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Posted on: September 21, 2022

City Responds to Countywide Grand Jury Reports

The Orange County Grand Jury, acting in its non-criminal, public oversight role, in June published reports studying the County's response to homelessness and a lack of recycling centers in OC.

Lake Forest and cities throughout the county were requ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Bat Found in Fountain Valley Tests Positive for Rabies

A bat found at a parking lot located at Pickleball Court #1 at the Fountain Valley Tennis Center, 16400 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley, on Wednesday, September 14, tested positive for rabies. Given the location and circumstance, the OC Health Care Agen...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Lake Forest Receives Praise for Highway Safety Improvements

Installation of guardrails, reflectors, lane buffers, and rumble strips on treacherous parts of Santiago Canyon Road earned Lake Forest the top award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The County of Orange and the City partnered to design...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Law enforcement, fire agencies test readiness for complex terrorist attack

MISSION VIEJO, Ca. (Aug. 26, 2022) The Orange County Sheriff's and Irvine Police departments on Thursday, Aug. 25, hosted a complex coordinated terrorist attack exercise to evaluate operational strategy and communication between multiple local, state and ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

E-Bike Safety Checklist: Everything Needed to Stay Safe

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As battery-powered bikes grow in popularity, safety concerns are growing too.

Unlike a traditional bike, an e-bike does not require any major exertion from its rider. E-bikes come with all the features of a regular bike with the addition of an electric mot...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Twenty-Eight Capital Improvement Projects Underway

Lake Forest completed 33 capital improvement projects valued at $62 million between 2019 and 2021, with 28 new projects underway now, according to a report to the City Council on August 16.

The completed work includes 19 park projects, six street projects ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

California Is in Peak Fire Season, Make Sure You and Your Family Are Prepared.

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California is in the peak months of fire season. It’s important now more than ever that you and your family are prepared for a wildfire, or other emergency. 

The City of Lake Forest, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), a...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

3,000 Residents Attend Lake Forest’s National Night Out Event

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3,000 residents attended Lake Forest’s National Night Out event at the Sports Park on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The City of Lake Forest, in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), hosted the event to strengthen police-community part...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

City’s 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget Remains Strong

The City’s 2022-23 Fiscal Year budget brings good news: revenues are stronger than expected, reserves are fully funded, and the City remains debt free.

The city anticipates spending about $53 million in FY 2022-23, providing services for residents and main...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Lake Forest Steals the Show

The Community Development Department received not one but three awards for its influential work in the City of Lake Forest. The City received awards in three separate categories at the Orange Section of the American Planning Association Awards Night on Ju...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Everybody Loves a Parade: Tradition Returns Without a Hitch

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American flags, lawn chairs, and approximately 14,000 people lined the streets for the 2022 Lake Forest Annual 4th of July Parade. The event ran smoothly without any incidents. Parade-goers viewed a variety of displays from 72 entries and seven sponsors. ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

City Raises First Flag Above Veterans Park

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Residents, city staff, the Orange County Sheriff's Department Color Guard, and Boy Scout Troops 628 and 604 were on hand on June 14 to hoist the American flag above Veterans Park for the first time.

Veterans Park was rebuilt and dedicated...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Homelessness Town Hall May 18, 2022

Missed the Lake Forest Homelessness Town Hall on May 18? Click below to hear Mayor Robert Pequeño and representatives from Families ForwardSaddleback ChurchSouth County OutreachMercy HousingN...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

The City of Lake Forest Adopts a Marine Corps Unit

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The City assumed the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) under its wing at the May 17, 2022, City Council meeting.

It has been nine years since the City adopted a United States Marine Corps (USMC) unit. The 1st Law Enforcement Battalion was und...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

The City of Lake Forest Breaks Ground at the Portola Senior Apartments

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LAKE FOREST, Calif. – May 13, 2022 – The City of Lake Forest, in partnership with affordable housing developer Community HousingWorks and master developer Sun Ranch Capital Partners, broke ground at the Portola Senior Apartmen...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City of Lake Forest Breaks Ground on 71 Sustainable, High-Quality Apartment Homes in Lake Forest

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 The City of Lake Forest is making groundbreaking moves towards the provision of affordable housing for low-income residents, literally! National Community Renaissance (National CORE), the City, and other development partners held a groundbreakin...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

New Forensic Rendering to Identify 1983 Jane Doe

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Orange County Sheriff's investigators have released an updated forensic rendering of a 1983 Jane Doe in an effort to identify the woman and hopefully generate new leads on her homicide case.  

In April 1983 near Canada road in the City of...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Community Clean-up Project Set for Jan. 29

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 The City of Lake Forest, Caltrans, and CR&R are teaming up for Orange County’s first “Clean California Dump Day” event with a bulky-item pickup and neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, January 29.

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Local Officials Join Lake Forest to Cap Off 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Elected officials and representatives from nearly every level of government joined the Lake Forest City Council on Tuesday to celebrate the City’s 30th anniversary of incorporation.

Early City leaders, including those who led the incorporation effort in 19...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

California moves Orange County to the Purple Tier, State's Most Restrictive

Escalating COVID-19 cases spurred Governor Gavin Newsom to push the County of Orange back into the Purple Tier, the state’s most restrictive tier. 

Impacted industries and activities in Orange County will have 24 hours to comply with this action a...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Lake Forest Sports Park Commercial

Interested in renting a field or acquiring a permit for field use?

Email KSipes@lakeforestca.gov for more information. 

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