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November 11, 2022 | Edition 96

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. 

Toy Drive

Brighten the Holidays for Military Families

Join the City of Irvine and the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee in brightening the season for military families. The annual holiday Toy Drive benefits families of Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion. Help bring joy to these families during the holidays by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children ages 12 and younger.

Donations can be dropped off through Wednesday, December 14, during business hours at the locations below:

  • Irvine City Hall & Irvine Police Department
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Great Park Visitors Center
    Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


Donations can also be dropped off during two drive-thru drop-off events at the Irvine Civic Center Sunday, December 4, and Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

America Recycles Day

Celebrate America Recycles Day 

Celebrate America Recycles Day November 15 with the City of Irvine! Every year, this national day aims to spread awareness on how to recycle, which recycled products to buy, and how to reduce waste. Recycling is just one way our City is working to create a climate-safe future and become carbon neutral by 2030.

Stop by City Hall Tuesday, November 15, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and visit Environmental Programs’ booth in the lobby to learn new facts, test your recycling trivia, and win a sustainable prize! You can also learn more about recycling on our website. 

In addition, you can support Irvine's climate initiatives by joining the Cool Block Program, an initiative where residents lead their neighbors through a shared learning program to improve sustainability and quality of life in their own neighborhoods.

Since the program launched in January, more than 200 Irvine households have pledged over 2,200 actions and taken 1,500 measures to reduce emissions. The measures have resulted in a reduction of nearly 650,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. 


Join us for GIS Day

Join us Wednesday, November 16, for GIS Day and discover how the City’s Geographic Information System technology improves operational efficiency and enhances the quality of life in Irvine.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, will provide a forum for users of geographic information system (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

There will be presentations, application demonstrations, and more. Test your Irvine knowledge for a chance to win a prize.

Inside Irvine

Winter Issue of Inside Irvine is Here

Looking for more Irvine news and events? The winter issue of Inside Irvine is now available online.

Learn about the Framework Plan that will ensure Great Park secures its place among world-class metropolitan parks; discover some of the projects aimed at enhancing our community; and find out how the Irvine Animal Care Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Then, search the Winter Activity Guide for City classes, camps, and programs happening this season.

Look for the print edition of Inside Irvine in your mailbox this week.

Woollett Aquatics Center

Woollett Aquatics Center Closures

William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center is undergoing a facility rehabilitation project. As of Monday, November 7, the instructional pool is closed, and beginning Sunday, November 13, the competition pool will be closed.

The project is expected to take approximately three months and includes new plaster and tile for the instructional and competition pools, as well as upgrades to the facility’s filtration and chemical systems. During the closure, some programming will be reduced or suspended as only deep water will be available.

For information on the project, please email or call 949-724-6717.

Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans

Today, the City held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. The event was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community to honor our nation’s heroes and show our support for military families.

On Veterans Day, and every day, we thank all who serve.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Nov. 15 | 5:30 p.m.

Transportation Commission


Nov. 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Community Services Commission


Nov. 17 | 5:30 p.m. 
Planning Commission

View the City Calendar