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L.A. Music Today: Evan Stone
Upon hearing the phrase "translucent ham sandwich" used in a story about Yankee Stadium fare from the Ken Burns' baseball documentary, Evan Stone instantly gained inspiration for the name Translucent Ham Sandwich Band , the musical project in which he acts as bandleader, drummer, vocalist, and producer.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
How Everything and Nothing Has Changed Since 'All the President's Men'
It's not without a splash of irony that it's taken me all day to write a little ditty about last night's showing of All the President's Men at the West Coast Film Festival in San Juan Capistrano.
aiming for big bucks
Cowboys pick their rodeos, and the annual rodeo in San Juan Capistrano competed this year against the annual Norco rodeo, the Horse Heaven Round-Up in Kennewick, Wash., and the regular slew of bigger and more longstanding rodeos that occur all summer in small towns across the western United States.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Capistrano Valley News
Council approves water restrictions
The San Juan Capistrano City Council approved restrictions on outdoor water use last week after the State Water Resources Control Board called for water suppliers to restrict outdoor landscape watering because of the state drought.
Capistrano Valley News
San Juan Capistrano, newspaper reach agreement over news racks
A yearlong dispute over the removal of newspaper racks from City Hall and the Community Center has been resolved, but the agreement has done nothing to quell the contentious disagreement between San Juan Capistrano officials and the residents who sued them.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Landscape contest winners announced
From a Laguna Beach garden with an idyllic pathway winding down to the shore to a San Juan Capistrano backyard that has plenty of seating areas for viewing the hills, 47 Southern California landscape and garden projects earned honors in a recently concluded competition.
Los Angeles Times
Home of the Week: Equestrian estate in southern Orange County
Oak trees, white fences and a pond set the stage for this equestrian estate in southern Orange County.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
A-1 Self Storage Opens New Facility on Historical Site in San Juan Capistrano
The property at 33000 Valle Road encompasses 72,904 square feet of storage space and 494 units and is adjacent to Interstate 5 off San Juan Creek Road.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Council OKs public space for homeless shelters
As San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point did, San Clemente has declared that city-owned property and publicly zoned sites, as well as churches, are suitable places around town for homeless shelters.
The Orange County Register
SJC Sports Rinks operator ousted after fraud convictions
A San Juan Capistrano sports rink popular with scores of amateur soccer teams and other sports teams in south Orange County will change operators next month after its owner admitted to a mortgage-related fraud that cost investors and banks $1.8 million.
Laura's House opens resale store in San Juan Capistrano
Ladera Ranch-based Laura's House, South County's domestic abuse shelter, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce for its second resale store at 31878 Del Obispo Street, Suite 104, in San Juan Capistrano at 5 p.m. on Aug. 28. The store, which opened Aug. 9, will also hold a reception from noon to 7 p.m.
Our Town: City prohibits right turns on red near school, ceremony for summer programs, more
Community Emergency Response Team volunteer and former CERT Board Chairman Donald Sowers explains what the CERT program is about.
Yoga enthusiasts raise funds to help cancer patients
In a small room inside the Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano, people pray for peace.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
US News & World Report
Living With a Food Phobia
While bananas have some people running the other way at the grocery store, others are frightened of mushrooms, cottage cheese and broccoli.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Concert eavesdropping: As ticket prices go, it's hard to beat free
Like the famed swallows of San Juan Capistrano, they return each year. On a dozen or so evenings throughout the warmer months, just as the sun sets and twilight begins to fall, a small group of people gathers on the lawns in and the Rubberband, Indigo Girls, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Downed power pole closes Ortega Highway
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO A single-car crash that ended with a downed utility pole has closed both lanes of Ortega Highway, authorities said.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Fitch Affirms Capistrano Usd Sfid No. 1, Ca's GOs at 'Aa-'; Outlook Revised to Stable
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating on the following Capistrano Unified School District School Facilities improvement District No.
5 Other Orange County Coffee Roasters You Need to Try
It seems as though you hear about a new coffee shop opening and adding to the world of latte art and vegan scones everyday.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Supreme Court Confirms CEQA Exemption for Voter-Sponsored Initiatives
In Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court , No. S207173 , the California Supreme Court ruled that the California Environmental Quality Act does not apply when a lead agency receives a voter initiative petition that qualifies under the Elections Code and the lead agency chooses to adopt the initiative without putting the decision ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Capistrano Valley News
Around town: City, newspaper return to court; dresses needed for donation, and more
Lawyers for the city and the Community Common Sense activist newspaper will return to Orange County Superior Court on Aug. 22 for a settlement hearing regarding the lawsuit over the city's ban on newspaper racks.