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October 8, 1999 | Ken Ma, (949) 248-2158
An ownership transfer of open space on the border of Rancho Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano will allow residents to make improvements on their properties following a recent landslide. The homeowners corporation that represents six San Juan Capistrano residents will assume ownership of the land. The landslide damaged structures in residents' backyards.
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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
September 2, 1985 | Robert Hanley and \f7
They've enlisted the aid of a dancing bear and gladly accepted the help of local politicians in dramatizing their plight--all part of a war plan by 60 San Juan Capistrano merchants to fight their greatest nemesis--the shopping mall. "The mall is a corporation; it's not a small business. As a giant corporation, consumers won't get personal attention," said Brian McInerney, one of the organizers of the forthcoming "Shop San Juan Week," which hopes to keep local shoppers close to home.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
A $9,300 campaign to encourage residents and outsiders to shop and dine in downtown won approval this week from the City Council. The "Shop and Dine" will include direct mail, signs in neighboring cities and information packets for hotel guests. Councilman Gil Jones said the program "was not the answer" but a good first step for improving the business climate.
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July 11, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The filing period for the Nov. 8 City Council election opens July 18, with three seats up for grabs. Nomination papers can be submitted to the city clerk's office July 18 through 5 p.m. Aug. 12. The deadline would be extended to Aug. 17 if any of the three incumbents decides not to seek reelection. Council members whose terms expire this year are Gil Jones, Gary L. Hausdorfer and Jeff Vasquez. Nomination papers must be signed by a minimum of 20 San Juan Capistrano registered voters.
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May 23, 1991 | LEN HALL
San Juan City Councilman Gary L. Hausdorfer calls Alipaz Street "the road to nowhere." The four-lane highway runs along the west side of San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano for about a mile and then stops abruptly. Long visualized by county transportation planners as a main thoroughfare from Dana Point almost to Mission Viejo, the roadway has been half-finished for years.
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February 8, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ
Linda Fisher, a 41-year-old amputee and cancer patient who sparked a small controversy because she was living in a recreational vehicle parked in front of her cousin's home, has died. Fisher died in the RV on Wednesday night after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer, a family spokeswoman said. A memorial service for Fisher will be held at 10 a.m Tuesday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Laguna Beach.
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January 17, 1989
La Palma police confiscated 28 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $89,000 and arrested two San Juan Capistrano men on drug charges over the weekend, authorities said. Thomas Samuel Koffler, 42, and Bruce Donald Sutherland, 36, were arrested Saturday in San Juan Capistrano as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation by the La Palma Police Department, Police Sgt. Michael Sellers said in a statement released Monday.
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June 25, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A helicopter that the county leased earlier this week to help battle wildfires got its first real test Friday when it was called upon to aid firefighters in quelling a 750-acre blaze. Even though fire personnel had not yet finished training on the helicopter, the chopper quickly became part of a task force that responded to the fire, which burned within 150 feet of an expensive tract of homes in northeast San Juan Capistrano before firefighters, with the help of 15 m.p.h.
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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 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.
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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 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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November 17, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge approved sweeping preliminary injunctions Friday making it illegal for 226 alleged members of two rival gangs to associate in designated areas of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. The two injunctions signed by Judge Daniel Didier were against the Varrio Viejo gang in San Juan Capistrano and Varrio Chico gang in San Clemente. Law enforcement officials said the action was needed to stop gang members from terrorizing residents and because of fights between the groups.
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May 28, 1991 | LEN HALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As recently as five months ago, Robert P. King was relatively unknown in the South County outside of his tiny neighborhood on Spotted Bull Way. Although he has lived in San Juan Capistrano nearly 20 years, until January he had attended "maybe five" City Council meetings.
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