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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...


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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Coffee with a Cop hosted by Elissimo Coffee

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Join OCSD - Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services for a morning of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 20th, from 9 to 11:00 a.m.

Elissimo Coffee & Roasting is located at 29941 Aventura, Suite E, in Rancho Santa Margarita. 

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Posted on: February 27, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 8, 2018

Meet Author A.J. Finn at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center

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Join us for an evening with author A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the global phenomenon The Woman in the Window. No registration is required. However, early arrival is suggested.

Meet A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window, which was published in more than forty languages and is the basis for the hit film starring Amy Adams. His second novel, End of Story, will be released in February 2024. Complimentary books will be availa...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Orange County Fire Authority Open House 2024

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A community event for the entire family, the annual OCFA open house takes place at 1 Fire Authority Road in Irvine, CA 92602.


Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This annual event is held at the OCFA headquarters in Irvine. Activities include live demonstrations, apparatus on display, interactive activities for children, tips on fire safety, and mu...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Request Building Inspections Online

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Recent upgrades to the City's permit processing system include an online customer portal for plan submittals and inspection requests.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is currently accepting solar project applications online and will soon expand the program to accept all types of building permits. 

Online inspection requests are currently available for all project types at http...

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

E-Bike Safety Course offered by OCSD - RSM Police Services

E-Bike and Bicycle Safety Course Flyer

This course will ensure both riders and parents understand the rules of the road when riding E-Bikes and bicycles to stay safe.

Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services will be hosting an E-Bike and Bicycle Safety Course for all students in RSM who are between the ages of twelve and seventeen on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bell Tower Regional Commu...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

South Orange County Women's Business Conference

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Hosted by women leaders in public service, the 2024 South Orange County Women's Business Conference features expert panels and a variety of career resources.

On Friday, March 22, 2024, Assemblywoman Sanchez, Assemblywoman Davies, and Assemblywoman Dixon are hosting a free Women’s Business Conference at the Laguna Hills Community Center. Speakers will include women from Public Service, Nonprofits, and...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 8, 2018

Voter Registration Information

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The March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election registration deadline is Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Voter registration can now be done online by accessing the California Secretary of State's voter registration page.  This service can also be used to make any changes to your registration (such as address changes, name changes, and/or ch...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Shop & Dine Rancho Santa Margarita!

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Unlock discount codes to support local businesses with the Shop & Dine program!

Score amazing deals on photos, delicious eats, vibrant balloons, and so much more! Dive into the excitement and visit the RSM Chamber website to discover your special discount codes. Let the savings and enjoyment begin!

Learn more at

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Support the City's Adopted Marine Battalion!

Travel Size Toiletries Drive - January - March 2024

Donations of sealed, new travel-size toiletries are now being collected for the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita adopted the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines (2/5) on January 10, 2007, to support the Marines and their families on an ongoing basis, whether the unit is at Camp Pendleton or deployed.

Our Community Services Department works cl...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Age Well Senior Services February Activities

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Activities and events for Seniors 60+ are available on weekdays at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center.

The professional staff and volunteers at Age Well Senior Services - Bell Tower Regional Community Center, are committed to serving seniors and providing programs and services that meet their needs. Offering rich and engaging opportunities to help older ad...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Spring Community Living Magazine is here!

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Check out the Spring 2024 issue of our Community Living Magazine, featuring new programs and classes, our Summer Camp Preview, and so much more!

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita offers a variety of recreational programs and classes at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center. 

Our Community Living Magazine features upcoming events, family activities, community resources, classes, art pro...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Income Tax Preparation Assistance Available

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Those with a household income less than $64,000 in 2023 may be eligible to file tax returns for free. Assistance is available by appointment in Rancho Santa Margarita.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to taxpayers who make $64,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers provid...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Next E-Waste & Document Shredding Opportunity set for March 30th

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Hosted by the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and CR&R Environmental Services in cooperation with Applied Medical, take advantage of this opportunity to clean out your garage and dispose of items taking up valuable space!

Mark your calendar for the spring electronic waste and recycling opportunity conveniently located in the parking lot of Applied Medical at 29977 Avenida de Las Banderas, Rancho Santa Margarita. Safely and responsibly dispose of obsolete electronic waste a...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Carol Gamble to serve as Mayor, Brad McGirr as Mayor Pro Tempore

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Carol Gamble will serve as Mayor, and Brad McGirr will serve as Mayor Pro Tempore for the 2024 term. City Council members made the one-year appointments during their annual reorganization on Wednesday.

Each December, the Council selects a new mayor and mayor pro tem from among its five members. 

This is Carol Gamble's fourth mayoral term. She was elected to serve on the inaugural City Council and was Mayor in 2017, 2014, and 2001.&n...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Orange County

OD Awareness

Information presented at the community forum on June 20, 2023, is available for viewing at your convenience.

The magnitude of the danger fentanyl poses to the community, especially teens and young adults, is alarming and concerning. This community forum, held on June 20, 2023, aimed to raise awareness about opioid misuse and the rise of fentanyl poisoning deaths...

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