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April 29, 2022 | Edition 68

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. 

IPD Open House

Join us Tomorrow at our Open House

The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority, will hold an Open House Saturday, April 30, at Irvine Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place in the piazza and parking lot of the Irvine Civic Center located at 1 Civic Center Plaza.

Attendees will see police and fire vehicles, and have interactive experiences, including photo opportunities, games, and face painting, and receive special giveaways while supplies last. Food will be available for purchase. Bring your bike and helmet to participate in the bike rodeo and register your bike at

Free shuttles will be provided from off-site parking lots at Creekside High School, Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, and Free Chapel.

Advanced registration is required for attendees. Register at

Fair Housing

Fair Housing Workshop to be Held May 4

The Fair Housing Foundation will hold a free Fair Housing Workshop at Irvine City Hall Wednesday, May 4, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will provide information on a variety of topics including:

  • Federal and State Fair Housing laws.

  • Evictions process.

  • Rent increases.

  • Housing discrimination.

This workshop is intended for tenants, landlords, property managers, and other interested parties. For more information and to register, visit

Best of OC

Vote for us in the Best of Orange County Publication!

Thanks to our community, the City of Irvine was voted "Best City to Live in" for five consecutive years! Let's make it six, as voting is now open for The Orange County Register's Best of Orange County 2022 (BOC) publication. 


In addition to voting for Irvine under the "City to Live in" category, cast a vote for your favorite Irvine-based restaurants, places, businesses, and more. 

Voting is live through May 27. Visit to cast your vote today!


Orange County Microbusiness Grant Program Extended

The Orange County Microbusiness Grant Program will be re-launching with a new application period opening Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

After many of the previous applications were invalid, nearly $2 million remains from the one-time grant awarded from the State of California to help support microbusinesses. Each eligible microbusiness can receive a payment in the amount of $2,500 to use toward eligible expenses.

Visit to see if your business may qualify for the grant program and for other program details. 

Denim Day

Irvine Police Department Resources

You may have seen a lot of people wearing denim on April 27. That is because it was Denim Day — a day dedicated to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, where people are encouraged to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence.

The Irvine Police Department's Victim Services unit offers specific resources and support services to victims of sexual assault and violence. Visit their website to be connected to a resource guide and services that can help if you are experiencing sexual abuse. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 30 | 10 a.m.
IPD & OCFA Open House


May 2 | 5:30 p.m. 
Finance Commission


May 4 | 2:30 p.m.

Fair Housing Workshop

May 5 | 5:30 p.m. 
Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

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