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October 2022


Thank you for your interest in the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department’s newsletter. We will be bringing you periodic updates on the latest news, information and events affecting the department. I am honored and   privileged to serve as your County Clerk-Recorder. Please contact my office at (714) 834-2500 or visit us at for more information about the department and the services provided to the public.


Hugh Nguyen , County Clerk-Recorder



CSUF journalism students

On October 5, California State University, Fullerton journalism students from Professor Walter Baranger’s class visited our Santa Ana location. I had the pleasure of leading a tour of our County Service Center and the Old Orange County Courthouse to introduce the students to the purpose of local government and how OC Clerk-Recorder serves the public, and to see our office in action.

I am thankful for teachers such as Professor Baranger who are so dedicated to providing students with immersive learning opportunities. Thank you for everything you do.


California Great ShakeOut

On October 20, my staff and customers participated in the Great California Shakeout earthquake drill by practicing DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON. This drill is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 44.7 million participants worldwide. The safety of my staff is of the utmost importance, and earthquake preparedness is essential to everyone’s wellbeing in the event of an emergency.


I would like to thank my hardworking and dedicated staff who made our special Saturday opening possible this past October 22. 

We processed a total of 34 passport applications, performed a total of 111 civil marriage ceremonies, and issued a total of 178 marriage licenses.

Thank you to everyone who visited our three offices. Congratulations to all the couples who got married. We are honored to be part of your special day and wish you the best on this new chapter.



During the month of October: 

Irvine Family and other dignitaries on the quasquicentennial celebration image 1
Irvine family and other dignitaries on the quasquicentennial celebration image 2

On October 1, I had the honor of joining the Irvine family and other dignitaries on the quasquicentennial celebration. Congratulations to the Irvine Regional Park on its 125th anniversary.

Old Courthouse
North County Anaheim Staff - Special Saturday Opening Image 2
North County Staff
Special Saturday Opening - Old County Courthouse, Couple Just Married
Special Saturday Opening - Old County Courthouse, Couple just Married

On October 7, my team joined the community in welcoming and congratulating Urban Punjab The Royal Kitchen to the Garden Grove business community.

I wish Amina Naeem and her family great success while serving delicious Punjabi food to the residents living throughout the County of Orange.

Outreach, Smile for Success Dental Center to the Westminster business community.

On October 10, my staff joined the community in welcoming and congratulating Smile For Success Dental Center to the Westminster business community.

I wish them great success while providing the best dental care services to the residents living throughout the County of Orange.


Outreach, Tustin Broker Preview Meeting

I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker during the Tustin Broker Preview Meeting on October 19. I informed the realtors who attended this meeting on our real property recording services as well as our clerk services. Thank you for having me!


This Halloween, I encouraged my staff to show their creative spirit by coming to work in costume. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!

Halloween Costume Staff Photo 1
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Halloween Costume Staff Photo 3
Halloween Costume Staff Photo 10
Halloween Costume Staff Photo 5
Halloween Costume Staff Photo 7
Halloween Costume Staff Photo 2


Employee of the Month Image

Each month we recognize an employee who goes above and beyond their normal duties and offers excellent service to our customers. The Employee of the Month receives a certificate of recognition, has their name placed on a recognition plaque and may dress casual during their month of recognition.

It gives me great pleasure to announce Sam Javanmardi as Employee of the Month for October. 

Since joining the department in November 2021, Sam has quickly adapted to the department’s ever changing work environment. He has learned to support all the essential application systems that help the department run smoothly in a relatively short amount of time. Sam’s ability to quickly learn and adapt speaks volumes of his exemplary technical skills and abilities. This has helped him become an essential member to the department’s IT unit.

Sam is highly motivated and is always prepared to lead and help others without hesitation. He has a strong work ethic and is always looking for ways to help his unit succeed and improve. He is always eager to learn and apply new skills which is evident in the volume of projects he has successfully completed. Sam has a remarkable ability for multi-tasking and overcoming obstacles. He has set a good example for all to follow.  

Sam’s cheerful, cordial, and positive disposition makes him a great pleasure to work with. He treats every colleague with the dignity and respect that they deserve, which is appreciated by all. We are thankful to have Sam on our team.

Please join me in congratulating Sam on this achievement!



Our North County branch office in Anaheim received the following reviews. Thank you for your commitment to excellent public service!

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Yelp Review
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A fruit crate label from one of Sunkist’s many  brands of citrus from Orange County.

A fruit crate label from one of Sunkist’s many brands of citrus from Orange County.

Oct. 8, 1993 

The Mighty Ducks played their debut game at The Pond (now Honda Center) in Anaheim.

Oct. 10, 1911

A special election was held which passed into law the voting rights of women in California

Oct. 11, 1897

The Irvine Company gave “the Old Picnic Grounds” to the County of Orange, establishing the first County park, known today as Irvine Park.  

Oct. 23, 1905

The San Juan Capistrano Post Office was established.

Oct 24, 1885  

The Orange Growers Protective Union of Southern California was organized. In doing so, they created a successful model that the Southern California Fruit Exchange (a.k.a. Sunkist) would adopt when they formed in 1893.



Out & About Image

One of my staff took this photo by drone during a hot air balloon flight over the city of San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, Mexico.

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