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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Nonprofit Founded by Local High Schoolers Teaches Computer Coding to Homeless Youth

“Open Sesame,” the immortal words of Ali Baba, is a phrase frequently used to represent the secret code to open any door. In Irvine, two high schoolers have taken this common phrase to represent their own kind of code, a code that could help underprivileged children push their way out of poverty and homelessness, and open the door to a future of their own design. Their code, however, is a …

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Persian New Year Festival Celebrates Love, Peace, Joy and Happiness

This Sunday, March 24, the Iranian American Community Group will be celebrating its 6th annual Persian New Year festival. The celebration will take place at Irvine’s Bill Barber Park from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Persian New Year, or “Nowruz,” translated from Persian to literally mean New Day, takes place at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, centering around the Spring Equinox. It is an ancient tradition, …

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