As of late, there hasn’t been much news about the development of Capistrano. The project’s website has not been updated since 2013, and the most recent release is from 2012. It’s possible that the project has been abandoned, or that its developers have moved on to other projects. Either way, it’s a shame, because Capistrano was a great tool for managing server deployments.
Where is Capistrano
Rancho Boca de la Playa, granted to Don Emigdio Vejar, was the initial land title issued in the area now known as Capistrano Beach. The land was sold to Juan Abila in 1860, and then purchased by Marcus A Forster in 1886. Forster sold a strip of the land to the San Bernardino and San Diego Railway. The railway, in collaboration with the California Central Railway, built a rail line between Los Angeles and San Diego, with a station at Capistrano. The station was initially named San Juan by the Sea, but in 1910 was changed to Serra, the name of the newly formed school district.. Development of Capistrano Beach started in 1925 with residential homes on the bluff. The Capistrano Beach Club was built along the shore of the new development. In 1929, the Petroleum Securities Company (owned by Edward L. Doheny) became the new owners of the Capistrano Beach development. In 1931, following the death of Doheny’s son, he donated over 40 acres (16 ha) to the state for Doheny State Beach. Capistrano Beach became part of the city of Dana Point in 1989.. During the excavation of the land during development in 1929, the bones of a mastodon (or possibly a mammoth) were discovered. The bones were taken to the Los Angeles National History Hall for display.. The 1,180 feet (360 m) wooden pier was popular for strolling, sightseeing, and fishing. The pier was severely damaged by waves in 1964, after which it was condemned and demolished in 1965. The Capistrano Beach Club became rundown and, in the late 1960s, was dismantled.. During storms in 2018, a boardwalk collapsed and an outdoor basketball court was severely damaged after being undermined by erosion caused by the waves. The storm exposed old cars put there decades prior as part of a now corroded sea wall. More boulders were placed to protect the basketball court that was damaged.. The Serra Siding project is proposed along the shoreline that would build 1.2 miles (1.9 km) of additional siding track. The project would create additional train capacity along this busy corridor.
Mother Nature delivers another blow to Capistrano Beach
The latest area of beach chomped away left a 6-foot drop and unearthed a broken concrete walkway, wood pilings and wiring sticking out of the sand that likely were part of a buried ’20s-era beach club that was once was a jewel of the area. “There’s two big areas just decimated,” said Toni Nelson, founder of advocacy group Capo Cares, noting the damaged areas are where big rock boulders or sandbags were not put in to protect the shoreline. It’s not the first time the area’s past has been exposed in recent years, with major storms two years ago exposing a car that was cemented into a sea wall decades ago buried near a basketball courts and restrooms that had to be torn down due to damage two years ago. Rock boulders and sandbags were put in recent years to try and slow the destruction of the beach, walkway and parking lot as officials try and figure out what to do with the beach. The “hard armoring” is a controversial method some environmentalists say causes more harm than good by stopping the natural sand flow. The California Coastal Commission on Dec. 9 heard a presentation from OC Parks, the county entity spearheading future plans. The commission allowed for the temporary rock wall that was already put in place to stay for a year, with an option to extend an additional year given the county has made progress moving forward in finding a solution, commissioners said.