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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Double R Ranch Taking Over St. Michael's Abbey

St. Michael's Abbey site off El Toro Road is becoming the Double R Ranch operated by the OC Rescue Mission.

Double R Ranch is a faith-based, educational opportunity by invitation only for those needing a safe place to heal, learn, and start a new ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Stay Safe Lake Forest Features New OCSD Behavioral Health Unit

Capt. Nathan Wilson

Cities throughout California struggle to address issues surrounding individuals experiencing homelessness. Lake Forest was a leader in South Orange County with the creation of the first full -time Homeless Liaison Deputy. The deputy worked to get to know ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

City Launches Webpage for Portola Hills Update

Updates on the odor issue affecting Portola Hills will be posted on a new City webpage, along with relevant documents and studies.

The odor was reported in mid-April. The City ordered Baldwin and Sons to stop work when their grading work was identified as ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Council Adjourns Meeting in Honor of Slain Deputy Riches

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The Lake Forest City Council on Tuesday (6/15) adjourned its meeting in memory of Orange County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Riches, who was ambushed and gunned down on June 12, 1999.
Riches was killed in a hail of more than two dozen...
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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Lake Forest Roaring Back in Reopening

The City of Lake Forest is moving beyond the blueprint and roaring back! Lake Forest is following the Governor’s guidelines and public health recommendations as it begins to fully reopen Tuesday, June 15.

The moves follow the Governor’s...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Free Vaccination Clinic in Lake Forest on Sunday, May 30

Vax Clinic

A second free #COVID19 #vaccination clinic is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, 5/30, at 23542 El Toro Road. South Coast Pharmacy is administering the #Moderna vaccine. 
Residents are invited to come for their first or second dose.
This is th...
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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Baldwin & Sons to Begin Cleanup of Soil Causing Odor

Portola Hills developer Baldwin & Sons announced Thursday that they will begin removing soil containing a natural organic material that has caused odors in the area.

Baldwin notified residents of the planned work in a letter to the area's home...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Fourth of July Firework Show Coming to Lake Forest

The City of Lake Forest will host a Fourth of July Firework Show on July 4 after the City Council approved new summer programming.

The Fourth of July Firework Show will feature a 20+ minute firework show, live performances, food vendors and other festiviti...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Lake Forest Asks Residents for Input on Critical Issues

Have a minute to make Lake Forest a better city?Lake Forest has contracted FlashVote for a series of quick public-opinion polls. Each survey is no more than five questions.

While the City gathers community feedback during its biennial survey, FlashVote is ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Lake Forest Mourns Loss of Jim Rosenberg

Mayor Voigts and Jim Rosenberg

The City of Lake Forest today mourns the loss of Jim Rosenberg, who served the City as a Community Services Commissioner for more than 20 years.

Since joining the then-Parks and Recreation Commission in 1999, Rosenberg and the other commissioners participa...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Orange County Returns to the Red Tier on Sunday, March 14

Easing Restrictions for Specific Industries and Activities 

 Santa Ana, Calif. (March 12, 2021) –Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

OCSD Issues Evacuation Orders for Bond Fire Burn Area

Orange County Sheriff's Department issued an Evacuation Order (Mandatory) for Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska Canyon in the Bond Fire burn area Wednesday due to storm-related debris flows. 

Any person with disabilities and ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Orange County Achieves First Week of Improved COVID-19 Metrics

State of California Requires Two Weeks Before County May Move to Red Tier

 Santa Ana, Calif. (March 9, 2021) — On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the State of California announced that Orange County (OC) has achieved one week of improve...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Hometown Hero Banners Available


The Hometown Hero Banner Program is for residents wishing to honor their own Hometown Hero, currently serving, retired or deceased from all branches of the armed forces with a connection to the City of Lake Forest. The banners will be flown on Civic Cente...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Public Meeting Set for Freeway Improvements

A $580 million freeway-improvement project that started at the southern edge of Mission Viejo has reached Lake Forest.

Construction is underway on Segment 3, between Alicia Parkway and El Toro Road. The Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

State of California Moves County of Orange to Purple Tier Effective Immediately

Santa Ana, Calif. (January 25, 2021) – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including Southern California. Four-week intensive ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Soka University Opens Saturday as Vaccination Site

Soka University in Aliso Viejo on Saturday (1/23) will become Orange County's second regional COVID-19 Vaccine Super Point of Dispensing (POD) site.

Named Operation Independence, the County is setting up regional vaccine points of dispens...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Video Guides Users Through Vaccination Registration

Residents or those who work in Orange County need an appointment to get the #COVID19 #vaccination in OC

And you need an Othena account to get the appointment.

The County has created a video that walks users throu...

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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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See the State Guidance for all sectors here Home
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Coroner Releases New Images in Effort to ID Teen Found in Trabuco Canyon

20-11-10 John Doe New Sketch

SANTA ANA, Ca. (November 10, 2020) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), have released newly updated images in hope to id...

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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 for more information. 

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