Community Link Newsletter: January 25-February 1, 2024


Community Link Newsletter

January 25, 2024 | Edition 156

One Irvine

Improve Your Home with the One Irvine Program

The City of Irvine is resuming its One Irvine home revitalization program February 1. One Irvine focuses resources in Irvine's older neighborhoods, aiming to involve residents in community-led reinvestment and revitalization efforts.


Owners of qualifying single-family homes and condominiums constructed in or before 1975 will be able to access additional funds through One Irvine’s home improvement loan program. The loans can be used for projects related to critical repairs or sustainability – including solar panels.


Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting Thursday, February 1, at 10 a.m. They must be submitted online, and funding is limited. 

For more information about the program or to access the application, please visit or call 949-724-6114.

Fair Housing Workshop

Fair Housing Workshop is February 13

Do you want to learn more about fair housing laws, rent increases, housing discrimination, or other topics related to housing? Join the Fair Housing Foundation's virtual fair housing workshop Tuesday, February 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. via Zoom.

Register for this free workshop for tenants, landlords, property managers, and interested parties. The workshop will cover information on a variety of topics.


Please RSVP online to receive Zoom access information. For further information about the Fair Housing Foundation, please visit

Organics Recycling

Are you Recycling Right?

Are you complying with the organic waste recycling law, SB 1383?


This law requires every resident and business to recycle organic waste in an effort to reduce methane emissions. Organic waste in landfills emits 20% of the state’s methane, a pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. By diverting organics, such as food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard from landfills, the state can reduce emissions and combat climate change.


You can learn more about organic waste recycling by reading our materials or watching our videos on the following topics:

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Jazz in the Palm Court

Jazz in the Palm Court returns to the Great Park in February

The City of Irvine invites the community to Jazz in the Palm Court, a three-part series that features gifted, local musicians echoing the diverse voices and textures explored in Natural Language: Contemporary Book Art, now on view at the Great Park Gallery. 


The Palm Court Arts Complex will be transformed into a stage for a live symphony of complex blues and swing notes that define the evocative sound of jazz. 


This free, family-friendly event series will take place on the following dates and times: 

  • Saturday, February 17, 1–3 p.m. 

  • Saturday, March 9, 1–3 p.m. 

  • Saturday, April 20, 1–3 p.m. 

Bring folding chairs and blankets for seating around the Gallery and Palm Court; no advance registration is needed. Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine.


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

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day of commemoration for the victims of the Holocaust, which was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution of millions of Jews and other minority groups by the Nazi regime during World War II. The day is observed on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, events are held around the world to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust and to educate people about this time in history. The day is also an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to preventing future genocides and to promoting human rights and dignity for all. 



Upcoming Meetings & Events 

February 1 | 5:30 p.m.

CANCELED: Planning Commission


February 5 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission

February 6 | 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Commission


View the City Calendar 

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