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    1. Help feed families in need through ‘No One Goes Hungry’ Food Drive March 1-5 | City of Mission Viejo

      Help feed families in need through ‘No One Goes Hungry’ Food Drive March 1-5 | City of Mission Viejo

      A special food drive to help support Mission Viejo students and their families who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic takes place next week. 

      You can help provide meal support to 200 students and their families by visiting the Albertsons at 23072 Alicia Parkway March 1-5 to purchase the requested food items such as peanut butter, boxed and bagged pasta, canned soups and more – and the food will be delivered to local families. 

      Monetary donations are also sought and can be made via the QR code or by visiting https://mvcommunityfoundation.org/donation/. For more information, contact Sharon Genton at sharonmvpf@gmail.com or 949-278-8154.

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    2. Find out the state of Mission Viejo March 11 | City of Mission Viejo

      Find out the state of Mission Viejo March 11 | City of Mission Viejo

      Interested in learning more about the state of our City? Then tune in to a free online event sponsored by the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce as a part of its Community and Legislative Affairs Update series. Featuring Mayor Trish Kelley, the virtual program is from 8-9 am on Thursday, March 11.

      Mayor Kelley will give a presentation about Mission Viejo with local, state and federal officials also providing important updates.

      The event is free, but Zoom registration in advance is required. For more information, contact the Chamber at communityaffairs@missionviejochamber.com or visit https://missionviejochamber.com.

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    3. Outdoor Dining, Hair Salons and Other Personal Care Services can Resume Immediately | City of Mission Viejo

      Outdoor Dining, Hair Salons and Other Personal Care Services can Resume Immediately | City of Mission Viejo

      With the State's lift on the Regional Stay-at-Home and curfew orders today, outdoor dining, hair salons and barbershops can resume immediately with modifications.

      The State's action allows counties to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and puts the County back in the Purple Tier.

      A list of Activity and Business Tiers that are open, closed or open with modifications can be found on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy website.

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    4. 5th District Small Business Grant Relief Program Opens Feb. 1

      5th District Small Business Grant Relief Program Opens Feb. 1

      The County’s Small Business Grant Relief Program will support small businesses and organizations within the 5th Supervisorial District (including Mission Viejo) impacted by COVID-19 by providing $10,000 (flat rate, single payment) awards. The application period opens at 9 am on February 1.

      Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Awardees will be reimbursed for expenses incurred from March 2020 to present (as long as other relief funds were not received for the same expense).

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    5. Deadline Extended to Apply for State’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program | City of Mission Viejo

      Deadline Extended to Apply for State’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program | City of Mission Viejo

      The deadline for the first round of applications for the State of California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program was extended from January 8 to January 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

      Along with the $500 million already approved for this program, Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking lawmakers for more money to help small businesses and cultural institutions affected by the pandemic. If approved, more than a billion dollars would be given to those hit hard by COVID-19.

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    6. Mission Viejo City Council approves $1,000,000 COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program | City of Mission Viejo

      Mission Viejo City Council approves $1,000,000 COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program | City of Mission Viejo

      In an extraordinary move to help local businesses hit hard by the ongoing pandemic, the Mission Viejo City Council this week approved a $1,000,000 COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program for qualified struggling small businesses and nonprofits located in our City.

      Grants up to $25,000 are available to businesses with 25 or fewer employees (full-time equivalent). Applications will be accepted until available funds are exhausted. 

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    7. State Rolls Out New COVID-19 Exposure Notification System | City of Mission Viejo

      State Rolls Out New COVID-19 Exposure Notification System | City of Mission Viejo

      California launched a voluntary smartphone tool designed to alert people if they have spent time near someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. 

      Announced earlier this week, the CA Notify app uses a new smartphone feature called “exposure notifications” that users opt-in to receive.

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    8. “Stop, Wave and Go” program at Santa’s Village | City of Mission Viejo

      “Stop, Wave and Go” program at Santa’s Village | City of Mission Viejo

      Every Saturday and Sunday from November 29 through December 20, families and individuals can drive-through Santa’s Village from 6-8 pm to stop, wave and drop off a letter to Santa and Mrs. Claus.  During this time, folks must remain in their vehicles only.  Other times, however, the Civic Center workshop area will be available for families to stroll and view the beautiful decorations and lights. Masks must be worn and social distancing is required.

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      Mentions: Santa MVC News
    9. Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 | City of Mission Viejo

      Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 | City of Mission Viejo

      The State will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on November 30. The temporary tax relief entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax, extends the availability of existing interest and penalty-free payment agreements to companies with up to $5 million in taxable sales and provides expanded interest free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions.

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    10. County following state guidelines for wearing face coverings in public

      County following state guidelines for wearing face coverings in public

      The County of Orange will follow new state guidelines calling for people to wear face coverings in public.

      The California Department of Public Health says people who must leave their homes to conduct essential activities should wear face coverings, if they feel comfortable doing so, and practice strict hand washing before and after touching and adjusting the covering. 

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    11. COVID-19 Information | City of Mission Viejo

      COVID-19 Information | City of Mission Viejo

      The City’s actions conform to today’s order by Orange County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick that prohibits gatherings of any size in the county; eliminates dining-in at restaurants, and strongly encourages people 65+ and those with underlying health conditions to stay home.

      To protect the health and well-being of Mission Viejo residents, the City – effective 6 pm March 17 – has closed City Hall, its recreational, fitness and tennis center facilities and Mission Viejo Animal Services Center to the public through March 31. This follows the closures of the Mission Viejo Library, Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center and Potocki Center for the Arts.

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    12. Bicycle rodeo, family fun and community meeting on tap Saturday, Jan. 26 | City of Mission Viejo

      Bicycle rodeo, family fun and community meeting on tap Saturday, Jan. 26 | City of Mission Viejo

      Bring your bicycle and helmet to our “Safe Moves Bike Rodeo” on Saturday, January 26 at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way. 

      This free Family Fun Bike Fair from 9 a.m. to noon includes interactive booths, activities and the chance to provide input on our Bikeway Master Plan during a special Community Meeting.  Our City is developing the Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles in Mission Viejo. 

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    13. Volunteers sought for Orange County’s Point in Time Homeless Count | City of Mission Viejo

      Volunteers sought for Orange County’s Point in Time Homeless Count | City of Mission Viejo

      The City of Mission Viejo is joining other cities across the county in encouraging residents to volunteer for Orange County’s Point in Time Homeless Count and Survey on Wednesday, January 23.
      The public can volunteer to work as team captains, field surveyors, deployment center support, photographers and videographers. People can also donate hygiene kits that will be distributed during the census.

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    14. Coast Vintage Market serving as drop-off for Spark of Love Toy Drive Dec. 9 | City of Mission Viejo

      Coast Vintage Market serving as drop-off for Spark of Love Toy Drive Dec. 9 | City of Mission Viejo

      If you plan on shopping at the Coast Vintage Market this Sunday, consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to benefit others during the holidays.

      The Coast Vintage Market at Saddleback College is teaming up with local firefighters at Station 9 for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Drop off new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for kids and teens from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in specially marked bins at 28000 Marguerite Parkway.  Curbside drop-off at the entrance to lot 9 will also be available.

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    15. Latest business news in Mission Viejo | City of Mission Viejo

      Latest business news in Mission Viejo | City of Mission Viejo

      Latest business news from Mission Veijo,

      Puerta Real Target 
      The new smaller Target is expected to open on November 11 in the Puerta Real Shopping Center on the corner of Crown Valley Parkway and Puerta Real. This is one of the first smaller-format Targets to open in Orange County, opening alongside a new store in Anaheim and a recent Irvine opening. This new style Target focuses primarily on ease and convenience. This location used to house Sports Chalet.  An exterior center renovation coincides with the new store’s opening. 

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    16. Don’t miss Mission Viejo Gifts & Goodies Boutique this Saturday | City of Mission Viejo

      Don’t miss Mission Viejo Gifts & Goodies Boutique this Saturday | City of Mission Viejo

      The public is invited to the 46th Annual Mission Viejo Gifts & Goodies Boutique – one of Orange County's most popular holiday shopping experiences.

      The boutique takes place Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

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    17. Mission Viejo continues to attract new businesses

      Mission Viejo continues to attract new businesses

      Along with new restaurants opening around town, Mission Viejo continues to see a surge of new business activity.
      Here’s a summary:
      Boardwalk Barbers – 24000 Alicia Parkway at Jeronimo Road opens this month

      • Escrow Options Group – 27802 Vista del Lago (near Lake Mission Viejo)
      • The Game Chest at 26012 Marguerite Parkway opened this week near Pavilions.
      • Mathnasium – 27230 La Paz Road
      • Nurse Next Door – 26522 La Alameda
      • Southland Physical Therapy – 25565 Jeronimo Road
      • Trip Designs travel agency – 27001 La Paz Road at Marguerite Parkway
      • Wild Jipsy children’s clothing store at 27660 Marguerite Parkway
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