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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Donations Sought for City's Adopted Marine Battalion

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Visit our donation tree decorated for the City’s Adopted 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center.

We are seeking donations from our generous residents to help to make the holidays merry and memorable for our Marines and Soldiers. To participate, simply take a paper ornament (Toy Solider), attach a gift card of your business and funding choice, and dro...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Lend a hand to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

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The VITA program seeks greeters, tax preparers, checkers, and phone attendants as they embark on the 2022 tax season.

The VITA program has processed nearly 350 tax returns and approximately $320,000 in refunds. Volunteers are sought for various duties and will be trained. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to taxpayers who ma...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Donate to your favorite cause with RSM Cares Giving Trees

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Make a difference in the lives of senior citizens, US Marines, or food pantry community recipients this holiday season.

Are you interested in making a difference in our community this holiday season? RSM Cares annual giving trees are located at Starbucks RSM Lake, Lowes shopping center, and Pavilions.

Tags are available to adopt senior citizens, US Marines, or Food Pantry c...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

New Year's Eve "Celebrating Family & Friends" Event

New Years Eve Party 2022

Join us for a New Year's Eve celebration in beautiful Central Park. This free family event takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and features live music, games, food, and more!

Ring in the New Year with a family-friendly celebration in Central Park. Live music, games, inflatables, and more are planned for this magical evening that is fun for all ages.

For more information, visit RSMconnect.org and select the New Year's E...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Business Watch Partnership Meeting

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RSM Police Services Crime Prevention Unit will host the first in a series of Business Watch Partnership meetings on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center.

Building strong community partnerships is essential to maintaining a safe community. The City's Police Services team is dedicated to serving the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and continues to explore new ways to forge strong relationships with r...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Complimentary Kitchen Bins Available for RSM Residents

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The City has a limited number of complementary small kitchen bins available for pickup at City Hall during regular business hours. The pails are designed to assist residents to minimize landfill waste and are funded by a grant from CalRecycle.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita encourages residents to stop by City Hall and pick up a free countertop organic waste pail to separate organic waste (such as food waste) from other trash and non-organic recyclables under the organics collection program...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Know Your Evacuation Zone

City of Rancho Santa Margarita Evacuation Map

Residents in neighborhoods near high-risk fire areas are encouraged to know their evacuation zone in the event an evacuation is ordered because of wildfire or another emergency.

In the event of a wildfire or other emergency situation, law enforcement, and fire agencies issue evacuation warnings or evacuation orders for impacted areas. These notices may be issued in conjunction with a particular Zone.  

Authorities may use...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

RSM is 2nd Safest City in California for 5th consecutive year!

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is once again ranked #2 among California's Top 50 Safest Cities, according to the 2022 Safest Cities Report conducted by SafeWise.

Rancho Santa Margarita –  The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is once again ranked #2 among California's Top 50 Safest Cities, according to the 2022 Safest Cities Report conducted by SafeWise. This is the City's 5th year in the number 2 spot in th...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Are You Wildfire Ready?

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Watch video presentations from the City's Emergency Preparedness meeting held on June 21st at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center.

We appreciate our public safety partners, OCFA and OCSD, for joining us at an informative and educational community meeting! If you were unable to join us or would like to review the content, please visit the City's YouTube Channel  to view the f...
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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Register for AlertOC to receive Emergency Alerts and Evacuation Orders

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Alert OC Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that keeps Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies that may require immediate life-saving actions.

By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive voice messages from the County or city where you live or work may be sent to your home, cell, or business phone. You can also register to enable text messages on cell phones. AlertOC is also equipped to send ale...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Police Services Front Lobby Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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The Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Police Services for the City of Rancho Santa Margarita are provided by contract with the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). The Sheriff's Department is responsible for protecting citizens, the enforcement of laws, and crime preve...

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