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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
January 5, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 1
Welcome 2018!
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Fifth District Highlights
Play Pickleball at Laguna Niguel Regional Park!
Please join me and the City of Laguna Niguel at a dedication for the new Pickleball Courts at Laguna Niguel Regional Park, celebrating the official opening of the four new courts. My office was pleased to collaborate with the City to bring the pickleball courts to this wonderful County park.

The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public at 10 AM Wednesday, January 10. The County park entrance fee will be waived for those who mention the pickleball dedication at the front gate. Please see the flyer below for more information.

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Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano

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Over the past year, Laguna Beach Branch Library Manager Jon Gilliom and the OC Stories Committee have met with, interviewed and filmed members of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation community of San Juan Capistrano.

As a result of their collaboration, I’m pleased to announce an outstanding lecture and discussion series detailing the lives of the Juaneños. The series will kick-off January 17 at 10:00 AM with a special event at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Attendees will receive FREE admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano with their OC Public Libraries card.

The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation are the original inhabitants of the lands that ultimately became the County of Orange, as well as parts of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. The Tribe provided the original manpower for the construction of some of the earliest key landmarks in Orange County, including Mission San Juan Capistrano.

For more information, view the video trailer titled “Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community”, visit the OC Public Libraries website or see the event flyer below.

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County Connections
New Building for OC Behavioral Health Services
I'm pleased to report my Board colleagues and I recently approved the purchase of an office building for the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) at 265 S. Anita Drive in the City of Orange. The property is intended for use by the County for a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) and additional behavioral health services, which will create a campus-like setting to treat individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

A CSU is a facility that provides emergency psychiatric and crisis stabilization services that include intervention, medication administration, consultation with significant others and outpatient providers. The primary goal of the CSU is to refer clients to the most appropriate, non-hospital setting or to facilitate admission to psychiatric inpatient units when needed.

This project will ensure specialized quality care is provided to patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis while simultaneously improving the delivery of emergency medical services for the whole community. In addition to the property at Anita Drive, the County intends to site at least two additional CSUs throughout Orange County.

Visit HCA Behavioral Health Services for more information.
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Women Inspired, Supported, Empowered
Homelessness is on everyone’s mind these days. What to do, how to do it, and who is going to pay for it?

WISEPlace (Women Inspired, Supported, Empowered), a nonprofit organization, is a community of housing and hope for unaccompanied homeless women. It is the only program of its kind in Orange County and has been helping homeless women transform their lives for over 30 years.

Unaccompanied homeless women are the most vulnerable. They are not safe on the streets or in common shelters, as more than half reported being assaulted in the past year.

WISEPlace is undertaking a capital project that will triple their capacity to transform the lives of homeless women. They will add 30 permanent supportive housing units and 30 emergency shelters while keeping their 27-29 transitional housing.

The WISEPlace expansion will take approximately 400 women off the streets per year and offer supportive services that will provide them the capabilities of returning to the workforce and their families.

For more information or to get involved, call Executive Director Kathi Bowman at (714) 542-3577.
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OC Moves
I-5 South County Construction Update
Alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 are scheduled for the next several weeks from Avenida Pico to Camino Capistrano to complete electrical and median concrete barrier work. The scheduled lane and ramp closures are:

Closure Time, Date
Alternating lanes on northbound I-5 from Camino de Estrella to Camino Capistrano 10 PM Thursday, Jan. 11, to 5 AM Friday, Jan. 12

10 PM Friday, Jan. 12, to 7 AM Saturday, Jan. 13
PCH / Camino Las Ramblas on-ramps to northbound I-5 10 PM Thursday, Jan. 11, to 5 AM Friday, Jan. 12

10 PM Friday, Jan. 12, to 7 AM Saturday, Jan. 13
Two inside lanes on northbound and southbound I-5 from Avenida Pico to Avenida Vista Hermosa 11 PM to 5 AM weeknights for next several weeks
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Critter Chronicles
Pet of the Week

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Out and About in South County
Dana Point: Science Night
Thursday, January 11 is Science Night at the Dana Point Community Center! Come learn about the unique flora and fauna of our great Californian landscape and some new scientific research occurring right here in Orange County. The event is from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo St. For more information, visit the city's event page.
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Dana Point: Salt Creek Beach Clean Up
Join Capitan Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari on Saturday, January 6 from 9 AM to 11 AM, as they help protect Salt Creek Beach and keep it clean! The group is asking for volunteers to register and receive 20% off their next Dolphin and Whale Signature Safari! Those who attend the clean-up will also be entered to win a FREE whale watching trip! For more information, visit the event webpage or call (949) 488-2828.
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Laguna Beach: 2018 Pageant of the Masters
This weekend, the world famous Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach is hosting a volunteer and casting call for its 2018 summer season, "Under the Sun." If you love art and can remain motionless for 90 seconds, you are encouraged to audition. The Pageant is also recruiting volunteers for wardrobe, make up, headdress, and cast area departments. For more information, visit the Pageant website.
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This week I:
  • Returned to the office after spending time with my family for the holidays.
  • Held multiple meetings with County departments and agencies to continue our work and progress into 2018.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Planet Fitness ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.
  • Attended the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting.
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Elected Officials in the Community

(L-R) Lake Forest Councilman-Elect Tom Cagley, Chamber President Jeremy Olson, Mayor Scott Voigts, Councilman Jim Gardner, Mayor Pro Tem Leah Basile, Jefferson Cha (Congresswoman Walters' office), and my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, at the Planet Fitness ribbon cutting.

(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

(L-R) Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem John Mark Jennings, Mayor Elaine Gennawey, keynote speaker Jake Vollebregt (MNWD), City Manager Kristine Ridge, MNWD Director Duane Cave, and OC Audit Oversight Committee Member Bob Brown, at the Chamber 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 Welcome 2018!
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
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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