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Fishful Thinking Department of Fish and Game relies on help from the public to combat poaching E Y E O N D P/ PAG E 4

This giant black sea bass, photographed near San Clemente Island, is the same protected species as an approximately 130-pound fish illegally shot by a spear fisherman in the waters off Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point on June 1. Photo © Phillip Colla/

Police Standoff with Armed Man Ends Peacefully

County Seeks Permit for New Harbor Signs




A NEW YOU: Your Resource to a Healthier Life




CITY AND BUSINESS CALENDAR FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Dana Hills High Art Show 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dana Hills’ 4th Annual Art Show will feature student work in photography, ceramics, video production and studio art, live music by the jazz band and cupcakes by the culinary class. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point.



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VFW Veterans Assistance 1:30 p.m.3 p.m. Dana Point VFW Post 9934 is offering free veterans’ benefits and veteran services membership as-

sistance on the second Tuesday of each month at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo, 949.275.3142,,

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Civic Association Coffee Chat 8:30 a.m. Dana Point Civic Association presents Coffee Chat on the third Friday of each month at Coffee Importers, 34531 Golden Lantern in the harbor. The public is welcome. Guest speakers and discussion topics vary to include issues and items

of interest to Dana Point residents. This week Dana Point Police Services and the Orange County Fire Authority will give a presentation on fire prevention and home safety. Free coffee will be served, courtesy of Coffee Importers. For more information, call Pat Fairbanks at 949.661.9999. Foreign Film Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, hosts a free screening of a foreign film on the third Friday of the month. This month’s film is, Amador (Spain). For more information, call 949.496.5517,


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…Harbor Signage?

THE LATEST: The City of Dana Point Planning Commission announced a public will be held to consider an application by the County of Orange-OC Dana Point Harbor for a Coastal Development Permit that would allow the construction of new directional signs at the Harbor. The request asks the city to approve the replacement of 15 signs in parkways and medians along Dana Point Harbor Drive, Island Way and Dana Drive. The proposed sign project is a part of the nearly 15-year long quest toward an approximately $140 million Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan. Harbor Director Brad Gross said signage project is just one of many items his department has been working on behind the scenes. “After four years working through the permitting process it is great to be working towards the first small projects in the revitalization that the public will actually see,” Gross said. “Things have changed throughout the Harbor over the last few years and the signs will provide important directional information for the Harbor community.” WHAT’S NEXT: The meeting June 11 meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, 33282 Golden Lantern at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to speak is invited to attend to address the commission. If the Planning Commission approves the application the city will process the CDP, and barring any appeals to City Council or the California Coastal Commission, the county should have permits in hand in about 30 days, Gross said. If all goes well, Gross said construction will likely be planned to start sometime after Labor Day and the Tall Ships Festival, to avoid conflicts with summer events at the Harbor. Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

FIND OUT MORE: For more information, call Senior Planner Saima Qureshy at 949.248.3568 or log on to the city website at —Andrea Swayne


…Armed Man in Standoff with Police?

THE LATEST: An armed man was taken into custody following a nearly six-hour standoff with police after barricading himself inside a Dana Point home. According to Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino, shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday deputies responded to a domestic dispute involving a knife happening inside a home on the 33000 block of Pequito Drive A helicopter circled overhead, the street was cordoned off, numerous units responded and the SWAT team was activated when the 45-year-old man refused to come outside. The man, who was found to have nonlife threatening, self-inflicted wounds, was taken into custody at 9:45 p.m. and transported to a local hospital for treatment, Amormino said. No guns were fired during the incident. “Deputies took every precaution as at least one firearm was known to be inside of the home,” said Amormino. WHAT’S NEXT: The investigation into this incident is ongoing. FIND OUT MORE: Stay tuned for updates. —AS


... the State Primary?

THE LATEST: Orange County’s 1.6 million voters mustered a 20.6 percent turnout for the State Primary Tuesday, June 5. In Dana Point, 25.1 percent of registered Democrats and 29.6 percent registered

Republicans participated in the primary. Not surprisingly, the voters endorsed the presidential frontrunners, choosing President Obama for the Democrats and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republicans. In other races, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein earned 34.1 percent of the vote in her bid at re-election with Elizabeth Emken taking in 19.9 percent. For U.S. representative, Republican Darrell Issa received 67.9 percent of the vote and Jerry Tetalman received 24.9 percent. State Sen. Mimi Walters took in 63.1 percent of the vote and Steve Young 36.9 percent. Republican State Assemblywoman Diane L. Harkey garnered 69.7 percent to James Corbett’s 30.3 percent. WHAT’S NEXT: The national election will be Tuesday, November 6. FIND OUT MORE: For full election results, visit —Stacie N. Galang


…an Online GIS System?

THE LATEST: Last month City Council approved a proposal to extend the city’s Community View Geographical Information System, supported by Digital Map Products, available for free public use. According to Public Works and Engineering Director Brad Fowler, the city worked closely with Digital Map Products to develop various features for the system tailored to use by the public. Available information will include everything from aerial mapping, zoning and land use, locations of beaches, trails and parks, wedding sites, coastal zone information, topographic contours and Specific Plan information. No personal information will be made available, Fowler said. Since the city already pays $8,000 per year as part of a contract with Digital Map

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Products, the change will not have any additional fiscal impact on the budget. WHAT’S NEXT: In the past, residents had to go to City Hall to access GIS information. This change allows the system to be accessed for free by logging on to the city website from a home computer. A May 15 city agenda report estimated the system to be fully functional and available to the public within 30 to 60 days. FIND OUT MORE: To check out the new information system, log on to www., click on “Service” then on “Community View.” —AS


… the Coach Investigation?

THE LATEST: The Orange County District Attorney’s Office opted not to pursue a criminal case against ousted former San Clemente High football coach Eric Patton due to a lack of sufficient evidence to show criminal intent or a diversion of funds for personal use, according to spokeswoman Farrrah Emami. In August 2011, Patton and dozens of coaches throughout Capistrano Unified, including Dana Hills High’s Brent Melbon, were placed on administrative leave after a district investigation into their work with Lapes Athletic Apparel. WHAT’S NEXT: Patton said he’s on paid administrative leave and will retire at the end of the school year. Fellow coaches Melbon and ChiChi Biehn of Capistrano Valley High still face administrative hearings, said Patton’s attorney Eric Hansen. Patton and his attorney said they would wait until the administrative hearings to decide to take any legal action. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for the full story. —SNG


Fishful Thinking

Department of Fish and Game relies on help from the public to combat poaching By Andrea Swayne Dana Point Times


alt Creek beachgoers got quite a sight on the evening of June 1 as a crowd gathered to watch a spear fisherman paddling to shore with a fish. A really big fish. But the mood of the moment quickly turned to anger for some who realized the catch was an illegal take of a giant black sea bass—a protected species. For the fisherman, Scott Andrew Carlton, 30, of Corona del Mar, his trek to the beach with the big fish became a regret-filled and embarrassing moment he said he will never forget—one he knows he will pay dearly for. Carlton took the protected fish from the waters off Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach that, within three miles of the sand, fall within a State Marine Conservation Area. Dana Point resident and surfer Rick Erkeneff was relaxing on the beach when he noticed a spear fisherman having some difficulty paddling in with his spear gun and a very large fish and decided to help the guy out. The sight of the huge fish, estimated at about 130 pounds, quickly drew a crowd. Even a few Ritz-Carlton guests who were looking down from one of the hotels balconies high atop the bluff saw the fish and hurried down to take a look. As photos were being snapped and people were getting a better look at the fish, it became apparent that the fish was most likely a giant black sea bass and questions began to circulate regarding the legality of the fisherman’s catch. As a concerned environmentalist, Erkeneff reported feeling angered by the illegal take. “My reaction wasn’t to confront him although I was pretty sure at that point that this was a case of illegal poaching,” said Erkeneff. “But the fish was so big the guy approached a California Highway Patrol officer who happened to be there and asked for permission to drive his car down the paved path to pick it up.” CHP Officer Scott Dagenais said it was about 6:30 p.m. when he denied Carlton’s request, called the California Department of Fish and Game and ordered the fisherman to remain at the scene to await the arrival of a warden to identify the fish. Warden Justin Sandvig arrived a short time later and issued Carlton a citation for illegal take of giant black sea bass. And, depending on how the court rules, the offense carries an approximate fine of $800 Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

Spear fisherman Scott Carlton was cited by the state Department of Fish and Game for illegally taking this giant black sea bass June 1 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Courtesy photo

to $2,000 and may require the completion community service hours, according to the Forestry Bail and Penalty schedule on the department website. Penalties for repeat offenders increase dramatically from there and can result in jail time. Carlton said that when speaking with Sandvig he was completely honest with the warden about what happened. “When I saw the fish I really didn’t know what it was. Visibility was low. I was by myself and my adrenaline just took over,” Carlton said. “I saw a large fish darting through the kelp and I took a shot. I didn’t take time to think it through.” The fish took off with Carlton’s gear so he went home to get a paddleboard and returned to Salt Creek to search for the fish and his spear gun. He paddled out, found the dead fish with spear and spear gun attached and discovered at that time what kind of fish it was. Realizing the damage was already done, since the fish had died, Carlton said he felt his only option was to tow it in. “I felt really bad about having killed the fish. I went through the thought process and felt like it would have been even worse to kill something and just leave it there,” he said. “Leaving a dead fish didn’t seem like the right thing to do. It just felt wrong to me, so I towed it back to the beach.” Carlton, a doctoral student in a chiropractic program, said that he has felt remorse since the incident and, as a conservation-minded person, the last thing he would ever have wanted to do is knowingly take a protected species. He said that the kill has been weighing heav-

ily on his conscience making it difficult to concentrate on school. “I wish I could take it all back,” Carlton said. “As a student, a big fine won’t be easy to deal with but I have to live with the consequences of my behavior and I am ready to accept whatever consequences they (Fish and Game) see fit.” Department of Fish and Game Captain Dan Sforza said he and Sandvig, the warden, cut the fish into pieces, and then Sandvig swam it out past the surf and returned it to the ocean. According to Sforza, Fish and Game law is based on a philosophy of “strict liability” meaning that to cite someone for breaking the law, intent need not be proven. And, ignorance of the law is no excuse. “Basically that means killing a protected species is illegal whether you meant to or not,” said Sforza. “Fishermen and hunters are responsible to know the laws when taking fish or any other type of game.” Sforza said that he and other wardens don’t see giant black sea bass being taken illegally very often as most know that it is against the law and the fish has been a somewhat scarce but rebounding species. But with regard to poaching of other fish he reports he and his colleagues write tickets all the time for violations, from unlicensed fishing to the taking of undersized fish or more than the legal limit of fish. “I honestly believe most people follow the law but if you consider the thousands of people out there, we can use all the help from the public that we can get,” Sforza said. While Sforza said that, for safety reasons, he doesn’t advise citizens to confront suspected poachers, he hopes that anyone

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who observes suspicious activity will call the agency Cal Tip line at 1.888.DFG. CALTIP (1.888.334.2258) to report violations. The entire state employs just fewer than 400 game wardens, a number that Sforza said seems impossibly small when factoring in employee days off. “We all work out of our homes and are on call,” he said. “So sometimes there is a bit of a lag time in our response and, although we try, we can’t respond to every single call. We do pay close attention to patterns, areas where certain types of violations occur, and make these ‘hot spots’ a part of our regular patrols. Since we don’t have the manpower to be available 24/7, 365 days a year, we rely heavily on help from the public via the Cal Tip line. “Bottom line: Don’t make assumptions about possible poaching activities,” he said. “Be a good witness and call in a good tip.” Sforza also said that since it is every fisherman’s and hunter’s responsibility to know the law before they go, he advises the use of the department’s website at as it is an excellent source of information. Also, stores that sell hunting and fishing gear, like tackle shops, outfitters and even Walmart, are supplied with free copies of the department’s regulation handbooks. As part of the Marine Life Protection Act or MLPA of 1999, new South Coast Marine Protected Areas went into effect in January 1 for local Southern California waters. And the department just announced that with the June 6 establishment of North Coast Marine Protected Areas, the state has successfully completed a network of protected areas stretching the entire coast from Mexico to the Oregon border to replace the old “patchwork of protected areas without specific goals and objectives.” Detailed maps showing these areas are available both in the free booklets and on the department’s website. As time goes by with the new protected areas in effect, Sforza said his agency expects “no take” areas to reach carrying capacity causing rebounding fish species to seek out neighboring areas for habitat—areas like the conservation area off of Salt Creek Beach where the big sea bass was taken. Carlton said, if he could say something to other fisherman as a cautionary tale he would advise them thusly: “If you’re not 100 percent sure about the type of fish you see or the regulations for taking it; don’t pull the trigger. Don’t let excitement and adrenaline take over,” he said. “As someone who wants to be known as a responsible spear fisherman, I learned a big lesson that day and will be a lot more careful from here on in.” Log on to to read the full-length version of this story and see the California Department of Fish and Game’s detailed map of local Marine Protected Areas. DP


DP Sheriff’s Blotter SPONSORED BY

Dana Point Police Services COMPILED BY KEVIN DAHLGREN 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, June 5 HIT AND RUN MISDEMEANOR Brigantine Drive, 33500 Block (5:57 p.m.) An elderly woman lost control of her car and drove through her neighbor’s fence and onto their property. The caller knew the woman and feared that she might be hurt. The driver left the scene but authorities eventually caught up with her. The driver was not injured. BURGLARY REPORT Green Lantern, 34400 Block (4:58 p.m.) A vehicle that was parked in the neighborhood had its window smashed in. The caller did not know if anything was stolen at the time when talking to deputies. DRUNK IN PUBLIC Pacific Coast Highway/Golen Lantern (1:33 p.m.) A woman thought to be in her 40’s was crossing traffic drinking a bottle of vodka.

Monday, June 4 SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE West Dana Bluff, 25900 Block (10:03 p.m.) Police were dispatched to the home of a woman who stated that her dog had gone to the front door of her house and started barking. She believed that someone might be trying to open the door, but she was not expecting any visitors. DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway, 34700 Block (9:57 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a male and female who were having a very loud argument on the pedestrian bridge to Doheny State Beach.

A caller reported that his house had been covered in toilet paper and the front gate to his driveway had been bent open.

p.m.) Several callers reported witnessing a small, dark blue car drive off the road and into some trees. The condition of the driver was unknown. Fire and paramedics were summoned to the location.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Bridgehampton Drive, 33800 Block (2:23 a.m.) A female caller stated that there were two people in her house whom she did not want there anymore. She stated that she initially invited the two unidentified persons in, but they had become intoxicated and were making her feel uncomfortable. The two guests barricaded themselves in a bedroom and refused to leave until the police arrived.

CITIZEN ASSIST Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (8:28 p.m.) Deputies were called to the Ocean Institute to assist with a juvenile who had brought a switchblade knife to a school function. The juvenile was released to school officials. DISTURBANCE Camino Capistrano/Calle Loma (5:03 p.m.) A caller stated that a large group of high school students was disturbing a wedding party while taking photos for the prom. The caller stated that the wedding party had a permit from the city to be there and requested officers to help clear the group of students from the area.

Sunday, June 3 ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (11:44 p.m.) California State Parks requested Orange County Fire Authority medical assistance for an unconscious male at Doheny State Campground. Although the man was breathing, he was highly intoxicated and showing signs of alcohol poisoning. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Pacific Coast Highway/I- 5 Freeway (5:29 p.m.) A man was reportedly sitting on the fence that runs parallel to the northbound I-5 Freeway. A patrol check was requested for both Pacific Coast Highway and the freeway. RECKLESS DRIVING Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (3:59 p.m.) A man following a gray sedan called police after the driver of the sedan began to weave in and out of lanes at a high rate of speed. The sedan was last seen traveling northbound on Crown Valley Parkway.

DISTURBANCE Doheny Park Road, 34300 Block (7:56 a.m.) The manager of a local business called, complaining that several men loitering in front of his store were interfering with business. He claims this is an ongoing problem and told police that the prior day, some of men became violent and began jumping into customers’ cars.

Friday, June 1

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Puerto Place/Dana Point Harbor Drive (12:48 p.m.) A patrol check was requested near the jetty for a man wearing a gray shirt who the caller believed was using and selling drugs. CITIZEN ASSIST Granada Drive, 34000 Block (10:44 a.m.) Deputies were requested regarding a woman who had fallen from an airport shuttle van the previous night. The van driver reportedly had refused to help her or call for assistance. The deputy took a statement from the woman, but no injuries were reported. TERRORIST THREATS Via Santa Rosa, 34200 Block (7:33 a.m.) A caller reported that his neighbor threatened to kill the caller’s dog. At the time of the call, the neighbor was in his own house but was reportedly very agitated.

RECKLESS DRIVING Avenida Chula Vista/La Cresta Drive (6:52 p.m.) Loud dirt bikes were reportedly racing up and down the street at a high rate of speed.

Saturday, June 2

VANDALISM REPORT Via Fortuna, 34300 Block (7:08 a.m.)

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES Camino del Avion/Del Obispo Street (9:49

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MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS Silver Lantern, 33900 Block (11:16 a.m.) Items from a yard sale were reported to be blocking the sidewalk along a busy section of the street. Deputies requested that the man move the items to another location, as to not block the sidewalk. Items were moved into the man’s garage.

DISTURBANCE Victoria Boulevard/Camino Capistrano (8:41 p.m.) A man and woman were reportedly engaged in a very loud argument. The couple could be seen screaming at each other, and the caller stated that they had hit each other several times during the fight. The caller believed there was a child present at the residence during the incident.

WELFARE CHECK Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (1:01 p.m.) A business owner called to report that a man, who looked like he had been beaten, had arrived in his store. The man was not causing a disruption, but his appearance was “making customers uneasy.” INVESTIGATE PERSON DOWN Pacific Coast Highway/Selva Road (9:49 a.m.) A man was seen sitting on a bus bench, hunched over with both arms drooped down. The caller believed that the man might be dead based on the way he was positioned. Before deputies could arrive, the man woke up and waved to the caller.

Thursday, May 31 DRUNK DRIVING Pacific Coast Highway/Amber Lantern (11:01 p.m.) A black BMW was reported driving on the wrong side of the road on Pacific Coast Highway. The female driver, described as being in her mid-20s with dark hair, had been seen entering a liquor store and purchasing vodka. Deputies found the vehicle at a nearby hotel, and the driver was taken into custody. DISTURBANCE Del Obispo Street, 33800 Block (8:52 p.m.) Approximately 10 juveniles were reportedly involved in a physical altercation near a public pool. The caller stated that one of the juveniles hit another with a skateboard. No descriptions could be given. UNKNOWN TROUBLE Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (5:26 p.m.) A young, male caller claimed that deputies knew him and requested that several units respond to Harbor House restaurant as soon as possible. The caller said, “You need to see this to believe this” and hung up after stating that medical and fire was not needed. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Santa Clara Ave, 24600 Block (5:12 p.m.) A caller reported several unknown individuals gathering in the vacant home next to the caller’s property. It was believed that the individuals were drinking.

KEEP THE PEACE Vista del Mar, 26700 Block (4:25 p.m.) Deputies were requested to keep the peace during the weekly exchange of custody for a child. The request was a precautionary measure, and no violence was reported.

DISTURBANCE Avenida las Palmas, 26600 Block (12:46 p.m.) A woman in her early 20s was reported walking through the street while yelling and throwing things. The caller believed the woman was also attempting to break car windows.

ASSAULT REPORT Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (4:16 p.m.) A woman reported being held captive at her boyfriend’s house for three days. She told deputies she was walking between Doheny State Beach and San Clemente Beach. Lifeguards found her on the beach, and she was treated for some cuts and bruises.

PROWLER Tennis Villas Drive, 0 Block (12:59 a.m.) A caller stated she had caught her neighbor peeking into her windows. The neighbor was described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a heavy build and approximately 30 years old. The caller told police she had closed all her windows and blinds and had moved into her bedroom.

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Volunteer of the Month for May 2012: Bob Fowler by DyAnne Weamire, City of Dana Point Administrative Services


he Dana Point Volunteer of the Month for May 2012 is Service Officer and Judge Advocate for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934, Bob Fowler. Bob is a United States Army Vietnam veteran who was attached to the 1st/27th Wolfhounds Combat Line Infantry Unit among others, chosen to serve in a special 10-man Resource Control Team intercepting enemy supply lines and collecting military intelligence along the Cambodian border, decorated and promoted to the rank of sergeant. In 1995 he began to notice the physical and psychological toll that the Vietnam War had upon him and other veterans. This experience prompted Bob to begin the process of applying for disability benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The process would be a long and arduous five-year battle, but in 2000 his application was finally approved. During the next several years, Bob used the knowledge he gained through this experience to help his friends and others apply for and successfully receive their disability benefits. In 2006, Bob attended his first monthly VFW Post 9934 meeting in Dana Point and quickly became a valued member of the group. Since then he’s held several positions including Service Officer (in 2007), Junior

Vice-Commander, Commander and Judge Advocate. During his service as Commander from 2009 to 2011 he was recognized by the VFW of the United States as the “All State Team Post Commander” for two consecutive years as well as the No. 1 “All American Post Commander” for the same two-year span—both firsts in Post 9934 history. Bob is also a member of Pointman International, an organization that offers support to Vietnam vets and their families. Bob can often be found working behind the scenes participating, organizing and coordinating many fundraising and civic outreach events including those that benefit the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, Relay for Life and the Chamber of Commerce. He has also played an integral role in numerous city events. His most notable community contribution however, was the largest outreach tribute fundraising event in the Dana Point’s VFW history—the American Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, prominently displayed at Sea Terrace Park in May of 2011. In working with the VFW, Bob has also been instrumental in helping to honor members of the community including teachers, deputies and firefighters as Persons of the Year, recognizing distin-


Mayor Lara Anderson presents Bob Fowler (standing to her left) with the Volunteer of the Month Award for May 2012 as his fellow VFW Post 9934 members look on. Photo by Andrea Swayne

guished students via the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Awards and raising money to benefit homeless veterans and the National Home for Children. Through his tireless efforts and ongoing commitment to VFW Post 9934 and the community, Bob has helped raise thousands of dollars and personally assisted fellow veterans with over 400 successful claims. He is also responsible for putting in place a VFW service team that, with his guidance, has processed an additional 100 plus claims. Bob is also reaching out na-

tionwide. He and business partner Chris Hawn developed a website appropriately named Bob is truly a volunteer that goes above and beyond the call of duty in everything he does. The City of Dana Point would like to congratulate Bob Fowler on being selected the Volunteer of the Month for May 2012 and thank him for his ongoing efforts toward the welfare and benefit of our veterans and active military, as well as other members of our community. DP

Fountains at Sea Bluffs Sponsors Cooking Lessons for Young Chef

a “farm-to-fork” cooking program hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Watermark for Kids is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help underserved local kids thrive. Fundraising for the tuition grant was made possible by The Fountains community. Guillen was presented with a kid-size chef’s coat, which will be embroidered with her name and the title “Junior Chef,” and taken on a behind the scenes tour of the facility’s kitchen by The Fountains’ executive chef. “I really want to learn how to cook, so I can help my mom,” wrote Guillen in her application. “Cooking looks fun and would be a good skill to have for my future.” Guillen also received cookbooks, cupcake tins, a mixing bowl and other cooking tools and is invited to attend future cooking demonstrations and classes through Watermark University at The Fountains.

Adriana Guillen, 11, of San Juan Capistrano became Watermark for Kids’ first Orange County honoree May 21 at The Fountains at Sea Bluffs retirement resort in Dana Point. Watermark, management company for The Fountains, presented Guillen with sponsored tuition to attend “In the Kitchen with Kids,”

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PROPS, RECOGNITIONS AND MORSELS OF INFO Dana Hills Alumna Graduates from Duke, Off to Cambridge

commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer, Navy Intelligence Operations in 2013.

Dana Point Theater Company Holding Open Auditions

Dana Hills High School alumna Andi Frkovich graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in May and will attend the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom for one year to pursue a master’s Courtesy photo degree in politics, according to an update provided by Dana Point’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9934. Frkovich was the first ever recipient of VFW Post 9934’s Voice of Democracy Award. She capped off a distinguished academic career at Duke, where she attended on a scholarship and majored in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Spanish. Frkovich was Naval ROTC Freshman of the Year and Academic Freshman of the Year in 2009. She was also elected to the Phi Betta Kappa Society and received the Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Midshipman Graduate Award. Upon graduating from Cambridge, Frkovich is expected to be

Free E-Waste Drive-Thru Disposal Set for June 9

The Dana Point Theater Company is holding auditions for their production of William Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor. All roles are open, and the company is seeking adult male and female actors of all types. Auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 in Room 101 at Niguel Hills Middle School in Laguna Niguel. The production is part of the company’s Shakespeare in the Park series. Performance dates are August 23, 25 and 26 at 6 p.m. at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point. For more information, call 949.291.5083 or email

Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

Surterre Properties is offering a free drivethru electronic waste collection service on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unused electronic appliances, such as computers, printers, fax machines and televisions, and other “e-waste” contain materials and components that are hazardous to the environment if disposed of improperly. Guests need only to drive through the South Shores Church parking lot, where Surterre agents and volunteers will be stationed to collect the e-waste. Surterre then plans to deliver the waste to a recycling center. Guests do not need to get out of their cars or fill out any forms. ProShred will also be on site to shred any paper or sensitive documents. “Our commitment to our environment and to local organizations that are trying to spread the word is unwavering,” said Paula Ansara-Wilhelm, Chief Marketing Officer of Surterre in a release. South Shores Church is located at 32712 Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point.

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GUEST OPINION: By Lara Anderson, Mayor, City of Dana Point

Don’t Put Off Colonoscopy Screening, You May Regret It J ohn Chaffetz lived his life without regrets, except for a big one—never getting a colonoscopy. On May 22, he lost his battle with colon cancer. Colon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is a sneaky devil. Typically there are no symptoms in the early stages and no way to detect it other than a colonoscopy. John enjoyed exceptional health throughout his life, so by his thinking, seeing a doctor was entirely unnecessary. His “preventative medicine” was jogging on the beach, never smoking, drinking or over-indulging in anything other than his passion for talking to people. Sadly, my friend John isn’t an anomaly. According to the American Cancer Society, “Currently, only about half of people aged 50 or older, for whom screening is recommended, report having received colorectal cancer testing consistent with current guidelines. In both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. The majority of these cancers and deaths could be

prevented by applying existing knowledge about cancer prevention and by increasing the use of established screening tests.” John had a sharp mind with an innate curiosity Lara Anderson and tenacity which led to several interesting careers in his lifetime. John lived in Dana Point since 1997 and was a frequent fixture at City Council and Planning Commission meetings, offering public comments ranging from a serious concern to a humorous observation. He loved his country and his city, working the polls every election and prided himself on knocking on 10,000 doors to introduce himself in his 2006 run for Dana Point City Council. Prior to his diagnosis, he was inspired to his most recent vocation after serving as foreman on a jury during a criminal trial. John was compelled to write a book about the case and became a frequent speaker on how women must protect

themselves from sexual predators. His final crusade was telling everyone to get a colonoscopy. “People who have no identified risk factors (other than age) should begin regular screening at age 50. Those who have a family history or other risk factors for colorectal polyps or cancer, such as inflammatory bowel disease, should talk with their doctor about starting screening at a younger age and/or getting screened more frequently.” the American Cancer Society recommends. Yes, prepping for a colonoscopy isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, but a few hours of mild discomfort and anxiety over a painless procedure in which you’re sedated is a far better alternative than what John went through. On the front line of cancer, John was a true warrior. He put up a tremendous fight, was a model patient, endured lengthy hospital stays, multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and readily offered himself as the first human test subject for an extremely experimental treatment

in Pittsburgh that was expected to be a major breakthrough in curing cancer. If anyone could beat the colon cancer that had spread to his lungs and liver, John was the guy. A few months ago I saw a billboard in L.A. that read, “Thousands of men will die of stubbornness this year” and I thought of John. Even after his diagnosis, John still insisted he was perfectly healthy all those years, until his girlfriend Phyllis pointed out “No, you had cancer.” I’m grateful there was time enough for friends and family to say their goodbyes to John and he left this world knowing how loved he was by so many. It is nothing short of a tragedy though that we are left to grieve the loss of a remarkable man that, save for one regret, would likely have been with us for many years to come.

heart I began to relay the story of Charles Barbagallo, also known as “Charlie.” On an early Spring morning 19 years ago in May, Charlie was the victim of a horrendous, senseless vicious crime. My brother in law, Ron Whittaker, has numerous times rehearsed in his mind and heart the details and horror of that fateful day. He was standing but a few feet from his friend and fellow postal worker when a disgruntled former employee sauntered in the post office and without warning went on a shooting rampage. Charlie was shot point blank. It is in Charlie’s memory that the mural came to be. It has withstood the test of time, protected

and framed by numerous coats of paint yet Charlie’s story and the ultimate price he paid may not have been so carefully preserved. Perhaps a bronze plaque predominately placed in the threshold of the Post Office would seem fitting to identify and honor the memory our community worker and friend “Charlie.”

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I wonder how many Dana Point residents are aware that the “patron saint” of our local post office is the one and only John Lennon? Yep, that’s right, the renowned Beatle, musician and songwriter oversees our postal workers and Dana Point patrons perched from high portrayed in a lofty hand painted mural. The next time you’re in the post office on Del Prado take a look for yourself. Once inside the lobby, pass through the Dana Point Times June 1–7, 2012

main threshold, glance upwards and there he is John Lennon in all his glory decked out in a USPS Uniform. A few months back I had a plethora of packages to mail. While waiting for the clerk to post each one I began to engage in a little conversation. I pointed to the mural and asked him if he knew who that was. His reply came as a shock! In a “matter of fact” tone he replied, “John Lennon.” Quizzing I asked, “That’s John Lennon sporting a postal uniform, badge and delivering mail?” Insistently, he leaned forward, pointed to the mural and said, “It’s John Lennon. See it says ‘Imagine.’” Amazed, shocked and with a sadden

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THE LIST A day-by-day guide to what’s happening in and around town. COMPILED BY TAWNEE PRAZAK


STUDENT BEACH CONCERT 6 p.m. The Beach Concert Series is “Bringing the Bands to the Sand!” Featuring music by the San Clemente High School and Shorecliffs Middle School jazz bands on the beach with the sunset as the backdrop and free seating. San Clemente Pier,


AT THE MOVIES: ‘SNOW WHITE’ MAKES AN EFFORT In Universal’s fantasy blockbuster Snow White & the Huntsman, how can a queen played by Charlize Theron — one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women — envy someone as tomboyish and casual as Kristen Stewart? And how is it that, amazingly, the Oscar-winning actress is less impressive than the Twilight star? The live-action twist on the classic fairytale adds a few new elements, a few new characters and a couple of surprises. Like the original Brothers Grimm tale, there is a young princess (Stewart), an evil queen (Theron), a man (Chris Hemsworth) sent to hunt her, a prince (Sam Claflin), some dwarves and a magic mirror. There’s also the queen’s creepy brother (Sam Spruell), who actually is a bit scarier than his sister. Some fairies and black crows also make an unnerving appearance. Snow White boasts some of the most visually attractive art direction and cinematography yet this year, and that alone makes the film worth viewing. Of the leads, Stewart surprisingly has the most impressive foreign accent and subtle performance, while Theron creates a more animated© 2012 Universal Studios turned-hammy character, more Razzie worthy than Oscar. Unfortunately, first-time director Rupert Sanders who had to work with stale dialogue and underdeveloped characters, doesn’t glamorize his heroine and in fact makes her less passive than previous portrayals. For an entertaining, memorable adaptation of the fairytale, movie fans would enjoy Disney’s 1937 classic and the 1997 TV movie with Sigourney Weaver more. — Megan Bianco

DEREK BORDEAUX 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, HUGH LEHAN 10 p.m. Live music at Molly Bloom’s Irish Bar & Restaurant. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente 949.218.0120. ORANGE COUNTY WINE CRUISE 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Dana Wharf hosts an evening cruise with a wine tasting from The Organic Cellar aboard a luxury catamaran through the Harbor. Cost $49 each. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, MOVIES IN THE PARK 8 p.m. Dana Point hosts a showing of Toy Story 3 at Lantern Bay Park. Free event. Snacks available for purchase. 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, 949.248.3530,

GEORGE BUTTS 7 p.m. Live music at Shorecliffs Golf Club. No cover. 501 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, 949.492.1178, ANGELIKA WILSON 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL 8 p.m. Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic musical production, with shows through June 10. Regular tickets $30-$40. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, DAN CARLIN WITH MAX BENNETT AND FRIENDS 6:30 p.m.-close. The group plays rock-jazz fusion music Friday and Saturday night at Zona’s. 647 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.970.4568, NATHAN JAMES 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, MERRYVALE VINEYARDS TASTING 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes Merryvale Vineyards, the first winery built in California after the repeal of prohibition. $15. 2 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, MIMI FOX 7:30 p.m. Performance as part of the Lord of the Strings concert series at the Dana Point Community House. Tickets $25. 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point, 949.842.2227, Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

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DELANTY HOME STUDIO GALLERY SHOW 2 p.m.8 p.m. Weekend event at the home/studio of local artist Rick Delanty, featuring paintings of the California coast and more. Music and refreshments. Call 949.492.8995 for directions.


’60S SURFIN’ CONTEST 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Fun surfing event at Doheny State Beach. More info: WORLD OCEANS DAY EVENT 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Ocean Institute offers a special family event to celebrate World Oceans Day. Admission $4.50-$6.50. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, JIM NICHOLS BAND 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, Page 10

FASHION SHOW 12:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Fashion Destination Group presents the fashion extravaganza of the year at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, featuring runway shows, celebrity guests, seminars, entertainment, exhibits, parties and more. Tickets online. 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3200, ART SHOW 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Salon Bleu presents an art show featuring the works of five artists as well as catering by Chato’s Del Agave. 207 S. El Camino Real, Suite D, San Clemente, MOVE, MEDITATE, MANIFEST 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Yoga workshop with a focus on your passions and goals at BodyMovin’ Dance Studio. Cost $30-$35. 831 Via Suerte, Suite 104, San Clemente, 949.683.1630, SJC ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR 10 a.m. A 90-minute weekly tour, starting at Verdugo at the train station in San Juan Capistrano, that features the architecture of Los Rios Street and the downtown area, including the Michael Graves Library, the Mission Basilica and more. Cost $5 per person; proceeds support Friends of the Library. For information: 949.489.0736. ALMOND PEACH TART PASTRY CLASS 2 p.m.-5 p.m. MOF Chef Stephane Treand teaches at The Art of Pastry school. $100. 903 Calle Amanecer, Suite 100, San Clemente, 949.340.3772, DJ & DANCING 10 p.m. OC Tavern. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, LIVE MUSIC CRUISE 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Dana Wharf hosts the music cruise on the 95-foot Dana Pride with a full bar and more. Cost $19. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, CHRIS CRAM 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, BAYOU BROTHERS 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, ART & JAZZ DINNER & AUCTION CHARITY EVENT 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Event at Still Water to support Art4Healing programs. Tickets $125 each. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, (Cont. on page 22)

A NEW YOU Your Local Resource to a Healthier LIFE…

Here’s to your well-being! “A New You,” a unique guide filled with health, beauty and fitness resources in the tri-city area. From energy boosting juices to exciting workout regimens and fixes for eyes, teeth, skin and even hearing, this special keepsake edition will provide you with useful information for every resource you need to take care of your body and mind in the months to come. “A New You” can be found not only in the SC Times,

THE B.R.E.A.T.H. CENTER We provide evidence-based integrated holistic services. It is documented that a “whole person” approach is an effective complement to traditional medical care to manage chronic conditions. We recognize the body’s natural ability for self-healing if the write cellular and external environments are optimized with healthy lifestyles and nutrition. We help clients restore the balance between mind, body and spiritual energy. Each visit is just $40. Contact Dr Virginia Schoenfeld, PhD, DMC-P, BCC at 949 584-1942. 910 So. Camino Real, Ste G-8, San Clemente.

DP Times and The Capistrano Dispatch but all residents of San Clemente, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, Monarch Beach and San Juan Capistrano can find “A New You” online at, and Special thanks to Dr. Alicia Duzman, Dr. Erini Redmond, Austin Gregory Johns and Jerry Owens.

DR. ALICE P. MORAN Dr. Alice P. Moran is a board certified periodontist who provides comprehensive, leading edge periodontal care to preserve your special smile. Dr. Moran’s capabilities include dental implant surgery, aesthetic gum enhancement and treatment of gum disease. She belongs to an elite group of periodontists, only 10 percent nation-wide, who offer the Periolase as an alternative to traditional osseous surgery. Contact Dr. Moran at: 1001 Ave. Pico, Ste. K, San Clemente, 949.361.4867 (GUMS),


CARDIOTABS OMEGA-3FISH OIL Everyone benefits from the concentrated DHA & EPA (975mg) found in CardioTabs Omega-3Fish Oil. These lemon scented, enteric coated softgels are half the size of typical brands, have no fishy aftertaste and are one of the most important supplements to take for your overall health - healthy cardiac functions and triglyceride levels, normal brain and eye health too. CardioTabs Omega-3 Fish Oil is available without a prescription - order yours today! www. – coupon code MPR13744.

Dr. CC Chapman uses Natural Medicine which includes Pure Herbs, Iridology, Live & Dried blood analysis, Natural Health Exams and more. Dr. CC respects the power of the human body to heal itself. It is her goal to thoroughly understand the biochemical makeup of each individual and offer individualized natural medicine and remedies. Specialties include but not limited to: Alternatives to Prescription Drugs, Detoxes, Dementia, IBS, Joint Pain, Depression & Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Weight loss, Asthma, Parasites & Viral Zapping, Hormones, Thyroid. 949.945.7271, 111 Ave. Palizada,San Clemente


What if we told you chocolate can help you build healthier teeth? “Theodent Toothpaste” has the non-toxic substance found in the cocoa bean plant called, “Rennou” that replaces fluoride. “Theodent Toothpaste” is not harmful if swallowed, 100% kid friendly and tastes great, finally a revolutionary alternative to fluoride! —Dr. Erini Redmond, 949.361.1124, The product mentioned above is available in Dr. Erini Redmond’s Dental practice.

A NEW YOU Your Local Resource to a Healthier LIFE… DR. FRANK MOGAVERO

Board-Certified orthodontist Dr. Frank Mogavero has treatment extensive treatment experience with traditional and invisible braces (Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider) and appliances to help patients achieve their most beautiful smile possible. In his 23rd year, Dr. Mogavero and his team also specialize in Early Treatment (such as jaw wideners) for younger children; an evalaution at age 7 is recommended, even without a referral from your dentist. We believe that an attractive smile can truly enhance the quality of life and the self-esteem of our patients. 1031 Avenida Pico, Suite 101, San Clemente, 949.373.3737 and 31371 Niguel Road, Suite F, Laguna Niguel, 949.493.7300


Your body is begging you to juice! Since juice requires hardly any digestion, your body rapidly absorbs all the goodness of the vegetables and fruits. Juice It Up San Clemente juices a nutrient packed selection of fresh ingredients. If you feel like chewing something, they now offer the Zesty Zen Bowl, an amazingly delicious and nutritious high fiber brown rice, hummus and avocado bowl. Of course, they still prepare the largest selection of Acai bowls in San Clemente. 802 E. Avenida Pico, Ste. J, San Clemente, 949.542.7979,

THE ROSE HEARING GROUP At The Rose Hearing Group, you will find a commitment to providing ongoing care, giving each patient the best hearing possible. They will take time to help you adjust to your hearing aids and relearn sounds. The Rose Hearing Group makes available hearing aids that give the most benefit to your hearing and the best value. They service all your hearing needs. Call (949) 388-5703 now for your Free, No-obligation Hearing Evaluation. Optimize your Hearing!

SAN CLEMENTE HEALTH & FITNESS NETWORK SCHFN is a full service health advocacy company that offers private and small group fitness and nutrition training and counseling for adults of all ages and youth athletes. Health advocacy also includes reparative exercise therapy post injury or surgery, and spiritual guidance for stress reduction. If you’ve ever been confused about the best way to stay healthy the longest, explore health advocacy. Live Above, Live Beyond! For a free consultation, call 949.429.0339 or visit us at www. 111 Avenida Vista Montana, San Clemente, 949.429.0339,

There is as much as 300% lower nutrient content in mass market produce than vegetables grown locally or in your own back yard. —Austin Gregory Johns CCS, CES, LWMC

THE SOUL INTENTION EYELAND LASH EYELASH EXTENSIONS “We specialize in the most innovative techniques to create thicker, fuller, and longer lashes that look as natural as your own. Each lash extension is skillfully glued meticulously onto each natural eyelash, one lash at a time. These are semipermanent individual eyelash extensions that are curved and sized to provide a natural look. In just a few hours, you can have those glamorous lashes that will never go out of style. Say good-bye to mascaras and say hello to your new best friend- Eyeland Lash!” 647 Camino De Los Mares, Ste. 104, San Clemente, 949.391.0670,

GRIFFIN OPTOMETRIC GROUP 55 Years of Making Life Clearer. In 1957 Dr. T.P. Griffin drove his blue ’53 Chevy Bel Air loaded with his wife and growing family across the county to the sleepy little beach town of San Clemente, CA. His goal was to build a practice based on a foundation of excellence and community involvement. Dr. Griffin’s three sons followed his footsteps, becoming Optometrists. Now 55 years later and three beautiful offices, Griffin Optometric continues to grow the practice based on the focus and standards established by their father. Talega location, 949.940.0200; Laguna Niguel location, 949.495.3031; San Clemente location, 949.492.1853

LUCIDOCITY – BRAINWAVE OPTIMIZATION Hard time holding onto your good mood and positive aspirations? Brainwave imbalance can be the direct cause of discomforting mental states, including obsession, cloudy thinking, sleep disorders, anxiety and more. Brainwave Optimiztion™ (BWO) enables the brain to see its own way to balance and autocalibration. Balance the brainwaves, banish the discomfort. Proven results for over 40,000 clients worldwide. Lucidocity offers superior Brainwave Optimization™ in a serene, private setting by Master Certified BWO provider Ron Gleason. Lucidocity, Dana Point, 714.883.0945,,

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER The Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) in San Clemente exists to empower women faced with an unplanned pregnancy with information, practical help, and emotional support so that they can make an informed decision about their pregnancy. All PRC services are free and include pregnancy tests, options counseling, parenting classes with baby boutique access, mentoring programs, community referrals, and post-abortion support. Please visit us in our new location at 416 Avenida de la Estrella. Walk-ins welcome.

Treat yourself to a relaxing, yet rejuvenating experience with The Soul Intention. With a combination of Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Reiki Energy facilitating and other Holistic modalities, you can heal on all levels of consciousness. The Soul Intention takes a more Spiritual and Holistic route for the health and well-being of our clients. Allow The Soul intention to help you balance mind, body, heart and Spirit at their subtlest levels. The Soul Intention, 949.231.0021,, www.

America has reached 70. 70% of America is now considered overweight or obese.

According to a 2006 Duke University study, consuming and abundance of artificial sweeteners can make you gain more weight than real sugar. —Austin Gregory Johns CCS, CES, LWMC

A NEW YOU Your Local Resource to a Healthier LIFE…

The Right Exercise Program

Starts with Knowing Yourself, Your needs By Jerry Owens, Personal Trainer at Xtreme Fitness

TRAINING CAMP HOT YOGA & FITNESS At Training Camp, we offer heated and non-heated yoga, fitness center, personal training, cross training, nutrition classes & more! The fitness center is fully equipped with an outdoor track and field. The yoga studio has a state of the art heating and ventilating system, so you are constantly breathing in fresh and clean air. We are constantly finding ways to share the knowledge of “better health and a healthier you”, through nutrition workshops and programs. A positive and encouraging environment awaits you! 34000 Via de Agua, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8100,


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What do you want to get out of your life? When we think of our future, for most of us it includes looking good at the beach, being active with our kids, living stress free, and striving for a long healthy life. Whether we like it or not, the only way to make this vision a reality is through exercise. We have all heard this time and time again, but what often goes wrong is the lack of personalization in finding the right exercise program that meets your individual needs. Interested in weight control? Aim to engage in a no- to low-impact aerobic activity, everyday for at least 30 minutes. Of course work your way up to this goal, as need be. Interested in strengthening your muscles? The options are endless. There are numerous strength-training programs that employ free weights, weight machines, exercise tubing or calisthenics. Just find the program that you enjoy and the results will follow Interested in improved flexibility and control? Try yoga or better yet try hot yoga, which offers all the benefits of regular yoga along while detoxifying and relieving the effects of stress, great for all levels of fitness. Everyone has goals they want to accomplish but many do not know where to start. Well, that is where we can help.

Where is the best place to exercise? When it comes to choosing somewhere to workout it is all about location, location, location. It really comes down to what is most conducive to meeting your fitness goals while still offering a comfortable environment. Here are some things to consider when you are making your decision: Are you the type of person who can stick with an exercise program alone, at home or are you the type who does better with the stimulation of others. If you are the type who enjoys being with a group who shares similar goals and interests, consider a full-service club. Statistically speaking, those who acquire memberships to clubs see results much more often than those who follow a home workout. This is because the clubs specialize in ensuring you are meeting your results, whether it be through trainers, classes or simply gaining advice from your peers. Clubs tend to offer more equipment and professional guidance, which is critical to all levels of fitness. Another great thing about a club is that it can work into anyone’s schedule; you can go early before work or drop off after work — rain or shine. Personally, my favorite club is Xtreme Fitness, where I have been a resident trainer for 10 years. It is my home away from home. Why keep waiting and wishing you had more energy, felt healthier, or looked better? For more information contact Xtreme Fitness at 949.493.1099 or Jerry Owens at 949.371.7808.

Experience a proven by time and wisdom of generations approach to weight loss. Lose weight naturally and effortlessly WITHOUT: • Dieting, depravation, starvation, or cravings • Counting calories, over-excessing, or yo-yo effect • Weight loss gadgets, pills, herbs, or miracle concoctions • Emotional roller-coasters and guilt. Learn how to SLIM DOWN BY: • Understanding what really makes you overweight • Understanding your body’s true needs and requirements • Eating an abundance of healthy, delicious, and rich in nutrients foods • Nourishing your body back to its natural balance. In this program we WILL also: • Address the underlying emotional issues that may cause weight imbalances • Find out the truth behind the USDA’s dietary guidelines, and perils of processed foods • Learn what foods to eat and which ones to avoid • Learn how to prepare in a simple way your own delicious meals. Anya Swanson, Life Coach - Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach - Master NLP Practitioner, Author - International Speaker,,, 949.291.2660

WEST DERMATOLOGY West Dermatology was founded in 1962 and has served residents of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and surrounding areas for over 10 years. Our mission is to provide patients with quality dermatological care in a professional, caring environment. Our team includes, experienced Board Certified Dermatologists, Christopher Carlin, MD and Physician Assistant, Brent Palman, PA-C and Aesthetic RN, Shala Shardil. We specialize in the treatment of Mohs Micrographic Surgery- for the precise removal of skin cancer and offer the following services: Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment, Adult and Teen Acne, Rare Skin Diseases, Warts, Eczema, Psoriasis & Skin Rashes, Mole & Brown Spot Removal, Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Sports Dermatology. 1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa, Ste. 240, San Clemente, 949.489.4290,

Watching TV results in less brain activity than when you are asleep. —Austin Gregory Johns CCS, CES, LWMC

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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION and the baby blues By Alicia Duzman, Ph.D.


What is postpartum depression? We hear that label being tossed around all the time, but there seems to be much confusion as to what it is. Postpartum depression is not the “baby blues.” The baby blues is a term used to describe the common feelings of weepiness and slight overwhelm that occur in up to 80% of women following birth. The baby blues typically disappear around two weeks postpartum and cause no serious life disruption for the new mother. Postpartum depression, on the other hand, is a clinical depression, meaning that the symptoms are severe enough to necessitate psychological treatment. Postpartum depression can appear anytime during the first year postpartum. While each woman suffering with postpartum depression has her own experience, the most common symptoms are sad mood, irritability, a constant feeling of overwhelm, excessive worry, hopelessness, sleep disturbances, struggles to bond with the baby, loss of interest in things previously enjoyed, changes in appetite, difficulty concentrating, and, in extreme cases, thoughts of suicide.

In our society, there are strong “expectations” for birth to bring much joy and excitement to new mothers. So, when postpartum depression surfaces, it is often with shame, disbelief, guilt, and confusion. In my practice, I often hear mothers plead, “I was so looking forward to being a mom. How can I feel this way?” My patients are often looking for answers as to “Why me?” and “How can I make this disappear?” While postpartum depression is certainly not the normal way for mothers to feel, it is, unfortunately, quite common, afflicting between 15-20% of mothers. Risk factors for developing postpartum depression include having a personal or family history of depression or anxiety, a lack of family or friend support, a history of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and thyroid dysfunction. The promising news about postpartum depression is that it can be treated with great success by professionals trained in this area. Psychological approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, coaching the mother on proven self-care techniques, eliciting family and friend support, and medication therapy. If you or someone you know is concerned about a postpartum mother, do not hesitate to contact Alicia Duzman, Ph.D. (PSY21195), at 949-378-4882 for a phone screening and guidance on treating PPD. Dr. Duzman is a licensed psychologist with 13 years of experience treating women with depression and anxiety and uses her clinical expertise to provide her patients with effective, research-based treatment, strong support, and compassion. ALICIA DUZMAN, PH.D., Licensed Psychologist (PSY 21195) 616 S. El Camino Real, Ste. G-16, San Clemente, 949.378.4882,



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,

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SAN CLEMENTE CAR SHOW 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The 16th annual event along Avenida Del Mar, featuring more than 300 cars of all kinds, vendors, exhibits, entertainment and much more fun for the whole family. Free shuttle from SCHS.


RICK DUNHAM AND CANDY GIRARD 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Live music during brunch at Zona’s featuring Rick Dunham and Candy Girard. 647 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.970.4568, SOCSA’S CAPTURE OUR DREAMS 5 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts presents a student showcase with a pre-show reception followed by the main show at Soka University Performing Arts Center. Tickets $30-$60. 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 949.240.1994, JAZZ BRUNCH 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, ASHUN 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE 8 p.m. A dramatic play onstage at Cabrillo Playhouse; shows through June 24. Tickets $15-$20. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, WHALE AND DOLPHIN TOURS Capt. Dave’s Safari has daily 2.5-hour whale and dolphin watching tours on a high-tech catamaran with underwater viewing pods and more. Call for times and reservations. Cost $55 adults, $35 children, 2 and younger free. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, SHAWN JONES 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, KIDS FISHING CLINIC 12 p.m. Kids can practice fishing off the dock with Dana Wharf every Sunday. Free. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

R/V Sea Explorer. Courtesy Ocean Institute

MORNING BREEZE CRUISE 10 a.m. The Ocean Institute hosts a cruise on the R/V Sea Explorer with music provided by KSBR. Cost $22-$35. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.


SUMMER COOKING CLASS 6:30 p.m. Chef Caroline Cazaumayou offers a cooking class with summer recipes at Antoine’s Café. Cost $50 each; includes recipes, dinner and a glass of wine. 218 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763,


PASTRY LOVERS WORKSHOP 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The Art of Pastry school’s three-day workshop for those who want to take their pastry knowledge to the next level. Cost $300. 903 Calle Amanecer, Suite 100, San Clemente, 949.340.3772, WINE CLASS AT THE CELLAR 6:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Class at The Cellar, themed “Palate Builder.” Sign up at 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,



VAN HALEN 7:30 p.m. Legendary group at the Honda Center. Tickets start at $29.50. 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 714.704.2500,

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB OF CAPISTRANO VALLEY 11 a.m. Ladies’ group with lunch and an entertaining program at Irons in the Fire restaurant. 150 Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.361.0586.

RELAY FOR LIFE DANA POINT KICK-OFF PARTY 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Informative event at Still Water to learn about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and how to get involved. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.212.7181, WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY WINE & NETWORKING EVENT 6 p.m.-8 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company event for local businesswomen to network. No entry fee, $5 glass of wine special for attendees. 2 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, ELI CHAPMAN BAND 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855,


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TRIVIA NIGHT Special event at Molly Blooms Irish Bar & Restaurant. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente 949.218.0120. WHALE WATCHING 12 p.m.-4 p.m. It’s blue whale season and Dana Wharf has daily two-hour whale watching trips departing throughout the day. Cost $30-$45. Times may vary. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, JASON FOSTER & BRANDI SMITH 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to



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Start Livin’, Donovan Frankenreiter’s fifth album, is “basically a love album,” says the Orange County musician. “Most of the songs are about my wife and our two boys, and the life that we’ve built together in Hawaii.” Thanks to Frankenreiter’s infectious warmth and finely honed pop sensibilities, each song has the singular effect of drawing the listener into that bright and breezy world for a blissedout moment. What is the most meaningful song on your album? I don’t know. Maybe Start Livin’. It’s the theme of the new album. It’s all about living in the moment and enjoying what you have today. I heard a great quote the other day that said, “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future and today is a gift—that is why they call it the present.” That is, Start Livin.’ How influential is living in Hawaii to your songwriting? Page 22

It’s very influential but not everything I write about. I write about the life I live on the road and what happens when you are out there. I think living in Hawaii inspires the sounds you hear on the album; the lap steel (guitar), the uke, etc. What other projects are you working on? I am on the road so much that I find myself working on the most important project–just trying to be with my family as much as possible. Will you have any time to take a break and catch any of nearby San Clemente’s superlative breaks? Yes, of course. It’s one of the best surf towns in the U.S. with some of the best surfers in the world. It’s where I grew up surfing. I love San Clemente’s beaches. The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26-$31. DP —A.J. Bardzilowski





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Narcissitic-Type Behavior an Obstacle to Finding a Mate Self-centeredness among dating a challenge singles face


n February, a woman I’ll call Beth emailed that she had been dating a man for a year. “We are both 50. We have much in common and spend a lot of time together, almost every weekend. He has a good heart. He loves me very much, and I love him, too,” Beth wrote. This week, Beth sent a surprising update: “Lately, he has been displaying behavior that leads me to believe I am dating a narcissist. “Everything is about him now: ‘I,’ ‘Me’ and ‘Myself.’ I was too naive to see the signs. He likes to be catered to and I told him to start doing things for himself. “He was sweet and always concerned about me in the first year, but now he manipulates me, plans things without consulting me and gets upset and sulks when he doesn’t get his way. “He gets offended easily; I end up apologizing a lot. But lately, I stopped apologizing; I stand up to him and he backs off. I feel betrayed because I trusted him all of this time. I have invested all of my emotions into this man and now I have to learn how to take them back.” I included Beth’s story in my weekly

email Love after 50 Newsletter and asked for readers’ opinions. From their comments, I learned that this narcissistic-type behavior is more common than I realized. Several women stated ON LIFE AND LOVE AFTER 50 they had been through By Tom Blake similar experiences with men. Helen said, “I dated a man for a year, got engaged, and then, all of a sudden, I was told that I ‘needed to learn my place.’ He started to physically push me around. Glad I didn’t marry or move in with him. “This ended a year ago. It’s been a painful year; I’ve had to deal with feeling like a failure. I’m starting to feel better and am almost ready to meet someone new. Don’t men realize the minute they start to control a woman, it will be the end to their happiness too?” Gloria said she was married to a narcissist for 31 years: “My husband had a very kind heart, but our life revolved around what he wanted, and there was always something that should have been done

differently. I kept trying harder to please him. He eventually had an affair, and we separated. “After a few weeks, I started feeling contented and realized I hadn’t felt that way for a long time. My friends commented that I blossomed once I was away from him. “One thing narcissists are really good at is reading people. When you are about to exit the relationship, they will suddenly ‘get’ the things you have been telling them you need from the relationship. They say and do things that give you hope that things will change. But those changes never seem to last.” I suggested to Beth that perhaps she and her man should try counseling. “I don’t think you can change a man who is set in his ways; I realize he is a bully,” Beth said. An anonymous woman recommended this website with discussion forums and advice for people who have suffered from narcissistic abuse in a relationship: http://bnarcissisticabuserecovery. Bill wrote: “There’s a small book by Dr.

Jay Carter called Nasty People. He also has books called Nasty Men and Nasty Women. They all deal with the same subject: controlling, manipulative behavior. “Whenever someone, one, says things that make you feel bad for no reason, or, two, acts as if you owe that person an apology or an explanation, you should run to the nearest exit. Beth should say goodbye without regrets. She’s not leaving because she’s changed, or because he’s changed. It just turns out that he was never who she thought he was, in the first place.” So now, I am adding narcissistic-type behavior to the list of challenges older singles may encounter as they try to find a compatible mate later in life. Tom Blake is a San Clemente resident and Dana Point business owner who has authored three books on middle-aged dating. For dating information: To comment: tompblake@ DP PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the Dana Point Times staff. We appreciate their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to

Lobster Fest Promises a Rockin’ Good Time Nick I Hernandez and band booked as musical guests for this year’s Rotary event


he Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to announce that Damian Collins, owner of Still Water Spirits & Sounds (formerly Renaissance Café), is sponsoring the live entertainment for the annual Dana Point Lobster Fest, June 23 at Doheny State Beach. Collins has booked Nick I Hernandez and band to perform at this year’s Lobster Fest. Hernandez is also the lead singer Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

for the reggae/funk/rock band Common Sense. “Hernandez’ soulful vocal style and natural stage presence will combine with the delicious fare to make this year’s Lobster Fest a rockin’ great time,” said the Rotary Club Vice President Alan Wickstrom. Tickets for the event are $75 and include a gourmet meal of smoked tri-tip steak, Maine lobster and all the fixings

prepared by Executive Chef Louis Lepe. There will also be a silent auction, an opportunity drawing and a no-host bar. All proceeds will benefit children’s charities supported by the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. For more information, call Wickstrom at 949.842.0594. To purchase tickets online, visit DP — Andrea Swayne

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Nick I Hernandez and band will play this year’s Dana Point Lobster Fest. Courtesy photo

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HELP WANTED RECREATION LEADER JOB OPENING The City of Dana Point is looking for an enthusiastic & responsible person to fill the position of Recreation Leader. The position assists in the coordination & implementation of recreation and community service programs and special events including monitoring and leading activities at the Community Center; preparing facility areas for Recreation programming & facility rentals; carrying out necessary maintenance to facilities; and performing related work as assigned. This is an hourly, part-time position. For more information on how to apply visit: www. or call (949)248-3500.

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OC SLACKLINE If you’ve been to Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point or T Street beach in San Clemente recently, chances are you’ve seen San Clemente resident Johnny Glover and his slacklining crew out there walking the line and practicing their craft. Slacklining involves stretching a long, one-inch strand of webbing between two trees through a system of pulleys to create a taught line on which enthusiasts balance a few feet above the ground. For veterans like Glover, who has been slacklining for 11

Johnny Glover, who organizes the San Clemente Slackline group, walks the line at T Street beach in San Clemente. Photo by Steve Breazeale

years, the balancing act turns into an art form as backwards walking and yoga moves get thrown into the mix. It’s a test of one’s core strength, body positioning and balance. “When you’re learning (slackline) you’re training yourself to focus on

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one thing--your balance,” Glover said. “I think that translates to everything… focusing on your homework, surfing, skating…You have to focus on the one thing you’re doing. That’s what I love about it.” Glover has taken his love of slacklining, which derived from rock climbers who decided to go horizontal across things instead of vertical, and started a sort of makeshift, flash mob club that he invites everyone interested to join in. Through his Twitter feed Glover alerts his followers where he’ll be on any given day, setting up the line. If you’d like to give it a try, follow him on twitter @OCslackers or check out the group’s Facebook page, San Clemente Slackline. —Steve Breazeale


Man collects thousands of golf supplies for Marines By Steve Breazeale Dana Point Times


hree weeks ago Don Glasgow’s San Clemente garage was awash in a sea of golf clubs. Glasgow, 76, had so many bags, clubs and golf balls stored that he couldn’t park his cars in the space anymore. But this wasn’t an episode of Hoarders gone horribly wrong. Glasgow had meticulously collected all those clubs in order to donate them to members of the 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton. On June 5, 15 sets were all that remained of the 250 that once filled his garage, the majority going to Marines at a recent golf function at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course. The remaining 15 sets were put aside to be donated to Marines participating in the upcoming third annual Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group’s Combat Golf Tournament to be held on June 18 at the Marine Memorial Golf Course at Camp Pendleton. Glasgow’s efforts started in 2009 after he noticed how many of his friends had used clubs that were lying around in their garages collecting dust, which sparked Glasgow’s idea to reach out to the public. Since then he estimates he’s collected over 300 complete sets and around 25,000 golf balls. All have gone to the Marines. “My whole theory is; they (golf sets) are in garages. Many people have too many golf sets in their garages that they’ll never use” Glasgow said. Over the past six weeks Glasgow put in eight-hour days driving all over to pick up whatever he could get his hands on in preparation for the event in San Clemente Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

Tia Scambray. Courtesy photo San Clemente resident Don Glasgow with some of the complete golf sets he’s put together for the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group Combat Golf Tourney. Photo by Steve Breazeale

and the upcoming Combat Golf Tournament. “The whole thing was beyond my imagination.” Glasgow said as he described the once full garage. Not every club was so lucky to make the cut. As a former Talega Golf Course pro shop employee, Glasgow knows how to separate the good clubs from the bad. If a club or bag is not up to par, then it is discarded. Once the club is given the OK then it moves on to stage two: cleaning. Glasgow and his wife Beverley would set up tables in their driveway and with the help of a few volunteers, hand scrub every iron, driver, putter and bag to make sure it is presentable. “My style is, I don’t want to collect things and hand them off to someone unless they (the clubs) are as perfect as they could get,” Glasgow said of the cleaning process. “I thought ‘How do I get the clubs to the Marines with respect?” After the cleaning stage Glasgow ensures that every set gets 12 to 14 clubs including a decent driver and putter. Glasgow has a lot of stories to tell of his

travels; the most moving of them coming by way of a bright red bag. One day while collecting gear Glasgow noticed a red bag that had a brand new set of Titleist clubs inside. He put it aside, knowing that particular set had to go to someone special. It ended up going to a Marine who was a double amputee as a result of a combat injury. Glasgow’s connection to the military has to do with him being drafted at an early age and serving 21 months in the Army. But that is not the only reason why he feels so dedicated to this cause. “I look at them (Marines) as awesome young people… When you cut through the slice of volunteers and Marines, they’re a slice of life. There are many kids who love golf in there,” Glasgow said. “But they get in (the military) and they can’t play…They don’t have places to play at and sometimes no money to buy clubs. That’s why this is so popular.” For more information or to register for the Dana Point 5th Marines Support Group Combat Golf Tournament, log on to DP

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VOLLEYBALL PLAYER NAMED TO ELITE USA SQUAD • Out of the 24 volleyball players who travelled to Colorado the week of May 28 to June 3 to try out for the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team, Dana Hills sophomore Tia Scambray was selected to the elite 12 person group. Scambray will head to the Dominican Republic June 24 to represent the USA in the U18 Continental Championships. “I’m looking forward to playing with ‘USA’ on my back. It’s going to be really amazing.” Scambray said. From the Dominican Republic she will travel to Ohio to compete in the national club championships and then on to Europe with the USA team to play tournaments in Italy and Croatia. BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD • Junior Brenna Barker just missed out in joining the final nine competitors in the triple jump at the California State Track and Field Championships June 2. Having qualified as a No. 3 seed for the final meet of the year, Barker took off for a jump of 37-10.50 and a 12th place prelim finish.





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GROM OF THE WEEK Tai Stratton Age: 15, San Clemente High School Tai Stratton has been getting props from fellow surfers lately who say his recent free sessions have been epic. And it’s no wonder; Tai has been putting in long hours sharpening his skills at T Street and Lasuens, prepping for the upcoming RipCurl Gromsearch and Quiksilver King of the Groms contests. His most recent victory came at the CSF May 5 event in Oceanside where he took the win in Boys U16 along with a fourth place finish in Boys U18. In school, he is a dedicated student with a 3.6 GPA, an accelerated course load and plans to tackle some AP college prep classes next year. As his freshman year comes to a close, he said he’s looking Tai Stratton. Photo by Jack McDaniel forward to spending summer days surfing Lowers, getting ready for school team tryouts and the start of new CSF and WSA contest seasons in the fall. Tai credits his older brother Dylan for introducing him to his new hobby—photography. “I’m really getting into it,” he said. “We’ve been taking mostly beach and lifestyle photos with modern and vintage cameras, film and digital.” He also wants to thank sponsors Midget Smith Surfboards and Hippy Tree for supporting his surfing efforts. Tai is a happy, polite and intelligent kid who knows how lucky he is to be growing up in San Clemente. “I live right next to the beach in a close-knit community with waves, good weather and everything you could ask for,” Tai said. “I can’t think of a better place to be.” —Andrea Swayne

365 Straight Days of Surf


Teen’s year-long journey comes to an end…Or does it? By Steve Breazeale Dana Point Times


hen 13-year-old Meg Roh paddled out June 1 at San Clemente State Beach, at the Four Doors surf spot to be exact, she was accomplishing a goal that she had set for herself exactly one year before. When she caught her first wave on that overcast day, it was the 365th day in a row that she had gone out and surfed. Whether it was choppy, raining or glassy, it didn’t matter to Roh, who goes to Ladera Ranch Middle School but surfs for Marco Forster’s team. All she wanted to do was get in the water with her white and pink longboard so she could mark off another day on the calendar she keeps at home. On June 2, the day after her yearly goal came to fruition, one could only expect to find her at the beach surfing with all her friends. “It felt pretty good (to surf the whole year),” Roh said the day after day No. 365. “It feels pretty good to accomplish your goals… I basically wanted to get better at surfing and to practice more.” Practicing every day of the year meant rising at the crack of dawn with her stepdad Sam Hann, her mom Sue and brown lab Kona, heading down to whatever beach they wanted to surf that day and getting in a quick session before school. “There was never a day where I thought she wouldn’t be up for it,” Hann, 52, said. “I would wake her up at 5 a.m. and ask if she wanted to surf. I’d go take a shower and come downstairs and she’d be ready saying ‘Let’s go.’” The group travels by way of a blue 1970s Volkswagen bus that brings to mind Dana Point Times June 8–14, 2012

Meg Roh, 13 gets ready to paddle out at San O, Four Doors the day after achieving her goal of surfing for 365 consecutive days. Photo by Steve Breazeale

the old-school days of surfing. Kona keeps watch under the van, her wagging tail sticking out from one side. There were times when the weather was bad, but that was never enough to drive Roh away from the water. Hann recalls several instances where he had to go stand underneath a vacant lifeguard tower in a rain suit so he could keep a watchful eye on Roh.

Surfers’ Hall Of Fame to Celebrate 15th Year Original Waikiki Beach Boy Rabbit Kekai, famed pro surfer Dane Reynolds and long time Huntington Beach High School surf coach Andy Verdone will be inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame at the 15th annual ceremony August 3, 10 a.m. in front of Huntington Surf & Sport at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main in Huntington Beach. Their hand and footprints will join the likes of Laird Hamilton, Andy Irons, Jack O’Neill, Robert August, Bob Hurley, Sean Collins, Kelly Slater, Lisa Andersen, Al Merrick, Shaun Tomson, Rob Machado and many more that are stamped into the concrete at the foot

Roh mentioned a surfer she knows from up north that has 12 years of consecutive surf days under his belt. “I don’t think I’ll make it 12 years,” Roh said. “I want to take a trip soon…I’ve never touched snow before so maybe I’ll take a trip up to the mountains. “ As of June 2 her surfing streak stood at 366 days. DP

Water Temp: 64-68˚F Water visibility and conditions: Local: 10-15’ Poor-Fair; Catalina: 15-20’ Fair Immediate: Small, clean surf prevails on Thursday as South-Southwest swell fades and minor Northwest windswell continues. Surge is light-moderate and visibility is generally poor-fair, keeping diving conditions poor-fair overall. Immediate: Surf size is running knee-waist high (2-3) for most better breaks on Wednesday off a mix of fading Southern Hemi and Northwest windswell energy. Top breaks pull in a few larger peaks around the correct tides. More knee-waist high surf (2-3’) is on offer for Friday. A weak coastal eddy and light Southerly winds prevail in the mornings for fairly clean conditions, picking up out of the West-Southwest in the afternoons. Long range: A better mix of Northwest windswell and minor Southwest swell prevails through the weekend. Size for good exposures is running knee-waist high (23’), with larger sets for top breaks around the more favorable tides. Winds look light/ variable South for the mornings, setting up semi-clean conditions before a Westerly sea-breeze picks up in the afternoons. Stay tuned to for updates.

of the bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku outside of HSS. The first inductions, and hand and footprint castings, took place inside HSS beginning in 1977. The ceremony moved outdoors four years later when the Duke statue was added. For more information, see —AS

Florida/San Clemente; 17. Mike Losness, San Clemente; 20. Sunny Garcia, Hawaii/ San Clemente; 30. Gavin Beschen, Hawaii/San Clemente. WOMEN: 6. Bianca Valenti, Mill Valley/Dana Point. Log on to for full results. For highlights, see

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Upcoming Events

Bud Light Lime Surf Series Oceanside Invitational, June 1-3, Oceanside, North Jetty

June 9: Doheny Longboard Surfing Association Surfin’ ’60s Contest, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach June 15-17: Surfing America USA Championships, Longboard, SUP and 18+ Shortboard Divisions, Huntington Beach, Pier

Local finishers only. Men’s division had a field of 32, Women a field of eight. MEN: 9. Nate Yeomans, San Clemente; 11. Eric Geiselman,

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