Call for Housing Advocates, Champions and Volunteers

Volunteers, especially residents in Irvine, are needed for the Irvine For Everyone (i4e) housing advocacy and community education initiative. Launched in April 2018, we are a group of Irvine and OC residents who support the full spectrum of housing in Irvine. A key tool is the open, online I4E Digital Library / Housing Hub at … Continue reading Call for Housing Advocates, Champions and Volunteers

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Paying More to Drive: Responses

Irvine Train Tracks

Last week, an Op Ed I'd written in late February/late March was finally published. I discuss how housing and development in Irvine is misunderstood and the real cause of traffic congestion. I conclude thus: We – you and I who live in Irvine – have a choice. We can pay attention to the research, experts, … Continue reading Paying More to Drive: Responses

Nightmist Gets the Green Light

Thank you Mayor Don Wagner and Irvine City Council for allocating $3 million from the housing-in-lieu monies to the Nightmist Affordable Rental Housing project by the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT). In response, ICLT is adding extra low income units and reaching out to homeless veterans too. In researching Irvine housing a few weeks ago … Continue reading Nightmist Gets the Green Light

The I4E Digital Library to Support Local Advocacy and Community Outreach for Ending Homelessness in the OC

The Irvine4Everyone Digital Library <https://i4e.omeka.net&gt; is one of the creative outcomes from an I4E meeting with Mayor Wagner and City staff, on April 15, 2018.   I4E is  a growing group of residents who have come together in the wake of horrific protests against siting a temporary emergency shelter on county-owned land across from the … Continue reading The I4E Digital Library to Support Local Advocacy and Community Outreach for Ending Homelessness in the OC

Solution to homelessness lies within all of us, not as individuals but as a community

Sister Mary Scullion, CEO of Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, and Education) and The Nun Eradicating Homelessness in Philadelphia, in response to the question of how to help, says, “I would encourage everyone to try to directly encounter people who are poor and suffering. Look them in the eye and treat them … Continue reading Solution to homelessness lies within all of us, not as individuals but as a community

The Vicious Circle of Homelessness

Yesterday (05/30/2018) we were privileged to see our community engage in an informative and thought-provoking event: Homelessness Forum with UCI Sociology Professors. Thanks to Jing Sun who organized the forum (see his invite at end) and he reminded the audience "we read to change our life." Dr. Su (social movements researcher at UCI) moderated; Dr. … Continue reading The Vicious Circle of Homelessness

A Pacifist Honor For Memorial Day 2018

Stars and Stripes provoke burning memories Pussycat and Owl welcome pauseful reveries Queen’s Tears fall fresh, pink, moving me beyond The lush green mimics of the beau mond! Beauty is mine, the happy picture seems to promise But like sunscreen against the squamous Healing the wounds of war Is a never-ending chore, and during most … Continue reading A Pacifist Honor For Memorial Day 2018