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Whispering Hills Apartment Complex Moves Closer to Approval

Development in San Juan Capistrano is gaining traction on a number of projects beyond the massive Rancho Mission Viejo “Ranch Plan” development. Among those projects is Rancho San Juan, a neighborhood of 155 single family homes on large lots located off of La Pata Road near San Juan Hills High School. The first tract, Valinda [...]

CUSD Identifies the Teachers and Schools Affected by the Potential Layoffs

The layoff of 374 teachers by the Capistrano Unified School District became much more personal when district recently named the affected teachers. According to the Patch:

To “maximize flexibility” in a down economy, school districts need to notify by March 15 any teachers who may be let go in the coming school year. On March [...]

The Schools of Ladera Ranch

Ladera Ranch is known as a family-friendly community is lucky to be served by some of the best schools in Orange County. But because it is located in unincorporated Orange County and is a part of the sprawling Capistrano Unified School District, there can be confusion regarding which schools serve the residents of Ladera Ranch. [...]