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Training Camp Reins in Noise

The hot yoga center's controversial outdoor programs have calmed down, neighbors and Planning Commission officials say.

Several months after San Juan Capistrano began cracking down on the 's noisy outdoor exercise classes, the situation has improved considerably, Planning Commission officials were told Tuesday.

In May, even after commissioners shot down the hot yoga center's application for outside activities, neighbors said the .

But on Tuesday, Community Services Director Grant Taylor said the center had largely cleaned up its act.

“We've had code enforcement monitoring [the business] weekly for three months. … All in all, there has been quite a bit of improvement,” he said.

Among other things, the loud music that irritated neighbors is now "nonexistent," according to city code inspectors and neighbors.

But more inspections will take place before the matter returns to the Planning Commission at its Sept. 11 meeting.

In Other Action...

Reacting to JSerra High School's request to build temporary bleachers, concession stands and portable restrooms for its campus football field, resident Dave Solt told commissioners the additions would be “inappropriate ... so close to residences.”

But no action was taken because school officials withdrew the request and said they would bring it back for review later.

Blas Aguilar Adobe Project

The commission also discussed preliminary development plans for the Blas Aguilar Adobe Nature Education Facility, which will be repaired and landscaped under a $498,000 grant.

The commission forwarded the project to the City Council on condition that final landscape plans be subject to review and approval by the Design Review Committee.

Construction is set to begin in early spring. 

“I am really excited to see that there is an archaeological study going on there,” Commissioner Ginny Kerr said.

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