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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
April 8, 2022 Volume 9 Issue 14
Don't Miss the State of the 5th District! - May 5
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Meet & Greet Lisa Bartlett in San Juan! - 4/15/22
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Meeting with the Community of Ladera Ranch

This week, I was pleased to be invited to serve as the keynote speaker at a meeting of the Ladera Ranch Civic Council, where I presented a County Update on various issues pertinent to the local community. 

As Ladera Ranch is an unincorporated community (not a city) I am their directly elected representative and essentially serve as both their Mayor and City Council in one.

Speaking at the Ladera Ranch Civic Council meeting.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was my great pleasure to provide nearly a half million dollars in grant funding to Ladera Ranch businesses and nonprofits that suffered financial distress as a result of the virus.

Also joining me in the Ladera Ranch presentation this week were Nardy Khan and Wei Zhu of OC Public works. To view the PowerPoint presentation, please click here or on the image below.

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Fifth District Mayors and City Managers Meeting

I had the great pleasure last week of hosting a meeting of the Mayors and City Managers of the Fifth District, which was held at the Norma Hertzog Community Center in the City of Costa Mesa.

It was an extremely productive meeting, as it provided an excellent opportunity for my Fifth District Cities to share updates as well as key items going on in their respective communities. Additionally, I was able to share exciting news and updates on County matters related to the District.

At the Fifth District Mayors & City Managers Meeting in Costa Mesa.

We covered various timely topics throughout the meeting, including San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Decommissioning, collaboration and partnerships related to addressing homelessness, Dana Point Harbor Revitalization, as well as Equity in OC, and more. 

At the Fifth District Mayors & City Managers Meeting.

Thank you so much to all who attended, as collaboration and communication like this strengthen our partnerships and allow us to better serve the communities we represent!

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Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Last week, I was pleased to be the keynote speaker at the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Governmental & Community Relations meeting, where i provided a County Update on various items of mutual interest.

L-R: With Rosie Reyes and Meriah Custer (CR&R), Mayor Elaine Gennawey, and Duane Cave (SDGE, MNWD) at the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Governmental & Community Relations meeting.

At the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce Governmental & Community Relations meeting.
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South County Multimodal Transportation Study

In addition to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, I'm also honored to serve you on the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors.

As such, I'm pleased to report the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is entering the third and final phase of the South Orange County Multimodal Transportation Study (SOCMTS). The SOCMTS will identify improvements in south Orange County for all modes of transportation, including streets, transit, freeways and bikeways beyond the year 2045.

OCTA is seeking public feedback on alternative travel options that could help improve transportation in south county, and OCTA is promoting an online survey and public webinar to gather the feedback. The survey will be available through Friday, April 15, 2022. For more information, click here

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Protecting Orange County Beaches & Waterways

I'm pleased to report OCTA has made approximately $3 million in competitive funding available through our Environmental Cleanup Program. Qualifying projects reduce the impacts of water pollution related to transportation by removing litter and debris before it reaches the ocean and other waterways.

Cities and the County of Orange can propose projects through the program, which is funded by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, also known as Measure M.

Since 2011, nearly $58 million has been awarded for 221 projects from all 34 cities and the County of Orange. Through these projects, it is estimated that the equivalent of nearly 105 football fields one foot deep in trash has been captured!

Project applications are due by June 16 and are expected to be selected by the OCTA Board in the fall. For more information, click here.

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Apply for OCTA Taxpayer Oversight Committee!

Please be advised that OCTA is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the OC Go Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). TOC members help keep an eye on tax dollars by monitoring OCTA’s use of OC Go funds and ensuring that all revenue collected from OC Go is spent on voter-approved transportation projects. OC Go, the County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, is also known as Measure M.

Applications are due by May 2, 2022,with final selection taking place at our Board of Directors meeting June 27. 

Orange County residents in the Fifth Supervisorial District are eligible to apply. The Fifth District consists of the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine (west of I-405) and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe, and Wagon Wheel.

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Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to serve for a three-year term. Potential committee members should also demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and knowledge of transportation in their application. Elected or appointed city, district, county, state or federal officials are not eligible to serve.

The Grand Jurors Association of Orange County is conducting the TOC recruitment and will recommend qualified candidates for membership. For additional information and to apply, please call 714-974-9699 or visit here.

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I-5 South County Improvements Keep Coming!

I'm pleased to report that all three segments of the I-5 South County Improvements Project are under construction from SR-73 to El Toro Road, where transportation planners expect volumes to grow 25 percent by 2045.

To address this travel demand, OCTA and Caltrans are working together in the cities of Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Laguna Niguel on this $580 million freeway improvement project funded by OC Go, also known as Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

The following are some major milestones and a look at plans for 2022...

Segment 1: SR-73 to Oso Pkwy

The reconstruction of the Avery Parkway Interchange is nearly 60 percent complete. Work on the middle section of the bridge will continue through 2022. To watch a video for a look at last year’s milestones, click here or on the image below.

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Segment 2: Oso Pkwy to Alicia Pkwy

Just past 50 percent completion, segment 2 includes the Oso Parkway and La Paz Road interchanges, where last year multiple retaining walls were constructed and new lane paving began for northbound and southbound I-5.

Later this spring, crews anticipate the completion of the La Paz Road bridge. Traffic will then be shifted onto the new section of the bridge and work will begin in the middle. The new northbound off-ramp and loop on-ramp will open this year. To see a video of 2021 highlights, click here or on the image below.

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Segment 3: Alicia Pkwy to El Toro Road

Crews are on track to complete the first stage of widening the Los Alisos Boulevard bridge by this fall and the bridge is on track to open to traffic in late 2023.

At the Alicia Parkway interchange, eight new retaining walls are on their way up and later this year construction will begin on new lanes for the on- and off-ramps.

At the El Toro Road bridge, the redesigned northbound loop on-ramp and off-ramp are nearing completion and motorists will begin to use the new lanes this year.

Following the completion of the Alicia Creek bridge, the Alicia Creek Bikeway and Riding and Hiking Trail is due to open this summer for pedestrians and cyclists.

For more information about the project and to sign up for the construction newsletter, click here.

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Second Installment of Property Taxes Due 4/11

This is your reminder that Monday, April 11 is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes without penalty. If not paid, a 10% delinquency penalty plus a $23 cost will be added to the amount due. Check the payment status of your property taxes on the OC Teasurer / Tax Collector's 24/7 secure website by inputting your APN or property address. If you are having difficulty accessing the website, please telephone our call center at 714-834-3411 between 9 AM and 5 PM, M-F. For more information, click here.

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5th District Blood Drive in San Juan - May 3, 2022
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5th District Blood Drive in Newport Beach - 5/24
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The Changing Face of Retail in South County

If you missed "The Changing Face of Retail South Orange County" presentation by the South Orange County Economic Coalition (SOCEC), you can now watch it online! Click here on the image below to hear from local retail and commercial experts, as they discuss the future of destination shopping and dining in our community.

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Newport Beach Police Appreciation Breakfast

I had the great pleasure of attending the 49th Annual Newport Beach Police Appreciation Breakfast last week, which was organized by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. The extremely well attended event featured Keith Morrison of Dateline NBS as Master of Ceremonies, as a number of remarkable Newport Beach Police Officers and personnel were deservedly honored, including:

Lifesaving Award

  • Police Officer Kyle Cameron
  • Police Officer Adam Daymude
  • Police Officer Tyler Machado
  • Dispatcher Timothy Langham
  • Police Officer Alexander Shenasi
  • Sergeant Michael Striek
  • Police Officer Benjamin Arnett
  • Police Officer Austin Laverty
  • Police Officer Brian Park
  • Police Officer Tyler Eisenhauer
  • Police Officer Isaac Furnari
  • Sergeant Steven Oberon

Award of Merit

  • Police Officer Kyle Markwald
  • Police Officer Christine Maroney
  • Sergeant Court Depweg
  • Police Officer Michael Fletcher
  • Civilian Investigator Michael Dugan
  • Civilian Investigator Bryan McMahon

Volunteer of the Year

  • Police Volunteer Laird Hayes

Civilian Employee of the Year

  • Rangemaster-Armorer Vincent Kyzer

Civilian Supervisor of the Year

  • Communications Supervisor Joseph Horton

Sworn Supervisor of the Year

  • Sergeant Brandon Rodriguez

Officer of the Year

  • Police Officer Cynthia Carter

Congratulations to the brave and professional men and women of the Newport Beach Police Department, and kudos to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce in producing such a wonderful event!

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The Honorable Jim Dahl: A Celebration of Life
With Alice Dahl, wife of the late Jim Dahl.

I recently joined dozens of family, friends, firefighters, and colleagues of the late Jim Dahl, a former Mayor of the City of San Clemente and retired 37-year firefighter, at the Celebration of Life service held in his honor at Vista Hermosa Sports Park.

With San Clemente Mayor Gene James and Division Fire Chief Capobianco at the Celebration of Life for Jim Dahl.

I was honored to share my thoughts about Jim during the wonderful service, where I presented his family with a framed Adjournment in Memoriam, which was signed collectively by the Orange County Board of Supervisors after I adjourned our January 25 Board meeting in his memory. 

L-R: With Jim Dahl's daughter Ingrid, wife Alice, and son Jim Jr.  

Through my time on the Dana Point City Council and our service together on other regional boards, I saw Jim's passion for community service and full commitment to whatever he was doing at the moment. He was a gentleman and true public servant, as he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. For more information, please visit the San Clemente Times.

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Heidi Miller: 2022 Gift of Life Hero Award Winner

Congratulations to Heidi Miller of Laguna Beach, who I recently nominated for the 2022 Gift of Life Hero Award from the American Red Cross, which she has now deservedly won. The Orange County Heroes Awards celebrates ordinary people with extraordinary courage and raises awareness of local heroes who carry out the mission of the Red Cross every day.

Heidi Miller of Laguna Beach - 2022 Gift of Life Hero Award Winner.

It was my pleasure to nominate Heidi for her extraordinary lifesaving donations. Her commitment to regularly donating and encouraging others to donate as well is truly incredible and inspiring. Please join me in congratulating Heidi Miller, who will receive the 2022 Gift of Life Hero Award at the City National Grove of Anaheim in May.

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Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Events

My office was also pleased to present a certificate of recognition to Nature's Nest in Laguna Hills, where the Laguna Hills Chamber of Commerce and the OC Iranian American Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.

Nature's Nest is to be commended for providing customers the best value on natural health products as well as making health accessible and affordable for all Americans. Please join me in welcoming Nature's Nest to Laguna Hills!

My Field Representative, Dawn Kamber, participating in the ribbon cutting for Nature's Nest in Laguna Hills.
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COVID-19 Orange County Case Counts by Cities

The OC Health Care Agency continues to release daily COVID-19 case counts in Orange County. As of today, HCA is reporting 548,114 positive cumulative cases and 6,927 deaths to date, as well as 84 currently hospitalized with 20 in ICU.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Effective April 11, HCA will transition to publicly reporting COVID-19 data to two days a week following the change in reporting by CDPH. Specifically data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ICU numbers and bed availability, and deaths will be reported on our dashboards Tuesdays and Fridays. Other data (e.g. testing positivity, variants, vaccinations) will continue to be updated on a weekly basis.

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COVID-19 Health News from Health Care Agency
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Second COVID-19 Booster Dose Now Approved
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HCA: Why Is It Important to Get Vaccinated?

Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, County Health Officer at the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), has a video message to help explain why it's important to get vaccinated. To view the video, click here or on the image below.

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For informational town hall events and more educational videos related to COVID-19 vaccination, visit the OC COVID-19 homepage.

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HCA Update on Boosters and Additional Doses

The CDC has updated its guidance on COVID-19 booster shots and additional doses for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, including recommendations for people who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine as well as updated time intervals between doses.

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has an updated infographic to help you understand all of the information about boosters and additional doses. Click here or on the image below to download the information.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Engagement Program!

My Board colleagues and I approved the launch of the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Vaccine Equity Engagement Program in an effort to accelerate the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, with a continued focus on the most vulnerable high-risk populations in Orange County.

The program provides an opportunity for community members to nominate collaboratives, volunteers and other organizations (especially smaller groups in hard-to-reach communities) for an opportunity to earn a coordination fee of $20 for every individual who receives either their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (with a preferred minimum of 50 individuals registered per event). The program’s $4.5 million in funding is made available from the State of California’s Government Operations Agency.

Through the Vaccine Equity Engagement Program, HCA will oversee the criteria for organizations to host clinics, provide them with public health messaging resources to help them promote their events and communicate the importance of the vaccine to their community members, and collaborate with them on innovative ideas to increase engagement with residents such as donation and gift matching opportunities.

Interested organizations will be able to sign up to participate in this program and host vaccine clinics in partnership with HCA through the Mobile Vaccine Service feature on the Othena platform. Additionally, the Othena platform now offers a new feature for any eligible individual who has scheduled a vaccination appointment to request free roundtrip rides to their appointment. They can now log in to or the smartphone app to request a ride to their appointment (residents are encouraged to request rides 3 to 5 days in advance and rides are subject to availability).

To sign up for the Vaccine Engagement Program and host a community clinic, interested organizations can click here.

Individuals looking to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment or complete their second dose can do so by visiting or calling the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000. For additional information on free or discounted rides to vaccination appointments, please visit the Lyft or Uber websites. For more information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County, click here.

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County Offering Othena Mobile Vaccine Service

The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) launched a feature on the Othena platform, which streamlines the process for any interested individuals, groups, employers and businesses to request an onsite, mobile COVID-19 vaccination service.

To begin the application process, individuals can visit the Mobile Vaccine Service section of the Othena website or smartphone app and provide the following intake details:

  • Name of the organization or group 
  • Primary point of contact 
  • Estimated number of patients at event (at least 50 preferred)
  • Ability to register patients ahead of time
  • Ability to supply a climate-controlled location 
  • Preferred day(s) of the week

Once the application has been submitted, HCA will assign a dedicated Community Liaison to work directly with the primary point of contact to engage in a collaborative planning process. 

Additionally, the Mobile Vaccine Service feature enables community members who are homebound and meet specific criteria (or their caretakers) to schedule at-home vaccinations. To learn more, please visit, call the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000, or see the flyer below.

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Do You Need a Ride to Get Your Vaccination?
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State Issues Updated Child Care Guidance...
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Vaccination of Children Ages 5 to 11
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Pfizer Vaccine Eligibility Includes Ages 12-15

Orange County parents and legal guardians of minors ages 12 to 15 can now schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment or walk-in to County of Orange Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites offering Pfizer. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the Pfizer vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization to allow administration for 12 to 15-year-olds, following clinical trials that proved it safe for this age group with only non-serious side effects like fatigue and headache.

Subsequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine safety review panel and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended that the vaccine is safe and highly effective in protecting this age group against COVID-19. 

Individuals who would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine for themselves or their children ages 12 and older can do so through:

  • A Primary Care provider or Pediatrician with whom your children or family is already familiar
  • Pharmacies
  • Visiting
  • Visiting - If further assistance is needed with selecting a site, scheduling, or arranging for transportation to and from the site, community members can call HCA’s OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000
  • Walking-in to a County POD site that is administering the Pfizer vaccine

For more information, click here.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Ages 16+

As previously reported, everyone ages 16 and over in Orange County is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Parental consent is required for youth under 18; however, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine. If you have not already done so, be sure to get register with Othena ahead of time to ensure your place in the virtual waiting queue.  

People within the eligible groups are strongly encouraged to register now with Othena to receive a vaccination from the County. Once registered, they will be placed in the virtual waiting room with other individuals who are already eligible within the State’s guidelines. Appointments are dependent on vaccine supply. As the County receives more vaccines, more appointments will open in Othena

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine resources in Orange County, including this weekend's POD schedule, click here

Please be aware that there are more channels of distribution other than the County where people can get a vaccine. For more information on where you can find appointments through other medical providers and local pharmacies, visit   

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FREE COVID Testing Opportunities in The OC!

Testing continues to be a main priority of our COVID-19 efforts. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if your employer is requiring testing as a part of their business reopening plan, the County offers FREE testing to all of our residents. 

There are many options for testing, including our County Super Sites, testing kiosks located at various locations throughout the County (including Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, and Mission Viejo in the 5th District), and even at home tests that can be delivered to you and mailed to the lab for processing.

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Get Your FREE At-Home COVID-19 Testing Now!
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While You're Home, Beware of COVID-19 Scams!

While many of you are at home working or self-isolating and spending more time on the internet, thieves are taking advantage of this situation and coming up with new and innovative ways to separate you from your money. Now is a good time to educate yourself on the various ploys used by scammers for COVID-19.

If you lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA, toll-free, at 844-684-6333. To find out if you qualify, read FEMA’s Funeral Assistance FAQs.

Unfortunately, FEMA reports that scammers are contacting people and pretending to offer to register them for assistance. To avoid those scams, here are some tips:

  • FEMA will not contact you until you call or apply for assistance.
  • The government won’t ask you to pay anything to get this benefit. 
  • Don’t give your own or your deceased loved one’s personal or financial information to anyone who contacts you out of the blue.

If you think you got a scam call, hang up and report it to the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or the Federal Trade Commission at

A recorded webinar on financial protection of older adults during the COVID pandemic was recently held and is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar included a panel discussion of experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Health and Human Services (HHS).

If you are behind on your mortgage, beware of mortgage relief scams. There is free foreclosure help. If anyone tries to charge you in advance for help or guarantees they can stop your foreclosure, they’re not legitimate. The CFPB has information on how you can avoid foreclosure and tips for working with your mortgage servicer. For more information on COVID housing protections and important deadlines, click here.

Challenges COVID-19 has brought include a higher risk of identity theft. In 2020, the FTC received about 1.4 million reports of identity theft, double the number from 2019. Repeatedly, identity thieves targeted government funds earmarked to help people hard hit financially by the pandemic. 

During the pandemic, we’re doing more online – working, connecting with family and friends, shopping, and banking. If something goes wrong with your device, you want to fix it right away. Scammers are preying on this, offering phony tech support services. Here’s what you should know about tech support scams.

Be on the lookout for fake calls, texts, and emails, as scammers are pretending to be Social Security Agency employees. They may threaten you and demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action. Do not be fooled!

Additionally, a large-scale coronavirus scam has erupted, as impostors are filing claims for unemployment benefits using names of people who have not filed claims. Victims learn about the fraud when they get a notice from their state unemployment benefits office or employer about their supposed application for benefits.

Sadly, people exploiting older adults are often family members or other trusted people who are handling the financial affairs of an incapacitated parent, relative or friend. As such, caregivers and assisted living and nursing facilities can also work together to help protect elderly residents from financial exploitation, both during the pandemic and after life returns to a new normal.

Lastly, if you’re having trouble paying your rent during the coronavirus pandemic, there are relief options and protections available for many renters. Additionally, through the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, both income-eligible renters who experienced pandemic related financial hardships, or landlords who experienced income loss due to unpaid rent, are eligible for financial assistance.

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County of Orange Mental Resiliency Resources

As the spread and far reaching impacts of COVID-19 continue to dominate the world news, we have all witnessed and experienced the parallel spread of worry, anxiety, and uncertainty. The way to overcome this natural tendency is to build our mental resilience, the ability to refocus, clear our minds, and discard negative thoughts.

Here's what you can do...

1) Remember that knowledge is power. Understanding the factors that affect a person’s immune response to COVID-19 will matter as much as, or more than, understanding the virus. There is great information available on the Orange County Health Care Agency's What You Feel is Real webpage.

2) Don’t accept everything you read or hear. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information and frequent updates on the COVID-19’s spread, severity, risk assessment, etc., on the CDC's website.

3) Get your emotional support system in place:

  • Maintain familiar routines in daily life as much as possible; take care of your basic needs and employ helpful coping strategies; rest during work or between shifts, eat healthy food and engage in physical activity.
  • Stay connected with friends and family, even virtually connected, and maintain your social networks.
  • Have the emails and phone numbers of close friends and family handy.

4) Take control, incorporate preventative measures:

  • See the CDC’s list of preventative measures.
  • The constant stream of news reports can cause anyone to feel anxious or distressed. Instead, seek updates and practical guidelines at intervals during the day.
  • Be supportive to others. Assisting others in their time of need can benefit the person receiving support as well as the helper.

If you or a loved one are feeling anxiety, worry or fear related to the social disruption caused by COVID-19, you can also reach out to these resources for support:

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OC Animal Care is NOW OPEN for Appointments!
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OC Animal Care Pet of the Week: Meet Darling!
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Drive-Thru Pet Food Pantry at OC Animal Care
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Orange County Animal Care Fact Checker
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Lost and Found Community Pet Information
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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

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Did You Find Kittens? Let's Paws

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Make Earth Cool Again Film Festival in Laguna!
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Ladera Ranch Farmers Market is Every Sunday!
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First Saturdays: Farmers Market on The Ranch!
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Irvine: Mason Regional Park - Awakening Snakes

Join OC Parks now for Awakening Snakes, when snakes are becoming active in our parks after tucking themselves away for the winter months. Enjoy crafts and other snake-themed activities as well as live snake demonstrations from Southwestern Field Herping Association on April 9 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Mason Regional Park in Irvine. Online reservations are required prior to the event. For more information and to register, click here or on the image below.

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Earth Day at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
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Super Hero 5K Run/Walk & Safety Expo - April 30
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Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon
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2022 Pickleball Slam in Newport Beach - May 5
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Battle of the Mariachis at the Mission - May 14
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Costa Mesa: Bike Skills Workshop - May 14
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Laguna Beach Chamber Annual Golf Tournament!
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40th Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5k - 6/4/22

Registration is currently open for the popular CdM Scenic 5K & 2-Mile Fun Walk that will once again highlight the event’s charming ocean view course and delicious restaurant row of local eateries. On Saturday, June 4, the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the event’s 40th Anniversary, and will be introducing new participation medals, themed celebrations throughout the day. For more information, click here or on the image below..

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OC Public Libraries: Services, Events & Activities
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Meals on Wheels and Congregate Lunches for Seniors.


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Drive-Thru Food Distribution, weekdays in San Clemente.



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 Drive Through Food Bank, Monday - Friday in Irvine.


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 Food Pantry, Monday - Friday in Laguna Beach.



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held on the first & third Wednesday of every month.



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PEACE Community Resource Center Food Pantries.



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Food Pantry Services weekdays in Irvine.
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Nutrition Gap Program Relaunched with 211 OC

As previously reported, I'm pleased to have relaunched the Nutrition Gap Program. Food insecurity continues to be a major challenge for many residents, as people struggle to get back on their feet and keep food on the table. The goal is to satisfy the continued demand for nutritious food and bridge the gap between hunger and the next meal.

The $2 million dollar program is being funded by the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and is available to residents living in my district. Priority will be given to those experiencing food insecurity due to age/disability, economic status, lack of familial or community support, lack of access to available resources, and those who have military service.

Enrollment is now open and, to make it as easy as possible for people to enroll in the program, we have three options by which they can enroll.

Program Details:

  • Coordinated through the Office on Aging in partnership with 2-1-1 Orange County.
  • Provides twice-weekly deliveries, via DoorDash, of restaurant-quality meals directly to participant’s homes.
  • Each Monday, participants receive three fresh lunches and three fresh dinners.
  • Each Thursday, they receive three fresh lunches, three fresh dinners, one frozen lunch, and one frozen dinner.

Restaurants participating in the program include:

  • Ruby’s Diner
  • Bella Collina
  • Villa Roma
  • Bamboo Bistro
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Check Out The Fifth District Dispatch Archives!

For those of you who may have missed any of my previous Fifth District Dispatch newsletters, featuring up-to-date COVID-19 facts and other information pertinent to South County, click here

Thank you so much for your outstanding and continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Orange County, as we're all in this together!

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For questions or comments regarding my E-Newsletter, please contact my office staff at (714) 834-3550 or email my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, at .
In This Issue
orange arrow 5th DISTRICT SPOTLIGHT
James Dinwiddie
Chief of Staff

Yasie Goebel
Deputy Chief of Staff

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Pauline Colvin
Communications Director

Nicole Garcia
Policy Advisor

Christian Abueg
Policy Advisor

Rosemary Conteras
Office Manager

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