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Fine Art Tiles by Mike Tauber

Published on April 20, 2014 by in News

Karina Onofre Banner


04/08/2014 to 04/08/2014 –

A selection of ceramic tile artworks by Laguna Beach artist Mike Tauber are on exhibit. Tauber’s works can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

The works displayed consist of hand-painted imagery on ceramic tiles, which are then combined into mosaics. The theme of this exhibition is “Golden State,” in which the artwork depicts scenes of California’s lush landscapes.

“Most of these works are inspired by places I have visited while hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or snorkeling. Viewers will recognize iconic natural locations including Mendocino, Yosemite, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and of course Orange County. As one who appreciates the outdoors, I am grateful to our forefathers for preserving these native areas and wildlife, and hope to inspire others to value them,” said the artist.

Tauber utilizes traditional ceramic painting methods along with “lost wax” painting to create his works. Now a full time artist, Tauber previously worked as an architectural illustrator and draftsman prior to becoming a fine art muralist in the late 1990s. His work has been commissioned by Whole Foods Markets, Kaiser Permanente, …read more

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The Irvine Police Dept. will take back your old prescription drugs on 4/26

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26 in Irvine

By Irvine Councilman Jeff Lalloway

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Irvine Police Department will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

This year, Irvine Police will be operating two collection sites:

• Irvine Civic Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92614
• Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, 6670 Alton Pkwy, Irvine 92618 Read more…

 
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Get two free tickets to Circus Vargas at the Irvine Spectrum!

Circus Vargas at Irvine Spectrum

Kick off summer with family fun under the Big Top when Circus Vargas returns to Irvine Spectrum Center May 1 – 19 with its new mega-hit production, Magikaria Extreme!. And we’re offering two complimentary tickets to the big show when you shop and dine at select Irvine Spectrum Center children’s boutiques and restaurants.

Spend $75 or more between April 19 – 28 at a participating children’s boutique or restaurant, or combination of, and present your qualifying receipt(s) at the Guest Services Kiosks adjacent to the Carousel and Giant Wheel to receive two free tickets, while supplies last.* Read more…

 
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Garden Grove man gets 12 years in prison for shooting up Fashion Island

Mark Sariana Gurrola

Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release, Case # 12HF3657: April 18, 2014

MAN SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FIRING SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPON AT FASHION ISLAND

SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today and sentenced to 12 years in state prison for discharging his gun at Fashion Island. Mark Sariana Gurrola, 42, Garden Grove, pleaded guilty to a court offer to 54 felony counts of shooting at an occupied building and two felony counts of aggravated assault with sentencing enhancements for the use of a firearm. The People objected to the sentence, advocating for a lengthier state prison term.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2012, Gurrola drove his white Honda Civic and parked in the Macy’s parking lot at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. He exited his vehicle armed with a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and six magazines. He raised his firearm and discharged 54 rounds of ammunition in the direction of the Macy’s building. As a result of the shooting, Gurrola caused a mother and her 4-year-old daughter to suffer injuries from being pushed by panicked shoppers, who were running for cover. None of the bullets struck the building. Read more…

 
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Jeffrey Trail Middle School earns honors at Southern California State Science Olympiad

Published on April 18, 2014 by in News

By Ian Hanigan

Jeffrey Trail Science Olympiad Team

Irvine’s newest campus is already racking up the honors.

Just before the spring recess, we learned that a team of 15 students from Jeffrey Trail Middle School picked up a trophy at the 2014 Southern California State Science Olympiad after placing fifth among middle schools.

This is an impressive feat for a school that opened just eight months earlier, particularly given the level of competition.

Science Olympiad tournaments have been likened to academic track meets, comprising 23 individual and team events covering such disciplines as biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics and technology.

The Southern California State Science Olympiad, which was held at Canyon High School in Anaheim on April 5, featured more than 60 middle and high school teams. To check out the middle school results, click here. And for high school results, click here.

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Open House Review: 59 Darlington

Published on April 17, 2014 by in News

By Karen

Last month, I reviewed two condos in Northwood Pointe’s Greystone Villas neighborhood, each with the same floorplan. This weekend, I happened to find a third condo with the exact same layout on the market. As of April 14, the first one I reviewed at 447 Ridgeway is still on the market (59 days) for $515,000, while 159 Islington is now pending with a list price of $529,000. The newest one, 59 Darlington, has been on the market for 23 days and is listed at $529,888. Let’s see how it compares to the others.

The basics:
Asking Price: $529,888
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,300
Lot Size: N/A
$/Sq Ft: $408
Days on Market: 23
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built: 1998
Community: Northwood Pointe, Greystone Villas

HOA dues are $286 ($40 + $246) per month and there are Mello Roos.

While the other two condos are both listed at 1,260 square feet, this one is listed at 1,300. I don’t see any actual differences in size and wonder if it’s just rounded up for the listing.

Personally, I like this unit more than the other two. The laminate wood floors, which are in all rooms except the bathrooms, are a really nice color and in excellent condition. …read more

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Elderly woman missing in Laguna Niguel

ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SPECIAL BULLETIN

ENDANGERED MISSING PERSON – Alicia Coto

Ms. Coto was last seen on April 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. leaving her residence, located on Pallazo, in the city of Laguna Niguel. Ms. Coto suffers from several medical issues, and may be in need of medication. Ms. Coto utilizes a walker, but left her residence without it. Ms. Coto also left her residence with no identification and possibly no money. Ms. Coto does not have a vehicle and would most likely be traveling on foot. Read more…

 
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Irvine Open Houses: Our Top Picks for the April 19th Weekend

Published on April 16, 2014 by in News

By Sean Rees

bridgeport Irvine Open Houses: Our Top Picks for the April 19th Weekend Value Real Estate Irvine, CA

Open houses are on the rise. Which ones should you go to this weekend?

We celebrate the steady resurgence in traditional real estate practices like open houses, which are serving as we suspected, as a compliment to the modern internet-centered real estate consumer. As part of the celebration, we’re going to pick our four favorite open houses scheduled for this weekend in Irvine and ask for you to review them. Naturally, you are welcome to visit Irvine open houses of your own choosing as well and review them also herein (all Irvine open house reviews are welcome), but here are our picks to take note:






85 Bridgeport, Northwood, Irvine

Saturday April 19, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm



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59 Splendor, Woodbury, Irvine

Saturday April 19, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm



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ASIVC and Student Trustee Elections — Vote Now!

Published on April 16, 2014 by in News

By Brittany Ramchandani ​Vote for your 2014-2015 ASIVC officers and Student Trustee April 16-20. Please use the following link https://survey.socccd.edu/survey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=2014Elections. Vote now! …read more

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Bicycling Trails in Irvine and Orange County

Published on April 16, 2014 by in News

By Sylvia Walker

Last week I wrote about the Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA) bicycling safety workshop that was to be held at Irvine City Hall. This week I am continuing the theme of bike riding in Irvine and Orange County.

Irvine has been recognized as “best” in many categories, and, at times, this has included the accolade of best bicycling city. This might be due to Irvine’s Bicycle Transportation Plan, which resulted in an extensive system of bike trails—over 300 lane miles of on-street and 54 miles of off-street bikeways.

If you like bicycle riding, you might try one of the Irvine bike trails found in the map above. You might also be interested in some other Orange County bike trails. And for the hardcore bike enthusiast, you might be interested in joining the Bicycle Club of Irvine (BCI), which is open to residents of Irvine and other areas.

You can find other information related to bike riding in Irvine and Orange County, including the City of Irvine Interactive Bikeways Map and the

OCTA Bikeways Information Page and Interactive Map, at this link.

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