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By The Capistrano Dispatch

Registration is open for the second annual 5K Mother’s Day Memorial B.L.B. Walk, which will take place Saturday, May 10.

The event celebrates the lives of all mothers and grandmothers, in honor of the late Barbara “Bobbie” Lucille Banda, a San Juan Capistrano resident who died last May.

The walk begins at 7 a.m. and will take place at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Until May 5, registration costs $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 5-12 and includes a T-shirt. Registration on the day of the event increases $10. Proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Great Opportunities and Native American tutoring services.

Bobbie Banda, a ninth generation member of the historic Rios family and a member of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, helped bring federally-funded Native American Indian education programs to the Capistrano Unified School District. The event was started by her son, Nathan Banda, who sits on the San Juan Capistrano Cultural Heritage Commission.

To register, visit and search “BLB.” For more information, email

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