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Elderly Asian man who doesn’t speak English is missing at Laguna Woods’ Leisure World


Sa K Lee

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org

SPECIAL BULLETIN: CRITICAL MISSING PERSON

NAME: LEE, Sa K. – DOB: 08/15/1932

Mr. Lee was last seen at his residence in the Leisure World Community of Laguna Woods on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m. He has medical and memory problems and has wandered away in the past. The immediate area has been searched with negative results. He does not have access to a vehicle and is presumed to be on foot. Mr. Lee does not speak English. Read more…

 
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Thanksgiving Holiday travel tips from John Wayne Airport

John Wayne Travel Tips

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT PROVIDES THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS

In anticipation of one of the most heavily traveled holiday periods, John Wayne Airport (JWA) offers travel tips to help passengers prepare for a safe and enjoyable holiday. Passengers traveling through JWA between Friday, November 21 and Monday, December 1 will experience higher-than-normal passenger traffic due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

This season, JWA is partnering with KeepOCSafe to encourage travelers to be aware of their surroundings and report questionable objects or activities. A giant red backpack will be on display in the Riley Terminal throughout the holidays to remind passengers and visitors, “If You See Something, Say Something.”

Tips for Passengers and Visitors: Read more…

 
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O.C. Board of Supervisors accepts 2,500-acre gift from Irvine Company

2,500-Acre Gift from Irvine Company

Orange County Board of Supervisors Accepts 2,500-Acre Gift from Irvine Company

By: OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer

This week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to accept 2,500 acres of open space located within the Third District, donated by the Irvine Company to the County for preservation and public recreation. The donation provides additional connectivity to the 20,000 acres the Irvine Company donated to the County in 2010, which marked the largest single donation of land to the County in its history. The land accepted today was previously slated for construction of approximately 5,000 homes.

“The Board of Supervisors is grateful for the Chairman Donald Bren’s continued commitment to preserving open space for Orange County residents and visitors,” said Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Third District. “OC Parks has done a wonderful job caring for the 20,000 acres donated in 2010, while still allowing thousands of visitors each year to enjoy its beauty. This latest donation to the public open space in the Third District should only enhance those values and opportunities.” Read more…

 
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Supervisor Spitzer speaks at UC Irvine Health Medical Group Tustin’s grand opening

Supervisor Todd Spitzer with UCI physicians and staff

Photo: Assemblyman Don Wagner, UC Irvine Health Strategy Officer Teresa Conk, UC Irvine Medical Center CEO Terry A. Belmont, Emily Murray, Tustin Mayor Al Murray, MemorialCare Medical Foundation CEO Mark Schafer and Supervisor Todd Spitzer with physicians and staff

Supervisor Spitzer Speaks at UC Irvine Health Medical Group Tustin’s Grand Opening

By O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer

(Portions courtesy of UC Irvine Health)

Supervisor Todd Spitzer spoke at the Grand Opening of the UC Irvine Health Medical Group Tustin primary care offices. During his remarks, Supervisor Spitzer shared his experience as a patient of UC Irvine Health and UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center when he was treated for vocal cord cancer and commended UC Irvine Health for the excellent caliber of services that they provide. Read more…

 
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Orange County Sheriff’s Department announces results of DUI Court Sting Operation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Announces Results of DUI Court Sting Operation

SANTA ANA, Calif. – (November 18, 2014) – On Monday, November 17, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted an undercover ‘Court Sting’ operation at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach targeting suspected DUI drivers whose licenses where suspended/revoked or who were unlicensed drivers.

Deputies staked out offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been told of their license suspension. Eight offenders were followed by deputies from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving. While some offenders complied with the law and had alternate means of transportation, two individuals in court for DUI proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the courthouse. Read more…

 
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Irvine Police Department to conduct a DUI checkpoint on 11/21

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City of Irvine Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #11-20-14

Subject: Irvine Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, femami@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will conduct a sobriety checkpoint as part of the department’s continued commitment to reducing injury and deaths caused by impaired drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the area of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway.

The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles will be selected for further screening on a pre-set basis to ensure objectivity. Motorists will be greeted and given information about impaired driving. Driver’s licenses will be checked and trained officers will direct suspected impaired drivers to a secondary area for further evaluation. Most motorists will experience little or no delay. Read more…

 
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Seven AK-47’s found during traffic stop lead to two arrests

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Newport Beach Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #111814

Subject: Two Arrested for Firearms Charges

Contact : Jennifer Manzella, Press Information Officer, 949-644-3662, jmanzella@nbpd.org

On Friday, November 14, 2014 at approximately 8:48 pm, a Newport Beach Police Department Officer observed a green Dodge Caravan leaving a gas station near the intersection of Bristol Street South and Irvine Avenue with expired registration and an equipment violation. The officer conducted a vehicle stop for the listed violations, and contacted the two occupants of the vehicle (Cardiel and Gurule, listed above). The officer determined that Cardiel was driving on a suspended license and that Gurule was on probation. While being questioned, both suspects appeared extremely nervous.

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UCI invites local middle schoolers to watch college hoops and showcase math skills

Published on November 19, 2014 by in News

By Ian Hanigan

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Listen up, middle school mathletes — especially those of you who happen to be fans of college hoops.

UC Irvine and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation are inviting IUSD middle schoolers and their families to catch a free basketball game featuring the mighty Anteaters against the University of Texas at Arlington as part of UCI’s first-ever “Mathletics Night.”

Of course, as the name implies, there’s a little bit of a twist here. During the first half, participating students will be challenged to track game statistics and calculate percentages, with the top scorers earning prizes provided by UCI.

Each IUSD middle school student — and teacher — is eligible for up to four free tickets to the game, which tips off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Additional tickets may also be purchased. Those interested should RSVP no later than Nov. 28 by clicking here.

Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. For more information, click to enlarge the flier above.

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Read more here:: Irvine Unified News

      

 
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IUSD seeking input from local stakeholders to update three-year accountability plan

Published on November 19, 2014 by in News

By Ian Hanigan

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Parents, teachers, students, staff and community members are once again being encouraged to weigh in on IUSD’s goals for achievement and school climate as the district begins the months-long process of updating its three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan.

You may recall that the LCAP was introduced last year as a requirement under California’s new funding formula, which increased local control while allocating more resources to schools that serve low-income students, English-learners and foster youth. By law, each district’s accountability plan must be submitted in June, identifying annual goals, taking action and measuring progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including academic achievement, school climate, access to a broad curriculum and parent engagement.

At Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, Alan Schlichting, IUSD’s director of student support services, previewed the process that will be used to update Irvine’s current plan. You can scroll through his presentation here, but essentially the timetable begins with community presentations and district communications in November and December, followed by stakeholder meetings to gather input in January and February. In March and April, the community will get to review a draft of the LCAP and offer additional feedback, both …read more

Read more here:: Irvine Unified News

      

 
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8th Annual “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Fair set for Dec. 7

Published on November 18, 2014 by in Events, Irvine, News, Pets
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Irvine Shelter Home for the Holidays

City of Irvine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #14-11-18

Subject:  8th Annual “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Fair

More than 500 animals available for adoption this holiday season

Contact:  Public Information Office, 949-724-6077, pio@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA (November 18, 2014):  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. Read more…

 
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