2018 Headline News Archive

March 8, 2018 
Top Twenty Property Taxpayers Secured and Unsecured for FY 2017-18

Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Shari L. Freidenrich, announced that the Top Twenty Property Taxpayers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 in the secured and unsecured categories in the County of Orange are as follows:

February 27, 2018 
OCSD to Enforce Trespass Laws Following the Voluntary Transition of Homeless Individuals Encamped Along the Santa Ana River Trail

As of 2 p.m. today, all individuals encamped along the Santa Ana River Trail in the project area between Ball Road in the city of Anaheim and Memory Lane in the city of Orange have voluntarily complied with the request to relocate. The Orange County Sheriff's Department will now actively enforce state trespass laws and will maintain high visibility patrols in the area. This active enforcement of trespass laws will enable the County to complete the environmental remediation project and restore the area to its intended purpose.

February 23, 2018 
County Expands Temporary Shelter Capacity at Bridges at Kraemer Place

The County of Orange has expanded temporary shelter capacity at Bridges at Kraemer Place in Anaheim – providing accommodations for an additional 52 individuals inside the facility and an additional 13 individuals in two temporary structures on the facility property.

February 22, 2018 
Property Tax Auction on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich announced that the next tax auction is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Building 10 in Santa Ana. "We currently have 15 improved parcels and six unimproved parcels to auction, and expect to actually auction off between five and 10 parcels," stated Treasurer Freidenrich. The Treasurer will not auction off properties that have paid all delinquent taxes and penalties in full by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 or are otherwise ineligible for sale. The current list of parcels, a link directly to the parcel on a GIS map and other information on our upcoming tax auction are available at ocgov.com/taxauction. The list of parcels is updated every week.

February 15, 2018 
County Authorizes Additional Resources for Individuals Presently Encamped on the Santa Ana Riverbed Between Taft Avenue/Ball Road and Memory Lane

Pursuant to the approvals given by the Orange County Board of Supervisors during a special Board meeting today, the County of Orange will be providing additional motel stays, shelter spaces and related services for individuals presently encamped along the Santa Ana Riverbed between Taft Avenue/Ball Road in Anaheim and Memory Lane in Orange (also referred to as the "Project Area" for the County's environmental remediation project).

February 2, 2018 
Orange County Elections Invites Applications for Upcoming Election Academy

In 2010 the Registrar of Voters launched the Orange County Election Academy, an academic program designed to teach participants about elections in Orange County, California. This award winning, one-of-a-kind elections education program, is open to the public at no cost. The comprehensive curriculum is particularly beneficial to those individuals interested in voting, running for office, and the elections process in general.

January 31, 2018 
Pilot Phase of Restaurant Meals Program Starts February 1st in Orange County

The pilot phase of the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) will officially launch in Orange County on February 1, 2018 in participating restaurants in the cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana. Upon launch, Orange County will become the ninth county in California to offer this program to eligible participants.

January 29, 2018 
County, City and Federal Agencies Approve Agreement on Metroplex Flight Paths from John Wayne Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved a Settlement Agreement January 19 with the City of Newport Beach and the County of Orange defining flight paths from John Wayne Airport (SNA).

January 25, 2018 
County Establishes Newly Restructured Commission to End Homelessness

On January 23, 2018, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the formation of the newly restructured Commission to End Homelessness, representing a transition to a regional, systems-based approach to solving homelessness.

January 24, 2018 
Do You Know Someone Affected by the Canyon Fire 2?

The Treasurer-Tax Collector has been notified that only a few taxpayers have requested a lowering of their property taxes due to damages from the Canyon Fire 2. Those taxpayers who lost their homes should consider applying to temporarily lower their property taxes.

January 16, 2018 
Office of Care Coordination Newsletter - January 2018

The Office of Care Coordination recently published the January 2018 newsletter regarding the County's continued efforts to address homelessness. In this newsletter, you can learn about progress made in 2017 and steps expected to be taken in 2018 toward building an integrated System of Care.

January 16, 2018 
Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Valentine's Day Hours for Marriage Services

For those looking to tie the knot on what many consider to be the most romantic day of the year, look no further. To accommodate couples, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering extended hours at his offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana on Valentine's Day. The department will close at 5:30 pm instead of its normal closing hours to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies.

January 16, 2018 
Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Roll Out OC Weddings Mobile App

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be rolling out his department's new OC Weddings mobile app. The mobile app will allow customers to both complete a marriage license application and to set an appointment for a civil marriage ceremony, all from the convenience of their mobile devices.

January 8, 2018 
County To Temporarily Close Portion of Santa Ana River Trail

Beginning Monday, January 22, 2018, the County of Orange will temporarily close a portion of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) from Memory Lane in Orange to Taft Avenue/Ball Road in Anaheim for an environmental remediation project. Upon completion of the project, estimated to last up to three months, the County will reopen the closed portion of the SART for recreational trail use during posted public access hours.

January 9, 2018 
2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals

The County of Orange is hard at work throughout each year, providing services to Orange County’s more than 3 million residents. This 2017 Accomplishments and 2018 Goals document highlights that work by noting significant accomplishments throughout the County in 2017, while looking forward to our most important goals and areas of expected achievement for 2018.

January 9, 2018 
OC Community Resources Annual Report

OC Community Resources (OCCR) is a multifaceted, service-driven public agency that seeks continuously to achieve its mission of connecting people and resources. Click "read more" to view the OCCR annual report for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

January 9, 2018 
Supervisor Andrew Do Elected 2018 Board Chairman

Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, has been chosen unanimously by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2018. Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Fourth District, will serve as the Board's Vice Chair.

January 8, 2018 
Armories Open All Day Tuesday Due to Predicted Rain

With coordination and support from the California Military Department and in conjunction with the County Office of Emergency Services, the Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelters (armories) located in both Santa Ana and Fullerton will operate with extended hours on Tuesday to provide shelter and protection to the homeless community during the upcoming storm.

January 2, 2018 
County Approves Purchase of Building for Behavioral Health Services

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the purchase and sale agreement with Fountain Valley School District for purchase of an office building for the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) at 265 S. Anita Drive in the City of Orange.

January 24, 2018 
John Wayne Airport Posts December 2017 Statistics

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2017 as compared with December 2016. In December 2017, the Airport served 899,451 passengers, an increase of 3.3% when compared with the December 2016 passenger traffic count of 870,956.

February 5, 2018 
OC Parks Initiates Firewood Policy

OC Parks is initiating a new firewood policy designed to reduce the risk of damaging Orange County's oak and sycamore woodlands and other trees from invasive pests.

February 8, 2018 
More than 3,000 Orange County Food Establishments Receive Awards of Excellence

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has issued the 2018 Award of Excellence to 3,110 Orange County food facilities to recognize local businesses for their outstanding food safety and sanitation practices during 2017.

February 14, 2018 
OC Health Care Agency Launches New ‘Every Woman OC’ Website

The OC Health Care Agency in partnership with the Orange County Perinatal Council is proud to announce the launch of a new website (www.everywomanoc.org) with the goal of providing essential health information and resources to women who are considering pregnancy, pregnant, or in the postpartum period with infants through their first year of life.

January 22, 2018 
Public Invited to Share Input about Opioid Epidemic in Orange County

(Santa Ana, CA) - The OC Health Care Agency in partnership with the Orange County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board will present a Public Forum on January 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Delhi Center in Santa Ana to address the opioid epidemic in Orange County and identify prevention and treatment needs to reduce overdose and addiction.

March 9, 2018 
County Celebrates New State of the Art, 30,000-Square-Foot OC Animal Care Shelter with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The County of Orange celebrated the completion of OC Animal Care's new shelter with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 7.

March 15, 2018 
County Hires Executive Director of Office of Independent Review

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors voted March 13 to approve the appointment of Kevin Rogan as the Executive Director of the County's Office of Independent Review (OIR).

March 16, 2018 
Public Invited to New OC Animal Care Facility Grand Opening

Please join the County of Orange for a public, family-friendly grand opening of the new OC Animal Care facility in Tustin.

February 1, 2018 
County of Orange Social Services Agency Warns of Facebook Phishing Scam

The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) is warning residents of a phishing scam on Facebook that attempts to obtain cardholder information of CalWORKs, CalFresh, and General Relief clients throughout California.

February 20, 2018 
Frost Advisory Issued for Orange County

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Orange County beginning at 10 p.m. this evening to 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Overnight temperatures in some areas will dip to the low 30s with isolated locations in the upper 20s.

February 21, 2018 
Painted Stories of Urban Landscapes on Display at John Wayne Airport

From February 20, 2018 – March 19, 2018, paintings by Veronica Schmitt will be on display at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program. These works can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

February 27, 2018 
OC Health Care Agency Issues Ocean and Bay Rain Advisory

The Environmental Health division of the OC Health Care Agency advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, close to storm drains, and the outlets of creeks and rivers during and after rainstorms.

February 28, 2018 
Office of Care Coordination Newsletter - February 2018

The Office of Care Coordination recently published the February 2018newsletter regarding the County's continued efforts to address homelessness. In this newsletter, you will find information on the efforts to assist those in the River Trail.

March 6, 2018 
Mental Health Services Act Annual Plan Update Available for Public Comment

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) announces the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Mental Health Services Act Plan Update for public review and comment at www.ochealthinfo.com/mhsa through April 4, 2018.