Thursday, May 3, 2012

12:07 PM

Aliso Viejo: Free Document Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event

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In an effort to protect residents from identity theft and provide a free public service, the City will host a Document Shredding/Identity Theft Protection and e-waste event on Saturday, May 19.

The City is giving community members an opportunity to have their sensitive records securely destroyed from 9 a.m. to noon in Soka University parking lot A at 1 University Drive.

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation, and shredding documents with personal or financial information can be an effective measure of prevention.

Residents and businesses can bring standard-file boxes of paper records - canceled checks, pay stubs, credit card statements and more - that will be shredded on-site for free. The boxes of pages can contain staples and paper clips but must be free of notebooks or other bindings. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about identity theft. There is a limit of 10 boxes per household or business.

Along with having their documents shred, residents can recycle electronic waste such as old cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, VCR/DVD players, TVs, microwaves and other small appliances free of charge in the Soka parking lot with e-Recycling of California. Large appliances, oils, solvents, tires and other household hazardous waste will not be accepted.


WHERE: Soka University, Parking Lot A.

TIME: 9am - noon
11:08 AM

OC Parks: Rancho Fiesta Days

Highlighting the historic Serrano Adobe, Rancho Days Fiesta explores what it was like to live in California in the mid-19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of the past through music, dance, crafts, food and first-person re-enactors. Visitors can partake in hands-on activities that include the making of adobe bricks, basket weaving, , rope-knotting and much more. Performers will demonstrate Mexican Rancho-era and Native American songs and dance. All the historic buildings will be open courtesy of Amigos de la Colina docents. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children.

WHAT: Rancho Days Fiesta

WHERE: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest

WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COST: $4 for adults & $3 for children (ages 2 and below free!)