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UC Irvine as Backdrop for “Apes”

“Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” was the fourth of the five original “Apes” movies, all produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Set in a dystopian 1991, the movie, which was released in 1972, was partially shot at UC Irvine and at Century City in Los Angeles, taking advantage of the futuristic architecture of both places. Among the UC Irvine buildings we noticed in the trailer are Social Science Laboratory, neighboring Social Science Tower, and Langson Library. Read more...

How William Pereira Got the Job to Design Irvine and UC Irvine

The UC Board of Regents voted in 1959 to build two new campuses, one in the north and one in the south. The board wanted sites spacious enough to allow for growth, but close enough to population centers to draw on metropolitan life. Hiring William Pereira’s former partner Charles Luckman to locate Southern California sites (with Pereira watching), the vast Irvine Ranch was selected. It was mostly pastureland in 1960, but the center of Southern California’s population was moving toward this part of Orange County Read more...

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  • Bon Marche!

    Gather, all you foodies. This year's Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner is hosted by Amelia and Florent Marneau at their French Bistro, Marche Moderne, in South Coast Plaza's Penhouse. At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 100 lucky guests will experience a decadent five-course tasting menu that includes bone marrow tartine, duck confit, and Skuna Bay salmon, accompanied by an abundant selection of wines. South Coast Plaza is a presenting sponsor of this culinary event, and to keep with the James Beard Foundation's mission to nurture and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through education, a small silent auction will take place to raise funds to support a local Marche Moderne scholarship for promising future chefs. Read More

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