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Posted on: March 26, 2020

RSM Cares Food Pantry - Wednesday, April 1st

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The RSM Cares twice-monthly food pantry remains open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 30605 Ave de Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita.

The next RSM Cares Food Pantry will take place on Wednesday, April 1st, with extra precautions being taken to keep families in need and volunteers safe. 

Those picking up food will be asked to remain at their cars until called to allow volunteers ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Support Local Business!

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Visit the RSM Chamber of Commerce Web site for local business updates as the community adjusts to the Coronavirus health crisis.

RSM Chamber Members Response to COVID-19

Because most business owners are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out to our Chamber members to determine if they have had to implement any revisions to their day-to-day business structure. Visit ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayor McGirr's Message to the Community Regarding COVID-19

Message from Mayor McGirr Regarding COVID-19

The Rancho Santa Margarita community is understandably concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus; Mayor Bradley J. McGirr shares a message with the community regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mayor McGirr addresses the community regarding the evolving Coronavirus situation: https://youtu.be/ohlY-HR5k_U on YouTube.

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The Rancho Santa Margarita community is understandably concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus; as Mayor, I want to share...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Meals on Wheels and Congregate Lunch Program Update

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Age Well Senior Services (AWSS) will continue the delivery of Meals on Wheels on Mondays and Wednesdays to current clients. AWSS is also operating a "Grab and Go" lunch program to congregate meal participants. Call (949) 709-7592 for more information.

Age Well Senior Services (AWSS) will continue the delivery of Meals on Wheels on Mondays and Wednesdays to the current Meals on Wheels clients. MOW drivers are trained to maintain a safe distance and will use proper sanitization practices for frail senior...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Rancho Santa Margarita Ranked #2 this year among the Safest Cities in California!

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SafeWise has just released its 6th annual Safest Cities in California report, and we are grateful for some good news to share!

All of the safest cities beat both national (3.7) and state (4.5) violent crime rates, and no safest city reported more than three violent crime incidents per 1,000.

60% of the cities reported zero murders, and 88% had one or fewer murders. 

Rancho...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Hall Modified Services

CITY HALL Modified Services - March 18, 2020

Effective immediately, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is modifying or suspending certain services under a directive order of the Orange County Health Officer.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Proclaims Local Emergency in Response to COVID-19

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To take the actions necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare within the City, and to allow the City to access potential reimbursement by the county, state, and federal governments, the City has proclaimed a local emergency.

In order for the City to promptly address, prepare for and take the actions necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare within the City, and to allow the City to access potential reimbursement by the county, state, and federal governments, the...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Precautionary Actions in Response to Coronavirus

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To do our part in helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is suspending programs and activities at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center through the end of March.

To do our part in helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in coordination with recent health guidelines, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is suspending senior services at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center effective immediately throu...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Services Temporarily Suspended at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center

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To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the City is suspending senior services at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center effective immediately through the end of March.

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued guidelines regarding public gatherings to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19.   In order to implement these guidelines and best prote...

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Orange County Health Care Agency Website News Flash
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is following recommendations of the Orange County Health Care Agency regarding the COVID-19 situation. Please visit www.ochealthinfo.com for the most up-to-date information.

 City staff members have attended all OC COVID-19 briefings, and the City is following recommendations of the Orange County Healthcare Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

While the Health Care Agency acknowledge...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Support our Adopted Marie Battalion

Support Spring Event for Military Families

Donations are sought for the Spring 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines event.

The City is seeking donations of candy, crafts, and mini carnival-type prizes for our adopted Marine Battalion. Donations will help over 500 Marine family members have a successful event.

Items may be dropped off at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center...

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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 while cultivating civic engagement and participation. Students will ...

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