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Los Angeles Times Honors Ilse Byrnes for Historic Preservation

The Los Angeles Times has published a lengthy story highlighting the historical preservation work of Ilse Byrnes. It is a fitting tribute to a citizen who has spent nearly 40 years working to protect Orange County’s historical legacy, and especially that of San Juan Capistrano. She is directly responsible for listing 13 sites on the [...]

Ladera Civic Council Meets Monday, to Discuss SDG&E, Vehicle Code Enforcement and More

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council has changed the cadence of its meetings. It now meets on the third Monday of every month, meaning that the next meeting is Monday, August 19, 2013. Meetings still take place in the Board Room at the Santa Margarita Water District building at 7PM. Below is the published agenda for [...]

La Pata Gap Closure Update

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is working with stakeholders to resolve easement and access concerns at the project site, in particular with SDG&E and SCE. Further, a second stakeholder group is working to resolve geographical issues between the Cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, as well as the operators of the Prima [...]