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News ImageSave the Date-Irvine Global Village Festival
Make plans to travel the world at the City of Irvine’s annual Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park. Now celebrating its 16th year, this multicultural festival features international cuisine, live entertainment, a Kids Village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace.

News ImageAnimal Care Presentation Made to City Council
View the PowerPoint presentation from June 9 to the City Council by JVR Shelter Strategies.

Click here to view the Irvine Animal Care Center Consultation Overview.

News ImageDrowning Prevention – Summer is NOW
Drowning Prevention Awareness Season is May 26-September 1, although drowning prevention is an everyday issue. Watch the Orange County Fire Authority's video, here. Also, the current issue of Inside Irvine magazine has tips to follow, click here.

News ImageSenior Fitness Expo
The City of Irvine will host the 7th annual Senior Fitness Expo on Friday, June 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Rancho Senior Center. This free event will provide adults, ages 50 and older, with opportunities to learn how to improve their mental and physical well-being through exercise, health screenings, nutrition presentations and fitness demonstrations. A wide variety of health and fitness vendors will also be available to answer questions. Demonstrations will include breathing and meditation, MELT, Mind Fitness, Zumba Gold and simple tips and tricks for healthy cooking. There will also be opportunity drawings throughout the day.




News ImageVeterans Support and Housing, State Cemetery, and Memorial Day Video
For local, county, state and federal support programs for Veterans, click here. Also, see below to find information/meetings about the Ad Hoc Veterans Affordable Housing Committee and background/contact regarding the State Cemetery.

News ImageNinth Annual Super Pet Adoption Event
The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its ninth annual Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 50 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 800 adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals.


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News ImageSuper Pet Adoption
The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its ninth annual Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 50 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 800 adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals.

News ImageMemorial Day Ceremonies
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance to honor those who have given their lives while defending our nation. The City is hosting two Memorial Day events in honor of our nation’s fallen: the Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony May 24 and the City's annual ceremony May 25.


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News ImageIrvine Studio Arts Festival
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 21st annual Studio Arts Festival on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The juried Festival will showcase more than 100 Southern California artists and their original works of art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber and glass. The Festival will also feature music, art demonstrations and food – including ice cream sundaes served in handmade collectible ceramic bowls. Admission is free. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.

News ImageMUDD Line: Irvine Field Conditions
During inclement weather, please check the field conditions website prior to use of City and School District fields. Updates will occur by 1 p.m. for high school use; by 3 p.m. for youth and adult sports. Weekend updates will be posted by 7:30 a.m. and revised throughout the day as conditions change. Click here for detailed information.

News ImageBusiness Luncheon with the Mayor is June 19
The Irvine Chamber is hosting the annual Business Luncheon with the Mayor at 11:30 a.m. June 19 at Hotel Irvine. Mayor Steven S. Choi will be the keynote speaker. Click here to register.




News ImageSummer Inside Irvine Now Available
The summer edition of Inside Irvine is now online and arrives in homes the week of May 4! This edition features articles on the benefits of adopting a pet, pool safety and summer hikes. Additional features include a report on the Great Park, Special Olympics and the Solar Decathlon. Don’t forget to check out the hundreds of class offerings, programs and camps within the Activity Guide portion of the magazine; registration begins May 11. Click here to view Inside Irvine online or check your mailbox for a print copy.

News ImageConserve Water Now – Irvine and the Drought
To report water runoff in municipal areas such as parks and street medians, call 949-724-7600 (please include exact location and time of day). For residents, water conservation is key. Click the 'Read More' button below to learn how.



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News ImageParents DO Make a Difference
The City of Irvine is hosting an educational presentation on Thursday, April 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. Award-winning author Dr. Michele Borba will present practical strategies to help parents improve their child's behavior, self-esteem, character, attitude and resilience in school and at home. Register online at irvinequickreg.org.

News ImageIrvine Animal Care Center Kitten and Puppy Shower
The Irvine Animal Care Center is hosting a “Kitten and Puppy Shower” on Saturday, April 25 from 1-4 p.m. to help raise supplies needed to care for orphaned kittens and puppies. Items received from the Shower will benefit the Center’s Foster Care program, which places kittens and puppies too small to adopt with caring volunteers who provide the animals with a temporary, loving home until they are eligible for adoption.

News ImageApril is Earthquake Preparedness Month
April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during an earthquake or other emergency.

News ImagePets of the Week – Adopt!
Emma is a 4 year old, spayed female, blue Pit Bull Terrier mix and her bestie, Riley, is a 3 year old, spayed female, blonde Pit Bull Terrier mix. They were brought to the Irvine Animal Care Center together and are in need of a home who is willing to take them both. Pit Bull Terriers are among the most loving and affectionate breeds and these two are no exception. They are playful and enjoy spending lots of time with their people, especially on the couch, if allowed! Click here to learn more about our special adoptable pets for this week and visit the Center to discover the perfect partner for you.

News ImageShare Your Ideas About Irvine Parks
The City of Irvine is updating the Parks and Facilities Master Plan, and we need your feedback! Using input from community members, the Master Plan will help guide future development and operation of City parks and recreational facilities. Click Here to learn more about the project and to participate in the interactive online survey.

News ImageVeterans Affordable Housing Committee: Irvine Info
The City’s Veterans Affordable Housing Committee meets once a month to develop recommendations to the City Council for affordable housing options for veterans. Click here for the committee’s webpage.

News ImageState of City: Public Invited on Feb. 24
Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., will address the community in his annual State of the City at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, at the Civic Center. The public is invited; no RSVP is needed. A public reception begins at 5 p.m. in the lobby. For more information, click here.

News ImageSpring Inside Irvine Now Available
The spring edition of Inside Irvine is now online and will be in homes the week of February 23! This edition features information about the Jeffrey Open Space Trail, the 3.5 mile connector for Irvine's beautiful space. There is also important information on water conservation tips as a part of our annual Earth Day feature in addition to the City's Activity Guide with hundreds of course listings. Click here to view Inside Irvine online or check your mailbox for a print copy.

News ImageIrvine Has Heart Food Drive
The City of Irvine, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, is hosting a community food drive to help families and seniors in need. Residents are asked to donate healthy canned or non-perishable food items. The main drop-off location for the food drive is in the Civic Center lobby. The food drive continues through March 31.

Click here for a complete list of drop-off locations and suggested food items.

News ImageJapanese Kimono Festival Returns to Irvine
The Japanese Kimono Festival returns to Irvine on Sunday, February 8 at Irvine Valley College. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Irvine and in partnership with the City of Irvine, Irvine Valley College and the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the Festival will feature a special performance by Nihon Waso Gakuen. Over the past 41 years, Nihon Waso Gakuen has taught women the art of kimono dressing and has performed in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, and Thailand. Event proceeds will assist victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, as well as benefit community projects supported by the Rotary Club of Irvine.

News ImageCitywide Appreciation: Police Open House
The public is invited to a Police Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at the Civic Center. Department tours, police vehicle displays, food trucks and more. ALSO, grades 6-8 are invited to enter an essay, "What it Means to Me to Live in a Safe City." One page in length. Submit to SafeCityEssay@CityofIrvine.org by noon Friday, January 23. Essay prizes, must be present to win. Click here for more info.

News ImageTax Assistance for Irvine Residents
Tax preparation services are available at no cost to taxpayers who earned less than $60,000 in 2014. Qualifying taxpayers who live, work or attend school in Irvine are eligible to receive help completing and electronically filing their tax returns through April 14, 2015. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 888-434-8248 or visit myfreetaxes.com.

News ImagePublic Invited to New Trail Opening
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting of a trail that runs the length of Jeffrey Road and will be an important addition to the City’s vast permanent open space program. The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is today 3.5 miles in length that begins at the I-5 and continues to Portola Road. The ribbon-cutting, to be hosted by the City of Irvine and to include master developer Irvine Company, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 10, at Cypress Community Park, 255 Visions, Irvine. The park, facing Jeffrey Road, is very close to the I-5. This is a free event; no RSVP needed. The public is invited to bring bicycles or walking/running shoes and enjoy the trail.

News ImageIrvine Restaurant Week January 9-15
Food lovers have an opportunity to experience the City of Irvine’s diverse dining options during Restaurant Week January 9-15. The seven-day celebration features prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at more than 40 participating restaurants. For more information about participating restaurants, visit destinationirvine.com/restaurantweek

News ImageIrvine Swearing-In Media Coverage by ICTV
To watch the swearing in ceremony for Mayor Steven S Choi, Ph.D., Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, and newly elected Councilwoman Lynn Schott, click here. To view media coverage, click here.

News ImageSandbag Information for Rainy Days This Week
Free sandbags are available at the Operations Support Facility in Irvine (6427 Oak Canyon) and at most Irvine fire stations for local residents and businesses. The Irvine Police Department and Public Works Department are closely monitoring this week’s weather.

News ImageEconomic Development In Irvine, About Irvine
Find information highlighting the value of doing business in Irvine and the City’s outreach and support of our business community in this one-stop webpage. We are proactive and consistent in attracting and retaining businesses. Learn more. Go to: cityofirvine.org/econdev

News ImageSwearing-in Ceremony Set for December 9
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, Councilmember Jeffrey Lalloway and Councilmember-elect Lynn Schott will be sworn in for their respective terms at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, at the Irvine Civic Center. A public reception will begin in the lobby at 5 p.m. This is a public meeting and no RSVP is needed.

News ImageWater Conservation Tips
As California continues to face extreme drought conditions, it is important we do our part to conserve water. The City of Irvine and Irvine Ranch Water District have provided several tips for saving water and decreasing your water bill. With more than 60 percent of water usage outdoors, the best way to conserve water is to use water-wise landscaping, know when and how much to water, and to use efficient irrigation equipment. These simple steps will go a long way.

News ImageHoliday Toy Drive November 3-December 12
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is holding a special toy drive to benefit the children and families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion from Camp Pendleton. Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is in service to this country by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years.

News ImageHome for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair
The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host the 8th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 500 homeless animals will be available for adoption from rescue organizations and shelters including dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. The annual event features dozens of vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost micro-chipping and an opportunity drawing. Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated. Admission is $1 per person. Parking is free and leashed dogs are welcome. Event proceeds benefit the Animal Care Center in its efforts to provide care and support to thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals each year. For more information, call 949-724-7740 or visit irvineshelter.org.

News ImageWe Love Our Own Animal Care Center!
One of the nation's renowned shelters is right here in Irvine – the Irvine Animal Care Center. Recently, nearly 200 animals were being nurtured, loved, hugged, walked, petted and adopted out to forever families. Continue reading to learn all that we do, every day, in every way, for our dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals.

News ImageJoyful Jingles Family Holiday Concert
Capture the spirit of the season at the City of Irvine's Joyful Jingles holiday concert on Sunday, December 7, from 3-5 p.m. at Irvine Barclay Theatre. A community tradition, the concert features a selection of uplifting seasonal and holiday music performed by local choral groups. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 2 p.m. with seating commencing at 2:45 p.m. Parking is $10 and is available at the UCI Student Center parking structure located at the corner of Campus and West Peltason/Bridge Road. Guests are welcome to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children up to 12 years of age as part of the City's toy drive to benefit the families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion. For more information, call 949-724-6606.

News ImageWinter Inside Irvine Now Available!
The 2014-2015 winter issue of Inside Irvine, which includes the Activity Guide and City news is now online and will be mailed to Irvine residents the week of November 17. In addition to offering hundreds of course listings, the winter edition features articles on UCI's 50th Anniversary, 10 City programs you need to know about and holiday safety tips. Click here to view the publication online.

Please note: Winter camps run December 22 to January 2. Several classes begin the week of January 5. Registration begins on November 17; click here to browse the listings.

The spring edition will be mailed the week of February 23.

News ImageGeneral Municipal Election is November 4
The General Municipal Election will be held on November 4. In an ongoing effort to promote voter registration and participation, the City of Irvine encourages all eligible residents to register and vote. The registration deadline is October 20 for the November 4 election. Registration can be completed online

News ImageIrvine Holiday Faire
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host its 32nd annual Holiday Faire on Friday, November 7 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 100 talented Orange County artisans will showcase unique handmade items for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more.

News ImageVeterans Day Ceremonies
Veterans Day is a time to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and commitment to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In honor of our veterans and in support of their families, the City of Irvine is hosting two Veterans Day events: Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony November 9 and the City’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony November 11.

News ImageMayor’s Education Forum on the Common Core State Standards
The Irvine community is invited to attend this free educational event on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The Forum features a panel of experts from Irvine Unified School District, Tustin Unified School District and University of California, Irvine, who will discuss the newly implemented Common Core State Standards.

News Image688-acre Free Event October 7 at Great Park
The public is invited to a free event to make way for the next 688 acres at the Orange County Great Park on Tuesday, October 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Co-hosted by Five Point Communities and the City of Irvine. Kenny Loggins will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. To download an event flier, click here.

News ImageGlobal Village Festival
Irvine Global Village takes place Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Public parking is not available at the event site. Free event parking and shuttles available at Jamboree and Main parking structure and Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge Community Park.

Click here for parking, shuttle and event information.


News ImageSeptember is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during a natural disaster or other emergency.

News ImageWest Nile Virus and Impacts to Irvine
One reported case of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus has been reported by the Orange County Vector Control District and the numbers countywide are growing. Click here to learn more about what to do to protect yourself and your family and for additional information.

News ImageFall Inside Irvine Now Available
The fall edition of Inside Irvine is available online. This issue features information about emergency preparedness, pool safety, the Irvine Global Village Festival, free community concerts and other city events. Click here to view Inside Irvine.

News ImageMarine Way Reopens Friday, July 25!
Marine Way, the main entrance into the Orange County Great Park, will reopen Friday, July 25 at 3 p.m. Marine Way closed in late June as part of a storm drain project to support development of property in the immediate area.

News ImageUSA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships to be held at Woollett Aquatics Center
The USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships will be held at William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center August 6-10. Swimmers who qualify from the Phillips 66 National Championships will be selected to compete for the USA National Team in various international competitions throughout 2014-2015. Some of the best swimmers in the country will be in attendance.

News ImagePool Safety
Swimming pools and spas are great places for families to spend time together having fun. Yet it's important to ensure everyone stays safe in and around pools and spas. Learn the simple steps you need to know to help keep your family and friends safe.

Pool Safety Tips

News ImagePresentation: Veterans Cemetery Committee
View the presentation that was part of the first Ad Hoc State Veterans Cemetery Committee overview and discussion. The committee met June 13 at the Irvine Civic Center. Click here for the committee page and find the presentation under “Agendas.”

News ImageConcert on the Green & Fireworks Festival
The Irvine Police Association is hosting the 30th annual Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival on Friday, July 4 at Irvine High School Stadium. Gates open at 3 p.m. The event features live music, activities for children and a fireworks extravaganza. Food will be available for purchase at the event. Admission is $14 for adults and $9 for children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the event. Advance purchase of a Family Pass (two adults, four children) on or before July 3 for $45 saves $19.

News ImageIrvine Chamber Business Luncheon with the Mayor
The annual Irvine Chamber of Commerce business meeting with the Mayor will be held on June 12 at the Irvine Hilton. The Mayor's keynote address will focus on the business community, development initiatives and the job market within the City of Irvine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit irvinechamber.com.

News ImagePoll info for June 3 Election
The statewide Primary Election is Tuesday, June 3. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. To find your polling location, go to: ocvote.com/voting.

News ImageGet Your Car Washed!
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee will hold its annual car wash – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at Mike Ward Community Park-Woodbridge – to raise much-needed funds to support the servicemen and servicewomen of the City’s adopted Marine battalion, based in Camp Pendleton.

News ImageMemorial Day Events
The City of Irvine will host two Memorial Day events on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26. The Sunday ceremony, in partnership with the Northwood Memorial Committee, will take place at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at 4 p.m. and will feature presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The City of Irvine’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 26, from 10- 11:30 a.m. at Colonel Bill Barber
Marine Corps Memorial Park and will honor our nation’s fallen and pay special homage to local service members, both at home and abroad. Please join us for these special events as we remember and honor those who have given their lives in defense of our nation and the ideals we cherish.


News ImageSpecial Workshop on the Great Park
The public is invited to a special session workshop of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors. It will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Las Lomas Community Park, 10 Federation Way, Irvine. The Board will be presented with and will contemplate future projects at the Great Park. Among the topics will be Trabuco Road and the Trabuco entrance into the Great Park. Free event; no RSVP.

News ImageSolar Decathlon: Ahead to 2015 and back to 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 returns to the Great Park. Enjoy multiple ICTV programs of the sights and sounds from the first event hosted by the City of Irvine, and a preview of 2015. Click here for ICTV programs.

News ImageWall of Recognition: Public Reception
Distinguished citizens and community partners will be applauded during a 4 p.m. public reception followed by a certificate presentation on Tuesday, May 13 at the Irvine Civic Center. The Wall of Recognition honorees are those who have helped shape Irvine and establish a foundation of excellence for future generations. The public is invited to this free event. The honorees are: Justice John Arguelles; Dotsie Bausch; Gene Bedley; Sam and Lily Castelo; Peter Y.K. Chan; Nancy Chase; Vivian Clecak; David Eisenman; Irving Glasser; Al and Greta Jacobs; Ned and Joyce Kassouf; DeeDee “Diana” Kimlin; Guy Lemmon; Jason Lezak; Bob and Carol Liittschwager; Jim McAleer; Keith Oldoerp; Rahman (RQ) and Najma Quader; Douglas Rankin; Brigadier General Robert Tate; Albert Tjan; Angelo and Marilyn Vassos; Jacquie Ellis Warren; John Withers; Fathi and Maria Yousef; Andy Zelinko. Also, the Community Partner Honorees are: Irvine Community Land Trust; Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Association; Innovative Housing Opportunities; Irvine Multicultural Association; South Coast Chinese Cultural Association.


News ImageStatewide Primary Election is June 3
The Statewide Primary Election will be held on June 3. In an ongoing effort to promote voter registration and participation, the City of Irvine encourages all eligible residents to register and vote. The registration deadline is May 19 for the June 3, 2014 election. Registration cards are available at all Irvine community centers and the Irvine Civic Center. For more information about voter registration or to become a poll worker, call the City of Irvine Clerk's Office at 949-724-6205, the Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600.

News ImageBike Safety Workshop to be Held in Irvine
Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, as vice chairman of OCTA, will co-host a bicycle-safety community forum for Orange County riders from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at the Irvine Civic Center. The event is free, no RSVP necessary. The discussion will include cycling as a viable and safe choice for community and recreational travel. Open discussion. To include OCTA Chairman Shawn Nelson, Director Todd Spitzer and OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson.

News ImageApril is Earthquake Preparedness Month
April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during an earthquake or other emergency.

News ImageMayor Choi Delivers State of the City Address
The State of the City Address, presented February 25, by Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., can be viewed at any time. Click here for the 2014 Address.

News ImageCity of Irvine Walk and Bike Survey
The City of Irvine is conducting an important study to better understand how residents, employees and visitors walk, bike or get around Irvine. Participants who take the Active Transportation Survey on or before March 20 will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win prizes from local bike and retail shops in Irvine. Click here to take the survey.

News ImageIrvine Ranked No. 5 for Young Families
Irvine is No. 5 in the latest ranking, Best Places for Young Families in California, by NerdWallet, an online consumer-based finance blog. Criteria included public schools and economic growth. Clovis, Folsom, Yuba City and Murrietta were ranked Nos. 1-4. Click here for details.

News ImageIrvine Fine Arts Center to Host Open House
The City of Irvine Fine Arts Center is hosting a public open house on Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring artist demonstrations and facility tours; the event is a perfect occasion for visitors to become acquainted with the Center’s dynamic visual arts programs. The event also features hands-on activities, art and culinary demonstrations, raffle prizes, food trucks and more.

News ImageBusiness Licenses Even Easier Online
Prospective business owners will experience a simplified process when submitting business license applications online. Although the webpage will have a familiar look, behind the scenes, new software will increase internal efficiency and allow the public 24/7 access to apply for, renew or search existing business licenses. These improvements will decrease wait times for business licensing and lend support to the City Council priority of promoting a prosperous business climate. The fee for a business license remains the same $51.

Click here to get started.

News ImageUnderstanding the Affordable Care Act
Individuals and families are invited to attend a free community forum on the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, January 29 from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The Forum is designed to educate individuals and families about the recent changes in healthcare legislation and provide an overview of how to find and enroll in health insurance through the state’s Covered California program. Certified Enrollment Counselors will be available to answer questions. Register online at irvinequickreg.org or call 949-724-6610.

News ImageCommunity Forum to Review Housing Needs for People with Developmental Disabilities
The City of Irvine is hosting a community forum to receive input in regards to housing needs for people with developmental disabilities, residing in Irvine, on Tuesday, January 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. Facilitated by the City’s Task Force to Review Housing Needs of Developmentally Disabled, the meeting is designed to be a listening session to receive community input about what type of housing best serves the needs of people with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on housing type, design aspects, cost and location.

News ImageIrvine Ranked No. 1
The online 24/7 Wall St. has named Irvine as the best-run American city in its annual list of best and worst. Factors include the area's economy, job market, crime level and welfare of its population.

For the overall story click here.

News ImageIn Memoriam: Mike Ward
Former Irvine Mayor Mike Ward died Thursday in his Irvine home. He had been suffering from ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To watch an ICTV Channel 30 program on Mike Ward, click here. This past summer, the Irvine City Council renamed Woodbridge Community Park after the longtime public servant. It is now known as Mike Ward Community Park – Woodbridge. He was Mayor from 1992-96 and served as a councilmember from 1996-2004.

News ImageiShuttle to Operate for November 26 City Council Meeting
With the start time of Tuesday’s City Council meeting set for 4 p.m., City staff will provide a free shuttle from a nearby overflow parking lot. The Irvine Civic Center will have very limited parking in the middle of a workday and drivers will be directed to the San Juan parking lot two blocks from the Civic Center, at Bill Barber Park.

News ImageHelp Victims Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
Help victims in the Philippines affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan by donating through the City of Irvine's community giving program. To provide assistance, click here.

News ImageJoyful Jingles Holiday Concert
Capture the spirit of the season at the City of Irvine’s Joyful Jingles holiday concert on Sunday, December 8, from 3-5 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. A free, community tradition, the concert features a selection of uplifting seasonal and holiday music performed by local choral groups. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 2 p.m. with seating commencing at 2:45 p.m. Parking is $10.

News ImageSolar Decathlon – video and sponsors 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO at the Orange County Great Park had wonderful visuals and vital sponsors and programmatic partners. Click here for a special salute to all.


News ImageSolar Decathlon...On Camera in Irvine
View ICTV's video that highlights the just-completed U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO, held at the Orange County Great Park. Click here.




News ImageSolar Decathlon in Pictures
Now that the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO, a special international event that drew thousands of visitors, has closed … there remains memories of eight exciting days. And, pictures as well. Here is a slide show of the experience. Click here for a slide show of the experience.

News ImageVeterans Day Ceremony
The public is invited to join the City of Irvine for a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. The ceremony will honor and thank America’s veterans for their commitment to service and sacrifice for our country, while highlighting local veterans, veterans’ groups and military organizations.

News ImageHoliday Toy Drive
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is holding a special toy drive to benefit the children and families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion from Camp Pendleton. Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is in service to this country by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years.

News ImageIrvine Holiday Faire
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is hosting its annual Holiday Faire on Friday, November 8 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 100 talented Orange County artisans will showcase a variety of unique handmade items for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more.



News ImageHome for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair
The Irvine Animal Care Center Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair takes place Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 500 homeless animals will be available for adoption from rescue organizations and shelters across Southern California. The annual event features vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost micro-chipping and an opportunity drawing.

News ImageFinal Weekend Begins At Solar Decathon
A free public event: Take in the creativity, imagination and hard work of 800 collegiate teams from 20 universities who have built 19 solar houses for public tours. From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. October 10-13 at the Orange County Great Park. Info: the-xpo.org and solardecathlon.gov.

News ImageWhat can children do at the Solar Decathlon?
The free public event will draw children into the solar houses, personally guided by collegiate students who will inspire even the youngest visitor. Also, the Discovery Science Center in the adjacent XPO area has a wonderfully creative hands-on exhibit. Visit the Farm + Food Lab where Master Gardeners will show off the wonders of agriculture … and a few bugs as well. Also, take a ride on the Great Park Balloon and carousel, all for free during the event hours.

News ImageOverall Winner Will Be Announced Saturday
The Solar Decathlon is, among other wonderful things, a competition in 10 areas. The overall winner will be announced Saturday morning, October 12. The solar houses, open for public tours given by the collegiate students, are judged in these areas: architecture, market appeal, engineering, communications, affordability, comfort zone, hot water, appliances, home entertainment, energy balance.

News ImageWhat is the XPO at the Solar Decathlon?
The XPO complements the event as a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition featuring visionary and innovative companies, speakers, products and educational opportunities. A broad spectrum of exhibits and showroom information includes energy efficiency in home design, transportation, housing, consumer products and food production. Info: the-xpo.org.

News ImageSpeakers Highlight the Final Weekend
Bank of America; American Society of Landscape Architects; BIA-OC and more! Mayor Steven Choi will join panelists at noon Sunday, October 13 in the Foundation for the Great Park Powerful Ideas Symposium. Presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the topic is “Sustainable Urban Futures.” Other topics include presenter Bank of America, at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 10 (“Smart Buildings, Smart People”). For information on all speakers and all speaker days, Thursday through Sunday:the-xpo.org and click on “Speakers.”

News ImagePictures from Week 1
If a picture is worth a thousand words … see the excitement and visual courage from week one at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO. Click here for slide show.

News ImageGlobal Village Festival
Irvine Global Village Festival takes place Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Public parking is not available at the event site. Free event parking and shuttles available at Jamboree and Main parking structure and Woodbridge Community Park.

Click here for parking, shuttle and event information.

News ImageMayor’s Forum on Children’s Well-being
Join the City of Irvine on Thursday, September 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center for this free, education event featuring expert speakers in the areas of autism, bullying prevention, bicycle and personal safety, and youth stress and risky behavior prevention. Child care for children 4 years of age and older will be provided.

News ImageNorthwood Community Park Reopening Sept. 7
Please join us in the reopening of the Northwood Community Center on Saturday, September 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. The new building will serve our multi-generational community and features a multipurpose, exercise and craft room plus an adjacent courtyard and patio. This public facility will also be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for compliance with environmentally-responsible green building practices.

News ImageAccess Irvine Mobile App Update
The City of Irvine has updated its mobile application, Access Irvine, to offer more features!

Last summer, the City of Irvine launched its first mobile application, Access Irvine. This app was designed to provide residents on-the-go with additional and convenient access to City services, news and events. This summer, the City initiated an update to Access Irvine to include additional interactive resources to better serve our residents at the touch of a finger.


News ImageTown Hall Meeting: Transportation Options for Seniors
Transportation Options for Seniors will be the topic of a Town Hall Meeting from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, at the Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine. This free public event is hosted by Assemblyman Don Wagner and Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway in conjunction with the Orange County Transportation Authority and the County of Orange Office on Aging. Please attend for transportation-related information and resources available in Irvine and Orange County.

News ImageBe Cool this Summer
Southern California Edison is suggesting ways to save on energy, and energy bills, as summertime arrives. To learn how to be more energy-efficient in the hottest months of the year, click here.

News ImageMemorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 27, the City of Irvine will pay tribute to fallen military service members during a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. The public is invited; veterans will be asked to stand. A separate, privately organized, public ceremony will be held the same day at 5 p.m. at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park.

News ImageFull Road Closure
A full road closure will be in effect on Sand Canyon Avenue near the I-5 from 8 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20.

I-5 on-ramps and off-ramps will remain OPEN during this period for traffic traveling to the Orange County Great Park or points further north along Sand Canyon toward Trabuco Road, Irvine Boulevard and beyond. I-5 traffic also can visit Old Town Irvine businesses, which remain open at Burt Road during this period.
( View Detour Map )

News ImageCity Web Links Put Vital Info at your Fingertips
Learn about the Solar Decathlon! Understand the City’s Economic Development efforts! Research our Healthy City Healthy Planet initiative! Donate through Irvine Gives! Click here for important links.



News ImageStaying Connected During Emergencies
In the wake of the tragedies in Boston and West Texas, the City of Irvine Emergency Management Office reminds residents of the ways to stay connected to the City and/or friends and family during an emergency. Important information, click here.

News ImageSafe Communities Meeting
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer will host a Safe Communities Meeting on Wednesday, April 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. Co-sponsored by Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., Tustin Mayor Al Murray and the Orange County Health Care Agency, the meeting will cover topics that impact the safety of a community and how to address them. The meeting is free and open to the public. Parents, educators, community leaders, medical professionals and neighbors are encouraged to attend. RSVP is not required.

News ImagePublic Invited to the Mayor's State of the City
Join Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D. and the rest of the Irvine City Council at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, for the annual State of the City. The address reports on the status of the City: accomplishments from 2012 and plans for 2013 and beyond. A public reception precedes the State of the City at 5 p.m. The public is invited.

News ImageYour Master Calendar for City of Irvine Events
The Master Calendar allows the community to stay up-to-date, plan and attend numerous events that are City-sponsored or in which the City is a co-sponsor or partner. Click on the day, week or month and bookmark this important resource. Click here to view the Master Calendar.

News ImageIrvine Ranked 3rd Best Run City by 24/7 Wall Street
Irvine has been ranked as the third best-run city in America in a ranking of the 100 largest cities by 24/7 Wall Street, the online financial news and opinion media group. The rankings are based upon the local economy, fiscal management and quality of life measures. Irvine has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the listing. The story also points out that, with more than 60% of the adult population holding a bachelor’s degree, “Irvine has the most educated population of all of the 100 most populous cities” in the nation.

Irvine Has Heart Food Drive
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, will kick off its annual Healthy Food Drive on Valentine’s Day. Donations will benefit several Irvine food pantry distribution programs. Residents are asked to donate healthy canned or non-perishable food items. The main drop-off location for the food drive is in the Civic Center lobby.

News ImageReception to Honor Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang
The City of Irvine will honor Mayor Sukhee Kang for his many years of dedicated public service with a reception on Tuesday, November 27 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For additional information, please contact the City of Irvine Clerk’s Office at 949-724-6205.

News ImageHealthy Food Drive
The City of Irvine, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, is hosting a “Healthy Food Drive” from December 1, 2012 through January 15, 2013 to help families and seniors in need this holiday season. Collected items will benefit eight of Irvine’s food pantry distribution programs. Donation barrels are available at various City facilities and faith-based organizations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click here for a complete list of drop-off locations and addresses.

News ImageBe Prepared...NOW!
Hurricane Sandy is a reminder that disasters can strike at any time. To help residents stay connected to the City of Irvine for important information and updates during a disaster, please try the following communication methods: iAlert, 1640AM, City of Irvine website, social media, and ICTV Cox Channel 30. In addition to staying connected, it is important for residents to be prepared at home and work. Below is a starter emergency preparedness checklist. Customize your checklist to meet your family's individual needs.

News ImageHurricane Sandy Relief: How to Help Now
Flooding and enormous storm surges from Hurricane Sandy are ravaging the East Coast. There is a way to help: Irvine Gives is a new way of giving. The online resource provides the Irvine community with information about how to donate. Visit cityofirvine.org/irvinegives and click at the top of the page for disaster relief information for the American Red Cross and others.

News ImageEarly Voting to be Held at Irvine Civic Center
Reserved parking is available for those who choose to vote early at the Irvine Civic Center. Registered voters can participate from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22-25 and Oct. 29-30. All registered voters in Orange County are eligible to take advantage of early voting. The General Election is November 6. Deadline to register to vote is October 22. More information: Registrar of Voters (714-567-7600) or ocvote.com.

News ImageVector Control Meeting Set for Irvine
Learn how to protect your home and protect your pets! Residents are invited to a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Vector Control officials will discuss an influx of flea-borne typhus cases and mosquito-borne West Nile virus. Learn the latest news on the Irvine numbers and on prevention from Orange County Vector Control District experts. Location is at Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road in Irvine, across from Woodbridge High School. No RSVP required. Admission is free. For more information about the meeting: (949) 654-2421.

News ImageIrvine Global Village Festival
The City of Irvine's annual Global Village Festival is Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park. Public parking will not be available at the event site; please see the link, below, for details. The festival features international cuisine, live entertainment, a Kids Village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace. Visit irvinefestival.org for more information.

News ImageSeptember is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Irvine Emergency Management Office would like to remind residents and businesses about the importance of being prepared. Taking simple steps can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe. Remember to assemble a supply kit; develop a plan of action; register your home, cell and other phone numbers with the City’s iAlert system to receive information about emergencies; follow the City on Twitter and Facebook for information during emergencies; or take a Community Emergency Response Team course offered by the City.


News ImageIrvine Ranked No. 6 Among Best Cities
Money Magazine, compiling its annual Best Places to Live 2012, has ranked Irvine as the sixth-best city in which to live in America. Irvine was the top city from California. Quality of life criteria included economic strength, quality health care, low crime, and superior schools. Among the descriptions for Irvine as reported in the September issue of Money Magazine: "Thanks to smart planning, this big city can feel surprisingly small."

News ImageICTV’s focus on Irvine
View programs, interviews and documentaries on the City of Irvine's Channel 30, ICTV, directly through our convenient webpage. Also tune into Irvine Today, which provides a snapshot of the week ahead. (cityofirvine.org/ictv).

News ImageCity Summer Concerts
The free Flights & Sounds Summer Festival concert series is continuing at the Orange County Great Park through August 31. Bring your friends and family and enjoy our sounds of summer. Click here for the lineup.

News ImageEmergency Preparedness Meeting for HOAs
Irvine HOA board of directors, their designees, and their property management groups are invited to a special City-sponsored emergency preparedness night – Be Prepared … NOW – presented by our Public Safety Department. Time is 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 in the Council Chamber. Tours of emergency management equipment begin at 6:30 p.m.

News ImageFamilies & DARE
Families are invited to a 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16 DARE Lounge Chair Movie & Carnival Night at Bill Barber Park, next to the Civic Center. The free event includes the movie "Dolphin Tale," which will air at dusk, as well as the 25th anniversary of Irvine's DARE program. Meet and greet current and former DARE officers; field games led by officers; food for sale.

News ImageConcert on the Green and Fireworks Festival
The Irvine Police Association is hosting its 28th annual Concert on the Green and Fireworks Festival on Wednesday, July 4 at Irvine High School Football Stadium. Gates open at 3 p.m. The event features live music, activities for children and a fireworks extravaganza. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

News ImageSenior Fitness Expo

Take control of your health and fitness at the City of Irvine Senior Fitness Expo on June 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Rancho Senior Center. This free event includes health screenings, nutrition information presentation, fitness demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products. For more information, call 949-724-6908.



News ImageSuper Pet Adoption
The Irvine Animal Care Center will host the sixth annual Orange County Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine.

News ImageIrvine Studio Arts Festival
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 18th annual Studio Arts Festival on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The juried Festival will showcase more than 100 Southern California artists and their original works of art, including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, textiles and glass.

News ImageBusiness Breakfast with the Mayor
The annual Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast with the Mayor will be held this Friday, May 18, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Irvine Hyatt Regency. The Mayor's keynote address will focus on the business community, development, initiatives and the job market within the City of Irvine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit irvinechamber.com.

News ImageIrvine’s Young Masters
The Assistance League of Irvine and the Irvine Unified School District present the annual Young Masters Art Exhibition.

To view each student's artwork, please click here.

News ImageBike to Work Week
Add exercise to your workout instead of stress by pledging to bike to work at least one day during the week of May 14-18. Everyone who pledges to participate is automatically entered into a countywide raffle to win great prizes! Visit octa.net/bike.

News ImageStatewide Primary Election is June 5
The Statewide Primary Election will be held on June 5. In an ongoing effort to promote voter registration and participation, the City of Irvine encourages all eligible residents to register and vote. The registration deadline is May 21. For more information visit ocvote.com.


News ImageIrvine to Participate in Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge
The City of Irvine is participating in the national Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge April 1-30. Irvine residents, schools and businesses are encouraged to participate by depositing aluminum cans in curbside recycling containers or by taking the cans directly to the Waste Management Recycling Center.

News ImageCommunity Hike and Bike Ride and more
Join in activities that celebrate Earth Day, and beyond, as part of the City’s Healthy City Healthy Planet initiative. Here is a lineup of exciting, free events:

Residents are invited to join the Mayor and City Council for a morning hike at the Irvine Ranch Water District San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary. The planned hike on Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m.is open to the public and will last about 90 minutes. Click here to register for this event.

News ImageCity of Irvine Seeking Community Input
The City of Irvine is hosting several public meetings to gather community input regarding the City's Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families. Input is needed to identify continuing and emerging areas of need, and to gather ideas for strategies to address those needs. The next meeting takes place April 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

( Community Meetings Flier )

News ImageIrvine Profiled in State
Irvine is one of 100 cities profiled in the League of California Cities’ campaign, “Strong Cities Strong State.” The purpose is to communicate the importance of local governments in residents’ lives. The goal is to highlight all California cities. To get a first-hand look at Irvine, as well as a slide show, please

News ImageIrvine Fine Arts Center to Host Open House
The City of Irvine Fine Arts Center is hosting a public open house on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring artist demonstrations, facility tours, and a curator-led visit to the Center's current exhibition, the open house is a perfect occasion for visitors to become acquainted with the Center’s dynamic visual arts programs.

News ImageRead and Watch State of the City
The State of the City Address, delivered Feb. 7 by Mayor Sukhee Kang, is now available here in both print form and through our ICTV Channel 30 programming. Click here for speech | Click here for video

News ImageIrvine No. 2 in America for Best-Run Cities
The City of Irvine has been ranked No. 2 among America’s Best Run Cities, according to a story by 24/7 Wall Street. The online financial news and opinion media group examined many criteria for cities, such as financial planning, educational level of its citizens, and public safety. The ability for businesses to create jobs in a strong local setting was of particular importance. Irvine is home to two thriving business centers – Irvine Business Complex and the Irvine Spectrum.

News ImageLetter of Understanding with Occupy OC
Overnight camping permission for Occupy OC at the Civic Center ended Jan. 11, in accordance with an agreement between the City of Irvine and Occupy OC, and new sod has been placed at the site. (This does not affect a group's right to gather during the daytime.) A City Council subcommittee had extended overnight camping permission a number of times to Occupy OC; a link to Amendment No. 4 that provides details of the last extension is attached to this report.

News Image40th Anniversary Photo Contest Exhibit
Please attend our 40th Anniversary Photo Contest Exhibit, beginning January 21 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, with an opening public reception that night at 5 p.m. Admission is free and the exhibit continues through February 4. Closed Sundays. Click for more info.

News ImageSister City Sends Anniversary Letter
Mayor Kenichi Ichihara of Tsukuba, Japan, a Sister City of Irvine, has sent a letter of congratulations for the City’s 40th Anniversary year. Irvine’s incorporation date is Dec. 28, 1971. Letters were sent in both English and Japanese and express the close ties the two cities have had since 1989. “(I wish) the citizens of Irvine happiness and good health,” Mayor Ichihara wrote.

News Image40th Anniversary Celebration
Enjoy the several links to the City of Irvine’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, including our Profiles, our Inaugural Businesses/ Organizations, our Oral History Project, and our lists of 40 Highlights for 40 Years as well as 40 Unique Names.

40 Highlights for 40 Years | 40 Unique Names | Irvine Profiles | Inaugural Businesses | Oral History Project film | 40 Photos for 40 Years

News ImageHome for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair
The Irvine Animal Care Center is sponsoring "Home for the Holidays," a pet adoption fair on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 500 homeless, animals will be available for adoption from private rescue organizations and shelters across Southern California. This annual event features pet and human related vendors, food, a silent auction, raffle, bake sale, and “Ask the Vet” and “Ask the Trainer” booths.



News Image29th Annual Irvine Holiday Faire
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is hosting the 29th annual Holiday Faire on Friday, November 4, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 150 talented artisans will showcase a variety of unique holiday arts and decorations for purchase, including hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more.

News Image40th Anniversary Bike Ride
Join the 40th Anniversary Bike Ride at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 15. The City of Irvine will host a ride beginning at the Quail Hill Trailhead, travel along the Shady Canyon Trail to Bommer Canyon and back.
Click here for ride details:

News ImageBullies, Victims and Witnesses: What Parents Need to Know
Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages or on the web. It is not limited by age, gender, or education level. Find out what you can do to prevent and stop bullying by attending the City of Irvine's bullying prevention forum on Monday, October 24 from 6-9 p.m.

News Image$500,000 Available in Irvine Educational Partnership Grants
Committed to enhancing academic and health programming for Irvine students, the Irvine City Council has agreed to allocate up to $500,000 for the City's Educational Partnership Fund.
( EPF FY 12-13 Application )

News ImageFinal Sizzlin' Summer Concert
On Sunday, August 14, the City of Irvine will host the final installment in the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, featuring the Proud Mary Band, a Tina Turner tribute band, at Woodbridge Community Park at 6 p.m. A variety of gourmet food trucks will be on site, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine 2/11 Adoption Committee to support local Marines and their families. Guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic dinners are welcomed.

For more information, call 949-724-6606.

News ImageInside Irvine is Here!
The winter edition of Inside Irvine is in homes now. Included is the Activity Guide; the winners of the 40th Anniversary Photo Contest, Holiday Recycling information and much more. Click here to view the winter edition.


News ImagePhoto of the Month: July
"Bubbles: A Blast from Irvine’s Past" is the City's 40th Anniversary Photo Contest photo of the month. This historical image, taken at William R. Mason Regional Park in 1981, reminds us of the many generations who have enjoyed playing in Irvine throughout the past 40 years.

Enter the Photo Contest Now!

News ImageTarget Symphony in the Cities
Target Symphony in the Cities, featuring the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and led by Musical Director Carl St. Clair, is coming to Woodbridge Community Park in Irvine on Sunday, July 31. A Musical Playground for children begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes making an instrument, playing a drum, meeting a musician, plus a conducting clinic with Maestro St. Clair. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Several gourmet food trucks will be on site, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and their efforts to bring music back to Irvine schools. Guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic dinners are welcomed. For more information, call 949-724-6606 or visit cityofirvine.org.



News ImageSummer Pool Safety
The Orange County Fire Authority is offering a free pool and spa safety check for Irvine residents. For more information on pool safety, go to the City of Irvine's current Inside Irvine, page 8. As the summer months begin, families and associations need to be keenly aware of the importance of safety.

OCFA Pool Safety Flier

Click here for Inside Irvine



News ImageCity of Irvine’s Day of Remembrance: 10th Anniversary of 9/11
The public is invited to join the City of Irvine for a special remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, September 11 at 4 p.m. at Northwood Community Park. During the ceremony, we will pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who perished, our heroic first responders, and our military personnel who have served in the aftermath of September 11.
For more information, please email pio@cityofirvine.org.

Northwood Community Park is located at 4531 Bryan Avenue, Irvine (the corner of Bryan and Yale Avenues).


News Image27th Annual Concert on the Green and Fireworks Celebration
It's time again for the Irvine Police Association's 27th Annual Concert on the Green and Fireworks Festival at Irvine Stadium (adjacent to Irvine High School). Gates open at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4 where attendees can enjoy live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Kid’s activities, a presentation of the colors by the Irvine Police Department Color Guard, and a pyro musical sky concert and fireworks extravaganza by Pyro Spectaculars. Food will be available for purchase

For ticket information see attached flier, or for more information, please call Vince Palazzolo at 949-724-0488.


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News ImageCommunity Bicycling Survey
The City of Irvine is updating its Bicycle Transportation Plan and is looking for community input on existing and future bicycle facilities. A survey has been designed to help the City understand community needs.



News ImageBusiness Breakfast with the Mayor
Mayor Sukhee Kang addressed the Irvine business community at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Breakfast with the Mayor on April 14. Video | Text | PowerPoint

News ImageBusiness Breakfast with the Mayor
Community members can meet and mingle with Mayor Sukhee Kang at the Annual Business Breakfast with the Mayor on April 14, 2011, held at the Hilton John Wayne Airport.

Join us for the update on the State of the City and the announcement of the winner of the Business of the Year award. With Irvine's dynamic business culture, this event is essential for staying up-to-date on new city developments.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

News ImageCommunity Safety Expo this Saturday
Bring your family to meet Irvine police officers and county firefighters this Saturday, March 26, at the Orange County Great Park’s first Community Safety Expo. Learn about safety, see real emergency vehicles up close and find out how to prepare for a natural disaster. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; free parking and entry. ocgp.org

News ImageBommer Canyon Trailhead Ribbon-Cutting and Hike
Saturday, April 16th at 8:30 a.m. The opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an Earth Day hike. The Bommer Canyon Trailhead provides a key access point and connection between Irvine’s beautiful inland habitat and the coasts of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.

News ImageIrvine Community Land Trust Seeking Applicants for Board of Directors
The Irvine Community Land Trust is seeking individuals interested in serving on its Board of Directors. The Board serves as unpaid volunteers and is comprised of seven residents from the community.

News ImagePublic Screening of Irvine Oral History Project
March 14 Screening
The public is invited to a special screening of the City’s 40th Anniversary screening of “Promise Made…Promise Kept: Oral History of Irvine.” The free showing at 6:30 p.m. March 14 in the Civic Center’s Council Chamber (Public reception at 6 p.m.) will include interviews with Irvine’s leaders, longtime residents and visionaries. No RSVP required. For more information, call 949-724-7508.

News ImageBattle of the Badges – Important Blood Drive
The fifth annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, a friendly competition between Southern California police departments and fire departments, is seeking the public’s contribution with a special two days at the Irvine Civic Center. The American Red Cross will draw blood for the cause from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, and Friday, February 11. Appointments urged. Identification required. The City of Irvine and its Police Department thank you. Information: redcrossbattleofthebadges.org

News ImageMartin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King, who brought hope and healing to America. As a tribute, Americans across the country come together on this special day to work in service of others.

News ImagePublic Invited to the Mayor's State of the City
State of the City, 6 p.m. February 8
Join Mayor Sukhee Kang and the rest of the City Council at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, for the annual State of the City.

News ImageIrvine Korean-American Festival, Jan. 15-16
The annual Irvine Korean-American Day Festival will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. January 15, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. January 16 at the Irvine Civic Center. The festival celebrates and shares Korean cultural heritage and artistic traditions with Orange County.

News ImageSwearing-In Ceremony
Please join the City of Irvine’s Swearing-In Ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, for Mayor Sukhee Kang, Councilmember Larry Agran, and newly elected Councilmember Jeffrey Lalloway at the Irvine Civic Center. A public reception will be held at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

News ImageCity of Irvine Holiday Schedule
In observance of the winter holidays, Irvine City offices will be minimally staffed Friday, December 24 to Monday, January 3, 2011.

News ImageFood Drive Begins
The City of Irvine, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, hosts a “Healthy Food Drive” from December 1 through January 15 to benefit eight of Irvine’s food pantry programs. Donation barrels are available at several City facilities, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the Civic Center and Lakeview Senior Center. Click more for preferred items, drop-off locations and distribution beneficiaries.

News ImageNorthwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial
The City of Irvine and Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Inc. recently dedicated the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial. For a slide show and more information, click on the link, below. The Memorial represents every fallen service member in Afghanistan and Iraq for their sacrifice in service to our country.

Special Northwood Memorial page

News ImageHealthy Living Expo
The City of Irvine is hosting a senior Healthy Living Expo on Tuesday, November 23 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Lakeview Senior Center. The Expo includes demonstrations, health-related screenings, product sampling and free flu shots, for adults age 50 and older.

News ImageToy Drive to Benefit Military Children and their Families
Help make the holidays brighter for a child whose mother or father is serving our country by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years. Toy collection containers will be available at the Orange County Great Park Visitors Center and the Irvine Civic Center through Dec. 9.

News ImageCooling Centers in Irvine
The City's two senior centers, Lakeview and Rancho, will serve as cooling centers as the region's temperatures crest over the next few days.

News ImageCity of Irvine Named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People
Irvine recognized for commitment to keeping kids in school - The City of Irvine has been selected as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance.

News ImageTravel Media Showcase

Irvine has been selected as the host city for the 11th Annual Travel Media Showcase from September 21-24. The Irvine Chamber Visitors Bureau, with support from the City, is organizing the local program, including an exclusive fashion show and Taste of O.C. dining event.



News ImageIrvine Global Village Festival
Make plans to travel the world at the City of Irvine's Global Village Festival on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park. Celebrate Irvine's vibrant and diverse community through music, dance, cultural displays, entertainment.

News ImageSupport Our Troops by Recycling Your Aluminum Cans!
Irvine residents, schools and businesses are encouraged to participate by collecting aluminum cans for the national Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge from October 1-29.

News ImageValuable Resource Guide
The Irvine Business Resource Guide is all about the business of business in Irvine and the region. Packed with helpful information, facts and phone numbers for companies, individuals, and out-of-town guests. Click here.





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News ImageiConnect and One-Stop
A City program, iConnect, and a partner's program, Orange County One-Stop Center, can help to link businesses with people looking for work. For details, click here.
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News ImageIrvine Hosting National and International Swim Championships
This August, Irvine is the focus of three prestigious swim championships, bringing some of the world’s best swimmers to the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. (Ticket info)


Watch Irvine swim video with Jason Lezak

News ImageInside Irvine Gets a Makeover
In a continued effort to increase quality and efficiency, Inside Irvine now includes both the Activity Guide and ArtBeat publications. Beginning the week of August 9, residents will find Irvine programs, activities and news in one easy-to-use, full-color, quarterly publication. Look for it in your mailbox, on our website or at City facilities.
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News ImageSymphony in the Cities
A must-do summer tradition, the 2010 Target "Symphony in the Cities" concert, featuring the Pacific Symphony, comes to Irvine’s Heritage Park on Sunday, August 1, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Target, the performance highlights a mix of patriotic, dance and classical selections.

News ImageHike with the Mayor
The next Hike with the Mayor will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 17 in Round Canyon in the Portola staging area of Irvine. This free, moderate hike allows residents to learn more about the City’s extensive open space and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy while hiking with the Mayor. Reservations are required. Click here and scroll to the date.

News ImageGreat Park Anniversary: Celebrate 5!
Come celebrate the Orange County Great Park's fifth anniversary on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 9:30pm. This year’s annual "Growing the Park" event showcases its heritage and development through fun and exciting activities for the entire family.


News ImageYoung Masters, Young Art
The student art, presented through the Assistance League of Irvine, will be displayed at City Hall through May 13.

News ImageOvercoming the Stigma of Mental Illness
The City of Irvine is hosting a free, public forum to help raise awareness and build understanding for persons suffering from mental illness.
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News ImageMayor Kang Speaks to Business Leaders
Mayor Sukhee Kang addressed more than 300 business and education leaders at the annual Chamber of Commerce-hosted "Business Breakfast with the Mayor" on April 23. For the text of his speech, click here. To view the video, click here.
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News ImageIrvine Activity Guide
Registration is now open for spring classes (April-June). The City offers a variety of great classes and activities to choose from, including spring break camps. For more information, go to IrvineQuickReg.org.

Registration for Summer Camps is NOW available.
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News ImageCount Me In!
Door-to-Door Census Takers - Census Takers will begin going door-to-door beginning May 1 to households that did not return a questionnaire. Click here for more information.

News ImageJeffrey Road Grade Separation Project
The City of Irvine Jeffrey Road Grade Separation project is approaching a major milestone. At the end of the month, the temporary railroad tracks will be removed to transition the Metrolink trains to the new railroad bridge.

To minimize disruption to residents and businesses, work will be limited this weekend on Jeffrey Road, which will be closed between The Meadows and Smoketree from 8 p.m. Friday, March 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 29. Residents of The Meadows, The Ranch, and Smoketree will continue to access their homes from Jeffrey Road; however turns will be restricted and traffic will not be allowed to cross over the tracks during this closure period.

Barring unforeseen circumstances and/or severe weather, the transition will move forward as scheduled. Message boards and detour signs will guide traffic around the project.

For more information, or to submit comments and suggestion, call Anne Logie at 949-724-7543.
Click here to view a map of road closures and turn restrictions

News ImageRegister to Vote Today
The City of Irvine promotes voter registration and participation by encouraging all residents to be active voters. The registration deadline for the June 8 Primary Election is May 24. Registration cards are available at all Irvine community centers and the Civic Center.

News ImageQuail Hill Trail Connector Grand Opening
Residents are invited to the Quail Hill Trail Connector ribbon-cutting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20. The City of Irvine is a co-host and the opening marks the completion of another piece of the City's open access trail network. No reservations necessary. If you plan on hiking, bring sturdy shoes and water. For information on this, the second event (Hike with the Mayor), or directions, click here and scroll to the March 20 date.

News ImageState of the City
Mayor Sukhee Kang delivered the State of the City address on February 9, with highlights including business attraction, the economy, education, community partnerships and the City's 2010 outlook.

To read the text, click here |

To view the State of the City, click here

News ImageJoyful Jingles Family Holiday Concert
Celebrate the season with uplifting music at the City of Irvine's annual Joyful Jingles family holiday concert on Saturday, December 19 at Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center.

News ImageShop Irvine
Happy holidays! When you shop at Irvine stores, everyone wins. The City of Irvine receives more revenue from sales tax than any other source, and that money is then disbursed to provide the services our community has come to expect.

News ImageCommunity Healthy Food Drive
Help families and seniors in need this holiday season by donating canned food items to the City of Irvine's Community Healthy Food Drive December 1 - January 15.

News ImageTrade Mission to Korea and Japan
Mayor Sukhee Kang has embarked on a City of Irvine Friendship and Trade Mission to Korea and Japan accompanied by Councilmember Beth Krom and business and education leaders. Slide show of departure | OC METRO's Steve Churm's daily blogs and Twitter

News ImageCity of Irvine Honors Veterans
The City of Irvine hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 11 to pay tribute to our nation's troops - past and present, and to honor local veterans, veterans groups and military organizations. Click to view a slideshow of the event.

News ImageToy Drive to Benefit Military Families
Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is deployed by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for children ages 3-12. Donations are being accepted through December 4.

News ImageDiscover Irvine Tour
Saturday, October 17, 9am-noon.
Climb aboard a deluxe motor coach for an insider's tour of Irvine's points of interest. Tour begins at Irvine City Hall where you will meet the Mayor and then depart for the OC Great Park where you will be treated to a presentation and balloon ride (weather permitting), the Katie Wheeler library, an architectural tour of UCI campus and the new Irvine Business Complex.


News ImageMayor Kang Welcomes Korean Volleyball Team
The Korean Air men's volleyball team met Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang at City Hall as a preview of their competition at the UC Irvine World Challenge. Several international teams will be playing this week, including Argentina and Holland. For a schedule of the semifinals and finals, click the following link.
( UC Irvine World Challenge )

News ImageSupport Our Troops and Recycle Your Aluminum Cans!
Residents are urged to recycle aluminum cans during October as part of the national Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge. Deposit aluminum cans in curbside recycling containers, take them to a drop-off site, or to the buyback center at 16122 Construction Circle East. To view the video and to vote, click here.

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News ImageFlights & Sounds of Summer
Free Summer Night Concerts & Dances at the Orange County Great Park - Saturday, Aug. 29, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy celebrating 100 years of Cab Calloway at 8 p.m.
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News ImageiStock Concert
FREE! Chillax @ iStock Concert
Featuring: Melanoid, Polaris at Noon, The Impulse

Woodbridge Community Park
Sunday, August 23 at 5:30 pm

iStock is a community concert highlighting three amazing bands from Irvine. It is no surprise that Irvine's got talent and this concert will showcase some of the best bands around.

Special thank you to KUCI for their support and promotion of iStock.

For further information please call (949) 724-6606

News ImageVolunteer to Help Older Adults in the Irvine Community
The City of Irvine is seeking individuals interested in enriching the lives of older adults by volunteering to become a Community Helper Assisting Mature Persons in Our Neighborhood (CHAMPION). CHAMPION volunteers work in partnership with each other to provide assistance to Irvine's more isolated seniors, helping to enrich their lives and reconnect them to the community.
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News ImageIrvine Child Care Committee Seeks Applicants
The City of Irvine is accepting applications to fill two child care provider and two government, civic, or community agency vacancies on the Irvine Child Care Committee. Completed applications must be received by the Community Services Department by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30.
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News ImageStarting A Home Child Care Business
Have you ever wanted to start a home-based child care business but didn't know where to start? This free workshop, hosted by the City of Irvine and presented by the Children's Home Society of California, will give you the insight and information you need to start your own child care business.
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News ImageIrvine Child Care Project Seeks Applicants
The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) is currently seeking community members interested in serving on its Program Assessment and Review Committee (PARC). PARC members work to ensure that Irvine's school-aged children receive quality before and after school care by monitoring the licensed nonprofit agencies operating on all 22 Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) elementary school campuses. Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on August 31, 2009.
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News ImageSizzlin' Summer Sunday Concert
Sizzlin' Summer Sunday community concert returns on Sunday, August 9 featuring "Hollywood U2," a U2 tribute band whose music and stage presence is so authentic you'll be convinced you are seeing the real thing.

News ImageBastille Day
Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France.

News ImageFree Used Oil Filter Exchange Event
Join the community for fun and environmental education at Kragen Auto Parts in Irvine's Culver Plaza Shopping Center Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 8am-2pm for a Filter Exchange Event. Bring in your used oil filter for recycling and receive a new one FREE!
( Please click here to learn more about the event details )

News ImageTransformers Invade the Great Park
See the original before the sequel hits theaters this summer!
You've skated at the Great Park ice rink, danced the night away under the glow of the Great Park Balloon, now grab your blanket and beach chair and come to the Great Park Movie on the Lawn on Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 p.m. See the original 2007 box office hit Transformers (PG-13), with exciting characters, staggering effects and exhilarating action, before the sequel hits theaters this summer. Admission and parking are free.

News ImageIrvine Junior Games is this Sunday!
More than 1,400 4th through 8th grade students will participate this Sunday in the Irvine Junior Games at Irvine Stadium from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event is a daylong track and field competition to help raise money for the Irvine Children's Fund, which supports before- and after-school care for children throughout the Irvine Unified School District. Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children (participants must pre-register). Click here for more information or to register

News ImagePool Safety Class
As summer approaches, the City of Irvine is teaming up with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to offer a free Pool Safety class on Wednesday, May 20 from 7-8 p.m. at the OCFA Headquarters Facility in Irvine.
( Pool Safety Flyer )

News ImageYoung Masters Art Show
The 19th annual Young Masters Art Show presented by Assistance League of Irvine, a local nonprofit volunteer organization, kicks off on Saturday, May 2, 2009 with a free Opening Day Festival at Irvine City Hall Plaza from 1 pm - 4 pm.

News ImageIrvine Police Team Up with Special Olympics to Protect and “Serve”
On Thursday April 16, 2009 members of the Irvine Police Department will take their oath to protect and "serve" to a new level. Officers will trade in their handcuffs and ticket books for menus, aprons and serving trays in the annual Special Olympics “Tip-A-Cop” event. This event will occur from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Irvine Claim Jumper restaurant, located at 3935 Alton Pkwy (Culver and Alton).

News ImageCinco De Mayo Half Marathon and 10K/5/K/1K
The City of Irvine is a proud community partner of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation's Cinco De Mayo Half Marathon and 10K Run, 5K Walk/Run and 1K Kids Fun Run on Sunday, May 3 at the Irvine Spectrum Center.

News ImageSound the Alarm!
In an effort to enhance proper alarm usage and save vital police resources, the City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with an alarm industry representative, is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

News ImageGreen Is the New Red
Interested in finding out where to get sustainable sweets and organic flowers? Our eco-Valentines Day page offers tips on how to both impress your sweetie AND show your love for Mother Earth.

News Image2009 UCI Homecoming
Saturday, Feb. 28

Join the tradition! Bring your family, friends and even your college roommate to the 2009 UCI Homecoming Street Festival.

News ImageCelebrate UCI- Saturday, April 18, 2009
One Day. One Campus. Many Options.
Come to UCI's 31st annual Open House, one of the campus' oldest and most festive traditions. This spring event features games and rides for children, an Earth Day celebration, academic information, classic car show, campus tram tours, Wayzgoose Medieval Faire with food booths, demonstrations, rides, games, 3 stages of entertainment and much more.

News Image"Great Skate" at the Orange County Great Park
Hold on to the last days of winter with the Great Skate at the Great Park. Historic Hangar #244 will house a temporary ice rink until Saturday, March 14, with free ice skating for the community. Even the skates are provided at no charge so you can enjoy winter fun in Irvine's "winter weather." On the final day of skating, get ready for St. Patrick’s Day fun with the Shamrock and Skates event, from 1-4 p.m.

News ImageCulver Rehabilitation Project (I-405 to Barranca)
The rehabilitation of Culver Drive between the I-405 and Barranca Parkway, which begins January 20, is expected to last until mid-April. The pavement on all travel lanes will be replaced, as will portions of sidewalks. Access ramps will be improved to meet the latest accessibility standards, and portions of the median curbs will be reconstructed to improve drainage.

News ImageIrvine Goes to the Dogs ... and Cats
Lend your support to the the Irvine Animal Care Center by attending a special fundraising performace of "Comedy Pet Theatre" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Sunday, January 18.

News ImageHave Yourself a Green Holiday
Visit the eco-Christmas section and get tips on sustainable shopping, wrapping paper, decorations and much more!

News ImageIrvine Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee Seeks Applications
The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications to fill four community representative (two youth and two adult) vacancies on the Irvine Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee.
( Application )

News ImageCity of Irvine Healthy Food Drive
The City of Irvine is trying to help families start the new year off in a healthy way by collecting 2,009 food items for local food pantry programs. Now through December 31, donations can dropped off at any city facility between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
( Food Drive Flyer )

News ImageVolunteering in the Irvine Community
In this season of giving, many residents look for ways to get involved. Find out about the many volunteer opportunities by downloading the City of Irvine Volunteering Guide.


News ImageFree Holiday Greenery
Decorate your home this holiday season with fresh greenery compliments of the City of Irvine. Now through Friday, December 19, residents can pick up free pine clippings from various community parks throughout the City.

News ImageThe Metrolink Holiday Toy Express is Coming to Irvine!

On Saturday, December 6 at 6:30 pm, Santa, Mrs. Claus and a whole company of characters from the North Pole will roll in to Irvine on board a very special 450-ton train, decorated in garland with more than 50,000 twinkling lights. Entertainment and fun for the whole family!
( Holiday Toy Express Flyer )


News ImageIrvine Children's Health Program I-CHP
The goal of I-CHP is to promote the health and wellness of the community by ensuring all Irvine children have access to affordable health services.
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News ImageVeterans Day Ceremony
The City of Irvine salutes our nation's military service members, both active duty and veterans, for their dediction, courage, accomplishments and sacrifices to protect our everyday freedoms. Please join us for a special Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Park as we honor and pay tribute to these brave men and women.

News ImageHandmade Quilt Raffle to Benefit Irvine’s Adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion
Help bring cheer to the families of deployed service members this holiday season by purchasing a raffle ticket to win a beautiful, handmade quilt. Sponsored by Irvine’s 2/11 Adoption Committee, the Americana "Fourth of July" Quilt Raffle, is being held to raise money to host a holiday party for family members of 2/11 personnel currently serving in Iraq.
( Fourth of July Quilt )

News Image2008 Irvine Global Village Festival
The City of Irvine is proud to host the Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. Now in its sixth year, this multifaceted festival features international cuisine, live entertainment, children’s activities, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, and a world marketplace. One of the City’s most popular events, the festival is a wonderful opportunity for people to experience and share the cultural traditions of their friends and neighbors.

News ImageWireless Communications Ordinance
Are you interested in how cell phone towers and antenna are designed and located in your community? A new ordinance is being developed to guide future installations. The City would like to hear your thoughts.

Learn more by clicking here.



News ImageIrvine Child Care Project Seeks Applicants
The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) is currently seeking community members interested in serving on its Program Assessment and Review Committee (PARC). PARC members work to ensure that Irvine’s school-aged children receive quality before and after school care by monitoring the curriculum of licensed nonprofit agencies operating on all 22 IUDS elementary school campuses.

News ImageTwilight at the Net Featuring Tennis Star Michael Chang
Join tennis star Michael Chang at the City of Irvine's Twilight at the Net tennis event on Tuesday, September 16 from 5-9 p.m. at Bill Barber Park. Sponsored by the City of Irvine, Twilight at the Net is for adults interested in learning to play tennis or returning players looking to improve their skills.
( Twilight at the Net Flyer )

News ImageSenior Job Fair 2008
The City of Irvine Senior Services, in partnership with the Orange County One-Stop Centers and the Employment Development Department, presents "Soaring to New Heights," a Senior Job Fair on Saturday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

News ImageIrvine Candidates Forum
Friday, September 19, 2008
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Residents, business owners and community leaders have important decisions to make this election season. Among the most important decisions to be made is who they believe would best represent their interests at the local level. As a means to enable voters wanting to make an educated decision in the upcoming election, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the City of Irvine Mayoral and City Council Candidates Forum.
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News ImageIrvine Child Care Committee Seeks Applicants
The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications to fill two parent representative vacancies on the Irvine Child Care Committee. Completed applications must be received by the Community Services Department by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30.


News ImageGot Mud? Youth Fitness Challenge
Calling all kids ages 6-13! Sign up now for the City of Irvine's "Got Mud? Youth Fitness Challenge" on Saturday, August 23 at University Community Park. Come test your limits on our 3/4 mile obstacle course ending with a trip through the famous Adventure Playground mucky mud pit.


News ImageNew World Flamenco Festival
Irvine Barclay Theatres is proud to present the 2008 New World Flamenco Festival August 8-17. This year's theme, Somos Flamencos, explores what it means to be "Flamenco" with the world premiere of a new company created by the Festival.
( Festival Brochure )

News ImageNight Flights
The Orange County Great Park comes alive this summer with Night Flights - a series of Friday night dance parties and Saturday evening concert and dance performances at the Preview Park. Performing this week: Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys on Friday (8/29), and Arlo Guthrie on Saturday (8/30).

News Image2nd Annual Youth Skate Jam
The City of Irvine is hosting its Second Annual Youth Skate Jam on Saturday, August 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Harvard Skate Park. Co-sponsored by Active, this free family event features an informal skateboarding clinic with local pros, exhibitions from amateur and pro skateboarding teams, giveaways from top skateboarding companies, a bounce house and slide, food and autograph sessions.

News ImageSizzlin' Summer Sundays
The City of Irvine’s 8th annual summer concert series is underway featuring SPRINGSTEEN! The Premier Tribute to the Boss. Springsteen will take you back in time to 1975, just after the release of Bruce's breakthrough album, "Born to Run".

News ImageShakespeare in the Park
Enjoy and evening of theatre under the stars as Shakespeare in the Park returns to Irvine with a free performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Sunday, July 20. Pre-show activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the feature presentation starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

News ImageIrvine Adopts Citywide Energy Plan
On July 8, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously to adopt a 20-year Energy Plan for the City. The goals of the Energy Plan are to increase energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the City.

News ImageIrvine Multcultural Association 60th Anniversary Celebration
On August 3, 2008, the Irvine Multicultural Association (IMA), in association with the cultural community of Irvine, is hosting a 60th Anniversary Celebration highlighting the countries of India, Israel, and S. Korea.
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News ImageIrvine Inaugurates Children’s Health Initiative
In January 2008, the Irvine City Council proposed the development of the Irvine Children’s Health Program Initiative (I-CHP). The goal of I-CHP is to promote the health and wellness of the community by ensuring all Irvine children have access to affordable health services.

News ImageHand’s Free – It’s the Law!
The Irvine Police Department would like to remind drivers that California’s Hand’s Free Cell Phone Law is now in effect. Drivers caught using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle without a hands-free device face a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

News ImageRed, White, Blue (and Green)!
Learn how to celebrate our country’s Independence in an environmentally friendly way. Click here to find suggestions such as more eco-friendly charcoal brands for grilling, sustainable utensils and plates, or where to get organic products for your barbeque.

News Image2008 Orange County Coaches All Star Softball Classic
Southern California has a reputation for developing some of the best players in the history of women’s fastpitch softball. Come out and cheer on Orange County's top high school senior softball players on Wednesday, June 4 at Bill Barber Park as they wear their school uniforms for the last time representing their schools in the 2008 Orange County Coaches All Star Softball Classic.

News ImageLOCATION CHANGE -- Kids on the Green Presents "Frog Belly Rat Bone"
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Kids on the Green will be held INDOORS at the Irvine Civic Center in Council Chamber.

The City of Irvine is proud to present Kids on the Green, a series of children’s theatrical productions designed to engage and enrich young minds. Suitable for the entire family, the live shows provide a fresh interpretation of classic and original children’s literature and folk tales.


News ImageNotice of Committee Vacancy - Green Ribbon Environmental Committee
The City of Irvine is accepting applications for appointive positions to the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee. This is an advisory committee which will consist of 7 voting members; appointed members will be charged with making recommendations to the City Council on matters related to climate protection, energy, recycling and waste management, sustainability, transportation and water issues.

News ImageOrange County Bike to Work Week
Pledge to ride your bike to work at least once during the week of May 12-16, and you will be automatically entered to win one of many great prizes. Plus, when you leave your car at home and ride your bike, you’ll be burning calories instead of fossil fuel. It’s a great way to keep fit and help improve our air quality.

For more information or to download a pledge form, visit http://www.octa.net/btw08.aspx

News ImageClick It or Ticket! Irvine Cracking Down on Buckling Up
Campaign Aims to Boost Seat Belt Use
The Irvine Police Department will be aggressively enforcing the state’s occupant protection laws as part of California’s 2008 Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place May 12-June 1. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve the highest seat belt use rate in the nation.

News ImageRegister NOW to become part of Irvine's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT is a group of people organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation. Teams are trained by professional responders in areas that will help them take care of themselves and others before, during and after a major emergency. The Irvine Police Department is currently accepting applications for its late spring CERT 18 class beginning May 20.

News ImageApply Now for the Great Park Ambassador Program!
The Orange County Great Park Corporation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2008 Orange County Great Park Ambassador Program. Ambassadors will have an opportunity to conduct community presentations and work as docents at the Great Park Balloon and other special events.

This program will provide an excellent opportunity for members of the community to contribute toward the development of the Great Park. Please click here to apply to become an Ambassador by May 15, 2008.


News ImageFamily Fun Fair
More than 60 community partners from the Irvine Prevention Coalition will join together on Saturday, May 17, 2008 to show their support of local public safety, and health and wellness organizations. The annual Irvine Family Fun Fair starts at 9 a.m. with the Fair continuing until 1 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.
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News ImageFind Your Furr-ever Friend at the Irvine Animal Care Center
Join the Irvine Animal Care Center for a special open house on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The open house features pet-related vendors, a silent auction, pet toy sale, food, raffle and a chance to leave your "mark" at the Center by purchasing and designing a commemorative tile to be displayed in the shelter’s front office.

News ImageIrvine Commemorates Earth Day with a Landmark Celebration
Irvine residents have even more reason to celebrate Earth Day with the inaugural designation of 50,000 acres of Irvine Ranch Conservancy land as a California National Landmark (CNL). Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made the designation the first under a state program that officially recognizes and promotes both private and public stewardship of natural resources for public benefit in the state of California.

News ImageUCI to Host 2008 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship
The 2008 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship will be held at UC Irvine's Bren Event Center on May 1 and 3. The two semifinal matches will be played on Thursday May 1 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., with the national championship taking place on Saturday, May 3 at 4 p.m. Don't miss UCI's special Fan Fest event prior to Saturday's match-up featuring attractions, games, and an autograph session with USA National Team players.

News ImageAttention High School Students: Show Off Your Talent!
The City of Irvine is proud to announce the inaugural Irvine Democracy Project: Vote 2008 public service announcement contest. The contest theme is Irvine voter participation. The contest is open April 1–25 to all Irvine high school students and the winning entries will be aired on Irvine Cable Television. Entry deadline is Friday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m.

News ImageNominations for Disability and Family Friendly and Business Awards are now being accepted
Nominations are currently being accepted for Disability Friendly and Family Friendly Business Awards in Irvine. This recognition acknowledges Irvine businesses and organizations for their family and disability friendly policies, services and programs.
( Application )

News ImageO.C. Water Camp
The Municipal Water District of Orange County, Orange County Water District, Orange County Sanitation District, Irvine Ranch Water District, County of Orange, and National Water Research Institute are holding O.C. Water Camp in summer 2008.

News ImageKorean Calligraphy Exhibition at Irvine Fine Arts
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to host the Art of Ink in America, Hangeul Calligraphy Splendor, and the Art of Seal Carving Exhibitions.

RECEPTION: February 29, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:30pm
EXHIBITION RUNS: February 29 to March 29

News ImageWelcome to Kindergarten Program
Learn more about IUSD kindergarten programs and the enrollment process. Click here to watch the presentation.

News ImageOCTA Seeks Applicants For Taxpayer’s Oversight Committee
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer’s Oversight Committee (TOC). The eleven-member committee monitors OCTA’s use of Measure M funds and ensures that all revenue collected from Measure M is spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

News ImageRoadway Improvement Projects Underway!
Two major roadway rehabilitation projects are in progress: University Drive between Harvard Avenue and the I-405 Freeway and Turtle Rock Drive between Campus Drive and Southern Wood. Projects are scheduled to be completed between May and June 2008 depending on the complexity of the rehabilitation and the length of the roadway. Please use alternate routes when possible. For more information on these projects and others, click here.

News ImageFREE E-Waste Collection Event March 7 & 8 at City Hall!
Irvine residents and businesses are invited to bring their unwanted electronics to a free e-waste collection event on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. in the parking lot at City Hall, corner of Harvard and Alton.

News ImageCelebrate The Lunar New Year With a Free Metrolink Ride To Chinatown
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, residents can receive free tickets from the Metrolink station in Irvine to Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 9. The first 300 guests will receive free round-trip Metrolink tickets to Los Angeles, where they can enjoy the Chinese New Year Festival and Car Show as well as the 109th annual Golden Dragon Parade.

News ImageIrvine Schools Win Big in Cans for Cash Challenge
Congratulations Irvine! The U.S. Conference of Mayors has announced that the City of Irvine is a winner in the 2007 Cans for Cash: City Recycling Challenge. Irvine took home the "Most Innovative" award and a $5,000 cash prize. Award proceeds will benefit the Irvine Public School Foundation and its commitment to expand on recycling programs for all Irvine schools.

News ImageUCI to Hold Event on Sustainability and Climate Change Solutions
Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Irvine community are invited to attend the free Focus the Nation at UC Irvine event on the UCI campus on Thursday, January 31, throughout the day beginning at 8:30 am. Attendees are encouraged to register because, although the event is free, only registered participants are guaranteed admittance into the major presentations. Non-registered individuals will be admitted if space is available on the day of the event.


News Image2008 State of the City Address
Mayor Beth Krom delivered the 2008 State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Click below to read the text of the speech. Click here to view the video.
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News ImageMake Your Valentine’s Day Green
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Visit the new Valentine’s Day page on the City of Irvine Environmental Programs website to find tips and resources for enjoying Valentine’s Day the green way. This Valentine's Day, you can show your sweetheart AND the environment a lot of love.

News ImageCourse aims to help teen drivers "Start Smart"
National statistics indicate that California has the second highest fatality rate involving teenage drivers. In an effort to combat this statistic, the California Highway Patrol is hosting a free "Start Smart" class for parents and teenagers on Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Orange County Traffic Management Center.
( Start Smart Flyer )

News ImageBuyback and Recycling Center Opens in the City of Irvine
Waste Management of Orange County, in conjunction with the Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC), has opened a buyback and recycling center at its Irvine facility. This buyback and recycling center will help local residents in Orange County keep the community clean by
accepting recyclables such as aluminum, glass and plastic in exchange for cash.

News ImageCeramics 2008 & dreamVessels Exhibition
The Irvine Fine Arts Center presents Ceramics 2008, a group exhibition by current and past ceramic studio participants, and dreamVessels, an imaginative installation featuring the artistry of Jeffrey Frisch. Both exhibitions open on January 13 at the Fine Arts Center.

News ImageIrvine Police Department Business Security Symposium
  • Irvine Police Detectives will discuss recent crime trends affecting Irvine businesses
  • Crime Prevention Specialists will discuss ways to protect your business
  • Vendors will be on hand to showcase security related products

Thursday, November 29, 2007
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606

R.S.V.P. by November 26, 2007
(949) 724-7193 or slind@ci.irvine.ca.us

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News ImageChild Care Speaker's Event
The City of Irvine Child Care Committe, UCI Child Care Services and Mariners Church Preschool are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Speaker's Event.

News ImageCitywide LemonAid Sale to Benefit Santiago Fire Relief Fund
On Sunday, November 11, children across the City of Irvine will be hosting LemonAid stands, bake sales, car washes or other fundraisers in their neighborhoods to support Orange County relief efforts for victims of the Santiago wildfires.

News ImageFire Debris Disposal
Important information regarding proper ash and debris disposal.
( Click here for full details )

News ImageIrvine Democracy Day Event - November 6, 2007
As you may know, the Irvine City Council recently initiated the Irvine Democracy Project: Vote 2008 initiative to encourage greater civic and voter participation in our city. The City of Irvine cordially invites you to attend the launch of this initiative at a special "Irvine Democracy Day" event on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 6:30 PM at Irvine City Hall.
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News ImageThank You to Businesses for Your Support
Thank you to all the businesses who supported the Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge. Your contributions have helped to support Irvine Schools. For a list of businesses who have contributed to the Cans for Cash Challenge, please click the link below.
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News ImageIrvine Chamber Coordinates 2008 Trip to China
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Citslinc International, Inc. to offer the community an affordable and hassle-free trip to China, departing on March 16 and returning on March 24, 2008.


News ImageForeign Film Series Spotlights Turkey
Join the Irvine Multicultural Association (IMA) on Wednesday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center for a special screening of an acclaimed foreign road movie, with English subtitles, that is both heavy on laughs and tears.
( Movie Flyer )

News ImageDoggone Good Cause!

Calling all animal lovers. Grab your walking shoes and your canine companion for the Irvine Animal Care Center’s (IACC) Sixth Annual Pet Trek on Saturday, October 13 from 8 a.m. - noon at Heritage Park in Irvine. This might be the biggest and best walk you and your pet take all year. Event proceeds benefit Irvine's homeless animals.
( Registration Form )


News ImageIrvine Senior Citizens Council Seeking Applicants to Fill Openings
The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications to fill two Member-At-Large positions on the Irvine Senior Citizens Council. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Irvine City Council in establishing policy on all matters pertaining to the special interests and concerns of older adults and advises in the planning of facilities, transportation, services and programs for the senior community. Completed applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2007.
( Application Packet )

News ImageVisit Your Local Fire Station
In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, learn how to "practice your escape plan" and see how your firefighters train at the Orange County Fire Authority's 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Regional Fire Operations and Training Center located at Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road. Join us for fun kid activities, free food, live fire demonstrations, fire education booths and much more.

You can also tour your local fire station and meet your firefighters. Visit Station 6 at 3180 Barranca Pkwy., and Station 26 at 4691 Walnut Ave.

For more information, visit www.ocfa.org.



News ImageART FORUM with IRVINE ARTIST TOM BROWN
Art Forum
IRVINE FINE ARTS CENTER
October 11, 2007
6:30pm
FREE

Painter Tom Brown will discuss his work, currently on view in the Irvine Fine Arts Center’s gallery exhibition, Unexpected Vistas of Irvine.


News ImageIt's Pollution Prevention Week!
September 17-24 marks National Pollution Prevention Week. Check out the Pollution Prevention website and don't forget to click on the tips below. Little changes make a big difference! Pollution Prevention Website.
( Click here for tips on preventing pollution. )

News ImageInner-Coastal Clean Up Day--Saturday, September 15!
Take action and help clean up San Diego Creek between I-405 and Newport Bay! Plan to meet on Saturday, September 15 at 8:30 am at Irvine Ranch Water District's Michelson Treatment Facility on Riparian Way.

News ImageNational Preparedness Month
The City of Irvine is committed to making Irvine a safe place to live. This includes taking necessary precautions for disasters. During the month of September, in concurrence with National Preparedness Month, the City of Irvine will provide information on how you can better prepare yourself and your family for an emergency.

News ImageYouth Skate Jam
"Learn to Ride" is the theme for the City of Irvine's first ever Youth Skate Jam on Saturday, August 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Harvard Skate Park.

News ImageNorthern Area Senior Facilities Community Workshop
The City of Irvine is continuing its Northern Area Senior Facilities Study Project with a third and final community workshop on Thursday, August 30 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Woodbury Community Center, located at 130 Sanctuary, Irvine.
( Workshop Flyer )

News ImageHot Cars are Dangerous for Children Left Inside
August and September are typically the hottest months of the year. The Orange County Fire Authority, in cooperation with other public and private agencies, is assisting with a public education effort to remind parents and caregivers about the risk of leaving a child unattended in or around motor vehicles.

Kaitlyn’s Law, named for 6-month old Kaitlyn Russell, became effective on January 1, 2002, making it at a citable offense to leave a child 6-years of age or younger unattended in a motor vehicle.
( View PDF )

News ImageNational Night Out
Irvine neighborhoods are invited to join thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, August 7 from 7-10 p.m. for National Night Out. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Target stores, event participants are encouraged to plan outdoor neighborhood events, lock their doors, turn on their porch lights, and celebrate police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.

News ImageFor Love of Animals, Orange County SUPER Adoption Event
Join us on August 12th for a day of fun and to support animal adoptions in Orange County!
( View PDF )

News ImageThe Great Park Takes Flight on Saturday, July 14, 2007!
The City of Irvine and the Orange County Great Park Corporation cordially invite you to attend our inaugural launch.

Come preview the future of the Orange County Great Park. Exhibits and activities for the entire family! More information...


News ImageAlarm User Awareness Class
Is your home or business experiencing frequent false alarms? Could you use a $50-100 credit toward a false alarm fee? The City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with Alarm Industry, is hosting a free, one-hour Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, July 24 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.
( Click Here to Download Flyer )

Expanded Recycling Programs Available for Irvine Residents
To encourage even greater recycling efforts, the City of Irvine and Waste Management of Orange County have partnered to provide new and expanded programs for Irvine residents. Qualifying participants will have additional rate options for curbside service, including low-volume rates and senior discounts, free recycling containers, and plastic bag recycling. See flyer for more details.

News ImageOrange County Great Park June 28th Board Meeting Cancelled
Update your calendars: the June 28, 2007 Orange County Great Park Corporation Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on July 12, 2007.

News ImageIrvine’s Open Space Celebration
To celebrate the dedication of 202 acres of open space and the official opening of the Quail Hill Trailhead and Quail Hill Loop Trail, the City of Irvine, Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust and The Irvine Company are hosting an Open Space Celebration on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Quail Hill Trailhead.

News ImageCity of Irvine Begins Jeffrey Road Grade Separation
The City of Irvine has begun construction on the Jeffrey Road Grade Separation Project, one of the largest Public Works projects ever undertaken by the City. When completed, the project will provide a railroad under-crossing for Jeffrey Road at the existing OCTA/Metrolink railroad tracks, allowing traffic to move safely and unimpeded under the tracks. Click here for more details.

News ImageDog Reunion Party!!
Join the Irvine Animal Care Center for our annual Adopted Dog Reunion Party on Saturday, June 9 from 10 am to 1 pm at Irvine’s Central Bark. All dogs that were adopted from the Irvine Animal Care Center are invited to join our reunion party!

News ImageNorthern Area Senior Facilities Community Workshop
The City of Irvine is hosting a community workshop on Wednesday, May 23 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Northwood Community Center, located at 4531 Bryan, to discuss the City's Northern Area Senior Facilities Study Project, including potential sites and community concerns. The workshop is for adults ages 50 and older. For more information, or to RSVP, call Robbie Kribell at 949-724-6647.
( Workshop Flyer )

News ImageEnvironmental Programs Focuses on Recycling, Water Quality, Energy Conservation and Green Building
The City of Irvine's Public Works Environmental Programs Division recently launched a new section on the City's website featuring four program areas: recycling, water quality, energy conservation and green building. Each program field contains information and tips on how Irvine residents and businesses can help protect the environment.

News ImageHappy Tails
The City of Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) celebrates 25 years of providing Irvine’s homeless pet population with shelter, love and a future, on Saturday, May 12, with a party and adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

News ImageArt Forum at Irvine Fine Arts
One of the Irvine Fine Center’s free monthly events, the Art Forum provides an opportunity to experience art sharing, technique demonstrations, and art lectures.

May 10, 2007
6:30pm
Free Admission


News ImageResidential Rehabilitation Program
The City will be accepting applications for the Residential Rehabilitation Program beginning Thursday, May 3, 2007 through Thursday, May 31, 2007. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
( Residential Rehabilitation Grant Application )

News Image"Cinco de Mayo" Fundraiser Bazaar
City of Irvine Senior Services section is working with Friends of Outreach to host a fundraiser bazaar benfiting respite homecare services for homebound seniors, on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

News ImageBusiness Breakfast with Mayor Beth Krom
Mayor Beth Krom spoke to the Irvine business community at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce "Business Breakfast" on Friday, April 27. Click here to read the speech.

News Image“Young Masters Art Show” Premieres April 30 on ICTV Channel 30
Beginning April 30, student artwork selected from the Young Masters Art Show will be featured on Irvine Community Television Channel 30 (ICTV-30).

News ImageHere’s a Bright Idea …
Help save the environment and reduce your energy bill by replacing incandescent or halogen light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. And to assist Irvine residents in making the switch, the City’s Redevelopment Department will be distributing free compact fluorescent lights on Friday, April 20 at the Irvine Civic Center, Saturday, April 21 at UCI’s Earth Day event at Aldrich Park on the UCI Campus and April 28 at the Woodbridge Village Spring Street Faire.

News ImageYouth Art Shows at Irvine Fine Arts
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the exhibitions, Art Lab 101, High School Art Exhibtion and Art off the Wall, 3-dimensional Exhibition.

Exhibition: April 20-May 25, 2007

News ImageApplications for AbilityFirst Apartments in Irvine Available April 15
AbilityFirst Apartments Irvine, a two-story accessible, affordable and independent living complex designed for individuals with disabilities, is nearing completion. Individuals interested in residing in units are invited to submit applications beginning April 15.
( View PDF )

News ImageMacArthur Blvd/ Red Hill Ave Intersection Widening Project
This widening project begins April 18 with completion planned for July 2008. A third lane will be added in each direction. Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions, but delays should be expected during the morning and evening rush hours. Thanks for your patience and cooperation!

News ImageSuper CPR Saturday at Angel Stadium
The American Red Cross, Orange County Health Care Agency, City of Brea Fire Department, City of Newport Beach, and the City of Costa Mesa are partnering to make emergency preparedness information and lifesaving CPR and first aid training accessible to all community members. A quick and easy way to become certified, Super CPR Saturday is scheduled for April 28 from 8 a.m.-noon at Angel Stadium. For more information, call 714-481-5351 or visit www.oc-redcross.org
( Super CPR Saturday Flyer )

News ImageVenta SpurTrail/Jeffrey Road Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study Findings
Come share your comments on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 6:00 pm at Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Room L102, as City staff presents the feasibility study findings.
( Feasibility Study Findings )

News ImageHigh School Youth Action Team’s “13th Annual Teen Summit”
The City of Irvine Youth Action Team is hosting its 13th annual Teen Summit on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

News ImageGrand Re-Opening Celebration at Racquet Club Park
The City of Irvine announces the re-opening of the Racquet Club Park playground following a rehabilitation project to modernize the play equipment and improve access for persons with disabilities. The playground re-opens Wednesday, March 21 with an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 3-4 p.m.

News ImageFiguratively Speaking Art Exhibition
The Irvine Fine Arts Center presents Figuratively Speaking, a group show featuring figurative drawings, paintings, and sculptures from several local artists beginning February 25 through March 31 at the Fine Arts Center Gallery.
( Event Flyer )

News ImageVoluntary Conservation Requested by IRWD Customers March 25-31
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) will conduct a scheduled shutdown of its Diemer Filtration Plant in Yorba Linda from March 25-31, so all Orange County residents are being asked to help conserve water by turning off all outdoor sprinkler and irrigation systems that week.

News ImageWindy Ridge Fire Smoke Advisory
Smoke from the Windy Ridge fire in the Anaheim Hills and City of Orange area may pose a health danger to individuals in Orange County, especially those in certain high-risk groups. Residents of areas affected by drifting smoke should limit outdoor activity and physical exertion.

News ImageTraffic Advisory for motorists traveling Jamboree Road and Irvine Boulevard
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead for traffic delays due to pavement resurfacing on Jamboree Road and Irvine Boulevard beginning mid March through April. Construction will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
( Road Closures )

News ImageGreen Building Program
Irvine Environmental Programs has officially launched its Green Building Program website. Get information about current “green” projects in the City as well as guidelines and applications for participating in Irvine’s Home, Apartment Home or Commercial green building programs. Click here to learn more.

News ImageLandscape Workshop on Tap
It's time to think about spring planting. Residents served by the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) can learn how to have colorful and water-efficient yards and at the same time, lower their water bills by attending a free landscape workshop on Friday, March 16 from 6-9 p.m.

News ImageNew Traffic Signal Installation at San Joaquin Road & University Drive
Work will take place between 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, with intermittent lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In an effort to minimize delays, one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.

News Image“Return Home Registry” Forum
Irvine residents are invited to attend a free "Return Home" Registry Forum, hosted by the Irvine Police Department, on Monday, March 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. The Registry is a voluntary program designed to provide law enforcement officers with the necessary tools to quickly identify, locate and return home individuals who are lost or confused.

News ImageCity of Irvine Legislative Platform
The purpose of the City’s Legislative Platform is to promote the advocacy of state and federal legislation that will protect Irvine’s interests and identify various avenues to implement its strategic goals.
( View PDF )

News ImageResident Satisfaction Survey
In a recent satisfaction study conducted for the City by True North Research, residents overall remarked that they are very pleased with City services and performance.
( Click here to see the survey )

News ImageFree Ride on Metrolink
Celebrate the Year of the Boar on Saturday, February 24 with a free train ticket from Irvine to Los Angeles for the Chinese New Year Festival.
Metrolink is giving away 300 free tickets starting 8 a.m. at the Irvine Transportation Center, 15215 Barranca Parkway. Tickets are only good for round trips between Irvine and Los Angeles Union Station. Passengers must take the 9:33 a.m. train. The event also includes free parking, food and traditional Asian dances.
( Event Details )

News Image"Area Traffic Officers" to Complement Irvine's Geographic Policing Strategy
Complementing Irvine's geographic policing strategy, the Irvine Police Department recently assigned "Area Traffic Officers" to each of the City's three policing areas - University, Crossroads and Portola, to investigate and resolve traffic-related issues.

News ImageStudent Exchange with Tsukuba, Japan
The Irvine Sister Cities Foundation is seeking students currently enrolled in eighth grade to participate in an exchange program this summer with students from Tsukuba, Japan. The three-week program will focus on building relationships and understanding with other cultures. An informational meeting is scheduled for February 28, 6 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center to discuss the upcoming annual cultural exchange program.

News ImageIrvine Gives “Green Light” for new Traffic Signal
The City of Irvine is installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of Berkeley and Cornell Avenue. Funded through the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), work is anticipated to begin in February and take approximately five months to complete.

News ImageRoadway Rehabilitation to Begin mid February
As part of the ongoing maintenance of Irvine’s roadway infrastructure, the City is set to begin two pavement rehabilitation projects on Toledo Way between Alton Parkway and Bake Parkway, and Jeronimo Road between Alton Parkway and Bake Parkway. Both projects are anticipated to begin in mid-February and will last about two months.

News ImageNighttime Closure of Irvine Center Drive--Alton to Pacifica in the Spectrum
From January 29 to February 12, between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am, Irvine Center Drive between Alton and Pacifica will be closed to complete paver work. Traffic will be routed around the construction area. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. For questions, please call 949-724-7553.

News ImageMetrolink Resumes Annual Maintenance Work on Rails
Metrolink crews will begin maintenance work on Orange County tracks beginning January 29 through February 2, in efforts to help maintain rail strength. Grinding and refinishing of the Metrolink rails will occur during late night and early morning hours, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., and may lead to a spray of sparks.


News ImageCharitable Giving Precautions
The Orange County Fire Authority, in cooperation with other public and private agencies, is assisting with a public education effort to warn residents and business owners about individuals who may misrepresent themselves as “fire inspectors” in their attempt to solicit donations.
( Charitable Giving –A Practical Approach )

News ImageInternet Safety-Training for Parents
Parents are invited to attend an informational session about on-line dangers on Wednesday, January 31, 2007.
( View PDF )

News ImageMongolian Photography and Korean Brush Painting Exhibitions
The Irvine Fine Arts Center presents "Mongolia - Land of Lands," a photographic exhibition featuring photographers from the Visual Worship Institute January 19 through February 17 in the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit also includes a selection of Asian brush paintings from students of the Korean Fine Arts Club.

News ImageOC Marathon Traffic Advisory for Irvine Residents
The City of Irvine proudly welcomes participants of the third annual OC Marathon into our community on Sunday, January 7. The 26.2-mile course passes through the cities of Newport Beach, Irvine and Tustin. The majority of road closures will take place between 6 - 10 a.m. with a few later in the afternoon. Please plan ahead for traffic delays.

For a complete listing of road closures, visit www.ocmarathon.com


News ImageNew, Improved Street Sweeping Schedule for 2007!
Beginning January 2, 2007, it will be easier to remember the City's street sweeping schedule. Depending on where you live, residential streets will either be swept on the 1st and 3rd or 2nd and 4th weeks of each month. The day for sweeping your street has likely changed as well. Please consult the schedule below.
( View PDF )

Town Hall Community Meeting
Open to all Volunteers, Staff, and Community

News ImageIrvine Pets & Company on Irvine Community Television (ICTV) Channel 30 Cox cable
Get the latest tips on animal care, training, adoptions and more by clicking here.

News ImageInside Irvine Winter 2006
View the latest issue of Inside Irvine
  • 35 People Making a Difference
  • Irvine Past and Present
  • The Great Park Vision
  • City Calendar


News ImageBringing Nations Together Through Art
Bringing nations together through art, the Irvine Sister Cities Foundation, in conjunction with the Sun-Ten Museum, is hosting a special multi-media exhibit featuring photographs from renowned California and Taiwanese artists. Presented in two segments, the exhibition opens to the public with a special reception on Saturday, December 9, and concludes with a multi-media gala performance on Sunday, December 10.

News ImageCommunity Presentation
Highlighting the affordable housing options and community programs available to residents.
( Click here for the pdf )

News ImageNovember 7, 2006 General Election Results
For unofficial election results, please click here.

News ImageIrvine Animal Care Center "Holiday Pet Photo Shoot"
Capture Your Pet in Photo Form this Holiday Season at the Irvine Animal Care Center’s (IACC) “Holiday Pet Photo Shoot” on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Irvine Central Bark, located on Oak Canyon, one driveway from the IACC.
( View PDF )

News ImageGreat Park Board of Directors Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting is Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.

News ImageGood Samaritans Wanted to Assist Emergency Personnel
The Orange County Chapter of the Trauma Intervention Program is seeking citizen volunteers to assist with its crisis prevention program. Training classes begin Thursday, February 1. No experience necessary.
( Training Schedule )

News ImageCelebrate America Recycles Day!
November 15, 2006 is America Recycles Day. Pledge to recycle by the 15th and you might win an Alaskan Cruise, or if your child pledges, a bicycle! Recycling is good for the environment, our families, and for America.

News ImageThe Power of Play

Irvine Child Care Committee with UCI Child Care Services and Mariners Preschool Present
The Power of Play
An Evening with Dr. David Elkind
Thursday, November 2
( Please click here for more details )


News ImageChange Your Clock, Check Your Battery
Working smoke alarms double a family's chances of surviving a home fire. That's why the Orange County Fire Authority would like to remind residents that on Sunday, October 29, when you change your clocks back to Standard Time, remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. It could mean the difference between life and death.

( Change Your Clock, Check Your Battery Flyer )

News ImageNew Irvine Housing Units Tailored for Individuals with Disabilities
In an ongoing effort to facilitate affordable community housing, the City of Irvine, together with AbilityFirst, a non-profit organization serving children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities,recently broke ground for the organization’s 24 unit affordable accessible apartment building located at 14501 Harvard Boulevard.

News ImageGreat Park Preliminary Master Plan Exhibition
The City of Irvine and The Orange County Great Park Corporation are pleased to invite you to attend the opening of the Great Park Preliminary Master Plan Exhibition.

News ImageCome Celebrate Irvine's Newest Community Park
Irvine residents are invited to come celebrate the opening of Las Lomas Community Park during a special dedication ceremony on Wednesday, October 11 from 4-5 p.m.

News ImageTransportation Matters
The City of Irvine continues to seek public input to help create the future look of transportation in the City. The last of three town hall meetings regarding the issue will take place Wednesday, October 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, located at 1 Civic Center Plaza.

News Image2006 City of Irvine Bikeways Map
The recently updated City of Irvine Bikeways Map is now available at the City of Irvine Civic Center lobby. For electronic copies, please click here.

News ImageIrvine Educational Partnership Advisory Fund Committee Seeks Applicants
The City of Irvine is accepting applications to fill the member at large position on the Irvine Educational Partnership Fund Advisory Committee. Applicants must live in the City of Irvine, and have an interest in education, and the well-being of students. Application deadline is Monday, October 23.
( Click Here for Application )

News ImageFuture Transit Serving the Great Park and the Spectrum Area
Come share your thoughts on implementing a transit system to serve the Great Park and Spectrum area, with a connection to the Irvine Station. The meeting will take place Tuesday, October 3, from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Irvine Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway, Irvine.
( View PDF )

News ImageIrvine Police Department Explorer Post Recruitment
The Irvine Police Department Explorer Post is part of the Boy Scouts of America and is a group of young people, ages 14 to 18, who have an interest in learning about law enforcement as a possible career.


News ImageArt Opening

Join the Irvine Fine Arts Center on Sunday, September 17 from 4:30-6pm for the free opening reception for two gallery exhibitions:

Scapes: Environments Interpreted

David French: The Organic by means of the Synthetic


News ImageRoadway Rehabilitation to Begin in Late September
As part of the ongoing maintenance of Irvine's roadway infrastructure, the City is set to begin a major pavement rehabilitation project on Barranca Parkway between Culver Drive and Jeffrey Road. The project will begin in late September and run through December 2006. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead for traffic delays and use alternate routes during construction.
( Traffic Advisory Notice )

News ImageCelebrate National Pollution Prevention Week-September 18-24
The solution to pollution is in your hands, literally.

Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away! Think of the amazing difference we could make if each person just recycled every bottle they used. The solution is in your hands.


News ImageChild Safety & Abduction Prevention For Children & Parents
Bob Stuber’s Nationally Known Safe Escape Program (Smart ways to help keep kids safe from abduction!)
( View PDF )

News ImageMySpace-Training for Parents
Parents are invited to attend an informational session about on-line dangers on August 9, 2006. Officer Steve Wolf and Detective Joe Monroe will provide information on MySpace, chat rooms, blogging, Instant Messaging, and parental controls. Parents will learn how to discuss cyber safer with their children. For more information click on the PDF.

( View PDF )

News ImageAugust 4-13 - New World Flamenco Festival at the Irvine Barclay Theatre
A signature program of Irvine Barclay Theatre, the New World Flamenco Festival honors the traditions of flamenco by featuring three companies rooted in gypsy tradition but who are adding dazzling new dimensions to the language of flamenco.

News ImageTarget Symphony in the Cities Concert
The 2006 Target Symphony in the Cities Concert Series returns to Irvine Heritage Park on Sunday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Part of a four-part concert series sponsored by Target, the free concert features light pop and classical tunes, patriotic music, and guest artists, plus a pre-concert "musical playground" for children.

News ImageICTV Goes Digital
City of Irvine Council Meetings, along with all programming on ICTV, channel 30, will go digital in August.

News ImageGreat Park Design Team Invites Public to Comment on Great Park Plan
Beginning August 1, the public will once again have an opportunity to meet with the Design Team, preview the preliminary Master Design and provide input on what would make the Great Park enjoyable and functional for all Orange County residents.
( Meeting Locations & Directions )

News ImageVenta Spur Trail/Jeffrey Road Pedestrian Bridge
The City is inviting all interested parties to a Public Open House on Wednesday, July 12 from 6-8pm at the Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Room L102 to further assess the feasibility of a pedestrian bridge over Jeffrey Road that would directly link the existing Venta Spur Trail to the Jeffrey Open Space Trail.

News ImageGreat Park Design Team Invites Public to Comment on Great Park Plan
The Orange County Great Park Corporation and the Great Park Design Team will be conducting a series of stakeholder meetings seeking public comment on the Great Park conceptual plan before it becomes a finalized master plan in August of this year. Beginning July 5, 2006, the public will once again have an opportunity to provide input into the design of the Orange County Great Park.

News ImageCouncil Adopts Revised Sister City Resolution
The Irvine City Council unanimously adopted a revised Sister City Resolution Tuesday clarifying its position on the establishment of Sister City relations with the Xuhui District of the City of Shanghai, China.
( View PDF )

News ImageIrvine Community Land Trust Meeting - June 28
The second meeting of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) will be held on June 28, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room L102. The public is invited to attend. For questions regarding the ICLT, please contact Mark Asturias, Housing Manager, at (949) 724-7448 or via e-mail at masturias@ci.irvine.ca.us
( Click here for an agenda )

News ImageIrvine Celebrates!
The City of Irvine joins the Irvine Chamber of Commerce in toasting Irvine’s hard working individuals and businesses. Each of these winners epitomizes the innovation, vision and success that has helped Irvine become one of the nation’s leading cities. Join us for the celebration on Friday, June 23 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

News ImageRoad Construction Alert
Sand Canyon Avenue between Irvine Boulevard and Portola Parkway will be closed for repairs beginning Saturday June 24 at 7:00 p.m. through Monday June 26 at 5:00 a.m. Please use alternate routes. Thank you for your patience.

News ImageFourth of July Citywide Picnic
Pack a picnic lunch and join us at one of Irvine's beautiful city parks on Tuesday, July 4 from 10:00am to 2:00pm to step back to a time when family, friends, lemonade and three legged races were what this holiday was all about!

News ImageFree Used Oil and Oil Filter Collection Event!
Saturday, June 17, head over to Kragen Auto Parts (15315 Culver Drive) from 8 am to 2 pm to drop off your used motor oil and filters for free prizes that include new oil filters. Besides the collection, there will be activities for the whole family.
( View PDF )

News ImageMetrolink’s Orange County Line Saturday Service Begins June 3!
Pack up the kids and get out the tour books because weekend train travel with great cost savings is just getting started. Come to a kick-off party at the Irvine Transportation Center (corner of Barranca & Ada) from 2-5 pm, June 3. Band, booths, food, and more!

News Image"Roads to You Tour: Celebration of One World" through music
Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and in partnership with the Irvine Sister Cities Foundation and Irvine Multicultural Association, the City of Irvine proudly presents the “Roads to You: Celebration of One World,” tour on Friday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The young musicians involved hail from more then 20 different countries.

News ImageGrounds to Celebrate!
Celebrating 35 years of parks, trails and open space, the City of Irvine and The Irvine Company are proud to announce the completion of the Jeffrey Open Space Trail between Trabuco Road and Irvine Boulevard. In honor of this historic event, Irvine residents are invited to attend a special reception and butterfly release on Saturday, June 3 from 2-4 p.m.

News Image“Best Of” Battle of the Bands
Don't miss the High School Youth Action Team's “Best Of” Battle of the Bands, with four high school bands competing for the first place prize of a professional recording session at Sonikwire Studios in Irvine.

News ImageA Day at the Marsh
Join us on Saturday, June 10 at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary for A Day at the Marsh!
( Flyer for A Day at the Marsh )

News ImageNational Public Works Week!
In celebration of National Public Works Week, May 21-27, the Irvine Public Works Department initiated a Spirit of Irvine Public Works Photo Contest. Click here to see a slide show of the winning photos.

News ImageTeen Forum on Immigration
Join a panel of immigration specialists in a teen oriented discussion addressing current immigration issues such as the history of immigration, employment, education, current immigration debates, laws and policy reform, and resources.

News ImageIrvine Community Land Trust Seeks Board Members
The Irvine Community Land Trust (“Trust”) is accepting letters of interest and applications for board appointment to the Trust as a Board Member. The Trust is a non-profit organization created by the City of Irvine (“City”) to help the City in its efforts to develop permanent affordable housing.

Click Here For Application

News Image35 Live!! Concert at Heritage Park
Kick off the weekend as you listen to some good ol' live music on the Heritage Park green! This special LIVE performance will consist of City of Irvine employees performing all the great rock songs of the past 35 years. We're even firing up the BBQ for 35 cent hot dogs!

News ImageJoin in the American Cancer Society’s 2006 Relay for Life!
Because cancer never sleeps, during the Relay for Life, teams of friends, families and co-workers from the community commit to keeping at least one member walking the track for a 24-hour period. This overnight event takes place May 13-14 at Irvine Valley College, located at 5500 Irvine Center Drive.

News ImageIrvine Community Theatre Presents "Our Town"
In honor of the City of Irvine's 35th Anniversary, Irvine Community Theater is presenting Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Our Town," May 26-June 11 at the Turtle Rock Community Center.

News ImageIrvine Family Fun Fair & Fun Run
More than 60 community partners from the Irvine Prevention Coalition will join together on Saturday, April 29 to show their support of local public safety, and health and wellness organizations. The annual Irvine Family Fun Fair kicks off with a Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. with the Fair continuing until noon at the Irvine Civic Center.
( Fun Run Registration Form )

News ImageIrvine’s Emergency Advisory Radio System Ensures Community Stays Informed
In case of emergency, tune to 1640 AM on your radio to learn about Irvine road closures and other emergency information in situations such as earthquakes, fires, power outages or other disasters.

News ImageA Final Salute to MCAS El Toro
The Orange County Great Park Corporation and the City of Irvine cordially invite you to join us in bidding a fond farewell to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The "Final Salute" will feature a farewell ceremony, guided base tours, exhibits, and a Friends and Memories board. Your reply is respectfully requested, no later than May 5, by calling (949) 724-7420 or visit http://www.ocgp.org/default.asp to confirm attendance.

News ImageSea Lion Rescued from San Diego Creek Channel adjacent to Irvine Civic Center
A 285-pound sea lion was rescued from the San Diego Creek Channel Thursday morning by the Irvine Animal Services Unit and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center of Laguna Beach.

News ImageEarth Day in Bommer Canyon
Celebrate Earth Day in the City of Irvine’s beautiful Open Space Preserve South. On Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bommer Canyon will be open for hiking and family fun.

News ImageRoadway Construction Alert
Southern California Edison is doing emergency repair work on Jamboree from Michelson to the I-405 that necessitates closing two of the four lanes. They anticipate working around the clock so that they can finish by Sunday, April 23. Please use alternate routes. Thank you for your patience. For questions, please call 1-800-655-4555.

News ImageTennis/Aquatics Smash & Splash Day Care Program
Spend the morning playing tennis with Chris where you work on conditioning, drills, instruction and match play. Then join the aquatics staff learning underwater hockey, inner tube water polo, basic swimming instruction and much more! Ages 7-13.

News ImageDraft Bicycle Plan
The City of Irvine has completed a draft of the updated Bicycle Transportation Plan.

News ImageIrvine Residents with Disabilities Advisory Board Seeks Applicants
The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications to fill four vacancies on the Irvine Residents with Disabilities Advisory Board (IRDAB). The 16-member Board is comprised of residents with disabilities, professionals who work in the field of disability services, and residents of Irvine who have a family member with a disability.

News ImagePlanning Areas 18/33/34/39 - Notice of Availability of Draft EIR
The City of Irvine has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed Planning Area 18/33/34/39 project located in the southeasterly portion of the City. The DEIR is available for review at this site.

News Image35 Ways to Save the Planet
Celebrate Irvine’s 35th year by discovering 35 ways to Save the Planet! How many do you or have you done? Check out your Planet Saving Quotient...

News ImageIrvine Community and Business Leaders Sought by Chamber
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2005 Citizen of the Year and the 2005 Business of the Year. Each year the Chamber and the City of Irvine recognize one business and one citizen for their contribution to the community. Entry deadline is April 1.


News ImageSee the latest FOR Families newsletter!
FOR Families supports the well-being of community members by assisting with needed services and resources. Read the latest newsletter, Childhood Obesity: Prevention Tips for Parents, and learn more at www.IrvineFORFamilies.org.

News ImagePassport 35
Celebrate Irvine’s 35th birthday and be a part of Passport 35. Grab your Passport 35 at one of our local community parks and start recording your 35 meaningful minutes today.

News ImageRockfield Blvd Rehabilitation Project
The City of Irvine Public Works Department will be closing Rockfield Blvd intermittently between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. from February 13, 2006 through mid-April. One lane in each direction will be open to traffic at all times during construction.

News ImageYou're Invited to Celebrate Irvine's 35 Years of Excellence
From our humble agricultural and ranching roots, the City of Irvine has become one of the most successful master-planned communities in the nation. And that’s something to celebrate!

News ImageHermosillo, Mexico Student Exchange Meeting Rescheduled
An informational meeting, originally calendared for February 22, has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center to discuss the upcoming cultural exchange program administered by the Irvine Sister Cities Foundation.
( Click here to download brochure )

News ImageVoter Outreach Town Hall Meeting
The City of Irvine, in conjunction with the Orange County Registrar of Voters, is hosting the first in a series of Town Hall meetings to assist multicultural citizens in becoming acquainted with the County of Orange voting process.
( Click here for flyer )

News ImageHave a Voice in Planning Orange County’s Transportation Future
Come to a community workshop to learn about the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Renewed Measure M Draft Transportation Investment Plan. You'll get a chance to comment on the draft plan for projects proposed for funding through renewal of Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. For more information, visit www.octa.net/renewedm


( Click here for Workshop Flyer )


News ImageHam Radio Operators Needed
The City of Irvine is offering a free amateur radio operator course to Irvine residents interested in joining the Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications team.

News ImageSafely and Easily Dispose of Electronic Waste
The County of Orange Hazardous Household Waste Collection Center at 6411 Oak Canyon now accepts residential E-Waste from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. FREE!

News ImagePromoting Cultural Understanding and Harmony
Irvine Multicultural Association celebrates Irvine’s ethnic diversity through free monthly socials.

News ImageChild Car Seat Inspection Event

The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with Children Hospital of Orange (CHOC) and Safekids will be sponsoring a child car seat inspection event.



News ImageUnique Cultural Exchange Opportunity for Irvine Students
Participate in Irvine's annual Sister Cities summer student exchange program with Tsukuba, Japan

News ImageHabitat Restoration Project
Volunteers needed! Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust is hosting a habitat restoration project in Irvine’s Open Space Preserve South to help with the planting of coastal sage scrub in areas recently disturbed during trail repair.


News ImageSunday Morning Wilderness Walk
Explore Hicks Canyon with a walk or hike through the beautiful protected wilderness area.
( Download map (PDF) )

News ImageCity Pilots Use of Synthetic Turf
What is green, manicured, looks just like grass, but never needs watering, mowing, or fertilizing? A brand new generation of synthetic turf.

News ImageClosures of Jeffrey I-405 Interchange Ramps Continue Through January 28
Now through January 28th, the City of Irvine Public Works Department continues reconstruction of the on and off ramps that are part of the Jeffrey Road and I-405 Interchange Widening Project.
( Closure information and detailed map )

News ImageValentine Dance
Enjoy music and dancing at the Valentine Dance, just one of the monthly social and recreational activities for persons with disabilities hosted by the Office of Disability Services!

News ImageThe Great American Bake Sale
Join Team Kids in the Great American Bake Sale and help your community support the fight to end childhood hunger in America.
( Click Here for Bake Sale Locations )

News ImageFamily Friendly Business Awards
Now accepting applications! The City of Irvine gives special recognition to companies that have integrated family friendly programs into their business operations. Tell us what distinguishes your company as Family Friendly!
( Download the FFBA application (PDF) )

News ImageOrange County Sewer District - Sunflower Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project
The project consists of rehabilitating 35 sewer pipe manholes along 27,500 feet of Sunflower Avenue. The work will also consist of minor repairs inside the 84-inch diameter Sunflower pipeline.

Click here for more information.


News ImageSTORM UPDATE: Portola Parkway to Re-Open Friday, January 6 Evening
Portola Parkway between Sand Canyon and Toll Road 241 will re-open by late evening on Friday, January 6. The failure is under investigation, but may have been caused by a storm drain pipe rupture.

Public Works crews discovered the damage while making routine checks of city streets after the revent rain storms. The area is under the temporary control of an Irvine Company contractor.

News ImagePakistan Earthquake Relief - Irvine Multicultural Center
On October 8, 2005 a devastating earthquake destroyed areas of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. More than 100,000 people died and more than 15,000 villages were reduced to rubble. On Wednesday, January 4, 2006, the Irvine Multicultural Association will host a special event at the Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, to assist the Pakistan Earthquake Relief program.

News ImageOn-Line Parcel Information Now Available on Website!
Access to information regarding zoning and city property information just got a lot easier. The city has launched a Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping Program, which provides specific data on land parcels and is accessible 24/7 through the city’s website.

Click on the “On-Line Parcel Information” icon on the Web Features column to access the program.

News ImageChild Resource Center Donations
The Child Resource Center is setting up a Computer Lab! Donate a computer and help parents, teachers, students, and child care providers expand their knowledge, gain ideas for children's activities, and enhance their creativity.

News ImageBake Sale to Benefit Animal Care Center!
If you're "motivated by treats," have we got the event for you! Our team of volunteer bakers will create all kinds of goodies... and every penny of your purchase directly benefits our shelter pets!

News ImageSeeking Citizens to Serve on Child Care Committee!
Help shape the future of child care in Irvine by becoming part of the city’s Child Care Committee. The primary function of the Irvine Child Care Committee is to serve as a resource and to make recommendations to the Community Services Commission for City Council on child care issues.
( Application (PDF) )

News ImageHoliday Dance
Enjoy music and dancing at the Holiday Dance, just one of the monthly social and recreational activities for persons with disabilities hosted by the Office of Disability Services!

News ImageDeadline Extended!
Take Part in Irvine's Citizen Satisfaction Survey! To take part, look for the PIN (personal identification number) on the postcard that was recently mailed to you.

News ImageHelp Deliver Holiday Cheer
Help Friends of Outreach deliver holiday cheer to Irvine’s homebound older adults by donating favors, small gifts or special greetings to be used in its annual Holiday Gift Bag program.

News ImageHabitat Restoration Project
Calling all volunteers for a habitat restoration project in Bommer Canyon. Help with the planting of costal sage scrub in areas recently disturbed during trail repair.

News ImageOrange County Great Park: Voice Your Needs and Opinions
Plans are underway for the groundbreaking and opening of the Orange County Great Park. Representatives from the City of Irvine will discuss possible designs, funding, museums, and recreation, and are eager to hear your suggestions for the design and details of the park.

News ImageCity of Irvine’s Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan
You are invited to participate in an informal and fun community open house focused on the City of Irvine’s draft Bicycle Transportation Plan!
( View PDF )

News ImageMeal Tips for Diabetics
Diabetes has reached epidemic levels in the United States. If you area senior with Type II Diabetes and have questions regarding proper dietary guidelines, you won’t want to miss this informative presentation.

News ImageLow-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics
Rabies vaccinations will be available for the low price of $5.00 at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Wednesday, November 16, 5-7pm. Dog licenses (new and renewal) will also be available. Leashed dogs and cats in carriers are welcome. No reservation is required! Visit www.IrvineShelter.org or call (949) 724-7740 for more information.

News ImageGet Into It! Bommer Canyon
If you've been waiting for an opportunity to explore beautiful Bommer Canyon, this is your chance to enjoy a day of hiking, biking, crafts, and fun!

News ImageNew Traffic Signal Being Installed!
In an effort to increase public safety, a new traffic signal is currently being installed at the intersection of Rockfield Boulevard and Oldfield.

News ImageSlurry Seal Project Underway
As part of its ongoing effort to maintain and upgrade roadways, Irvine's Public Works Department is applying a Slurry Seal or Cape Seal to various streets in the community. Click here for the street information.

News ImageIrvine's Relief Efforts for Hurricane Victims
For more information on donating opportunities, please read on.
( See what Irvine is currently doing. )

News ImageLiving with Wildlife
What should you do if you find a baby bird? Are coyotes a danger to house pets? What should you do if a raccoon moves into your attic? The Irvine Animal Care Center is here to help provide answers to these and other wildlife-related questions.

News ImageHalloween Dance
Don't miss the Halloween Dance, just one of the monthly social and recreational activities for persons with disabilities hosted by the Office of Disability Services!

News ImageSilent Auction of Acclaimed Ceramic Artwork to Benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts
Beginning October 17, come bid silently on your favorite ceramic art pieces by Toshio Tsuga and help the hurricane relief efforts.

News ImageIrvine Business Complex- Draft Residential Overlay Code Now Available
The draft zoning code for the IBC Residential Mixed Use Overlay District is now available for public review.

News ImageArt of Ink III - Contemporary Calligraphy and Seal Carvings
You are invited to attend this incredible art exhibition and reception where you can meet the artists and enjoy a wonderful array of hors d'oeuvres. Stop by with friends and family on Sunday, October 9, 4-6pm.

News ImageIrvine Named One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People
The winning communities are being celebrated for providing healthy, safe, and caring environments for young people.


News ImageThree Architectural Design Firms Picked as Semi-Finalists in Orange County Great Park Competition
The Orange County Great Park Corporation Board of Directors unanimously selected three world-renowned landscape design firms as semi-finalists to compete to be the Master Designer of the Orange County Great Park.

News ImageUCI Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary with 'The Fabulous Thunderbirds'
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, UC Irvine will be plugging in the amplifiers for an outdoor concert featuring the renowned blues-rock group The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

News ImageRio de Irvine – Masquerade Madness
Presale tickets are now available for Rio de Irvine – Masquerade Madness on September 24, a casino night fundraiser to benefit the Lakeview Senior Center Computer Lab.

News ImagePublic Has Opportunity to View and Provide Comment on Orange County Great Park Designs
Your opinion matters! Come see presentations by design finalists September 22 & 23, held at Irvine Civic Center.

News Image48th Congressional District Candidate Forum - September 20
Come out and see the candidates for the 48th Congressional District at a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The forum is free and open to the public.

News ImageDedication of New Community Park
You are invited to attend dedication of Irvine's newest Community Park...Quail Hill Community Park.
( Download event flyer (PDF) )

News ImageIrvine Sister Cities Foundation Seeks Members for Its Xuhui (Shanghai) Sister City Selection Committee
The Irvine Sister Cities Foundation (ISCF) is seeking members for its Xuhui (Shanghai) Sister City Selection Committee, which will play a key role concerning the establishment of a formal relationship with Xuhui.

News ImageOpen Letter from Mayor Beth Krom on Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Letter from Mayor Beth Krom regarding the City's efforts for disaster victims.
( View PDF )

News ImageTsukuba-Yaki & Spirit of Japan
You are invited to attend this incredible art exhibition and reception. Meet the artists and enjoy a wonderful array of Japanese hors d'oeuvres. Stop by with friends and family Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 8pm.

News ImageEntertainment Books are here!

Buy a 2006 Orange County Ultimate Entertainment Book for just $35 (that’s $5 less than the cover price) and 20% of your purchase price will go directly to the pets at the Irvine Animal Care Center. Click here for secure online ordering.



News ImageCatch a Glimpse Into Irvine's Future
The City of Irvine, in collaboration with the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, and Toyota Motor Sales, USA entered the Hydrogen Highway on Wednesday, August 24, 2005.

News ImageCatch a Glimpse of the Future in Irvine on August 24!
The City of Irvine, in collaboration with Toyota and the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, enters the Hydrogen Highway on Wednesday, August 24th at the Irvine Civic Center.

News ImageNighttime Closure of Jeffrey I-405 Interchange Begins August 22
As part of the “Jeffrey Road and I-405 Interchange Widening Project,” the City of Irvine Public Works Department will begin removal of designated portions of the existing bridge, sidewalk and rail, requiring nighttime closure of the freeway interchange. The removal will take place at night, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will continue for approximately two weeks.

News ImageDisability-Friendly Business Awards
The Disability-Friendly Business Award was created to acknowledge Irvine-based businesses that have instituted and promoted best practices toward the employment of and service to persons with disabilities. Now accepting award nominations! Visit www.IrvineDisabilityServices.org for more info.

News ImageDown Payment Assistance Program
The City is currently accepting applications for its Down Payment Assistance program. Applications will be accepted through August 25 at 5:00 PM.
( Application for Assistance )

News ImageWest Nile - Be Prepared!

As the days heat up there will be a great deal of outdoor events taking place at the time when mosquitoes are most active. The Orange County Vector Control District urges everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect themselves and their families from WNV.


News ImageRESULTS - Irvine Senior Citizens' Council Election
The results of the Irvine Senior Citizens' Council Election are as follows:

Nancy Cheng 417

Massy Alavi 229

Homer Guimond 111



News ImagePublic Meeting for the Environmental Impact Report for Regional Landfill Options for Orange County
The Orange County Integrated Waste Management Department is beginning preparation of an Environmental Impact Report in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for expansion of the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center, located at 20 Lake Road in Irvine.

News ImageIrvine Transportation Center 15-Year Anniversary Celebration
Join the Irvine Transportation Center (ITC) in celebrating 15 years of providing top-notch transportation services to the public on Thursday, July 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the ITC, located at 15215 Barranca Parkway in Irvine (corner of Barranca and Ada). Onsite parking is available for FREE.

News ImageJeffrey Road to be closed TONIGHT – JULY 15 for Railroad Track Repairs
Metrolink will be performing emergency repairs to the railroad tracks at Jeffrey on Friday, July 15 from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, July 16. The work will necessitate the complete closure of Jeffrey at the railroad tracks in both directions.

News ImageLand Transfer Ceremony at City Council Meeting - July 12

Join us on Tuesday, July 12 at 4 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center for the signing ceremony that will transfer 1,316 acres of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro from Heritage Fields, LLC (Lennar Corporation) to the City of Irvine.


News ImageBikeways – Tell Us What You Think!
The City of Irvine would like to invite you to participate in a survey regarding current and future bikeway facilities. The City is looking for community input on the existing network of bicycle facilities, current concerns and future needs. You can access the survey by clicking here until August 31, 2005.

News ImageChampions Cup Softball Tournament

The City of Irvine will be host to a very exciting international softball game match...

2004 Olympic Gold Medal Winner Team USA

vs

2004 Olympic Silver Medal Winner Team Australia


News ImageWest Nile - Are You Ready for the 4th of July?
This coming 4th of July weekend means there will be a great deal of outdoor events taking place at the time when mosquitoes are most active. The Orange County Vector Control District urges everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect themselves and their families from WNV.



News ImageInk Fingerprinting Service
Effective July 1, 2005, the Department of Justice will no longer accept ink fingerprint cards. The Front Desk will no longer be offering this service. Thank You.

News ImageCulver Drive Pavement Rehabilitation Project from the I-5 Freeway to Florence in Irvine Under Construction
As part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve and maintain the roadway infrastructure, the City of Irvine Public Works Department began a pavement rehabilitation project in the northbound travel lanes on Culver Drive between the I-5 Freeway and Florence and in the southbound travel lanes from 300 feet north of Trabuco Road to Trabuco Road.

News ImageDog Owners' Roundtable
The Dog Owners' Roundtable is an opportunity for dog owners to ask questions, discuss behavioral challenges, and share ideas with Peter Gonzalez and Lynn Pearson of the Human-Canine Connection, an Irvine-based dog training school.

News ImageOrange County Great Park Corporation Seeks Public Involvement
Community leaders and interested citizens are invited to to offer their suggestions on the design of the Great Park on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapman University's Beckman Hall.



News ImageIrvine Tops the List of Safest Cities in the U.S.
Irvine is considered the safest city in the nation, according to recently released FBI crime statistics, which ranks violent crimes by population in cities of more than 100,000 people.

News Image“Only in Irvine” Photo Contest
View the Winning Photographs!

Residents and non-residents alike were invited to participate in the City’s official photo contest to capture and share the experience of everyday life in the City of Irvine.

News ImageThe Edge of Air
Don't miss The Edge of Air: An Exhibition of Photographs of the Final Days of the Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro. An artist reception is being held Sunday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through July 16, admission and parking are free.

News ImageNo Metrolink Train Service on Memorial Day
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Metrolink trains will not operate on Monday, May 30. Regular commuter service will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

News ImageRelay for Life

RELAY FOR LIFE
May 21-22
Irvine Valley College
Join YAT's Relay For Life Team!!!

Click here for more information.

Help Support the Fight Against Cancer
For More Info: (949) 724-6739


News ImageFarewell Reception for City Manager Allison Hart!
The public and city staff members are invited to attend a farewell reception for City Manager Allison Hart on Tuesday, May 24 from 4-5 p.m. in the Conference and Training Center at the Irvine Civic Center.
( farewell reception flyer )

News ImageOnly In Irvine Photo Contest
2nd Annual Photo Contest
What’s special about Irvine?
Grab your camera and take a photograph of what you think makes our community unique.

News ImageFamily Swing Night
Spend FUN, exciting, quality family time together as you learn the classic steps of swing dancing. This night will be filled with great music, food and dancing for all levels and ages. Come dressed in your hippest swing attire to complete the nights swingin’ atmosphere.

News ImageQuick Records Temporarily Unavailable due to System Upgrades
Between the hours of Noon and 2 p.m. today, the Quick Records feature on the City website will be temporarily unavailable due to system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

News ImageRecycle Your Cell Phone!
Every month Californians retire 1 million cell phones when they upgrade or change their service.

News ImageThe 2005 Lawn Mower Exchange Program is Sold Out.
The 2005 lawn mower exchange program has been an overwhelming success.
( Click here for the flyer with all the details. )

News ImageNight Time Road Closure-May 10 & 11 Harvard (I-405 to University)
From 9:00 pm to 5:00 am on May 10th and 11th, Harvard will be closed to all traffic between the I-405 and University. This project will grind the pavement along the curb and gutter, construct a new asphalt concrete wearing course, and stripe the entire roadway. Thank you for your patience!

News ImageYoung Masters Art Show
Beginning May 1, student artwork selected from the Young Masters Art Show will be featured on Irvine Community Television Channel 30 (ICTV-30). Each week, artwork from several Irvine Unified School District elementary schools, including kindergarten through sixth grade, will be shown during the 24-hour bulletin board on ICTV-30.

For more information, contact Charley Baker (949) 798-5020.
( View PDF )


News ImageRibbon Cutting to Launch Irvine’s New Online Inspection Scheduling System
Come and take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony as Irvine launches its new online Inspection Scheduling System on Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the Community Development Department lobby. A continental breakfast will be served.


News ImageThe City of Irvine Emergency Management Division challenges residents to complete at least 7 of the "Top 10" Ways to Secure Your Home
Did you know our greatest risk of injury during an earthquake is from falling objects? Irvine residents who complete a least 7 of "The Top 10" Ways to Secure Your Home and submit the Online Entry Form will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 10 prizes.

News ImageJoin in the American Cancer Society’s 2005 Relay for Life!
Throughout Relay For Life, teams of friends, families and co-workers from the community commit to keeping at least one member walking the track…because cancer never sleeps. This overnight event will take place May 21-22, at Irvine Valley College located at 5500 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine.

News ImageCity of Irvine Streets and Traffic: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Join us Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in the Council Chambers at City Hall for an informative forum covering existing traffic and signal synchronization within the City. We'll also share exciting new changes and upgrades being implemented. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The live broadcast of the program begins at 6:30 pm.

News ImageThe New Barclay Catalog of Events is now available!
For complete details on upcoming shows and performances, check out the Barclay Theatre's new catalog of events. For more information click here.

News ImageLet's Talk Trash...
And recycling and doing everything we can to protect our environment. We'd like you to have the latest edition of One Person's Trash, a quarterly newsletter, that keeps you up-to-date on events, activities, and great information on everything from recycling, to trash disposal, to removal of hazardous materials.
( Click here for your own copy of One Person's Trash. )

News ImageResidential Development in IBC
The Irvine City Council will hold a public hearing to consider proposed guidelines for residential development in portions of the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) on Tuesday, April 12, 2005.

News ImageArt Exhibition & Reception
Friends and family are invited to meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at the Irvine Fine Arts Center for the closing reception of Roger Armstrong's exhibition, Works from the 1940's to Present.

News ImageApril is Earthquake Preparedness Month in the City of Irvine!
Earthquakes are inevitable, but the damage from them is not. The City of Irvine challenges its residents to make the inside of their homes, offices and classrooms, “Earthquake Safe” by taking action on the following “Top 10” ways to secure your home.

News ImageHome Fire Safety Check
Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters will be conducting home fire safety checks for the residents of The Groves Mobile Home Park. If you would like to have your home checked for fire safety, please sign-up at the office.

News ImageRiverside County - Orange County Corridor MIS Update
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) are now entering the second phase of the Major Investment Study (MIS) to assess multi-modal alternatives for improving travel between Orange County and Riverside County.

News ImageThe Irvine Connection
Read the latest news about your community. Click here to download the Acrobat file (1.2mb).

News ImageArt Exhibition Opening
Don't forget to come to the Irvine Fine Arts Center opening this Sunday, March 6th from 4-6 pm! Bring friends and family to meet famous Orange County artists Roger Armstrong and Natasha Shoro and enjoy refreshments at this free art reception!

News ImageSAFE ESCAPE
Bob Stuber’s Nationally Known Safe Escape Program (Smart ways to help keep kids safe from abduction!)

SEATING LIMITED - RSVP NOW TO RESERVE
( View PDF )

News ImageMulti Agency Commercial Burglary Investigation
In January 2005, the Cypress Police Department developed critical information relating to a series of commercial burglaries occurring throughout the Orange County area. Working alongside Cypress Police detectives, Irvine Police and Orange County Sheriff’s detectives conducted a complex investigation involving extensive surveillance and cutting edge technology in both the Los Angeles and Orange County regions.

Click here to view low resolution video stream (320x240)

Click here to view high resolution video stream (640x480)


News ImageMayor Delivers State of City Report

Irvine Mayor Beth Krom delivered the 2005 “State of the City Report” at the January 25 City Council meeting that highlighted the achievements of the last 12 months and provided an overview of current and future key issues and projects.


News ImageMusic of Love
Music of Love, a day filled with music, food and fun, is being held Sunday, February 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Irvine Civic Center. This free, multicultural event will support Tsunami victims in South and Southeast Asia.

News ImageButterfly Initiative
The Fine Arts Center is proud to be a satellite location to display artwork created for the Butterfly Initiative. Butterfly sculptures created by talented artists will be on display at IFAC through March 3rd, and will then be auctioned at a special event on March 4th at Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach.

News ImageA New Chapter Begins For El Toro Property
It's final! On February 16 at 3 p.m. the U.S. Department of the Navy closed the online auction of the El Toro Marine Corp Air Station and awarded sale of the property to the Lennar Corporation.

News ImageOrange County Bike Commute Week, May 16-20, 2005
Tired of sitting in traffic? Gas prices got you down? Instead of driving, try biking to work! It's healthy! It's smart! It's fun!

News ImageMardi Gras in Irvine!
Don't miss the Irvine Fine Arts Center's Family Arts Day, an exciting annual event where families celebrate the spirit of community by participating in hand-on art workshops.

News ImageIraq Out-of-Country Voting Program
The Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro in the City of Irvine is one of five voting locations in the U.S. for the upcoming Iraqi Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) Program.


News Image"One Person's Trash" Newsletter
The City of Irvine and Waste Management of Orange County invite you to read the newest edition of "One Person's Trash", your own personal guide to tips on recycling and "green" living.
( View PDF )

News ImageGrant Funding Applications
The City of Irvine is currently accepting applications for funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. Information on the process and applications are available here.

News ImageMCAS El Toro Auction Begins
The online auction of the property at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is now underway. This marks a significant event in the City of Irvine's effort toward the establishment of the Orange County Great Park. Bidding began at 9:00 a.m. on January 5 and is expected to take approximately 30 to 45 days with transfer the property to occur by July. The online bidding is an open process and can be viewed at by clicking on www.auctionrp.com/auctions2/

News ImageSandbags Available
Free sandbags and sand are available to Irvine residents at the City Operations Support Facility at 6427 Oak Canyon. Five bags and sand per resident per trip. Call (949) 724-7600.

News ImageHow Can You Help?
Many organizations are providing relief to the tsunami-stricken areas of southern Asia. Below are a few links to major national organizations who are coordinating efforts. More links to local community efforts will be posted in the coming days.
Red Cross
Unicef
AmeriCares
Oxfam

News ImageShow your Support for our Troops over the Holidays
Operation Interdependence® is a civilian-to-military delivery system® that serves as a program for Americans to demonstrate their support for our deployed military.

News ImageCalling All Seniors!!!!
Join Us For
  • Free energy saving light bulbs
  • Raffle prizes and most important of all
  • Energy saving tips

( View PDF )

News ImageFree Admission With a Toy Donation
Bring a gift valued at $10 or more and receive free admission to the UCI Men's Basketball Game on December 4 or the UCI Women's Basketball Game on December 11.
( View PDF )

News ImageSafe City
Irvine ranked 11th on a list of the 25 safest cities with populations of at least 75,000 in the annual City Crime Rankings report by Morgan Quitno Press, a Kansas research and publishing company.

News ImageIrvine Shines
Thank you for helping to make the Irvine Shines campaign a success! I know that was you throwing that empty plastic water bottle in the recycle container. And it really helped! While we thank you today, the little one here will thank you tomorrow.

News ImageNovember 2 Election Results
Local Election Contest Results
(64 0f 64 Precincts reporting - updated Nov. 24, 3:00 pm)

The following election results are unofficial and do not reflect all absentee, supplemental absentee, provisional and paper ballots. We will continue to update our site as numbers become available from the Orange County Registrar's Office. For complete election results and information, visit the County website at: www.ocvote.com


News ImageJoin the City in honoring local veterans!
Reception and Exhibit of Veteran’s Memorabilia
Tuesday, November 9, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Irvine Civic Center Lobby
Council Presentation following reception
( View PDF )

News ImageAmerica Recycles Day
To celebrate “America Recycles Day” on November 15th, the City of Irvine is promoting the national America Recycles 2004 national pledge and prize drawing.

News ImageStudent Exchange with the City of Hermosillo, Mexico
The Irvine Sister Cities Foundation is looking for 10 students to participate in a student exchange program with the City of Hermosillo, Mexico.

News ImageLease Purchase Program Workshop
The City of Irvine is hosting a homebuyer information workshop about a new program designed to help working individuals and families overcome barriers to home ownership. The workshop takes place November 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in Irvine.

News ImageIt's Red Ribbon Week in the City of Irvine!
Support local activities and events to help kids say "no" to tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

News ImageThe Fifth Great Park Symposium
On Thursday, October 28, at 7 p.m. the fifth Great Park Symposium will be conducted at Irvine City Hall, Council Chambers, One Civic Center Plaza in Irvine. Admission is free of charge and open to all.
( View PDF )

News ImageIrvine Voters - Error on Ballot Instructions!
There is an error on the Sample and Absentee Ballots for the November 2, 2004 election for the "Office of Irvine City Council." Instructions incorrectly tell voters to "vote for no more than two (2)" candidates. The correct instructions are to cast "No more than three (3)" votes for the "Office of Irvine City Council."

News ImageVolunteers Needed – Poll Workers
The City of Irvine needs volunteers to serve as poll workers at the November 2, 2004 General Municipal Election. Volunteers will receive a $70 stipend from the County for their service ($50 for working on Election Day and $20 for attending the training).

News ImageCan you find the "Irvine Shines: Let's Keep Irvine Clean Banner"?
It's a five foot square banner with a picture of the Irvine Shines logo. It will move to a new location each week through November 15.







News ImageHarvest Cup Soccer Tournament
Don't miss the 24th Annual Youth Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament, to be held on Sunday, October 17th, at Hicks Canyon, Harvard, Barber, Alton, Heritage, and Windrow Parks.

News ImageRegister to Vote – It’s Your Right!
In an effort to promote participation in the political process and to empower citizens to let their voices be heard on Election Day, the City of Irvine is highlighting its local ordinance, Ord. 90-03. The ordinance aims to provide the greatest protection possible to citizens seeking to exercise their constitutional right of freedom of speech.

News ImageAttend a "Sneak Preview" of the Jeffrey Open Space Trail
Connecting People to Parks and Wild Places: Celebrating the Jeffrey Open Space Trail...

Saturday, October 2, 10:30 am - 1 pm, Jeffrey and Trabuco


News ImageFires in Business
Fire safety is important business. The best time to think about fire safety is before a fire starts. The Orange County Fire Authority has released some fire prevention information for businesses, owners and employees.

News ImagePollution Prevention Display At Irvine City Hall
Come visit City Hall September 20-23 from 10 am to 1 pm to see the Pollution Prevention Display

News ImageCome Discover "The Speed of Light" at the Irvine Civic Center in October
As part of an educational outreach to kids, a new exhibit based on Michelson’s Speed of Light experiment at the Irvine Ranch in the 1930s will be on display from October 5-29 in the lobby at the Irvine Civic Center.


News ImageWest Nile Virus Alert
The O.C. Vector Control District has detected an increase of West Nile Virus in Orange County and is asking residents to be cautious and stay protected.

News ImageFree Computer & “E-Waste” Recycling Through Labor Day
Office Depot and Hewlett-Packard have joined forces to provide a free nationwide “in-store” electronics recycling program.

News ImageCity Website Scheduled for Maintenance
The City website will be unavailable on Friday, August 13 all day, from approximately 1 a.m. to midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience.

News ImageCity of Irvine to Host Public Forum on Disaster Planning Efforts
The City of Irvine will hold an informal public meeting on its disaster planning efforts on Thursday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Irvine Civic Center. Citizens who live or work in Irvine can help the City in its planning efforts to prepare for and lessen the impact of future natural hazards in our community.

News ImageRiverside County to Orange County Major Investment Study
The corridor between Orange County and Riverside County is one of the most congested in Southern California. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has initiated a study to assess multi-modal alternatives for improving travel between the two counties.

News ImageInternment Camp Days 1942-1945
Visit the moving exhibition of watercolors by Chizuko Judy Sugita De Queiroz from August 9 through September 1 in the lobby at City Hall. City Hall is open Monday to Thursday from 7:30am to 5:30pm and on alternate Fridays from 8am to 5pm.

News ImageBikeTown USA
What happens when folks suddenly have a new bike in their life? On Saturday, July 17, Bicycling Magazine selected 50 Irvine residents for the annual BikeTown USA program.

News ImageIrvine Ranch Land Reserve featured tonight on Huell Howser's "California’s Golden Parks"
Huell Howser treats viewers to an in-depth look at the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve tonight on his PBS series, "California’s Golden Parks." The popular television host spent several hours in Limestone Canyon, one of the most popular destinations on the Reserve and widely recognized as a treasure of natural resources. The show is scheduled to at 7:30 p.m on KCET-TV.

News ImageFill out the Citizen Survey on Disaster Preparedness!
During the month of July, we are asking citizens who live or work in the community to fill out a questionnaire about their needs for disaster preparedness. The goal of the survey is to provide residents and organizations with the opportunity to prepare for and minimize the impact of natural hazards. For more information, call (949) 724-7235.

Please click here to fill out the survey.



News ImageBaseball Fans Unite!
Come out for the City of Irvine Group Night at Angel Stadium! Watch the Angels take on the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, August 10th. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

( View PDF )

News ImageIrvine City Golf Championship

July 8 - 11, 2004


News ImageFlag Etiquette
Need help with the display and disposal of your U.S. Flag?
( View PDF )

News ImageTsukuba/ Irvine 15 Year Anniversary
The City of Irvine and Irvine Sister Cities Foundation would like to invite you to join in the reaffirmation of our Sister Cities Agreement with Tsukuba, Japan.

News ImageTake The First Step Toward Creating The Orange County Great Park
Come to the Second Great Park Public Symposium Sponsored by the Orange County Great Park Corporation - Thursday, June 24, 2004
( View PDF )

News ImageICTV-30 Features "Young Masters Art Show" Weekly
Beginning May 23, student artwork selected from the Young Masters Art Show will be featured on Irvine Community Television Channel 30 (ICTV-30). Each week, elementary schools from the Irvine Unified School District – featuring K-6th grade artwork – will be shown during the 24-hour bulletin board. See the schedule of appearance.

News ImageShop 'Til You Drop Fundraiser Event

THE NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION, ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER, in cooperation with the CITY OF IRVINE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SENIOR SERVICES Is sponsoring a SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP FUNDRAISER EVENT!


News ImageOrange County Great Park Symposium to Replay on ICTV Channel 30
The Orange County Great Park Corporation hosted the first in a series of Great Park Symposiums on Thursday, May 27 at the Irvine Civic Center.

News ImageIrvine Business Complex Space in Demand for Residences
Changing market conditions, available land, and a critical demand for housing, both for sale and rental in the Orange County region, have created a focus on the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) as a location to develop new residential projects.

( View PDF )

News ImageIrvine celebrates completion of Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park

The Grand Opening celebration includes dedication ceremonies, families activities, hot dogs and an evening lounge chair movie.


News ImageCalifornia Concert Artists to Perform
This FREE event is sponsored by the City of Irvine Cultural Arts and Activities Program. Refreshments & snacks served at 2:30pm, performance starts at 3pm at the Irvine Civic Center. Call (949) 724-5366 for more information.

News ImageThe First Step Toward Creating the Orange County Great Park!
Bring your family and friends to the first Great Park Public Symposium on Thursday, May 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Dr. Hamid Shirvani, internationally renowned scholar in the fields of architecture and urban design and planning, will present his views on how to make the Great Park a success.

News ImageLet's Talk Transportation
Come talk transportation at an informal gathering on Wednesday, May 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center. Learn about new construction, roadway systems, bike trails, bus routes and regional arterials through Irvine.

News ImageCommunity Update Meeting: Culver Drive Realignment and Road Widening Project
Please plan to attend this important community meeting on the Culver Drive Realignment and Road Widening Project from Campus Drive to Bonita Canyon Drive.

News ImageTolerance
An interactive teen forum focusing on acceptance

News ImageFifth Annual Jack Williams Memorial Golf Tournament
The City of Irvine is pleased to present the Fifth Annual Jack Williams Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit recreation programs for persons with disabilities.

News ImageYour Rights as an Immigrant
The Irvine Multicultural Association, in cooperation With the City of Irvine, Cross Cultural Services, presents the second in our continuing series...
“Your Rights as an Immigrant”
Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine
Saturday, May 8, 2004
( Click here for Schedule of Events )

News ImageJeffrey Road/OCTA Railroad Grade Separation and Roadway Widening Project
On Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Conference and Training Center, all interested parties are invited to a community meeting on the Jeffrey Road/OCTA Railroad Grade Separation and Roadway Widening Project from Irvine Center Drive to Walnut Avenue.
( View PDF )

News ImageEnergy Champion Day
The City of Irvine issued a Proclamation on March 23, 2004, declaring this day Energy Champion Day.

News ImageIranian New Year Celebration
No-Ruz, Iran's New Day or New Year, is a celebration of the spring equinox, a joyous time marking the end of cold winter winds and intense summer heat - signaling the beginning of spring.

News ImageOrange County Great Park - Ten Parks in One
Irvine City Manager Allison Hart will present an overview of the proposed development of the Orange County Great Park during a special meeting of the Irvine Senior Citizens Council on Thursday, March 18, 9am. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

News ImageMikhail Gorbachev at UCI
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mikhail Gorbachev, will be the inaugural recipient of UCI's Citizen Peacebuilding Award on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theater. He will also lecture on "The Road to a Sustainable Environment and a Safer World: A Call for Global Glasnost."

News ImageIrvine Police Department's 33rd Annual Awards Banquet
The Irvine Police Department will hold its 33rd Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

News ImageMayor Delivers State of City Report
Irvine Mayor Larry Agran delivered the 2004 “State of the City Report” at the January 27 City Council meeting which highlighted the achievements of the last 12 months and provided an overview of current and future key issues and projects.

News ImageMountain Lion Safety Tips
In light of the recent mountain lion attacks that occurred in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park on Thursday, January 9, 2003, The City of Irvine’s Animal Services Field Enforcement team would like to share with you some basic mountain lion safety tips.

News ImageIrvine Expands its Edible Landscape Garden & Bike Trail
Mayor Larry Agran and State Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura celebrated the expansion of Irvine's Edible Landscape Park and Bike Trail.

News ImageMotorized Scooter Law Designed to Protect Riders
Did you know that the rider of a gas or electric motorized scooter must be16 years of age? Read more on the latest motorized scooter laws before you let your youngster hop on board.

Visit the Irvine Police Department website by clicking here


News ImageExperience the Natural Beauty of California’s Seven Ecological Regions
The Irvine Museum
California’s Native Grandeur: Preserving Vanishing Landscapes
January 24 – May 15

News ImageDon't Let the Flu Get You!
Check out the Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this year's particularly strong flu virus.

News ImageCommunity Development Request for Proposals
CDBG Public Services, Capital Expenditures, and HOME Funds

The City is now accepting applications. For more information and to download the applications, click here.


News Image“Airsoft” Pellet Gun Notice!
The popularity of pellet guns has raised both legal and safety concerns relating to the use and possession of these items in the City.

News ImageCity of Irvine Offers Free Pine Clippings to Residents
The City of Irvine is offering FREE pine tree clippings to residents to use as “holiday greenery.” Residents can pick up their clippings at five various parking lots throughout the City. Clippings will be replenished through December 18, 2003.

News ImageCulver Drive Realignment and Widening Community Workshop
Attend this important community workshop and learn first-hand what is planned for this Project. The workshop will be held on December 10, 2003, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Irvine Civic Center Conference and Training Center. Click here for more information.

News ImageOrange County Great Park Corporation Board Inaugural Meeting
The newly formed Orange County Great Park Corporation will hold its inaugural meeting on December 5, 2003 at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center (1 Civic Center Plaza).

News ImageFamily Holiday Concert
You and your family are cordially invited for a festive afternoon of holiday cheer at the Irvine Civic Center, which will include a magical mix of sweet treats to eat and chorale music performances.

News ImageGet Your Flu Shot at the Chamber
Don't let the winter flu season get you down. Get your flu shot now by attending the Chamber's Flu Shot clinic on Monday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Chamber's office. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for visitors. Tell your friends, neighbors and business associates to get their Flu Shot at the Irvine Chamber. For more information call the Chamber at 949-660-9112.

News ImageIrvine’s Request to Annex MCAS El Toro Approved!
The City of Irvine reached a milestone today in its quest to transform the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro into a great metropolitan park. An application to annex the seven square mile military base was approved by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), ending a very long effort to make the base property part of the City of Irvine.

News ImageName that Spine Voting!
Help select a name for the Jeffrey Open Space Spine, a five-mile nature corridor linking the area’s northern foothills to the Pacific Ocean.

On-line advisory vote through December 5.

Click here or call (949) 724-6667 for more information.

News ImageIrvine Civic Center Lecture Series: The Korean American Journey
the City of Irvine in association with The Korean American Coalition of Orange County is pleased to invite you to attend a screening on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 of "The Korean American Journey" written and produced by Tom Coffman.
( View Invitation )

News ImageMichelson Drive Pavement Rehabilitation
Beginning October 27, 2003, and extending for approximately two months, the Public Works Department will be working on a pavement rehabilitation project on Michelson Drive between Harvard and Parkside.

News ImageThird Annual International Film Festival - Human Rights 2003
United Nations Association Presents
Third Annual International Film Festival - Human Rights 2003
Two days of international cinema dealing with issues of human rights.
( Film Descriptions & Program )

News ImageSustain Your Game: A Teen Forum on the Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
Your season's over with drugs! Do you know everything there is to know about performance enhancing supplements and drugs?

News ImageStrategic Planning Report for Services to Children, Youth and Families
The City of Irvine in conjunction with the Annie E. Casey foundation, the James C. Irvine foundation, Irvine Health Foundation and California State University Fullerton co-sponsored a study to develop a strategic plan for children and families in Irvine.

News ImageLittle Kids…Big Plans: A Forum on Early Childhood

An educational forum for parents of children, infant through age five, to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood development and to present existing programs and assistance in the City of Irvine.
( View event flyer )


News ImageGeo-Policing – The Wave of the Future
Getting to know your local police officer just got a little easier, thanks to the City’s newly launched Geographic Based Policing Program. Best described as a “Back to the Future” approach to fighting crime, Geo-policing is based on the 1940’s era concept of “beat” policing where officers are assigned to patrol specific geographic areas.

News Image7th Annual Inner-Coastal Cleanup Day
Hate seeing trash and debris mar the beauty of the San Diego Creek? Here is your chance to take action and make a difference!

News ImageBeyond the Limits: Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Exhibition
The exhibition will feature paintings by artists who have lost the use of their hands and who paint with the brush held in their mouth or between their toes. Free admission.
( View Exhibition Flyer (PDF) )

News ImageIrvine Chili Challenge Heats Up Irvine!
With the end of summer near, it’s time for the community to gear up for an exciting fun-filled, fall event.

Get ready for the Irvine Chili Challenge on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event, sponsored by Taco Bell, is designed to bring the community together while celebrating the Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Anniversary.


News ImagePlayground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Lounge Chair Theatre
Please join us for an evening of fun on Saturday, September 20!

6:00 pm-- Bring your family picnic basket, enjoy games and activities and Community Information Booths

6:30 pm-- Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Lounge Chair Theatre following

News ImageWalk your dog...and raise money for Irvine's homeless pets!
The Irvine Animal Care Center and the Irvine Pet Partnership present the second annual Pet Trek on Saturday, September 13, 2003! Last year's Pet Trek raised $17,000 for Irvine's homeless animals, and we're hoping to top that this year. It's easy to participate!

News ImageThe Orange County Great Park
The Orange County Great Park Plan preserves 4,000 acres of land at the former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro for open space, education and public use. For complete plan details, maps, Final EIR, Development Agreements....

News ImageLaguna Beach Community Clinic
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic has a mobile health clinic on-site in the parking lot at Irvine City Hall, offering services every Monday to all age groups.

News ImageSummer Boutique
The City of Irvine Senior Services Department and Friends of Outreach present its fourth annual bazaar fundraiser Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. The bazaar, featuring a “Summer Boutique” theme, will include merchandise from more than 20 select vendors offering a wide array of handcrafted and home décor items.

News ImagePossible Traffic Delays on Culver Drive Saturday & Sunday (July 12 & 13)
The slurry seal project on the Northbound lanes of Culver Drive this weekend may result in traffic delays. Culver Drive will be affected from the I-405 overpass to Barranca and from Deerfield to Trabuco. Work will take place from approximately 6 am to 5 pm. Suggested alternated routes include Jeffrey and Harvard. Thanks for your patience and cooperation as we work to maintain Irvine's excellent roadway system. Questions: Contact Associate Engineer Raul Garcia 949-724-7559.

News ImageMayor Agran to Present 2002 Citizen of the Year Award

On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Mayor Agran will present the Citizen of the Year Award at the Irvine Chamber’s Annual Membership Breakfast being held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. The cost to attend the breakfast is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.


News ImageAffordable Housing Options In Irvine
Click here to see the latest opportunities.

News ImageWe're looking for a few good "foster parents"!
The Irvine Animal Care Center's Foster Care volunteers take care of kittens and puppies in their homes, attending to their physical needs and giving them the handling and socialization they just couldn't get in a kennel. The IACC will hold a training session for new Foster Caregivers on Saturday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m.

News ImageSpecial Olympic/Claim Jumper “Tip-a-Cop”
On Thursday, May 8th, members of the Irvine Police Department will take their oath to "serve" and protect to a new level, trading in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays to assist servers at the Irvine Claim Jumper (located at the intersection of Culver and Alton, in the City of Irvine) during dinner.

News ImageGreat Park Planning Report Available
Click here to see the latest report (Adobe Acrobat required)

News ImageCity of Irvine Public Works Poster Contest
The Irvine Public Works Department invites all Irvine second graders
to enter a poster contest showing “How the Public Works Department helps the community.”
( View PDF )

News ImageLet's Talk Irvine...Water
On Wednesday, April 30, the City of Irvine is pleased to host a special “Let’s Talk Water” forum at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center (1 Civic Center Plaza). A panel of water quality and urban run-off experts will discuss the new Federal, State, and County rules and regulations and how they impact Irvine. And learn how you can get involved in keeping our water clean and safe. For more information, please call (949) 724-6380.

News ImageIs Your Pet the Next "Irvine Idol"?
The IACC and Irvine Pet Partnership announce the 2003 Shelter Ambassador contest! We're looking for a pet adopted from the IACC to be our shelter "spokesmodel."
( View PDF )

News ImageMunicipal Utility Public Policy Analysis
Within the past two years, the state of California experienced an energy crisis that has raised questions as to the ability of the region and investor owned utilities to continue to provide sufficient energy to meet the needs of California, the Orange County region and, in particular, the City of Irvine.

News ImageSizdeh Bedar... High Congestion Possibilities Driving in Irvine this Weekend
On Sunday, March 30, 2003, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located in the city of Irvine to celebrate the Iranian New Year “Sizdeh Bedar.”

News ImageIrvine Youth & Seniors to Participate in “Orange County Reads One Book” Program, April 9
As part of the “Orange County Reads One Book” program, The City of Irvine will host an informal book discussion on Wednesday, April 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center (1 Civic Center Plaza).

News ImageTogether we Prepare
The Orange County Fire Authority, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is offering preparedness classes to help you prepare for disasters such as earth-quakes or domestic terrorism.

News ImageEmergency Preparedness
The City of Irvine Emergency Management Office recommends that citizens be prepared for all emergencies, whether related to terrorism or other man-made or natural disasters.

News ImageThe 2002 City of Irvine Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now available
Fiscal Services is pleased to provide the City of Irvine, California Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended June 30, 2002.

News ImageRead Across America
On March 3, 2003, University Park Elementary School kicked off "Read Across America" with a visit from City of Irvine guest readers. This nationwide program encouraging reading in our school children also celebrated the birthday of Dr. Suess.

News ImageCity of Irvine Wins National Disability’s 2002 Accessible America Award
The City of Irvine was awarded the 2002 Accessible America Award, sponsored by the National Organization on Disability (NOD). This national award heralds Irvine as a model city for its focus on disability issues and its successful design of programs, services and facilities that are accessible for all citizens and visitors who have disabilities.

News ImageTerror Threat Level to High Risk
As most of you are aware, the national threat level was raised to orange earlier this week in response to information regarding potential terrorist activities. Be assured that the Irvine Police Department is monitoring the situation, and, as always, is at work keeping our community safe and well informed.

News ImageConcert and Silent Auction
Join the City of Irvine's Senior Services for an evening of entertainment, complimentary refreshments, and bidding opportunities on a variety of auction items. Funds raised will be used to support services for frail and lower income older adults and their families.

News ImageDriver's Edge: Know Yourself, Know Your Limts
The Driver's Edge is coming to your town. In 2002, over 1,200 Las Vegas, Nevada teens had the opportunity to attend this innovative and life saving program. And now, on February 22nd and 23rd the program is coming to Orange County.

News ImageJeffery Open Space Spine Community Consensus Plan
The City is accepting suggestions for a name for the Open Space Spine. If you have a comment, please feel free to forward your thoughts by e-mail, phone or fax.

News ImageFamily Arts Day
Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Families participate in hands-on workshops exploring the art and traditions of the Chinese culture. Musical entertainment, food and fun will add to the art experience.

News ImageMy Furry Valentine
A luncheon benefiting homeless pets

Elayne Boosler, one of the busiest and most popular comedians touring the country today, is our guest of honor and featured entertainer for the first My Furry Valentine luncheon!


News ImageHow to Become a United States Citizen
Don't miss this unique opportunity to get assistance in finding out how to become a US citizen. Informational programs will be presented during the day in a variety of languages and free individual consultations with attorneys specializing in immigration law will be available.

News ImageCandidates Forum for the Special Election for the Third District Vacancy of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
Meet the candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors Third District seat vacated by Todd Spitzer.

News ImageFamily Friendly Business Forum
City of Irvine Family Friendly Business Forum
December 12, 2002
Irvine Civic Center

News ImageSanta "Claws" Photo Event
Celebrate the holidays with the Irvine Animal Care Center!

Saturday, November 23
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


News ImageDisaster Planning For Pet Owners
Join us as Kay Mayfield, West Coast Regional Director of EARS, and Robin Thomson, State Coordinator of EARS, share information and suggestions that could save your pet’s life in an emergency

Saturday, November 2, 2002


News ImageIrvine Chamber of Commerce to Host “2002 ComTech”
Thursday and Friday, October 17-18
Bren Events Center at the University California, Irvine

Drawing thousands of business and professional leaders, ComTech is Southern California's premier "Technology Solutions for Business" conference. For complete details…www.irvinechamber.com

News ImageOak Creek Community Park Dedication
The City of Irvine Community Services Department is pleased to invite you to attend the Oak Creek Community Park Dedication on Saturday, October 12, 2002.

News ImageWireless Telecommunication Facility Proposed at Turtle Rock Community Park
At its regularly scheduled meeting of October 8, the Irvine City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed wireless telecommunication facility at Turtle Rock Community Park.

News Image“Irvine at the Crossroads” Lecture Series
October 9, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Irvine Civic Center
City Council Chambers
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

News ImageImagine the Possibilities 2002 Symposium
Attend this free symposium to learn more about services and supports for people with disabilities on Wednesday, October 9

News ImageVery Special Arts Exhibition
Join Irvine in the Disability Awareness Month celebration!
October 8 - 23, 2002
Irvine Civic Center

News ImageHey Kids! The City of Irvine Public Works Needs Your Help!
We have a wonderful little guy on our Website that helps teach how to walk the streets of Irvine safely.

But he has no name!

So we’re having a contest to Name Our Street Safety Guy.

News ImageLight of Unity Community Gathering and Candlelight Vigil
"Together, Creating Hope"

In remembrance of last year’s terrorist attacks on our nation, the City of Irvine will host a commemorative program and candlelight vigil on:
Wednesday, September 11, 2002, 7:00 p.m., Heritage Park Lagoon, Walnut and Yale Avenue, Irvine.

Click here for more information


News ImageCome Out & Play Irvine!
September 3-15, come and sample a class for FREE!

No registration required, no fees to pay! Just show up to play!

For an up-to-date schedule, click here.

News ImageFire in the Morning: A Pictorial Exhibit of the Mexican-American History in Orange County
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Irvine presents a display of over 100 historical photographs
Irvine Civic Center, September 10 through October 3, 2002

News ImageEnergy Efficiency & Conservation Tips for Irvine Residents
Doing your part to reduce the demand of electricity at peak times—noon to 6 pm—helps the entire state of California. These ideas will help you cut down the amount of energy you use and lower your home’s energy costs.

#2 Buy Wisely – Window Air Conditioners

When purchasing a window air conditioner, or any other new appliance, look for the Energy Star® they are more energy efficient and will help keep costs down.

  • If you use a window air conditioner, set it on low for the most savings
  • Keep all windows and doors closed
  • Close blinds and drapes to keep cool air inside


News ImagePaws on Parade
Don't miss Paws on Parade, the only fashion show where fur is in!

News ImageBe Safe and Injury Free on Fourth of July
The Orange County Fire Authority wants to remind all parents that the sale, discharge or even possession of “Dangerous” fireworks are illegal in Orange County.

News ImageCulver Drive Realignment
The City of Irvine presently plans to widen and realign Culver Drive between Campus Drive and Bonita Canyon Road. The environmental study is attached for your review. Comments must be received by June 24, 2002 and can be emailed to smurillo@ci.irvine.ca.us or faxed to Sun Sun Murillo at 949-724-7517 or mailed to Sun Sun Murillo, City of Irvine, Public Works Department, P.O. Box 19575, Irvine, CA 92623-9575.

News ImageHands of Unity Community Art Project
Together, the Irvine community will turn a simple canvas into a giant American Flag, one hand print at a time.

News ImageCity Council to Consider Northern Sphere Project on June 4
The Irvine City Council will hold a public hearing at an adjourned regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4th to consider taking action on the Environmental Impact Report, General Plan amendment, and zone change for the Northern Sphere Project. The 4:00 p.m. meeting will be cablecast live on Irvine Community Television (ICTV) Channel 30.