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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Irvine City Council Appoints Mike Carroll to Fill Vacant Seat

On Tuesday, May 14, the Irvine City Council appointed Mike Carroll to fill a vacant council seat in a 3-1 vote. The seat was left vacant in March, when former Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember Christina Shea stepped into the role of mayor, following previous Mayor Donald Wagner’s election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “After thoughtful discussion and an intensive interview process, I am pleased to welcome Mike …

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Cracking the Code – Teaching Students the Intricacies of Computer Coding

If video games seem to be the only thing that can grab and hold your child’s attention, we may have found something for you. Parents looking for a new way to stimulate their children’s brains outside of school and prepare them for the technology-based workforce of the future should look no further than Code Ninjas, the new after-school program that opened a location in Irvine this past March. Code Ninjas …

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Local Foundation Builds Up a Full Head of STEAM

This past Saturday the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) hosted its annual STEAM festival, an exciting and fun event celebrating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Taking place in the Orange County Great Park, the five-hour event featured over 40 fun and engaging activities for kids and was sponsored by a wide array of organizations and educational groups from all around Irvine. The STEAM Fest was designed to “spark student …

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Anteaters Reflect on March Madness Breakthrough

It’s been an absolutely amazing season for the UC Irvine Anteaters, who were the only Southern California-based men’s basketball team to make the 2019 NCAA Tournament, en route to picking up their first March Madness win in school history. While they did not ultimately clinch the title, the lessons and experiences each member gained will be remembered for life. “I love working with the players and showing the positive impact …

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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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Celebrate 420 With the Best Cannabis Irvine Has to Offer

The maximization of the 4/20 experience for the Irvine cannabis enthusiast tends to involve a bit of a road trip be it the day of or in prior preparation for the holiday, but we’ve got a list of some of the best cannabis in California that’s locally available and sure to be worth your travels. Some might fall back on delivery services, and there is nothing wrong with that. The …

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