SPACES Brings Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Experience to Irvine

Irvine’s latest addition to an increasing list of enticing activities is a virtual reality experience called “Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future,” where you suit up in cool gear and participate in a resistance mission with your friends. This mission takes place in the middle of the bustling Irvine Spectrum Center – one of Orange County’s most popular entertainment lifestyle destinations that attracts more than 17 million visitors annually. Burbank-based …

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ELECTION 2018: City Council Preview

Irvine City Council candidates in their own words: What are their priorities? What do they stand for? What is their commitment to our community?    Election season is upon us. While state and national politics dominant most media coverage, Irvine has an important election deciding our city’s future and the leaders who will guide it. Irvine is a model city for not just Orange County but the state and the …

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ELECTION 2018: Irvine Mayoral Preview

Candidates for mayor of Irvine explain in their own words: What are their priorities? What do they stand for? What is their commitment to our community?    Election season is upon us. While state and national politics dominant most media coverage, Irvine has an important election deciding our city’s future and the leaders who will guide it. Irvine is a model city for not just Orange County but the state …

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Welcome to the Irvine Weekly

Irvine is in many ways the city of the future. That statement isn’t a surprise to anyone who lives or works within its 66 square mile radius. The community has rapidly become Orange County’s metropolitan hub. Bustling with trendy restaurants, a relatively young demographic, an emerging art scene, a thriving job market, incredible schools, safety, diversity, world-class higher education institutions and creative, well-planned dwellings, not to mention lots of open …

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Irvine’s San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

With everything that is happening in the world, we need down time, preferably in a place that helps take away the stress of the day and quiets the mind. Irvine Ranch Water District’s San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is just that place. The area offers a quiet respite in the heart of Orange County’s bustling urban environment. Nearly two-thirds the size of New York’s beautiful Central Park, the Marsh …

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Grindr’s Kindr Campaign is a Scam

Grindr, an application used by many gay men, has recently gone public with a promotional campaign titled Kindr. Grindr, which allows gay men to chat with other gay men based upon geolocation, has for some taken the place of cruising in person, as it can be used to set up casual sexual encounters among men. It’s also a breeding ground for problematic themes within queer culture. Grindr has long been …

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Vote Donald Wagner for Irvine Mayor

Written by the Irvine Weekly Community Editorial Board: Under the tenure and leadership of Mayor Donald Wagner, Irvine has made noteworthy progress. He has lent a steady hand to a City Council that has had a history of markedly cantankerous politics and replaced it with civility, thoughtfulness and results. For that, we are proud to endorse Don Wagner. One of the most unnecessarily challenging issues over the last decade in …

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Vote Anthony Kuo for Irvine City Council

Written by the Irvine Weekly Community Editorial Board: Few people exude the passion for the city of Irvine shown by Anthony Kuo. He lives, breathes and sleeps Irvine. That is exactly the type of person we want to see serving on the Irvine City Council. Kuo has a long history with the city. He has lived in Irvine his entire life and is a product of Irvine’s lauded school system. …

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Vote Lauren Johnson-Norris for Irvine City Council

Written by the Irvine Weekly Community Editorial Board What we like about Lauren Johnson-Norris for Irvine City Council is that she is independent. And at a time where ideology and special interests dominate most politics, independence is exactly what we need from our elected leaders. Johnson-Norris is an interesting candidate for council because she is not backed nor beholden to the typical political powers in the city. Even still, she …

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