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February 17, 2015 
OC Public Works Uncovers Fossils Dating Back Millions of Years

News ImageAn OC Public Works project to deliver a new regional transportation corridor uncovered extremely rare marine turtle fossils. See television news coverage here: NBC 4 and KCAL 9/CBS 2.


January 27, 2015 
Foothills Sentry: OC Public Works noted for canyon efforts

News ImageA fire in September left Silverado Canyon badly denuded and subject to mudslides during heavy rains…


December 24, 2014 
The plight of the lights in Ladera Ranch

News ImageCounty says a neighborhood’s decorations on public property must come down unless residents seek and pay for a permit.


December 11, 2014 
Agencies Come Together to Celebrate Completion of Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Line Relocation Project

News ImageNearly 200 elected officials and agency representatives gathered on December 11 in Corona near the Orange County/Riverside County border to celebrate the completion of the Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) line relocation project, a 54-inch diameter wastewater pipeline located south of the Santa Ana River and adjacent to the SR-91 freeway.


December 4, 2014 
Threat Not Over Yet for Residents of Rain-Soaked Silverado Canyon

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Residents and fire officials continued to brace for the possibility of mudslides in Silverado Canyon on Wednesday amid a second day of heavy rains.

According to the National Weather Service 2.5 inches of rain fell on the fire-ravaged canyon in the past 40 hours.


December 3, 2014 
KTLA Channel 5 Features OC Public Works Storm Preparation and Department Operations Center

News ImageKTLA News coverage of proactive measures taken by OC Public Works to protect Orange County communities during the Dec 3 rain storm and the important role residents can play.


October 30, 2014 
Permits Needed to Ensure Safe Holiday Displays Over Public Roads in Unincorporated Areas

News ImageResidents in the unincorporated areas of Orange County are reminded that they must obtain an “encroachment” permit if they plan to stretch holiday displays, including strings of lights, over public roadways.


September 10, 2014 
Permits Needed for Over-Road Displays in Unincorporated Areas

News ImageProperty 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.


May 5, 2014 
La Pata Gap Connector Phase Begins!

News ImageThe contractor of La Pata Extension Project has begun the construction of the La Pata Gap Connector Phase that will extend the existing La Pata Avenue just south of Vista Montana to Calle Saluda with four new travel lanes for approximately 2.27 miles. The phase is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. Below are the details of the project’s construction activities for the upcoming weeks:
WHEN: May 1 to May 16, 2014, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


April 22, 2014 
Prima Deshecha Landfill Update

News ImageDear Neighbor,
As many of you will recall, OC Waste & Recycling had the opportunity to meet with Rancho San Juan residents on the evening of February 20, 2014. During this meeting, OC Waste & Recycling staff discussed the many best management practices that were being implemented and considered to address any inconvenience you may experience from our landfill operations. We realize that not all residents were able to attend that meeting and invite each of you to view the presentation provided that evening on the Prima Deshecha Landfill webpage located at http://oclandfills.com/landfill/active/deshecha.


April 4, 2014 
LA PATA EXTENSION PROJECT – Transportation Relief Coming to Orange County

News ImageSOUTH ORANGE COUNTY – OC Public Works broke ground today on the La Pata Extension Project; the project will increase Orange County’s regional mobility by providing a north-south alternative to Interstate 5 and eliminating the existing gap between Ortega Highway to the north and Avenida Vista Hermosa to the south.


February 24, 2014 
SARI Line Relocation Project in Final Stages

News ImageInformation for SAVI Ranch Businesses


September 26, 2013 
OC Public Works System Receives 2013 Merit Award

News ImageSANTA ANA, CA – Orange County Public Works’ Progress Payment (ProgPay) System was selected for the 2013 Merit Award by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). Information & Technology Services and OC Construction partnered to transform a complex manual process to an electronic work-flow to reduce error and increase efficiency.


September 9, 2013 
Clean Channels, Healthy Ocean: OC Public Works Unveils Adopt A Channel Program At Press Event

News ImageHUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - OC Public Works operates and maintains more than 350 miles of regional flood control channels in Orange County.


August 8, 2013 
County of Orange Planning Commission Holds Public Hearing

News ImageSANTA ANA, CA – The County of Orange Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the County of Orange Zoning Code Amendment CA 11-02.


July 23, 2013 
County Brings Clean-Up Day to La Colonia Independencia Community

News ImageUNINCORPORATED ANAHEIM, CA – The County of Orange will hold a Clean-Up Day in the La Colonia Independencia Community on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until the dumpsters are full.


June 25, 2013 
Orange County Public Works Appoints New Deputy Director of Planning

SANTA ANA, CA– The Orange County Public Works Department has announced the appointment of Richard J. “Rick” Sandzimier as Deputy Director, OC Planning.


April 11, 2013 
Orange County Celebrates Public Works Week with Open House Event

News ImageSANTA ANA, CA– Orange County Public Works hosts its annual Open House Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 2301 North Glassell Street, Orange. The Open House will exhibit an overview of projects, community services, and displays that give residents a better understanding of what OC Public Works does for their community.


February 22, 2013 
County’s ALERT Weather Telemetry Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Early Warning Systems

SANTA ANA, CA – OC Public Works’ OC Watersheds Division maintains and monitors the County’s early warning system as a flooding prevention and emergency response tool.


February 19, 2013 
County to Receive ASCE OC Branch “Project of the Year Award” for Alton Parkway Extension Project

SANTA ANA, CA- The Orange County Public Works Department, the City of Lake Forest and RBF will receive the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) OC Branch Project of the Year award for the Alton Parkway Extension project this month.


February 19, 2013 
County Brings “Clean Up Day” to El Modena Community

ORANGE, CA- The County of Orange’s OC Planning Neighborhood Preservation team joins OC Waste & Recycling and Supervisor Todd Spitzer to invite all volunteers to kick off 2013 with the El Modena Community Clean up Day.


December 26, 2012 
Update on Petroleum Sheen in East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA– Over this past weekend, as detailed in an OC Public Works press release on December 24, petroleum sheen.....


December 24, 2012 
Petroleum Sheen in East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – A petroleum sheen was observed in a County flood control channel located inland of Pacific Coast Highway and three-fourths of a mile...


December 6, 2012 
Orange County Public Works To Receive Joint APWA Award

SANTA ANA, CA – The Orange County Public Works Department and the City of Lake Forest have been selected to receive the 2012 Project of the Year award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)...


October 1, 2012 
County Partnership With Miocean Helps To Prevent Beach Pollution

SANTA ANA, CA— The County's OC Public Works Department has received a donation from the Miocean foundation for a $100,000 project to prevent trash and debris from reaching coastal waters in Huntington Beach...


September 9, 2012 
Volunteers Needed To Help Keep Beaches Clean By Removing Trash From Creeks And Rivers

OC Cities and Community Groups Prepare for Inner Coastal and Watershed Cleanup Day 2012...


August 27, 2012 
Orange County Public Works Recognized for Accreditation at American Public Works Association Congress

ANAHEIM, CA-- The Orange County's Public Works Department will be recognized for receiving its national professional accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) today at 5 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom Level Three, as part of the 2012 APWA Congress...


June 14, 2012 
Alton Parkway Extension Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of New Roadway

LAKE FOREST, CA—The County of Orange and the City of Lake Forest will host a ribbon cutting on June 20, 2012 to announce the opening of the Alton Parkway Extension...


June 14, 2012 
Groundbreaking Kicks Off Haster Retarding Basin, Pump Station & Recreational Field Project

GARDEN GROVE, CA—Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, OC Public Works, and OC Parks are hosting a groundbreaking on June 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. This groundbreaking highlights...


May 30, 2012 
Fifteen County Programs Receive NACO Awards

SANTA ANA, CA— Fifteen County of Orange programs were selected to receive a 2012 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties (NACo). Among these, the Registrar of Voters' My Ballot program to teach high school students the value of our electoral process, democracy, and civic participation was also designated "Best of Category" in the Civic Education and Public Information category...


May 17, 2012 
County Assists Residents by Hosting Community Clean Up Day

UNINCORPORATED ANAHEIM, CA—The County of Orange's OC Planning / Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling, is inviting Anaheim residents to partner with our volunteers for a Community Clean Up Day...


May 17, 2012 
OC Public Works Receives American Public Works Association Accredidation

SANTA ANA --The Orange County's Public Works Department is proud to announce its national professional accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA)...


May 14, 2012 
Open House Highlights Public Works Operations & Collector's Car Show

ORANGE -- Orange County's Public Works Department is hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2301 Glassell Street...


March 23, 2012 
New OC Works IPhone Application Allows Residents to Report Graffiti, Trash, Sidewalk, & Pothole Repairs Via Smartphones

SANTA ANA, CA—Residents of Unincorporated Orange County have a new way to report repairs directly to the OC Public Works Department. OC Public Works is one of the first Orange County departments to launch an iPhone application to assist smartphone users in contacting County government..


February 27, 2012 
County Assists Residents by Hosting Community Clean Up Day

MIDWAY CITY, CA - The County of Orange’s OC Planning / Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling, is inviting Midway City residents to partner with our volunteers for a Community Clean Up Day ....


January 18, 2012 
County Assists Residents by Hosting Community Clean Up Day

STANTON UNINCORPORATED, CA - The County of Orange’s OC Planning / Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling are inviting residents of the Dale/Augusta Stanton Island to partner with us for Community Clean Up Day ....


January 17, 2012 
Board of Supervisors Award Contract for Environmental Enhancement

SANTA ANA - The Orange County Board of Supervisors has awarded a contract to begin environmental enhancement of the riparian habitat within the Peters Canyon Wash area. .....


November 23, 2011 
Black Star Canyon Road

SILVERADO CANYON - The County of Orange’s OC Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to replace three deteriorated timber bridges along Black Star Canyon Road. The bridges ....


October 11, 2011 
Media Alert:

Over the years, erosion has put 4 miles of the SARI Line in jeopardy of failure during heavy rainstorms. Recent upgrades to Prado Dam and other river improvements by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have .....


May 19, 2011 
Open House Highlights Publis Works Operations & Collector's Car Show

ORANGE -- Orange County’s Public Works Department is hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2301 Glassell Street. This event is held in conjunction with National Public Works Week which runs from May 15 - 21, 2011. National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works .....


May 18, 2011 
Board of Supervisors to Consider Proposed La Pata Gap Closure, Extension of Camino del Rio at May 24th Meeting

SANTA ANA -- On May 24, 2011, the Orange County Board of Supervisors will consider the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed La Pata Gap Closure and Camino del Rio Extension. This project will improve traffic congestion, minimize environmental impacts and maintain and improve south Orange County's quality of life ....


April 28, 2011 
Community Meeting

MIDWAY CITY--Midway City residents and business owners are invited to attend a community meeting hosted by Orange County Public Works (OC Public Works) on May 12, 2011 at from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Friends Community Church, 14762 Jackson Street in Midway City....


April 21, 2011 
County Planning Commission to Consider Proposed La Pata Gap Closure, Extension of Camino Del Rio at April 27th Meeting

SANTA ANA, CA--On April 27, 2011, the Orange County Planning Commission will consider the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed La Pata Gap Closure and Camino del Rio Extension. This project will improve traffic congestion, minimize environmental impacts and maintain and improve south Orange County's quality of life...


February 3, 2011 
Dale Street at Katella Avenue Closed for Construction

STANTON, CA -- The County of Orange's Public Works Department will close Dale Street at Katella Avenue from February 10 to February 13, 2011. The closure is taking place to construct an 8'X 6' pre-cast reinforced concrete box storm drain on Katella Avenue across Dale Street. Dale Street will reopen late Sunday evening on February 13, 2011...


February 3, 2011 
Construction Commences on Midway City Street & Storm Drain Improvement

MIDWAY CITY, CA--The County of Orange will begin construction of the Midway City Street and Storm Drain Improvement Phase I & II Project on February 7, 2011. The estimated completion date of this 9.8 million dollar (actual amount is $9,847,257.00) construction project will be in June 2012. This project will affect areas bound to the north by Hazard Avenue, to the south by Bolsa Avenue, to the east by Newland Street and to the west by Beach Boulevard...


January 24, 2011 
Free Forum Introduces California's First Mandated Green Building Code to Design & Construction Industry

SANTA ANA—On February 2, 2011, the County of Orange hosts a free CALGreen Forum, featuring a panel discussion and a practical demonstration on how to plan check and inspect projects to ensure Green Building Code compliance...


January 11, 2011 
Surf Over to OC Watersheds' Website

OC Watersheds and the Orange County Stormwater Program have an enhanced website to provide the public with information about water pollution prevention at http://www.ocwatersheds.com...


December 9, 2010 
Public Meeting Includes Discussion of Proposed Improvements to the East Garden Grove

HUNTINGTON BEACH--The County of Orange's OC Public Works Department is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Marine View Middle School to discuss upcoming flood control improvements to the East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel...


November 12, 2010 
Public Meeting for Draft Environmental Impact Report Review for Proposed La Pata Gap Closure, Camino Del Rio Extension

SAN CLEMENTE--The County of Orange is hosting a public meeting on November 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of San Clemente's Community Center's Auditorium. The auditorium is located at 100 North Calle Seville in San Clemente...


November 5, 2010 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Highlights Completion of Upper Newport Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project

NEWPORT BEACH, California— Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-California) will join Orange County Supervisor John M.W. Moorlach and other officials Saturday, November 6, to celebrate the long-anticipated completion of the Upper Newport Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project....


November 3, 2010 
Public Invited to Open House

The County of Orange is welcoming the public to participate in an open house to view and provide input on the alternative alignments developed for the Santa Ana River Parkway extension from Gypsum Canyon Road to the Orange County boundary ...


October 28, 2010 
Media Alert: Completion of Upper Newport Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project

Ribbon cutting to celebrate completion of Upper Newport Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project, a partnership between multiple government jurisdictions, private companies, along with local community organizations and individual partners....


October 22, 2010 
Coummunity Meeting Addresses Upcoming Midway City Street & Storm Drain Improvement Project

MIDWAY CITY--Midway City residents are invited to attend a community meeting hosted by Orange County Public Works (OC Public Works) on November 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.. The meeting will be held at Friends Community Church, 14762 Jackson Street, Midway City...


October 14, 2010 
County Public Works Department Hosts Public "Scoping Meeting" for the San Juan Creek & Tributaries Flood Risk Management Study

SANTA ANA - The Orange County Public Works Department (OC Public Works), in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, will hold a public scoping meeting to discuss the development of the an Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the San Juan Creek, South Orange County, Feasibility Study...


September 9, 2010 
Alton Parkway Extension Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Beginning of Construction Project

LAKE FOREST, CA—The City of Lake Forest and the County of Orange will host a groundbreaking celebration on September 22, 2010 to announce the beginning of construction work on the Alton Parkway Extension project...


August 31, 2010 
Spill Cleanup Continues at Orange County's Atwood Channel

The Unified Command continues cleanup efforts in Atwood Channel, following the discovery of a 2-inch production line releasing oily water Aug. 27...


June 8, 2010 
Agencies Will Test Seven Oaks Dam Outlet Works

LOS ANGELES – Media are invited to observe testing of the Seven Oaks Dam outlet works between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13...


June 2, 2010 
OC Planning Increases Community Involement without Increasing Costs to Taxpayers

SANTA ANA, CA -- The County's OC Planning Division of OC Public Works is increasing their commitment to community outreach while simultaneously focusing on creative solutions to ensure that these efforts do not result in higher costs. "We are embracing our goal to Serve First," said one staff member at a recent event...


April 28, 2010 
County Public Works Department Focuses on Customer Service and Cost Savings to Residents

SANTA ANA, CA--- The County's Public Works Department is improving the way that their OC Planning Division is doing business. The new operational focus and goal to "Serve First" will provide better customer service; shorter processing times, and in many cases, save customers money...


April 12, 2010 
Environmental Process Continues for Proposed La Pata Gap Closure Project

SANTA ANA--Work leading to an environmental impact report (EIR) for a project that will widen a portion of La Pata Avenue continues with a Draft EIR expected this summer...


April 2, 2010 
Public Invited to workshops for discussion of parkways project to extend Santa Ana River Trail & Bikeway

SANTA ANA--The public is invited to participate in two workshops to help plan the Santa Ana River Parkway extension from Gypsum Canyon Road to the Orange County boundary...


February 18, 2010 
OC Public Works Department Hosts Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting for New Compressed Natural Gas Station

Santa Ana, CA—OC Public Works is hosting a grand opening/ribbon cutting at the site of the first County managed Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located at 2023 West Collins Avenue in Orange, CA. The event will be on February 26, 2010, at 11 a.m...


January 11, 2010 
The County of Orange Announces the Pavement Rehabilitation of Newport Avenue, from Wass Street to Hyde Park Drive

SANTA ANA, CA. – The County of Orange has been granted $1.84M in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding towards the repair of Newport Avenue, from Wass Street to Hyde Park Drive...


November 20, 2009 
Notice of Public Meeting on December 2, 2009 on the proposed La Pata Gap Closure & Camino Del Rio Extension Project

On December 2, 2009 the County of Orange will host a public meeting to solicit community input on the scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed La Pata Gap Closure & Camino Del Rio Extension Project....


November 16, 2009 
Environmental Process Moves Ahead for La Pata Gap Closure and Extension of Camino del Rio

The County of Orange is moving ahead with steps leading to an environmental impact report (EIR) for a project that will improve traffic congestion, minimize environmental impacts and maintain and improve south Orange County's quality of life...


November 10, 2009 
Carbajal Selected to Lead OC Public Works

(Santa Ana, CA) — County Executive Officer Thomas G. Mauk has appointed Jess Carbajal as Director of OC Public Works, which includes the County’s Facilities, Planning and Engineering divisions...


October 9, 2009 
The County of Orange Announces Request for Proposals to Establish "OC Sunergy," a Renewable & Solar Technology Program

SANTA ANA, CA. – On September 29, 2009, the County Board of Supervisors authorized the release of a request for proposal to solicit a program administrator for development and implementation of a County Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) Program, which is proposed to be referred to as “OC Sunergy.” ...


August 10, 2009 
Public Works Director Retires

(Santa Ana, CA) — Bryan Speegle, the Director of OC Public Works, has announced his retirement after more than 26 years of service to the County of Orange...


May 19, 2009 
The County of Orange Announces Intent to Conduct a Traffic Study for Live Oak Canyon Road/Trabuco Canyon Road

SANTA ANA, CA. – The County of Orange’s OC Public Works, in cooperation with the California Highway Patrol and Orange County Sheriff’s Department will host a public meeting at the Trabuco Elementary School, 31052 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m....


May 5, 2009 
Orange County Open House Features Collector Cars and Highlights Public Works Operations

SANTA ANA, CA. – Orange County’s Public Works Department hosts its annual Open
House on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at “Glassell Yard,” located at 2301 Glassell Street in Orange...


April 27, 2009 
The County of Orange and Army Corps of Engineers Announce Intent to Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Report for Aliso Creek Ecosystem Restoration Study

SANTA ANA, CA. - The County of Orange’s OC Watersheds, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting at the Mission Viejo City Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to discuss the Aliso Creek Ecosystem Restoration Study...


March 26, 2009 
County's Irvine Avenue Widening Project Includes Temporary Traffic Control Measures for Driver Safety

SANTA ANA, CA. -- Work continues on the County of Orange’s project to widen Irvine Avenue from Mesa Drive to S.E. Bristol Street in the City of Newport Beach. Drivers should avoid the below-referenced sections of Irvine Ave for the next three weeks due to construction to widen Irvine Avenue...


December 8, 2008 
New Toll-Free Number Available to Report Water Pollution Issues

The County of Orange’s Project Pollution Prevention program announced a new hotline number 1-877-89-SPILL (1-877-897-7455). ...


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