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Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting Tonight

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council meets tonight at 7 PM in the Board Room of the Santa Margarita Water District Building located at 26111 Antonio Parkway. On tonight’s agenda are the following matters:

Honorable Anna Bryson, Capistrano Unified Trustee, will discuss education issues The Civic Council is soliciting public comment on its proposed Ladera Ranch [...]

Community and Business Expo Coming to Ladera Ranch

Make plans to participate in the Ladera Ranch Community and Business Expo, sponsored by the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce. According to the organizers, attendees of the Expos will “discover everything you need to know about the Ladera business community at the various expo booths, enjoy presentations and shows from local businesses, taste some great [...]

Ladera Civic Council Meeting on Monday

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council meets Monday, November 18 at 7 PM. Meetings are held at the Santa Margarita Water District Building in the Board Room. On the agenda for Monday’s meeting is:

Oso Grande Traffic Presentation: Oso Grande Elementary parents are encouraged to attend Monday’s meeting. There will be a presentation by the County [...]

Oktoberfest Coming to Ladera Ranch on October 5, 2013

Now that summer is over and the kids are going back to school…wait, what? When did that happen? In any event, save the date for Ladera Ranch’s popular Oktoberfest celebration, sponsored by LARCS and the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the Oak Knoll Clubhouse. Additional details are [...]

Save the Date: Ladera Ranch State of Community Address

The Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its sixth annual “State of the Community” address. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Patricia Bates, Fifth District Supervisor on the Orange County Board of Supervisor. Additional speakers will include representatives from CUSD and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There are many interesting and important things [...]

Ladera Civic Council Presents “Stranger Danger: Are You Prepared?”

In the wake of some recent crime in Ladera Ranch, the Ladera Ranch Civic Council is presenting ‚ÄúStranger Danger: Are You Prepared?” on April 25th at 7 PM at Ladera Ranch Middle School. More information is available on the flyer below, or on the event page at the Council’s web site.


Is Cityhood in the Future for Rancho Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch?

Will Rancho Mission Viejo be Orange County’s 35th City? That’s the question recently asked by the Orange County Register in this article.

“There’s a strong revenue base for the development of an incorporated city,” Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates said.

Bates, in her role as a member of the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, [...]