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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Low-Cost Drive Thru Pet Clinic rescheduled to March 9, 2021 in Rancho Santa Margarita

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To ensure safety and time efficiency, reservations are required and must be scheduled no later than one week prior to the clinic. Visit heart4pets.org to register.

"DRIVE-THRU" VACCINATION AND MICROCHIP CLINIC PROCEDURES - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

Go to the "Clinic Services" tab on the website at heart4pets.org (3-step process to make a reservation)

  • Clinic starts at 6:00 PM, pets are seen in the o...
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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Santa Margarita Parkway Bridge Hinge Maintenance Project Update

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The reconstruction of the hinge on the westbound Santa Margarita Parkway bridge, along with other preventative maintenance, is complete.

Median reconstruction, including replacement of trees and landscaping, is currently underway; the project is scheduled for completion this month.

Work to reconstruct the median at the east end of the bridge is ongoing and scheduled for completion early nex...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Provide feedback on OC Bus, chance to win $100

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Help OCTA improve OC Bus service by filling out a questionnaire about current and future OC Bus Service. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking input from riders and members of the public to adjust OC Bus service during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Currently, the service is running at approximately 70% of what it was prior to the pandemic....

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) is allocating COVID-19 vaccines as they become available to ensure equitable distribution.

Visit the OC Health Care Agency COVID-19 Vaccine Resources Page for the latest information and updates.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Adopt a Senior in Need

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Age Well Senior Services is seeking donors to help local seniors receive nutritious daily meals.

Age Well Senior Services needs your help ensuring our local homebound, and at-risk seniors continue to thrive in our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way meals and groceries are obtained for our most vulnerable population. Call (949) 709-7...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Housing Element Update Survey Number 2 closes March 26th

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We invite you to complete the second Housing Element Update Survey if you live or work in Rancho Santa Margarita. The results will be used by the City to determine the best way to plan for the State-mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).

Last month, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita initiated a public outreach campaign to obtain input regarding how the community would prefer to plan for housing in the future. The first step in the Housing Element Update process included a month-long init...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

E-Waste & Document Shredding Service available on Saturday, March 27, 2021

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Safely and responsibly dispose of electronic waste and take advantage of free onsite document shredding on Saturday, March 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot.

This semi-annual event is sponsored by the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and CR&R Environmental Services. The service is held rain or shine and is very well-attended. Participants are asked to please wear a mask for the health and safety of our resid...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Camuglia selected as Planning Commission Chair, Nelson to serve as Vice Chair

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Planning Commission meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall.

At its regular meeting on February 3, 2021, the Rancho Santa Margarita Planning Commission welcomed new Planning Commissioner Dave Triepke to the dais. They join Kristen Camuglia Jim Leach, Blaine Nelson, and Mark McQuaid to perform commission duties in 2...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Senior Cuisine Delivered Program Now Available

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Restaurant meals delivered safely and affordably for seniors 50+. Sign up today for $15 off your first two weeks.

Age Well Senior Services introduces Senior Cuisine Delivered, a  meal program for Orange County seniors, 50+, their caregivers, and dependents. Experience restaurant quality food delivered safely to your door, made affordable! Sign up today for $...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Income Tax Preparation Assistance

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If your household income was less than $60,000 in 2020, you might be eligible to file your tax returns for free. Assistance is available by appointment in Rancho Santa Margarita.

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is now into its 7th year in Rancho Santa Margarita. Tax preparation is done for lower-income individuals (threshold $60,000) under the auspices of the United Way of Orange County and the Internal Revenue ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Beall to serve as Mayor, Figueroa as Mayor Pro Tempore for 2021

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After the holidays, when the City Council reconvenes, Tony Beall will serve as Mayor and Anne Figueroa as Mayor Pro Tempore for 2021. City Council members made the 1-year appointments during their annual reorganization on Wednesday.

The City Council has selected Tony Beall as its mayor and Anne Figueroa as its mayor pro tem for 2021.

Each December, the council selects a new mayor and mayor pro tem from among its five members. Beall has served on the council since 2004 and was mayor in...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

RSM Library Construction Update

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The Rancho Santa Margarita Library closed for refurbishment on Monday, December 7, 2020, and is scheduled to reopen in June. While closed, patrons can access all other OC Public Libraries and are asked to pick up their holds at the Foothill Ranch Library.

The renovation process is to bring the buildings up to code and to meet current and future needs.  Repairs are based on the OC Public Works Capital Improvement Program and the OCPL Facility Assessment Study and interior modifications will include...

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