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: March 27, 2017

Pending Land Use Applications

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Our list of Pending Land Use Applications is updated every two weeks, and includes all the active land use applications currently under review by our Community Development Department. 

Proposed projects are arranged alphabetically by address, and incl...

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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: December 13, 2016

Get Your Passport at City Hall

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If your plans call for any international travel, don’t forget to make sure that your passport is still valid.  Has it expired, or do you need to get your very first passport?  We have you covered.  You can apply for a new passpo...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Blood Drive at the Library

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Orange Public Library & History Center
407 E Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92866

Monday, April 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Call (714) 288-2471, or visit www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code COO, to schedule your appointment.

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Celebrate the Orange Public Library & History Center’s 10th Anniversary!

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The Orange Public Library was founded in 1885 and housed in the Orange Hotel and other locations before making its way to East Chapman Avenue with the building of the Carnegie library in 1905. As an important part of Orange city life since before the inco...

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Posted on: February 7, 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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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Attention Teens

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City policy requires all volunteers, ages 13-18, to fill out an application.  

New volunteers, 16 and older, are required to be drug tested and fingerprinted.

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Orange Public Library Comic-Con®

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Cosplay, contests, giveaways, crafts, and much more will take place throughout the day. Local businesses, comic artists, and authors will also appear to showcase their wares and works. More information, including the schedule of events, coming soon.

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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
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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Click here for a list of participating businesses.
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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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: March 28, 2017

21st Century Street Improvements

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Orange is now where “the rubber meets the road, ” thanks to a grant from CalRecycle, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. A two-year long street rehabilitation project by our Public Works Department repaved se...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Pending Land Use Applications

Orange City Hall, view from Grand St.

Our list of Pending Land Use Applications is updated every two weeks, and includes all the active land use applications currently under review by our Community Development Department. 

Proposed projects are arranged alphabetically by address, and incl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

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

City hall flags at sunrise

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: March 20, 2017

Celebrate the Orange Public Library & History Center’s 10th Anniversary!

10YearLogo7Eras

The Orange Public Library was founded in 1885 and housed in the Orange Hotel and other locations before making its way to East Chapman Avenue with the building of the Carnegie library in 1905. As an important part of Orange city life since before the inco...

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Posted on: March 11, 2017

New Season, New Classes

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Say goodbye to winter by “springing” into one of our spring recreation classes, which start Monday, March 27. We have a catalog of fun activities for all ages, including sports, fitness, art, guitar classes, and even tutoring for students who need a littl...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Trails at Santiago Hills

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City releases Notice of Preparation and Public Scoping Meeting for a draft Environmental Impact Report for The Trails at Santiago Hills Project. For more information regarding the Notice of Preparation, please contact Senior Planner Robert Garcia at rgarc...

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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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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Street Improvements Underway

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Street Improvements Underway

 Caring for our critical infrastructure falls to our Public Works Department.  This is an important job which ensures that our City will be ready to meet the next 129 years.  Starting this week, the i...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Need a summer job? Do you know someone who needs a summer job?

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Need a summer job?  Do you know someone who needs a summer job?  

We’re looking for dedicated people who know how to have fun, love to show others, and are responsible enough to do it safely.

If you are a responsible, caring person, we are looking...

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TO APPLY, CLICK HERE.
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 and r...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Millenium Clock Once Again Ticking

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If you’ve ever driven on Chapman past the Old Town Orange Depot and Veteran’s Memorial at Depot Park, you may have noticed a tall ornate clock on a tall poll installed on the sidewalk. Further inspection would have shown the clock to be missing its hands,...

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