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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
December 1, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 47
Fifth District Highlights
A Superhero Holiday in Dana Point Harbor!

Click here to see a complete list of holiday activities in Dana Point Harbor.
Please join me, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor in celebrating the season with “A Superhero Holiday” during the 43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights – taking place December 8 & 9, 15 & 16 – as we present more holiday festivities and entertainment than ever before! Enjoy free, family-friendly activities that culminate nightly with the spectacular Boat Parade of Lights!

Children light up with excitement to visit with Santa.
FREE trolleys each night of the Boat Parade will run from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM, picking up and dropping off merrymakers along Dana Point Harbor Drive at Doheny State Beach, The Visitor’s Center, Ocean Institute, Baby Beach, Island Way, the Retail Area, and back to Doheny. Kids and the young at heart are encouraged to dress-up as their favorite superheroes during the Boat Parade!

But wait, there’s more!
Kick-off the holiday season Saturday, December 2, as we present Merry Movie Night at Baby Beach, featuring the holiday favorite film, “Elf.” The pre-show festivities begin at 3:30 PM, and the FREE movie begins around 5:15 PM. Don't miss the ceremonial lighting of the tall ship The Pilgrim before the film begins, then spread out your blankets and beach chairs for “Elf.” Hot chocolate, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Click here to see a complete list of holiday activities in Dana Point Harbor or visit See you there!
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Helping the Homeless this Holiday Season
During the holiday season, we often take time to consider what we're thankful for, and many of us choose to offer some of our time, energy, and resources to help others less fortunate. In that spirit of giving, we may seek opportunities to volunteer or contribute to this worthy cause.

To learn how you can have a positive impact in helping those experiencing hunger and homelessness in South County this holiday season, please click on the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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County Connections
CSAC: 2018 Second Vice President Election
This week I was pleased to be installed at the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Annual Conference in Sacramento as the 2018 Second Vice President. I was particularly grateful to have been unanimously supported by my colleagues on the CSAC Board of Directors at the General Assembly, as the first woman to represent Orange County as an officer. It has been 65 years since an Orange County Supervisor has served in an Executive Officer position, when Supervisor Willard Smith served as CSAC President in 1951-52.

The California State Association of Counties represents California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level. It has been an honor to represent Orange County at CSAC for the past three years, including serving on the Executive Committee and as Co-Vice Chair on CSAC’s Housing Land Use and Transportation Committee in 2017. I want to express my sincere thanks to the bipartisan coalition of county supervisors that supported my nomination at the CSAC Urban Caucus.

Swearing-in ceremony for CSAC 2018 officers: (L-R) Leticia Perez, President; Virginia Bass, 1st Vice President; Lisa Bartlett, 2nd Vice President; and Keith Carson, Immediate Past President, being sworn-in by CDCR Secretary Scott Kernan.
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Coto de Caza Planning Advisory Committee
The County of Orange is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the Coto de Caza Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) to serve as volunteers for a two-year term.

In October 2016, CPAC was established to advise the County on all discretionary actions within the boundaries of the Coto de Caza Specific Plan.

CPAC is responsible for conducting public meetings for the purpose of considering proposed land development projects submitted by the County for its review. CPAC shall report any recommendations on such projects to the Director of OC Public Works or his/her designee.

Interested individuals may apply by completing and submitting an application by January 5, 2018. For more information on CPAC, please visit the OC Public Works website or call (714) 834-3550.
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Clerk-Recorder Offices to Open December 16
If you plan to get married before the end of 2017 and can’t make it to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s offices during normal operating hours, take advantage of the department’s last Saturday opening of 2017. The Clerk-Recorder will open their offices Saturday, December 16 from 10 AM to 3 PM, including the South County branch located at the Laguna Hills Civic Center.

Copies of property records, and birth, death and marriage certificates will be available at the Laguna Hills office, as well as services for marriage licenses, civil marriage ceremonies, and passport applications.

Appointments are not required during Saturday hours but are recommended due to demand for marriage and passport services. Additionally, passport photos are available on the spot for $10, including free parking. To save time, applications for passports, marriage licenses and ceremonies can be completed in advance online.
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JWA Launches Free High-Speed Wi-Fi
John Wayne Airport (JWA) has an early holiday gift for guests and passengers. Free high-speed Wi-Fi will be available to the nearly one million passengers expected during the peak holiday travel period.

The enhanced Wi-Fi service offers increased speed from 5mps to 20 mps; one-step sign in; improved coverage throughout the Terminal, ticketing areas and sidewalks; 4 hours of free connectivity; and no advertising.

Whether traveling for business or leisure, using a smart phone or a laptop, guests can stay connected to get some work done, get the latest news and sports scores, or do some holiday shopping online.
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Critter Chronicles
Pet of the Week

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Photos With Santa

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Out and About in South County
Dana Point: Yappy Howl-iday Celebration
Santa Claus will make a special appearance December 3 from 11 AM to 2 PM for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration at the Ritz Carlton. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the "Big Dog" himself - Santa Clause. In keeping with the resort's Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization. See the city calendar for more information.
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Dana Point: Santa Paws Pet Photos
This Saturday, December 2, the Pet Project Foundation is hosting pet photos with Santa Paws to raise funds for the Dana Point/San Clemente Animal Shelter. From 10 AM to 3 PM, Santa Paws will be posing for photos at the El Torito Courtyard in Dana Point Harbor. See the flyer below or visit the Pet Project Foundation website for details.
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Irvine: Home for the Holidays
The Irvine Animal Care Center hosts its 11th annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, December 10. The event features dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing. Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, microchipped and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated appropriate to age. Suggested donation for the event is $2 per person or $5 per family. Parking is free. See the event flyer for more info.
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Laguna Beach: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy
On Saturdays & Sundays through December 17, the Sawdust Festival grounds in Laguna Beach will transform into a winter wonderland from 10 AM to 7 PM. Experience unique artwork by 175 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, Santa and more! Visit the Sawdust website for more info.
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Laguna Hills: Breakfast with Santa
Santa will be arriving in Laguna Hills for a morning full of holiday fun December 9! Join the special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa, and holiday crafts! The event will be held at the Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex from 9 AM to 11 AM. Registration closes December 6 at 10 PM!
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Laguna Niguel: Christmas Tree Lighting
Join the City of Laguna Niguel to light the community tree in this magical ceremony December 2 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the City Hall Community Room. Santa will be there, along with cookies and hot refreshments. Free shuttle service is available from the former County Courthouse. See the city calendar for details.
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Laguna Niguel: Holiday Parade
Kick-off the holiday season December 9 by coming to the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade! Starting 10 AM enjoy over 100 exciting entries, including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes and fun attractions! Parade watchers are encouraged to bring chairs and take advantage of the free shuttle available from the Federal Bldg. parking lot off of Dorine/El Lazo. For more info, visit the parade website.
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Lake Forest: Pet Adoption Center Event
Support the Pet Adoption Center of Orange County and get a professional pet photo with Santa this Saturday, December 2! Santa Claus will be in Lake Forest at the Pet Adoption Center of OC from 2 PM to 5 PM to take pictures with friendly pets. See the event flyer for details.
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Mission Viejo: Santa Paws Pet Photos
Santa Paws is coming to town! Get a holiday photo of you and your pet with Santa. Proceeds benefit homeless animals at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. Event will be held December 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Kershaw Gardens - Mission Viejo Civic Center. See the city's event page for details.
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San Clemente: Santa's Village by the Sea
Don't miss this epic San Clemente holiday event Saturday, December 2 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Enjoy Santa, a tree lighting ceremony, hot cocoa factory, live holiday music, snow hill sledding, cookie decorating, train rides, carolers and more! Click on the flyer below or visit the city's event page for details.

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San Clemente: Lil' Elves Workshop
The San Clemente Community Center will transform into Santa's Workshop on December 8 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Children will enjoy special guest appearances from Santa's helpers, make gifts for family and friends, decorate holiday cookies, participate in holiday carnival games, and more! Lil’ Elves is open to children ages 3 to 5 years old for $15 per child. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. See the city calendar for more info.
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San Clemente: Toys for Marine Kids
The City of San Clemente, San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, and the Marine Monument at Park Semper Fi have partnered to create a toy drive for children of local Marines. To make a donation, look for the red bins at the San Clemente City Hall, Community Center, Vista Hermosa Sports Park, Ole Hanson Beach Club, and Coastal Postal. Click on the flyer below for details.

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San Juan Capistrano: Holiday Ice Skating Event
The City of San Juan Capistrano will be hosting a Holiday Ice Skating event on December 9 & 10 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Avenue, San Juan Capistrano. There is no entry fee; however, there is a $5 charge for ice skate rentals per person. The minimum age to participate is 4 years old. See the event flyer for more info.
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This week I:
  • Participated in the OCTA Board meeting.
  • Participated in the four-day CSAC 123rd Annual meeting in Sacramento.
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My Staff:
  • Attended the Orange County Public Affairs event.
  • Attended the System of Care Workshop.
  • Attended the Orange County Business Council's Advocacy & Government Affairs meeting.
  • Attended Assemblyman Matt Harper's holiday reception.
  • Attended a TCA legislative briefing and Joint Capital Programs & Projects meeting.
  • Attended the Laguna Niguel Chamber's Government Affairs Committee meeting.
  • Attended the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the grand opening of Gelson's at the Sendero Marketplace in Rancho Mission Viejo
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Roland's Pet Supply & Grooming in Laguna Niguel.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting for Roland's Pet Supply in Laguna Niguel.

Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Gelson's Market in Rancho Mission Viejo.
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Elected Officials in the Community

(L-R) Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem Elect John Mark Jennings, Mayor Elect Elaine Gennawey, Assemblyman Bill Brough, Councilman Fred Minagar, and Bob Brown (my representative on the Orange County Audit Oversight Committee) at the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting.
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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 Highlights
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Critter Chronicles
orange arrow Out and About in South County
orange arrow This week I:
orange arrow My staff:
orange arrow Elected Officials in the Community
Victor Cao
Chief of Staff

Kelley Lee
Senior Policy Advisor

James Dinwiddie
Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Mary Follo
Policy Aide

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Tanya Flink
Office Manager

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