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A Legacy of Innovation and Philanthropy in Tech: Janie Tsao Elected as New Chairman of SCCCA for 2024-2025

Issue # 0177

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

👩🏻💻📈 A Legacy of Innovation and Philanthropy in Tech: Janie Tsao Elected as New Chairman of SCCCA for 2024-2025

🚑😷 Learn Life-Saving Skills During National CPR and AED Awareness Week

👮🏻‍♀️🚨 Irvine Police to Host DUI Checkpoint on Jamboree Road, June 8

🎠🎈 Exciting Activities at the Great Park This Week: Balloon Rides, Art Exhibit, and Farmer's Market

👩🏻‍🌾🧤 Join the Fun: U-Pick Wagon Rides and Blackberry Picking at Tanaka Farms

🌳🏃🏻‍♀️ Transform Your Health: Tips and Tricks to Overcome a Sedentary Lifestyle and Boost Well-Being

🌿 Identifying Invasive Plants: IRC and Botanist James Bailey's Spring Survey Mission

🌟Paper Magic: Hands-On Origami Stars Session in Irvine

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐈🐕 California Veterans: Adopt a Pet for Free through the Pets for Vets Act

🎾 UC Irvine Men's Tennis Team Ranked No. 69 in Final ITA Rankings; Enrique Luque Rico Among Top-125 Singles Players

⚾ UCI Baseball Concludes Season with 45-14 Record After 11-6 Loss to Oregon State

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

⚾ Former IVC Baseball Standout Nolan Cusey Shines in Junior Year at Johnson University Tennessee

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

Why do cows always lie on each other in the rain?

To keep each udder dry.

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

A Legacy of Innovation and Philanthropy in Tech: Janie Tsao Elected as New Chairman of SCCCA for 2024-2025

Janie Tsao, newly elected Chairman of SCCCA for 2024-2025, co-founded Linksys in 1988 with her husband Victor Tsao in Irvine, starting in her brother's garage with $10,000. Their focus on affordable internet routers revolutionized home and small business internet usage, leading to Linksys’ induction into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2014. After selling Linksys for $500 million in 2005, the Tsaos founded the Tsao Family Foundation, supporting education, healthcare, and environmental projects. Janie, recognized by Inc. Magazine as "Entrepreneur of the Year," now leverages her vast experience to aid new immigrants and promote Chinese cultural heritage in the U.S. through her work with SCCCA.

Learn Life-Saving Skills During National CPR and AED Awareness Week

National CPR and AED Awareness Week, held annually in the first week of June, highlights the crucial skills of CPR and AED operation to save lives, with around 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring at home. Often, the person you might save with these skills is a loved one. To learn CPR and how to use an AED, find training classes near you by visiting the American Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr.

Irvine Police to Host DUI Checkpoint on Jamboree Road, June 8

On June 8, 2024, the Irvine Police Department will conduct a DUI and Driver's License checkpoint at Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The checkpoint, funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aims to reduce accidents caused by impaired drivers. The public is encouraged to report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1. #irvine #irvinepolice #DUI #duicheckpoint

Exciting Activities at the Great Park This Week: Balloon Rides, Art Exhibit, and Farmer's Market

This Week at the Great Park (June 3–9): 

  • Enjoy free rides on the Great Park Balloon (Thursday–Sunday)

  • Explore the new "California Landscapes: Then & Now" exhibition at the Great Park Gallery (Thursday–Sunday)

  • Pick up fresh produce at the Certified Farmer's Market on Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot 2. '

  • Discover more classes and activities for all ages at yourirvine.org.

Join the Fun: U-Pick Wagon Rides and Blackberry Picking at Tanaka Farms

  • From June 4-7, public U-Pick Wagon Rides at Tanaka Farms will feature blackberries and one vegetable.

  • On June 5, there's a Blackberry Picking Happy Hour at 3:30pm with the last check-in at 4pm and fields closing at 4:30pm.

  • Over the weekend (June 8-9), U-Pick Wagon Rides will include strawberries and one vegetable, along with added Blackberry Picking Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm.

Reservations are required; visit www.tanakafarms.com to book.

#californiagrown #local #eatyourvegetables #oc #irvine #farm #tanakafarms #supportlocal

Transform Your Health: Tips and Tricks to Overcome a Sedentary Lifestyle and Boost Well-Being

It is recommended that adults get 75-150 minutes of physical activity weekly, but many Americans fall short, leading to sedentary lifestyles linked to health issues like heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. If you spend most of your day sitting, you might be living a sedentary lifestyle, which also negatively impacts mental health. To overcome this,

  1. set attainable goals

  2. create an action plan

  3. start with small steps

  4. schedule activities

  5. find an accountability partner

  6. monitor progress

Benefits include improved cardiovascular health, weight management, muscular strength, mental health, energy levels, sleep, and cognitive function. For support, visit FCCMG clinics in Irvine, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa for personalized fitness plans.

Identifying Invasive Plants: IRC and Botanist James Bailey's Spring Survey Mission

Every spring, the Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) conducts "Early Detection, Rapid Response" (EDRR) surveys to identify invasive plant species during the blooming season. With the help of botanist James Bailey from Hamilton Biological, IRC staff, and volunteers, they survey the Coastal and Central Reserves. Bailey records findings on CalFlora, a nonprofit database for California plants. These real-time recordings help IRC quickly create and implement plans to remove invasive species. Learn more at bit.ly/4aOWL5L.

Paper Magic: Hands-On Origami Stars Session in Irvine

On June 19, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Irvine University Park, there will be an Origami Stars workshop. Step-by-step instructions will be provided, and there will be ample practice time to create paper stars. Materials are provided, and no registration is required. It is suitable for all ages, including kids, teens, and adults.

We will resume with the high school music calendar events when the schedule is available for the fall semester.

Upcoming Irvine High School's Choral Calendar

  1. 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

California Veterans: Adopt a Pet for Free through the Pets for Vets Act

California veterans can adopt a cat, dog, or rabbit for free with a valid "veteran" driver's license through the Pets for Vets Act. Browse available pets at irvineanimals.org/adopt to find your perfect match and give a deserving animal a loving home.

#IrvineAnimalCare #PetsForVets #AdoptDontShop #ThankYouForYourService

UC Irvine Men's Tennis Team Ranked No. 69 in Final ITA Rankings; Enrique Luque Rico Among Top-125 Singles Players

The UC Irvine men's tennis team finished the season ranked No. 69 in the final ITA Rankings, with graduate student Enrique Luque Rico listed among the top-125 singles players in the nation at No. 123. UCI entered the rankings at No. 67 on May 2 after winning their second Big West Championship in three years, defeating Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara. They earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season with a 17-7 record. Luque Rico, with a 16-8 overall record, highlighted his season with a decisive victory in the Big West championship match and earned his second first-team All-Big West selection.

UCI Baseball Concludes Season with 45-14 Record After 11-6 Loss to Oregon State

UC Irvine baseball fell to No. 15 Oregon State 11-6 in the NCAA Regional Final at Goss Stadium. The game, delayed due to weather, resumed Monday after being suspended Sunday night. UCI initially led 4-0, but Oregon State responded with a five-run second inning. The Beavers extended their lead despite a strong effort from UCI, including two home runs by Dub Gleed. The Anteaters' season ended with a 45-14 record, their best win percentage as a Division I program. Three Anteaters, Jo Oyama, Caden Kendle, and Myles Smith, were named to the All-Regional Team. Head Coach Ben Orloff and players expressed pride in their season and gratitude for the opportunity to compete.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

We will resume with UCI’s athletic calendar events when the schedule is available for the fall quarter.

Former IVC Baseball Standout Nolan Cusey Shines in Junior Year at Johnson University Tennessee

Former Irvine Valley second baseman Nolan Cusey had an impressive junior year at Johnson University Tennessee, playing a key role in their solid season in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. The Royals finished with a 24-21 record, with Cusey contributing a .343 batting average, 48 hits, and a .449 on-base percentage over 45 games. In conference play, he batted .347, scored 26 runs, drove in 29 RBIs, and stole 10 bases. Previously, at IVC, Cusey batted .272 with 37 hits and 23 RBIs in the 2023 season.

🏐🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

We will resume with IVC’s athletic calendar events when the schedule is available for the fall semester.

High School Athletics Calendar

We will resume with the high school athletic calendar events when the schedule is available for the fall semester.

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

We know our community is brimming with businesses that have fascinating stories and big hearts. If you’re a local business owner making waves, crafting unique experiences, or simply putting a smile on our faces, we want to chat with you! “Irvine Insider” is eager to shine a light on the unsung heroes of our city. Let’s collaborate and let the community know what makes your business special.

Click the link below and fill out the Local Business Spotlight Application Form to be featured and let’s celebrate the spirit of Irvine together!

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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

June 6 - 8 Beethoven's Ninth 8 PM

June 9 Ode to Joy 3 PM

June 21 Super Swim Lesson 6 PM

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