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Irvine Foodies: Join Tanaka Farms for a Weekend of Delicious Farm-to-Table Events

Issue # 0193

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

🏆🩺Irvine’s Own Dr. Don Y. Park Celebrated as One of America’s Best Spine Surgeons by Newsweek

🏠🔒👮‍♂️ OC DA Forms H.E.I.S.T. Team to Combat Rising Burglaries; Offers Home Security Tips

🚨🏃‍♂️📞Join the Movement: Help Restore SB 1414 Today

🌽🌾 Irvine Foodies: Join Tanaka Farms for a Weekend of Delicious Farm-to-Table Events

🎉🎈Gather with Friends and Family at 'Better Together' Community Event

🧂🛌The Surprising Link Between Salt and Sleep: Tips from UCI Health's Dr. Jaclyn Leong

🌳🏇 Gear Up for Summer Trails: Top Tips for Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians

🩰 Celebrate Two Decades of Dance Innovation at NCI Discovery's 20th Anniversary

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐶🐱 How to Care for Your New Puppy or Kitten: Expert Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

🤽🏼‍♂️💦 Academic and Athletic Excellence: Baxter and Stevens Earn CSC All-District Honors

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

⚾️ Five Teams to Compete in Orange County Pony Bronco Baseball Tournament at Harvard Park

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

🚔🚨 Man Arrested in Turtle Rock for Burglary and Drug Possession

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

Did you hear about the dog who wore a swimsuit?

Apparently, it looked quite fetching.

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

Irvine’s Own Dr. Don Y. Park Celebrated as One of America’s Best Spine Surgeons by Newsweek

Dr. Don Y. Park has been named one of America's Best Spine Surgeons for 2024 by Newsweek. This prestigious recognition is based on an analysis of Medicare data, input from over 30,000 medical experts, quality-of-care ratings, and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certifications. Dr. Park is among 150 top spine surgeons from the states with the highest number of practicing physicians. Learn more about the UCI Health Comprehensive Spine Center here.

OC DA Forms H.E.I.S.T. Team to Combat Rising Burglaries; Offers Home Security Tips

Due to a rise in home and commercial burglaries, Orange County DA Todd Spitzer created H.E.I.S.T. (Home Invasion Eradication Interdiction Strike Team) in June 2022. This unit, with four veteran prosecutors and four investigators, works with law enforcement to prosecute organized burglary crews. To prevent burglaries, the DA's office suggests:

1. Lock all entry points when away.

2. Install security systems with cameras and alarms.

3. Establish a community watch with your neighbors.

Join the Movement: Help Restore SB 1414 Today

Call the Assembly Public Safety members and leaders (listed below) to restore SB 1414. Share the graphic on social media and ask friends, colleagues, and neighbors to do the same. We need to rally together to get this bill fixed and signed into law!

Irvine Foodies: Join Tanaka Farms for a Weekend of Delicious Farm-to-Table Events

Join Tanaka Farms this weekend for exciting farm-to-table experiences:

- Saturday, June 29 (11am-2pm): Harvest veggies and enjoy a farm-to-table meal during the Farm-to-Table Cookout Tour.

- Saturday, June 29 (6pm-9pm): Take a wagon tour, pick produce, meet barnyard animals, and dine al fresco at Summer Nights.

- Sunday, June 30 (12pm-2pm): Enjoy a Tanaka twist on afternoon tea with sandwiches, salads, sweets, and storytelling during the Farm-to-Table Afternoon Tea.

- Sunday, June 30 (9:30am-2:30pm): All U-Pick Wagon Rides include a visit to the Corn Bar, offering a roasted corn ear per person with various toppings.

Don't miss these delightful farm experiences!

Gather with Friends and Family at 'Better Together' Community Event

The community is invited to join "Better Together," a free event at Lakeview Senior Center on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event features a variety of activities, fun games, and an opportunity drawing for amazing prizes. Open to individuals aged 10 and over, it's ideal for families and making new friends. Space is limited, so registration is encouraged at cityofirvine.org/yourirvine. This is a fantastic opportunity for the community to gather and connect.

#WeAreIrvine #BetterTogether #IrvineOlderAdults

The Surprising Link Between Salt and Sleep: Tips from UCI Health's Dr. Jaclyn Leong

Salt is crucial for body function and balancing water and minerals, but too much or too little can disrupt sleep. UCI Health internist Dr. Jaclyn Leong explains how to find the right balance for health and better sleep. Learn more: https://www.ucihealth.org/blog/2024/06/salt-and-your-sleep

Gear Up for Summer Trails: Top Tips for Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians

Heading out for summer trail adventures? Stay safe on the trails with these tips. For more visit bit.ly/3EfbRnD!

Trail Tips:

  • Be Prepared: Wilderness hiking is different from neighborhood walks; prepare for unique challenges.

  • Water: 1 liter per hour per person; no water available on trails—bring your own.

  • Attire: Comfortable, breathable layers and sturdy shoes recommended.

  • Gear: Light backpack for essentials, snacks, phone, ID, medications, sunblock, first-aid kit; bikers need helmets and repair kits; equestrians bring own horse/trailer.

  • Difficulty: Check event descriptions and difficulty ratings; practice mileage and pace.

  • Hiking with Kids: Bring snacks, water, involve kids in planning, travel at their pace, explore nature, and protect from heat.

  • Trail Etiquette: Bikers yield to hikers and equestrians. Be courteous, stay on trails, and respect other users.

Celebrate Two Decades of Dance Innovation at NCI Discovery's 20th Anniversary

Join the celebration of the 20th anniversary of NCI Discovery on Saturday, July 27, at 8 PM, marking two decades of dance innovation with the premiere of four new ballets. Founded by Molly Lynch, NCI Discovery has collaborated with 76 choreographers, including 31 women, and 169 dancers from 54 national companies, leading to 33 world premieres. The event will feature performances by Molly Lynch, Charles Askegard, Cherice Barton, DaYoung Jung, and Donna Salgado. Tickets are available at IrvineBarclay.org.

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

How to Care for Your New Puppy or Kitten: Expert Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

First-time pet parents, whether of playful pups or curious kittens, can expect a whirlwind of love and excitement, along with a few challenges.

  • Be patient as they learn potty training and good manners, and prepare for frequent meals with age-appropriate food.

  • Puppies and kittens need plenty of toys and playtime to burn off energy and avoid trouble.

  • Nighttime wake-up calls are common, especially for puppies; crate training can help.

  • Provide safe chew toys and scratching posts to prevent unwanted behaviors, and stay consistent with potty training.

For more tips and support, visit the Irvine Animal Care Center's resources at cityofirvine.org/irvine-animal-care-center/resources.

#NewPetParent #PuppyCare #KittenCare #IrvineAnimalCareCenter #WelcomeHome #IrvineAnimals #WeAreIrvine

Academic and Athletic Excellence: Baxter and Stevens Earn CSC All-District Honors

Juniors Zachary Baxter and Jack Stevens have been named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) At-Large Academic All-District Team. Baxter, who recently graduated with a degree in Public Health Sciences, scored 23 points in 28 games, with 10 goals, 13 assists, and contributed defensively with five blocks and 12 takeaways. He is a three-time ACWPC All-Academic and GCC All-Academic honoree and was placed on the Big West Fall Academic team this year. Stevens, working towards a degree in Business Economics, amassed 40 points with 27 goals, 13 assists, and 28 steals, including a game-winning goal against UC Davis. He is a two-time ACWPC All-Academic Team member and was placed on the Big West Fall All-Academic squad. The CSC award honors student-athletes with a minimum 3.50 GPA, who are sophomores or higher, and have played in 90% of the team's games or started in 66% of them across multiple sports.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

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

🏐🏀 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.

Five Teams to Compete in Orange County Pony Bronco Baseball Tournament at Harvard Park

Five Orange County Pony Bronco 12-and-under baseball teams will compete in a double-elimination sectional tournament starting Friday evening at Harvard Park in Irvine. Teams from Placentia, Santa Ana, Irvine, Los Alamitos, and St. Hedwig will participate. The tournament kicks off with Placentia vs. Santa Ana at 5 p.m. and Irvine vs. Los Alamitos at 7 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, St. Hedwig plays the Irvine-Los Alamitos winner at 8 a.m., with other games at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. The championship game is on Sunday at 10 a.m., with a possible second game afterward. The top two teams advance to the regional tournament in Placentia on July 3. Harvard Park is at 14701 Harvard Ave., Irvine.

High School Athletics Calendar

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

Man Arrested in Turtle Rock for Burglary and Drug Possession

Over the weekend, Irvine Investigations Bureau Detectives patrolled neighborhoods affected by recent burglaries. In Turtle Rock, they encountered Yonatan Angel Laoeza, 33, of Fontana, who matched the description of a recent burglary suspect. Found with controlled substances and burglary tools, Laoeza was booked at Orange County Jail on multiple charges, including burglary.

#dontcommitcrimeinirvine #irvine #irvinepolice #police #arrest #policework #investigation #news #cityofirvine #orangecounty

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

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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!

Irvine Insider is sent to a local audience of Irvine residence Monday through Friday with 55% - 60% open rate. Our newsletter is a great way to reach Irvine residents.

  • 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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