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On This Day in Orange County History: El Toro Post Office is Founded

On May 29, 1888, the El Toro Post Office is established in modern day Lake Forest – although old timers like Don Juan still think of it as El Toro!

Public Hearing on I-5/El Toro Widening Project

For anyone interested, OCTA has scheduled a public hearing tomorrow on the plan to widen the I-5 freeway from El Toro Road to the 73. The hearing will be held in Mission Viejo from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center at 24932 Veterans Way. More information is [...]