Community Link Newsletter



Community Link Newsletter

November 18, 2022 | Edition 97

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. 


Meet Ronnie and Jacks

Two black labrador dogs

Have you seen some of the newest members of the Irvine Police Department? Chief Kent recently administered the official oath of office for support dogs Ronnie, age 2, and Jacks, age 3. Both dogs vowed to share their unconditional love and affection. They will provide comfort to members of our community and first responders following traumatic events.

Jacks is assigned to the Irvine Police Department spokesperson in the Office of Public Relations and Ronnie is assigned to the School Resource Officer at Portola High School. Keep an eye out for them at community events and department functions! They will also make periodic visits to schools.

If you or someone you know is need of mental health support, please visit for resources.

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Workshop

Save the date for the City of Irvine Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) Public Workshop. Join us at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, at Irvine City Hall for an in-person workshop where staff will review goals of Irvine’s CAAP, which sets ambitious but achievable emissions reduction targets for the City and lays out a pathway to achieving our climate goals.


Learn more about the municipal and community greenhouse gas inventory, and interactively engage with the City and other residents around emissions reduction measures.


More information will be shared at For questions, email

Letters to Santa

Send Letters to Santa Through December 12

Santa is going digital this holiday season, and would love to hear from his friends in Irvine! Use our magic online mailbox to send your letter by Monday, December 12, and get a reply as fast as reindeer fly. 

Gus, the City's official elf, will make sure all letters get to Santa and receive email responses. Allow one week for responses. In-person drop-off and pick-up of handwritten letters is not available.

Visit to send your letter today.

Drive-in Movie at Lakeview

Drive-In Movie at Lakeview Senior Center

Irvine seniors and their families are invited to join us Thursday, December 1, for a movie on the big screen.

Drive into Lakeview Senior Center to enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn, holiday activities to do in your car, and a special showing of "Home Alone."

The movie starts at dusk; parking lot opens at 4 p.m. Space is limited; registration is required at

Two people walking on a trail

Protect our Ecosystems —Stay on the Trails 

We know that Irvine’s open space serves as a beautiful setting for holiday photos, but please remember to stay on the trails. It protects the ecosystems surrounding the trail and keeps our open space beautiful.


Open space rangers are out on the trails to assist hikers and safeguard the flora and fauna, and they may issue citations for violations. Thank you for helping to preserve this local treasure.

Holiday pies

Thanksgiving Closures

City of Irvine offices, aquatics facilities, and community centers will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25.


Featured amenities at Great Park will be closed Thursday, November 24, but the park will be open for passive use. The park will resume regular operations on Friday, November 25.


Additional closure information and/or modified hours for City facilities are available on our website.

We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Thankful for our Diverse Community

Diverse people at Great Park
A man, woman and two boys at Great Park
A family at Great Park

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to come together with friends and family and reflect on all we are thankful for. As a City, we are grateful for our diverse, inclusive community, which allows us to grow in our understanding of and appreciation for cultures around the world.  

We invite you to learn more about the multicultural heritages and observances of our community at  


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Nov. 19 | 9 a.m.

Great Park Development Town Hall


Nov. 21 | 5:30 p.m.
Finance Commission


Nov. 22 | 3 & 5 p.m. 
Great Park & City Council

View the City Calendar