Señor San Juan, Tom Scott, has been involved with the Swallows Parade for 25 years and has been a member of the Fiesta Association for about 20 years. Ms. Fiesta, Beverly Blake, was brought into the Fiesta Association Events and Parade over 11 years ago through her volunteer work at Camino Real Playhouse. Both San […]

El Presidente Ball

Cloaked in the nighttime magic of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Fiesta Association presents El Presidente Ball. Don your finest western wear. Dine and dance the night away to live music by The Chapped Cheeks. Saturday, March 14th, 2015 • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Mission San Juan Capistrano Advanced ticket sales only. Tickets are $65 […]

2015 Grand Marshal – Ricardo Beas

RICARDO BEAS, OWNER OF RICARDO’S PLACE, IS PROUDLY SERVING AS GRAND MARSHAL OF THE 2015 SWALLOWS DAY PARADE Since Ricardo opened the iconic San Juan Capistrano restaurant in April of 2003, he and his wife Rosa have been committed to the betterment of the local community and its residents. A steadfast supporters of numerous charitable organizations, Ricardo […]

Fiesta Association & Swallows Day Parade – Then & Now

The Swallows of Capistrano migrate annually to Goya, Argentina, in October, and return to their spring and summer home in San Juan Capistrano each March. The Swallows Day Parade started out as a school carnival in the 1950s to celebrate the return of the swallows. Through the vision of several dedicated residents, this annual event […]

The Life Review of a War Hero and Patriarch

A Story of Courage, Resilience and Family by Denise Carson When her father, Richard Bentley, entered Hospice Care of the West, Karen Garber, felt the palpable 11th hour strike on his life until documentary filmmaker, Jay Gianukos, arrived. From behind the video camera, Jay asked questions to guide Mr. Bentley and his family on a […]

Taste of San Juan is Fiesta de la Golondrinas Favorite!

The annual Taste of San Juan will be held at the beautiful San Juan Hills Golf Club on Thursday, February 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Presented by the all-volunteer San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association, the Taste of San Juan will feature over forty of the finest local restaurants along with live music and dancing […]

Giving Back

Citizen Spotlight: Ricardo & Rosa Beas Aside from owning and operating Ricardo’s Place (arguably one of San Juan Capistrano’s most iconic eateries), Ricardo and Rosa Beas devote their time to giving back in a BIG way to just about every service organization, not-for-profit and community service organization in the city. The couple are both on the […]

The Last Haircut and Style: Hospice Care of the West

by Denise Carson Nancy Johnson, a volunteer for Hospice Care of the West, is on call to give haircuts and makeovers to patients wishing to look and feel good at the end of their life. For many, it’s the last haircut and style. Nancy is part of a team at Hospice Care of the West […]

San Clemente Villas by the Sea

San Clemente Villas

By Bill Koelzer  San Clemente Villas by the Sea (“The Villas”) is an Assisted Living Community in South Orange County which looks, inside and out, like a fine hotel. But step inside, and it feels like home where the residents share the warm relationships of family and enjoy the comforts and amenities that abound. The […]

Exploring Soka University

Did you know that we have one of the top seven liberal arts colleges on the West Coast right in our own back yard? US News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 also ranks Soka University in the top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Key ranking factors are SUA’s 9:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size of 12!), […]