Acjachemen Experts and Jeffrey Toobin Speak at UC Irvine About the Law Today and Friday

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Jeffrey Toobin, shown at the 2007 Texas Book Fair, speaks at UCI Friday.
The UC Irvine School of Law hosts experts on American Indians in Orange County today and a CNN senior analyst and New Yorker staff writer who will likely face a sell-out crowd on Friday. (And for those playing the home version, yes, I did check to make sure these events are open to the public ... this time.)

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Go to Mammoth Mountain for the $59 Lift Tickets, Stay for the Many Spring Events

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Rail don't fail me now ...
Let's say you have a season pass to some other ski resort, but you want to schuss across that 60-inch base at the top of Mammoth Mountain before it all melts away this spring. You are now being enticed to do so with a $59 lift ticket given to anyone who walks up to a ticket window and flashes a season pass from a non-Mammoth ski area.

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Jeb Bush Making Dough Run to Newport Beach

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Jeb Bush, a.k.a. "The Smart One," will be wound up in back and dropped on Newps.
You know Jeb Bush must be a serious contender for president when:

1) Mud is slung that he had a separate email account while governor of Florida (Rush was right, he is just like Hillary!).
b.) He's coming to Newport Beach next week to scoop up campaign cash.

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UCI OCEANS Initiative Aims for a Sea-Plus by Uniting University Disciplines and Community

There is much work to be done, students!
UC Irvine is crowing (albatrossing?) about "one of its boldest experiments yet: a brand-new research and education initiative called UCI OCEANS." No, the eggheads are not filling Aldrich Park with what those geeks in Chem 101 call "H2o." In this instance OCEANS stands for Oceans, Changing Environments, Arts and Nearshore Societies. Think of an interdisciplinary cooperative dedicated to the deep blue sea.

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Marvel at the Spider-Man Costume World Record Attempt in Anaheim THURSDAY

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Time to get pumped up.
Anaheim may be the site of a world record Thursday as the Honda Center tries to become the location where the most people are dressed head-to-toe in Spider-Man costumes at one time.

Making it into the Guinness Book of World Records is fine and all, but just make sure someone checks where those costumes came from lest we have a hazmat situation.

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Erin Gruwell Comes Back to UCI for Screening of Documentary on Her Freedom Writers

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Erin Gruwell and her kids
In April 2012, Erin Gruwell came back to a town she used to reside in for a Newport Beach Film Festival screening of Stories From an Undeclared War, Dennis Rice's documentary about Gruwell's experiences teaching at Long Beach's Woodrow Wilson High School and beginning her Freedom Writers Foundation.

On Wednesday, Gruwell comes back to her alma mater--UC Irvine--to do that same thing, although the picture now goes by Freedom Writers: Stories From an Undeclared War.

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Francisco Ayala, Distinguished UCI Biologist, to Speak on Separation of Church and Science

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John J. Templeton (left) and Britain's Prince Philip flank 2010 Templeton Prize winner Francisco Ayala at Buckingham Palace.
Francisco Ayala, the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine, shares "Darwin's Greatest Discovery: Design Without Designer" with the Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Saturday.

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District Attorney Tony Rackauckas' Letter to PreventingAbuse Conference: Update

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Tony Rackauckas (left) and Todd Spitzer won't meet at conference.
UPDATE NO. 2, MARCH 20, 8:30 A.M.: As mentioned in the first update, Tony Rackauckas will not attend the PreventingAbuse Conference in Santa Ana today and tomorrow. But the words of Orange County's district attorney will be there, in the form of a letter to be read that follows after the jump ...

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Top Sports Moments List Honors Mike Trout While Disrespecting Him and Orange County

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Mike Trout at No. 9? WTF?
If the UC Irvine men's basketball team, which won the Big West Tournament title game Saturday and the Anteaters' first NCAA bid since becoming a Division I program 38 years ago, continue their dream season by knocking off heavily favored Louisville this Friday, perhaps that will crack the top 10 list of 2015 greatest sports moments in the Los Angeles/Orange County region.

Because it sure ain't easy to make the list from this side of the Orange Curtain.

For 2014, we're represented by only one major shining moment--waaaay down at No. 9.

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Paging Richard Gere: The Dalai Lama to Celebrate 80th Birthday in Anaheim and Irvine

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The Dalai Lama will make his first visit to Anaheim and his third to Irvine in July.
The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday in Orange County and the public is invited, it was announced Thursday.

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