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Irvine Launches Free Shuttle Service, Connecting Key Locations Across the City

Issue # 0132

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

🎨🧑‍🎨🎭 Irvine Valley College Unveils State-of-the-Art $61 Million Arts Village for Aspiring Artists

🚨💥 Irvine Police Share Tips on How to Handle a Traffic Collision Like a Pro

🚎💨 Irvine Launches Free Shuttle Service, Connecting Key Locations Across the City

🌳⛲️ Discover the Future of The Great Park: Urban Green Spaces with State-of-the-Art Amenities

🌾📖 Dive Into Farm Life: Register for Storybook Time This April

🍼👩🏻‍⚕️ Support Families and Newborns: Join UCI Health's March for Babies on April 27

🌻🌼🌻 Dive Into the Beauty of California's Native Gardens with a Self-Guided Tour This Spring

🖼️ Discover the Future of Art: Join IVC’s Student Exhibition Opening on April 3

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐕‍🦺🐾 Senior Dog Maya Seeks a Forever Home – Adopt Today at Irvine Animal Care Center

⚾️ UC Irvine Baseball Blasts Past Hawai'i, 12-5, Completing Road Sweep

🏃‍♀️🥇 UC Irvine Women’s Track and Field Dominates Vince O'Boyle Classic with Seven Event Wins

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

👮💊 Irvine PD's Nighttime Patrol Leads to Significant Narcotics Arrest at Local Walmart

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

What do you call two crows in a field?

An attempted murder.

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

Irvine Valley College Unveils State-of-the-Art $61 Million Arts Village for Aspiring Artists

Irvine Valley College has unveiled a $61 million Arts Village, enhancing the campus experience for arts students with state-of-the-art facilities. This expansive complex includes specialized spaces for music, dance, visual arts, and fine arts, fostering a collaborative and community-focused environment. Funded by the South Orange County Community College District and the state of California, the project features modern, sustainable designs and high-quality resources, such as Steinway pianos, making IVC an all-Steinway school. The Arts Village, which aims to transform the perception of community college arts education, includes a 150-seat amphitheater, custom classrooms, and studios designed to elevate the status of the arts on campus.

Irvine Police Share Tips on How to Handle a Traffic Collision Like a Pro

If you're ever in a collision, here are some helpful tips and reminders from the Irvine Police regarding how to respond.

  • Try to move cars out of traffic

  • Call 911 for injuries

  • Move to safety

  • Exchange contact and insurance info

  • Take scene photos

  • Report to insurance

  • If there are injuries, a police report is not necessary

#irvine #traffic #safety

Irvine Launches Free Shuttle Service, Connecting Key Locations Across the City

Irvine CONNECT, a free shuttle service for residents and visitors, starts April 1. It operates weekdays 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m.-10 p.m., connecting the northern end of Irvine to Irvine Station with stops at key locations. Shuttles run every 20 minutes. Track the service in real time at cityofirvine.org/irvineconnect.

#WeAreIrvine #IrvineCONNECT

Discover the Future of The Great Park: Urban Green Spaces with State-of-the-Art Amenities

The Great Park is set to offer a mix of nature, education, and entertainment with its vast green areas, lakes, learning centers, and a modern amphitheater. Check out the video for a preview of these exciting amenities. Get ready for these upcoming additions.

#WeAreIrvine #GreatParkFramework #GreatParkDevelopment #YourGreatPark #Irvine #GreatPark

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Dive Into Farm Life: Register for Storybook Time This April

Storybook Time in the Farm is scheduled for April 7, offering sessions from 10–10:30 a.m. or 10:45–11:15 a.m. at the Great Park Farm + Food Lab. Attendees will be treated to enchanting stories, interactive activities, and insights into farm life and sustainability. Registration is available at yourirvine.org.

#StorybookTime #FarmFun

Support Families and Newborns: Join UCI Health's March for Babies on April 27

Join UCI Health for the March for Babies event on April 27 at UCI to support family health. Register or donate at https://bit.ly/4aexsuu. Help combat the challenges faced by newborns by walking or donating. Your support contributes to giving babies a healthy start.

Dive Into the Beauty of California's Native Gardens with a Self-Guided Tour This Spring

The OC chapter of the California Native Plant Society is hosting its 22nd annual self-guided Garden Tour, "California In My Garden," on May 4 and 5, sponsored by IRWD. The tour features over 20 water-wise, aesthetically pleasing gardens beneficial to pollinators and wildlife, with southern gardens open on May 4 and northern gardens on May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration is free but required to receive garden addresses and is open until May 2 or until full. Interested participants can register at chapters.cnps.org/oc/home-3/gardening/garden-tour/. The event also offers garden previews online and seeks volunteers for various roles. For registration or volunteering, contact [email protected].

Discover the Future of Art: Join IVC’s Student Exhibition Opening on April 3

The Irvine Valley College Student Art Exhibition 2024 is set to open with a reception that marks the inaugural art show at the new Arts Village Complex's Art Gallery. This event, taking place on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with the awards ceremony at 7:00 PM, is a celebration of student creativity and artistic expression. Attendees are invited to join in recognizing the talents of IVC students, whose works will be on display. The exhibition is hosted in the Art Gallery, located within the Arts Village building. Ian Campbell can be contacted for more information at [email protected].

Upcoming Northwood High School’s Music Calendar

  1. May 11, 2024: Instrumental Music Awards

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

Upcoming University High School's Choirs Calendar

  1. May 2 & 3: Broadway Rocks! at 7:00 PM.

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 April.

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

Upcoming Woodbridge High School’s Vocal Music Calendar

  1. April 16th, 7 PM: IUSD Honors Concert

  2. 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 April.

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

Upcoming Irvine High School's Choral Calendar

  1. April 1st - 5th, 2024: TBD.

  2. Tues, April 16, 7:00 PM: IUSD Honors Concert (Selected Members) at OCPAC.

  3. Wed, April 17, 6:30 PM: 8th Grade Parent Night at IHS Gym.

  4. TBD: Aliso Women’s Festival (Canta Bella) - Location TBD.

  5. Wed, April 17, All day: Forum Festival (Concert Chorale, Chorale & Viva Cantar) at Knott’s Berry Farm.

  6. Wed, April 26, 6:00 PM: SPUR Awards (Chordinated Chaos) at IHS Theater.

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

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

  9. 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

Senior Dog Maya Seeks a Forever Home – Adopt Today at Irvine Animal Care Center

Maya, a calm and affectionate senior dog, is looking for a forever home that enjoys peaceful evenings and gentle walks. She's great with new people and would fit perfectly in a quiet household. For more details on the adoption process and other pets, check irvineanimals.org/adopt.

#SeniorSaturday

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UC Irvine Baseball Blasts Past Hawai'i, 12-5, Completing Road Sweep

In a significant road sweep at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, the UC Irvine baseball team clinched a commanding 12-5 victory over Hawai'i, showcasing their dominance throughout the series. The Anteaters set the tone early in the game, scoring five runs in the opening inning and quickly extending their lead. Despite a spirited comeback from Hawai'i, highlighted by Kyson Donahue's three-run home run, UC Irvine's offense proved too potent, with Abraham Garcia Pacheco's two-run single and Caden Kendle's standout performance leading the charge. Kendle, in particular, had a remarkable game, contributing significantly to the team's total of 17 hits. The pitching staff, taking over after Brandon Luu allowed five runs, effectively shut down Hawai'i's offense for the remainder of the game. Ricky Ojeda, Ryder Brooks, and Nick Rincover each played a crucial role in maintaining the lead, with Brooks delivering a standout performance on his birthday. The team's depth was on full display, with every player who stepped up to the plate hitting successfully, contributing to the team's impressive season record of 22-3 and a 8-1 mark in Big West play. This victory not only highlighted UC Irvine's offensive power but also underscored their resilience and teamwork, setting a positive tone as they head into a three-game home series against UC Santa Barbara.

UC Irvine Women’s Track and Field Dominates Vince O'Boyle Classic with Seven Event Wins

At the Vince O'Boyle Classic, the UC Irvine women's track & field team secured seven event victories. Reyna Johnson won the long jump with a personal best of 6.14m, moving up to first from ninth and improving her third-place program history standing. Kailah McKenzie and Jolie Robinson placed second and third in the long jump, with McKenzie's jump ranking her fourth in UCI history. Deandra Tyler won the shot put with a meet record of 15.23m and was second in the hammer throw. Alana Sugue won the pole vault with a personal best of 3.72m, ranking fourth in school history. Laura Sangiacomo placed second in the javelin with a season-best throw. On the track, Hallena Sutherland won the 100m, Jazzmine Davis took the 100m hurdles, Malia Gay won the 800m with a personal best, and Rebecca Bronstein dominated the 5000m with a personal record. Lauren Aquino was second in the 400m, and the team had strong performances in the 1500m and the 4x400 relay, with several athletes setting personal or season bests. UCI is set to compete next at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

Baseball

  1. Fri, Apr 5: vs UC Santa Barbara, 6:00 PM

  2. Sat, Apr 6: vs UC Santa Barbara, 5:30 PM

  3. Sun, Apr 7: vs UC Santa Barbara, 1:00 PM

  4. Wed, Apr 17: vs USC, 6:00 PM

  5. Fri, Apr 19: vs San Diego State, 6:00 PM

  6. Sun, Apr 21: vs San Diego State, 1:00 PM

  7. Fri, Apr 26: vs Steve Scott Invitational, All Day

  8. Sat, Apr 27: vs Steve Scott Invitational, All Day

Men's Volleyball

  1. Fri, Apr 5: vs Hawai'i, 6:00 PM

  2. Sat, Apr 6: vs Hawai'i, 6:00 PM

  3. Fri, Apr 12: vs Long Beach State, 6:00 PM

Women's Water Polo

  1. Fri, Apr 5: vs Hawai'i, 7:00 PM

  2. Sun, Apr 7: vs UC Davis, 12:00 PM

  3. Sat, Apr 13: vs Cal State Fullerton, 12:00 PM

Men's Tennis

  1. Sat, Apr 6: vs Cal Poly, 12:00 PM

  2. Mon, Apr 8: vs UC Riverside, 1:00 PM

  3. Sat, Apr 20: vs Hawai'i, 12:00 PM

Women's Tennis

  1. Sat, Apr 13: vs Cal Poly, 11:00 AM

  2. Sun, Apr 14: vs UC Santa Barbara, 11:00 AM

Men's & Women's Track & Field

  1. Fri, Apr 26: vs Steve Scott Invitational, All Day

  2. Sat, Apr 27: vs Steve Scott Invitational, All Day

🏐🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

Baseball

  1. Tue, Apr 2: vs Riverside, 2:00 PM

  2. Sat, Apr 6: vs Riverside, 12:00 PM

  3. Tue, Apr 9: vs Fullerton, 2:00 PM

  4. Fri, Apr 12: vs Fullerton, 1:00 PM

  5. Tue, Apr 16: vs Golden West, 2:00 PM

  6. Sat, Apr 20: vs Golden West, 12:00 PM

  7. Thu, Apr 25: vs Saddleback, 2:00 PM

Men’s Tennis

  1. Tue, Apr 2: vs Orange Coast, 2:00 PM

Men’s Volleyball

  1. Fri, Apr 5: vs Fullerton, 6:00 PM

  2. Fri, Apr 12: vs Orange Coast, 6:00 PM

Women’s Beach Volleyball

  1. Fri, Apr 19: vs Riverside, 12:00 PM

  2. Wed, Apr 24: vs OEC Pairs Tournament, 12:00 PM

  3. Fri, Apr 26: vs OEC Pairs Tournament, 10:00 AM

High School Athletics Calendar -

** Updated With April Schedule

Upcoming Irvine High School’s Varsity home games:

April 2024

Saturday, April 6

  • 07:00 AM: Track & Field, Boys VR - Invitational at Irvine High School Stadium

  • 07:00 AM: Track & Field, Girls VR - Invitational at Irvine High School Stadium

Monday, April 8

  • 03:30 PM: Softball VR vs. Portola at Irvine High School Softball Field

Tuesday, April 9

  • 03:30 PM: Golf, Boys VR vs. University

  • 03:30 PM: Baseball VR vs. Woodbridge at Irvine High School Baseball Field

  • 05:15 PM: Volleyball, Boys VR vs. Northwood High School at Irvine High School Game Gym

Wednesday, April 10

  • 03:30 PM: Softball VR vs. Northwood High School at Irvine High School Softball Field

  • 05:00 PM: Lacrosse, Girls VR vs. Woodbridge at Irvine High School Stadium

Thursday, April 11

  • 03:30 PM: Golf, Boys VR vs. Woodbridge

Friday, April 12

  • 03:00 PM: Beach Volleyball, Girls VR vs. Bishop Conaty-Loretto at Deerfield Park Beach Courts

  • 03:30 PM: Baseball VR vs. Woodbridge at Irvine High School Baseball Field

  • 03:30 PM: Softball VR vs. University at Irvine High School Softball Field

  • 05:15 PM: Volleyball, Boys VR vs. Sage Hill at Irvine High School Game Gym

Monday, April 15

  • 07:00 PM: Lacrosse, Boys VR vs. Beckman, Arnold at Irvine High School Stadium

Tuesday, April 16

  • 03:15 PM: Tennis, Boys VR vs. Portola at Irvine High School Heritage Park

Wednesday, April 17

  • 03:30 PM: Baseball VR vs. Portola at Irvine High School Baseball Field

  • 03:30 PM: Swimming & Diving, Boys VR vs. University at Woolett Pool

  • 03:30 PM: Swimming & Diving, Girls VR vs. University at Woolett Pool

  • 05:15 PM: Volleyball, Boys VR vs. Laguna Hills at Irvine High School Game Gym

  • 07:00 PM: Lacrosse, Boys VR vs. Laguna Hills at Irvine High School Stadium

Thursday, April 18

  • 07:00 PM: Lacrosse, Boys VR vs. Canyon/Anaheim at Irvine High School Stadium

Monday, April 22

  • 05:00 PM: Lacrosse, Girls VR vs. Portola at Irvine High School Stadium

Tuesday, April 23

  • 03:15 PM: Tennis, Boys VR vs. Northwood High School at Irvine High School Heritage Park

  • 03:30 PM: Golf, Boys VR vs. Portola

  • 03:30 PM: Baseball VR vs. Beckman, Arnold at Irvine High School Baseball Field

Wednesday, April 24

  • 03:30 PM: Softball VR vs. Beckman, Arnold at Irvine High School Softball Field

  • 05:00 PM: Lacrosse, Girls VR vs. Northwood High School at Irvine High School Stadium

Thursday, April 25

  • 03:30 PM: Golf, Boys VR vs. Northwood High School

  • 03:30 PM: Baseball VR vs. Beckman, Arnold at Irvine High School Baseball Field

  • 05:00 PM: Lacrosse, Girls VR vs. Sage Hill at Irvine High School Stadium

Irvine PD's Nighttime Patrol Leads to Significant Narcotics Arrest at Local Walmart

On Tuesday night, Irvine police arrested a man in a Walmart parking lot after finding drug paraphernalia, a pepper ball gun, 800 fentanyl pills, and a significant quantity of methamphetamine in his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

#IrvinePD #arrest #drugbust

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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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    • Where: 33 Irvine Valley, Irvine, CA 92604

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    • When: Daily, 9 AM - 5 PM

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

    • More Info: Tanaka Farms

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