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  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:39 PM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)

    Exciting news from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce this week as they announce their Candidate Academy. This non-partisan seminar series provides a wealth of training and resources for participants considering running for public office.

    For more information, check out the flyer below!

    Candidate Academy Flyer-v3[5].pdf

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:33 AM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)

    City of Hope is the highest ranked cancer center in the West and #11 in the nation, by U.S. News & World Report.

    Annette Walker, president of City of Hope Orange County:

    “City of Hope’s ranking by U.S. News & World Report  as the number 11 cancer center in the nation, a designation that makes City of Hope the highest ranked cancer hospital in the West, underscores the importance of City of Hope's $1 billion commitment to build a comprehensive cancer campus at FivePoint Gateway in Irvine. By bringing our exceptional, compassionate care and an unprecedented research and treatment network to Orange County, we’re turning hope into reality for our patients.”

    For the full article, click here: US News and World Report 2019 FINAL_7-30-19[3].pdf

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:00 PM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)



    New Sticker Toll Transponders

    The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), which operates The Toll Roads on routes 73, 133, 241, and 261 in Orange County, is transitioning from battery-operated, hard case transponders to sticker transponders that adhere to the inside of vehicle windshields to allow for toll collection. The bandage-size stickers cost less to produce, and the TCA is eliminating the monthly account maintenance fee for account holders.

    The FasTrak sticker transponders will be available for free to ExpressAccount customers starting in September. In addition, TCA is launching a frequent-driver discount program with the rollout of the new sticker transponder. Prepaid FasTrak account holders will earn a $1 discount on each toll transaction when they spend $40 or more in a month driving the 73, 133, 241, or 261 toll roads.

    TCA will continue selling hard-case transponders with switches for drivers who need them to get lower carpool rates on LA Metro’s Interstate 10 and 110 ExpressLanes and on the Bay Area Express Lanes and bridges. To learn more or to sign up for FasTrak, go to https://thetollroads.com/sticker

    Key items of note:

    • The FasTrak sticker transponders will be immediately interoperable throughout the state at all toll facilities.
    • They are smaller, sleeker and less visible than the larger, boxier hard-case transponder.
    • There will no longer be a $2 per month user fee for those who have a transponder, but don’t use or rarely use the toll roads.
    • If you have a “switchable” transponder (a transponder with a “1-2-3” switch), you can keep it to use on the toll lanes that offer a reduced rate for multiple passengers in your car. The system will read both the sticker transponder and the hard-case transponder, but will charge the lower of the two rates.
    • If you choose to dispose of your hard-case transponder, please treat it just like you would used batteries and dispose of it safely. You can find out more about proper disposal at https://calrecycle.ca.gov/ReduceWaste/Batteries
    • If you have a motorcycle or a metalized windshield, you’ll want to call customer service at 949-727-4800.
    • No more beep! The sticker transponders are silent.
    • You DO have to stick the sticker transponder to your windshield. It won’t read if you have it in your glove compartment or elsewhere in your vehicle.
    • Once you stick it on your windshield it has to stay there. If you try to pull it off, the antenna in the sticker will break and it’ll be unusable. If you accidentally break it, contact customer service at 949-727-4800 and they can provide you a new sticker transponder.

    Printable Fact Sheet

    Official TCA Press Release

    View Video of How to Install


    Please Note: Only choose one location to adhere your sticker.


  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:24 AM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)

    Orange County Register
    Jeong Park
    April 24, 2019

    About 2,100 apartment units, a boutique hotel, a three-acre park, four office buildings and a movie theater are just part of an updated proposal for replacing the Laguna Hills Mall.

    Merlone Geier Partners unveiled its updated plan for the 68-acre Five Lagunas at a community open house inside the mall on Wednesday, April 24. Two anchor stores - Macy's and J.C. Penney - going vacant last year freed up more areas for development, company officials said of the expanded plans.

    To continue reading, click here.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 4:56 PM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)


    Want to know what the future of holds for the Laguna Hills Mall? Join the owners for a Five Lagunas Community  Forum at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, for a progress report. The owners will also be seeking feedback to help guide the project's future.

    Meet at the mall entrance near Ruby's. Refreshments will be served.

    To learn more, follow the link by clicking here.

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:53 AM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)


  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:50 AM | Francisco Barajas (Administrator)


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