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At O&O Investigations, we pride ourselves on being the most professional and personal Private Investigation firm in the city of Irvine. We understand that your case is personal, confidential and unique; therefore we will work with you until your results are generated. Our sole focus in Irvine is our Surveillance and our research services. We strive to provide the latest and greatest in modern technology to assist us in providing the results that are needed, as well as in-house developments that no other Private Investigators can offer. Every year we invest thousands of dollars in research and development, assuring that we are always at the absolute top of our game and providing you with the best service possible.



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Our Private investigators in Southern California are experts in conducting Irvine surveillance. O&O Private Investigations is not your typical private investigation firm, or surveillance investigation firm. Our team is very familiar with the city y of Irvine and its surrounding areas. Although our private investigators are very familiar with the region, we do not reside in the area. This assures that you will never run in to one of our private investigators in a local area, and also assures that there is no personal connection between our investigators and the subject being investigated. Some of the modern technologies we use are; unmanned cameras, unmanned aerial surveillance & unique radio communication.


O&O’s Private Investigation teams are experts in domestic surveillance in the Irvine region.  We have conducted surveillance investigations for up to months at a time, and also know great legal sources around the area. We have years of experience working with local attorneys, lawyers and can steer you in the direction of success for whatever your case may be.  Our primary goal is to get you or your attorney representing you, the necessary evidence for a winning case!



Unmanned surveillance is a great alternative to personal surveillance. Our services are not only generating the results you need, but using our experience and methods to save you time and money. One of our most cost efficient methods is un-manned surveillance. We obtain the technology and abilities to set up unmanned cameras in many Irvine location. 5 – 10 days of unmanned surveillance is cost equivalent to 1 full day of personal surveillance.




O&O Investigations INC provides private investigations in Irvine and the entire state of California. If you need a private investigator to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation please fill out a Private Investigator “Assign a case” form. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in Irvine and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.

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Irvine is an incorporated city located in the County of Orange in Southern California. Its 66 square miles is roughly bordered by highway 261 to the Northwest, highway 241 to the Northeast, Interstate 405 to the Southwest and Bake Parkway to the Southeast. As a planned city since inception, it is divided into 46 separate township areas that are categorized by the city Planning Department as villages. The City of Irvine has specific planning and zoning guidelines for each village that ensures architectural consistency as well as a themed environment. For instance, in the Turtle Ridge area you will find Tuscan style homes and shopping areas while the West Irvine village is characterized as California Modern. When you visit the city, you quickly learn that residents always refer to specific village names when giving directions. For example, you may be directed to a specific restaurant in Turtle Rock or the IMAX Theater at the Spectrum.


The population of Irvine has changed considerably over the years, from 10,081 residents in 1970 to over 230,000 in 2013. Of this population roughly 50 percent are classified as Caucasian, nearly 40 percent Asian and the remaining 10 percent a mix of Hispanic, African American, and other races. In 2010, Irvine had 78,978 households and nearly 84,000 housing units with roughly 50 percent owner occupied and 50 percent occupied by renters. Average household size is 2.6 whereas the state average is 2.9. Unmarried households in Irvine at 4.7 percent trail the state average, which rests at 7.2 percent.


Irvine is also in the top 10 list of cities nationwide with the largest percentage of residents with a Doctorate. Median income is far above average for the state as is the overall cost of living.


The educational system in Irvine is considered one of the best in the nation. The Irvine Unified School District has eight high schools; Woodbridge High School, University High School, Northwood High School, Arnold O Beckman High School, two adult continuation High Schools, and Irvine High School. Univeristy High School, Woodbridge High School, Northwood High School, and Irvine High School are among the top schools listed in an annual list of the Best Public High Schools in the nation published by Newsweek. Private high schools include Sea Star, Mardan School, Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School, and St Michael the Archangel Academy.


Higher education in Irvine is typically thought to be limited to the University of California campus, but the city also hosts Irvine Valley College, Concordia University, Stanbridge College, Brandman University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine, and the Fuller Theological Seminary.


Worldwide commerce is evident throughout the city with a long list of corporate headquarters marking the signage on top of many buildings. Names such as Blizzard Entertainment, Allergan Inc, Broadcom Corporation, In-n-Out Burger, Taco Bell, and eMachines. In addition to these corporate headquarters, names such as Kia Motors, Mazda Motor Corporation, Toshiba corporation, and Samsung Electronics have their United States national headquarters within the city limits. Along with large corporate offices the city has contless small businesses to serve residents. From retail shops through service businesses such as attorneys and private investigator firms, the city has all of the resources any resident could need.


Employment in Irvine is lead by the University of California, Irvine with over 16,000 employees. The next largest employer is Broadcom with 2,604 employees, Edwards LifeSciences with 2,567, and Allergan with 2,441. This concentration of large corporate headquarter offices is a primary contributing factor to Irvine being listed in the Census’ top ten of cities in the United States with the highest median income.


In response to the needs of this large employment base, the city established its own bus service to reduce congestion to the main business centers. This system commenced operation in 2008 and is known as the iShuttle (Irvine Shuttle). The iShuttle has four main routes. The first, Route A, runs between John Wayne airport and the Tustin Main Metrolink station with a portion of the route serving Von Karman Avenue. The second route, Route B, runs down Michelson Drive, Main Street, and Jamboree Road. The third route, Route C, runs down Irvine Center Drive and the fourth, Route D, connects the Hoag Hospital Irvine, Kaiser Permanente, and the Irvine Spectrum Center.


Establishing its own bus system is not the only transportation solution incorporated into the city. Irvine also boasts an innovative and highly effective integrated traffic light system that is interconnected via fiber optics to a center command center known as the Irvine Traffic Research and Control Center. This traffic center monitors all traffic movement and can automatically adjust street light timing and traffic flows to maximize efficiency. This, combined with an organized grid of wide streets allows Irvine to move traffic more efficiently through the city than any other city its size in Orange County. This system serves as a model that is studied in urban planning education and research throughout the world.


Residents of the area enjoy the benefits of living in one of lowest crime cities in the United States, low unemployment close to 50 percent below the California state average, and a high standard of living that is a direct result of the City of Irvine’s strict adherence to long term planning. This planning includes twenty-one community parks such as Deerfield Community Park, Northwood community Park, and Woodridge Community Park; thirty-six Neighborhood parks such as Brywood Park, Racquet Club Park, and Silkwood Park; and three additional public space areas at the UC Irvine campus, the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, and William R. Mason Regional Park.


Each year the city hosts a large number of events, not only at the University of California, Irvine campus and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, but also at the more than 19 major points of interest in the city, each of which is a destination worth visiting. Places such as the large shopping areas at the Irvine Spectrum Center and the Tustin Marketplace at Irvine and places of interest such as the Ayn Rand Institute, the Pao Fa Temple, and the University of California, Irvine Arboretum. The largest annual event sponsored by the city is the Irvine Global Village Review, held each year at Bill Barber Park. The event includes food, merchant booths, local merchant displays, and entertainment all to highlight the diversity within the city.


Highlights of the Irvine Global Village Review are broadcast on Irvine Community Television (ICTV), the city’s local public access station. ICTV broadcasts news and events, including City Meetings, in order to give residents easy access to local information.


For film enthusiasts, Irvine is a small treasure with locations that have been featured in films scattered throughout the city. Iron Man, Poltergeist, Eagle Eye, Ocean’s Eleven, and Transformers are just a few of the over 60 movies that have filmed within the city. In addition to film, numerous television shows have filmed in various locations such as the Arrested Development scenes filmed on the University of California, Irvine campus and the filming of the United States Top gear franchise filmed at the old El Toro Marine base.


Weather within the city is relatively mild all year. However, there are two tornadoes on record. One in 1966 and the other in 1982, both were category F2 that had maximum wind speeds of 157 miles per hour. Earthquakes in Irvine are above average when compared to the state as a whole, with the largest on record measuring 7.6. The epicenter of this earthquake was not within the city limits, but was an extension of an earthquake that was centered over 80 miles away. There are no earthquakes on record as having their epicenter within the city.


The history of the city begins with the first known inhabitants of the region that date back over 12,000 years. Evidence such as rock formations that once served as shelter and the remnants of early campsites remain to this day and are found in some of the few undeveloped areas of the city. Little is known of these prehistoric people except that they lived in small communities. The first non pre-historic era documented inhabitants are the Gabrielino Indians who first lived in the area around 2,000 years ago. Evidence shows they enjoyed a secure lifestyle with easy access to food and natural resources. They were also adept at basket weaving and the making of jewelry.


In the late 18th to early 19th centuries the region quickly changed as Spanish explorers entered the region and began to privatize and parcel out the land, build missions, forts, and ranches. Spanish rule was short lived when Mexico won its independence and began to distribute the lands to Citizens of Mexico. The three largest land grants were Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, granted to the Yorba family; Rancho Lomas de Santiago, granted to Teodosio Yorba; and Rancho San Joaquin, granted to Don Jose Sepulveda.


After a series of land transfers, the three ranches came under the control of James Irvine, Thomas and Benjamin Flint, and Llewellyn Bixby. In 1878 James Irvine was able to acquire the Bixby and Flint ranches for a total of $150,000 (approximately $3.5 million adjusted for inflation to today’s dollars) giving him full ownership of the area that encompassed the future original city limits.


By 1893 James Irvine Jr. had inherited the property and incorporated it into The Irvine Company in 1894. The two Marine Corps bases were built on land purchased from The Irvine Company during World War II and by 1947 the company transferred to Myford Irvine who died in 1959. In that same year the University of California was given 1,000 acres and purchased an additional 500, it was this negotiation that initiated the urbanization and major development of the city into the regional hub that it is today.


The Irvine Company’s Raymond Watson along with William Pereira, the University of California’s architect, mapped out a long term plan to develop the area into a 50,000 resident master community. By 1971, the plan originally conceived by Watson and Pereira became much larger when the voters chose to expand the city limits in order to plan for future growth and solidify the city’s dominance in the area.

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