Community Link Newsletter



Community Link

September 30, 2022 | Edition 90

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. 

Irvine Global Village Festival

Join us for Irvine Global Village Festival Next Week!

The Irvine Global Village Festival is Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for the City’s premiere multicultural community event featuring:

🌎 Regional and global food from local restaurants.

🌎 Culturally diverse live music and performances.

🌎 Handmade products by local and emerging artists, as well as demonstrations and displays.

🌎 Kid-friendly activities including a petting zoo and bubble zone.


Volunteer opportunities are still available for staff and youth ages 14 and up Friday, October 7, through Sunday, October 9. Various shifts are available throughout the day. Learn more at


Event admission and parking are free. Learn more at


Irvine Global Village Festival is presented by UC Irvine and UCI Health.

road construction map

Road Construction Projects

The City of Irvine has been hard at work maintaining City streets. To help you identify projects that may affect your drive, our Geographic Information System team maintains an interactive road construction map available at

Among the construction projects currently featured on the map is roadwork that is taking place along Culver Drive from Walnut to the I-5 Freeway. The project includes asphalt rehabilitation; removing and replacing curbs, gutters, curb ramps, and sidewalks; utility protection; pavement delineations; and modifying traffic signals. This project will also lengthen the southbound Culver Drive left-turn pockets at Scottsdale.

The project is expected to continue through the winter. Work is taking place Monday through Friday, typically between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except in the vicinity of the I-5 Freeway southbound off-ramp, where work will be limited to the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every effort is being made to keep traffic flowing and minimize disruptions, but we highly encourage drivers to consider alternate routes.

One Irvine Program

Help Determine the Next Neighborhood for One Irvine

The One Irvine program was successful in its first neighborhood last year, and now we are ready to launch the program again! If your home was built in or before 1975, help us select the next neighborhood for the revitalization program by taking a brief survey and providing your feedback.


Visit to learn more and take the survey before it closes Friday, October 21.

Irvine sunset

Irvine Named Orange County's Best City to Live in 

For the seventh consecutive year, Irvine was voted "Best City to Live In" by The Orange County Register readers!


We are proud to be a safe city that embraces our diversity and is home to outstanding schools and higher education institutions, beautiful parks, and a wealth of jobs, shopping, and dining.


In addition, more than 50 businesses selected as winners or finalists can be found in Irvine. Among them, the Great Park Certified Farmers Market was voted “Best Farmers Market,” Irvine Amphitheatre was a finalist for “Best Music Venue,” and UC Irvine was voted “Best College/University.”


Congratulations go out to all of the businesses listed in the Best of Orange County and we thank everyone who took the time to vote. Learn more.

Irvine seniors

Recognizing International Day of Older Persons

October 1 is designated as International Day of Older Persons by the United Nations. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges and issues impacting older adults and celebrating the contributions they make within our community and society. This year’s theme is ‘the resilience and contributions of older women’.

Irvine Senior Services is dedicated to helping our community thrive, providing resources, services, and activities for those ages 50 and older at three dedicated centers: Lakeview Senior Center, Rancho Senior Center, and Trabuco Center. Learn more at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Oct. 5 
Clean Air Day



Oct. 6 | 5:30 p.m. 

Planning Commission Mtg.

Oct. 26 | 2:30 p.m. 
Fair Housing Workshop

View the City Calendar