4th of July Parade & Country Fair CANCELED

Hi Everyone,

The local Rotary Club has advised us that they are not able to host the 4th of July event due to a shortage of available Rotary members to host the event this year. The Rotary hopes with more member support next year and community volunteers they will once again be able to host this Rotary fundraising event in Coto in 2018.

This is the Rotary del Sol – Coto de Caza/Rancho Santa Margarita Rotary Club’ s Facebook announcement  posted June 28th;

Dear Coto Citizens – Unfortunately our Club will not be putting on our annual 4th of July parade and country fair. Due to a variety of circumstances including vacations, declining membership and timing, we just don’t have the resources to bring it together this year. Our club demographics have shifted to where the vast majority of our members are RSM residents, and we’ve begun focusing our efforts on projects in that area, spreading ourselves more thin than before.

With additional help and support from the community and local businesses, we look forward to bringing the tradition back next year and making it better than ever. We’re sorry again, and wish everyone in the community a very happy 4th of July.



Hi Everyone,

The smell of smoke in the air is coming from a fire started an hour or so ago, currently in excess of 200 acres in the Camp Pendleton area near the San Mateo Campground.

For more information, click here for a link from 10news.com.

This just further emphasizes the need to be very vigilant in and around our community concerning fire danger.

Coto de Caza Community Association


Dear Village Homeowner,

Reminded by nightly sounds and daytime sightings, it’s a fact of life that coyotes are living among us. One of our streets has their namesake. We need no reminder that this is their native habitat.  While they usually keep their distance, what happened last evening in our community should make us all pause and take note;

As the sun sets, imagine your family dog hanging out near you, at one of his favorite spots, in a somewhat protected side yard right between your and your neighbor’s homes. One second he is frolicking and then the next, out of nowhere a coyote has his jaws locked tightly onto your pet’s hindquarters. This predator showed little fear as the homeowner witnessed it firsthand.

Fortunately this story has a happy ending, thanks to a visit or two to the neighborhood veterinarian.  The homeowner sufficiently startled the stealth coyote, as he elected to suspend his grasp on Rover and exit stage left.

This time.

As his natural food sources change and evolve, the coyote is a survivor. His cold, bold self-assurance cannot be understated. We all need to be hyper aware at ALL times as to the whereabouts of our small children and pets anytime outside.

This could have easily happened ANYWHERE in our community.

Next time the story may not end so well.  Stay vigilant!