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Remember and Honor: Candle Lighting and Memorial Day Ceremonies in Irvine

Issue # 0167

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

❤️🤍💙🎖️ Remember and Honor: Candle Lighting and Memorial Day Ceremonies in Irvine

🚔📰 Irvine Police Arrest Suspect in UPS Driver's Murder

🏊‍♂️💦 Irvine Hosts Swimming Stars: Ryan Murphy and More Deliver Top Performances

💧🔧 Catch Irrigation Issues Fast with IRWD's Log-a-Leak Tool

📚🎶 Enjoy an Evening of Classical Guitar: Nick Fuentes Live at Irvine Library

🥗🍴 Lower Cholesterol and Weight: Vegan Diet Outperforms Mediterranean in Recent Study

🌳🥾 OC Parks and IRC Introduce Red Rock Wilderness with Guided Tours and Free Access

💎💍 Irvine Fine Arts Center Opens Registration for Ceramics and Jewelry Classes

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐣🐥 How to Help Baby Birds: A Quick Guide for Nestlings and Fledglings

⚾️ UC Irvine Baseball Crushes Cal State Fullerton 18-4, Eyes NCAA Bert

🏃🏽‍♀️ UCI's McKenzie Dominates in High Jump, Earns co-Freshman of the Year in Big West

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

⚽️ Former IVC Soccer Player Daniel Segal Leads Westcliff to Historic Season

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

⚾️ Beckman High Baseball Wins Second CIF Title in Dramatic Walk-Off Victory

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

👮💎 Help Irvine PD Catch This Burglar: Over $14K in Jewelry Stolen

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

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

Remember and Honor: Candle Lighting and Memorial Day Ceremonies in Irvine

The City of Irvine invites the community to honor fallen service members with two events this Memorial Day weekend.

  • On Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m., the Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held at Northwood Community Park, paying tribute to those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • On Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m., join the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, featuring a reflection by a Commanding Officer from Irvine’s 2/11 Marine Battalion. More info at cityofirvine.org/specialevents.

#WeAreIrvine #MemorialDay #FallenHeroes #Irvine #IrvineEvents

Irvine Police Arrest Suspect in UPS Driver's Murder

Irvine Police Department arrested Rhean Fontanoza, 46, for the murder of UPS driver Expedito Cuesta De Leon, 50. The incident occurred at about 3:00 p.m. when IPD responded to reports of gunshots near Fleming and Chrysler. The UPS driver was found with multiple gunshot wounds and later died. Surveillance footage showed a silver Honda Ridgeline fleeing the scene. The vehicle was found by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and Fontanoza was arrested by the IPD SWAT team. The motive remains unknown, but Fontanoza and De Leon were acquaintances. Witnesses or those with information should contact Detective Craig Voors at 949-724-7131 or [email protected].

#Irvinepd #irvinepolice #irvine #police #arrest #news #orangecounty

Irvine Hosts Swimming Stars: Ryan Murphy and More Deliver Top Performances

The Southern California Invite in Irvine showcased impressive performances from top swimmers, highlighting the fierce competition and preparation leading up to this summer’s Olympic Trials. Key events included standout swims from Ryan Murphy in the 100 backstroke, Alfonso Mestre in the 800 freestyle, and Michael Andrew in the 50 freestyle. Ryan Murphy clocked 53.16 in the 100 backstroke, marking his best in-season performance and maintaining his No. 13 world ranking. Other notable performances included Shaine Casas' 53.89 in the 100 back at the Austin meet and Jack Aikins' narrow victory in Atlanta. In the 800 freestyle, Alfonso Mestre won the Atlanta Classic with 7:52.15, while Gabriel Jett topped the Irvine race. The 200 breaststroke saw Lyubomir Epitropov win in Atlanta and Nic Fink narrowly beat Will Licon in Austin. Nate Germonprez won the 200 IM in Austin, and Michael Andrew dominated the 50 freestyle in Irvine with 22.09.This meet, part of the USA Swimming Club Excellence Challenge, featured some of the season's best times and thrilling races across various locations, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

Catch Irrigation Issues Fast with IRWD's Log-a-Leak Tool

IRWD's Log-a-Leak tool helps identify and report irrigation leaks and overwatering in the community, particularly those that go unnoticed due to nighttime watering schedules. Simply log a leak using the GPS on your phone at IRWD.com/logaleak, and they’ll address the issue. For leaks at your home, contact a plumber or sprinkler repair professional if you can't fix it yourself.

Enjoy an Evening of Classical Guitar: Nick Fuentes Live at Irvine Library

Music lovers of all ages are invited to an evening at the Irvine University Park library featuring classical guitarist Nick Fuentes. No registration is required. For more information, call 714-556-3035 or email [email protected]. Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Lower Cholesterol and Weight: Vegan Diet Outperforms Mediterranean in Recent Study

A recent study from Stanford Medicine compared vegan and Mediterranean diets for heart health, focusing on cholesterol, insulin, and weight. Following a vegan diet for eight weeks led to lower LDL cholesterol, weight loss, and a 20% reduction in blood insulin levels. Both diets, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, are favored by cardiologists. Dr. Ailin Barseghian El-Farra from UCI Health highlights the benefits of a vegan diet's high fiber and low saturated fat, while noting the need for vegans to monitor nutrients like B12, calcium, and iron. The Mediterranean diet, rich in omega-3s from fish, has also shown significant reductions in cardiovascular risk factors and mortality rates. Ultimately, choosing a diet that is sustainable and heart-healthy is most important and will naturally depend on individuals’ needs and preferences.

OC Parks and IRC Introduce Red Rock Wilderness with Guided Tours and Free Access

OC Parks is expanding its regional parks system, offering more outdoor experiences in Orange County. In collaboration with Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC), the newest addition, Red Rock Wilderness, showcases colorful sandstone, cobble bluffs, and views of the Santa Ana Mountains. Their partnership ensures environmental stewardship while providing public access for recreation, education, and exploration. Currently, Red Rock Wilderness is accessible through scheduled programs with advanced registration, with free public access. Learn more at bit.ly/4bgyAhM!

Irvine Fine Arts Center Opens Registration for Ceramics and Jewelry Classes

Registration for adult ceramics and jewelry classes opened on May 17! Jewelry classes start at 7 a.m., and ceramics classes start at 8 a.m. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, there are classes for all skill levels. Don't miss out – classes fill up fast! Sign up at yourirvine.org.

#IrvineFineArtsCenter #ArtHappensHere #Ceramics #JewelryMaking

Upcoming Northwood High School’s Music Calendar

No events scheduled for May.

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

Upcoming University High School's Choirs Calendar

No events scheduled for May.

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 May.

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

Upcoming Woodbridge High School’s Vocal Music Calendar

  1. 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 May.

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

Upcoming Irvine High School's Choral Calendar

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

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

  3. 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

How to Help Baby Birds: A Quick Guide for Nestlings and Fledglings

Spotted a baby bird on the ground? Don't panic!

  • For nestlings (3-13 days old), gently return them to the nest or create a temporary one with leaves, twigs, and soft fabric if the nest is gone. Keep them warm with a towel but don’t feed or water them.

  • Fledglings (feathered but can't fly well) should be left alone as the parent is likely nearby. Only move them if in immediate danger. If the fledgling appears injured, contact Irvine Animal Services at (949) 724-7092. Let's help our feathered friends find their way home.

#IrvineAnimals #WeAreIrvine #WildlifeReminders #WildlifeCareTips

UC Irvine Baseball Crushes Cal State Fullerton 18-4, Eyes NCAA Bert

UC Irvine baseball dominated Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field, winning 18-4 on Sunday. The Anteaters delivered 25 hits, with all nine starters contributing. Myles Smith led with five hits and three RBIs, including a ninth-inning home run. Jo Oyama's two-run homer in the second gave UCI a lasting lead. Anthony Martinez broke the program's single-season RBI record, while Woody Hadeen set new records for single-season walks and runs. Tim Grack, Riley Kelly, Ricky Ojeda, and David Utagawa performed excellently on the mound. UCI, now 41-11 overall and 20-7 in Big West play, aims for the NCAA berth with three wins in their final series against CSUN starting May 23.

UCI's McKenzie Dominates in High Jump, Earns co-Freshman of the Year in Big West

Kailah McKenzie has been named Big West Women's co-Freshman of the Year, sharing the honor with Izzy Kneeshaw of Hawai'i. McKenzie is the first Anteater to win this award. She recently claimed the Big West high jump title, clearing 1.76 meters, and was close to her personal record of 1.77 meters. She also placed third in the long jump at the Big West Championships with a personal best of 6.10 meters. On the track, McKenzie qualified for the Big West in the 100m hurdles with a season-best of 14.20. She is the first 'Eater since 2009 to advance to the NCAA West First Round in the high jump and was named Big West Women's Field Athlete of the Week on April 30.

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

Baseball

  1. Thu, May 23: vs CSUN, 6:00 PM

  2. Fri, May 24: vs CSUN, 6:00 PM

  3. Sat, May 25: vs CSUN, 1:00 PM

Former IVC Soccer Player Daniel Segal Leads Westcliff to Historic Season

Former Irvine Valley College men's soccer player Daniel Segal contributed to NAIA Westcliff University's best season ever. The Warriors (18-2) dominated the regular season, breaking scoring records and securing the 2023 Cal Pac Regular Season and Championship titles. They made their NAIA Championship debut, advancing to the final site after defeating No. 11 Rio Grande. Their historic run ended with a hard-fought 2-0 loss to reigning champions Bethel (IN) in the round of 16. Segal, a 6-0 midfielder and defender, finished with one goal and three assists, earning all-Pac Cal Conference honors. He played in 19 matches, starting 18. At Irvine Valley College, Segal ranked second in goals, assists, and points during the 2019 season and helped the team reach the CCCAA South Regional Playoffs in 2018.

🏐🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

No upcoming IVC home games

Beckman High Baseball Wins Second CIF Title in Dramatic Walk-Off Victory

Beckman High School's baseball team clinched their second CIF title and first since 2011 by defeating St. John Bosco 2-1 in the CIF Division 3 final with a dramatic walk-off single by Jagger Snitko. The win, achieved in the bottom of the eighth inning, saw Isaiah Kapur scoring the decisive run. Coach Kevin Lavalle praised his team's resilience and dedication, especially noting the contributions of seniors Ken Tomitaka and Zach Ireland. The team overcame a challenging season start, winning 15 of their last 16 games. Beckman decided not to compete in the CIF So Cal Regional, choosing to celebrate their triumphant season instead.

High School Athletics Calendar -

** Updated With May Schedule

Upcoming Irvine High School’s Varsity home games:

No upcoming home games.

Help Irvine PD Catch This Burglar: Over $14K in Jewelry Stolen

In November 2023, a man stole over $14K in jewelry from the Park Place apartments. Recently, he was caught on video attempting to enter another apartment in the same complex. If you recognize this suspect, please contact [email protected].

#irvine #irvinepolice #irvinepd #police #lawenforcement #cityofirvine #orangecounty #wanted #news #policework #investigation

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

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  • Manassero Farmers

    • When: Daily, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

    • 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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