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The Rise and Fall of Irvine Meadows West

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Published on May 3, 2012

Irvine, California may be one of the most homogenous cities in America. Strict codes define the look of the place: beige, uniform, corporate.

Over the last 25 years, students at University of California Irvine (UCI) created an antidote to the conformity that surrounded them, a trailer park called Irvine Meadows West. It may not have been your typical trailer park. It was colorful, eclectic, vibrant, and full of smart, creative people. Most importantly, it was a community in every sense of the word.

The problem was, it existed right smack dab in the middle of campus land, and the University had other plans for the land...namely, a parking lot.

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  • Song

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    • Malvina Reynolds
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    • Ear to the Ground
  • Writers

    • Malvina Reynolds
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    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings); ASCAP, LatinAutor, and 16 Music Rights Societies

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