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January 21, 2022 | Edition 54

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 about our community, cultural events and celebrations, and news of interest by reading this newsletter, 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. 

Renter Resources

Renter Resources for Irvine Residents

The City of Irvine has compiled a list of resources for renters in the City. The website and flier can help Irvine residents access information related to rental properties, affordable housing, rent relief, access to housing, and much more.

Visit to view the webpage. For additional information, email or call 949-724-6114.

Covid-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Resources Available

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests through the federal government. 

The rapid antigen tests can be taken anywhere and give results in 30 minutes. Tests will be shipped in 7–12 days after ordering. Only four tests are available per household address. To order tests, visit

The City of Irvine's partner, Covid Clinic, provides free COVID-19 testing for eligible individuals at City facilities by appointment. Days and hours vary by facility. For more information and to make an appointment, visit

MemorialCare Clinic

Irvine Vaccination Clinic

The City of Irvine's partner, MemorialCare, will be hosting a vaccination clinic January 25 at Irvine Valley College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The vaccine clinic will be held in parking lot 8. To register, click here. Limited spots are available; if sign-ups are full, please visit for information on other vaccination opportunities in the City of Irvine.

Access Irvine

Report Odor Complaints

An Odor Complaint Form has been added to the City website and the City app, Access Irvine

To report an odor, open Access Irvine and click on "How Can We Help" or visit

There, you can report the day, location, odor description and source if identifiable, weather conditions, whether you have experienced any symptoms, and any other details. Please note that if you suspect a gas leak, you should call SoCal Gas at 1-800-427-2200.

For responses to odor complaints, please contact South Coast Air Quality Management District at 1-800-CUT-SMOG or via

Makar Sankranti

Celebrate Makar Sankranti or Maghi

Like languages, so many religions are practiced in Irvine. In Hinduism, Makar Sankranti — also known as Maghi or Makara Sankranti — is an important Hindu festival. It celebrates the sun's journey back into the Northern Hemisphere and is considered to be a highly positive event.


Makar Sankranti was celebrated this month on January 14 and marks the first day when the sun is transitioning into Capricorn, also known as Makara in Hindi. 

Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how the City is working to foster an environment that is inclusive of all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, perspectives, and ways of thinking at


Irvine Through the Lens

Irvine Through The Lens

Keep those pretty pictures coming! We love seeing Irvine through your lens as you capture our parks, open spaces, businesses, and scenic landscapes. Take a look at this picture submitted this week!

Share your images with us by emailing

You may see your photo included in our marketing materials such as newsletters, social media, and the City website.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

January 22 | Noon
 Part-Time Job Fair


January 25 | 2 & 4 p.m.

Great Park & City Council Meeting


January 26 | 6 p.m.

Irvine Aquatics Advisory Board

January 27 | 5 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar 

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