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Posted on: July 31, 2020

August 4 Council Meeting Canceled; How to Comment on Planning Commission Agenda.

The August 4 City Council meeting is canceled, along with the Traffic and Parking Commission and Community Services Commission meetings scheduled for the same week. The Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 6.

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Pandemic Forces Electronic-Only Participation in Council, Commission Meetings

Public participation in Lake Forest meetings will now be electronic-only. City Council and Commission Chambers are closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
The City Council meets Tuesday, 7/21 and Planning Commission Thursday, 7/...
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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Lake Forest Announces Changes to Street Sweeping Schedule

RFD Sweeper Picture

Residents might notice a new company cleaning the streets of Lake Forest. Beginning Wednesday, Downey-based R.F. Dickson will take over street-sweeping duties. 
Residential streets will now be swept twice monthly, bringing Lake Forest into alignme...
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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Summer Recreation Programming Canceled as Health Concerns Loom

City summer recreational programs will be canceled based on guidelines from the California Department of Public Health.

As Governor Gavin Newsom moves toward reopening the State, the City will look to begin relaunching programs offered.

Although recreationa...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Photographs Available from Nolan Arenado Drive Ceremony

More than 100 Lake Forest Little League players received commemorative baseballs autographed by All Star third baseman Nolan Arenado on Saturday, February 8, during the unveiling ceremony for “Nolan Arenado Drive.”

Another 200 parents a...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Lake Forest City Council Selects Neeki Moatazedi as Mayor for 2020

Neeki Moatazedi

The Lake Forest City Council on Tuesday unanimously selected Neeki Moatazedi to serve as Mayor for 2020. Councilman Mike James will serve as Mayor Pro Tem. These  leadership roles begin in January.

Moatazedi moved to Lake Forest in 2016 because of...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Lake Forest City Hall Moves


It’s moving day in Lake Forest on Friday, as City staff moves mountains of paperwork, records and other critical items into the City’s first permanent home. The City’s new Civic Center campus, at  100 Civic Center Dr...

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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 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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