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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...

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...

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