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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
March 9, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 10
Fifth District Highlights
New Orange County Animal Shelter Opens!

My Board colleagues and I with local elected officials cutting the ribbon at the new OC Animal Shelter.
This week, I was pleased to join my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors and our 14 partner cities to cut the ribbon at our brand new OC Animal Shelter. The opening of this new modern facility is a significant step toward enhancing the County's animal care services.

My colleagues and I with County department heads at the ribbon cutting.
While there are many pressing issues countywide, the new animal care system highlights what we can do when we turn over every stone to make something better. Our new animal shelter, local adoption centers and engaging community events are among many examples of my commitment to make Orange County the best place to live, work and play.

Check out my op-ed piece for more information about our new animal shelter!
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Don't Miss the 2018 South County Pet Expo!

Pets and their owners enjoying the 2017 South County Pet Expo.
This enormously popular third annual event is being presented by my office in partnership with the City of Lake Forest, The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County, and Mount of Olives Church – Mission Viejo. The Pet Expo will be held Saturday, March 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM in The Commons greenbelt area at Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

Bruce Cameron will be signing his books at the 2018 South County Pet Expo.
The 2018 South County Pet Expo is pleased to present special guest, W. Bruce Cameron, author of the New York Times Bestseller and major motion picture, “A Dog’s Purpose,” starring Dennis Quaid. Cameron, who recently finished shooting his latest movie, “A Dog’s Way Home,” starring Ashley Judd, will be at the Pet Expo to conduct a book signing for all attendees.

This family and pet friendly event will feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, as well as food trucks, music and entertainment.

As an added bonus, Mount of Olives Church – Mission Viejo will perform a special Blessing of the Animals for all pets present at the Expo! Overflow parking and shuttle service will also be available at Saddleback Church, directly across the street from the Pet Expo, at the parking lot on the corner of Portola Parkway and Purpose Drive.

We look forward to seeing you and your well-behaved pet (leashes required) at the South County Pet Expo! To view pictures of last year's event, see the photo album. For more information about the 2018 Pet Expo, please click on the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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DUI Checkpoint in Mission Viejo Tonight
Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying in the City of Mission Viejo from 7 PM Friday, March 9, to 3 AM Saturday, March 10 to stop and arrest alcohol and drug impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests in the City of Mission Viejo.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashed.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or "DDVIP" free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Remember, if you see a drunk driver, call 9-1-1.
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OC Moves
Daytime Lane Closure on Northbound I-5
Northbound I-5 will be reduced to three lanes from 9 AM to 2 PM Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14, from Avenida Vista Hermosa to Camino de Estrella. The daytime lane closures are necessary because of temperature requirements for striping work. Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

Please be advised, dates and times are subject to change if there is inclement weather or there are unforeseen operational factors.
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Avenida La Pata Construction Notice
OC Public Works will implement another traffic switch on Avenida La Pata beginning Monday, March 19. Southbound travelers will be transitioned to the east side of the roadway. In addition to the lane switch,  OC Public Works will:
  • Construct a new sidewalk on the west side of the roadway
  • Construct a dedicated bike lane on the west side of the roadway
Please note that access to and from La Pata will be closed at Gateway Place. The anticipated construction duration and closure of Gateway Place at La Pata is Monday, March 19 through Friday, April 13. Working hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 AM to dusk.

Completion of the overall widening improvements along Avenida La Pata is expected to be completed in April 2018. For additional project information please visit
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Chamberlain Appointed to Caltrans
Ryan Chamberlain has been appointed Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and is leaving his position as the Orange County District Director, which also serves as a non-voting member on the OCTA Board.

Chamberlain began his service on the OCTA Board in 2012 and has held a number of positions within Caltrans since 1999. In his place, Adnan Maiah will serve as the acting District Director for Caltrans District 12.

In addition to this change, Laurie Berman has been appointed the new Caltrans Director after Malcolm Daugherty announced recently that he is leaving Caltrans for the private sector. Berman has more than 30 years of experience with Caltrans and has been serving as the Chief Deputy Director since October 2017. She served previously as the District Director in San Diego.

It has been a pleasure to work with Ryan on the Orange County Transportation Authority and Transportation Corridor Agencies Boards of Directors. Ryan was a great resource to my office and his passion for regional mobility is second to none. I look forward to continuing to work him in his new role!
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Critter Chronicles
OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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OC Animal Care: Free Adoption Weekend
The OC Animal Care Shelter is moving! Before they move, don't miss out on free adoptions all weekend, Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11!

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About In South County
Dana Point: Festival of Whales
Don't miss the final weekend. March 10 & 11, of the Dana Point Festival of Whales! The Festival of Whales, Dana Point’s most famous annual event, is a celebration of the annual migration of the magnificent California Gray Whale. For more information, visit the event website or see the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Laguna Beach: Laguna Bluebelt Photo Contest
Join Laguna Bluebelt in celebrating the 7th anniversary of Laguna's treasured Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) with the kick off of their one-of-a-kind local photo competition! Photo entries submitted between March 6 and April 6 must feature images taken over the past year within the citywide Laguna Bluebelt Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Photos can capture scenes from above the coast, at the beach or under the ocean. For more information, visit
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This week I:
  • Participated in the Dana Point Festival of Whales Parade and hosted a County Information Booth at the Street Fair.
  • Attended the NACo (National Association of Counties) Conference in Washington D.C. where I met with State and Federal Legislators to discuss Orange County issues.
  • Participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new OC Animal Care Shelter in Tustin. The Grand Opening is March 24!
  • Attended the San Juan Capistrano State of the City Dinner.
  • Spoke at the Senior Citizens Advisory Council meeting in Laguna Niguel.
  • Welcomed athletes at the Laguna Niguel Inaugural Senior Games.

Riding in 2018 Dana Point Festival of Whales Parade.

With San Juan Capistrano Mayor Sergio Farias at the State of the City event.

With former San Juan Capistrano Mayor Larry Kramer, State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Diane Harkey, and San Juan Hills Golf Club owner Roberto Brutocao at the State of the City event.

With Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes and San Juan Capistrano Councilwoman Kerry Ferguson at the State of the City event.

With the Orange County Senior Citizens Advisory Council in Laguna Niguel.
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My Staff:
  • Participated a planning committee meeting to finalize the South County Pet Expo being held Saturday, March 10 at the Lake Forest Sports Park.
  • Participated in a planning meeting for the South County Senior Summit which will be held April 20.
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Elected Officials in the Community

Congressman Darrell Issa at the Dana Point Festival of Whales Parade.

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens at the Festival of Whales Parade.

Dana Point Mayor Richard Viczorek at the Festival of Whales Parade.

Dana Point Mayor Pro Tem Joe Muller at the Festival of Whales Parade.

Dana Point Councilwoman Debra Lewis at the Festival of Whales Parade.

Dana Point Councilman Paul Wyatt at the Festival of Whales Parade.

San Juan Capistrano Councilwoman Pam Patterson and Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes at the State of the City event.

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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
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
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Mary Follo
Policy Aide

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

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