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Not only covering the issues and events in San Juan Capistrano, this local paper also gives the community a voice on the current issues that concern them all.


Helpful Information & Phone Numbers


For Emergencies: Dial 911
Non-emergency information: 949-770-6011

Non-emergency information:
Police Department:
Orange County Sheriff
phone: 949-770-6011

Fire Department:
Fire Protection and Emergency Services are provided by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).
OCFA main line: 714-573-6000
OCFA public information: 714-573-6200


San Juan Capistrano Library
31495 El Camino Real

The library offers year-round programming for adults and children including Film programs for adults and families, Book discussion groups, Storytimes, Computer training, Spanish language programs and Summer reading programs for children and teens


San Juan Capistrano Main Office

32124 Paseo Adelanto

Phone: (800) ASK-USPS


Cable TV:
Cox Communications 949-546-2000

The Gas Company 800-427-2200

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) 800-411-7343

Trash collection:
CR&R Disposal & Recycling 877-728-0446

Santa Margarita Water 949-459-6420

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San Juan Capistrano public schools are served by:

Capistrano Unified School District
Phone: 949-234-9200

For more information on Orange County Education, please visit our education page.

Summer Camp in San Juan Capistrano

Carol Fallon Riding Center

The Carol Fallon Riding Center provides a safe, professional, fun environment for youth and adults to learn lifetime equestrian skills and to become skilled riders. In the lesson program, students are taught balance, coordination and the value of persistent effort. Students are also taught a general knowledge of the horse, grooming and basic horse care.

26282 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano

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Gladstone Equestrian
Summer Camp program in San Juan Capistrano

Give your child the gift of a fun filled adventure of horseback riding, new friends and cherished memories! Our camp sessions are comprised of a limited number of campers allowing your child to know they are special, be comfortable and well supervised. Activities include: riding lessons, learning the proper care of horses and equipment, horsey arts & crafts plus fun games!

I have thirty years of experience training riders to reach their goals and my teachers and counselors are super friendly and well qualified.

Located at the beautiful Sycamore Trails Stables in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Ph: 949-290-6436

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Hospitals & Health Care


Nearby medical treatment:

Children's Hospital at Mission (CHM)
27700 Medical Center Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
27700 Medical Center Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center/San Clemente
654 Camino de los Mares, San Clemente

South Coast Medical Center
31872 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Recovery Programs in San Juan Capistrano

Able To Change Recovery
Offering residential, partial, and intensive outpatient programs

Able To Change Recovery is an Orange County alcohol rehab and drug treatment center specializing in substance abuse, alcoholism, dual-diagnosis and addiction recovery.

With locations in Lake Forest, Capo-Beach and San Juan Capistrano, this modern medical-model treatment center is licensed and certified, CARF Accredited, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most cost-effective chemical dependency treatment to those suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, and related mental illnesses.

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Parks & Recreation

San Juan Capistrano Park Information

City of San Juan Capistrano Park Information
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Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

Over 1,500 acres of deeply forested canyons, scenic rock formations and grassy rolling hills are enriched by intermittent streams and trails to create an ideal open-air opportunity for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The park's interpretive center features a trail rest stop, cultural and natural history exhibits and park information.

Equestrian Training in San Juan Capistrano

Bridges Training Stable
Horses, Riding, Games, Crafts and LOTS of Horsing Around!

Experience the wonderful world of horses through Bridges Training Stable Equestrian Training Center! We are a full spectrum riding school and training facility dedicated to the complete education of Rider and Horse. With a professional staff of 4 instructors, 3 trainers and 24 school horses, we are ready to help you set your goals and see you through! Our camp is available for beginner and intermediate riders.

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Carol Fallon Riding Center
San Juan Capistrano

The Carol Fallon Riding Center provides a safe, professional, fun environment for youth and adults to learn lifetime equestrian skills and to become skilled riders. In the lesson program, students are taught balance, coordination and the value of persistent effort. Students are also taught a general knowledge of the horse, grooming and basic horse care.

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Gladstone Equestrian
San Juan Capistrano

If you have always dreamed of learning to ride horses then start now and make that dream a reality. Horseback riding is a wonderful sport that is healthy for your body and soothing to your soul. The horse is a magnificent animal who teaches us responsibility, courage, tolerance and acceptance. We welcome all riders over the age of six to participate in our program. Our primary style is Hunt Seat and we also teach Western Pleasure. For the student who wants to win All Around Awards, we can teach you both. Learning how to communicate with horses in a way they understand and learning how the horse mentally and physically responds to you is of utmost importance.

Located at the beautiful Sycamore Trails Stables

Tae Kwon Do in San Juan Capistrano

Tae Kwon Do Jang

Tae Kwon Do Jang is one of the most outstanding and fastest growing Tae Kwon Do schools in Orange County. Located in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, the school is owned and operated by international medallist, Master Sergio Cardenas. Master Cardenas offers to his students more than 17 years experience in the martial arts. They offer a full range of classes for beginners to black belts also providing instruction for individuals as well as families, ages 3 and up.

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Shopping & Services in San Juan Capistrano

SJC Shopping:

- The Shops at Mission Viejo - Showcase mall with Nordstrom's, Sak's and more. (10 minutes away)

More Orange County Shopping

Bail Bonds:

Angels Bail Bonds
Agents are standing by to assist you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

This family-owned bail bond company has been helping their neighbors all over the state of California get loved ones out of jail since 1958. Compassionate, professional Bail experts know the ins and outs of each jail in the Orange County, and are pros at helping first time defendants post bail for charges from DWIs to Domestic Violence. Their affordable bail bonds service includes fast, easy approval for signature bonds, flexible financing options and no documentation if you’re a homeowner. Their team of bail bond agents are highly trained, knowledgeable professionals with decades of experience working with the intricacies of the California bail bonds industry.

Boarding your Horse:

Hacienda de Caballo
San Juan Capistrano
Retirement/ Lay-up Facility

Hacienda de Caballo is pasture boarding at its finest. Located off of Ortega Hwy, nestled under a canopy of California Oaks, Hacienda de Caballo is 133 acres of picturesque land. We provide trained attentive staff to ensure that your horse is taken care of according to its needs and your preferences. Facility has resident caregivers, wash rack, full tack storage and access to miles of riding trails. Stalls available upon request. Come visit and see what a majestic place we have for your boarding needs

Located at 34390 Ortega Hwy Lake Elsinore, CA 92530, 1/2 mile north of the Candy Store, 25 minutes from the 5 Fwy.

On-site Number (951) 678-5402
Business Office (949) 390-2963

Catering Service :

Affordable Catering Orange County

Affordable Catering Orange County's goal is to make sure their clients will experience outstanding food and extraordinary catering services. Specializing in authentic Italian, Mediterranean and Persian food, they are expert at finding their customers' budget and catering style. Because they're a full-service caterer that's been in business for more than 15 years, the staff at Catering Services OC are expert at meeting all industry standards. Their experienced event coordinators can also help you select menus, coordinate colors, design layouts, and plan your perfect event!

Farmers markets in San Juan Capistrano

Farmakis Farms
29932 Camino Capistrano
(949) 364-1270
Fridays 9 am - 1 pm
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Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano. Come experience life on the farm every Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm with our weekly certified farmers' market. Features produce from many local farmers, breads, dips, sweets, jams, crafts, and many more locally made artisan products. ⁣

Hair & Nail Salons / Beauty Salons in San Juan Capistrano:

Curtis Michaels Hair & Nail Salon

Full service hair and nail salon located in the heart of historic San Juan Capistrano. A

lso offering facials, skin care and massages.

Pets & Pet Services

Ortega Animal Care Center
Pet Boarding & Veterinary Care

Dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care to meet your pet's needs. Their boarding services include luxurious accommodations with a 24-hour attendant on duty. Their 'pet hotel' features individually decorated Dog Suites and Cat Suites with TVs in each suite area. While there's no place like home, they're as close as you can get!

27341 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Places of Worship / Churches in SJC

Calvary Chapel of San Juan Capistrano

Inviting you to join them in fellowship and worship.

31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


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Mission Basilica

Established in 1776, this beautiful and historic Catholic Church and Mission was invited to become a Basilica in 2001.

31522 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675


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Ocean Hills Community Church

Ocean Hills Community Church (OHCC) was founded in 1979 by Pastor Homer Waisner, Jr. The congregation grew quickly and soon Sunday services were being conducted at Marco Forster Junior High School.

32222 Del Obispo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


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South Coast Christian Assembly

This friendly, active, growing church in South Orange County offers many ministries to meet the spiritual and social needs of people of any age and of all walks of life.

31501 Avenida Los Cerritos
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


Printing Services in San Juan Capistrano:

Printing OC

Printing OC in San Juan Capistrano has been serving Orange County since 1989. We specialize in all printed materials, including graphic design and mailing services while providing our customers with quality products, efficient turnaround time and cost effective solutions for their printing needs. Call or email us for a quote today; we look forward to serving you and starting a great business relationship.

27134B Paseo Espada, Suite 203
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 388-4888

Real Estate:

The Aaronson Group - Preview Orange County Homes
Experience, Market Knowledge, Expert Negotiations

The Aaronson Group provides unsurpassed real estate services to our clients throughout the Orange County area. We will provide real-time, up-to-the-minute information regarding current real estate trends, local marketing conditions, and our assessment of the future direction of change in home values and interest rates. All information provided will be custom-tailored to your particular real estate goals. Each member of the Aaronson Group utilize the latest technologies, market research, and business strategies to ensure that their service to you exceeds your expectations. We specialize in assisting home sellers and buyers in the coastal communities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente.


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Restaurants & Dining

Ciao Pasta
31661 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

One of Orange County's favorite Italian Restaurants! Located across the street from Mission San Juan Capistrano, patrons can enjoy the downtown atmosphere while dining on incredible authentic pasta creations, meat and fish dishes and delectable desserts. Ciao Pasta is owned by Chef Pasquale Manta who trained in his native Southern Italy at the age of 20. Indoor and outdoor patio dining with a full bar and extended wine list.

El Adobe
Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

The Romance of Old San Juan lives on at Historic El Adobe. Designated a Historical Landmark, El Adobe is steeped in regional history. Dating back to 1778 as one of the Yorba Adobes, it is currently considered on of Orange County's most prestigious and well-respected dining and banquet facilities. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily.

Pizza Amore Cafe
31888 Plaza Street, Suite #C-3
San Juan Capistrano

When people come to Amore, they expect the best, and that is what is delivered, every time! Pizza Amore Cafe invites you and your family to come in and try their delicious and fresh food.

They only use the best ingredients in their signature crust pizza, thin crust pizza, sandwiches and other recipes. Dough is made fresh daily, with special flour, 100% milk mozzarella cheese, mixed with special ingredients, to give their customers the pizza that has made them successful for the last 7 years. Offering cauliflower crust pizza and gluten free pizzas

Ricardo's Place
Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

Opening their first restaurant in the middle 1980's, Ricardo's Place maintains a tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes passed down through generations of family members. Offering the best, healthiest and most affordable Mexican food around. Catering, food to go and banquet facilities also available.

More Orange County Restaurants

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Hotels & Lodging

Best Western Capistrano Inn & Conference Center
San Juan Capistrano

South Orange County hotel and conference center conveniently located off the 5 freeway. Only three blocks from historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, this Inn offers comfortable accommodations and a new State-of-the-art Conference Center. Shuttle service is also available.

For reservations, call 800-441-9438

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