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October 23, 2014  Permits Needed for Over-Road Displays in Unincorporated AreasProperty owners in the unincorporated areas of Orange County planning to stretch holiday displays over public roadways must coordinate with OC Public Works to assure the displays are safe and properly permitted.
October 22, 2014  Public Update on Ebola PreparednessEmergency planning is well underway in Orange County in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The risk of contracting Ebola in the United States and in Orange County is very low; there are currently no cases of Ebola in California and no suspect cases. County officials are reviewing communicable disease response plans and conducting drills to exercise those plans.
October 22, 2014  Board Approves Renewable Energy Plant at Irvine Area LandfillA proposed state-of-the-art renewable energy plant to convert landfill gas to electricity has been approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Board, in a unanimous vote at its regular meeting on Oct. 21, gave the go-ahead for OC Waste & Recycling, the department that manages the County's three landfills, to revise and update a previous agreement with a private contractor to build a gas-to-energy facility at the County's Frank R. Bowerman Landfill.
October 25, 2014
10:00 AMHalloween Zoo-tacular!
  • Fun activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt*, and face painting! (*Kids ages 12 & under)
  • Come see the zoo animals receive treat filled pumpkins throughout the day!
  • First 100 children in costume (ages 12 & under) receive a free gift!
  • Reservations are not needed.
  • Activities are free with paid zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free).
  • For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for this event (must be at least 18 years old), call Marcy at 714-973-6846.
October 26, 2014
8:00 AMBirding Walk

Spot local native and spring resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this slow and easy 2-mile walk through a landscaped suburban parkland setting at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Wear hiking or walking shoes; bring binoculars!

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel (Enter park and make a right turn at the T intersection. Make a left into the first parking lot and meet at the far end.)
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F & 949-923-2240 Sat/Sun
  • Donation: $2 per person
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)
October 27, 2014
6:30 PMElectronic Cigarettes: The New "E-diction"The Orange County Sheriff's Department will present information at this free event on the various types of e-cigs and how they work, their prevalence in schools and community, health concerns, prevention tips, and law enforcement's approach to the issue.