This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 24, 2023

Town Hall Meeting &

Neighborhood Watch Training

Monday , April 10, 2023at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association Clubhouse6:00 p.m. for Town Hall & 7:00 p.m. for Neighborhood Watch Training
The Nellie Gail Ranch Security Committee invites you to join our community for a Town Hall Meeting / Neighborhood Watch Training. You may attend either or both meetings depending upon your interest.

Town Hall Discussion Regarding Crime at 6:00pm
Review of Crime Stats reported on
Review of Roadblocks to Gating
Review of 2023-24 Mobile Patrol Ballot Measure, costs and options
Q & A Session

Neighborhood Watch Training at 7:00pm
(Meeting Dependent on Sign-Ups)
A training meeting will be conducted by City of Laguna Hills Police Services Crime Prevention Specialist, Alyssa Rabas for individuals interested in becoming a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain on how to start up a Neighborhood Watch group.
Click the button below to RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023 if interested in becoming a Neighborhood Block Captain.

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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 17, 2023

Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, March 21st meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact with any questions.

CC&R Amendment Ballot

The ballots are continuing to come in and we are up to 720 valid ballots cast. We are up to 51% received leaving 49% of Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners with an opportunity to still cast a ballot for or against the amendments. Please return your ballot in the postage pre-paid envelope at your earliest opportunity. The Inspector of Election will open and count ballots at the March 28th meeting.

Please remember to sign the outside envelope where indicated.

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6th Annual Blood Drive at Nellie Gail Ranch

The blood drive was a tremendous success, the community came together in a powerful display of generosity and compassion, helping to save countless lives through their donations. Thank you to all those who gave the gift of blood, and a special thanks to Melody Smith with Anvil for hosting.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 10, 2023

CC&R Amendment Ballots

If you have not yet cast a ballot you will be receiving a replacement ballot within the next day or so. Please return your completed ballot in the postage pre-paid envelope at your earliest opportunity. Please remember to sign the outside envelope where indicated.

Emergency Preparedness

Community Training

Are you prepared for any type of an emergency?Do you have a “Grab n Go Bag” ready in your vehicle?
The Emergency Preparedness Committee will conduct an Emergency Preparedness Community Training on Monday, March 13th at 7pm at the Watering Hole. The training will focus on preparing for quick response time in case of emergency and items that are essential for your “Grab n Go Bag” for your vehicle. Nellie Gail Ranch residents are invited to attend this very informative training. It is important that Association members be prepared for possible disasters or emergencies which can strike at any time. For more information regarding emergency preparedness, visit the Association website at

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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 3, 2023

The March Pony Express magazine is out Now!

Click the button or image to below all of the articles, important information and happenings around the community.

6th Annual Blood Drive at Nellie Gail Ranch

Hours of Operation

Mondays – Closed

Tuesday – Friday

Kitchen Service Hours

4:00pm – 9:00pm

Bar Service Hours

4:00pm – 9:00pm


Kitchen Service Hours

8:00am – 9:00pm

Bar Service Hours

11:00am – 9:00pm


Kitchen Service Hours

8:00am – 6:00pm

Bar Service Hours

11:00am – 7:00pm

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending February 24, 2023

Short Term Rentals on City Council Agenda February 28, 2023

The topic of short-term rentals is on the City Council’s meeting agenda for Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The staff report is available via the button below. The report reflects the results of the survey the city conducted November 14th through December 1, 2022. The report identifies and describes the following four regulatory options and seeks direction from the Council:
1. Take No Action2. Adopt an Ordinance to Ban STRs3. Regulate STRs4. Regulate and Tax STRs
Homeowners with an interest in Short Term Rental regulation or restrictions may wish to attend the meeting or log on to the city website and provide comments or express a preference for one of the regulatory options.
The City Council Meeting is Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:00 PM at 24035 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

6th Annual Blood Drive at Nellie Gail Ranch

Hours of Operation

The Watering Hole will be closed Mondays

Tuesday – FridayKitchen Service Hours4:00pm – 9:00pmBar Service Hours4:00pm – 9:00pm
SaturdayKitchen Service Hours8:00am – 9:00pmBar Service Hours11:00am – 9:00pmSundayKitchen Service Hours8:00am – 6:00pmBar Service Hours11:00am – 7:00pm
The Watering Hole may be reached at 949-524-0527Parties of seven or more are invited to call ahead for the best dining experience.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | March 18, 2022

From The Week Ending March 18, 2022

Tennis & Swim Club Parking Lot Closure

The NGROA parking lot paving project will require the entire parking lot to be closed all day Thursday & Friday, March 24 & 25 and half day SaturdayMarch 26, 2022. The project consists of repairs, repaving and striping the entire parking lot. There will be no vehicle access to the Association, Tennis & Swim Center parking lot during this time. Temporary parking will be available on Empty Saddle Drive. The parking lot will re-open Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 1:00pm. Please contact the Association office at 949-425-1477 with any inquiries or concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Crime Prevention Workshop

The Crime prevention Workshop was held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the Association Clubhouse. Approximately 40 members were in attendance. The meeting was led by Alyssa Rabas, Laguna Hills Crime Prevention Specialist. In addition, two OC Sheriff Deputies assigned to Laguna Hills were in attendance for a Q&A session with residents. The below link is a Crime Prevention handout provided at the meeting. Alyssa and the two attending sherrif’s stressed the following:

Anyone who see suspicious activity should immediately call Sheriff dispatch. Be prepared to provide a detailed description of why the activity is suspicious. To the extent possible provide the make, model and color of any vehicle involved. If the report is regarding a person or persons provide a description including height, build, identifying features, color and clothes.

Effective deterrents include the following:

  1. Cameras on homes
  2. Alarm systems (when armed)
  3. Dogs

Additional Resources:

OC Sheriff Blotter –

Alert OC – to receive alerts via phone for large incidents e.g., earthquakes, tsunami warnings –

For information on starting a Neighborhood Watch Program on your street, please contact Alyssa Rabas, OC Sheriff Crime Prevention Specialist at 949-707-2641 or email

OCSD’s Crime Mapping Program

Residents of Laguna Hills have the ability to better track public safety issues in their neighborhoods with the OCSD software program, CrimeMapping, which allows anyone to monitor and analyze criminal activity. More specifically, CrimeMapping allows residents to search for 15 types of crime by address, landmark, or zip code. In addition, residents can also sign up for custom-designed alerts, as well as create reports to easily analyze criminal activity near homes, schools, or businesses. The crime data reported on the mobile-friendly application is pulled directly from crimes reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and is updated every 24 hours. Although the data is preliminary, the CrimeMapping program provides the public with important and timely information, which will increase awareness of criminal activity and promote safer communities.

Laguna Hills residents can sign up for CrimeMapping alerts through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website at

Solicitation for Board Candidates

The Association is soliciting candidates for the upcoming 2022 Board of Directors election to be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Candidate applications must be received by the Association by March 24, 2022 to be nominated and listed on the pre-ballot notice that will be posted prior to April 1, 2022. The pre-ballot notice will include all names that will be included on the ballot to be mailed by April 30, 2022. Candidates whose nominations are received after March 24, 2022 may still run for election but will not be included on the ballot.

1. Subject to Civil Code §5105, all Candidates for the Board must meet the following qualifications:

a. The Candidate must be an Owner. If title to a separate interest is held by a legal entity, such entity may appoint a natural person to serve or vote on such entity’s behalf by delivering evidence of an appropriate written appointment to the Association;

b. The Candidate must be current in the payment of all regular and special assessments. For the purposes of these election rules, “current” means no regular or special assessment is past due by more than thirty (30) days, or such period of time as is specifically defined in the Association’s collection policy;

c. The Candidate may not hold a joint ownership interest in the same separate interest as any other candidate or incumbent director; and

d. The Candidate is not eligible to run if the Association is aware or becomes aware of a past criminal conviction that would, if the Candidate were elected, either prevent the Association from purchasing the fidelity bond coverage required by Civil Code §5806 or terminate the Association’s existing fidelity bond coverage.

Additional information regarding the Associations Election Rules and Procedures is provided in the Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association Election Rules adopted November 19, 2019 and are available on-line at or by request to

Revised Election Rules

Revised Election Rules Adopted March 15, 2022

The attached Election Rules were adopted by the Board effective March 15, 2022. The revisions confirm that a Candidate Registration list will be maintained and that election records will be maintained as an association record for such period as required by law. Both revisions make the Election Rules compliant with new California Civil Code.

Holiday Hours

The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association office will be closed Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, and Friday, December 25th, Christmas Day.

The Tennis & Swim Club will close at 12 noon Thursday, December 24th, and all-day Christmas Day, Friday, December 25th. The Club will be open on Saturday, December 26, 2020, normal hours, from 6:00 am to dusk.

Nellie Gail Ranch Facilities Impacted by Regional Stay-at-Home Order

Consistent with the state Regional Stay-at-Home Order we have regretfully closed Nellie Gail Ranch playgrounds effective today. Nellie Gail Ranch parks and trails remain open for use subject to physical distancing requirements and no gatherings with members other than their own household.

The Equestrian Center and Recreation Center remain open as an outdoor recreational facility for the purpose of facilitating personal health through physically distanced outdoor exercise.

The press release may be viewed at the following link:

Revised Recreation Center Hours for Curfew and Holiday

The Recreation Center will be closing at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday consistent with the California Department of Public Health Curfew in order to ensure our guests and staff are able to be out prior to 10:00 p.m.

Our Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving week are closed on Thanksgiving Day and open Friday, 11/27 from 6:00 am – 9:30 pm. The Associations Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday.

Congratulations to Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club members, Mary and Maggie Brascia.

Congratulations to Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club members, Mary and Maggie Brascia. The Brascia sisters have been taking the pickleball world by storm since taking the game up this Spring. They recently won the 5.0 women’s doubles division at the PPA Championship in Las Vegas and took third place in their first professional event in Newport Beach earlier this month.
Mary and Maggie started playing tennis as juniors here at Nellie Gail Ranch years ago. Way to go girls!