ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
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Date: July 20, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help in identifying potential additional victims of a music teacher who was charged today with committing lewd and lascivious acts on two students under the age of 14 from his music school, “Music Town.”
Defendant: Randal “Randy” Letcher Scott, 57, Irvine
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Tucked away inside the courtyard of the Woodbridge Village Center lies a secret wrapped in a little 925 square foot studio that could.
Dancing Keys Music Studio proudly announces its one of a kind piano lessons to the residents of Irvine. The studio offers a unique playing-based piano method, an innovative practice app and proprietary Power of Two piano lessons Continue reading
STEM CELLS MADE FROM SKIN USED TO GENERATE NEW BRAIN CELLS
UCI-led study to advance understanding of the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease
Irvine, Calif., (April 25, 2017) — Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.
The finding marks an important step in the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for targeted approaches to better understand and potentially treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. These iPS cells are derived from existing adult skin cells and show increasing utility as a promising approach for studying human disease and developing new therapies. Continue reading
Coleman Michael Pickell, a 23-year-old former walk-on water polo coach for University High School in Irvine, has been sentenced to four years of probation and 15 days of community service in lieu of jail time for having sex with a 17-year-old student, according to the O.C. Register.
Pickell, an Irvine resident, was arrested in October and charged with six felony counts including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. He pleaded guilty to one felony count of sexual intercourse with a minor who is three years younger than the perpetrator, on Monday, April 17. Continue reading
UCI RESEARCHERS SEEK ANSWERS TO FIND ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION; ANNOUNCE URGENT NEED FOR CLINICAL TRIAL PARTICIPANTS
Irvine, Calif. (April 17, 2017) – UCI MIND, Orange County’s only state and federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, is calling on Orange County residents age 65 to 85 who have normal memory function to help in meeting its urgent need for study participants in an active clinical study now underway. The researchers are hoping to find new ways to prevent, slow, and/or stop Alzheimer’s disease before it begins.
“The need for this research is immediate,” explains Dr. Joshua Grill, Co-Director of UCI MIND. “More than 84,000 people in Orange County are now living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is going to increase substantially over the next decades. The more rapidly we can fill the need for study volunteers, the sooner we can find ways to prevent this disease through research.” Continue reading
Two high school students in Irvine has each won a $40,000 college scholarship from Edison International in their pursuit of a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree. They are among 30 students from throughout Southern California Edison’s service territory who were chosen for their academic success and demonstrated financial need as part of the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
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EVENT: EXPERIMENT, EXPLORE AND PLAY WITH THE FAMILY AT THE STEAM CARNIVAL & IPSF BIRTHDAY BASH
Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is excited to present the third annual STEAM Carnival on Saturday, April 22. A creative twist on the traditional carnival, this family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
This event is also a 20th Birthday Bash in celebration of IPSF’s 20 years of impact in Irvine! You won’t want to miss this epic party with activities for all ages including a “Cheers to 20 Years” beer and wine garden, live music featuring the band, The Brevet, student performances, and local food trucks. 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
The University of California Irvine’s medical club M.E.M.O. (Medical, Educational Missions & Outreach), a student run non profit, is planning to go to Vietnam and Laos this summer take donations for programs such as heart surgeries and school scholarships. Last year they were able to raise $100,000 and fund 12 heart surgeries due to their annual fundraising gala.
Memo is hosting their annual Open Our Hearts 2017 Gala this year on May 7, in order to raise the money for funding the heart surgeries and school scholarships in Vietnam and Laos. They also will conduct dental and pharmacy clinics in rural communities in Vietnam and Laos. Click here to donate to MEMO online. Continue reading