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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
September 16, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 37
County Connections
Dana Point Harbor Time Capsule Documentary Film Premiere – Sept. 27
Please join us September 27 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM at the Ocean Institute (Samueli Hall) for the Dana Point Harbor Time Capsule Documentary Film Premiere of: “The Rock, The Time Capsule, and The Harbor”.

Fifty years ago on Monday, August 29, 1966, a rock-placing ceremony sponsored by the County of Orange, the Orange County Harbor District and local organizations marked the start of construction of Dana Point Harbor. The event took place at Doheny State Beach, during which a time capsule was sealed into a rock chosen from those that would form the breakwater.

Exactly fifty years later on Monday, August 29, 2016, the time capsule’s contents were unveiled to an estimated 1500 attendees at a special celebration hosted by my office at Dana Point Harbor’s Baby Beach, the new home of the time capsule rock. The event was presented by the County of Orange, OC Parks, the City of Dana Point, Dana Point Historical Society, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, Dana Point Harbor Association, and the Ocean Institute.

On Tuesday, September 27, the world premiere of the Dana Point Harbor Time Capsule documentary film by Jonathan Morgan Jenkins will be held at the Ocean Institute. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the amazing video that chronicles the story of “The Rock, The Time Capsule, and The Harbor” from the 1966 rock-placing ceremony to the 2016 unveiling celebration.

For more information, please see the flyer below, or contact the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce at (949) 496-1555 or Dana Point Historical Society at

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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County Approves Homeless Shelter and Armory Operator
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has selected Mercy House Living Centers Inc. to operate a new 200-bed year-round emergency shelter and multi-service center in Anaheim to serve those without permanent housing, as well as operate seasonal cold-weather shelters at National Guard armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana.

Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to select Mercy House, which for years has partnered with the County to provide emergency shelter and housing services. The new center in Anaheim will be located at 1000 N. Kraemer Place and is expected to be opened late next year.

We look forward to a new partnership with Mercy House in Anaheim as we create this much needed facility within our county. A final contract, including specific operating costs, is expected to be approved by the Board later this year.

The County paid $4.25 million for the 24,384 square-foot industrial warehouse and 12,842 square feet of office space, situated on about 1.87 acres with 68 parking spaces. The building, built in 1975, had been occupied by a commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractor.

The cities of Anaheim and Fullerton contributed $500,000 each toward the project, with $100,000 coming from the city of Brea. The city councils of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange and Placentia adopted resolutions in support.

The County has operated a seasonal armory shelter program in Fullerton and Santa Ana for the past 28 years. However, the armories are only open part of the year and only at night.
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OC Moves
91 Express Lanes and #1 General Purpose Lane Weekend Closures
OCTA in partnership with Caltrans is repaving the 91 Express Lanes along the SR-91 corridor between Orange and Riverside Counties. This project will require the closure of the 91 Express Lanes, and the #1 general purpose lane over a series of weekends beginning in September.

Branded “The 91 Weekend Shift,” repaving is scheduled to occur over 10 consecutive weekends, 5 weekends in each direction and 1 direction at a time. Paving will begin in the eastbound direction from about SR-55 to the county line. Once repaving is finished in the eastbound direction, crews will repave the 91 Express Lanes in the westbound direction, from about the county line to SR-55. The tentative schedule is below.

I encourage you to avoid traffic congestion by:
  • Avoiding the 91 Freeway between the 55 and 71 freeways,
  • Opting for alternative routes, and
  • Utilizing alternative modes of transportation.
For up-to-date information please visit the project website here.
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Get Moving OC Public Forum
Tired of traffic? Mark you calendar for the second Get Moving OC Public Forum on October 5th! This collaboration between regional transportation agencies was created to find innovative solutions to Orange County's transportation challenges, and they want to hear from you, the commuter! Be sure to RSVP at See you there!

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Plan Ahead: Improvements and Changes Coming to OCTA Bus Routes
OC Bus routes are changing. Beginning October 9, OCTA will roll out extensive changes to its bus system, including adding more-frequent arrivals and better connections. In some areas where ridership is low, some routes will be changed or discontinued. New community shuttles are on the way to assist and supplement discontinued service in some areas.

Additionally, anytime, anywhere bus pass purchasing will be available through the OC Bus app. Also, the price of a Day Pass will drop from $5 to $4 for six months.

Find out about these changes and how they may affect transportation to and from school at
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Dana Point Harbor
2016 Coastal Cleanup Day and Fall 2016 Underwater Cleanup Day at Dana Point Harbor
This Saturday, September 17 OC Dana Point Harbor is hosting the 2016 Coastal Cleanup Day and Fall 2016 Underwater Cleanup Day. The first event, the 2016 Coastal Cleanup Day, allows individuals the ability to join in on the State's largest volunteer coastal cleanup days and make an impact close to home at our wonderful Dana Point Harbor.

For more information and to register to volunteer to help clean up our beaches please see the flyer below.

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OC Dana Point Harbor is searching for volunteer divers to assist with the Fall 2016 Underwater Cleanup Day. Volunteer divers will be scouting underwater for lost items and will receive an event T-shirt, food and beverages, as well as have the opportunity to win prizes for finding unusual items. Please note that volunteers for the underwater clean up must posses current open water or equivalent diver certification.

For more information see the flyer below.

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Ocean Institute: Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle (and More!)
The Ocean Institute, a community-based non-profit located in Dana Point Harbor, has been teaching visitors about marine science and maritime history since 1977. The organization offers over 60 programs through its state-of-the-art ocean education center to accommodate the 250,000 students and adults that visit the facility each year.

The Institute is hosting an on-going raffle, now through October 20th, to raise funds to support its educational programs and encourage good stewardship of our ocean and the environment. Prizes include South Coast Plaza gift certificates, dream vacations, luxury vehicles, and the grand prize, a lavish condominium in Laguna Beach. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased by calling 949-627-8502.

For more details and to see a full list of prizes, go to Good luck!

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OC Waste & Recycling
Elisa Sirin, a 13-year-old baseball enthusiast and budding environmentalist from Mission Viejo, was recognized in an on-field pre-game ceremony at Angel Stadium on Friday, September 9, as the Fifth District Eco Challenge Poster Contest Winner.

Along with the on-field recognition, Elisa earned the opportunity to serve as an honorary Bat Kid at an Angels game and receive an Angels Bat Kid jersey. That is an honor that she gave to her younger brother. According to Elisa, she entered the contest so that he could be the Bat Kid if she won. This year’s contest theme was to promote the eco-friendly benefits of recycling food and green waste. Her poster is a powerful depiction of that theme, reminding Orange County residents of the need to reduce organic materials in the waste stream.

Why is important to recycle food and green waste in Orange County? Organic waste accounts for more than a third of the material in California’s waste stream. Collecting and processing organic materials to meet new mandates will change how we manage waste within our homes and contribute to bigger change.

The Eco Challenge Poster Contest is sponsored by OC Waste & Recycling in partnership with Discovery Cube Orange County and Angels Baseball. Information about the 2017 poster contest will be available early next year. Look for information at

The County of Orange and OC Waste & Recycling sponsor the Eco Challenge Exhibit at the Discovery Cube Orange County, an interactive experience that showcases sustainable behaviors. For more information visit and follow on Twitter @ocwaste.

Eco Challenge Poster Contest winners and representatives from all 5 districts.
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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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Forever Friends Special Adoption Event with Angels Pitcher, Garrett Richards
On Saturday, September 17th, the Orange County Animal Shelter is hosting a special adoption event in partnership with the Angels Baseball Foundation. Find your "furever friend" and support the shelter by donating an item from the shelter's wish list. Those who bring a donation between 11AM – 12PM will have the opportunity meet Garret Richards! What's more, from 11AM – 3PM, the shelter is offering discounted adoptions for those wanting to give a shelter pet a new, loving home.

Don't miss out on this great event; see the flyer for more details!

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About South County
Aliso Viejo: Trails and Creek Clean-up Event
On September 17th from 8:00 AM – 12: 00 PM, the City of Aliso Viejo will be hosting a Trails and Creek Clean-up event. Volunteers meet at the Aliso Viejo Ranch located at 100 Park Avenue. Complimentary refreshments will be provided for volunteers who should come wearing sunscreen along with appropriate clothes and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots. Bring gardening or work gloves if you have them.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Moy Yahya at Onsite registration takes place on the day of the event at the Aliso Viejo Ranch. A liability waiver must be completed by all volunteers and/or guardians. The form will be available during registration.
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Dana Point: American Cancer Society Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society will be hosting a “Relay for Life” event on September 17th and 18th at the Lantern Bay Park, located at 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA. For more information and to sign up to participate in the relay, click here.
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Lake Forest: Family Carnival
On Saturday, September 17th, the city will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Lake Forest Sports Park. Many vendors, activities, live performances, and art exhibits will be offered for residents to enjoy. The festival is expected to last between 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. For more information click here.
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Laguna Niguel: Teen Sports Seminar
Retired Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey, Dr. Evan Miller, college athlete Chase Brantley, and Ford model and StopB4UStart spokesperson Camille Leonard will speak on such topics as injuries, addiction, challenges in the sports world, success, and preventative measures. Student athletes, coaches, and parents are invited! Seating is limited so RSVP at 949-280-1672. See the flyer below for details.

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San Juan Capistrano: Last Summer Nites Concert
The last San Juan Summer Nites concert is set for Wednesday, September 21 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Historic Town Center Park. This free concert series features live music, dancing, youth activities, and 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.
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San Clemente: Coastal Cleanup Day
The city of San Clemente will be hosting a Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17th. The event will take place at “7 Pier” from 9:00 A.M- 12:00 PM. For more information on Coastal Cleanup Day, click here.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Attended the Patriot Day Ceremony in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Gave the welcoming remarks at the Tall Ships Festival Reception at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.
  • Participated in the OCTA Board meeting.
  • Chaired the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Presented Board Resolutions to: Second Harvest Food Bank in recognition of Hunger Action Month; Saddleback College in recognition of its Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Program; William VanderWerff upon his retirement from the East Orange County Water District Board of Directors; and John Beck upon his retirement after 23 years of service in the County's CEO Real Estate Office.
  • Participated in a County Procurement Subcommittee meeting.
  • Participated in the OCTA Legislative & Communications meeting.
  • Participated in the TCA 241/91 Express Ad Hoc meeting.
  • Participated in the California Transportation Commission's Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee in San Diego.
  • Traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual National Association of Corporate Directors Global Summit.

Presenting a Board Resolution to Saddleback College President Dr. Tod Burnett and staff in recognition of Saddleback College's outstanding contributions to our veteran community.

Presenting a Board Resolution to Barbara Wartman, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Second Harvest Food Bank, in recognition of Hunger Action Month.

Presenting a Board Resolution to John Beck upon his retirement from CEO Real Estate.

Presenting a Board Resolution to William VanderWerff upon his retirement from the East Orange County Water District Board of Directors.

With RSM Mayor Pro Tem Carol Gamble, City Manager Jennifer Cervantes, and Councilmen Mike Vaughn & Brad McGirr at the City's Patriot Day Ceremony.
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My Staff:
  • Accompanied the Fifth District Eco Challenge Poster Contest Fifth District winner, Elisa Sirin, at the Angels Stadium on-field pre-game ceremony.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Burger Boss ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the grand opening of St. John's Episcopal School's new STEAM building.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Coastal Naturopathic Wellness ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the MAC Flooring ribbon cutting in Aliso Viejo.
  • Attended the CHOC Children's Breaking New Ground in Pediatric Health event.
  • Attended the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Decommissioning Community Engagement Panel meeting.
  • Attended the Orange County for Climate Action's Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County event.
  • Participated in the OC Superior Court's Leadership Academy.
  • Attended the Caltrans Managed Lanes Open House.
  • Attended the Aliso Viejo State of the City.
  • Participated in the Audit Oversight Committee meeting.
  • Presented certificates of recognition to Aria and Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach High School upon winning Gold Medals as members of the USA Women's Water Polo Team at the Rio Olympics.
  • Attended the Aliso Viejo "State of the City" hosted by Mayor Muke Munzing at Soka University to present certificates of recognition to Fluor Corporation (Citizen of the Year), Rachel Joseph (Youth of the Year), and Rosemary Lewis (Senior of the Year).

My Chief of Staff, Paul Walters, with our Fifth District Eco Challenge Poster Contest winner, Elisa Sirin.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition at the Coastal Naturopathic Wellness in Mission Viejo.

At the CHOC Pediatric Mental Health Groundbreaking.
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Laguna Beach Mayor Steve Dicterow (left) and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher with Olympic Gold Medalists Aria and Makenzie Fischer.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Mike Munzing at the "State of the City" at Soka University.

RSM Mayor Tony Beall at the St. John's Episcopal School STEAM Building ribbon cutting.

Lake Forest Mayor Pro Tem Scott Voigts at the Burger Boss ribbon cutting.
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In This Issue
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow Dana Point Harbor
orange arrow OC Waste & Recycling
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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