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Successful Creek Clean-up Event

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On September 21, the City participated in the California Coastal Commission’s 35th annual Coastal Clean-up event. The event was held at Descanso Park where roughly 60 volunteers helped to remove trash from San Juan Creek and Arroyo Trabuco Creek. This was a six-fold increase from the volunteer turnout in 2018! The event was supported by the City’s Youth Advisory Board, Public Works staff and the local Rotary Club. Volunteers included local residents, the business community, as well as teachers and students from local schools. Through their efforts, approximately 2,400 pounds of trash and approximately 40 pounds of recyclables were collected.


OCSD Workshop - October 17

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As part of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s “Stay Safe OC” campaign, join OCSD Narcotics Investigator Christopher Ledbetter on Thursday, October 17, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center (25925 Camino Del Avion) to discuss the impacts of opioid addiction in Orange County and steps law enforcement is taking to address this new threat. For additional information, please see the attached flyer or contact Celina Corley, Crime Prevention Specialist, at (949) 443-6370.


Verdugo Street Construction Closure

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Beginning Monday, October 14, Verdugo Street (from Camino Capistrano to the train depot plaza) will be closed to vehicular traffic for approximately three months in order to accommodate construction of a long-awaited beautification project. This major capital improvement project will provide wider sidewalks, decorative brick pavers, enhanced lighting, landscaping and a more pedestrian-friendly gateway to the downtown. During construction, both the Franciscan Plaza parking structure and Multi-modal parking lots will be accessible from Camino Capistrano. Wayfinding signage will be placed throughout the downtown directing motorists to parking locations. Electronic message boards have also been placed throughout the downtown notifying the public of the impending street closure, and notifications have gone out to all downtown businesses located in the general vicinity of Verdugo Street. City staff have coordinated extensively with downtown businesses to mitigate potential impacts to customers. Additionally, the City has created a dedicated webpage that includes project information and will provide construction schedule updates. Questions regarding the Verdugo Street Beautification Project should be directed to Tom Toman, Assistant Public Works Director, at

Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

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Residents are encouraged to visit ReadyOC for information on starting an emergency preparedness kit, making a plan for their family and pets, and staying connected to receive the most up-to-date information from your public safety providers. To stay informed, residents can also register for AlertOC, the mass notification system utilized by the City to notify residents and businesses of emergencies that may require immediate lifesaving actions. To register, visit the AlertOC website or text ALERTOC to 888777.


AlertOC Emergency Notification System Test - October 3, 2018

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As you may already be aware, today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA). The WEA portion of the test commences at 11:18 a.m. and the EAS portion follows at 11:20 a.m. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.  Your cell phones should receive a national alert.


In conjunction with the Nationwide test, you may receive an additional test call today from Alert OC in conjunction with the Nationwide test (if you have signed up to receive Orange County Alert OC emergency notifications - CLICK HERE to sign up).  This test of Orange County’s Regional Emergency Notification System will test AlertOC’s capability, capacity, and effectiveness to deliver emergency notifications to the public during times of a major disaster.  Feel free to contact Lynn Mata, San Juan Capistrano Emergency Manager at 949-443-6304 or if you have any questions. Thank you.    


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