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Junior Kyle Murphy, an offensive lineman for on the Triton Football team, practices on the sled with teammates this week. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

Most Golf Rates Expected to Increase by $1

SC’s Left Coast Brewing Company hosts first Beer Fest

INSIDE: Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Show & Green Expo Official Event Program




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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO The developer who wants to build a retail center, condos, homes and a 500-horse equestrian stable on La Novia in San Juan Capistrano has put $145,634 into fighting a referendum against the project. The “Yes on B” group has spent $121,454 on the campaign through May 21, according to mandatory campaign-finance reports filed with the City Clerk. Capistrano residents vote on the referendum on June 7. The residents fighting the project, calling themselves “Citizens for Sensible Development,” have raised $7,086 and spent $7,670. Measure B offers residents the choice between a new development—the mixed-use project—or a 440-home project approved two decades ago. The mixed-use project includes 94 single family detached houses, 130 condominiums and apartments, the equestrian center and a retail center about the size of Marbella Plaza.



Next Door W hat ’s goin g on in our n e ig h b oring towns

Orange County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into whether kelp tangled in a boat propeller led to a fatal accident Sunday off Dana Point. When authorities, including an Orange County Fire Authority helicopter, arrived on scene, they rescued three passengers, one male and two females, and were told a fourth was still unaccounted for. The fourth passenger, Mark Benet, was found in the water by lifeguards from Laguna Beach and OC Lifeguards, who swam out to him and brought him to shore. Benet, who would have turned 47 in June, was pronounced dead at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. Authorities on Tuesday would not say who owned the boat, but it did not belong to Benet. Survivors of the accident, which was reported at 6:12 p.m., have been questioned by Harbor Patrol and the results of the inquiry are preliminary.

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… Poche Making the Beach Bummer List Again?

THE LATEST: Despite efforts to clean up water near Poche Beach it still made Heal the Bay’s Beach Bummer List this year, reaching No. 5. Poche was one of only two Orange County beaches to make the list of 10, including Dana Point’s Doheny Beach, which took sixth place. A nearly $3 million, ultra-violet disinfection system installed in spring 2009 was expected to eradicate the bacteria causing the pollution and ultimately earning the beach failing grades by the nonprofit. The report card grades beaches on a 100point scale and then subtracts points based on a formula for severity of bacteria counted in regular samples, according to this year’s 98-page report. On the other end of the spectrum, San Clemente’s T-Street, Calafia and Las Palmeras beaches were named to the report’s honor roll for clean water throughout the year. Assistant City Engineer Tom Bonigut said the disinfection system, which collects and treats water feeding in from about 4,000 acres of watershed, was originally designed to clean the water and return it directly to the ocean, but the Coastal Commission rejected the plan. Instead, they required the water first discharge into an outlet pond that would eventually release the water naturally to ocean. Since the system installation, the water has been directed into the pond but the pollution still remains, according to Heal the Bay’s report. Assistant City Engineer Tom Bonigut said the project was originally designed to clean the water and return it directly to the ocean, but the Coastal Commission rejected the plan by requiring the water first discharge San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

into an outlet pond that would eventually release the water naturally to ocean. “Everybody except the Coastal Commission kind of figured what that was going to lead to because the pond water itself is not necessarily that clean,” Bonigut said. “The pond takes away the benefit.” WHAT’S NEXT: The assistant city engineer said Orange County officials, who are overseeing the project, have closely monitored the water into and out of the system. “The treatment system is performing well,” he said. The county presented their results to the Coastal Commission, who agreed at their May 11 meeting to allow the treated water to bypass the pond and feed directly into ocean. Bonigut described the commission decision as “good news.” He said the city and county have been actively addressing the problem to improve the water quality and raise Poche Beach’s grade from Heal the Bay. “So that’s the goal of the project, from an F grade to something much better,” the assistant city engineer said. “This problem has been 50 years in the making and may take a little while to get correct.” FIND OUT MORE: To see the full report, visit Also, Mayor Lori Donchak is hosting her next mayor’s walk at Poche Beach and of the disinfection system Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. —Stacie N. Galang


… Fees at the City Course Going Up?

THE LATEST: Nearly all rates at the San Clemente Golf Club could cost $1 more. The city’s Golf Committee unanimously approved the increase to most fees—except for juniors—at its May 5 meeting, according to Golf Committee Chairman

Fees could go up by $1 at the city-owned San Clemente Golf Club. Pictured is the course’s 15th hole. File photo

Tim Kiernan. The decision must now be approved by the City Council before taking effect, he said. Kiernan said soaring water costs combined with the city’s relatively low rates as compared to other municipal courses were part of the reasons the committee approved the bump-up in fees. “Compared to all the other golf courses, we’re still a bargain, and we’ll still be a bargain with the increase,” he said. The additional income is estimated at $90,000 because the city greens see about 90,000 rounds of play a year though the figure includes the junior rounds that will remain the same, noted the chairman. Kiernan said he and fellow members are hopeful the course gets more play. In the past, the club has recorded 190,000 rounds of golf, but the tough times have cut away at the play. “It’s the cost of living in a nut shell,” the chairman said.

oped a plan for its 110 acres that reduces water consumption, Kiernan said. The course has been divided into three levels of water use and portions that required the least amount have been—or will be—modified with other drought tolerant plants or chipping areas needing no water. “We’re doing that more and more,” the chairman said. “It actually added more color to the course. From the feedback from other golfers, it’s been very well received.” Additionally, the City Council must formally give the go-ahead on the rate increases at an upcoming meeting.

WHAT’S NEXT: The golf club, led by course manager Gus Nelson, has devel-

THE LATEST: A San Clemente diver was (Cont. on page 5)

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… the death of a San Clemente diver in Laguna Beach?

Eye on SC (Cont. from page 3) discovered entangled in kelp beds in Laguna Beach shortly before 10:30 p.m. May 26. Andrew Brislen IV was taken to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Orange County Coroner. Laguna Beach Marine Safety Chief Kevin Snow said their dispatch received a call at about 9:10 p.m. about a missing diver. A concerned friend had called to report Brislen missing. He had left work midday for a spearfishing trip but had not returned, Snow said. Laguna Police, along with Marine Safety Lifeguards and Fire, were dispatched to Diver’s Cove. Police found the San Clemente man’s empty car parked above the cove, and the search started shortly thereafter. The Marine Safety dive team was requested along with Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol and sheriff’s helicopter to assist. A search strategy was implemented focusing on the area from Divers Cove south to Rockpile, according to a press release. Public safety personnel spotted something in the kelp about 200-years off Picnic Beach at about 10:26 p.m., Snow said. Brislen was found unresponsive and without a pulse and rescuers brought him to shore where they started CPR, the chief said. The diver had become entangled in the kelp though rescuers could not be sure if he had drifted into the kelp bed or had snorkled in the area. Snow said nothing suspicious is suspected in Brislen’s death. The chief said Laguna is a common destination for spearfishing. WHAT’S NEXT: Services are pending. Arrangements are being handled by O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills. The Laguna Beach Independent reports a paddle-out for Brislen is set for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at San Clemente’s North Beach, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. the same day at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for any updates. —SNG


… a Small Brush Fire Near the Ridgeline Trail?

THE LATEST: A jogger spotted a budding fire and quickly made an emergency call Tuesday about a small brush fire near the Ridgeline Trail and swift responding firefighters put out the blaze within an hour. But the threat of fire in the open space adjacent to homes drew out two Orange County Fire Authority engines, one truck, three brush fire trucks, including one from Camp Pendleton, and a helicopter, which was quickly sent back because the fire was quickly contained, said Capt. Bill Ryan. “It pretty much stayed under the power lines,” Ryan said of the fire. A fire in 2003 threatened nearby homes and was started up on a power line said Vickie Natale who lives on Calle Dulcinea where one of OCFA’s engines was stationed Tuesday. “They really should be looking at it closely,” Natale said of the power lines. Tuesday’s fire only charred a 50-foot-by50-foot section of grass, noted Capt. Shane Munson. Firefighters were looking at the poles, owned by Southern California Edison, as the source of the small blaze, Munson said. An Edison truck arrived at the scene as firefighters were preparing to leave. WHAT’S NEXT: The fire authority already kicked off its Wildfire Awareness Week the first week of May well before Tuesday’s blaze. Residents can still take steps to prepare for wildfires by visiting the fire authority’s website. FIND OUT MORE: For wildfire safety tips, visit —SNG


… Proposed Changes to the City’s Historic Preservation Rules?

THE LATEST: The Community Development Department is looking to update to the city’s Historic Property Preservation Act. The city originally adopted the pro-

gram, based on the state’s Mills Act, in 1997. The city’s program has widely been considered a success with 65 properties participating, according to a staff report by Senior Planner Jeff Hook. But the downturn in the economy and changes since the plan’s adoption have prompted the department to revisit it. Three proposed changes had been offered to the Planning Commission. WHAT’S NEXT: The commission did not take action but instead directed staff to offer a public workshop on the amendments, Hook said. The feedback from the workshop would be used to modify the amendments and return them to the commission at a later meeting. FIND OUT MORE: See the staff report at —SNG

On the Bubble Other topics making news this week The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Santa Ana has cleared former Capistrano Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Susan McGill of perjury, bringing to an end legal proceedings related to the so-called enemies list of recall supporters. The 70-page opinion says the District Attorney should have put former district spokesman David Smollar on the stand during grand jury proceedings, because his testimony would have shown McGill didn’t lie to the body when she said she didn’t create the list of those who gathered signatures during an attempt to recall all seven trustees in 2005. McGill and Smollar journeyed to Santa Ana to review the petitions. That led the DA to accuse Fleming of “misappropriation of public funds” and other charges and McGill with perjury and other charges. All charges against Fleming were dropped earlier this month. Tuesday’s appellate court ruling also clears prosecutors of any deliberate misdeeds. Justices earlier questioned whether prosecutors made it clear that Smollar’s testimony showed who created the lists. See the Beyond the Blackboard blog at —Jonathan Volzke

Thursday, June 2 Camp Pendleton Chamber Day 9 a.m. Event at the South Mesa Staff Officer’s Club. 949.492.1131, Sunset Networking Mixer 5:30 p.m. SC Chamber event hosted by OltreMare. $10–$20. 610 Avenida Victoria, 949.492.1131, Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Stories for youngsters at the library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, Fun on the Run 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Afterschool traveling activity program meets at various times and locations; Thursdays are at Los Mares Park.

Friday, June 3 TGIF Party 12 p.m. Entertainment by Global Affair at the Senior Center. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322.

Saturday, June 4 Elks Care Elks Share Rummage Sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Members of the SC Elks Lodge host a rummage sale Saturday and Sunday. 1505 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.2068,

Monday, June 6 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,

Tuesday, June 7 After-School Club 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Group for kids 5 and older at the library; sign-ups required. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, Toastmasters 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Practice public speaking in a friendly and supportive atmosphere at the library, 242 Ave. Del Mar, 949.361.8463, City Council Meeting 6 p.m. Regular meeting in City Hall Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

• Hall of Heroes: The City’s Beaches, Parks & Recreation Department and The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation recently completed a wall at the Community Center named Hall of Heroes. The wall includes a variety of photos and art depicting the U.S. Marine Corps, a painting by Mary McMeniman entitled “Our Marine Family” and a poster of the 50th Anniversary Iwo Jima with signatures from those that served there. The city’s resolutions for its adopted regiments, the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and HMLA 367, are also placed on the wall with other military memorabilia. The hall was dedicated during Memorial Day Ceremony at the Community Center.


Wednesday, June 8 Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting 7 p.m. Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Elks Lodge. 1505 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.2489.

The city’s Hall of Heroes was dedicated on Memorial Day. Courtesy photo

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Planning Commission Meeting 7 p.m. Regular meeting in Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

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Capistrano Unified Moves Ahead with Fees Policy Law allows donations, but not required payments By Jonathan Volzke San Clemente Times


he parents of student athletes will be asked to make a $40 donation and a $35 donation for bus fees under proposed new Capistrano Unified School District policies drawn up under an ACLU lawsuit that challenged the legality of fees charged by schools throughout the state. That change is one of many proposed as CUSD responds to a 2010 lawsuit from the ACLU alleging illegal fees for academics and extracurricular activities statewide. Fees at San Clemente High, Dana Hills High and other CUSD schools were cited in the lawsuit. Shortly after taking his post, Superintendent Joe Farley assembled a task force of parents, coaches, teachers, district officials and other stakeholders to look at the issue of fees. District spokesman Marcus Walton said the task force, which included about two dozen people, looked at fees being charged throughout the district, although they did not try to quantify them. “There were some policies and practices that needed to be changed,” Walton said. The result, a nine-page booklet, will go before the Capistrano Board of Education on June 13, Walton said. It will be an informational item, just to get trustees’ feedback. “There was nothing like this in the district before,” Walton said. The 2010 lawsuit, filed on behalf of two unnamed Orange County students, named the state as a defendant but identified alleged violations of the state’s “free education” doctrine in 40 districts, including Capistrano Unified. San Clemente High was among the schools specifically cited, for a requirement that students purchase books for English classes. Sports and extracurricular activities were not specified in the lawsuit, but also fall under the California Constitution’s requirement that education be free, said David Sapp, an ACLU attorney who worked on the lawsuit. Officials earlier announced a settlement in the lawsuit, but that was with then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration, Sapp said, and now Gov. Jerry Brown’s office is not interested in settling the case. But the ACLU is also sponsoring a law proposed by Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, DSouth Gate, that would accomplish most of the same goals of the settlement: Ensuring students don’t have to pay to participate in classes or extracurricular activities. Regardless of the state of Lara’s bill or the settlement, Capistrano Unified School District is moving forward with its new policies and procedures, Walton said. In addition to suggested verbiage for school programs to follow in fliers and on

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Athletes would be required to pay a minimal fee and bus fee under CUSD’s proposed policy. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

websites, the booklet explains the laws and what are allowable fees. Districts are allowed to charge spectator fees at events, for food and parking on campuses and bus transportation to and from school, the booklet says. Additionally, schools can charge for PE clothing, but the school cannot mandate the clothing be bought from the school and a student cannot be punished for not wearing the clothing “arising from circumstances beyond the control” of the student. Field trips and school-related excursions can carry a fee, but students who cannot pay cannot be excluded, the booklet says. It also says very clearly that students cannot gain extra credit or privileges because they have donated. Other CUSD policies cited in the lawsuit included a requirement at Dana Hills High that students subscribe to a news magazine for AP Government, while Capistrano Valley High School’s Academy of Technology, Math and Science required students to complete geometry prior to ninth grade or enroll in a summer program at their own expense. But parents of athletes, cheerleaders and others report spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for their student to participate in those programs. Sapp said the suit was spurred by parents’ complaints in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties. The list of alleged violations was drawn up by just surfing the Internet and finding fees listed on school websites, he said. “This was not a comprehensive review or even a systematic review, and we found

30 high schools that required students to pay in academic classes and 40 high schools with some sort fee,” Sapp said. “I was shocked. “What you have here is informal, illegal taxation.” Sapp said Lara’s law, which has been approved by two Assembly committees and is due on the Assembly floor this month before heading to the Senate, would also make it easier for parents to report suspected illegal fees. The law would require information about fees, and how to challenge them be posted in classrooms. Procedures would have to be established to allow parents to question fees, for the district to investigate and return the fees if improperly charged. The Superintendent must also report to the state on the resolution of complaints, and illegal fees must be dealt with in public session, the proposed law says. Additionally, the law would require auditors to look at whether fees are being charged and whether complaints are being properly resolved, Sapp said. Those oversight steps don’t exist now, he said. “It’s been up to school districts, and school districts have an incentive not to enforce this law,” Sapp said. He rejected speculation the ACLU lawsuit will hurt educational programs and extracurricular efforts by tying the financial strings. Sapp said the ACLU found examples of schools that did not charge fees, instead relying on donations and community support. That’s the key, he and school officials said, especially as Page 7

school districts across the state struggle with years of budget cuts. Capistrano Unified this year is facing an anticipated $6.9 million budget shortfall. The proposed CUSD policy on “Student Fees, Donations and Fundraising” emphasizes the need that any mention of funding emphasize that the money is a non-mandatory donation. Requiring a fee but offering liberal waivers—which Sapp said districts have done for years to keep the fees but avoid trouble with offended parents—is not legal, nor is requiring parents to donate hours in lieu of money. Additionally, the district’s proposed policy says that beginning in September, all school-connected organizations—including those with an IRS tax-free designation—must submit an annual “assurance” signed by its president that certifies any and all funds raised for any district-related activity meet district policies. “This is a change for the entire state,” Walton said. “This puts into writing the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts.’ People mean well and want to provide the best opportunities for their children—we just need to make sure it’s done in the proper manner.” Walton said those on the task force, and throughout the administration, are confident parents will continue to support the programs. Additionally, he said, the change might be an opportunity for programs to look at how they operate. “If there’s a reduction of funds, we still feel the programs can be competitive,” Walton said. “Maybe we need to look at what the programs’ needs to function are, not at what ‘would be nice’ to have.” SC

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SC Sheriff’s Blotter Complied by Maryann Doudna All information below is obtained from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Web site ( 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.

of Pedro’s Tacos. The caller stated that the driver appeared to be drunk and was attempting to drive away from the scene. Welfare Check Zocala, 0 Block (6:00 p.m.) A woman called the police asking them to check on two children who were allegedly sleeping in a room with rat feces and broken glass. Suspicious Person in Vehicle Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (3:42 p.m.) An elderly woman contacted authorities to report a man who was parked in a tan van in front of her home, flashing a flashlight as if he needed help.

Tuesday, May 31

Welfare Check Avenida Dolores, 100 Block (1:31 p.m.) A man called the police to report the mother of his son who allegedly has a warrant out for her arrest in Indio and does not have registration for her car. The police found that none of this was true.

Drunk in Public Marbella/Camino De Los Mares (12:40 a.m.) A concerned citizen called the police after witnessing three individuals drinking and urinating outside of a blue pickup truck.

Patrol Check Calle Toledo/Avenida Valencia (1:14 p.m.) A woman called the police to report juveniles who threw water balloons at her car and cracked her windshield.

Monday, May 30

Disturbance-Family Dispute Via Presa, 1200 Block (10:02 a.m.) A woman called authorities to report her husband, who pushed her down the stairs after finding out that she had a boyfriend before their divorce was final. The woman was hyperventilating and suffered serious back injuries. The husband stated that she fell down the stairs.

911 Hang-up Vista Encanta, 0 Block (11:57 p.m.) A woman called the police stating that she believed her house was on fire. She then put down the phone, and a male could be heard asking her why she was yelling and telling her to sit down and eat her pizza. Disturbance Corto Lane, 400 Block (11:48 p.m.) A woman called 911 stating that her neighbors were smoking drugs and that small children were in the home. She also said that this was an ongoing problem and that the smoke was going into her residence and was affecting her children as well. Suspicious Person in Vehicles Escalones, 100 Block (10:30 p.m.) A man called the police to report individuals who appeared to be performing a drug deal in front of a home. The man called back to inform deputies that he could see a group of people watching deputies search the vehicle from a room upstairs. Welfare Check Via Solona, 200 Block (9:14 p.m.) A man called 911 saying that he just got in an argument with his wife and that he wants deputies to check on his children because his wife is crazy. Later, his daughter called the police saying her father has anger management problems and that he is on medications for depression and anxiety. Traffic Accident South El Camino Real/Avenida San Gabriel (8:07 p.m.) A concerned citizen called after witnessing a black Chevy crash into the wall San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

Investigate Dead Body Calle Ameno, 0 Block (8:46 a.m.) A caregiver called the police to report the death of a middle-aged man. Drunk in Public Calle Seville, 100 Block (8:08 a.m.) A concerned citizen called the police to report a man wearing a white shirt and blue shorts who was lingering between the library and the community center. He had been asked to leave several times but kept returning.

Drunk in Public Calle La Quinta, 3800 Block (1:23 a.m.) A person called the police to report a man wearing a flannel shirt who burst into the caller’s home looking for someone named Duke. The caller chased the man, who was possibly on drugs, out of the home, and he ran through the street.

Sunday, May 29 Shots Heard Calle Sarmentoso/Via Solona (10:52 p.m.) A concerned citizen alerted authorities after hearing multiple gunshots outside of their home. The police later found that fireworks were being lit in a nearby field. Suspicious Person Avenida Victoria, 500 Block (8:07 p.m.) A young woman who was possibly under the influence of drugs was going from car to car checking to see if they were unlocked. She was also placing various items in nearby bushes.

Keep the Peace Via Ensueno, 100 Block (12:58 p.m.) A man called the police to report a landlord who kept bursting in on caller’s vacation rental. The informant, who rented the home for the weekend, was unsure of where the landlord was currently. Investigate Person Down Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (6:59 a.m.) Police were called after a man was found lying face down at the San Clemente Pier by the railroad tracks. He possibly fell down the stairs. Disturbance Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (6:34 a.m.) A woman called the police to report a homeless man who was causing a disturbance in the San Clemente Hospital lobby. The man threw a wet shirt with ants on it at the informant. After she asked him to leave, he returned.

Saturday, May 28

Missing Adult Calle Escuela, 300 Block (7:41 p.m.) A caregiver called to report an elderly man who had gone missing. The man had both Alzheimer’s and dementia and had no friends or family in the area.

Suspicious Person South El Camino Real/Avenida San Luis Rey (11:14 p.m.) A person contacted authorities to report a man wearing baggy clothing who was watching children play in the front yard.

Disturbance Avenida Pico, 800 Block (7:01 p.m.) An Albertson’s employee called police to report a group of young men who came into the store and sprayed him with a suspicious substance that made his lungs hurt.

Unknown Trouble West Avenida Gaviota/Avenida Valencia (11:13 p.m.) A person called 911 to report screaming women in an alley. When police arrived, multiple women were screaming and crying and one was lying on the ground.

Suspicious Person Calle Abril, 4100 Block (5:16 p.m.) A man called the police to report a realtor who placed a for-sale sign in front of his home. When he confronted her, she stated that she owned the home.

Welfare Check Calle Del Cerro, 1000 Block (7:32 p.m.) A concerned citizen called 911 to report a child crying and loud thumping coming from the residence above them.

Disturbance Avenida Dolores, 100 Block (4:47 p.m.) A woman called authorities to report her neighbor who came to her home and threatened to hurt her dog because it was barking.

Hit and Run Misdemeanor Avenida Victoria, (6:49 p.m.) A male in a red SUV drove into a woman’s white SUV and then left the scene. The suspect possibly knew the women and intentionally damaged her vehicle.

Disturbance Buena Vista, 1500 Block (7:57 a.m.) A man called 911 stating that his roommate was crazy and just lit the mattress on fire. When deputies arrived, the fire had been put out but the mattress was still smoking.

Assist Outside Agency Avenida Calafia/Ola Vista (4:45 p.m.) Police were called after a 9-year-old went missing at the State Beach. She was last seen riding her red bike around the beach.

Disturbance Buena Vista, 1500 Block (4:56 a.m.) A man contacted authorities saying that his roommate was in her room talking to herself and that she was possibly taking drugs.

Trespassing Calle Cuervo, (3:06 p.m.) A concerned citizen called to report three juveniles who hopped a fence to use a community spa.

Battery El Camino Real, 2500 Block (3:48 p.m.) A man called the police after he was attacked by two male subjects. The subjects were urinating in front of the informant’s garage. When he confronted them, they began to punch him.

Disturbance El Camino Real, 500 Block (1:57 a.m.) A person called 911 after seeing a man in a green shirt chase a girl with blond hair down an alley.

Suspicious Person in Vehicle Via Pasa/Campanilla (2:22 p.m.) A person called 911 to report a man who was sitting in his Mercedes Benz for two days. He would occasionally get out of his car to change his clothing. Page 8

Disturbance Escalones, 100 Block (3:25 p.m.) A concerned person called 911 to report two individuals who were violently throwing beer bottles at one another. Drunk Down El Camino Real, 2200 Block (3:25 a.m.) A blond-haired man was found lying face down on the ground in front of the 7-Eleven Store.

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Props, Recognitions and Morsels of Info Blood Drive Slated for June 8 at Shorecliffs Middle School

UNK Graduates 431, San Clemente Grad Gets Bachelor’s Degree

u Shorecliffs’ Peer Assistant Leadership class is teaming up with Be a Hero, Become a Donor to organize a blood drive for Wednesday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. San Clemente Hospital uses over 1,500 units of blood per year, and the student leaders set a goal to collect 75 units to help offset the need locally. As a thank you to staff members at Shorecliffs who donate that day, PAL students have offered to wash their cars, clean classrooms and even scrape gum off desks. Shorecliffs students who inspire a parent to give blood will be invited to an ice cream party as a reward for helping to save lives. Those who would like to donate blood, must be 16 or older. Participants may walk in or sign-up at the school’s website at

u Brett McCue earned his bachelor’s of science in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was one of 431 undergraduate students and 141 graduate students to receive their degrees during the ceremonies held in the university’s Health and Sports Center.

Workshops at Cyber Café Start June 3 at Calle Negocio Hub

FOL Auction Ends June 5 at Noon

Shorecliffs’ Peer Assistant Leadership students Caroline Weis, Jessica Herbert, Hendrix Rendon, Kirsten McCartney and Bailey Jiminez are helping to organize a blood drive June 8. Courtesy photo

u Friends of the Library’s silent auction continues through June 5 at 12 noon. Bids are being taken at the Friends Bookstore only. All proceeds benefit the San Clemente Library. Science fiction fans will want to bid on an Easton Press collector’s edition of The Humanoids by Jack Williamson for a starting bid $50 and political hounds will fight it out for a signed copy of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s It Takes A Village, which has a starting bid of $25. Surf enthusiasts will appreciate a 1965 edition of Petersen’s Surfing Yearbook No. 2, a complete book of surfing with over 1,000 photos. It has a starting bid of $45.

ous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Edison International and the United Way of the Bay Area. “These schools are the bright spots of excellence in efforts to raise student academic achievement and close persistent achievement gaps,” Kirk Clark, the business organization’s president said in a press release. “By highlighting them, recognizing their achievement and giving them a voice, we hope other schools can learn from these proven practices and we can begin to duplicate their success to scale throughout the state.”

Assisteens New Board Announced

Ticket Sales for July 4 Dinner on the Pier Set for June 4

u Capistrano Valley Assistance League’s Assisters new board is Co-Chairwomen Jennifer Garred and Lauren Jackson, First Vice Chairwoman Sydney Adams, Second Vice Co-Chairwomen Mikayla Lacebal and Sarah Mikosz, Secretary Amanda Wiles, Treasury Taylor Smith and Kenzie Cameron, Program Self Improvement Chairwoman Kelsey Podley, Social Co-Chairwomen Anne Pfost and Julia Spenser, Inspiration Melissa Chmelik and Public Relations Chairwoman Brice Lennon.

Business Group Recognizes Vista del Mar Middle School u Vista del Mar Middle School was one of

19 Capistrano Unified School District schools and 1,221 public schools across the state to be named to the California Business for Education Excellence 2010 Honor Roll. “I want to thank the business community for recognizing the quality of our schools,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “This award illustrates the importance of creating meaningful partnerships with the business community that contribute to our success with students.” The annual award is supported by numerSan Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

u The Fourth of July Dinner on the Pier, hosted by the San Clemente Ocean Festival, will be held at the Fishermans Restaurant. A $55 ticket includes a barbecue chicken or rib dinner with coleslaw, beans and strawberry shortcake. The one-day reservation process will be at Fishermans June 4 from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. only. Payment may be made in cash or credit card only and is due when the reservation is made. Proceeds benefit the Ocean Festival, a volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and support of ocean safety, the environment and the community by providing a quality athletic venue and enjoyable family event. For more information, contact Lisa Green at 949.878.1273 or visit

Saddleback Valley Christian Mentoring Program Builds Relationships, Learning u Eighth-graders at Saddleback Valley Christian School in San Juan Capistrano participated in a year-long career project. San Clemente student Morgan McMillion

u Summer Workshops for the city’s Cyber Café kick off June 3 at its 910 Calle Negocio, Suite 101 location. Workshops include Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite, Introduction to Digital Photography and Buying a New Computer and Computer Maintenance. Workshops require a minimum of three days’ prior registration. Cash or check is requested and seating is limited. Workshops are subject to cancellation not enough people enroll. For more information, visit

Low-Cost Meals to be Offered by Heritage Christian Fellowship

established a career mentor relationship with Tony Struthers, administrator at Saddleback Memorial’s San Clemente campus. Students took a career assessment and were matched with professionals in their field. McMillion was able to interview Struthers and shadow him in meetings and hospital rounds. The career project was led by teacher Kristi Geraty who said students also developed their oral presentation skills when they finished by making a slide presentation to a panel of judges made up of teachers and outside business community leaders.

u Heritage Christian Fellowship of San Clemente is partnering with Southland food distributor Treasure Box to help feed the needy. The Treasure Box, an economical meal program developed by Carlsbad-based Good Source Solutions, provides quality, nutritious food designed to feed a family of four for a week. The menu changes monthly but always consists of 10 to 12 pounds of protein such as chicken, beef or pork and fruit, vegetables, a side dish and dessert for just $32. There are no income qualifications, no coupons and no limits for ordering. Interested participants may view the menu and order online at www., type in the zip code and choose Heritage Christian Fellowship. Cash orders can be placed at the Heritage Office Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until June 10. For more information, contact Shannon at 949.412.7046 or

Princeton Book Award Given to SC High’s Austin Reagan

Workshop on Water Smart Landscaping to be Held June 8

u Austin Reagan earned San Clemente High’s 2011 Princeton Book Award. A junior, Reagan was nominated by teachers and administrators for academic excellence, exemplary service and outstanding personal character. With the award, he also received a copy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was a member of Princeton’s class of 1917. The The Princeton Club of Orange County gave the award. His sponsor was Katlin Poladian, a San Clemente High graduate and member of Princeton’s class of 2012.

u Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens’ second in a four-part series on Water Smart Landscaping will be June 8 at 7 p.m. The presentation, in collaboration with the city, features the San Clemente’s water resources and conservation management Analyst Nathan Adams. He will speak about water conservation and the importance and benefits of drought-tolerant gardening. The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 949.498.2139 ext. 10.

Morgan McMillion stands with his career mentor Tony Struthers of Saddleback Memorial Hospital. Courtesy photo

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City Council Corner: By Councilman Tim Brown

A Place for Everyone Willing to Give Time City boasts a rich tradition of volunteerism, opportunities are ceaseless


hat makes a volunteer? It’s simple. If you have a desire to serve and are willing to give of your time and talents, there is a place for you in San Clemente as a volunteer. Our highly valued volunteers come from the broad strata of our community. They are retired, employed, young, old and every age in-between. They serve on committees, support community events, keep our “Village by the Sea” beautiful and care for their neighbors, all of which helps make San Clemente a wonderful place to live. Woodrow Wilson once said, “The most powerful force on earth is the spontaneous cooperation of free people.” Likewise, I believe the most powerful force in San Clemente is when we join together as a community and give to worthwhile endeavors. San Clemente has a rich tradition of volunteerism, but there are never enough volunteers to meet demand. We are a diverse village that is dedicated to helping a variety of causes. San Clemente is home to several nonprofits that hold fundraisers year round through street fairs, carnivals and

10-K runs. Many of our cherished annual events require volunteers to be successful. For example, our Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, known as RSVP for short, handles traffic and parking for Tim Brown over 40 special events per year. Without them, the city would not be able to offer this volume of events since it would be cost prohibitive. Even the City of San Clemente has employees who volunteer after hours, giving back to the community they love. There’s a husbandwife duo Kumi and Jay Elston who volunteer with Kiwanis, and, there’s our newly retired Human Resources assistant, Vicki Jentges, who is volunteering with the San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Cyber Café. We especially welcome young adults and children to volunteer their time and talents. Although the City Volunteer Corps is for people age 18 and over, many of

the nonprofits have opportunities for the younger generation. For example, the San Clemente Senior Center has an abundance of opportunities for youth from helping with Meals on Wheels Bags and serving lunches to seniors to cleaning the kitchen and scanning old photos to CDs for records retention. Incidentally, we’re currently recruiting for this project. There’s also the San Clemente Public Library that is happy to have youth volunteers year round or just for the summer. Summer volunteers are used for the duration of the library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs the entire month of July. Volunteers must be at least 12 or entering seventh-grade and may clean and shelve some books, prepare crafts and be given other duties as required. Teen volunteers usually work no more than oneto two-hour shifts per week, leaving them plenty of time to surf, enjoy the beach or engage in their favorite pastime—driving their parents crazy. Please sign up now. Your city and its

Online Poll After Poche Beach made the Beach Bummer List, do you feel safe swimming there? Yes. I don’t worry much about that stuff.

9% No. I’d prefer going elsewhere.

54% I never go to Poche anyway.

37% Make sure to sound off on the “SC Times Poll of the Week” at Bookmark San Clemente Times today! The SC Times Online Reader Polls are not scientific and do not reflect the opinion of the SC Times.

local nonprofits need you. To find out more, call City Hall at 949.361.8254. We can help direct you to a volunteer group that suits you. You can also download volunteer information from the city’s website at www.san-clemente. org. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at 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

Letters to the Editor CITIZENS DEMAND OLE HANSON BEACH PARK AT NORTH BEACH Ricardo Nicol, San Clemente

The revitalization of the important North Beach area around the intersection of Avenida Pico and El Camino Real is a very long-term effort involving public and private properties. But the public-owned properties on the ocean side of El Camino Real where the Playa del Norte commercial center was to be located can, and should, be improved as a park and parking by the city as soon as possible because the use of those properties has been defined, and the preference San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

of the voters has been made clear, by the long public debate leading to the defeat of Measure A, and rejection of the commercial project, on March 8. The Ole Hanson Beach Park, an idea whose time has come, is the extension of the grassy slope behind the Ole Hanson Beach Club into the “triangle” area of the parking lot to form a three-quarters of an acre park. All the existing trees will remain. The Ole Hanson Beach Park will not be just an isolated green area; it will be a useful open-air complement to the Beach Club for passive recreation, picnics, weddings, public assemblies, fairs, music and performing arts events, etc. The existing

grassy slope is already used for some of those purposes. The 29 parking spaces displaced by the park will be replaced by creating approximately 45 spaces on the adjacent publicowned property between the Kaylani (Coffee Company) and Ichibiri (Japanese) restaurant. This new parking area will be accessed from Calle Deshecha, have a landscape buffer separating it from El Camino Real and be about two feet lower in order to preserve the public ocean views from the highway. As part of the northern gateway to the city, both the park and the new and existing parking areas will be improved and renovated with high-

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quality landscaping and, over time, with art work celebrating the city and its founder. It is a simple and modest project with a big impact. But the cost will be affordable and can be readily estimated by using unit cost figures for similar work available in the city’s files. Most of the money may already be available in the city’s parking fund. Unlike the Playa del Norte commercial project, the park and the new parking area comply with the city’s existing General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and many related documents. Also, (they agree) with the purposes and goals of the California Coastal and Environmental Quality Acts. And, again unlike Playa del Norte, the park and

SOAPBOX Wavelengths: By Jim Kempton

Malaprops: What Makes our English Language so Special? The misuse of words and their meanings can be unintended, marvelous works of gray tumor


ne of my favorite parts of the English language is the wonderful and wacky world of malapropisms. Who can ever forget Yogi Berra’s lament, “It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.” We think of George W. Bush as the modern master-garbler of speech, as in, “It will take time to restore chaos and order.”) But the term is much older than that. In his 1775 Restoration comedy, The Rivals, Richard Sheridan introduced a humorous character by the name of Mrs. Malaprop. “Make no delusions to the past,”(allusions) and “He is the very pineapple of politeness”(pinnacle) are examples of the absurd assertions from Mrs. Malaprop that explain why her name became synonymous with hilarious misuse of language. The expression malaprop is actually derived from the French mal à propos, which means inappropriate. Basically it describes the incorrect or nonsensical use of words in speech. In one scene Mrs. Malaprop

parking are specifically in accordance with the “public use” purposes of the city’s acquisition of the properties by the power of eminent domain (Resolutions No. 69-70 and 94-55). The city’s ongoing process of updating the General Plan is not an excuse for delay because it will take many more months to complete and it will not change the existing land use designations or policies for these particular properties. Their development will not preclude, but actually promote, the improvement of other properties in North Beach. The creation of the park and parking is practically a shovel-ready project. Its implementation will signal the city’s will to start the long-awaited and long-term improvement of North Beach. The City Council must act to put behind the controversy and divisiveness of the past generated by its 3to-2 approval of the Playa del Norte project. We, the citizens of San Clemente, who it serves, demand it. There is no reason to wait but many compelling, and some strategic, reasons for the city to proceed with the development of Ole Hanson Beach Park as soon as possible. For more details please visit www.


God Bless America. I was challenged to find an “image,” mind you not an “idol,” to spur me on to pray continuously. The American flag was waving high above a local gas station, and I decided to use that to remind me to lift up our nation in prayer and ask God to bless our nation. Suddenly, San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

scoffs, “That woman doesn’t begin to reprehend the true meaning of what she is saying.” Subsequently, misspeech has been called a malapropism when the word or phrase that is Wavelengths used sounds similar to By Jim Kempton the word that was apparently meant or intended. Archie Bunker from the classic ’70s TV sitcom All in the Family was known for malapropisms of words and names. One of my favorites was: “In her elastic stockings, you could see her very close veins.” His most controversial may have been the comment about his wife Edith’s physician: “A woman doctor is only good for women’s your groinocology.” Although Mrs. Malaprop may have become the name we use to describe these word gaffes, playwright Sheridan was hardly the first to make use of them.

Shakespeare employed his comedic genius to malapropos two centuries before Sheridan’s character was even invented. Constable Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing mangles nearly every word in Act 3, Scene V, “Our watch, sir, have indeed comprehended two auspicious persons.” Of course, the correct words were apprehended and suspicious. A word or phrase can also be considered a malapropism when the meaning is something different from the word the speaker or writer intended to use. Take the classic from Vice President Dan Quayle: “Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.” Another use of malapropism happens when the resulting utterance is complete nonsense. Here’s a perfect example from the king of malaprops, Yogi Berra: “You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.” Although Yogi Berra probably remains


the all-time champ, George W. Bush certainly gives him a run for his money. “Natural gas is hemispheric... because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods,” will remain memorable in anyone’s mind. But my favorite “W” mal-moment might be this one: “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” It’s certainly a question I rarely ask. But I have never been that serial about it and seldom that humeral. Jim Kempton has been enraged in the act of writing most of his career. His father was a civil serpent who loved the phrase, “A rolling stone gathers no moths.” His mother was a high school vice principle who was convinced that flying saucers were just an optical conclusion. He readily admits that most humor is beyond his apprehension. 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

YOU’RE INVITED! 8 a.m. Friday, June 3 at Café Calypso

I found that I was no longer daydreaming while driving but praying for our federal, state and city government, our military, our economy, our hospitals, our ocean, animals and the individual residents who hung up flags outside their homes. I was so taken back by the amount of flags and felt the spirit of freedom, American pride and confidence in our people that my children and I counted flags while driving locally. We drove 13 miles and counted 31 flags. That’s about two or more flags per mile. Our schools, banks, gas stations and independent businesses and homes were flying the flag of the Untied States of America proudly. Now, I challenge you to hang our

American flag high for all to see and join me in prayer for our beautiful “nation under God.” I hope you would experience the same awe that I was reminded of: We are united as one group, citizens of the United States; we are communal and need each other. It would be remarkable if San Clemente developed a reputation for patriotism. And, it would be a privilege to pray for you while driving by.


I’m writing to comment on Jim’s (Kempton) column in Soapbox, entitled Page 13

Wavelengths (“Rock the Casbah,” SC Times, April 21). I have not had the first-hand experience mentioned in the article, but I fully agree that with freedom we will win over the world by the enthusiasm of the youth for a life of choice. I know America doesn’t have it all right, that our system has flaws because it was devised, implemented and orchestrated by humans. The allure of a life of freedom of choice in schooling, marriage, religion and career will be embraced and demanded by the youth of the world. That will begin the slow, but sure crawl toward that light. Religious obstacles will eventually be removed by the believers themselves. Once we share our lives with a person of another culture, we open a door to understanding and close a door to hatred and prejudice. It takes a guy named Jim, studying abroad and experiencing a beautiful woman of another culture, engaging in a conversation and opening a door. To submit a letter to the editor for possible inclusion in the paper, e-mail us at or send it to 34932 Calle del Sol, Suite B, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624. San Clemente Times reserves the right to edit reader-submitted letters for length and is not responsible for the claims made or the information written by the writers. Please limit your letters to 350 words. Because of the sometimes increased number of letters to the editor, the SC Times may be unable to include every submission.



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The List

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



Tasting & Trunk Show 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The Cellar hosts a wine and cupcake tasting with shopping. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,

Taco Thursdays 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Every week at the Surfing Heritage Foundation shop in The OC Mart Mix at SoCo. 3313 Hyland Ste. C, Costa Mesa, 714.556.3683, Jazz Night 7 p.m. Students of the South Orange County School of the Arts present a jazz concert by the orchestra in Porthole Theater. Tickets $10-$12. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.240.1994, Nathan James 9 p.m. Back-porch blues at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, Los Rios Park Volunteer Garden Days 9 a.m.11 a.m. A day of volunteering at Los Rios Park featuring a free lunch at Ramos House Café. 31661 Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano, 949.606.6386,


Special Night with the Memphis Kings & Guests 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Special guests will be playing with Memphis Kings at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855,


Leukemia Cup Regatta Event at Dana West Yacht Club in Dana Point with a regatta and kickoff party, June 3; breakfast, races, a Dinghy Poker Run, dinner, auctions, June 4; and more June 5. 949.661.1185, C.G. Di Arie Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes C.G. di Arie Winery, who will be raffling off a few bottles. $15 for seven wines with cheese, crackers and chocolate. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011


Oscar & Felix

The Cabrillo Playhouse finishes off its 2010-2011 season with Oscar & Felix, a show its writer Neil Simon pegs as “new look at The Odd Couple.” Already, the actors at the 66-seat theater have staged You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, A Nice Family Gathering, 12 Angry Jurors, Greater Tuna and Doubt. Now, they bring to audiences the updated comedy about the beloved roommates whose clashing personalities give rise to plenty of laughs. Simon wrote the original Broadway play in 1965. It would later reach the silver screen before coming to homes across America as a television hit from 1970 to 1975. In 2004, Simon dusted off the original play and freshened up its protagonists Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, pleasing both audiences familiar with the plot as well as newcomers immersed in the storyline for the first time. The first act opens in the apartment of Madison, who’s hosting a card game for his buddies. The recently separated—and rather despondent—Unger enters the scene late, and his friends fear he’s suicidal. Soon enough, Unger and Madison wind up roommates, and their polar-opposite personalities produce plenty of chuckles. The play debuts at the Cabrillo Playhouse June 3 and runs through June 26. Tickets cost $20. The theater is at 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente. For more information, call 949.492.0465 or visit the website at —Stacie N. Galang

Movies in the Park 8 p.m. The city of Dana Point presents a free showing of the movie How to Train Your Dragon at Lantern Bay Park. 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, 949.248.3530, Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley 8 p.m. Singer from The Righteous Brothers performs at The Coach House. Tickets $55. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, First Friday Film 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The San Juan Capistrano Library shows the film Waiting for Superman that examines the education system. $2 donation. 31495 El Camino Real, 949.248.5132, Rum Soaked Raisins 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400,


San Clemente Garden Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a self-guided tour presented by the SC Garden Club. Cost $25 until June 3; June 4 is $30. Call for directions and more info. 949.498.2818,


Swing Dance by the Sea 6 p.m.-10 p.m. USO/Canteen Swing Night with dancing, live music and dinner from Carbonara’s at the SC Community Center. Uniforms and ‘40s era attire welcomed. 110 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 949.361.1298, Backyard Skills workshop 1 p.m. Design and build your own container garden at The Ecology Center. Material fee $15 + $20 members; $25 + $20 for non-members. Pre-registration necessary. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, Old Fashioned Country Hoe Down 2 p.m.-7 p.m. A day of fun at Canyon Oaks Ranch featuring music, line dancing, barbecue, games, auctions and more. Tickets $25-$65 or family of four for $125. Astronomy Night 8:45 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Gaze into the night sky through telescopes at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Adults $10, kids $5, members free. More info: 949.489.9778,



San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Bobby Tomei & Friends Ukulele Concert 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Concert at Hulaville. Tickets $5. Call for reservations. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905,

Whitey Harrison Exhibit 10 a.m. The Ocean Institute launches an exhibition of surf legend Whitey Harrison. $6.50 adults, $4.50 kids. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274,

Relay for Life / Bark For Life 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fun pet-friendly walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds for the American Cancer Society at Lantern Bay Park. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.370.2697,

Concert For Japan 12 p.m.-6 p.m. A benefit in San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park with bands, food and more. $20. 31806 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.291.1811,

Hobie’s Waterman’s Challenge 8 a.m. Paddleboard competition at Doheny State Beach with post-race festivities and more. Tomorrow’s Artists Today 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 8th Annual San Clemente Student Art Exhibition at Casa Romantica. Admission $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, Live Music Cruise 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Blues group A Step Further performs during Dana Wharf’s music cruise. Full bar onboard. Tickets $19. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, Page 14

Trifecta Sundays 5:30 p.m.-late. OC Tavern presents horse races and live music. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, The Old 97’s & Sarah Jaffe 7:30 p.m. Concert at The Coach House, also with Whalen. Tickets $25. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, (Cont. on page 23) THIS WEEK’S WEATHER 6.2 Mostly Sunny H: 71° L: 52° 6.3 Sunny H: 72° L: 54° 6.4 Partly Cloudy H: 66° L: 53°

6.5 Partly Cloudy H: 67° L: 53° 6.6 Sunny H: 65° L: 53° 6.7 Sunny H: 66° L: 54° 6.8 Mostly Sunny H: 66° L: 54°


THURSDAY & FRIDAY Noon – 7 p.m.


10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.





12:30 Hana Surf Girls – A film directed by Russ Spencer, Bison Films 2:00 Earth Day Featuring Wyland – A film by Producer/Director Chris Morrow and Associate Producer Gino Beltran, provided by the Ocean Institute 2:30 Nature Propelled Elements (2010) – A film by Seth Warren documenting the connection between natural energy and sports, provided by the Ocean Institute 3:15 Unlocking the Secrets of the Blue Whale – Filmed and produced by Richmond Productions, provided by the Ocean Institute 4:15 Oil + Water Elements (2007) – A film by Seth Warren, Tyler Bradt and Nick Franczyk documenting the longest petroleumfree road trip ever, provided by the Ocean Institute 4:45 Our Playground, Their World – A film provided by The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation 5:15 7 Miles from Dana Point – A film by Capt. Larry Hartmann 5:45 SUP ATX – A film by SUP ATX documenting a stand-up paddle journey from Malibu to Austin 6:00 Watershed Revolution – A film by Rich Reid and Paul Jenkin


12:30 Boating Safety – Presentation and meet & greet with Wild Bill Wichrowski, Captain of the Kodiak from the television show “Deadliest Catch” 2:00 The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water – Film provided by the Surfrider Foundation 2:30 180 Degrees South – A film starring Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Doug Tompkins and Jeff Johnson, directed by Chris Malloy, Woodshed Films Inc. 4:15 Earth Day Featuring Wyland – A film by Producer/Director Chris Morrow and Associate Producer Gino Beltran, provided by the Ocean Institute 4:45 Hana Surf Girls – A film directed by Russ Spencer, Bison Films 6:00 Nature Propelled Elements (2010) – A film by Seth Warren, provided by the Ocean Institute


10:30 Clean Water – Slideshow produced by OC Dana Point Harbor 11:00 SUP ATX – A film by SUP ATX documenting a stand-up paddle journey from Malibu to Austin

1-3 Roland Jenster 3-5 Jason Feddy

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 11:15 Electric Boating – Presentation by Mike Gunning, Electric Yachts of Southern California 12:00 Clean & Green Boating Practices – Presentation by Michelle Kearney, The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation 12:45 Beginning Sailing – Presentation by OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship 1:30 From Boys to Men: An Adventure in Paradise – Presentation by Marshall Lubin, author and sailor 2:00 The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water – A film provided by the Surfrider Foundation 2:30 Watershed Revolution – A film by Rich Reid and Paul Jenkin 3:15 Wild Dolphins & Whales of Southern California – A film by award-winning filmmaker Capt. Dave Anderson, followed by a Q & A with Capt. Dave 4:15 Boating Safety – Presentation and meet & greet with Wild Bill Wichrowski, Captain of the Kodiak from the television show “Deadliest Catch” 5:15 180 Degrees South – A film Starring Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Doug Tompkins and Jeff Johnson, directed by Chris Malloy, Woodshed Films Inc.


10:30 Clean Water – Slideshow produced by OC Dana Point Harbor 11:15 Electric Boating – Presentation by Mike Gunning, Electric Yachts of Southern California 12:00 Clean & Green Boating Practices – Presentation by Michelle Kearney, The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation 12:45 Navigation – Presentation by OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship 1:30 Tales From The Pod: Lily The Whale – Presentation by awarding-winning filmmaker Capt. Dave Anderson, Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari 2:15 From Boys to Men: An Adventure in Paradise – Presentation by Marshall Lubin, author and sailor 2:45 Hana Surf Girls – A film directed by Russ Spencer, Bison Films 4:00 Wild Dolphins & Whales of Southern California – A film by Capt. Dave Anderson

1-3 Vincent Mitchell Duo 3-5 Jeff & Ray

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 12-2:30 Rob Eller 2:30-5 Jennifer Corday

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 12-2:30 Jason Feddy 2:30-5 Jeff & Ray

OC Sailing and Event Center Public Docks 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, CA 92629 Dana Point Harbor is right off the I-5, centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego.

The Boat Show is an easy drive with plenty of FREE parking and FREE show shuttle service. 866.374.2628




FREE Admission


$1 FRIDAY - $1 Admission, $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Beer, $1 Soda

SATURDAY & SUNDAY BOAT SHOW EXHIBITORS: Allen Cadillac GMC • Danmer Custom Shutters • Allstate Insurance • Arrow Custom Covers • Aventura Sailing Association • B. Candy • Boatique Graphics • Burgee Magazine • CA Department of Boating and Waterways • California Deluxe Windows • California Recreation Company • Calioptics Importer • Cape Hatteras Marine Inc. • Catalina Express • Coolest Shoes in California • CR&R • Cutco Cutlery • Da Vine Food & Wine • Dana Outrigger Canoe Club • Dana Point Boaters Association • Dana Point Chamber of Commerce • Dana Point Jet Ski & Kayak Center • Dana Point Marina Co. • Dana Point Marina Inn • Dana Point Times • Dana Point Yacht Club • Dana West Marina • Dana West Yacht Club • Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching • Dick Simon Yachts • FCI Watermakers • Giumarra Vineyards • Heartsavers • Hennessey’s Tavern • Jerky Jerks Jerky • Kona Brewing Co. • Living Like a Pirate • Gear • MarineSync Corp • Morgan Stanley • Nordhavn Yachts • OC Sailing and Events Center • OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship • Orange County Rods • Outbound Yacht Services • Pacific Home Remodeling • Parking Concepts • Punka Pacific • Quality Marine Products • R-Mac & Associates, Inc.

• RAGZ Incredibly Soft Pullovers • Rescue Tape-Harbor Products, Inc. • Sailology • Schooner Curlew • Sea Pointe Construction • Sears Home Services • Sun Country Marine • SUP ATX • The Log, Sea Magazine, Boating World • Trade Wind Inflatables • US Customs and Border Protection • USCG Auxiliary • Viewdoo Antifog • Waddell Wellness & Performance • Wyndham Resorts • Wyndham Vacation Ownership

BOAT & WATERCRAFT EXHIBITORS: Bayport Yachts • California Yachts • Ceasar Inflatable Boats, US • Compass Point Yachts • Crows Nest Yachts • Cruisers West Yacht Sales • Cruising Yachts • Dana Point Jet Ski and Kayak Center • Dick Simon Yachts • Dixon Yachts • Dream Catcher Yachts • Duffy Electric Boats • Elco Marine • Farallone Yacht Sales • Heritage Yacht Sales • Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage • Mc Clintock Yachts & Ship Brokerage • Mikelson Yachts • Mission Motorsports • Newport Boats • Nordhavn Yachts • Sailtime Orange County • SkipJack Boats • Solar Power Crafts • South Coast Yachts • Sunset Inflatables & Marine • Trade Wind Inflatables • Valkyrie Yachts • Wayne C. Jones, Yacht Broker • West Coast Multihulls

GREEN EXPO EXHIBITORS: AirMaax • AdVinylize • Aliso Electric • American Grass & Turf • Birdsong & The • Eco-Wonders • Candelaria Solar Electric • Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari • Clean Harbors • Dana Point Earth and Ocean Society • Duffy Electric Boats • E. Paint Co. • Electric Yachts of Southern California • Family RV • Green Castle • Metromint • Modaa Inc. • OC Waste & Recycling and Bilge Pad Exchange Program • Ocean In Motion Van • Ocean Institute • Orb Element International LLC • Organic Tree • Revco Solar Engineering • Saddleback Environmental Awareness Club • Sambazon • Solar Power Crafts • Solatube • SunWize Technologies • Surfrider Foundation, South OC Chapter • Team Kids • The Ecology Center • The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation • Wyland Mobile Learning Center • Z-Kart


Auto Gelato • Bacon Mania • Barcelona on the Go • Chomp Chomp Nation • Dogzilla Hot Dogs • Longboards Ice Cream • Piaggio on Wheels • Rolling Sushi Van • Seabirds

$3 off – with coupon (see back cover) $5 off – purchase online (visit www.danaboatshow. com


Hennessey’s Tavern • Kettle Masters • Kona Brewing Co. • Parducci Vineyards

KIDS AREA: • Wyland Mobile Learning Center • Ocean In Motion Van sea creatures tank • Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders kids concert (morning of Saturday June 11th) • Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari arts & crafts table • Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society kiddie pool & prizes • Ocean Institute arts & craft booth

OTHER FEATURES: • Free boat rentals • Free stand-up paddleboard trial demos • National Marina Day raffle • JUGGY water-jug sculpture

...AND MORE Sponsors are listed in yellow.

GETTING OUT (Cont. from page 14)


LOVE 146 Event 7 p.m. Free “awareness” event at The Cellar on the fight against child trafficking. Complimentary snacks and wine for purchase. More information: San Clemente Abolitionists Facebook. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,

SC Times Restaurant Spotlight

Inka Mama’s


Mission SJC’s Historical Exhibit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano’s historical collection featuring precious and rare paintings, religious artifacts and more. Free with admission $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, Ketel One Kabana Nights 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Salt Creek Grille presents a new event with cabanas, appetizers and drinks on the patio. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949-661-7799, $5 Mondays 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Join SC Wine Company for happy hour featuring three wines for $5, selected wines for $5 and mugs of beer from $5 and up. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, 949.429.7067,

821 Via Suerte, Unit 104, San Clemente 949.369.6262 Best known for: Unique Peruvian food in a family-friendly setting Most Popular item: Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef stir-fry) Inka Mama’s recently opened its third location, in the Talega Village Center, eager to serve fresh, interesting and comforting food inspired by Peru’s northern coast. The budding chain, started by sisters Angela Kishijara and Martha White in Foothill Ranch in 2001, has succeeded in creating a family-friendly atmosphere centered around the business’s own Inka Mama’s serves up its Saltado de Vainitas con Pollo, a family organization. “Peruvian food is unique, but there is something Peruvian chicken and vegetable stir fry. Photo by Cory Saul about it that everyone finds familiar,” said Stavros Lozano, managing partner and son of White. “It comes from a history of European and Asian immigration to the area. That, with the local traditions, created a unique blend of flavors.” Evidence of this can be found on the restaurant’s menu, which embraces its coastal heritage with a number of seafood dishes, including a twist on bouillabaisse, the French seafood stew, called Parihuela. Dishes like this show Inka Mama’s dedication to a rich and diverse heritage where family comes first. Price Range: $5-$25 Payment: Cash, Credit Reservations: Recommended for parties of five or more Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Go to and under “Getting Out” share your thoughts about this week’s restaurant.


SOCSA Spring Concerts 7 p.m. Students of the South Orange County School of the Arts present different concerts featuring the band, choral and orchestra on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Porthole Theater, respectively. Tickets $10-$12. Note: Wednesday concert at St. Andrew’s Church in Dana Point. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.240.1994,


Trivia & Taco Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. Irons In The Fire Restaurant has fun, competitive and educational games with prizes, plus Taco Tuesday. 150 Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900. Two-for-One at the Wharf Dana Wharf has half price on all fishing trips. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

Poul Pedersen 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Popular artist at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Ben Powell 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,


Water Smart Landscaping 7 p.m. Nathan Adams of the city of San Clemente’s Water Resources and Conservation program presents how to easily implement sustainability into your garden at Casa Romantica. Free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,



BY Megan Bianco

Everything Must Go Eventually


ho can’t relate to a yard sale in a mundane yet ritualistic purging of one’s stuff? Everyone’s either staged one, shopped one or at least driven by one. For Will Ferrell’s Nick Halsey, he needs to sell almost everything he owns to make any money if he wants to continue eating or living in Lionsgate’s recent feature film, Everything Must Go. A more dramatic turn for usually funnyman Ferrell takes no short cuts with this character and his dilemmas. On what could have been any other day, Nick discovers that his boss has had enough of his alcoholic mess-ups and unceremoniously “lets him go.” After picking up a pack of beer at the liquor store, he returns home only to find pretty much every piece of property he owns sitting on his front lawn. From then on, we discover that Nick’s wife has left him, changed the house locks and put a hold on his credit cards. The only thing left to do now is hold a yard sale while living on his own piece of grass. His allies in helping him suc-

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The Marshall Tucker Band headlines the Coach House May 27.

By Cory Saul

ceed are his neighbors: Kenny (Christopher Jordan Wallace), a middle school kid and underachiever, and Samantha (Rebecca Hall), a pregnant wife new to the neighborhood. Laura Dern and Michael Pena appear in small performances as well. Everything Must Go is inspired by the short story Why Don’t You Dance? by Raymond Carver and adapted for the screen by film newcomer Dan Rush. While nearly most of the scenes take place on Nick’s yard, the film remains intriguing and entertaining most of the time because of its actors. Renowned for his over the top and naïve roles in vehicles such as A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Zoolander (2001), Elf (2003) and Anchorman (2004), Will Ferrell hardly brings any laughs with his latest role and to his credit, is believable as the tragicturned-underdog Nick Halsey. Hall and Wallace achieve quiet, though noticeable performances. Rush’s slow pacing of filmmaking expresses his amateur experience, but his Alist cast and crew aid in supporting his debut. SC Page 23

Rattlesnake Workshop II 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn about Orange County rattlesnakes from an expert at the Rancho Mission Viejo Presentation Center. Free; reservations required. 949.489.9778, 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, 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, Dupp Brothers 8 p.m. Live music at The Rib Joint. 34294 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.9500. 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. Mike Hamilton 5 p.m. Venture up the coast to watch the musician at the White House. 340 S. PCH, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8088,

UPCOMING: THURSDAY, JUNE 9 Dana Point Boat Show & Green Expo 12 p.m.-7 p.m. The four-day event in the Dana Point Harbor. Free admission on Thursday; regular admission $12. 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, Ocean Patio Jazz at Sunset: The Ken James Quartet 7 p.m. Tickets $15, members $12, students/ children $7. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, La Crema Wine Pairing Dinner 6 p.m. Six-course wine and meal pairing at Vue Restaurant in Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa hosts. Tickets $90 each. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.661.5000, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to





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


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Left Coast Brew To Start West Coast Beer Festival First-time event brings together surrounding breweries By Pantea Ommi Mohajer San Clemente Times

this culture is. We create a product that thousands and thousands of people enjoy, and the joy we get out of that, you can’t put a value on it.


eft Coast Brewing Company—along with the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce—will be throwing the first San Clemente Beer Festival June 11. It’s a very big event for a brewery with only six employees. But with their hearts of gold— and ales to match—they’re hoping for a big turn out and the start of a San Clemente tradition. The company headquarters on Puerta Del Sol are tucked away in a nondescript building. But the combination of laughter and hard work shows there is something special brewing inside. Jim Clarke, one of the brewers, is all smiles. “I love working here. Good people, good product. I’m a lucky guy.” Tommy Hadjis, general manager of the brewery, is proud of the business his family has started. He answered a few questions for us before the big event later this month. What made you want to start your own brewery? My family started Oggi’s [Pizza] (and Brewing Company in Del Mar) in 1991. Left Coast Brewing Company grew out of that, and by 2003 we were pretty much up and running. Until then we had messed around with making our own brews and when we started selling out of our private stuff before the brand names in the restaurants, we decided to make it official. There was also a need for a brewery to keep the quality consistent. Why did you decide to open shop in San Clemente? It’s my hometown. My sister and I grew up here after my parents moved down from Huntington Beach. I love San Clemente. This place is like a hidden gem. Great beaches, great restaurants, great people. The community here is like no other, local people San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

From left to right Left Coast Brewing Company’s employees Teddy Smith, Jim Clarke, Zach Wenzel, Jon Siemens and Mike Toumayan take a break inside their Puerta Del Sol headquarters this week. Photos by Pantea Ommi Mohajer

going out to support local businesses. What goes into making a good beer? You’re not just lucky. You have to know what you’re doing. It’s like being a chef and a scientist all at once. A lot of passion goes into every batch. At Left Coast Brewing Company, we play a little with what we’re doing, and that’s the fun part. Guys come in and they can put their own twist on everything—come up with a flavor all their own. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But you never stop experimenting. When someone doesn’t like what you’ve created, something you’re proud of, it’s actually upsetting, and you want to go back and make it better. Brewers are passionate about what they do. It’s a culture. A brew culture. Brew culture? What’s that? Love for the craft. The only reason you work in the beer industry is because you love it. It’s about loving what you do.

Is that why you’re putting on a beer festival? To share the love? San Clemente lends itself to a beer festival. I was surprised no one had done it yet. Someone had to step up to the plate. A lot of work went into putting this thing together. Most beer festivals are not put on by breweries, we usually just participate in them because we’re so busy running the actual brewery. But we wanted this to be all about San Clemente. A San Clemente company putting on a San Clemente event, to celebrate San Clemente style. We also wanted the Chamber of Commerce to get involved because of the way they serve the community and the military. It’s about giving back to a community that has given us so much. In what way? All the proceeds from the festival will go to help military service members and their families. We’re hoping to sell out because we want to raise as much as possible for those brave men and women who serve us, not only this community, but this nation. We’re not making anything off of this. We’re giving it all away. I want to make it huge. So we can give huge.

People here work so hard; it’s for the love of the beer. The love of the beer industry. A lot of these guys who work here, they just came here one day and started hanging out. Then an entry-level position opened, and I gave it to them. And they got promoted and promoted. That’s what

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The first San Clemente Beer Festival will be Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Left Coast Brewing Company, 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente. VIP tickets are $35, general admission $30, and pre-sale tickets $25. Other breweries, including Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing, Taps Fish House & Brewery, The Bruery, Ballast Point Brewing and Bootleggers Brewery. For more information, visit www. or call Left Coast Brewing at 949.218.3967. SC


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GARAGE SALES COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, JUNE 4TH Annual Pacific Shores Garage Sale. Sat 6/4 8AM- 1PM. Exit Pico, inland to Calle Del Cerro, Right, follow signs. ELKS CARE ELKS SHARE Huge Rummage Sale. San Clemente Elks Lodge. Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th from 7AM – 2PM 1505 N. El Camino Real. Something for everyone. DANA POINT 10 TH ANNUAL DANA CREST & THE LANDING COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! Please join us, two neighborhoods and multiple homes participating, follow the signs and shop till you drop! Saturday, June 4th. 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. Cross streets: Golden Lantern & Josiah. (Between Dana Hills High School & Ocean Ranch Shopping Center) MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE, JUNE 4TH Furniture, jewelry, collectables, etc. All proceeds benefit local families in Wayandu, India. Saturday, June 4th from 7am to 2pm. 2905 Novilla, San Clemente 92673


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Annual Riviera Neighborhood Garage Sale (SW San Clemente) will happen on Saturday, June 4th beginning at 7:30 a.m. Plenty of goodies for grads and dads, as well as moms and daughters and the whole family. Come on over, spend some time with us and have some fun with great values!


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Obituary Janny Vollebregt

Janny Vollebregt died on May 27, 2011, after a stroke. She is survived by her adoring husband of 52 years, Frans, her mother, Antje Van Es Greeve of Rotterdam, Holland, and her four sisters, Ineke, Wil, Anna, and Els. Her 4 children, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren will miss her dearly. In her last hours, she was surrounded by family and given the anointing of the sick. Janny was born in 1939 in the apartment behind her family’s flower shop in Rotterdam. She and Frans were married and immigrated to California. They raised a family in San Clemente. She loved flowers since childhood, and she was designing at Downtown Flowers on Del Mar in her last days. Flowers, cards, phone calls, and visits were among the many ways she shared her love for life with others, touching everyone with her playful sense of humor and love for creating beauty. She never forgot a birthday.



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The only directory featuring San Clemente businesses exclusively ACCOUNTANTS

Cheese Shop

Financial Advisor

Craig Workinger CPA’s Inc 949.218.3224 The Cellar 949.492.3663 629 Camino de Los Mares #307 156 Ave. Del Mar,

Air conditioning All Season Air 949.579.0741, Oasis Heating & Air 949.420.1321 31648 Rancho Viejo Rd. Ste. A,

Appliances South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos,

Appliances Services & Repairs ASAP Appliance Service 949.361.7713 3200 Legendario,


CHIROPRACTORS Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center 1502 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.6440

Commercial Real Estate Doug Echelberger First Team Real Estate 949.498.7711 407 W. El Camino Real,

COMMERCIAL/TENANT IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR Garrison Property Services, Inc. Lic. # B609809,



Massage Therapy

Timothy C. Metcalf, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Body Therapy/Healing                        949.683.2033 949.862.1250 San Clemente, C’Siren Day Spa 949.498.7700 FLOORING 312 Avenida De La Estrella Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 MATTRESSES 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105, South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, FURNITURE South Coast Furniture & Mattress      949.492.5589 MOLD REMOVAL 109 Calle de los Molinos, Jarvis Restoration -24/7 949.362.5388 1393 Calle Avanzado,


Images/Creative Solutions 949.366.2488 2927 Via San Gorgoinio, Ste. 100,


Kreative Hair Design                     949.498.6245 San Clemente Computer & Network Services San Clemente Art Association 949.492.7175 949.276.1581 173 Avenida Serra 100 N. Calle Seville, Sano Computers 949.492.2179 Heating Attorneys All Season Air 949.579.0741, CONCRETE The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 Oasis Heating & Air 949.420.1321 949.361.9656 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, Costa Verde Landscape 31648 Rancho Viejo Rd. Ste. A, License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) Auto Wrecking Home Décor San Clemente Auto Wrecking & Repair Shop 1520 Avenida de la Estrella, Ste. B, 949.492.6121



SC Rider Supply 949.388.0521 520 S. El Camino Real,

MUSIC LESSONS Danman’s Music School 949.242.4431 Leslie Lowe - Guitar, Bass & Drums 949.292.5019 Janet Poth - Violin & Viola 949.922.6388 413 Calle Pueblo,


South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 South Coast Furniture & Mattress     949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, 109 Calle de los Molinos,

B Construction 949.481.8444 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, The Cooper Company General Contractor BABY & CHILDREN’S GEAR License #B 638754, 949.361.2538 HOME IMPROVEMENT OC Tykes 949.429.1714 Custom Carpentry, Concrete Framing & Finish Dunham Construction, Inc. 949.492.7100 Ike Soffes 201 N. El Camino Real, 949.363.3087 License #450880, Bankruptcy Attorneys HOME LOANS Hutton Construction 949.492.2808 Coldwell Banker Home Loans - 949.307.7982 The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 nmls#261832. Tom Fashing, Mortgage Advisor, 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, COSMETICS AVON 949.370.0433 Beauty Supply Annie Kyle, HOUSE SITTING Del Mar Beauty Supply 949.492.8180 Mary Kay Cosmetics 949.248.2868 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste D, Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,





San Clemente Optometry, David J. Nota, OD 224 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.2029 Seaside Eyecare 949.493.2269 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A120,

PAINTING KC Painting & Decorating


Periodontics & Dental Implants Dr. Alice P. Moran, DMD 949.361.4867 (GUMS) 1001 Avenida Pico, Ste. K,

Eric Johnson, D.D.S. 949.493.9311 San Clemente Window Fashions 949.498.9515 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 209, The Home & Garden Stylist/ 949.218.8022 PEST CONTROL Vignettes of Refinement Colony Termite Control 949.361.2500 Ronald Trosper, DDS 949.492.7140 San Clemente, 1402 Calle Alcazar, BOOKS 145 Ave Del Mar, Environment 1st Exterminating, Inc. 949.218.1111 INTERIOR DESIGN Village Book Exchange 949.492.1114 2340 S. El Camino Real, #13, DRYWALL/DRYWALL REPAIR 99 Avenida Serra Norma Mardian Interior Design 949.492.6271 Call Jeff 949.683.4972 BUSINESS COMPUTER SERVICE, Pet Grooming


OC - IT 949.488.0029 970 Calle Negocio,


ELECTRICAL Arcadia Electric                                           949.361.1045 Gallagher Electric 949.412.6602 P.O. Box 986,

Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G-105, Entertainment DJ Services Shaw’s Carpets 949.492.8070 135 Avenida Victoria

CARPET & FLOORING Anaheim Carpet & Flooring 949.366.6564 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I,

Catering Carbonara Trattoria 949.366.1040 111 Avenida Del Mar, #B,

JewelerS VIP Pet Spa 949.492.7473 Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 810 S. El Camino Real, 808 N. El Camino Real, Pet SITTING LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

Costa Verde Landscape 949.361.9656 License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) 949.874.2540 Greenscapes Landscape & Design 949.366.6564 Estate Planning, Probate, Trust 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, Living Gardens Landscape Design 949.218.7459 Lange & Minnott 949.492.3459 1401 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 109

EXTERMINATING Environment 1st Exterminating, Inc. 949.218.1111 2340 S. El Camino Real, #13,

Landscape Lighting

Costa Verde Landscape License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27)

Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente, PAWS-itively Pet Care 949.683.2033 San Clemente

PET SUPPLIES Pet Treasures 949.493.7297 653 Camino de los Mares, Suite 100,

PHARMACIES 949.361.9656 Sea View Pharmacy 949.496.0123 665 Camino De Los Mares #101,

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Sea View Pharmacy 949.496.0123 665 Camino De Los Mares #101,

Yorba Linda Tile & Marble, Inc. 949.276.5752 714.757.3490

PHOTOGRAPHY Memories Of Me Photos


TUTORING 949.361.0680

Study with Stacy

PIZZA Izza Neapolitan Pizzeria 949.248.4925 376 Camino de Estrella,

PLUMBING A to Z Leak Detection 949.499.4464 1218 Puerta del Sol, Bill Metzger Plumbing                          949.492.3558 1218 Puerta del Sol, Chick’s Plumbing 949.496.9731 Mission Plumbing & Heating 949.492.4303 1100 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente Plumbing               949.366.2691 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 108,

POOL/SPA SERVICE & REPAIR Radiant Pool & Spa Service     949.290.5616 SC Pool Techs 949.235.1261

PRESCHOOLS San Clemente Preschool 949.498.1025 163 Avenida Victoria,


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Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 638 Camino de los Mare, Ste. G-105,

Restaurants Café Calypso 949.366.9386 114 Avenida Del Mar #4 Carbonara Trattoria 949.366.1040 111 Avenida Del Mar, #B, The Cellar 949.492.3663 156 Ave. Del Mar,

Real Estate Altera Real Estate - “Sandy & Rich” 949.293.3236 Antonio Fiorello, Forté Realty Group 949.842.3631 San Clemente, Casa Verde Homes - Simon Wilson 949.212.5800 Doug Echelberger First Team Real Estate 407 W. El Camino Real, 949.498.7711 Marcie George - Star Real Estate South County 949.690.5410 Prue Putnins- Regency Real Estate 949.366.1984, Steve Smith 949.632.8139 Olympian Altera DCP, Tarbell Realtors - The Metcalfs           949.533.5999 1001 Avenida Pico,

Real Estate Attorneys The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201,

Remodel Casa Verde Homes 949.212.5800 License #B 906391,

Nic’s Vacuum & Small Appliance 949.492.4747 216 Ave. Del Mar,

VETERINARIANS Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital 949.429.1555 1242 Puerta Del Sol,

WATER DAMAGE Jarvis Restoration -24/7 949.362.5388 1393 Calle Avanzado,

Water Wise Irrigation Costa Verde Landscape License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27)


WINDOW CLEANING Bayside Window Cleaning 949.290.8230 Greg’z Pristine Window Cleaning & 949.294.7852 X-Mas Light Installation

WINDOW COVERINGS Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 638 Camino de los Mare, Ste. G-105, San Clemente Window Fashions 949.498.9515

Wine Bar The Cellar 949.492.3663 156 Ave. Del Mar,

Wine Shop & Wine Tasting San Clemente Wine Company 949.429.7076 212 ½ Avenida Del Mar,

ROOFING CONTRACTORS Jim Thomas Roofing 162 Calle de Industrias


SALONS Salon Bamboo 949.361.3348 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste. A, Salon Bleu 949.366.2060 207 S. El Camino Real, Sanctuary Salon & Spa 949.429.5802 1041 Avenida Pico, Ste. B,

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CIF State Meet, Buchanan High June 3-4, TBA San Clemente’s Oscar Munson is on his way to compete for first place in the high jump at the CIF State Meet in Clovis. Info:


Yankees vs. Angels, Angel Stadium June 3, 7:05 p.m.

D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy, Home Depot Center June 3, 8 p.m.

UC Irvine takes on Fresno State in the double-elimination regionals of the College World Series at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles. Info: www.

The Angels head home after several games on the road and just in time to contend with divisional rival, the New York Yankees. Info: www.

Following a 1-0 loss to New England last weekend, the Galaxy return to their home pitch for a match against D.C. United. Info: www.home

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Triton Report

By David Zimmerle


May 20, San Clemente boys varsity high jumper Oscar Munson cleared his 6-foot7-inch mark for a third-place finish overall. He, along with Segerstrom High School’s Winston Lawson and Canyon High School’s Cody Crampton now move on to compete in the CIF State Meet set for Friday and Saturday, June 3 to 4 at Veterans Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Next 7 days: N/A

SPRING 2011 ALL LEAGUE BASEBALL • All South Coast League:

First Team: EL TORO: Matt Chapman (MVP), Tyler Brashears (MVP), Garrett Mundell and Dan James; CAPO VALLEY: Gradeigh Sanchez and Cristian Salina; DANA HILLS: Eric Hsieh, Trevor Scott and Peter Maris; TESORO: Kagan Richardson and Connor Spencer; Second Team: EL TORO: Dan Conmy, Gavin Collins and Mitchell Tolman; TESORO: Braden Peters, Scott Hahn and Eric Hutting; SAN CLEMENTE: Mike Erb and Braden Riddle; DANA


Anteaters vs. Bulldogs, Jackie Robinson Stadium June 3, 2 p.m.


OAFC Boot Camp Outdoor Fitness Adventure Club June 1-July 27, M & W at 6 p.m. Get fit for the summer months with an eight-week customized fitness program held at the Outdoor Adventure Fitness Club. Info: www.outdoorfitness

HILLS: Eric Pierce; CAPO VALLEY: Casey Bennett and David Longville.

BOYS LACROSSE • All-South Coast

League: First Team: SAN CLEMENTE: Jonathan Kassity, Bennett Jonas, Walter Wakeman and Camen Piho; Second team: Ian Jameson, Peyton Garrett, Aaron Blanchard, Max Satossky and Aaron Self. *Piho was named an Orange County Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Academic H.S. All-American with a 4.71 GPA. *Garrett, Self and Stone Sims were named to the Southern California Brine Underclassmen All-American Team representing Southern California in the National Lacrosse Classic tournament to be held in Baltimore, Md. in July. The tournament features 20 regional teams from across the country.

SOFTBALL • All Sea View League:

First Team: ALISO NIGUEL: Tiffany Mikkelson (MVP) and Marissa Gibuena; CAPO VALLEY: Courtney Slye and Zoe Yeung; DANA HILLS: Reggie Roeder, Jordyn Larkins, Sandra Bitowft and Jenny Hurst; SAN JUAN HILLS: Jazmin Grajales; SAN CLEMENTE: Kailey McCasland and Lauren Delgadillo. Second Team: Aliso Niguel: McKenzi Golden, Chloe Sharabba and Zharde Sellona. CAPO VALLEY: Kat Lee; DANA HILLS: Danielle Ingraham and Olivia Baltazar; SAN JUAN HILLS: Taylor Machado and Gianna Lavarone; SAN CLEMENTE: Shannon McCasland, Summer Secrest and Natalie Ybarra.

San Clemente High School boys lacrosse players (front row, left to right) Walter Wakeman, Torin Alm, Robbie Burns, David Anthony, (back row) Aaron Blanchard, Austin McGowan, Austin Lickley, Peyton Garrett, Stone Sims and Bret Miller enjoy the NCAA men’s lacrosse championships in Baltimore, Md. over Memorial Day weekend. Photo courtesy of Brian Miller

VOLLEYBALL • All South Coast

League: First Team: DANA HILLS: Riley Murphy (co-MVP), Christian Hessenauer and Bryce Yould; MISSION VIEJO: Matt Marsh (co-MVP) and Gunner Lesueur; SAN CLEMENTE: Dominic Lile (co-MVP), Scott Hair and Dillon Hoffman. Second Team: DANA HILLS: Doug Hamann; LAGUNA HILLS: Andrew Whitt; MISSION VIEJO: Isaac Neilson and Seaver Stoll; SAN CLEMENTE: Travis Wilson; TESORO: Eric Cedarstrom and Hunter McLane.

BOYS LACROSSE • Throughout the

Memorial Day weekend, 10 of San Clemente High School’s lacrosse players took a trip out east to Baltimore, Md. to enjoy the games and festivities of the NCAA Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 men’s lacrosse national championships. Triton teammates Torin Alm, David Anthony, Aaron Blanchard, Robbie Burns, Peyton Garrett, Austin Lickley, Brett Miller, Austin McGowan, Stone Sims and Walter Wakeman were part of the 50,000-plus crowd in attendance for the championship games.



ersonal Trainer and San Clemente resident Lisa Martin was recently selected as one of six, 24 Hour Fitness representatives to attend the 2011 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte May 16-20. Sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Department of Defense and hosted in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Warrior Games provided the six fitness pros with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of performance training for disabled veteran athletes. San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

Martin, a personal trainer at the 24 Hour Fitness Agassi Super-Sport club in Laguna Niguel, specializes in athlete training and pre- and post-rehabilitation fitness. In 2008, she served as a Fitness Ambassador for 24 Hour Fitness during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where she assisted athletes at the USOC’s High Performance Training Center. In addition, she spends her spare time teaching adaptive skiing to those who have physical and cognitive disabilities. She was

selected for exemplifying the 24 Hour Fitness service vision and providing fitness expertise and motivation to those with physical disabilities in her hometown of San Clemente. “I have spent over 15 years training people with disabilities and being chosen to attend the Warrior Games as a 24 Hour Fitness representative was an honor,” said Martin. “Many people struggle with fitness because it isn’t easy. But the amazing athletes I met prove that we can achieve our goals if we set our minds to it.”

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Through their participation at the Warrior Games, Martin and the other representatives will also provide their fitness expertise to 24 Hour Fitness, the USOC, military training camps and Paralympic hopefuls as needed. This year, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women competed in seven sports at the Warrior Games and eligible athletes were drawn proportionately from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. SC




The Fu Fighters celebrate its victory against Slammers F.C. in the City of San Clemente’s recent recreational soccer championships at Forster Ranch Park. Pictured are (top row, left to right), Chris Stacy, Ryan Kaabi, Collie James, Jen Pappas, Rich D’Souza, John Carter, (bottom row) Jim Burror, Natasha Radwan, Marissa McGregor and Jen Stacy. Courtesy photo

Fu Fighters capture first-ever soccer title The City of San Clemente’s Coed Soccer League wrapped up competition May 28 with the championship game held at Forster Ranch Park. Slammers F.C. took on the Fu Fighters in the hard-fought battle that was back across the pitch the entire game. The Fu Fighters had the lead with only minutes left on the clock before Slammers F.C. scored the equalizer on a penalty kick, forcing the match into overtime. The Fu Fighters struck first in overtime play only to be matched with a goal by Slammers F.C. with only two minutes on the clock. Following the equalizer, the game was next forced into penalty kicks. James Burror’s two critical saves ended up clinching the victory for the Fu Fighters who went on to win their first title in the city’s recreational soccer league. The next season of soccer is scheduled to start July 17. For more information, contact Nate Moser at or by calling 949.361.8245. Ballstarz sweep teams en route to championship win Local AYSO G14 youth soccer team, Ballstarz, recently swept the area championships during tournament play at in Laguna Hills. With a total of eight goals and only one against in the first three rounds of play, the girls met powerhouse Rancho Santa Margarita in the finals and beat its opponent 2-0 for the title win. Ballstarz team members include Sadaf Bahadori, Shelby Becker, Emma Cooper, Lela Ferrigno, Nicole Follman, Maddie Garrison, Cassidy Levin, Olga Mihalik, Kelsea Spotts, Alison Oliver, Tassja Punak, Tessija Rosandic, Natalie Vancleave and Cassie Webber.

GOLF Shorecliffs Golf Tournament raises $500 for Surfers Healing Ole’s Tavern’s Charity Golf Tournament at Shorecliffs Golf Course on May 15 raised $500 for Surfers Healing, a foundation for autism. Surfers Healing brings the therapeutic experience of surfing to autistic children. The winning team of the charity event included Rachael Giles, Dave Trask, Ron Peterson, Butch Hewett and Erik Fisher.

Cousineau takes a shot at youth national team Alaina Cousineau, a San Clemente youth water polo player and seventhgrader at Shorecliffs Middle School, was selected to participate in the national selection camp over Memorial Day weekend at the USA Water Polo national training facility in Los Alamitos. The selection camp is part of the Olympic Development Program for USAWP and is the first step for youth water polo athletes seeking to Alaina Cousineau gets ready to block a shot during a Saddleback-El Toro Water Polo Club match earlier this year. earn a spot on the Olympic squad. Cousineau is part of the Sopac Zone Cousineau, a seventh-grader at Shorecliffs Middle School, competed for a spot on the youth water polo national team eighth-grade and under team and is roster throughout Memorial Day weekend. Courtesy photo competing for a spot on the national team. At the camp, players from across the country will compete for one of 24 spots on the national team. Guy Baker heads the Olympic Development program, and Baker is a former U.S. Olympic coach who boasts the most Olympic medals of any women’s water polo coach in the world. Cousineau also plays for Saddleback-El Toro or SET. She was a Junior Olympic gold medal winner and has been named most valuable player and first team All American in both Junior Olympic tournaments and other different national tournaments. Also comfortable on the outdoor course, Cousineau is an all-American cross country runner.

BASEBALL Bruins emerge victorious, to play division champ AAA Sun Devils AAA Bruins and AAA Trojans collided in an epic battle to continue through the City Tournament of Champions on May 24 at Murphy Field in San Gorgonio Park. Down but not out heading into the final stretch of the game, the Bruins never lost faith battling back from a seven-run deficit in the fifth inning. Tied 13-13 in the bottom of the seventh inning with the winning run on second base, Bruins slugger Jake Brannon hit the walk-off single, lining a hard shot down the first base line and allowing Jett Jordan to San Clemente Little League’s AAA Sun Devils. Courtesy photo score. On the mound for the Bruins in the win were Jack Bystry, Spencer Sischo, Brannon, Jack Sweeney and Cole McDaniel. With the win, the Bruins next move on to face the AAA Wildcats. The winner of that game will face division winner, the AAA Sun Devils for the City Championship, and then move on the District 68 Tournament of Champions with the Sun Devils as well. The tournament begins June 4 as both teams will be facing baseball squads from Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita, Tijeras Creek, Ladera Ranch and Trabuco Canyon. Meanwhile, the San Clemente Little League AAA Sun Devils finished the regular season in first place with a 14-3 overall record, which earned the team an automatic berth to the district tournament. Team members for the AAA Sun Devils include George Dyer, Noah Wehner, Jay Baggs, Nate Clark, Alex Schecter, William Mays, Kyler Carney, Nick Royer, Jake Carter, Matthew Mays, Luke Hunter, Patrick Riley, coaches Joel Hunter, John Baggs and team manager Scott Riley.

Golf teammates (left to right) Rachael Giles, Dave Trask, Ron Peterson, Butch Hewett and Erik Fisher. Courtesy photo

San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011


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Grom of the WEEK Dylan Cox Age: 14, Shorecliffs Middle School

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The Western Surfing Association (WSA) Gatorade Hoppy Swarts Memorial West Coast Championships at Church Beach last month saw Dylan Cox winning the Junior Longboard U18 to top off a very successful regular season. Dylan, a Capistrano Beach resident, turned in great performances in all of his heats, sending him sailing through to the finals. In the final, small and somewhat inconsistent waves did nothing to hamper his performance and Dylan gave the judges plenty of examples of great surfing to award with high points. He then went on to help his school surf team claim the win at the first ever Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) State Championships on May 21 and 22 in Oceanside. He also earned a place in SSS history by becoming the first Boys Longboard chamDylan Cox. Photo by Sheri Crummer/ pion in individual competition. Dylan claimed victory with a stunning performance against top surfers from 21 California middle school teams from Santa Cruz to San Diego. He not only shines on a surfboard, he also excels in the classroom. For his outstanding endeavors in school, Dylan was honored with the SSS Scholar Athlete award. His 4.0 grade point average and top season finishes earned him the title as well as private coaching session with Sean Mattison of Surf Coach USA. Congratulations on a great season Dylan and keep up the great work! —Andrea Swayne

Lime Time for San Clemente Surfer

Mike Losness wins inaugural Bud Light Lime Series event at Church Beach By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


ike Losness of San Clemente was the big winner at event number one of the Bud Light Lime Surf Series, Memorial Day weekend at San Onofre State Park, Church Beach. “I was really excited the first day and went in ready to throw down,” said Losness. “Then, in my first round heat on day one the ocean went flat and my two high scores were only in the 4-point range.” Losness went on to say that part of the beauty of this contest is that it is not single elimination and he knew that day two would offer another chance at advancing since surfers move on based on the points total of their top two waves from round one heats on both days. “I was stoked to have a second

Surf ForecasT Water temp: 56-59˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 8-12’ Poor-Fair; Catalina: 10-14’ Poor-Fair Remarks: A decent mix of holding South groundswell and building Northwest swell-mix prevails on Thursday. Surge is moderate and visibility is generally pretty low, making for poorfair diving conditions at best. Short range: Size is in the 3-5’+(waist-head high) zone on Thursday as South swell holds steady through the morning and Northwest swell-mix builds. For Friday 3-4-5’(waist-chesthead high) surf is the norm as South swell fades and some small Northwest swell mixes in. Conditions look favorable for the morning with light to light/variable winds. Long range: Small, but still fun zone surf prevails over the weekend as South swell fades and leftover Northwest swell mixes in. Better exposed breaks are good for 2-3’+(knee-chest high) surf through the weekend, with light morning winds offering favorable conditions. Stay tuned to for updates.

San Clemente Times June 2–8, 2011

Mike Losness celebrates a win at the Bud Light Lime Series event Memorial Day weekend. Courtesy photo

chance on Sunday but wasn’t really expecting much after Saturday’s heat. So when I made it to the next round I was really happy,” he said. The first round of 32 was then cut down to a round of 16 and the surfers with the highest top two wave total went to the final. Losness moved on to the final in the fourth spot with a 7.9 and 5.6. “I barely made the cut for the final, so I was over the moon when I won. I really wasn’t expecting it after my slow start on Saturday,” said Losness. “In the final it seemed like every good wave came right to me, so as long as I didn’t fall and surfed well, I felt like I had a chance.” For his efforts, Losness took home a $5,000 prize along with the $1,000 awarded to every invitee. “In the final, any one of the guys could have easily won. With an invitation-only field, everyone in the contest was great,” said Losness. “I would love to see the Bud Tour come back and hopefully they see the success of this event as evidence that it’s worth pushing forth for a full tour like back in the ’90s. It was a great event and I was stoked to be a part of it.” The series brings together 32 top men

and eight women to compete for a share of the $100,000 total prize money. The invited athletes included surfers who competed in the Bud Surf Tour in the 1990s, professional athletes from other contest tours, magazine and video surfers. The men’s lineup saw the likes of Sunny Garcia, Danny Fuller, Timmy Curran, Benny Bourgeois and Kalani Robb. The women’s field included Keala Kennely, Lisa Andersen, Rochelle Ballard, Kyla Langen and Serena Brooke. “The Bud Tour played a monumental role in the development of surf talent in the United States in the 1990s, providing future legends a platform to hone and exhibit their skills throughout the California coast. The surfing industry was very responsive to the Bud Tour format and the Bud Light Lime Surf Series has taken the best elements of its predecessor to create an experience truly unique for competitors and fans,” said Anheuser-Busch Director of Sports Marketing, Mike Thompson in a statement. The women’s division was won by Claire Bevilacqua. The second contest of the series will be held at the Point in Ventura on Labor Day weekend. For more information, see SC

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BOARD SHORTS San Clemente Student Earns ISA Scholarship San Clemente High School senior Madison (Madi) Swayne was one of 25 under-18 surfers from 19 different countries chosen to receive a 2011 International Surfing Association (ISA) Individual Madi Swayne. Courtesy photo Scholarship. The ISA, on May 25, announced the recipients of the 2011 ISA Individual Scholarship Program during the Opening Ceremony of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Peru. “I believe the ISA Scholarship Program is an enormous step forward for the ISA to contribute to improve the lives of junior surfers around the world,” said ISA President, Fernando Aguerre in a statement. ”Together, we are sustaining the dreams and hopes of good students who are also great surfers.” Swayne is graduating as a Valedictorian with full honors and an International Baccalaureate Diploma. She will attend the University of Southern California, as an honors student, in the fall to study environmental science, global health and policy with a pre-med emphasis and will continue to surf competitively during college. The ISA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. To see the full list of scholarship recipients, log on to

UPCOMING EVENTS June 11: DLSA Back to the ’60s Contest, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach 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 June 25: DLSA Menehune Surf Championships, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach

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