• July 6, 2022
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Irvine Matters

Beekeeping and the City of Irvine Ordinance

It all started about 16 years ago when I began to ask why my garden vegetables and fruit trees were failing to produce anything eatable.  After trying fertilizers, soil amendments and talking to my plants, I noticed, or didn’t notice, any bees.  While standing on the corner asking a neighbor if they noticed any bees, […]

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CDT Digital Leadership Series: Free Speech, Platforms & The Fake News Problem

The spread of misinformation is ancient, complex, yet ubiquitous in media concerning elections, vaccinations, and global climate policy. Digital platforms have exacerbated the problem. How should a platform or a society address the problem of fake news? Join us for a stimulating conversation on this critical topic as the foremost expert on platform strategies and network business models, […]

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Celebrating Irvine’s Environmental Achievements

Ever wonder why Irvine is so green and lush? Did you know Irvine was recognized internationally and received a United Nations award for leading the world in banning chlorofluorocarbons? Irvine has had a long history of environmental achievements since before the city was incorporated in 1971. Here are some milestones to celebrate as part of […]

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Civic Engagement Matters!

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Five Point Holdings Hires Former Irvine Co. Executive Daniel Hedigan as CEO

From the Orange County Business Journal: Five Point Taps Ex-Irvine Co. Exec Hedigan as CEO Master developer Five Point Holdings LLC (NYSE: FPH), developer of the Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, has appointed Dan Hedigan as its new CEO. Hedigan last served as President of Land Sales & Home Building at Newport Beach’s Irvine Company, […]

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Community Event: Join the Hazon OC Bike Ride for Sustainability!

Message from Co-Chairs Susan Mattisinko and Robert De Leon We’re honored to launch the Hazon OC Ride together with our Jewish OC non-profit partners, volunteers, community and Hazon. We moved to Irvine at the start of the pandemic and have been warmly welcomed by the Jewish OC community. Biking on Irvine’s exceptional bike trails has […]

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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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