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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: March 7, 2019

City RING Rebate Successful

The City of Lake Forest and Ring have partnered to provide discounts or rebates to 100 residents who bought select home-security devices. During the program, residents who live in active Neighborhood Watch areas will receive up to $100 off select Ring pro...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

OC Residents can Text 9-1-1 in an Emergency

Mobile users in Orange County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, a potentially life-saving option. This new tool is available t...

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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 26, 2019

Injured Bobcat Treated at Lake Forest Animal Hospital

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A young bobcat is recovering in a Lake Forest animal hospital after being struck by a police car on Laguna Canyon Road Tuesday, Feb. 19. The officer quickly realized what had happened and rushed the bobcat to Lake Forest’s Serrano Animal & B...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

State of the City/Meet the Mayor

The Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce and City of Lake Forest are co-hosting the annual State of the City/Meet the Mayor event on Wednesday, April 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Kawasaki, 26972 Burbank in Foothill Ranch. This event will provide you with...

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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: January 11, 2019

New Hours of Operation at El Toro Library

Quiet Sundays are a good day to crawl up with a book - but make sure you have a good one in hand by Saturday. The hours changed at the El Toro Library on January 1, meaning the Raymond Way branch is now closed on Sundays, as is the Foothill Ranch branch.

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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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