Community Link Newsletter

Community Link Newsletter

June 10, 2022 | Edition 74

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. 

Police Siren

Know the Signs to Evacuate

Disasters can strike at any time, often with no warning.
The Irvine Police Department's (IPD) Hi/Lo siren alerts residents of the need to evacuate during an emergency. 

This siren, which sounds different from the sirens you may be familiar with, will be emitted from IPD vehicles to alert neighborhoods that are in immediate danger and must evacuate. A recorded multilingual evacuation message will pair with the siren. 

Watch the video in your preferred language to become familiar with the Hi/Lo siren. Remember, if you hear Hi/Lo, it's time to go.

Residents should also sign up for Alert OC to receive emergency notifications from the City of Irvine. Visit to sign up and choose your notification preferences. 

Transit Study

Provide Feedback on Irvine's Transit Vision

The City of Irvine's transit vision seeks to define community transportation needs beyond existing iShuttle and bus routes located within the City. 

A virtual community meeting will be held Monday, June 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss transportation options and present the findings from initial concept studies that sought to improve parking conditions and transit services, relieve parking and traffic congestion, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Join the meeting via Zoom and provide your input. Learn more about the study and take the survey at

Movies on the Lawn

Watch Movies on the Lawn this Summer 

We have the perfect summer plans for your family with Movies on the Lawn at Great Park!

Mark your calendar for various summer Saturday evenings, June 18–August 13, for a series of family-friendly movie screenings outdoors. Bring a blanket or low-back chair, and enjoy one of our favorite summer activities with your family and friends. Movies begin after sunset; open seating on the Terraced Lawn will be first-come, first-served for the entire community; and admission is free. Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy items on sale from gourmet food trucks.

For more information, visit

Great Park

Listen to Contemporary Classical Music at Great Park

In support of the art exhibition Phillip K. Smith III: Shared Light, the Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex presents a two-part live classical music series, Contemporary Classical in the Palm Court.


The first performance will take place Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Inspired by the artwork of Phillip K. Smith III, Contemporary Classical in the Palm Court highlights ambient, minimalist, and contemporary classical music. Pulling inspiration from composers such as Erik Satie, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, cellist Bella Pepke and her band will perform and interpret select movements with cello, vibraphone, guitar, and violin. Bring folding chairs and blankets for seating in and around the Artist Studios and the Palm Court. The performance and parking are free and do not require pre-registration.


For more information, visit

Visitors Center

Great Park Wins Site Reuse Award

The City of Irvine's Great Park has been recognized 

by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for excellence in site reuse.


Great Park received the EPA's 2022 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awardwhich highlights the accomplishments of federal agencies, states, tribes, local partners, and developers in restoring and reusing contaminated land at federal facilities.


Great Park was recognized for extensive cleanup efforts that ensued following the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro's decommission and closure as an active base in 1999. Approximately 1,300 acres of the land have been reinvented to become the recreational destination you know today. 


Join the Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration at Great Park

The City of Irvine and BIPOC Orange County invites the community to its inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. The free event will take place Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Great Park Palm Court.


The celebration of freedom, hope, and joy honors the history and contributions of African Americans to the cultural fabric of our community and nation. The community is invited to learn about Black culture as well as the history and significance of Juneteenth.

The event is free and open to the public. It will include a DJ; live music; performances; a youth village; art pop-up; and a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Marketplace. Food trucks will be available for visitors to purchase food. Free parking is available on site. 

For more information about the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, visit

Flag Day

Flag Day is June 14

Flag Day is June 14 and is a celebration of our American flag and the ideals it represents: freedom, equality, and justice. 

The community is encouraged to display the American flag in honor of this holiday and National Flag Week, which runs through June 18. If you have an American flag that needs to be retired, you can take it to a retirement box at Northwood Community Park, where it will be picked up and disposed of properly.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

June 13 | 6 p.m.
Transit Vision Study Meeting


June 14 | 4 p.m. 
City Council Meeting


June 16 | 5: 30 p.m.

Planning Commission

June 18 | 6:30 p.m.

Movies on the Lawn

View the City Calendar 

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