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December 31, 1989 | MARK BOSTER, Los Angeles Times
As they have for two centuries, the mourners inched along Ortega Highway, oblivious to the 20th-Century traffic jam around them. The men leading the procession on a recent Saturday marched slowly, carrying crosses and candles. Behind them were family, friends, townsfolk and a hearse carrying the casket of a longtime San Juan Capistrano resident.
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October 22, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mission San Juan Capistrano Catholic Church will hold a special mass Monday to mark its designation as a minor basilica, a place of worship recognized for its religious, historical and cultural significance. "We're very honored that it has been granted and we hope we will do honor to the title," said Msgr. Paul Martin, pastor at the church. "It is something rather special." The church is the first minor basilica in Orange County. Tod D.
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January 12, 1994 | LEN HALL
A historic cottage was saved from demolition this week when a local couple agreed to buy it and move it to an adjacent empty lot. The 110-year-old Hankey/Rowse house, a crumbling, blue-gray Victorian just off Ortega Highway that is on the list of the city's historic landmarks, will be restored. The house, formerly the center of one of the area's earliest citrus farms, at one time was the home of a French priest who served at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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June 25, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
The show didn't go on Saturday night at the Coach House concert hall after a midday fire destroyed a room, triggered sprinklers and left the venue humid and smoky for hours. Two Coach House employees and a tour manager for a visiting band were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns, said Battalion Chief Mike McCoy of the Orange County Fire Authority. Damage to the San Juan Capistrano landmark was estimated at more than $80,000, mostly to a storage room, he said.
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April 21, 1994 | MARY LOU PICKEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A historic cottage that has rested alongside Ortega Highway for 110 years was moved about 100 feet Wednesday, out of the path of progress. * The sagging blue-gray home, known as the Hankey/Rouse house, is on the city's list of historic landmarks but was slated for demolition until a local contractor stepped forward last year with an offer to buy an adjacent parcel of land and move the house there.
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August 3, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano on Monday received a $1-million state grant, a significant step toward refurbishment. Another $5.4 million is needed to complete the church and vestry. But Monday's grant--the first time government funds have gone toward preserving the church--allows the preservation project to gear up again after being stalled since January for lack of funds.
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August 3, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano, which received a $1-million state grant Monday, is on its way to restoration once again. Although $5.4 million more is needed to complete the refurbishment of the church and vestry, the check from the state is significant. It marks the first time government funds have gone toward preserving the church and allows the preservation project to gear up again after being stalled since January for lack of funds.
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November 21, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolted out of bed a month ago by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, Gerald Miller's first concern was for the crumbling Mission San Juan Capistrano ruins he has labored for most of the decade to preserve. "I thought, 'Oh no! I should get down there to see what happened,' " said Miller, the director of the historic mission. "Then I thought: 'Once I get there, what will I do?'
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March 27, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
A developer has gained Planning Commission approval to build an 80-bed senior housing center, but will have to change some designs to save an 80-foot-tall eucalyptus tree. To preserve the tree, possibly planted in the early 1900s, Birtcher Senior Properties will need to move the center's entranceway by about 20 feet. The plans allow the removal of other trees, including 11 Mexican fan palms, a 40-foot pine and 11 eucalyptus trees.
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June 25, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
The show didn't go on Saturday night at the Coach House concert hall after a midday fire destroyed a room, triggered sprinklers and left the venue humid and smoky for hours. Two Coach House employees and a tour manager for a visiting band were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns, said Battalion Chief Mike McCoy of the Orange County Fire Authority. Damage to the San Juan Capistrano landmark was estimated at more than $80,000, mostly to a storage room, he said.
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November 21, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolted out of bed a month ago by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, Gerald Miller's first concern was for the crumbling Mission San Juan Capistrano ruins he has labored for most of the decade to preserve. "I thought, 'Oh no! I should get down there to see what happened,' " said Miller, the director of the historic mission. "Then I thought: 'Once I get there, what will I do?'
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August 3, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano on Monday received a $1-million state grant, a significant step toward refurbishment. Another $5.4 million is needed to complete the church and vestry. But Monday's grant--the first time government funds have gone toward preserving the church--allows the preservation project to gear up again after being stalled since January for lack of funds.
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August 3, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano, which received a $1-million state grant Monday, is on its way to restoration once again. Although $5.4 million more is needed to complete the refurbishment of the church and vestry, the check from the state is significant. It marks the first time government funds have gone toward preserving the church and allows the preservation project to gear up again after being stalled since January for lack of funds.
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March 12, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
In an effort to get more swallows to nest at Mission San Juan Capistrano during the Return of the Swallows celebration Saturday, Mission officials are releasing thousands of ladybugs--the birds' favorite food--and making mud, which the small migratory birds use to make their nests. The ruins of the Mission's Great Stone Church was home to thousands of the birds, but when the structure was placed in scaffolds for safety reasons in 1989, most of the nests were destroyed, officials said.
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March 27, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
A developer has gained Planning Commission approval to build an 80-bed senior housing center, but will have to change some designs to save an 80-foot-tall eucalyptus tree. To preserve the tree, possibly planted in the early 1900s, Birtcher Senior Properties will need to move the center's entranceway by about 20 feet. The plans allow the removal of other trees, including 11 Mexican fan palms, a 40-foot pine and 11 eucalyptus trees.
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November 8, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About six months ago, Robert Imber was out driving when he stumbled across the answer to his dreams: a vacant multi-hexagonal commercial building here known as Alto Capistrano. "I drove by it on a weekend and my 'architect magnet' went off," said Imber, 47, of San Clemente. "There it was in front of me. I turned the corner and boing! It was as though it came to me." What better place to house an International Museum of Architecture?
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March 7, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
The City Council hopes to soon find a business or grower interested in both refurbishing the historic Joel Congdon House and farming the surrounding 28-acre property previously known as the Kinoshita Farm. Acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, the council voted this week to prepare a bidding process for proposals involving the farming operation and renovation of the historic home for public use.
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January 7, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joan Irvine Smith, one of Orange County's biggest benefactors, has donated $150,000 to help preservation efforts at Mission San Juan Capistrano's Great Stone Church, it was announced Monday. Mission officials said they were grateful for the gift, which came from the Joan Irvine Smith & Athalie R. Clarke Foundation, and added that they hoped it would motivate other private and corporate sources to contribute.
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March 10, 1997 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Underneath a mulberry tree near the oldest street in California's oldest neighborhood, Bill Hardy stopped to consider the charm of his surroundings. "It's a little piece of history and country in the middle of the city," said Hardy, 77, who has owned a home and workshop in San Juan Capistrano's Los Rios Historic District for 20 years. "I run into people all the time, some who have lived in San Juan for 20 or 30 years, who come down here just to ooh and aah."
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March 7, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
The City Council hopes to soon find a business or grower interested in both refurbishing the historic Joel Congdon House and farming the surrounding 28-acre property previously known as the Kinoshita Farm. Acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, the council voted this week to prepare a bidding process for proposals involving the farming operation and renovation of the historic home for public use.
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