San Juan Capistrano is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The current Office of Management and Budget metropolitan designation for San Juan Capistrano and the Orange County area is Santa Ana–Anaheim–Irvine, CA. The population was 34,593 at the 2010 census, up from 33,826 at the 2000 census.
San Juan Capistrano is the site of a Catholic mission for which it is named, Mission San Juan Capistrano. At the time the Mission was founded in 1776, the region was populated by the Acjachemen band of Native Americans, called Juaneños by the Spanish. They had resided in the area for approximately 10,000 years. The mission was named after Giovanni da Capistrano (1386–1456), the Franciscan saint from Capestrano, in the Italian region of Abruzzo.
The city is the site of California's oldest post-colonial residential neighborhood, Los Rios. It is also the home of the oldest in-use building in California, the Serra Chapel in the Mission. The area was the site of both the first vineyard and first winery in California.
Famous Peoples From San Juan Capistrano
Anthony Cumia (born April 26, 1961) is an American radio personality and broadcaster who is best known as the co-host, with Gregg "Opie" Hughes, of the Opie and Anthony radio show, which aired from 1995 to 2014; the show featured comedian Jim Norton beginning in 2001.
In 2014, Cumia was fired by SiriusXM Radio after posting a series of "racially-charged and hate-filled" tweets. He started his own video podcast soon after named The Anthony Cumia Show, which aired until September 2017, when he started The Artie and Anthony Show with comedian and actor Artie Lange. In May 2018, Lange left the show and was replaced by Dave Landau; the show's name reverted to The Anthony Cumia Show.
San Juan Capistrano Points of Interest
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
Zoomars at River Street Ranch
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Los Rios Historic District
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
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