Community Link Newsletter

Community Link 6.24

June 24, 2022 | Edition 76

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. 

One Irvine

Celebrate One Irvine!

One Irvine is a neighborhood revitalization program that connects Irvine residents with community-strengthening resources and with one another. The program enhances neighborhood conditions to spark community-led reinvestment and facilitate specific improvement projects in collaboration with residents and homeowners citywide. 

The first neighborhood to participate in the program was North El Camino Real. This Saturday, June 25, join neighbors for the celebration event from noon to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park Community Center. 

The event will include resources, games and activities, prizes, music, food, and more. All ages are welcome to attend and celebrate the community. There will be opportunities to learn more about other programs available through One Irvine, including the Permit Fee Holiday for homes built in Irvine in 1975 or earlier. Sign up to receive the latest One Irvine program news, and learn more at


Help your Business Attract, Hire, and Train Employees

Time is running out for businesses to participate in the Greater Irvine Chamber business feedback survey.

The Greater Irvine Chamber uses the information from this short survey to help understand the Irvine business community, and connect businesses with recruitment and workforce training opportunities as well as resources to help businesses meet their goals and retain employees. 

Businesses are encouraged to take the three-minute survey by July 15 to assist the chamber in helping businesses attract, hire, train, and retain employees.


Learn to Respond to Emergencies

During a large-scale disaster, the response of any community’s emergency services may be delayed or overwhelmed for a variety of reasons. This leaves the citizens of the community to provide for their own well-being and safety until professional responders arrive. As a member of the community, you can help the City respond to a disaster by preparing your family, home, school, and work by partaking in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

The CERT program strives to familiarize citizens with facts about what to expect following a major disaster in their community, and to deliver the message about their responsibility for mitigation and preparedness. This takes place during an eight-unit program available to residents. 

If you are interested in becoming a CERT member and participating in the program, fill out the interest form and learn more online, or email Sandy Barnes at


Mosquito Awareness Week

June 21–25 is National Mosquito Awareness Week. Do not give mosquitoes a biting chance this year by following a few simple tips from the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

  • Dress smart. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Studies show that mosquitoes in the United States are attracted to dark clothing, and most can bite through tight-fitting clothing. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.

  • Wear repellent. Make sure to wear repellent to keep mosquitoes away. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535.  

  • Tip and toss standing water. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in bodies of water as small as a bottle cap, and can complete their life cycle from egg to adult in about a week. Download the breeding checklist to help you take charge of your yard.

Visit for more information regarding mosquito safety.  

Clock Tower

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

This week, the clock tower at the Irvine Civic Center is lit up in purple for Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. 
More than 84,000 Orange County residents and more than 6 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer's disease. At its meeting June 14, the City Council proclaimed June Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, recognizing the Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter, and its mission to help those living with the disease and their caregivers, while advancing research for new treatments and a cure. 


The City of Irvine’s disability and senior services teams can connect residents who may be living with this disease with needed resources, services, and activities. Visit and for more information.  


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

June 25 | 1 p.m.

Contemporary Classical in the Palm Court


June 28 | 2 p.m.

Great Park & City Council Meeting

June 30 | 67 p.m. 
Food Waste Recycling Program Virtual Town Hall

View the City Calendar 

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