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Celebrate the 4th of July in Ladera Ranch

Ladera Ranch will host a full day of fun for the 4th of July, including a fireworks show, community parade, a 5K run (and a 1K kids run), live music and games and a number of food vendors. The 4th of July community parade begins at 10:30 AM at the corner of Sienna Parkway and [...]

SWAT Team and Police Helicopter to Visit Ladera Ranch Schools on Thursday

While students at Ladera Ranch Elementary and Middle Schools will receive some exciting visitors, Ladera Ranch parents should not be alarmed to see police swarm these neighborhood schools. According to the public announcement, on this Thursday, June 19, 2014, “the Ladera Ranch Elementary and Middle Schools will be visited by South Orange County law enforcement [...]

Ladera Ranch 9/11 Heroes Run Reminder

This is a reminder that the Ladera Ranch 9/11 Heroes Run will take place Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Founder’s Park. There is a 5K at 9 AM and a One Mile Fun Run at 10 AM. Proceeds will benefit charities, including the Travis Manion Foundation. More information, including sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and registration is [...]

South Orange County’s 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Looking for a fireworks show near you? The Los Alamitos Patch has the roundup of some of this weekend’s big shows. In addition, below is a list of some of the South County fireworks displays:

San Juan Capistrano

Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with mechanical rides, bounce houses, activities for the kids, food, exhibits, and [...]

Registration Now Open For Ladera Ranch Grand Prix

Registration is now open for the 2013 Ladera Ranch Grand Prix, a series of short-course, bicycle road races around Founders Park in Ladera Ranch with all proceeds to be donated to Laura’s House and the Young Survival Coalition. The race is scheduled for June 16th, and registration closes on June 14th. Race day registration is [...]