Community Link Newsletter: January 11-18, 2024


Community Link Newsletter

January 11, 2024 | Edition 154

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. 


Be Ready For Disasters

Are you prepared for a disaster? Ensure that you are by signing up to be part of the City of Irvine's 100th Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. 


Through this class, designed for members of the Irvine community, you can learn basic medical aid, light search and rescue, and fire safety skills.

Visit, to learn more and sign up for the training that starts February 26.

Electrify Irvine Workshop

You can Save Money and Energy in your Kitchen

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, to learn how to transition from gas to electric-powered appliances and how this can save you energy and money.

The City of Irvine is partnering with the Switch is On and Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide an Electrification 101 Workshop. During the workshop, you can learn what local rebates are available to make the switch to all-electric, and hear testimonials from residents who already took action.  


The event includes an expo where attendees can connect with local organizations and contractors to learn more. Sign up for the Electrification 101 Workshop at

Health and Wellness

Be Healthy and Well with help from the City of Irvine

The City of Irvine aims to create a community and support a culture where you feel cared for, supported, and represented. 


Visit the City's Health and Human Services webpage to find resources for mental health; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; health care; and LGBTQIA+ needs. 


You can also sign up to receive health and wellness news right to your inbox from the City of Irvine. 


Learn more at

City Hall

Upcoming City closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Irvine offices and other sites and facilities will be closed Monday, January 15. 


Please visit our City website to view details regarding City services on this day. 


You can stay connected to us by downloading and using our Access Irvine app. Through the app you can submit a service request, view and register for City classes and activities, report a crime tip, and more.


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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Korean American Day: January 13
Korean American Day is a day of celebration for Korean Americans, who are people of Korean descent who live in the United States. The day is observed on January 13, which marks the date in 1903 when 102 pioneer Korean immigrants arrived in the United States, initiating the first chapter of Korean immigration to America. Korean Americans have a long and rich history in the United States. At its meeting January 9, the Irvine City Council proclaimed January 13, 2024, as Korean American Day to commemorate the first step of the long and prosperous journey of Korean Americans in the United States.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 15
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed on the third Monday in January. It is a day to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and civil rights activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement. Dr. King's faith, courage, and leadership helped the nation move closer to the ideals of what America was founded upon and continues to inspire Americans. His legacy is recognized on this day. The Irvine City Council proclaimed January 15, 2024, as Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. Day in Irvine at a recent City Council meeting. 



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

January 15

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


January 16 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission

January 18 | 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

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