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Court slaps Irvine for approving the 2400 Barranca project

IRVINE, Calif. (August 30, 2021) – In a victory for long-established business owners in the Irvine Business Complex (“IBC”), Orange County Superior Court Judge Kirk H. Nakamura has voided the City of Irvine’s approval of a 600,000 square-foot office complex proposed by Gemdale USA of Pasadena and ordered that a new Environmental Impact Report for…

The Irvine Police are searching for a hit and run driver in a black Jaguar XJ

The Irvine Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying the driver of a black Jaguar XJ who struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in a crosswalk. On Friday, August 12, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a 31-year-old woman was crossing Encanto at Molino in the City of Irvine when she was struck by a passing…

Driver convicted of murdering two women in high-speed 2017 DUI crash in Irvine

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 26-year-old Irvine man was convicted today of two counts of second-degree murder for killing two women in a high-speed 2017 drunk driving crash in Irvine. The driver had been warned just before the crash that he should not be driving after a night of heavy drinking. Norman Martin, 26, of…

1980 cold case murder of Irvine woman finally solved by using DNA

The 1980 murder of a 42-year-old Irvine wife and mother has been solved by the Newport Beach Police Department through the use of investigative genetic genealogy and new forensic crime solving techniques. Kenneth Elwin Marks has been identified as the person responsible for the murder of 42-year-old Judith “Judy” Nesbitt, who was killed on November…