Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

April 1, 2022 | Edition 64

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. 

Spring Around the World

Celebrate Diversity at Spring Around the World!

See you tomorrow at Spring Around the World! Celebrate the diversity of Irvine, and learn about springtime celebrations and traditions from cultures from around the world.

Attendees of all ages will enjoy international cuisine for purchase, educational displays, live performances, art exhibits, spring celebration-themed crafts, activities, and more!

This event will take place tomorrow, April 2, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., in the heart of Great Park. Parking and admission are free and do not require pre-registration. For more information, visit

Virtual 5K

Join the Virtual 5K and Support Animals in Need

Support animals in need by partaking in the Irvine Animal Care Center's Virtual 5K!

All runners, walkers, and animal-lovers can take part in its 2022 Virtual 5K throughout the month of April. The center’s Virtual 5K can be completed at any location you choose April 1–30, can be done at your own pace, and is timed yourself. 

Just submit your entry fee of $35 at, complete your race by April 30, and receive an exclusive race medal and certificate. Enter your four-legged friend to run with you in the Virtual 5K for an additional $8, and they will receive their very own medal for completing the race. For questions, call the Irvine Animal Care Center at 949-724-7740.

Project 529

Register your Bike with the City of Irvine

Did you know that unclaimed bikes in the Irvine Police Department's property room go to auction? Could one of them be yours?

Our Police Officers and Property Specialists work tirelessly to reunite bikes with their owners, but if the bike isn’t registered and hasn’t been reported stolen, finding the owners is very difficult. The first step to ensuring your bike’s safety is to register it with Project 529, a free bike registration service that allows you to input information about your bicycle and upload photos. If your bike is lost or stolen, it is also important to file a report with the police department.

Register your bike to help increase your chances of recovery by visiting can also register your bike on the Access Irvine app by clicking the "How can We Help" button. 

World Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Day

Every April is World Autism Month, and April 2 is Autism Awareness Day.

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication – affecting one in 44 children in the United States.

You can show your support for people with Autism by participating in Autism Speaks campaigns throughout the month, such as by wearing blue, and illuminating lights in blue. Learn more at

Women's History Month

Celebrating our Employees 

As we close out the month of March and Women's History Month, we would be remiss if we didn’t celebrate the women of our workforce in the City of Irvine! 


We joined the trending TikTok lip-sync of the remix Telephone to showcase our female staff in action around the City. What can’t the women of the City of Irvine do?


Can you tell we enjoy our jobs? Take a look! To learn more about available opportunities, visit


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 2 | 11 a.m.
Spring Around the World 


April 4 | 5:30 p.m. 
Finance Commission

April 7 | 5:30 p.m. 
Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

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