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OC LAFCO -Accepting Applications for Alternate Public Member

The Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission (OC LAFCO) is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as the alternate public member on OC LAFCO.

Applications must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014.
Click here for application.

For additional information, please call (714) 834-2556.



OC Housing & Community Development (FY 2013/14 CAPER)
OC Housing & Community Development have added the document below for 15 day public review/notice :


FY 2013-14 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)



Upcoming Closure - Chapman Library
In order to serve you better, the Garden Grove Chapman Library will close on September 8, 2014 for refurbishment.

All holds and ILLs may be picked up at the Garden Grove Regional Library. For interim library service please visit the nearby Garden Grove Regional Library, the Garden Grove West Library, or visit our website at www.ocpl.org for other branch locations and online services.

The Garden Grove Regional Library is located at 11200 Stanford Avenue in Garden Grove and the Garden Grove West Libraryis located at 11962 Bailey Street in Garden Grove.

Silverado Branch Library Project

OC Public Libraries and OC Parks are working on a project to relocate the Silverado Branch Library from Silverado Canyon Road to the former Silverado Elementary School Site on Santiago Canyon Road. Other improvements will be made to the main building’s multipurpose room and to the site. Read more



Heritage Park Library - Limited Parking 8/6 - 8/10
Parking for the Heritage Park Library will be impacted from Wednesday August 6 through Sunday August 10 due to The 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships being held at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex at Irvine High School.

It is advised that drivers approach the intersection of Walnut and Yale, driving south on Yale and turning right into the parking lot just before Walnut.

Public Review - Draft 2015 FTIP & Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS
On June 5, 2014, SCAG’s Transportation Committee authorized the release of the Draft 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) and Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) for a 30-day public review and comment period to begin on July 1, 2014.

http://newsletter.scag.ca.gov/eflyer/2015FTIP.htm



Limited Hours - Cypress Library
Saturday, July 26th Cypress Library open 12:00-5:00pm. The Cypress Recreation & Community Services 33rd Annual Run/Walk on July 26th will result in limited access and parking in the city hall & library area. Library visitors should allow extra time to access the library - visitors are also welcome to visit nearby libraries, most of which open at 10am on Saturday.

Appeal your property value

Appeal your property value:

The annual filing period for an Assessment Appeal is July 2 to September 15 of each year.



Dana Point Library - Temporary Closure
In order to serve you better, the Dana Point Library will temporarily closed effective June 30, 2014 for a refurbishment project.

All holds and ILLs may be picked up at the Laguna Niguel Library. For interim library service please visit the Laguna Niguel Library or any branch of OC Public Libraries. The Laguna Niguel Library is located at 30341 Crown Valley Pkwy in the City of Laguna Niguel.

San Clemente Library - Temporary Closure

In order to serve you better, the San Clemente Library will temporarily closed effective June 16, 2014 for an extensive refurbishment project.

All holds and ILLs may be picked up at the San Juan Capistrano Library. For interim library service please visit the San Juan Capistrano Library or any branch of OC Public Libraries. The San Juan Capistrano Library is located at 31495 El Camino Real in the City of San Juan Capistrano.



Annual Central County Health Expo

5th Annual Central County Health Expo

Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:00 am -4:00 pm
12951 Euclid St., Garden Grove


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Library Catalog Maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day Sunday, May 18th.

Searches for titles may return inaccurate or incomplete results. We apologize for the inconvenience.



War Ink
With nearly 2 million veterans in California and a generation of veterans returning from two wars, Contra Costa County Library has launched a timely and relevant project, War Ink, an online exhibit of Iraq and Afghanistan veteran memorial tattoo art.
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife: California Code of Regulations - MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING (WATERFOWL, COOTS, MOORHENS)

Below is a link to a copy of the Draft Environmental Document Regarding Migratory Game Bird Hunting (Waterfowl, Coots, Moorhens) prepared by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in compliance with CEQA.
The document is available for public review until June 16, 2014.

DRAFT - ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT - Section 502, Title 14, California Code of Regulations - MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING (WATERFOWL, COOTS, MOORHENS)


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Cypress Library limited access and parking – 5/2 – 5/4/2014
Slurry sealing and parking lot maintenance in and around the Cypress Civic Center will result in limited access and parking in the library area. Library visitors should allow extra time to access the library -visitors are also welcome to visit nearby libraries.

Library Catalog Maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day Sunday, April 20th.

Searches for titles may return inaccurate or incomplete results. We apologize for the inconvenience.


April 20, 2014 Branches Closed
Branches normally open on Sundays will be closed on April 20, 2014. All branches will resume their regular schedules on Monday, April 21.

Schedule Maintenance - County Websites
County of Orange websites, including the OC Public Libraries' site, will undergo maintenance at 8:00am, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Sites will be down for a brief period of time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

OC Health Care Agency - MHSA Three-Year Plan for Public Comment

OC Health Care Agency announced the MHSA Three-Year Plan FY 14/15 – 16/17 is open for public comment now through April 21,2014.

The plan can be found here: https://cms.ocgov.com/gov/health/bhs/about/pi/mhsa/updates/default.asp



Library Catalog Maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day Sunday, March 16th.

Searches for titles may return inaccurate or incomplete results. We apologize for the inconvenience.

OC Housing & Community Development: FY 2014-15 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

OC Housing & Community Development have added the document below for 30-day public review and will be for the period from March 7, 2014 – April 7, 2014.

FY 2014-15 Annual Action Plan (AAP)
You can find the document at http://occommunityservices.org/hcd/community/

APP utilizes priorities listed in the CP to address local housing and community development needs with Federal and local resources.



Marlo Thomas at Literary Orange April 5, 2014
Do you love books? Register for Literary Orange 2014! The program features keynote addresses by Marlo Thomas and Ann Hood, along with 15 panel discussion sessions featuring authors covering a variety of genres including Mystery, YA, Food, Media, Memoir, Poetry, and Romance.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen and engage with an exciting array of authors, have books signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Morning refreshments, lunch, and dessert are included. For details and to register visit: http://www.literaryorange.org/.
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Patron Database Maintenance

The Library’s patron database will undergo routine maintenance all day Monday, February 17th, 2014, while all the library system’s branches are closed for the County’s observance of President’s Day.

Patrons might have issues looking up their records and may return with inaccurate or no results.

We apologize for the inconvenience.



The Library’s catalog will undergo scheduled maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo scheduled maintenance on Sun., Jan. 19 through Tues., Jan. 21. During this time your searches may return inaccurate results. You may also find that you have limited to no access to your library account, and that you cannot place holds on library material. Please contact a local OC Public Libraries branch during regular business hours for assistance. We apologize for the inconvenience

Ancestry.com available at select libraries for a limited time.
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to historical documents, historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, and other resources that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.


Library Catalog Maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Your searches may return inaccurate or incomplete results. We apologize for the inconvenience.

An OverDrive update regarding the reported security breach of Adobe
As widely reported, Adobe confirmed that they suffered a security breach of customer data on their servers. The company posted information at their blog here: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/10/important-customer-security-announcement.html

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 27 – Libraries will Close at 5:00 pm

November 28 & 29 – All Libraries Closed


With the exception of Laguna Woods, all branches will reopen and resume their regular hours on Saturday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

New Year's Holiday Hours

December 31 - Libraries will Close at 5:00 pm

January 1 – All Libraries Closed



FREE FLU VACCINE DAY

FREE FLU VACCINE DAY
Orange County Community Service Center, Westminster.
Friday, October 11, 2013
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

More information – English

More Information – Spanish
More information - Vietnamese



Covered California
Covered California will make it simple and affordable for you to purchase health insurance and access financial assistance to pay for coverage.

OC Housing & Community Development: FY 2014-15 Funding Allocation Policy and Process (FAPP)

OC Housing & Community Development have added the document below for public review/notice :

FY 2014-15 Funding Allocation Policy and Process



Library Catalog Maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day this Monday, September 2nd, 2013, while the all the library system’s branches are closed in observance of Labor Day.

Your searches for titles may return inaccurate or incomplete results. We apologize for the inconvenience.


OC Housing & Community Development: (FY 2012/13 CAPER)

OC Housing & Community Development have added the document below for public review/notice :

FY 2012-13 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The CAPER is an annual assessment report that identifies the Urban County of Orange’s overall housing and community development accomplishments in meeting the five-year Consolidated Plan strategy that establishes priorities for addressing the identified housing and community development needs. The County is required to provide the public and HUD with an assessment of its accomplishments utilizing federal funds each year.



The San Clemente Library will be closed on Sunday, August 11, 2013

The San Clemente Library will be closed on Sunday, August 11, 2013 due to the San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival.

Nearby San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point branches will be open for your library needs from Noon - 5pm.



Westminster Branch Library - Closed on Sundays
The library located on 13th Street in Westminster will continue to be open Monday through Saturday, but will no longer be open on Sundays starting August 4, 2013

Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library Reopens!
Join us at this Costa Mesa branch library - we'll start the day with refreshments and music at 10:00am followed by the Wildlife Company at 11:00am and other activities at 12noon and 1:00pm.

Cypress Library limited access and parking - 7/27/2013

Saturday, July 27th Cypress Library open 12:00-5:00pm. The Cypress Recreation & Community Services 32nd Annual Run/Walk on July 27th will result in limited access and parking in the city hall & library area. Library visitors should allow extra time to access the library - visitors are also welcome to visit nearby libraries, most of which open at 10am on Saturday.



Irvine-Katie Wheeler Library Temporary Closure
The Katie Wheeler Library in Irvine is closed due to a possible gas leak. Before visiting the Library, please call (714) 669-8753 to verify that the Library is reopened. Items may be returned to the book drop or to another branch library. To visit a library during this closure, check the library locations list found on this website.

Returning Library Material

As of July 1, 2013 we will no longer accept returns of material from libraries outside of Orange County. We will not have the means to return these items for you which may cause them to be considered late or lost by the owning library resulting in fines and fees.

If you have any questions, please consult with library staff before returning library material.



Library catalog maintenance - 6/2/2013

The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day this Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.

Your searches for titles may return inaccurate or incomplete results. We apologize for the inconvenience.



Library Catalog Maintenance
The Library’s catalog will undergo routine maintenance all day this Monday, May 27th, 2013, while the all the library branches are closed.

April is National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by The Academy of American Poets in 1996 to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.
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Mental Health Services Act Plan Update
Mental Health Services Act Plan Update is available for 30-day public review and comment from April 12, 2013 to May 12, 2013.

http://ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi/mhsa/updates
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Branch Closures - Listed in alphabetical order by city
Costa Mesa, Donald Dungan - closed April 1 - July 31,2013



click for complete list of branch libraries

Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance

The Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance Wed., Feb. 6 – Fri., Feb. 8 and will reopen on Sat. Feb., 9 at 10am.

A temporary book drop will be located near the front of the building for those who wish to return library material. For full library service including returning material, please visit a nearby branch that will be open for business as usual. (click here for list of locations and hours)



Visit OC Public Libraries at the Tet Festival

Happy Lunar New Year! Come join the fun.
OC Public Libraries at The Tet Festival!
Free opportunity drawing to win a HD NOOK*

Saturday, Feb. 9 & Sunday, Feb. 10
Visit us at Booth SW-24
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It’s the Law: Switch to Electronic Federal Benefit Payments Today
If you still receive a paper check for your Social Security or other federal benefit payments, you are required by law to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All OC Public Libraries' branches will be closed Monday, January 21, 2013.

A Conversation with Piper Laurie
A Conversation with Piper Laurie led by Dr. Foster Hirsch

Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Bowers Museum

Presented by OC Public Libraries and the Bowers Museum




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