1997 Press Releases

December 17, 1997 
County of Orange Returns to Investments Grade Rating

(SANTA ANA) - Moody's Investor Service, a leading New York bond rating agency, announced this morning that it has returned the County of Orange to an investment grade rating. The County lost its investment grade rating with the 1994 bankruptcy and has been working toward this milestone since last year's emergence from bankruptcy.


October 28, 1997 
County to Appeal Court Ruling on EIR

(SANTA ANA) - CEO Jan Mittermeier announced today that the County of Orange is readying an appeal of the decision issued this afternoon by Judge Judith McConnell of the San Diego Superior Court. Today's decision in the litigation brought against the MCAS El Toro Community Reuse Plan Environmental Impact Report was basically unchanged from the tentative ruling issued October 10. That ruling found for the petitioners on a number of issues and for the County on a number of others.


October 9, 1997 
Agency to Demonstrate Access to Statewide Computer System

Orange - Orange County Social Services Agency, Children and Family Services Division will show how joining the statewide computer system will benefit the efforts of social workers at 10 a.m. Thursday, 840 N. Eckhoff Street, Orange.


September 11, 1997 
Volunteer Coordinator to Stretch County Resources

(SANTA ANA) - To increase service to the public through the support of volunteers, the County of Orange has hired its first volunteer coordinator, Jane Dawson, an experienced volunteer program manager and a volunteer herself, announced Jan Mittermeier, County of Orange chief executive officer.


April 15, 1997 
County of Orange Volunteer Recognition

(SANTA ANA) - Seventeen outstanding representatives of volunteerism throughout the County's departments were recognized by the Board of Supervisors at its April 15 meeting. Supervisor Jim Silva explained that "in post-bankruptcy times when our budget is stretched like a rubber band, it's people like these who allow us to continue providing a high level of service. We're incredibly grateful to them."


March 25, 1997 
Chinese delegation to visit Orange County

(Santa Ana, CA) -Chinese government officials will visit the County of Orange April 1 to meet with County staff from finance and audit departments.


February 6, 1997 
Meningococcal Infections in OC - Health Care Update - Costa Mesa

Antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis of close contacts of sporadic cases of meningococcal disease is the primary means for prevention of meningococcal disease in the United States (Table). Close contacts include a) household members, b) day care center contacts, and c) anyone directly exposed to the patient's oral secretions (e.g., through kissing, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, endotracheal intubation, or endotracheal tube management).


February 5, 1997 
Meningococcal Infections in OC - Health Care Press Release

Antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis of close contacts of sporadic cases of meningococcal disease is the primary means for prevention of meningococcal disease in the United States (Table). Close contacts include a) household members, b) day care center contacts, and c) anyone directly exposed to the patient's oral secretions (e.g., through kissing, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, endotracheal intubation, or endotracheal tube management)


January 8, 1997 
Mittermeier appoints final Assistant Chief Executive Officer

(SANTA ANA) - County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier has appointed the County's Director of Information Systems as interim Assistant CEO for information and technology. Leo E. Crawford, Information Systems director for two years and a County employee for 10 years, assumes his new responsibilities immediately.