Irvine Cracks Down On Boarding Housing By College Students

Irvine city leaders are cracking down on college students who board up with multiple roommates to afford steep rent prices, to the support of city homeowners concerned with neighborhood character and objection of college students who argue this will force many of them into homelessness.

Santa Ana Prepares to Sell Off Dozens of Public Land Parcels for Development

Council members opted this week to send 23 of the city’s 88 undeveloped, public land parcels out for private real estate bids — continuing a years-long battle between city officials pushing for commercial growth through development and affordable housing advocates who see a built-out city already feeling the effects of gentrification and lack of community spaces.