Councilmember Farrah Khan Highlights Irvine’s Culinary Standouts

“Irvine is such a culinary melting pot, I feel like all kinds of food is represented here,” says Catherine Liu, a Taste of Irvine Food Tour regular. Councilmember Farrah Khan agrees and that is why she started her Taste of Irvine Food Tour last year. Khan hosts Taste of Irvine as a way to discover new foods in Irvine while also hosting civil discussion about Irvine issues and politics.   “We …

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Irvine Trials Amazon Scout

You may have seen them in your neighborhood: friendly blue robots cruising around with the Amazon Prime logo emblazoned on their sides. Known as Amazon Scout, these devices are the company’s answer to a fully-electric delivery system.  Six-wheeled and roughly the size of a beach cooler, Amazon Scout delivers packages to customers by rolling along sidewalks at a walking pace. The courier devices are autonomous — self-driving and programmed to avoid …

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Doing Good: Irvine Nonprofits Serving Local and Global Communities

With National Nonprofit Day having been August 17 and many nonprofits gearing up for the upcoming holiday season or year-end fundraising activities, finding a few social cause organizations to support with your time and skills is easy in Irvine. According to a 2014 OneOC.org report, Irvine led Orange County cities with more than 300 nonprofits at the time, the majority working in the human services, education and public benefit areas, …

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