• UC Irvine water polo star seeks Olympic gold

    UC Irvine water polo star seeks Olympic gold

    Tara Prentice, the all-time leading scorer in women’s water polo at UC Irvine, will play center for the U.S. team as it aims to make history with a fourth consecutive gold medal at the Paris Olympics this month.

  • Two Irvine Olympians

    Two Irvine Olympians

    Golf: Rose Zhang It’s official: At 21, Irvine’s Rose Zhang will be the youngest golfer to compete in the Olympics since 1904. Zhang, one year…

  • Beckman wins second CIF baseball title

    Beckman wins second CIF baseball title

    Beckman High School secured its second CIF Southern Section Division 3 baseball championship with a 2-1 victory over St. John Bosco in a thrilling fashion.

  • Athletes of the year

    Athletes of the year

    These Irvine graduates performed at the highest level.

  • Irvine gymnast bound for Summer Olympics

    Irvine gymnast bound for Summer Olympics

    Annaliese Dragan of Irvine will vie for a gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics at the Summer Olympics in Paris.

  • Aromatic native plants bring sensory dimension

    Aromatic native plants bring sensory dimension

    We all know that a flower’s colorful blooms are designed to entice bees, butterflies and other pollinators that play a role in a plant’s reproduction. But did you know scent […]

  • California native plant of the month: Chaparral currant

    California native plant of the month: Chaparral currant

    Chaparral currant (Ribes malvaceum) is a deciduous native shrub with fragrant, nectar-rich pink tube flowers that dangle like chandelier clusters. Peeling red-brown bark adds to…

  • New hiking trails

    New hiking trails

    Civic leaders and outdoor enthusiasts celebrate the opening of Red Rock Wilderness area, now available for you to enjoy.

  • 10,000 STEPS

    10,000 STEPS

    Start your day with a relaxing hike at Bommer Canyon.

  • The view is good from the top

    The view is good from the top

    Irvine’s park system has been named No. 1 in California and No. 4 in the United States by the Trust for Public Land – for…


  • Space tourism launches a new venture in Irvine

    Space tourism launches a new venture in Irvine

    Space tourism got a boost – literally – in June when Virgin Galactic launched four paying customers on an hourlong journey that featured a bird’s-eye view of planet Earth and three minutes of near-weightlessness.


  • City to establish new preserve

    City to establish new preserve

    Irvine announced plans to acquire and close the All American Asphalt plant in North Irvine and transform the area into a natural open space preserve.

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