11th annual South County Senior Summit draws nearly 1,000 to Laguna Woods

Virtually 1,000 south Orange Area homeowners participated in the yearly South Area Senior Summit on Friday, April 20, at Laguna Woods Village Carrying Out Arts Center.

  • Seniors mingle around exhibitor tables at the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Seniors mingle around exhibitor tables at the South Area Senior Citizen Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Image by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Digital Photographer).

  • Orange County seniors packed the Performing Arts Center  in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018 for the South County Senior Summit. The summit, hosted by Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, OC Office on Aging and Age Well Senior Services, included various speakers, exhibitor tables and free breakfast and lunch.  (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Orange County elders loaded the Carrying out Arts Center in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018 for the South Region Elder Summit. The summit, held by Orange Area Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, OC Office on Aging and also Age Well Senior citizen Providers, consisted of various speakers, exhibitor tables and also totally free morning meal and also lunch. (Image by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Digital Photographer).

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  • Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett addresses those attending the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Orange County Manager Lisa Bartlett addresses those participating in the South Area Senior Citizen Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Digital Photographer).

  • Paula Hollie, center, receives information from Lisa Colavita, left, of MemorialCare Home Health at the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Paula Hollie, center, receives info from Lisa Colavita, left, of MemorialCare Residence Health And Wellness at the South Region Senior Citizen Top in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Digital Photographer).

  • Seniors listen to one of the speakers at the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. The theme of this year’s summit was “Life Can Change in an Instant: Are You Ready?” (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Senior citizens pay attention to one of the audio speakers at the South County Elder Top in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. The theme of this year’s summit was “Life Can Change in an Immediate: Are You Ready?” (Image by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Photographer).

  • Donna Boston, director of the Emergency Management Division of the OC Sheriff’s Department, talks about how to be prepared for an emergency during the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Donna Boston, director of the Emergency Management Division of the OC Constable’s Department, talks about the best ways to be planned for an emergency situation during the South County Senior Citizen Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Image by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Professional Photographer).

  • Terry Willis walks by an exhibitor booth at the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Terry Willis strolls by an exhibitor cubicle at the South Region Senior Citizen Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Picture by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Professional Photographer).

  • Seniors crowd around exhibitor tables during the 11th annual South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Senior citizens crowd around exhibitor tables during the 11th yearly South Area Senior Top in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Image by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer).

  • Donna Boston, director of the Emergency Management Division of the OC Sheriff’s Department, gives a presentation to those attending the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Donna Boston, director of the Emergency Administration Department of the OC Sheriff’s Department, gives a presentation to those attending the South Region Elder Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Picture by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer).

  • Seniors mingle around exhibitor tables in the hall outside of the Performing Arts Center auditorium during a break at the South County Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Seniors socialize around exhibitor tables in the hall beyond the Carrying out Arts Center amphitheater throughout a break at the South Region Senior Summit in Laguna Woods on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Professional Photographer).

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The 11th yearly Summit was organized by Orange County Manager Lisa Bartlett, the county’s Office on Aging, Age Well Senior Services and also Laguna Woods Town. Speakers included representatives from Emergency Management Division of the Orange Area Constable’s Division, Alzheimer’s Orange Area and also Hoag Memorial Medical Facility.

During breaks, elders discovered exhibitor tables and also enjoyed free morning meal as well as lunch.

South Orange County mayors propose former Silverado Elementary School site for homeless shelter

South Orange Region mayors met Thursday, April 19, to review potential areas for an emergency situation homeless shelter, distinguishing the previous Silverado Elementary College property owned by the county, Irvine Mayor Don Wagner stated.

Wagner posted a video clip address to the Irvine area following the meeting, stating the mayors will send a letter to the region proposing the website.

The residential property, on Santiago Canyon Roadway in the unincorporated Silverado neighborhood, is currently utilized as an area library, which opened July 2017. Silverado remains in the hillsides eastern of Irvine as well as Tustin.

The area, which had agents at Thursday’s conference, will certainly upgrade mayors at their following meeting on May 10, Wagner said in a meeting Thursday mid-day.

Wagner said the mayors understand the residential or commercial property has some constraints– such as the absence of close-by homeless assistance solutions and mass transit offering the website.

“Is it a best website? No,” Wagner claimed. “However it does seem to be a possibly sensible alternative with a great deal of area.”

Thursday’s discussion at Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente was motivated by U.S. Area Court David O. Carter’s demand to South Region cities that they find a means to sanctuary their proportionate share of the region’s homeless. Carter is managing a set of civil liberties suits connected to the current clearing of camping tent encampments at the Santa Ana River Trail and at the Civic Center in Santa Ana.

Lake Forest Mayor Jim Gardner claimed South Area mayor came up with 2 prospective websites for the mayors to chat about as well as to provide to Carter– the Library of the Canyons and the Los Pinos Preservation Camp.

The last remains in the Cleveland National Woodland near the Riverside Area border. It used to be the area’s adolescent apprehension camp. The mayors concurred the website was probably not practical, Wagner stated. Furthermore, the property is owned by the federal government, not the region.

Gardner stated his understanding is if the Silverado area is used, the collection would certainly shut and it would certainly be filled up with cots. There are no homes nearby, though a preschool is following door.

Gardner stated he was the only mayor to oppose the Silverado area.

A retired scientific psycho therapist, Gardner claimed the government shouldn’t place hundreds of homeless people right into one place. Rather, the area needs to aid fund smaller facilities that currently exist in South Region to assist house homeless people in their particular cities.

“I think this problem was developed by the (area) Board of Supervisors and also their lack of activity throughout the years,” Gardner said.

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“> ‘ Quality of life’deputy to deal with homelessness in Objective Viejo Laguna Niguel Mayor Elaine Gennawey claimed the city leaders likewise discussed programs and momentary housing assistance they can offer, even if they do not hold a physical emergency sanctuary website.

Gardner emphasized Thursday’s conference was simply a “initial move on,” due to the fact that it will certainly be up to the county and Carter exactly what occurs following and also any proposal by mayors need to be approved by their corresponding common council.

“I assume we certainly relocated in the right direction,” Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington stated. “It was great that we gatheringed. We understand the problem better as a group, and also we discussed what we should do moving on.”

Map: Nonprofit proposes potential sites for homeless shelters in south Orange County

Agents of iHOPE, a faith-based not-for-profit that assists homeless individuals in south coastal Orange Region, led a group of journalists and supporters– as well as 2 homeless people who once lived at the Santa Ana riverbed– on an unofficial trip of potential websites for shelters.

The three-hour campers on Tuesday, April 17, to places in Dana Point, San Clemente as well as San Juan Capistrano happened two days prior to the mayors of south area cities assemble to discuss how to satisfy a government judge that expects them to discover a website or websites to house a few hundred homeless people in their region.

  • The ENDEVCO building was a stop along the nonprofit group iHope’s tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018.  (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The ENDEVCO building was a quit along the nonprofit group iHope’s scenic tour of potential websites for homeless shelters in south area in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Area Register/SCNG).

  • Dennis Ettlin, Vice President of iHope, right, chats with Ronald Heatley, a homeless man, near the site of a possible shelter south of Stonehill Drive next to San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano during a tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county in Dana Point on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dennis Ettlin, Vice Head of state of iHope, right, talks with Ronald Heatley, a homeless man, near the site of a feasible sanctuary south of Stonehill Drive beside San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano during an excursion of prospective sites for homeless sanctuaries in south county in Dana Point on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Picture by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Area Register/SCNG).

  • Jennifer Juarez, left, and Ronald Hartley, both homeless, examine the outside of the ENDEVCO building in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  The locations was a stop along the nonprofit group iHope’s tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Jennifer Juarez, left, and Ronald Hartley, both homeless, take a look at the outside of the ENDEVCO structure in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The areas was a quit along the nonprofit team iHope’s scenic tour of possible websites for homeless sanctuaries in south county. (Image by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Region Register/SCNG).

  • Jennifer Juarez, homeless woman, walks her dog, Joe, near the spot of a potential for a homeless shelter south of Stonehill Drive next to San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano during a tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county in Dana Point on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Jennifer Juarez, homeless female, strolls her pet dog, Joe, near the place of a capacity for a homeless sanctuary south of Stonehill Drive alongside San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano during a trip of possible sites for homeless sanctuaries in south county in Dana Factor on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Picture by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG).

  • Dennis Ettlin, Vice President of iHope, left, and iHope’s president Cathy Domenichini, chat with members of the media near an empty lot along Calle Amanecer and Calle Sombra in San Clemente during a tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018.  (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dennis Ettlin, Vice President of iHope, left, as well as iHope’s head of state Cathy Domenichini, chat with members of the media near a vacant great deal along Calle Amanecer and also Calle Sombra in San Clemente during a trip of possible sites for homeless sanctuaries in south region on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Picture by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Region Register/SCNG).

  • An empty lot along Calle Amanecer and Calle Sombra in San Clemente was a stop during a tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018.  (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A vacant lot along Calle Amanecer and Calle Sombra in San Clemente was a stop during a tour of prospective sites for homeless shelters in south region on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG).

  • Dennis Ettlin, Vice President of iHope, left, and iHope’s president Cathy Domenichini, chat with members of the media in front of San Felipe de Jesus Church during a tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county in Dana Point on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. 
(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Dennis Ettlin, Vice President of iHope, left, as well as iHope’s president Cathy Domenichini, conversation with participants of the media in front of San Felipe de Jesus Church during a trip of possible websites for homeless shelters in south county in Dana Point on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018.
    ( Image by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Region Register/SCNG).

  • Open space along Camino Capistrano that the nonprofit group iHope showed during a tour of potential sites for homeless shelters in south county in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Open up area along Camino Capistrano that the not-for-profit group iHope showed during a tour of prospective sites for homeless shelters in south area in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018. (Picture by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Region Register/SCNG).

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The objective of iHOPE, which represents Interfaith Homeless Outreach Project for Empowerment is in order to help those mayors by suggesting locations that could work as smaller-scale interior as well as outside shelters.

” Each city is truly being asked to tip up,” stated Cathy Domenichini, a San Clemente citizen who established and also is president of the 10-year-old not-for-profit.

Domenichini referred to just what UNITED STATE District Court David O. Carter has actually asked of south area cities from Irvine to San Clemente: Locate a way to shelter a proportional share of the county’s homeless. Carter is supervising a pair of civil liberties lawsuits that brought about the current cleaning of camping tent encampments at the Santa Ana River Route in Anaheim and also at the Civic Center in Santa Ana.

iHOPE has recognized 10 possible areas, in addition to including lodgings for 10 even more individuals at the existing outside shelter in Laguna Beach, that together could house or provide safe vehicle parking in the evening for concerning 290 homeless people. The majority of are in supposed SB2 areas, designated areas required by state regulation to allow the establishment of temporary sanctuaries without conditional usage or various other optional licenses.

Those websites include:

  • An empty 1-acre lot at the edge of Sombra and Amanecer in the San Clemente Business Park location
  • 20-person shelters at two churches nearby from each other, one with an elementary school, near Domingo Opportunity as well as Doheny Park Roadway in Dana Factor
  • A section of the Northwest Open Area, where the San Juan Capistrano pet park is also situated
  • A tiny section of South Coastline Water District property off Stonehill Drive in Dana Point close to the flood control channel, future site of a prepared desalination plant.

” Our point, and we prefer to worry it, is that we are not speaking about an encampment,” said Dennis Ettlin, a retired aerospace engineer that offers on the iHOPE board. iHOPE as soon as ran a daytime resource center for homeless people yet after losing their building about 4 years ago has actually focused on outreach that consists of once a week mobile showers, meals and also other solutions.

The showers remain in the parking area of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church’s San Felipe de Jesus Chapel, one of the recommended Domingo Avenue websites in Dana Factor.

Ettlin stated there would be framework and also regulations in addition to connection to other services in order to help people get out of being homeless.
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Mayors from south Orange Area cities will satisfy the morning of Thursday, April 19 in San Clemente and also talk about the best ways to give shelter and real estate for the homeless in their region. Irvine Mayor Don Wagner said the mayors won’t be choosing anything because they require to obtain any specifics authorized by their respective councils.

” Unlike judges, we cannot do things unilaterally yet need votes of a bulk of the other elected authorities,” Wagner stated in a text to the Register Wednesday. “I am extremely hopeful that there is a durable discussion of significant ideas about alleviating the region’s homeless problem.”

Ettlin welcomed chosen authorities, consisting of members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, by e-mail as well as phone call to join the excursion.

” We were hoping we could obtain the mayors below to check out some alternatives,” he stated. None came.

But Ronald “Mobility Scooter” Heatley and Jennifer “JZ Rose” Juarez, the two homeless people from the riverbed who now live in motels in central Orange Area where they obtain solutions for psychological health specials needs, liked just what they saw on the trip. Both brought their little pet dogs along.

A possible website someplace on the serene 11-acre Northwest Open Area in San Juan Capistrano specifically interested Heatley, that when served 25 years in jail for drug-related break-ins and spent a few years at the riverbed tent encampment. At 58, he criticizes his circumstances on negative options he made in his youth, saying he is a different individual currently but not able to work as a result of his handicaps, including tremblings from exactly what he believes is Parkinson’s Disease.

” This is the nicest place until now,” Heatley said.

SCNG personnel writer Tomoya Shimura contributed to this record.

Celebrate Earth Day in San Clemente with art, education and beach cleanup

The City of San Clemente and the Watershed Job Force will be co-hosting the 16th annual Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Parque Del Mar in the Pier Bowl near the San Clemente Pier.

The free-to-the-public celebration will certainly feature the 2018 Blue Water Awards, offered to Sabazon, Hair Salon Zinnia and also Marblehead Elementary Institution in acknowledgment of their exemplary efforts to sustain the environment. There will certainly be real-time songs, instructional display screens, environmental vendors, and artists. An early morning coastline cleanup will certainly be held at the Pier beginning at 8 a.m. Materials will certainly be given to all individuals that wish to stroll the coastline and collect garbage and debris.

For more details call the mayor’s office at 949-361-8322.

IF YOU GO

What:16th yearly Planet Day Celebration

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 (beach cleaning begins at 8 a.m.)

Where: Parque Del Mar, 622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente

Details: 949-361-8322

The Outlets at San Clemente getting a movie theater

The Outlets at San Clemente will add a luxury theater by 2019, inning accordance with building proprietor Craig Realty Team.

The Metropolitan Theatres movie theater will be the very first for Orange Area. The 45,000-square-foot room will certainly include 10 amphitheaters, consisting of a 60-foot costs large layout (PLF) screen, as well as a full-service dining establishment and also bar.

A rep stated the theater will be created in an existing structure in Oak Tree Court, near Ruby’s Diner and across from Slapfish, Rocky Hill Delicious Chocolate Factory/U-Swirl and also Sun Diego Boardshops.

The outlets have virtually 60 shops and also restaurants. New vendors consist of a Hurley Factory Shop that opened March 30, after an effective pop-up store in 2015.

Upcoming openings consist of the Rockwell’s Coffee shop & & Bakery in late April complied with by Kevin Jewelers. In addition, the initial of 4 ocean-view restaurants is expected to be introduced soon.