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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
August 11, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 32
Fifth District Highlights
50-Year Time Capsule Plaque Dedication

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On August 29, 1966, a Time Capsule was sealed within a large boulder in Dana Point Harbor during a large public ceremony. At that time, the thousands of attendees were given tickets for a free BBQ dinner 50 years later at a celebration that would unveil the content of the Time Capsule.

On August 29, 2016, we delivered on the promise made 50 years earlier. This major undertaking was enormously successful thanks to the collaborative effort of a number of organizations and individuals that participated in the Dana Point Harbor 50-Year Time Capsule Celebration Planning Committee, including my office, OC Parks, OC Archives, the City of Dana Point, Dana Point Historical Society, Dana Point Harbor Association, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Institute, among others.

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the one-year anniversary of last year’s 50-Year Time Capsule Celebration, all those involved in that outstanding effort will reunite at a special dedication ceremony for a new commemorative plaque that will be placed on The Rock at Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor, which will join the original plaque placed on The Rock back in 1966. I invite you to please join us at this special dedication ceremony!

To view an excellent video created by Jonathan Morgan Jenkins titled “The Rock, The Time Capsule, The Harbor", please click here. For more information, click on the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Last Chance to Ride the FREE Summer Breeze!

Preparing to ride the FREE Summer Breeze to Laguna.
The Summer Breeze offers convenient stops at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Art-A-Fair, Laguna Playhouse, and the Laguna Beach Bus Station.

From the Laguna Beach Bus Station, riders can easily connect with the FREE Laguna Beach Trolley, which takes visitors to world-class beaches, shopping, and restaurants along Coast Highway. Main Beach is only a block from the Bus Station.

The Summer Breeze runs Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 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.

For more information - including the Summer Breeze bus schedule, route map, and directions - please click here.
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County Connections
Check Out the New Flight Tracker at JWA
Earlier this week, John Wayne Airport (JWA) publicly launched an upgraded flight track viewer that is made available to the public on the JWA website,

JWA’s Flight Track Viewer, developed by BridgeNet and powered by VOLANS, is a 3d software application that provides a user-friendly interface making it easy for the public to view accurate aircraft flight tracks online.

The upgrade to the platform provides a number of benefits including color coding of aircraft for quick determination if they are arrivals, departures, or overflights as well as making the platform mobile compatible; so you can now get accurate flight tracks from the JWA software on your smart phone and tablet.

You can get to the flight tracker by clicking the ‘Flight Track Viewer’ icon on the home page or by clicking HERE. The online user guide can also be found at the link.

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TCA Toll Booth Removal Project
Starting August 14, crews will be removing 13 toll booths at 11 ramp locations throughout The Toll Roads. Work will be conducted over five weekends, with the first full weekend closure scheduled for August 25.

The specific closures in the 5th supervisorial district are currently scheduled to take place at the following locations and dates:
  • August 14 – 18: 73 Toll Road El Toro Rd. northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp (Note: these two locations will have one lane open to traffic at all times EXCEPT from 7pm-11pm on Friday, August 18)
  • September 8 – 10: 241 Toll Road Antonio Pkwy northbound on-ramp and Antonio Pkwy southbound off-ramp
  • September 15 – 17: 241 Toll Road Portola Pkwy (South) southbound on-ramp
  • September 22 – 24: 241 Toll Road Alton Pkwy southbound on-ramp
  • September 29 – October 1: 73 Toll Road Aliso Creek Rd. northbound off-ramp
  • September 29 – October 1: 73 Toll Road La Paz Rd. southbound on-ramp
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Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week

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Clear the Shelters
On Saturday, August 19, you can take part in the national Clear the Shelters event by adopting a pet at the OC Animal Shelter. From 10 AM to 5 PM, all adoptions are just $17 (excluding the licensing fee).

Check out the adoptable animals here before you go, and get there early if you have your heart set on adopting a particular pet. Find your new best friend and help our homeless pet population!

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South County Spotlight
Crown Valley Park Entry Improvements
This week, my office was pleased to present a certificate of recognition to the City of Laguna Niguel in honor of the Crown Valley Park Entry Improvements Dedication Ceremony.

The new entry improvements at Crown Valley Park is the second of three major renovation projects planned for the Park. A new culvert crossing will replace the existing dip crossing so that the park entry does not need to be closed due to flooding during large rainstorms. The new bridge will also include decorative lighting, along with sidewalks and bike lanes on each side to enhance pedestrian safety and access to the park. A new decorative metal archway spanning across the entry drive will highlight the entrance to the park.

Two new parking lots with convenient access from Crown Valley Parkway will add approximately 66 new parking spaces for park users. The northerly lot can be accessed from the park entry road before crossing the new entry bridge and will be convenient for softball and lower soccer field users. The southerly lot will have direct access from Crown Valley Parkway and will be convenient for upper soccer field and trail users. A new staircase will provide direct access to the upper soccer field.

A new entry monument sign with enhanced raised planters and landscaping will highlight the new entry to the park. Digital electronic marquee signs will replace the existing changeable copy signs that can be used to feature a variety of City and community events and recreation programs.

The project also includes restoration of the creek, water quality improvements and the conversion of the Niguel Botanical Preserve from potable to reclaimed water.

Laguna Niguel Mayor Jerry Slusiewicz and Councilmembers Elaine Gennawey, Laurie Davies and Mark Jennings at the Crown Valley Park Entry Improvements Dedication Ceremony.
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Out and About in South County this Summer

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Aliso Viejo: Movie in the Park & Summer Concert
Grab your blankets and chairs & join the Aliso Viejo Community Association for the showing of The Wizard of Oz (G) at Grand Park on Friday, August 18. Food trucks will open at 6:00 pm and complimentary face painting will be available from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The movie will begin at dusk. For more information, click here.

Stick around for a concert in the park on Sunday, August 20, at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre. Stone Soul (60’s/Motown) will be featured from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Food trucks will open at 5 PM. For more information, click here.
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Dana Point: British Invasion Concert
On Sunday, August 20 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, experience the British Invasion concert with performances by My Generation: A Tribute to the British Invasion from 2 PM to 3 PM, The Ultimate Stones from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and Sgt. Pepper from 5 PM to 6 PM. For more information, click here.
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Laguna Beach: Summer Art Festivals

Laguna's world famous art festivals are in full swing, including the newly renovated Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival and Art-A-Fair. These festivals feature a wide array of arts & crafts, great music, delicious food, enchanting ambiance, and much more. Ride the Summer Breeze to the festivals FREE on Saturdays and Sundays. Receive unlimited admission to the festivals with a Passport to the Arts! Click the links above for more information.

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Lake Forest: Movie in the Park
Join the City of Lake Forest at the Sports Park and Recreation Center for a free movie in the park! On Friday, August 11, the featured movie is Moana. The show will begin at 7:30 PM. For more information, click here.
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Rancho Santa Margarita: Summer Concert Series
Come to RSM on Sunday, August 13 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Central Park for an evening of great music, featuring Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute). Visit some of the City's local restaurants before the concerts and bring a picnic dinner with you. For more information, click here.
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San Clemente: Fiesta Music Festival
Enjoy live music, food and activities August 13 at the 64th annual San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival. This free festival features activities for the entire family like an arts and craft exhibit, a tortilla toss, pie-eating contest, jump rope and more. Free shuttle service is available from San Clemente High School. Click here for details.
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This week I:
  • Participated in the OCTA Executive Board meeting.
  • Participated in the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in the LAFCO Board meeting.
  • Participated in the TCA San Joaquin Hills/Foothill Eastern Committee Board meetings.
  • Interviewed with KSBR Radio to promote the 2017 South County Veterans Resource Fair at Saddleback College.

Interviewing with Dawn Kamber at KSBR to promote the 2017 South County Veterans Resource Fair.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Crown Valley Park Improvements ribbon cutting in Laguna Niguel.
  • Attended the Santa Ana State of the City.
  • Attended the Dana Point Harbor Association's monthly meeting.
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Elected Officials in the Community

(R-L) TCA Foothill Eastern Chair Ed Sachs (Mission Viejo Mayor Pro Tem) swearing-in Director Mike Munzing (Aliso Viejo Councilman).
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week
orange arrow South County Spotlight
orange arrow Out and About in South County this Summer
orange arrow This week I:
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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