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NOTE: The document shredding event originally scheduled for November 7 has been postponed due to predicted rain. The new date is November 14.

Mission Viejo residents and businesses can destroy their sensitive documents during the next free drive-through Document Shredding event on Saturday, November 7.

Hosted by the City and Waste Management, the event is from 9-11 am in the Mission Viejo City Hall parking lot at 200 Civic Center.

Shredding documents with personal or financial information helps prevent identity theft.

As a first step in improving the City’s recently acquired open space land and to enhance Mission Viejo’s pristine trail system, the City has been clearing brush and the slopes along the Oso Creek Trail. At the same time, the slopes along the Casta del Sol Golf Course have been cleared and grubbed, and several weakened trees that were potentially threatening adjacent homes were removed.

The Christopher Park renovation is expected to be completed by the end of June. 

Nestled on Valpariso, the park is unique because it’s bordered entirely by single-family homes of residents, who consider the site as part of their livable backyard. 

With the region receiving much rain this year, the contractor experienced many rain delays of construction. This week the contractor placed architectural boulders and will follow up with the installation of rubberized surfacing.

Public Services crews began repairing the damage to the bank of the Pinecrest Park flood control channel this week caused by winter rains.

Crews hauled in more than 200 cubic yards of soil and 100 tons of boulders to lessen the impacts from the storm flow of water that rushed through the park’s channel and damaged the slope along the creek next to the playground area. 

With heavy rainfall upon us this week, the City of Mission Viejo is reminding residents that sandbags are available to protect properties from flooding and emergency erosion.

Sandbags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bags are pre-filled and are limited to 10 bags per resident. Residents can pick-up sandbags throughout the City at the following locations:

The best way to protect you and your family in a disaster is to have essential skills that could ultimately save your life. You can learn those skills and more by participating in our next free Community Emergency Preparedness Academy (CEPA) that begins on April 14.

To help residents and businesses safely and securely dispose of sensitive documents like tax records, bank statements and legal documents, the City and Waste Management are hosting a Document Shredding event on Saturday, March 7 at Mission Viejo High School.

Residents can bring up to 10 bags or boxes of sensitive materials to drop off in the school parking lot at 25025 Chrisanta Drive from 9-11 am for immediate shredding by Orange County Shredding. Binders and notebooks will not be accepted.

The California Earthquake Early Warning System now offers a free smartphone application which may provide residents with a crucial alert before they feel any shaking.

In an effort to safeguard citizens and government facilities, the City of Mission Viejo installed seismic gas shutoff valves at all City facilities with gas. 

The valves will interrupt the gas supply to the building when a magnitude 5-6.0 earthquake is detected. When determined safe, staff will manually reset the valves. This proactive measure will protect the buildings and occupants in case of a large earthquake, drastically reducing the chance of a fire or explosion due to a ruptured gas line.  

In an effort to better serve our senior population, the City has expanded its Senior Dial-A-Taxi Program to offer even more convenient locations to get folks where they need to go.