By Annie Brown
Superintendent Terry Walker delivered the State of the Irvine Unified School District in a new video, which can be viewed by clicking here.
State of the District topics include: Continue reading
Southern California Accounting Firm Haskell & White Promotes Four in Tax and Audit Departments
IRVINE, Calif. (January 24, 2017) – Haskell & White, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting films, has promoted two employees in the Tax Department and two in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department.
The Irvine, Calif.-based firm has more than 70 staff members in Orange County and San Diego, and prioritizes employee training and growth as well as promoting from within. Continue reading→
A window at Mission Motorsports, a motorcycle shop at 1 Doppler, was smashed by thieves at around 10 p.m. on Sunday. The thieves made off with three Honda generators worth about $900 each, but they did not steal any motorcycles, according to the O.C. Register.
K9 police dogs were used to search the building but police officers did not find any trace of the suspect or suspects, according to the Irvine Police. Continue reading→
OVER 550 STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN WINTER BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT IRVINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
Students to Compete in Winter Bowl on January 28 as Part of the Irvine Tournament of Champions; School with the Most Points Receives Champions Cup
WHAT: Irvine Public Schools Foundation in partnership with the Matt Leinart Flag Football League will host the 3rd annual Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, January 28. The Winter Bowl is a school-based tournament, with teams comprised of players from individual schools in the city of Irvine, including boys and girls teams in grades three through eight. Continue reading→
EUGENE, OR, January 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Bachelors in Engineering Degrees for 2017.
The United States’ global competitiveness has become a national priority, and with it, efforts to increase the number of U.S. students seeking degrees in engineering and computer science, evident at the federal level in the America COMPETES Act, which authorized $43.3 billion in federal spending in science, engineering, mathematics and technology research and education programs. Continue reading→
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Debuts Children’s Specialty Center in Irvine with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach debuted the Children’s Specialty Center – its newest pediatric outpatient center in Irvine – during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Responding to the health care needs of the community, the new Children’s Specialty Center provides specialized pediatric care for infants, kids and teens in a range of specialties including orthopedics, pulmonology, neurology and gastroenterology – with ear, nose and throat specialists coming soon. Continue reading→
IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2017): Marc Joffe, Director for the California Policy Center, which oversees the California Transparency Project, has released a nationwide study that places Irvine No. 1 among major cities in fiscal strength.
The Fiscal Health Index, published in The Fiscal Times, ranks 116 American cities with a population of more than 200,000. Irvine received a perfect 100 score.
Five factors were used to rank cities: Continue reading→
Homewood Suites by Hilton Opens New Hotel in Irvine
Home-Like Amenities and Spacious Suites Give Travelers Added Value
IRVINE, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va. – December 30, 2016 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Irvine John Wayne Airport. Offering 161 new suites, the hotel furthers the brand’s expansion in California, following a year of success after the brand reached its 400th property milestone.
“As the center of Orange County, Irvine’s tourism market has positively impacted the city’s economy, bringing more nearly $600 million in tourism spending alone*.” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Homewood Suites Hilton. “This new Homewood Suites hotel helps meet the growing demand for lodging as tourism growth continues, providing travelers with comfortable, value-driven accommodations with the amenities our guests expect.” Continue reading→
Irvine Police Arrest Woman for Peddling Sick Puppies
Irvine, Calif. – The Irvine Police Department on Wednesday arrested Megan Ann Hoechstetter on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to crimes against animals. Hoechstetter was arrested after selling a sick puppy that died a week after it was purchased by an Irvine family. Nineteen puppies were found in her possession.
Hoechstetter, 42, of Seal Beach is accused of setting up a fake rescue organization online and using the website to sell animals she may have obtained from Mexico that had not received proper healthcare. Hoechstetter, who was operating under the name Pawlosophy, was apprehended with six puppies in her possession. Police believe she may have operated under other false businesses names. Continue reading→
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case #’s 16ZF0008, 16ZF0009
Date: January 10, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County Grand Jury unsealed indictments last week on welfare fraud and perjury charges for two women. Liza Marina Sandoval, 43, Irvine, was indicted Nov. 15, 2016, by the Orange County Grand Jury on one felony count of aid by misrepresentation over $950 and three felony counts of perjury by false application for aid (Case # 16ZF0008). If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of six years and eight months in county jail plus restitution. Sandoval was arraigned on the indictment on Jan. 6, 2017, and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on March 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. Continue reading→