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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
December 16, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 50
County Connections
Sheriff's Department: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
This holiday season, Orange County Sheriff’s Department personnel will be out looking for drunk drivers (including those driving under the influence of drugs) as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization.

“Beginning December 16 and continuing into 2017, you will see stepped up enforcement for anyone driving impaired,” said Sergeant R. Wert. “We want to keep our roads safe for holiday travelers, so we will have zero tolerance for drunk or drugged driving.”

As part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign, police departments, OCSD and the California Highway Patrol will set up Driving under the Influence (DUI) checkpoints and deploy DUI saturation patrols. Orange County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a DUI checkpoint event on Friday, December 16, 2016, and a DUI saturation patrol event on Friday, December 30, 2016, including various DUI enforcement events during the holiday season.

Prescription medication, marijuana and illicit drugs can impair judgment and result in a DUI arrest the same as alcohol. If you’re caught driving impaired by alcohol or drugs, you could face jail time, fines, loss of a driver’s license, towing fees, and other DUI expenses, totaling approximately $10,000.

“Driving under the influence is not only costly, but can ruin the holidays for you, your family or someone else’s family,” said California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Director Rhonda Craft. “Make the decision to drive sober or use our Designated Driver VIP (DDVIP) app to help find a safe ride home for yourself or your friends if you know they’ve been drinking.”

Drivers are encouraged to download the DDVIP mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-designated driver to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

For more information on the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign and all OTS efforts, visit To learn more about the DDVIP app, please visit the OTS Facebook at or follow OTS on Twitter @OTS_CA.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department wants everyone to have a safe holiday season, and is calling on everyone to be alert; ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!

Funding for this holiday enforcement campaign is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Orange County Armories
Orange County's Armory program provides up to 400 beds per night for the homeless in Fullerton and Santa Ana. Volunteers will be needed 7 days per week to help both in the evening (5:30 – 8:30pm) and morning hours (5-7am). Volunteers will be assisting with set-up, clean-up, passing meals and donations. Volunteers are also needed to provide dinners on a nightly basis. The Santa Ana Armory is located at 612 E. Warner St. Santa Ana, CA 92707 & the Fullerton Armory is located at 400 S. Brookhurst St. Fullerton, CA. 92833.

Sign up to volunteer here!

Donations are accepted Mon – Thurs 6pm-8pm at the Armories. Please keep in mind that we can only accept adult clothing at the Fullerton Armory including attire that is appropriate for the cold weather. Please no summer clothing. If you are interested in donating hot chocolate, granola bars (nature valley) we would be more than happy to accept these in-kind items!

If you have additional questions, please contact Irene Drissen at!
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John Wayne Airport: 27th Annual Student Art Contest Winners
John Wayne Airport (JWA) has announced the winners of its 27th annual Student Art Contest themed "Beyond the Clouds." Kaylie Chao and Jiaxuan Li, both from Irvine, were recognized as Grand Prize winners in this year's contest. Their artwork, along with that of other winners, is on exhibit December 8 through January 8, 2017, on the Arrival (lower) Level, adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4, in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal.

A key element of the Airport Arts Program at John Wayne Airport is featuring the work of local artists. John Wayne Airport's annual Student Art Contest provides a unique opportunity to recognize and display the work of the very talented young artists in our community.

JWA implemented its annual Student Art Contest in 1990 as part of the opening of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. In 1996, the Airport began coordinating its art contest with the International Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the National Aeronautic Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration, in cooperation with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

To learn more about JWA's annual Student Art Contest and for more information about the Airport Arts program, visit
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Holiday Music at John Wayne Airport
Musical groups from six Orange County high schools will welcome travelers at John Wayne Airport with the festive sounds of the season in the Baggage Claim areas of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal between December 16 and 20.

Musical performances are a wonderful way to share the holiday spirit with Airport guests. We hope that all of our visitors will take a moment to enjoy these talented young musicians.

The holiday music performance schedule kicks off on Friday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. with the Irvine High School Choirs: Canta Bella and Irvine Singers in Terminal A in the Baggage Claim Area on the Arrival (lower) Level. If you’re travelling through John Wayne Airport this holiday season, make time to stop by and enjoy these holiday music performances:
  • Irvine High School Choirs: Canta Bella and Irvine Singers, December 16, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Terminal A Baggage Claim

  • Corona del Mar High School Jazz Ensemble, December 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Terminal C Baggage Claim

  • Valley High School Marching Band, December 18, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Terminal C Baggage Claim

  • Saddleback High School Chamber Singers, December 20, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Terminal A Baggage Claim

  • Estancia High School Jazz Band, December 20, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Terminal A Baggage Claim

  • Segerstrom High School Chamber Singers, December 20, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Terminal C Baggage Claim
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OC Waste & Recycling: Don't Throw Your Holiday Away!
OC Waste & Recycling encourages OC residents to Reduce, reuse and recycle to give a gift to the environment this holiday season. As we celebrate, decorate, give gifts and travel this holiday season, we also generate a lot of waste. The volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – that’s about 1 million extra tons of household waste per year. You can green your own holiday season this year. Think of reducing, reusing and recycling as your gift to our environment, for this season and future generations.

Here are ways to give:
  1. Put old items to good use, rather than sending them to the landfill in your trash. Items such as old maps, comics, posters, colorful fabric can be used as wrapping paper. You can even make boxes from old holiday cards. View a demo here:

  2. Recycle those batteries. About 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season; don’t throw the old ones away! Take them to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. More information here.

  3. For your greenest friends, consider giving a compost bin or even a vermicomposting bin. Worms make great friends for the younger set. And they are a gift to the environment.

  4. Give gifts that require little or no packaging. Give the gift of time—cooking, babysitting, gardening or tickets to an event.

  5. Re-gift – no joke! Make room for new gifts by taking used clothing, outdated but functioning devices and furniture to Goodwill Orange County or your favorite charity thrift shop. Find Goodwill drop-off locations here:

  6. Be mindful of food waste. It is estimated that in the U.S. 30 to 40 percent of food winds up in the trash, much of it going to landfills. Be conscious of not overstocking and over-purchasing perishable items in particular.
For more information visit us at or call 714 834-4000.
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Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless: Volunteer Training is Live!
Training sessions are now up on the Point-in-Time (PIT) website! The training sessions are throughout Orange County with sessions offered during regular business hours, evenings, and weekends! As a volunteer, it's important that you have the key information and knowledge to ensure that the PIT Count and Survey is successful. If you haven't registered to volunteer for the Count, click here!
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Homeless Persons' Interfaith Memorial Service

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OC Moves
241 / 91 Express Connector Project Public Comments
This week the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) and Caltrans hosted a public meeting to garner feedback about the proposed 241/91 Express Connector Project. The direct, median-to-median tolled connector would serve traffic in both directions to relieve traffic congestion, alleviate bottlenecks and improve traffic operations between Orange and Riverside Counties.

TCA and Caltrans are accepting public comments through January 9, 2017. Please feel free to email or by mail to:

Smita Deshpande, Chief Generalist Branch
Division of Environmental Analysis
Caltrans District 12
“ATTN: 241-91 DSEIR/EIS Comment Period”
1750 E. Fourth Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705

A direct link to the virtual public meeting video can be accessed from the project website.

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OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week

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Out and About South County
Dana Point: Holiday Events
Beginning December 2 with Holiday in the Harbor, the City of Dana Point is kicking off an array of fun, family friendly, and festive events to celebrate the holiday season! From the much anticipated annual boat parade to photos with Santa (for both kids and pets!), there is something for everyone to enjoy! Please see the flyer below for a list of events or visit for more information.
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Laguna Beach: Sawdust Art Festival's 26th Annual Winter Fantasy
The Sawdust Festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy is offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. The event will occur Saturdays and Sundays through December 18 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is $8.50 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; and $4 for kids. Please click here for more information.
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Lake Forest: Special Needs Holiday Dance
Get into the holiday spirit with your friends at this winter dance! We will have music hosted by our favorite DJ, refreshments, and winter-themed prizes! This dance is on Saturday, December 17th from 7-9 PM at City Hall. For more information, click here.
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Mission Viejo: Hop Home for the Holidays
Come visit the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center for our "Hop Home for the Holidays" rabbit adoption event from December 17th through December 18th. Expert advice will be available from our rabbit volunteers. All adoption fees have been reduced to $20 (spay/neuter included) and all rabbits will go home with a special gift basket! For more information, click here.
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Mission Viejo: Santa's Workshop
Children are invited to share their holiday wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's Workshop. FREE hot chocolate will be served. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the holiday magic! Repeats every week on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Dec 21 2016, from 6PM to 8PM. For more information, click here.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Chaired the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting and presented Board Resolutions to:
  • Participated in the Laguna Niguel "Home for the Holidays" Parade.
  • Participated in the OCTA Board meeting.
  • Interviewed with the City Square Podcast, produced by the Association of California Cities – Orange County.
  • Attended the Hispanic 100 Holiday Reception.
  • Interviewed with The Water Zone Radio Show.

Enjoying the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.

With Councilwoman Laurie Davies at the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.

With new Councilman Mark Jennings at the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.

With Celebrity Grand Marshall Rita Rudner at the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.
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My Staff:
  • Participated in the City of Laguna Beach 2017 Summer Breeze planning meeting.
  • Attended the Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging (OCSPA) Funding and Sustainability Committee meeting.
  • Attended the Alzheimer's Orange County Holiday Reception.
  • Hosted our Fifth District Office Holiday Open House.
  • Attended the Mission Viejo City Council meeting to present Certificates of Recognition to outgoing Councilmembers Frank Ury and Cathy Schlicht, and to welcome new Councilmembers Trish Kelley and Brian Goodell.
  • Attended the Laguna Hills City Council meeting to present a Certificate of Recognition to outgoing Councilmember Andrew Blount and to welcome reelected Councilman Dore Gilbert and new Councilwoman Janine Heft.
  • Attended the Dana Point Council meeting to present Certificates of Recognition to outgoing Councilmen Scott Schoeffel and Carlos Olvera, and to welcome new Councilmembers Debra Lewis and Paul Wyatt.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition to outgoing Mission Viejo Mayor Frank Ury.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition to outgoing Mission Viejo Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition to outgoing Dana Point Mayor Scott Schoeffel (center) with Councilman John Tomlinson.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition to outgoing Dana Point Councilman Carlos Olvera (center) with Councilman John Tomlinson.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition to outgoing Laguna Hills Councilman Andrew Blount.
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

At the Laguna Hills City Council meeting to honor outgoing Councilman Andrew Blount (center) with Aliso Viejo Councilman Mike Munzing (left), Laguna Hills Assistant City Manager Don White, Mayor Don Sedgwick, Mayor Pro Tem Melody Carruth, Councilwoman Barbara Kogerman, Councilman Dore Gilbert, Assemblyman Bill Brough, Senator John Moorlach, City Attorney Greg Simonian, and City Manager Bruce Channing.

Senator John Moorlach swearing-in new Laguna Hills Councilwoman Janine Heft.

Mission Viejo Councilwoman Trish Kelley receiving the Oath of Office.

Mission Viejo Councilman Brain Goodell receiving the Oath of Office.

Senator Pat Bates at the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.
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orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Moves
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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
Senior 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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