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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Arts & Crafts Fair slated for Saturday, April 25th

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The free event features gourmet food trucks, open mic entertainment, and local artists.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Bocce Ball Championship to benefit Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley invites participants to their 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Championship on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. Proceeds will benefit the Rancho Santa Margarita Branch, located at the Bell Tower Community Center.

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley will welcome up to 80 teams to our 2nd Annual Orange County Bocce Championships at Doheny State Beach. Together we will raise funds to support the Clubs academic success and colleg...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

City Council approves funding for the Santa Margarita Parkway Bridge Hinge Maintenance Project

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Caltrans recommended the City rehabilitate the hinge as part of a standard bridge preventive maintenance program.

In 2008, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) performed a routine inspection of three City-owned bridges and noticed vertical and horizontal displacement on the westbound Santa Margarita Parkway (SMP) Bridge at its hinge.  Caltr...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Register for Spring Recreation Classes!

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Our Rancho Santa Margarita Community Living magazine is is filled with important information about upcoming events and activities as well as a variety of recreation classes, camps, and programs designed for people of all ages.

Registration for Spring 2020 classes and activities starts on Monday, February 10th

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

City of Rancho Santa Margarita Summer Work Experience Program

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Student Work Experience Program. Space is limited, so apply early!

Volunteer during your summer break and join City of Rancho Santa Margarita staff for this four-week program. This non-paid volunteer program introduces college students to City functions. Students will participate in a hourly introductory lesson to differ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

McQuaid elected to serve as Chair, Camuglia to serve as Vice Chair of Planning Commission

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Planning Commission meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall

At its regular meeting of January 5, 2020, the Rancho Santa Margarita Planning Commission reorganized, welcoming Commissioner Jim Leach to the dias. Leach joins John Christopoulos, Mark McQuaid , Blaine Nelson and Kristen Camuglia to perform commission du...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Fine Free Library Days set for February 14 - 29

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Library users with outstanding fines are invited to leap back into the library during fine free library days.

Any items with overdue fines or items that have been marked as "lost" can be returned to any OC Public Libraries branch and related fines and fees will be waived!

To see a list of branches where  you can return your items, visit ocpl.org...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Free E-Waste & Document Shredding Event

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Save the Date!
Free Electronic Waste & Document Shredding Event
Saturday, May 30, 2020

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is offering a free electronic waste disposal service and document shredding event on Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of City Hall. 

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Paint Disposal Event

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Paint Disposal Event
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Paint must be in sealed, original container with original manufacturer label. This event is for the following products only: 

House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)  

Stains 

Deck and concrete sealers  

Clear finishes...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Register with AlertOC!

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Sign up for AlertOC to receive life-saving alerts and stay one step ahead of emergencies. It’s fast and FREE!

AlertOC is here to help you prepare and stay informed of emergencies. Orange County is prone to many disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires, landslides, flooding, terrorism, gas or chemical leaks, and more. Sign up for AlertOC to receive life-saving ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Rancho Santa Margarita's fiscal health deemed strong by State Auditor

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RSM ranks high in the California State Auditor’s Fiscal Health Analysis of the state’s over 470 cities.

Rancho Santa Margarita ranked 402, or within the top 15% of 471 cities in California in terms of best fiscal health. The City also ranked #8 among all 34 cities in Orange County in a study by the State Auditor to identify cities that could be facing fisca...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Income Tax Preparation Assistance

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If your household income was less than $60,000 in 2019, you may be eligible to file your taxes for free. Assistance is available by appointment in Rancho Santa Margarita and throughout Orange County

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is now into its 6th year in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. Tax preparation is done for lower-income individuals (threshold $60,000) under the auspices of the United Way of Orange County and the Inter...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Voting Options

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Learn about the new voting changes this year, and how to conveniently cast your ballot

The new way to vote in Orange County: Vote Centers mean many more options for voters. Elections are no longer a one-day event. Voting begins the month before any election day when every voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Take advantage of the alter...

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