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WELCOME

REAL ESTATE
FRAUD SCHEME


SATURDAY OFFICE OPENINGS

PASSPORT EXPIRATION
REMINDER


CHRISTMAS CHEER

STAFF LUNCHEON

SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS

SATURDAY NEWLYWEDS

EMPLOYEE PROFILE:
Leticia Siller


EMPLOYEE PROFILE:
Tram Hoang


EMPLOYEE PROFILE:
Howard Luu


HOLIDAY CLOSURES:
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, Jan. 20
Lincoln's Birthday, Feb. 12
Presidents' Day, Feb. 17

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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
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder
MAN BEHIND $3.5 MILLION FRAUDULENT REAL ESTATE SCHEME SENTENCED TO JAIL

This past December, Blair Christopher Hanlon, 50, of Long Beach, was sentenced to four years behind bars for his involvement in a fraudulent real estate scheme in which he stole more than $3.5 million from unsuspecting victims. He was previously prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and convicted on five felony counts of recording false, forged real estate documents this past October 30. To get the whole story, visit:
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SPECIAL SATURDAY OFFICE OPENINGS TO CONTINUE

Due to high demand and increasing popularity, the Clerk-Recorder Department will continue its special Saturday office openings in 2014. The department will start the new year by opening on Saturday, January 11, 2014. For more information and details, click here:
http://ocrecorder.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=32080

DON’T GET STUCK WITH AN EXPIRED PASSPORT

Passport ReminderAvoid last minute travel problems and take advantage of the Clerk-Recorder Department’s Online Passport Renewal Reminder System. Best of all it’s a free service. This service will remind you to renew your passport 90 days before it expires via an e-mail. In addition, you will receive all the information you need to renew your passport. To take advantage of this service, visit:
                                          https://cr.ocgov.com/passportreminder/.

CLERK-RECORDER REACHES OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND SPREADS SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER
On December 18, 2013, the Clerk-Recorder Department held its “Giving Back to the Community” event at its main office in Santa Ana. The department hosted approximately  61 children from Andrew Jackson Elementary school in Santa Ana for some Christmas fun and gifts. Santa Claus (Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen) visited the children and helped hand out some gifts and took pictures with the children. The gifts were donated by Clerk-Recorder Department staff. Participating staff members sponsored a child, each sponsor was given the name of the child, age and gender so that appropriate gifts were selected for the children. The children were also treated to juice and cookies during their visit. The participating children were part of the Gifts for Kids Program run by Tom Serafin, Director of the Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activity League (SAPAAL). The SAPAAL  is a crime prevention program that employs educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between youths and law enforcement. SAPAAL focuses its efforts on at risk students.  The SAPAAL use's police officers as coaches, tutors and mentors. Police officers coaching, tutoring and mentoring demonstrate to youths that officers are truly interested in their development and well-being. Giving Back to the Community is an event that Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen hopes to host annually.
Christmas Cheer
CLERK-RECORDER DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES ITS STAFF WITH APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
This past December, the Clerk-Recorder Department held its Staff Appreciation Luncheon at its main office in Santa Ana. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen and his senior staff wanted to take this opportunity to show staff that their hard work and dedication to serving the public does not go unnoticed. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen and his management team treated their staff to a catered lunch and celebrated in a holiday setting. The Clerk-Recorder addressed his staff and let them know that he appreciates everyone’s hard work and that he is very thankful for having such a great staff.
Staff Luncheon
PLANNING TO MARRY IN THE NEW YEAR? CAN’T MAKE IT DURING THE WEEK? BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2014.
Special Saturday hours continued to draw hundreds of customers this Fall to the Clerk-Recorder Department’s office at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at both branch offices in Fullerton and Laguna Hills. Several customers have also taken advantage of our passport services available at the Old County Courthouse during these special hours. The next scheduled Saturday office opening is February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more details visit: www.ocrecorder.com.
BELOW ARE SOME COUPLES WHO HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF OUR SATURDAY OFFICE OPENINGS
Special Saturday Hours
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER
Lecticia Siller
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER
Tram Hoang
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER
Howard Luu