For one well-manicured neighborhood tucked behind a gate in San Juan Capistrano, the accident in San Clemente last weekend that took the life of four South County residents hit far too close to home.
Lucia Garcia, 27, of San Juan Capistrano was a nanny for a family in the Capistrano Estates tract. An obviously bright young woman, she made friends with all the stay-at-home moms and all the children, said neighbor Mike Johnson.
And now, if they could have their Christmas wish, they would see Garcia again, according to one letter to Santa outside a home.
“I know I’ve been a good girl this year. And I was wondering, all I want for Christmas is Lucia to be celebrating with us this year. Please. Love, Emily.
“P.S. Enjoy the cookies and milk.”