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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Rancho Santa Margarita is 2nd Safest City in California


The City of Rancho Santa Margarita has once again been named the 2nd Safest City in California by

The complete top 10 ranking includes: 

1. Danville

2. Rancho Santa Margarita

3. Moorpark

4. Rancho Palos Verdes

5. Aliso Viejo

6. Lake Forest

7. Yorba Linda

8. Laguna Niguel

9. Mission Viejo

10. Lincoln

SafeWise determined this ranking through FBI crime sta...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

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

Police Services Lobby Hours

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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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Kindergarten Readiness Activities

Kinder Readiness Flyer (2-18-2021)

OC Read/OC Public Libraries offer Kindergarten Readiness activities at


Children who enter kindergarten with basic reading, math, and social skills are more likely to achieve success in school, attain higher levels of education, and secure employment. OC Public Libraries has compiled resources and design...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Adopt a Senior in Need

Adopt a Senior 2021

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: November 18, 2020

RSM Library Construction Update

Rancho Santa Margarita Library reopen date

The Rancho Santa Margarita Library closed for refurbishment in December 2020 and is now scheduled to reopen in August. 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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