VOLUME I, NO. 2 • August 17, 2020
As the summer begins to wind down, the heat has decided to make a dramatic resurgence. For the next few days, temperatures will be in the 90's throughout Orange County and will break 100 in some places.

If you're like me, and don't have air conditioning at home, you know how miserable these dog days can get. Making things worse for many of our friends and neighbors is isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please take the time to check in on the elderly and those with small children who may need assistance. And speaking of dogs, pets are another source of concern. If possible, keep pets inside with plenty of water and avoid walking them on hot sidewalks or the street that can burn the pads of their feet.

Southern California Edison issued an alert this morning urgently requesting residents and businesses to conserve power between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the next several days to help prevent rolling blackouts while the power grid is stressed to capacity. I realize this is incredibly hard to ask of people while so many of us, and our children, are at home. But simple things like closing off areas of your home to help ac work more efficiently, turning off lights, not running other appliances during peak hours all make a difference. Please help if you are able and stay safe!

For more information about the current energy alerts, click here.
Community Events
Virtual Street Fair
The 2020 Orange International Street Fair has gone virtual and will be happening throughout Labor Day weekend. Demonstrations, live music, fun interactive elements will all happen online. If you would like to donate to help support 50 local non-profits who have been impacted by COVID-19 click here.
Dance Lessons at Tiddlywinks
Looking for a fun activity for kids? Tiddlywinks in the Plaza has teamed with the Moana Nui School of Polynesian Dance & Entertainment to offer dance lessons at the Plaza store
For more information click here.
OTPA Offers Paid Internship
Old Towne Preservation Association (OTPA) is offering a paid internship with the City of Orange. Funded by the Anne Siebert Scholarship Fund, the internship program allows college students interested in preservation to work in the City's Community Development Department. For more information click here.
Welcome Philz Coffee
Exiting news! The Orange Plaza welcomed a new business last week with the grand opening of Philz Coffee. This cult favorite from Northern California is now serving at the corner of Maple and Glassell.
Orange Chamber Networking
The Orange Chamber of Commerce is holding business networking events virtually every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month. Click here to register.
Latest News
SafeDineOC Program
The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely through the SafeDineOC program. Restaurants will be eligible to receive $1,000 in reimbursements. The application program begins on August 6th and ends in 60 days. For more information click here.
Steve Ambriz Act Applied
An impaired driver will be charged with murder for the death of 23-year-old mother to be, Yesenia Aguilar, of Anaheim. The impaired driver had three prior DUI convictions and District Attorney Todd Spitzer is utilizing the Steve Ambriz Law, named for our former Orange City Councilmember who was also killed by a multi-offending impaired driver.
To read more click here.
Find Your Orange District
& 2020 City Candidates
2020 will mark the first Orange City Elections under the new district system. Orange will now be represented by 6 Council Districts and an At-large Mayor. To find out what district you are in click here and to find out who your council candidates are, click here.
In Case You Missed It
I am proud to announce that I have been endorsed by former Mayor of Orange, Carolyn Cavecche and the OCTaxPAC. Watch the video message from Carolyn and, if you would like to endorse, click here.
Virtual Candidate Coffee
On August 15th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM I will be having an informal meet up to discuss community issues and to answer any questions you have. To join me on this live register here.
Campaign News
Yard Signs Have Arrived!
Our campaign are moving quickly! We spent the weekend distributing them across District 1 and are excited to see them popping up all over District 1.
Click here to get yours.
Arianna Barrios for Orange Council 2020 • FPPC ID# 1416295