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Happy Birthday, Dana Point!

On June 7, 1988, Dana Point votes to incorporate as a city. Originally, the community considered naming itself “Serra” in honor of Father Junipero Serra, but shifted that honor to pioneering sailor Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Election Commences Tomorrow: Vote Early and Vote Often!

Residents of Ladera Ranch who have joined the Ladera Ranch Civic Council are reminded that the Council elections will be held starting tomorrow from September 11-17, 2013. Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Council. You can read about them on the Civic Council’s web site here, and we wrote about them in [...]