and will be the City motto for 2012. The motto is now part of the 40th Anniversary Photo Contest Exhibition, on display through Feb. 4 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Free admission.|
|The City of Irvine Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is Feb. 29 at the Irvine Civic Center. Support the Public Safety Department as it “battles” other police and fire departments countywide in a friendly competition to raise the importance of donating blood. The American Red Cross is the beneficiary. To sign up for a time from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 29, please click here.|
|For information about the following, call: (800) 611-1911. Planned outages will affect SCE Irvine commercial customers from 10 p.m. Jan. 23 to 2 a.m. Jan. 24 at 1 Technology Park. Other planned outages: residential customers from 2 a.m.-6 a.m. Jan. 24 in the following area: North Barranca bounded by East Creek, South Bayview, and West Lake. And, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24, residential and commercial customers in the following area: North Whistling Isle bounded by East Firestone, South I-405, and West Culver. And, from 10 p.m. Jan. 24-2 a.m. Jan. 25, commercial customers in the 8600-8700 blocks of Research. For more outage info: www.sce.com/outage.|
|Nonprofit Team Kids is providing an opportunity for Irvine’s youth to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, day of service, through LemonAID. Congress designated the national holiday as a day of service, and youth are encouraged to set up LemonAID stands any time Jan. 14-16 to raise money for Orange County United Way and your school’s PTA/PTO. To sign up and learn how to set up a LemonAID stand, click here.|
|This Friday, December 16, starting at 4 p.m., the Irvine Station is the featured "Woo Woo It's Friday" stop for Metrolink. Simply ride Metrolink to Irvine Station then take the iShuttle Route D to the Irvine Spectrum Center to enjoy a festive evening of holiday shopping and entertainment with your family. |
The first 100 people who show their OCLink Pass at the Guest Services Kiosk near the Carousel will receive a:
The last Friday of each month Metrolink chooses an Orange County train station for its Woo Woo It’s Friday program to feature various destinations and to provide riders with a trip itinerary, including suggestions for trip departure and arrival times, things to-do, and places to eat within walking distance from the station. This Friday Irvine Station is the featured destination. To learn more about the iShuttle visit irvineshuttle.net/. To learn more about Woo Woo It’s Friday, visit octa.net/woowoo.aspx.
- FREE taco from Wahoo's Fish Taco
- FREE $10 Game Play card from Dave & Buster’s
- FREE ride on the Giant Wheel or Carousel
- FREE appetizer or dessert coupon from Red Robin
- FREE OCLink Pass at the Fullerton Station starting at 4 p.m. to the first 100 people
|The Buyback Center located at 16122 Construction Circle East in Irvine and operated by the Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) will be closed from Dec. 26, 2011 through Jan. 1, 2012 and will resume normal operations on January 2, 2012.|
|Take the complimentary Holiday iShuttle and ask the driver for your discount certificate* to save big at California Pizza Kitchen, Capital Dim Sum-Seafood-Bar, Charley's Grilled Subs, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Johnny Rockets,|
|SCE has canceled two planned outages in areas of the City of Irvine in observance of pre-Thanksgiving preparations. They had been planned for Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. There are no planned outages expected this week. For information on outages, click here and to call: (800) 611-1911.|
|The first-ever TEDx Youth Summit will be held in Irvine on Sunday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University High School located at 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine. The summit is focused on 10-18 year olds and will feature short presentations by successful and innovative people. For more information or for tickets, visit TEDxYouthBommerCanyon.com.|
|The City of Irvine is accepting nominations through December 30, 2011 for individuals, groups, organizations and businesses to be considered for inclusion on the City of Irvine's Wall of Recognition. |
Adjacent to the Irvine Civic Center in Colonel Bill Barber Memorial Park, the Wall of Recognition was established in 2006 to honor those who have made significant contributions to the Irvine community. To date, 283 individuals and organizations have been selected for this honor.
Click here to view the nomination criteria and procedures. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on December 30, 2011 to:
City of Irvine
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA, 92623
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Erin Runnion of Joyful Child Foundation is the speaker at this year’s annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Click here for information.|
|A nationwide Emergency Alert System will be activated at 11 a.m. Nov. 9. Irvine residents should expect an audio “this is a test,” a news crawl of some sort on TVs, or a combination of both.|
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|Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is offering free sprinkler nozzles to its residential and commercial customers. The nozzles conserve water and help save money on water bills. For more information or to sign up for this program, visit freesprinklernozzles.com. You may also contact IRWD Water Conservation at 949-453-5581 or click here for the flyer.|
|Gift Certificates for classes and activities are now available! Allow your loved one to choose from hundreds of activities.|
|Taking place on October 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lakeview Senior Center, the Expo features more than 70 exhibitors and includes free flu shots for adults age 50 and older.|
|The annual men’s International Volleyball Tournament at UCI begins Sept. 26 and continues through Oct. 1. Korea, Argentina, China, Brazil and UCI’s team are among competitors.|
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|Express your appreciation to our returning 2/11 Marines by providing them with a “welcome home” package. The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee is accepting donations through September 22.|
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|Nickelodeon and others are celebrating Worldwide Day of Play on September 24 to remind children to become more physically active. Irvine supports healthy children.|
|Orange County Fire Authority, which serves Irvine, will host its annual open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 8. At the Regional Fire Operations & Training Center, 1 Fire Authority Road. Also, visit OCFA’s Fire Station 4, at 2 California Ave. in Irvine, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15.|
|The City of Irvine is seeking volunteers to fill two child care provider and two government, civic, or community agency vacancies on the Irvine Child Care Committee. Application deadline is September 29.|
|The City of Irvine is accepting applications for two Member-At-Large positions on the Irvine Senior Citizens Council. Application deadline is September 22.|
|Irvine made the Top 100 list in the U.S. in RelocateAmerica's 14th annual rankings. High marks for master-planning, quality of schools, low crime rate and open space.|
|Irvine Meals on Wheels has been awarded $15,305 through a Walmart Foundation grant to the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). The money will provide Irvine Meals on Wheels with much-needed equipment to help the organization serve Irvine seniors in need. |
This financial support is desperately needed as many Meals On Wheels programs across the country continue to struggle with skyrocketing gasoline costs and rising food prices. The Walmart Foundation-MOWAA "Building the Future" Impact Grants will allow Irvine Meals on Wheels to help ensure sustainability while fostering long-term growth.
|Irvine Police Department will be on hand, along with the Orange County Fire Authority, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. August 2 at Brywood School and The Quail Hill Village Center. Come meet officers during National Night Out, learn about specialized vehicles and equipment, and play games and do crafts with the whole family. |
Free event; no RSVP required.
Info: 949-724-7193. Click here to view the flier.
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|40th Anniversary Irvine Profiles include interviews with Mary Ann Gaido, Jean Aldrich and others who have helped shape the City. click here.|
|Team Kids is distributing LemonAID kits to Irvine families who would like to host a Fourth of July stand to raise 100% proceeds for the Boys & Girls Club of America to support the clubs impacted by tornadoes in the South. |
|University (8th), Northwood (96th) and Woodbridge (477th) high schools were among the top 500 in Newsweek Magazine’s annual list. Irvine Unified School District, supported by the City of Irvine, is considered one of nation’s best. Criteria for the list includes graduation rate, percent enrolling in college, AP scores, and average SAT score. To read the Newsweek report: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2011/americas-best-high-schools.html|
|See what is happening in Irvine this summer! Watch this video that features great summer camps, programs and activities for all ages.|
|The City Council passed its fiscal 2011-2012 general fund budget of $136.2 million. Also, an ordinance that would prohibit registered sex offenders convicted of a crime against a minor from entering city parks and recreational facilities passed in a first reading. For press releases, click here.|
|Irvine is America's Safest City for a seventh straight year for communities with a population of 100,000 or more. According to FBI Part 1 crime data, Irvine continues to have the lowest violent crime rate in the U.S. The City also has the lowest overall Part 1 crime. For 2010, Irvine had the lowest per-capital violent crime rate in its 40-year history.|
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|Irvine is hosting a Homeowners’ Association Meeting for boards of directors at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the Civic Center. Hear from the City about programs and services, plus Q&A. To RSVP: email@example.com by May 24. |
|The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 17th annual Studio Arts Festival on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Festival will showcase more than 100 local artists and more than 1,000 original works of art spanning across a variety of mediums including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, textiles and glass. |
The Festival will also feature live music, food, art demonstrations, and the "crowd favorite" - ice cream sundaes sold in handmade ceramic collector bowls. Admission and parking are free. Event proceeds benefit special projects and programs sponsored by the Irvine Fine Arts Center.
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located at 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.
|The American Red Cross and other relief agencies are on the ground to assist the regions in the Midwest and South that have been hit with the deadliest string of tornadoes in several generations. Whole towns have been wiped out and relief will be required for some time. For a list of charitable organizations for this disaster and others, please click here.|
|24th annual Irvine Junior Games, a track and field event to raise funds for before- and after-school child care, is 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Irvine High School. Benefits the Irvine Child Care Project. For grades 4-8; pre-registration required. Spectator admission: $8 adults and $2 children. Information: irvinejuniorgames.com |
|The Foundation supporting Irvine public schools is seeking help from both the community and its businesses. Irvine Public Schools Foundation is launching the iCard; donors who give $365 or more annually ($1 per day) will receive an iCard for perks and discounts in the community. IPSF also is looking to add to those partnerships by adding to its community business list of supporters. Information to give or to support: http://www.ipsf.net. . |
|The 21st annual Young Masters Art Show, sponsored by Assistance League of Irvine in conjunction with the Irvine Unified School District and the City of Irvine, kicks off Saturday, May 7, with free opening-day festivities from 1-4 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. |
To view students’ art, click here
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|Charitable agencies supported by the City of Irvine are beneficiaries of an ongoing HomeAid donation drive, through May 6. These include Families Forward, Human Options and Laura’s House. HomeAid is collecting items for homeless infants and toddlers throughout Orange County. To help, go to: www.essentialsforyounglives.org.|
|SCE will be performing maintenance on the following electrical systems in the area. To perform this work safely, we must temporarily interrupt electric service and turn off power. |
|The City of Irvine Animal Care Center is hosting the first-ever Orange County "Humane Kids" essay contest, open to all Orange County students, grades 1-12. Students should submit a 300-word personal statement detailing what actions they have taken to make a positive impact toward animal welfare. |
The contest is comprised of two categories, grades 1-6 and grades 7-12. At the conclusion of the contest, one winner from each category will be named one of Orange County's “Humane Kids.” Contest sponsor Boomers! Irvine will also provide each winner with a four-hour play pass for unlimited attractions. Selected runners-up will each receive a round of miniature golf. Contest winners will be announced at the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Super Pet Adoption event on June 11.
Entries will be accepted from May 1-31 and must include a completed application and personal statement. Applications and official rules are available online at irvineshelter.org or in person at the Irvine Animal Care Center, located at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine. For more information, contact Crystal Nettles at 949-724-7740.
|Per the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (SB183), beginning July 1, 2011, all existing single family homes must have carbon monoxide alarms. All other types of residences (apartments, condominiums, hotels, etc.) will need carbon monoxide alarms beginning January 1, 2013. According to the California Air Resources Board, 30 to 40 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. SB183 states that those deaths were avoidable and that the California law will help prevent further deaths and increase awareness.|
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes can kill individuals before they are aware it is in their home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. The effects of CO exposure can vary greatly from person to person depending on age, overall health and the concentration and length of exposure.
For more information about how you can comply with SB183, visit ocfa.org.
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|The Irvine Child Care Project, a Joint Power Authority between the Irvine Unified School District and the City of Irvine, is requesting proposals from licensed nonprofit child care providers interested in operating a school-age child care program at Alderwood Elementary School beginning July 1, 2011. |
The selected provider will operate a program providing child care services for children, from kindergarten through sixth grade, utilizing leased space from the Irvine Child Care Project. The program would serve between 70-100 children.
The application period begins Thursday, April 7. Application packets are available at the Child Resource Center, Heritage Park, 14341 Yale Avenue or online at cityofirvine.org. For more information, contact Susan McClintic at 949-724-6697.
Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22, to:
Irvine Child Care Project
14341 Yale Avenue
Irvine, CA 92604-1901
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|Councilmember Jeffrey Lalloway and Assemblyman Don Wagner will host a community meeting with Irvine residents on Saturday, April 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Northwood Community Park. Info and to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-241-5083.|
|The nonprofit Team Kids will be at the Great Park Farmers Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, to raise money for Japan disaster relief. All proceeds from its LemonAID efforts go to the American Red Cross. Info: ocgp.org.|
|The City of Irvine, together with Active Ride Shop, is hosting a free Youth Skate Jam and Kings of Harvard Skate Contest on Friday, April 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Harvard Skate Park in Irvine. Pre-registration is encouraged.|
|The City of Irvine is accepting applications for two community member at-large vacancies on the Irvine Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee. Deadline to apply is March 14.|
|The application period to fill two member-at-large positions on the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee has been extended to Tuesday, March 1.|
|The City hosts a page to help those who are looking for employment with resources that include Orange County One-Stop Center as well as iConnect, which links Irvine businesses to Irvine residents. |
|Irvine Public Schools Foundation, which raises critical money for Irvine schools, is sponsoring the second annual I-Dine from Feb. 15-19. Participating restaurants will donate 20% of each dining bill. Take in a flyer or mention IPSF during those days. For a listing of restaurants, go to: http://www.ipsf.net/|
|View a draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed development of detached single-family homes at the former Vista Verde Elementary School site in University Park (Planning Area 20). Click here|
|The Jewish Film Festival 2011 opens January 9 in Irvine. Films and discussion at Regal Westpark 8 Cinemas, through March 27. Sponsored by University Synagogue. Click "view pdf" for information.|
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|Healthy habits can help protect against germs this cold and flu season. Simple actions, like covering your mouth and nose and cleaning your hands often, can stop germs and prevent illnesses. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.|
|Planned roadwork along Jeffrey Road has been postponed for the weekend of November 20 due to inclement weather. Jeffrey Road will remain open all weekend.|
|Irvine Ranch Conservancy, whose partner is the City of Irvine, has an interactive website to make it easier for residents to discover and explore the historic Irvine Ranch.|
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|Irvine's Heritage Park transforms into "SCARE-itage" park for two frightful nights, October 28-29. Guests ages 10 and older are invited to tour the haunted community center, while alternate activities will be available for younger children.|
|Dancers from South Korea's Dankook University will perform traditional Korean dances Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Part of the campus's International Global Village initiative. |
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|The General Municipal Election will be held on November 2. In an ongoing effort to promote voter registration and participation, the City of Irvine encourages all eligible residents to register and vote. The registration deadline is October 18 for the November 2 election. |
|Free workshop designed to assist building owners and managers through the process of benchmarking their buildings using Energy Star® Portfolio Manager along with hands-on training to comply with AB 1103.|
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|Committed to enhancing academic and health programming for Irvine students, the Irvine City Council has agreed to allocate up to $500,000 for the City's Educational Partnership Fund.|
|In Orange County, fire season is a year-round reality. To help ensure residents are prepared, the Orange County Fire Authority has developed an information series called “Ready! Set! Go!” Included is a website, instructional video, resource guide and an open house on Saturday October 9. For more information, please visit readysetgooc.org.|
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|Mayor Sukhee Kang will provide the City’s official greeting during German Day at Concordia University. He will speak about 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 as the daylong event, “20 Years of Reunification: A Celebration of Freedom,” begins. Click for Information and click on German Day.|
|The City of Irvine is accepting applications for two volunteer parent vacancies on the Irvine Child Care Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 30.|
|The Irvine Child Care Project is seeking volunteer community members interested in serving on its Program Assessment and Review Committee. Deadline for application is August 26.|
|Families Forward, the Irvine nonprofit supported by the City, is seeking back-to-school items for low-income children. New backpacks, pencils, paper, rulers, crayons and other needs for K-12 are most appreciated. Address: 9221 Irvine Blvd.; (949) 552.2727; families-forward.org|
|Saturday, July 31, 10-11:30 a.m.|
1 Beech Tree Lane
Please join us in celebrating the grand reopening of University Community Park.
|At its meeting of July 13, 2010, the City Council placed two measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot entitled “Irvine School Support Initiative” and “Irvine Sustainable Community Initiative.” More information.|
|Home and business alarm systems are one of the most effective ways to deter burglaries and break-ins. To enhance proper usage, the Irvine Police Department is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on July 20 at 9 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. |
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|Looking for the perfect location for a special occasion? The City of Irvine is accepting applications for all facilities for January 1 through December 31, 2011.|
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|The regularly scheduled Irvine City Council meeting of June 8 will be adjourned to the following Tuesday, June 15, to accommodate the Primary Election. To keep the normal spacing of two weeks between City Council meetings, the meeting of June 22 will be adjourned to June 29.|
|Lounge Chair Theater "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". Saturday, May 15 at Heritage Community Park. Bring the family and join your friends and neighbors to watch a movie in the park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic or money for the snack bar. Featured movie is"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". Free event. Show starts at dusk. Call 949-724-6840 for more information. Heritage Community Park is located at Walnut & Yale Avenues. |
|Irvine Public Schools Foundation is sponsoring iJAM, a music and carnival night to benefit Irvine teachers and students. From 2-6 p.m. May 23 at Irvine High School. Live performances, bounce houses, games and more will be part of the mix. Tickets $12; $15 at the door. Information: irvinedreamstakes.com|
|Irvine's Families Forward, a City partner, is hosting its 2nd Annual Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 8 at Irvine Valley College.|
|Irvine Multicultural Association |
The IMA International Film Series presents an award winning motion-picture filmed in 24 countries.
Friday, January 29, 2010
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Council Chamber, Irvine City Hall,
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606
FREE ADMISSION, seating limited to first 200 guests
Baraka means blessing: the breath or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds. It is a transcendently poetic and meditative visual tour of the globe, with images from 24 different countries, told without words and accompanied only by world music.
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|In celebration of Korean American Day, recognized annually on January 13, the Pacific American Volunteer Association is hosting a Korean American Day Festival on Saturday, January 16 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.|
|The City of Irvine has prepared a Recirculated Draft Environmental Report (EIR) for the IBC Residential/ Mixed Use Vision Plan and related project components, available for public review by clicking here. |
|Make this holiday season a safe one for you and your family. Click here for a message from the Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority.|
|For Irvine residents, and for those friends in need this holiday season, a number of Orange County locations are offering meals on or around Christmas Day. Click "More" for details.|
|The Southern California Half Marathon & 5K Run Walk will raise funds as it winds its way through Irvine on January 9, 2010. For more information, click here.|
|Irvine-based Kia Motors America is benefiting children with a special Halloween Open House. Please join us October 30, 2:30 - 5:30 pm, 111 Peters Canyon Road, Irvine for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, frightening food and trick or treating! For the brave ones, the Kia Haunted House awaits. We will be collecting donations for Illumination Foundation.|
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|The IMA International Film Series presents a motion-picture from Taiwan|
Eat Drink Man Woman
Friday, October 23, 2009, 6:00 pm
Council Chamber, Irvine City Hall,
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606
FREE ADMISSION, seating limited to first 200 guests
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|Irvine Police Chief Dave Maggard accepted an Excellence in Victim Services Award at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. The award recognizes the Public Safety Department-directed Family Violence Prevention Focus Group.|
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|The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications for Educational Partnership grants. Funded through the City's Educational Partnership Fund, the grant program is designed to support enhanced health and counseling resources in Irvine schools. Application deadline is Thursday, October 29 at 4 p.m.|
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|The Irvine 2/11 Adoption Committee welcomes the Irvine community to support the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (2/11) from Camp Pendleton, which our City adopted this past September.|
|City of Irvine Environmental Programs is hosting a preschool summer reading program for Irvine residents on Tuesday, August 18 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.|
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|The City of Irvine is hosting its Third Annual Youth Skate Jam on Saturday, August 15 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Harvard Skate Park. Co-sponsored by Active, this free family event features an informal skateboarding clinic with local pros, exhibitions from amateur and pro skateboarding teams, giveaways from top skateboarding companies, games and food.|
|The City of Irvine Environmental Programs is proud to announce the launch of the new Zero Waste section. Residents and businesses can find out how to compost, how to discard something without throwing it away, how to become a Zero Waste business and much more. Click here to find out more.|
|To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Orange County Great Park, bring your friends and family to Growing the Park, a sprawling festival divided into three activity areas -- each representing a different aspect of the park's past, present and future. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, activities will include a wingwalker show, petting zoo, live music, kite flying, vintage aircraft, food, hands-on activities, and appearances by the LA Galaxy Street Team and the Anaheim Ducks Street Team.|
|With the Fourth of July fast approaching, the Orange County Fire Authority and Irvine Police Department would like to remind residents it is illegal to sell, discharge or possess fireworks within the City of Irvine, and that the safest way to enjoy the holiday is by attending a professional public fireworks display, like the 25th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration and Concert on the Green held at Irvine High School. For a detailed list of public fireworks displays in Orange County, visit www.ocfa.org.|
|The Orange County Great Park Preview Park and Balloon will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 9 - Friday, July 10 and Sunday, July 12 due to the set up and clean-up of the "Great Park Anniversary: Growing the Park" special event on Saturday, July 11. |
On Saturday, July 11, the park will be open to the public at 10 a.m. and will be closing at 4 p.m. to celebrate the "Great Park Anniversary: Growing the Park" event.
|Irvine hikers joined Mayor Sukhee Kang on a sunny day for a trek along the Orchard Hills Trail on Saturday, June 27. |
|Our beloved sister city of Hermosillo, Mexico, with which we have shared this special relationship for the past 19 years, was tragically affected by a fire at the ABC daycare facility on June 5, 2009. Approximately 142 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old were in the facility at the time of the fire. 45 children were killed and an additional 21 children and 3 adults remain hospitalized.|
|Make a difference this summer - be an Orange County Great Park Ambassador! The Orange County Great Park Ambassador Program will give individuals a unique and exciting opportunity to engage with the greater Orange County community, develop and refine public speaking and presentation skills, build leadership skills, gain experience in problem solving and meet new people. Now accepting applications for summer openings. |
|Shop Irvine is an annual guide to retail/dining opportunities, presented each year by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the City of Irvine. The guide helps get you to where you want to go and includes numerous City and other listings. For an online version, click here.|
|Cirque du Soleil will perform their travelling circus show Kooza at the Orange County Great Park in January, and tickets are on sale now!|
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|The City of Irvine is Americaâ€™s Safest City for the fifth consecutive year; 2008 also marked the lowest violent crime rate in the Cityâ€™s history. Based on data from the FBI, the City is the safest community with a population of more than 100,000 when considering violent crime.|
For a link to the data: www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
|Experts will be on hand to assist Irvine homeowners who are behind on mortgage payments and risk foreclosure. The free workshop, hosted by Orange County Home Ownership Preservation Collaborative, will hold two sessions, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 12 at the Irvine Civic Center. The City of Irvine is a partner. Click here for more information. Early registration is recommended. To register, call 714-569-0823 ext. 225. |
Click here for information on additional HUD services.
|Irvine Unified was named the best school district in Orange County for high schools in the OC Register's annual measurement of academic excellence. The newspaper ranked Northwood and University high schools third and fourth. The silver medal schools were joined by two bronze medalists, Woodbridge High and Irvine High (ranked 12th and 14th). Tustin Unified School Districtâ€™s Beckman High School, located in Irvine, was ranked 20th among the countyâ€™s 64 campuses. To find your favorite school click here.|
|The City of Irvine's adopted Battalion, the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (2/11), will hold a fundraising car wash from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road. For more information about the Battalion and citywide support, please click here.|
|The City of Irvine is holding a special Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, to commemorate the men and women who have given their lives in defense of our nation and the ideals we cherish. Join us in memorializing their noble sacrifice by honoring a family member or friend who has died in the line of duty by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board at the event.|
|The City will consider a Substantial Amendment to the Community Development Block Grant program to allocate funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The City of Irvine is posting its draft Substantial Amendment for public review and comment. The public comment period concludes upon the close of the Public Hearing held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 26, 2009 in the City of Irvine Council Chambers. Written comments may be submitted to the Redevelopment Offices of the Community Development Department, 7000 Trabuco Road, Irvine, CA 92618 not later than 3:00 p.m. on May 26, 2009. Click here to read the document.|
|Irvine has prepared a Draft Environmental Report (EIR) for the IBC Residential/Mixed Use Vision Plan and related project components, now available for public review. |
|The world-renowned traveling show will perform in a limited engagement beginning Jan. 7, 2010 at the Orange County Great Park. Tickets for the show "Kooza" go on sale June 16.|
|For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Irvine reported less violent crime per capita than any other California city with more than 100,000 residents. The California Department of Justice released Part I crime data for California cities with populations over 100,000 for January through December 2008, including specific data for violent crime.|
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|Irvine City Manager Sean Joyce is hosting a community meeting, Talk Around Town, on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. This free community event will focus on topics that engage Irvine's youth as well as provide an update on the economy. For more information, call 949-724-6077.|
|The City of Irvine and Irvine Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer a free Business Workshop for Professionals, 3:30-8 p.m. April 29 at Lakeview Senior Center. The drop-in event will help residents redefine their job skills, plan for a new business, develop a business website, or sharpen interview techniques and resume writing. Members of the Chamber and the Orange County One-Stop Center will be available on a variety of subjects. Information: (949) 724-6077. Registration is not required. |
Topics include: Setting up a Business Website; Break Through Marketing; Orange County One-Stop Center; Institute for Women Entrepreneurs; Social Networking; Marketing Your New Business; Business Coaching; Home-Based Business; Vocational Training & Education; Human Resources; How to Plan your Budget in a Down Economy; Insurance; City of Irvine Business License; Finding a Business Partner; Setting Up Your Own Business
|Mayor Sukhee Kang spoke before the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and guests a few days ago. His focus was on the economy and business partnerships.|
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|Join Mayor Sukhee Kang at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Breakfast with the Mayor, April 24 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Mayor Kang will focus on "Partners in Challenging Times" as a follow-up to his recent State of the City address. Click here for registration information.|
|Veteran police manager Dave Freedland has been sworn in as Deputy Chief of Police to become the Irvine Police Department's second in command.|
As a 31 year veteran of law enforcement, Dave Freedland has worked virtually all corners of the department while ascending the ranks.
|Join the City of Irvine and 400 other cities in 74 countries in observing an awareness program addressing climate change and energy efficiency. Please turn out non-essential lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. March 28 in observance of Earth Hour 2009.|
|On Sunday, March 29th, 2009, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located at 18712 University Drive in the City of Irvine (University / Culver) to celebrate the Persian New Year “Sizdeh Bedar.” This event historically attracts thousands of people and will result in periods of severe traffic congestion along roadways surrounding Mason Park. |
The below details will be posted on http://www.irvinepd.org/ and http://www.cityofirvine.org/ to assist area residents and attendees of this year’s event.
|The City of Irvine's Sounds of Spring concert series continues on Sunday, March 22, showcasing the musical talents of Stars of Tomorrow. Admission is free; however seating is limited. Concerts begin at 4 p.m.|
|The Irvine Chamber and the City of Irvine are now accepting nominations for the 2008 Business of the Year award. Nominated companies should be located in Irvine and have considerable participation in community service, civic affairs and professional organizations. Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 30. Click for more information.|
|A special on the Orange County Great Park will be previewed during “Irvine News” tonight at 7 p.m., and the 18-minute special will air immediately following the news. The next step for the Great Park will be unveiled at 10 a.m. March 19 at the Great Park Corporation board meeting at the Civic Center.|
|As the Business Capital of Orange County, the City of Irvine is committed to helping the community thrive by providing an exclusive resource connecting local employers to local job seekers.This is a free resource for both Irvine residents and employers. Residents may upload their resume for review by local businesses seeking to fill vacancies. Click here for more information.|
|Metrolink crews will perform maintenance along the Orange County line March 15-20, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The maintenance work will move along the line during this time, and will create some noise and dust as it progresses. In Irvine the Metrolink line runs from Jamboree Road to Alton Parkway. Click to view a map of the Irvine Station.|
|The Great Park Board approved the Comprehensive Park Design presented by Master Designer Ken Smith and the Great Park Design Studio. The approval of the Comprehensive Park Design moves the Great Park from the planning and design phase to the production phase. The next Board meeting, in which further discussion and planning is expected, will be 10 a.m. March 19 at City Hall.|
|Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang delivered his first State of the City address on February 10. The mayor updated city residents and community members on areas of importance to the City, such as the Orange County Great Park, fiscal responsibility, sustainability, education, community partnerships and our 2009 outlook. Click a link to: Read the speech | Watch the presentation | View a gallery of photos|
|City of Irvine residents are encouraged to participate in a special day honoring our military veterans. The Welcome Home Defenders of Freedom event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The free event welcomes home those who have served our country. Volunteers also are needed all day. For volunteer information contact Joe Leal (909) 200-8960 or Chaplain Jinho Cho (213) 820-0672. Click here for more event information.|
|Mayor-elect Sukhee Kang and City Councilmembers Larry Agran, Steven Choi, and Beth Krom will be sworn-in on Tuesday, December 9. Join us for a reception in honor of our 2008 Elected Officials at 5:00 PM at the Irvine Civic Center. The swearing-in ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chamber. |
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|Help Irvine win the national Cans for Cash competition by recycling those aluminum cans between October 1-31. Click here for more information, including details about how every pound of cans collected means $1 back to Irvine schools.|
|At their meeting of July 22, 2008, the City Council unanimously placed a measure on the November 4, 2008 ballot entitled, "City of Irvine Personal Information Privacy Act." |
At their meeting of July 22, 2008, the City Council unanimously placed a measure on the November 4, 2008 ballot entitled, "Orange County Great Park Ratification and Implementation Act."
|Join the Irvine Multicultural Association (IMA) on Friday, October 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center for a special screening of "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring" a Korean movie that depicts the stages of life of a child monk in a tiny Buddhist monastery. Rated R.|
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|The City of Irvine cordially invites the public to attend the official dedication ceremony of the Irvine Station Parking Structure on Thursday, October 2 from 4:30-6 p.m. Located at 15215 Barranca Parkway, the new 490,000 square foot structure adds an additional 1,500 parking spaces; nearly tripling the station's original allotment.|
|Join Irvine City Manager Sean Joyce on Thursday, October 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center, located at 20 Lake Road, for an informative community presentation focusing on valuable City services, programs and resources available to Irvine residents.|
|The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a ruling favorable to the City of Irvine's original wireless ordinance. Click here to see the decision.|
|The City of Irvine will celebrate 20 years of protecting and preserving Irvine’s open space at Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp on Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The milestone 1988 Open Space Initiative preserves Irvine’s natural splendor through the protection of parks, trails and wilderness areas. This free, public event will include entertainment, barbeque, nature hikes, and exhibits. |
|Join the American Cancer Society’s fight to end cancer by participating in the 8th annual Relay for Life of Irvine on June 7 and 8 at Irvine Valley College.|
|In honor of National Public Works Week, Public Works is holding a contest to win your very own Front Loader Truck! Toy size, that is. Enter for a chance to win by 5 pm, April 25. See the form below for entry and details.|
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|On Sunday, March 30th, 2008, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located 18712 University Drive in the City of Irvine (University / Culver) to celebrate the Persian New Year "Sizdeh Bedar."|
|The City of Irvine today announced the voluntary suspension of flights of the Great Park Balloon pending review of its operations by independent experts.|
|The Katie Wheeler Library will be opening its doors at noon on Saturday, February 23, 2008! Celebrate the Grand Opening and meet the newest staff members.|
|Come out swinging at the City of Irvine’s Tennis Festival on Saturday, February 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Heritage Park. Designed to expose new and seasoned players to the health and social benefits of tennis, the Festival is free of charge and open to all ages and abilities.|
|The Irvine One-Stop Center, located at 125 Technology Drive West, Suite 200, in Irvine, California, has opened as a Local Assistance Center (LAC) and will operate today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The LAC will remain open throughout the weekend, Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Service hours may be extended based on need.|
|The City of Irvine would like to thank the community for their cooperation and support during the recent fires.|
If you have any questions regarding Emergency Preparedness please contact the Irvine Police Department Emergency Management Unit at (949) 724-7235.
Do you want to volunteer or donate? PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP!
|This includes Boo Bash, all Outdoor Classes & Lessons, Sports Leagues, Park Amenities (Skate Park, Adventure Playground, Aquatics Complex and Athletic Fields.) |
Please check the website, with City Staff or Instructors for information regarding make ups or credits.
Additionally, all City of Irvine and School District Athletic Fields and Skate Park will be closed. Call the MUDD line at 949-724-6833 for updates.
The SOLD OUT Pumpkin', Pickin' & Carvin' Event originally scheduled at Bommer Canyon, will be moved indoors to Las Lomas Community Park located at 10 Federation Way.
The Youth Job Fair at the Lakeview Senior Center will still occur since the event will be held indoors.
For up to date information, visit www.irvinequickreg.org
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|The City of Irvine has begun the process of updating the General Plan Housing Element, which will establish the City’s housing goals and policies through June 30, 2014. This is your chance to learn about the Irvine Housing Element Update and give your input on housing-related matters! Next meeting is Monday, October 29 from 2-4 p.m. at Woodbury Community Park.|
|Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 5:30 to 8pm Exhibition runs: Sept 14-Oct 27, 2007|
Irvine Fine Arts Center presents, The Unexpected Vistas of Irvine, by Irvine artist Tom Brown and While Waiting, by Irvine photographer Frank Cancian.
|The City of Irvine will formally adopt the Marines and Sailors of 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (2/11) based at Camp Pendleton during a ceremony and reception on Saturday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. Come out and support our troops as we welcome our new extended family. |
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|The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), charged with managing the electricity grid in California, has issued a Flex Alert for Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30.|
|"Breaking Barriers, Changing Perceptions," is the theme for the eighth annual Jack Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place on Monday, July 30 at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine. |
|Please click here to see a slideshow of the Memorial Day services. (Photos courtesy Tim Knight, Irvine Public Safety)|
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|As part of a continued effort to promote awareness of Community Services programs and Irvine’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the City of Irvine is hosting a public meeting at the Lakeview Senior Center on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. |
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|Irvine, Orange County Sheriffs and Newport Beach Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an active purse thief.|
|On December 7 and 8, the City of Irvine will culminate its 35th anniversary celebration with “35 Hours of Giving,” an event that embraces the holiday spirit. From 8 a.m. on December 7 to 7 p.m. December 8, residents and businesses are encouraged to drop off new household items to furnish seven homes for Families Forward, a local non-profit organization that provides Orange County families with housing, food and more. Throughout the two-day event there will be children’s activities, presentations and, of course, birthday cake! For details, visit www.cityofirvine.org/35th|
|The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has issued a smoke advisory that includes Orange County due to smoke drifting from current wildfires.|
|Irvine continues to commemorate its 35th anniversary on Saturday, October 7 with Tapestry of Cultures - a virtual tapestry of performances representing the rich cultural heritage that is Irvine. Featuring professional artistry from around the world, the performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.|
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|On Friday, August 25 from 6 a.m. – noon, the City of Irvine’s Web site will be offline for maintenance and improvements. We appreciate your patience while we perform this upgrade to better serve you.|
|The 10-day public examination period of election material for the November 7, 2006 election is available for public review August 15 through August 24, 2006.|
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|The Irvine City Council meeting scheduled for August 8 has been cancelled. The Council will reconvene on August 22 for its regularly scheduled session.|