Election 2018: The Results

Mayor and City Council Irvine’s heated election season is officially at an end, for now. While some votes are still being tallied, it is safe to conclude that incumbent mayor Don Wagner has been re-elected to serve another two-year term in the city’s highest political post. Irvine will also welcome two new faces to the Irvine City Council: Anthony Kuo and Farrah Kahn. Kuo is a lifelong resident of Irvine and currently …

Continue reading

Fallout Continues from Shocktoberfest’s Sudden Cancellation

The fallout from University of California, Irvine’s Shocktoberfest continues, with many students wondering if they are getting a refund to the event. The annual fall concert, which kicks off the university’s basketball season, was shut down after rapper Famous Dex jumped into the crowd during his set on Friday, October 19, propelling many fans to rush the stage. After it was announced that the sold-out Shocktoberfest was canceled, the mayhem …

Continue reading

Escape From Irvine!

A wise man once said, “Lemme outta here!!!” It is likely that this man had not willingly entangled himself in a situation that would have ultimately resulted in his shouting of that particular panicked phrase, but this is the 21st century. People now fork out cash to be temporarily incarcerated in escape rooms — that is, rooms that are meticulously designed with a variety of clues and/or mechanisms through which, …

Continue reading

North Italia: A Meeting of Passion and Detail

If you don’t have the budget to go to Italy to mangia, you can still find unique Italian dishes here in Southern California. North Italia, the modern Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, has locations in Santa Monica, El Segundo and Irvine. Regional brand chef Sam Sleman oversees the innovative menus. “I love to cook because food is something that brings people together around a table. It’s something I’m passionate …

Continue reading