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Irvine family refuses to let teen fall through the cracks after his mother's death

Irvine family refuses to let teen fall through the cracks after his mother's death

At age 17, Curtis Jackson has already faced obstacles most teenagers can scarcely imagine — being uprooted to a strange place as a...

Wanderlust lands Irvine teen in Hurricane Katrina-devastated areas

Wanderlust lands Irvine teen in Hurricane Katrina-devastated areas

When Irvine resident Yongqi Xu was in search of a summer adventure, she knew she wanted something that would combine her two passions...

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University Irvine welcomed about 600 students, instructors and staff members to a celebration of the beginning of the school year.

Irvine student's photo gets the right exposure

Irvine student's photo gets the right exposure

When Irvine High School graduate Tim Lantin was shooting pictures of the beach over winter break, he had no idea that a brief change of...

 Teens killed by falling Yosemite tree limb remembered at vigil

Teens killed by falling Yosemite tree limb remembered at vigil

More than 200 people gathered at Northwood High School's pool for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night dedicated to two Orange County...

UCI lab's foul odor sends 3 workers to the hospital

Three workers at UC Irvine were sent to a hospital as a precaution after becoming ill from a foul odor early Friday in a campus laboratory.

Irvine academy gives teens a peek at police work

Irvine academy gives teens a peek at police work

A group of teenagers got a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement this week as part of the Irvine Police Department's first Teen...

Irvine family's new baby makes her debut in the I-405 carpool lane

Irvine family's new baby makes her debut in the I-405 carpool lane

When Nagaraj Badavide cut his daughter's umbilical cord, he had to keep an eye on the traffic streaming by next to him.

 Home of the Day: Resort-style living in a Spanish package in Shady Canyon

Home of the Day: Resort-style living in a Spanish package in Shady Canyon

A classic courtyard entry, arched doorways and a living/dining room area beneath truss beam ceilings set the stage for this contemporary...

Leinart football league to pay Irvine $63,000 in back fees for field use

A local youth flag football league has agreed to pay the city of Irvine more than $60,000 after city officials determined that the for-...

New Irvine neighborhood going on watch for coyotes

In response to an increase in coyote sightings and attacks on children and pets in Irvine's newly developed Portola Springs area,...

 Student's robotic arm wins awards and accolades

Student's robotic arm wins awards and accolades

Irvine High School student Nilay Mehta has always had an interest in hands-on science.

Brush fire near Irvine Lake grows to 180 acres; 50% contained

Brush fire near Irvine Lake grows to 180 acres; 50% contained

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in unincorporated Orange County near Highway 241. The blaze led to the closure of a portion of...

Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend at UCI pleads not guilty

Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend at UCI pleads not guilty

A 22-year-old man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at UC Irvine pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges Friday.

Irvine's The Spectrum shopping center turns 20

Irvine's The Spectrum shopping center turns 20

The Irvine Spectrum shopping center will celebrate its 20th anniversary Saturday with games and prizes.

Irvine police arrest 4 in multi-state iPads crime spree

Irvine police arrest 4 in multi-state iPads crime spree

Irvine police Wednesday arrested two men, a woman and a boy who allegedly stole iPads and other electronics from dozens of stores during a...

Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty in Irvine crash that killed grandmother and girl

Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty in Irvine crash that killed grandmother and girl

A Costa Mesa man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old and her grandmother last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to...

Irvine police arrest 1, seek 2 more in burglary

Irvine police arrest 1, seek 2 more in burglary

A rental car and a ransacked home in Irvine led police to a suspected burglar last week, but two of his alleged partners remain at large.

O.C. grand jury report calls for new Great Park development plan

The city of Irvine's stewardship of the Great Park should include a comprehensive 10-year plan for strategic development, construction and...

Where to go for fireworks and festivities on July 4

Where to go for fireworks and festivities on July 4

The Fourth of July is the most American holiday of the year, and Newport Beach and Irvine have big public celebrations planned, with...

It's all Greek at Irvine church's 37th annual food festival

It's all Greek at Irvine church's 37th annual food festival

The 37th annual A Taste of Greece festival drew thousands of fans of Greek cuisine to St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine this past&...

Irvine man, 68, found safe after 5-day disappearance

Irvine man, 68, found safe after 5-day disappearance

A 68-year-old man who had been missing for five days was found safe Monday morning, Irvine police said.

Second request for Great Park Audit investigation is dropped

A push to have the audit of the Orange County Great Park examined in the Legislature hit a second wall Wednesday when Assemblywoman Lorena...

Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations

Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations

A Costa Mesa man accused of speeding through a red light and killing a woman and her granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week has a...

Girl, 2, dies of her injuries after Irvine crash that killed her grandmother

Girl, 2, dies of her injuries after Irvine crash that killed her grandmother

A 2-year-old girl died Sunday after she was injured last week in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine in which her grandmother died, authorities...

Mural honors Irvine Police Department's 40th anniversary

Mural honors Irvine Police Department's 40th anniversary

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Irvine Police Department, the city unveiled a mural created by student artists highlighting the...

UCI student comes to the rescue as another is stabbed on campus; suspect is arrested

UCI student comes to the rescue as another is stabbed on campus; suspect is arrested

A UC Irvine student may have saved a woman's life Thursday evening when he stopped a man who was stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a campus...

Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident

Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident

The woman who died in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine on Wednesday night has been identified as a 54-year-old Lake Forest resident.

Irvine vote to abolish living wage ordinance met with boos, 'shame on you'

After contentious discussions at the last two City Council meetings, Irvine leaders voted 3-1 to formally abolish the city's living wage...

Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search

Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search

Irvine police arrested a Costa Mesa man suspected of running away after his vehicle crashed into two cars, killing a 54-year-old woman and...

Irvine police seek 'socially awkward and timid' burglar

Irvine police seek 'socially awkward and timid' burglar

Police asked Wednesday for help in identifying a reportedly "timid" burglar a woman found in the bathroom of her apartment near UC Irvine.

Boy, 8, hospitalized after being rescued from Irvine pool

An 8-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he was pulled from a community pool in Irvine, according to the Orange...

Irvine council supports bid to enact flag law on state campuses

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Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents

Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents

The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially-charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential...

Irvine residents 'not scared' in wake of coyote attack on 3-year-old girl

Irvine residents 'not scared' in wake of coyote attack on 3-year-old girl

Residents of an east Irvine neighborhood where a 3-year-old girl was attacked by a coyote last week say the incident doesn't make them...

Irvine bucks the trend as council votes to repeal living wage law

Irvine bucks the trend as council votes to repeal living wage law

When Irvine adopted a living wage ordinance nearly eight years ago, the suburban city in the heart of Orange County was cheered for its...

Irvine police seek man who grabbed woman in parking lot

Irvine police are looking for a male suspect who grabbed a woman from behind in a parking lot.

Are you wearing your seat belt? 'No excuses' enforcement starts today

Newport Beach and Irvine police will be on the lookout for anyone not wearing a seat belt during the last two weeks of May as the...

 Great Park audit fees continue to grow

Great Park audit fees continue to grow

Taxpayers in Irvine are footing the bill for additional legal fees stemming from the Great Park audit, which was completed in March. An...

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...

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