Environmental Press # 316

Subj: URGENT: Putiidhem in San Juan Cap FRI SEP 5
Date: 9/5/2003 11:11:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Doug Korthof <doug@seal-beach.org>
To: voiceforveterans@aol.com (via list)
Cc: dave.mckibben@latimes.com, Larry Myers <lm_nahc@pacbell.net>


SEP 6 SAT 1:30 Table and leaflet against JSERRA at Ralph's
SEP 7 SUN 3:00 P.M. SJC Historical Society meeting
SEP 8 MON 6:30 A.M. PICKET JSERRA (at Putiidhem)
SEP 11 THU 7:15 A.M. PICKET JSERRA Prayer Breakfast (at Putiidhem)
SEP 20 saturday (corrected!) 4PM TO 8PM Fundraising Silent Art Auction (in

Only 180 students, and about 180 cars! One car, one student, it seems. And then there is staff, faculty and admin, not to mention trucks and supplies. So the traffic snarl was AWFUL. One can only guess what it might be like with 2000 students. 2000 cars, spaced 30 feet apart, would form a line 20 miles long on a one-lane highway!! And ALL of these students were commuters, we did not see ANY walk to school -- or
take a bus. Public school busses went by, and students waved to us! Today, about


25 people showed up, drifted in and left. Showing up even for 10 minutes is all it takes!

The Acjachemen formed a prayer circle because the evil developer was grading in the sensitive area -- UNSUPERVISED by the Native American Monitor, who sat in their cars at the other end of Putiidhem! We have pictures...everyone was very upset.

/Doug 562-430-2495 or 714-496-1567

SEPT 6 SAT 1:30 P.M. at Ralphs shopping center (unless we get bounced)

SEPT 7 SUN 3:00 P.M. SJC Historical Society Heritage Barbecue. Pay $20, including membership to the society, and you can go in. Help us leaflet, quietly, outside.
Rancho Mission Viejo's Amante Camp off Ortega Highway, east of Antonio.

SEPT 8 MON 6:30 to 8:00 A.M. Informational picketing at Putiidhem,
Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra.


JSERRA is a catholic-themed school run by http://buschfirm.com, a legal firm which specializes in tax-avoidance strategies.

The proposed school, with tuition $8,000 per year, plans athletic building on the "mother village" of Putiidhem (http://Putiidhem.org), which includes a Juaneno sacred cemetery. How ironic, that this money-maker would be named after Father Serra, and celebrate the Mission period -- during which brief 40 years Native American culture was largely destroyed.

"The First Annual South Orange County Christian Prayer Breakfast will be at JSerra High School on Thursday, September 11, 2003...An optional Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 6:30am...opening prayer offered by Monsignor Paul Martin, Chaplain of JSerra..."

SEP. 20, SUN., 4PM TO 8PM Fundraising Silent Art Auction To Save Putiidhem Bidding Begins 5-7 PM
31372 Guadalupe Street
San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 92675
(Located on corner of Don Juan/ Andres Pico.)
The Auction will take place in one of SJC's historic residences.
DIRECTIONS: take I-5, exit Ortega Highway, go west to El Camino Real. Turn right on to El Camino Real. Go ¼ mile to Don Juan, turn right.

Goal: This event is a fundraiser to support the preservation of a registered sacred site in San Juan Capistrano. Putiidhem is the mother village of the Acjachemen / Juaneño people. Our goal is to preserve this unique part of California history. Funds raised will be used to work towards these means. This fundraiser is sponsored by California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance (CCRPA), Native America Sacred Sites Task Force, Sierra Sage/ South Orange Co., Sierra Club and numerous local supporters.
Thank you for you interest and support.

Artist Include:
Kathy Sandoval
Ernersto De La Loza
Roberto Moya
Luis Arturo Guevara
Ricardo Duffy
L Frank Manriques
Teeter Romero
Susan Dysinger
Linda Vallejo
Mary Vonn
Marian Walkingstick

Ricardo Duffy 949-481-3309 diablord@cox.net
Rebecca Robles 949-369-0361 rrobles5@cox.net
Fran Yorba 714-775-4197 fyorba@aol.com


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