Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

September 9, 2022 | Edition 87

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

Mid-Autumn Festival Update: Moving Indoors at Great Park

Rain or shine, we hope you will join us for Mid-Autumn Festival today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Great Park. All performances and activities will be held indoors in anticipation of the rain.

Join us for performances inside Hangar 244 and activities in the Great Park Gallery and Artist Studios. Visit for more information about the event. View a map of Great Park here

Fiesta Latina en Irvine

Attend Fiesta Latina en Irvine September 24

The City of Irvine, in partnership with the University of California, Irvine, is proud to announce Fiesta Latina en Irvine, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and honoring Hispanic American individuals and heroes who have positively influenced and enriched our nation, society, and our community. 


Fiesta Latina en Irvine is Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m.3 p.m. at Great Park. This free event is open to all ages. 


Learn about the cultures and contributions of Latin American indigenous communities and those with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American roots through music, food, language, literature, and art. 

UC Irvine will be on-site with Hispanic and Latino resources; swag and giveaways; interactive activities; information on educational, athletic, and community opportunities; photo opportunities; and more. 


Learn more at  

Citywide Serve Day

Join the City of Irvine and Participate in Citywide Serve Day

The City of Irvine has partnered with Love Irvine for the second annual Citywide Serve Day Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to noon. This partnership connects people who want to help those in need with volunteer opportunities at various nonprofit service providers, faith-based organizations, government entities, and schools.

As part of Love Irvine’s 2022 Citywide Serve Day, the City of Irvine and Love Irvine will host multiple volunteer opportunities, including those at Harvest Solutions Farm, and opportunities to teach our seniors technology, and pack welcome home gift bags for the 2/11 Marines Battalion

To view and register for these and other Citywide Serve Day projects, visit

OC Goes Solar

Solarize Irvine with OC Goes Solar!

Join the City of Irvine in partnership with the nonprofit OC Goes Solar for our second virtual workshop on how you can take part in Solarize Irvine. Solarize Irvine helps residents who are interested in going solar and learning about new ways to support the City's ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.


On September 12 at 7 p.m., take part in a Q&A session with local program installers and energy experts to learn about rooftop solar, battery storage, and home EV charging. The virtual workshop is free to attend, but preregistration is required at

Irvine Ranch Water District

Water News and Tips from Irvine Ranch Water District 

Irvine has been well positioned to weather drought for years, thanks to the resilience and diversity of local water sources established by Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). 

IRWD has invested in groundwater wells, groundwater treatment systems, local water runoff capture, water banking, reservoirs, and one of the most extensive water recycling systems in the nation. Only 18% of our water is imported from outside our immediate area — which means we do not rely heavily on water from Northern California, where the effects of the current drought are most severe.

Even so, September is the time to water your yard 30% less. Though it is still hot out, the days are getting shorter and plants are entering their dormant period. Dial back your sprinkler timer to save on your water bill. Find local watering schedules at

Smoke Free Irvine

Irvine is Proud to be Smoke Free

Residents and visitors can breathe easy in Irvine, as smoking is prohibited in all public places. 

Ordinance 19-17 was expanded in 2019 to prohibit smoking in public places such as sidewalks, streets, and alleys as well as common areas of multi-unit residences, like laundry rooms, play areas, and pools.

All smoking products are included in this ordinance, such as tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and marijuana. Smoking is only permitted in the following locations, unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law:

  • Private residential property, other than those used as a child care or health care facility subject to State licensing requirements.
  • Within a moving or stationary vehicle, including a vehicle on a public street or right of way, or parked in a public place.

Violations of the ordinance are infractions of the City's Municipal Code and fines ranging from $100 to $500 may be issued. Visit to learn more. 

Patriot Day

September 11 is Patriot Day

Patriot Day is a U.S. holiday, which occurs September 11 to commemorate the lives of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, the Pentagon in Virginia, and those who died when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. 


Join the Orange County Fire Authority and community Sunday, September 11, as the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are honored and remembered.  


The ceremony will take place at OCFA Headquarters, 1 Fire Authority, Irvine, at 8:30 a.m., or watch live at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Sep. 9 | 5-9 p.m.

Mid-Autumn Festival


Sep. 13 | 4 p.m. 
City Council Meeting

Sep. 22 | 5 p.m. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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