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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
January 22, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 3
County Connections
The OC Armory Emergency Shelter Program Seeks Volunteers

With the cold weather upon us, the Orange County Armory Shelter opened on November 14, 2015 and will remain open through April 15, 2016. The Armory Program provides up to 400 beds per night for the homeless in Fullerton and Santa Ana. Volunteers are needed 7 days per week to help both in the evening (5-8 PM) and morning hours (5-7 AM). Volunteer activities include assisting with set-up, clean up, and passing out meals and donations.

To learn more about volunteering for the Armories, click here.
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County Department Highlights
OC Waste & Recycling Partnership with Inside the Outdoors Earns Coveted Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for 2015
A partnership between OC Waste & Recycling and Inside the Outdoors is one of 12 California organizations recognized with the 2015 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). The award is the state’s highest environmental honor.

Project Zero Waste, a K-12 service-learning program developed through a partnership between the County of Orange—OC Waste & Recycling, and the Orange County Department of Education’s (OCDE) Inside the Outdoors, received the award yesterday at a ceremony at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Sacramento.

The Orange County Office of Education’s Project Zero Waste program is an Inside the Outdoors service-learning environmental science program developed in partnership with the County of Orange—OC Waste & Recycling. Every year Project Zero Waste engages more than 40,000 students in project-based lessons that transform classroom concepts into real life action.

Some of the projects designed and implemented by students in the Project Zero Waste program include campus-wide recycling efforts, school gardens, community clean-up events and other student-led activities. Project Zero Waste improves academic outcomes, builds 21st century skills, and promotes civic engagement for students, teachers, and community partners.

More than 325,000 have participated in hands-on environmental science instruction since the launch of Project Zero Waste in 2009. In the program, participants first learn the science of solid waste though Inside the Outdoors field trips and in-class lessons taught by Traveling Scientists. Then they apply what they’ve learned to the design and implementation of solid waste reduction projects.

Assessments of Project Zero Waste students show an average increase in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) knowledge of 14 percent, and the benefits go even further. Schools engaging in the program have reduced their trash output by almost 400,000 pounds annually.

OCDE also received the Governor’s Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership for the Inside the Outdoors program in 2011. To learn more about Project Zero Waste visit the Inside the Outdoors website.

Established in 1993, GEELA is awarded to individuals, companies and organizations that use sustainable business practices to conserve energy, reduce waste or prevent pollution while contributing to their local economy.
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OC Courts
Grand Jury Application Deadline Extended

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OC Public Works
El Niño: OC Storm Center
The OC Storm Center website provides information regarding road closures, rainfall data, and other storm related information in unincorporated areas of Orange County.

This site is maintained by the OC Public Works, Department Operation Center and OC Watersheds to provide up-to-date road and flood conditions. The OC Public Works, Department Operations Center (DOC) may be activated in the event of hazardous weather conditions or other emergency events. Under most circumstances they can only respond to situations or concerns involving County maintained roads or flood control channels. To report problems with a County road or flood control channels during an active event, please phone (714) 955-0333.

During non-emergency conditions, please report maintenance issues or concerns by submitting a service request here. You may also contact the OC Public Works, Operations & Maintenance main office at (714) 955-0200. Click here for resources to help you prepare for post-fire debris, flood and erosion control.

Sandbags: Each year from October 1st to April 30th residents from unincorporated Orange County can obtain up to 50 free sand bags for the protection of their home from rain and mud. Contractors or commercial entities are not permitted. Sand bags are available at 2301 N. Glassell St. Orange, Ca 92865, or at seasonal staging locations (subject to conditions). For more information on sandbags, click here.

Disaster Assistance: If your property has been damaged in a State declared emergency, please visit the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) websites to determine if you are eligible for disaster assistance.

This service is provided to you at no charge by the County of Orange, California. Visit online at
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Peek at La Pata Hike
Join San Clemente City Councilmember Lori Donchak and OC Public Works staff on a hike on the Forster Ridgeline Trail for a sneak peak of the La Pata extension project progress. See the flyer below for details.

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OC Pet of the Week

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Out and About South County
Coto de Caza & Ladera Ranch
Town Hall: Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital invites parents and other members of the community to attend a town hall forum that she will conduct from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25. The event will be in the CUSD Education Center, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano. Click here for more information.
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Laguna Beach: Laguna Bluebelt Photo Contest
The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition is gearing up for its 5th Annual Photo Contest! They are accepting entries between January 16th - February 6th; see the flyer below or click here for submission details. The Coalition brings together organizations and individuals with a common goal of protecting and restoring marine life, conserving biological diversity and maintaining healthy, sustainable marine habitats.

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Mission Viejo
Guitar Concert: Acoustic guitarist Peppino D’Agostino will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at City Hall, 200 Civic Center. Tickets are $30 and are available at the door or at For more information, call 949-842-2227 or click here.

Author Appearance: Popular New York Times bestselling author, Margaret Peterson Haddix, will visit the Mission Viejo City Hall on January 26th at 6:30pm as part of the City's Writers Present series. She will unveil the first book in a new thriller series for young readers (ages 8-13). For more information, click here.
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Rancho Santa Margarita
Jazz Concert: The entire jazz faculty at Saddleback College kicks off the spring semester with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the McKinney Theatre, 28000 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo. Tickets are $10. Click here for more information.
San Juan Capistrano
Arts showcase: JSerra Catholic High School presents its Fine Arts Winter Showcase at 6 p.m. Jan 30 at Soka University’s Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. The evening features a collaboration of the school’s visual and performing arts department, including a gallery of works by visual arts students and performances from the theater, dance and music programs. Click here to purchase tickets.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Presented a legislative update at the Ladera Civic Council meeting.
  • Hosted my third South County Homeless Roundtable meeting.
  • Participated as a speaker at the Women in Water Breakfast.
  • Participated as a speaker at the South Orange County Mobility Forum.
  • Toured the Pacific City development in Huntington Beach with my staff.
  • Delivered a County Update at the South Orange County Association of Mayors (SOCAM) meeting in Irvine.
  • Participated in an Orange County Transportation Association Legislative and Communications meeting.
  • Gave brief remarks at the unveiling of the Gen. Tran Hung Dao statue at Miles Square Park.
  • Gave brief remarks at the South Orange County Recycled Water Summit.

The unveiling of Gen. Tran Hung Dao statue at Miles Square Park.

Hosted my third South County Homeless Roundtable.

Presenting a County update to the South Orange County Association of Mayors.

Women in Water Breakfast

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My Staff:
  • Held a briefing with OC Animal Care.
  • Attended the ACC-OC Legislative & Regulatory Committee meeting.
  • Presented certificates of recognition in honor of the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce home business ribbon cutting ceremony for WiLocal, The Ahmed Team, Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., and Evergreen Realty.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of outgoing Aliso Viejo Mayor Bill Phillips.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting for Centrál Coastal Peruvian in Laguna Beach.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Servpro in Laguna Hills.
  • Attended the Water Policy Dinner featuring State Water Resources Control Board President Felicia Marcus, hosted by Municipal Water District of Orange County.
  • Attended a memorial service in honor of Gwen Brown, wife of former Laguna Niguel Mayor Joe Brown.

Presenting a certificate of recognition to outgoing Aliso Viejo Mayor Bill Phillips (center).

Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Home Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Centrál Coastal Peruvian ribbon cutting in Laguna Beach.

Servpro ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Hills.

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South County Elected Officials in the Community

With Aliso Viejo Mayor Mike Munzing (left), Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, and Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Tony Beall at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

With Irvine Mayor Steven Choi at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

With Laguna Woods Mayor Noel Hatch at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.
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In This Issue
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow County Department Highlights
orange arrow OC Courts
orange arrow OC Public Works
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:
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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