August 12, 2020
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The “Build it NOW!” Plan

The language of the "Build the Great Park Veterans Cemetery" Initiative, which was adopted word-for-word by the Irvine City Council on May 12th, clearly expresses the will of the people to promptly deliver on the promise of a beautiful Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery at the 125-acre ARDA site.

Now we need to build it. We can begin construction of the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery right now! I lay out the specifics in my “Build it NOW!” plan.

  • Health & Safety

COVID-19 at Mid-Year 2020: An Irvine Perspective

Here we are at mid-year 2020, nearly six months into the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The numbers tell a terrible story.  Worldwide, the pandemic has afflicted over 20.4 million people and killed more than 745,000. And, even though the U.S. population of 330 million is only 4.1 percent of the world’s 8 billion people, Americans account for more than 25 percent of all COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Science & Technology

Irvine Nonprofit Launches 4th Community-Led Solar Drive

Rooftop solar is a win-win: it provides clean, carbon-free energy while almost eliminating your electricity bill. 

Since 2017, OC Goes Solar (a group of neighbors in University Hills who formed a nonprofit to help secure group discounts and a streamline process for installing solar panels) have helped 270 Irvine homeowners get rooftop solar panels.


SchoolWatch: The Mental Health of Our Students

Summer's here!  Usually this news would be greeted with jubilant shouts of celebration.  But with new cases of COVID-19 continuing to surge, parents and teachers are trying to figure out how students will spend the summer and have some fun. 

The traditional summer activities are not available this year. 

  • Senior Life

Irvine Senior Services in the COVID-19 Era

What is happening with Irvine’s renowned Senior Services during this unprecedented COVID-19 era?  We spoke with Sandra Salcedo in a Zoom meeting to find out.

Sandra is Superintendent of the Irvine Community Services Department in charge of Senior Services. For months, she's been working to solve difficult problems in order to continue providing essential services.

Previews, Reviews & Venues

IVC Music Professor Daniel Luzko: Composing an Unpublished Symphony

We don’t have to look far for ideas about how to be more productive while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Daniel Luzko, Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Irvine Community College (IVC), this period at home has presented an unexpected opportunity. After completing a year on sabbatical leave, Daniel is now putting the finishing touches on his first symphony.

Community Spotlight

UCI News

UCI: A Shining Example of Excellence in Irvine

U.S. News & World Report has named UCI one of the top 10 public universities in America for the sixth consecutive year, and UCI Medical Center one of America's best hospitals for the 20th consecutive year. 

UCI Medical Center is the only Orange County hospital to consistently rank among the nation's best medical facilities.

Publisher's Perspective

Publisher’s Perspective: Keeping Our Readers Informed

Here at Irvine Community News & Views, we take our mission very seriously. 

Right now, our job is to make sure that our readers have access to the very latest information regarding the coronavirus and its impact on our City. 

Student Corner

IUSD Schools Will Start the Fall Semester Online

Under Governor Gavin's rules for reopening schools this fall, any California county classified as a “red zone” must offer digital courses only, without any in-person classes, regardless of public or private school.

Since Orange County is currently classified as a “red zone,” all Irvine schools will begin the new school year online.

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