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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How the Cannabis Industry Came to Irvine

Irvine has always been a tough sell on both sides when it came to the cannabis industry. But now, laboratories that fit right in with the science scene of one of SoCal’s most cutting-edge communities are starting to pop up. Despite legalization, the idea of the cannabis industry taking root in Irvine in any capacity seemed like fantasy not long ago. To get our heads around how it all went …

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Pretend City Children’s Museum Offers Real Learning and Experiences

Walking into Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine as an adult makes you feel like you are walking into the mind of a child, so much so that you can’t help but wonder how spectacular it must look to the children it was designed for. Despite the name, the Children’s Museum isn’t a museum in the traditional sense. It is a place of learning, yes, but a place of learning …

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Walk MS: Irvine Takes a Step Toward a Cure

At the Academy Awards this past February, actress Selma Blair made headlines for walking down the red carpet. In case you missed the pre-ceremony coverage, or the dozens of news stories following the event, Blair’s walk garnered this increased attention because her walk this year was unique, and very important. Last year, Blair was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a severely debilitating disease of the nervous system. Blair had announced her …

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Mayor Christina Shea: Irvine is Home

I moved to Irvine over 40 years ago and during that time, have served the community as former mayor, council member and now as the city’s new mayor. As Mayor Don Wagner assumes his role on the O.C. Board of Supervisors; I want to thank him for his service and leadership. Irvine is a city with a rich history: Honored and recognized for its cultural diversity, master-planned growth and a …

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