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Irvine City Council Greenlights 220,000 Sq Ft Asian American History Museum in Great Park

Issue # 0183

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

🚔⚖️ Prosecutors' Warnings Ignored: Third-Time Offender Stabs Man to Death After Joining Rehab Court Program

🏢🌏 Irvine City Council Greenlights 220,000 Sq Ft Asian American History Museum in Great Park

🎶🪩 Summer Fun for All Ages: Irvine Nights Launches June 21 with Music, Kids Activities, and More

💬💙💜 Meet, Mingle, and Make Memories: 'Better Together' Event on June 29

🏀⚽️⚾️ UC Irvine Sports Camps: Fun, Fitness, and Lifelong Skills for Kids

☀️💧 Understanding and Preventing Heat Stroke and Hyperthermia

🌾🌿 Explore Local Flora: Plant Identification Hike at Bommer Canyon, June 26

🎼📱 Pacific Symphony Releases World-Premiere Recording of 'Fiat Lux' by Sir James MacMillan

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐈🐇 June Pet Adoption Week: 30 Pets Find New Homes, 12 Reunited with Owners

🏃🏻‍♂️ Irvine's Josh Farmer Makes History with Third All-America Award in Track & Field

⚾️ UCI Baseball Stars Make All-Region Teams: Smith, Hadeen, Oyama Recognized

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

⚾️ Former Irvine Valley Pitcher Impresses at Occidental with Strong Debut Season

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

🚔🚨 Unlicensed Driver Arrested in Irvine After Traffic Stop Reveals Ghost Gun

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

What did the shark say when he was accused of hitting his brother?

“Not gill-ty!”

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

Prosecutors' Warnings Ignored: Third-Time Offender Stabs Man to Death After Joining Rehab Court Program

A third-striker with a violent criminal history, Effrum Maland Burnett, was convicted of murder after being allowed to join a collaborative court program by an Orange County judge, despite prosecutors' warnings. District Attorney Todd Spitzer discussed on KFI’s “John Kobylt Show” how Burnett's past kidnapping and robbery charges were dismissed, letting him avoid jail time for new felony cases. Only 16% of participants graduated from the program between 2019-2021, with 41% of graduates reoffending and 20% committing new felonies.

Irvine City Council Greenlights 220,000 Sq Ft Asian American History Museum in Great Park

The Irvine City Council approved the development of an Asian American History Museum (AAHM) in the Great Park's Cultural Terrace West area. The 220,000 square-foot museum will feature 94,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 125,000 square-foot sculpture garden and plaza, a 300-seat auditorium, a gift shop, conference rooms, and an Asian Food Hall. The museum aims to preserve Asian American history, educate the public, celebrate contributions, and inspire future leaders. With Orange County's significant Asian American population, the museum aims to enhance multicultural harmony and bring national recognition to Irvine. The council approved a 30-month pre-development agreement, and the AAHM will be privately funded.

Summer Fun for All Ages: Irvine Nights Launches June 21 with Music, Kids Activities, and More

Irvine Nights returns on June 21 at the new Great Park Live venue, featuring live music, food, and fun. Enjoy vibrant bands all summer, starting with a Grease Tribute Show. The event opens at 5 PM with performances at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Tickets, including reserved seats and general admission, are available online only. Kids can enjoy jump activities with a wristband, and parking is included with your ticket. Preferred parking is $20 online. Don't miss out on the Night Market Plaza with over 25 local vendors.

Meet, Mingle, and Make Memories: 'Better Together' Event on June 29

Stay active and engaged at the "Better Together" event on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lakeview Senior Center. This free event is designed to unite the Irvine community through fun activities, socializing, and creating lasting memories. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with neighbors and meet new people. Register at cityofirvine.org/yourirvine.

#WeAreIrvine #BetterTogether #IrvineOlderAdults

UC Irvine Sports Camps: Fun, Fitness, and Lifelong Skills for Kids

Looking for a summer plan for your kids that goes beyond fun? Consider the UC Irvine Sports Camps, offering training in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo, run by top NCAA Division I coaches and athletes. These camps focus on sports and essential life skills development. Last year, over 2,800 youth athletes participated. According to Gerald D. Parham, director of program development at UCI Intercollegiate Athletics, the camps emphasize the CLEAR Academy values: Character, Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Responsibility. Coaches and counselors integrate these values into daily activities, teaching kids to carry their equipment, play their best, and listen actively. The camps also provide extended care at no extra cost, keeping kids engaged from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sign up at ucirvinesports.com

Understanding and Preventing Heat Stroke and Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature, can lead to heat exhaustion or severe heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Heat stroke can cause organ failure and death, with 10,527 deaths reported from 2004-2018. Key hyperthermic conditions include heat fatigue, syncope, cramps, edema, and rash. Symptoms of heat stroke include intense cramps, headache, nausea, dizziness, confusion, weakness, and lack of sweat. Higher risks are linked to age, physical activity, and high temperatures. Prevent heat stroke by staying hydrated, wearing light clothing, and using sunscreen. Seek immediate medical help for severe symptoms like high fever, cramps, or confusion. Visit FCCMG urgent care clinics in Fountain Valley, Irvine Woodbridge, or Costa Mesa for prompt treatment. Early intervention is crucial.

Explore Local Flora: Plant Identification Hike at Bommer Canyon, June 26

On June 26, from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm, participants can join a plant-focused hike at Bommer Canyon Preserve. The event will explore local flora, including native and non-native species, and their ecological impacts. The hike is 3 miles long with a 700-foot elevation change and is suitable for ages 6 and up. Limited spots are available.

Pacific Symphony Releases World-Premiere Recording of 'Fiat Lux' by Sir James MacMillan

Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair are excited to announce the digital release of their world-premiere recording of "Fiat Lux," composed by Sir James MacMillan with librettist Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California. This project was made possible by a grant from Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Fieldstead and Company, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Conducted by St.Clair, the recording features Pacific Chorale, soprano Elissa Johnston, and baritone Christopher Maltman. Released during the Symphony’s 45th anniversary and St.Clair’s 35th season, "Fiat Lux" is now streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

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

June Pet Adoption Week: 30 Pets Find New Homes, 12 Reunited with Owners

From June 3-9, Irvine Animal Care Center had 9 dogs, 14 cats, 3 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, and 1 bird adopted. The adopted pets include dogs: Brownie, Celtic, Cookie, Dewy, Eggie, Finn, Flora, Mason, and Winnie; cats: Birdie, Cherry, Demeter, Fowler, Malibu, Misty, Mocha, Neon, Penny, Platinum, Putter, Rory, Seymour, and Socks; rabbits: Corvallis, Juno, and Tangent; guinea pigs: Kirby, Pigma, and Yoshi; and bird: Connor. Additionally, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 1 bird, and 2 geckos were returned to their owners. For more adoption information and operating hours, visit irvineanimals.org/adopt.

Irvine's Josh Farmer Makes History with Third All-America Award in Track & Field

Josh Farmer, a senior from Irvine, Calif., earned second-team All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for his 12th-place finish in the decathlon at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. This marks his third All-America award, having previously received the distinction in 2021 and 2022. Farmer set personal records in the pole vault and javelin, finishing seventh in pole vault and achieving the third-best javelin throw of the competition. He also placed eighth in the long jump and 1500m, and 10th in the shot put. Farmer is the first Anteater decathlete to earn NCAA Division I All-America honors three times and was the first Big West decathlon champion since 1993.

UCI Baseball Stars Make All-Region Teams: Smith, Hadeen, Oyama Recognized

ABCA/Rawlings announced their all-region teams with three Anteaters honored. Myles Smith made the First Team, hitting .401 with 10 HRs, a .637 slugging, .533 on-base, 73 hits, 56 runs, 49 RBIs, and 50 walks. Woody Hadeen earned Second-Team honors with 82 runs, 82 hits, 62 walks, 12 stolen bases, and a .524 on-base percentage. Jo Oyama also made the Second Team as a third baseman, hitting .296 with 26 extra-base hits, 55 RBIs, and leading the team with 26 hit by pitches and 11 sacrifice bunts. The program now has 38 all-time West All-Region players, seven under head coach Ben Orloff.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

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

Former Irvine Valley Pitcher Impresses at Occidental with Strong Debut Season

Former Irvine Valley pitcher Wyatt Zadoorian had a successful first season at NCAA Division III Occidental College, making 13 appearances, including one start, with a record of 1-0 and 20 strikeouts over 20.2 innings. Zadoorian, an alumnus of Beckman High, previously excelled with Irvine Valley's Lasers, pitching 21.2 innings with a 4.98 ERA and striking out 7.08 batters per nine innings. Occidental College finished the season 12-28, with 10 home victories, competing in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

🏐🏀 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.

Unlicensed Driver Arrested in Irvine After Traffic Stop Reveals Ghost Gun

On Sunday night, an Irvine PD officer stopped a vehicle with expired registration since January 2020. The unlicensed driver, who claimed to have recently purchased the car on "Offer Up," couldn't produce the pink slip. After the previous owner confirmed the sale, the car was towed due to the long-expired registration. An inventory search revealed a ghost gun with a high-capacity magazine in the center console, leading to the driver's arrest.

#payyourdues #dontcommitcrimeinirvine #irvine #irvinepolice #lawenforcement #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

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  • 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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