By Norb Garrett
Time flies when you’re having fun.
We’ve all heard that adage over the years, but I’m here to tell you that it couldn’t be more accurate a statement when talking about The Capistrano Dispatch. It’s been 10 years since The Dispatch was founded by Jonathan Volzke and a full five years since we merged The Dispatch together with the San Clemente Times and then launched the Dana Point Times one year later. Through all those years, Jonathan and I have shared a similar passion and vision, one that hasn’t changed a single bit: to provide the very best in community journalism with the aim to help arm every reader with information and news that will aid him or her to become a more involved, informed citizen.
Every day, we strive to serve this community through our newspaper, website, email blasts, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and while some of the faces in the newsroom and bylines on the pages have changed, our passion and dedication never will. New city reporter Brian Park is working tirelessly to build upon the deep foundation Jonathan created, our new sports reporter Steve Breazeale is cranking up more coverage of sports in and around San Juan Capistrano than ever before, and sales and marketing specialist Deb Wells is working with all of the area businesses to help them market their services through our many advertising platforms. We’re soon going to be re-launching our website and updating it with great new functions and interactivity to help keep you informed 24-7, 365 days a year. Our Twitter feeds, email blasts and Facebook page are a great way for readers to stay involved and informed, so if you haven’t already signed up for all of our interactive social media extensions, make sure to do it today.
The Dispatch continues to be an important vehicle for local businesses to share their messages and offers with the community of San Juan Capistrano. As we celebrate 10 years, please help us celebrate our amazing business community by shopping and dining locally to help keep our local business community strong.
As we step back and celebrate 10 years, we’d like to thank all of you—our readers, contributors, columnists and business partners—who have helped make these 10 years so amazing. Here’s to another 10!