Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

September 17, 2021 | Edition 38

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. 

Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at Great Park

In conjunction with the City’s 50th anniversary, the City of Irvine is hosting the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Great Park Balloon Lawn, Tuesday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.


The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian communities.

This family-friendly festival includes entertainment, crafts, food trucks, tea, and moon cakes — the traditional food of the festival. Local community partners will be in attendance to support the event and share organizational information and resources. This event is free, open to all ages, and no registration is required.

Learn more at and learn more about anniversary events at


Emergency Preparedness Month: AlertOC

Be the first to know about emergencies in our area by signing up for AlertOC today. This notification system works by sending registered users emergency notifications from the Irvine Police Department and City of Irvine.  


Registering with AlertOC allows time-sensitive voice messages to be sent to your home, mobile, or business phone. Text messages may also be sent.  


Learn more and register at  

Comedy Unleashed

Join us For a Night of Laughs

The fifth annual Comedy Unleashed fundraiser is quickly approaching, and we hope to see you there! Join us Tuesday, September 21 and be treated to dinner and a show featuring comedians Matt Braunger, Chris Porter, and Laura Peek. Proceeds benefit center programs such as Third Chance for Pets, Enhanced Care, and Foster Care.

Tickets are available online or at the door for $38 and include dinner (venue service fees will apply to ticket purchase). Ages 18 and older.

Visit for more information.


Tip, Toss, and Take Action Against Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus has been detected in Irvine. There are many actions you can take to prevent mosquitoes in your yard.

  • Tip standing water that may be present in your yard and around your home weekly.
  • Toss unneeded containers that could become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Take Action and apply repellent to exposed skin when outdoors. 

Visit the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control's website for Do-it-Yourself solutions for mosquitoes, and view West Nile Virus Activity in Orange County

Cool City Challenge

Make an Impact on Climate Change

Time is running out to get involved and help make a meaningful impact on climate change in Irvine. Sign up today and volunteer your time to be a Cool Block Leader. Help our City reach carbon neutrality by 2030!  


Learn more and signup by September 20 at

50th anniversary

Fact for 50 Years of Incorporation 

Salt Company

Irvine residents circa 1949 may have the Irvine ranch to thank for their clean clothes and soft water. Turns out the ranch land yielded more than just crops like beans and citrus plants – it produced an ingredient known to enhance the flavor of food – salt!

The Western Salt Company, pictured here, was established in 1949 when Oscar Huffine leased 250 acres of land and built a series of settling ponds for the purpose of "farming" salt. About 7,000 tons of salt were produced per year, with most of it being sold to laundries or used in water softeners.
Photo credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

September 18

Community Services Job Fair


September 18

Coffee and Traffic Talk with IPD


September 21
Mid-Autumn Festival

September 23

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Global Village Festival