• October 17, 2021
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Irvine Matters

FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Competing Visions

In a previous article, I wrote about a productive piece of agricultural land in the middle of what is now the City of Irvine. In addition, I wrote about this land becoming the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), which was an economic and community hub as well as being a military base. However, […]

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AXIOS – Irvine Makes List of Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.

AXIOS — Irvine was listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and was the only city from the state of California that made the list. According to LAist, Irvine grew 45% between 2010 and 2020, to 307,670 people. Is the infrastructure keeping up with the growth?  

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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 […]

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Are We Prepared for Wildfire Season?

Welcome to Flash Back Friday! In this edition, we are re-posting a previous Irvine Watchdog article below that discussed local resident concerns with evacuation routes during the 2020 Irvine wildfire that forced 60,000 people from their homes. What lessons were learned? Do you have a family emergency plan? Has any Irvine communication procedures or evacuation […]

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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 […]

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Will Irvine City Council Change the Zoning for Racquet Club of Irvine for a Multi-Story Development?

Speaking with various people who play at the Racquet Club of Irvine as well as nearby residents in the Rancho San Joaquin and other nearby villages, it appears a developer will be submitting an application to the City of Irvine on behalf of the owner of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) to change the zoning […]

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Upstander Training Town Hall Responding To Hate Incidents And Hate Crimes

Irvine has been experiencing an increased number of reported hate incidents and hate crimes.  It is believed that these events are vastly underreported.  Since 2020 hate incidents and hate crimes against members of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community have drastically increased in number. In response to the need for community support for victims of […]

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