BlizzCon Virtual Tickets Are Even Better Than The Real Thing

 The ultimate weekend for geeking out over games has come and gone. For the 12th year of Blizzard Entertainment’s epic BlizzCon, tens of thousands of people packed the Anaheim Convention Center to join the festivities centered around the 27-year-old Irvine company’s PC-based gaming products. On November 2nd and 3rd, fans basked in previews of upcoming gaming content, Q&A panels featuring game developers and voice actors, exclusive demos of new gaming …

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Election 2018: The Results

Mayor and City Council Irvine’s heated election season is officially at an end, for now. While some votes are still being tallied, it is safe to conclude that incumbent mayor Don Wagner has been re-elected to serve another two-year term in the city’s highest political post. Irvine will also welcome two new faces to the Irvine City Council: Anthony Kuo and Farrah Kahn. Kuo is a lifelong resident of Irvine and currently …

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Jewish Faith Remains Unwavering Within the Local Irvine Community

In the days after 11 Jewish people were senselessly killed at the Tree of Life Congregation in Philadelphia and the Irvine orthodox synagogue, Beth Jacob along with Irvine Valley College were graffitied with anti Semitic words of hate, the faith remains unwavering within the local Irvine community. “The mood is cautious but resilient,” acknowledged Yisroel Ciner, temple rabbi at Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine. “We recognize that there are haters …

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SPACES Brings Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Experience to Irvine

Irvine’s latest addition to an increasing list of enticing activities is a virtual reality experience called “Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future,” where you suit up in cool gear and participate in a resistance mission with your friends. This mission takes place in the middle of the bustling Irvine Spectrum Center – one of Orange County’s most popular entertainment lifestyle destinations that attracts more than 17 million visitors annually. Burbank-based …

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ELECTION 2018: City Council Preview

Irvine City Council candidates in their own words: What are their priorities? What do they stand for? What is their commitment to our community?    Election season is upon us. While state and national politics dominant most media coverage, Irvine has an important election deciding our city’s future and the leaders who will guide it. Irvine is a model city for not just Orange County but the state and the …

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ELECTION 2018: Irvine Mayoral Preview

Candidates for mayor of Irvine explain in their own words: What are their priorities? What do they stand for? What is their commitment to our community?    Election season is upon us. While state and national politics dominant most media coverage, Irvine has an important election deciding our city’s future and the leaders who will guide it. Irvine is a model city for not just Orange County but the state …

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Welcome to the Irvine Weekly

Irvine is in many ways the city of the future. That statement isn’t a surprise to anyone who lives or works within its 66 square mile radius. The community has rapidly become Orange County’s metropolitan hub. Bustling with trendy restaurants, a relatively young demographic, an emerging art scene, a thriving job market, incredible schools, safety, diversity, world-class higher education institutions and creative, well-planned dwellings, not to mention lots of open …

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