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September 13, 2012

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Welcome to this issue of Janet’s Journal, a First District Report designed to keep you updated on issues and events concerning our communities in Orange County especially in the First District.

I am proud and honored to represent over 600,000 people within the First District covering the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster and the unincorporated community of Midway City.

I hope you will find this journal informative. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Supervisor Janet Nguyen







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Although summer has come to an end, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities at the various County landmarks. Hike the County trails, soak up the sun at one of the County harbors or go for a jog at your local County park. Just remember to stay safe.

I am pleased to report on two very important events that my office was involved in recently:

The 3rd Annual Central County Senior and Caregiver Expo was held at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Over 1,500 eager seniors and caregivers sought the services and educational information offered! Participants enjoyed a complimentary breakfast, attended wellness workshops, took aerobic-themed dance lessons and received free glucose and bone density tests as well as information on senior-related services. The Expo gets better each year, and I intend to work with the planning committee to continue to bring more unique features to the Expo next year.

The 5th Annual Townsend-Raitt Street Fair also took place, and was held in Santa Ana. This event was created to protect our children and families from gang activities, while highlighting the positive characteristics of the Townsend-Raitt neighborhood. I am honored and proud to have been a part of this event since its creation in 2008.

Additionally, at the Townsend-Raitt Fair, I saw an opportunity to enhance the County’s recycling outreach efforts. In coordination with OC Waste & Recycling we organized an educational and innovative Recycling Pavilion. Several other organizations collaborated with us to bring exciting hands-on educational activities to the residents, and in particular, the children of this neighborhood. These organizations include Discovery Science Center, Inside the Outdoors, KidWorks, Pretend City and Waste Management. The Recycling Pavilion was a huge hit, and is a perfect educational model for the rest of the County. Thank you to all those who participated!


Success in District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit

The Orange County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit recently published their annual report which displayed great success in prosecuting a wide variety of real estate fraud cases. The department was approved by the Board of Supervisors and allows for the continued operation of the real estate fraud hotline, outreach to law enforcement agencies and bank investigators, outreach to civic groups and professional real estate groups, real estate fraud advisory board support, and victim restitution.

The Fraud Unit was instrumental in assisting me with 17 victims who contacted my office looking for help with a complex, multi-agency case. After an extensive investigation, the District Attorney ultimately charged the defendants with conspiring to defraud these 17 victims, as well as others, out of more than $2 million in a real estate investment fraud scheme. The scheme involved investors who thought they were buying particular foreclosed properties, when in fact the properties were not on the market. The defendants were also involved in loan modification fraud. Again, I want to thank the District Attorney and his staff and the Westminster Police Department for a tremendous job in continuing their fight against real estate fraud in Orange County.

Probation Department’s North OC Regional Occupational Program

The Board of Supervisors recently voted to renew an agreement with the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (NOCROP) for personnel support services at the County’s Youth Guidance Center (YGC) and Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), both operated by our Orange County Probation Department.

The NOCROP is an accredited career and technical training center providing career preparation classes and services for youths and adults.

Minors enrolled in NOCROP classes are placed in a job to train and gain skills in such fields as culinary arts, landscaping, carpentry and construction trades, recycling, and auto detailing. More significantly, the ability of minors to gain high school credits while receiving vocational training from NOCROP has been critical in increasing high school graduation rates for wards serving commitments.

Building 16 Moves Forward

The Board of Supervisors recently approved the selection of RELATED/Griffin to develop Building 16, the long-time vacant building in the Santa Ana Civic Center.

Since coming to the Board of Supervisors in 2007, I have pushed for a resolution to this issue of unused real estate space in the County. Building 16 has sat vacant for over 20 years, and I am excited the County is finally moving forward on this public/private partnership to create a new, state-of-the-art structure. It will be designed with the County departments needs in mind and will allow us to lessen our dependence on leasing outdated and run-down buildings, which will save the County a great deal of money in the long run and allow us to consolidate our footprint within the Civic Center area.

Additionally, as many of the leases are expiring in 2014 we need a viable solution for the displaced County departments/agencies. If we continue to stall in developing this building, we will be forced to lock-in to long-term leases or sign expensive short-term leases into perpetuity, without any hope of owning the building in the end. We will own Building 16 at the end of our lease conveyance.

Once negotiations are finalized, planning and construction of Building 16 will take approximately two years. The end result will surely transform the Civic Center and render it more enjoyable.

Haster Basin Project Continues

The Board of Supervisors authorized the selection of AECOM for construction management and inspection services for the Haster Basin, Pump Station and Recreational Field Project in Garden Grove. This firm will provide specialized construction management oversight, change order evaluations and schedule monitoring over the life of the project, which is scheduled to be complete in approximately 18 months. Once the project is complete, the surrounding area will enjoy increased flood protection and local residents will have the opportunity to utilize the new multi-use recreational space to jog, play soccer, host picnics and much more.

Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council Appointments

The Board of Supervisors recently appointed and reappointed members to the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council under the Social Services Agency. This Council addresses issues dealing with all aspects of child care and development. Their mission is to mobilize public and private resources and encourage partnerships to meet the child care and development needs of children, families, and child care providers in Orange County.

Reappointments included Fredrika Gragg, Anne Broussard and Michelle Pelliccino of Santa Ana, Marcia Rudolph of Lake Forest, Constance White of Glendora and Kathleen McFarlin of Irvine. Appointments included Melinda Konoske and Karen Littlefield of Orange, Donna McInteer of Fullerton and Krista Murphy of Costa Mesa. Congratulations to all and especially those members from the First District!

Orange County Workforce Investment Board Appointments

The Board of Supervisors recently appointed two members to the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB). The OCWIB’s purpose is to establish a comprehensive workforce development system by overseeing Orange County’s workforce development activities and designing programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County.

Appointments included Frank Talarico and Jamie Evanoff, residents of Santa Ana. Congratulations to both members!


OCTA Explores I-405 Design Refinements to Address Public Feedback

OCTA and Caltrans are working to address the community's feedback since the draft environmental documents' release in May for plans to improve the San Diego Freeway (I-405) in Orange County between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line.

The public has submitted more than 1,200 official letters and e-mails during the comment period. My staff and I have been working closely with the City of Westminster to mitigate the potential impacts to areas in their City as a result of construction. After several meetings between my office, OCTA staff, Mayor Margie Rice, and City Staff, many of the City’s concerns have been addressed.

The three construction options for the I-405 include:
Alternative 1: Add One General Purpose (GP) Lane in Each Direction
  • Alternative 1 would add a single GP lane in each direction on the I-405 from Euclid Street to the I-605 interchange.
Alternative 2: Add Two General Purpose Lanes in Each Direction
  • Alternative 2 would add one GP lane in each direction on I-405 from Euclid Street to the I-605 interchange (as in Alternative 1), plus add a second GP lane in the northbound direction from Brookhurst Street to the State Route 22 (SR-22) / 7th Street interchange and a second GP lane in the southbound direction from the Seal Beach Boulevard on-ramp to Brookhurst Street.
Alternative 3: Add One General Purpose Lane in Each Direction and Add Express Lanes
  • Alternative 3 would add one GP lane in each direction of the I-405 freeway from Euclid Street to the I-605 interchange (as in Alternatives 1 and 2), plus add a tolled express lane in each direction of I-405 from the SR-73 to the SR-22 east. The tolled express lane and the existing HOV lanes would be managed jointly as a tolled express facility with two lanes in each direction from the SR-73 to the I-605.
In response to the public's feedback and my request for Cities within the First District, OCTA and Caltrans are exploring these project design refinements:
  • Reducing impacts to parking in Westminster by altering the project design
  • Truncating the express lanes under Alternative 3 north of Fairview Avenue to avoid re-construction of the Fairview Bridge
  • Reconfiguring the Magnolia Avenue / Warner Avenue interchange to avoid the need to acquire up to four full businesses in Fountain Valley
  • Potentially avoiding the wall relocation on Almond Avenue in the College Park East Neighborhood of Seal Beach through design variations
The OCTA Board of Directors will select their locally preferred option on September 24, 2012. Following that, Caltrans will select the final preferred option this fall. For more information on the project, visit www.octa.net.

City of Santa Ana Receives Funding for Bicycle Lane Improvements

In February 2012, the OCTA Board of Directors released the Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program 2012 call for projects, making approximately $9 million available for bicycle projects throughout Orange County. Twenty-three applications were received and proposed projects included improvements to bicycle lanes and trails, bridges, bicycle racks, crossings, and signage. All projects met the Board-approved criteria, which included project readiness, local match contribution, cost-benefit ratio, connectivity to surrounding amenities, and compliance with state and federal laws and requirements.

I am pleased to announce that the City of Santa Ana will receive funding for bicycle lane improvements to four streets for the following amounts:
  • First Street - $142,695
  • Chestnut Avenue - $428,739
  • Maple Bike Trail - $299,720
  • Newhope Street - $126,218
2012 CEO’s Initiatives and Action Plan – Second Quarter Report

At a recent OCTA Board of Director’s meeting, CEO Will Kempton provided an update on his 2012 Action Plan which consists of 14 initiatives with 54 supporting strategies and 73 milestones. The Action Plan directly supports the 2012 Chair Initiatives and the Strategic Plan goal areas: Mobility, Public Service, Fiscal Sustainability, Stewardship, and Organizational Excellence. The CEO’s Action Plan and a list of accomplishments to date can be found by clicking here.

Caltrans Appoints New District 12 Director

Malcolm Dougherty, Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), has appointed Ryan Chamberlain as the new District Director of Caltrans District 12, effective September 17, 2012. Ryan has been with Caltrans for 12 years and is currently their Headquarters Division Chief for Transportation Planning. He has also held the position of District 12 Deputy District Director of Planning and Local Assistance while with Caltrans. Congratulations to Ryan!


Open House at Select OCFA Fire Stations

The OCFA will be hosting an open house at multiple locations on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to see fire trucks, meet the fire personnel and even tour their neighborhood station. Additionally, each station will focus on encouraging people to know how to get out of their homes safely if a fire should occur.

Within the First District, the following OCFA fire stations will hold an open house:
  • Midway City: Station #25, 8171 Bolsa Ave.
  • Santa Ana: Station #71, 1029 West 17th Street
  • Santa Ana: Station #75, 120 West Walnut Ave.
  • Westminster: Station #64, 7351 Westminster Blvd.
Click here for the list of OCFA open houses.

Operations Realignment

A realignment of the OCFA Operations Department will come into effect on October 1, 2012. In an effort to better serve partner cities and to improve the support and communications with fire personnel, OCFA’s Division 1 will be realigned into two administrative divisions.

Division Chiefs, among their many responsibilities, act as a particular city’s Fire Chief. The Division 1 Chief will now provide oversight to Battalion 1 and the Cities of Westminster, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and the unincorporated area of Midway City. The new Division 7 Chief will provide oversight to Battalion 8 and the Cities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma and Stanton. For more information, visit the OCFA website at www.ocfa.org.


OCSD Wins California Association of Sanitation Agencies Award

I am pleased to announce that during the California Association of Sanitation Agencies’ annual conference, OCSD won the Outstanding Public Outreach/Education Award (large agency) for its efforts in improving its social media outreach capabilities. This award recognizes programs that educate the public on important agency issues. Keep up the great work!


CalOptima Saftey Net Awards

I would like to recognize the 2012 CalOptima Safety Net Award recipients: Grandma’s House of Hope, Mental Health Association of Orange County, Serve the People Community Health Center and Vietnamese Community of Orange County, Inc. The award, named after Mary K. Dewane, was created in 2004 to recognize past accomplishments or achievements that enhance access to quality health care for vulnerable populations in Orange County. Each honoree will receive $25,000 in recognition for their contributions to strengthen the safety net system in Orange County. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you for your commitment to Orange County!


World Rabies Day Free Pet Vaccinations

In honor of World Rabies Day, September 28, 2012, free rabies vaccinations will be offered by thirteen Orange County veterinary hospitals to qualified cats and dogs. There are no restrictions on cats, but dogs require a current license to take part in the free offer.

The event is organized by the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) and is made possible by the generous donations from Boehringer Ingleheim, Merck, Merial, and Pfizer who all contributed free doses of the Rabies Vaccination.

For more information and a listing of participating hospitals, please click here.

Senior Fitness Activities

The Westminster Senior Center offers free exercise classes throughout the week. Classes include aerobics, balance & mobility, line dancing, and yard spinning among others. Call the Westminster Senior Center for class times and dates at (714) 895-2878.

Orientation for the Council on Aging – Orange County

The Council on Aging – Orange County serves older and dependent adults and their families throughout Orange County. Every third Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., an orientation is held to explain all of the services offered by the Council on Aging.

Upcoming dates for orientation are Wednesday, August 15, 2012 and Wednesday, September 19, 2012. To receive a free ticket to the orientation, click here or call (714) 560-0424. The Council on Aging is located at 1971 East 4th Street, Ste. 200, Santa Ana, CA 92705.


Santa Ana Volunteer Opportunities

The Santa Ana Parks and Recreation is in need of volunteers for litter removal throughout various neighborhoods. On the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. - noon, come out and help continue to make Santa Ana a beautiful place to live. For more information, call (714) 571-4239.


Tourism Safety Conference

The California Tourism Safety and Security Conference will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Resort at 12021 Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove. The conference will focus on making tourists and tourist areas safe amid the ever-changing challenges with security. It is designed for individuals in tourism-related positions, including marketing, law enforcement and hotel management. Registration can be found here. Follow this link for more information or call (916) 444-5784.

Fountain Valley Business Panel Discussion

The City of Fountain Valley and the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will co-host a panel discussion titled “Planning for Success,” which is intended for local business people. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in the Fountain Valley Council Chambers at 10200 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley. The cost for the event is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. For more information and to RSVP, please call (714) 962-3822.


During the opening of the Central County Senior & Caregiver Expo, Supervisor Janet Nguyen presents one of two “Central County Senior of the Year” awards to Graciela Silva of Santa Ana. The other award was given to Maria Cornejo of Santa Ana.

The 3rd Annual Central County Senior & Caregiver Expo saw over 1,500 in attendance at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Participants had the opportunity to receive free services such as glucose and bone density screenings, attend wellness workshops, take aerobic-themed dance lessons and receive information on senior-related services.

The Townsend-Raitt Street Fair was attended by well over a thousand Santa Ana residents, with the Recycling Pavilion serving as a prime attraction. Several organizations worked together with the Office of Supervisor Janet Nguyen and OC Waste & Recycling to make this pavilion a huge success. Thank you to Discovery Science Center, Inside the Outdoors, Pretend City, Waste Management and KidWorks for all of your hard work!

Supervisor Janet Nguyen presents a certificate to Elsa Martinez and Elizabeth Velasquez of the KidWorks Parent Council for their commitment and dedication to the community at the Townsend-Raitt Street Fair.

Supervisor Janet Nguyen discusses mental health issues facing the Vietnamese American community. The conference was held in Santa Ana and was hosted by the Orange County Health Care Agency – Center for Excellence & VietCARE. The event focused on resilience and recovery from a history of trauma.


County of Orange
There are currently many new bids to contract with the County of Orange. For more information, please click here.


Honored Heroes Banner Program
The Honored Heroes Banner Program is a salute to Fountain Valley residents serving active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Banners are displayed continuously from May through Veterans Day (November 11, 2012) for active duty soldiers who currently reside in Fountain Valley or are past residents with immediate family currently residing in the City.

The program is organized by the City of Fountain Valley in partnership with the Fountain Valley Community Foundation. The cost to participate is $200, which includes the purchase and installation of the banner. Those still on active duty after Veterans Day will have the opportunity to renew and have the banner displayed again next May.

For more information, please call (714) 839-8611 or visit the website for the City of Fountain Valley.

Fall Tennis Program
Do you enjoy playing tennis and want to improve your skills? If so, register for one of the sessions of this year’s Fall Tennis Program at the Fountain Valley Tennis Center. Each session runs one day a week for five weeks.
  • Session 1: September 24 – October 27, 2012
  • Session 2: November 5 – December 8, 2012
There are various days and times to choose from depending on age, and cost ranges from $40-$60. Classes are offered for children, teens and adults at Beginner and Intermediate skill levels. For more information, please call (714) 839-5950 or click here for the Fountain Valley Tennis Center website.

Fountain Valley Community Foundation Activities Committee
If you are a Fountain Valley resident or business owner and would like to be involved in your community, join the Fountain Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) Activities Committee. Members of the FCVF Activities Committee promote and carry out volunteer community service activities for the benefit of the community.

Meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and are typically held at The Center at Founder’s Village, Senior and Community Center, located at 17967 Bushard Street in Fountain Valley. For more information, please call Mark at (714) 593-4449.

Community Events

September 21, 2012 – Get To Know Medicare
In honor of National Medicare Education Week, representatives from United Healthcare will be presenting important information regarding Medicare on Friday, September 21st, 2012 starting at 6 p.m. The event is hosted at Founders Village.

Besides Medicare information, an overview on social media and hands-on computer training will also be offered to participants.

The event is free, but registration is required. To register for the event, please call (949) 336-4500.

Location: The Center at Founders Village, 17967 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

For more information, please visit www.NMEW.com.

October 20, 2012 – Free E-Waste Collection Drive
Drop off your old or damaged electronic items at the Fountain Valley Sports Park for free on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This quarterly event is sponsored by the Fountain Valley Community Foundation and allows residents the opportunity to drop-off their unwanted electronic waste. Acceptable e-waste items include: computers, laptops, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, keyboards, audio devices, loose wires, among others.

Location: Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

For more information, please call (714) 593-4400.

October 27, 2012 – Mayor’s Ball
The Fountain Valley Mayor’s Ball, honoring the Mayor and City Council, will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Mile Square Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce and is black tie optional. Begin the evening with cocktails at 6 p.m. then join everyone for dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and are $75 per person.

Location: Mile Square Golf Course, 10401 Warner Ave. Fountain Valley, CA.

For more information, please call (714) 962-3822.


Police Department Launches Facebook Page
The Garden Grove Police Department has recently launched a new Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/GardenGrovePolice. The webpage highlights relevant news from the department, specifically press releases and local incidents covered by major news agencies. Future features to the webpage may include alerts reporting local traffic conditions, street closures, and other public safety information.

Garden Grove Unified School District School Lunches
The Garden Grove Unified School District is providing applications for free or reduced-cost meals. Parents of students attending schools in the district can request application forms at school offices or download one from the district’s website located at http://ggusd.us/. Conditions must be met to qualify for the vouchers.

For more information, please call the district’s Food Services department at (714) 663-6155.

Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Local Businesses and Residents
The Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce recently hosted their 106th Annual Gala & Awards and honored their 2012 Man and Woman of the Year: Gerry Newkirk and Evie Schild Hart; their 2012 Small and Large Business of the Year: Big Ron's Auto Body & Paint, Inc. and Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center; and their 2012 Nonprofit of the Year: Garden Grove Elk's Lodge. Congratulations to you all and thank you for your contributions to our community!

Community Events

September 16, 2012 – Garden Grove Farmers’ Market
Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Garden Grove hosts a Farmers’ Market on Main Street between Garden Grove Blvd. and Acacia Parkway. The vendors will be selling fresh produce and other tasty food items.

For more information, call (562) 498-6048 or (562) 449-9299.

September 30, 2012 – Moon Festival
On Sunday, September 30, 2012, join your friends and neighbors for the Moon Festival. This Vietnamese celebration will feature a children’s lantern parade, dragon dance, live entertainment, food, bounce houses, games and much more.

Location: Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Blvd. Garden Grove, CA.


Bob the Builder Comes to Discovery Science Center
Bring your children to meet Bob the Builder and his Can-Do-Crew at the Discovery Science Center beginning September 15, 2012 and running through January 6, 2013. The “Bob the Builder - Project Build It” exhibit is designed to educate children about teamwork, and encourages creativity with a series of hands-on activities.

The Discovery Science Center is located at 2500 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. Tickets are $12.95 for children under 15, and $14.95 for adults. Visit the website for hours of operation, which vary by day. For more information, please call (714) 542-2823. Come be a part of this fun experience!

Free Days for Santa Ana Residents at Santa Ana Zoo
On the third Sunday of each month, the Santa Ana Zoo offers free admission to residents of the City of Santa Ana. Acceptable forms for proof of residency include a California Driver’s License, California Identification Card, or a utility bill with photo ID. The Santa Ana Zoo is located at 1801 E. Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. Click here for the Zoo’s website.

Community Events

September 29, 2012 – Museum Day Live! – Free Admission
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 the Heritage Museum of Orange County will be participating in “Museum Day Live!” hosted by the Smithsonian magazine. This annual nationwide event encourages the public to visit participating museums of their choice at no cost.

The museum will be open for the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free admission includes a tour of the historic 1898 Kellogg House and a visit to the museum’s latest featured exhibit, “Cultivating the Past: An Inside Look at Santa Ana’s Towner Manufacturing Company.” Advanced tickets are required for free admission and can be ordered on the museum’s website by clicking here.

Location: Heritage Museum of Orange County, 3101 West Harvard Street Santa Ana, CA 92704.

For more information, please visit the Heritage Museum of Orange County’s website here.

October 6, 2012 – Artist Village Art Walk
Come down to Santa Ana’s Artist Village the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. for the free Art Walk! Visit Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center and stroll down the Second Street Promenade for original art viewing.

Location: Second Street between Broadway Ave. and Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA 92701.

For more information, visit www.santaanaartwalk.com.


Fall Newsletter and Recreation Guide Now Available
The Westminster City Newsletter and Recreation Guide is now available through the City’s website. The guide outlines various crafts, sports and music classes and activities among others between September and November.

Life Story Writing
The Westminster Senior Center sponsors a “Life Story Writing” group to encourage seniors to discuss and write about their experiences. The meetings are free and will take place Mondays from September 10 through November 12, 2012. The center is located at 8200 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster. For more information, please call (714) 832-2888.

Congregate Meal Plan
Enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal at the Westminster Senior Center. Hot meals are served Mondays thru Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to noon and provided by Community SeniorServ. Some of the foods served include homemade soups, lasagna, and turkey pot roast. There is a suggested donation of $3 for adults 60+ and there is a cost of $5 for adults under 60. A monthly meal calendar is available at the Front Desk at the Senior Center. For more information call the Westminster Senior Center at (714) 895-2878.

Community Events

September 17, 2012 – CPR for Adults, Children and Infants
The City of Westminster is hosting a class to teach people how to initially respond cardiac or respiratory arrest. Participants will learn basic CPR as well as object removal techniques for airways. Additionally, a certificate will be given upon completion of this one-day class. The class is designed for those twelve years of age or older and runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012. A $10 fee plus $20 material fee is required for to participate.

Other classes will be held on:
  • Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Monday, October 22, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Westminster Community Services Building Room A/B, 8200 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA.

For more information, please call (714) 895-2860.

October 6, 2012 – Mayor Rice’s Ball to Remember
Join Westminster Mayor Margie Rice at this year’s Mayor’s Ball, titled Mayor Rice’s Ball to Remember. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday October 6, 2012 at the Westminster Rose Center. Come out for an evening of food, music, dancing and lots of fun! Tickets are $40.

Location: Westminster Rose Center, 14140 Monroe Street, Westminster, CA 92683.

For more information, please call (714) 548-3178.

To contact Supervisor Janet Nguyen, please call 714-834-3110 or email Janet.Nguyen@ocgov.com.