Why Irvine? For Edwards Lifesciences, It’s the City’s Comprehensive Business Ecosystem

It’s no surprise to anyone here that Irvine is not only a fantastic place to live, but a fantastic place to work. Recently ranked 2nd Happiest City in America by WalletHub and #1 in Truth in Accounting’s latest Fiscal Strength Survey, our city is also home to many major companies and corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, national brands and globally-recognized names across many sectors. In celebration of the city, we’re …

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Broken Rice Finds a Home at TRADE Food Hall

Irvine fans of Broken Rice, the popular Vietnamese food truck that has serviced the O.C. and L.A. areas for the past three years, no longer need to worry about tracking one of their trucks down across the county to grab a bite of their delicious fare. The restaurant on wheels has laid ground at a new, more permanent spot. Their first brick-and-mortar location can be found at TRADE Food Hall, …

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Black Mirror Season 5 Is a Return to Form ⁠— Depending on the Episode

The sci-fi thriller series Black Mirror has returned to Netflix for a fifth season. Following mixed reviews for the series’ choose-your-own-adventure interactive movie Bandersnatch last year, many were left wondering if the show would bounce back to its original glory and critical acclaim. So, has this new season delivered the thrills and horrors of tech as successfully as its previous four seasons? Maybe, maybe not. Due to the show’s anthological …

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Historical Roasts: From Nerdmelt to Netflix Hit

If you haven’t caught it yet, Netflix’s new show Historical Roasts with Jeff Ross is one of the funniest shows in its recent line-up. It takes the classic structure of a Dean Martin/Comedy Central roast, but places its crosshairs on long-dead historical figures played by some of your favorite comedians and actors. We recently sat down with Ryan Pigg and Eddie Furth, the creators behind the original idea and live …

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix an Unsatisfactory Final Chapter

A disappointing ending to an already dying franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix proves to be yet another misguided installment to Fox’s X-Men series, closing out the original generation of Marvel films that saved the comic book company from bankruptcy nearly two decades ago. To be fair, after several failed attempts to revive the series’ relevancy over the past several years, excluding spin-offs from the franchise’s main storyline such as the critically-acclaimed …

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Beall Family Foundation Gift to Fund UCI’s First-of-Its-Kind Nonprofit Business Accelerator

Last week, The Beall Family Foundation, led by Donald and Joan Beal, granted a multi-million dollar gift to the University of California, Irvine. This new donation has brought the Beall family’s total contributions to UCI to almost $30 million. The most significant segment of this donation will go to UCI Applied Innovation, the campus’s entrepreneurial and innovation platform, which is to be renamed UCI Beall Applied Innovation. UCI Applied Innovation …

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Looking for a New Best Friend?

If anyone is looking to bring home their new best friend, this weekend may provide the perfect opportunity. This Sunday, June 2, the Irvine Animal Care Center will be holding its 13th annual Super Pet Adoption, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is in conjunction with over 35 animal shelters and pet rescue groups, who are expected to offer up for adoption more than 500 homeless dogs, cats, …

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Honoring the Fallen: From One Man’s Mission to Unique Memorial

The city of Irvine has long held a connection with the U.S. military, dating all the way back to World War II, before Irvine was even incorporated as a city, when the US Navy opened a blimp port and the USMC Air Station El Toro, right on the edge of what would soon become the community we know today. With the longstanding spirit of respect for the military found within …

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Memorial Day Weekend Activities in Irvine

Looking for ways to spend your Memorial Day weekend? Here are a few options for you and your family to commemorate our fallen military heroes while also celebrating the start of summer. Saturday, May 25 Kick Off Summer at the Irvine Spectrum Bring your family and friends for cool vibes and a fun kickoff to celebrate the start of summer. From 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., entertainment and activities throughout …

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