City Clerk & Community Relations
The back-to-school season can be hectic for many parents and students, especially getting to and from school. Since so many parents and kids arrive at school simultaneously, school zones often present a serious safety hazard for children.
With kids heading back to school this month, here are some school-zone safety tips from the Automobile Club of Southern California to help reduce traffic hazards in and around school zones:
Work is nearly complete on summer street improvement projects designed to extend the life of City streets and aesthetically enhance the community.
In June, Public Works kicked off the Los Alisos Boulevard and Santa Margarita Parkway intersection improvements and pavement rehabilitation of Felipe Road (Marguerite to La Paz) and Olympiad Road (Jeronimo to Alicia), with the goal of having most of the work finished before school resumes.
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center will be closed this weekend while the West Coast Futbol soccer tournament takes place.
The closure will accommodate the many visitors expected to flock to the event at the community center and Oso Viejo Park. The facility will resume normal operations at 8 am on Monday, August 12.
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center is located at 24932 Veterans Way. For information about the facility, room rentals and programs, call 949-470-3062.
Get in shape for college admission testing by taking SAT and ACT Bootcamps at the Montanoso Recreation Center.
Tutor Doctor is partnering with the City to offer SAT and ACT practice tests for students who want to test their performance in the same environment as a real test. Tutor Doctor proctors the test like the official tests, with the same time limits and content. Each test is scored, and results are sent to parents.
The Mission Viejo Nadadores dive team is celebrating the outstanding victory by Avery Giese who won the 12-13 girls’ 1-meter title this weekend at the 2019 USA Diving Junior National Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee. Avery is the Nadadores’ first national champion since 2016. Teammate Taylor Fox followed with an impressive 5th-place finish.
If you want to get a jump on your plans for fall, then check out the latest issue of Mission Viejo Life. The brochure offers details about upcoming special events and exciting programs and classes that span the next few months.
Baseball fans listen up: Get ready to root on your favorite teams in the So Cal Little League State Tournament at Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park July 20-30.
Hosted by District 68 Little League, this year’s prestigious tournament for players ages 10-12 includes the best 10 teams in Southern California – from Santa Barbara to San Diego – battling it out. The winner of the tournament will advance to the Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino with hopes of becoming the western representative in Williamsport, PA at the Little League World Series.
The City of Mission Viejo is looking at the feasibility of purchasing the Casta Del Sol Golf Course after the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to direct staff to evaluate the City’s interests in preserving the golf course for public purposes by acquiring the facility.
While the community gears up to celebrate Independence Day in grand style at the Fourth of July Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular, the City is planning for some facility closures. Please be aware of the following operating hours.
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center is closed on Thursday in observance of Independence Day. The center reopens Friday at 8 am.
With American flags proudly displayed all over the community for Independence Day, now is the time to properly retire an Old Glory which may be torn, faded or frayed.
Tattered, unserviceable flags can be dropped off in specially marked boxes during business hours at City Hall, 200 Civic Center, or the Mission Viejo Library at 100 Civic Center.
The flags will be picked up by Boy Scout Troop #603, chartered by the Mission Viejo Elks Lodge, to be honorably destroyed in a flag-retirement ceremony.