2010 Press Releases

November 23, 2010 
CSAC Presents Challenge and Merit Awards to Orange County

The California State Association of Counties presented seven awards for creative and cost-effective programs to the County of Orange as part of CSAC's annual Challenge Award competition.


October 22, 2010 
Volunteer Service to County of Orange Valued at $23 Million

A report available online today finds that volunteers, student interns and reserves last year contributed over 850,000 hours of service to the County of Orange with a total estimated value of $23 million.


October 18, 2010 
First-Ever Regional Test of AlertOC to Call Over 600,000 OC Residents

More than 600,000 Orange County residents will receive a call on 10/21 at 10:21 a.m. to test the County's regional mass notification system known as AlertOC. This is the first-ever regional test of the system since its launch in 2008 and will include 20 participating cities and the County's unincorporated areas.


September 3, 2010 
Protect Your Pets With AlertOC

An emergency may strike while you are at work and your pets are at home. The County's mass notification system - AlertOC - is a lifeline to immediately learn of any required actions so that you may have a better chance to pick up your best friends if conditions permit.


August 19, 2010 
County Sells Troubled Investment

The investment pool managed by the County of Orange has sold its last investment related to its holdings of Structured Investment Vehicles (SIV's), recovering more than 90% of an investment that went into receivership.


July 30, 2010 
AlertOC Credited with Help in Locating Missing Child

The effectiveness of Orange County's AlertOC mass notification system was once again demonstrated when Huntington Beach law enforcement notified residents of a missing child description.


July 8, 2010 
Eco-Friendly County Programs Commended by Grand Jury

Three County of Orange departments were lauded by the Grand Jury for their commitment to protecting natural resources and employing environmentally conscious practices.


June 24, 2010 
Board of Supervisors Holds Special Meeting to Consider 20,000 Acre Gift on Tuesday

The Board of Supervisors will discuss a historic 20,000 acre open space gift at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at 8:30 a.m. The Irvine Company is donating the land for its continued preservation and recreation.


May 26, 2010 
Orange County Public Budget Workshop Set for Friday, May 28

(Santa Ana, CA)-Community members are invited to attend the County of Orange's first Green Fair, a free event that will showcase eco-friendly products and services Thursday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Santa Ana Civic Center, 333 W. Santa Ana Boulevard.


May 17, 2010 
Green Fair to Spotlight Eco-Friendly Products

Community members are invited to attend the first County of Orange Green Fair, a free event that will showcase eco-friendly products and services, to be held Thursday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Santa Ana Civic Center, 333 W. Santa Ana Boulevard.


April 1, 2010 
April 1st is Census Day, Have You Returned Your Form?

April 1st is Census Day, as the effort to gain a complete count of the Orange County population reaches a critical point.


March 30, 2010 
New Chief Probation Officer Appointed by Board of Supervisors

(Santa Ana, CA) - The Orange County Board of Supervisors today appointed Steven J. Sentman to serve as the County's Chief Probation Officer, effective April 23, 2010.


January 27, 2010 
Auditor-Controller Releases the OC Citizens' Report

The Auditor-Controller's office has just released its Annual OC Citizens' Report. This report presents financial highlights for the County of Orange for the last fiscal year and provides a high-level summary of information contained in the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.


January 19, 2010 
Storms Prompt Cities to Activate AlertOC, Community Members Encouraged to Register

(Santa Ana, CA)- As the second in a series of storms brings severe weather today, local cities including Seal Beach and Westminster are keeping the community informed by activating Orange County's regional emergency notification system, AlertOC.


July 20, 2010 
County Receives Eleven NACo Awards

(Santa Ana, CA) – Eleven County of Orange programs were selected to receive a 2010 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties (NACo). The annual Achievement Award Program recognizes the creative spirit of county government programs. The eleven Orange County programs to receive the distinction are: