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About Us

Ladera Times is published monthly by

Scholze Communications, LLC, 949-554-4919

    Jim Schmitt, Editor and Publisher

   Amy Spurgeon-Hoffman, Reporter/Photographer

   Kate Finman, Staff Reporter/Intern

   Chuck Gibson, Contributing Editor

   Ram Mukherji, Education Editor

   Jett McCormick, President, Ladera Ranch Civic Council

   Michelle Patterson, CEO, Women Network

It is delivered free to every home, business, and apartment complex in Ladera Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo, and extra copies are also available at many businesses within the communities. The publishing schedule is designed to reach the homes on or about the first of each month.

Please let us know if you do not receive your copy in any given month (see "Contact Us" below or use form on the right).

Mission Statement

Ladera Times is dedicated to:
   o Covering community news, activities, school news, sports, family 

      events, and related stories in Ladera Ranch and its immediate

   o Serving as an advocate for the safe, productive, enjoyable, and

      sustainable development and use of community parks and facilities;
   o Publishing news stories and features that support the inherent

      concepts of family values, health, welfare, and safety, good

      consumerism and citizenship, and energy conservation;
   o Providing a voice for members of the residential and business


Contact Us

Email: (use form on upper right)
Mail: 8 Sendero, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 554-4919

Rules Governing Submission

Signed letters, articles, photos, and news tips are not only welcomed but encouraged. See "Contact Us" above for ways to send us information.

   o  All submissions must  contain the name, address, phone number,

       and signature of the person submitting the material. Email

       addresses would also be appreciated.

   o Photos should be high quality color photos. If sending a photo by

      email, please send it in a jpeg, tiff, or gif format. Photos send by

      email should have a minimum resolution of 200 pixels per

      inch. When sending more than one photo, please send them in

      separate emails. Be sure to include the full names, addresses, and

      phone numbers of individuals identified in the photos, along with

      a detailed description of the photo itself.

   o Ladera Times reserves the right to accept, reject, or edit editorial

      material, photos, letters to the editor, and/or advertisements as it

      deems appropriate and consistent with the editorial policy of the

      publication. All submissions become the property of Ladera Times to

      publish as it deems appropriate.

Rules Governing the Use of Photos

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are the property of Ladera Times. Photos may not be downloaded or used without permission in writing. Send requests to: Ladera Times, 8 Sendero, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Phone: (949) 554-4919, Email:

   o The Ladera Times follows a policy of making photos available for

      legitimate community purposes providing proper credit is given to

      the publication and the photographer (i.e., "Photo courtesy of the

      Ladera Times").

   o People who appear in these photos can receive a high-quality,

      reproducible electronic copy for their own personal use by

      emailing us at

Contact Us:
Email: (use form on upper right)

Mail: 8 Sendero, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 554-4919