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
Marjorie Rooney, Tim Johnson, Yuichi Suda, Beryl Smith and I as representatives from Irvine For Everyone met yesterday with Mayor Wagner and some Irvine City staff. We shared the I4E SOS responses (confidential list), comments (19 pages — clearly Irvine cares!), and ideas for solutions. The Mayor was generous, and actively engaged. Clearly, homelessness in the OC … Continue reading I4E Meeting with Mayor Don Wagner
https://youtu.be/vJB3xLZW7sY Recently, I engaged the Congressional candidates in the 45th who live in Irvine. I used the current and most conflicted public dilemma of homelessness (see also Notes). Only one progressive leader emerged: Kia Hamadanchy. Here's that story. On Tuesday, March 20th I, like many residents of Irvine, listened to the public comments, Irvine City … Continue reading In CA 45th There Is Only One Progressive Congressional Candidate and Leader: Kia Hamadanchy
Today, I visited WISEPlace, “which transforms the lives of approximately 90 women per year, by providing safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance, to help women move from homelessness and hopelessness to self-reliance.” I visited them because I was curious about SAFEPlace. the new emergency shelter that this small transitional housing … Continue reading What does an E-shelter look like? Meet SafePlace at WISEPlace
#EndHomelessnessOC #IrvineForEveryone #StepUpIrvine Addendum added on 04/22/2018 If you have a passion and specific legal, writing, research, architectural, planning, land use expertise, experience with homelessness, community organizing skills, thanks for considering volunteering them on behalf of the defining issue of Irvine. Thank you!
In just the few days since it was released, and as of 8:00 pm today, April 16th, 2018, 162 people of who 155 are residents and voters in Irvine, have signed on to the Irvine For Everyone Sign on Sheet (I4E SOS) (screenshot number of 167 includes a few duplicates). If you would like to … Continue reading I4E SOS Update: Irvine residents welcome the creation of a full spectrum of housing in Irvine
Do you have a heart for the homeless people in the OC? Do you live in Irvine? Do you want to end the decades of bickering and politicking while the number of people experiencing homelessness grows larger and larger? Are you embarrassed, ashamed of the sentiments being expressed by some Irvine residents? Yes, the problem … Continue reading Irvine For Everyone – Sign On is Here!