What's going down and coming up for residents of Rancho Santa Margarita and its surrounding area.
• The planning commission of RSM had a good night, giving the OK to a new business to open in Antonio Plaza. Ladies (and gentlemen), Pure Barre is coming to town. It's a combination of pilates, yoga and ballet.
• The Jewish high holidays are upon us, and Rabbi Zalman Kantor of Chabad Jewish Center in RSM offers up a message here that crosses many faiths.
• Check out homes for sale this week in RSM from our partners at Zillow.com.
• Could you pay off your mortgage in four years? Find out how one couple did it and the sacrifices they made in our Smart Spending feature.
• At the Coach House tonight in San Juan Capistrano, Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra perform. It's Tab Benoit on Friday, Dramarama on Saturday, and an acoustic set by Everlast on Sunday.
• Want to reduce the chance that you'll be a victim of crime? Check out the crime prevention tips for RSM provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Yes, this list is probably worthy of a refrigerator magnet.