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San Juan Capistrano 2013: The Year in Tweets

Relive the year's events, 140 characters at a time.

Juan the Zoomars dinosaur before he left San Juan Capistrano. Patch file photo.
Juan the Zoomars dinosaur before he left San Juan Capistrano. Patch file photo.

Who’s got time for extensive year-in-review lists? At San Juan Capistrano Patch, we can reduce the top stories of the year into 140 characters, 140-character tweets that is.

Here’s how the year shaped up from San Juan Capistrano Patch's Twitter page:

JANUARY

First on Patch @PatchTweet Juan the #SJC dinosaur REJECTED by city planning commission http://patch.com/A-0VYd  Do you agree?

Are teachers packing heat? A local school board member found them practicing at a local firing range http://patch.com/A-0Vxf 

#UPDATE A judge rules in favor of a citizens group suing the city of #SJC http://patch.com/A-0XzD  the lawsuit marches on

Resident at last night's Caltrans mtg about the Ortega interchange: "we're already screwed!" http://patch.com/A-0Zq1 

No beer this year at the Mercado after the Swallows Day Parade! http://patch.com/A-151l 

FEBRUARY

Students @JSerraCHS accused of cheating. http://patch.com/A-19qV  Have to take final exam twice after copy of test was circulated

#PHOTOS of the Chevron gas station coming down http://patch.com/A-1DQp  to make way for bigger Ortega Highway intersection @I-5

Do Latino children across the state have bad teachers? local #CUSD trustee Anna Bryson says yes http://patch.com/A-1R71 

Retails sales way up in #SJC, much more so than other areas http://patch.com/A-2fSh 

MARCH

#CUSD Supt. Joe Farley says it would take $1 BILLION to fix up Capo's schools http://patch.com/A-2ywk 

it's BANNER WARS off the side of the I-5. Find out why Capistrano Common Sense erected a banner last night http://patch.com/A-23xb 

#SJC murder free since December 2011 http://patch.com/A-2MNN 

What people had to say about a beer-less Mercado after the #SWALLOWSDAY parade http://patch.com/A-3ckJ 

The newest #restaurant in #SJC is a 1920s speakeasy. How cool is that? http://patch.com/A-zXJJ 

#MittRomney spotting in San Juan Capistrano http://patch.com/A-3nyX  #Romney

APRIL

The final word from #JuantheDino??? http://patch.com/A-3vgF  #SJC

Juan the @ZOOMARS #dinosaur has a new home http://patch.com/A-38ZH  Will you go visit him?

Some parents were scathing about the #CVHS dance #DressCode, but Supt. Farley said nothing inappropriate happened http://patch.com/A-3Hh6 

#DrBarrySears was in #SJC Friday @SMTartans to talk nutrition, health and genes http://patch.com/A-3L4y  @TheZoneDiet

Are English learners an 'unfair burden' on a school? Some #CUSD parents say yes. http://patch.com/A-3Vdx 

MAY

A doctor will get his dream house after all on an #SJC ocean-view lot he bought for $5k! http://patch.com/A-4mmM  Neighbors not happy

#undercover #sting at a "day spa" slash suspected #houseofillrepute http://patch.com/A-4t81  #massageparlor in #SJC

First on Patch, plans for a hotel and homes in downtown #SJC http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/panel-gives-mixed-reviews-on-hotelhomes-plan_3d4748e1 … Didn't draw rave reviews, but it's early in the process

An #investigation into those blue #donation bins that popped up in #SJC last week. We try to track where the $ goes http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/blue-donation-bins-pop-up-in-orange-county-but-who-benefits …

#SJC man arrested for trying to break into cockpit to get at "evil" pilots @PatchTweet http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-thinking-pilots-evil-sjc-man-tries-to-break-into-cockpit …

JUNE

A JSerra student exposes the full Monty in school yearbook http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/jserra-student-exposed-self-in-yearbook-photo …

don't miss the #VIDEO of @SMTartans Marcus Hurlbut taking a final walk of fame through a sea of red http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/schools/p/video-retiring-headmaster-gets-a-long-line-of-high-fives 

Thumbs up or thumbs down on the new look @DelTaco? Some say it's a little "bold" for #SJC http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/what-do-you-think-of-del-tacos-new-color-scheme …

Judge: Korpi was deceptive when he created misleading URLs during #CUSD campaign, so no 1st Amend. protection for him http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/schools/p/judge-slams-deceptive-school-election-websites …

Closing arguments in the #RobertVasquez #MurderTrial. Seemed at times like I was watching a TV courtroom drama http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/fate-of-san-juan-capo-murder-suspect-now-with-jury …

#GUILTY! Read about the verdict in the #RobertEugeneVasquez #murdertrial here: http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/jury-in-san-juan-capo-murder-case-guilty …

JULY

Driver in '11 accident that ended in a fireball at MFMS, killing 1, committed suicide Sat.. He was facing charges. http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/2-years-after-fatal-crash-driver-kills-self …

NEWS ALERT: #breaking #SJC teen arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting others. May involve young children. http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/san-juan-capistrano-teen-accused-of-molestation …

Remember the elephant design contest (hehe, see what I did there)? An #SJC student won the top  in #CUSD http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/schools/p/something-shell-never-forget-sjc-girls-elephant-is-tops …

#SJC gets it money back for disappointing #4thofJuly #fireworks show #bayfireworks http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/city-gets-full-refund-for-disappointing-fireworks-show …

AUGUST

#SJC Planning Commission REJECTS 100-unit apt complex next to @SJHHS see the #VIDEO of traffic simulations http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/traffic/p/video-citing-traffic-concerns-panel-rejects-apartment-complex …

A candlelight vigil for a member of the #Classof2013 just 2 mos after graduation http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/a-candlelight-vigil-for-a-member-of-the-class-of-2013 …

School achievement scores are down all over the county, including #CUSD It wasn't a banner year :-( http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/schools/p/school-performance-scores-dip-in-cusd-and-countywide …

First on Patch! judge issues final ruling against city of #SJC saying it has to change the way it bills for water use http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/in-final-ruling-judge-says-city-has-to-change-the-way-it-bills-for-water …

SEPTEMBER

Are these #aliens #UFO UFOs flying over #SJC? The most fun I've had in writing in a long time! http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/video-a-ufo-in-san-juan-capistrano-you-be-the-judge …

#valetparking once again before #SJC Planning Commission. Good idea or not? To valet or not valet ... that is the ? http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/to-valet-or-not-valet-that-is-the-question …

Group of citizens launches a #recall campaign against #SJC City Councilman #SamAllevato http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/recall-campaign-launched-against-san-juan-capistrano-city-councilman-sam-allevato …

#BEER tasting coming soon to #SJC. Who's in? http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/new-business-hopes-to-brew-up-some-fun …

VIDEO: Brush Fire in San Juan Capistrano - Breaking News - San Juan Capistrano, CA Patch http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/video-brush-fire-in-san-juan-capistrano …

OCTOBER

Way to represent! Noah Salviati from #SJC on #MasterChef Junior http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/8thgrader-is-san-juan-capistranos-newest-reality-tv-star …

Feds accuse SJC resident of selling $2.4 million in nonexistent precious metals @CFTC http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/feds-after-san-juan-capistrano-man-for-selling-nonexistent-precious-metals …

Two dead, three injured in multi-vehicle crash in Capo Beach http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/report-two-deceased-three-injured-in-multivehicle-crash-on-coast-highway-sanjuancapistrano …

Need inspiration? SJC resident @AlwaysTri Sarah Reinertsen is helping @bostonmarathon survivors/amputees cope http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/goodnews/p/onelegged-triathlete-inspires-boston-bombing-survivors …

World-renown architect Michael Graves coming to SJC! Who's geeking out? (me) http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/goodnews/p/architect-michael-graves-to-come-home-to-the-library-he-designed …

NOVEMBER

#breaking Garage explodes in Capo Beach, one man injured http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/garage-explodes-in-capo-beach-one-injured …

The ban on newspaper racks in SJC has now resulted in a lawsuit. Who sued? http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/newspaper-sues-city-over-san-juan-capistrano-news-rack-ban …

New shopping center proposed where a hotel was supposed to go in in downtown SJC http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/shopping-center-proposed-at-site-where-downtown-hotel-once-proposed …

DECEMBER

Did you get the political mailer just before Thanksgiving? #Politics are heating up in SJC http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/elections/p/mailer-puts-san-juan-capistrano-back-into-election-mode …

Children's Orchard in SJC closes. Find out why http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/childrens-orchard-in-san-juan-capistrano-closes …

ever wondered what it's like to walk through a car wash? VIDEO http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/video-take-a-tour-inside-a-car-wash#comments_list …

This could be the sweetest story ever! Dog lost on vacation 16 months ago comes home to SJC http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/goodnews/p/dog-reunites-with-sjc-family-after-going-missing-375-miles-away-from-home …

#BREAKING @CapoUnified Supt. Farley to retire at the end of this school year http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/schools/p/capo-unified-superintendent-farley-announces-retirement …

Animal activists working to close Olympic Animal Sanctuary may bring their protest 2 SJC #OlympicAnimalSanctuary #OAS http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/protest-against-suspected-animal-hoarder-headed-san-juan-capistranos-way …

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