Support Local Journalism

You need us. We need you. 

Since 2002, The Capistrano Dispatch has operated with the mantra of “Local News You Can Use”—meaning we’ve been committed to serving this community with award-winning, unbiased reporting to ensure that you’re fully aware of everything important that’s happening in your community.
Original, vetted, local journalism has never been more important as trust in mainstream media has been eroded through partisan politics.
Please support us with a financial contribution today.
You need us. We need you


Support local, independent journalism by becoming an “Insider” today.

If you’re already an “Insider,” Thank You!


Support local, independent journalism through “Insider” subscriptions so that we can continue to deliver “Local News You Can Use.”

Insider Supporter – Base

Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts

Insider Supporter – Plus

• Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts

Insider Supporter – Premium

$25 or more/month (unlimited contribution)
• Access to weekly digital edition • Monthly “Insider Deal” discounts • Invites to exclusive meetings and events with our publisher and editors

Mail a check to: The Dispatch Insider Membership, 34932 Calle Del Sol, Ste B, Capistrano Beach, CA 92673

From our award-winning coverage on local elections and government, youth and high school sports, events and entertainment to our local columnists and special sections such as the annual reader-supported “Best of San Juan Capistrano” Awards recognizing our amazing local businesses, The Capistrano Dispatch delivers readers unbiased, professionally reported original journalism like no other media organization.

On the heels of the increasingly politicized regional and national media landscape, it’s more important than ever for you to invest in our communities through your support of the hyper-local, unbiased (we do not endorse political candidates) and original journalism at Picket Fence Media. We need you, our readers and supporters of independent, local journalism, to actively support us through subscription “Insider” monthly or annual memberships so that we can continue to deliver on our promise and invest in our reporters and newsroom.

As you know, our “free distribution” model depends 100% on advertising revenue. We believe that it’s critical for our content to be accessible to all who wish to read it—which is why we have kept the “free” model versus shifting to a paid subscription model. This is where you come in. 

The Picket Fence Media team shows off their new hardware, a first-place General Excellence recognition from the California News Publisher’s Association. Photo: CNPA