• September 17, 2021


Celebrating 50 Years Development Featured Irvine Matters

FivePoint’s Great Park Home Building Entitlements: Looking Back to Look Forward

10,556. That is the number of homes that FivePoint currently is legally entitled to build in Irvine’s Great Park neighborhood. That being the case, FivePoint is likely to build every one of those homes. Considering this legal reality, how can the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission achieve the best overall good when approving development […]

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Irvine Volunteers Needed for Cool Block Teams – Apply by September 20

URGENT: Irvine needs 104 climate volunteers by September 20th. The City of Irvine needs at least 104 more residents to sign up as leaders in a city-wide climate initiative by Monday, Sept. 20 to secure $1 million in funding for its climate efforts, including an ambitious 2030 zero carbon goal.  The Cool Block program promises […]

Featured Irvine Community Land Trust Meeting Summaries

Irvine Community Land Trust’s First For-Sale Homes Coming Soon

Sixty-eight homes available. Over 5,000 hopeful homeowners. At the June 21 Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) meeting, the ICLT board discussed the progress of what will be ICLT’s first for-sale housing development. All previous ICLT developments have been rentals. Over 5,000 people have registered as potential homeowners in this new townhome development. However, only sixty-eight […]

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Green Ribbon Committee to Staff: Draft New Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ordinance

  At the April 14, 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee meeting,* Committee members listened to two presentations on gas-powered lawn equipment. Dr. Wu of the UCI Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Dan Mabe of American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) gave the presentations. The presentations focused on the health risks caused by the […]

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May 2021 Irvine Community Land Trust Meeting

Something seems “somewhat off…” The Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), which works to bring affordable housing to Irvine, held its monthly public meeting on May 17, 2021 via Zoom. Most noteworthy was the proposed no-bid contract for CivicStone. The contract was unusual given the appearance of a possible conflict of interest, the urgency with which the […]

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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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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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Earth Day and Beyond: Free Online Events–Electric Vehicles, Rooftop Solar, Composting, Plastics Pollution and Solutions, Sprinkler Spruce Up

In honor of Earth Day 2021, the City of Irvine is providing free online events. Following is the information for these events. Note: More information on these events and other environmental programs in Irvine, such as Recycle From Home™ and the Green Business Assistance Program, can be found in the Spring 2021 Irvine Environmental Programs […]

Featured Meeting Summaries

The What’s What of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

In a previous article,* I focused on the “who” of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee. In other words, in that article I listed the 2021 Green Ribbon Committee members. In this article, I write about what work these Green Committee members anticipate taking on. This anticipated work involves the Committee identifying big picture […]

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The Who’s Who of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

The  first meeting of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee occurred on February 8.  The results of this meeting were somethings old and somethings new regarding who will serve on the Committee and how  the Committee will operate in 2021. The old and the new of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee organization […]

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