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October 21, 2022 | Edition 93

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 Recognized for Climate Efforts at World Summit 

The City of Irvine was recognized for leadership in tackling the global climate crisis at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires this week.

Irvine was a finalist in the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards presented at the summit, and Mayor Farrah N. Khan and City staff were invited to attend the prestigious event, which brought together mayors of global and regional cities, alongside business leaders, philanthropists, campaigners, youth leaders, scientists, and residents.

Irvine was nominated in the Building a Climate Movement category for the Cool Block program, the grassroots approach to improving climate resilience and reaching carbon neutrality by 2030. Since the program launched in January, more than 180 Irvine households have pledged over 1,800 actions and taken 1,385 measures to reduce emissions. The measures have resulted in a reduction of nearly 250 tons of CO2 emissions.

To learn more about the Cool Block program and get involved, visit


Trick-or-Treat at Lakeview Senior Center

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Lakeview Senior Center for a morning of trick-or-treat stations, snacks, and activities Friday, October 28. Tours last approximately 30 minutes; drop in between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Tours are $5 per person. Registration is recommended; walk-ups are accepted as space permits. Register at

For more information, call 949-724-7422 or visit

Fair Housing Workshop

Upcoming Fair Housing Workshop

The Fair Housing Foundation will hold a free Fair Housing Workshop Wednesday, October 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Lakeview Senior Center. The workshop will provide information on a variety of topics including:

🏘️ Federal and State Fair Housing Laws

🏘️ Evictions process

🏘️ Rent increases

🏘️ Housing discrimination


This workshop is intended for tenants, landlords, property managers, and other interested parties, and will have a focus on senior renters.


Learn more and register.

Vote Early

Voting Options for the November General Election

Ballots for the November 8 General Election have been mailed and registered voters can cast their vote one of three ways.


At a Vote Center: There will be 14 Vote Centers in Irvine, with two opening Saturday, October 29. Twelve additional Vote Centers open Saturday, November 5.

At a Ballot Drop Box: Drop off your ballot at a secured Ballot Drop Box in Orange County, including 10 in Irvine, now through Election Day.

By Mail: Voters can mail their ballots at any U.S. mailbox; no stamp required. 

For more information, including Vote Center hours and locations and Ballot Drop Box locations, visit or

If you are not registered to vote, the last day to register to vote in the November 8 election is Monday, October 24. Visit

Holiday Faire

Join us at Holiday Faire

The Irvine Fine Arts Center's 40th annual Holiday Faire is Saturday, November 5.

Holiday Faire will take place throughout the Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex and will feature live festive holiday music and an artisan atmosphere, offering the opportunity to shop from unique and local businesses while experiencing the excitement of the season.

Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more at

Clock tower illuminated with purple lights

Shine the Light on Domestic Violence Prevention

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the City of Irvine is joining with others to #ShineTheLight on domestic violence prevention.

The Irvine Civic Center clock tower was lit up in purple all week, and the City Council has issued a proclamation in support of victims as well as domestic violence prevention programs and organizations, such as Human Options, which serves as an important resource for those threatened by abuse in our community.

The Irvine-based nonprofit maintains a 24-hour toll-free hotline for anyone seeking assistance and connects people with vital resources. To learn more about Human Options and to find out how you can make a difference, visit


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Oct. 25 | 3 & 4 p.m.

Great Park & City Council


Oct. 26 | 6 p.m.
Irvine Aquatics Advisory Board


Oct. 27 | 5 p.m. 
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar