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Junipero Serra Resurfacing, Full Evening Closure July 31 – August 11, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 622 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Resurfacing of Junipero Serra between the I-5 Freeway ramps is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 31 at 9:00 p.m. and will be completed by Friday, August 11 at 5:00 a.m. The work will be done between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Monday through Friday to minimize traffic impacts. During construction hours, Junipero Serra will be fully closed between the freeway ramps and the freeway southbound on-ramp and off-ramp will be closed. Detour signs will be installed to divert motorist to alternate routes. For more information, please contact Paul Meshkin, Project Manager, at (949) 443-6350.

City to Dedicate July Summer Night Concert at HTC Park to Memory of Marine Pilot Capt Sean "Puffin" Elliott 1987-2017

Jul 18, 2017 488 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Capt Sean "Puffin" Elliott died on Monday, July 10, 2017, while co-piloting a KC-130 Hercules cargo plane, a variation of the same aircraft he loved since he was 4 years old. He was known to his fellow Marines as "Puffin", a call sign that stuck as the result of his refusal to hunt the nesting and defenseless birds during a stopover in Iceland.

Capt Elliott, along with 14 other Marines and one Navy Corpsman, perished when their KC-130 Hercules cargo plane crashed in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta. They were transporting an elite Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Unit with equipment on board, including small arms, ammunition, and other weapons for pre-deployment training from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC, to Naval Air Facility El Centro.

The City will dedicate this week's Summer Nights Concert on Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at Historic Town Center Park, to the memory of Capt Elliott and his fellow Marines and Sailors. They will be honored with an invocation by 1/11 Marine Corps Chaplain Johnson at the start of the concert. 

OC Waste & Recycling to Celebrate National Drive-thru Day Early

Jul 18, 2017 444 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

OC Waste & Recycling will be celebrating National Drive-thru Day on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OC residents can drive through and drop off household hazardous waste materials at any of the four free collection centers located in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano. During this special event, participants will receive a free child admission coupon to Discovery Cube to visit the County’s Eco Challenge exhibit and a battery bucket for recycling, while supplies last.

The San Juan Capistrano facility is located at 32250 La Pata Avenue and hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information, please visit or call (714) 834-4000.

Full Freeway Nighttime Closure in South Orange County, Starting Week of July 17

Jul 16, 2017 330 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Nighttime partial and full lane closures on alternate sides of I-5 are being planned in South Orange County for several nights this month. 

The nighttime closures on I-5 through San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente are anticipated to begin Monday, July 17, and continue for up to two weeks, excluding the weekend. The closures, between Camino Capistrano and Avenida Pico, will allow crews to remove existing, outdated overhead signs that span the freeway, and install new ones. 

Lane closures are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full freeway closures are from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. No closures are planned for Saturday, July 22, or Sunday, July 23. 

The anticipated schedule is as follows: 

· July 19, 20, 21 – Southbound I-5 freeway nighttime closure between Camino Capistrano and PCH/Camino Las Ramblas. 

· July 26, 27, 28 – Northbound I-5 freeway nighttime closure between Avenida Pico and PCH/Camino Las Ramblas. 

· July 17-28 – Intermittent nighttime lane closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on southbound and northbound I-5 between Camino Capistrano and Avenida Pico. 

For more information, visit 

Please be advised dates and times are subject to change if there is inclement weather or unforeseen operational factors. 

San Juan Summer Nites Concert – July 19

Jul 14, 2017 310 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

The next concert in the San Juan Summer Nites series takes place on Wednesday, July 19, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Historic Town Center Park. Please join your neighbors for great music from the band “The U2 Experience.” Historic Town Center Park is located at 31852 El Camino Real. The event will include food trucks and exhibit booths for local businesses and organizations (Business Expo space is still available). The kids can enjoy free activities in the youth area of the park. As a reminder, pets are not allowed. Please call (949) 493-5911 for additional information.

4th of July Trolley Service

Jul 3, 2017 276 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

The City is offering special 4th of July trolley services tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The service runs every twenty minutes and operates a continuous loop from downtown San Juan Capistrano (La Zanja Street northern terminus) to a Dana Point trolley service connection stop at Stonehill Drive and Del Obispo Street. For additional information and real-time trolley arrivals, download the "Ride Systems" Trolley Tracker app here.

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