| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Frances Saldaņa is a petite woman with a soft smile and big, kind eyes. But behind her gentle demeanor lies a will of iron that has proved essential to enduring a life of unimaginable tragedy.
Saldaņa generously shares her story with anyone willing to...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — Barring open tryouts at the student union, UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is virtually out of ideas when it comes to finding a consistently effective mid-week starting pitcher.
For the fifth time in the last six Tuesday...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love.
Turns out, that's not true.
But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it.
"I believe that love is the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Berns Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park opens to the public Saturday with festivities that also kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.
The free event, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Moro Canyon,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:13 PM
UC Irvine is among four Orange County campuses chosen to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The event, to be held in fall 2015 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, will have participants "designing and...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:22 PM
What is memory?
Since the first attempts to answer that question emerged in the late 19th century, scientists have made gradual but significant progress toward understanding exactly what memory is and how it works. Among today's leading memory experts,...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:20 PM
Legendary UC Irvine coach Ted Newland will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame April 5 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine.
Newland, in his 39 years as UCI's men's water polo coach (1966-2004), amassed 714 victories and led the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:38 PM
UC Irvine junior Zack La Cavera was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men's volleyball after leading the Anteaters to a pair of home wins over top-five opponents last week.
The 6-foot-4 opposite recorded 17 kills, three digs,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring.
They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian.
Oh, and a slew of failed relationships.
Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.
Anila Ali, a native of Pakistan who moved to Irvine in 1996, said she hopes to draw on her background as an immigrant and her roles as a mother and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:56 AM
An international student at UC Irvine led authorities on a pursuit Thursday night that at times reached 122 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Yuan Zhou, 18, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. after a CHP cruiser maneuvered to stop the car on...