Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

March 10, 2023 | Edition 112

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. 

Yale Corridor

Take Our Survey! Consider Transportation Alternatives on South Yale Avenue

The community is invited to take our online survey to provide input on various bicycle and pedestrian-friendly alternatives to be considered for future development along South Yale between the 405 Freeway and University Drive. 

A citywide virtual meeting was held Wednesday, March 8, to share more about these alternatives that were developed from community input received in October 2022. If you missed the meeting, you can view it here

The South Yale Corridor Improvement Project aims to better utilize the available roadway space to best serve community needs. Take the survey here. For more information, and to view the meeting or presentation slides, visit


Learn how to Safely Ride e-bikes 

Watch the latest edition of Chat with the Mayor to hear from Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan and Irvine Police Traffic Sergeant Garrett Gales on the topic of e-bike safety.

Together they explore the various types of electronic bicycles, who is permitted to ride them, and where they can be ridden.

The Irvine Police Department is working to educate our community on the safety measures that should be followed when riding e-bikes. Watch the full episode here

Join our team

Join our Team!

The City of Irvine is looking for motivated, customer-service oriented individuals to oversee Community Services recreation programs, coordinate facility operations, and/or perform athletic field preparations at various City of Irvine and Great Park facilities.


Apply online by March 20 to become a part-time Community Services Leader. Positions are open to those ages 18 and older, with pay ranges of up to $22.69 per hour. Flexible schedules, including days, nights, and/or weekends, are available with up to 19 hours per week.


To learn more and apply, visit

Swinging in the palm court

Enjoy Jazz and Swing Music at Great Park

The second of three “Swingin’ in the Palm Court” jazz and swing concerts is this Sunday!


Inspired by the music that filled the banquet halls of early MCAS El Toro, now Great Park, this event echoes the recreational activities servicemen and women enjoyed while stationed here. Bring folding chairs and blankets for seating around the Gallery and Palm Court.


Invite your family and friends and join us Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.


This event is free to attend, with no advanced registration required. For more information, visit

e-waste recycling event

Recycle Unwanted Electronics this Weekend

Gather your unwanted electronic devices and recycle them this weekend at Irvine Valley College. The City of Irvine, along with Orange County United Way, is hosting an e-waste drop-off recycling event this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Accepted items include computers, cables and cords, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, telephones, LCD monitors, printers, scanners, projectors, hard drives, stereo equipment, shredders, radios, and LCD/flatscreen TVs.


Proceeds will support Orange County United Way's work to ensure local underserved students have the support they need to succeed; struggling Orange County families gain financial security; and those who are homeless find a place to call home. For more information about the event and to check the list of accepted items, please visit

Persian New Year

Celebrate Persian New Year at Lakeview Senior Center

Join the City of Irvine in celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, Thursday, March 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lakeview Senior Center. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, and refreshments. Dinner includes fish, rice, cookies, and tea.

Tickets are available for purchase at Lakeview Senior Center. The Nowruz celebration is presented by NEDA Association of Iranian-American Seniors.

For more information, call 949-374-1777.



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

March 11 | 1 p.m.

Irvine Animal Care Center Foster Donation Celebration


March 12 | 4 p.m.
City Council & Great Park Board Meeting


March 15 | 5:30 p.m. 

Community Services Commission


View the City Calendar 

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