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— Ana Casteran-Winkler, San Juan Capistrano
I have been a resident of San Juan Capistrano for a few years, but I was born and raised in South America, so I am a native Spanish speaker. I must admit that many street names in this town are truly mind-boggling. They make zero sense. I would like to know who picks the names of the streets and what their thought process is. Do they open a dictionary, point to a word with their eyes closed, then add that word to “calle”, “paseo” or “via”? Is that the procedure? I can’t imagine it any other way. Why not stick to English names that make sense?