Contact Us


Rancho Ortega Blog discusses matters of public interest in South Orange County, including the communities of San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo.

The writings of Don Juan Ortega on the Rancho Ortega Blog are the personal views of the author. This blog is not authored by nor does it have any affiliation whatsoever with any other person, place or entity using the name "Rancho Ortega" (or any similar name).

We have installed some new anti-spam software, and we are going to try again with open registration. Registration and sign-in information are available at the bottom of the far right column. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you may email us at



Let’s Not Forget the Outpost

We haven’t focused a lot on the Outpost — the portion of Sendero that lies east of Antonio Parkway. That’s not intentional. The Outpost is not a copy of “mainland” Sendero banished to the opposite side of a six lane parkway. Rather, it is a unique concept implemented in a location that allows it to [...]

Sendero’s Third Rec Center: The Outpost

One might be forgiven for assuming that Sendero lay entirely west of Antonio Parkway. That’s where most of the construction has occurred and its the largest portion of Planning Area 1. But east of Antonio on Sendero Way is the Lyon townhome development and a third recreational facility, called the Outpost. Rancho Mission Viejo Company [...]