Save Capistrano Beach

November 17, 2014


This Tuesday, November 18, residents will present to the City Council the issue of houses in Dana Point used for people recovering from additions. There are currently 20 identified houses in just Capistrano Beach – and the number is growing. This is a high percentage given Capo’s small population and 2.1 square miles.

While everyone shares concern for those recovering from addictions, it seems unfair and unsafe that these houses are undisclosed and unregulated in neighborhoods. Dana Point’s coastal, residential location seems to make them desirable here and profitable to operate. Along with homeless shelters, recovery homes are a critical social issue in our city and should be addressed.  Come to the council meeting at 6:00 PM at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo, or write our councilmen to voice your concern:;;;

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August 2014


A Farmers Market and Craft Fair will be held every Wednesday from 3 - 7 PM in Doheny Village at the Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave. (949) 573-5033.  Please support this market and promote our community.   Thank you Dana Point for sponsoring this event. 

May 8, 2014


The San Clemente Planning Commission took the KMart site out of consideration as a possible site for a homeless shelter at the beginning of the May 7th council meeting.  Over 300 Capistrano Beach and San Clemente residents attended the meeting to voice their opposition.  Mayor Lisa Bartlett was in attendance to offer her support.  In addition, over 1100 people signed an I Petition against the proposal.  So, this community effort really paid off.

The property manager of the KMart shopping center was also encouraging. There are two owners of the site and both are against any shelter or food distribution facility in the center.  Although he can't yet divulge the details, he said several retailers were in the process of locating there.  He said residents would be very happy.  He also said that the entire site is planned to be redone and updated.

A vibrant, fully leased shopping center would be very welcome to Capistrano Beach residents!