October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Initiative to End Family Violence has a robust line-up of speakers to kick off the academic year, please check out the event list below and RSVP to reserve your spot! http://endfamilyviolence.uci.edu/

Dancing the Carceral Creep:
The Feminist Anti-Domestic Violence Movement and the Paradoxical Pursuit of Criminalization

Mimi Kim, Ph.D.
Founder of Creative Interventions; Founding Member of INCITE!; and Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach

Date: Tuesday, October 4
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: UC Irvine, Education Building,
Room 1131 (directions/parking)


The Neurobiology of Trauma

Mandy K. Mount, Ph.D.
Director, UCI Campus Assault
Resources & Education (CARE)

Date: Thursday, October 13
12:00 –  1:30 p.m.
Location: UC Irvine, Education Building,
Room 1131 (directions/parking)
A light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Coyotes and Wildlife

Dear Verano Place Community,

The Verano Place Housing Office has been alerted that have been coyote sightings in Verano Place over the past couple of days. The coyotes have been reported around complex 10. Coyotes are common in this environment. As Irvine becomes more urbanized, the human population has infringed on those areas where native wildlife has prospered for generations. Throughout the year Verano Place residents report seeing area wildlife such as coyotes, raccoons, opossums and sometimes bobcats. Coyotes often roam the area looking for rodents and small animals. Coyotes are generally nocturnal and are most often out in the late evenings or early mornings.


If you see a Coyote and would like to report the sighting you can call Irvine Animal Control at 949-724-7092 or emailcoyotesighting@cityofirvine.org. If you have any concern that that the coyote is an immediate threat or danger to the community contact UCI Police Department at 949-824-5223 or 9-1-1 they can send an officer over to assist immediately and expedite a response from Irvine Animal Control.


Follow this link for a quick video about coyotes in Irvine: Got-a-Minute? Coyote Information


Tips for living in a community with Coyotes and other Wild Animals:



  • Make noise; announce your presence when approaching dark, protected areas such as trash bins to avoid startling animals and triggering an aggressive response.
  • Feed pets and domesticated animals inside.
  • Store bags of pet food in animal proof containers and areas.
  • Keep small children under close adult supervision at all times.
  • Talk with children about wildlife seen around Verano Place and ensure they know not to approach them.
  • If you encounter a wild animal – make a lot of noise: clap your hands, yell, bang pots and pans together, make yourself look as big as possible. Never turn your back and run from the animal.
  • Some coyotes may freeze and stare, or run a short distance and stop. Continue to make noise and appear as big as possible until the coyote finally leaves the scene. If the coyote appears to be injured, sick or is accompanied by young pups avoid contact and notify UCI Police Department immediately.


  • Leave any type of food or water out for wildlife.
  • Make friends with wild animals by trying to capture them, give medical assistance, or handle them in any way. This includes trying to pet them.
  • Leave trash outside your door.
  • Allow pets or domesticated animals to run loose at any time.


The City of Irvine has out together a website with information about coyotes. If you are interested in learning more you can visit https://legacy.cityofirvine.org/ipd/divisions/animalservices/coyote.asp.


Thank you,



Jennifer Nelson Martinez

Associate Director of Apartment Life

Verano Place Housing

University Of California, Irvine

6529 Adobe Circle Road, South

Irvine, CA 92617

(949) 824-7976 direct





Partner Retreat for Graduate Students, Veterans and all residents of VP and PV: Laguna Beach Hike and Laguna Beach Bonfire

Sponsored by CARE and Palo Verde Housing

Date and Time: Saturday – October 22nd

This is an opportunity for partners to participate in a variety of guided activities followed by engaging dialogue. The day will include interactive communication activities, a beautiful hike in Laguna Beach with ocean views, and close with a beach bonfire. Partners will gain tools in communication strategies, how to show your partner love the way they receive love, develop interpersonal assertiveness, and most importantly build positive and supportive relationships.

Your significant other does not need to live with you in order to participate in this day for getting away and spending quality time together. Did you know your academics tend to improve when your relationship is going smooth? Invest in you, your significant other and your academic success.

Come join us for an afternoon in Laguna Beach. Transportation is provided. $20 per couple.

E-mail pascale@uci.edu to RSVP by October 19th.  Should you require accommodations for this or any PV event or program, please contact sherwook@uci.edu

Playgroup Kick Off Party is September 28!

Verano Playgroup Kick Off Party- Wednesday, September 28th with new coordinator Denise Perez!

Join us for muffins, apple juice and playtime from 10:30-11:30 at the Playground next to Laundry Room 6 (off of parking lot #24)

October Playgroup Activities:

10/5: Fall Leaf Craft

10/12: Bubbles and Music

10/19: Pumpkin Bowling and Pumpkin Story

10/26: Pumpkin Decorating- please bring your own small pumpkin to paint or decorate with stickers

PVV (Palo Verde/Verano) Yoga is back for the Fall!

PV and Verano residents, spouses, and friends, please join us for PVV Yoga to relax and get a great workout!

Yoga sessions will be held every Wednesday beginning September 28th through December 7th. These 10 sessions are brought to you for FREE as a part of PVRC’s and VRC’s community programming. Be sure to show up early as space may be limited. All sessions will be held at 6:00PM in the PV community room.

This class is suited for all levels and abilities, including beginners. Bring along an exercise mat or towel and a water bottle. Be sure to come early for your first session to sign a waiver for the ARC.

Brought to you by your Verano Residents Council and the Palo Verde Residents Council (PVRC).

Animal Reminders for All Residents:

As a reminder, pet dogs (residents or visitors) are NOT permitted in Verano Place.

Accommodations for service and comfort/assistance animals must be made through Disability Services(information found here http://www.dsc.uci.edu/resources/service_therapy-animals.php ). There are many reasons why a resident may have an approved service or comfort/assistance animal.

For more information regarding what an approved service animal is, please visit


For more information regarding what an approved comfort/assistance animal is, please visit http://disability.uci.edu/documents/comfort_assistance_animals_uci.pdf .

Unapproved animals are a violation of your lease. All unapproved animals will be removed from the premises.

Cleaning up after your dog is mandatory- poop must be bagged and deposited in appropriate trash receptacles.


  1. Dogs must be on leash at all times. No exceptions. Verano Place is not an appropriate venue for animals to be off-leash. If you see a dog that is off-leash during business hours, please report it to the Verano Place Housing Office at 949-824-5964. Please contact the after-hours duty line at 949-294-1812 and report any off-leash dogs to the Housing Assistant for all non-business hour sightings. Please call UCI PD if you think there is an immediate threat to safety due to a dog being off-leash.