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October 3, 1999
I read with great interest the Sept. 12 letters of rebuttal to Capistrano Unified's superintendent, James A. Fleming, especially the insights provided by fired teacher Paul Pflueger. Pflueger stated that Fleming and his staff seem to be primarily concerned with public relations rather than real education in the classroom. He was right on target. After 29 years at a state university, I can certainly identify. Educrats have no compunctions about spending public money allocated for education for their own selfish purposes.
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April 5, 2014
For local trips, try Metrolink, which offers a $10 weekend day pass [Saturday or Sunday]. Angelenos might enjoy the antiques stores in Orange and the pier in San Clemente. There is more to see in San Juan Capistrano than the mission. In Riverside, the Mission Inn is definitely worth seeing. Metrolink, http://www.metrolinktrains.com . Susan Ostrowsky Corona del Mar
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1990
On Tuesday voters in San Juan Capistrano are being asked to approve a $21-million bond issue to "purchase" 140 acres of mostly abandoned farm land and open space. For what? Parks, athletic fields and open space, we're told. In late 1986 our family sold 256 acres of citrus and open space at the eastern end of San Juan Creed Road for much less than half of the $21 million proposed for this acquisition. It is being developed into 231 single-family dwelling. Some 20 acres will soon be developed into a horse equestrian center.
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March 7, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
The 19-year-old son of a San Juan Capistrano man and woman found shot to death in their mansion was charged with their deaths Friday, as well as with the attempted murder of a sister and younger brother. Orange County authorities allege that Ashton Sachs, who was living in Seattle before the killings, entered his family's home and shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, as they slept. The bodies were found by authorities early on Feb. 8. Sachs is also accused of entering the bedroom of his 8-year-old brother and shooting him, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement.
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March 15, 1985 | United Press International
The buzzards came back to Hinckley on the ides of March for the 167th straight year today, arriving with a great flapping of wings but little of the style and grace of swallows at Capistrano. Park rangers were on hand to spot the first of the ugly creatures as it arrived at 7:34 a.m.
NEWS
April 4, 1987
Good luck to Paul Dean with his very interesting expose of Capistrano. Myths die hard ("An Old Myth Comes Back to Capistrano," March 14). Many many moons ago I ran into two undisputed facts about a myth called Superstition Mountains--allegedly gold-laden hills in Arizona. Fact 1--Experienced geologists who study rocks and such told me there was no way gold could be found there, even though a Dutchman claimed he found a lot. Fact 2--That same Dutchman worked at the famed very productive Vulture Mine (I think it was Vulture)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1986
As they do every St. Joseph's Day, the tourists came back to Capistrano. As usual, the tourists far outnumbered the swallows, most of which have long since decided to live on the less crowded outskirts of town. And as usual, 90-year-old Paul Arbiso sounded the mission bell signifying that the first returning swallow had been sighted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988 | Staff Writer Jerry Hicks
Prosecutors in the Randy Steven Kraft murder trial say a paper with 61 entries, found in his car trunk when he was arrested May 14, 1983, is a death list--Kraft's own score card of how many young men he had killed dating back to late 1971. Kraft's attorneys deny it is a death list, and call it meaningless information that will only inflame his jury. Kraft himself, in a 1983 interview, called the list nothing more than references to friends of his and his roommate at the time.
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January 31, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK
A new welfare office to serve poor and elderly residents in South County will open April 1 near La Paz Road and McIntyre Street. Financing the office became a priority in September after an attempt by county officials to close down the small welfare office in San Juan Capistrano caused a public outcry. Those opposing the closure said it would force the poor to make the long trip to the county welfare office in Costa Mesa. The San Juan Capistrano office was closed for less than a week.
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September 18, 2000 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three people were killed and two injured Sunday when a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol drove a 1993 Ford Explorer off a freeway offramp and into a tree in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said. California Highway Patrol investigators said three passengers, two men and one woman, died instantly, and the driver and a fourth passenger were taken to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo in critical condition.
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March 7, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel
The 19-year-old son of a San Juan Capistrano man and woman found shot to death in their mansion was charged with their deaths Friday, as well as the attempted murder of a sister and younger brother. Orange County authorities allege that Ashton Sachs, who was living in Seattle prior to the killings, entered his family's home and shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, as they slept. Sachs is also accused of entering the bedroom of his 8-year-old brother and shooting him, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement.
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February 11, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Investigators in Orange County are looking into the business dealings of a man and woman who were shot to death inside their multimillion-dollar home in San Juan Capistrano over the weekend. The killings have shocked this normally quiet mission town, where violent crime is rare and homicides even rarer. Bradford and Andra Sachs were found dead at home early Saturday. An 8-year-old boy believed to be their son was also found shot and remains hospitalized. Two teenage girls, believed to be their daughters, were in the house at the time but were not hurt.
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February 10, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
The man and woman who were killed in an upscale San Juan Capistrano home were identified as a divorced couple who continued to live together while they raised five children. Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, were found dead inside the home at 32271 Peppertree Bend a little before 2 a.m. Saturday. An 8-year-old boy who was also at the home was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Investigators now are looking at the case as a homicide and are “exploring all possibilities,” but no suspects have yet been identified, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jeff Hallock said.
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September 18, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
File this under “Things that make you go 'Huh?,' California section”: The city of San Juan Capistrano has banned flip-flops at two city parks. And better yet: City officials apparently didn't know they'd done it. And even better yet: It's a rule, but no one is enforcing it. OK, insert your “crazy Californians” joke here. But really, what's next: banning bikinis at the beach, or Ray Bans, or fire pits ? (Oh, wait, scratch that last one.) Now, to most of the country, San Juan Capistrano is the place the swallows return to. To generations of Southern California schoolchildren, it's where you go to see a Spanish mission; and then you coerce mom or dad into making a model of it for you for your school mission project, part of a time-honored tradition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Flip-flops are banned at two city parks in San Juan Capistrano, and now city officials are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how and why the rule came to be. The flip-flop ban affects Los Rios Park in the city's historic district and a recently opened dog park, said city spokeswoman Cathy Salcedo. The rule had gone largely unnoticed at Los Rios. But when the dog park opened in August and the rules were posted, several commissioners with the city's Parks, Recreation and Senior Services were befuddled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
City officials in San Juan Capistrano are trying to figure out exactly how flip-flops became banned at two city parks. The flip-flop ban is in place at Los Rios Park in the city's historic district and at a recently opened dog park, said city spokeswoman Cathy Salcedo. The ban was first reported by the Orange County Register. The rule had gone largely unnoticed at Los Rios. But when the dog park opened in August and the rules were posted, several commissioners with the city's Parks, Recreation and Senior Services were befuddled.
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September 30, 1995 | KAREN D'SOUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's most extensive bus route change in three decades begins Sunday, including the elimination of four routes and the addition of smaller buses called runabouts on eight new community routes. "We've been working really hard to get the word out but people still have a lot of questions," said Dee Traverzo, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. "This is by far the biggest route change we've had in 35 years."
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October 16, 1991 | SUSAN PATERNO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ruth Deadmon, a near mute, waits outside the office of Dr. Daniel Truong, desperately hoping her voice can be restored. Deadmon is typical of Truong's patients: She awoke one day with what she thought was laryngitis. It has lasted seven years. Deadmon's condition has become so severe she sometimes cannot eat. She no longer answers her phone.
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