• Big-time player

    Big-time player

    Portola High basketball star Kira Watanabe has tallied over 1,000 points and 500 assists in her career.

  • Water polo star’s career is taking flight

    Water polo star’s career is taking flight

    Northwood High water polo player Michael Abshier, who shattered a number of school records, looks to continue his success at the Division 1 college level…

  • Cooper Stearns is hungry for a CIF banner

    Cooper Stearns is hungry for a CIF banner

    Irvine High School junior Cooper Stearns has a dream: to lead the Vaqueros basketball team to its first CIF playoffs in nine years.

  • Tennis twins

    Tennis twins

    They’re just sophomores, but twins Kenzie and Kylie Nguyen have helped put the Portola High girls tennis team on the map, while setting individual records.

  • Irvine teen at U.S. Open

    Irvine teen at U.S. Open

    Last month, 17-year-old Learner Tien, of Irvine, stepped onto tennis’s most grandiose court – the 23,859-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open – to…

  • New ways to explore Irvine’s wilderness

    New ways to explore Irvine’s wilderness

    Hikers, bikers and picnickers now have new ways to enjoy Irvine’s northern open space crown jewels: over 20,000 acres designated a “Natural Landmark” by state and federal agencies for their biological and geological treasures.


  • Junior innovators 

    Junior innovators 

    Audrey Kim was named one of America’s top 300 junior innovators for her science project that protects bees.

  • AT&T orders electric vehicles from Rivian

    AT&T orders electric vehicles from Rivian

    An Irvine-based electric vehicle maker will provide custom vans, trucks and SUVs to AT&T under a new program aimed at cutting carbon emissions and improving safety. Rivian Automotive will begin […]


  • 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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