A good OCWeekly article about Irvine Meadows West — UC Irvine’s trailer park. The trailer park brings a little grit to UCI, and — bonus! — is apparently a good, fun place to live. Super-cheap too, at 130 dollars a month.
Unfortunately it’s going to be closed and replaced with a parking lot:
To the students, many completing their doctoral theses, the trailer park is their private refuge from the master-planned sterility beyond. They see the housing department’s decision to raze the park not as a bow to parking pressures, but a calculated strategy to destroy something ‘outside the master plan’–a phrase that’s become the residents’ motto.