A Taste of Irvine During O.C. Restaurant Week

One of the biggest and most delicious events in Southern California has arrived. O.C. Restaurant Week will be held on March 3-9 with more than 100 popular restaurants serving a number of tasty treats. Participants have the opportunity to experience as many restaurants as they desire – enjoying discounted three-course meals with a beverage. Last year the event celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and it’s still expanding. Some notable restaurants that …

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Professional Sports in the Heart of Irvine

Growing up in Irvine, I never viewed it as the home of a professional sports team. Frankly, many of us locals aren’t aware that there is a venue large enough to host a professional sports franchise. Orange County Soccer Club is setting out to change this perception and bring professional sports to a city that thrives on fandom and athleticism. In 2011, Orange County became part of a new national …

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State of the City: Mayor Wagner addresses homelessness, traffic and the Great Park

From the newly remodeled Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center on Feb. 26, Mayor Donald Wagner delivered his first State of the City address since being re-elected last November. His speech hit a similar tone to his prior annual city updates. We’ve broken down most notable elements of his speech below: Community Response: The mayor opened his speech by reminding the audience of some darker moments the city faced …

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