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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Comment Period Opens for General Plan Environmental Study

General Plan Wheel DEIR

The draft environmental study for the Lake Forest 2040 General Plan is available for review and comments. 

The General Plan is a state-mandated, long-range planning document that is considered the City’s blueprint, because it guides grow...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

SCE Announces Power Shut Down in Portola Hills

SCE Atento Circuit

Southern California Edison has just announced it plans to turn off electricity to part of Lake Forest today, 10/30. The shut off is only in the Portola Hills area served by the Atento Circuit. Unincorporated areas of Modjeska and Silverado Canyon will als...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

City Mourns Loss of Retired Col. Cagley, Former Councilman and Army Veteran

Councilmember Thomas Cagley

Lake Forest City leaders on Friday expressed condolences to the family and friends of former City Councilmember and retired US Army Colonel Thomas Cagley, who passed away on October 24.

Col. Cagley was a member of the City Council from January to November ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Lake Forest Joins Legal Brief Asking for Review of Anti-Camping Ruling

Lake Forest is one of seven South Orange County cities that filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of the US Supreme Court taking up a Boise ruling that prohibits cities from enforcing anti-camping ordinances unless homeless sh...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

November Opening Set for Civic Center

Civic Center

The Lake Forest Civic Center - a Senior Center, Community Center, 200-seat Performing Arts Center and City Hall - will open in late November, City officials announced Tuesday. 

The campus, built primarily with developer fees, is known as the commu...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Retired Assistant Sheriff Selected for Open Council Seat

The Lake Forest City Council on Tuesday selected retired Orange County Assistant Sheriff Michael D. James to fill a City Council seat that has been vacant since August.

James was appointed to finish the term of Leah Basile, who resigned because her family ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Mosquito with West Nile Virus Found in Lake Forest

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District has confirmed the first mosquito samples infected with West Nile virus (WNV) in the City of Lake Forest. The surveillance traps were set near Rockfield and Los Alisos.

Inspectors will be out in the are...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Councilwoman Basile Leaving Office

Leah Basile

Lake Forest City Councilwoman Leah Basile on Tuesday announced she will step down from the Council because her family is moving out of the City. Councilwoman Basile was elected to the City Council in 2016.

In her closing comments at the end of the Council ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Nakase Development Park Proposal on Community Services Agenda

ATTACHMENT 4 - 8.7.19 Neighborhood Park Programming Final for Commission Present_Page_02 - Copy

A proposal to develop the Nakase Nursey goes before its first City panel on Thursday when the Community Services Commission considers the parks included in the proposal. The meeting is not to discuss the merits of the overall development, only whether the...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Balanced City Budget Includes New Fees

The City Council in June approved the 2019-20 fiscal year budget, which allows key capital-improvement projects to move forward while also adding $1.2 million to the City’s reserves.

The General Fund, the City’s operating budget, includ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

OCSD Launches Program to Reunite At-Risk Missing Persons with Family

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department this month has launched a regional registry to assist families and caregivers of those who have certain medical conditions, special needs or disabilities that may make communication with law enforcement dif...

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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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