Couples in search of symmetry—and an easily remembered anniversary date—flocked to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department to be married on Nov. 12, 2013—or 11/12/13. The department issued 107 licenses and performed 103 civil wedding ceremonies, more than double the amount of ceremonies performed on a usual Tuesday.
A joint investigation has resulted in the conviction of Blair Christopher Hanloh, 50, of Long Beach for stealing more than $3.5 million in a fraudulent scheme to falsify property transfer deeds and then fraudulently rent out the Orange County homes.
Appointments are being taken now for marriage licenses and ceremonies, as well as passport services, for Saturday Nov. 16 and Dec. 14, when the offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has opened office doors for one Saturday each month since June to help customers who are unable to visit during regular weekday hours.
The County's Internal Audit Department has released an audit report on the operations of the Clerk-Recorder Department. The report covers a period of time prior to my appointment as Clerk-Recorder in April 2013. The report identifies twelve (12) Critical Control Weaknesses, three (3) Significant Control Weaknesses and four (4) Control Findings in the Clerk-Recorder Department.
Appointments are being taken for marriage licenses and ceremonies, as well as passport services, for Saturday Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will open for its fifth Saturday of the year. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has opened office doors for one Saturday each month since June.