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Splash into Summer Safely: Water Safety Tips Event in Irvine

Issue # 0172

In this Irvine Insider Issue . . .

😁 Laugh Of The Day

🌤️ Irvine Weather

☕️🎀 Discover Irvine's Hidden Gems: 8 Coffee Shops You Can't Miss

🎼🎻 Pacific Symphony Embarks on Search for New Music Director: Guest Conductors Audition in 2023-24 Season

💧🏗️ How IRWD's Top-Rated Dam Safety Program Protects Irvine's Water Supply

🛟💦 Splash into Summer Safely: Water Safety Tips Event in Irvine

🖼️ IUSD Celebrates Student Talent at Second Annual Honors Art Show

🤕🩺 Discover Solutions for Headaches and Vision Problems: Register for Insights and Online Lecture

🪺🪶 Raptor Nesting Season: Key Insights and Conservation Efforts by IRC

🎨🧑‍🎨 Don't Miss Out: Register Now for Irvine Fine Arts Center Summer Classes

🎼🎼 Upcoming High School Music Calendar

🐕🐈‍⬛ Irvine Animal Care Center and PetHub Launch Digital Pet ID Tags for Enhanced Safety

⚾️ UC Irvine Baseball Closes Regular Season with Thrilling 14-9 Victory Over CSUN

🏃🏽‍♀️ UC Irvine's Freshman McKenzie Ends Season with Top Ranks in High Jump and Long Jump at NCAA West

🏀🏐🎾⚾ UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

⚾️ Irvine's Own Casey Kudell Excels at Chaminade, Named to All-Pacific West Team

🏀🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

⚾️ Father-Son Triumph: Beckman Coach and Pitcher Son Celebrate Championship Despite Injury

🏈🎾 High School Athletics Calendar

💥🏍️ Motorcycle Rider Crashes into Bus During Police Chase, Arrested with Stolen IDs and Narcotics

🍏🥭🍑 Local Farmers Markets

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

📅📅 Lots of Local Events

📞💡 Useful Contact Information

Why could no one see the swan?

Because it was in da skies.

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

Discover Irvine's Hidden Gems: 8 Coffee Shops You Can't Miss

  • BLKDot Coffee: Famous for VTM Coffee, a Vietnamese cold brew with condensed milk. Offers full barista service and food options. Locations at The Market Place and Irvine Spectrum Center have ample outdoor seating.

  • Omomo Tea Shop: Known for artisanal teas and coffees. In-store pickup ensures freshness. Popular location at Alton Square with outdoor seating, open until 8 PM on weekdays.

  • Hello Kitty Grand Cafe: Sanrio-themed cafe at Irvine Spectrum Center. Offers unique coffee, tea, and cakes. The Bow Room provides a charming atmosphere for a latte.

  • Coffee Dose: Features organic and vegan-friendly menu items. Notable drinks include the Flat White and Dreamsicle. Bright pink decor with plenty of seating for inspiration.

  • Wall Writers: Minimalist coffee menu with traditional options. Modern indoor space and spacious outdoor patio make it ideal for working or studying.

  • Krisp Fresh Living: Offers specialty drinks like the Pistachio Rose Latte. Known for superfood bowls, smoothies, and grab-and-go sandwiches. Features a living plant wall and comfortable seating inside and outside.

  • The Lost Bean: Organic roaster focusing on environmentally sustainable practices. Beans are grown in the South American Bean Belt. Offers coffee for sale in-store and online.

  • Sootha Coffee: Small shop with a premium selection of specialty roasted coffee. Focuses on organic, fair trade beans. Offers cafe drinks, smoothies, and teas.

Pacific Symphony Embarks on Search for New Music Director: Guest Conductors Audition in 2023-24 Season

Pacific Symphony's 2023-24 season marks a pivotal search for a new music director to succeed Carl St.Clair after his long tenure since 1990. With eight guest conductors auditioning this season and four more next year, the process highlights several trends in the orchestral world: a shortage of women and American conductors, lack of diversity, and new financial challenges. Reviews of the guest conductors, including Christian Kluxen, Ludovic Morlot, Alexander Shelley, Matthew Halls, Andrew Litton, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Shiyeon Sung, and Tianyi Yu, reveal a mix of talent and potential, reflecting the competitive landscape for top-tier conductors.

How IRWD's Top-Rated Dam Safety Program Protects Irvine's Water Supply

This Friday, May 31, is National Dam Safety Awareness Day. IRWD has prioritized dam safety for over 60 years, maintaining reservoirs and dams, including San Joaquin, Sand Canyon, Syphon, Rattlesnake, and Irvine Lake. IRWD's Dam Safety Program, using advanced monitoring and inspections, is among the best in the state, ensuring the safety and functionality of these structures. Learn more at IRWD.com/dam-safety. This info is from Pipelines, IRWD’s monthly newsletter. View the current issue at IRWD.com/pipelines.

#damsafety #damsafetyawareness #reservoirs

Splash into Summer Safely: Water Safety Tips Event in Irvine

This weekend is the unofficial start of summer! The Orange County Fire Authority is hosting a water safety event on Friday, May 31, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Station 26 in Irvine. Learn about water safety and take the water safety pledge to stay safe around water this season.

IUSD Celebrates Student Talent at Second Annual Honors Art Show

IUSD held its second annual Honors Art Show at Portola High School, showcasing over 600 art pieces from PK-12 students and featuring musical performances by Portola’s instrument and pop music groups. This event highlights the talents of IUSD students and the dedication of arts educators, reflecting the district's strong commitment to the arts.

#IUSD #IUSDCommunity #ArtsIUSD

Discover Solutions for Headaches and Vision Problems: Register for Insights and Online Lecture

Headaches and vision problems often go hand in hand. Join Dr. Crystal Jicha and Dr. Samuel Spiegel at the next Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) Lecture to explore headache pain from both sides of the optic nerve. Register for this free virtual event at https://bit.ly/3WSbpWS.

Raptor Nesting Season: Key Insights and Conservation Efforts by IRC

Springtime at Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks is a critical period for monitoring wildlife, especially raptors like Red-Tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, Barn Owls, Cooper’s Hawks, and Red-Shouldered Hawks. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) has been tracking these birds for nearly a decade to identify sensitive nesting areas and adjust public activities accordingly, as well as to monitor population trends. Notably, the White-Tailed Kite, a species in decline since the early 2000s, showed a higher nest success rate this year, indicating a positive trend. For more details, check out bit.ly/45d51vz!

Don't Miss Out: Register Now for Irvine Fine Arts Center Summer Classes

Explore your artistic side this summer with the Irvine Fine Arts Center's diverse classes for all ages and skill levels! Learn drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and more from experienced instructors in a fun, supportive environment. Meet fellow art enthusiasts, create unique pieces, and share your passion. Classes fill up fast—register now at cityofirvine.org/yourirvine.

#IrvineFineArtsCenter #SummerClasses #ArtForEveryone #GetCreative #ArtHappensHere #WeAreIrvine

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

Irvine Animal Care Center and PetHub Launch Digital Pet ID Tags for Enhanced Safety

The Irvine Animal Care Center has partnered with PetHub to offer digital pet ID tags that you control, allowing you to include details like medications, vaccine history, behavior notes, vet info, and emergency contacts. Licensing your pet ensures quicker returns home, protects against rabies, supports lifesaving efforts, and complies with the law. It's easy to license your pet online at irvineanimals.org/licensing.

#IrvineAnimals #WeAreIrvine

UC Irvine Baseball Closes Regular Season with Thrilling 14-9 Victory Over CSUN

UC Irvine baseball finished the regular season with a 14-9 win over CSUN at Anteater Ballpark. After trailing 6-1, the 'Eaters rallied with a seven-run fourth inning. Key hits by Myles Smith and Dub Gleed turned the game around. CSUN tried to close the gap, but UCI secured the victory with strong offense and defense. Gleed led with four hits and three RBIs, while Woody Hadeen added three runs and two walks. On Senior Day, 13 graduates were honored. UCI ends the season 43-12, tying the program record for regular season wins, and 22-8 in Big West play, finishing second in the conference.

UC Irvine's Freshman McKenzie Ends Season with Top Ranks in High Jump and Long Jump at NCAA West

Freshman Kailah McKenzie concluded UC Irvine women's track and field's 2024 season at the NCAA West First Round at John McDonnell Field. McKenzie tied for 39th in the high jump, clearing 1.66 meters on her first attempt but not surpassing the next height. Her NCAA appearance capped an impressive debut season, earning her the title of Big West Women's co-Freshman of the Year and becoming UCI's first conference champion in the women's high jump since 2009. She also placed third in the long jump, ranking third in UCI history for the high jump (1.77m) and fifth in the long jump (6.10m).

UCI Anteaters Upcoming Home Games

No upcoming UCI home games

Irvine's Own Casey Kudell Excels at Chaminade, Named to All-Pacific West Team

Former Irvine Valley first baseman Casey Kudell was recently named an All-Pacific West Conference player at Chaminade in Hawaii, an NCAA Division II team. Kudell, a junior college transfer, hit .331 this season and was named to the third team. He had 55 hits, 32 RBI, 27 runs, 30 walks, and 17 extra base hits, including 15 doubles. The Silverswords, in their first season back after a 44-year absence, finished with a 15-33 record. Kudell was previously named all-Orange Empire Conference in 2022, hitting .378 with a .500 on-base percentage, 45 hits, and 25 RBI for Irvine Valley. In 2023, he batted .245 with 16 RBI in 35 games.

🏐🏀 Upcoming home games for the IVC LASERS

No upcoming IVC home games

Father-Son Triumph: Beckman Coach and Pitcher Son Celebrate Championship Despite Injury

Beckman High School's baseball team clinched the CIF Division 3 title with a 2-1 victory over St. John Bosco in eight innings. Third base coach Doug Ireland, nicknamed "Doug the Windmill," celebrated the win despite rupturing his Achilles during the final play. His son, Zach, pitched seven innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out five. Despite the injury, Doug remained in high spirits, proud of his son's achievements. Zach, who has a stellar high school career, looks forward to pitching in the Orange County All-Star Game. The father-son duo cherish their shared victory, marking a memorable end to Zach's high school baseball journey.

High School Athletics Calendar -

** Updated With May Schedule

Upcoming Irvine High School’s Varsity home games:

No upcoming home games.

Motorcycle Rider Crashes into Bus During Police Chase, Arrested with Stolen IDs and Narcotics

A motorcycle rider, Amit Kumar Yadav, 37, of Irvine, fled from police but crashed into a bus on Construction Circle. After a brief chase, he was arrested with a crowbar, switchblade, narcotics, and stolen credit and ID cards. Yadav faces multiple charges, including possession of stolen information, hit and run, carrying a switchblade, and resisting arrest.

#DONTCOMMITCRIMEINIRVINE #irvine #irvinepolice #irvinepd #police #lawenforcement #cityofirvine #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

  • 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

June 1 2024 Studio Arts Festival 9 AM - 5 PM

June 6 - 8 Beethoven's Ninth 8 PM

June 9 Ode to Joy 3 PM

June 21 Super Swim Lesson 6 PM

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