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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
August 10, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 32
Bartlett Bulletin
Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project
Discussing the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project on THIS DAY.
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Earlier this week I had the pleasure of appearing once again on THIS DAY - a weekday morning talk show on Village Television in Laguna Woods. Joining me and host Ken Goldenberg to discuss the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project was Bryon Ward, President of Burnham-Ward Properties, one of our P3 partners with Dana Point Harbor Partners LLC. 

Dana Cove in 1927, the site of what would become Dana Point Harbor.

Dana Point Harbor was created in 1968 from a natural cove along the shoreline as a small boat marina. The majority of the harbor’s facilities were constructed from 1971 through 1975. During the nearly five decades since that time, much of the harbor’s infrastructure has deteriorated or reached its useful life, and requires modernization and/or replacement.

Dana Point Harbor on its dedication day in 1971.

Following our direction to pursue a public-private partnership (P3) development structure, with the support of many stakeholders and community groups, my Board colleagues and I last month unanimously approved the Master Lease and Option Agreements with our P3 partners - Dana Point Harbor Partners LLC (DPHP).


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The proposed public-private partnership (P3) master agreements will result in a truly fantastic revitalized harbor with enhanced amenities at the lowest expense to the County and without public financing. 


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DPHP's plan provides the best combination of master planning, ground rent to the County, past performance as well as performance guarantees, and a vision that will result in a single cohesive master operator.

Aerial view of Dana Point Harbor today and the surrounding communities.

Going forward, DPHP is committed to public outreach, and the County looks forward to seeing what is produced. Please be assured that I will continue to keep you posted every step of the way. Click here to watch this week's Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project discussion on THIS DAY.

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Holy Fire Smoke Poses Potential Health Risk

Smoke from the Holy Fire may pose a health danger to some Orange County residents, especially those in certain high-risk groups. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for Orange County.

Everyone should take precautions to stay cool and drink plenty of water to reduce health risks related to the heat and wildfire smoke. Additional precautions are especially needed for older adults, those with preexisting medical conditions like heart or lung disease, disabilities, working outdoors, and children. Also, please check on your family members, friends and neighbors.

For information on heat related illness signs and symptoms, click here or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Holy Fire Donations to OCFA Firefighters

There has been an amazing outpouring by the community in support of the ongoing efforts to combat the Holy Fire. 

Many of the agencies involved in the effort, including the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), have been receiving emails and phone calls from the community, offering support and inquiring about how they can help. 

Please know they appreciate all the support and have ensured all firefighter needs have been met; however, some would still like to contribute. If you are among those who still wish to do so, below are a few suggestions.

Donations of water, electrolyte drinks, and store bought sealed items:

  • May be delivered to the Regional Fire Operations and Training Center at 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA 92602, during normal business hours; however, it is also closed today (due to regular every other Friday closures), and the facility is closed on Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Prospective donors can contact OCFA at to see if there is any need for the type of donation they are considering, prior to coming in, as many of our supply needs have been met.

Gift Cards:

  • We will be happy to forward any gift cards we recieve to the OCFA Firefighter’s Benevolent Association for fire members in need.

Monetary Donations may be made to:

OCFA is also aware of a few “Go Fund Me” accounts; however, we cannot verify the legitimacy of these at this time and are currently not endorsing them until further notice.

“Well wishes” and “words of encouragement” emails are welcome and appreciated and may be sent to OCFA at

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Trabuco Canyon Road / Live Oak Canyon Road: Safety Improvement Project Community Meeting


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Oso Parkway Bridge Project Now Underway

I'm pleased to report that construction has started on the Oso Parkway Bridge Project! The two-year project will replace a portion of Oso Parkway with a new bridge structure to improve traffic flow and construct a more efficient connection between SR 241 and Los Patrones Parkway.

Pedestrian access to Tesoro High School will also be improved with construction of a new sidewalk on the south side of Oso Parkway.

Motorists in the project area will see the new sign installed by OCPW

With construction activities underway, here's what to you can expect over the next several months as crews work on Phase I of the project: 

  • Work is scheduled on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with limited night work. Crews will be widening the south side of Oso Parkway Bridge as well as constructing a new sidewalk.
  • Existing traffic patterns will be maintained; motorists will not be impacted during this initial phase. During future construction activities, at least two lanes in each direction on Oso Parkway will remain open at all times.
  • Bike lanes may be impacted; motorists and bicyclists will share the road.
  • Be aware of construction signs and personnel while traveling through the project area; please drive with caution.

Visit the Oso Parkway Bridge Project website for more info. 

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Laguna Art Museum Centenial Exhibit at JWA

Calling all historians and everyone with an interest in history! John Wayne Airport (JWA) is pleased to share the story of Laguna Art Museum in its "Orange County: Destination Art & Culture" exhibit now through December 2018.

The "Laguna Art Museum Turns 100 – An Artistic Legacy in Orange County” exhibit at JWA is a fascinating journey that reflects on its origins. 

Take a stroll through the Airport’s pedestrian walkway connecting Riley Terminals B and C (pre-security), rewind the clock to the 1920s to a board-and-batten cottage, travel through the historic decades, and see the evolution of where the museum is today!

In summer 1918, a group of artists formed the Laguna Beach Art Association (LBAA) and opened their first exhibition. Ten years later they built a permanent gallery, which opened in 1929 and survives within the present Laguna Art Museum. 

In 1972, there was a name change to Laguna Beach Museum of Art; and in 1986, the current name, Laguna Art Museum, was adopted to coincide with the most recent building expansion, as it now stands.

The founding of the LBAA is the beginning of the story of Laguna Art Museum, as well as the story of Laguna Beach, the art colony.

Laguna Art Museum today.

To celebrate the official day on which the Laguna Beach Art Association was founded in 1918, the museum will host a FREE day with art activities, docent-guided tours, community partner programs, and a birthday cake! This family-friendly event will be a day-long celebration of the historic milestone.

I invite you to join me in attending the LBAA 100-year birthday party August 25 at Laguna Art Museum, as I will be presenting a proclamation at 1:00 PM in honor of the centennial celebration!

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Free Trolleys & Buses Put Beaches Within Reach
The Dana Point Trolley conveniently connects with the Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano Trolleys.

During summer, South County’s popular beach communities are packed with intriguing possibilities, but traffic and parking hassles can make the journey seem like too much trouble. Fortunately, FREE summer shuttles in Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and Dana Point put the beach within reach.

Many shuttles connect to each other and to transit and Metrolink stops, making it easier to travel to great destinations without a car. These transportation services are partially funded by Measure M (also known as OC Go), which puts tax dollars to work locally.

Both the San Capistrano and San Clemente trolleys stop at their respective Metrolink stations, making it simple for those who journey by train to extend their trips and enjoy more of what Orange County has to offer.

San Clemente Pier

Now in its second year of operation, the San Clemente Trolley does a brisk business transporting happy travelers to great destinations like San Clemente Pier and Outlets at San Clemente.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Along with stops at local attractions through the city's downtown and Mission San Juan Capistrano, the San Juan Capistrano Trolley connects conveniently to the Dana Point Trolley Service.

Dana Point Harbor

With additional trolley stops along its expanded routes, the Dana Point Trolley lets riders visit even more Dana Point attractions, entertainment, shopping, dining, beaches, and parks, including Dana Point Harbor. It also connects with the Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano trolleys.

Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach Summer Breeze, also known as OC Bus Route 689, offers a free ride from the Laguna Canyon Road parking lot in Irvine to the beach. This summer weekend service takes riders to destinations such the Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Art-A-Fair, Pageant of the Masters, and Laguna Beach Bus Station.

These are just a few of the free transportation options to help you enjoy a beautiful OC summer. Check them out here and start planning your weekend exploration before summer ends!

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Geneology Orange with Lisa Louise Cooke


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County Connections
OC Parks Summer Concert Series 2018
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OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series 2018
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Critter Chronicles
DREAM Kitties at Pet Adoption Center of OC

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County (PAC-OC), in conjunction with DREAM Animal Rescue, is hosting a cat and kitten adoption event this Sunday, August 12, from noon to 4 PM.

30 DREAM kitties will be available at the Pet Adoption Center, located at 24331 Muirlands Blvd., Suite E, Lake Forest, CA 92630, including some from the recently reported Lake Forest cat hoarding case, where OC Animal Care took in over 100 cats from one local residence!

All cats and kittens come spayed or neutered, combo tested, FVRCP vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and flea-treated. Don't forget to look at the PAC-OC available dogs while you are there. For more information, visit the PAC-OC website or call (949) 836-5664.

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Clear The Shelters


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Out and About in South County

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Aliso Viejo: Summer Concerts & Movie Nights
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Dana Point: Summer of Music

2018 is the Summer of Music and the City of Dana Point is proud to announce the details for the 2018 Summer of Music. The Concerts are free! Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. The Dana Point Trolley will be running and there is a stop near the concerts. Click on the image below for more information.

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Doheny State Beach: Whitey Harrison Classic

The Whitey Harrison Classic is a 20-Mile, 9-Man Outrigger race hosted by Dana Outrigger. On Saturday, August 11, come to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point to watch the first of the 9-man outrigger canoe races of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association, as 900 competitors in various categories race from Doheny State Beach to Main Beach in Laguna, then back to the finish at Doheny. Teams arrive at 6 AM, with the first races starting at 9 AM. See the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association newsletter for more information. 

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Laguna Beach: Passport to the Arts 2018

Receive unlimited admission to the Laguna Beach art festivals and everything they offer all summer! Passports can be purchased at festival box offices, the Visitors Center or online. Ride the FREE Summer Breeze to the festivals Saturdays & Sundays!

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Laguna Niguel: Summer Concerts Shakin' It Up
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Lake Forest: 'Find Your Fit' Fitness & Health Expo


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Lake Forest: Concerts in the Park

End summer with a country good time August 26 at Lake Forest Sports Park from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM with "Morgan Leigh Band" and "Redneck Rodeo." See the city website for more info.

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Rancho Santa Margarita: Summer Concerts
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San Clemente: 65th Annual Fiesta Music Festival

The 65th annual San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival takes place Sunday, August 12 on Del Mar. Admission is FREE and includes music & entertainment, food for all tastes, Salsa Challenge, contests & games, arts & crafts show, Business Expo, activities for kids, motorcycle show, Action Sports & Beach Lifestyle Expo, plenty of exhibits, FREE parking & shuttles, and much more!

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San Clemente: Music & Movie Series
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San Juan Capistrano: Summer Nites
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This week I:
  • Chaired the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors meeting.
  • Participated in the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) meeting.
  • Toured the ACI Jet site at John Wayne Airport.
  • Participated in the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) Board of Directors meeting.
  • Attended an event hosted by Sanford Edward at The Strand Clubhouse in Dana Point.
  • Was interviewed on Village Television in Laguna Woods with Bryon Ward of Dana Point Harbor Partners LLC regarding the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project.
With Bryon Ward of Dana Point Harbor Partners (left) and Ken Goldenberg, host of THIS DAY on on Village Television in Laguna Woods.

L-R: With Laguna Beach Councilman Steve Dicterow and Councilwoman Toni Iseman, and Sanford Edward at The Strand in Dana Point.
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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
In This Issue
orange arrow Bartlett Bulletin
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Critter Chronicles
orange arrow Out and About in South County
orange arrow This week I:
Victor Cao
Chief of Staff

James Dinwiddie
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Senior Policy Advisor

Megan Yoo Schneider
Policy Advisor

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Pauline Colvin
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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