Latest News from the City of Yorba Linda
City Council Meeting Recap
Following each City Council Meeting, a recap will be posted to the Latest News section of the City website. These recaps are intended to summarize action taken by City Council, and are not intended to function as a replacement for official meeting minutes. City Council Meeting agendas and minutes are always available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City website. View the May 15, 2018 City Council Meeting Recap on the City website.
Town Center Progress Continues
During the past several weeks, construction of the Yorba Linda Town Center reached several exciting milestones! Construction of the new 60,000 square-foot, ten screen luxury Regal Cinemas theater commenced as well as construction of the Bristol Farms market. Construction of the other smaller retail spaces is also moving forward. Continue to check the Town Center page of the City website for the latest construction updates and vendor information.
Landscape Maintenance Assessment District Projects Underway
Residents can expect to continue to see landscaping improvements throughout the City as the Landscape Transition Program - Median Project continues with Phases 2 and 3 . Bids have been received and will be awarded at an upcoming City Council Meeting. Moreover, demolition and grading activities are underway for the Bastanchury Road Parkway Renovation Project, which involves landscaping the parkway on the North and South sides of Bastanchury Road between Village Center Drive and Fairmont Boulevard with drought tolerant plants and a drip irrigation system.
Library and Arts Center Project Moves Forward
Progress continues to be made on the Library and Arts Center project . On February 6, 2018, the project reached a milestone when City Council directed staff to move forward with the Construction Documents Phase. Currently, staff is working with Group 4 Architects on the interior design, which will consist of warm and sophisticated interior details such as bay window seats in the Library overlooking the outdoor paseo and a specialized art studio in the Art Center. Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled to begin by the end of the year with the grand opening of both facilities slated for summer 2020.
Weed Abatement Season is Here
To prepare for the upcoming fire season, the City of Yorba Linda would like to remind residents and property owners about the City’s weed abatement program. This program is designed to keep the City fire-safe by ensuring that yards and larger land parcels are cleared of combustible weeds and debris. 

To comply with the California Government Code , the City recently issued notices to homeowners with potential fire hazard conditions based on vegetation or rubbish on the property. Those who received a notice are required to clear their property of all combustible vegetation, including dead leaves, weeds, brush, and tree limbs as well as excess trash, wood, and other combustibles by June 18, 2018. The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) also assesses properties for fire risk and issues notices on an as-needed basis. 

Please keep in mind that weed abatement season is year-round in Southern California and it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that their property is maintained in a “fire safe” condition to protect themselves and their neighbors. For additional information about the weed abatement program, please contact the Community Preservation Division at 714-961-7138.
  
Sign Ordinance Enforcement Information
Temporary signs used to promote local businesses, as well as signs for the June 5, 2018, election are a common sight throughout the City. To preserve the the safety of the community, the City encourages residents and business owners to review the guidelines for temporary signs listed on the  City website, as these guidelines help to ensure by limiting obstructions and distractions for drivers.
See's Candies Now Open
Yorba Linda just got a little bit sweeter! Visit See's Candies' newest location in the Valley View Shopping Center, 17480 Yorba Linda Boulevard. The new shop offers all the delicious candies See’s is famous for, like their boxed chocolates, truffles, nuts and chews, lollipops, and sugar-free candy. They also have a candy counter, where you can create your very own custom mixed box of chocolates and candies!
Library Launches New Catalog System
The Yorba Linda Public Library has launched a new catalog that provides updated and exciting features to help users borrow, explore, search, and do more with their online library. The new catalog will help library borrowers discover new materials and join a digital community of readers in Yorba Linda and beyond. Features include:

  • Improved search functionality;
  • Clean and clear design;
  • Ability to create a user account and reading lists;
  • Rate and review materials;
  • One-click holds; and
  • Digital bookshelves.

One new feature, the personal bookshelf, will give users the option to track and organize everything that they have read, seen, listened to, or want to read, see, or listen to. Another exciting feature of the new catalog is the community contributed content from library users and staff. To learn more about the new catalog, please stop by the Library or visit the Library website .  

11th MEU Association to Host Warfighter Screening
Support Yorba Linda’s adopted military unit, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), by attending an exclusive film screening of Warfighter on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Avenue.  Warfighter chronicles the story of Rusty Wittenburg, a Navy SEAL struggling to balance his family life and job, all while struggling to cope with PTSD.  Dedicated to his team and mission, he is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for his country and teammates.   

Hosted by the Yorba Linda 11th MEU Association, the film screening will include a red carpet event beginning at 3:00 p.m. and a Q&A with writer/director Jerry G. Angelo and his team immediately following the screening. Veterans Administration staff will also be available to provide resources and information on VA benefits. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to support the 11th MEU Marines, Sailors, and their families. Refreshments will be sold. For additional information, view the event flyer .  
Yorba Linda Public Library to Host Star Wars Day
The Force will be strong on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Yorba Linda Public Library! Fans of all ages are invited to attend Star Wars Day from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants will enjoy celebrating all things Star Wars, including a lightsaber demonstration, scavenger hunt, face painting, games and crafts, and even a special puppet show by "Little Rey Riding Hood." Your favorite Star Wars characters will also be making an appearance, so make sure to bring your camera for exciting photo opportunities. All attendees will receive their own Star Wars name badge. For more information about this free event, please call the Yorba Linda Public Library at 714-777-2873 ext. 7.  Image: LucasFilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved.
Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce to Host E-Waste Recycling Event
Did you know electronic waste or e-waste, as it is called, is the fastest growing waste stream in the country and improper disposal of e-waste can release hazardous materials? You can be a good environmental steward by properly disposing of your unwanted electronics at the E-Waste Recycling Event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. The event will be held at the Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot, 17670 Yorba Linda Boulevard. As an additional service, document shredding will also be available at the event on Friday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For additional details and a list of accepted items, view the event flyer , or contact the Chamber at (714) 993-9537.  
Yorba Linda Water District to Host Spring Open House
Join the Yorba Linda Water District for its Spring Open House on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at their headquarters, 1717 E. Miraloma Avenue, Placentia. This event will allow the community a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the YLWD brings potable water from its source to your tap. For additional information about the event, view the event flyer , visit t he YLWD website , or contact the YLWD by email at pio@ylwd.com .
Share Your Vision for Adventure Playground
For the past 35 years, the City of Yorba Linda's iconic Adventure Playground has offered unique summer camp opportunities for children to play, imagine, and creatively build. Today, this one of a kind facility is aging and the City is seeking input from residents to develop a master plan for Adventure Playground. All ages are welcome to participate in the public workshops, which will discuss future site improvements and new program opportunities. Public workshops are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House)
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House)
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting-City Hall)

For additional information, view the event flyer , or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 714-961-7160 or ylparksandrec@yorbalindaca.gov .

Karma Lounge & Bar to Open in June
This June, Yorba Linda will welcome Karma Lounge and Bar to the Yorba Ranch Village Shopping Center. Operated by the same owners as the popular fast-casual Masala Craft restaurant locations in Irvine and Anaheim, Karma Lounge and Bar will offer a fine dining atmosphere. A daily lunchtime buffet will feature traditional dishes, allowing diners to sample a wide variety of Indian cuisine. Keep checking the City website for more details.
City and Orange County Animal Care Work Together to Make Pet Adoption More Affordable
Licensing your pets is one of the most important steps pet owners can take to reunite lost dogs or cats with their owners. The City and Orange County Animal Care have also made it affordable for residents to own a pet by offering a $27 license fee for spayed/neutered dogs. In addition, senior citizens 65 and older receive a 50% discount on pet licenses. Pet owners are reminded that all dogs in Orange County over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed. Pet owners can conveniently renew their pet license on OC Animal Care’s website . For questions or comments, please contact the City Manager's Office at (714) 961-7110.
Library Now Lending Telescopes
Backyard astronomers will be excited to learn the Yorba Linda Public Library is now lending telescopes! In addition to many of the unique lending items the Library has to offer, you can now check-out an Orion Starblast 4.5 Tabletop Telescope for free! The Orion Starblast Telescope boasts quality optics which provide great views of craters on the Moon, Saturn's rings, Jupiter’s moons, numerous star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. The telescopes are now available for a three-week loan period to active library cards holders, ages 18+. To learn more about the Library's special lending collections, please visit their website
OCTA to Collect Bikeway Counts throughout Orange County
If you are biking on a Yorba Linda trail between now and June 4, 2018, you may notice some new equipment on the trail. Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is collecting bikeway use data throughout Orange County, including several locations within Yorba Linda. Bikeway counts are scheduled at the following Yorba Linda locations:

  • El Cajon Trail, southeast of Yorba Linda Boulevard;
  • Santa Ana River Trail, east of Gypsum Canyon Road;
  • Village Center Drive, south of Paseo de las Palomas;
  • Ohio Street, north of Yorba Linda Boulevard;
  • Buena Vista Avenue, east of Richfield Road; and
  • Village Center Drive, south of Fairmont Boulevard.

Bikeway counts will be captured through a small black tube running across the bikeway surface or a video camera mounted nearby. For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at (714) 961-7170.
Keep Your Citrus Tree Healthy During Growing Season
An iconic symbol of Yorba Linda history, citrus trees are a beloved plant choice for home gardens in California and it’s no surprise why; citrus trees have delightfully fragrant white blossoms and colorful fruit you can juice, preserve, or eat fresh. However, Huanglongbing, a deadly disease, affects all citrus plants, including orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, pomelo, kumquat, grapefruit, and tangerine trees. If you’re considering planting a citrus tree on your property during the spring or summer, visit the City website to view helpful tips to prevent Huanglongbing.

Website Feature Spotlight: Get Notified
Residents and business owners are able to connect with the City of Yorba Linda more efficiently than ever through the City website's notification sign-up page, Get Notified . Easily accessible from the homepage of the website , or directly at www.yorbalindaca.gov/getnotified ,  Get Notified allows users to easily subscribe to messages from the City, including:

  • Emergency alerts through the County of Orange's mass notification system, AlertOC;
  • Agenda notifications for the City Council, Commissions, and committees;
  • Website updates, including calendar items and latest news articles;
  • Road closures;
  • City publications;
  • And more!

Get Notified on the latest City news today!
Tips for Environmentally-Friendly DIY Car Maintenance
Whether you're an auto aficionado who enjoys working on your car in your spare time, or you are a novice in the garage looking to save some money on car repairs, when it comes to DIY car maintenance, it is important to be mindful of environmental impacts. The City encourages you to follow these tips for a green garage:
  • Whenever possible, take your car to a commercial car wash. Car washes are required to reclaim and reuse rinse water, so they are the more environmentally friendly alternative to home car washes;
  • If you do choose to wash your car at home, choose soaps, cleaners, or detergents labeled “non-toxic,” “phosphate free,” and/or “biodegradable.” When finished washing your car, dump wash-water onto an absorbent surface like your lawn rather than down a drain;
  • Use cat litter or an other absorbent substance to remove any materials deposited by vehicles;
  • Perform automobile repair and maintenance under a covered area and use drip pans or plastic sheeting to keep spills and waste material from reaching storm drains; and
  • Never pour oil or antifreeze in the street, gutter, or storm drains. Recycle these substances at a service station or used oil recycling center. For the nearest Used Oil Collection Center call 1-800-CLEANUP or search for a collection center online.
Memorial Day Facility Closure
In observance of Memorial Day, all City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018. Additionally, there will be no refuse or recycling collection service; collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.  
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, May 19
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday,
May 19 & 20
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
3 p.m. Red Carpet
4 p.m. Film
Saturday, May 19
Movie begins at dusk
Saturday, June 16
Movie begins at dusk

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