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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
July 14, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 28
Fifth District Calendar
Ride the Summer Breeze FREE to Laguna Beach!

Preparing to board the first Summer Breeze bus at the kickoff event.
Summer Breeze makes you feel fine, with FREE parking and a FREE bus ride, blowing through the jasmine of Laguna Canyon. The Summer Breeze offers convenient stops at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust Art Festival, Art-A-Fair, and Laguna Playhouse, as well as the Laguna Beach Bus Station, where riders can easily connect with the FREE Laguna Beach Trolley.

The Summer Breeze runs Saturdays and Sundays through September 3, every 30 minutes from 11 AM to midnight. This FREE park & ride service originates from the Summer Breeze parking lot located at the I-405 & SR-133 (Laguna Canyon Road) interchange in Irvine, previously the site of the Odysseo/Cavalia horse show.

No need to stress about parking in Laguna Beach this summer! Blow freely into town on a sweet Summer Breeze and be returned safely to your vehicle when you’re done! For more information - including the Summer Breeze bus schedule, route map, and directions - please click here or see the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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South County Spotlight
South County Summer Trolleys: All Aboard!
Even before taking office as your Orange County Supervisor, I have been a strong advocate for an integrated trolley network that provides a convenient and flexible transportation system connecting our unique and beautiful South County communities.

Last year, as a member of the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors, I was pleased to support full funding of all Project V Community Circulator applications, investing more than $27 million for capital, operations and planning purposes. As a result, this trolley service is now a fabulous way to experience South County’s summer destinations without the stress of sitting in traffic or fighting for parking.

For summer 2017, we now have three cities connected for a fun and easy way to get around! All three trolley services are free of charge for South County residents and visitors. With 28 miles of trolley coverage, you can now connect to and from Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano. You can now explore our South County communities during summer using this convenient, fun and free form of transportation, while avoiding parking headaches!

The Laguna Beach Trolley has pick-ups every 20 minutes. The free daily service runs through September 3. The Laguna Beach Trolley System has three different routes available for your enjoyment, including a convenient connection to the Dana Point trolley. Click here and here for more information.

The Dana Point Trolley connects to the Harbor Shuttle, as well as the Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano trolley junctions. The trolley service through this ocean lovers’ paradise is free of charge and runs daily through September 4 (Labor Day), arriving at each stop every 15 minutes. Click here to view the trolley map, or here for more information.

The San Juan Capistrano Trolley operates Friday evenings, as well as Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. With frequency every 20 minutes, this service through Orange County’s most historic town also connects conveniently with the Dana Point Trolley. Click here for more information.

The Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano trolleys all interconnect, allowing intrepid explorers to enjoy continuous shuttle service through all three of these cities during summer without the parking hassles!

In addition, Mission Viejo and San Clemente also have shuttles that operate within their respective city boundaries. And the Orange County RanchRide will be on board soon, too.

Summertime and the living is easy! I hope you take advantage of these convenient, fun and free trolley services all summer long and encourage your friends and family to do the same! To view a map of the entire South County Trolley System, please click the image below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Full Nighttime Closures on I-5 in South County
Please be aware that nighttime and full lane closures on alternate sides of I-5 are being planned in South County several nights this month.

Nighttime closures on I-5 through San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente are expected to begin Monday, July 17 for up to 2 weeks, excluding the weekend. The closures between Camino Capistrano and Avenida Pico will allow crews to replace existing, outdated overhead signs that span the freeway.

Lane closures are from 10 PM to 5 AM. Full freeway closures are from midnight to 5 AM. No closures are planned Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23.

Please be advised that dates and times are subject to change should there be inclement weather or unforeseen operational factors. For more information, including detour routes and maps, please click here.
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Temporary Traffic Stoppages on Avenida La Pata
OC Public Works contractor crews will perform a series of temporary traffic stoppages (approximately 10 minutes each) on Tuesday, July 18 from 7 AM to 3:30 PM at specific locations along Avenida La Pata to install overhead utility wires.

These brief traffic stoppages will be active for the day and are necessary for crews to complete the road widening improvements as quickly and safely as possible. Please consider using an alternate route whenever possible.

For more information, click here or on the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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County Connections
County Initiative to Tackle Homelessness
On July 1, the County of Orange began a partnership with the nonprofit City Net for directed supplemental engagement services for individuals experiencing homelessness encamped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel.

The initiative will provide a geographically focused and daily coordinated campaign of outreach efforts that will result in verifiable connections to housing resources. By utilizing new and existing resources throughout the County, the project will assist individuals experiencing homelessness and set them on a path that leads toward housing stability.

The goal of the initiative is to engage all individuals encamped in the area with case management activities and coordinate 10-15 connections to housing resources per month through collaborative case management.

As part of the initiative, City Net will employ Illumination Foundation as a subcontractor to provide five full-time staff dedicated to outreach case management, housing navigation, substance abuse counseling, behavioral health therapy and peer specialization. Illumination Foundation will leverage existing Permanent Supportive Housing grants through Continuum of Care funding to provide access to permanent housing options for the individuals encamped along the flood control channel.

The Board also directed the County’s Health Care Agency (HCA) to include $5 million in funding from the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) to be directed to permanent supportive housing solutions. The Board will approve those funds as part of the MHSA funding plan in August 2017.

We need to continue to build our base of permanent supportive housing in Orange County. Without affordable housing options at the end of the day, we will fall into a vicious cycle of homelessness recidivism. Housing is a critical component to solving homelessness.

To learn more about how the County is working with cities and community-based organizations to build a system of care to continually improve the countywide response to homelessness, click here.
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OC Fair Express returns July 15
The OC Fair Express Bus service returns July 15 to provide convenient non-stop travel to the OC Fair on weekends. The express bus service will provide service from nine locations to the OC Fair from 11 AM to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays, from July 15 to Aug. 13.

Regular bus fare is $4 round-trip, and riders receive a coupon for $3 admission to the OC Fair. Riders ages 60 and over and those with disabilities ride for just 75 cents each way, and children 5 years and younger ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Riders can also download the free OC Bus app to their mobile device to easily buy electronic tickets in advance and to check bus routes and schedules.

The OC Fair Express allows riders to avoid traffic and parking hassles, and passengers are dropped off at the Yellow Gate just feet from the entrance to the OC Fair.

For more information, click here.
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OC Fair Discount with Food Donation
In addition to providing an eclectic assortment of indulgent delights, OC Fair officials have made a commitment to address some social problems impacting people in our local neighborhoods. On Wednesdays, the OC Fair offers attendees the chance to give back while saving on admission with the 'We Care Wednesdays' community donation drives.

July 19 will feature the OC Food Drive. Fairgoers who bring five cans of nonperishable food between 12 PM – 3 PM will receive free admission into the fair and one free carnival ride for the day. Representatives from Second Harvest Food Bank and OC Food Bank will later distribute the canned goods to those most in need. Click here for more information.
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County Launches "Summer of OC" Photo Contest
The County of Orange is now accepting entries into its “Summer OC” Photo Contest. Orange County residents are encouraged to submit their photos of summer concerts in the park, swimming or surfing in the local waves, visiting the zoo or enjoying other fun summer activities.

The contest begins on the first official day of summer, June 20, and photos will be accepted through July 20. All entries must be submitted via email, and the top three photos will be posted to the County’s Facebook and Twitter accounts each Friday during the contest.

On July 21, the top three photos from the contest will be posted to the County’s Facebook page, and public voting will take place from July 21 through noon Pacific Time on July 28. The photo with the most Facebook likes as of noon on July 28 will be named the contest winner. The winner of the “Summer OC” Photo Contest will receive a certificate of recognition from the County and will have his or her winning photo featured in the County Hall of Administration.

To enter the “Summer OC” Photo contest, entrants can email their photos to with the subject line “Photo Contest Entry.” For additional information on how to enter the contest and other details, visit the “Summer OC” Photo Contest webpage.
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Youth Summer Bus Passes Available for Half Price
The Orange County Transportation Authority is encouraging youth to explore their community this summer using the discounted OCTA Youth Summer Pass.

The 30-Day Youth Summer Pass is a limited-time discount on the youth monthly pass. It’s being offered to youth ages 6 to 18 and costs $20, half off the regular price. It is valid for unlimited rides on the 65 OC Bus routes for 30 consecutive days between June 1 and August 31. The Youth Summer Pass can be conveniently purchased using the mobile ticketing feature of the OC Bus app. Click the link below for other purchasing options.

As part of this year’s promotion, OCTA is offering prizes, including Knott’s Berry Farm tickets, movie theater tickets and gift cards, to a lucky winner each week. To enter, participants are asked to hop on an OC Bus, take a selfie with the special summer bus decal and share their photos on social media using #OCSummerBus.

To find out more about the OCTA Youth Summer Pass, click here.
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WANTED: Orange County Ethics Commissioners
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for Commissioners to serve on the County’s Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission.

The Commission will consist of five appointed members, one appointment by each Supervisor. Proposed commissioners must be confirmed by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors.

Commissioners shall serve terms up to three years and may not serve more than two full terms. A full list of the qualifications and an online application can be found on the Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission website.

In addition to the Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics, the County of Orange has a fraud hotline for use by County employees, the general public, or vendors reporting suspected waste, fraud, violations of County policy, or misuse of County resources by vendors, contractors or County employees.

The County Fraud Hotline number is (714) 834-3608. For more information about reporting fraud, please click here.
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Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Summer Lovin': Discounted Pet Adoptions
During the month of July, OC Animal Care is hosting two special adoption promotions to help our homeless pets find loving, forever homes.

ooking for the purrfect feline friend? Visit the shelter on "Caturday" (any Saturday in July) and take home your new companion at a discounted rate.

If you prefer a more active lifestyle and have the time to devote to man's best friend, the shelter is offering the same discount for all Pit Bull adoptions every day in July. See the flyer for details.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About in South County this Summer
Dana Point: Summer Concert Series
Dana Point continues its Summer Concert Series on July 16 at Sea Terrace Park with Rio (Duran Duran tribute) from 2:30 PM to 4 PM, and Crimes of Passion (Pat Benatar tribute) from 4:30 PM to 6 PM. Free Shuttle Service is available from Dana Hills High School from 1 PM to 7 PM. For more information, click here.
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Laguna Beach: Summer Art Festivals
The world famous summer art festival season is in full swing in Laguna Beach, including the newly renovated Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, as well as the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair. These popular festivals feature a wide array of arts & crafts exhibits from world-renowned artisans, as well as excellent music, delicious food, enchanting ambiance, and much more. Ride the Summer Breeze to the festivals FREE on Saturdays and Sundays. Receive unlimited admission to these art festivals all summer long with the Passport to the Arts! Click the links above for more information.
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Laguna Beach: Music in the Park
Every Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM enjoy free concerts in Laguna Beach at Bluebird Park (Bluebird/Cress street). Sunday, July 16 features the band Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute). For more information, click here.
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Laguna Hills: Shakespeare in the Hills
Laguna Hills will host a reinterpreted production of Romeo & Juliet on Friday, July 28 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Community Center & Sports Complex. This interpretation transports the star-crossed lovers to 1845 in the conflicted world of Alta California, in which the local rancheros of old Mexico cope with the influx of American immigrants. Tickets are $10 per person and children under 12 are FREE! For more information, click here.
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Laguna Niguel: Live Music Summer Sunday
Enjoy live music with out the crowds. Don't miss Live Music Summer Sundays at Laguna Niguel Promenade. Grab a shady seat under an umbrella table and relax. The last installment of this music series is July 23 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Click the flyer below for details.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Laguna Niguel: Summer Concert Series
Enjoy a free concert Friday, July 21, featuring L.A.vation (U2 Tribute) from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Crown Valley Community Park amphitheater. Free shuttle service is available from 5:30 PM to 9:15 PM, Park at Laguna Niguel City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. Food and dessert available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. For more information, click here.
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Lake Forest: Dog Adoption Event
The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County will be holding its first group adoption event this Saturday, July 15th, between 12PM – 5PM. Mulitple dog rescue organizations will be on-site with adoptable dogs and puppies in need of a loving, permanent home. See the flyer below or click here for details.
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Mission Viejo: Concert on the Green
On Friday, July 21, Family Style will grace the Mission Viejo stage at Oso Viejo Park for a free Concert on the Green from 6 PM to 8 PM at 24932 Veterans Way. The free concert will feature bounce houses and games for kids, along with gourmet food trucks and beer and wine for purchase. For more information, click here.
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Rancho Santa Margarita: Summer Concerts
Come to Rancho Santa Margarita on Sunday, July 16 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Central Park for an evening of excellent music, featuring Smith (Country Rock). Visit some of the City's local restaurants before the concert and bring a picnic dinner with you. For more information, click here.
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San Clemente: Ocean Festival
Join the City of San Clemente on July 15 as they cheer competitors of the many ironman water and land events! There will be a free beach concert, Sand Sculpting Contest, Ocean Art Show, Great Rubber Duck Race, and much more! The festival will be held all day and begin at Pier 7. For more information, click here.
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San Juan Capistrano: Summer Nights Concerts
On Wednesday, July 19, enjoy a free concert with U2 Experience from 6 PM to 8 PM at Historic Town Center Park, including live music, dancing, youth activities, and a business expo. Food is available for purchase from local restaurants. Beer and wine can be purchased at the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce booth. For more information, click here.
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My Staff:
  • Attended the California Women's Leadership Association's (CWLA) Community Forum on Homelessness.
  • Attended the Dana Point Harbor Association's meeting.
  • Presented an Adjournment in Memoriam at Dana Point City Hall to Judy Henderson in memory of her late husband, Harold "Buck" Henderson.

Presenting an Adjournment in Memoriam in memory of Buck Henderson of Dana Point.
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Elected Officials in the Community

With Laguna Beach Councilmen Rob Zur Schmiede and Steve Dicterow, City Manager John Pietig, and Laguna Woods Mayor Shari Horne at the recent Summer Breeze kickoff event.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington and my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, at the CWLA Community Forum on Homelessness.
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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 email or
In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Calendar
orange arrow South County Spotlight
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week
orange arrow Out and About In South County
orange arrow My staff:
orange arrow Elected Officials in the Community
Paul Walters
Chief of Staff

Victor Cao
Deputy Chief of Staff

James Dinwiddie
Policy Advisor

Kelley Lee
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Tanya Flink
Office Manager

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