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11-Year-Old Athena Elling Becomes Youngest Graduate at Irvine Valley College

Issue # 0171

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

🚛🧯Cement Truck Rollover in Irvine: Water Leak Mistaken for Fuel Spill, Driver Hospitalized

🎓📄 11-Year-Old Athena Elling Becomes Youngest Graduate at Irvine Valley College

🧑‍🍳🍴 Chef Shuffle: Discover the Latest Moves in the OC Culinary World

🍒 Fresh Ranier Cherries from Fresno Now Available at Tanaka Farms

🟧 🟩 Join the Lego Block Party at Irvine University Park Library on June 7

🏥👩🏻‍⚕️ UCI Health's National Hospital Week: A Festive Tribute to Dedication and Teamwork

🍅🥦 Grow Your Own Food: Join IRWD's Free Workshop on Small Space Gardening

✂️🧵 Discover Filipino Traditions: Hands-On Jeepney Craft for All Ages

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐶🐹 Free Pet Adoptions at Irvine Animal Care Center on June 1

⚾️ UC Irvine Tops CSUN 5-2 with Late-Inning Surge

🏃🗡️ UC Irvine's Liam Miksic Sets School Record in Javelin at NCAA West First Round

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

⚾️ From Irvine Valley to Vanguard: Noah Madole's Breakout Baseball Season

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

📸🚔 Caught on Camera: Tesla Records Suspect in Irvine Car Burglary

👮‍♂️🚨 Suspects Wanted for Credit Card Theft at Quail Hill Bank

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

🌟🏪🎉Irvine’s Best Kept Secrets: Is Your Business One of Them?

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

What did the whale say to his opponent when he lost the game?

“Whale played, sir.”

We hope this joke brings some laughter to your day! 😁

Cement Truck Rollover in Irvine: Water Leak Mistaken for Fuel Spill, Driver Hospitalized

A cement truck rolled over at Gateway Boulevard and Alton Parkway in Irvine, initially suspected of leaking fuel, but the Hazardous Materials Response Team found it to be water from an on-board tank. The driver was treated and transported by firefighter paramedics as a trauma patient. Thank you to Irvine Public Works and Irvine Police Department for their hard work teamwork!

11-Year-Old Athena Elling Becomes Youngest Graduate at Irvine Valley College

11-year-old Athena Elling is set to become the youngest graduate of Irvine Valley College, taking the title from her older brother who graduated just before his 12th birthday. Living in San Juan Capistrano, Athena enrolled at IVC at age 9, inspired by her brother now at UC Irvine. Graduating cum laude with a GPA over 3.5, professors praised her maturity and dedication. Despite her academic achievements, Athena is still a typical kid who enjoys Legoland, Disneyland, Taekwondo, acting, modeling, guitar, and learning new things. This summer, she plans to continue her studies at IVC, aiming for two more AA degrees.

Chef Shuffle: Discover the Latest Moves in the OC Culinary World

Chef Peter Lai started at The Iron Press and The Blind Rabbit in Anaheim, moved to South Coast Plaza’s Water Grill, and is now at Bourbon Steak in Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach.

Chef Zach Scherer has worked at The Country Club and Helmsman Ale House in Costa Mesa, then Bello by Sandro Nardone. Now, he’s running pop-ups as Chrysalis and plans to open a new restaurant and wine bar in Costa Mesa by late summer/fall.

Chef Alan Sanz has experience from various international restaurants and is now leading Maizano at Mercado González, focusing on regional Mexican cuisine.

Chef Dee Nguyen previously ran Break of Dawn and now hosts The Nest, a pop-up dinner service in Lake Forest.

Bartender Steven Hayden introduced zero-proof cocktails at Journeyman’s, moved to Old Brea Chop House, and is now at Mulberry Street Ristorante in Fullerton.

Fresh Ranier Cherries from Fresno Now Available at Tanaka Farms

Sweet Ranier Cherries from Fresno are now available at the Produce Market Stand at Tanaka Farm, open daily from 9am-5pm.

#californiagrown #local #farmtotable #supportlocal #shopsmall #cherries #tanakafarms

Join the Lego Block Party at Irvine University Park Library on June 7

A Lego Block Party will be held on Friday June 7 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm at Irvine University Park Library. Kids of all ages can enjoy building with Lego blocks, with big blocks for younger children and smaller ones for older kids.

UCI Health's National Hospital Week: A Festive Tribute to Dedication and Teamwork

UCI Health celebrated National Hospital Week by honoring the dedication of its staff across all locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. With the theme "We Are Healthcare," the festivities included parties, karaoke, pet cuddling, pancake breakfasts, coffee bars, luau lunches, and games. These events fostered a sense of community among co-workers, ranging from clinicians to IT and parking services. UCI Health President and CEO Chad T. Lefteris expressed gratitude for the staff's hard work and contributions, emphasizing their role in making UCI Health a top-tier healthcare provider.

Grow Your Own Food: Join IRWD's Free Workshop on Small Space Gardening

Free IRWD Workshop: Learn to grow fruits and vegetables in small spaces and containers at this workshop co-hosted by OC Master Gardeners. It will take place on Saturday, June 15, from 10-11:30 a.m. at IRWD Headquarters, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine.

Discover Filipino Traditions: Hands-On Jeepney Craft for All Ages

Attend a Filipino Cultural Craft event on Wednesday, May 29, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Irvine University Park. All materials for the Jeepney craft will be provided, and no registration is required. This event is open to families and kids of all ages.

Upcoming Northwood High School’s Music Calendar

No events scheduled for May.

For the latest updates or additional details, please visit https://timbmusic.org/events/

Upcoming University High School's Choirs Calendar

No events scheduled for May.

For the latest updates or additional details, please visit https://www.uhschoirs.org/2023-24-season.html

Upcoming Woodbridge High School's Music Calendar

No events scheduled for May.

For the latest updates or additional details, please visit https://www.whs-music.org/

Upcoming Woodbridge High School’s Vocal Music Calendar

  1. May 31st, 7 PM: Broadway Rocks Concert

For the latest updates or additional details, please visit https://woodbridgechoirs.weebly.com/calendar.html

Upcoming Irvine High School's Music Calendar

No events scheduled for May.

For the latest updates or additional details, please visit https://www.vimb.info/calendar

Upcoming Irvine High School's Choral Calendar

  1. Tues & Wed, May 28 & 29, 3:30-6:30 PM: Dress rehearsal “Voices” (All Choirs) at IHS Theater.

  2. Thurs.- Sat, May 30-June 1, 7:00 PM: Voices 2024 (All Choirs) at IHS Theater.

  3. Wed, June 5, 7:00 PM: Heritage Awards (Chorale) at IHS Gym.

For the latest updates or additional details, please visit https://www.ihschoralmusic.org/calendar.html

Free Pet Adoptions at Irvine Animal Care Center on June 1

Visit the Irvine Animal Care Center on Saturday, June 1, for California Adopt-a-Pet Day! Thanks to support from the ASPCA and CalAnimals, all adoption fees are waived. Find your perfect pet match, from guinea pigs to playful pups. Visit irvineanimals.org/adopt to see available pets and learn about the adoption process.

#CAAdoptAPetDay #ChooseAdoption #ForeverHome #AdoptDontShop #IrvineAnimalCareCenter #IrvineAnimals #WeAreIrvine

UC Irvine Tops CSUN 5-2 with Late-Inning Surge

UC Irvine baseball defeated CSUN 5-2 in a closely contested game at Anteater Ballpark. Despite being out-hit early, UCI tied the game with a second-inning run and surged ahead in the sixth inning with a home run by Caden Kendle, followed by a double and a balk for the go-ahead run. Ricky Ojeda pitched three scoreless innings, extending his streak to 17.2 innings, and Ricky Tibbett secured the save. Coach Ben Orloff celebrated his 200th career win. The series continues Friday with freshmen Trevor Hansen (UCI) and Ryan Halamicek (CSUN) facing off.

UC Irvine's Liam Miksic Sets School Record in Javelin at NCAA West First Round

Junior Liam Miksic set a school record in the javelin for UC Irvine men's track & field at the NCAA West First Round, throwing 68.34m and finishing 14th overall. Junior Logan Peyton had a best throw of 53.97m in his first NCAA regional. In the shot put, senior Justin Willingham placed 18th with an 18.21m toss, after a season where he broke the school record four times. Junior Jacob Hawkins finished 31st with 17.51m. Senior Drew Pickett clocked 14.17 seconds in the 110m hurdles, ranking 38th.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

Baseball

  1. Fri, May 24: vs CSUN, 6:00 PM

  2. Sat, May 25: vs CSUN, 1:00 PM

From Irvine Valley to Vanguard: Noah Madole's Breakout Baseball Season

Former Irvine Valley standout Noah Madole had a stellar junior year at Vanguard, batting .441 with two home runs, nine doubles, and 14 RBI. The outfielder had a .493 on-base percentage and a .695 slugging percentage in 28 games, scoring 11 runs. Vanguard ended the season with a 26-23 record. Madole, who previously played at Huntington Beach High and spent three seasons at IVC, had notable performances in 2022 and 2023, batting .295 and .269 respectively, with multiple multi-hit games and contributions in various stats categories.

🏐🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

No upcoming IVC home games

High School Athletics Calendar -

** Updated With May Schedule

Upcoming Irvine High School’s Varsity home games:

No upcoming home games.

Caught on Camera: Tesla Records Suspect in Irvine Car Burglary

A Tesla camera captured a man smashing a car window and stealing a backpack at Diamond Jamboree on May 16. If you can identify him, email [email protected].

#Irvine #Police #LawEnforcement #OrangeCounty

Suspects Wanted for Credit Card Theft at Quail Hill Bank

Two men are suspected of stealing three credit cards from a man's wallet during a ruse at a Quail Hill bank on May 10, subsequently withdrawing $980 from the victim's account. If you can help identify these suspects, please email [email protected].

#irvine #irvinepolice #irvinepd #police #lawenforcement #cityofirvine #orangecounty

Irvine’s Best Kept Secrets: Is Your Business One of Them?

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  • Kaiser Permanente Irvine Farmers Market

  • Saturday Farmers Market at Mariners Church Irvine

    • When: Saturday, 8 AM - 12 PM

    • Where: 5428 Bonita Canyon Dr, Irvine, CA 92603

  • Great Park Certified Farmers Market

  • Manassero Farmers

    • When: Daily, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

    • Where: 33 Irvine Valley, Irvine, CA 92604

  • Tanaka Farms

    • When: Daily, 9 AM - 5 PM

    • Where: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

    • More Info: Tanaka Farms

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