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Family Fun and Music at Great Park: Fleetwood Mac and Adele Tributes

Issue # 0201

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

🍊🍴🌟 Feeding OC: Second Harvest Named Nonprofit of the Year by Greater Irvine Chamber

🏡⛲️ Expert Tips on Starting Your Landscape Transformation: Insights from Jonathan Stalvey

☀️💡 Join Irvine's Free Solar Workshop and Save on Home Energy Costs

⚡️🗓️  Laser Day: Join IVC's New Student Welcome on August 14 and Kickstart Your College Journey

💸🏛️📈 In Face of Economic Struggles, California Legislators Push Through Major Tax Increases

📉🚚 Wealth Drain: California's Outmigration Crisis Costs State $24 Billion

🌱🧤 Bring Your Family to Harvest Solutions Farm: Volunteer Together and Support Orange County

👁️🩺 Dr. Marjan Farid Recognized with Steinert Legacy Award for Pioneering Work in Ocular Surface Disease and Eye Care Innovation

🎶🎤 Family Fun and Music at Great Park: Fleetwood Mac and Adele Tributes

✋🎨 Make an Impact: Volunteer at Studio D Arts School for All Abilities

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐕‍🦺🐾 Adopt Rex: Your Next Adventure Buddy Awaits at Irvine Animal Care Center

🏐 Former UCI All-American Kevin Tillie Joins France's Olympic Volleyball Team

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

🏐 Zach McEntire Signs with Concordia University After Stellar Volleyball Season at Irvine Valley College

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

⚾️ Northwood Welcomes Back Ben Owens as New Baseball Head Coach

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

🚔🚨 Irvine Police Arrest Teen Suspect in High-Speed Chase and Theft Incident

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

What do snakes use to clean their car windows?

Windscreen vipers.

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

Feeding OC: Second Harvest Named Nonprofit of the Year by Greater Irvine Chamber

On June 27, Second Harvest was honored as "Nonprofit of the Year" by the Greater Irvine Chamber at the "Celebrate Irvine" event. The organization expressed gratitude to the Chamber for this incredible honor and for their efforts in uniting the Irvine community. Second Harvest appreciates the recognition and partnership.

#WeFeedOC

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Expert Tips on Starting Your Landscape Transformation: Insights from Jonathan Stalvey

Transforming your landscape can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance, it can become an exciting and rewarding project. IRWD sat down with Jonathan Stalvey, Design Principal at TerraWorks Studio, in their quarterly gardening newsletter, The Dirt, to gather expert advice on how to kickstart your landscape transformation and ensure your design is both practical and beautiful. Here are his top tips to help you get started.

  • He advises to starting landscape transformations by making initial marks and generating ideas, using simple design elements that are functional and suitable for their environment.

  • He also emphasizes the importance of keeping designs simple and practical, like placing bioswales where they can actually collect water and planning planted areas based on sunlight and growth space.

Join Irvine's Free Solar Workshop and Save on Home Energy Costs

The City of Irvine, in partnership with OC Goes Solar, is hosting a free workshop on July 22 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Northwood Community Park. The event will educate attendees on the benefits of going solar at home, including the Solarize Irvine program, group discounts on solar equipment, and the 30% Federal Tax Credit. Attendees will also hear from community-screened solar installers about financing, rebates, and the positive environmental impact of solar energy. This workshop is open to all Orange County residents. Sign up at ocgoessolar.org/workshops.

#WeAreIrvine #GoSolar #SolarizeIrvine

Laser Day: Join IVC's New Student Welcome on August 14 and Kickstart Your College Journey

Join Irvine Valley College for Laser Day, their New Student Welcome event, on August 14 from 8:30 am - 1 pm. Attendees can discover resources, academic programs, and success tips. Whether you are an incoming freshman or know someone starting at IVC, this event is a great opportunity to explore. For more information, visit ivc.edu/laserday. Go Lasers!

#irvinevalleycollege #studentlife #laserday

In Face of Economic Struggles, California Legislators Push Through Major Tax Increases

California's Legislature and governor approved over $10.4 billion in higher taxes and fees amidst a $27.6 billion budget deficit. During the early months of 2024, they considered further tax increases, including a significant business tax hike. These measures come as California faces the highest unemployment rate in the U.S., raising concerns about affordability and employment costs.

Wealth Drain: California's Outmigration Crisis Costs State $24 Billion

IRS data reveals California lost $24 billion in personal incomes due to outmigration in 2021 and 2022, with 144,203 tax filers leaving, typically wealthier and with more dependents than those arriving. The state is seeing a shift from higher to lower income residents, impacting future tax revenues. Additionally, 304 companies have moved out since 2019. Despite a slight population growth, California is experiencing a job market shift, losing 154,000 private sector jobs while gaining 361,000 public sector jobs since September 2022.

THE FACTS

  • The California business exodus precedes the pandemic, as 65,273 businesses left the state between 1990 and 2019.

  • At the end of the first quarter of 2023, housing costs in California were more than 110 percent higher than those in the Nation as a whole.

  • California lost 352 headquarters from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2021, including 11 Fortune 1000 companies.

  • The loss of corporate headquarters has only accelerated, with twice as many departures in 2021 as in 2020.

  • The state’s loss of population has increased exponentially. In 2012, the state lost 34,000 residents, but in 2021, that number was 277,000.

  • The Tax Foundation’s 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index ranked California as 48th among the states for business friendliness (ahead of only New Jersey and New York).

  • (IE Business Daily, 2023[HO2] ; Loughead, et al., 2023; Ohanian & Vranich, 2022)

Bring Your Family to Harvest Solutions Farm: Volunteer Together and Support Orange County

Harvest Solutions Farm needs volunteers this July! People can join the partnership with UC South Coast Research & Cooperative Extension of Orange County and Solutions for Urban Agriculture to help plant and harvest produce for families in Orange County. It's a great activity for families (kids 7+ with an adult) and teens can earn school service hours. Volunteers are essential for the farm's operation. Sign up now at https://feedoc.org/get-involved/#volunteer.

#WeFeedOC #WeFarmOC

Dr. Marjan Farid Recognized with Steinert Legacy Award for Pioneering Work in Ocular Surface Disease and Eye Care Innovation

Dr. Marjan Farid, a pioneering ophthalmologist, was awarded the Roger Steinert, MD, Legacy Award at the Octane Ophthalmology Tech Forum for her leadership and contributions to eye care. Dr. Farid, a mentor of the late Dr. Steinert, has made significant advancements in ocular surface disease treatment, including performing complex ocular stem cell transplants and various types of corneal transplants. Her work has led to the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute being named a center of excellence for severe ocular disease. Dr. Farid has also been consistently recognized as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association.

Family Fun and Music at Great Park: Fleetwood Mac and Adele Tributes

Get ready for two epic nights at Great Park Live! On Thursday, July 11, enjoy Fleetwood Mac hits with the tribute band Rumors, and on Friday, July 12, sing along to Adele's soulful songs with Always Adele. Doors open at 5 p.m. each night, featuring fun, kid-friendly activities, and delicious food and beverages. Grab your tickets now at greatparklive.com/events.

Make an Impact: Volunteer at Studio D Arts School for All Abilities

Join the Studio D Family! Studio D, Segertrom’s Arts School for All Abilities is looking for volunteers aged 14+ who are passionate about helping others to support their inclusive arts school. Experience in special education or therapy services is a plus. Apply now to make a difference! Interested individuals can learn more by joining one of their virtual info sessions. Learn more here.

#VolunteerOpportunity #MakeADifference #StudioDVolunteers

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

Adopt Rex: Your Next Adventure Buddy Awaits at Irvine Animal Care Center

Meet Rex! Despite his resting old man face, Rex is a spirited one-year-old pup who loves adventures, playing, and basking in the sun. He's smart, confident, and enjoys his playtime but will nap contentedly while you’re away. If you're looking for a lively companion, visit Rex at the Irvine Animal Care Center. Adoption hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out all adoptable pets at cityofirvine.org/irvine-animal-care-center/adopt-pet.

#AdoptDontShop #IrvineAnimalCareCenter #WeAreIrvine

Former UCI All-American Kevin Tillie Joins France's Olympic Volleyball Team

Former UCI All-American Kevin Tillie has been named to France's men's indoor volleyball team for the Paris Olympics, marking his third Olympic appearance. He previously helped France win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games and recently contributed to their 2024 Volleyball Nations League title. Tillie, who played for UCI's 2012 and 2013 National Championship teams, was a two-time AVCA All-American and earned numerous honors during his collegiate career. France is currently ranked fourth in the world as they head into the Olympics.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

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

Zach McEntire Signs with Concordia University After Stellar Volleyball Season at Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College standout sophomore outside hitter, Zach McEntire, has signed with NCAA Division I Concordia University in Irvine. Standing at 6-4, McEntire was named second team all-Orange Empire Conference this past season. IVC ended the 2024 spring campaign with an 11-8 overall record, securing second place in the Orange Empire Conference with a 5-3 record. McEntire averaged 1.98 kills and 1.28 digs per set, accumulating 153.5 points over the season. He started 18 matches, achieving at least eight kills in nine matches and double-digit kills in four contests, including a season-high of 13 kills in a sweep of Santiago Canyon on April 3, where he also hit .345. As a freshman, McEntire averaged 1.97 kills and 1.52 digs per set, helping the Lasers finish with a 16-3 record, tie for the Orange Empire Conference title, and reach the 3C2A State Playoffs.

🏐🏀 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.

Northwood Welcomes Back Ben Owens as New Baseball Head Coach

After a decade of coaching at Tustin High School, including three years as head coach, Ben Owens is returning to his alma mater, Northwood, as the head varsity baseball coach, replacing Josh Keithly. Owens, 34, previously assisted at Northwood under Rob Stuart before moving to Tustin. Excited about the opportunity to return, Owens aims to build on the success of Northwood’s recent Pacific Coast League title. His tenure at Tustin included leading the team to the CIF Division 5 semifinals in 2022. Owens, who graduated from Northwood in 2008, is eager to contribute to his former school's program and looks forward to working with the talented players. He and his wife Christine, along with their daughter Autumn, are enthusiastic about this new chapter.

High School Athletics Calendar

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

Irvine Police Arrest Teen Suspect in High-Speed Chase and Theft Incident

Last week, 18-year-old Jesse Ray Taylor III stole a purse at University Center and led officers on a high-speed chase on the 405 freeway, escaping capture. Yesterday, he was arrested at his residence and booked into Orange County Jail for felony evasion and grand theft.

#dontcommitcrimeinirvine #irvinepd #irvine #cityofirvine #detective #arrest #jail #orangecounty #lawenforcement #southerncalifornia #policework #bodycam

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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