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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
August 12, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 32
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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OC Moves
La Pata Avenue Gap Connector Celebration – Connecting South Orange County Communities
To celebrate the largest roadway project in its history, the County of Orange is inviting the public to a historic ribbon cutting event on Saturday, August 13 for the La Pata Gap Connector Project, the new 2.27-mile, four-lane roadway extension that will provide a direct connection between San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch and other neighboring communities.

With a celebration theme of “Connecting Communities from the Canyons to the Coast,” the event is open to the public and is expected to attract thousands of attendees from throughout the surrounding communities. In addition to a special ribbon cutting ceremony, the event will feature a classic car show, live music, food trucks, fun family activities, vendor booths and exhibits. The newly connected La Pata Avenue will then open for public use on Sunday, August 14.

I am very excited to be a part of this milestone project that will help improve mobility within the County and region at large!

To read the full article, click here, and see the flyer below for event details.
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OC Waste & Recycling Participating at the La Pata Gap Connector Celebration
From 10am – 2pm, make sure you visit the OC Waste & Recycling booth! They’re celebrating by giving out Battery Buckets—a reminder to residents of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the Prima Deshecha Landfill. For more information contact Isabel Rios-Kahn at 714-834-4018.

Pick up your OC Waste & Recycling Battery Bucket and other useful goodies at the La Pata event!
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Major Milestone on I-5 South County Improvement Project
Orange County Transportation Authority will be transitioning southbound traffic onto the new I-5 bridge over Avenida Pico. Northbound traffic will remain unchanged.

The switch will require significant lane reductions southbound on the I-5 freeway between 10pm Friday, Aug. 19 and noon Saturday, Aug. 20. The southbound lane reductions will be between Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Palizada.

During that time crews will be grinding pavement, laying new pavement and restriping the southbound freeway lanes and adjacent ramps. Please be advised to anticipate significant delays.

WHEN: 10pm Friday, Aug. 19, to noon Saturday, Aug. 20
  • One lane open: 10pm Friday to 8:30am Saturday
  • Two lanes open: 8:30am to noon Saturday
  • All lanes open: Noon Saturday
WHY: To allow crews to safely connect the existing southbound lanes with the newly constructed lanes and bridge over Avenida Pico, and to shift traffic over to those new lanes.

RAMP CLOSURES: The following ramps will be closed in conjunction with the freeway lane closure:
  • Avenida Vista Hermosa Southbound On-Ramp
  • Avenida Pico Southbound Off-Ramp
  • Avenida Pico Southbound On-Ramp
  • Avenida Palizada Southbound Off-Ramp

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Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point Trolley & Harbor Shuttle
Thanks to the City of Dana Point, Dana Point Trolley service has been extended into the Harbor! Trolley service will run through Labor Day. Visit for more details about the route.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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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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Rabbitat Grand Opening
On Saturday, August 20th, you are invited to the Orange County Animal Shelter to celebrate the much anticipated Rabbitat Grand Opening! From 11am – 1pm, you can learn about proper rabbit care, enjoy light refreshments, and adopt a bunny of your own at a discounted rate. See the flyer below for more details.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About South County
Dana Point: Summer Concert
Brent Payne and Craig Wayne Boyd, Country Artist & The Voice Winner Season 7 will be performing on August 14 from 2:30 PM-6:00 PM at Sea Terrace Park located on Pacific Coast Highway at Niguel Road, Dana Point, CA. There will be food and refreshments available for purchase and free shuttle buses from 1 PM - 7 PM at Dana Hills High School. For more information click here.
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Laguna Niguel: Shakespeare by the Sea: Othello
An emotionally gripping thriller, where gossip turns friendships rancid, and rumor brutally murders innocence. For audiences seeking quality, family entertainment, Shakespeare by the Sea's free performances can't be beat. Pack a picnic, a blanket and a beach chair, gather loved ones, and settle in under the stars for a night of classic entertainment (donations gratefully accepted). The tales are timeless, the admissions ticketless, and the experience priceless. This event will take place on August 14, at 7:00 PM at the Crown Valley Park located on 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA. This event is free. For more information visit or call 310-217-7596.
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Rancho Santa Margarita: Summer Concert Series
Rancho Santa Margarita’s favorite summer tradition is back for its 10th season in Central Park. The free six-week concert series takes place each Sunday through August 14, in the Central Park Amphitheater, located at 30842 La Miranda adjacent to Civic Center Plaza. This event is free. For more information click here.
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San Clemente: Fiesta Music Festival
Its that time of year again! The annual Fiesta Music Festival is on Sunday, August 14, from 9 AM-7 PM! Don't miss out on the live entertainment, food, games, exhibits, and the salsa challenge! Admission is free. Click here for the music line up and additional details.
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San Juan Capistrano: San Juan Summer Nites
The first San Juan Summer Nites concert is set for Wednesday, August 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Historic Town Center Park - 31852 El Camino Real. The 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. For more information click here or call (949) 493-5911.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Chaired the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting and presented a resolution to Steve Geidt, Chief Executive Officer of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, for his 35 years of service.
  • Participated in the OCTA Board meeting.
  • Participated in the TCA Joint Executive Ad Hoc, 241/91 Express Connector Ad Hoc, and Foothill Eastern/San Juan Hills Board meetings.
  • Participated in the LAFCO Board meeting.
  • Spoke on the Women in Healthcare Panel at the Alzheimer's OC event.
  • Spoke at the OCBC Diversity & Race Relations Roundtable.
  • Adjourned the Board of Supervisors meeting in memory of Judge Jacob Jager of San Clemente.

Presenting a Board resolution to Steve Geidt, CEO of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

At the OCBC Diversity & Race Relations Roundtable.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Ladera Sports Center Grand Opening in Ladera Ranch.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Kumon ribbon cutting in Laguna Hills.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the OC Academy of Sciences and Arts ribbon cutting in Laguna Niguel.
  • Spoke to the progress of the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization at the OCBC Infrastructure Committee meeting.
  • Toured the Rancho Mission Viejo Community Facilities District as part of the August Public Financing Advisory Committee meeting.

Victor Cao presenting at the OCBC Infrastructure Committee meeting.
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Laguna Hills Mayor Barbara Kogerman at the Kumon ribbon cutting

TCA San Joaquin Hills Chair Ross Chun swearing in Board Member Fred Minagar representing the City of Laguna Niguel.
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For questions or comments regarding Supervisor Bartlett’s E-Newsletter please contact the Supervisor's office staff at: (714) 834-3550 or
In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Dispatch
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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