Community Link Newsletter





Community Link Newsletter

August 6, 2021 | Edition 32

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. 


Breathe Easy in Irvine

Help Irvine remain smoke-free! Smoking products of tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and marijuana are prohibited in all public places, including sidewalks, streets, and alleys as well as common areas of multi-unit residences, including laundry rooms, play areas, and pools. 

Unless otherwise noted by state or federal law, smoking is allowed in private residential properties, other than those used as a child care or health care facility subject to State licensing requirements; and within a moving or stationary vehicle, including a vehicle on a public street or right of way, or parked in a public place. Learn more at

We Are Irvine

We Are Irvine Lecture Series

In honor of the City’s 50th anniversary and as part of the City’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative, the City of Irvine and South Coast Chinese Cultural Center (SCCCC) are collaborating to offer the We Are Irvine: Living Resource Guide Series for Chinese-Irvine newcomers. The collective efforts of the City and SCCCC will highlight lessons learned from Chinese American immigrants and Irvine residents, and support new residents by minimizing anxieties due to language barriers, misunderstandings, or other unknowns.

The We Are Irvine lecture series will be offered bimonthly from 6-8 p.m. at the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center and at other City agencies. The lecture series will be presented in Mandarin and begin August 26. Individuals or groups (families, businesses, teams, etc.) can register for the series by completing the online registration form.

Green Ribbon

Join the Green Conversation!

Learn more about climate action and sustainable practices by participating in the City’s next Green Ribbon Environmental Committee meeting, Wednesday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m. 


This month’s meeting will feature presentations introducing the Cool City Challenge and solar potential in Irvine, a recap of the City's environmental initiatives, and the City Council's direction on the Irvine ACHIEVES climate resolution. Learn more about how you can attend the meeting on our City's website

Irvine Historical Society

Irvine Historical Society Open House

Over the year we have been sharing fun facts with you, like the one you see below. But now you can learn Irvine’s history firsthand at the Irvine Historical Society’s Museum Open House! 


Community members are invited to the open house, Saturday, August 14, from noon to 4 p.m. to view artifacts, exhibits, and be led on a docent tour of the museum. The museum is located at 5 San Joaquin, Irvine. For more information, email  

City Hall Selfie Day

Send us Your Selfies for City Hall Selfie Day!

#CityHallSelfie Day is a worldwide celebration that offers City employees and the community an opportunity to celebrate local government public service in a fun, easy, and creative way!


This year, #CityHallSelfie Day is Friday, August 13. Snap your selfie in front of any Irvine City facility or park – whether City Hall, the Irvine Police Department, your local Irvine community centers, senior centers, or the Irvine Fine Arts Center and Irvine Animal Care Center. 

Send your photos to to be featured on our social media accounts August 13, and tag the City of Irvine on social media using the hashtag #CityHallSelfie on your personal accounts. 

50th anniversary

Fact for 50 Years of Incorporation 

Irvine Historical Museum

Did you know part of James Irvine’s original Ranch house still remains intact in the City of Irvine? That’s right! It’s now the location of the Irvine Historical Museum, located at 5 San Joaquin in Irvine. This portion of the house (seen above) was built in 1877 as an addition to the original house built in 1868 by James Irvine, in order to have suitable place to stay during his visits to the area after purchasing the Irvine Ranch land in 1864. His two-story house was the first wooden structure built between Anaheim and San Diego and stands as the oldest remaining structure on the ranch.  

Credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

August 7 | 5:30 p.m.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert: Tijuana Dogs


August 10 | 4 p.m.

City Council

August 11 | 4:30 p.m.

Green Ribbon Environmental

View the City Calendar 

Photo Contest