Irvine Community News & Views has been reporting on Irvine Mayor Christina Shea's 5-year crusade to defeat the Veterans Cemetery and hand over the ARDA site in the Great Park to developer FivePoint. Today, we are asking our readers to help us stop her latest attempt to block the Veterans Cemetery.
As most Irvine residents know, construction of a beautiful Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery should have begun two years ago, in 2017 — on the City-owned, 125-acre “ARDA” site in the Great Park. After two years of delays, there's a new strategy to finally get it built!
Mark your calendar for Friday, June 28th! That's when the whole family will enjoy a night out, together at the Great Park watching "The NeverEnding Story" under the stars. Every Friday evening through July 19th a family-friendly film will be screened on the Great Park lawn. Admission is free.
It’s hope-inspiring that a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives in January that could save our children and grandchildren from what scientists tell us is an ongoing and growing climate disaster. H.R.763 promises to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent in 2030 and by 90 percent in 2050.
The UCI Irvine Museum Collection pays tribute to the California Coast with their "Upon a Painted Ocean" exhibition, now through March 30th. The exhibition features works by both historical and contemporary artists.
This story is worth re-telling, because it is a powerful lesson all of us should remember: Citizen activism works! When the City proposed a 20 percent cut in City support for our schools, teachers, and students, the Irvine community responded, and leaders listened.