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Mission Viejo Life

Despite a long-winded drought, California, along with every state in the country, is at risk of flooding. Are you prepared?

As part of an ongoing effort to educate residents in emergency preparedness, the City of Mission Viejo is offering detailed information through the Emergency Survival Program (ESP).  This guide features monthly topics, historical information and what you can do now to prepare. April’s focus is on flooding.

Despite a long-winded drought, California, along with every state in the country, is at risk of flooding. Are you prepared?

As part of an ongoing effort to educate residents in emergency preparedness, the City of Mission Viejo is offering detailed information through the Emergency Survival Program (ESP).  This guide features monthly topics, historical information and what you can do now to prepare. April’s focus is on flooding.

Mark Joson, a longtime Information Technology Specialist, has been named Mission Viejo’s 2016 Employee of the Year.

Mark is known as a team player and innovator who puts his heart and soul into everything he does for the City of Mission Viejo. He has the innate ability of identifying and implementing new technologies that enhance efficiency, reduce operating costs and provide a high level of service.

The City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 13 selected Wendy Bucknum to serve as Mayor and Ed Sachs as Mayor Pro Tem during its annual reorganization.

This is the first mayoral position for Wendy Bucknum, who was elected in 2014 and spent this year serving as Mayor Pro Tem.  Ed Sachs was also elected to the City Council in 2014.

Have you noticed the newly resurfaced basketball courts at Curtis, Pacific Hills and Melinda parks? The work was done by the City’s Public Services Department, which regularly resurfaces basketball courts at Mission Viejo’s many parks to provide year-round enjoyment for people of all ages.

Resurfacing the courts keeps the playing surfaces vivid and attractive and adds a slip-resistant surface.

Don't miss a free screening of the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Sunday, December 18 at Mission Viejo City Hall.

The event, which begins at 2 p.m., is sponsored by the City’s Community of Character Committee and coincides with December’s character trait of “caring.”

Directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, the movie is highly entertaining while teaching valuable lessons about caring and the spirit of the holidays.