For years, giant land developer FivePoint has plotted and schemed in an effort to acquire the City-owned 125-acre site ("ARDA") on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in the Great Park that had been designed and approved for a State-built and State-operated Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery.
During the November and December holiday season (when they thought that nobody was paying attention) the Irvine City Council’s two unelected members — Mayor Christina Shea and Councilman Michael Carroll — pushed ahead with yet one more corrupt land-use scheme.
On Saturday, February 29th, from 10-11am, there will be a free gardening workshop at the Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park. University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County will teach you how to plant an edible garden.
In some ways, the Irvine community has already begun to take action in the face of climate change. The Irvine Unified School District has installed solar panels on its various campus rooftops and parking lots to green its energy source, as well as save money.
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.
Some people in their 80s and 70s — and sometimes even younger — claim they are too tired or too debilitated to volunteer for community causes.
I recently interviewed three people who believe otherwise — that it’s just a matter of desire and will, and that the benefits of civic activism are great regardless of any mobility limits you may have.