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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
September 14, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 37
Bartlett Bulletin
Los Patrones Parkway Opens to the Public

I'm pleased to report the first phase of Los Patrones Parkway opened to the public Wednesday, September 12. The new public county arterial highway connects Oso Parkway to Chiquita Canyon Drive and was built without the use of taxpayer dollars.

The roadway features two wildlife crossings that will support animals of all varieties, including deer, bobcats and coyotes. Additionally, the project includes over 100 acres of adjacent habitat restoration. Phase two of Los Patrones Parkway (Chiquita Canyon Drive to Cow Camp Road) is anticipated to open in late 2018.

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Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project Update

The first two deliverables from the P3 partner, Dana Point Harbor Partners, have been submitted. The slip and dry storage agreements can be viewed in their entirety by clicking here.

To learn more about the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project, please save the date and attend the upcoming Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board meeting Monday, September 24. 

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Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival Recap
At the Tall Ships Festival with Ocean Institute (OI) Board Member Mel Chambers, Vice President of Education Wendy Marshall and OI staff.

Last weekend, my office was pleased to participate as a sponsor of the Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor, featuring tall ships, a pirate camp, mermaid breakfast and mermaid encounter, a beer garden, rock bands, shopping, food trucks, and even cannon battles at sea!

An encounter with a mermaid!

An estimated 10,000 people attend the 34th annual family-friendly event, many of whom stopped by to visit my county information booth. In case you missed it, I invite you to check out my website to view a photo album of this year's Tall Ships Festival!

Fending off pirates at the Tall Ships Festival!
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Baseball Fields at Lake Forest Park Renamed for Four Fallen Heroes

The Little League baseball fields at Heroes Park in Lake Forest were renamed on Sunday, September 9 in honor of two Orange County Sheriff's Deputies and two Army soldiers killed while serving their communities and country. Signs with the names of the fallen heroes have been installed on the backstops of each of the four fields.

Plaque dedicating field to U.S. Army Specialist Justin W. Pollard

Plaque dedicating field to Deputy Bradley J. Riches

Plaque dedicating field to Deputy Darryn L. Robins

Plaque dedicating field to U.S. Army Corporal Matthew K.S. Swanson
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Coastal Cleanup Day at Salt Creek Beach

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County Connections
Clerk-Recorder Special Saturday Opening

Clerk-Recorder offices across Orange County will be open on Saturday, September 22.

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September is National Preparedness Month

When a disaster strikes, the impact on the community can be devastating. It’s imperative to take steps now to prepare yourself and your family for any type of emergency. September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time to get started. You can begin by taking the following steps:

  • Register with AlertOC and sign up for emergency alerts and notifications. Signing up only takes a few minutes.
  • Start your kit today by purchasing bottled water (one gallon per person per day). Other important supplies include non-perishable food items, first aid supplies, prescription medications, flashlights, cell phone charger, and a battery-powered radio. For a complete checklist of supplies, visit
  • Decide on a family reunification location, designate an out-of-state contact, and discuss, agree on and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For sample plans, see Work with your neighbors, colleagues and others to build a community network of resilience.

Make your emergency plan today and encourage those you know and love to do the same. When an emergency arises, you can implement your family emergency plan. Find out more about National Preparedness Month.

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OC Auto Theft Task Force Arrested Five Suspects for Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft

In August 2018, detectives and investigators from the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT), along with members of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Border and Southern Division Investigative Services Units (ISU) as well as the California Attorney General’s (CAG) Office, arrested five suspects in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego.

All of the suspects were charged with various crimes including grand theft auto, grand theft, attempted grand theft auto, and receiving stolen property. They are expected to be arraigned at a date to be announced. Eight suspects remain outstanding and are actively being sought by the OCATT.

This investigation was launched by OCATT in 2014 after the theft of newer, high-end vehicles, via fraud purchase and/or the fraudulent removal of the lien holder’s (legal owners) from the vehicles title, which is also known as “title-washing.” These vehicles were then either sold to innocent buyers, traded in for legitimate vehicles, exported out of the country, and/or utilized as collateral for obtaining cash loans.

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Critter Chronicles
Feline Pet of the Week: Meet Lorna Jane!

Lorna Jane (A1578364) is ready to be your new best friend! This black beauty is very sweet, affectionate and has a great purr-sonality! Her dream come true would be to find a loving fur-ever home that will give her endless back scratches and cuddles. If you think Lorna Jane is the kitty for you, stop by OC Animal Care today! For more information Click Here or call (714) 935-6848.

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County Receives $100K Kitten Grant

Kittens under 8 weeks old are the highest risk population at shelters in Southern California and across the country. To help save more kittens at Orange County Animal Care (OCAC), Best Friends Animal Society has awarded the County a $100,000 “Save Them All” kitten grant.

The grant will decrease kitten euthanasia at OCAC by 15% in its first year by expanding foster programs, especially for “bottle baby” kittens, and providing resources for supplies, medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchips for kittens in foster care.

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South County Spotlight
South County's Sam Darnold Makes Strong NFL Debut

Sam Darnold of USC and San Clemente High School soundly defeated the Detroit Lions in his first NFL start with the New York Jets on Monday, September 10. Darnold made NFL history as the youngest quarterback to start a season opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. 

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Out and About in South County
Laguna Beach: Sunset Serenades

Sunset Serenades returns Friday evenings in September at 5:30 p.m. 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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Mission Viejo: September Free Film of Character

Join the City of Mission Viejo for September's Free Film of Character, The Post, on Sunday, September 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The showing will be presented at Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The Community of Character Committee presents films to illustrate the community of character qualities. 

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San Juan Capistrano: Summer Nites
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Don't miss the final San Juan Summer Nites Concert in the Park on Wednesday, September 19. The Trip, a classic rock band, will be playing at Historic Town Center Park from 6 PM to 8 PM.

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Laguna Niguel: Friday Fall Flicks
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Laguna Beach: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 AM to 5 PM, art patrons can enjoy FREE admission to Laguna Art Museum as part of the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people Sept. 22.

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Dana Point: Classic Car & Motorcycle Show


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Doheny State Beach: Ohana Festival

Enjoy three days of family fun and great music at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point during the Ohana Festival September 28-30. The event benefits Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and the San Onofre Foundation.  

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Mission Viejo: Movies in the Park

Join The City of Mission Viejo for Movies in the Park on Saturday, September 29, from 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Cordova Park. The fun community event will feature family movies shown at dusk along with games, activities, raffle prizes, snacks and refreshments to enjoy.

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San Juan Capistrano: Greek Festival
For more information Click Here.
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Dana Point Library: Lorraine Passero Presentation

Author Lorraine Passero will present a history of Dana Point and Orange County artist, author, and pioneer Clara Mason Fox. The presentation will take place at Dana Point Library and is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th at 2 p.m.

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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:
  • Sponsored the Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival and hosted a County Information Booth at the event. See the event photo album in my website.
  • Chaired a regularly scheduled Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors meeting.
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Was briefed by OC Public Works.
Visiting with the Dana Point Historical Society at the Tall Ships Festival.

With Dana Point Library Senior Branch Manager Laura Blasingham (left) and staff at the Tall Ships Festival.

Speaking with constituents at my County Information Booth during the Tall Ships Festival.
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My Staff:
  • Attended Dana Point Harbor Association Meetings
  • Participated in the a OC Waste Management Commission Meeting
  • Received training from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Institute for Excellence in County Government
  • Attended a OCTA Board meeting
  • Was briefed by OC Public Works
  • Welcomed attendees and introduced the movie, "Moana," at the OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Salt Creek Beach Park.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Catmosphere Laguna, a new cat cafe and lounge in Laguna Beach.
  • Attended the Tall Ships Festival VIP Reception at the Ocean Institute.
  • Staffed my County Information Booth at the Tall Ships Festival. See the event photo album on my website.
My Community Relation Advisor, Sergio Prince, and my Executive Assistant, Pauline Colvin, with Ocean Insitute CEO Dan Pingaro at the Tall Ships Festival VIP Reception.

With Dana Point Councilman Paul Wyatt and Laguna Niguel City Manager Kristine Ridge at the Tall Ships Festival VIP Reception.

With Laguna Hills Councilman Don Sedgwick at the Tall Ships Festival.

At the ribbon cutting for Catmosphere Laguna.

Introducing the OC Parks Sunset Cinema featuring "Moana" at Salt Creek Beach.
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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:
orange arrow My Staff:
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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