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Helpful Information & Phone Numbers

EMERGENCY SERVICES

For Emergencies: Dial 911

Police Department:
Irvine Police Department
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
phone: 949-724-7000

Fire Protection and Emergency Services are provided by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).
OCFA main line: 714-573-6000
OCFA public information: 714-573-6200

LIBRARIES

Heritage Park Regional Library 14361 Yale Avenue
Irvine, CA. 92604
949-936-4040

Offers:
Offering a variety of resources and services with particular strengths in business, visual arts, and biographies. The Library has extensive electronic resources, Internet access, and a large collection of periodicals in print or microform.

Katie Wheeler Library
13109 Old Myford Rd
Irvine, CA. 92602
714-669-8753

University Park Library
4512 Sandburg Way
Irvine, CA. 92612
949-786-4001

 

POST OFFICE LOCATIONS



Irvine Main Office
15642 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine

Harvest Station
17192 Murphy Ave, Irvine

East Irvine Station
14982 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine

University Station
4255 Campus Dr Ste A100, Irvine

Northwood Station
1 League, Irvine

Phone: (800) ASK-USPS

UTILITIES

Cable TV:
Cox Communications 949-546-2000

Gas:
The Gas Company 800-427-2200

Electricity:
Southern California Edison 800-655-4555

Trash collection:
Waste Management (949) 642-1191

Water:
Irvine Ranch Water District (949) 453-5300

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Education

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Irvine public schools are served by:

Irvine Unified School District
Phone: 949-936-5000

For more information on Orange County Education, please visit our education page.

Colleges & Universities:

University of California, Irvine

Premier Institute and research facility. One of 63 universities nationally elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
949-824-5011.

Preschools & Private Schools:

Child Development Centers

Our preschool programs develop and grow school readiness skills leading to success in school and beyond. Our curriculum provides a balance of child discovery and teacher guidance and is aligned with the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks and the K–12 content standards. Our literacy and math curricula are research based and developmentally sequenced. The teacher led activities actively engage children in concept development and skill building experiences.

Half and Full Day Programs are available. Schedule a tour to learn more. Available Now - Free part-day program for those that qualify. No fees required.

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Kids Institute for Development & Advancement
Integrated, individualized private school for children with autism

KiDA School offers an individualized education for students on the autism spectrum, including classroom education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, behavioral therapy, and social development. Qualified teachers work with licensed therapists to provide a comprehensive curriculum using KiDA's integrated approach to learning.

For more information, visit our website or call (949) 222-2214.

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LePort Schools
Preschool - 3rd grade

At LePort's beautiful and spacious Irvine San Marino campus, your child can enjoy a high quality early education and elementary school program. By choosing LePort, you enable your child to make the most of his precious childhood. Their unique program, which combines rigorous academics with a strong focus on personal development, will prepare your child, mind, body and spirit, for the adventure of life.

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Pacific Academy
A Private Preparatory School for Ages K-12

Pacific Academy cultivates students’ natural abilities and strengths using a holistic and individualized approach. With a 1:10 teacher-to-student classroom ratio, students receive individualized attention and have more opportunity to explore their dreams and talents. Also, learning is not limited to the classroom. Outdoor education, field trips, and volunteering shape each student’s character in positive and meaningful ways.

For more detailed information, please call 949-398-5288.

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Spectrum Montessori
Infant program through Kindergarten

At Spectrum Montessori, our Christian based Montessori preschool offers high quality education lead by dedicated and caring Montessori trained teachers. Our prepared classrooms are equipped with materials for early learning which offer an exciting array of choices to inspire your child to reach his or her highest potential. To meet the needs of working parents, we offer full and part-time academic programs, as well as extended childcare services and summer camp.

8673 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Foreign Language Classes for Kids:

LangoKids Irvine
Hola, Bonjour! Welcome to LangoKids Irvine!

Lango Kids Irvine is a full-immersion foreign language program that teaches Spanish and French to kids ages 1-10 at our facility in Irvine! Classes, taught by native or near-native speaking teachers, are 45-minutes for toddlers and 1.5 hour classes for kids 4 and up. Our low teacher-student ratio classes are designed to help your child achieve his/her higher potencial and love for the langauge. Language Immersion Camps are also available! For classes and Camp Lango pricing and location, contact us or visit our website by clicking the link above.

Art Classes :

Mission: Renaissance
Fine Art Classes for children, teens & adults
The World's Leader in Fine Art Instruction

Students of all ages learn how to draw and paint beautifully using our proven, easy to learn, step-by-step method. Receive personalized, one-on-one instruction from highly trained, caring instructors. Call for a Free Introductory Lesson - 18 studios - including Laguna Niguel, Irvine, RSM and Anaheim Hills.


Irvine Location: Woodbridge Village Center
4606 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA
(800) 430-4278

K-12 Public Speaking, Debate & Leadership Program:

QD Learning
K-12 Public Speaking, Debate & Leadership Program

Critical Thinking, Communication & Lifelong Skills.

Students will find their voice through participating in this public speaking, debate and leadership program. Program participants will develop critical skills such as thinking on their feet and building sound arguments. This series of classes will also help students develop interview skills, problem-solving & teamwork as well as learning to develop communication skills such as empowering themselves through public speaking and voicing their opinions. This is a great opportunity for participants to build lifelong friendships with teammates and participate in competitive speech and debate tournaments.

Lindero Edutainment
5 Corporate Park Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606

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Hospitals & Health Care

HOSPITALS

Nearby medical treatment:

 

Hoag Hospital Irvine
(949) 764-4624
16200 Sand Canyon, Irvine 92618

UC Irvine Healthcare
(714) 456-7890
101 City Drive South, Orange 92868

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949-837-4500

Chiropractors:

Kenneth D. Erickson, D.C.

The goal of chiropractic care is the detection, treatment, and prevention of pain and dysfunction. Dr. Erickson's goal is to have you leave his office feeling better than when you walked in. His practice offers a staff of chiropractors and therapists with seven treatment rooms and a fully equipped soft-tissue therapy center. Dr. Erickson is available for emergency treatments outside office hours, and has even been known to make house calls!

Located in the heart of Orange County just off the 5 freeway on Culver Drive, in the Irvine Family Health Center building. There is ample free parking.

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PainCare Medical Group

PainCare is the leading integrated pain treatment center that combines spinal intervention, disc decompression, chiropractic adjustment and physical rehabilitation all conveniently located in Irvine, in the heart of Orange County.

Dr. Yousef Beshqoy, Chiropractor at PainCare, enjoyed a busy practice in Beverly Hills before moving to Orange County several years ago, preferring our area's calmer and more orderly environment. Dr. Beshqoy combines the inherent recuperative power of the body with Chiropractic treatment principles to help patients recover. "PainCare offers an unique opportunity for integrating mainstream medicine with chiropractic, focusing on the common goal of best patient care."

Irvine Dentists:

Irvine cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott RiceRice Dentistry
Optimizing our patients' oral health in a luxurious environment while unmatched value is delivered by our team of highly skilled and trusted dental professionals.

Rice Dentistry in Irvine California has provided some of the best in class cosmetic dentistry for over three decades. Dr. Scott Rice is a trusted and well respected member of several dental societies among them are the American Dental Association and the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum. As a cosmetic dentist he provides porcelain veneers, dental bridges, dental crowns, Strickland Facelift Dentures, sedation dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, teeth whitening, routine cleanings for preventative dentistry. View our website for some amazing before and after pictures and testimonials.

Dermatology:

Charles R. Sexton, General & Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Sexton has amassed years of clinical experience and employs the most advanced techniques for both medical and cosmetic dermatology. In Dr. Sextons state-of-the-art facility in Irvine, you will be provided with the most advanced skin care while being treated in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Spinal Decompression:

Orange County Spinal Decompression Center

Utilizing the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression unit which is the industry leader in the treatment of severe or chronic low back and neck pain. Its breakthrough technology provides relief from severe back and neck pain by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs -- without surgery or other invasive procedures. The Orange County Spinal Decompression Center is located Off the 5 Freeway on Culver Drive in The Irvine Family Health Center Building.

Vascular Surgeons in Irvine:

Gary Nishanian, MD
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Specialist
Offices in Mission Viejo & Irvine

Dr. Gary Nishanian, a board-certified vascular surgeon serving both North Orange County and South Orange County has been providing comprehensive treatment of vascular disorders for the past 12 years. Combining expertise, empathy, compassion and advanced surgical skills, Dr. Nishanian is able to provide his patients with exceptional care, and is available for each patient every step of the way. Conditions treated include Minimally Invasive Vascular Interventions, Hemodialysis Access, Varicose & Spider Veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis and most other Vascular conditions.

Women's Health Care in Irvine:

Orange Coast Women's Medical Group - Over 30 Years Experience
Expert OBGYN Physicians in Irvine, Laguna Hills & San Clemente

OCWMG is the leading group of providers in Orange County focused on OBGYN care.

Obstetrics
- Preconception through post-partum care
- Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC
- 4D Ultrasound Technology
- Gestational Diabetes Management (GDM)
- Adjacent to The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial
- Private labor, delivery & recovery suites
- Voted Top 100 Hospitals in 2010
Wellness & Gynecology
- One Day Comprehensive Screenings
- The latest Pap technology
- HPV testing and STD screening
- Diagnostic testing: Ultrasound & Bone-Density
- Menopausal Care
- Medical Weight Loss
- Family Planning/Contraceptive Counseling
- In-Office Gynecological Procedures

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Parks, Sports & Recreation

Irvine Park Information

City of Irvine Community Parks page

click here

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William R. Mason Regional Park

Situated near the UCI campus and Irvine business district, this county park has two sand volleyball courts.

LOCATION:
18712 University Drive
Irvine 92612-2601
(949) 923-2220 or (949) 923-2223

Sports Camps & Sports Training in Irvine

Team 13
Speed/Agility Athletic Training Program

Serving youth athletes, TEAM 13 is designed to take players to the next level by developing self confidence and emphasizing character development. The programs unique combination of skills, fundamental development combined with speed, agility & quickness makes it the most complete training program operating in Orange County. Lessons and camps are designed from beginners (age 6), held in Irvine and will be given from Collegiate athletes. Please contact 949-500-1328 for more information and schedule your free evaluation.

Dog Park:

Central Bark

Opened in 2000, the Central Bark dog park features almost three acres of open field for off-leash play. Park facilities include, watering facility for dogs, handicap accessible, main yard with a separate fenced area for small or frail dogs & portable toilet facilities.

Location:
Central Bark
6405 Oak Canyon
Irvine

Information:
949-724-MUDD

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Shopping & Services in Irvine

Irvine Shopping:

Irvine Spectrum Center  - Irvine
- Voted #1 entertainment venue in Orange County
Address & Phone:
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine (949)753-5180

- Laguna Hills Mall - Laguna Hills - Easy to get to, easy to shop
(10 minutes away)

More Orange County Shopping

Animal Rescue :

Irvine Animal Care Center

5-acre facility houses more than 3,000 homeless animals every year. In the spring of 2000, the IACC introduced THIRD CHANCE FOR PETS, an innovative and life-saving program that allows us to rescue adoptable pets from other area shelters where they might not have the opportunity to find homes. THIRD CHANCE has saved the lives of over 2100 animals in the first three years of the program!.

6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine
(949) 724-7740 phone

Bail Bonds:

Angels Bail Bonds
Agents are standing by to assist you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

This family-owned bail bond company has been helping their neighbors all over the state of California get loved ones out of jail since 1958. Compassionate, professional Bail experts know the ins and outs of each jail in the Orange County, and are pros at helping first time defendants post bail for charges from DWIs to Domestic Violence. Their affordable bail bonds service includes fast, easy approval for signature bonds, flexible financing options and no documentation if you’re a homeowner. Their team of bail bond agents are highly trained, knowledgeable professionals with decades of experience working with the intricacies of the California bail bonds industry.

Irvine Farmers Markets:

Tuesdays
9 AM - 1 PM (rain or shine)
Historic Park at the Irvine Ranch
13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine
Affiliated with Orange County Farm Bureau Sponsored Certified Farmers' Markets. California certified farmers' markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure he/she actually grows the commodity being sold.
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Saturdays
8 AM - Noon (rain or shine)
Irvine Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus
(across from UCI)
Affiliated with Orange County Farm Bureau Sponsored Certified Farmers' Markets. California certified farmers' markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure he/she actually grows the commodity being sold.
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Sundays
10 AM - 2 PM (weather permitting)
The Great Park in Irvine, Marine Way off Sand Canyon
Affiliated with Orange County Farm Bureau Sponsored Certified Farmers' Markets. California certified farmers' markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure he/she actually grows the commodity being sold.
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Photography Studio:

Jennifer Jensen Custom Portraiture
Capturing the precious moments in time

Jennifer creates vintage black and white or sepia hand-painted portraits of children, families and artistic maternity. She offers an extensive wardrobe for your convenience ranging from newborn sizes to adult. Since founding her studio over a decade ago, Jennifer Jensen has become one of the most prominent children's photographers in Orange County. Her studio is centrally located in Irvine. Jennifer is very experienced in dealing with children from newborn to adolescent. Children have fun and feel safe in the caring and comfortable environment provided. *Special Complementary Photo Session when you mention this ad.

Places of Worship:

Mariners Church

Whether you've attended church your whole life, or never step foot in a church even once, Mariners is a safe place to bring your doubts, questions, and curiosity - regardless of your beliefs or background. Mariners invites you to take a look around and see some of the opportunities they offer for people at any age or stage of life.

5001 Newport Coast Drive
Irvine (Newport Coast Drive and Bonita Canyon Drive)
Phone: 949.854.7600

RV & Boat Storage:

Magellan RV/Boat Storage

With three locations to store your recreational vehicles, boats and specialty vehicles. Magellan storage provides safety, convenient hours and a hassle-free experience with their state of the art surveillance, 24-hour, 7-day a week access, and amenities such as trickle charger receptacles for indoor tenants, a dump station and wash amenities for all customers, and a friendly staff to help you.

Facilities located in Costa Mesa, Irvine, & Torrance. Check their website for special offers.

Wine Storage:

The Wine Cellar Club
Professional Wine Storage Designed for the Discriminating Collector

Located in Irvine and established nearly 20 years ago in 1992, the Wine Cellar Club is the largest full service wine storage facility in Orange County, California. They provide the perfect 570F and 65% RH environment fine wines need for superb development. They set the standard for deluxe wine storage with a vast array of options to satisfy every wine collector's dream. Wine Cellar Club amenities include happy hour at their facility, wine delivery receiving, a wine library and private party rooms.

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Nearby Restaurants, Bakeries

Lulu's Creperie Cafe
24781 Alicia Pkwy Suite E
Laguna Hills

Dining at Lulu's is like being in the French country side. Indoors or out on the lovely patio is truly a French experience. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the prices are right. At Lulu's, each patron is greeted as you would an old friend. This is a real treasure of a restaurant. Serving such classics as quiche, crepes and escargots to croque monsieurs, French onion soup and eggs Florentine.

For a list of Orange County Restaurants listed by city, please click here

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Hotels & Lodging

Irvine Marriott
Just Blocks from John Wayne Airport Featuring Newly Renovated Lobby and Lounge

Whether you're traveling to Orange County for business or pleasure, the Irvine Marriott Hotel places you in the center of it all. This hotel features a newly renovated lobby and lounge with indoor and outdoor gathering space and is ideally situated minutes from famous Orange County beaches, world-class Irvine shopping, Disney, golf, and entertainment. Located just two blocks from the John Wayne Airport, our guests enjoy complimentary shuttle service that provides a relaxing and hassle-free arrival experience.

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