Irvine Approves Squishy Concept for $250 Million USA Water Polo Stadium at Great Park

City Council members voted but it’s ultimately homeowners in the Great Park neighborhood who will fund the stadium, estimated by the local developer at about $200 a month for each homeowner. Officials have apparently been privately discussing the plan for several years. Great Park developer, Five Point Holdings, is scheduled to come back with a plan for public review in February.

OC Veterans Cemetery: Strawberry Fields Forever?

During a Friday press conference at the Great Park, Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to reporters after touring two competing sites for a veterans’ cemetery. While supportive of local decision making, Brown remarked about a site near the I-5 Freeway saying he liked the Strawberry fields. A final decision on the location could be reached by June.

Mann: A Great Park without Great Gardens?

Citizens feel a sense of betrayal and a lost opportunity because botanical gardens seem to have disappeared from the Great Park. But the current city council has the chance to rectify that.