Image courtesy of the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society
The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society seeks to educate Southern California residents and visitors about the heritage and history of San Juan Capistrano. Made up of members who have a common interest in the intriguing past of the region, they are dedicated to preserving the historical significance for future generations.
Programs at the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society
With a variety of service and program offerings, visitors of all ages can learn about the past history of the region. With Walking Tours led by the Guides of San Juan Capistrano, as well as meetings regarding areas of specific historical interest, there’s plenty of ways to supplement your education and get
Need a morning wake up jolt or an afternoon pick me up? You are in luck! San Clemente has a delicious place to enjoy that cup of Joe that has been called the best coffee in Orange County! Bear Coast Coffee is owned by Jeff Clinard, a local San Clemente resident. He opened the coffee shop last year and the residents simply love his coffee! They've even given it five stars on Yelp!
Located in the heart of San Clemente, Bear Coast Coffee shares its space with the mouth-watering restaurant The Cellar and offers an array of locally sourced and grown beans "from the crop to the cup". Nowhere else in Orange County has all the roasters that Bear Coast offers in one place. This is not your regular fast
Looking for something fun to do on Valentine's Day? Check out the mystical feel of New Orleans at Iva Lee's Restaurant in beautiful San Clemente! Impress your other half with a romantic night in the French Quarter! Iva Lee's is offering a mouth-watering prix fixed three course dinner, along with live music from Blue Largo. After dinner, join the crowd in the bustling bar, order up a sweet Georgia Peach Martini and get yourself some Mardi Gras beads from the hostess!
This famed San Clemente restaurant features Southern and Creole cuisine and is tucked away among the businesses on El Camino Real. Iva Lee's has been named one of the best restaurants for comfort food in Orange County and also the best venue for live music
Come for a healthy and fun filled day in beautiful Old Town San Clemente! The annual Orange County Health Expo is set to take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015! This fun local San Clemente event is health-focused and designed to educate people on the benefits of prevention through nutrition, exercise and health screenings.
This free event will be held at the San Clemente Event Center in Old Town Square, 111 W. Avenida Palizada. The San Clemente Event Center is the site of the historic San Clemente jail, firehouse, and town hall. The San Clemente Event Center has been converted to accommodate dining and parties and special events. The Orange County Health Expo will be an all day event in San Clemente, starting at 9:00am and ending at 6:00pm.
Are you feeling the need to give back and love the game of golf? The 11th annual Columbus Day Drive at beautiful Marbella Country Club will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014, and is the perfect event for you! This fun local San Juan Capistrano fundraiser benefits the Special Olympics. It is one of the only events where you can walk onto the playing field in your own community and watch your investment make an immediate impact! Organizers are hoping to raise more than $100,000 this year!
Golfers can enjoy a whole day of golf in gorgeous San Juan Capistrano that includes food and drinks, as well as a dinner program, silent auction and entertainment by Jay While of the Laguna Hills Hawks. Your donation is also tax deductible! Tickets begin at
Very exiting news! San Clemente was recently awarded with a Transportation Planning Award for their Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan! Mayor Tim Brown of San Clemente recognized the City Assistant Planner, Cliff Jones, as well as PEDal founder Brenda Miller. They received honors for their work on the Mobility and Complete Streets Element/Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The city of San Clemente was awarded the top prize in transportation planning and received accolades for plan, calling it "ambitious, forward-thinking and visionary". The plan lays out strategies to make San Clemente’s streets safer and easier to navigate for people on foot and on bicycles.
Jones accepted the Award of Merit from the California chapter of the American Planning
The Orange County real estate market is continuing to see growth, especially in the inventory sector. Figures for June 2014 indicate that the housing market may be shifting towards a more normal buyer-seller balance. There was a 47% jump year over year in the amount of homes for sale and last month saw a 5.6% increase. The amount of homes on the market in Orange County is the highest it has been in more than a year. This is a great sign for prospective buyers!
The month of July 2014 saw a total of 8,025 homes for sale with 2,651 sold and 2,847 pending in escrow for Orange County. The average sale price was $715,000, with an average price per square foot of $387.8. The average time a home was on the market in July was 67 days. Orange County's
The St. Regis Monarch Beach is one of the most prestigious hotels in all of Orange County. This month, they are hosting an intimate event called Farm-to-Feast which is not to be missed! If you enjoy the culinary world then Farm-to-Feast is perfect for you. Come be a part of this fun evening taking place at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens on Sunday, August 17, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
This Dana Point event focuses on supporting farmers and local artisan products. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens and gaze at the fantastic ocean views as you sample some of the best food around. The following chefs will be creating their culinary offerings throughout the resort this year:
Executive Chef Raj Dixit of Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern
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