I look at this 1960 postcard view of the hills surrounding San Juan Capistrano and see a lush green carpet
of grass. But developers only saw a lush green carpet of cash, and have done their very best to make it so.
Thankfully, at least we have this image to remind us of what has now vanished forever under a sea of faux adobe
homes with fiberglass "Spanish Tile" roofs. Heck, even the grass in the center of the freeway is now concrete.


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last updated May 22, 2024