Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

May 20, 2022 | Edition 71

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. 

City of Irvine Day

City of Irvine Day at UCI Baseball is Tonight!

Join us tonight at 6 p.m. for City of Irvine Day at UCI Baseball!


The University of California, Irvine, is partnering with the City of Irvine to host City of Irvine Day at Anteater Ballpark tonight! Residents are invited to watch the UCI baseball team take on California State University, Bakersfield, on a day celebrating the relationship between the City and the University. Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan will throw out the first pitch. 


Discounted tickets are available for purchase at

Pride in Irvine

Celebrate Your Pride!

This Sunday, May 22, celebrate your pride in Irvine by joining us as we raise the Progress Flag in front of City Hall in honor of Harvey Milk Day, and in preparation for June Pride Month.

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in California, inaugurated to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in January 1978. His life and political career embody the rise of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement. While in office, Milk advocated for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Milk was assassinated in 1978 by Dan White, a former colleague on the Board of Supervisors. On October 11, 2009, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger established Harvey Milk Day to be held as a significant observance on May 22, Milk’s birthday.


The City’s inaugural Pride in Irvine event will take place at the Irvine Civic Center Piazza from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Local organizations representing the LGBTQ+ community will provide educational activities and information. Enjoy refreshments while learning about and celebrating Pride Month at this free event.

For more information about Pride in Irvine, visit

Green Ribbon

Join the City's Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

Are you an Irvine student interested in supporting conservation and sustainable practices for our environment? Are you looking to make a difference in the Irvine community for generations to come? The City of Irvine is accepting applications to fill two member-at-large student vacancies on the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee.

The committee advises the City Council and makes recommendations on matters related to energy, recycling and waste management, mobility, open space, and water issues.

Applicants must be Irvine students who are currently in middle school or high school, and able to serve one-year terms. Applications are available online and must be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, June 6. For questions, call 949-724-7505 or email

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events

The City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events to pay tribute to America’s fallen.

On Sunday, May 29, at 4 p.m., a special candle lighting ceremony will be held at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park. To honor our military fallen, we are pleased to feature guest speakers Jim and Carla Hogan, Gold Star parents of Lance Corporal Donald J. Hogan who lost his life while serving our nation in Afghanistan. 

On Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m., the City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. A Commanding Officer from Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion will speak to pay tribute to our military fallen.

For more information about these events, visit

wildfire awareness

May is Wildfire Preparedness Month

The height of wildfire season is mid-summer through early fall, though fires can strike at any time.

Is your home ready for a wildfire? Create an action plan now! Strong winds can cause embers to travel up to 5 miles, and embers that land in small open spaces on your roof or walls can ignite and threaten your home. 

Visit to learn about the Ready, Set, Go! Program, and how you can protect your home, yourself, and your loved ones from wildfire. 

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for AlertOC, a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies. Learn more at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

May 22 | 9 a.m.
Pride in Irvine


May 24 | 3 p.m. 
Great Park & City Council Meeting

May 26 | 5 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar 

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