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A New Beginning Students will find new faces, technology and more in the new school year E Y E O N D P/ PAG E 4

New Dana Hills High School Assistant Principal Amy Sabol and new Principal Jason Allemann meet Associated Student Union (ASU) students on campus preparing for homecoming festivities. Photo by Andrea Swayne

One-time Dana Hills Student Arrested in Murder Plot

Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta set for September 8

Local Athletes in Running for SUP Awards




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City and Business Calendar Saturday, September 3 Craft Fair and Farmers Market 9 a.m.3 p.m. La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza Street. On the first Saturday of each month the Dana Point Farmers Market hours are extended to 3 p.m. to include a craft fair. Admission is free. For more information or to inquire about purchasing a booth for $25, please call 949.573.5033 or 951.271.0669 or see Crafters may rent multiple booths. Headlands Walking Tour 9 a.m.-noon. The Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, is hosting a docent-led tour of the Dana Point Preserve, Hilltop

Park and Harbor Point Park. Tour is limited to 10 people. Advanced registration is required. The tour group meets in the porch area of the center and the tour begins at 9 a.m. Participants should bring their own water and wear comfortable shoes for the 1.5-mile trail walk. For more information or to register, call 949.542.4755.

Monday, September 5 City Hall Offices Closed 6 p.m. City Hall offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day, 33282, Golden Lantern, 949.248.3501, www.

Tuesday, September 6 VFW Veterans Assistance 1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. Dana Point VFW Post 9934 is offering free veterans’ benefits and veteran services membership assistance on the first Tuesday of each month at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo, 949.275.3142, rfwlr61@,

Wednesday, September 7 Sunrise Rotary Club 7 a.m. the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton. 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, 949.493.2759,

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…Following Up on the SWAT Response?

THE LATEST: Following the August 24 Orange County Sheriff’s Department response to a “shot fired” call and subsequent neighborhood evacuation, authorities have yet to locate the man responsible for the incident. Residents in the 34100 block of Amber Lantern were evacuated after shot rang out and a man was seen running into a residence carrying what looked like a rifle. During the search deputies, including a SWAT team, armed with AR-15 and M4 rifles swarmed the block, crouching behind parked cars and retaining walls. Lt. Steve Doan said that when attempts to reach the man responsible for the explosive sound failed, the SWAT Team made entrance to the apartment and found no one inside. “The investigation has since led us to the conclusion that the loud shot was the result of a pellet gun detonating an explosive target,” said Dana Point Chief of Police, Lt. Mark Levy on Wednesday. Levy also expressed disappointed with this individual’s choice to run instead of to stay on site and explain what happened. “Our police response was very costly,” he said. No injuries were reported. WHAT’S NEXT: The search for the suspect continues. FIND OUT MORE: Stay tuned for updates. —Andrea Swayne


… Dana Point Test Scores?

THE LATEST: All of Dana Point’s schools increased their scores in the state’s Annual Performance Index, according to results released Wednesday. Dana Point Times September 2–8, 2011

Overall, Capistrano Unified School District remains the state’s highest achieving among school districts with more than 35,000 students, with an API score of 875. That was a 13-point increase from 2010. Tesoro was the highest scoring high school with an 883. Again, all of the district’s high schools surpassed the 800 mark; and, for the first time, all of the district’s middle schools surpassed 800. Dana Hills High saw its score increase by 5 points, to 855, while Palisades Elementary climbed 19 points to 849. R.H. Dana Elementary had the biggest jump among Dana Point schools, with a 23-point hike to 863. Marco Forster Middle School, attended by Dana students, increased six points to 804. Del Obispo gained a point, to 824. Only three CUSD schools saw decreases in the API. “These numbers prove that this is one of the top school systems in the state,” Superintendent Joe Farley said in a statement. WHAT’S NEXT: Teachers and administrators use the scores, which are broken into categories and student demographics, to improve teaching methods and target efforts where they’re most needed. FIND OUT MORE: See a list of all Dana Point’s schools at www.danapointtimes. com —Jonathan Volzke


…a BBQ Championship?

THE LATEST: The city of Dana Point, in conjunction with the Kansas City Barbeque Society, will be hosting a worldclass barbeque competition September 23 and 24 at Sea Terrace Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road. Competitors from around the country

will travel to Dana Point to vie for cash prizes and a dessert competition will also be a part of the two-day event. Saturday, September 24 will be the showcase day featuring live music, a refreshment garden, displays and food. WHAT’S NEXT: Those wishing to compete or sponsor the event should call the city’s Community Services and Parks Department at 949.248.3530. FIND OUT MORE: More information can be found on the Kansas City Barbeque Society website at, the city website, or by calling 949.248.3530. —AS



THE LATEST: The city will raise a pint when Oktoberfest arrives next month to Lantern Bay Park. The Southern California beer tasting festival Taste of Brews added Dana Point to its 2011 schedule. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 15. As part of Oktoberfest, Lantern Bay Park will be set up as a fall festival featuring an Oom Pah Band and even staff dressed in lederhosen. WHAT’S NEXT: Guests who pay general admission can sample dozens of brands of beer while listening to live music. VIP tickets grant access to brewmaster demonstrations and samplings of private reserves. VIPs will also be able to use the “Belgianthemed” lounge area. The event’s official charitable partner is the Ocean Institute, which brings hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs to students in grades kindergarten to grade 12. FIND OUT MORE: —Stacie N. Galang

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…Business Leading to Murder?

THE LATEST: A former San Clemente resident is accused of killing a business associate rather than pay him $1 million, then using a hacked email address in an attempt to make the victim’s family think the man was traveling the world. The man, Edward Younghoon Shin, was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport as he boarded a plane to Canada, OCSD Lt. John Meyer said. Shin, who lived in San Clemente with his wife Karen and children before moving to Irvine, was being held without bail in Orange County Jail. Shin is accused of slaying Christopher Ryan Smith, 32, of Laguna Beach, who was his partner in a lead-generating and advertising business, 800xchange in San Clemente. The two launched the business in 2008, according to online profiles. Authorities say it was a murder for financial gain, which means prosecutors could chose to file a death-penalty case. Smith wanted out of the business and negotiated a $1 million buyout from Shin, but Shin allegedly confessed to killing him in June 2010 rather than pay WHAT’S NEXT: A man who allegedly confessed to helping conceal the crime afterward—Smith’s Range Rover was found in San Jose—Kenneth Kraft, 32, a former Dana Hills High School student from Laguna Beach has pleaded innocent to the accessory-after-the-fact charges. Shin is scheduled for arraignment on September 28 in Orange County Superior Court. Smith’s body has not been found. FIND OUT MORE: See the complete story at —JV

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A New Beginning The start of the school year brings fresh ideas, excitement and anticipation By Andrea Swayne Dana Point Times


s the lazy days of summer come to a close and parents and children check the last few days of vacation off the calendar, Capistrano Unified School District administrators, teachers and staff are busy preparing to welcome students back for the first day of school on August 7. Although the beginning of each school year brings a mix of emotions—parents happy to send the kids back to class, kids bummed that beach days are over, just to name a few—the promise of starting something new usually elicits some excitement among all involved. For students, new duds, fresh school supplies and new schedules turn up the first day anticipation. For school faculty and staff, the addition of new colleagues, courses, technology and programs gets them excited about welcoming students back to class. This year Dana Point schools will greet students with plenty of new experiences, from principals and instructors to iPads and iPhone apps. Here is a selection of some of what can be expected in the 2011-2012 school year.


Jason Allemann, Ed.D. comes to CUSD after a 15-year stint in the Anaheim Union High School District to take over as principal of Dana Hills High School. He replaces former principal Robert Nye, Ed.D. who left to lead the district’s adult education program and a new independent study high school. “I was looking for new challenges professionally and when I saw an opportunity to be a part of the leadership team in this district I thought it would be a great learning experience and a challenge for me,” said Allemann. “Dana Hills is the school I graduated from in 1988. It’s been a neat experience reacquainting myself with a handful of teachers and coaches that I had when I went here. I interviewed for this position not knowing it would be at this school, but it worked out that way and it’s been an interesting return.” Dana Hills will welcome Assistant Principal Amy Sabol to fill the position vacated by Tim Hornig who left for a principal position at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas. A new English teacher, yet to be named, will also join the faculty. Allemann says that course offerings will not change this year and that his efforts will be focused on getting to know the students and the school community, including parents and local businesses. He has even met with the city managers of Dana Point and Laguna Niguel to further strengthen the school’s community ties. Changes to the facilities over the break include the refinishing of the gym floor—to correct some flaws in last year’s refinishing project—and the addition of a new audio visual system as well. The campus was a busy place this summer with a number of curb-appeal improvement projects in the form of fresh paint on the building façade and parking lot and work on the planters. Preparations for the upcoming year have not been limited to sprucing up the facilities. Students have also been on campus getting things ready to go. From football players to Associated Student Union (ASU) members, students are also involved in new year preparations. “I am really excited about the potential of our student Dana Point Times September 2–8, 2011

Principal Jason Allemann, with students Allie Gersten, Senior Director of Activities, Joe Getz, Student-Faculty Relations and Assistant Principal Amy Sabol were on campus at Dana Hills High making final back-to-school preparations. Photo by Andrea Swayne

athletes as a whole. We have such great athletic programs and people behind those programs—both parents and coaches—who are really caring and thoughtful people who want to support our kids beyond the fields and competitions,” said Allemann. “Some of my fondest memories of my time here as a student came from the connections and relationships I made as a student-athlete.” The fall athletic season will kick off before the start of school this Friday, August 2 when the varsity football team travels to Corona to face Santiago High School under the leadership of new head coach Todd Rusinkovich. According to Activities Director Ken Nedler, ASU members have been working for over a month, preparing for what will be the largest homecoming (September 30 against El Toro) half-time production in the school’s history with prospective signups that will see nearly 650 students in the show. “Our show is the largest high school half-time show in the country, and this year’s promises to be amazing,” said Nedler. “Following our addition of a new wi-fi system here, ASU will also debut a student designed iPhone app that will provide instantaneous communications— from game updates, videos, photos and activities to School Loop.”


According to Principal Carrie Bertini, Marco Forster Middle School is looking forward to the addition of an electronic marquee in the near future and has made some big improvements to the school’s technology equipment and wireless access. “We revamped all five of our computer labs with brand new machines then redistributed the computers from those labs throughout the campus to be used as classroom computers,” said Bertini. “We are piloting the use of classroom iPads with two of our teachers. Students in these classes (science and social science in sixth grade and science in eighth grade) will have access to individual iPads during class. Additionally the rooms were fitted with interactive projectors that make the white board an interactive tool. We are very excited to be the first middle school in CUSD to be able to offer our students access to such relevant technology that is so pertinent to this generation.” The school has added two new teachers, Renato Reina and Soraya Espinoza, who will be teaching the Dual Immersion sixth-and seventh-grade classes that matriculated from San Juan Elementary last year. Page 4


R.H. Dana Elementary principal Christina Portillo reports that although the summer brought no changes to the infrastructure of her school, the new year will see the introduction of a few very important programs. In October, the school will open their new Parent Center that will offer parenting classes during the day for R.H. Dana parents. “We’re also adding GRIP (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership), a cutting-edge District Attorney program which will work with the parents, local community members and staff personnel to increase attendance, parent involvement and promote community involvement,” said Portillo. “Our first parent meeting is September 28 at 5:30 p.m.” An English as a Second Language class for parents will be offered, too. “One of this year’s focal points will be on preparing students to be college-ready. Various activities will be organized throughout the year to promote awareness and excitement such as ‘wear your college wear,’ ‘take the college pledge,’ ‘learn your favorite college chant,’ guest speakers, assemblies and much more,” said Portillo. Next door at R.H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility, Principal Judy Dore says her students can expect to be introduced to the use of iPads thanks to PTA funding. “The iPads are being incorporated into all our classrooms via our speech, language and communication department to provide students with options for communication beyond what they have previously been using,” Dore said. “Also, this is the first school year in which we will be supported by funds provided by our newly formed ENF Foundation, which will allow our students community-based experiences and the application and practice of school introduced skills in community settings. It’s very exciting.” The big news at Palisades Elementary is the addition of new Principal Steven Scholl. The school will host two welcome back events to help Scholl get acquainted with students and their families. On September 9, from 2:05 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., the Kona Ice truck will be on campus. Students can stop by for a Hawaiian ice treat and a meet and greet with Scholl. Then on September 16 the PTA will host Aloha Days from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. giving families a chance to reconnect, enjoy a meal, music, entertainment and meet the new principal. Palisades also welcomes new Assistant Principal Cesar Loya. For more information about the start of classes at other area schools, log on to DP

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DP Sheriff’s Blotter Compiled by JONATHAN VOLZKE All information below is obtained from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website. The calls represent what was told to the deputy in the field by the radio dispatcher. The true nature of an incident often differs from what is initially reported. No assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided. An arrest doesn’t represent guilt. The items below are just a sampling of the entries listed on the OCSD Web site.

Monday, August 29 DISTURBANCE Beach Road, 35000 Block (9:34 p.m.) A man was changing his clothes in the parking lot, scaring children. SUSPICIOUS PERSON Crown Valley Parkway, 32400 Block (7:28 p.m.) A man was stripping down to his diaper on the path between an apartment complex and a luxury hotel. KEEP THE PEACE

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Embarcadero Place, 34500 Block (2:32 p.m.) Two men rented personal watercraft, but were driving them recklessly and told by the rental company to return them early. They were not happy about it and were yelling in the office. DISTURBANCE Point Stirling, 32700 Block (10:24 a.m.) A woman reported her boyfriend pushed her into a closet. Police chased him through the complex, where he allegedly assaulted a deputy. He reportedly held anti-government beliefs and owned weapons. A 31-year-old man, who listed his occupation as an installer, was taken into custody.

cook, was taken into custody.

argumentative with her.

PETTY THEFT Windjammer Drive, 33700 Block (10:39 p.m.) A caller reported a friend stole some things. They called back to say they knew where the friend was, but didn’t want police involved.

OPEN DOOR Malaga Drive, 33900 Block (5:16 p.m.) A homeowner reported some tenants moved out and left a beat-up car behind. They also left the house open, and the homeowner couldn’t enter it because the rent was paid through the end of the month. The owner wanted deputies to secure the residence.

ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY El Encanto Avenue, 33900 Block (10:25 p.m.) A 16-year-old who smoked speed was having trouble breathing. His parents weren’t home. Firefighters were called.

PETTY THEFT Malaga Drive, 34000 Block (9:04 a.m.) A catalytic converter, valuable for precious metals inside, was stolen. DISTURBANCE Sherwood Way, 24800 Block (12:18 a.m.) Someone was having a party. It was a loud party and people were screaming.

Sunday, August 28 HIT AND RUN Olinda Drive, 33800 Block (11:53 p.m.) A white sedan hit parked vehicles and took off. A 23-year-old man, who said he was a

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (9:41 p.m.) A man was carrying a beer on the street. He appeared aggressive, a caller reported. DRUNK DRIVING Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (8:22 p.m.) A caller reported the driver of a Jeep Cherokee ran over some beer cans and bags in the parking lot, got out stumbling to pick them up, then drove off again. DISTURBANCE Windjammer Drive, 33700 Block (7:09 p.m.) A woman reported she was a houseguest and the owner of the home she was staying in was being

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Monarch Beach Resort, 0 Block (2:58 p.m.) Anti-abortion protestors were picketing a luxury hotel. They set up a metal structure and had a graphic picture. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (12 p.m.) A woman reported her boyfriend hit her during an argument. She was in the process of moving out when the argument erupted. ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Pacific Coast Highway/Selva Road (10:11 a.m.) Someone hit a dog and took off. The animal was still alive when the caller reported it. A clean-up crew was ultimately called. DISTURBANCE Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (3:30 a.m.) A woman reported her boyfriend threw a chair at her and kicked her.



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GUEST OPINION: By Laura Ouimet, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and marathon/triathlon coach and trainer

Training to Trot: Preparing for the Thanksgiving Day Race S igning up to run a 5K (or even a 10K) recreational run, such as the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the perfect way to kick-start a fitness routine and/or shed those Laura Ouimet unwanted pounds. For many beginning runners, the initial training routine can seem daunting. However, there are a few tips to follow that will not only make training for the race manageable, but also fun. Many beginning runners choose to enter the race world by participating in a recreational run like the Turkey Trot. Signing up to run the Thanksgiving Day race means you should start your training program in September to ensure that you are fit and trim for the beginning of the holiday season. By beginning with a structured and realistic training routine, you will begin to create a healthy and active lifestyle for yourself that you can carry through the holidays and into the new year—capitalizing on the hard work you put in for three months. Here’s a list of five essential tips to get you hitting the pavement and ready for the starting line, healthy and injury free. 1. Sign up for the race. I know, I know, you don’t want to sign up until you know how you are going to feel or what your plans might be or if you will even want to run, but don’t wait! Without making the commitment to yourself and registering for the race, it is too easy to give up if the going gets tough or procrastinate until it’s too late. There is no time like the present; sign up before you lace up. It will be the motivation you need to complete your goal. 2. Set a realistic goal. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are to anyone but you. Set three goals per race: your big goal, your Dana Point Times September 2–8, 2011

moderate goal and your minimum goal. The big goal is the time that may not be possible to attain, but the one you’re aiming for. The moderate goal is a time you know will require an all-out effort to achieve, but it can be done. The minimum goal is the time that you must hit. For example, if my average pace is 8:30 (eight minutes, 30 seconds per mile) on a typical training day, my 5K big goal may be 23 minutes (sub 7:30 pace); my moderate goal may be 24 minutes (sub 7:45 pace) and my minimum goal may be 25 minutes (about an 8:00 minute mile pace). 3. Create your program. 5K and 10K training plans are available online and can be obtained through a personal trainer, or located in fitness or running magazines. There are many training plans to choose from, so the trick is to find one that is simple, easy to understand and works for your lifestyle. The basic training premise should be at least three days of running per week, with additional days of strength and/or cross training. Once you have your program, write it on a calendar and stick to it. Training is a matter of commitment. If you are committed, you will achieve your goal. Be committed. 4. Get the proper running shoes. I cannot stress enough the importance of this. Go to a specialty running store and get your feet and gait analyzed. Treat your feet right and they’ll protect the rest of your body. Running in the wrong shoes or worn out shoes could lead to injury and won’t bring you to the start line, let alone the finish line. 5. Finally, start running. Your training program should include at least one day of speed work, a day of moderate to easy running and a day with a long

run—working up to the full distance. Rest is important as you train and you have to let your body heal after each of your workouts. To keep your focus and motivation, make sure to mix it up. Don’t run the same route every time. Download a new podcast or album, or try some fartleks (speed plays). Now that you have the tools to get geared up and ready to run your very first 5K/10K, why not let the entire family join the fun to get active? Get the Kids Involved Kids love running, they just don’t know it yet. Take a look at any school playground during recess and you will see kids of all ages engaging in many types of activities and games that involve running. From soccer and tag to basketball and hide–and-seek; kids are running every single day. That’s why the Dana Point Turkey Trot is rolling out a youth running program leading up to and in conjunction with this year’s Thanksgiving Day race. Over the last 34 years, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become a family tradition and the kids’ race is one of the highlights of the event. This year the Dana Point Turkey Trot is adding a program for kids ages 5 to 12 to take part in. Each child that registers for the Junior Turkey Trotter program will receive a special training t-shirt at the kickoff party, the official race t-shirt, a goodie bag on race day and a special medal upon completion of the program. The program will kick off at the end of September and continue through race day, November 24. Children in the program will accumulate mileage on their own, through school or organized sports practices, totaling

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SPECIAL THANKS Robert Miller, George Mackin, Rebecca Nordquist

ONLINE POLL Have you ever sent a card or care package to a deployed member of the Armed Forces? Yes. I make a point of doing it often.

24% Yes, but only once or twice.

29% No, but I intend to in the future.

43% No. Never have, never will.

5% Make sure to sound off on the “DP Times Poll of the Week” at Bookmark Dana Point Times today! The DP Times Online Reader Polls are not scientific and do not reflect the opinion of the DP Times.

CORRECTION: Page 3 of the 2011 Dolphin Football Preview special pullout section in last week’s Dana Point Times (August 26September 1, Vol. 4, Issue 34) listed the date of the Capistrano Valley High game incorrectly. The game will be played on October 6. DP Times regrets the error.

25.2 miles. The final mile of the program will be run at the Kids’ Gobble Wobble at the Turkey Trot, bringing the total miles to 26.2—that’s a marathon. To learn more about the Dana Point Turkey Trot, sign up for the kids’ training program and register for the race, visit www. To stay connected every time you log on to Facebook; download the Dana Point Turkey Trot Cause Layout at DP PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are solely those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the Dana Point Times staff. We appreciate, however, their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to




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The List A day-by-day guide to what’s happening in and around town this week. Compiled by Tawnee Prazak



Helicopter 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,

Nektar Brainticket Huw Llyod Langton 8 p.m. Concert at The Coach House. Tickets $22$25. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, Kelly Boyz & The Rough Riders 8:30 p.m. Live music at Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, Steel Guitar Jam Session 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at Hulaville. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, DJ & Groove Lounge 9:30 p.m. Dance while great DJs spin hit music at OC Tavern. No cover. Every Friday and Saturday. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, Elliot on Piano 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, Nate 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400,


Doheny Days Returns

Music lovers longing for Doheny Days Music Festivals past; your wait is over. After a seven-year absence, concert promoter Omega Events—producer of the Doheny Blues Festival—is bringing the festival back to Dana Point, Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 at Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive. The lineup boasts a variety of musical styles presented atop multiple stages throughout the weekend. Saturday’s concertgoers will be treated to Ben Harper, G. Love & Special Sauce, Donavon Frankenreiter, Katchafire, JJ Grey & Mofro, Blitz the Ambassador, Ean Golden, Common Sense, Ken Garcia Band and Aloha Radio. And the music continues on Sunday with Weezer, CAKE, Ziggy Marley, Neon Trees, Black Uhuru, Orgone, Hyper Crush, Pacific Dub and Micah Brown. The event will include vendor booths, food, beverages, art, midway games and an 85-foot tall Ferris wheel. In the interest of sound environmental practices and sustainability, an area will be set aside to showcase eco-friendly attractions and local Ben Harper. Courtesy photo environmental organizations. The event itself has implemented the use of bio-diesel generators, waste sorting stations and a requirement that food and beverages all be served in recyclable or biodegradable containers. Attendees are encouraged to extend the festival’s green practices by carpooling or taking advantage of the free bike valet. Tickets and information are available online at or by phone at 949.360.7800.—AS

The Best of Northern California Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Welcoming Jacquee Renna of Springboard Wine Company. $15 for seven wines with cheese, crackers & chocolate. San Clemente Wine Company, 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067,


Playground Festival Noon. Weekend-long rock/hiphop/electronic music concert festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with an all-star lineup. Ticket prices vary. 8800 Irvine Center, Irvine, 310.691.9632


Mariachis at the Mission 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Last day of Mission San Juan Capistrano’s live music. Free with admission $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, Flock of 80’s 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live ’80s tribute band at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Pacific Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. Concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets at 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.212.0360. Kimo West Slack Key Concert 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Concert at Hulaville. Tickets $6. Call for reservations. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, Blue Whale Watching Cruise Noon.-2 p.m.; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Search for blue whales with Dana Wharf on their high-tech OCean Adventure catamaran. Departures daily. Adults $42, kids (3-12) $29. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

Karaoke 9 p.m. El Mariachi Restaurant hosts Karaoke Night in English and Spanish every Friday and Saturday. 1925 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.369.5111.

Dana Point Farmers Market & Craft Fair 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Fresh produce and much more every Saturday at La Plaza Park, intersection of PCH and Golden Lantern in Dana Point.

Aloha Friday 9 p.m. Live music & Aloha Friday at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,

Loss of Control 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400,

Carl Pino 8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500,

Family Style 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,

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Wine Tasting 1 p.m.-8 p.m. DaVine Food & Wine hosts wine tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring their hand-selected wines paired with cheese. Cost $15-$18. 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, Chris Cram 8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, Blue Largo 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855,


Village Arts & Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown San Clemente is filled with arts and crafts along the street with great shopping opportunities and more. Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente,


First Sunday Book Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. San Clemente Friends of the Library host a book sale. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3493, Blue Whale Bonanza Capt Dave’s Safari has daily departures for whale and dolphin watching on a high-tech catamaran. Call to get more info. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, Kids’ Fishing Noon. Free fishing clinic followed by a fishing trip for kids hosted by Dana Wharf. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, Ashun 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, Shawn Jones 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Live music during brunch at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Ukulele Night 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fun, weekly, free event at Hulaville. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, THIS WEEK’S WEATHER 9.02 Partly Cloudy H: 81° L: 63° 9.03 Partly Cloudy H: 81° L: 62° 9.04 Partly Cloudy H: 80° L: 62°

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LABOR DAY City offices and select businesses closed.

Film Stories Festival 2011 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Flashbulb Entertainment brings awardwinning film-producing talent to Casa Romantica in an evening that will include a viewing of short film stories, a featured headliner, dinner, live music and awards ceremony. Tickets $20. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, Smokey Karaoke 8 p.m. Sing fearlessly at BeachFire and enjoy Mojito Monday. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,



Benny / Flamenco Guitar 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,

Salute to Hollywood: From Silent Movies to the Golden Age 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Casa Romantica presents a new exhibit exploring the early years of film-making featuring iconic costumes, photos and movie artifacts. On display through Oct. 23. Admission $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,

DP Times Restaurant Spotlight

Aurora’s Taqueria 3416 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point 949.496.1401 BEST KNOWN FOR: 99-cent Taco Tuesday MOST POPULAR ITEM: Burritos Aurora’s Taqueria has a touch of authenticity not always found in the Mexican restaurants that dot South Orange County. That’s probably because it was established before many of them and is attached to Dana Point’s only Mexican grocery store. The restaurant features a walk-up window from the outside and seating along Coast Highway, but what it doesn’t have in decorative frills, it makes up for in good food at great prices. Manager Arlene Ferrufino says the restaurant’s Photo by Jonathan Volzke burritos are a favorite, but customers—most of whom restaurant employees know by name—also go for the ceviche tostada ($3.45), torta cubana ($5.95) and meat nachos ($5.95). Aurora’s also has family-styled meals that serve four to six people and large and small trays of everything from fajitas to burritos. And even though the warm temperatures now continue to make those outdoor seats attractive, Aurora’s has added a couple of tables inside, along with a television, to provide some refuge when the weather turns, too. Another nice touch: Aurora’s offers a free meal (up to $10) on your birthday. PRICE RANGE: $1.50 - $8.95 RESERVATIONS: Not Necessary

PAYMENT: Cash, credit HOURS: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. M-F

Go to and under “Getting Out” share your thoughts about this week’s restaurant.

Two-for-One at the Wharf Dana Wharf has half price on all fishing trips. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

Kids Storytime at the Casa 10 a.m. Casa Romantica hosts storytime for youngsters ages 3-5; free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,

Poul Pedersen 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music artist at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,

Wednesday Tech Time 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Computer instruction at the Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517,



Gypsy Groove 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,

Jared from Knockout 9 p.m. Live music at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, Dean Grech 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,

AT THE MOVIES One Day is Too Much

BY Megan Bianco


t’s funny how a romantic film like One Day received an August release date when it’s sure to be overshadowed by the number of blockbusters and comedies that have already been released this summer, not to mention the period drama The Help reaching No. 1 at the box office this week. Though the “one day” that the film revolves around is July 15, the story is set in England where summer isn’t really the country’s trademark season. Maybe Focus Features was hoping Oscar-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess are enough star power to miraculously carry the film. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. On July 15, 1988, Emma (Hathaway) and Dexter (Sturgess) graduate from university and decide to meet up with each other every year on that date. Over 20 years, the English duo experience career struggles—TV hosting for Dexter and teaching for Emma—rough relationships and personal tension and angst between each other. Patricia Clarkson co-stars as Dexter’s sick mother and Romola Garai plays his first wife. One Day shares the same subject as Same Time, Next Year (1978) and the same feel of The Notebook (2004). The combination of results is a misfire. Critics and viewers worried American Hathaway would not be able to pull off an English Dana Point Times September 2–8, 2011

By Jonathan Volzke


Chili Bowl CookOff 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The Ceramics Department in the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology at Saddleback College presents their first-ever Chili Bowl Cook-Off in the Fine Arts complex, featuring chili tastings, a silent auction and much more. Tickets $30. 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656,


Charity Event to Fight Cancer 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Event at Renaissance with live music by Section 8 and the Dave Uptown Band, as well as silent auctions and more. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Jason Foster & Jason Toney 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, Open Mic Night 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Fun, weekly, free event at Hulaville. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, Kelly Rae Band 7:30 p.m. Live music at Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn. com.

Upcoming: SEPTEMBER 9 Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway in One Day. ©2011 Focus Features

accent though this is her third attempt in the role of Emma. But Hathaway doesn’t seem to be the problem. The issue is that author-screenwriter David Nicholls and director Lone Scherfig have a predictable love story with a cop-out ending in this cliché chick flick. Hathaway and Scherfig are talented, but could and have done better work. DP Megan Bianco is a senior at Cal State Northridge majoring in Screenwriting and Film Criticism. A 20-year resident of San Clemente, Bianco is also a graduate of the California Conservatory of the Arts and JSerra Catholic High School.

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Tall Ships Festival Annual event presented by the Ocean Institute featuring interactive living-history encampments and more. Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost $8-$10. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to





SUDOKU by Myles Mellor Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9X9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3X3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in three grades: easy, medium and difficult. Level: Medium Last week’s solution:


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See today’s solution in next week’s issue.

Everyone Ought’a Regatta New events, sponsors part of a growing lineup at annual Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta By Barbara Merriman Dana Point Times


n just a week, Dana Point Yacht Club’s Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta will kick off as part of four days of racing, fishing, stand-up paddling (SUP), fundraiing and more. Originally, 13 years ago, this regatta started out as a group of sailors and fishermen going out to have fun and raise money for a local charity. Over the years, the concept has grown enough that planning for it takes most of the year leading up to the event. One of the most exciting parts of the regatta is that Audi Mission Viejo has stepped up as a sponsor for the third year. World-wide, Audi sponsors racing for both autos and boats. They are a sponsor of the Med Cup, held each year in the Mediterranean, and attracting much larger racing boats that we have here in Dana Point. In our regatta, the Audi Cup sponsors

two one-design classes racing. Racers in the J-24 Fleet and in the Farr 40 Fleet will be competing on a windward-leeward course, and will be eligible to win prizes and trophies donated by Audi. This year, Audi will reward the entire crews of the winning boats in the Farr 40 and J-24 classes. Instead of a spinnaker for the boat owner, each crew member will receive a custom jacket from Audi. Appleton Rum is another one of our sponsors, and what sailor doesn’t like rum? I think it’s a rule. Appleton will be giving a bottle of their 21-year-old Estate Rum to each winner in the PHRF, J-80 and Non-Spinnaker Classes. They have donated several cases of their rum and it has been used as our signature “Regatta drink,” raising money with each drink for our charity. We don’t have photos of this product on the water, but I know from experience that many of the racing and fishing boats out there have rum on

board to celebrate when crossing the finish line. Now that Appleton has become a sponsor, the club members are discovering how delicious it is and adding that to their provisions. You too can join the competition September 8 through 11. All events are open to the public and all proceeds go to support the Adopt-a-Class Scholarship programs at the Ocean Institute. In addition to a fishing tournament and two days of sailing races, we will have SUP races and a Junior Regatta, racing in sabots. There will also be a pancake breakfast, gala dinner and silent and live auctions—with some wonderful bargains to be found. For more information or to sign up for any of these events, go to and click on Charity Regatta. DP One of the J-24 boats is pictured here using the spinnaker they won from Audi two years ago in this event, and crossing the finish line first. Photo by Barbara Merriman

A Polynesian Boat Parade Traditional Pacific Island sailing ships stop in Dana Point on their journey from New Zealand


Traditional Polynesian Vakas visited Dana Point Harbor Monday and Tuesday. Photo by Loriannah Hespe

Dana Point Times September 2–8, 2011

ix traditional Polynesian sailing vessels known at Vaka Moana arrived at Dana Point Harbor Monday evening. The group—made up of Pacific Islanders from nations like Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa, as well as the Hawaiian Islands—is a part of an expedition called Pacific Voyagers. The boats sailed from New Zealand to the United States as part of a mission to both preserve their cultural seafaring traditions and bring the world a message of the urgent need to protect the Pacific Ocean and its animals from pollution, overfishing and other man made problems. The boats left midday on Tuesday en route to San Diego. More about the project, which will result in a full length movie, can be found at www. Log on to www.danapointtimes to read the full story and see a photo slideshow. DP —AS

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CHIROPRACTORS Ocean Ranch Chiropractic 949.584.5000 Dr. James Slusher & Dr. Ron Berman, 32585 Golden Lantern, Ste. H, Pacific Waves Family Chiropractic 949.436.2926 & Alternative Healthcare 24632 San Juan, Ste. 230,

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Insurance Services Patricia Powers 949.496.1900 License#0737080, Statefarm/Elaine LaVine 949.240.8944 34080 Golden Lantern, State Farm/Ted Bowersox 949.661.3200 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy. #204


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Obituary Richard(Rick or Ricky) Brian Renton passed away suddenly on August 3, 2011 at the age of 52. Rick was born on February 21, 1959 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and was the son of William Renton, Jr. and Helen Gail Renton, both deceased. Rick graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1977. Rick enjoyed reading, surfing, NFL football, boating, the Dodger’s and Angel’s, Los Angeles Lakers’, and all of his precious friends. He is survived by his brother, Thomas Wm. Renton of Capistrano Beach, CA., and his sister, Sandra L. Hoffman of Venture, CA.; Niece, Katherine A. Cahlander and husband Wm. Cahlander of Rosemont, MN., Nephews: Steven E. Mead of Redondo Beach, CA., and John D. Mead of venture, CA., Jason Renton of Kilin, MS. Great Nephews: Corey Moore of New Orleans, LA., Victor Mead of Los Angeles, CA., Jason Wm. Allen Renton of Kiln, MS. Great nieces: Cheyenne Burham and husband Murice Burham of Aliso Viejo, Ca., Nicole McHenry of Wildomar, CA., Jayden Marie Renton of Kiln, MS., Ms. Morgan Mead of Ventura, CA., and Carina Mead of Los Angeles, CA. Great great niece: Madelyn Lessard of White Bear Lake, MN., and great great nephews: Maurice Edward Burnham, IV., and Jackson James Burnham of Aliso Viejo, CA. A Memorial Service for Rick will be held September 12th, 2011 in Dana Point Harbor at 2:00 p.m. Held in the Orange County Sailing and Event Center 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, CA. A burial at sea will take place on September 12th, 2011 for the family and only closet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Grom of the WEEK Kaylee Crump


Age: 7, Clarence Lobo Elementary

Stories, scores, schedules & more




D a n a Po in t


Scoop S on the local a n C le m eDnate n a Po in t surf community

Kaylee Crump has been a surfer at heart since she was a toddler. As she celebrates her 7th birthday September 2, she will be celebrating becoming a surfer in the flesh as well. When she was 2, Kaylee’s father Kevin taught her how to practice “pop ups”—lie belly down on the living room floor…paddle, paddle, paddle…then pop up—pretending to surf just like dad. As years passed, she took swim lessons and became acquainted with the ocean, playing with a bodyboard. Then, in an effort to make this year her first as a surfer, she spent time riding on the nose of her dad’s board to get a feel for riding waves. This summer Kaylee went all in, enrolling in five straight weeks at JP’s Surf Camp where she stood up Kaylee Crump. Photo by Melanie Levy on her own for the very first time. Now her dad must make good on a promise he made years ago—a custom shaped board. “She’s standing up on her own so it’s time to pay up,” said Kevin. Kaylee originally asked for a pink board but has changed her mind. Why should she settle for a single color when she can have as many as she wants? So surfers, when you see a super stoked girl with a smile from ear to ear on a board with all the colors of the rainbow; say aloha to Kaylee and welcome her to the “surfing family.” —Andrea Swayne

Stars of Stand-up


Local athletes in the running for SUP Awards By Andrea Swayne Dana Point Times


n the tradition of the SURFER magazine SURFER Poll Awards, sister publication SUP magazine is set to host the inaugural SUP Awards to honor the best of the standup paddling (SUP) industry. The event will be September 22 at the historic Casino San Clemente and plenty of local athletes are in the running to be recognized. Online voting via the SUP magazine website ran from July 1 through September 1 asking readers to rank the world’s top three male and top three female athletes, the top movie, expedition and philanthropic endeavor of the year. The awards will also name a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for a legend of the sport who played a pivotal role in reinvigorating SUP. Local surfers nominated among the best male SUP athletes are Dave Boehne, Chuck Patterson and Tommy Lloy of Dana Point and from San Clemente, Colin McPhillips and Rob Rojas. San Clemente’s Candice Appleby, Brandi Baksic and Terri Plunkett are vying for a spot in among the world’s top three female paddlers. “Just being nominated among the world’s best is an honor. Win or lose, it’s a big pat on the back,” said McPhillips, a three-time world champion pro longboarder. “SUP is about the most fun you can have on the water—walking on water, getting waves. It’s one of the most invigorating and refreshing sports you can be doing in the water. I love it.” Boehne agrees wholeheartedly, adding that due to the rapid growth of SUP in the last few years, it must have been difficult to narrow the list down to the chosen few.

Dana Point Times September 2–8, 2011

San Clemente-based professional stand-up paddler Colin McPhillips is among a handful of local athletes nominated for inaugural SUP magazine SUP Awards. Photo by Andrea Swayne

“It’s really amazing because there are so many worthy athletes who also deserve to be on this list. I can think of about 50 right off the top of my head. So to be among the nominees is just mind blowing,” said Boehne. “With so many good guys out there, it really is a pretty amazing honor. It’s neat to be a part of something like this—to see SUP get its own version of the SURFER Poll Awards.” The SUP Awards have been strategically scheduled to premier two days prior to one SUP’s most prestigious competitions, the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle. For more information and to see profiles of the nominated athletes, video trailers of the movies and expeditions and informa-

49th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships, August 22-28, Virginia, Virginia Beach Local finishers only. PRO WOMEN LONGBOARD: 2. Tory Gilkerson, San Clemente; 3. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach. JR. WOMEN LONGBOARD: 2. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach. VANS PRO: 1. Kolohe Andino, San Clemente; 2, Luke Davis, Capistrano Beach. VANS PRO JR.: 4. Kolohe Andino, San Clemente.

The San Clemente Rotary Club, Hurley, the City of San Clemente and local charities will host the first ever Hurley-Rotary Club of San Clemente Celebration of Surf on Saturday 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Richard T. Steed Memorial Sports Park, 247 Avenida La Pata in San Clemente. The event was organized as a celebration of the surf community and planned to take place the day before the start of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles. The event is expected to draw around

4,000 surf fans and international surf industry folks and will feature live music, dancing, food and beverages. Party-goers are encouraged to bring beach blankets and low-backed chairs. Enjoy music and dancing on the “lawn” (the outfield) while enjoying dinner and a soft-drink, beer or wine. Buy a VIP pass and enjoy the music from the best seats in the house—the infield. The musical lineup includes Common Sense, members of Honk, Questions, So Lag Vibrations and Mike Wilson. Local surf and skate industry businesses, musicians and artists will be featured in booths and on

A Celebration of Surf

tion about the SUP-related philanthropic efforts, log on to 2011-sup-awards and click on “vote.” DP


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City of Dana Point Recreation League August 24 playoff game results. MONDAY LEAGUE: 1. Booze on 1st, BYE; 4. Chuggin Monkeys (7) def. 6. Pain Killers (0); 3. Cobra Kai (6) def. 5. bAllstars (4); 2. BOHICA, BYE. WEDNESDAY LEAGUE: 1. Dirtbags, BYE; 6. Blue Ball Crushers (12) def. 4. Ballbarians (4); 3. Mahe Sliders (11) def. 5. Skills that Kill (0); 2.Grass Kickers, BYE.

ADULT COED SOFTBALL City of Dana Point Recreation League August 24 playoff game results. MONDAY LEAGUE: 1. Killer Dana (15) def. 4. Scared Hitless (0); 2. Feel the Heat (8) def. 3. The Blasters (7). WEDNESDAY LEAGUE: 1. Bring Out the Gimp, BYE; 6. Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar (14) def. 4. Dirty Ball Tossers (11); 3. The Green Team (14) def. 5. Balls-nDolls (13); 2. Team Ricardo’s, BYE.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Dana Hills Dolphins start the 201112 season today, September 2, in an away game against the Santiago High Sharks. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

stage throughout the evening. Local charities are encouraged to participate by operating food booths. The profits of such sales will go directly to the charities that operate the food booths. The net profit from admissions, beer and wine sales and VIP seating-dining area will be used by the San Clemente Rotary Club to support more than 30 local and international programs. Coolers will not be permitted. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children and free for children age 2 and under. VIP passes are $50. To learn more, visit or DP

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