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March 4, 2022 | Edition 60

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. 

State of the City

Join us March 9 for the State of the City Address

Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan will deliver the State of the City Address Wednesday, March 9, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre (4242 Campus Drive, Irvine).

This City event will begin with a free public reception at 5 p.m., followed by the 2022 State of the City Address at 6 p.m. where Mayor Khan will reflect on accomplishments from 2021 and share initiatives and highlights for 2022.

This year’s event, hosted for the first time at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, will also include performances by community organizations, including Irvine High Choir and Chinese Dance Company of Southern California. 

Parking is complimentary at the UCI Student Parking Structure adjacent to the Irvine Barclay Theatre.


For more information, visit The City of Irvine would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of the 2022 Annual State of the City Address.


Youth Cricket Pitch Opening in Irvine

The first designated youth cricket pitch is opening in Irvine at Cypress Community Park. The official opening will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 13.

The new, lighted natural grass pitch is 78 feet by 27 feet, with an outfield radius of 155 feet. In the spring, the pitch will be available for youth cricket activities offered through the Southern California Cricket Association Youth and the Southern California Youth Cricket Association. The pitch is open to youth cricket enthusiasts when not reserved.

Learn more about Irvine's parks at


Irvine Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Join the Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority for a Community Lecture on Disaster Prevention Saturday, March 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.

This class will be taught in Mandarin and will be held virtually. The lecture will teach participants what disasters are prevalent in our area and how to prepare for and prevent them. 

The session will be held via Zoom

Webinar ID: 822 3353 2116

Passcode: 872126

Please contact Jordan Liu at 949-724-7042 with any questions. 

Clock Tower

In Solidarity with Ukraine

The City of Irvine is lighting the Civic Center clock tower in blue and yellow and joins cities across the country in solidarity with Ukraine.

This simple but meaningful gesture is one way Irvine is showing support to the Ukrainian community.

The clock tower lights will remain blue and yellow as long as the war continues in Ukraine. To donate to help Ukraine, visit

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week of March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” 


Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, designating the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”  


Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”


This year’s Women’s History Month theme is "Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." Visit the City of Irvine’s Diversity Spotlight website, and learn more about the remarkable women in our history and how you can support the cause.  


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Mar. 7 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission


Mar. 8 | 9 a.m.
Irvine Child Care Committee


Mar. 8 | 4 p.m.
City Council Meeting

Mar. 9 | 5 p.m.
State of the City

View the City Calendar 

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