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Barbara Banda, Elder of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Banda, an Elder of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians and a matriarch of a great San Juan Capistrano family.  Our condolences and prayers to her family.  There is a fundraiser tonight from 6-11 PM at El Adobe to assist the family with expenses.

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