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First Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Orange County

On Jan. 25, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) confirmed the first Orange County case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Santa Ana, tracing the source to a traveler from Wuhan, China, the origin of the disease.

City of Irvine Installs Hybrid Traffic Control Device on Alton Parkway

The City of Irvine has installed a new traffic control system on Alton Parkway as a way to better warn drivers of the high levels of pedestrian foot traffic in the area.

Planned Parenthood Endorses Attorney Lauren Johnson-Norris for Irvine City Council

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) offered an early endorsement for Irvine City Council candidate Lauren Johnson-Norris, the current Chair of Irvine’s Community Services Commission.

The Formation of an Auto Bubble and Its Threats to Irvine’s Car Industry

The automotive industry seems to have pulled itself into an economic bubble that is similar to the U.S. mortgage bubble that burst in 2008, thereby triggering a global financial crisis.

Irvine’s Housing Crisis – How Housing Insecurity Is Affecting Both Students and Residents in Irvine

Orange County’s housing market experienced the slowest start to a year since the Great Recession in 2009. In fact, the first quarter of 2019 has been the “third-slowest-selling” quarter since 1988, as reported by the Orange County Register.

UC and CSU Campuses Now to Offer Medication Abortion Services Under New California Law

Students at California public universities will be able to access abortion by medication services at campus Student Health Centers by 2023, under the groundbreaking College Student Right to Access Act (SB 24).

Free Ride-Sharing Service From Hyundai Kicks Off in Irvine

BotRide, a free and autonomous vehicle service, was launched in Irvine by Hyundai on Nov. 4.

Measles Exposure at Disneyland

A Los Angeles resident infected with measles visited the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, Orange County and a Starbucks store in Palms, Los Angeles on Oct. 16, potentially exposing hundreds to the disease. According to a news release by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, health officials issued warnings to visitors and suggested that they “should contact their health care providers if they have not been vaccinated.”

One Injured One Killed in Irvine Home Invasion

Police and firefighters responded to a report of an injured man claiming to have been assaulted in his Bayleaf Lane home on Oct. 26. Upon arriving at the scene, the injured man directed the officers to another victim in the house who was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

LAX Bans Curbside and Taxi Rideshare Services

“LAX-it”, pronounced “LA exit”, is a new, designated pickup area where rideshare services are required to go in order to pick up their passengers.

Quality Customs Distributions Move Headquarters from Irvine to Frisco

Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a fast-food industry supplier of various industrial supplies and machinery for a number of fast food restaurants in Irvine, will soon be moving their Irvine headquarters to a new complex in Frisco, Texas in Jan. 2020.

High Temperatures and Dangerous Winds Spark Numerous Wildfires Across California

In response to raging wildfires throughout the state caused by dangerous winds, dry conditions and abnormally high temperatures, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency on Friday, Oct. 25.

OPINION

The World Should Learn From Taiwan In Fighting The COVID-19 Crisis

If the world learns from anyone about how to handle the COVID-19 crisis, it should learn from Taiwan. Despite its close proximity...

Letter From The Managing Editor: Addressing Faulty Assumptions Made By The ASUCI Senate Parliamentarian

Usually a letter of this nature comes from the Editor-In-Chief, but given that the Editor-In-Chief is the reporter in this situation, this...

Chancellor Gillman, It’s Time To Cancel Class

Editor’s Note: Today, March 10, UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman released an email stating that UCI will be transitioning to a remote learning...

ENTERTAINMENT

UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness

Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama...

“Onward,” Pixar’s Latest Original Film, Is An Emotional Standout

The 2010s marked a dominance of sequels for Pixar, with the studio releasing only four original films during the decade — “Brave,”...

Bakugo And Deku Finally Team Up In the Beautifully Animated Movie “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”

It is no surprise that it has become a smash hit at the box office as it left fans, both old and new, craving more and setting the bar high for future anime films to come.

SPORTS

COVID-19’s Effect On Sports

The day began like any ordinary day at UCI on Tuesday, March 10.

UCI Men’s Basketball Suffers Defeat To CSUN 72-70 On Senior Night

The UC Irvine Men’s Basketball team lost to the Cal State Northridge Matadors in their final regular season game ending 72-70 at...

UCI Men’s Volleyball Defeats Grand Canyon University In Four Sets

No. 7 UCI Men’s Volleyball team defeated No. 8 Grand Canyon University Antelopes, 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18) on Feb. 28 at...