OC Pride: It’s Here, and It’s Queer, and We’re Celebrating Another Year

It’s been a few years since I last attended OC Pride, during the festival’s second year. I had a great time, but there weren’t very many attractions or much of a crowd. I admit, I had some reservations about OC Pride 2019. I had assumed that this year would be like the fledgling version — a good enough time, but sparsely attended and with few activities. I was, I’m happy …

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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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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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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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