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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1995
A panel of judges selected winning paintings of Mission San Juan Capistrano Saturday and doled out $10,000 in prize money in a first-of-its-kind contest that drew more than 80 artists from the region. The selection ceremony marked the end of an outdoor painting festival that called attention to the magical qualities of the mission's ever-changing light. All last week, artists sat nestled in the 219-year-old mission's quadrangle, depicting the historic landmark on canvas.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stars of the show are likely to be absent today when the return of the swallows festivities get underway. But that won't keep thousands of tourists and locals alike from flocking to Mission San Juan Capistrano to take part in the quaint tradition that put this community on the map.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1993 | PHUONG LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like the legendary swarm of swallows that flock to San Juan Capistrano each year, an estimated 15,000 to 30,000 people jammed this city Saturday to celebrate the birds' return with an Old West-style parade, fair and rodeo. A parade of desperadoes, Spanish flamenco dancers and uniformed cavalry troops filled the downtown streets while visitors cheered and applauded from the sidewalks.
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August 26, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Everything about it is big. More than 100 professional and volunteer actors. More than two years in the planning. Seating for more than 3,000. Almost $250,000 spent. The city of San Juan Capistrano, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the governor's office have declared the week leading up to it "California Heritage Week." According to producer and event organizer Harvey Smith, crew members have begun calling the set, a huge facade of Mission San Juan Capistrano, "Titanic."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Everything about it is big. More than 100 professional and volunteer actors. More than two years in the planning. Seating for more than 3,000. Almost $250,000 spent. The city of San Juan Capistrano, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the governor's office have declared the week leading up to it "California Heritage Week." According to producer and event organizer Harvey Smith, crew members have begun calling the set, a huge facade of Mission San Juan Capistrano, "Titanic."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stars of the show are likely to be absent today when the return of the swallows festivities get underway. But that won't keep thousands of tourists and locals alike from flocking to Mission San Juan Capistrano to take part in the quaint tradition that put this community on the map.
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March 22, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing buckskins, hoop skirts or strumming banjos, entertainers and visitors to downtown San Juan Capistrano will help salute the town's Western heritage at the 43rd annual Swallows Day Parade on Saturday. Sheriff's deputies, cowboys and cowgirls will join marching bands, color guards, equestrian riders and the U.S. Marines in a two-hour procession of 200 non-motorized units. The mile-long parade starts at Ortega Highway and El Camino Real.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1995
A panel of judges selected winning paintings of Mission San Juan Capistrano Saturday and doled out $10,000 in prize money in a first-of-its-kind contest that drew more than 80 artists from the region. The selection ceremony marked the end of an outdoor painting festival that called attention to the magical qualities of the mission's ever-changing light. All last week, artists sat nestled in the 219-year-old mission's quadrangle, depicting the historic landmark on canvas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1993 | PHUONG LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like the legendary swarm of swallows that flock to San Juan Capistrano each year, an estimated 15,000 to 30,000 people jammed this city Saturday to celebrate the birds' return with an Old West-style parade, fair and rodeo. A parade of desperadoes, Spanish flamenco dancers and uniformed cavalry troops filled the downtown streets while visitors cheered and applauded from the sidewalks.
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