Latest News from the City of Yorba Linda
Update on Holy Fire
Although the City of Yorba Linda is not threatened at this time, residents are encouraged to follow Orange County Fire Authority and Cleveland National Forest on Twitter for the latest update on the Holy Fire . This is also a good time to review your family‚Äôs emergency plan and to update your contact information on AlertOC to receive emergency alerts. When out this weekend, please also be mindful of the poor air quality conditions. Residents are encouraged to limit their exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and avoiding vigorous physical activity.  A smoke health advisory has been issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District for Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and portions of Los Angeles counties through Friday morning. Please visit the City website for tips on preparing your family for an emergency. 
City Council Meeting Recap
The City Council Meeting Recap for the August 7, 2018 City Council Meeting is now available online . 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, as well as recaps from previous meetings are always available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City website. View the August 7, 2018 City Council Meeting Recap on the City website .
Deadline Approaches for Filing Period for Yorba Linda City Council
The filing period to run for Yorba Linda City Council opened Monday, July 16, 2018 and ends Friday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m., unless an incumbent Council Member does not file, in which case the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 6. Two of the five City Council Member seats will be included on the ballot to be elected to serve a four-year term. 

Those who are eligible and interested in running for office as a City Council Member can obtain nomination papers from the Office of the City Clerk, and are encouraged to file early to correct any possible errors or insufficiencies in the forms. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by contacting Marcia Brown, City Clerk at 714-961-7150 or by email at   mbrown@yorbalindaca.gov.

For candidate eligibility requirements, the Election Calendar, and other detailed information, view the 2018 General Election page of the  City website
Median Landscape Transition Project Enters New Phase
Residents can expect to see landscape improvements as Phase 3 of the Median Landscape Transition Project begins. The project is part of a five-phase Capital Improvement Project (CIP) to replant or "transition" street medians throughout the City to drought tolerant landscaping. Design concepts for the project were developed through a public input process. Phase 3 will consist of work on Village Center Drive north of Paseo de las Palomas and south of Yorba Linda Boulevard. Detailed information about the project is available on the City website .
Drowning Prevention Saves Lives
Summer may be wrapping up, but public safety officials continue to urge parents to remain vigilant when children are near water and to never lose sight of our #1 priority: water safety. According to Orange County Fire Authority , drowning is the leading cause of death for children younger than 5. Drowning is a silent killer and happens quickly, so we must be diligent about water safety to prevent these tragedies. 

In addition, adults ages 50 and older account for more than half of drownings each year. In adults, drownings are often the result of a medical emergency such as stroke, heart attack, low blood sugar, or dizziness, which can cause a loss of consciousness, leading to drowning. As such, adults are encouraged to use the "buddy system" when swimming.

The City, in coordination with the Orange County Drowning Prevention Campaign, continues to team up with residents, businesses, and schools to educate and spread the word about drowning prevention. For more tips on water safety, visit the City website .

Enjoy Live Music at Black Gold Golf Club
Spend a summer evening at Black Gold Golf Club enjoying live music, tasty appetizers, and drink specials with a great view. On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Gary D. Hughes will be performing and on Thursday, August 30, Michael Physick will perform. Happy Hour will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit Black Gold's events calendar .
Back to School Safety Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Throughout the School Year
As summer draws to a close, Yorba Linda students are preparing to head back to school. As you prepare your child for the new school year, the City of Yorba Linda and Yorba Linda Police Services would like to share some safety tips to keep your child safe and healthy throughout the coming school year:

Follow the rules of the road:
  • When driving in a school zone, slow to 25 miles per hour and be especially alert;
  • Take extra time to look for children at intersections, medians, and curbs;
  • Enter and exit school driveways slowly and yield to pedestrians; and
  • Reduce distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

If your child will be walking or biking to/from school, review traffic safety tips with them:
  • Teach them how to cross the street at corners and in crosswalks;
  • Use a crossing guard to cross the street, when available;
  • Teach children to follow safe biking rules, such as wearing a helmet and stopping at street corners and stop signs;
  • Remind children not to run into streets or cross in between parked cars;
  • Walk with children to school for the first few days to familiarize them with the route and to point out possible traffic hazards; and
  • Teach children what do if they need help, including how to dial 9-1-1.

Talk to your child about interacting with strangers:
  • Educate your child about what a "stranger" is. Remind them that a stranger may have a familiar face if they have been spending time near their school or home, but this does not mean they know them;
  • Create an easy to remember "code word" for use in emergencies. Your child will know that if another adult comes to pick them up from school they must know the code word before your child goes with them; and
  • Remind your child that an adult should never ask a child for help, such as asking for directions or looking for a missing pet.
Start Planning Your Family's Activities for Fall
The Fall 2018 issue of the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide has hit residents' mailboxes and City facilities. Program registration for fall recreation classes and events is currently available for Yorba Linda residents with non-residents able to register beginning Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Fall activities begin the week of September 4.

However, just because fall is right around the corner does not mean that the summer fun has to end. Two concerts remain in the Concerts in the Park series; The Reflexx will be performing all your favorites 80's jams this Sunday, August 12 and Boys of Summer, an Eagles tribute band, will be performing Sunday, August 19. Concerts in the Park are held at Hurless Barton Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families will also enjoy the upcoming Movies in the Park; Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be shown on Saturday, August 18 at Mustang Fields and Despicable Me 3 will be shown on Saturday, September 15 at Hurless Barton Park .
Labor Day Holiday Closure
In observance of Labor Day, all City offices, including the Library, Police Services Substation, and all Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018. City offices will reopen to regular business hours on Tuesday, September 4. Please note, Republic Services will not conduct regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection service. Service will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. The City of Yorba Linda wishes you a safe and relaxing Labor Day!
City Council Meeting Cancellation
The September 4, 2018 City Council Meeting has been cancelled. The Yorba Linda City Council will reconvene at the next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting agenda will be available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City website prior to the meeting.
City Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Citizen of the Year
The deadline is approaching to nominate an exceptional member of the community for the City of Yorba Linda Citizen of the Year recognition. Please help us honor our local heroes whose selfless dedication to serving others stands as the ultimate example for all of us to follow. Nomination forms and detailed information are available on the City website ; completed nomination forms must be submitted by Thursday, September 6, 2018. If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Valerie Passarella at 714-961-7113 or vpassarella@yorbalindaca.gov .   
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Scheduled for September 13
The 32nd Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center . This annual event, sponsored by the Yorba Linda Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Committee and Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce gives the community an opportunity to congregate and share an inspirational message. This year, keynote speaker Bob Goff , bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody Always , will present this year's topic of "Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People." Tickets are $25 through September 1 and $35 September 2-13 and can be purchased on the Chamber of Commerce website . For more information, please contact the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce at 714-993-9537.
Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert Scheduled
On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:18 a.m. (PST), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will issue a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message. The message will be sent to all cell phones in the United States in coordination with a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) , which will be broadcasted over radio and television station providers. The message will note "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
CERT Training Returns for Fall Session
During a large-scale disaster, the response of any community's emergency services may be delayed or overwhelmed for a variety of reasons. This leaves the community to provide for their own well-being and safety until first responders arrive. This reality is the cornerstone of the Yorba Linda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

As a member of the community, you can help the City of Yorba Linda respond to a disaster by enrolling in the upcoming session of the Yorba CERT program to prepare yourself to assist your family, neighbors, and coworkers in the event of an emergency. Scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the session will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Fire Safety;
  • CERT Team Organization;
  • Light Search and Rescue;
  • Terrorism Awareness;
  • Disaster Psychology; and
  • Disaster Medical Operations;

Classes will be held at the Yorba Linda Community Center. For the full schedule of classes and registration information, view the City website . For additional information, contact Mike Ferdig at 714-961-7014 or email him at mferdig@yorbalindaca.gov .
Protecting the Environment Begins at Home
Preventing pollution can seem like a daunting task; however, there are small changes everyone can make in their home which can make a big difference. The City of Yorba Linda and the OC Stormwater Program encourage you to take these steps at home to prevent stormwater pollution:

  • Do not rinse spills on the patio or driveway with water. Instead, sweep outdoor spills and dispose of them in the trash. For wet spills like oil, apply cat litter or another absorbent material, then sweep and bring to a household hazardous waste collection center (HHWCC);
  • Securely cover trash cans;
  • Take household hazardous waste, such as unused paint, cleaning products, and used vehicle fluids, to a household hazardous waste collection center. These items should be stored in closed, labeled containers inside or under a cover;
  • Always pick up after your pet. Flush waste down the toilet or dispose of in the trash; and
  • Bathe pets indoors or have them professionally groomed.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, August 12
5:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, August 18
Movie begins at dusk
Thursday, September 13
6:45-8:45 a.m.
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