Cost: $60 Season Pass (4 concerts); $20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors, and Military
Location: St. Edward's Church
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, California 92629
The DPSO is comprised of talented members from all over Southern California, including musicians from Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties. Each member of the orchestra holds a unique wealth of expertise and experience on their chosen instruments. Full-time professionals in the music industry and those currently pursuing degrees in music join together to share their passion for classical symphonic music presented with the highest standards of excellence. The DSPO brings soloists from around the world
DANA POINT – A cliffside cable car designed in Switzerland is being tested this week at the north end of Strand beach and will be open to riders by Saturday, city officials say.
The new beige funicular – that can take eight riders at one time – replaces the green one installed in 2007 by Strand at Headlands developer Sanford Edward. For the past eight years, the free funicular has given the public an option other than the nearby staircase to get down to Strand beach.
Edward gave the funicular to the city in 2008. The $680,000 replacement project was approved by the City Council in October 2014 after officials noted the cable car was showing signs of wear in the corrosive marine environment.
Mark you calendar for two weekends of fun and festivities – March 5 & 6 and 12 & 13 of this 2016 in beautiful Dana Point Harbor as we celebrate the 45th Dana Point Festival of Whales!
The list of events in huge, but here's some highlights ( as we get closer to the events, we will highlight them!):
The Festival of Whales Parade – Begins promptly at 10 AM with a route along Pacific Coast Highway beginning at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point. FREE shuttle service to and from Harbor parking lots to the parade viewing area will be available beginning one hour (9 AM) from the parade start time. Arrive early, enjoy breakfast harborside, board the free shuttle and then spend the day visiting all the great events
The highly anticipated and log-waited for connection of Avenida La Pata from the edge of San Clemente right in the border of Talega, to just outside the city limits of San Juan Capistrano at La Pata Avenue is beginning to take its completed form and expected to be complete by Fall 2016.
La Pata is expected to be four lanes (two in each direction), and the speed limit for the majority of the stretch will be 50 miles per hour.
The project is estimated to cost $127 million, paid for by state and Orange County Transportation Authority’s Measure M2 funds as well as various other funding. The road goes straight through land facilitated by the Prima Deshecha Landfill. The project will also widen the end of La Pata Avenue in San Juan and connect with Calle