January 2021 Newsletter 

The City is supporting the County’s effort to establish regional vaccine Super Points-of-Dispensing, or Super PODs, which will allow them to vaccinate thousands of residents and workers each day throughout the County.  The County opened the first Super POD site at Disneyland and opened its second regional COVID-19 Vaccine Super Point of Dispensing (POD) site at Soka University in Aliso Viejo on Saturday.  

Orange County is moving quickly to make the COVID-19 vaccination available; however, the County faces ongoing supply limitations. The Orange County Health Care Agency is continuously requesting more doses from the State every day.   

Vaccines at Super POD sites are by appointment only, individuals must be eligible within Phase 1A, or be part of first responders in high risk communities, or be 65 years or older. Vaccination scheduling for the Super PODs has been simplified.  Eligible individuals under Phase 1A (all tiers) who are registered in the Othena system, including persons age 65 and older, will receive an e-mail to schedule a vaccination appointment.  Simply register at and you will be e-mailed when an appointment is available.  The vaccination experience at County Super PODs typically takes 45-60 minutes per person.  It is not necessary to arrive more than 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.  Anyone who received their 1st vaccine dose through the Othena system (starting January 6) will automatically receive their 2nd dose appointment confirmation through Othena.  

Three hospital systems in the County (Kaiser Permanente, Providence St. Joseph and UCI Health) are also receiving vaccines to administer to individuals in their systems.  Everyone who received their 1st dose through their health system, employer, or other group will receive the 2nd dose from the same source.

Again, vaccines are by appointment only.  Anyone showing up without an appointment will be turned away.

For more info and registration:

Hugs for heroes is a project that is supported by the City of Dana Point, Capo Cares, participating Dana Point restaurants, and Capo Beach Church. It seeks to support and encourage our local health care providers at Mission Hospitals, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach.

All donations are tax deductible through Mission Hospital Foundation Federal Tax I.D.# 95-1643360

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THANK YOU FOR CARING for those who care for us and our loved ones!

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A year ago Dana Point was trademarked the Dolphin & Whale Watching Capital of the World and now it has been designated the first Whale Heritage Site in North America by the United Kingdom-based World Cetacean Alliance.

📸: beautiful capture of a Risso’s Dolphin by @loriannah aboard @danawharf 

See the Dana Point Times article
Short Term Rentals

The City of Dana Point is seeking the public’s input to develop appropriate regulations for a Short-Term Rental (STR) Pilot Program that works "in the best interest of both residents and visitors," read a city news release.

According to city officials, the goal of the pilot program is to establish regulations that maintain the character of Dana Point neighborhoods by discouraging absentee corporate STR ownership, protecting against nuisances, and balancing the rights and responsibilities of all residents and homeowners.

If interested in participating or viewing the meetings, residents can request to be on the email list. Information to participate virtually will be made available prior to the meeting. The city will implement appropriate COVID-19 safety measures for all public outreach and engagement events.

To be added to the email list and receive information, email Information on upcoming meetings will be posted on all city social media platforms and on the city’s STR website.

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The City recognized the contributions of two individuals at the last City Council Meeting on January 19, 2021

Tom Whitman recognized for his 12 years of dedicated service, contributing more than 2670 hours as a Volunteer in Police Support (VIP) of the Dana Point Police Services. Thank you Tom for your service to the City.

The City of Dana Point also recognized Jack Loconsolo as the volunteer of the quarter. Jack’s Restaurant, located at 24462 Del Prado Avenue, has donated over 50 meals a week since April 2020 to the City’s Senior Services Program. Thank you Jack for your dedicated service to the Dana Point community!

Have you downloaded the Report 2 DP app on your smartphone yet? It makes reporting issues like graffiti and noise complaints quick and easy. Reports are sent directly to the City department that will get it handled. 
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