Irvine Ranch Conservancy Offers Free Community Programs and Landmarks Preservation

“Not many realize we have a regional asset right in our backyard. Some have the misconception that these lands are going to be developed and don’t know that they have been set aside, protected in perpetuity, as a nature preserve or wilderness park,” says Scott Graves, communications manager with local nonprofit Irvine Ranch Conservancy. He is referring to the nearly 40,000 acres of land within the historic Irvine Ranch area that …

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Great Park’s Art Book Collection Tells You Everything You Need to Know About O.C. Art Scene

An unassuming book collection leans on white shelves in the entrance of the Great Park Gallery in Irvine’s Palm Court Arts Complex. Casual as these books appear, they are ripe with the impressive history of the Orange County art scene. They document the art history of four O.C. institutions: The Laguna Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Irvine Museum and, of course, the Palm Court Arts Complex. …

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