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Dolphin track and field prepares for season, with girls team reaching for eighth consecutive league title. Photo by Brian Park
Councilman Brough Announces Campaign for State Assembly Seat
GROM OF THE WEEK: August Riley Reinhardt of Dana Point
It’s History: A Peak to the Past of O.C. Motorcycle Hill Climbing
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CITY AND BUSINESS CALENDAR TUESDAY, MARCH 5
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
Toastmasters 7 p.m. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Rd. The Dana Point Harbor Toastmasters meets every Tuesday. For more information call 949.496.2275, www.danaharbor. freetoasthost.ws.
Sunrise Rotary Club 7 a.m. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern. The Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Wednesday. For more information call 949.493.2759 or visit www. monarchbeachrotary.com.
City Council Meeting 6 p.m. City Council Chambers, 33282, Golden Lantern. For a look at what the council will tackle visit www.danapoint.org for the agenda, and check out www. danapointtimes.com for a preview and wrap-up of the night’s discussion.
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Center, 34451 Ensenada Pl. Call 949.496.9610 or go to www.coastmasters.org for more information. Youth Board Meeting 4 p.m. Dana Point Youth Board meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at City Hall Council Chambers, 33282 Golden Lantern, 949.248.3593, www.danapoint.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
After School Crafting 4 p.m. Dana Point Library, 33481 Niguel Rd. Children are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with stories and crafts. Free. www.ocpl.org.
Coastmasters 7 a.m. the Coastmasters of Dana Point (a Toastmasters affiliate) meets every Thursday at the OC Sailing & Events
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...a Soon-to-be-open State Assembly Seat?
THE LATEST: Dana Point City Councilman Bill Brough has announced a bid for the California State Assembly seat now occupied by his former boss, Diane Harkey. In his second council term, Brough stepped down as Harkey’s Chief of Staff to announce his candidacy and said he would continue to serve the city during the campaign. “This announcement doesn’t change my ability to serve the people of Dana Point,” Brough said in a public statement. “The reality is that I need to show my commitment early to win the seat by raising money and collecting endorsements now.” WHAT’S NEXT: The 73rd Assembly District, which Harkey currently represents, includes Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Harkey is term-limited and cannot run again. Earlier this month, she announced plans to run for a seat on the state Board of Equalization in 2014. One other local politician, Rancho Santa Margarita City Councilman Jesse Petrilla, has declared his candidacy for the seat. Both men are Republicans. The primary election is scheduled for June 3, 2014. FIND OUT MORE: For updates, see www. danapointtimes.com. — Jim Shilander and Andrea Papagianis
…a CPUC Investigation into Energy Rates?
THE LATEST: CPUC Commissioner Mike Florio and Administrative Law Judge Melanie Darling heard testimony from elected officials and members of the public in Costa Mesa last week on how downtime at Dana Point Times March 1-7, 2013
the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will affect the pocketbooks of Southern California ratepayers. The CPUC investigation consists of four phases. The first will focus on the costs incurred by Edison in the time since the shutdown of Unit 3. The second phase will be on whether the plant should be removed from the SCE rate base. Another will be on the process involved in the replacement of the steam generators and the final one will focus on what would happen to the grid if San Onofre were to be taken off of it. No decision is likely for several months. Florio indicated that the CPUC would also look at contingency plans for providing power during the summer if SONGS is not restarted. A number of representatives from various chambers of commerce and elected officials cited the need for baseline power provided by SONGS. While other elected officials and anti-nuclear activists, voiced concerns about the safety of the plant.
to $1200 monthly, depending on the slip size—as other renters. “We view having one set of rates and one set of policies for the entire harbor as a good thing,” said Rodger Beard, president of the boater’s advocacy group Dana Point Boaters Association. Slip rate discrepancies appeared in the mid-2000s when rates for renters in the west marina were frozen. After a 30-year lease agreement to operate the west basin ended, Dana West Marina’s parent company, TBW Co. moved from an operator to management position. A similar change in roles took place for Dana Point Marina Company in the east basin. Part of the new agreement with the county called for rates in the west marina to match those in the east, but until now only new slip renters paid the higher fee.
WHAT’S NEXT: Florio said the CPUC’s process, which is separate from the investigation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission into a possible SONGS restart, will include a public hearing in San Diego and a number of evidentiary hearings at CPUC offices in San Francisco.
FIND OUT MORE: For the full story, visit www.danapointtimes.com. —AP
FIND OUT MORE: To read the full story, visit www.danapointtimes.com. —JS
…Harbor Slip Fee Adjustments?
THE LATEST: On March 1, nearly 350 boaters in Dana Point Harbor’s west basin will pay a higher monthly slip rental fee, due to efforts to level-off fees throughout the harbor. Slip renters in the west basin, who were grandfathered in to a lower rate, will now pay the same fees—from about $300
WHAT’S NEXT: The fee adjustment will take place in two phases—the first half on March 1 and the second on September 1.
THE LATEST: During an informal discussion with the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, Superintendent Joseph Farley briefly outlined a few of the district’s goals and objectives for the remaining school year, as well as the next one. Facility upgrades at several campuses, including modernization efforts, will be among the district’s top priorities, according to Farley. The district will also look to improve school safety, security and student supervision. Farley also said the district will continue to emphasize its instructional initiatives, and staff is currently doing work to up-
grade and update CUSD’s strategic plan. “We’re proud of what we’ve done. We’ve accomplished all of this in the worst economic crisis of any school district in California,” Farley said. “But I think the most important thing is not letting our financial crisis stop us from moving forward.” WHAT’S NEXT: Board President John Alpay will collect written comments from fellow trustees and submit them to Farley and district staff for discussion during the next board meeting, Wednesday, March 13. FIND OUT MORE: For updates, visit www. danapointtimes.com.com —Brian Park
…Implementation of the Plastic Bag Ban?
THE LATEST: On April 1, the first phase of Dana Point’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags will go into effect. The ordinance, approved in a 4 to 1 vote by city council in March 2012, will be implemented on businesses with annual taxable sales exceeding $4 million—such as, Ralphs, Smart & Final, Albertsons, CVS and Chevron. Plastic-bags used for produce, unprepared meat and fish, bulk food, newspapers, dry-cleaning and animal waste are not banned. Additionally, restaurants and providers of take-out food are exempt from the ban—an adjustment made by the council after the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition sued Santa Cruz County. WHAT’S NEXT: The plastic-bag ban for all other businesses will go into effect on October 1. FIND OUT MORE: For updates, visit www. danapointtimes.com. —AP www.danapointtimes.com
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PROPS, RECOGNITIONS AND MORSELS OF INFO Blue Whales Make Early Appearance off Dana Point Coast The largest mammal on Earth made a strangely early appearance along the southern Orange County coast this weekend when two whale watching companies— Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari and Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching—spotted blue whales about six-miles from Dana Point. While Southern California has a large concentration of blue whales, these mammals have never been seen off Dana Point before in February. Typically, the blue whale is spotted during warmer months like April and May—near the end of the gray whale migration season.
Festival of Whales Parade to Shutdown Pacific Coast Highway u Due to the annual Festival of Whales Parade, on Saturday, March 2, Pacific Coast Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic for four hours, between 8 a.m. and noon. All road closures for the parade include Pacific Coast Highway from Selva Road to Golden Lantern and San Juan Avenue from Violet Lantern to Golden Lantern. Golden Lantern will be open to traffic, but Dana Point Police Services has warned of delays in the area. The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. and will run from Selva Road to Golden Lantern and can be viewed from both sides of PCH. For more information on the Festival of Whales visit, www.festivalofwhales.com. If you have any questions about how these closures could affect your home or business call 949.248.3517 or email khorvath@ocsd. org.
The Ritz-Carlton to Host March 23 Earth Hour Celebration u Joining with the global, mass-participation Earth Hour event, The Ritz-Carlton invites guests and local residents on a guided
tour of the night sky over Dana Point. Earth Hour is a world event organized by the World Wildlife Foundation aimed to inspire the global community to take action on climate change. Staring at 8:30 p.m.—local time—people from 152 countries, and the more than 700 participating cities will shut off all non-essential lights. During the candlelit Stories of the Cosmos, on March 23, Eco-Adventure naturalists will lead guests in the discovery of constellations viewable by the naked eye in March—like the Big and Little Dippers, Orion, Hercules and Pleiades. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Eco-Adventure Center showcases Southern California’s natural wonders through guided learning excursions aimed at instilling participants with a sense of respect and a deep appreciation for nature. “By holding Stories of the Cosmos outside by candlelight, we are supporting the Earth Hour mission, as well as, offering a fun, educational experience for guests of all ages,” said Eco-Adventure Center Director Lyn Evins. Stories of the Cosmos is presented for free. The event will be held on the EcoAdventure Center’s outdoor board game from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point. To learn more about Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.
Immigration Attorney to Speak at South OC Democratic Club Meeting u The monthly meeting of the South Orange County Democratic Club, on Wednesday, March 13, will feature a guest-speaker, local immigration attorney John Alcorn. A graduate of Stanford and Santa Clara universities, Alcorn specializes in immigration and nationality law. The organization holds meetings and dinners on the second Wednesday of each month at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion, San
The largest mammal on Earth made an unusually early visit to southern Orange County this year. Photo by Mike Tyson. © Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
Juan Capistrano. Dinners begin at 6 p.m. with meetings following at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 for organization members and $20 for non-members, to RSVP for the event email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9. For more information on the Democratic Club visit www.socdc.org.
Changes Could Soon be Coming for California Spiny Lobster Fisherman u Since the beginning of the year, anglers and divers in California have been able to utilize an online licensing system to submit their abalone, lobster, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon report cards required by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The availability of online submissions has made reporting critical harvest data—used to manage fishing programs—simpler and more efficient, according to the CDFW. With this new reporting system, the California Fish and Game Commission is considering changing lobster report card submissions for the 2013-2014 season. Lobster diving season runs from October to March, but since lobster reports cards are tied to fishing licenses, the reports run through the calendar year—meaning fisherman now file their report card by January 31, in the middle of the season. A new proposal could move this reporting past the end of lobster season to April 30. The Fish and Game Commission is accepting public comments at www.fgc. ca.gov/contact through March 5. For more
information and to see the full lobster report card proposal visit, www.fgc.ca.gov.
Community Meeting Being Held to Address Drug Use and Underage Drinking u On Tuesday, March 5, a community meeting aimed at preventing underage drinking and prescription drug use among South Orange County youth will be held at Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Building Healthy Families: Parenting Strategies and Solutions meeting will focus on community awareness and solutions to prevent and reduce the prevalence of substance abuse among teens. The meeting will feature a panel of speakers including law enforcement officials, physicians, prevention professionals and teens, to raise adult awareness of the frequency and consequences of underage drinking and prescription and over-the-counter drug use. The Orange County Community Alliance Network and Dana Hills High School PTSA will host the event. For more information on the event, contact Leila Esfandiari at 949.595.2288 ext. 328 or lesfandiari@ canoc.org.
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Dana Point Police Services www.HideitLockitOrLoseit.com COMPILED BY ELYSIA GAMO AND ANDREA SWAYNE 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 website.
Wednesday, February 28 INVESTIGATE PERSON DOWN Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (12:21 a.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man dressed as a woman, wearing a tank top and tight jeans and lying in the middle of the street near Circle K. The subject was last seen walking toward Dana Hills High School.
Tuesday, February 27 SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Del Obispo Street, 33800 Block (8:18 p.m.) A caller reported seeing multiple people wearing lingerie and “having some type of sex party” in a parking lot. VANDALISM IN PROGRESS Olinda Drive, 33800 Block (8:04 p.m.) A man called police to report seeing two people rubbing paint all over his Volkswagen GTI. One subject was a female wearing a red tutu. No description of the male was given. UNKNOWN TROUBLE Blue Lantern, 33900 Block (2:03 p.m.) A caller reported being threatened by two men in their 20s in a white Saturn. One of the subjects was wearing a green ski mask and the other was shirtless and holding an axe.
Tuesday, February 26 CITIZEN ASSIST Camino Capistrano/Calle Loma (6:05 p.m.) Seven people were slacklining in Pines Park, a practice seen by the informant as an ongoing problem that happens often around 5 p.m. Slacklining is a practice where flat webbing is strung between trees and participants practice balancing by walking the line. The practice is similar to tightrope walking but done instead on a flat slack line. The subjects were taking the line down when deputies arrived. The subjects were warned. No crime was committed. FOLLOW UP REPORT Granada Drive, 34000 Block (10:32 a.m.) A caller phoned police a second time (see earlier call at 7:50 a.m.) to report finding more blood. This time the blood was seen on a railing in front of the location then wraps around to a laundry room and a neighbor’s home upstairs. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Granada Drive, 34000 Block (7:50 a.m.) A resident awoke to find a large amount of blood in the backyard of home near San Marino Place and La Cresta Drive. The caller told police nothing suspicious was seen or heard during the night. WELFARE CHECK Cordova Drive/Violet Lantern (12:45 a.m.) A disoriented elderly woman was found wandering the streets. She was described as in her 80s, about 5 feet tall, with white hair and wearing a light colored coat. The caller stated she was headed toward Golden Lantern.
Monday, February 25 SUSPICIOUS JUVENILE/CIRCUMSTANCE Pointe Stanhope, 24800 Block (8:18 p.m.) At Harbor Point, outside of the community center, three juveniles were reportedly smoking narcotics on a bench outside of the gym. There was no contact made with them. CITIZEN ASSIST Via Antibes, 32400 Block (2:55 p.m.) A caller reported subjects drinking behind the reported location. The caller said they had thrown lemons at his windows a couple of nights before.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (9:31 a.m.) A man was seen going through kids’ lunchboxes and eating all the food at the tide pools behind the Ocean Institute.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Del Rey, 34500 Block (1:17 p.m.) At the Capistrano Beach Care Center, a facility administrator mentioned an elderly female patient wanted to make a claim about a staff member.
DISTURBANCE Dana Drive, 25000 Block (6:28 a.m.) A patrol check was requested when a man described as either a transient or a fisherman was seen sleeping in a large potted plant.
DISTURBING THE PEACE Regina, 0 Block (9:09 a.m.) A man called to report his 16-year-old daughter was being physical and disturbing the peace. She didn’t want to go to school and instead was in the backyard.
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DRUNK DRIVING Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (12:57 a.m.) A possible drunk driver in a gray Ford pickup truck entered into the Del Taco drive-through. The caller stated the drunken man had come into the ampm gas station.
Sunday, February 24 DRUNK DRIVING Golden Lantern/Camino del Avion (9:28 p.m.) A white BMW X3 was spotted swerving into oncoming traffic. WELFARE CHECK Callita Drive, 34000 Block (9:06 p.m.) An anonymous caller from Costa Mesa reported receiving a text message from his female friend in Dana Point. The message said her boyfriend had hit her and she was trying to leave. GRAND THEFT REPORT-STOLEN BIKE La Plaza, 34100 Block (4:48 p.m.) A caller from Cyclelogical, a locally owned bike shop, reported a man had taken a black mountain bike for a test ride, but two hours had passed and the man never returned. DISTURBANCE Camino el Molino, 34500 Block (2:33 p.m.) A female caller reported a neighbor hammering something on her fence. The caller found the noise very disturbing. WELFARE CHECK Del Prado Avenue, 24800 Block (2:05 p.m.) Two small children were see left alone inside a white Honda Accord in a parking lot at the cross streets of Golden Lantern and Del Prado Avenue. No adults were seen nearby.
hooded sweatshirt was trying to open the back door of his residence.
Friday, February 22 SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Amber Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (3:29 p.m.) A thin female with blonde hair was seen driving an older two door red Honda. The caller told dispatch that the woman is known by Dana Point deputies as someone who sells drugs. The subject was on foot in the alley and her vehicle was parked on Amber Lantern. HIT AND RUN Stone Hill Drive/Del Obispo Street (2:12 p.m.) A dark gray Nissan was struck on Del Obispo Street by a black Mercedes SUV with a yellow license plate. The suspect was last seen on Del Obispo Street going towards San Juan Capistrano from Dana Point. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Avenida Santa Clara, 24400 Block (11:22 a.m.) A caller reported a suspicious looking motorcyclist across the street. The caller stated the person was looking around a neighbor’s garage and opened the door. The caller did not think the motorcyclist lived there. SUSPICIOUS PERSON Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (8:23 a.m.) A man in his 50s was reportedly digging through trash cans and looking in the windows of a salon scaring the workers and customers. He was described as having a beard, carrying a black rolling suitcase and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants.
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DISTURBANCE-FAMILY DISPUTE Camino el Molina, 34400 Block (11:28 a.m.) A caller reported her 34-year-old daughter was getting out of control. She was possibly on narcotics and had to be pinned down by her father until the police came. Neither party wanted to press charges.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Calle Ultima, 26700 Block (9:11 p.m.) A woman reported a man in a brown UPS delivery uniform tried to deliver a package to her house. The caller said the man looked suspicious and was not acting like a UPS driver and that he drove away in a silver sedan.
MISSING WOMAN Seaside Drive, 25600 Block (3:13 a.m.) A man called to report his 86-year-old wife, who has dementia, had been missing for two and a half hours. He checked the back of his house and around the block but saw no sign of her. Another caller reported seeing a woman fitting her description.
WELFARE CHECK Las Vegas Avenue/Doheny Park Road (3:50 p.m.) A caller reported seeing a man lying down in the middle of the sidewalk next to a chained bike. The subject appeared to be breathing, the caller said.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC Del Obispo Street, 33800 (2:37 a.m.) Loud music was coming from an upstairs unit. The man who called in the complaint also told police a man in the upstairs unit had assaulted him about a month ago. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (2:19 a.m.) A man reported seeing a male in a blue
WELFARE CHECK Windjammer Drive, 33700 Block (1:25 p.m.) A caller stated that a Meals on Wheels delivery could not be made to a man who suffers from dementia and hearing loss. The man was not answering the door or his telephone. Officers made contact with the man, who said he did not know Meals on Wheels was at the door and asked if they would return with his dinner. www.danapointtimes.com
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GRAND PRIZE Let the seagulls sing you to sleep… with a one-night beach get-a-way for a family of four in a Ocean View Suite, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach in beautiful Dana Point, CA. A warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in is the hotel’s promise of a warm and caring experience. IN ADDITION, Breakfast for four at Proud Mary’s in the Dana Point Harbor! And a whale watching trip for four from Dana Wharf Sportfishing!
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Letters to the Editor ONE DEATH IS TOO MANY CATHLEEN “CATE” MURPHY, San Clemente
As executive director of iHOPEoc (www.ihopeoc.org), a nonprofit resource center for the homeless and working poor of south Orange County, I recently expressed my concern to Mayor Weinberg and the Dana Point City Council. Below are excerpts from the letters I sent: Maybe you heard about the recent death of our client, Brenda “Brandy” Fox, described in various news articles. She was found dead on February 6 behind Big 5 in Capistrano Beach due to “natural causes.” And yes, it is entirely “natural” to die from exposure if you have nowhere to sleep but an alley. Brandy stayed at the cold weather shelter at Capo Beach Calvary when it was open. She didn’t have that choice last year, or this year, because the City of Dana Point decided to enforce a 10-person limit on any church providing shelter. And now she’s gone. Brandy’s death follows close behind the death of Scott “Scooch” Miller in January. Last year, Steve Hagy, who oversaw the shelter at Capo Beach Calvary, called every church in the Dana Point area to ask if they would provide shelter for even 10
clients; every church said no. How many more deaths will it take before the City of Dana Point does something to provide shelter for the vulnerable homeless in our community? Will it take the death of a homeless child? I sincerely hope not. As mayor and councilmembers, I believe you have the power to make something happen. I am begging you to take action to open a shelter in Dana Point/ Capo Beach before more lives are lost. Perhaps you could work with the cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. iHOPE will take leadership on running a shelter, but the city staff needs guidance and support from you to make that possible. I assure you, the problem is urgent and real. iHOPE has served more than 1,000 clients—over 500 literally homeless— since January 2012, many from Capo Beach and Dana Point. I would like to add the following suggestions for addressing the problem of homelessness in our community: • Identify SB-2 shelter locations and lift zoning ordinances that prevent organizations like iHOPE from establishing an emergency shelter and day resource center in vacant buildings in the city.
• Include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), or other funding, in the budget for a 100-bed emergency shelter and day resource center. • Designate an approved location for housing the homeless overnight, using RVs, tents or vehicles. If we fail to act quickly and decisively, we must look ourselves in the mirror each morning and say, “I don’t care if another homeless person dies as long as my family and I are safe.” I hope we have not come to that point.
CAPO BEACH GOING TO THE DOGS ROBERT HOWELL, Incline Village, Nev.
Recently I came to visit a friend who resides in Capistrano Beach and in the evenings before sunset we had the privilege of walking my host’s dog on Camino Capistrano. It would have been a great walk with the exception of what we came across on each outing. I applaud and appreciate those pet owners who believe it is their responsibility to pick-up the droppings (so to speak) of Fido. However, much to my surprise, a number of those commendable pet owners decided to dispose of their package of joy on the next utility box they came across
for someone else to dispose of. They should be ashamed of themselves. What if a few put the plastic stink bags on the doorstep of those that deposit the waste on a utility box. Being from Incline Village, Nev., and having to deal with those who just left the droppings along Lakeshore Boulevard, this disgusting practice is not unfamiliar with me. I urge the residents of Capistrano Beach to finish the job. If you are going to pickup after Fido or Fifi, then take the time to properly dispose of your loved ones treasure. Take responsibility for your actions and don’t leave it up to your not so distant neighbor to pick-up after you. I love Capistrano Beach but something tells me it is going to the dogs.
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THE LIST A day-by-day guide to what’s happening in and around town. COMPILED BY TAWNEE PRAZAK
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FIRST FRIDAY FILM 7 p.m.9 p.m. Showing of the movie, Moonrise Kingdom, at the library. Donation $2. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.248.5132, www.ocpl.org.
LIVE MUSIC & WINE TASTING 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tim Johnson (Lord of The Strings) performs live, plus wine tasting at DaVine Food & Wine (wine tasting starts at 4 p.m.). Tasting fee $15 for 5 wines. 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com. DIRTY DEEDS AT THE DEPOT 8 p.m. New play, set in the glory days of the San Juan Capistrano back in 1895, debuts at Camino Real Playhouse. Special preview night tickets for $18 tonight only. Regular shows $24; runs through March 23. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org. NONSENSE 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, www.goodystavern.com. TOBIN JAMES CELLARS TASTING 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wine tasting at SC Wine Company. Enjoy 7 wines for $15; includes complimentary cheese plate and chocolate. 212 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, www.scwinecompany.com DAVID LINDLEY 8 p.m. The Coach House, also with Toulouse Engelhardt, The Delta 88s. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.
GO.SEE.DO: 42ND ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WHALES Spanning two weekends, March 2-3 and March 8-9, the 42nd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales kicks off this Saturday with educational and entertainment happenings for the entire family. The annual Festival Parade opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and features marching bands, floats, classic cars, horses and Macy’s Day Parade-style giant balloons. Pull up a lawn chair or stake out your piece of curb along the Pacific Coast Highway route from Selva Road to Golden Lantern. But remember, the road will be closed for vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. to noon. After the parade, stop by the Street Fare Festival presented by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce at La Plaza Park. The family-friendly culinary-centric fair includes live music, over 80 craft, food and Photo by Andrea Swayne beverage booths and carnival-style games and attractions. Swing by the Ocean Institute for a hands-on maritime history lesson aboard the tallship Pilgrim, as the volunteer crew explains the often turbulent relationship between humans and whales. Wander down the Harbor and check out local artists and Dana Hills student works the Art in the Park exhibit. Wind down the day of excursions with an evening movie at Baby Beach. Bring your chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner as the City of Dana Point and Orange County present Flipper (1963). Free shuttles will run each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between most parking lots and festival locations. Check out www.festivalofwhales.com for more information on the festival and a full calendar of events. Planning on attending? Tweet and Instagram us @danapointtimes your festival pictures with #DPTimesFOW and we may feature them online or in an upcoming paper. —Andrea Papagianis
WHAT MAKES YOU TIC? 9 a.m. St. Margaret’s PTF Parent Up Speaker Marc Elliot will speak in the Hurlbut Theater on the fundamental lesson of teaching tolerance and how to live with our own differences, and those of others. 31641 La Novia Ave., San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.0108, www.smes.org. FLASHBACK HEART ATTACK 8 p.m. Live music at StillWater. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.
DP RESTAURANT WEEK More than 15 of Dana Point’s local restaurants will take part in this special event occurring March 1-10. Visit www.dprestaurantweek.com for a full listing of all participating restaurants and more info.
GROOVE LOUNGE 10 p.m. Live DJ and dancing at OC Tavern. No cover. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.
DIXIE SWIM CLUB 8 p.m. Hilarious comedy set in the days when Eisenhower was president at Cabrillo Playhouse. Tickets $20. Shows through March 17. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.
WYLAND ART LESSONS IN THE WILD 9 a.m. dockside presentation and art lesson via video with Wyland at Dana Wharf. Cost $25-$45. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.
RUN FOR A CAUSE 9 a.m. In Balance Pilates & Fitness presents a 10k & 5k run to help animals with all donations and proceeds gifted to local animal shelters. Registration Fee: Clean blankets & towels, un-opened bag of food, or minimum $5 donation. 31473 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, 949.878.2213, inbalancepilatesstudio.com.
HAWAIIAN LUAU 4 p.m.-9 p.m. The Dana Point Yacht Club presents a luau style buffet with drink specials and Polynesian entertainment. $20. Reserve a spot by March 1. Limited entries available at the door. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2900, www.dpyc.org. HARBOR MUSIC SERIES Noon-3 p.m. Four Saturday’s of free live music in a variety of musical styles— March 2, 3, 9, 10—will be presented as part of the Festival of Whales. Concerts will be played in the Dana Wharf/Jolly Roger courtyard, the grassy area by Harpoon Henry’s, Mariner Village and at Dana Point Harbor Drive and Island Way. Dana Point Harbor, www.festivalofwhales.com.
THE FREMONTS 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Music at Iva Lee’s with special guest Lynwood Slim. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.
BOOK SIGNING 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Stop by Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching for a book signing of “The Amazing Adventures of Captain Don” by Captain Don Hansen, the founder of Dana Wharf. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.
NONSENSE 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, www.goodystavern.com.
PARKER MACY BLUES WITH MOONSHINE 8 p.m. StillWater. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.
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FESTIVAL OF WHALES MOVIE IN THE PARK 6:30 p.m. Special showing of the original 1960s Flipper, at Baby Beach with free popcorn, beverages and snacks. 34451 Ensenada Place, 949.248.3530, danapoint.org.
LEO RISING 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, www.goodystavern.com. MISSY ANDERSEN 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com. YOGA IN NATURE 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Yoga hike on The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Cost $5-$10. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778, www.theconservancy.org. BACKYARD SKILLS AT THE CENTER FOR LIVING PEACE: GARDEN DESIGN 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Learn how to better your backyard with a well-designed garden including soil composition, design and maintenance at the Center for Living Peace. Cost $12. 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5500, GoodHappens.org DADA 8 p.m. The Coach House, also with 7Horse, The Outsane, Soul Shock. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com. SASHA EVANS 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Live music and wine tasting at DaVine Food & Wine. Tasting fee $15 for 5 wines. 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com. (Cont. on page 15) www.danapointtimes.com
GETTING OUT (Cont. from page 10) CUBENSIS 10 p.m. Grateful Dead tribute band at OC Tavern. Tickets $10. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.
FIRST SUNDAY BOOK SALE 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Friends of the San Clemente Library host the booksale featuring a huge amount of books on a variety of topics. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.276.6342, www.ocpl.org.
WHALE’S TALE SAILING ADVENTURE 2 p.m.4:30 p.m. Ocean Institute hosts a tall ship sail featuring insight on man’s evolving relationship with the ocean and the whales that travel the California coastline. Cost $23-$40. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org. OCEAN AWARENESS DAY 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ocean Awareness Day presented by the Dana Point Harbor Association, featuring interactive displays, demonstrations and entertainment. Also showcasing ocean and environmental programs and issues related to our ocean. 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, 949.923.2255, www.danapointharbor.com. 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, www.dolphinsafari.com. MARINE MAMMAL LECTURE & CATAMARAN CRUISE 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dana Wharf invites you to a continental breakfast at Harpoon Henry’s as marine biologists and special guests present recent findings on local whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. Following the lecture is a whale watching trip aboard the OCean Adventures catamaran. Tickets $35-$45. 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.
VILLAGE ARTS FAIRE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 60 vendors have arts, crafts and other fabulous items along Avenida Del Mar in San Clemente. Put on by The Downtown Business Association the first Sunday of the month. More info, 949.218.5378, www.villagesanclemente.org.
MONDAY WEEDING WITH RESERVE STAFF 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Join staff at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy for a Monday morning of caring for the land by removing non-native weeds. Hand tools, gloves and snacks provided. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778, www.theconservancy.org.
COUNTRY DANCIN’ WITH PATRICK AND FRIENDS 6:30 p.m. Every Monday at Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.
SAN CLEMENTE MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST 7 a.m. Annual event at the SC Community Center sponsored by the San Clemente Kiwanis Club and the City of San Clemente. 100 N. Calle Seville, 949.498.9325, www.san-clemente.org.
BENNY/FLAMENCO 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.
STORY TIME FOR CASA KIDS 10 a.m. Stories for kids ages 3-5 at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. Free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.
JETT PINK 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.
WINE DINNER AT VINE 7 p.m. Four-course food and wine pairing at Vine. Reservations recommended. 211 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2791, www.vinesanclemente.com.
FLOCK OF 80’S 8 p.m. Live music at StillWater. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.
KRIS WINRICH 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Musician from Flock of 80’s at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.
FROG AND TOADS 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Biologist Ruben Ramirez, frog and toad expert, gives a lecture on Orange County’s amphibians at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Cost $5-$10. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778, www.theconservancy.org. MIKE HAMILTON 7 p.m. Live music at The Ribjoint. 34294 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.9500, www.ribjointdanapoint.com.
BILLY WATSON AND ROBIN HENKEL 7 p.m.10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.
ENGLISH JOE WITH DR. BILL STEWART 7:30 p.m.11 p.m. Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com. DREAM BROTHER 8 p.m. Live music at StillWater. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.
UPCOMING: MARCH 8 LIGHT OF THE WORLD DINNER AUCTION GALA 6 p.m.-10 p.m. An evening to benefit Capo Beach Christian School featuring keynote speaker Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries, Christian entertainment, dinner, auctions and more. Tickets online. 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.496.3513, www.capobeachchristianschool.org. LAURENCE JUBER 7:30 p.m. Two-time Grammy winner who was the lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings band performs for the Lord of the Strings concert series at the Dana Point Community House. Tickets $30. 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point, 949.842.2227, www.lordofthestringsconcerts.com. DANA POINT SYMPHONY CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Concert titled “Opera and the Ocean with the Festival of Whales” at St. Edward’s Church. $10-$15. 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com. *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at www.danapointtimes.com. Have an event? Send your listing to email@example.com
AT THE MOVIES: THAT’S A WRAP!
Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained. © 2012 The Weinstein Company
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After eight intriguing and exciting weeks of award ceremonies and tributes, Oscar season has come to an end. The Academy Awards on February 24 entertained and put to rest the traditional abundance of pre-Oscar speculation among filmmakers and movie fans everywhere. Those wondering who—with Ben Affleck not receiving a nomination—would take home Best Director Awards, if it would be Jessica Chastain or Jennifer Lawrence named Best Actress and whether anyone still cared about Les Misérables, can know stop pondering. What seemed like an overlooked film after receiving its nominations, Life of Pi became the dark horse of the night winning Best Visual Effects, Best Score, Best Cinematography and Best Director. The latter marking the second Oscar win for Ang Lee. Quentin Tarantino also nabbed his second Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained, as did Christoph Waltz for a second time as Best Supporting Actor for Django. While Argo gained Best Adapted Screenplay for Chris Terrio and the big award of the night, Best Picture. Anne Hathaway’s winning streak this season was capped off with Best Supporting Actress honors for Les Misérables, as did Daniel Day-Lewis as Best Actor for Lincoln. As of now, Day-Lewis is the only male actor to achieve three Oscars. And Jennifer Lawrence also made history as the second youngest female actor to win Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook. Winners or losers, Hollywood and the Oscars more than delivered another great year of future legends and classics. —Megan Bianco Page 15
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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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GUEST OPINION: It’s History by Carlos N. Olvera
Motorcycle Hill In an effort to provide our readers with a wide variety of opinions from our community, the DP Times provides Guest Opinion opportunities in which selected columnists’ opinions are shared. The opinions expressed in these columns are entirely those of the columnist alone and do not reflect those of the DP Times or Picket Fence Media. If you would like to respond to this column, please email us at editor@ danapointtimes.com.
y 1915, motorcycle hill climbing was a popular sport in Southern Orange County. With a crowd of about 2,500 people, the inaugural hill-climb competition began Sunday, April 16, 1916 as a contest sponsored by the Orange County motorcycle dealers of San Juan Capistrano. The steep Capistrano Hill was considIT’S HISTORY ered insurmountable. By Carlos N. Olvera The foot of the hill was located roughly at the junction of Camino Capistrano and Doheny Park Road. Cleared of weeds and obstructions, the 500-foot hill had a 40 to 50 percent grade incline with a maximum of 72 percent near the top. There were 26 motorcycles competing in this first upthe-hill event. Myron Warner, of the Herald motorcycle shop in Santa Ana was the winner. He went an average of 327 feet on his new “Power Plus” Indian motorcycle earning a first prize of $50. It was Cal Lambert on his Excelsior who first laid a tire track over the top of old Capistrano. Lambert would comment that his old Excelsior would say: “Yes, and you should have been at the famous Capistrano Hill climb in Southern California in 1917—the hill that had never been topped by any motorcycle—even though the boys on the most powerful factory-tuned motors had been trying for years to hit the top of Capistrano.” The event was now graded as the number of feet up the hill the rider could climb, or the number of seconds to go over the top. By 1918, the event grew to more than 10,000 spectators from Riverside to San Diego and became a “race over-thetop.” The constant use of the hill produced a trench adding to the difficulty of the ride. It became known as “The Hill of Thrill” in 1919, as riders tried various traction devices to go up the near-perDana Point Times March 1-7, 2013
Spectators gathered for the annual hill-climb at Motorcycle Hill, circa 1917. Courtesy photo
pendicular course. In this year, the heroes were Dudley Perkins of San Francisco and “Butch” Lambert of Santa Ana. With a crowd estimated at 13,000 looking on, Perkins was over the top of Capistrano Hill in 34.8 seconds. It developed into a national event in 1920 with competition sites in California and Colorado. That year, Perkins shocked the thousands of fans by
going over the top of the 500-foot ascent in 26.2 seconds. That feat alone made him one of the most popular motorcyclists in the country. Organized by the Orange County Motorcycle Club in 1921, Perkins topped the hill again—breaking his own record—leaving the 30,000 spectators on hand in awe. In a 1957 interview Perkins called the 1921 victory at Capistrano Hill, his finest hour in racing. Dudley “Dud” Perkins won several events on the Capistrano Hill climb, with his best time for the course being 16.8 seconds. The racer and dealer from San Francisco opened a HarleyDavidson dealership in 1914 and was inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998. Perkins died in 1978 at 84. By 1923, the annual event had 50,000 spectators in attendance and it seemed there were more accidents going to and from the hill climb than during the climb itself. Thomas Devo of Los Angeles was injured—with lacerations on the face and knees, and blood loss—when his motorcycle went into a ditch and struck a fence on the state highway on his way to the race. He watched the race and then went to the hospital. Another spectator was injured when a machine ridden by Frank Oscarbar ran wild and dashed through the crowd near the foot of the climb. During the race, a new world’s record was set by Ed Ryan of Colorado Springs climbing the hill in 15.2 seconds riding an Excelsior. Ryan’s ride broke the record previously held by Perkins. The races continued through 1927. The hill slowly was cut away with the arrival of Interstate 5 in the late ’50s, and again today with new development of homes. Carlos N. Olvera is past president of the Dana Point Historical Society, current Vice Chair of the OC Historical Commission and a Dana Point Councilman. DP
An aerial view of the crowd collected for the Motorcycle Hill climb at the junction of Camino Capistrano and Doheny Park Road, circa 1917. Courtesy photo
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Dolphin Report The Dana Hills boys basketball team travelled to play Santa Monica in the CIF-SS Division 1A semifinals on February 26 and lost 60-41. The Dolphins had a successful run this season, going 23-8 overall and 6-2 in league. Junior forward Jack Clendenen led the way for the Dolphins in the semifinal game against Santa Monica, scoring a team-high 11 points. Senior guard Cory Blau, playing in his last game
Jack Sheffield (11) and the Dana Hills boys basketball team, seen here against Laguna Hills, fell to Santa Monica in the CIF-SS Div. 1A semifinals. Photo by Tony Tribolet/www.XPSPhoto.com
of the season, poured in 10. Senior Hayden Fredrick also contributed nine points in the loss. A big second quarter run by Santa Monica is what ultimately did the Dolphins in. Santa Monica ended up outscoring the Dolphins 24-5 in the
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Dolphins Ready for New Season By Steve Breazeale Dana Point Times
he spring prep season at Dana Hills is right around the corner and for some teams, their year has already begun. Some squads have league title aspirations, others are focused on staying competitive, and all of them are coveting the ultimate goal of succeeding in the CIF playoffs.
3/1-9 Loara Tournament Dana Hills, TBA 3/15* Aliso Niguel Dana Hills, 3:30 p.m. 3/16 Paramount Tourn. TBA, TBA 3/20* Laguna Hills Laguna Hills, 3:30 p.m. 3/22* San Juan Hills Dana Hills, 3:30 p.m. 3/23 Valencia Dana Hills, 11 a.m. 3/23 Valencia Dana Hills, 1:30 p.m. 3/26* San Clemente San Clemente, 3:30 p.m. 3/30-4/3 Anaheim Lions Tourn. TBA, TBA 4/8* Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel, Noon 4/9* Aliso Niguel Dana Hills, Noon 4/17* Laguna Hills Dana Hills, 3:30 p.m. 4/19* Laguna Hills Laguna Hills, 3:30 p.m. 4/23* San Juan Hills San Juan Hills, 3:30 p.m. 4/25* San Juan Hills Dana Hills, 3:30 p.m. 5/1* San Clemente Dana Hills, 3:30 p.m. 5/3* San Clemente San Clemente, 3:30 p.m. 5/8 El Toro Saddleback College, 4:30 p.m. 5/8 El Toro Saddleback College, 8 p.m. * Denotes League Play
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Laguna Beach Newport Harbor Newport Harbor San Clemente Fallbrook San Clemente/ Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar Tesoro Tesoro Capistrano Valley Aliso Niguel Capistrano Valley Aliso Niguel El Toro/ Laguna Beach Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills
Aliso Creek Golf Club, 2:30 p.m. El Niguel County Club, 2:30 p.m. Santa Ana Country Club, 3 p.m. Monarch Beach Golf Links, 3 p.m. Pala Mesa Golf Club, 3p.m. Talega Golf Club, 3 p.m.
3/14 3/19 3/20 3/27 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/16
BASEBALL The motto of this year’s Dana Hills baseball team is “bite, scratch and pull hair,” and it reflects the gritty, do-anything style of play that head coach Tom Faris and his coaching staff have instilled in their 2013 squad. After a down year that saw them finish in fourth place in the South Coast League, this year’s team has been molded to go the extra mile in terms of getting on base. There has been an emphasis on fundamentals like bunting and slapping the ball into the opposite field. It’s not unusual to show up at a Dana Hills practice and see three different bunting stations going on at the same time. BASEBALL SCHEDULE
second quarter and took a 40-15 lead into halftime. The Dolphins offense woke up in the second half and they outscored Santa Monica 26-20 in the final two quarters, but the damage was done in the second. Santa Monica rode on the play of Jordan Mathews, who dropped a game-high 29 points, 15 of which were scored from beyond the arc. The Dolphins paved their way to the semifinals by defeating Glendale, Troy and West Ranch in the previous three rounds. Key seniors will depart due to graduation but the team will likely return Clendenen and forward James Taylor, who saw considerable playing time this season. —Steve Breazeale
El Niguel County Club, 2:30 p.m. Cota De Caza Country Club, 2:30 p.m. El Niguel County Club, 2:30 p.m. El Niguel County Club, 3:30 p.m. Aliso Viejo Country Club, 2:30 p.m. Mission Viejo Country Club, 2:30 p.m. El Niguel County Club, 2:30 p.m. El Niguel County Club, 2:30 p.m. El Niguel County Club, 2:30 p.m. Dove Canyon, 2:30 p.m.
* Denotes League Play
Senior third baseman CJ Angle lays down a bunt during practice. The Dolphins plan on playing a gritty style of baseball while competing in the Sea View League this season. Photo by Steve Breazeale
“This group has been seasoned to know how to drag (bunt), push (bunt), hit-and-run, squeeze, get hit (by a pitch) and do everything that’s possible to get to first base,” Faris said. Senior third baseman CJ Angel echoed his coach’s mantra, adding that the entire team has bought into the philosophy. “(The style) is gritty, wanting to win…(The effort) is something I’ve never seen in this program in the past couple years,” Angel said. The Dolphins will have a strong pitching rotation this season, led by senior lefthander Blake Taylor, a University of Hawaii commit. Taylor, whose fastball sits at around 90 mph, is joined by senior righty Grant Dyer at the top of the rotation.
BOYS GOLF The word around the Dana Hills boys golf team this season has been “unusual.” Unusual, as in, three freshmen replace three seniors who graduated. UnPage 18
usual, as in, a freshman coming in and playing his way into the No. 1 spot. It’s something that has rarely happened during Phil Wilburton’s 23-years as head coach. “This year is quite unusual…Once in a while you’ll get one really good player come in to fill when guys graduate,” Wilburton said. “(We) have three guys leave and three freshman come in and replace…It’s pretty awesome.” The three freshmen on the starting roster are Clay Feagler, the team’s current No. 1, Matt Fry and Tanner Podres. Right now the freshmen are standing out but senior Mitchell O’Leary and juniors Alex Diaz and Dolan Clark are poised to make an impact as well. The Dolphins will be competing in the competitive South Coast League this season, with their eyes set on Tesoro, who Wilburton pegged as the “clear frontrunner.” But this isn’t Wilburton’s first rodeo. He knows what kind of scores it takes to qualify for the CIF team playoffs, and he believes this team can accomplish that. – Andrea Papagianis contributed to this report
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD The Dana Hills boys
track and field team had a down year in 2012 when compared to their past success. Last year the Dolphins were attempting to win their fourth straight league and county title, but came up short. This season, head coach Craig Dunn views his team as www.danapointtimes.com
SPORTS & OUTDOORS an underdog and the Dolphins are counting on not just their well-known distance runners, but athletes in other events as well. “We’ve become a more well-rounded team in the last five to six years where we don’t just rely on our distance (runners) to carry us,” Dunn said. Senior Elliot Sutherland-Dunning, who played wide receiver for the Dolphins in the fall, will be a key jumper for Dana Hills. Dunn stressed how the team is well rounded but it’s hard to ignore the Dolphins distance runners, many of whom competed for the cross country team earlier this year. Freshman Jake Ogden broke out in the fall, setting meet freshman records along the way, and will be an integral part of the Dolphins distance running squad. —Brian Park contributed to this report
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Blue and White Meet Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Great Oak Dana Hills Irvine Invitational Irvine High Laguna Beach Invit. Laguna Beach Trabuco Hills Dana Hills Beach Cities Invit. Huntington Beach High San Juan Hills Dana Hills Trabuco Hills Invit. Trabuco Hills San Clemente Dana Hills Arcadia Invit. Arcadia High Tesoro Tesoro High Pictures Dana Hills OC Champs Mission Viejo Mission Viejo Mission Viejo
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GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD If the Dolphins girls
track and field team can accomplish their offseason goal of capturing a league championship, it will be the program’s eighth consecutive league title. The Dolphins field events should be strong yet again this season as the pole vault, throws, and jumping events are stacked with returning letterman. “We have five girls who are returning that are five feet or higher (in the high jump). We’ve got three vaulters that are 10 feet or better,” head coach Ryan Crane said. “Our long jump and triple jumps have been very strong…Our field events have carried us.” Senior Brenna Barker will be among the key contributors to the Dolphin jumpers and had an MVP-caliber season in 2012, when she broke the school record in the long jump, high jump and triple jump. She also competes in the 100-meter hurdles. Barker recently committed to compete for Columbia University next fall. “I’m really excited for my final year. We’ve been training really hard here at that track, and as a team, I think we’re going to be better than we were last year,” Barker said. —Brian Park contributed to this report
BOYS SWIMMING Head coach Matt Rosa has been
stressing to his players the importance of training and strengthening one’s body. That’s why, before every practice, his players take part in 30 to 50 minutes of dry land training. Instead of jumping into the pool and solely using that as a work out platform, the team has been cross-training, using popular workouts in the famous P90X regimen. “There are no days off, no sets off…You train hard and you come back the next day and train hard again,” Rosa said. “With swimming, if you want to drop time, you’ve got to put in the work,” Rosa said. Jan Katz is a German transfer student who Rosa says will make an impact once he becomes eligible to compete in about a months’ time. The 6-foot-6-inch Katz excels in Dana Point Times March 1-7, 2013
The Dana Hills boys swim team has been using cross-training exercises to help prepare them for the upcoming spring season. Photo by Brian Park
SWIMMING SCHEDULE DATE
3/1 Millikan Millikan High, TBA 3/6 El Toro El Toro High, TBA 3/7-3/9 Capo Valley Relays Capistrano Valley, 3 p.m., 1 p.m. 3/14,3/16 Millikan Relays (B) Capistrano Valley, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. 3/19* San Juan Hills Dana Hills, 4:15 p.m. 3/21, 3/23 Millikan Relays (G) Belmont Plaza, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. 3/26* Mission Viejo Dana Hills, TBA 4/2* San Clemente San Clemente, TBA 4/16 Aliso Niguel Dana Hills, TBA 4/20 Palm Springs Invit. Palm Springs, 9 a.m. 4/23* Laguna Hills Laguna Hills, TBA 4/30 League Prelims (G) El Toro High, 3 p.m 5/1 League Prelims (B) El Toro High, 3 p.m 5/3 League Finals El Toro High, 3 p.m * Denotes League Play
the individual medley, according to Rosa. The Dolphins will compete in the Sea View League this season. —Brian Park contributed to this report
GIRLS SWIMMING The Dana Hills girls swim team
took a hit on graduation day as a handful of strong swimmers left, but head coach Cynthia Carlson is hoping that a group of water polo players and club swimmers will make an impact in 2013. In an attempt to fill in the gaps left by the seniors, Carlson has been mixing and matching in the offseason, and transfer Cassidy Humphrey has been a versatile swimmer that will see some time on the relay team. Carlson explained how Humphrey has the ability to swim almost any event. Katrina Kao and Katie Yost, a backstroker, are a few club swimmers poised to have solid years with the Dolphins. The Dolphins have managed to win one or two league meets the last few seasons, and Carlson is hoping that this year, they will be able to improve on that mark. “I’m almost certain we can (beat a few teams in league) this season…but ultimately, we won’t know until we hit the pool,” Carlson said. —Brian Park contributed to this report
BOYS VOLLEYBALL Tradition and history have
played a large part in the Dana Hills boys volleyball team’s Page 19
past three consecutive league titles that date back to 2010. Tight-knit groups have continuously found ways to win and longtime head coach Oz Simmons sees that same atmosphere surrounding this year’s squad. The Dolphins lost some seniors to graduation but return standout players at three key positions and their roster is filled with athletes who have made their way up the ranks of the program and recognize that team unity breeds itself in Simmons’ defense and pass oriented system. “They’re a tight team, they will help each other out… stuff like that makes a team a team and that’s been huge in our last three South Coast League championships,” Simmons said. “We may not have had the best team (in the past), but we were a tight team and that’s a strength this year.” Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer, senior middle blocker Bryce Yould and senior libero James Koci return to lead the team in 2013. Hessenauer, a UCLA commit, and Yould, a commit to Long Beach State, are both skilled hitters and will fuel the Dolphins offense as they head into what could be a fourpeat league title performance. (Cont. on page 21)
BOYS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE DATE
2/23 2/26 3/1-3/2 3/5 3/7 3/8-3/9
Irvine Servite Redondo Tourn. Orange Lutheran J Serra Brim of the World Tourn. 3/15-3/18 Orange County Tourn. 3/21* Trabuco Hills 3/26 Aliso Niguel 3/28* Capistrano Valley 4/2* San Clemente 4/4* Tesoro 4/16* Trabuco Hills 4/19 Laguna Beach 4/23* Capistrano Valley 4/25* San Clemente 4/30* Tesoro
Irvine High, 10 a.m. Servite High, 6:30 p.m. TBA, TBA Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. TBA, TBA TBA, TBA Trabuco Hills, 6:30 p.m. Aliso Niguel, 6:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 6:00 p.m. San Clemente, 6:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 6:00 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Laguna Beach, 6 p.m. Capistrano Valley, 6:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Tesoro High, 6:30 p.m.
* Denotes League Play
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SPORTS & OUTDOORS (Cont. from page 19)
GIRLS LACROSSE After producing an 8-10 overall record, of which two losses were decided by one goal, and narrowly missing out on the CIF-SS playoffs, the Dana Hills girls lacrosse team will undergo a rebuilding period in 2013. The team lost 11 seniors, including nine starters, and has a batch of incoming underclassmen that have yet to be tested on their varsity roster. With a lot of his veteran leadership gone, head coach Michael Brooks has looked to three standout seniors to lead the team heading into the new year. Seniors Echo Myers, Krista Paulsen and Mckenna Myers have taken on a leadership role and each one provides solid production at their respective positions. Paulsen has been the team’s goalie for the past three seasons and leads the team’s defense, which Brooks pegged as a strength. “(Paulsen’s) intelligence, her enthusiasm, her willingness to lead on the field has just raised her game level,” Brooks said. “She’s improved every single year she’s played this game…a goalie has a lot of say of how your team’s do.” Mckenna Myers will also help hold down the Dolphins defense while Echo Myers is set to lead the attack on offense.
BOYS LACROSSE SCHEDULE
3/1 3/5 3/7 3/9 3/14 3/19 3/21 3/28 4/2 4/4 4/6 4/18 4/23 4/25 4/27
Sage Hill Sage Hill, 3:30 p.m. Yorba Linda Yorba Linda, 7 p.m. Esperanza Esperanza, 7 p.m. LA v. OC Tourn. Laguna Hills, TBA Mission Viejo Dana Hills, 7 p.m. Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley, 7 p.m. San Juan Hills Dana Hills, 7 p.m. Laguna Hills Laguna Hills, 7 p.m. Aliso Niguel Dana Hills, 7 p.m. San Juan Hills San Juan Hills, 7 p.m. Temecula Valley Dana Hills, 11:30 a.m. Laguna Hills Dana Hills, 7 p.m. Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel, 7 p.m. Capistrano Valley Dana Hills, 7 p.m. Lax-A-Poloza Tourn. Laguna Hills, TBA
* Denotes League Play
BOYS TENNIS The Dana Hills boys tennis team has
been putting a lot of emphasis on their doubles format over the offseason and will look to improve on a thirdplace league finish from last year. Junior Chase Masciorini has put in the work over the offseason to have a breakout year in 2013. He will enter the year as the Dolphins No. 1 singles player. “(Masciorini) has taken his game to a whole new level. He’s ready to be one of the elite players in Orange County,” head coach Justin Green said. Junior Dylan Wong, who played on the No. 3 doubles team last season, has worked his way up the ranks and figures to be among the Dolphins top doubles group. Green stressed how the team is not as deep, outside of Masciorini, in the singles format, which makes the rise of Wong’s game even more important if the Dolphins are to succeed in South Coast League doubles play, where they hope to get points. Freshman Tyler Bloom, who has three older brothers who have played at Dana Hills, has been a standout in the offseason. “We have a lot to prove because we came in third last year…So we’re probably the underdog coming in but our guys have been working hard and are ready for the challenge,” Green said. Dana Point Times March 1-7, 2013
3/1 3/4 3/9 3/11 3/19 3/21 3/26 3/28 4/2 4/4 4/5 4/16 4/18 4/23 4/25 4/27
J Serra Servite/Anaheim Great Oaks Yorba Linda Capistrano Valley San Juan Hills Marina Laguna Hills Aliso Niguel San Juan Hills Amador Valley El Dorado Laguna Hills Aliso Niguel Capistrano Valley Beckman
Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Servite High, 6:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 2 p.m. Yorba Linda, 7:15 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. San Juan Hills, 5:30 p.m. Westminster High, 7:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Aliso Niguel, 5:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Dana Hills, 5 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Laguna Hills, 5:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 6 p.m. Capistrano Valley, 5:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 2 p.m.
* Denotes League Play
GIRLS LACROSSE SCHEDULE DATE
Junior Dylan Wong looks to make an impact in the Dana Hills doubles rotation. Photo by Steve Breazeale
BOYS TENNIS SCHEDULE DATE
3/5 Edison Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 3/7 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, 3 p.m 3/8 Indian Hills Indian Hills, All Day 3/13 La Jolla Country Day Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 3/14 Capistrano Valley Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 3/19 Laguna Beach Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 3/21 Tesoro Tesoro High, 3 p.m. 3/26 El Toro El Toro High, 3 p.m. 3/27 TBA TBA, TBA 3/28 San Clemente Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 4/2 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley, 3 p.m. 4/3 Corona Del Mar Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 4/4 Tesoro Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 4/18 San Clemente San Clemente, 3 p.m. 4/23 El Toro Dana Hills, 3 p.m. 4/25-4/26 Ojai TBA, 1 p.m. * Denotes League Play
BOYS LACROSSE The boys lacrosse team at Dana Hills lost a few of their top goal scorers to graduation but figure to have a solid group of returners on the roster for 2013. The Dolphins finished with a 9-9 overall record last year, going 2-6 in league play. They finished third in the competitive South Coast League and enter the season under the direction of new head coach Brian Dorry. Concordia University commit Marc Hughes should be in the mix for the Dolphins this season. The senior midfielder is looking to follow up his 2012 performance, when he scored 18 goals and recorded 12 assists. Jake Hayward, also a senior midfielder, had an effective 2012 and scored 18 goals and tallied 19 assists. The Dolphins will remain in the South Coast League and opened play on February 27 against Mission Viejo. Results were not available at press time. Page 21
SOFTBALL Last season the question mark for the Dana Hills girls softball team was experience, as they carried only two seniors and four juniors on their roster. Now, after a year that saw them finish second in the South Coast League and earn a CIF-SS playoff berth, that question mark has been washed away. The pitching rotation will be a strength for the Dolphins this season and features multiple players who new head coach Margo Botelho has the confidence to hand the ball to on any given day. Senior catcher Severina Worthington has had the task of learning each pitcher’s style and will be the battery mate of junior pitcher Olivia Baltazar for a third season. Worthington has had a busy offseason catching both Baltazar and junior Lyndsey Cassidy. “It didn’t really take that long (getting in-sync with the pitchers)…it’s kind of difficult because they are all so different but at the same time they all have really good control,” Worthington said. Botelho described how her lineup is good at putting the ball in play, which is crucial to success in softball. Junior third baseman Samantha Schwartz will be a key contributor in the middle of the Dolphins batting order. SOFTBALL SCHEDULE DATE
3/5 Northwood 3/11-3/14 Saddleback Valley Tourn. 3/16 Northwood Tourn. 3/19 Aliso Niguel 3/21 Murrieta Valley 3/23 Northwood Tourn. 3/28* Mission Viejo 4/2* San Clemente 4/16* El Toro 4/17 Saddleback Valley Christian 4/23* Tesoro 4/25* San Clemente 4/30* Mission Viejo 5/2* El Toro 5/8* Tesoro
Northwood, 3:30 p.m. TBA, TBA TBA, TBA Aliso Niguel, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Dana Hills, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. TBA, TBA Mission Viejo, 4:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 4:30 p.m. El Toro, 4:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 5 p.m. Dana Hills, 4:30 p.m. San Clemente, 4:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 4:30 p.m. Dana Hills, 4:30 p.m. Tesoro, 4:30 p.m.
* Denotes League Play
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SCOOP ON THE LOCAL SURF COMMUNITY
D a n a Po i nt
GROM OF THE WEEK August Riley Reinhardt Age: 14, OC Dept. of Education CHEP Dana Point eighth-grader August Riley Reinhardt has been surfing for four years and began competing this season in the WSA Championship Series where he is currently ranked in the middle of the pack in Boys U16. With his serious work ethic—practicing every day before and after school—look for his ratings continue to rise as he begins to make his mark on the local amateur surf scene. His goals include qualifying for the Surfing America Prime series and eventually being chosen to represent the country as part of the PacSun USA Surf Team. Ultimately August would like to become a professional surfer but he has also expressed August Riley Reinhardt. Photo by Jordan Anast/jordananast.com interest in becoming a doctor someday. Right now his training consists mainly of working on improving his turns and vertical hits and running mock heats to prepare for contests, usually at his home break, Salt Creek Beach. When not surfing or studying, August also enjoys skateboarding and photography. In school he earns ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades and his favorite subject is science. August credits his success to coaching and encouragement from his “super supportive family” and would also like to thank Nation Surfboards’ Ryan Engle for his “magic boards.” Whatever the future holds, August is certain that surfing will always be a part of what makes him happy. “It’s super cool just to be in the water, whether free surfing or in a contest,” August said. “I never feel like I get enough on any wave and I just want to keep catching more and more. It never gets old.”—Andrea Swayne
Memories with Metz Surfing Heritage Foundation founder and Hobie retail pioneer Dick Metz tells the Hobie story, from the beginning By Denny Michael Special to Dana Point Times
he Surfing Heritage Foundation and the Hobie companies came together on the evening of February 25 for a historical walk down memory lane courtesy of Hobie retail pioneer and Surfing Heritage Foundation Founder, Dick Metz. At the beginning of the launch of Hobie surfboards Metz was instrumentally involved in shaping the retail course of the Hobie brand. Together with Hobie Alter, the brand’s namesake, Metz and Alter forged the first major push into what is now known as a “lifestyle brand.” In fact, the very first combination of a surf retail storefront with a factory was pioneered here in Dana Point on Pacific Coast Highway where the Taco Surf restaurant now stands. The evening held at the Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum in San Clemente was presented in a slide show format
RESULTS NSSA Southwest Open, Event No. 8, February 23-24, Dana Point, Salt Creek MEN: 1. Thelen McKinna-Worrell, Malibu; 2. Jake Marshall, Encinitas; 3. Kevin Schulz, San Clemente; 4. Austin Finley, San Diego. JUNIORS: 1. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente; 2. Thelen McKinna-Worrell, Malibu; 3. Micky Clarke, Ventura; 4. Jake Marshall, Encinitas. BOYS: 1. Nick Marshall, Encinitas; 2. Cole Houshmand, San Clemente; 3. Eithan Osborne, Ventura; 4. Crosby Colapinto, San Clemente. MINI GROMS: 1. Kade Matson, San Clemente; 2. Erik Weissinger, Huntington Beach; 3. Sebastian Mendes, Agoura Hills; 4. Taro Watanabe, Malibu. Dana Point Times March 1-7, 2013
curated by Metz from the Foundation’s archives and his many years of leading the Hobie program. Gathered at the event were many of Hobie’s current and past employees. Mark Christie, Hobie company president, let the employees off early to attend the program so they could get a better sense of the history and beginnings of the company. During the presentation Metz reminisced about the many Hobie stores he managed both on the mainland, east coast and in Hawaii. Metz and Alter both shared the dream of building a business where you would never need to own hard-soled shoes, wear a tie or have to work east of California’s Pacific Coast Highway. It was this simple idea and their love of the beach that guided many of their original business choices. Prior to his involvement with Alter, Metz was traveling around the world when he came upon the fledgling South African
WOMEN: 1. Frankie Harrer, Malibu; 2. Tia Blanco, San Clemente; 3. Kylie Loveland, Carlsbad; 4. Malia Osterkamp, San Clemente. GIRLS: 1. Malia Osterkamp, San Clemente; 2. Jada Galland, Rancho Santa Fe; 3. Tiare Thompson, La Jolla; 4. Sidney Johnson, Carlsbad. PERFORMERS OF THE EVENT: Nick Marshall, Thelen McKinna-Worrell.
Hobie employees and Surfing Heritage Foundation members gathered at the Foundation’s museum in San Clemente for a walk down memory lane with SHF founder and Hobie retail pioneer Dick Metz on February 25. Photo by Linda Michael
surf scene. It was this discovery that led him to suggest to Bruce Brown that he should film there for his next movie. That movie became the iconic surf film, The Endless Summer. At the end of the evening Metz shared his goal of preserving surfing’s history and culture and the importance of the
March 16-17: Surfing America Prime West, Event No. 6, Huntington Beach, Pier March 23-24: WSA Championship Series, Event No. 8, Dana Point, Salt Creek April 6-7: WSA Championship Series, Event No. 9, Oceanside Harbor April 20-21: NSSA Southwest Open, Event No. 10, San Onofre State Beach, Upper Trestles April 27-28: WSA West Coast Championships, San Onofre State Beach, Church Beach
March 2-3: NSSA Southwest Open, Event No. 9, Ventura, C Street March 3: SSS Orange County Middle School and High School, Event No. 5, Huntington Beach, Goldenwest Street
May 4: NSSA Southwest Explorer, Event No. 9, San Diego, Pacific Beach, Crystal Pier May 5: NSSA Southwest Explorer, Event No. 10, San Diego, Pacific Beach, Crystal Pier
Hobie legacy as part of that history. To learn more about this story and countless others, see the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s collection or to find out how to become a member, log on to www. surfingheritage.org, call 949.388.0313 ext. 0 or visit the museum at 110 Calle Iglesia in San Clemente. DP
SURF FORECAST Water Temperature: 56-57 degrees F Water Visibility and Conditions: Local: 8-12’+ Poor-Fair Catalina: 30-35’ Good Immediate: More northwest and southwest swell energy moves in Friday, with surf running in the knee-waist-shoulder high (2-4’) zone. Conditions are looking favorable in the mornings. Long Range Outlook: A blend of slightly larger southwest and northwest swells prevails over the weekend. Conditions look favorable Saturday, but a little dicey for Sunday. Check out Surfline for all the details!