The Pacific Life Foundation has awarded $10,000 to The Paul Merage School of Business’ LIFEvest financial literacy program. Sponsored by the school’s Center for Investment & Wealth Management, the annual program takes place during the summer, providing money management education to underserved high school freshmen and sophomores.
“Equipping today’s youth with the tools to gain financial self-reliance and well-being can help them reach a bright future,” said Lee Anne Maki, associate director of the CIWM. “This is the second time our program has received this gift from the Pacific Life Foundation, and we thank them for their continued support in helping us set the standard for excellence in financial literacy education throughout the communities we serve.” Continue reading
UCI expert helps map migration of air pollution risk to regions far from factories
Irvine, Calif., March 29, 2017 – The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the factories that produce these goods and on the other side of the world from where they’re consumed. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists quantify and map the shift of environmental and health burdens brought on by globalization and international trade.
“The way manufacturing and commerce are structured in the world today means that air pollution mortality is being felt disproportionately by people living in or near producing regions, often far from where goods are consumed,” said paper co-author Steven Davis, associate professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine. Continue reading
An unidentified man described as being about six-feet-tall, possibly Hispanic and wearing dark clothing drove a stolen vehicle through a shopping center parking lot at the 3900 block of Irvine Boulevard at around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the O.C. Register.
He evaded capture by getting out of the car and running through a grocery store, according to the Irvine Police Department. Continue reading
Historical maps, botanical illustrations, watercolors and prints valued at $4.7 million have been donated to UCI’s School of Humanities by various sources during the past two years.
Pieces of the collection not only are on display but have been incorporated into art, history and art history classes. Continue reading
IUSD is pleased to announce that David Burke has been named as the new Principal of Culverdale Elementary School. Mr. Burke is well known to the staff, students, and community as he currently serves in a leadership role supporting Mr. Jetzer as a teacher on special assignment. He was selected from a talented candidate pool in a competitive selection process that included staff and community input and participation. Mr. Burke has been a successful site leader at Culverdale for the past three years and was a respected teacher at various grade levels in Irvine Unified from 2000 – 2014. Mr. Burke will officially make the transition to principal on July 1, 2017.
Mr. Burke brings a student-centered learning approach to his work and is familiar with the Culverdale community and IUSD’s culture of excellence. He is committed to ensuring that all students learn to their maximum potential and to fostering innovation through collaboration with teachers, staff, students, and families. Continue reading
Leonardo Pimental Sanchez, a career criminal, was convicted Wednesday of killing an aspiring model more than two decades after her battered body was found in an Irvine orange grove, according to the O.C. Register.
Sanchez, now 59, was found guilty of first-degree murder, by an Orange County Superior Court jury, but the jury was not able to agree with the prosecution’s charge that the murder happened during a rape. Continue reading
IPSF SURPRISES FIVE IRVINE TEACHERS WITH OVER $100,000 IN INNOVATIVE GRANTS
Irvine, Calif. March 21, 2017- In celebration of Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s (IPSF) 20 years of impact, the foundation surprised teachers and students at five Irvine schools with $20,000 innovative grants totaling $100,000. Each year, IPSF offers teachers and staff in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) the opportunity to apply for funds through the Innovative Grants Program including the Innovative Teaching Award Program (ITAP), Innovative Counseling Award Program (ICAP), and the Mega Innovative Award Program (M-ITAP). The purpose of this grant program is to support innovation in schools by awarding funds to enhance curriculum and improve the educational experiences of students. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 17HM02716
Date: March 20, 2017
*Some rescued puppies are available for adoption from the Irvine Animal Care Center
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – A woman was charged with animal abuse today for illegally selling puppies that were suffering from viruses and parasites through a fake rescue organization. Megan Ann Hoechstetter, 42, Cypress, is charged with 20 misdemeanor counts of keeping an animal without proper care and two misdemeanor counts of animal abuse by a caretaker. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in county jail. Hoechstetter is scheduled to be arraigned on April 28, 2017, in Department H-8, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
Hoechstetter, who has previously used names Megan Ann Nunez and Megan Ann Choate, ran a business called Pawlosophy, which she falsely represented as an animal rescue. The defendant is accused of charging approximately $400 for each 8-week-old dog. Hoechstetter is accused of advertising and selling the puppies without seeking veterinary care. Continue reading