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San Juan Resident Files Water Rate Lawsuit Against the City

The SJC Patch has the story of the second water rate lawsuit filed against the City of San Juan Capistrano. According to the article:

Resident John D. Jenkins filed a claim with the city Friday asking for between $20-$30 million on behalf of all who have received water bills since Feb. 2, 2010.

“The city’s [...]

Our Thoughts on the San Juan Chamber’s Open Letter to the SJC City Council

The SJC Patch has published an open letter from the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce to the five members of the San Juan Capistrano City Council, attempting to broker a peace between the two warring Council factions. The Patch article is here, and we’ve excerpted the text of the Chamber’s letter below:

Mayor John [...]

San Juan Cares Group Formed to “Correct the Record”

We saw this “advertisement” in the most recent issue of the Capistrano Dispatch, and we like the content of Ferguson’s open letter to the residents of San Juan. We are going to follow San Juan Cares and see what they have to say:

Screen grab from November 8, 2013 issue of Capistrano Dispatch (p. [...]