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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...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Master Fee Schedule Updated

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The Rancho Santa Margarita City Council adopted an updated Master Fee Schedule on May 10, 2017, which goes into effect on July 10, 2017.  The revised Master Fee Schedule is the product of a comprehensive analysis of City fees and services. &n...

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Fee Schedule
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Suspected tire vandal arrested by OCSD

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

SMWD Water Conservation Update

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Rain or shine, the water-wise lifestyle is the new “normal”in Rancho Santa Margarita. The drought emergency is lessened, but one season of rainfall alone cannot make up for
several years of dry weather.  We live in...

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Santa Margarita Water District website
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: 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 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 Progra...

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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 he...

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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...

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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 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 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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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 Cit...

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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.

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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...

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