Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

August 26, 2022 | Edition 85

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. 

General Plan Update Information Session

Learn about Irvine's Long-Range Vision

Learn about the long-range vision of the City of Irvine by attending the General Plan Update Information Session September 22, at 6 p.m., at the Irvine City Hall Council Chamber.  


The General Plan Update will contain goals and policies to help the City reach its vision, ensuring Irvine’s high quality of life is preserved and enhanced as the City matures. 


Residents are encouraged to join the information session at City Hall or via Zoom, to learn about the General Plan Update as well as future outreach events planned for 2023. Registration is required for the Zoom meeting. 


For details about the information session or for translation services, email or call Justin Equina at 949-724-6581. More information about the General Plan Update can be found at


Irvine Post Office Renamed In Honor of Tuskegee Airman

Tuskegee Airman Post Office Renamed

The U.S. Post Office located at 1 League, Irvine is now known as the Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert J. Friend Memorial Post Office Building after the late Tuskegee airman. 

A ribbon-cutting and renaming ceremony was held recently by Congresswoman Katie Porter, who introduced the bill to rename the post office in his honor. 

Friend was an Irvine resident since the 1970s and one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen. He flew in 142 combat missions while stationed in Europe during World War II as a member of the all-Black "Red Tails" unit. Friend received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Presidential Unit Citation, Bronze Star with Flying Cross, three Distinguished Service Medals, and the Air Medal. 

Induction Cooking Workshop

Induction Cooking Workshop

Do you want to help our environment and learn a new method of cooking? Join the Induction Cooking Workshop and Demonstration Thursday, September 1, at 6 p.m. to learn more. 


The City of Irvine’s Environmental Programs division will host this workshop at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, featuring local award-winning chef Katie Chin, who will demonstrate how to make various ethnically diverse dishes on an all-electric induction cooktop. Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan will co-host the event and discuss the benefits of induction cooking. 


The workshop is free and open to participants ages 18 and older. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required at  

Irvine Animal Care Center Photo Fundraiser

Last Chance to Participate in the Irvine Animal Care Center Photo Fundraiser!

Time is running out to submit a picture of your pet for the Irvine Animal Care Center's annual Photo Fundraiser!

Submit your favorite photos of your pet, have your family and friends vote for your pet's pictures, and help provide top-tier care for center pets along the way. All eligible photos with a minimum of five votes at the end of the contest, August 31, will be included in the 2023 Irvine Animal Care Center wall calendar. The top 13 winners will have their pets featured with a full-page photo in the calendar.

The entry fee is $25 per photo and voting takes place online through August 31. Votes are $1 each. To enter your pet’s photo and/or cast your vote, visit

All proceeds benefit the center’s Enhanced Care, Foster Care, and Third Chance for Pets programs. Learn more at


Celebrate our Seniors 

National Senior Citizens Day was celebrated August 21. This day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation, city, and community and provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.  


Irvine’s senior population plays a vital role in our community. The City of Irvine’s Senior Services division provides resources, services, and activities for those ages 50 and older at three dedicated centers throughout Irvine — each offering a multitude of opportunities for senior participation in our community. Learn more and get involved at  


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Sep. 1 | 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting


Sep. 6 | 5:30 p.m. 
Finance Commission Meeting

Sep. 9 | 5-9 p.m.

Mid-Autumn Festival

View the City Calendar 

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