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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
September 25, 2015 Volume 2 Issue 38
County Connections
Sign Up for Emergency Notification - AlertOC
AlertOC is Orange County’s regional public mass notification system designed to keep those who live or work in Orange County informed of important information during emergency events. The system is sponsored and led by the County of Orange in partnership with many Orange County cities.

Public mass notification systems have become a critical component of emergency preparation and response.
  • Residents prepare to be notified of emergencies by providing their landline phones, cell phones and e-mail addresses.

  • Public safety officials respond by using the system to rapidly send out messages when there is a perceived, upcoming or imminent situation that may require community action.
The legal authority (County or City) responsible for announcing emergency notifications depends on the nature and scale of the incident. With the AlertOC partnership between the County and Cities, residents and businesses only need to provide their contact information once to receive emergency messages from either the County or City in which they live or work.

I encourage everyone to register your cell phones, text devices and email addresses at You can receive and manage AlertOC notifications on an iOS or Android device. Please see below for app download links:
Based on the severity of the event, AlertOC may be used to contact residents by one or all of the following methods: home phone, work phone, cell phone, e-mail, text message. Mass notification systems have been attributed with saving lives during the 2007 Southern California wildfires by quickly notifying residents of evacuation instructions at all hours. Join me in preparing for the next local emergency by registering for AlertOC today.

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Acorn Day October 3rd at O’Neill Regional Park
Come celebrate Acorn Day under the oaks at O’Neill Regional Park Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free, family-friendly day of excitement and learning offers activities for every age: free crafts for kids, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, face painting, live music, nature exhibits, oak tree planting and ukulele lessons for kids.

One hour, beginner-level guided nature hikes to the water tower will be offered at 9 and 10 a.m.

Presentations throughout the day include Journeys to the Past, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Inside the Outdoors, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Reserve K-9 Program, the Hummingbird Story and a live butterfly release at 2:30 p.m. by Western Monarch Guardians.

Participants include OC Trails, the Helena Modjeska Foundation, Tree of Life Nursery, Orange County Fire Watch, OC Parks, Earthroots Field School, the Saddleback Area Historical Society, Western Bluebird Society, Saddleback Canyon Riders, SHARE Mountain Bike Club, Southwestern Field Herping Associates, and the Institute for Wildlife Studies and more.

October 3 – Acorn Day
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost / Parking: Free
Location: O’Neill Regional Park
Address: 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Contact: (949) 923-2260,
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Healthcare Advisory
Orange County’s healthcare agency has developed a site to help residents in Orange County make three small changes in their daily lives that can have a significant impact on overall health and quality of life – EAT fresh, PLAY some way, and BREATHE smoke-free, every day.

Visit for the best available resources on the web that provide access to simple tools and information to help people live a healthier lifestyle. Here you can find:
  • Information and tips for healthy eating
  • Fun physical activity ideas and local active events & places
  • Information and local support for smokers wanting to quit
Caring for yourself doesn’t have to be difficult. Join us in the Orange County area and together we will eat, play and breathe better.
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CalOptima Seeking Advisory Committee Candidates
CalOptima provides publicly funded health care coverage for low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities in Orange County. Orange County’s operated health system is currently seeking candidates who are interested in serving on its Provider Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is composed of 15 members representing diverse provider constituencies, advising the CalOptima Board of Directors and staff on issues regarding CalOptima programs. Select seats represent health plans, hospitals, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, long-term care services and community health centers.

Service on the committee is voluntary, and there is no salary. The following three-year seat is available:

Behavioral/Mental Health Representative

The committee encourages interested individuals with knowledge and support of Medi-Cal and Medicare programs to apply by Friday, October 9, 2015. Applications and nomination process information are at in the “About Us” section under “Board and Advisory Committees.”

To apply or to nominate an individual for the PAC, please mail, fax or email the candidate application, along with a biography or résumé and at least two letters of reference to:

Attn: Maria Wahab
505 City Parkway West
Orange, CA 92868

PAC volunteers must commit to attending monthly meetings and serving on at least one subcommittee. For more information, contact Maria Wahab at 714-796-6143 or
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OC Moves
Construction Alert

As part of the freeway widening, crews will begin daytime demolition of a retaining wall located along the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Avenida Pico. This work will occur behind the k-rail, therefore, the off-ramp will remain open to motorists during daytime hours.

An extended closure of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Avenida Vista Hermosa is tentatively scheduled from 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, September 30, for drainage work. Please refer to the Google Map for up-to-date information regarding this closure.

During the next two weeks, crews will be performing a lime stabilization treatment behind the k-rail along the northbound I-5 freeway between Avenida Vista Hermosa and Camino de Estrella. This work will be performed during the nighttime, and motorists may catch a glimpse of this activity as the mixing of lime, water and clay soil produce steam.

Lime stabilization of clay soils is a standard construction technique used since the Roman times. It continues to be widely used to improve the strength of clay soils for secure foundations and construction bases.
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OC Pet of the Week

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About South County
Dana Point: Farmer’s Market
Each Saturday, California farmers bring fresh produce to sell at the Dana Point Farmers Market from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The Dana Point Farmers Market is located in La Plaza Park on Pacific Coast Highway near the Clock Tower. The first Saturday of each month features a Craft Fair that runs until 3:00pm. For more information click here.
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Irvine: Global Village Festival
This Saturday, September 26th, experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 14th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival in Bill Barber Park. The festival will feature more than 100 musical, dance and demonstration performers; international cuisine; a Kids’ Village with crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace. The festival will take place between 10AM to 6PM. For more information, please click here.
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Laguna Niguel: NFL, Punt, Pass & Kick Local Competition
This Sunday, September 27th, kids are invited to show off their football skills! Top finishers of each age group from the boys and girls division will advance to the sectional competition. The competition will take place between 12PM and 2PM at the Marina Hills Park. For more information, please click here.
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Lake Forest: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
This Saturday, September 26th, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Safely dispose of unused or expired medications at Lake Forest City Hall between 10AM and 2PM. For more information, please click here.
Mission Viejo: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
This Saturday, September 26th, the Mission Viejo Police Services wants to help you get rid of drugs. Police Services will host a drive-through drop-off location from 10AM to 2PM in the City Hall parking lot. There is no cost to drop off medications, and people can dispose of drugs free of charge and remain anonymous. For more information, please click here.
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San Clemente: 15th Annual SC Open Skate Contest
This Saturday, September 26th, the Friends of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation and City of San Clemente presents the 15 Annual SC OPEN Skateboard Contest. The SC OPEN will take place at San Clemente Ralphs Skate court and is open to males and females of all ages. The event will start at 8AM. Other activities slated for this event are a vendor fair, food and beverages and music. For more information, please click here.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Participated in the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in TCA Joint Finance & Investment Committee.
  • Participated in the TCA Joint Strategic Planning Ad Hoc committee.
  • Attended Swearing-In ceremony for General Joseph Dunford as the Nineteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Pre-Ceremony concert at General Dunford’s Swearing-In.

The President gave a speech to send off General Dempsey and welcome General Dunford into his new role as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Our nation will continue to thrive under the leadership of General Dunford.
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My Staff:
  • Attended the VIP reception for Lloyd Pendleton
  • Attended House the Homeless at Rescue Mission
  • Attended the OCFA Board meeting.
  • Toured the Santa Ana Police Department and Santa Ana Men's Jail
  • Attended OCTax Roses and Radishes event.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Skewers Fresh Mediterranean Grill in Laguna Niguel.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for FoxLin Architects in San Clemente.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Florina Photography in San Clemente.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the inaugural Officer Jon Coutchie Memorial Foundation event in Laguna Beach.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for DSW in Mission Viejo.

Corporal Nelson and Supervisor Bartlett Chief of Staff Paul Walters prior to the Santa Ana Police Department tour.

Skewers Fresh Mediterranean Grill ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Niguel.

State Farm ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Hills.

FoxLin Architects ribbon cutting ceremony in San Clemente.

Florina Photography ribbon cutting ceremony in San Clemente.

Urth Caffe ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Beach.

Officer Jon Coutchie Memorial Foundation event in Laguna Beach.

DSW ribbon cutting ceremony in Mission Viejo.

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South County Elected Officials in the Community

OCTA Environmental Oversight Committee Chair Lori Donchak, Vice Chair Melanie Schlotterbeck and myself recognizing Senator Bates for her past leadership on the EOC.

Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Davies at Skewers Fresh Mediterranean Grill ribbon cutting.

Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts at State Farm ribbon cutting.

Dana Point Mayor Carlos Olvera at FoxLin Architects ribbon cutting.

San Clemente Councilwoman Kathy Ward (left) at Florina Photography ribbon cutting.

Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen at Urth Caffe ribbon cutting.

Laguna Beach Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow and Councilwoman Toni Iseman at Urth Caffe ribbon cutting.

Laguna Beach Councilman Kelly Boyd (right) at Urth Caffe ribbon cutting.

Laguna Beach Councilman Rob Zur Schmiede at Urth Caffe ribbon cutting.

Mission Viejo Councilwoman Wendy Bucknum and Mayor Pro Tem Greg Raths at DSW ribbon cutting.

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In This Issue
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Healthcare Advisory
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow OC Pet of the Week
orange arrow Out and About South County
orange arrow Last but not least this week I:
orange arrow My staff also:
orange arrow South County Elected Officials in the Community
Paul Walters
Chief of Staff

Victor Cao
Policy Advisor

James Dinwiddie
Policy Advisor

Kelley Jimenez
Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Tanya Flink
Office Manager

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