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Irvine Global Village Festival set for Sept. 26

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26
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Irvine Global Village Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 949-724-6077, creem@cityofirvine.org

Irvine Global Village Festival set for Sept. 26

IRVINE, CA (September 2, 2015): Experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 14th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. Recognized as one of the best cultural festivals in Orange County, this daylong celebration features more than 100 musical, dance and demonstration performances; international cuisine; a Kids Village with crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace. Read more…

 
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Irvine Police Chief to retire and his Deputy Chief will take over the department

Mike Hamel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 949-724-6077, creem@cityofirvine.org

Irvine Police Chief Dave Maggard Announces Retirement

Deputy Chief Mike Hamel Appointed as Successor by City Manager

IRVINE, CA (August 27, 2015): City Manager Sean Joyce announced today the retirement of Irvine Police Department (IPD) Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. after 13 years of distinguished service to the Irvine community.
Chief Maggard has served as IPD Chief of Police for 12 years and Deputy Chief for one year. During Chief Maggard’s tenure, the City of Irvine was recognized as the safest city in America for 10 consecutive years. His leadership and vision have earned the Department national recognition for crime victims care, excellence in criminal investigations, innovative use of technology, support of members of the National Guard and Reserves, and use of volunteerism in emergency preparedness. Chief Maggard has served as President of the California Police Chiefs Association, President of the Orange County Chiefs of Police and Sheriff’s Association, California’s representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, and has just completed his appointment by Governor Brown as an inaugural member of the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Chief Maggard has been recognized for building community partnerships with schools, houses of worship, and multicultural groups, and leading an organization known for excellence in customer service and contemporary policing strategies. Read more…

 
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New Director of Community Services announced

Laurie Hoffman

Director of Community Services Appointment Announced

IRVINE, CA (September 2, 2015): City Manager Sean Joyce has appointed a new Director of Community Services. Laurie Hoffman begins work in Irvine on September 28.

Chosen from a nationwide recruitment, Hoffman most recently held the position of Director of Recreation, Marketing and Communication for the Fox Valley Park District in Aurora, Illinois, where she served 12 years in the second largest park district in Illinois with more than 233,000 residents. Fox Valley Park District contains aquatics centers, senior centers, a performing arts center, sports complexes including ball fields, soccer fields and tennis courts, and a four-court indoor athletic field house. The District is also home to natural resource centers, a nature park and historical farm museum. Read more…

 
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New Director of Irvine Community Services announced

Susan Emery

Director of Community Development Appointment Announced

IRVINE, CA (August 20, 2015): City Manager Sean Joyce has appointed a new Director of Community Development. Susan Emery begins work in Irvine on September 8.

The department is entrusted with planning the City’s residential communities and commercial/industrial centers, as well as ensuring construction complies with building codes. Read more…

 
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Brews & Brats

Published on September 2, 2015 by in News

10/07/2015 to 10/28/2015 – Chef Jason will bring a taste of Oktoberfest to EATS Kitchen & Bar this fall with German brews and housemade bratwursts and sauerkraut. Every Wednesday for lunch and dinner, he’ll be serving up a Brews & Brats menu and seasonal selection of draft beers for $15. …read more

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Chef Jason’s (Bavarian) Sunday Family Supper

Published on September 2, 2015 by in News

10/04/2015 to 10/25/2015 –

Chef Jason’s popular Sunday Family Supper takes on a Bavarian twist this October. Guests can gather around the table for Oktoberfest-inspired favorites like schnitzel, kielbasa, spaetzle, German potato salad and braised cabbage. It’s a meal the entire family will love, and without the clean-up at home.

Reservations recommended through OpenTable.

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Bavarian Beer Flights

Published on September 2, 2015 by in News

10/01/2015 to 10/31/2015 –

Lederhosen or not, Red Bar and Lounge is serving up Oktoberfest-inspired beer flights that will make guests feel like they’ve made the trek across the Atlantic. Choose four beers to round out a fall flight with selections like Wiehenstephaner or Coronado Brewing Oktoberfest – a local fall highlight. Prost!

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Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party

Published on September 2, 2015 by in News

10/31/2015 to 10/31/2015 – For this inaugural Halloween Costume Party at Red Bar and Lounge, bartenders will serve up spooky concoctions like the Witch’s Brew, The Ghostbuster and The Vampire’s Bite, and party-goers will be judged in a costume competition for most original, scariest and best group costume to score some scary – yet awesome – prizes. …read more

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Chocolate Wasted

Published on September 2, 2015 by in News

10/28/2015 to 10/28/2015 –

Guests can celebrate National Chocolate Day and get “chocolate wasted” with an exclusive event at Red Bar and Lounge. For the ultimate in decadence, Pastry Chef Maggie and Head Mixologist Gabe will pair chocolate creations with fine whisky selections like milk chocolate caramelized bar with Michter’s American Whisky or dark chocolate truffle with Deanston Virginia Oak.

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Former Irvine Regional Medical Hospital doctor convicted of tax evasion after defrauding a charity fund

Bruce Allan Hagadorn

Bruce Allan Hagadorn

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 15HF0303

Date: August 31, 2015

PHYSICIAN CONVICTED OF TAX EVASION AFTER MISAPPROPRIATING $220,000 IN DONATIONS FROM HOSPITAL FUND FOR CHARITY FOUNDATION

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – A physician was convicted today of tax evasion by failing to file personal and business state income tax returns after he misappropriated $220,000 from a hospital fund that was designated for donations to the Hoag Hospital Foundation. Bruce Allan Hagadorn, 56, Newport Beach, pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of willful failure to file tax return with sentencing enhancements for property damage or loss over $200,000, and aggravated white collar crime over $100,000. He was sentenced to one year in jail, three years formal probation, and paid restitution in full today to the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) for $103,865 and $250,000 to the medical staff of Irvine Regional Hospital.

At the time of the crime, Hagadorn was the Chief of Staff at Irvine Regional Hospital and served as a board member of the Medical Executive Committee. Read more…

 
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