Inside the Politics Behind the Race for Third District Supervisor

Analysis: Does the BOS Race Portend 2020 Election? Election season isn’t yet over for part of Orange County, which, on March 12 will elect a new member to the Orange County Board of Supervisors for the Third District. While the winner of the election will represent portions of Irvine, Mission Viejo and Anaheim Hills as well as Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, Yorba Linda, Villa Park and some of unincorporated O.C., …

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Puffy Delivery: Reshaping the Culture of the Digital Cannabis Delivery Service

SPONSORED CONTENT Puffy Delivery is the new online delivery website for cannabis with a lofty goal: to reshape the culture of the digital cannabis delivery service. Based out of Irvine, the company is launching itself across the entirety of California, and with its unique branding and corporate structure, it is doing things that no one else in the cannabis space is currently attempting. High Times Magazine recently referred to the …

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Orange County’s Competitive Advantage Is Its High ARTS IQ!

SPONSORED CONTENT Business and the arts were in perfect alignment on Thursday, February 7, at Hotel Irvine as local musicians, performers and visionary leaders celebrated “The Art of Business. The Business of Art.” with almost 700 business executives, academic leaders and elected officials at Orange County Business Council’s Annual Dinner and Installation of the organization’s 2019 Board of Directors. Robbin Narike Preciado, Managing Director and Regional President of Union Bank, …

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23 Years of Irvine Park Railroad

Have you been looking for a day of family fun in Orange County that won’t break the bank or leave you in an hour-long line? All aboard the Irvine Park Railroad! People from all around Southern California have been discovering the magic of the Railroad for years, and it’ll be celebrating 23 years of fun on February 23 and 24. They’re ringing in their birthday with a bang, and they …

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Musink Fest Celebrates Its 12th Year

The Musink festival, which combines a music fest with a tattoo exposition and car show, will hold its 12th annual event from March 8 to March 10, at the O.C. Fairgrounds. In 2008, the festival started out as a project of Bill Hardy and Kat Von D, but it has since undergone a couple changes in its organization department. Specifically, it is now run by Hardy, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker …

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Agora Churrascaria and Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Serve Up “Dishes Worth The Drive”

With the holidays past and 2019 in full swing, most people are trying to eat a little healthier now. In that spirit, we decided to go very protein-heavy in the dishes we picked to spotlight for this month’s “dishes worth the drive from Los Angeles to Irvine.” Our first culinary stop is for all the carnivores out there: Brazilian steakhouse Agora Churrascaria. Churrascaria is a Portuguese word for a place …

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Welcoming the Year of the Pig

Rainy weather wasn’t enough to put a damper on the recent Lunar New Year celebration event held at Irvine’s Cadence Park. Despite waking up to gloomy skies, hundreds still showed up to welcome in the Year of the Pig, and they were not disappointed. “They really went all out for this event,” said one community resident, enjoying the celebration with her family. Indeed, guests were presented with a wide variety …

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Stay Whimsical: The Life and Legacy of Arlyn Pillay

It’s shocking to realize it’s been two years since local Irvine-based artist and friend to many, Arlyn Pillay, died by gunshot, on January 31, 2017. The Irvine resident was a beloved artist, art gallery director, mentor and a breath of fresh creativity in a hum-drum art world. Pillay’s gallery, the Arlyn Pillay Art Gallery, was a home for creatives, artists, musicians, comedians, designers, art aficionados and disenchanted youth looking for …

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