Oliphant: Building in Irvine, Too Fast and I’m Furious

Wesley Oliphant, who lives in Portola Springs in Irvine, writes that city leaders aren’t keeping a good balance of infrastructure development and building in Irvine, arguing an ongoing ballot initiative to put voters in charge of development is needed to protect Irvine’s quality of life.

Santana: OC Vets Cemetery in Irvine Stuck?

Irvine City staff are asking questions about the future of idle portions of a proposed 125-acre veterans’ cemetery – possibly eyeing vacant parcels for commercial development. Veteran leaders are publicly worrying that an expected Tuesday vote to finalize a controversial land swap for the vets cemetery could be in doubt along with key aspects of the deal to bring a state veterans’ cemetery to Irvine.