Community Link Newsletter



Community Link

October 7, 2022 | Edition 91

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 Civic Center Clock Tower

Clock Tower Lighting

The clock tower at the Irvine Civic Center will be illuminated red, white, and green through Sunday, October 16, to honor the life and legacy of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who died last month in the custody of the morality police.

The City of Irvine stands together with the women of Iran who are bravely fighting for freedom and human rights.

Monster Splash

Celebrate Halloween during Monster Splash

Dress in your spooky-best and join us at the pool to celebrate Halloween during the Monster Splash event Saturday, October 15, at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.

In addition to trick-or-treating around the pool decks, there will be a floating pumpkin patch and decorating station. Take some photos with our spooky friends before changing to swim in the enchanted lagoon. Feeling brave for a chilling challenge? We're thrilled for you to take a plunge into deep water and walk through the frightening inflatable obstacle course. Work up an appetite in the bounce houses before you purchase a ghoulish snack from the spooky smorgasbord.

Registration is required. Lifeguards will be on duty, and an adult must accompany children 6 and younger one-on-one if they are in the water during the event. Registration is $10 for children 12 and under, and available at

South Yale Corridor Improvements Project

Help Enhance South Yale Avenue

The City has launched the South Yale Corridor Improvements Project to evaluate how Yale Avenue between the 405 Freeway and University Drive can better serve the needs of the community.

Potential benefits of the project include:

  • Reduced traffic congestion.

  • Options for other travel modes.

  • Enhanced connections to the City’s trail network.

  • Reduced air, noise, and stormwater pollution.

  • And community-building and increased quality of life with recreational facilities.

Community input is an essential part of this project. We want to hear from residents to ensure project concepts align with your needs.

The City has launched a brief, anonymous survey that will be open through November 4, and we will be holding an in-person Community Workshop to share information about the project and gather input Saturday, October 22. Drop in any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at University Community Center.

For more information and to take the survey, visit

OC Bus

Free Workshop Makes Riding the Bus Easy

Develop confident bus-riding skills before heading out to explore Orange County on the OC Bus.

The Orange County Transportation Authority is offering a free workshop at Irvine senior centers covering a range of topics, including how to plan a trip, fares, how to safely board and exit the bus, ADA accessibility, and more. Register at

Presented in English

Monday, October 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Rancho Senior Center


Presented in Mandarin

Wednesday, November 2, 10 to 11 a.m.

Lakeview Senior Center

Apply to join the Irvine Sports Committee

Irvine Sports Committee Accepting Applications

The City of Irvine is accepting applications to fill two volunteer member-at-large vacancies on the Irvine Sports Committee.

The committee is composed of representatives from Irvine’s youth sports organizations and provides the City Council and the Community Services Commission with input and feedback on policies, programs, facilities, and the needs of the Irvine youth sports community. 

Applications are available online at Completed applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Monday, October 31.  

Irvine Global Village Festival

Celebrate Global Diversity at Irvine Global Village Festival 

Global Diversity Awareness Month pays tribute to the diverse minds and beliefs held by all cultures around the world. We live in a multicultural society and embracing the values of various cultures only strengthens our understanding and appreciation of the world.

Open your mind to new views and ideas, appreciate cultural differences, and enjoy a fresh perspective you may have been missing by attending the 21st annual Irvine Global Village Festival, tomorrow, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Great Park. For more information, visit


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Oct. 11 | 3 & 5 p.m. 

Great Park & City Council


Oct. 12 | 4:30 p.m.
Green Ribbon Environmental Committee


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

View the City Calendar