Safest City?

tree destroys houseAccording to a recent study my home town of Irvine, CA is the 11th safest city in the US based on crime statistics.

Of course, mother nature can be a different story. As I left my house Sunday after a powerful storm rocked the area the previous night, I noticed a banged up house, and a few smashed up cars. Turned out the wind had knocked over a eucalyptus tree, rendering the house uninhabitable. Talk about bad luck too, there were 20 UCI students sleeping inside. 5 cars were damaged as well.

I’m thankful the trees are far enough from our place. I don’t want to move.

—Nov 22, 2004