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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!

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Hop over to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center for rabbit adoption special

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If you’ve ever considered a rabbit, there’s no better place to find one than here. Before you do consider adopting Peter Rabbit, make sure you know a rabbit is the right pet for you. They are NOT great for small kids because they can get hurt if stepped...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Planned Power Outage - Monday, April 3rd

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Outage Status: Scheduled*
Outage Alert Number: 815216Starting at: April 3, 2017 9:30 a.m.
Ending at: April 3, 2017 3:30 p.m. Number of Residential customers affected: 63
Number of Commercial customers affected: 1Number of ...Read on...

SCE Outage Status
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Planned Power Outage - Tuesday, April 4th

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Outage Status: Scheduled*
Outage Alert Number: 815219Starting at: April 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.
Ending at: April 4, 2017 5:00 p.m. Number of Residential customers affected: 49
Number of Commercial customers affected: 2Number of ...Read on...

SCE Outage Status
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Electronic Waste and Document Shredding Event slated for April 29th

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is offering a free electronic waste disposal service and document shredding event on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the RSM City Hall parking lot.  Safely and responsibly dispose of ob...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

One-year-old shepherd mix available for adoption

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Meet Snorkel.  Hehas a funny name because he's a funny dog.  Still a pup, this big, goofy one-year-old shepherd mix will steal your heartwith his playful antics and loving demeanor.  Snorkel loves toys and will
grab one in his...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Investigators seeking public’s assistance to identify victims

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Orange County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying further victims of vandalism. 

Investigators are seeking any possible witnesses to the crimes, surveillance video or additional victims. If you live in the Rancho Santa...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Report abandoned shopping carts

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Abandoned shopping carts constitute a nuisance, create safety hazards, cause blight, and interfere with pedestrian and vehicular traffic within the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.

You can help reduce these hazards by reporting abandoned shopping carts in t...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Take the Chiquita Ridge Sports Facility Project Survey now through March 31st

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is interested in your thoughts and opinions about a potential Sports Park at the City-owned Chiquita Ridge property located at the southern end of the City, on the east side of Antonio Parkway, just south of Canada Vista...

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Survey link
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Nigel needs a forever home and is the perfect lap dog and companion

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Looking for a lap dog who will give you his undivided
attention?  If so, Nigel is the pup for you.  <_o3a_p>

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This affectionate 5-year-old Chihuahua/whippet mix loves tocuddle and wants nothing more than to spend the entire day by your side.
He has j...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Young sweet boxer available for adoption

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Meet Ruby – the fun, energetic and loving dog you’ve been looking for! 

Ruby is a 2-year-old brindle boxer mix who loves walks, chasing toys and lying down with people. She is perfect for an active family who will commit to helping her release her ene...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Low-cost pet vaccination clinic set for March 14

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The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center on Tuesday, March 14
will host its next low-cost pet vaccination clinic for Mission Viejo, LagunaNiguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills residents.<_o3a_p>

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The clinic is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

If you find a lost pet, call the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center

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If your pet was suddenly missing, what would you do? After searching your neighborhood to no avail, would you call your local animal shelter?  That is the best thing to do.  One of the primary factors that the City Council considered whe...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

"Know Before You Fly" campaign seeks to educate drone users

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With the use of drones in the region on the rise, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is encouraging drone enthusiasts to know the rules before they fly their unmanned aircraft over the City.

As part of an effort to educate the public, the City has posted d...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Sweet calico kitty ready for her forever home

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Patricia is a beautiful 2-year-old long-haired diluted calico kitty with a calm demeanor.  She was relinquished to the shelter by her former owner who was relocating and could not bring her along.

She is now the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter's...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Home Repair program now available to income eligible senior and disabled homeowners

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In partnership with the Community Action Partnership of
Orange County, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita has initiated a new programto assist qualified owners in making minor
repairs to their primary residence
. The Minor Home Repair Program&am...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Anne Figueroa selected as Chair of Planning Commission, Jim Eakin to serve as Vice Chair

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The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. Members must be residents and registered voters of Rancho Santa Margarita and normally serve 2-year terms. As stipulated by California law, the Pla...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

City hosting Diaper Drive for Military families

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is seeking donations
of diapers in all sizes to help pamper the mommies-to-be of the City’s adopted2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. There are over 1,000 military
families living on base at Camp Pendleton&ndash...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Kitty who survived living on the streets available for $20

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Sterling is a 1-year-old kitty with an interesting
history.  Her left ear was partially removed, which serves as an indicatorthat she was spayed.  Someone along
the way must have thought she was a wild kitty and took her to be spayed, ear no...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Gingham the white bunny rabbit will make a perfect pet

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Gingham is an adorable 2-year-old short-haired rabbit with a
crisp white coat and chubby cheeks.  During her stay at the Mission ViejoAnimal Services Center, Gingham has proved she’ll make an amazing pet.<_o3a_p>

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She is large but docile in her manner...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Joe, the American Bully is a sweet, loving dog

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Joe is an American Bully breed, produced in the 1980s by mixing the pit bull terrier, Staffordshire terrier and “Olde English Bulldogge.”  The resulting dog is a calmer, more adaptable breed, often acting as a laid-back companion dog in the home ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Employee of the Year

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Congratulations to Judi Russi, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita’s 2016 Employee of the Year! Judi has worked in the Community Services Department since 2002 and serves as the main point of contact for facility rentals, advertising, and sponsorships. She...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Take beautiful kittty Noel home for only $20

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Noel is a sweet young kitty just under 2 years old with unique markings – a speckled nose and chin and encircled wrist – that make her one of a kind. She loves playing with toys, especially feathered ones— and has been at the Mission Viejo Animal Services...

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Shelter website
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Street sweeping services

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is proud to partner with
Sunset Property Services to provide citywide street sweeping services. Click
here to view the Street Sweeping Outreach Program information page. We arereaching out to residents to provide the ...

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Street Sweeping Schedule and Flyer
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Take loving kitty home for only $20

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Sweet Bay was given up when one of her owners developed allergies to her and her sister Breeze.

Though Breeze has been adopted, Bay continues to wait for a new family to take her home. She is extremely playful and social with people as well as other cats,...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Gamble to serve as Mayor, Vaughn as Mayor Pro Tempore

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This is the third mayoral term for Carol Gamble,  who was elected to serve on the inaugural City
Council in 2000 and served as Mayor in 2001 and 2014. Mayor Pro Tempore  
MichaelVaughn was
elected
to the City Council in 2014.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Veterans Day video posted on City's You Tube channel

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At their regular meeting on November 9, 2016, the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council honored local veterans for their service. Click on the link below to view the video presentation.

Click here to view video
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Rancho Santa Margarita Finance Department Wins GFOA Award

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual fi...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

Orange County Business Journal Special Supplement features Rancho Santa Margarita

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Each week, the Orange County Business Journal delivers news and information on Orange County's companies, industries and businesspeople in a comprehensive, authoritative, concise and entertaining format. Considered "required reading" for Orange ...Read on...

Click here to view supplement