• May 15, 2021
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Irvine Company Seeks to Add More Medium-High Density Residential Units in Los Olivos and Cypress Village. Has the City and The Irvine Company Worked Out a Public Benefit Agreement?

Irvine Company is requesting a General Plan Amendment (GPA) to change the land use designation for the villages of Los Olivos and Cypress Village and add more Medium-High Density residential units. This request comes just two days after the previous City Council meeting where the Councilmembers made it clear they want public benefits in exchange […]

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Finding Your Way Around The Great Park Gets Easier

Google and Apple Maps to provide interactive guides to Great Park venues and activities The Geographic Imaging System (GIS) Presentation given during the April 27, 2021 Great Park Board meeting revealed that the Great Park has entered into agreements with the Google and Apple corporations to provide interactive map applications for use by Great Park […]

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Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings

* Agenda creation and publication oversight is sorely needed for Irvine’s public business meetings * Last night’s OC Great Park Board (“Board”) meeting presented a completely different Great Park Project Development Progress Report (“Report”) than the one provided to the public prior to the meeting. Changes included adding in plans for the library, Cultural Center, […]

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Homeowners File Class Action Lawsuit Against All American Asphalt

A class action lawsuit has been filed by an Irvine homeowner, Elmira Rad, on behalf of herself and more than 2,000 homeowners impacted by the emissions from All American Asphalt. Plaintiffs are represented by the law firm of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP and Liddle & Dubin, PC. Click here to read the complaint.

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Irvine’s Great Park Drive-thru Vaccination Center Now Open

A drive-thru vaccination clinic is now open at Irvine’s Great Park. Currently, the Moderna vaccine is being used; however, others might be offered later. Registration: Call 833-422-4255 or go to myturn.ca.gov Eligibility: Orange County residents who are 18+ When: Monday-Friday at 8 am to 3 pm To view the NBC4 News video: Click here.

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April 2021 Updates on Great Park Development Projects

The OC Great Park Board meeting agenda for this Tuesday, April 27, 2021, provides a slim report on the status of all the developments in the Great Park while adding features mentioned for the first time and removing others. Here is a list of proposed projects provided to the public in August 2020. Irvine Watchdog […]

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[Opinion] Woodbury and Cypress Village’s Density Going to Portola Springs. Will There Be a Public Benefit in Exchange?

The Irvine Company is seeking a zoning change allowing the transfer of housing density from Woodbury (Planning Area 9) and Cypress Village (Planning Area 50) to Portola Springs (Planning Area 5) at the Tuesday, April  27, 2021 City Council meeting, agenda item 4.2. Density transfers involve ensuring that the transfers are consistent with General Plan […]

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Irvine Asics Employees and UC Ag Research Center: Providing Food for the Body and Soul

“As part of their Earth Day celebrations, each year the team at Asics corporate headquarters takes the short drive to South Coast REC to harvest produce, most of which will be donated to community groups here in the county. Asics team members were also treated to a talk and tour of Lindsey Pedroncelli’s (@theplantpathologist) strawberry […]

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Irvine Watchdog Featured on KUCI’s Ask A Leader with Claudia Shambaugh

On April 6th and 13th, 2021, Claudia Shambaugh, host of KUCI 88.9FM’s Ask A Leader podcast, aired a two-part series with Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog. KUCI is a volunteer, non-profit radio station broadcasting free from the University of California Irvine. Part 1 discusses the formation of Irvine Watchdog, the organization, and following campaign […]

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Irvine is Looking to Improve Mobility, Congestion Relief and Various Options for Transit. Transportation Commission to Weigh In and So Should You!

One of the greatest concerns expressed by residents in Irvine are the growing congestion issues. The Transportation Commission is meeting tomorrow, April 20, 2021 at 5:30PM to review and discuss the comprehensive 2021-23 Transportation Budget Review. The electronic agenda packet is available on the City website. The Mobility Capital Improvement Program is looking to improve the following […]

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