Professional Sports in the Heart of Irvine

Growing up in Irvine, I never viewed it as the home of a professional sports team. Frankly, many of us locals aren’t aware that there is a venue large enough to host a professional sports franchise. Orange County Soccer Club is setting out to change this perception and bring professional sports to a city that thrives on fandom and athleticism. In 2011, Orange County became part of a new national …

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State of the City: Mayor Wagner addresses homelessness, traffic and the Great Park

From the newly remodeled Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center on Feb. 26, Mayor Donald Wagner delivered his first State of the City address since being re-elected last November. His speech hit a similar tone to his prior annual city updates. We’ve broken down most notable elements of his speech below: Community Response: The mayor opened his speech by reminding the audience of some darker moments the city faced …

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Inside the Politics Behind the Race for Third District Supervisor

Analysis: Does the BOS Race Portend 2020 Election? Election season isn’t yet over for part of Orange County, which, on March 12 will elect a new member to the Orange County Board of Supervisors for the Third District. While the winner of the election will represent portions of Irvine, Mission Viejo and Anaheim Hills as well as Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, Yorba Linda, Villa Park and some of unincorporated O.C., …

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Welcoming the Year of the Pig

Rainy weather wasn’t enough to put a damper on the recent Lunar New Year celebration event held at Irvine’s Cadence Park. Despite waking up to gloomy skies, hundreds still showed up to welcome in the Year of the Pig, and they were not disappointed. “They really went all out for this event,” said one community resident, enjoying the celebration with her family. Indeed, guests were presented with a wide variety …

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The Gun Community Still Thrives in O.C.

On the weekend of Jan. 26-27, the Crossroads of the West Gunshow made one of its annual appearances at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Given that one of our nation’s hottest debates is over gun control, the gun community takes a lot of flak from anti-gun groups and the citizens that those groups influence. Furthermore, it was not surprising that my presence, as a reporter, was met with a note or two …

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Don Wagner: Why I’m Running for Supervisor

I am running for county supervisor because there are things at the county we need to fix, and because I alone in the race bring success at the local level, where county supervisors work, in actually fixing problems for people living in Irvine and throughout the Third Supervisorial District. I have led a Renaissance in Irvine over the last few years. At the Orange County Great Park, we are finally …

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