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Burt’s Eye View

Aug 28, 2018

Burt’s Eye View

Portola steps up on the Gridiron Portola High School, coached by former Irvine High star Peter Abe, launched its first varsity football season on Aug.…

Pumping gas in the center of town

Aug 5, 2018

Pumping gas in the center of town

This Irvine Service Station stood on Central Avenue (now Sand Canyon) in Old Town Irvine – near the coffee shop, where regulars had their own mugs, and the Irvine Store, where farmers picked up mail from 92 brass post office boxes.

This 1877 building holds the story of Irvine

Jul 30, 2018

This 1877 building holds the story of Irvine

Although it may seem out of place nestled next to the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course, the Irvine Historical Museum is the most historic spot in the city; not merely for the artifacts inside, but for the actual building itself.

Shakespeare in OC’s best little theater

Jul 26, 2018

Shakespeare in OC’s best little theater

A strange, nautilus-shaped structure appears each summer at UC Irvine. It’s called the New Swan Theater, where professional actors and UC Irvine students share the small stage to present Shakespeare in front of packed houses five nights a week from early July through September.