March 8, 2021
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Why Is Mayor Khan Delaying the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery Project?

Since she ran for the Irvine City Council in 2018, now-Mayor Farrah Khan has insisted that she supports the proposed Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery.  This past year, she has publicly and repeatedly endorsed the placement of the Veterans Cemetery on the 125-acre "ARDA" site at the Great Park.

However, since being elected Mayor, Khan has displayed no interest in moving forward with the project. 

Community Spotlight

Irvine High School Students Write COVID-19 Book

Two Irvine high school students (and siblings), Neil and Monica Pal, have written a children's book focused on helping kids deal with fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Neil and Monica's family owns a Montessori preschool, which allowed them to see firsthand how young children were confused and frightened by the uncertainty in their lives when the pandemic struck.

Wanting to help, Neil and Monica teamed up to write The COVID-19 ABC Alphabet Book.

  • Health & Safety

COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

It's been more than a year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Orange County.  We have now had 247,751 reported cases and 4,226 Orange County residents have lost their lives to the virus.  

Here in Irvine, there have been 10,209 reported cases and 76 of our Irvine neighbors have died from COVID-19. Each of those numbers represents someone's mother, father, daughter, son, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Thousands of lives have been devastated by the loss of our 76 Irvine neighbors.

Previews, Reviews & Venues

UCI’s New Slate Online: A Completely New Dimension in Dance Concerts

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the production crew for UCI’s New Slate Online dance concert mixed live and pre-recorded material, added music, and then uploaded it on Vimeo for the performance that those of us in the audience watched.  Which scenes were pre-recorded, and which were live?  There was no way to tell.

Taking the unusual “seat in the audience,” in front of my PC at home, I was surprisingly delighted by this very unique spectacle!

Science & Technology

Sign Up Now: Saturday Science Series for High School Students in April

High school students across the country are invited to participate in a series of free online workshops in April.   

The Saturday Science Series will explore the science behind the current South Pole Telescope (SPT), and the new CMB-S4 Experiment, which is a cosmological research project that uses 21 telescopes to survey the microwave sky over a seven-year period with the goal of unlocking secrets in cosmology, fundamental physics, astrophysics and astronomy.

Publisher's Perspective

UCI News

UCI: A Shining Example of Excellence in Irvine

U.S. News & World Report has named UCI one of the top 10 public universities in America for the sixth consecutive year, and UCI Medical Center one of America's best hospitals for the 20th consecutive year. 

UCI Medical Center is the only Orange County hospital to consistently rank among the nation's best medical facilities.

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