City Clerk & Community Relations
If you’ve lost a spouse and feel like you’ve lost your social connections too, consider joining other widowed people every second Friday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community Center.
During this South Orange County Widow and Widowers Network, which next meets on February 8, you will engage in supportive conversation and fun activities like games, music, dancing or dining. The new network is designed to connect people with similar situations for socialization and support. All ages are welcome.
Donations of hygiene kits are sought as part of Orange County’s 2019 Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Survey January 23-24.
Donations of quart-size Ziploc bags; Chapstick; travel-size lotion, hand sanitizer and tissues; pairs of socks and beanies will be distributed during the homeless count, which will provide the county with updated numbers and demographics on the homeless population to help guide its response to the growing issue.
Along with hygiene kits, letters of compassion as well as one-day OCTA bus passes are sought.
As part of its 50th celebration, Saddleback College is looking for alumni and former faculty and staff to share their Saddleback stories at saddleback.edu/50th. You can upload a video, photos or simply provide your story in the form on the website. Stories will be reviewed and posted on SaddlebackCollege.edu and college social media channels.
For more information, email email@example.com.
If you plan on shopping at the Coast Vintage Market on Sunday, January 13, consider donating blood for those in need.
The good folks who run the popular market are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a mobile blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway.
According to the Red Cross, blood is always needed, and every drop counts in helping to save a life.
The City of Mission Viejo is joining other cities across the county in encouraging residents to volunteer for Orange County’s Point in Time Homeless Count and Survey on Wednesday, January 23.
The biennial Point In Time homeless count will provide the county with updated numbers and demographics on the homeless population to help guide its response to the growing issue.
While we gear up for the holidays, please be aware of City facility operating hours. Mission Viejo City Hall will be closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1.
Police and fire will be unaffected by the holiday schedules, but trash service will be delayed one day following Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Mission Viejo Library:
December 24-25 – closed
December 31 – open until 5 p.m.
January 1 – closed
A blood drive will be held on Saturday, December 22 to help save the life of a little girl in need of extremely rare blood.
The blood drive is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the bloodmobile at Mission Viejo Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive.
Young Zainab Mughal is need of type O or type A blood from donors who are exclusively Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent.
If you believe you can help, make an appointment by calling 800-879-4484.
Longtime City Environmental Program Administrator Denise Matson has been named 2018 Mission Viejo Employee of the Year.
Denise’s strong work ethic and commitment to the City of Mission Viejo has earned her the respect of peers, supervisors and community members alike.
The City of Mission Viejo will host a Town Hall meeting on Monday, January 7 to discuss the surging power bills residents are facing from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).
The meeting is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Mission Viejo City Hall, 200 Civic Center.
At issue is the skyrocketing rates SDG&E continues to charge customers, which are substantially higher than electricity rates charged by Southern California Edison (SCE).