Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish a boat fire in the Dana Point Marina on Thursday, Aug.18. The Orange County Fire Authority received a call about a reported boat on fire at the L Dock in the Dana Point Harbor at 1:27 p.m., according to OCFA spokesperson Greg Barta.
The Capistrano Unified School District will take up a measure calling for local control of COVID-19 protocols at a future meeting and also took no action on a citizen’s request for masks to be optional for students.
A measure to legalize cannabis retail in Dana Point will not be on the ballot this November. The citizen initiative proposing to allow up to three cannabis businesses to operate within the city failed to meet the Aug. 12 deadline to qualify for the upcoming election.
A new fishing vessel has joined the Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching fleet this month to maximize fishing time for customers. With the addition of the 50-foot New San Mateo, Dana Wharf now has a fleet of 18 boats operating out of the Dana Point Harbor.
As families gathered at RH Dana Elementary for the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 16, parents and teachers alike voiced their excitement for the coming school year and anticipated growth for elementary students.
With three open City Council seats this November, only three candidates—one in each district—have qualified for the upcoming November election. The nomination period to submit campaign documents ends on Friday at 5 p.m.
After Orion Adrian Gardner, a Dana Point resident and JSerra Catholic High School science teacher, was reported as a critically missing person on July 21, California Highway Patrol this week has positively identified his body, which was found in Costa Mesa.
The Ocean Institute’s Maritime Festival that highlights California’s rich maritime history will return to Dana Point this September. The 38th annual Maritime Festival will feature visiting Tall Ships, Cannon Battles, live music and more from Sept. 9-11.
Visit Dana Point’s new podcast, the Dana Point Wave, aims to make visitors feel like a part of the community during their stay by sharing the stories of local businesses and community members who make up the fabric of the city.
The California Coastal Commission is set to decide whether there are “substantial issues” with a recently approved short-term rental program governing vacation rentals in Dana Point’s coastal zone, as the program was recently appealed.
After decades of watching the game show “Jeopardy!,” Dana Point resident and University of California Irvine Professor Edward Coulson’s love of trivia paid off as he walks away from his two-day stint on the show with roughly $40,000 in winnings.
Hoping to keep the historic charm of the former Dana Point Hotel, built in 1947, father and son duo Marvin and Eric Winkler plan to renovate the site with new apartments, an outdoor courtyard, a home design store, and Jack’s Restaurant.