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 'A place for contemplation and peace'

'A place for contemplation and peace'

Orange County officials this week unveiled the winning design for a monument to crime victims planned for Mason Regional Park in Irvine.

A dose of Common sense

A dose of Common sense

Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love.

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine

Irvine police confiscated five shotguns and a rifle from a man they suspect broke into homes this month to steal the firearms and other...

Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest

Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City...

Councilman drops plan for ties between Irvine, city in Vietnam

Councilman drops plan for ties between Irvine, city in Vietnam

Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam?

Irvine man kidnapped, found injured in Yorba Linda house, police say

A 49-year-old Irvine man who was forced into a car and kidnapped in broad daylight was discovered inside a Yorba Linda residence suffering...

Bluewater Grill chef dies

Bluewater Grill chef dies

Brian Hirsty, executive chef for the Bluewater Grill, died March 10 following a recent diagnosis of a rare bone marrow disease. He was 47.

Newport police do well in desert relay race

The Newport Beach Police Department cashed in bragging rights in Las Vegas this month when it claimed its 10th straight divisional win in...

Mechanic convicted on rape charges

An Orange County Superior Court jury convicted a man Thursday of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine, authorities...

Trial begins for accused rapist

Opening statements began in Orange County Superior Court this week in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting two women in Newport...

Obama to speak at UCI graduation

Obama to speak at UCI graduation

University of California schools are two for two in convincing the first couple to speak at graduations.

UCI scientists: Titanium golf clubs can cause courses to catch on fire

You might want to ask for a mulligan if this happens. Scientists at UC Irvine announced Wednesday that titanium-coated clubs can cause...

When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates...

Darwin mural graces new building

Darwin mural graces new building

Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building...

Biz-News: Tastea brews up Costa Mesa location

Tastea, a trendy international tea bar at the Outlets at Orange, is moving to Costa Mesa, according to a...

Five candidates running for Assembly

The filing deadline has passed for the 74th Assembly District candidates, setting the stage for a run between five contenders in the June...

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

A Huntington Beach parents organization has asked nationwide clothing retailer Tilly's to pull merchandise featuring images of marijuana...

Man crossing 405 Freeway struck and killed in Irvine

A man trying to cross the southbound 405 Freeway in Irvine was hit by a car and killed Monday night.

New dean named at UCI's business school

UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business will have a new dean this summer, according to a news release.

Court upholds Muslim students' convictions

A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally...

Taco Bell CEO to speak at UCI business school graduation

The CEO of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. will give the commencement address at UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business graduation ceremony...

Irvine woman who stole from nuns gets 37 months in prison

An Irvine woman who stole $285,000 from a group of nuns and then spent it all in just 64 days was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal...

IVC debate team captain gets university scholarship

The captain of the debate team at Irvine Valley College has been accepted to Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a full...

Finding his voice with a tuba

Finding his voice with a tuba

Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing.

Car plows into Irvine lake; no major injuries

A car plowed into an Irvine lake Friday night after the vehicle missed a turn, police said, but the driver and passenger suffered no major...

Motorcyclist dies in second bike fatality in a week

A motorcyclist died Tuesday after colliding with another vehicle in Fountain Valley, according to authorities.

UC Irvine's plan for big commencement angers grads

UC Irvine's plan for big commencement angers grads

UC Irvine’s plan for a massive, $2-million commencement ceremony in a baseball stadium -- possibly with President Obama ...

Search committee to find new UCI chancellor formed

An advisory committee made up of UC Irvine faculty, staff, students, alumni and a foundation representative will assist in the national...

$5-million donation made to UCI cancer center

Two local philanthropists donated $5 million to UC Irvine to establish a clinical trial center for cancer research.

Could Angels put Irvine into play for stadium?

Could Angels put Irvine into play for stadium?

Is it Anaheim or Tustin for the Angels?

Democrat enters Assembly race

Democrat enters Assembly race

A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.

UCI wants volunteers for drug trial

A UC Irvine doctor is looking for volunteers to participate in a clinical trial of a drug meant to fight some affects of in Parkinson's...

4 O.C. colleges to participate in Solar Decathlon

UC Irvine is among four Orange County campuses chosen to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Irvine police look for man who reportedly exposed himself to girls

Irvine police look for man who reportedly exposed himself to girls

Irvine police are looking for a man they believe exposed himself to at least three girls in the last two months.

Playing hardball over softball

Playing hardball over softball

Roger Chadderdon describes himself as an "old guy who wants to play softball."

Concert Review: Duo evoke the '60s folk spirit

Concert Review: Duo evoke the '60s folk spirit

Talk about a perfect song for a small crowd on a rainy night.

Expectant mom's instincts help save child

Expectant mom's instincts help save child

Jennifer Juarez encourages women to listen to their intuition. She and her husband, Josh, discovered during her first pregnancy that...

UCI transfers employee connected to racist online posts

A UC Irvine employee accused of posting anti-Semitic and anti-black photos online has been reassigned to a job that will minimize his...

Immigration agent allegedly demanded egg rolls for citizenship

An immigration officer who demanded that a Vietnamese immigrant pick up hundreds of egg rolls and deliver them for an office party will...

Irvine resident named Big Sister of the Year

Irvine resident named Big Sister of the Year

Irvine's Jen Necir has been named Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.

Supervisors approve El Toro development plan

The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to develop more than 100 acres of county-owned land at the former Marine...

Pacific Chorale's Clemensen to direct vocalists in a concert in Irvine

Irvine United Congregational Church will host a benefit concert, "Songs about Music," at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Irvine city leaders order O.C. Great Park audit, may issue subpoenas

Irvine city leaders order O.C. Great Park audit, may issue subpoenas

Civic leaders in Irvine have authorized the use of subpoenas to help auditors delve deeper into an investigation of the financial management...

Man gets jail for posing as girl on Facebook to get lewd photos

Man gets jail for posing as girl on Facebook to get lewd photos

A former teacher and coach at an Irvine high school was sentenced to 10 years in prison for posing as a teenage girl on...

UC Irvine chancellor named new Ohio State president

UC Irvine chancellor named new Ohio State president

Michael V. Drake announced Thursday that he is stepping down as chancellor of UC Irvine to become president of Ohio State University.

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