“Forever Changed” AND CA High Speed Rail Updates

Sarah Butts, 3rd year MFA directing student at UCI, has cut from whole cloth her brand new play entitled, “Forever Changed.” Many of you will recognize the mothers whose loss of a child is the material upon which this intimate play is based. The play will be staged at Studio 4 at UCI’s Claire Trevor of the Arts April 29th and 30th at 7 p.m, and May 1st at 3 pm at New Horizon School at 1 Truman Street in Irvine. Tickets to this free event are available on a reserved basis at: http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/. April 30 and May 1st performances will be followed by panel discussions.

During the second half, Southern California director of CA High Speed Rail Authority Michelle Boehm returns to the show to talk finance, and the recent public meetings are saying. Follow the steady progress being made on this project at: http://www.hsr.ca.gov/

Affordable Housing’s Disappearing Act in OC AND Toxic Investigation in IUSD

Kathy Esfahani of the Costa Mesa Coalition for Affordable Housing and Linda Tang of the Kennedy Commission, advance affordable housing in Costa Mesa, before the door slams shut with the City Council’s efforts to convert existing affordable units into deluxe housing. The extent to which OC’s municipalities are meeting affordable housing goals is also covered. Opportunities to monitor these developments and become involved are available at: http://www.kennedycommission.org/ and http://www.costamesaforall.com/.

In the second half, former Irvine mayor and Council Member Larry Agran breaks down the latest on the comprehensive testing of toxic petrochemicals at Irvine Unified School District’s brand new Portola High School. Follow these developments at: https://irvinecommunitynewsandviews.org/ or watch how the Irvine Unified School District administration presents its case.