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By Brian Park
San Juan Capistrano city officials and local business leaders gathered at the corner of El Camino Real and Ortega Highway Tuesday to dedicate the city’s new welcome sign.
The sign, which spans across Ortega Highway, reads “Welcome to San Juan Capistrano,” and at night, becomes illuminated.
The project was born out of the Economic Preservation Committee, a group of local business leaders, led by former councilwoman Laura Freese, that was formed last year to find creative solutions to mitigate the effects of the Ortega Highway interchange project.
The Capistrano Auto Center, a coalition of six local auto dealerships, stepped up to help the committee and footed the $6,000 bill for the sign.