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December 31, 2019 Volume 4 Issue 51
News and Updates
Looking Forward to 2020!

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Hundreds of People Celebrated Christmas Early at the Annual Christmas Concert

Hundreds of people came out to celebrate the Annual Christmas Concert on December 20!

Thank you to Santa Ana High School, Westminster High School, St. John The Baptist Church, and the All-American Boys Chorus for the incredible performances! Everyone had a blast gathering with friends and family and celebrate the holidays as a community. Special thanks to our sponsors The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dunkin', Orange County's Credit Union, and Starbucks for your support!


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OC Waste & Recycling Encourages Residents to Recycle Right in the New Year

To help alleviate some of the post-holiday stress, our friends at OC Waste & Recycling have some suggestions on how to recycle right and dispose of common holiday items no longer needed.

  • Ready to get that Christmas tree out of your house before it becomes a fire hazard? Contact your local hauler for information on tree pick-up.
  • Need to get rid of old electronics to make way for the new ones? You can take items to one of OC’s four FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers.

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OCTA Offers Free Bus Rides to Ring in 2020

The Orange County Transportation Authority is providing safe rides for those ringing in 2020 with free fares on OC Bus from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 to 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Those planning to ride the bus this New Year’s Eve are encouraged to plan their trip ahead of time by visiting The site includes an interactive planner that makes it easy for new and experienced riders to determine times and routes, along with a map of popular Orange County destinations.

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OC Public Libraries Launches New E-Card Program!

Orange County residents are now able to apply for an eCard online with OC Public Libraries!

OC Public Libraries eCard holders will have immediate access to over 40,000 eBooks and over 29,000 eAudiobooks – perfect for enjoying while on work commutes, in the waiting room, during lunch breaks, or even on vacations and weekend trips!

Those who wish to have full-service library cards can simply visit any of the 32 branches and convert their eCard into a full-service card.

Check out their website for more information!

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Community Suicide Prevention Forum

When I first became a County Supervisor in 2015, I made mental health a priority of mine. In our ethnic communities, there is still stigma and shame around mental health needs. While we have made great strides in all of our communities in destigmatizing mental health treatment, we have much work to do.

On Saturday, January 11, Be Well Orange County will host the Community Suicide Prevention Forum in Newport Beach. If you cannot attend, join me that morning when we share the Facebook live video.

We as a community must come together to let our young people know that its ok to open up about their depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Check out the flyer below for more information.

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In This Issue
orange arrow Looking forward to 2020!
orange arrow Hundreds of People Celebrated Christmas Early at the annual Christmas Concert
orange arrow OC Waste & Recycling Encourages Residents to Recycle Right in the New Year
orange arrow OCTA Offers Free Bus Rides to Ring in 2020
orange arrow OC Public Libraries Launches New E-Card Program!
orange arrow Community Suicide Prevention Forum
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Chris Gaarder
Policy Advisor

Manning Pham
Administrative Assistant

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

Jack Du
District Representative

Guadalupe Carrasco
Communications Coordinator

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