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Free family-friendly STEM fair coming to Irvine on Oct. 12

The Help Group’s STEM3 Academy, the only K-12 school in the nation to provide a STEM curriculum to students with social and learning differences, announces the return of the Very Special Innovation Fair to Los Angeles and its first year in Orange County. The free, family-friendly event is a showcase of discovery and imagination that…

Four people charged with kidnapping an Irvine woman for ransom

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Four people were charged today with multiple felonies in connection with kidnapping an Irvine woman and holding her for ransom. Ezra Schley, 71, and Yang “Rose” Wang, 37, both of Huntington Beach, Reha Soylular, 54, of Newport Beach, and George Armando Medrano, 34, of Norco, were each charged with one felony…

Irvine man shot dead during an illegal marijuana deal in Garden Grove

Garden Grove Homicide Detectives worked through the night and followed up on several leads. At approximately 1:30 a.m., detectives conducted a high risk car stop on a suspect vehicle leaving a hotel in Venice Beach, California. Three male suspects were taken into custody without incident and were transported to Garden Grove Police Department. After further…

Power outage impacting 28,000 in Irvine; Care and Reception Center set up at Northwood High

An electrical fire at a substation at Jamboree and Michelson in Irvine has caused a power outage impacting 28,000 customers, Southern California Edison reports. Power is expected to be out at least through the night. A Care and Reception Center for those affected by the power outage has been set up at Northwood High School,…