Press Releases

January 3, 2017 
Internet Auction of Tax-Defaulted Timeshare Intervals

The County of Orange Treasurer-Tax Collector's internet auction of tax-defaulted timeshare intervals is scheduled for Jan. 18-19, 2017 at The deadline to register as a bidder and make a $1,000 deposit is 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. The current list of 382 timeshares scheduled for auction and their opening bid amounts is available on the website at

January 4, 2017 
Court Extends Grand Jury Application Deadline to February 1

Hon. Kirk Nakamura, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court and chair of the Grand Jury Recruitment and Selection Committee, announced today that the Court has extended the deadline to apply to serve on the next Grand Jury to February 1, 2017 due to a shortage of applicants.

January 11, 2017 
Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Hours for Marriage Services this Valentine's Day

For those looking to tie the knot on Valentine's Day, look no further. To accommodate couples, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering extended hours at his offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana this Valentine’s Day. The department will close at 5:30 pm instead of its normal closing hours to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies.

January 11, 2017 
Construction Impacts County Civic Center Parking

On January 13, the County of Orange Hall of Administration (HOA) parking lot will be fully closed as crews move forward with the Civic Center Master Plan and the demolition of the existing Building 16. After the full closure on January 13, the north portion of the lot will be closed, with intermittent full lot closures as needed.

January 12, 2017 
Supervisor Michelle Steel Elected 2017 Board Chairwoman

Supervisor Michelle Steel, Second District, has been chosen unanimously by her colleagues to serve as chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2017. Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, will serve as the Board's vice chair.

January 13, 2017 
John Wayne Airport Posts October 2016 Statistics

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2016 as compared with October 2015. In October 2016, the Airport served 918,116 passengers, an increase of 3.0% when compared with the October 2015 passenger traffic count of 891,073.

January 17, 2017 
Pastel Artworks Depicting Scenes from Nature on Display at John Wayne Airport

From January 17, 2017 – February 16, 2017, a series of pastel artworks by Laguna Niguel resident Ruth Kurisu will be on display at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program. These pastels can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

January 18, 2017 
Health Care Agency Reports Rapid Increase in Flu Activity

The Health Care Agency reports a rapid increase of flu activity in Orange County over the past few weeks and reminds residents that it's not too late to vaccinate. More than 900 confirmed influenza cases have been reported by local medical providers to date this season. Nine adults between the ages of 18-64 and two children under 18 years of age have developed severe infection requiring a visit to intensive care.

January 20, 2017 
Armories Open All Weekend During Storm

With coordination and support from the California Military Department and in conjunction with the County Office of Emergency Services and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelters (armories) located at both Santa Ana and Fullerton will operate with extended hours to provide shelter and protection to the homeless community during the upcoming storm.