Shark Tank Takes a Bite Out of Irvine!

Southern California is a bustling area for entrepreneurs. It’s no wonder then, how so many Orange County businesses make it onto the highly successful ABC series, “Shark Tank,” which is currently in its 10th season. Finding the right pitch, having all the financials in place, showing charisma and confidence – these are just some of the factors that will cause one or more of the Sharks to “bite”, or invest …

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Legends of the Sport Weigh in on O.C. Surf Culture

If you’re looking for a fantastic piece of storytelling, check out “Momentum Generation,” which premieres December 11 on HBO Sports. This riveting surfing film takes an in depth look at a group of legendary surfers, who forever energized the sport and its competitive culture in the 1990s. Executive produced by Robert Redford, the documentary shows the close-knit bond that top athletes Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji …

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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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Irvine Historical Museum Tells the City’s Story

You may not know that Irvine has its own Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving the city’s impressive landmarks. One of their most important projects is the Irvine Historical Museum, established in 1976. Located in the San Joaquin Ranch House, the quaint museum building is part of the original ranch house structure commissioned by James Irvine in 1868. The current building was built in 1877 and is the oldest …

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The Mystery of the UCI Underground Tunnels

The internet is an interesting portal when it comes to myths, legends and arcane experiences. Thanks to its capacity to make anything available to anybody, the story of the UCI underground tunnels is no longer relegated to the campus of UC Irvine, where tales of the mysterious tunnels have been the source of intrigue for decades. A simple Google search turns up scores of hits about the legendary tunnels. These …

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Tanaka Farms: Irvine’s Hidden Farm

Tucked amongst schools, neighborhoods and shopping centers lies one of Irvine’s greatest treasures, Tanaka Farms. Located in the heart of Irvine, Tanaka Farms has been in the Tanaka family for three generations. Their mission is twofold: Not only do they strive to grow the highest quality produce for their community, but they also educate the community about where their food comes from. Throughout the year, Tanaka Farms creates opportunities for …

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BlizzCon Virtual Tickets Are Even Better Than The Real Thing

 The ultimate weekend for geeking out over games has come and gone. For the 12th year of Blizzard Entertainment’s epic BlizzCon, tens of thousands of people packed the Anaheim Convention Center to join the festivities centered around the 27-year-old Irvine company’s PC-based gaming products. On November 2nd and 3rd, fans basked in previews of upcoming gaming content, Q&A panels featuring game developers and voice actors, exclusive demos of new gaming …

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