Posted on: December 14, 2016

Yorba Park Improvements

After consideration and approval by City Council on December 13, 2017, Phase I of the Yorba Park Renovation Project is scheduled to commence in mid-January 2017. The park will need to remain closed for approximately 8-10 months. The City of Orange is work...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Orange Welcomes New Kia Dealership

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Orange celebrated the grand opening of its first Kia dealership earlier this year. Kia of Orange is the newest member of the Orange family of car dealerships offering a wide variety of vehicles to our residents as well as car shoppers throughout Orange Co...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Urth Caffe is Coming to Old Towne Orange

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Urth Caffe is lovingly restoring a historic building that was originally built in 1888 overlooking Orange’s iconic plaza for its new flagship restaurant. The construction at 100 W. Chapman Avenue began in 2015, and in addition to the typical restaurant bu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Outlets at Orange Expansion

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The Outlets at Orange continues to draw shoppers from all over the region as well as being a destination shopping experience for tourists visiting Orange County. Simon Mills, the mall owner, works with retailers to provide the best in retail, dining, and ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Irvine Company Delays Santiago Hills II Development

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Last December, the City was informed by The Irvine Company that they will be placing the Santiago Hills II residential development project on hold for two additional years. All of the work planned to begin this year, including the clearing of vegetation, ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Taking a trip this summer? Suspend your holds.

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Worried the item you have been waiting for will come in while you are out of town? Contact the library at (714) 288-2400 and we will suspend your hold until you return. You won't even lose your place on the waiting list!

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Summer Family Film Festival

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Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children’s films in the Orange Public Library & History Center’s air-conditioned community room. Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation...

Click here to see which movies are playing!

Library Spotlight
Posted on: May 25, 2017

2017 Summer Reading Club

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Special Kickoff Event - Create, Decorate, and Take 

Saturday, June 17     

2 pm - 4 pm

For all ages

Explore your wild and creative side by dropping in to create or decorate any number of craft projects. In addition, sign up...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Visit our eBranch - Open all day, every day

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Our eBranch (electronic branch) is always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eMagazines, learn a new language, do online research, search our Local History digital archives, place holds on item...

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Click here for our eBranch Library Spotlight
Posted on: December 14, 2016

OPL Seed Lending Library

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The Orange Seed Lending Library is made possible through a collaboration of the Orange Public Library Foundation and Orange Home Grown.

The Orange Seed Lending Library is located at the Orange Public Library & History Center, upstairs next to the Refer...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Show Your Orange Public Library Card and Save

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In addition to using your library card to check out books, CDs, and DVDs and for free music downloads, you can also use it to save money. When you show your library card at these local businesses you will receive a discount or special deal. Check this pag...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

In-Balance and On-Time: The City of Orange Adopts FY 17-18 Budget

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On Tuesday, June 13, the Orange City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget. As a result of our City’s strong economic growth, diverse business mix, and fiscally responsible management, the City’s finances are in-balance, wit...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Orange Mayor Teresa "Tita" Smith Delivers the 2017 State of the City Address

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On March 23, City of Orange Mayor Tita Smith delivered the 2017 State of the City address to prominent citizens and business leaders.

Mayor Smith reviewed the major accomplishments of the City for the past year, which included those of our Police and Fire ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Metrolink Parking Structure Groundbreaking Event

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OCTA and the City of Orange invites you to the official groundbreaking for the Metrolink Parking Structure at the Orange Transportation Center on Wednesday, July 26, at 9 am. The ceremony will take place in the former Lemon St. parking lot, at 130 N. Lemo...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Old Towne Valet Parking Update - 7/10/17

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Parking valet services will be suspended until Monday, 7/24 to coincide with the tentative closure of the Lemon Street parking lot for the ground breaking of the Metrolink parking structure. It is anticipated that the convenience of the valet parking serv...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: July 7, 2017

TRAFFIC ALERT - 7/7/17

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We have been informed that the Southern California Gas Company will be installing a new high pressure gas pipe under Almond Ave.- from Parker to Pixley- beginning Monday, July 10. The project is expected to conclude around mid-to-late October.

During const...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Lemon St. Parking Lot Closure

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The Metrolink Parking  Structure will officially break ground on Wednesday, July 26.   Construction is expected to take around 18-20 months, with the official  opening of the structure anticipated for late 2018.

During  ...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: June 15, 2017

In-Balance and On-Time: The City of Orange Adopts FY 17-18 Budget

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On Tuesday, June 13, the Orange City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget. As a result of our City’s strong economic growth, diverse business mix, and fiscally responsible management, the City’s finances are in-balance, wit...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

A Parking Structure is Coming

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We are very, very excited to announce that the OCTA Board of Directors has approved the contract for construction of the parking structure in Old Towne, which will be known as the Metrolink Parking Structure at the Orange Transportation Center.  ...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Street Light Are Going LED

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The City of Orange is currently upgrading approximately 2,500 of our street lights to new, energy efficient LED fixtures.  Once the replacement is complete, we will be saving more than $110,000 per year in energy costs.  The new fixtures...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Water Main Renewal Project 2017

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Our Water Division will be replacing the 50 to 60-year old water main infrastructure under the Tustin/Lincoln intersection, and in the surrounding neighborhoods to the northwest.  This project is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the safe and ...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Concerts in the Park 2017

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We invite you to bring your family and friends out to Hart Park for a free concert under the stars.

The Concerts in the Park 2017 season kicks-off June 21 with Smokin Cobras, who will be playing all your favorite retro hits from the 50s to the 80s.

Concerts...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Military Banners in Old Towne: Honoring Those Who Serve

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As you go through Old Towne Orange, you may have noticed the patriotic banners on the light-poles that line the streets of the Plaza.  Look closer, and you’ll see a name and branch of service on every one. &n...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Volunteer Literacy Tutors Needed

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Click here to find out more about adult literacy and what is required to be a tutor.  Call the Literacy Office at the library (714) 288-2467 to request a registration for the upcoming tutor training class (March 28, March 30, April 4, and April 6...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Parks Improvements in 2017

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Our public parks play an important role in the quality of life we enjoy here in Orange.  Parks are places of relaxation and recreation that are available, free of charge, for all to enjoy.

In 2017, two of our parks will undergo major renovations a...

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