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The Irvine Chamber of Commerce honors the latest recipients of the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship


John Colvin Memorial Scholarship

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MEDIA CONTACT: Christine Welch, 714-573-0899 x225, christine@echomediapr.com

IRVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES RECEIPIENTS OF JOHN COLVIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Students Donna Raymundo and Jana Zweigoron Awarded with $2,500 in Scholarships for Demonstrating Their Commitment to Family, Education, Fitness and Community Service

IRVINE, Calif.— May 28, 2015— The Irvine Chamber of Commerce today announced the two inaugural winners of the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship: Donna Raymundo of Northwood High School and Jana Zweigoron of King’s Academy High School. The John Colvin Memorial Scholarship remembers and celebrates John Greg Colvin, a long-time Orange County resident and key Chamber leader Donna Raymundowho was killed June 17, 2014 when his bicycle was struck by a car along Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. The scholarships were presented at the World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum recently held at the Irvine Hilton. Read more…

 
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Bye, Bye Birdie

Published on May 28, 2015 by in News

07/24/2015 to 08/23/2015 – Musical Theatre Village (MTV) is a community-based theatre serving Southern Orange County. Conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum, MTV presents five family-oriented musical plays each year, showcasing the talents of members of our community; primarily family groups – brothers, sisters, moms, dads, cousins, and school friends – all working together to create wholesome and reasonably priced family entertainment. …read more

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Guided Interpretive Hike

Published on May 27, 2015 by in News

06/06/2015 to 06/27/2015 –

Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Regional Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails.

Contact: Special Instructions: All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

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Family Science Sunday

Published on May 27, 2015 by in News

06/28/2015 to 06/28/2015 –

Free Activities in the Muth Interpretive Center classroom once a month, each with a different educational theme to explore. The activities are self guided and may include hands on exhibits, outside activities, crafts and more. Short Hike/Activity at 11am and 2pm.

Special Instructions: No registration necessary. Email unbic@ocparks.com for more information.

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Long Distance Hike in the Back Country

Published on May 27, 2015 by in News

06/27/2015 to 06/27/2015 –

Explore the beauty and diversity of Willow Canyon, Bommer Ridge, and Emerald Canyon in the backcountry of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This will be a strenuous, 7.2-mile hike (650-ft. elevation gain) over rocky, steep, and uneven terrain. We will hike through sycamore and oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, and along ridges with beautiful vistas. Participants should be fit and able to hike long distances.

Contact: Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. For you safety and comfort bring 2-3 liters of water, a hat, a hearty snack and proper hiking shoes. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fitness-hike-at-dilley-laguna-coast-wilderness-park-tickets-16485168583 Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just south of El Toro Road)

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Family Hike

Published on May 27, 2015 by in News

06/27/2015 to 06/27/2015 –

Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1000954979?s=3894207. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right.) For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2235 Sat – Sun.

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Northwood and University Receive 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award

Published on May 27, 2015 by in News

By Annie Brown

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Northwood and University high schools have been named 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools, the State’s highest recognition for public schools. Both schools were among 180 high schools to receive this prestigious designation.

The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies.

“These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”

In addition to being chosen as a Gold Ribbon School, Northwood was given an additional honor of being selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education.

“We are proud of Northwood and University teachers, staff, students and parents, who exemplify our mission to provide the highest quality educational experience we can envision,” said Irvine Superintendent of …read more

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Irvine’s City Council dumps Larry Agran’s goofy living wage ordinance

The new Irvine Council majority

Irvine has officially repealed Larry Agran’s living wage ordinance 4 to 1, according to Irvine Finance Commissioner Allan Bartlett’s Facebook page.  The only vote in support of the living wage ordinance came from liberal Irvine City Councilwoman Beth Krom.

GOP consultant Jon Fleischman had this to say about the repeal: “It will take many, many years to undo the damage that Larry Agran and his far-left liberal majority did on the Irvine City Council over a decade of ruling the city. The fact that Irvine is the ONLY city in all of Orange County with a goofy “living wage” law should say something. Kudos to the Republican supermajority in Irvine for laboring here.” Read more…

 
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Ezekial Company co-founder convicted of defrauding investors

Published on May 26, 2015 by in Crime, Dana Point, News, OCDA
Shaine Joseph LaVoie

Shaine Joseph LaVoie

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 06HF0973

Date: May 26, 2015

MAN CONVICTED OF DEFRAUDING INVESTORS IN SCHEMES INVOLVING FAKE BUYERS AND COMPANIES

SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of defrauding investors in schemes involving close-out clothing. Shaine Joseph LaVoie, 46, Dana Point, was found guilty by a jury of 12 felony counts of grand theft, 10 felony counts of using an untrue statement in the purchase or sale of a security, one felony count of theft from an elder, one felony count of forgery, and one felony count of writing a non-sufficient funds check, with sentencing enhancements for property loss over $150,000 and aggravated white collar crime over $500,000. LaVoie faces a maximum sentence of 24 years and four monthsin state prison at his sentencing July 17, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-34, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

In 1992, the defendant co-founded Ezekial, a skateboarding clothing company. He left the company in 2003. Read more…

 
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Newport Beach DUI and Drivers License Checkpoint set for Friday, May 29

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Newport Beach Police Department

Community Alert: DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Friday

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, May 29, 2015 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely. Read more…

 
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