Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

July 16, 2021 | Edition 29

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 


Orange County Great Park Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic Closes

Vaccination Clinic
Vaccination Clinic 2
Vaccination Clinic 3

After nearly three months and more than 9,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered, the drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Orange County Great Park is now closed. This clinic wouldn't have been possible without our entire community coming together. We thank everyone who rolled up their sleeves and drove by to get their shot. We are grateful to Providence Health System for its partnership and to our Community Emergency Response Team volunteers and City staff who dedicated their time to ensure we could provide these vaccinations.

We look forward to bringing more vaccinations to our community through mobile clinics, with upcoming clinics planned at the Islamic Center of Irvine and Heritage Park Community Center. To access a list of clinics providing vaccines and a map of locations, go to

National Night Out

Join Us on National Night Out 

The City of Irvine and the Irvine Police Department are joining the National Night Out celebration Tuesday, August 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at select locations throughout Irvine.

The event offers a chance for neighbors to interact with each other and police personnel, as well as explore police vehicles, and learn important crime prevention tips. Save the date for this event and stay tuned for location details!

Season of Creativity

What's Up, Doc?

You know the famous cartoon characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner – but now you can see how they were brought to life! Visit the Chuck Jones: Season of Creativity Exhibition at the Orange County Great Park through September 12 for unique experiences surrounding the artists' work. 

Community art events, a film and lecture series, recreational activities, and an augmented reality experience are all offered this summer through the partnership with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 
Sign up for events and learn more at

Summer Art Market

Shop the Summer Art Market

While viewing famous artwork at the Orange County Great Park, you can also enjoy locally made wares at the Summer Art Market. Stop by the market at the Palm Court Arts Complex Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to view live art demonstrations and purchase your very own work of art.

Admission and parking are free. Visit for more information.

OC Vector

Stay Bite-Free This Summer

Warm summer temperatures and mosquitoes go hand in hand. With another active summer expected, the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District would like to remind residents about the dangers of mosquito-borne disease and raise awareness of preventative measures we must all take to help reduce the mosquito population.

Visit to learn mosquito control methods, tips on preventing bites, and how you can request an inspection of your property to eliminate breeding sources. 

50th Anniversary

Fun Fact for 50 Years of Incorporation 

Walnut packing house

Heads up! Irvine’s agricultural history began with growing beans, wheat, and barley – a success that led to the next venture: walnuts. James Irvine spent upward of $3-4 million to drill 1,200 wells for irrigation on the Irvine ranch. Between 1900 and 1905, the annual walnut harvest was about 22 tons! Mechanical shakers to remove the walnuts from the trees were not yet available, so workers had to use long poles to shake the trees – leading to several bops on the head. 

The village of Walnut in Irvine, located just south of the 5 Freeway and the 261 Toll Road got its name from this important crop, which was produced until 1967, before being converted to citrus trees. 
Image: Walnut packing house
Credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

July 17 | 9 a.m.

Free Paper Shredding Event 


July 17 | 5:30 p.m.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert: Yachty by Nature

July 17 | 8:15 p.m.

Movies on the Lawn at OCGP

View the City Calendar 

Photo Contest