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2 women accused of trying to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

Police arrested two of women accused of trying to spend counterfeit $100 bills at businesses around Irvine and then fleeing when authorities...

UCI's anteater shows he's no 'chicken' in Conan O'Brien mascot makeover

UCI's anteater shows he's no 'chicken' in Conan O'Brien mascot makeover

"Zot! Zot! Zot!" is the battle cry of UC Irvine's mascot, Peter the Anteater. To most, it is an unfamiliar sound from an unusual animal.

UCI chancellor describes growth plans during his installment

UCI chancellor describes growth plans during his installment

Howard Gillman was officially installed as the sixth chancellor at UC Irvine during a formal investiture ceremony Tuesday, and he outlined...

Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

A man with a gun on the UC Irvine campus called police Tuesday to tell them where he was, officials said, but not before officials locked...

Preschoolers walk, run and crawl to raise $23,000 for CHOC

Preschoolers walk, run and crawl to raise $23,000 for CHOC

Nearly 200 Irvine preschoolers dashed — and in some cases, toddled — around a track at Turtle Rock Preschool on Wednesday to...

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

John Lennon would have been a productive 21st century man. His widow is sure of that.

 Final Great Park audit report cites mismanagement, financial waste

Final Great Park audit report cites mismanagement, financial waste

The final Great Park audit report concludes that the project was rife with mismanagement and budgetary irresponsibility, leading to...

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and...

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Twelve letters made all the difference for Irvine seventh-grader Sarika Rau.

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

An Irvine estate formerly owned by retired NHL center Saku Koivu has been listed for sale at $6.795 million.

 Irvine students take first, second in national video contest

Irvine students take first, second in national video contest

A team of three students from Woodbridge High School in Irvine won first place, and a team from Crean Lutheran, a private school also in...

Man, 19, arrested after string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Irvine

Police arrested a man suspected of stealing from a string of unlocked cars in an Irvine neighborhood early Sunday.

Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

A 28-year-old woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day at a popular Costa Mesa nightclub was seen early the...

UC lawyers seek dismissal of lawsuit alleging spying at campus police station

Lawyers representing University of California officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges top brass at the UC...

Folklorico students learn the business of dance

Folklorico students learn the business of dance

Students attending the third annual University Folklorico Summit got in some dancing time Sunday morning in the last workshop of the three-...

Ex-Angel Jim Edmonds gets $6.775 million for Irvine home

Ex-Angel Jim Edmonds gets $6.775 million for Irvine home

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Jim Edmonds has sold his home in Irvine for $6.775...

Interim director named for embattled Irvine animal center

Interim director named for embattled Irvine animal center

In the latest step aimed at resolving operational discord that has come to light recently at the Irvine Animal Care Center, the City Council...

Irvine man killed in motorcycle crash

A 25-year-old Irvine man died after a motorcycle crash Sunday morning, according to police.

2 men killed in Irvine freeway crash; driver ID'd

2 men killed in Irvine freeway crash; driver ID'd

Two men were killed when the van they were in careened off an Irvine freeway Monday night, according to authorities.

Famed songwriter Jimmy Webb leads charity show Saturday

Famed songwriter Jimmy Webb leads charity show Saturday

In New York, there's the Brill Building, and in Orange County, apparently, there's the Center for Spiritual Living Newport-Mesa.

Irvine animal shelter head resigns after euthanasia moratorium, public criticism

Irvine animal shelter head resigns after euthanasia moratorium, public criticism

Senior Administrator Michelle Quigley resigned Thursday as head of the Irvine Animal Care Center amid a City Council review of shelter...

Irvine man charged in passenger's death after crash

An Irvine man is facing a possible 10 years in prison for allegedly driving drunk and causing the death of a female passenger when the car...

Rescue workers free passenger trapped after vehicle flips

Firefighters had to cut into a car to rescue a trapped passenger after the vehicle flipped over in Irvine on Monday night, according to...

'Trash to cash': $60M methane-to-electricity project starts at landfill near Irvine

'Trash to cash': $60M methane-to-electricity project starts at landfill near Irvine

Officials broke ground Thursday on a $60 million plant that will convert methane gas to electricity at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill east...

Irvine CEO charged with sexual crimes against children pleads not guilty

An Irvine businessman accused of sexual assault against minors and possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to all counts Friday...

Irvine man gets 40 years to life for father's murder

A former Corona del Mar High School student who shot his father to death in their Irvine home was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in...

Irvine police invite public to open house

The public can get a peek inside the Irvine Police Department during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31.

Irvine mayor advances central library concept

Mayor Steven Choi's vision for an Irvine metropolitan central library in the Orange County Great Park moved a step forward with the City...

Hoag breaks ground on Irvine health center

Hoag breaks ground on Irvine health center

Hoag Hospital celebrated breaking ground on a new medical space at its Irvine campus Thursday morning.

UCI gets record number of applications

Applications for admission to UC Irvine rose to a record 88,792 for the 2015 school year, up 7.7% from the previous year, according to...

Girl Scouts warm up for cookie season at UCI rally

Girl Scouts warm up for cookie season at UCI rally

It's almost Girl Scout cookie season again, and more than 1,000 Orange County Girl Scouts celebrated at a rally Saturday at UC Irvine's Bren...

UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in...

Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate

Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate

Irvine police arrested a Woodbridge High School student Wednesday on suspicion of attacking a classmate with a knife, authorities said.

30 residents evacuated after Irvine water main breaks

30 residents evacuated after Irvine water main breaks

Firefighters evacuated an Irvine apartment building early Wednesday when water from a burst pipe flooded some of the units and leaked into...

Search still on for Irvine woman missing near Big Bear

Search still on for Irvine woman missing near Big Bear

More than two dozen search and rescue personnel and volunteers continued combing the woods around Big Bear on Tuesday for an Irvine woman...

Tech companies look to grow in new Irvine incubator

Tech companies look to grow in new Irvine incubator

Inside an unassuming beige office building next to the UC Irvine campus, eight entrepreneurs aim to grow fledgling companies in a new tech...

 Irvine's new Jeffrey Open Space Trail traces 500 years of history

Irvine's new Jeffrey Open Space Trail traces 500 years of history

Northeast Irvine can ring in the new year with new segments of an outdoor trail that offer a stroll through 500 years of local history.

Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash

Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash

From the ousting of longtime City Councilman Larry Agran in November to accusations that UC Irvine's top police officials spied on staff and...

Children's museum celebrates Kwanzaa

Children's museum celebrates Kwanzaa

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine is hosting a Festival of Kwanzaa for kids, featuring a daily lighting of the kinara, which contains...

Gov. Brown withdraws pardon of Irvine financial advisor disciplined by regulators

Gov. Jerry Brown withdrew a Christmas Eve pardon Wednesday after learning from the Los Angeles Times that...

Friends, students remember Woodbridge High instructor killed in fiery crash

Friends, students remember Woodbridge High instructor killed in fiery crash

Friends, students and officials at Irvine's Woodbridge High School are sharing memories of Jason Alan Van Leuven, a special-needs instructor...

 Cars and Coffee Irvine auto show closes shop

Cars and Coffee Irvine auto show closes shop

Irvine's weekly Saturday morning automobile extravaganza Cars and Coffee has folded up its proverbial tent and is on hiatus for the...

Ballet dads do fancy fatherly footwork

Ballet dads do fancy fatherly footwork

The stern ballet master looked around the mirrored room and clapped his hands.

Irvine bank robbed Monday; have you seen this man?

Irvine bank robbed Monday; have you seen this man?

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed an Irvine bank Monday.

Irvine council now has majority of women

The Irvine City Council swore in members Tuesday night, creating a historic reconfiguration.

Irvine school district considers dual-language program

Irvine school district considers dual-language program

Most days find Heather King describing the latest hot property in English and Spanish.

Pets get homes for the holidays and beyond

Pets get homes for the holidays and beyond

Thousands of visitors gathered at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Sunday for the eighth annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair.

Two contractors seriously injured after being shocked by high voltage electrical line

Two electrical workers are in critical condition after they came in contact with a high voltage electrical line in Irvine and received a...

Mariners Church now aglow for the holidays

Mariners Church now aglow for the holidays

Mariners Church in Irvine lighted its Christmas tree Friday during a free community celebration featuring food, family activities and real...

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