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Community Link Newsletter

August 17, 2023 | Edition 135

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. 

Cycle Track Demo Event

Test out a Separated Bikeway on South Yale Avenue

Do you travel along Yale Avenue? Be sure to do so Saturday, August 26, to test out the temporary cycle track as part of the South Yale Corridor Improvements Project.


The City of Irvine has been working with the community to explore bicycle and pedestrian-friendly alternatives to enhance safety, access to neighborhoods, and connections to nearby parks and trails.  


The demonstration event will take place August 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Yale Avenue between Michelson Drive and Royce Road. Community members will have the opportunity to drive their vehicles and/or ride their bikes while experiencing the cycle track along Yale Avenue. 


For more information, view our flier and visit

Senior Expo

Senior Expo is August 25

Take control of your health and wellness by attending the City's Senior Expo Friday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lakeview Senior Center. 


This outdoor event, targeted for the Irvine senior community, will include community resources, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations, and a wide variety of exhibitors. Admission and parking are free. 


Visit to view a demonstration and presentation schedule, the list of exhibitors, and the City of Irvine resources that are available to our community. The Empanada Maker food truck will be on-site for food purchase.

Carbon Neutrality Events

Take Steps Toward Carbon Neutrality this Month

Support the City of Irvine's ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 by taking part in two upcoming opportunities through our Environmental Programs division.


Organics Recycling Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, August 24, 6 p.m.
Quail Hill Community Center

Irvine residents are invited to learn more about organic waste recycling from the City’s waste hauler, Waste Management. This town hall will be used to discuss key points of state legislation and share tips and best
practices for recycling food waste. For more information, visit 1383 or view our flier


Solarize Irvine Virtual Workshop 

Monday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom


The City of Irvine, in partnership with the nonprofit OC Goes Solar, is offering a virtual workshop to share the different ways in which the Irvine community can take advantage of group discounts for solar, battery storage, and EV chargers. Solarize Irvine helps Irvine residents who are interested in going solar and learning about new ways to support the City's goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. The workshop will be held virtually, via Zoom. Register to attend the workshop online. For more information about Solarize Irvine, visit our website at


For questions on either of these opportunities, email

Fair Housing Workshop

Fair Housing Workshop Planned for August 29

The City of Irvine and the Fair Housing Foundation will host a free Fair Housing Workshop for Irvine residents Tuesday, August 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. via Zoom.

The Fair Housing Foundation will share information including but not limited to: 

  • New federal and state fair housing laws.
  • Housing discrimination. 
  • Eviction process.
  • Rent increases.
  • Security deposits.
  • Habitability and repairs.

The workshop is intended to provide an easy way for tenants, landlords, managers, property owners, attorneys, realtors, and management companies to learn about their rights and responsibilities. 


Registration is mandatory online. For more information, visit the Fair Housing Foundation’s website or call 800-855-7100.

Maui Disaster relief

Support Maui Disaster Relief 

When catastrophic disaster strikes, the City of Irvine believes we can all make a difference, one person at a time. 


The devastating wildfires that have torn though the Hawaiian island of Maui this month have scorched thousands of acres and killed scores of people, with many still missing.


If you would like to help, visit our Irvine Gives webpage for a list of organizations offering assistance to those who have been impacted.


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.


Parsi New Year & Senior Citizen's Day

Parsi New Year is celebrated August 16 annually in India. This is a regional holiday in India, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the ‘Shahenshahi’ calendar. 


Families all over the region get together and visit their holy fire temples to offer prayers. Traditional Parsi cuisines such as farcha, jardaloo chicken, and berry pulav are prepared. Many Parsis start afresh on this day; they clean their houses, wash their clothes, make donations, and exchange presents. 


On August 21, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements and contributions of older adults. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation and celebrate senior citizens' accomplishments, experience, and wisdom. To recognize Senior Citizens Day, spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home or join in "Serving Up Smiles" by becoming an Irvine Senior Services volunteer. Learn more at




Upcoming Meetings & Events 

August 19 | 5:30 p.m.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert: DW3


August 19 | 6:30 p.m.

Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim 


August 21 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission Meeting

August 24 |  5 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting 

View the City Calendar 

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