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Irvine Swim Team Dispute Holds Cautionary Tale for South County’s HOA-Governed Communities

If you didn’t see it, the Register has published an article describing a four-year-long war between residents, the HOA and a local swim team within Quail Hill, an Irvine master planned community. The article is here, and reads in part:

It all started, Chemers said, because he and other homeowners didn’t like the swim team’s [...]