• May 24, 2024
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Opinion: A Vision for Irvine Transit

A recent article here on Irvine Watchdog by Joshua Moore gave a full-throated advocacy of good public transit in Irvine. That article inspired me to build on that and imagine in a concrete way what an Irvine with good public transit would look like and how we might get there. Here’s what I came up […]

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Opinion: Annoyed Irvine Resident Urges No Blow for Gas Lawn Equipment. But What Will the Irvine Company and Mayor Khan Do?

“2-stroke engines [such as gas-powered lawn equipment] produce high intensity, low frequency sounds that can have a bigger negative impact on residents than the sound coming from electric lawn equipment. These negative health impacts include irritation, sleep disturbance, cognition problems, hypertension, and ischemic heart conditions. Also to consider: With more people working from home now, […]

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Much Desired Food, Beverage and Retail Planned for Great Park

Irvine to Consider Ambitious Plans for Food and Beverage at Great Park The Great Park Board returns this Tuesday with a big item pertaining to Great Park food and beverage services.  City staff proposes to: Develop an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Frontier Real Estate Investments, LLC (aka Almquist), relating to Great Park food and beverage […]

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Skyrocketing Housing Costs. What Can Be Done?

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, the Planning Commission heard a presentation on Irvine’s affordable housing needs. The entire Powerpoint presentation can be viewed here; it provided eye-opening data on Irvine’s affordable housing needs, which resulted from factors including market rate housing and business growth. The graph below shows how market rate housing creates a demand […]

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