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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Mayor: Thoughts for Victims of Tuesday's Incident; Thanks for the Heroes

While we all know that Lake Forest has a very low crime rate, this is a time when statistics don’t mean much. Our thoughts are with our community members, our neighbors, who were injured in the senseless incident that occurred Tuesday night.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Suspect Arrested Following Attempted Murder in Lake Forest

Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies have arrested a man on suspicion of multiple offenses including attempted murder, carjacking and felony hit and run.

The incidents occurred in the city of Lake Forest, beginning this evening around 5 p....

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Study Finds Lake Forest Police Costs Among Lowest in OC

Lake Forest residents pay less per capita for police services than nearly every other city in Orange County, a just-released study has determined. The consultant’s report, commissioned by Lake Forest and 12 other cities that contract with the Or...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Lt. Chad Taylor to Lead Lake Forest Police Services

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Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Taylor, a 22-year department veteran, took over as Lake Forest Chief of Police Services on Friday, March 15. Taylor replaces Brad Valentine, who was promoted to Captain and assigned to the OC Courts.

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

OC Sheriff: Fentanyl Seizures Spike Dramatically

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OCSD reports a rapid increase in drug seizures in 2018, fentanyl seizures doubling for two years 

 

SANTA ANA, Ca. (January 27, 2019) – Seizures of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, and other illicit drugs have increased rap...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Residents Can Now Get City Info Via Text

Capitalizing on the popularity and speed of texting, the City’s Public Information Division in January launched an outreach program that allows residents to opt-in to receive City news and information about events and Public Works projects via t...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

New Year New Mayor’s Minute

With 2019 switching into full gear, the upcoming change of address for City Hall isn’t the only thing  changing in the City. City Council gave the thumbs up to continue the Mayor’s Minute for the new year and tasked staff to p...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Citations to Begin Saturday at Veterans Park

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City code enforcement officers will be at Veterans Park on Saturday to begin handing out $100 citations to anyone caught feeding the wildlife.

The City recently spent more than $2.2 million to refurbish what was Village Pond Park, creating Veterans Park w...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Council Swears in New Members, Selects Leadership for 2019

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The Lake Forest City Council on Tuesday selected Mark Tettemer to serve as Mayor and Neeki Moatazedi to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the coming year. 

Both were elected in November, although Tettemer also served the City Council from 2004 to 2012. T...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Lake Forest Expresses Concern About South County Homeless Proposal

Lake Forest, CA – Lake Forest City officials on Thursday expressed concern about a proposal to house up to 400 homeless individuals in a former elementary school in Santiago Canyon.

“The proposed site is on a busy and unlit highway,&...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

How OCSD Prepares For - And Works to Prevent - Active Shooters

In the wake of tragic school shootings across the country, Lake Forest Chief of Police Services discusses how the Orange County Sheriff's Department trains to respond - and prevent - active shooters.

The agency regularly trains with other police department...

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