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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
August 24, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 34
Bartlett Bulletin
OCDA: Golden State Killer to be Prosecuted!
With OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas at the joint press conference.

On Tuesday, August 21, I was pleased to participate in a joint press conference, as Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced the Golden State Killer case will be prosecuted in Sacramento.

The press conference was held on the 38th anniversary of Dana Point residents Keith and Patrice Harrington's murder at the hands of the Golden State Killer. OCDA Rackauckas was joined by his fellow District Attorneys from Contra Costa, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura Counties, respectively, at the press conference.

I wish to thank OCDA Tony Rackauckas for his outstanding leadership in bringing Joseph James DeAngelo, the accused Golden State Killer, to trial. Without the pioneering DNA work of DA Rackauckas' office, DeAngelo would not have been identified. We look forward to justice being served for the victims and their families. 

For more information, see the full OCDA press release or view the OCDA press conference video.

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Laguna Art Museum Centennial Celebration

Calling all art historians and devotees! Join me at Laguna Beach Art Association's 100-year birthday party Saturday, August 25 at Laguna Art Museum, as I will present a proclamation in honor of their centennial celebration!

To celebrate the official day on which the Laguna Beach Art Association (LBAA) was founded in 1918, Laguna Art 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!

In summer 1918, a group of artists formed 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.

The founding of 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.
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10th Annual South County Veterans Resource Fair

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2018 Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor

Don't miss the Ocean Institute's 34th Annual Tall Ships Festival in beautiful Dana Point Harbor, taking place September 7-9! Join us for an exciting three-day experience for all ages, including cannon battles, breakfast with a mermaid, food trucks, interactive vendors, a beer garden, and the Sails ‘n Ales Festival kick off party! For more information, including parking and transportation, visit the Ocean Institute website or click on the image below.

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OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series 2018
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Oso Parkway Bridge Project Now Underway

With construction now underway, crews will begin work along the north side to construct the new Oso Parkway Bridge, as we prepare to transition motorists to the south side of the roadway.  

The following is a summary of construction activities over the coming week: 

Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 AM to 5 PM - Paving Work 

  • Crews will be paving a temporary detour road along the south side of Oso Parkway between Los Patrones on- and off-ramps. Work is scheduled on the weekend to avoid impacts to school and work commuters.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9 PM to Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5 AM - Nighttime Work

  • Final preparation for the new temporary lanes on Oso Parkway. One lane in each direction will be open to motorists during this nighttime work. Work is scheduled at night to avoid impacts to school and work commuters.

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 29 after 5 AM -  Temporary Lanes, Traffic Switch

  • Motorists will be transitioned to the new temporary lanes (two lanes in each direction) along the south side of Oso Parkway within the project area. 
  • Traffic control measures will be in place. For the safety of the crews and traveling public, please observe all signs, barriers and personnel within the project area.
  • Traffic lanes will narrow slightly to 11 feet wide to keep motorists moving while accommodating construction.
  • U-turns at the intersection of Oso Parkway and northbound SR-241 will be prohibited.
Motorists in the project area will see the sign installed by OCPW.

Due to the dynamic nature of construction, please note dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather. For more information, please visit the Oso Parkway Bridge Project website

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County Connections
2018 OCTA Long Range Transportation Plan

As Chairwoman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors, I'm pleased to report we are in the process of shaping the future of Orange County transportation!  

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a 20-year blueprint for transportation improvements in Orange County. It helps OCTA look ahead to 2040 and identify the projects to improve countywide mobility, based on increased population, housing, and employment.

Please help us shape the future of transportation by sharing your feed back. Visit the LRTP webpage for ways you can participate, or view the LRTP video for more information. 

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'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign

As we enter the final stretch of summer, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) is emphasizing the importance of celebrating responsibly by not driving a vehicle or riding a motorcycle impaired.

Through September 3, OCSD is participating in a high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During this period, Police and Sheriff’s Departments statewide, along with the California Highway Patrol, will increase the number of officers on the road to stop suspected drunk or drug impaired drivers and motorcyclists. 

The enforcement campaign runs through Labor Day weekend, which is one of the deadliest times of year in terms of alcohol-involved traffic deaths, as one-third of all traffic deaths involve drunk drivers.

If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning label, you may be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing and result in a DUI, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

In the ten years from 2005-2015, the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with an impairing drug other than alcohol in their system has risen from 26.2 percent to 42.6 percent. As far back as 2012, a roadside survey in California showed more drivers tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).

Avoid a DUI and putting others, and yourself, at risk! Below are a few tips to stay safe on the roads:

  • Always designate a sober driver.
  • Use public transportation or a ride sharing service to get home.
  • Use your community’s sober ride program [insert your local sober ride program specifics here].
  • Have a friend or family member who is about to drive buzzed or impaired? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
  • Report drunk drivers - call 911.

For more information, see the full OCSD press release.

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Critter Chronicles
Pet of the Week: Meet Molly!

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Pet of the Week: Meet Cher!

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Out and About in South County
Dana Point: 9th Annual Lobster Fest


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Dana Point: Classic Car & Motorcycle Show


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Laguna Beach: Sunset Serenades

Sunset Serenades returns Friday evenings in September at 5:30 PM. The FREE concerts take place in a stunning setting at the Heisler Park Amphitheater, located at Cliff Dr. and Jasmine St. in Laguna Beach. See below for details:

  • 9/7 - Valerie Geason (Jazz Vocalist)
  • 9/14 - Jack Benny (Eclectic Rainbow Pop Group)
  • 9/21 - Dr. Jane G. Ferruzzo (Virtuoso Harpist)
  • 9/28 - Beatles Singalong with Jason Feddy
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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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Laguna Niguel: Senior Expo
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Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo

The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is celebrating 18 years of good old family entertainment August 25-26 at RMV Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. The event draws the best contestants around the world to compete in the richest two-day rodeo in the nation. The top 30 contestants compete in each event for cash prizes in hopes of continuing on for the grand prize at the Nationals Final Rodeo in Las Vegas in Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding and Team Roping.

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San Clemente: Music & Movie Series
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San Clemente: 31stĀ Annual Seafest

The Seafest is FREE, featuring a  Chowder Cook-Off Competition, Fisherman's Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Children's Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation, taking place Sunday, October 7 at the historic San Clemente Pier area! Free shuttle parking at San Clemente High School from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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This week I:
  • Provided a proclamation in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, which was presented on my behalf by USMC Col. Greg Raths (retired), my appointee on and Vice Chair of the OC Veterans Advisory Council.
  • Received a briefing from Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) CEO Darrell Johnson on the OC Streetcar Procurement and I-405 Project.
  • Participated in a joint press conference with OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.
  • Hosted a celebratory lunch with the County's Dana Point Harbor Revitalization team.
  • Participated in the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Board of Directors meeting.
At the joint press conference with DA Tony Rackauckas.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for US Bank in Ladera Ranch.
  • Attended the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce reception at Ironridge by Landsea Homes in Trabuco Canyon.
  • Attended the annual Orange County Public Affairs Association luncheon.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Stretch Lab in Laguna Niguel.
  • Attended the final 2018 OC Parks Summer Concert, held at Salt Creek Beach Park, to thank and introduce the opening and closing bands, Family Style and Tijuana Dogs, respectively.
My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting for US Bank in Ladera Ranch.

At the ribbon cutting for Stretch Lab in Laguna Niguel.

At the OC Parks Summer Concert at Salt Creek Beach with opening band Family Style.

At the OC Parks Summer Concert at Salt Creek Beach with closing band Tijuana Dogs.
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Elected Officials in the Community
Mission Viejo Mayor Pro Tem / USMC Col. Greg Raths (ret.) presenting a proclamation on my behalf to Terry Rifkin in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group.

Lake Forest Mayor Jim Gardner (left) at the Chamber of Commerce reception in Trabuco Canyon.

Lake Forest Councilman Scott Voigts at the Chamber of Commerce reception.

Laguna Niguel Mayor Elaine Gennawey at the Stretch Lab ribbon cutting.

L-R: Ladera Ranch Civic Council Members Stephane Ramsey, Joe Brenneman, Margaret Novak and Gary Kephart at the US Bank ribbon cutting.
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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:
orange arrow My Staff:
orange arrow Elected Officials in the Community
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

James Alley
Communications Advisor

Pauline Colvin
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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