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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
July 15, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 28
Fifth District Dispatch
Welcome to the Fabulous Fifth District Dispatch!

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It is my honor to represent you!

Lisa A. Bartlett
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County Connections
Children with Court Appointed Special Advocates to Get Free OC Park Access
Volunteers who mentor many of Orange County’s neediest children will have free parking at County regional, wilderness and beach parks, thanks to a new program with OC Parks and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CASA) designed to get those children outside.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors today approved a Memorandum of Understanding with CASA that provides their volunteer advocates with OC Parks annual passes free of charge. CASA is a nonprofit organization that provides children in care with trained volunteer mentors to advocate for their best interests.

“This agreement allows CASA volunteers to provide positive outdoor experiences in our County parks to children who have been abused and neglected,” Lisa Bartlett, Chairwoman for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, said.

CASA volunteers enrich the lives of children in the program and help them develop life skills through activities and quality time spent together in various settings. Advocate/youth one-on-one activities may include visits to County regional park facilities and the OC Zoo, which the advocates would normally pay for parking out of their own pockets.

In addition to the park passes, the MOU waives park fees for CASA events, including advocate/youth picnics. As part of the agreement, CASA will provide sponsorship value to OC Parks by featuring the OC Parks logo at events and completing a habitat restoration project annually.

OC Parks manages nearly 60,000 acres of parks, historical and coastal facilities and open space for the County of Orange as part of OC Community Resources. For more information, visit:
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New Public Defender Sharon Petrosino Earns Final Board Approval
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has made official its selection of Sharon Petrosino as Orange County’s new Public Defender.

Petrosino has served as Interim Public Defender since former Public Defender Frank Ospino stepped down in December to become a Superior Court judge. She was the chief deputy in the office and has been an attorney with the County since 1985.

“We are pleased to welcome Sharon in her new and essential role as a part of Orange County’s criminal justice system,” Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, said. “Sharon has shown true commitment and resolve on behalf of her clients and all of the residents of Orange County.”

Petrosino will lead staff and contract attorneys who represent criminal defendants deemed by a court to be unable to afford legal representation on their own. As a deputy public defender, she represented indigent clients in a variety of cases, including charges of homicide and capital cases, as well as handled appeals. The office has 399 employees and a budget of $74 million.

A total of 36 candidates were evaluated following a wide recruitment, with eight candidates selected for interviews with an internal subcommittee that included Supervisors Andrew Do and Todd Spitzer. On June 28, the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Petrosino pending approval of her employment contract.

Petrosino received her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the California Public Defender’s Association and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
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OC Waste & Recycling
The Summer Eco Challenge is On!
Take the challenge this summer! Now through August 31st, complete three fun and simple steps to earn some great prizes. There are 500 prizes up for grabs. Here’s how it works:
  1. Step 1: Visit the County of Orange-sponsored Eco Challenge Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC.
  2. Step 2: Visit one of the County’s regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste OR visit the Eco Challenge Day at Angel Stadium this Saturday, July 16th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to dispose of your hazardous waste.
  3. Step 3: Share a photo of your eco-activity on Facebook or Instagram and tag with #OCEcoSummer and email it, along with your name to
Let’s see how many small changes we can make to build a BIG IMPACT! For more information visit or contact OC Waste & Recycling at 714-834-4000.
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OC Moves
La Pata Gap Connector Ribbon Cutting
Mark your calendar for the highly anticipated La Pata Gap Connector Ribbon Cutting Celebration on August 13th at 10am! Bring the entire family for a day full of activities, including a car show, food trucks, live entertainment, and more! See the flyer below or click here for details.
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Free Laguna Beach Summer Breeze Bus Program
This summer the City of Laguna Beach is partnering with the Orange County Transportation Authority to pilot a bus program on weekends. I am proud to facilitate this partnership to reduce congestion on Laguna Canyon Road.

Begin your hassle free adventure by parking for FREE at the SR-133/I-405 parking lot near the 405 & 5 freeways, where the Cavalia Odysseo was hosted in Irvine. The Laguna Beach Summer Breeze (OC Bus Route 689) makes a loop beginning at the SR-133/I-405 parking lot and continues along Laguna Canyon Road with stops at the:
  • Sawdust Festival,
  • Art-A-Fair,
  • Festival of the Arts,
  • Pageant of the Masters,
  • Laguna Playhouse and the
  • Laguna Beach Bus Station,
where it meets the FREE Laguna Beach Trolley. The trolley connects with shopping and food destinations along Pacific Coast Highway. For more information about the Laguna Beach Trolley, visit The Laguna Beach Summer Breeze runs Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to Midnight from July 9 through August 28. Buses will arrive every 30 minutes FREE of charge. For the full schedule click here.

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I-5 South Nine-Day Ramp Closure Delayed
The extended closure of the Avenida Vista Hermosa on-ramp to southbound I-5 set for Monday, July 18, has been postponed for two weeks because of scheduling conflicts with subcontractors.

Crews are now set to close the ramp at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, for nine days. During the closure, workers will demolish and remove the existing pavement on the ramp and immediately repave it in its new configuration. The reconfigured ramp will accommodate the new lanes being added on the I-5 freeway.

Crews also are planning a 55-hour weekend closure of the straight on-ramp from Camino de Estrella/Camino de los Mares to northbound I-5. That closure is scheduled to begin Aug. 5.

As additional details on these closures is confirmed, information will be shared on construction alerts, and on the project website and social media pages. Sign up for the alerts and find out more about the project at
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Travel Direct to the OC Fair from 9 locations
The OC Fair Express provides direct bus service to and from the OC Fair from 9 convenient Orange County locations and drops you off at the Yellow Gate entrance at the fair. The bus service costs $4 round-trip and riders will receive a coupon valid for $3 admission to the fair – a savings of $9 off the regular ticket price. Children ages 5 years and younger ride free with a paying adult.

The OC Fair Express runs at these times during the OC Fair (July 15 – August 14):
  • Friday: 12 noon – 12 midnight
  • Saturday: 10 am – 12 midnight
  • Sunday: 10 am – 12 midnight
Departure times for the last bus vary by location. Buses will run every 20 minutes from Fullerton and Huntington Beach, every 30 minutes from Santa Ana and every 40 minutes from the two Anaheim stops, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Orange and San Juan Capistrano. Please check the schedule for your location by clicking on the city located on the OC Fair Express system map here.
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Dana Point Harbor
Save the Date: Dana Point Harbor 50-Year Time Capsule Celebration
Mark your calendars for Monday, August 29th, to attend a special historic event to celebrate the unveiling of the Dana Point Harbor 50-Year Time Capsule. In addition to the unveiling, there will be a special BBQ dinner to follow. Don’t miss out; be sure to purchase your BBQ dinner tickets in advance here. See the flyer below for details.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Clear the Shelters Event
OC Animal Care, in partnership with NBC4 and Telemundo52, is hosting its annual Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, July 23rd, from 10am to 5pm. Bring the family to visit with all the adoptable pets at the OC Animal Shelter, and take home a "furever" friend at a discounted price! There will be plenty of dogs, cats, bunnies, and other animals who need loving homes. If you are looking for a pet, this is the event for you to find your "purrfect" match! Please help us promote responsible pet ownership and help reduce the number of homeless animals in our community. See the flyer below for more information.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About South County
Aliso Viejo: National Night Out
On July, 22nd, come out and meet the men and women who are keeping your city safe while enjoying live music and tons of free family fun! The event will take place at Grand Park from 5:00pm-8:00pm following AVCA’s movie night where Inside Out (PG) will be playing! For more information click here.
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Dana Point: Summer Concert
Come out to the Sea Terrace Park and enjoy a night of great music! There will be two headlining bands, Lights Touring- Performing the Music of Journey & More and BOSTYX with David Victor formerly of Boston, playing for 90 minutes each! There will be food and refreshments available for purchase as well as free shuttle busses from 1:00pm-7:00pm from Dana Hills High School. For more information, in addition to the summer line-up, click here.
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Laguna Niguel: Female Empowerment Initiative
Get Safe will present information regarding safe dating, healthy relationships, campus safety, warning signs of violence, social and party safety, sexual harassment, and self-defense techniques for how to protect yourself. This free training is intended for college bound and high school students and will be held at the Laguna Niguel City Hall Community Room on July 21st from 6:00pm-8:00-pm. For more information, click here.
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Laguna Niguel: “Rule the Pool”
Kids ages 9-12 come out and enjoy a night of water volleyball, inter-tube races, diving board contests and music provided by a D.J. (Sorry, adults not invited!). Admission is $5 and snacks are sold for $1 each. The event is from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday, July 22nd. For more information click here.
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Mission Viejo: Shakespeare at Saddleback
The Department of Theatre Arts is thrilled to once again bring free summer of theatre to Saddleback College. Along with a full month of live entertainment, the City of Mission Viejo presents Shakespeare by the Sea’s productions of Othello and Cymbeline on July 16th and 17th. On the 16th, Othello, directed by Stephanie Coltrin, is an emotionally gripping thriller where gossip turns friendships rancid, and rumor brutally murders innocence. On the 17th, Cymbeline, directed by Cylan Broan, is an action-adventure fairy-tale romance.

The shows starts at 7:30pm and are performed on an outdoor stage in the upper campus quad at Saddleback College, located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. Festival seating begins at 6:00 p.m. on a first‐come, first‐serve basis, with areas available for blankets, low-back chairs, and high back chairs. Admission is free, however, for those who don’t wish to bring a blanket or sit on beach chairs, reserved seating is available at $25 per person (presale only). For reserved seats, call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (Tues-Fri, Noon to 4:00 p.m.). Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner or enjoy food from a local food truck and other vendors. Parking is free for this event in Parking Lots 9 & 10. For additional information, please see our website at
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San Juan Capistrano: Summer Nites
The first San Juan Summer Nites concert is set for Wednesday, July 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Historic Town Center Park - 31852 El Camino Real. Our free concerts feature live music, dancing, youth activities along with a business expo. Great food is available for purchase by local restaurants or food trucks on site. Beer and wine are available at the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce booth. Call (949) 493-5911 for additional information or click here.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Chaired the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Presented a Board resolution in memory of former 5th District Supervisor, Marian Bergeson, who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 90.
  • Presented a Board resolution in recognition of the National Accreditation of OC Health Care Agency Public Health Services.
  • Presented a Board resolution to Boeing in recognition of its impressive 100th anniversary.
  • Participated in the LAFCO Board meeting.
  • Spoke at the Orange County Veterans Advisory Council meeting at Saddleback College.
  • Gave the welcoming remarks at the County Fraud Symposium.
  • Participated in the Special Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Giving the welcoming remarks at the County's Fraud Symposium.

Presenting a Board resolution in memory of former 5th District Supervisor Marian Bergeson.

Presenting a Board resolution in recognition of the National Accreditation of OC Health Care Agency Public Health Services.

Presenting a Board resolution to Boeing in honor of its 100th anniversary.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Le Creuset Ribbon Cutting in San Clemente.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Burger Boss Ribbon Cutting in Mission Viejo.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Waxing the City Ribbon Cutting in Rancho SantAttended the San Juan Capistrano Coffee Chat.a Margarita.
  • Attended and presented certificates at the San Juan Capistrano Chamber 2016 Installation Dinner.
  • Attended the OC Fair Express Kick-Off event.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Olamendi's Family Market Ribbon Cutting in Laguna Niguel.

Burger Boss Ribbon Cutting in Mission Viejo.
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Waxing the City Ribbon Cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita, with Councilman Brad McGirr (far left) and Mayor Tony Beall (center).

San Juan Capistrano Mayor Pam Patterson and Councilmember Sam Allevato at the chamber's 2016 Installation and Awards Dinner at El Adobe.

Le Creuset Ribbon Cutting with San Clemente Mayor Pro Tem Kathleen Ward.
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Dispatch
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Waste & Recycling
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow Dana Point Harbor
orange arrow OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week
orange arrow Out and About South County
orange arrow Last but not least this week I:
orange arrow My staff:
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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