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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
February 5, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 5
County Connections
Board of Supervisors Praises Capture of All Three OC Jail Escapees
On Saturday January 30th the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced the capture of escaped inmates Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu by the San Francisco Police Department. With these arrests, all three inmates that escaped from the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana are now in custody.

We are grateful for the expertise and hard work of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and its collaboration and leadership in working with other law enforcement agencies. They deployed every resource available and were unwavering in their pursuit of these hardened criminals.

Escaped inmate Bac Duong was the first to return to custody when he turned himself in on Friday January 29th. On Saturday morning, escaped inmates Tieu and Nayeri were taken into custody by the San Francisco Police Department after being notified by a local citizen who recognized the white van that the fugitives were believed to be using.

The manhunt lasted eight days and details of the escapees’ whereabouts during that time will be the subject of an ongoing investigation. The Board of Supervisors was kept apprised of ongoing developments in the manhunt, and will work with the Sheriff’s department to provide evaluation and recommendations for future actions.

The Sheriff's Department created this timeline of the events that unfolded.
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Santa Ana Transit Terminal Open to Homeless During Storm
Eighty homeless individuals were housed Saturday at the Santa Ana Transit Terminal during Saturday evening's rains; this the first activation of the temporary shelter since its use was approved Friday by the Board of Supervisors.

It is critical that we make emergency shelters available to those most vulnerable during severe rain events and I am proud that we could make this happen.

The unused bus terminal, approved during a special urgency meeting, remained open Sunday based on continued rain forecasts and the possibility of thunderstorms. Nearly one inch of rain was forecast through 4 pm with high wind gusts.

The terminal will be opened as needed through June on an emergency basis to provide shelter. Mats and blankets are available as well as water, coffee and light snacks. The County has contracted with Mercy House, which operates the county's two overnight armory shelters, to provide the temporary services at the empty bus terminal.

The use of the Santa Ana Transit Terminal as a rainy-weather, emergency shelter is a short term solution while the County works on development of a 200-bed, year-round emergency shelter/multi-service center in north-central Orange County sited by the Board of Supervisors last fall.

Mercy House conducted outreach about the temporary shelter's availability Saturday in the Orange County Civic Center, where the terminal is located. Teams with the County Health Care Agency also distributed information; 211 OC, which provides additional services to the needy on behalf of the County, also distributed activation notices to a broad network of public and private partners.
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City of Mission Viejo Collecting Supplies for El Nino Homeless Relief Project
In an effort to benefit homeless families in the area, the City of Mission Viejo is collecting supplies for the El Niño Homeless Relief project.

The project is an effort by the Orange County Rescue Mission and Family Assistance Ministries, which will distribute the resources in partnership with Mercy House to benefit the homeless displaced by El Niño storms.

Donations of working umbrellas; new waterproof ponchos; hygiene kits; bottled water; protein bars; and new pillows, pillow cases and twin and full-size blankets along with $5 and $10 gift cards to local restaurants are all sought.

The items can be dropped off at the front desk of the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, through the end of the month.

Homeless veterans needing support can call the OC Rescue Mission line at 714-716-2612.

For information: call 949-470-3062 or 949-470-8412.

View the flyer here.
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Peek at La Pata Hike

Last Saturday I joined the City of San Clemente with Council Member Lori Donchak and County of Orange Public Works to take a peak at the La Pata Avenue Extension Project. The event attracted around 250 people and gave participants an up-close look at the La Pata Avenue Extension Project.

To view the hike, the City of San Clemente created a video capturing the event.
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Health Care Advisory
Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many of us think about matters of the heart. This year, give yourself and loved ones a healthy gift from the heart by getting a free blood pressure screening on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) joins community partners and Live Well San Diego to celebrate “Love Your Heart” – a one-day event that empowers participants to take charge of their health by knowing their numbers.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Orange County, accounting for nearly one-in-four deaths per year,” said County Health Officer Dr. Eric Handler. “Many folks are unaware that high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are many ways to lower your blood pressure. Knowing your numbers is the first step toward hitting your blood pressure target.”

In addition to the free screening being offered at more than 20 locations countywide, attendees will receive information that includes strategies for heart health and a listing of community resources should they need a medical provider that day or in the future.

For more information, please visit and
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OC Public Works
El Nino: 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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OC Sheriff
DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend
Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Task Force will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. and continue until Saturday, February 6th at 3:00 a.m. in the cities of Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills and Aliso Viejo.

“This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!” said Deputy Manuel Cruz from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Bureau.

After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2012 show an increase to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions in areas contracted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have claimed 21 lives and resulted in 497 injuries of our friends and neighbors.

DUI can impact the economy in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury $70,000 and a crash that only damages property, averages nearly $9,000.

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!
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Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving?
The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016 there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and police, Sheriffs, the CHP are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

The "Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk" campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment effects. Driving impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Task Force will deploy Roving DUI Saturation Patrols during Super Bowl weekend. The DUI operations will be at undisclosed locations within cities patrolled by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department where collision data reveals high incidents of DUI crashes and arrests. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit.

This February 7, 2016 don’t become another tragic Super Bowl stat. For those who plan to drink, designate a sober driver, whether it’s a friend, relative, taxi, or public transportation. For those who plan to drive, refrain from any alcohol. Instead, enjoy the game with food and non-alcoholic drinks. Being a sober, designated driver is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. You might just save a life.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. OTS is offering a free mobile app – DDVIP – aimed at thanking the sober designated driver with perks and free offers at area bars and restaurants. Available for iPhone and Android. Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink. Stay connected with OTS via:!/OTS_CA, and
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OC Pet of the Week

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Out and About South County
Dana Point: “Love is in the Air” Fashion Show
Please join the Dana Point Woman’s Club on Friday February 12th at the San Juan Hills Golf Club from 11AM to 2:30PM for a beautiful afternoon! The fashion show will feature couture by Chico’s. There will also be a gourmet luncheon, fabulous vendors, raffle prizes, silent auction items and gift baskets. For more information, please click here.
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Laguna Hills: Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance
Register for the Daddy Daughter Dance which will be on Friday February 12th. Dance and dine the night away with that special man in your life–father, grandfather uncle–whomever it may be! Suit up messieurs and dress up mademoiselles for a magical evening of fun and dancing. Participants will receive a keepsake picture. Register early, space is limited. For more information, please click here.
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Laguna Niguel: Shred Identity Theft event
Identity theft and fraud remain the fastest growing crimes in America. This shredding event will give you the opportunity to have confidential documents destroyed on site, free of charge. Now is the time to safely discard unwanted vital paperwork. Attend this event on Saturday, February 6th from 7AM to 12PM at City Hall. For more information, please click here.
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Lake Forest: 2016 Spring Leisure Times
The Spring 2016 Leisure Times brochure, which lists all recreation programs from March through May is available online. Registration dates for Spring programs and classes begins Tuesday, February 9th for residents and on Tuesday, February 16th for non-residents. Sign up for your favorite Spring classes! For more information, please click here.
Mission Viejo: Parents’ Night Out
Drop your kids off and enjoy a night on the town on Friday, February 12th from 5PM to 10PM. Kids will be participating in active games, fun arts/crafts, and will enjoy a movie and pizza dinner. Spaces will fill up quick so don’t wait! Register your kids today and enjoy a well-deserved date night with your significant other. All ages welcomed. Kids must be potty trained. For more information, please click here.
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San Clemente: Whale Watching at Dana Wharf
On Saturday, February 6th, delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Join us as we search for whales, dolphin, sea lion and other exciting marine life. The cruise will take place from 10AM to 2PM. For more information, please click here.
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San Juan Capistrano: 13th Annual Rotary Car Show
Don’t miss the annual SJC Rotary Car show supporting San Juan Capistrano charities and Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort on Saturday, February 6th from 7:30AM to 2PM at the San Juan Capistrano Community Sports Park. For more information, please click here.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Participated in the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Regional Planning & Highways Board meeting.
  • Participated in the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) Foothills Eastern Special Board meeting.
  • Met with representatives of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Participated in the TCA Mobility Ad-Hoc.
  • Participated in the OCTA Environmental Oversight Committee meeting.
  • Was introduced at the Year of the Monkey Event at South Coast Plaza, hosted by the People's Republic of China, in recognition and celebration of the Lunar New Year.
  • Participated in a CalOptima Board meeting.
  • Attended the Orange County Fire Authority's Best and Bravest Award Ceremony.
  • Attended the South Orange County Economic Coalition's Annual Report Luncheon at Saddleback College.
  • Was interviewed by an undergraduate Journalism student at UCI for a class project.
  • Attended the "Spirit of Laguna" awards ceremony to present certificates of recognition to the 2015 Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce honorees: Gregg Abel Design & Construction (Building Industry of the Year), Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach (Non-Profit of the Year), Wendy Potter (Volunteer of the Year), Barbara MacGillivray (Citizen of the Year), Stu News Laguna (Green Enterprise of the Year), The Deck/Driftwood Kitchen (Restaurant of the Year), Councilman Bob Whalen (Government Official of the Year); Assistant City Manager Christa Johnson (City Professional of the Year), Hobie Surf Shop (Retail Store of the Year), Peter Blake Gallery (Gallery of the Year), The UPS Store/Boat Canyon (Professional Service of the Year), Montage Resort (Business of the Year), and Kavita Reddy (Board Member of the Year). To view a photo album of the event, please click here.

With Laguna Beach Mayor Steve Dicterow at Spirit of Laguna Awards.

With Laguna Beach Councilmembers Toni Iseman and Bob Whalen at Spirit of Laguna Awards.

With Dana Point Councilman Scott Schoeffel and Julie Simer at Spirit of Laguna Awards.

With Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig at Spirit of Laguna Awards.

With Laguna Beach Chamber President Larry Nokes at Spirit of Laguna Awards.

Met with Jeffrie Herrmann, President & Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council.

Presentation with Niguel Shores Men's Club.

Welcoming in the Lunar New Year with Vice Chair Michelle Steel (2nd District) at South Coast Plaza.

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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon ceremony for Eyeland Lash Beauty Bar in San Clemente.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon ceremony for Tropical Smoothie Café in Lake Forest.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon ceremony for Revital Fine Jewelry and Imports in Dana Point.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Orange County Federation of Republican Women February Worker of the Month, Candice Burroughs.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon ceremony for Cox Solutions in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Participated in the Urban Counties of California monthly conference call.
  • Presented a legislative update at the Irvine Chamber's Government Affairs meeting.
  • Toured the Emergency Department and Psychiatric Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange.
  • Attended the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting.

Eyeland Lash Beauty Bar in San Clemente.

TJ's Woodfire Pizza in San Clemente.

Revital Fine Jewelry & Imports ribbon cutting in Dana Point.

Honoring Candice Burroughs (4th from left), February Worker of the Month for Orange County Federation of Republican Women.

Cox Solutions Store ribbon cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita

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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Lake Forest Councilman Dwight Robinson (left), Mayor Andrew Hamilton, owner R.K. Sidhu, and Councilman Jim Gardner at Tropical Smoothie Café ribbon cutting.

San Clemente Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Ward at Eyeland Lash Beauty Bar ribbon cutting.

Dana Point Mayor John Tomlinson and Councilman Carlos Olvera at Revital Fine Jewelry & Imports ribbon cutting.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Mike Munzing and Laguna Niguel Councilmembers Elaine Gennawey and Fred Minagar at the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting.
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In This Issue
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Health Care Advisory
orange arrow OC Public Works
orange arrow OC Sheriff
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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