Latest News from the City of Yorba Linda
City Council Votes to Join Amicus Brief in Support of Lawsuit Against California's Sanctuary State
The City of Yorba Linda is concerned about the State of California’s recent adoption of “Sanctuary State” laws pertaining to illegal immigration. Therefore, at the March 20, 2018, Council Meeting, the Yorba Linda City Council voted to join an amicus brief in support of the United States of America’s lawsuit against the State of California’s “Sanctuary State” immigration policies. The City has also submitted  formal letters  to the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stating support for the amicus brief and requesting their support to join the amicus brief. 

At the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 27, on a vote of 4-0, the Board approved a resolution to condemn state law that restricts law enforcement and endangers public safety and directed their County Counsel to intervene in pending case United States v. California, case #18-264, on behalf of the County.

The City website will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Tokyo Central Market Update
In addition to the progress being made at Town Center, progress has also been made at the Tokyo Central site on Imperial Highway. Anticipated to open in June 2018, the Japanese specialty marker will bring a variety of Asian product offerings, including a café, beer/sake bar, sushi bar, ramen café, buffet section, and both indoor/outdoor seating areas.
City Council Business License Amnesty Period Continues through June 30
Businesses operating in Yorba Linda without a business license are encouraged to take advantage of the City Council's six-month amnesty period, which will continue through June 30, 2018. Per the Municipal Code, every business operating in Yorba Linda is required to have a business license. In most cases, the fee is between $25.00 and $40.00 per year. Retail establishments and some other business classifications pay a variable fee based on gross receipts.

During the amnesty period, which began on January 1, any business obtaining a business license from the City will not be charged any back taxes or penalties, regardless of how many years they have been operating in the City. Business owners wishing to obtain a business license can complete an application online on the City's website or visit City Hall. For more information, please call the Finance Department at (714) 961-7140.
Euroline Steel Window & Doors Receives Business of the Quarter Recognition
Local businesses are an integral part of the community. The City of Yorba Linda is pleased to recognize local businesses that have a positive impact on the community through the City's Business of the Quarter program. At the March 20, 2018 City Council Meeting, Elyas Balta, CEO of Euroline Steel Windows and Doors, accepted the Business of the Quarter recognition on behalf of the company.

Located in Savi Ranch, Euroline operates as a custom high-end window and door design manufacturing firm. Upon relocating to Yorba Linda in 2017, Euroline transformed a vacant office building in Savi Ranch into a top of the line, high-tech office and manufacturing space. Since then, they have become immersed in the City, actively recruiting additional business into Yorba Linda, and completing a service project to benefit the community each quarter. Balta's passion for innovation and high standards leveraged the company to bring new ideas to the steel windows and doors industry both in product and experience. He takes particular pride in all Euroline's products being manufactured by exceptional engineers and artisans who have been highly trained.

The City of Yorba Linda is pleased to have Euroline as a part of the City's local business community. For additional information on Euroline Steel Windows and Doors, visit their website .
OCSD to Host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Do you have expired and unwanted medications needing disposal? If so, drop them off on April 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm at the Yorba Linda Police Services Station, 20994 Yorba Linda Boulevard. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential abuse of medications. Please note, sharps will not be accepted. For more information, please view the event flyer or contact 714-647-4133.
OCSD to host “Let's Talk Cannabis - The Impact of Cannabis Legalization” Presentation
If you want to know about new state cannabis laws and how they impact you, make plans for the “Let’s Talk Cannabis” presentation on May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda.

Hosted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency, this informative presentation will educate you on the new cannabis laws and also cover:

  • What parents and adults need to know about cannabis;
  • Vaping, edibles, and medical marijuana;
  • Young people and cannabis use;
  • How cannabis affects a young person's brain;
  • How to recognize if a youth is using cannabis;
  • Driving under the influence of cannabis; and
  • Tips to encourage youth not to use cannabis.

Parents, adults, teens, educators and others are invited to learn about the impacts of cannabis legalization.

The presentation is free, but registration is required. Register online at  letstalkcannabis.eventbrite.com . For more information, please view the event flyer or contact Sgt. Clay Cranford at 714-647-1806 or  ccranford@ocsd.org .
Website Feature Spotlight: Citizen Request Tracker
The City revealed its newly redesigned website, yorbalindaca.gov, on March 1, 2018.

This month, the City is highlighting one exciting feature, the Citizen Request Tracker. The Citizen Request Tracker allows residents to conveniently report the need for repairs and maintenance around the City from their computer or mobile device. Whether it is a pothole, a broken piece of playground equipment, or a malfunctioning sprinkler, residents can easily submit a request and receive status updates on the issue. Residents can even upload a photo of the issue from their mobile device, allowing City staff to quickly locate the site of the problem through GPS coordinates embedded in the photo. Bookmark the Citizen Request Tracker to easily report issues within the City!
New Orange County Animal Shelter Now Open to the Public
On March 24, 2018, OC Animal Care held the grand opening for their new animal shelter. The new, modern OC Animal Care shelter located at 1630 Victory Road in Tustin, replaces the 75-year-old facility in Orange, and will serve 14 Orange County cities, including Yorba Linda. The new animal shelter is spread over 10 acres and will provide exceptional animal care and features, including climate-controlled buildings, more space for bathing and grooming, surgery suites and recovery areas, larger cat kennels, dog runs that span indoors and outside, and more outdoor space and better natural light. 

Lost “stray” pets found in the City are now be transported to the new animal shelter in Tustin. All lost pets housed in the shelter are listed on  OCAC's Lost Pets Page . If you believe that you have located your lost pet on their website, please visit the shelter during regular business hours to identify and  redeem your pet  in person. For more information, please visit  ocpetinfo.com  or visit the  Animal Control Services page on the City's website
Parks and Recreation Department Offers Spring Swim Lessons
Help your child discover the life skill of learning to swim with the Yorba Linda Parks and Recreation Department's Spring Aquatics Program. Our swim lesson program is dedicated to helping children learn to swim through enjoyment of the water in a safe and fun-filled environment. The spring session begins on April 16 2018 and ends on May 10, so enrollees will have a head start in establishing their skills before summer. Swim lessons are for preschool-aged children (ages 3-5 years old) and youth (ages 6 years and older). Classes are held in a heated pool at Heritage Oak Private School (16971 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda). Spring swim lessons are $72 and are offered twice a week (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesday/Thursdays) for four weeks (8 classes). These classes will definitely sell out, so sign-up now online at www.YLRecOnline.com. For more information about swim lessons, please call (714) 961-7192.
Yorba Linda to Participate in National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
As the California drought continues, conservation of water resources is extremely important. Therefore, Mayor Gene Hernandez is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

The annual challenge, April 1-30, 2018, is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of quick and informative online pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.

To participate, residents may enter online at mywaterpledge.com and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the City. Residents who participate will not only help the planet, but will be eligible to win great prizes. Take the challenge today!
Protect Your Pets By Keeping Coyotes at Bay
As many Yorba Linda residents know, coyotes are a common sight in our residential neighborhoods, as well as throughout Orange County. Although these animals are far from being domesticated, they are very comfortable living near human beings and have been doing so for many years.

Residents must be very proactive in keeping coyotes at bay. Wild animals can lose their natural fear of humans and become more aggressive when they find convenient food sources in urban settings, so the best way to keep them away is to eliminate sources of food and water. The City of Yorba Linda encourages residents to follow these precautions to minimize the nuisance and losses causes by urban coyotes:

  • Fully enclose all outdoor animal areas;
  • Keep cats and small dogs indoors or in the close presence of an adult;
  • Keep pets indoors when not supervised;
  • Keep trash containers closed;
  • Keep yards free from potential shelter such as thick brush or weeds;
  • Enclose the bottoms of porches and decks; and
  • Eliminate all potential food and water sources.

For additional information on coyote awareness and reporting, please visit the City website .
Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and approximately 500 people die, many in their homes. Since carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it is not easily detected; moreover, it can easily pass through gypsum wallboards (commonly known as drywall) between rooms.

To prevent the potentially deadly threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, the City of Yorba Linda, along with the Orange County Fire Authority, encourages residents and business owners to install carbon dioxide detectors within their home and workplace. Detectors should be installed in sleeping areas and on each level of the home, preferably using an interconnected system in which one triggered alarm causes all the alarms in the system to sound. Additional precautions against carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Have a professional inspect your chimney and heating equipment on a yearly basis;
  • Don't leave your car running in the garage, even if your garage door is open;
  • Use gas and charcoal grills in well-ventilated areas away from windows, doors, and vent openings;
  • Clear all debris from dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace for adequate ventilation;
  • Never use your oven or stove to heat your home;
  • Do not line the bottom of natural gas or propane ovens with aluminum foil. Doing so blocks the combustion air flow through the appliance and can produce carbon monoxide; and
  • Replace batteries on a monthly basis.

For additional safety information, please visit the Orange County Fire Authority website.
What's New at Black Gold Golf Club
This spring, Black Gold Golf Club, the City of Yorba Linda's own golf course, has exciting events in store for golfers and non-golfers alike!

On May 24, 2018, golfers are invited to kick-off their Memorial Day weekend with Black Gold's "Fore for the Fallen" Salute to Service 9-Hole Tournament. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 4:00pm, and online registration will be available beginning April 20, 2018.

In addition, derrick's, Black Gold's full-service restaurant, recently debuted new brunch and lunch menus. Come enjoy brunch or lunch on the covered patio which overlooks the picturesque 18th green waterfall, lake and rolling vistas. And don't forget, Mother's Day is Sunday, May 1, and derrick's is the perfect brunch spot to treat the mother in your life.
Parks and Recreation Department to Host Movies in the Park
One of the Parks and Recreation Department's most popular family events, Movies in the Park, is back and scheduled to start on April 21, 2018. New this year, movies will be held on Saturdays so the whole family can easily join. Each movie will be held on the third Saturday of the month on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Bring your own picnic dinner, or enjoy complimentary snacks provided by the event sponsor, the Nate and Travis Real Estate Team. The 2018 movie schedule is listed below; all movies begin at dusk. See you at the movies!
 
  • April 21 - Trolls (Hurless Barton Park)
  • May 19 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Hurless Barton Park)
  • June 16 - Ferdinand (Eastside Park)
  • July 21 - Coco (Hurless Barton Park)
  • August 18 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Mustang Fields)
  • September 15 - Despicable Me 3 (Hurless Barton Park)
Spring Cleaning and "Greening": How to Safely Dispose of Hazardous Household Waste
It’s that time of year again – time to clean out old items from those closets, sheds, and garages! In your spring cleaning, you’ll likely come across  Household Hazardous Waste – like old paints, cleaners, oil, batteries, and pesticides – and you may not be sure how to properly dispose of them.

Hazardous Household Waste is defined as leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. These items require special care when you’re purging them from your home, so resist the inclination to leave them on the curb with the rest of your trash, and do not pour such liquid products down the drain! When improperly disposed of, these products can eventually enter the storm drain, which leads them to flow untreated into our creeks, rivers, bays, beaches, and ocean.

Free hazardous Household Waste disposal is available through OC Waste and Recycling. For more information, including location, hours, and a list of accepted items, visit their website .
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