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Ladera Times Is ONLY Source For Ladera Ranch News
        The only real source of news and information about Ladera Ranch is the Ladera Times, Ladera Ranch's Hometown Community Newspaper. The February 2015 issue was delivered to every home, apartment complex, business and Corporate office in Ladera Ranch on Saturday, January 31, 2015. If you didn't receive your free copy, you can pick one up at most stores in Ladera Ranch, but hurry, they go quickly. This month's issue features an in major feature on RanchRide; the appointment of a Laderian to head up the Nixon Library; a new campaign for road safety in Ladera; and all of your favorite monthly column, including the latest Police Blotter. To view a PDF of the issue online, click on February 2015 Ladera Times (allow time for the file to download). You can also read this and any of the past 12 issues online by clicking on Past Issues.

The Ranch, Mercedes-Benz Join Forces to Pioneer 'RanchRide'
By Amy R. Spurgeon-Hoffman 
    In 1882, Irish immigrants Richard O’Neill Sr. and James Flood acquired more than 200,000 acres of prime ranch land here that would eventually become the future sites of Ladera Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo. In 1886, German engine designer and car engineer Karl Benz obtained the patent for the worlds’ first automobile. More...>


Buoyed by Narrow Canyon/Aura Lane Victory, Laderians Take Up New Traffic Safety Fight
By Amy R. Spurgeon-Hoffman
    If there’s one thing Laderians know, it’s a dangerous intersection. This time, the dialogue of County-deemed "safe" intersection vs. real world application and near misses turns to the non-regulated and wide-open intersection of Tuberose Street and Agapanthus Street in the affluent Avendale Village. More...>

LARMAC Hires New Security Firm
    The LARMAC Board of Directors has contracted with a new vendor to provide patrol and gate attendant services for our Ladera Ranch Community. With a depth of experience in premier master planned communities, the new firm, G4S Secure Solutions (USA), is among the leading security and patrol service firms in the country. Castillo Private Patrol has provided patrol and gate attendant services in the community since its inception. "We want to begin this homeowner communication by expressing our sincere appreciation to Tony Castillo and his team of patrol officers for their work in protecting LARMAC properties and facilities as we have grown from a fledgling community to a premier master planned community," the Board said in a letter to homeowners. G4S will be responsible for protecting all LARMAC owned assets, property and facilities, including its recreational parks, trails, swimming pools, clubhouses and pocket parks situated throughout its 125 neighborhoods. LARMAC’s patrol company is not responsible for providing security services to homeowners or their properties. As always, this remains the responsibility of each homeowner.

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    To support the "Ladera Ranch No Bullying" Facebook campaign, started by Dave Matthies, following the local bullying video that went viral, the Ladera Times has made up "Stop the Bullying" wristbands to be made available to students as well as adults who would be willing to wear them to make a visible statement against this destructive behavior. The Ladera Times needs help distributing them, making them available to students and adults that would like to pass them out as well as locations where they can be picked up for free. If you'd like to help this effort and provide locations for distribution, email your name and phone number to LaderaTimes@LaderaTimes.com. The Ladera Times will make as many available as are necessary. "We'll fill the demand, said Ladera Times Editor and Publisher Jim Schmitt. "With school back in session, now's the perfect time to wear these bands. "We should all work together to make our community 'bullying free."