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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
December 8, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 48
Fifth District Highlights
Enjoy 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!

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.

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South County Spotlight
Mission San Juan Capistrano Historical Site Plaque Dedication
On Friday, December 8, my office had the pleasure of presenting a proclamation to Mission San Juan Capistrano Executive Director Mechelle Lawrence-Adams in honor of the County of Orange Historical Site Plaque Dedication Ceremony, held adjacent to the entrance of the Mission Store.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presents a proclamation to Mission Executive Director Mechelle Lawrence-Adams.
The County’s Historical Site Plaque Program is administered by the Orange County Historical Commission (OCHC) under authority of the Board of Supervisors. The program’s purpose is to place plaques containing historical data at selected sites to identify their location and significance to promote their preservation and use.

Recognizing that Mission San Juan Capistrano did not have a historic plaque in place, proponents for Orange County’s only mission applied to the OCHC, which subsequently reviewed and approved the application for the plaque, thus commemorating the Mission as an Orange County historic landmark.

The Orange County Historical Commission gathers at the plaque, with Councilwomen Pam Patterson and Kerry Ferguson (seated front center).
The Mission was founded November 1, 1776, as a Spanish Colonial settlement, and during the Spanish Colonial Period (1776-1834) its adobe, brick, and stone structures were designed and constructed by the Spanish Franciscan priests, hired Spanish artisans, and the baptized Native Americans who joined the Mission community.
Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Serra Chapel, constructed out of adobe in 1782 and expanded in 1790, is highly renowned as the most historically significant church in California, where Father (now Saint) Junipero Serra once celebrated Mass.

Due to a devastating earthquake that occurred December 8, 1812 during a morning mass, portions of the Great Stone Church were destroyed and over 40 lives were lost.

The historical site plaque dedication ceremony was held immediately after the Mission’s Annual Day of Remembrance Bell Tolling for the Victims of the Devastating Earthquake of 1812 who perished in the Great Stone Church, exactly 215 years ago to the day.

County, City and Mission officials at the Day of Remembrance Bell Tolling.
Today, Mission San Juan Capistrano is an internationally recognized landmark and tourist destination, proudly welcoming well over 300,000 visitors annually as the premier historic site and rightful birthplace of Orange County.

The Mission Preservation Foundation, professional staff and faithful volunteers are to be commended for serving the community in a manner that protects and penances the religious and historic significance of the Mission, thus ensuring this Orange County treasure will continue providing a sense of inspiration, education and preservation for many generations to come.

For more information, please visit the Mission website.
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County Connections
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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Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks at JWA
Amid the peak holiday travel season, three Hands-Only CPR training kiosks from the American Heart Association were unveiled December 4 at John Wayne Airport (JWA).

The CPR kiosks will equip travelers with lifesaving skills, and we’re thrilled to play a part in that. It is exciting to know people traveling to and from Orange County will be able to leave John Wayne Airport better able to help those around them.

Each kiosk has a touch screen with a short video that provides an overview of Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second test. With the help of a practice manikin, or a rubber torso, the kiosk gives feedback about the depth and rate of compressions, as well as proper hand placement – factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR.

Yearly, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, and about 20 percent occur in public places such as airports. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest when it occurs in public, and CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

The kiosks are located in Terminal A at Gate 8, Terminal B at Gate 12, and Terminal C at Gate 16. Please visit the JWA website for more info.
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Clerk-Recorder Offices to Open December 16
If you plan to get married before the end of the year 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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Property Tax Payment Deadline is December 11
Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich reminds Orange County taxpayers that the first installment of property taxes is due no later than Monday, December 11, 2017. Payments not received by Monday, unless they have a United States Postal Service stamp dated on or before December 11, will incur a 10 percent late penalty.

Taxpayers can make payments online up to midnight on December 11. Taxpayers can also include their email address to have their payment receipt emailed directly to them and printed as well. The receipt includes the property address and the APN.

Taxpayers who did not receive a copy of their tax bill can print a duplicate copy of their tax bill online 24/7 using the Treasurer’s website. In addition, taxpayers can also sign up to receive a payment reminder by text (NEW) or by email approximately 10 days and one day before each installment’s last timely payment date.
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The Grand Jury Needs You – Apply Today!
The Orange County Superior Court is looking for qualified volunteers to serve on the 2018-2019 Grand Jury. The 19-member Grand Jury will take the official oath of office on June 29, 2018 for a one-year term.

To qualify to serve on the Grand Jury, you must be a resident of Orange County for at least a year, a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, in possession of sound judgment, and have sufficient knowledge of English. Interested citizens must apply by January 26, 2018.

The application form and additional information are available on the Grand Jury website, by calling the Grand Jury Hotline 657-622-6747, or in person at the Jury Commissioner’s Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, 92701.
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OC Moves
I-5 South County Weekend Pico Ramp Closures
Crews are expected to close the Pico on- and off-ramps intermittently Friday, Dec. 8 through Monday, Dec.11. The closure will allow crews to place the final cap of asphalt on the ramps. The asphalt paving requires temperatures of 60 degrees or higher, so work must be done during the day.

WHAT: Intermittent closures of on- and off-ramps at Pico

WHEN: 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, through Monday, Dec. 11.

When paving is completed, the ramps and Pico will reopen to their final configuration. During the weekend closures, motorists should use Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Palizada as detours. For more information, visit the Project website.
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OCTA 25th Annual Stuff-A-Bus
The public is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys or sporting equipment to the Honda Center west parking lot at 2695 E. Katella Ave. in Anaheim from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Toys will be distributed to children in need throughout the community.

ABC7 will be on-site to broadcast the event and greet the public, while firefighters from across Southern California will help collect and load the toys.

Last year, 28 buses full of donated toys and bicycles were filled. All donations benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive, a program that has collected more than 10 million toys for kids in Southern California over the past 25 years.

Please join OCTA in their longstanding effort to Stuff-A-Bus with toys for underserved children and teens!
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Critter Chronicles
Pet of the Week

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Home for the Pawlidayz Adoption Event
Make a homeless pet's Christmas merry and bright by adopting from the OC Animal Shelter this Saturday, December 9, from 11 AM to 5 PM. All adoptions are free (just pay for licensing and microchip). First come, first served!

Bring a new furry friend into your family and ensure an animal in need finds a loving, permanent home for the holidays. See the flyer below for details, and check out the adoptable animals on the animal shelter's adoptions page.

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Photos With Santa

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Out and About in South County
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 Niguel: Holiday Parade
Kick-off the holiday season December 9 by coming to the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade. Starting at 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 service available from the Federal Building parking lot off of Dorine/El Lazo. For more info, visit the parade website.
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Laguna Niguel: Chanukah Wonderland
Enjoy live entertainment, activities, and crafts, as well as your favorite Chanukah treats – latkes, dreidels, and more! Bring your family, friends, and lots of holiday spirit! Sponsored by the Chabad of Laguna Niguel and City of Laguna Niguel. Event will be held at the City Hall Community Room on December 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. For more info, visit
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Lake Forest: Elf Yourself 5K
On Saturday, December 16, join the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce at their first annual 5K walk, run or skip. The event will be held at the Lake Forest Sports Park at 9 AM (registration at 8 AM). Stay after the race for the family-friendly expo and children's obstacle course! See the event flyer for more info.

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Lake Forest: 32nd Annual Candlelight Walk
Experience the 32nd annual Candlelight Tour at Heritage Hill Historical Park, with luminaria-lit paths and historic buildings and trees aglow with Christmas lighting December 10 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Stroll through restored historical buildings adorned in period décor and staffed by park docents. Listen to Victorian carolers and enjoy live entertainment in each building, storytellers, visits with Santa, and refreshments. See the city calendar for more information.
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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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Mission Viejo: Winter Gala
Dress in holiday attire for a festive evening December 18 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM! Enjoy a traditional holiday meal, dance to the sounds of a live 10-piece Big Band, take your annual holiday photos in front of our merry decorations and receive a lovely memento of the season. Don't miss this winter holiday celebration at the Norman Murray Community Center $12 per person. See the event website for more information.
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Rancho Mission Viejo: Holiday Nature Crafting
On Saturday, December 16, enjoy a cool winter morning creating treasured keepsakes and personalized gifts made from natural and recycled materials, hosted by The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. Advance registration is required. Visit The Reserve's online calendar to confirm your spot by December 15!
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San Clemente: Santa Paws Pet Photos
This Saturday, December 9, 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 at Outlets at San Clemente. See the flyer below or visit the Pet Project Foundation website 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:
  • Welcomed the attendees to Merry Movie Night at Baby Beach, kicking-off A Superhero Holiday in Dana Point Harbor.
  • Participated in the OCTA Executive Committee meeting.
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Attended the Laguna niguel City Council meeting to deliver the Oath of Office to Mayor Elaine Gennawey and Mayor Pro Tem John Mark Jennings,
  • Participated in the CalOptima Board meeting.
  • Participated in the California Transportation Commission's Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Riverside.
  • Presented a proclamation to Carlos N. Olvera upon his retirement after 7 outstanding years of service as my appointee on the Orange County Historical Commission.

Delivering the Oath of Office to Laguna Niguel Mayor Elaine Gennawey.

Delivering the Oath of Office to Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem John Mark Jennings.

Presenting a proclamation to Carlos Olvera at the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Spreading holiday cheer before the Merry Movie Night event in Dana Point Harbor.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition for the grand opening of Sendero Marketplace in Rancho Mission Viejo.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Costco 30th Anniversary ribbon cutting in San Juan Capistrano.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Golden Skin & Lashes ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ALDI ribbon cutting in Laguna Woods.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Grocery Outlet ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.
  • Presented certificates of recognition at the Orange County Republican Women's Federated holiday luncheon in honor of Kelene Johnson, outgoing President, and Sandy Rains, Worker of the Month.
  • Participated in the County homeless tour and briefing.
  • Attended the Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce holiday kick-off reception.
  • Presented a proclamation at the Mission San Juan Capistrano historical site plaque dedication ceremony.
  • Attended the I-405 public hearing in Irvine.
  • Attended the OCFA Fire Service Memorial.
  • Toured the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County office.
  • Presented certificates of recognition at the Women's Council of Realtors luncheon in Mission Viejo.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presents a certificate of recognition to Weststar Associates for the grand opening of Sendero Marketplace in Rancho Mission Viejo.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the Golden Skin & Lashes ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
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Elected Officials in the Community

OC Clerk Recorder Hugh Nguyen and State Senator Pat Bates at the Women's Council of Realtors luncheon in Mission Viejo.

(L-R) Laguna Woods Councilmembers Cynthia Conners and Joe Rainey, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Moore, Mayor Shari Horne, Councilman Noel Hatch, and my Community Relations Advisor Sergio Prince at the ALDI grand opening.

Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts and Councilman Dwight Robinson (far right) at the Grocery Outlet ribbon cutting.

Mission Viejo Mayor Wendy Bucknum and Councilman Greg Raths at the Golden Skin & Lashes ribbon cutting.

South County Bank's Mike Conte with RSM Mayor Carol Gamble at the RSM Chamber of Commerce holiday kick-off reception.
(Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

RSM Mayor Pro Tem Mike Vaughn at the RSM Chamber of Commerce holiday kick-off reception.
(Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

San Juan Capistrano Councilwoman Kerry Ferguson (right) at the Costco 30th Anniversary celebration.
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
orange arrow South County Spotlight
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Moves
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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