Statewide Flex Alert calls for conservation

The California Independent System Operator (ISO), which monitors the electricity grid throughout California, has issued a statewide “Flex Alert” until 9 p.m. tonight and from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Because of scorching temperatures and increased energy use, electricity conservation is critical to prevent blackouts. Officials say it’s essential to: – Turn off […]

Kids get free lunches this summer at Aliso Viejo Family Resource Center

With school out for the summer, the City has launched its “Kids Eat Free” program to provide residents 18 and younger with a healthy lunch four days a week.The City is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley-Aliso Viejo Branch and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County on the lunch program […]

Don’t fall victim to scams!

Local law enforcement agencies have received hundreds of calls from residents reporting phone calls from aggressive scammers posing as representatives from the IRS. These calls are fictitious and have no validity. If you receive a call from one of these scammers, hang up. Whether you provided personal information to the caller or not, you can […]

Stay safe during extreme heat

With summer underway and warmer temperatures throughout the southland, here are some tips from the City of Aliso Viejo’s Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Barker to stay safe during times of extreme heat. Preparing for extreme heat: –          Pay attention to weather reports for upcoming temperature changes. –          Know the “heat index.” This is the temperature […]

Construction underway on new splash pad at Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center

Construction is underway on the splash pad at the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center, a City facility flanked by the golf course and Aliso Viejo Conference Center.  The splash pad first opened to the public in 2009 when the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center at 29 Santa Barbara Drive made its debut. The City work will improve […]

Aliso Creek Road construction begins July 2

Aliso Creek Road construction between Pacific Park and Aliso Viejo Parkway is set to begin on Thursday, July 2 with utility work. The City project is designed to extend the life of this busy Aliso Viejo street. Pavement milling will begin on Monday, July 6 and should be finished by Wednesday, July 8.  The first […]

Aliso Viejo will televise City Council meetings beginning July 1

In an effort to reach more of the community and provide a more open government, the City of Aliso Viejo will televise City Council meetings beginning July 1.The Council meetings will be televised on Cox Communications Channel 851 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.  Regular Council meetings will broadcast live on the first and third Wednesday […]

City green lights POD exercise planned for fall

In an effort to prepare Aliso Viejo for a large-scale medical emergency, the City Council on Wednesday gave the green light for a Point-of-Dispensing (POD) exercise at Soka University this fall. The POD exercise will be a multi-agency operation with the Orange County Health Care Agency, City, Orange County Fire Authority, Orange County Sheriff’s Department […]

Mayor’s June message

We all know that California is facing its worst drought on record. Despite some minor bouts of rain, record-dry conditions exist throughout the state and there seems to be no relief in sight. We had the hottest March on record, a month that should see rain, and Lake Mead is at its lowest level since […]