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Visit my website SUMMER 2013

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WELCOME

TITLE INDUSTRY
OPEN HOUSE


ONLINE PASSPORT
APPOINTMENTS


SATURDAY HOURS

EMPLOYEE PROFILE:
Olivia Martin


EMPLOYEE PROFILE:
Eva Zarate


EMPLOYEE PROFILE:
Lan Vu


PASSPORT DAY

HOLIDAY CLOSURES:

Labor Day, Sep. 2
Columbus Day, Oct. 14

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WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in the newsletter for the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department. We’ll be bringing you periodic updates on the latest news and information in the world of public records, vital records and personal privacy, as well as more about Orange County history.

Sincerely,

Hugh Nguyen
FIRST TITLE INDUSTRY OPEN HOUSE A SUCCESS

Hugh NguyenRepresentatives from the title industry gathered June 27 at the Orange County Hall of Administration for an open house hosted by Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. Topics covered at the session included an Q and A on the county’s multi-county Electronic Recording Delivery System (SECURE), ways the department provides training for title industry customers, the Top 10 reasons that documents are rejected for being recorded and suggestions for how department staff can help ease the process of both electronic and paper document recording. Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich offered a brief overview of her office while Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach helped welcome visitors. Similar events will be held again with the goal of providing at least one open house a year. Keep an eye on the department website for more information.

MAKE PASSPORT APPOINTMENTS NOW ONLINE

Anyone interested in obtaining a passport can now make an appointment online. Passport applications already can be filled out online in advance so most of the work is done before driving to the office. Applications are accepted at the department’s office at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. As an added convenience, photos are available on the spot for $15. The link for passport applications and appointments is at https://cr.ocgov.com/ePassport3/ePassport

SATURDAY HOURS PROVE POPULAR — BOOK APPOINTMENTS NOW FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 24!

Saturday Hours

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: APRIL

Name:

Olivia
Martin

Job Title:

Office
Specialist

Olivia Martin
How long have you been with the Clerk-Recorder?   Eight years (12 with the County).
What is the best part of your job?  Co-workers and customers in general. 
Favorite book?  The Giving Tree (I mostly read for my child)
Favorite movie?  “Shop Girl” 
Please tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, about your family. Anything that may surprise us.  1) I’m the youngest of 15 kids. 2) I’m a cookbook hoarder. 3) I wear headgear at night so my teeth stay straight. 4) I am a Size 8 on my left foot and a Size 7 on my right. You take your pick! (One is true!)
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: MAY

Name:

Eva
Zarate

Job Title:

Sr. Document Examiner

Eva Zarate
How long have you been with the Clerk-Recorder?  I’ve been with the Clerk-Recorder since 1995.
What is the best part of your job?  My co-workers.
Favorite book?  Losing Hope
Favorite movie?  The Notebook
Please tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, about your family. Anything that may surprise us.  I live in the city of Garden Grove and enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandson.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: JUNE

Name:

Lan Vu

Job Title:    

Office
Specialist

Lan Vu
How long have you been with the Clerk-Recorder?  About nine years.
What is the best part of your job?  The best part of my job is that I love the nice environment I get to work in and the wonderful people I work with.
Favorite book?  To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite movie?  “Forrest Gump”
Please tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, about your family. Anything that may surprise us.  I live in the city of Garden Grove with my husband and 2-year-old daughter.
ANOTHER SATURDAY “PASSPORT DAY” DRAWS FAMILIES TO THE COURTHOUSE
Passport Day