Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

June 30, 2023 | Edition 128

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. 


Happy Independence Day from the City of Irvine

Fourth of July

The City of Irvine wishes the community a happy Independence Day this July Fourth holiday.


Independence Day commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified on July 4, 1776. On this day, the Second Continental Congress declared that the 13 original colonies were no longer subject to the British Monarchy, and were now united, free, and independent states.


Field of Valor 

In partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, The City is hosting the Fourth of July Field of Valor event, July 1–14, at the Irvine Civic Center Lawn. Members of the community are invited to honor veterans, active duty, and fallen service members by visiting the flag display. You can also sponsor a display flag in honor or in memory of a veteran or active duty service member. Details can be found at

City Closures

Non-emergency City of Irvine offices will be closed in recognition of the holiday. You can learn more about affected site closures on our website.


Fourth of July Safety

All fireworks are illegal in the City of Irvine. Additionally, fireworks are prohibited at all state and county parks and beaches, in unincorporated Orange County, and in the Cleveland National Forest. Use of illegal fireworks may result in fines and jail time. Please report fireworks violations to our non-emergency number at 949-724-7000. 


Instead, leave fireworks to the professionals and view a professional firework display. View a list of community shows and other safety tips at


The Irvine Police Department will have officers throughout the community, keeping our many special events safe.

Bommer Canyon Preserve

Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve is Reopening Soon 

You are invited to the reopening of the Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve, Saturday, July 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. Join for a formal dedication and hike with Mayor Farrah N. Khan, and visit informational booths from environmental organizations. 


The original site was built in 1967 and honors the history of Irvine Ranch, including the Cattle Camp. Due to its age and outdoor exposure, the site became in need of repairs. 


The newly restored Bommer Canyon Preserve maintains a modern yet rustic design and includes a major restoration of the Cattle Camp, featuring:

  • A 15-acre event space stage and backstage room.
  • Newly renovated Chuck Wagon kitchen with modern amenities.
  • An updated restroom building with flushable toilets.
  • New picnic tables and ADA accessible pathways.


The Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve is located at 11 Bommer Canyon Road. For more information about the opening event, visit

One Irvine

Make Home Improvements Through our One Irvine Program

Did you know the City offers home improvement resources through the One Irvine program? If your home or condominium was built in or before 1975, we want to hear from you!


Provide your thoughts and learn more about the newly expanded program by taking a short survey.


Visit to take the survey, and be sure to share it with your family, friends, and neighbors before it closes at noon Friday, July 14.

Blood Drive

Mark your Calendar to Save Lives 

Join the City of Irvine and UCI Health to address the growing need for blood donations in Orange County. Donate at the UCI Health Blood Drive event, Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.


Your donation will help ensure UCI Health can meet the needs of patients and the Orange County community.


Appointments are recommended but not required. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors will receive a $5 gift card to either Target, In-N-Out Burger, or Starbucks, plus a newly designed blood donor T-shirt, courtesy of UCI Health.


To learn more about eligibility, safety, common questions, and to book your appointment, visit


This Week in DE&I  

There are many cultural and religious holidays celebrated and recognized throughout our community this month. Learn about some of the significant dates being observed in Irvine below and on our DE&I calendar.


Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah (God). 


Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts for four days. 


Eid al-Adha is a significant occasion in the Islamic calendar, representing devotion, faith, and sacrifice. It encourages Muslims to reflect on the values of selflessness, obedience, and compassion. The celebration of Eid al-Adha serves as a reminder of the importance of devotion to Allah and caring for others in the community. 


Learn more about dates recognized this month at



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

July 8 | 2 p.m.

All Media Reception



July 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Movies on the Lawn: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

July 13 | 2 & 4 p.m.

Great Park & City Council Meeting 

View the City Calendar 

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