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City Urges Public to Take Precautions Related to West Nile virus
August 27, 2014  The Orange County Vector Control District needs your help. 2014 is on pace to be the worst year for West Nile virus on record in Orange County. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. In fact, about 80% of all mosquitoes recently tested in Orange County are infected with the virus. Right now, just one mosquito bite may infect you with the virus.

Juvenile mosquitos live only in stagnant water; without it, they will die. You can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in and around your home and community by: 

  • Dumping and draining all stagnant water.
  • Avoid runoff from overwatering.
  • Make sure all windows and screens are in good shape.
  • Try to stay indoors at dawn and dusk when biting mosquitoes are most active.
  • Wear mosquito repellent when outdoors.
  • Birds often die from West Nile infection. Report dead birds to the Vector Control so they can test for the virus.
To report biting mosquitoes, stagnant waters, or recently-deceased birds, contact Orange County Vector Control District, at 714-971-2421 or visit ocvcd.org. To view the Public Advisory Notice, click here



GOT DRUGS?
August 13, 2014  National Prescription Medication Take Back Day
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Safely dispose of your unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medications conveniently at RSM Police Services in the City Hall parking lot located at 22112 El Paseo.  This event is free and drop off is anonymous.  For more information about this event, click here for a flyer or call (949) 635-1819.

Cyber Safety Class for Parents Only
August 29, 2014  Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (6:30-8:00pm)
At the  RSM Intermediate School Theater
RSM Police Services will be presenting a class to provide parents with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively supervise their children in the online world of social networks.  This class will be discussing graphic examples of bullying and the emotional impact that it has on young people.  It is not suitable for those under 18 years old. Click here for additional details about this free class.   


RoctoberFest at RSM Central Park
August 5, 2014  October 4th and 5th
Fun for the whole family! 
Featuring live music and entertainment, kids and adult fun zone, food booths galore, beer and wine, local business vendors to shop from, and performances by community schools and local groups.  Click here for additional information about this community event hosted by the RSM Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of RSM. 

Governor Declares Drought Emergency
February 14, 2014  Water Experts Provide Conservation Tips
The drought emergency is expected to require a continued and extended effort to restrain water use.  Water experts have provided easy and convenient ways to conserve water including: shortening shower time to 5 minutes, using a broom to clean driveways instead of a hose and fixing leaking faucets.  For more water conservation tips, go to http://www.smwd.com.

"A Prescription for Life" Forum for Families
September 3, 2014  October 14, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm
At the Bell Tower Regional Community Center
Mark your calendars for this important forum presented by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in collaboration with the City of RSM.  Learn tips on providing parental guidance, setting boundaries, and protecting your family.  Learn more about this FREE forum here.   

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