Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

August 12, 2022 | Edition 83

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. 

Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 

Mark your calendars for the Mid-Autumn Festival Friday, September 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Great Park. 


The City of Irvine, in partnership with South Coast Chinese Cultural Center, invites the community to celebrate an honored tradition, and the second-most important holiday after Chinese New Year for many East and Southeast Asian communities.  


The free event, open to all ages, will include live musical, dance, and poetry performances, educational opportunities, cultural exhibits, and a festival atmosphere. No registration is required. 


Learn more at  

City Hall Selfie Day

City Hall Selfie Day is August 15!

There is a day for everything, but this is one of our favorites: It's City Hall Selfie Day! Join us in taking part in this social media day, Monday, August 15.

Chances are you already take many selfies on your phone, so why not do it in front of City Hall or at another City-operated property.

Participating is simple:

  1. Snap a picture in front of City Hall or at any City building, park, or facility.

  2. Post it on social media, include #CityHallSelfie, and tag the City of Irvine on any platform you use.

We look forward to seeing your selfies!

Green Business Sustainability Challenge

Join the Green Business Program Sustainability Challenge

Do you want to save money and operate more efficiently? The California Green Business Network can help your business thrive through the Green Business Certification.

For a limited time, businesses that complete their certification by October 31, 2022, will receive a $500 incentive. New certified Green Businesses will also receive free technical assistance throughout the process, as well as access to a California Green Business Marketing Tool Kit to help promote their business digitally afterward. The first step in getting certified is to attend a brief information session with a Sustainability Consultant.

For more information on the Green Business Program, visit

UCI Health Blood Drive

Save Lives with UCI Health

One blood donation can save up to three lives! Spend an hour with us next Thursday, August 18, between noon and 6 p.m. and donate blood.


Your donation will help ensure UCI Health can meet the needs of their patients and the Orange County community. Donors will receive free giveaways, courtesy of UCI Health. If you cannot attend this blood drive, the final drive will be held September 20. 


Appointments are suggested by not required, and walk-ins will be accepted. Book a blood drive appointment at

Indigenous Peoples Day

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed August 9 each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population.


The City of Irvine and Orange County area are home to rich Native American history. We preserve and pay tribute to the Native American culture in many ways throughout the community: 

  • The Portola Springs Community Center's Native American Wing includes cultural and historical artifacts and displays paying homage to the Native American tribes who once inhabited the Portola Springs area. Just outside the community center, nearby trails are home to native plants like the coastal prickly pear, which has been known to be a food and medicine source for Native Americans, as well as a source of needles, containers, and water.   

  • Sunset Point is a popular lookout area in the Turtle Rock community that was recently renamed. Last year, the City of Irvine sought to rename the hill to reflect the areas Native American history. After consulting with the Acjachemen Nation Tribal Manager and gathering input from the community in a public survey for new names, the hill was officially renamed Sunset Point. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Aug.13 | 6:30 p.m.

Movies on the Lawn: "Sing 2"


Aug.15 | 5:30 p.m. 
Finance Commission Meeting


Aug.16 | 5:30 p.m. 
Transportation Commission Meeting

Aug. 18 | 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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