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Pretend City treats kids to Halloween Bug Bash

Pretend City treats kids to Halloween Bug Bash

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine hosted a Halloween Bug Bash on Friday filled with creepy critters, trick-or-treaters, dancing,...

Church carnival harvests fun in Irvine

Church carnival harvests fun in Irvine

Mariners Church in Irvine hosted a Harvest Carnival on Friday night, with rides, a zip line, go-karts, a petting zoo, music and food.

Student project a triumph for O.C.

Student project a triumph for O.C.

Alex McDonald's road to graduate school started with a grant and a desire to build a solar-powered house.

Irvine police: Man posed as woman on Craigslist to lure teen boys

A 34-year-old man posed as a woman online to lure teenage boys — including one from Irvine — into sexual situations, according...

Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school...

Rappellers go over the edge at Irvine Marriott to benefit Scouts

Rappellers go over the edge at Irvine Marriott to benefit Scouts

If you were driving past the Irvine Marriott hotel on Friday and saw people sliding down the side of it on ropes, it wasn't a SWAT team or...

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

A week after a developer broke ground on a scaled-back version of Irvine's long-planned Orange County Great Park, a bitter fight over the...

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

How would one even consider updating — maybe improving — an age-old pub game like darts? Out of boredom, sometimes innovation is...

In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort

In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort

Gov. Jerry Brown made a quick appearance in Irvine on Tuesday to laud what he emphasized is a bipartisan effort to build a state veterans...

Finding cause of fatal Irvine crash may take weeks, officials say

Finding cause of fatal Irvine crash may take weeks, officials say

As students in southern Orange County returned to class Monday, many still numbed by the loss of five classmates in a fiery weekend crash,...

Teen driver: No decision yet on criminal charges in Irvine crash that killed 5

Teen driver: No decision yet on criminal charges in Irvine crash that killed 5

Authorities said Monday that they have not determined whether they'll seek criminal charges against the 16-year-old driver of a car that...

O.C. communities mourn teens killed in Irvine crash

O.C. communities mourn teens killed in Irvine crash

Jenny Campos' dream became real last July when nearly 350 friends and family helped celebrate her quinceañera in...

Driver in Irvine crash that killed 5 in serious condition; 2 girls who died are ID'd

Driver in Irvine crash that killed 5 in serious condition; 2 girls who died are ID'd

The 16-year-old driver of a car that crashed on the 5 Freeway in Irvine over the weekend and killed five other teenagers was listed Sunday...

Five teens killed in fiery I-5 crash in Irvine; driver apparently unlicensed

Five teens killed in fiery I-5 crash in Irvine; driver apparently unlicensed

When three of his players didn't show up for their 8 a.m. soccer match Saturday, coach Billy McNicol of Mission Viejo Soccer Club assumed...

2 window washers rescued after getting stuck 17 stories up in Irvine

2 window washers rescued after getting stuck 17 stories up in Irvine

Firefighters rescued two window washers stuck near the top of a 19-story Irvine high-rise Wednesday, authorities said.

Irvine council gets a civics lesson

What was to be a discussion about political campaign ethics at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting turned into a lecture on sensible...

Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel...

Pretend City kids' museum is pirate town for a day

Pretend City kids' museum is pirate town for a day

Hundreds of families turned out for a pirate dance party, pirate story time, pirate role-playing, interactive games and treasure hunts as...

Heated pipe blamed for Irvine restaurant fire, evacuation

Diners and employees had to evacuate an Irvine restaurant Wednesday when a two-alarm fire tore through the ventilation system.

Shop closures leave future of Irvine's aging Woodbridge Village Center in doubt

Shop closures leave future of Irvine's aging Woodbridge Village Center in doubt

Children scamper across the once-vibrantly painted tiles in the small playground in the middle of the Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine.

Reader Report: Stroke survivor gets back in the race

Reader Report: Stroke survivor gets back in the race

I recently completed my 10th competitive race at the American Heart Assn.'s Orange County Heart Run & Walk in Laguna Niguel.

Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing

The Irvine City Council is reshaping the committee dedicated to establishing a memorial cemetery in Orange County to focus on affordable...

Irvine Hebrew school welcomes first class

Irvine Hebrew school welcomes first class

The newly formed Irvine Hebrew Day School welcomed its first class of kindergartners on Wednesday.

Newport consulting firm accuses Great Park investigators of unethical conduct

A Newport Beach consulting firm accused of non-compliance in the Great Park audit is turning the tables on investigators examining more than...

3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human...

Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for...

Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles.

D.A. rules Irvine officer was legally justified in shooting

An Irvine police officer was legally justified in shooting a sexual assault suspect during an arrest last year, Orange County prosecutors...

Sierra Club: UCI top green campus

UC Irvine placed first in Sierra Club's annual ranking of green campuses nationwide, the university announced Tuesday.

Irvine to play host for 2015 Special Olympics

The 1984 Summer Olympics was Southern California's last huge event.

Irvine residents among 3 arrested in fraud case

Irvine police detectives arrested three people Friday in connection with a scheme that they say defrauded at least 13 people of more than...

Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new...

Veterans cemetery has a few more hurdles

The state Assembly bill to establish a veterans cemetery in Southern California is "in suspense" after consideration by the appropriations...

Cyclist goes electric across the country

Cyclist goes electric across the country

Cathy Rodgers, 57, became the first person to cross the country on an electric bicycle on Saturday, riding from Washington state to...

Huntington mayor raises more than Assembly opponent, who questions expense report

After a slow start to campaigning, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent in...

The summer fun multiplies at math fair

The summer fun multiplies at math fair

Try selling this to typical school-age kids as a fun family outing on a warm summer day: Let's go do some math!

Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of...

Cyclists go long distance in O.C. to help injured vets

Cyclists go long distance in O.C. to help injured vets

Hundreds of bicyclists rode alongside injured veterans through several Orange County cities Saturday while raising more than $40,000 for...

More testimony points to cronyism, waste in Great Park project

Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great...

Whole Foods coming to Irvine in 2016

Whole Foods coming to Irvine in 2016

Whole Foods Market and the Irvine Co. announced this week that they have signed a lease to bring Irvine its first Whole Foods Market.

Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in...

Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine

Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine

On the bloodiest day of conflict yet in this summer of hostilities in the Gaza strip, thousands gathered Tuesday night for a community rally...

Great Park execs testify to dysfunction, waste of millions

Irvine Councilman Larry Agran is brushing off scathing testimony from current and former Orange County Great Park executives that allege...

UCI police investigate report of campus rape

UC Irvine police are investigating a report of rape on campus late Monday.

UCI police seek man who tried to touch student, asked to massage feet

UC Irvine police are looking for a man who tried to inappropriately touch a female student and asked if he could massage other women's feet.

Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench

Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench

A 26-year-old man who was thrown from his car after it crashed into a concrete bus bench in Costa Mesa early Friday has died, authorities...

Animal service officers rescue 23 baby ducks in Irvine

Animal service officers rescue 23 baby ducks in Irvine

Nearly two dozen “domesticated” ducklings were rounded up and rescued by animal service officers at an Irvine ...

Fireworks and other fun

Whether you're going to the Old Glory Boat Parade in Newport Harbor or setting off fireworks in Costa Mesa, public safety officials...

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