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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 anĀ IrvineĀ ...

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...

Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city...

Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89

Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89

Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University...

UCI's engineering school receives $9.5-million donation

A $9.5-million gift to UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering will fund scholarships, fellowships and support programs that focus...

Man jailed for fatally shooting friend in Irvine

A Lancaster man who fatally shot a friend while the two were sitting in a car in Irvine was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison...

Allergan employees, Irvine officials worried over Valeant offer

Allergan employees, Irvine officials worried over Valeant offer

Wall Street sharks are not the only ones keeping a close watch on the contentious battle for control of Allergan Inc., the Irvine company...

Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student

Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student

An Irvine high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate “physical” relationship with a student,...

Irvine Council approves budget, term limits measure

Presented with operating costs of just over $157 million for the coming fiscal year, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of...

Two lawsuits filed in fatal crash

Parents of three teenage girls who died in a fiery Memorial Day crash last year in Newport Beach have filed wrongful-death lawsuits...

Pilots face restrictions during Obama visit to UC Irvine ceremonies

Pilots face restrictions during Obama visit to UC Irvine ceremonies

Private pilots will be prohibited this weekend from flying through areas around Palm Springs International Airport and Anaheim, where...

Man dies in fall from UCI bridge

A 25-year-old man died after he plunged from a bridge at UC Irvine on Tuesday afternoon.

Newport fights wrongful-death claims

The families of two dead bicyclists have filed wrongful-death claims this year against Newport Beach, alleging that the city let dangerous...

UCI's School of Law earns full accreditation

The American Bar Assn. granted UC Irvine's law school with full accreditation, the college announced Friday.

Biz News: Archer Norris adds to staff

Elizabeth V. McNulty has joined Archer Norris as a partner at the law firm's Newport Beach office, as have...

Kidney fundraiser gets $20,000 donation

The National Kidney Foundation got a $20,000 donation from the Grainger Foundation ahead of a fundraising walk in Irvine this weekend.

Woman sentenced for having sex with teens

A 44-year-old Irvine woman was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage boys who...

Fatal DUI suspect had been charged in prior wreck

Fatal DUI suspect had been charged in prior wreck

A driver suspected of killing an Irvine woman in an alleged DUI crash over the weekend in Costa Mesa is also facing two misdemeanor...

Progress is made toward veterans cemetery

Discussions about a proposed veterans cemetery weren't quite so contentious at last week's Irvine City Council meeting.

IVC holds graduation ceremonies

IVC holds graduation ceremonies

Irvine Valley College awarded 1,908 degrees and certificates to students during its 29th annual commencement ceremony last week.

Biz News: Essentials drive helps homeless families

Biz News: Essentials drive helps homeless families

HomeAid Orange County, along with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, delivered more...

UCI students condemn fraternity actions

UC Irvine's student government voted Tuesday evening to condemn the actions of a campus fraternity seen as insensitive to Pacific...

Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women...

IVC gives out $201,400 in scholarships

Irvine Valley College handed out funds to 356 students during its 29th annual scholarship awards ceremony last week.

Students challenge UCI frat party

UC Irvine's student government is considering legislation that would condemn the actions of a campus fraternity and force the group to...

Indictments in loan-mod fraud case

The Orange County district attorney on Thursday unsealed an indictment related to a $13.5-million loan-modification scheme that officials...

OCC grads get their certificates

OCC grads get their certificates

More than 2,500 students earned associate degrees and certificates from Orange Coast College during the school's 66th...

Mariners Church raises $965,000 for charity

Parishioners at Irvine-based Mariners Church raised almost $1 million during a 30-day drive for nonprofits in Orange County and around the...

Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting.

UCI police seek attempted burglary suspect

UCI police seek attempted burglary suspect

A baby-faced attempted burglar tried to pry his way through a door to get into campus housing at UC Irvine last week, according to police.

Irvine man arrested after small grass fire

Irvine man arrested after small grass fire

Irvine police this week arrested a man who allegedly lit a grass fire in the city's Turtle Rock neighborhood.

UCI to host comedy festival

Improv Revolution, a UC Irvine student comedy troupe, will host the second annual Coup de Comedy Festival this week.

Angels talk with developer about potential Irvine ballpark

The Angels have met with the developer of the Orange County Great Park property to see whether the construction of a new ballpark might be...

Anteaters run basketball clinic at Mariners

Anteaters run basketball clinic at Mariners

Mariners Elementary students greeted UC Irvine basketball players Wednesday afternoon with about as much fanfare as one might expect if a...

Crews battling brush fire off toll road in Irvine

Crews battling brush fire off toll road in Irvine

Firefighters were trying to control a 3-acre wind-driven brush fire Wednesday in Irvine off the southbound lanes of the 241 toll road,...

National Merit winners announced

Seven Irvine and Huntington Beach students were among nearly 100 National Merit Scholarship winners in the organization's first wave of...

5 Freeway reopens in Irvine after chain-reaction crash that killed 2

5 Freeway reopens in Irvine after chain-reaction crash that killed 2

All lanes of the northbound I-5 Freeway in Orange County were reopened late Thursday morning, hours after a multicar chain-reaction crash...

Chinese Americans say Irvine leaders have 'Cold War mentality'

Chinese Americans say Irvine leaders have 'Cold War mentality'

Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international...

A mad scramble for Easter eggs

A mad scramble for Easter eggs

A thin line of green tape and some self control was the only thing holding back the stampede.

Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?

Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?

When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking...

IVC teachers win top honors

Irvine Valley College granted two language professors top honors this week.

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the...

 '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...

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