Latest News from the City of Yorba Linda
A Message from the City Manager
Dear Community Member,

I hope you all are enjoying your summer here in Yorba Linda. We have a fun-filled summer planned with a number of events, programs, and activities scheduled for your whole family to enjoy. We are excited to welcome several new eateries and business to town this summer, making it much more convenient to shop and dine in Yorba Linda. For those visiting the new Town Center, you will notice the new furnishings have been delivered, adding seating and tables to the patio and courtyard areas.

In other City news, we are working on installing access ramps throughout the City where none exist. This is part of the City’s transition plan to accommodate the public with disabilities. Last week, two access ramps were installed at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Rio De Plata.  

I'd like to thank you for subscribing to the "Yorba Linda Connection" and taking a proactive approach to staying informed about the latest City news. Please be sure to encourage your friends and family to subscribe as well. I look forward to sharing updates with you throughout the summer.
Best Regards,
Mark Pulone
City Manager
City Council Meeting Recap
The City Council Meeting Recap for the July 16, 2019 City Council Meeting is now available online . 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.
City Welcomes New Businesses in Yorba Linda
The City of Yorba Linda welcomed these exciting new businesses to town recently:

More businesses in Town Center that plan to open in August include Seasurf Fish Co, Blind Pig, and Marinate Korean BBQ. Stay tuned for new business openings in next's month edition of the Yorba Linda Connection.
Public Library & Cultural Arts Center Update
Construction continued throughout the month of July at the new Public Library and Cultural Arts Center site. If you have driven by the site, you will see vertical construction of the Library building has begun. The site utilities continue to be installed, the masonry retaining walls are going up, and the concrete slab and perimeter retaining wall footings for the Library have been installed. The concrete slab-on-grade at the Arts Center is being placed along with the installation of the Library's structural steel. New aerial video footage of the site is available on the  project website .
Lennar Homes Offering Affordable Housing Program
Lennar Homes, in conjunction with the City of Yorba Linda's affordable housing program, is offering qualified buyers to purchase a home at a reduced sales price. Lennar Homes is offering six moderate-income restricted homes for sale in their newly developed residential project, Primrose in Loma Vista, located off Bastanchury Road and Lakeview Avenue. The phased project has not yet released any of the income restricted homes; however, Lennar has set up an interest list on their website where potential buyers can be updated on the home sale process along with receiving information on program eligibility and minimum qualifications. For more information, please visit Lennar's website.
OCSD to Launch Program to Reunite At-Risk Missing Persons with Family
Yorba Linda residents will soon be able to participate in "Take Me Home," a new regional registry to assist families and caregivers of those who have certain medical conditions, special needs, or disabilities that may make communication with law enforcement difficult.

Take Me Home is a free program that will assist those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, or any developmental disability or medical condition that might impact an individual’s ability to effectively communicate. The registry, which will be accessible only by law enforcement, will assist Sheriff’s Department personnel by maximizing search efforts and minimizing response time. The registry will allow critical information that could assist in locating the missing individual to be quickly disseminated to law enforcement. Information including emergency contact information, known routines and behaviors, calming techniques and an up-to-date photograph can be submitted to Take Me Home.

In addition, Take Me Home can serve as a tool to help Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) personnel in responding to calls for service. If making contact with a registrant in the field, at a care facility, or at a residence, deputies can better understand how to approach an individual with communication challenges. This program will be available for Yorba Linda residents in the coming month. To learn more, view OCSD's website or watch the program video .
Chick- Fil-A Receives City's Business of the Quarter Recognition
The City Council recognized Chick-Fil-A Yorba Linda as the City of Yorba Linda Business of the Quarter for the positive impact they continue to make in the community. Since the opening of the Savi Ranch location, Chick-Fil-A has stayed true to their philosophy of "Whether it's treating customers like friends, or serving our communities like neighbors, we believe in kindness is a higher calling." Our local Chick-Fil- A restaurant continues to be active partner in both the community and the City's Parks and Recreation Department through generous in-kind donations and providing food for community events.

For more information about Chick-Fil-A, visit their website . For more information on the City's Business of the Quarter program, including a list of previous recipients, visit the City website .
Concerts in the Park Back for the Summer
Summer Concerts in the Park are back for 2019 with a fun filled line-up of bands covering a variety of genres the entire family will love. The concert series, which will kick off this Sunday, July 21 and will continue through August 25, 2019, will be hosted at the Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. each week. Bring your blanket, chairs, and dinner for a relaxing evening in the park with family and friends. The line-up includes:   

  • Sunday, July 21 -Tijuana Dogs (Rock N Roll)
  • Sunday, July 28 - Surf's Up (Beach Boys Tribute)
  • Sunday, August 4 - Hot August Night (Neil Diamond Tribute)
  • Sunday, August 11 - Yachty By Nature (Soft Rock from the 70's & 80's)
  • Sunday, August 18 - R.E.M.itation (REM Tribute)
  • Sunday, August 25 - The Country Club (Country Rock)

For additional information, view the event flyer , or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 714-961-7160.
Dogs Must be Leashed While Enjoying Yorba Linda's Trails, Parks, and Public Areas
With over 100 miles of multi-use trails and 184 acres of parkland, Yorba Linda is a dog's paradise! Although it may be tempting to let your dog freely enjoy trails and parks, the City of Yorba Linda and Yorba Linda Police Services would like to remind residents that, for the safety of dogs and the public, the Yorba Linda Municipal Code requires dogs to be on a leash while in public at all times, including when in parks, on trails, and in neighborhoods.

Of course, dogs are welcome to enjoy Checkers Dog Park without a leash; for dog park hours and rules and regulations, visit the City website or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 714-961-7160.
City Seeking Nominations for the 2019 Citizen of the Year
The City of Yorba Linda is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 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 5, 2019. If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact  Allison Estes  at 714-961-7110.       
Drowning Prevention Saves Lives
The City's 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. For more tips on water safety, visit the   City website.
Yorba Linda Family Fun Day at Nixon Library
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has opened an all-new interactive special exhibit, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind. On July 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and the the longest-distance phone call in history with free admission at the Nixon Library.

Activities include:
  • Experience state-of-the-art 3D printing demonstrations;
  • Gaze up to the heavens in a planetarium;
  • Jump into the Airstream Astronaut Quarantine Unit;
  • Enjoy cutting-edge STEM presentations and interactive opportunities;
  • Receive a stellar space face painting; and
  • Sport your favorite space/NASA t-shirt or dress like an astronaut for a chance to win special prizes!

For more information, visit the event website .
Prevent Stormwater Runoff this Summer and Protect Water Quality
Stormwater runoff refers to rainwater that falls on streets, parking lots, grass, rooftops, developed land, and other areas that ultimately flows into the ocean through storm drains, picking up pollutants and debris on its was. Although rain is not common during the summer, the City of Yorba Linda encourages you to take steps at your home this summer to prevent the spread of pollutants during the next rain:

  • Sweep up all cut grass, trimmings, and leaves and dispose of them as green waste;
  • Maintain your car to prevent leaks;
  • Follow directions when applying fertilizers and/or pesticides; do not over-apply or irrigate immediately after application;
  • If washing your car at home, use biodegradable soap;
  • If your pet spends time in the yard, promptly pick up pet waste; and
  • Consider volunteering for a beach clean-up event by visiting the California Coastal Commission's website.

Thank you for being an environmental steward and committing to protecting local water quality by preventing stormwater runoff.
OC Fair to Host Yorba Linda Day at the Fair
The Orange County Fair is back in town and will continue from Friday, July 12, 2019 through Sunday, August 11, 2019. The OC Fair is celebrating residents throughout Orange County by designating each city with its own special Fair Day; the City of Yorba Linda Day at the Fair is Friday, July 26. A coupon for $2 off General Admission tickets is available for pick-up at the Information Desk at City Hall (first come, first-served basis). The OC Fair is also offering other discounts and promotions, which can found on their website .
Upcoming 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, August 3 and 4, 2019 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. For additional details and a list of accepted items, view the event flyer or call (714) 993-9537.   
Yorba Linda Police Services to Host National Night Out
Yorba Linda Police Services invites you and your family to celebrate a night out against crime at National Night Out. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center . Attendees will enjoy visiting with Deputy Sheriffs and many exciting resources will be on display, including K-9 and Mounted Horse Units, the Bomb Squad, a SWAT Bear Cat, a fire truck, and an ambulance. The event is free for all ages and will also feature children's activities. For additional information, please view the event flyer or contact Yorba Linda Police Services at 714-779-7098.
Restaurant Week Coming To Yorba Linda
The Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Yorba Linda’s first ever Restaurant Week next month from August 11– August 17. The concept of a restaurant week is to highlight eating establishments in the community that have agreed to provide a special offering during this designated week. Participating restaurants typically advertise a distinct dining menu and/or provide special meal discounts during the event – often times the restaurant boasts of unique menu items each day of the event. A list of participating restaurants will be announced in early August. For more information, view the event flyer or phone the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce at 714-993-9537 .
Honor Our Local Veterans at Weekly Flag Ceremony
Members of the community are encouraged to honor our local military personnel and veterans at a weekly flag-raising ceremony held at the Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial   at  Veterans Park  . The ceremony, which is held each Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. is organized by the Veterans Memorial Association and other veterans groups. Those in attendance who are veterans or have a family member in the military should inform the group leaders to be included in the ceremony.

Sunday, July 21
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7
6:00-8:00 p.m.
4845 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886