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City Hall / Irvine Man, Lake Forest Woman Die in Motorcycle Crash
« Last post by SoCal on Today at 03:46:51 AM »
Can not sleep. I know the girl's family. They are from my church. Yesterday was hard. Everyone is obviously in shock from the accident.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/forest-720655-motorcycle-mckeown.html

LAKE FOREST – Two people died early Sunday morning after flying off the motorcycle they were riding, police say.

The woman on the back died at the scene and the man driving died at a local hospital about 30 minutes later.

Oscar Ochoa, 27, of Irvine and Caitlin McKeown, 20, of Mission Viejo, were heading southbound on Muirlands Boulevard in Lake Forest when the motorcycle hit the curb near north of El Toro Road, said Lt. Jarrett Kurimay of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. They both ejected.

It is unknown if the pair were wearing helmets or other safety gear, and it is also unknown whether alcohol or drugs were involved, Kurimay said.

As of 3 p.m., several people had posted about the deaths on Facebook.

One man, Abdul Malik, whose Facebook profile says is the owner of Lake Forest business Hookups Vapors, called said Ochoa was “like a brother” and said Mckeown and he and just started talking again.

“I just saw you,” he wrote of McKeown. “You always had a smile on your face, you could never frown and when you did I would just stare at you until you smiled and laughed.”




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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Last post by iacrenter on Today at 12:26:01 AM »
i've always wondered how much of a fire hazard going that deep would be.  i drive the toll road frequently and there's a sign right where neighborhood 1 phase 2 starts, that says 'entering hazardous fire area'

I have the same concerns but technically OH falls outside the high fire danger zone. But I call BS. Even being next to the border is not good.

The future gated Altair neighborhood (Great Park) will be in the fire danger zone and even Portola HS looks like sits on border.

The Santiago Fire in 2007 burned parts of Orchard Hills and reached all the way to Portola Pkwy.

The fire jumped over Portola and into the northernmost tip of Stonegate.

Portola Springs was similarly affected and yes, the fire did jump over Irvine Blvd to what is now the new high school.  It also affected what is now Baker Ranch 2.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-375080-flames-santiago.html?graphics

You are right. I remember all the charred eucalyptus trees along Irvine Blvd at the current Crean Lutheran sports field. There were brush fires along the 241 backing PS and along the 261 by OH neighborhood 1, phase 2.
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Food and Dining / Re: EMC Seafood and Raw Bar (LA Ktown, Irvine too!)
« Last post by LosOlivosDweller on Yesterday at 11:15:51 PM »
I went there last sat around 1-2pm. Had shrimp tacos and uni pasta. They were good. Service was excellent, too.

I still want to try the lobster roll and garlic noodle.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Last post by WTTCHMN on Yesterday at 11:12:53 PM »
i've always wondered how much of a fire hazard going that deep would be.  i drive the toll road frequently and there's a sign right where neighborhood 1 phase 2 starts, that says 'entering hazardous fire area'

I have the same concerns but technically OH falls outside the high fire danger zone. But I call BS. Even being next to the border is not good.

The future gated Altair neighborhood (Great Park) will be in the fire danger zone and even Portola HS looks like sits on border.



The Santiago Fire in 2007 burned parts of Orchard Hills and reached all the way to Portola Pkwy.

The fire jumped over Portola and into the northernmost tip of Stonegate.

Portola Springs was similarly affected and yes, the fire did jump over Irvine Blvd to what is now the new high school.  It also affected what is now Baker Ranch 2.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-375080-flames-santiago.html?graphics

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Owner's Issues / Re: Birds
« Last post by iacrenter on Yesterday at 10:52:43 PM »
Under "SHTF" and "WROL" conditions when there is no phone service to call the police, and the police force has already fallen apart (See: Katrina),
When SHTF or WROL happens in Irvine, the massive avocado groves in Orchard Hills will provide an endless supply of nutritious and high calorie avocadoes. Orchard Hills is the preppers dream.

When SHTF is right if everyone in Irvine is only eating Avocados. Better make a Costco run before the Big One hits:


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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Last post by iacrenter on Yesterday at 10:30:53 PM »
i've always wondered how much of a fire hazard going that deep would be.  i drive the toll road frequently and there's a sign right where neighborhood 1 phase 2 starts, that says 'entering hazardous fire area'

I have the same concerns but technically OH falls outside the high fire danger zone. But I call BS. Even being next to the border is not good.

The future gated Altair neighborhood (Great Park) will be in the fire danger zone and even Portola HS looks like it sits on border.

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Water Cooler / Re: Get Ready For The Big One
« Last post by daedalus on Yesterday at 09:52:32 PM »
I'm putting all my eggs in the "stay home" basket.  I also came to the conclusion long ago that there's no way I'm getting very far with my family.  I have everything I need to ride it out for a while at home....food, water, weapons, generator, tools, etc.  I've done some work to strengthen the foundation, but there's more I should get done soon.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Last post by lovingit on Yesterday at 09:43:44 PM »
Neighborhood 2 - Corte Bella - sold out, Strada and the Condos are almost sold out, Terrazza should be sold out by the end of the year, but not built out, townhomes will probably go into 2017. Neighborhood 1 (Original Groves/Gated Area) still has the communities above (Models open next month?), Trevi's part 2 and the huge homes to be built by Toll Brothers. The original neighborhood 1 "The Groves Gated Area" is almost completed, but there is more to the Groves yet to be built...

Nice sum up and just want to add to the above comment.  The developer divided gated OH neighborhood 1 into 4 phases.  The phase 1 is the area that is almost completed and they will open phase 2 next month with Varenna.

Is neighborhood 2 only Varena?
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Water Cooler / Re: Get Ready For The Big One
« Last post by iacrenter on Yesterday at 09:26:45 PM »
The problem will be worse than Katrina or Rita. If California is lucky we might get a few seconds notice from an early warning system. By the time people hit the highways, there may not be safe infrastructure left to drive on. Paris better buy one of these to drive up through the orchards:

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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Last post by dethman on Yesterday at 09:10:07 PM »
i've always wondered how much of a fire hazard going that deep would be.  i drive the toll road frequently and there's a sign right where neighborhood 1 phase 2 starts, that says 'entering hazardous fire area'
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