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Persian book festival coming to Irvine

When Bahareh Hedayat wanted to find immersion classes in Persian language and culture for her young children, she couldn’t find any close to home. So the Irvine resident created her own language immersion and cultural center. The non-profit, Bahar Kids, now is gearing to host its second annual Persian Children’s Book Festival on Feb. 24. Children reading “I spy with my little eyes” — in Persian — during a language immersion class at Bahar Kids in Irvine. (Courtesy of Bahar Kids) Persian au...
Tags: News, Education, Immigration, Sport, Culture, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Ucla, Southern California, San Bernardino, Irvine, Newport Beach, UC Irvine, U S Census, L A County


Former Centinela Valley school board members say they didn’t vet ex-superintendent’s contract

Two former Centinela Valley school board members testified Tuesday that they didn’t spend much time reading the generous contract they approved for ex-Superintendent Jose Fernandez nearly a decade ago, and they didn’t notice a handful of provisions that dramatically boosted his pay. Jose Fernandez the former Centinela Valley Union High School District superintendent in court during the second day of the preliminary hearing in his corruption case in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January. 29, 2019. ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Suarez, Fernandez, Los Angeles Superior Court, Molina, Irvine, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Griffith Park


Conflict between UC Irvine professors plays out on social media

IRVINE — A public dispute between two UC Irvine professors played out on Twitter Tuesday, prompting university officials to announce that one of the professors was given a police escort. Professor Kathleen Treseder, the chair of the school of ecology and evolutionary biology, claimed on Twitter that she has been harassed by professor Richard Symanski, who denied the allegations in an email to City News Service. Treseder tweeted that Symanski sent her a copy of his memoir and noted portions of th...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Higher Education, Sexual Harassment, UCI, Irvine, UC Irvine, City News Service, Francisco J Ayala, Howard Gillman, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


How off-campus college living boosts local poverty rates

The “starving student” is more than a stereotype of a challenging slice of one’s life. College kids are a noteworthy economic force for a campus and its surrounding community — both good and bad. Ponder a recent Census Bureau report that shows how coed’s off-campus living boosts local poverty rates. When the census compiles the traditional poverty rate, it tabulates those among the civilian population living on less than poverty incomes. They are older than 15 and not “institutionalized” — those...
Tags: Business, College, Los Angeles, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, Higher Education, Local News, Orange County, Cal State Fullerton, Boone, Los Angeles County, Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Irvine, Appalachian State University


How Redlands Unified allowed a predatory teacher to groom and abuse students for years, costing the district millions

It didn’t take long for Kevin Patrick Kirkland to single out the 15-year-old girl, a student in his freshman math class at Redlands High School. The girl had a difficult life — born in South Africa to a drug-addicted mother and adopted from an orphanage by a couple who subsequently moved to Redlands and put down roots. Suffering serious health problems and learning disabilities including fetal alcohol syndrome and dyslexia, she began her freshman year at Redlands High School in August 2013. Soci...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, Sport, Ap, Soccer, South Africa, Philadelphia, Local News, Wood, Shell, Baker, Palm Springs, Stewart, McDonald


Although dad, daughter are separated by an ocean, Father’s Day bonds are strong

There’s 6,248 miles and an entire ocean separating Tracey He and her dad, but distance shrinks to nothing when there’s blood-bonds and love. She is an 18-year-old graduating senior at Dana Hills High. Her father is a practicing surgeon in Beijing. Following his divorce five years ago, father and daughter only manage to get together once a year when she flies to Beijing. But with FaceTime, they see each other whenever they want. Tracey He, 18, right, waves to her father Xiaodong He on her iPa...
Tags: News, Education, Australia, China, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Facetime, San Bernardino, University of Washington, Johnny Cash, Irvine, Tracey, Laguna Niguel


For Canada’s Jackson Rowe, Cal State Fullerton was the perfect fit

Cal State Fullerton forward Jackson Rowe, right, grabs the rebound before UC Irvine forward Jonathan Galloway during the Big West Tournament mens final in Anaheim on Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer) Cal State Fullerton’s Jackson Rowe during practice at the Titan Gymnasium in Fullerton on Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018. The Titans play Purdue Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Detroit. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
Tags: Utah, College, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Soccer, Brooklyn, Grenada, Wyoming, College sports, Ncaa, John, UC Davis


Tommy Rutherford, surging UC Irvine dismiss Cal State Northridge

Cal State Northridge’s Jason Pipkins is fouled as he drives to the hoop past UC Irvine’s John Edgar Jr., left, and Brad Greene during the first half of their Big West Conference game on Wednesday night at the Bren Center. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) UC Irvine’s Tommy Rutherford dunks past Cal State Northridge’s Mahamadou Kaba-Camara during the first half of their Big West Conference men’s basketball game in Irvine on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/O...
Tags: College, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, College sports, UC Davis, Turner, Jones, Northridge, UCI, Rutherford, UC Santa Barbara, Irvine, Greene, UC Irvine


10 years of change: What new census says about 20 Southern California cities

Big cities got bigger and a couple mid-sized cities exploded. Immigration didn’t change as much as you might think. And while property values haven’t fully recovered, post-recession, the cost of renting a home or apartment has surged, adding to conditions that have resulted in broad jumps in homelessness. Those are some of the ways in which Southern California has changed over the past decade, according to Census Bureau estimates released to the public today. Though the census numbers show some ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Rent, Local News, Orange, Growth, Southern California, Ontario


A 3,350-Song Playlist of Music from Haruki Murakami’s Personal Record Collection

Music and writing are inseparable in the hippest modern novels, from Kerouac to Nick Hornby to Irvine Welsh. It might even be said many such books would not exist without their internal soundtracks. When it comes to hip, prolific modern novelist Haruki Murakami, we might say the author himself may not exist without his soundtracks, and they are sprawling and extensive. Murakami, who is well known for his intense focus and heroic achievements as a marathon and double-marathon runner, exceeds...
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Fourth-year to study applied mathematics with Churchill Scholarship

Fourth-year Seth Musser has won a Churchill Scholarship, the most prestigious foreign fellowship for students in the sciences. The scholarship offers Musser full funding to pursue a master’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge, beginning in fall 2017. Musser said the courses he will pursue at Cambridge will provide the mathematical foundation he needs to prepare him for research in high-energy theory—specifically, the quest to find string theory’s implications for the o...
Tags: College, United States, Cambridge, Albert Einstein, University of Cambridge, Einstein, Rube Goldberg, Riemann, Irvine, Seth, Musser, Enrico Fermi, John W Boyer



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