I just got back from the Royal Oak Pool where the Irvine Swim League's (ISL) Oak Creek Orcas faced off against the Deerfield Bluefins and the Park Paseo Northstars. Dozens of youth athletes in the pool were cheered on by parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends. Ancient Greeks, and later Nineteenth century British historians, believed that sports helped reinforce discipline, fairness, honesty, and courage within athletes. Today, when not in school, youth athletes are jugglin
Irvine has incredible ties to the Olympics and a remarkable history of supporting athletics. In the piazza at Irvine City Hall, visitors can find tiles recognizing Irvine residents and students who have represented our country, and indirectly our city in the Olympic Games. Irvine resident Dotsie Bausch is a seven-time USA Cycling National Champion and 2012 Summer Olympics Silver medalist. Irvine High graduate Amanda Beard, as well as Irvine-born Aaron Peirsol, and Jason Lezak
Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of the Irvine Children's Fund unanimously re-elected Irvine Planning Commission Chairman Anthony Kuo to serve a second term as an Honorary Board Member. In addition to Kuo, the Board also named the following individuals to serve for the 2016-2017 term: Haytham Al-Sayed, TIAA-CREF Dan Borland, Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate Marcy Brown, Hoag Hospital Irvine Scott Carman, Velocity Productions Mary Curren, Community Leader Greg Goodr
Growing up in Irvine, I attended Alderwood Basics Plus School (when it was on the north side of Woodbridge), Lakeside Middle School, Woodbridge High School during my freshman year, and graduated from University High School. I couldn't be more grateful for the top notch education I received. In fact, each year, Irvine schools are at the top of all sorts of rankings, statewide and nationally. Irvine Valley College, Concordia University, Brandman University, and of course, the U
During World War I, the Salvation Army served soldiers donuts. And, in 1938, the Salvation Army held its first "National Donut Day" as a way to raise money for the needy during the Great Depression. Today, we have dozens (yes, pun intended) of establishments throughout the area who serve the delicious round treats. As my public service to you, and as a another shameless plug for #shopIrvine #dineIrvine, here are some places in town where you can celebrate National Donut Day!