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Selling San Clemente Fortune 500 companies and non-surf brands are embracing the beachside lifestyle the city evokes. E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6
Trestles makes an appearance in a national commercial by Visa. Photo by Jeremiah Klein
Visit of Vietnam Wall to Dana Point Draws Thousands of Locals
18-year-old Accused of Trying to Strangle Mother of Two
2006 SCHS Grad Named to First Team All-America
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO A husband and wife who own Modern Tree Service and Jamo’s Gardening face charges of committing $2 million in fraud. James Joseph Klinger, 64, and Dorothy Louise Klinger, 63, both of San Juan Capistrano, are each charged with 29 counts of misrepresenting facts to State Compensation Insurance Fund, 28 counts of failing to file a return with intent to evade tax, 28 counts of willful failure to pay taxes, five felony counts of misrepresenting facts to a workers’ compensation insurance company and sentencing enhancements for loss over $100,000 and taking involving more than $500,000. With additional tax charges, James Klinger faces 42 years in prison and Dorothy Klinger 39 years, the District Attorney’s Office said. They did not return a call for comment.
Next Door W hat ’s goin g on in our n e ig h b oring towns
On May 11 the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department issued a press release announcing that DNA evidence has linked two 1981 slayings in Goleta to the Original Night Stalker/East Area Rapist. The announcement brought new interest to a cold case that has ties to Dana Point. The ONS/EAR struck in Niguel Shores in 1980 killing newlywed couple Keith and Patrice Harrington. The Harrington murders marked the first time the ONS/EAR struck in Orange County. His crime spree began in the ’70s in Northern California with as many as 40 rapes and escalated violently as he made his way south leaving as many as 10 murder victims in his wake. Harrington relatives played an integral role in changing the way DNA is collected and shared within law enforcement. The killer has yet to be identified. Read more at www.danapointtimes.com.
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... a Strangler?
THE LATEST: An 18-year-old San Clemente man accused of barging into a Cazador Lane home Sunday morning and choking a woman while her two children looked on remains in Men’s Jonathan Ashton Aikin Central Jail. Courtesy of OCSD It took at least three deputies to arrest Jonathan Ashton Aikin, 18, of San Clemente, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Spokesman Jim Amormino. Deputies had received multiple calls around 9 a.m. Sunday reporting a young male going through backyards and attempting to open doors in the area, he said. One caller reported seeing a man screaming gibberish, and another reported a man with his shirt pulled over his head and repeatedly saying, “Go away,” though no one was around, according to the Sheriff’s blotter. Soon, deputies received emergency calls reporting a woman screaming. Aikin had apparently entered the woman’s home through an unlocked door. The victim had been lying in bed with her 5-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter when the suspect burst into the room, locked the door, put his hands on her throat and tried to kiss her, the spokesman said. The woman reached for the phone, and Aikin knocked it out of her hands. Amormino said the woman’s son tried to defend his mother. The boy jumped on the man and in the process suffered a bruise to his left eye and cheek, Amormino said. A neighbor, an active duty Marine, heard the screaming and ran up to investigate. At that point, Aikin had the woman in a sort of bear hug, and the Marine struggled to free her. San Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
Deputies investigating the earlier calls heard the screams and tried to enter from the locked back door, Amormino said. “They forced entry, ran up there, engaged him and took him into custody,” he said. Despite the struggle, officers did not have to draw weapons. Amormino said deputies believe Aikin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest though they were unsure what kind. Deputies Robert Manche, Tim Gutierrez and Aaron Schulte made the arrest, according to Lt. Paul D’Auria, chief of police services. WHAT’S NEXT: Aikin is being held on $250,000 bail, according to the sheriff’s website. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 25 at the Harbor Justice Center.
Protestors called for the closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Photo by Stacie N. Galang
FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.sanclementetimes.com for updates. —Stacie N. Galang
... More Protests of SONGS?
THE LATEST: Dozens of anti-nuclear energy protestors, wearing red and holding signs, packed City Hall Tuesday night to continue their calls to close San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Gary Headrick of San Clemente Green made an impassioned plea of the City Council to adopt a five-point resolution to shut down the power plant, reinforce structures holding radioactive materials, create incentives for clean energy, establish an alternative solution for evacuation plans and redirect funds to complete what he called the “smart grid.” “Tonight, we ask you to vote to support our goals,” Headrick told the council. The leader of San Clemente Green had
asked to make the presentation at the council’s May 3 meeting, saying he would speak for his group and others supporting their cause. Still, about 30 speakers went to the microphone during the meeting to ask that the Southern California Edison owned power plant be shut down. The diverse speakers included 9-yearold Ella McClure and Jenessa Stemke who rode her bike 76 miles to City Hall. “If we want to shut down the power plant, shut down the lights at home,” Stemke said. WHAT’S NEXT: The City Council decided to send an action letter to San Clemente’s congressional delegation, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Ken Calvert. They also asked the letter be sent to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid. The letter will call on the legislators to devote funding to complete the Avenida La Pata extension and to find a permanent place to store spent fuel rods
and move them from SONGS. But it wasn’t enough for some in the audience. “No agency accepts any responsibility,” said San Clemente’s Lyn Harris Hicks of Coalition for Responsible and Ethical Environmental Decisions. FIND OUT MORE: For more information on San Clemente Green, visit www.sanclementegreen.org. To learn more about SONGS, see www.songscommunity.com. —SNG
... Ole Hanson Tiles Near the Pier Railroad Crossing?
THE LATEST: The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to add a band of Ole Hanson tiles at the crosswalk to the pier access road. Councilmen Bob Baker and Tim Brown voted against spending the $28,000 needed (Cont. on page 5) www.sanclementetimes.com
Eye on SC (Cont. from page 3) to complete the project. “To me, it’s a lot of money we don’t have to spend on something we don’t need,” Brown said later. The request for council approval meant loaning the money from the city’s general fund to the Redevelopment Agency, which was responsible for the project but had depleted its funding. Because the governor could potentially eliminate the agencies statewide, San Clemente may not be paid back for its loan. The approval would add 310 square feet of the tile as the crosswalk bridging the north and south sidewalks. “It is after all a road,” Baker said. “Let’s not get carried away with this.” The latest request was an add-on to the $1.7 million tile project upgrading the sidewalks around the Pier Bowl with the ceramic, terracotta-colored Ole Hanson tiles. The Pier Bowl Merchants Association had requested 400-square-feet of the tiles be included at the start of the access road and before the railroad tracks. The space between the tile would have included colored concrete to match the tile color. Rick Anderson, association president, said the lack of tiles to the access road would leave the job “half done.” The city had spent thousands of dollars in other areas of the city, including Avenida Del Mar, he noted. He called on the city to step up. “I can’t believe I’m here having to fight for this,” said Anderson, who owns Casa Tropicana Inn. Councilman Jim Evert agreed, but his effort to move the merchant’s endorsed $38,000 plan forward didn’t muster support. “It’s really needed to complete that look down there,” Evert said. Mayor Lori Donchak preferred the staff’s recommended plan for the crosswalk, which eventually garnered approval from Evert and Councilman Jim Dahl. WHAT’S NEXT: The city authorized staff to
proceed with the change order and install the $30,000 tile sidewalk. The overall project is expected to be complete by midJune, said Landscape Architect Tim Shaw, who’s overseeing the work. FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.san-clemente. org to see the staff report on the project. —SNG
…Charges Against Former CUSD Officials?
THE LATEST: The District Attorney’s Office on May 17 responded to questions from appellate justices asking whether they had properly disclosed all of the necessary information in the perjury case against former Capistrano Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Susan McGill. That comes days after the final charges were dropped against former Superintendent James Fleming. Both were indicted four years ago this month on allegations surrounding the creation of an “enemies list” of those who supported an unsuccessful recall of all seven trustees in 2005. McGill faces a perjury charge, for allegedly lying that she created the lists and passed them to Fleming, but appellate court justices grilled prosecutors as to whether they disclosed they had evidence the list was created by former district spokesman David Smollar. WHAT’S NEXT: Deputy District Attorney Stephen Sauer said in the brief his office acted properly. If the justices don’t agree in their ruling, expected in coming weeks, the final charge against McGill would also be dismissed.
...Local State Budget Impacts?
THE LATEST: San Clemente was spared when Gov. Jerry Brown announced his plans to close 70 state parks because of the budget crisis. Schools also got a little good news when Brown released his May “revise” budget on Monday: It included an additional $3 billion for K-12 education. At Capistrano Unified School District, officials are looking at $21 million in cuts to their $382 million budget. WHAT’S NEXT: “While we are encouraged by the governor’s latest proposal, we are still evaluating what it means to the district,” CUSD spokesman Marcus Walton said. In San Clemente, City Manager George Scarborough says in a report to council members that the city still faces some challenges, but has weathered the financial storm. The city’s total proposed budget is $114 million. He calls it a “status quo” budget, although growth is predicted in sales tax and property taxes. Property taxes, 49 percent of the city’s income, amount to $24 million, up 1 percent, while sales taxes are expected to increase $240,000 to $6.8 million in 2012. Cities and school districts are gearing up to adopt their budgets now. San Clemente has a public budget workshop scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19, continuing at 4 p.m. Friday, May 20. Both are at City Hall. The public hearing on the budget will be June 7. FIND OUT MORE: See www.sanclementetimes.com for updates. —JV
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• Proclamation Declarations: May is a plentiful proclamation month. The city presented a proclamation to VFW San Clemente Post 7142 Quartermaster Alex Neil on Tuesday to designate May 27 to 30 as Buddy Poppy Days in the city. Funds collected for Buddy Poppy Days go toward helping disabled veterans. Next up, Meghan and Shannon Maloney, co-presidents of the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Swim for Life Club, helped the city declare May 27 as Water Safety Awareness Day. The city also presented Marine Safety Officer Nick Giugni with a proclamation declaring May 23 to 30 as Beach Safety Week. May is also Neighborhood Watch Month, prompting Mayor Lori Donchak to present the city’s Police Services Crime Prevention Specialist Janet Dunford a proclamation.
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Thursday, May 19 City Council Budget Workshop 4 p.m. Meeting in Council Chambers. Continued at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200, www.san-clemente.org. Chamber Business Council Meeting 4 p.m. Meeting at OC Tavern. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1131, www.scchamber.com.
Friday, May 20 Older American Months Tribute 12 p.m. Celebration at the Senior Center with entertainment by Caludia Gambino. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322.
Saturday, May 21 Diana Brinks Fundraising Concert 7 p.m. SCPC Baja Ministry presents a concert with Diana Brinks to raise money for the people in Tijuana. Tickets $10. 119 N. Avenida de la Estrella, San Clemente, 949.492.6158, www.scpres.org.
Sunday, May 22 Sierra Sage Walk 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Take a walk through The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Free. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778, www.theconservancy.org.
Monday, May 23 Toddlertime 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Stories for youngsters ages 2-3 at the library; adult participation and sign-ups required. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, www.ocpl.org.
Tuesday, May 24 Seniors Watercolor Class 1 p.m.-3:55 p.m. Saddleback emeritus class begins at the Senior Center. Materials fee $3. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322.
Wednesday, May 25 Commissions and Committees Application Deadline Last day to apply to serve on commissions and committees. www.san-clemente.org. Book Group for Adults 8:30 a.m. Discuss From the Land of Green Ghosts by Khoo Pascal Thweat at the library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, www.ocpl.org.
• Saving Lives: The city recognized ocean lifeguard Teddy Weise and supervisor Alyssa Banks, who both helped save a 17-year-old from Fallbrook two weeks ago. Weise spotted the struggling swimmer from the pier tower and Banks made the rescue. “Without a doubt if these two hadn’t acted the way they did, this kid could have drowned,” said Rod Mellott, safety lieutenant. “They did a great job.” Mellott said lifeguards average about 3,000 rescues a year. • HAIL THE TRAIL: Parks Director Sharon Heider announced that San Clemente was awarded the 2010 Achievement Award Agency Showcase by the California Parks and Recreation Society for the city’s trail map. She presented the certificate to Parks Commission Chairman Tom Wicks and Landscape Architect Tim Shaw, who were instrumental in the creation of the trail map.
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Fun on the Run 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. After-school traveling activity program meets Monday through Friday at various times and locations. www.san-clemente.org. Beaches, Parks and Recreation Director Sharon Heider, left, stands with lifeguard Supervisor Alyssa Banks, lifeguard Teddy Weise, Marine Safety Officer Nick Giugni and Marine Safety Lieutenant Rod Mellott. Photo by Stacie N. Galang
Legislative & transportation Council Meeting 12 p.m. SC Chamber meeting at Saddleback Memorial Center San Clemente. 949.492.1131, www.scchamber.com. www.sanclementetimes.com
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Selling San Clemente Big-time companies latch on to surfing as an ideal for marketing
A surfer checks waves at Trestles. Photo by Jeremiah Klein
By Stacie N. Galang San Clemente Times
he 30-second spot opens with a family of four waxing boards in Malibu, and they quickly hop to a second surf spot: Trestles. The image conjures a feeling of adventure, family fun and freedom, and credit card behemoth Visa wants to inspire viewers with the excitement surfing elicits as it kicks off its “Sweepstakes of a Lifetime” campaign. The company is just the latest non-surfing corporation to embrace surfing—and San Clemente—as a lifestyle worthy of use for marketing their company. In January, Acura launched a Facebook campaign, creating an online commercial with San Clemente in the background. The car company owned by Honda signed up some 40,000 fans. Last January, retail giant Target signed on to sponsor San Clemente native and surf prodigy Kolohe Andino as one of 10 action-sports athletes associated with its lifestyle marketing. Meanwhile professional surf champ Kelly
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Slater, though not a local, signed on with Mary Gilly, professor of marketing at Daphne’s California Greek this month UC Irvine, said surfing appeals to young as a partner and brand ambassador for and old and people of all shapes and the restaurant chain’s “commitment to a sizes. healthy, active lifestyle and great tasting “The freedom, the kind of beyond the food.” edge and a little danger “It’s the endless Surfing and marketis an appealing thing,” ing professionals say the summer. Everysaid Gilly, who teaches sport is a natural choice strategic brand managebody’s young and ment for the university’s for companies. “(Surfing) portrays pretty and tan and MBA program. “I think youth, this lifestyle that’s it has more universal apfit, which isn’t the peal. People say, ‘I can do very healthy, outdoors, an idyllic way of life,” that or I wanna do that.” reality of it.” said Barry Haun, curator The beach vibe, sun —Barry Haun and creative director of and fun, combined with the San Clemente-based Surfing Heritage attractive women and men also help, Foundation. “It’s the endless summer. Gilly said. Everybody’s young and pretty and tan and “If you live in Nebraska, you can’t surf, fit, which isn’t the reality of it.” but you can wear surf clothing and you An avid surfer, Haun noted that on any can associate yourself with the whole given morning on the water he tends to image.” see more surfers 50 years old and older than members of younger generations. Fortune 500 “Then again, surfing does keep you When Visa went to launch its latest young,” he said. sweepstakes, the company gravitated to Page 6
the surf concept because it was “engaging and visually exciting,” said Alex Carddock, head of North America marketing for Visa. “It really leant itself nicely to helping us tell the story of people making memories and sharing memories with kids,” he said. “Surfing just really helped us tell a fantastic story and do it in a way that’s engaging and impactful.” Visa relied on Los Angeles-based advertising firm TBWA for the details putting together the commercial, Carddock said. A couple of firm’s employees surf and picked the destinations, including mainland surf break Trestles, featured in the television ad that launched last month. “A few guys in the team are really keen surfers,” he said. The featured family—the Iglois from Hermosa Beach—end the commercial in Teahupoo, Tahiti, another sweet spot for surfing insiders. Carddock said it’s peak travel season, and the credit card company wanted a campaign that created a positive visual in (Cont. on page 8) www.sanclementetimes.com
Eye on SC Selling San Clemente (Cont. from page 6) the mind of travelers. Surfing fit the bill with beautiful blue skies, crystal clear waters and plenty of sunshine. “Surfing is very beautiful sport,” he said. “Surfing helped bring a lifestyle together in way that’s truly exciting and very motivating for customers to use Visa for travel transactions for the next couple of months.” For Target, Andino was “a natural addition to our program,” said Devin O’Brien of Target’s Lifestyle Marketing. The giant retailer wants to build relationships with their athletes and “develop unique ways to support their progression and lifestyle.” “Aside from being one of the most progressive young surfers in the world, Kolohe is a solid individual and comes from a surfing pedigree with deep roots and relationships within the industry,” O’Brien said in a statement. “We’re inspired by and have great respect for surfing’s deep history and the athletes who have brought it to the place it is today—we’re excited and honored to be playing a role in supporting the future of the sport. Mark Ortiz, national interactive marketing manager for American Honda and Acura, said the company’s concept was Compete like a Pro, which they launched with Acura’s TSX model. The car company wanted to portray the wagon as a roomy sports vehicle for surfers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. Acura’s national campaign, which ultimately gave away a TSX, started at a Western Surfing Association contest in January. The company brought a video camera and talked to surfers and beach goers about the car. Ortiz called it experimental for the car company. “We got some really good unscripted comments,” he said. “When people think of wagons, they think of traditional station wagons with the wood paneling. That’s
Surfers leave Trestles. File photo
kind of your parents so to speak. The new wagons are about sporty performance and utility.” Surfing also fit the lifestyle Acura was hoping to give off. He described it as “aspirational.” “Whether you do it or don’t, everybody wants to be a part of the lifestyle.” Ortiz knew the idea also had to resonate with surfers. “When you choose to get involved with the surfing industry, authenticity is important,” Ortiz said. San Clemente worked as ideal backdrop. “When you work with grass roots organizations like WSA and you have
Kolohe Andino, sponsored by Target, catches a wave. Photo by Andrea Swayne
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locations like San Clemente that are very core to surf community, it just made a lot of sense all the way around,” Ortiz said. San Clemente Surf San Clemente has long been a hub for the surf community and industry, Haun said. Not only does the city host to both surf businesses but also surf-related business like publishing. Overall, San Clemente and parts of South Orange County have been dubbed “Velcro Valley,” said Gilly. Trestles, with its killer point break wave, has drawn surfers to the area for generations. The surf business followed, Haun said. “You have this prominent jutting out of the land and then a wave will start at the top and peel along the contour as it kinds of wraps inside,” Haun said of Trestles. “It’s a very predictable wave. A point break, you kind of know how it’s going to break every time more or less.” Other surf breaks at Uppers, Middles, Lowers and Church also attract the world’s best boarders. “San Clemente’s kind of off the radar, which is good for those of us who live here,” he said. “We have our mini version of the North Shore, mini spots within close proximity, we have that right here in our backyard, and it’s suitable for all levels of surf.” Sponsorships Changing the Sport Back in the day, surf contests rarely offered prizes, and if they did winners went home with a pair of trunks or boards, Haun said. “It was nothing compared to now,” he said. In time, boarders started taking home prize money and eventually sponsorPage 8
ships worth thousands of dollars. Initially, sponsored surfers bore the name of popular brands like Billabong or Roxy. Major companies like retailer Target have entered and changed up the mix, Haun noted. Surfing purists have decried the changes, but the foundation curator said it’s surfers have long resisted change and recent changes in sponsorships are simply the latest. Surfers put up a fuss when leashes were added to boards, calling them “kook cords,” Haun noted. He thinks some boarders even rejected fins initially, but nary a surfer today rips curls without one. It’s a sport that prizes independence and individuality. “Surfers are just tough nuts to crack,” he said. “I mean it took a long time for leashes to catch on.” Big-money sponsorships may merely be bringing out jealously rather than evoking a deep-seeded belief that accepting money from beyond Velcro Valley is a surfing sin. Surfers are getting paid to do what they love, and what’s not to like about that, Haun said. While Trestles isn’t a surf secret, Haun’s pretty sure surfing regulars don’t care much for the added publicity to the prime surf spot, especially from less experienced boarders. “If you fall on a couple of waves or take off on people repeatedly, you’ll probably be chased out of the water,” Haun said. “It is kind of important people learn surfing etiquette.” Ultimately, Haun thought major corporations may intend to portray beauty and youth but may also unwittingly be promoting a fountain of youth. He sees guys in their 70s catching waves. “There are not a lot of sports—golf or tennis— that you can participate in at such a physical level and be active.” SC www.sanclementetimes.com
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SC Sheriff’s Blotter Compiled By Maryann Doudna and Pantea Ommi Mohajer All information below is obtained from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Web site (www.ocsd.org) and reflects data available from calls placed from the field by the responding officer(s). An arrest doesn’t represent guilt. The items below are just a sampling of the entries listed on the OCSD Web site.
Tuesday, May 17 Welfare Check Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (7:52 p.m.) An elderly woman approached a passing driver, asking for a ride to meet someone. When the person she was supposed to meet could not be found at the destination, she asked the driver to take her back to where she was picked up. The driver returned the woman, who appeared confused, to the gas station she was picked up at, and reported the incident to 911. Keep the Peace Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (6:06 p.m.) A man, whose ex-wife had gotten a restraining warrant against him, called police stating she had moved to a new address and would not give it to him. The man claimed to be holding an ongoing investigation against her for child neglect. He wanted police to help him find his wife. Disturbance-Family Dispute Avenida Teresa, 500 Block (6:45 p.m.) A 15-year-old son called police when his dad began getting physically abusive with him for no reason. The boy’s father got on the phone and explained to dispatch his son was having issues at school and being disrespectful to his mother so he was “trying to keep him in line.” Vandalism in Progress South El Camino Real/Avenida Barcelona (6:02 p.m.) A man called police after a woman intentionally bumped her shopping cart into his vehicle, scratching it. The woman was also getting verbally abusive with him. Disturbance El Camino Real, 1800 Block (4:27 p.m.) A transient man was arrested after kicking open the door of a coffee shop. He was detained at the shop until police arrived. Patrol Check Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (2:52 San Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
p.m.) A woman walked out of the hospital before doctors released her after she was brought in drunk and unconscious. Patrol vehicles were sent out to locate her. Fraud Report Avenida Adobe, 100 Block (1:51 p.m.) After refusing to transfer the pink slip of a vehicle to the new owner during a sale, a Laguna Beach woman was taken to court by the buyer. It was later discovered that the woman selling the car was not the owner and had been forging signatures on all the paperwork during the sale. Suspicious Person Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (1:49 p.m.) Police were sent to investigate a woman who was allegedly attempting to sell heroin to passersby near the railroad crossing. Drunk in Public Avenida Barcelona /Ola Vista (1:41 p.m.) A drunken female transient was reported running down the street screaming at people while throwing a beer can up in the air. Petty Theft Report Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (12:43 p.m.) A supermarket employee discovered his bike had been stolen from out in front of the store when he was heading home after his shift. Unknown Trouble Via Robina, 200 Block (12:37 p.m.) A concerned neighbor called 911 after hearing a woman screaming, “Help call the police,” in a nearby apartment. The caller said a man had started living with the woman recently but did not know who he was. Suspicious Person Calle Del Cerro, 1000 Block (8:56 a.m.) A woman called police when her neighbor began chopping down trees with a machete. She told police the man, who is a plumber, was possibly under the influence of narcotics and had been out of control since the night before. Assist Outside Agency Interstate 5/Avenida Mendocino (6:04 a.m.) Police were sent to assist a woman who was throwing items off of the overpass at southbound traffic on Interstate-5. Investigate Person Down El Camino Real, 500 Block (12:15 a.m.) A man was found lying face down next to a public phone booth. Authorities were sent to investigate and assist.
Monday, May 16 Keep The Peace Mariposa, 200 Block (7:39 a. m.) A woman called deputies when her ex-husband refused to both send their daughter
to school and hand her over for the designated custody day. Welfare Check Avenida Vista Hermosa/ Interstate-5 (8:21 a.m.) A woman called the police to report a man slumped over his steering wheel on Interstate-5. When she honked at him, he was unresponsive. Deputies and fire authority were called but they were unable to locate the vehicle.
Sunday, May 15 Stolen Vehicle Via San Gorgonio, 2900 Block (9:40 p.m.) A man called to report that his car had been stolen. While he was playing basketball at the park, the suspect stole his keys and drove off with his car. The suspect later returned the car and ran off through the park. Welfare Check Calle La Serna, 2300 Block (8:28 p.m.) A man called the police to check on his neighbor’s two adult sons, one of whom is bipolar. Their residence was a mess, and one of the their cars had gone missing. The car was later found in another neighbor’s driveway. Domestic Violence Paseo Flamenco, 3400 Block (5:14 p.m.) A woman called deputies to report that her sister’s boyfriend had choked the informant’s sister and thrown her up against a wall. Petty Theft Camino de Estrella, 500 Block (2:07 a.m.) A local convenience store employee called to report three males who came into the store and stole two 12packs of Budweiser Light. They left in an unknown vehicle.
Saturday, May 14 Suspicious Person Caminos de Los Mares, 600 Block (8:10 p.m.) A woman called the police to report a man who was pacing around a drug store parking lot asking for money. The woman was afraid to get out of her car. Disturbance Corte Miro, 0 Block (3:53 p.m.) A woman called the police stating that her husband, a car salesman, was drunk and was threatening to kill her. Her husband, wearing a white bathrobe, was later detained by the police in the couple’s front yard and arrested. Investigate Dead Body Gema, 0 Block (7:24 a.m.) Deputies called the Orange County Fire Authority to investigate a 72-year-old man who was possibly deceased. His body was warm, but he was not breathing. CPR was unsuccessful. Page 10
Disturbance- Family Dispute La Paloma, 200 Block (6:26 a.m.) An informant called the police to report a woman who had been banging on her own door. The informant stated that this woman and her male roommate had been fighting all day and that she was possibly a meth abuser.
Friday, May 13 Vandalism in Progress Calle Vista Torito, 400 Block (11:42 p.m.) An anonymous informant called deputies to report a group of juveniles who were setting off fireworks and exploding mailboxes at Gorgonia Park. Suspicious Persons North El Camino Real/Canada (11:22 p.m.) A concerned citizen called to report a man who was on the stairs of a local bank with his pants down. Later, he put his pants back on but had taken off his shirt. Burglary Report Avenida Victoria, 200 Block (9:22 p.m.) A woman called the police after her exboyfriend broke into her apartment and stole items from both her and her current roommate. The suspect used to live in the apartment, but the locks had been changed since he moved out a week ago. Disturbance El Camino Real, 400 Block (4:49 p.m.) A concerned citizen called the police to report a woman who was refusing to leave a local pizzeria. After eating two meals and drinking five glasses of wine, she was beginning to nod off but would not leave the restaurant premises. Narcotic Violation Misdemeanor Calle Sarmentoso, 1200 Block (2:01 p.m.) A 14-year-old girl at Bernice Ayer Middle School was found with marijuana and pills. She was allegedly holding these substances for a friend. Disturbance El Camino Real, 300 Block (12:30 p.m.) The manager of a coffee shop called deputies to report he had asked to vagrants to move on. Both began disturbing the peace and one threw a patio table at him. Disturbance El Camino Real, 200 Block (9:36 a.m.) A man was found sleeping, wrapped up in a blanket on the side of a building near a coffee shop. Suspicious Person in Vehicle Avenida Cordoba, 300 Block (8:44 a.m.) A caller reported seeing two trucks occupied by three or more people who were possibly doing detail work on cars. They looked suspicious because the houses they were doing the detailing at looked empty or unoccupied. www.sanclementetimes.com
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Props, Recognitions and Morsels of Info Channel Islands National Park Tour Slated for Mid-June u A tour of the Channel Islands National Park is scheduled for June 18 to 19. The trip, sponsored by the California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners and Board members, costs $275 per person and includes overnight accommodations—a shared room, two lunches, boat and bus transportation and educational presentations. The Channel Islands National Park is a complex of offshore islands. Relatively undisturbed, these islands are the homes of marine animals and native plants, some found only in this system of islands. The National Park Service provides for limited visitation to two of the five islands in the chain, Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands. The tour leaves from Ventura Harbor. Once on the islands, travelers will hike on hilly terrain to view nesting/fledgling marine birds, seals and island reptiles. Hikes around the islands require comfortable shoes, hiking boots, if available. The tour will accept between 16 and 24 people and could be canceled if the minimum is not met. To make your reservation, contact Paul Romero, CAPRCBM executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.799.5908.
Marblehead Students Participate in Kids Run with the OC Marathon u Marblehead Elementary had 22 students from grades 3 to 5 participate in the Kids Run the OC Marathon program designed by the Orange County Department of Education and organizers of the Orange County Marathon. The students trained and learned about nutrition for three months prior to the April 30 run. All told, the team accumulated 25.2 miles during these three months and ran the last mile April 30 at the Orange County Fairgrounds along with other students from all over Orange County. Marblehead students received their medals May 6 during a morning assembly. Volunteer coaches for the Marblehead team were Liessa Randle, Kristina Nusenow and Isabel Neidl. Participants from third-graders included Caitlin Yang, Francesca Best, Bella Paredes, Sarah
Cahill, Emma Ruby, Isabella Perez, Raquel Romero, Marlee Yost, Alan Swann and Emily Lindquist; fourth-graders were Kelly Garrett, Riley Getz, Karina Repaire, Macayla Norman, Alex Pak, Elaine Reyland, Kaela Kuhn and Lucy Schwien; and fifthgraders were Sophia Perez, Sierra Moore, Zach Neidl and Scott Lindquist. Isabella Perez placed fourth for females age 8.
San Clemente Resident Receives $1,000 MMAA Scholarship u Nicole Hines, daughter of Anja and
Wayne Hines of San Clemente, was one of the recipients of the Minot Model Alumni Association’s $1,000 scholarships. To qualify, she had to be a descendent of a Minot Model High School student during the 1967-1968 school year. Nicole Hines’ grandmother, Phyllis (Hubbard) Dyke, was a 1950 graduate.
El Camino Real Business Run More Offers Trail Run Photos u Until the end of May, Run More is exhibiting 100 pictures from San Clemente’s Trail Run 2011 on May 7. Owner Hiro Fujimara will also email a picture to runners who find themselves among the photos. He hopes this event will be a good chance to get to know each local runner. For more info, visit www.runmore-ca.com.
Cheek Swabbing Festival Set u Be the Match is hosting a cheek swabbing festival for Team Lyndsey. Those who attend the event will be swabbed for their bone marrow and placed on the registry. The festival also seeks to find a match for Lyndsey Harhay, 23. The event includes live music and food and drinks. The event will be Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rib Trader at 911 S. El Camino Real in San Clemente. For more information, contact Danny Espinoza at 951.236.4715 for visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/teamlyndsey.
Shorecliffs Middle School students, from left, Christy Mednick, Katie Head, Hanna Peterson, Aly Perkins, Daniel Klevit, Saylor Voris, Melia Graves and Katie Mednick work on their school garden. Courtesy photo
Grants Help Shorecliffs Grow Garden for Science Library u Shorecliffs Middle School has been awarded a $2,700 grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement for the construction of their school’s Shorecliffs West View Learning Garden. This is in addition to the $500 grant recently awarded by the San Clemente Garden Club to be used for California natives and a butterfly garden. The garden is also receiving support from Girl and Boy Scout troops who are working together to build crucial elements of the garden. The school’s science department’s search for ways to connect academic standards to real-life experiences is the driving force for this project. “I’m always looking for ways to make science more interesting for my students and to find ways to keep this age group engaged,” said seventhgrade life science teacher Jenny Goit in a press release. Lessons in the garden will include evaluating different soil types, plant anatomy and classification, natural habitats and sustainability. The garden will also enable students to master basic science skills such as measuring, utilizing the scientific method of study, and using microscopes. Students will also learn that many factors affect what is grown in a habitat including weather, soil, geology, topography and cultural traditions. In addition to deciding what herbs and vegetables to plant each year, students will be charged with many of the garden chores, including plant care, weeding, amending the soil, turning the compost pile, raking, sweeping and pruning.
Running Moms Set Goal for 1,000-Mile Run for Charity u On Mothers Day 2011, San Clemente resident Kim Campbell set out with five other San Clemente moms to take on the challenge of running 1,000 miles in 365 days. For the past four years, the group
Students from Marblehead Elementary who participated in the Kids Run received their medals Friday. Courtesy photo
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has met many early mornings a week to run. Together, they have supported each other through the training and completion of half marathons, marathons, duathlons and triathlons, said Campbell. For the past three years, she has also been involved with nonprofit Acres of Love, which rescues and cares for abandoned AIDS orphans in South Africa. The running mom founded a local group called “Mommies in America,” and they have organized several fundraisers for their chosen charity. Campbell has traveled three times to South Africa to work with the children and even worked for the organization part time for a year. “My family and many neighbors in San Clemente are deeply committed to this cause and have promised to help provide financially for 10 of the children they have rescued that live in their Bridges Forever Home,” she wrote. The group is asking for pledges for every mile they run. They hope to complete the 1,000 miles by Mother’s Day 2012. For more information about the 1,000-mile run, visit www.1000miles-365days.blogspot.com. To learn more about their charity, go to www. acresoflove.org.
Heritage Christian To Host Performances of ‘Peter Pan’ u Heritage Christian School, a home school ministry of Heritage Christian Fellowship, presents the classic story and play Peter Pan on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. There will be two performances: 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $5 per person. No reservations are necessary. The play will be at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente. The actors range from elementary school through high school. This is one of many theatre productions from Heritage Christian School. Past plays include the Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, Johnny Tremain, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An American Story and Treasures from the Attic. For more information, visit www.hcfsc.org.
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Unintended Consequences We want to cut government expenditures and shrink its reach. Will we be willing to live with the consequences?
he big debate in the country today is how to balance the budget. It has overtaken the even bigger debate on how to get the economy growing again. Everywhere we hear the cry to Wavelengths slash government expenBy Jim Kempton ditures and lay off those government workers along with eliminating their pensions. While unsustainable pension plans are certainly in need of rapid revision, the drastic slate-cleaning being called for may have just the opposite effect of what it intends. One thing I am pretty certain of: Laying off hundreds of thousands of workers won’t stimulate a consumer-confidence buying spree for home improvement at Lowe’s. If we are trying to get our consumer-driven economic engine out of first gear, reducing the number of people who can spend money is not likely to help. They are the people who buy surf brand clothes at Hobie, eat at Nicks, get their car repaired at Shade Tree and drink their coffee at Kaylani. Govern-
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ment workers are the people who run the Sheriff’s department, the state park and the fire station. Government workers maintain your kid’s playing fields, repair traffic lights and run the sewer plant. And, if you remember, fight your wars for you. Don’t touch defense and Social Security and other social safety plans you say? Well, the part that is left amounts to 11 percent of the budget, and that is not likely to balance a trillion-dollar debt—even if you stripped all of it. So the military, Social Security and Medicaid must be considered—unless we want to just pretend to work on the budget. Imagine if they shut down Camp Pendleton. Oceanside’s economy would collapse. Here in San Clemente, Señor Barbers’ thriving business would be gone in a heartbeat. So would dozens of other businesses that depend on 20,000 military consumers and their families. While Pendleton and San Onofre State Park are in no immediate danger of closure, government-run state parks and military bases like them would be shut all around the country. And the effect would be devastating to the towns near them just like ours would be in San Clemente and Oceanside. Cutting the cost of government means laying off your kids’ teachers. It means—if we are serious about real debt reduction and smaller government—taking away all those drug supplements President Bush put into place six years ago so seniors could afford to get the prescriptions they need. It means forgetting about new highway improvements. The budget has already stripped the tsunami-preparedness program to the bone. Complaining about the long waits at the local DMV in Shorecliffs? Wait until they move it to
Fullerton to improve efficiency. Remember the E. Coli outbreaks a few years ago when we all demanded there be more oversight on our food growing process? Those inspectors will be long gone. And please don’t argue it’s all those cheating welfare mothers and illegal aliens. They need to be dealt with, but they are only 1 percent of the government’s total expenditure. One F15 Fighter jet costs more than all the welfare cheats in Orange County. And if you want to talk cheats, how about the biggest agribusiness corporations getting billions in subsidies in the farm states while Orange County farmers struggle? How about the $20 billion in subsidies we gave the oil companies last year when they made $40 billion in profit? That’s a lot of teacher’s salaries. There is no doubt we can cut waste and increase efficiencies in both local and national government. And we must trim fat and even some muscle. But balancing the budget will take a lot more. Some contend these cuts are a necessity, and they may be, if balancing the budget is our only goal. But their costs may end up outweighing their benefits when it comes to the economy. When it comes down to the bottom line, they may not have the results we think they will. Jim Kempton has been proudly paying his taxes since he was a 16-year-old gremmie rubbing rails at Surfboards Hawaii. He thinks the more well-to-do should pay more taxes—as long as the limit is just above whatever he is making at the time. PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are solely those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the San Clemente Times staff. We appreciate, however, their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Correction: In last week’s print edition of the SC Times it was erroneously reported that Tritons Boys Volleyball beat Dana Hills in its final game of the regular season on May 5 to capture the South Coast League title. In fact, it was the Dolphins who beat San Clemente 3-2 to capture the championship. The SC Times regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.
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Jazz artists Leslie Lewis and the Gerard Hagen Quartet will perform upbeat, vocal jazz music in the Casa Romantica’s main salon May 22 at 7 p.m. The performance will be the first of two jazz music nights. The second night will be June 9 at 7 p.m. with the Ken James Trio, who will perform a blend of Latin jazz and bossa nova at sunset on the bluff-top terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the San Clemente Pier. “The two upcoming performances represent a new opportunity for jazz enthusiasts to experience this unique musical genre in a stunning location, in the heart of San Clemente,” said Casa Romantica Executive Director Jenifer Finley. “Casa Romantica’s idyllic setting is the perfect backdrop for enjoying jazz. We are supporting our mission by exploring jazz as a culture and are responding to our members and the community in offering this music program. We look forward to seeing many new faces here at the casa.” Local musicians, Leslie Lewis and the Gerard Hagen Quartet, are a classic vocal jazz band with a “new-age flavor.” Tickets for the May 22 performance are $20 for general admission, $15 for Casa Romantica members and $10 for students and children. Tickets for the June 9 performance are $15 general admission, $10 Casa Romantica members and $7 for students and children. For ticket information, call 949.498.2139 ext. 10.
YOUR SEVEN-DAY EVENT PLANNER
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A day-by-day guide to what’s happening in and around town this week. Compiled by Tawnee Prazak
Pajama Storytime 7 p.m. Wear pajamas and enjoy the Sunshine Readers as they whisk the whole family off to dreamland at the library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, www.ocpl.org.
Jazz at the Casa
Italian Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes Winebow Imports who will be raffling off a few bottles. $15 for seven wines with snacks. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, www.scwinecompany.com.
Pirate-Themed Live Music Cruise 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Dana Wharf’s music cruise featuring the Wheeland Brothers performing acoustic beach rock and a pirate theme. Full bar onboard. Tickets $10. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.
Fiesta Dance Party 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Dance party for sixth- to eighth-graders at Ole Hanson Beach Club with a DJ and more. $5. Student ID required. 105 W. Pico, San Clemente, 949.361.8264, www.san-clemente.org.
Earl Flores & Holy Toledo! 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Hawaiian-Country Concert at Hulaville. Tickets $5. Call for reservations. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, www.hulavillecafe.com.
Bad Kitty Project 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, www.goodystavern.com.
Electronics Recycling & Armed Forces Day at the Ocean Institute 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Two special events at the Ocean Institute. Recycle your old electronics and get free admission. In honor of Armed Forces Day, free admission for those with military ID. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.
Nathan & Friends 9 p.m. Back-porch blues at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, www.beachfire.com. Robin Henkel & Billy Watson 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar with three male musicians on guitar/ vocals and blues harp/vocals. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.
Gallagher 8 p.m. Famous comedian live at The Coach House. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.
Missiles of October 8 p.m. Special blues music show at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.renaissance-danapoint.com. Black Cat Bone 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Live at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.
Steel Magnolias 7 p.m. Students of the South Orange County School of the Arts present the play May 19, 20, 21 at Dana Hills High School. Tickets $10-$12. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.240.1994, www.socsarts.org.
Ballroom Bash 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dancing event at the San Clemente Community Center. $10. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 949.498.0233, www.ballroombash.com. Verticals 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Adele’s by the Verticals. 2600 Avenida del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, www.adelesatthesanclementeinn.com. Eric Gales 8 p.m. Guitarist at The Coach House. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com. San Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
2010 Doheny Blues Festival. Photo by Andrea Swayne
Doheny Blues Festival 10 a.m.-close. Two-day event at Doheny State Beach with live concerts, vendors and food. Tickets $50-$80. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.360.7800, www.omegaevents.com.
Battle of the Mariachis Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano presents its mariachi event with performances, food and more. Adults $10.50, Children $6.50, Seniors $9.50. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com. The Ark’s Paws in the Garden 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Ark of San Juan presents its third annual garden tour to support The Ark’s mission of saving abandoned pets. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. www.arkofsanjuan.org. Tomorrow’s Artists Today 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The student art exhibition at Casa Romantica runs through June 5. $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org. Page 16
Local Sunday Sessions event at the Cabrillo 6 p.m. Night of local music at Cabrillo Playhouse featuring Paul Brazeale, Divya Burton and Daveyon Richardson. Suggested donation $5. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.facebook.com/localsundaysessions.
Romance on the Water 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bridal fair at the Dana Point Yacht Club. $10–$15. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point, 949.542.3820, www.bridalfairbythesea.com. Sierra Sage Walk 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Take a walk with experts through The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Free. Call for info, 949.489.9778, www.theconservancy.org. Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Event with celebrity chefs, food, wine, cocktails, auctions and more at the Montage to raise funds to end childhood hunger. $150-$250. 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.331.6604, www.strength.org. (Cont. on page 21) THIS WEEK’S WEATHER 5.19 Partly Cloudy H: 65° L: 54° 5.20 Sunny H: 65° L: 55° 5.21 Partly Cloudy H: 65° L: 55°
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GETTING OUT (Cont. from page 16) Peter Asher 8 p.m. A musical memoir of the ’60s and beyond featuring the hits of Peter & Gordon at The Coach House. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.
SC Times Restaurant Spotlight
San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.
34235 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach, 949.248.2448
Trifecta Sundays 5:30 p.m.-late. OC Tavern presents horse racing wagering and live music. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.
Memorial Day Grilling 6:30 p.m. Cooking Class at Antoine’s Café with Chef Caroline Cazaumayou featuring recipes, dinner, wine and more. 218 S. Cost $50 each. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763, www.antoinescafe.com.
Morning Gardeners 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteer at Los Rios Park. 31661 Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano, 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.
By Cory Saul
Coconuts Best Known For: Fun beach bar setting Most Popular Item: Coconut beer-battered shrimp Remember those claw machines at arcades, packed with plush toys? Coconuts has one now, but it’s filled with salt water and live lobster. “People are actually catching them,” says co-owner Arpi Evans. “It’s not like those stuffed animal machines. Those are impossible!” For $2 a try, customers can test their luck at grabbing a crustacean and if they win, Coconuts will steam it and serve it with butter. Not a bad deal if you consider some seafood places’ prices. “The best part about Coconuts is the beach atmosphere,” says Evans. “We try to make it as fun as possible and create a place where everyone knows your name.” And the staff is succeeding, with friendly service and a food special for nearly every day of the week—Taco Tuesday Coconuts. Photo by Cory Saul (psst—try the carnitas), Wing Wednesday and Meatloaf Thursday. Coconuts has a full menu, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, see the Coconuts Facebook page. Price Range: $3-$23 Payment: Cash only, ATM on site Reservations: Not needed Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m.–2 a.m., kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Go to www.sanclementetimes.com and under “Getting Out” share your thoughts about this week’s restaurant.
Comedy Show 9:30 p.m. Comedians get some laughs at Hennessey’s every Monday night. Free. 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.488.0121, www.hennesseystavern.com. $5 Monday’s 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Join SC Wine Company for happy hour featuring three wines for $5, glasses of selected wines for $5 and mugs of beer from $5 and up. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, 949.429.7067, www.scwinecompany.com.
Two-for-One at the Wharf Dana Wharf has half price on all fishing trips. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com
San Clemente Friends Of the Library Bookstore Silent Auction 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Books will be displayed in the Library lobby case. Bids taken now through June 5 at the Friends Bookstore only. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.276.6342, www.sanclementefol.org. Felisha 5:30 p.m. Live acoustic soul music at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.renaissance-danapoint.com. Ben Powell 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.
AT THE MOVIES
By Megan Bianco
Bridesmaids to the Rescue
ome people might be thinking or saying it’s about time women got a chance to be funny in movies with the latest slapstick vehicle Bridesmaids. But actually, it’s not the first time women have been funny or given lead comedic roles. Carole Lombard, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner and Tina Fey are just a few of the funny ladies to have legendarily joked their way into comedy film history with their fearless and restless personas over the last century. And with the Frat Pack and Apatow films playing up the “bromantic” and buddy-oriented comedies Universal Pictures the last 10 years, we haven’t seen the female side of humor in a while. But now, thanks to Judd Apatow, close collaborator Paul Feig, Kristen Wiig (of Radner and Fey’s TV alma mater Saturday Night Live) and Annie Mumolo, comes Bridesmaids. The main character of Universal’s latest release is Annie (Wiig) and everything in her life just seems to be going poorly. She has an attractive, but ungrateful, lover named Ted (Jon Hamm); her bakery has cost her more money than it has made, reducing her to working in a jewelry store; and to top it off, her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) has asked her to be the maid of honor for her wedding. Only Annie feels as if she’s San Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
in over her head with the responsibility of all the pre-wedding rituals, resulting in mishaps. Not only that, but an unwanted rivalry with co-bridesmaid, Helen (Rose Byrne) is pushing her buttons, too. An overweight bridesmaid named Megan (Melissa McCarthy) has Annie’s back, while remaining bridesmaids busty housewife Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and newlywed giggly Becca (Ellie Kemper) drown their problems with booze. What’s amazing about Bridesmaids are two things: Even with the wedding theme and setting, the groom himself and even the ceremony are the subjects least mentioned by the girls, and most of the cracks and jokes told could be used and penned just as successfully by guys. Bridesmaids doesn’t try to make itself a parody on wedding planning, but takes the same tone as Wedding Crashers (2005), with the more grown-up characterizations of Mean Girls (2004). Produced by Apatow, directed by Feig, co-written by Wiig and Mumolo, gratuitous—though non-explicit—sexual content, foul language and yes, even potty humor make their way into this flick, meaning enjoyment from any movie viewers over the age of 16 on a weekend afternoon is most likely to be found as well. SC Page 21
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, www.casaromantica.org.
Andrew Corradini 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949-661-7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com. Old Capistrano Farmers Market 3 p.m.–7 p.m. Every Wednesday at El Camino Real and Yorba in San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.4700. Vine Wine Tasting & Food Pairing 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Educational wine tasting at Vine featuring four wines paired with food; $40 per person. 211 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.9376, www.vinesanclemente.com. Missy Andersen 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com. Comedy Night 9:30 p.m. Get some laughs at Molly Bloom’s Irish Bar & Restaurant. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.218.0120, www.mollybloomspub.com. Jared from Knockout 9 p.m. Live music at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, www.beachfire.com.
UPCOMING: SATURDAY, MAY 28 Polynesian Festival & Luau Feast 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The Hawaiian Surf Club of San Onofre presents its 20th annual festival at the Community Center; free. Luau/ dinner starts at 5 p.m.; $25 adults, $10 kids, $27.50 at the door. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 714.396.0475. *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at www.sanclementetimes.com. Have an event? Send your listing to firstname.lastname@example.org www.sanclementetimes.com
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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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The Healing Ways of a Traveling Wall Replica monument stops locally, thousands pay visit By Pantea Ommi Mohajer San Clemente Times
he Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. is a place to honor and heal. For those unable to make the journey to the nation’s capitol, there is the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Memorial Wall. The Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 welcomed the traveling wall May 11 to Sea Park Terrace where it was on display until May 16. The five-day event included a 9/11 tribute and readings of the names of Orange County soldiers. The wall visits select cities across the nation, offering an opportunity for people to pay their respects. “It certainly is an honor for Dana Point to have the wall here,” said Wayne Eggleston,
Vietnam veterans Gary Clark (left) of Capistrano Beach and Point Man International Ministries Assistant Outpost Leader Jim Brunotte get acquainted at the Wall. Photo by Andrea Swayne
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former San Clemente city councilman. Bob Bobst, a Marine who served in World War II, was very moved by the wall. “It’s an outstanding event, and it really is very touching.” For some, the traveling wall is a way to remember fallen comrades. For others, it’s a chance to thank the more than 58,000 fallen soldiers they’ve never met. “I’ve been to the big one in D.C., but this is really nice,” said Al Elhow, former San Clemente police chief, who went to the wall looking for a specific name. “I bought an MIA bracelet years ago, but I never saw the soldier’s name on the D.C. wall. I saw it there today.” Elhow believes the healing process takes place in the discovery of these new names. “It shows that we are still looking, that we are never giving up.” SC
Vietnam veteran Keith Miller of Capistrano Beach searches for a name on the wall. Photo by Andrea Swayne
A steady stream of people, estimated at about 35,000, visited the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Dana Point, May 11 through 16. Photo by Andrea Swayne
Dana Point VFW Post 9934 members and Vietnam veterans (L to R) Jr. Vice Commander Elect Bob Pruitt, Jay Wodarck, Frank Tucker and Chaplain Elect Bill Marshall. Photo by Andrea Swayne
Jan Wither applauds Bob Bobst, one of five WWII veterans in attendance at Monday’s closing ceremonies. Just behind Wither is San Clemente City Councilman Wayne Eggleston. Photo by Andrea Swayne
Fourteen Assisteens to be Presented at May 28 Ball Civic Engagement a Feature of Work with Assistance League
his year’s graduating Assisteens, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Capistrano Valley, have spent countless hours over the last four to five years making a positive impact on their community by assisting those less fortunate or in need of a helping hand. The young women will be presented at the Rose Medallion Ball on May 28 at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Dana Point. They have made the lives of others better through their dedication and now, they embark upon the next phase in their lives as better, more civic-minded human beings.
Madison Grace Allan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Allan of San Juan Capistrano, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for five years. Madison has held the position of philanthropy chairman and has been involved in the treasurer position. She has volunteered at the Bargain Box thrift store and Operation School Bell. Bedside Adventures, creating craft boxes for youth cancer patients, is where she dedicated most of her time as an Assisteen. At San Clemente High School, Madison participated in dance performances. In the fall, Madison plans to attend the University of Arizona.
Katherine Marie Burbridge, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Larry Burbridge, of San Clemente has been a member of Assisteens Auxiliary for five years. Katie has held the leadership positions of Bargain Box chairman, corresponding secretary and is currently the first vice chairman. Katie has volunteered at the Bargain Box, Operation School Bell and has enjoyed decorating gingerbread houses for the Community Center’s Christmas celebration. At San Clemente High School, Katie has been a member of the Girls Cross Country team. In the fall, Katie plans to go to college to pursue a degree in nursing.
Cara Elisabeth Cabodi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K.J. Cabodi of San Juan Capistrano, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for five years. Cara has held the leadership position of inspiration chairman, and currently is Family Assistance Ministries lunch co-coordinator. She has also volunteered at the Bargain Box thrift store, Operation School Bell and has co-coordinated the Soles for Souls philanthropy. Cara holds a varsity letter in Girls Cross Country at San Clemente High School. In the fall, Cara plans to attend California State University, Fullerton.
Shannon Elizabeth Christner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Christner, has been a member of the Assisteens of Capistrano Valley for five years. She has held the positions of public relations, historian, and inspiration. As an Assisteen she has made countless sack lunches for FAM, volunteered at holiday events, participated in Assistance League’s Operation School Bell and many other activities. Shannon participates in San Clemente High School’s plays and musicals as a costume crew girl and is a photographer for yearbook. In the fall of 2011, Shannon looks forward to attending college.
Laura Danielle de Marquette, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Brad de Marquette of San Clemente, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for four years. Laura currently holds the leadership position of self-improvement chairman. She has volunteered at the Bargain Box Thrift store and Operation School Bell. Laura has been on the San Clemente High School volleyball team and other club teams. She was on the yearbook staff last year and is currently on the SCHS track team. In the fall, Laura will attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where she will pursue a career in nursing.
Kaitlyn Diane Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison, of San Clemente has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for the past five years. Kaitlyn has volunteered at the Bargain Box thrift store, Operation School Bell, Boys & Girls Club tutoring, prepared and delivered numerous lunches to the Family Assistance Ministries and has donated many hours to local community and holiday events. At San Clemente High School, Kaitlyn is on the Tritons Cross Country and Track teams. Kaitlyn plans to attend San Diego State University in the fall.
McKenna Lauren Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, of San Clemente has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for five years. McKenna is currently the co-chair of the organization and has held other leadership positions as Family Assistance Ministries coordinator and supervisor at the Bargain Box thrift store. At San Clemente High School, McKenna has been involved in the advanced placement-international baccalaureate, drama and other programs. She is a member of the National Honor Society. In the fall, McKenna plans to attend the University of Virginia.
Kathryn Alexandra Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones of San Clemente, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for four years. Kathryn joined the board this year and currently is the inspiration chairman. Kathryn has always loved volunteering and devoting time to FAM. At JSerra Catholic High School, Kathryn has played tennis for four years. In the fall, Kathryn will attend Irvine Valley College and transfer to Texas Christian University the following year.
Tyler Nicole Karahalios, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Nick Karahalios, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for five years. Tyler is currently chairman and has held other positions including second vice chairman, military chairman and Boys & Girls Club coordinator. Tyler has loved engaging in philanthropic activities with and volunteering at the Bargain Box. At San Clemente High School, Tyler has participated in crosscountry, is a member of the Associated Student Body, and is an international baccalaureate diploma candidate. Tyler will be attending Stanford University Fall 2012.
Megan Paige Landes, daughter of Larry Landes and Debbie Grant, has been in Assisteens for four years, and currently holds the position of first vice chairman. Megan’s fondest memories of being an Assisteen are doing the little things that touched our community, such as tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club and working at Bargain Box. In addition to Assisteens, Megan ran cross-country for San Clemente High School, has worked at Vacation Bible Study at San Clemente Presbyterian Church and loves playing Scrabble with her grandparents. Megan is excited to be attending UC Berkeley in the fall.
Paige Rebecca Meintel, daughter of Mark and Lynn Meintel, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for four years. Paige has enjoyed years of philanthropic service to Family Assistance Ministries and the Bargain Box thrift store where she was the training supervisor last year. She has also loved babysitting for the marine wives at Camp Pendleton. Currently she has the leadership role as chairman for the sack lunch program to help Family Assistance Ministries outreach to the community in need. Paige plans to attend Azusa Pacific University where she will pursue a degree in nursing.
Haley Rachel Munck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob Munck of San Clemente, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for six years. Haley is currently in the leadership position of recording secretary. Haley has also loved volunteering at the Bargain Box thrift store, Bedside Adventure, FAM lunches and Operation School Bell. At San Clemente High School, she has been involved in Operation Smile and played AYSO soccer. She plans to attend Arizona State University in the fall.
Lorraine Mae Overman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Overman of San Clemente, has been a member of Assisteens Auxiliary for the past five years. Lori has held the leadership position of inspiration chair and served as Bargain Box thrift store supervisor with her mother, Debbie. Lori has enjoyed being part of the Senior Tea event committee the past several years, and volunteering at Operation School Bell. At San Clemente High School, Lori has sung in the madrigals choir and played lacrosse. Lori plans on attending college in the fall to pursue a degree in photography and fine arts.
Libby Frances Wahlmeier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wahlmeier, has been a member of the Assisteens Auxiliary for four years. Libby has enjoyed volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club: Her favorite activity was Bedside Adventure. At Saddleback Valley Christian School, Libby has played varsity soccer, has participated in musical theater, and has been the Associated Student Body President. In the fall, Libby will attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
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Tritons vs. Diablos, Mission Viejo High May 19, 3:15 p.m.
Giants vs. Dodgers Dodger Stadium May 19, 7:10 p.m.
Braves vs. Angels Angel Stadium May 20, 7:05 p.m.
CIF-SS Finals Cerritos College May 21, TBA
The Lady Tritons are all set for the postseason as the girls take on Mission Viejo in the ﬁrst round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs.
Before heading off to play away games against the White Sox and Astros, the Dodgers look to take care of business against San Francisco.
After a solid stint of games on the road, the Angels return to the Big A for a showdown with the Atlanta Braves.
San Clemente has had several of its track and ﬁeld athletes advance to the CIF-SS Finals and the Tritons are poised to make a statement.
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By David Zimmerle
BASEBALL • The Tritons (1-11 SCL, 14-
16) closed out the season by splitting its final two games–both against perennial South Coast League contender Capo Valley High on May 10 and 12. San Clemente lost its first game to the Cougars by the final score of 4-0 as Trevor Sealey, Neko Tortarolo and Christian Knauer each finished with one hit apiece. Adam Anawalt pitched through three innings giving up two earned runs off six hits before finding relief from four separate pitchers to close out the game. However, the boys bounced back from the loss and finished the season on an up note beating the Cougars 5-1 on May 12. Tied 1-1 heading into the top of the third inning, the Tritons blasted off three runs for the 4-1 lead before finding one more insurance run in the fi fth inning for the eventual win. Both Mike Erb and Tortarolo went 2-for-3 from the plate with a double apiece, as Erb also led with three RBI and Tortarolo finishing with three runs scored. Cody Maples also finished with a double and an RBI in the win. Braden Riddle got the win from the mound going all seven innings while giving up only one earned run off four hits. He also finished with four strikeouts on the afternoon. Despite a solid effort in its final game of the season, it wasn’t enough to propel the team into the CIF playoffs with the first round beginning Friday, May 20. Next 7 days: N/A
SOFTBALL • The Lady Tritons (5-3 SVL,
15-11) wrapped up the regular season with a 3-2 win against Capo Valley on May 11. The win left the girls in a tie for second place with Aliso Niguel in the Sea View League. In the win, Kristina Gobble led with three RBI, which included a home run and a run scored. Lauren Delgadillo and Caroline TulSan Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
ly finished with a run scored as well. From the pitching circle, Summer Seacrest went all seven innings striking out seven batters while only giving up two earned runs off six hits. The team next went on to face Mission Viejo on Thursday, May 19 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. Next 7 days: N/A
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD • Following the CIF-SS Prelims at
Trabuco Hills High on May 14, boys varsity track athlete Herbert Gamboa ended up running a lifetime best of 10.78 in the 100. It was the third fastest overall time of the meet, and the county’s second fastest 100 time of the season right behind Dana Hills’ Devin Harrison (10.77). Gamboa, along with the 4x100 relay team (42.30) and high jumper Oscar Munson will now advance to the CIF-SS Finals on Saturday, May 21 at Cerritos College. For the varsity girls team, despite having 14 members compete at the CIF-SS Prelims, no one from the team moved on to advance to the CIF-SS Finals. However, the 4x100 relay team broke its own school record eventually placing 11th at the meet. Next 7 days: N/A
Former San Clemente student-athlete Tyler Hadzinsky rips a line drive for Chapman University during a game earlier this season. Courtesy photo
CHAPMAN’S HADZINSKY HEADS TO NCAA WESTERN REGIONAL WORLD SERIES Senior second baseman Tyler Hadzinsky, a 2007 graduate from San Clemente High School, and the rest of his baseball teammates from Chapman University embarked on yet another postseason mission to Texas as the Panthers took off for the NCAA Western Regional World Series, which started Wednesday, May 18. The trip is Hadzinsky’s third to the Western Regional with Chapman, even going so far as to reach the World Series with his team in 2009.
BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING •
Neither the girls nor boys varsity swim teams had any of its athletes advance out of the CIF Prelims/Finals en route to the CIF-SS Masters Meet that was held on Tuesday, May 17. Next 7 days: N/A
BOYS GOLF • At the CIF-SS Southern Individual Region on Monday, May 16, San Clemente’s Kevin Allen shot a two-over 74 following his round at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach. Allen advances to the Southern Section Finals at Industry Hills Golf Club on Monday, May 23. A final round score of 77 or better was needed to make it out of the initial CIF-SS Southern Individual Regional. Next 7 days: N/A BOYS TENNIS • After winning the
After a dominating 4-1 performance against Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the LA Galaxy are looking for another win against its cross-town rival. Info: www.lagalaxy.com
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Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy Home Depot Center May 21, 7 p.m.
South Coast League for the first time since 2004 and finishing with a record of 13-2, San Clemente’s varsity boys tennis team
saw its post-season hopes dashed following a 12-6 loss to Marina High in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 Championships on May 11. Next 7 days: N/A
BOYS VOLLEYBALL • Following its 3-0 rout of Dos Pueblos in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 Boys
Hadzinsky was also selected to the Capital One All-District team earlier this month earning first team honors. As a two-sport starter (soccer and baseball), Hadzinsky is sporting a 3.89 grade-point average and is a business administration major. He leads the Panthers in baseball in batting average (.353), stolen bases (9) and is third in RBI (23). This was his third selection to the All-District baseball team and fi fth Academic All-District selection overall including soccer. Moreover, after entering Chapman’s 2011 Business Plan Competition last month, Hadzinsky made it all the way to the final round where he finished in third place. Chapman University’s Business Plan Competition asks students from every major to develop an innovative concept for a company and write a successful business plan for it.
YODER EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS Former San Clemente High volleyball standout and current UC Irvine student athlete Cory Yoder (2006 graduate) was recently named first team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Yoder, a 6-3 outside hitter, received his first All-American recognition after recording a .417 hitting percentage, which is the fourth best mark in the country. He is second on the team in kills with a 3.33 average. Volleyball Championships on May 10, the Tritons (24-7) were shut down 3-0 while on the road against Newport Harbor on May 12. The Sailors went on to defeat San Clemente 25-17, 25-19 and 25-13 to advance to the quarterfinals where they eventually lost 3-2 to Westlake High on May 14. Next 7 days: N/A www.sanclementetimes.com
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SPORTS & OUTDOORS
After claiming the San Clemente Little League Majors American League Division title, the Blue Jays will be moving on to compete in the district tournament of champions. Courtesy photo
Blue Jays power through regular season en route to title win The San Clemente Little League Majors American League Blue Jays team clinched the Division Championship with an 11-0 victory against the second place Red Sox. Going 15-1 during the regular season, the Jays were led by Blake Birmingham who pitched a perfect game in the victory. Kyle Arnett and Connor Regan also made key defensive plays. And every Blue Jay had either a hit, RBI or run scored in the win. With the championship title in hand, the Jays have now qualified for the district tournament of champions. Players for the Blue Jays include Tommy Kwa, Blake Birmingham, Shane Kimbrough, Kyle Arnett, Nathan Francis, Zac Krogman, Dillon Selby, Colin Thomas, Joshua Walker, Nathan Benge, Austin Nix, Connor Regan, team manager Ray Kwa, coaches Frank Krogman, Norm Walker and Gary Francis.
DIVING Chamoures and company excel at CIF diving championships The Crown Valley Divers of Laguna Niguel did a tremendous job representing their various high schools in their respective CIF division championships recently. And in the Girls Division 1 contest, Crown Valley Divers placed six divers within the top 16. In the Girls Division 1 contest, Makena Chamoures, a freshman from San Clemente High School, scored a 476.90 to grab fifth place while Danni Repper, a sophomore at Dana Hills High School, was just behind her in sixth place with a score of 472.85. Lauren Pierce, a freshman also with Dana Hills High School, turned in a strong performance to finish 11th with an overall score of 425.40, while Nicole Dutton, also a freshman at Dana Hills High School, put together a list of dives, including her reverse, two-and-one-half somersault tuck on the three-meter diving board for scores of sevens from the judges to finish 13th with a total of 404.25. Carly Townsend, a sophomore at San Clemente High School, just missed making it into the finals. Ally Caplan, representing Mission Viejo High School, went on to place first as a freshman in her first CIF Championships contest with a score of 535.45, almost 20 points ahead of second place. Isabelle “Izzy” Choquehuanca, a junior at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, finished fourth with a score of 478.70, just three points behind third place. For the boys in Division 1, Jacob Swansen, a sophomore at Aliso Niguel High School, came back strong on his last few dives to finish fourth overall with a score of 496.05, while Derek Hoare, a sophomore representing Capistrano Valley High School, grabbed the seventh position with a final score of 363.10. For the girls in the Division 3 championships, Jessica Warren, a senior representing St. Margaret’s High School, finished third with a score of 461.30. In the boys competition for Division 3, Harry Lubowe, a sophomore at Sage Hill High School, captured the third spot with a final score of 441.20. Based on their performances in their respective divisions, the above athletes for Crown Valley Divers of Laguna Niguel next qualified for the CIF Masters competition that was held Tuesday, May 17 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Prelims started at 3 p.m. with the diving finals being performed during the swimming finals later that evening.
San Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
Lewis earns six titles at United States Masters Swimming Championships San Clemente’s Cynthia Lewis, 35, competed in the Master’s National Swimming Championships in Mesa, Ariz. April 28 through May 1. The event drew more than 1,800 participants from throughout the United States and featured several Olympians and former national team members. Cynthia Lewis sprints to victory during the 200-meter Lewis captured six individual gold breaststroke event at the Master’s National Swimming medals and one relay title comChampionships in Mesa, Ariz. Courtesy photo peting in the 100-meter, freestyle (1:04.44), 200-meter breaststroke (2:20.70) and 100-meter (59.61), 200-meter (2:08.98) and 400-meter (4:35.29) individual medley. Lewis also topped the podium in the 500-meter freestyle (5:10.72). Both of her breaststroke swims were within twotenths of a second of the American records. Lewis competes for the NOVA Aquatics Masters and regularly trains at the Ole Hanson Beach Club pool. She also works as a librarian assistant in the Rancho Santa Margarita branch of the Orange County public library. A San Clemente resident, she spends her time when she’s not training with her husband Mike Lewis and their dog Sydney.
FOOTBALL Eugenio to tackle Top Gun camp THIS SUMMER Casey Eugenio, a San Clemente resident and former South Coast Youth Football (SCYF) running back, recently received an invitation to attend Football University’s Top Gun Camp beginning in July and set in Williamsburg, Va. Eugenio, now a freshman at JSerra Catholic High School, was also nominated to attend one of Football University’s invitation only mini-camps this spring. He spent three days with top high school players from Southern California and received elite football instruction from former NFL coaches and athletes. Casey Eugenio, former South Coast Youth Football After attending Football University’s player and current freshman at JSerra Catholic High School, recently earned an invite to attend Football San Diego camp this month, he was University’s Top Gun Camp in Williamsburg, Va. in chosen as one of the select few to get July. Courtesy photo an invitation to FBU’s Top Gun. Hosting the nation’s top prep football players this summer, Top Gun Camp is a three-day experience that includes the top competitors in football by position and grade level, on-field training, classroom sessions and more. It is the largest gathering of top players, coaches and college scouts in the country. Eugenio also received an invitation to attend the National Underclassmen Ultimate 100 Combine in July. As a student athlete at JSerra, he is proud to be part of the Lions’ football program and was honored with the Freshmen Team MVP award for the 2010 season. His freshmen season was highlighted with over 2,200 yards rushing matched with 17 touchdowns, and Eugenio was recognized for being a scholar athlete and team captain, ultimately, earning a varsity letter by season’s end. He is looking forward to playing football his sophomore year under the direction and guidance of coach Jim Hartigan and the rest of his outstanding coaching staff.
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Grom of the WEEK Kevin Schulz Age: 15, San Clemente High School
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Kevin Schulz. Photo by Sheri Crummer/seasister.com
San Clemente High School surf team member and Western Surfing Association (WSA) competitor Kevin Schulz capped off a great season this weekend at the WSA Gatorade Hoppy Swartz Memorial West Coast Championships at Church Beach, San Onofre State Park. Kevin was in a great position in the ratings going into the championships but that didn’t stop him from giving it his all in his preliminary heats. Despite small inconsistent conditions, on Saturday Kevin’s surfing showed a smooth and practiced style seamlessly stringing together plenty of critical maneuvers to warrant great scores from the judges. On Sunday Kevin continued to showcase his talent and local knowledge of the break. His efforts were rewarded not only with a win in the Boys U16 division but also the West Coast Champion title for that division. Kevin was also honored with a very special award—the Midget Smith Memorial Sportsmanship Award. This trophy is presented to a surfer who is known for upholding a great attitude and displaying good sportsmanship throughout the season. —Andrea Swayne
A Champion Season
Locals earn WSA West Coast Championship titles By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times
he Western Surfing Association Gatorade Championship Tour wrapped up its 2010/2011 contest series on May 14 and 15 at Church Beach in San Onofre State Park. The annual Hoppy Swartz Memorial West Coast Championships went off without a hitch despite challenging weather and waves. Saturday was marked by small inconsistent surf and frigid winds and Sunday brought on-and-off rainy and windy conditions but more and better waves. Nothing could stop the more than 320 entrants from giving it all they had in a last push for divisional titles. Five area surfers capped off successful seasons by being crowned division champs and taking home the “big hardware.” In Girls U18 Longboard, San Clemente surfer Tory Gilkerson’s second place finish was enough to secure the title. Capo Beach surfers Rachael Tilly and
SURF RESULTS WSA Gatorade Hoppy Swartz Memorial West Coast Championships May 14-15, San Onofre State Beach, Church Beach Local finishers and specialty awards only. MICRO GROM BOYS/GIRLS SB U9: 2. Kade Matson, San Clemente. MICRO GROM BOYS/GIRLS LB U9: 2. Eland Hansler, San Clemente. BOYS/GIRLS U10 SB: 4. Trevor Sutton, San Clemente. BOYS U14: 1. Colin Deveze, San Clemente. BOYS U16: 1. Kevin Schulz, San Clemente; CHAMP: Kevin Schulz. BOYS U18: 3. Wyatt Brady, San Clemente. GIRLS U14: 1. Tia Blanco, San Clemente; 4. Malia Osterkamp, San Clemente. GIRLS U16: 1. Lulu Erkeneff, Dana Point; 2. Tia Blanco, San San Clemente Times May 19–25, 2011
Adaptive Assisted Division finalists (L to R) Chris Oberle, Patrick Ivison, Ryan Levinson and Mark Thornton collect their trophies as Surfing America PacSun USA Surf Team Head Coach Ian Cairns (back) looks on at the 2011 WSA Gatorade Hoppy Swartz Memorial West Coast Championships, May 14-15 at Church Beach. Photo by Sheri Crummer/seasister.com
Mason Shaw took the top spots in Girls U14 LB and Boys U14 LB. Lulu Erkeneff of Dana Point was the Girls U16 Shortboard champ and San Clemente’s Kevin Schulz took the title in Boys U16 SB. Schulz also took home the Midget Smith Memorial Sportsmanship Award and San Clemente’s Ellie Bosse (Girls U12 SB), was presented the Most Improved award.
For the first time in years, the WSA awarded season titles in adaptive divisions for surfers with disabilities and announced a vote taken by the Board of Directors in April officially adding it to next year’s 50th anniversary season lineup. “We had a great season and welcomed many new people to our program as well as a full year of competition in the adaptive
Clemente; CHAMP: Lulu Erkeneff. GIRLS U18: 3. Lulu Erkeneff, Dana Point. BOYS LB U14: 1. Mason Shaw, Capistrano Beach; 2. Jacob Atwood, Capistrano Beach; 3. Noah Atwood, Capistrano Beach; 4. Ethan Mudge, Capistrano Beach; CHAMP: Mason Shaw. JR. LB U18: 1. Dylan Cox, Capistrano Beach; 3. Casey Powell, San Clemente. GIRLS LB U14: 1. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach; 3. Tia Blanco, San Clemente; CHAMP: Rachael Tilly. GIRLS LB U18: 1. Emmy Lombard, San Clemente; 2. Tory Gilkerson, San Clemente; 3. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach; 4. Lulu Erkeneff, Dana Point; CHAMP: Tory Gilkerson. MEN 18-29: 2. Levi Gregory, San Clemente. LEGENDS 50+: 3. Kyle Twitchell, San Clemente; 4. Dale Baker, San Clemente. OPEN MEN
LB: 3. Rick Ekstein, Dana Point. ADAPTIVE ASSISTED: CHAMP: Chris Oberle, Los Angeles. ADAPTIVE UNASSISTED: CHAMP: Nathan Smids, Morro Bay. GATORADE GO ALL DAY AWARD: Terry Gillard, Imperial Beach. MOST IMPROVED BOY: Spencer Fanticola, Newport Beach. MOST IMPROVED GIRL: Ellie Bosse, San Clemente. MIDGET SMITH SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Kevin Schulz, San Clemente. NSSA Southwest Explorer Event No. 9 May 7-8, San Diego, Pacific Beach Crystal Pier Local finishers only. MENEHUNE: 2. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente. SUPER GROMS: 5. Noah Hohenester, San Clemente; 6. Crosby Colapinto, San Clemente. WOMEN: 1. Tia Blanco, San Clemente. GIRLS: 1. Tia
Water temp: 58-64˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 8-12’ Poor-Fair; Catalina: 10-14’ Poor-Fair Remarks: A healthy, long period South groundswell fills in on Thursday and continues into the weekend as small Northwest swell mix blends in. Surge is moderate and visibility is generally pretty low, making for poor-fair diving conditions at best. Short range: Size is in the 4-6’ occasional 7’ zone on Thursday and Friday as healthy South swell fills in and peaks and small Northwest windswell mixes in. Top exposures see a few slightly larger sets around the correct tides with conditions looking favorable for the mornings with light/variable winds. Long range: Fun surf continues for the weekend as South groundswell slowly eases, mixing with small Northwest swell. Better exposed breaks are good for 4-5’+(shoulder-head high+) surf through the weekend, while top South exposed breaks see occasional slightly larger sets. Stay tuned to Surfline.com for updates.
division,” said Executive Director Mary Lou Drummy. “We are very excited about our competitors joining us again in August for the start of the WSA’s historic 50th season.” SC Blanco, San Clemente; 5. Malia Osterkamp, San Clemente. Full results at www.sanclementetimes.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS May 18-22: NSSA West Coast Championship, Huntington Beach, Pier May 21-22: Scholastic Surf Series Middle School State Championships, Oceanside, Harbor May 21-29: Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, Peru June 16-18: NSSA National Interscholastic College, High School and Middle School Championships, Dana Point, Salt Creek June 18-19: Surfing America USA Championships, Huntington Beach, Pier www.sanclementetimes.com