Contributed by: Nikki Sherman, Verano Place Housing Assistant
As many people that live in Verano have discovered, living in a close community like graduate housing means that you can often hear the many comings and goings and day to day sounds of your neighbors. While much of this can be chalked up to normal community living sounds, there are some things that should not be ignored if heard or seen. Among these include the very real possibility of domestic violence.
Domestic violence can come in many forms, from the telltale sound of shouting, to items being thrown, or physical violence. If you hear ANYTHING that could be considered domestic violence, it’s important to report it. Don’t wait for it to stop, don’t wait for it to happen again; if you hear or see something, say something. If you are unsure, it’s always better to be safe and report it than wish that you had later.
So what can you do? If you think domestic violence is occurring, call 911. Provide them with as much information as possible, including but not limited to:
- The location of the incident
- What you hear or see
- If you believe there are injuries (for EMS response)
- If it’s in a car or involving vehicles, report the license plate number
- Any description of people you can see are involved
If you see or hear things and are concerned, make sure to document the situation. This does not require that you intervene directly, but your information and/or reporting could save lives.
For more information about domestic violence, see what UCI CARE has to offer:
The Palo Verde and Verano Resident’s councils have come together this quarter to offer 10 yoga sessions free of charge. Half of the sessions were scheduled to take place in Verano. However, it has come to our attention that the Verano Commons is not large enough to accommodate the number of interested PV and Verano residents. Because of this, we will be holding 3 of the the remaining 4 yoga sessions in the Palo Verde Community Room. Please see the revised schedule below:
Wednesday, February 25th at 6pm: PV Community Room
Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm: PV Community Room
Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm: Verano Commons (due to room conflicts)
Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm: PV Community Room
Remember to show up early with your mat/towel and water bottle in order to guarantee a spot in the class! All experience levels are welcome!
Hello Verano Residents!
Thank you for those who came out to celebrate Lunar New Year with us last weekend! The event was a great success and we look forward to seeing you at future community gatherings!
Please join us Thursday, February 26 from 6pm-7pm at the Verano Commons for our Verano Community Meeting. Come with your concerns, comments, feedback and suggestions to share with your VRC members. Let us know what new things you want to see from your VRC this year and ways we can improve your living experience in Verano Place.
The Verano Residents’ Council (VRC) is elected to advocate for your needs, and to create programming/events that benefit the entire Verano community. We are working hard to provide opportunities for all community members to get their voice heard and connect with the greater community!
Additionally, the VRC has a Facebook group where you can get the most up to date information on events, meetings and issues. Please join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucivrc/
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 campus plumbers will be turning off the water from 9:00am-1:00pm to complete renovation repairs. All hot and cold water will be turned off for the duration of the repair,please plan accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
The Verano Housing Office has been alerted that there is a swarm of Bee’s by the Cyber Café playground. We have contacted pest control to come out and address the concern. We are currently working to close off the area and mark it with caution tape. Please temporarily us another playground while we address the concern. It is not uncommon for the bees to move within a day or two.
Thank you for being mindful of your surroundings. Have a good weekend.