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Why is traffic at schools so jammed?
In 2008, after state cuts to education funding, the school district's board of trustees voted to eliminate 70 percent of the district's 62 bus routes in an effort to save $3.5 million.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
PHOTOS: Remembering a Local Hero, Firefighter Greg Hennessey
Orange County firefighters remembered the life of Greg Hennessey, who suffered a heart attack and died while on duty at a Rancho Santa Margarita fire station.
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
Madeline McFadden, 14, receives ashes on her forehead during an Ash Wednesday Mass at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif..
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Fire department fundraising T-shirt called insensitive
A T-shirt designed by firefighters to raise funds for a memorial was intended to express pride in their own team.
RSM Business Owes California Million-Plus in Taxes
By Renee Schiavone A Rancho Santa Margarita business is in hot water with the state, which has resorted to publicly listing their names in a database of the worst tax offenders.
Developer of Empty Dealership Wants to Take Proposal to the Voters
Having failed to convince the City Council that the former Nissan dealership should be rezoned for a commercial center, the owners have filed a notice they will take their case directly to the registered voters in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Meet Your Candidate Greg Raths
You are invited to a reception to meet and hear Colonel Greg Raths USMC discuss his vision for America and south Orange County.
ZeroTrash is coming to RSM
Litter. I hate litter! I pick it up every single day as I walk my two pugs, and it keeps on coming back.
Chemical Release Forces Evacuation of 3 RSM Buildings
Originally posted at 10:25 a.m. Feb. 27, 2014. Edited to add photos. A chemical spill in a Rancho Santa Margarita industrial area this morning has caused the evacuation of several buildings, the Orange County Fire Authority reported.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Seniors flock to Bell Tower to celebrate Valentine's Day
Bob Mulvey, left, and Don Strausheim pose for a photo during the Valentine's Day senior lunch Feb. 14 at the Bell Tower Regoinal Community Center in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Orange County Register
Offense leads Eagles to quarterfinals
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA Santa Margarita's first goal of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs came courtesy of an opponent's miscommunication, when a Thousand Oaks' defender sent a pass into her own goal less than two minutes into Thursday's first period.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Santa Margarita steamrolls through opening round
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA Coming into the CIF-SS Division 3AA playoffs as the top seed, after reaching the division final a year ago, Santa Margarita has a target painted squarely on its back.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
OC plant supervisors to pay $450K for deadly blast
Two supervisors have pleaded no contest to felony charges in the deaths of two workers killed by a water heater explosion at a Southern California plastics manufacturing plant.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Police: Caller reports man near pool may have gun
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA A caller said a male in the pool area might have a handgun in his waistband.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
The Orange County Register
Cheapo travel with Marla Jo
Ann Parrack of Rancho Santa Margarita, on her 2013 spring vacation. She and her husband Wayne drove an Apollo RV for $1 a day, as part of a spring promotion designed to get the company's stock from its factory in the Midwest to its main rental outlets in the Western U.S. PIZZA DEALS Did you know that you can have pizza delivered virtually anywhere ... (more)
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Patio approved for Cismontane Brewing Co.
A sampling of Cismontane Brewery beers is neatly organized from lightest, Holy Jim Falls, front light, to darkest Black's Dawn, front left.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
RSM Voters Support Term Limits, Ending Health Care Benefits for Council
CONTACT: Jon Fleischman email@example.com By overwhelming margins, voters in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita support a strong term limits measure for their elected city council members, and they similarly strongly support limiting council member compensation to the stipend allowable under state law, and ending council members taking health ... (more)
McGirr: Celebrating a loved one's milestone
Travis Moersch gathers with a young man whom he met on his 2011 trip to Rwanda for the Orphan and Vulnerable Children Ministry's soccer outreach program.
Wed Feb 05, 2014
Did Petrilla Lie About Shooting Incident?
By Martin Henderson Jesse Petrilla, the Rancho Santa Margarita city councilman running to represent South Orange County in the state Assembly , sent a statement to supporters last week that significantly downplayed his involvement in an incident which landed him in jail for two felony convictions of assault with a firearm.