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A Wanted Man Dozens of colleges vie to recruit Triton tackle Kyle Murphy E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6

Gary Murphy stands with his son, top college recruit Kyle Murphy, wife Keri Murphy and daughter Kelly Murphy after a ceremony for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at San Clemente High. Photo courtesy of Brian Miller

Playa Del Norte Developers File Second Lawsuit

SC’s Celebrated Volleyball Player Succumbs to Cancer

Murphy on Thanksgiving: Many Traditions to Celebrate




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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Preservation Manager Teri Delcamp is leaving the city for another job, amid talk her position could be outsourced to a private contractor. Delcamp started with the city in August 2005. Her monthly salary was $7,350. As Historic Preservation Manager, Delcamp worked with the Cultural Heritage Commission and guided projects related to the city’s inventory of historic and culturally significant buildings, as well as weighing in projects proposed for the Mission, Historical Society properties and similar issues. A city spokeswoman said City Manager Karen Brust would decide whether to fill the position at a later date. Her departure leaves the town’s historians feeling a little rattled, as the city moves forward with a new downtown plan some say does not respect Capistrano’s roots.


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

DANA POINT A group of concerned residents and regular users of Baby Beach have organized via Facebook to form a group called “Save Baby Beach” in response to changes proposed in the draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the Dana Point Harbor marina improvement project. The group objects to a portion of the plan that proposes new docks near the OC Sailing & Events Center that they say will negatively impact the use of Baby Beach. The new docks would be open for public use by larger motorized craft as opposed to the small sailboats and SUPs currently using the area—a dangerous and undesirable situation, say opponents. The public comment period for the draft SEIR, originally set to end November 4, was extended to November 21 at 5 p.m. See the draft SEIR at www.ocdph. com.

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… a Second Playa Del Norte Lawsuit?

THE LATEST: Linda and Shaheen Sadeghi filed a second lawsuit against the city this month seeking at least $3 million in damages as a result of the now defunct Playa Del Norte project. The couple, who own Costa Mesa-based development company LAB Holdings Inc., claim the city deceived them during the planning process and later tried to sabotage the project, according to their complaint. “The city engaged in numerous activities to delay and derail the project,” the lawsuit said. The result proved costly for LAB, it continued. The developers are seeking monetary damages plus court and attorney’s fees, the complaint says. The Playa del Norte project, a proposed retail and restaurant development at North Beach, went down in defeat during the March 8 election on Measure A. The Sadeghis filed their first lawsuit in April, asking the court to toss out the election. In July, Judge James J. DiCesare upheld the Measure A vote, but the developers’ attorney has since filed an amendment that will go before the judge Thursday, November 17. City attorney Jeffrey Oderman said the Sadeghis assumed the risk of the project when they entered into an agreement with the city. “This lawsuit, in my mind, is purely frivolous and harassing,” he said. The Sadeghis’ attorney Charles Krolikowski disagreed. “I believe our lawsuit is on solid footing and that we will see how the evidence and the facts come together,” he said. WHAT’S NEXT: The city has 30 days to respond to the Sadeghi’s latest complaint, Oderman said. He said that if the Sadeghis do not agree to voluntarily dismiss the San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

lawsuit, the city will defend it. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for updates. —Stacie N. Galang


… the Ole Hanson Beach Club?

THE LATEST: Plans to renovate the Ole Hanson Beach Club took a step forward this week with the selection of an architectural firm for the first stage of plans. The City Council unanimously approved a $230,102 agreement with Architectural Resources Group Inc. to assess and evaluate the needed improvements for the historic building at North Beach. The firm, which earned the winning proposal out of seven, is expected to look over both the building structure and the pool, complete a preliminary design report with cost estimates, prepare construction phasing plans, prepare final construction documents, participate in city meetings and help with the bidding process, according to the staff report. WHAT’S NEXT: So far, the city has set aside $1.5 million to overhaul the beach club. City Manager George Scarborough noted the funds were an estimate and the project could have surprises that raise cost estimates. The facility is slated to close in January when the aquatics center at the La PataVista Hermosa Sports Park opens. FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.san-clemente. org to read the staff report. —SNG


… Cell Phone Generators?

THE LATEST: The city is waiving up to $500 in permitting fees for cell phone operators that install back-up generators

on cell antennae. The City Council voted 3-1 on the waiver plan that the city hopes will encourage companies to provide added power and extend service during outages like the one in September. Mayor Lori Donchak cast the no vote. Councilmember Tim Brown, who works in the cell phone industry, recused himself from the vote. During the September black out some cell sites quickly lost power, the staff report on the fee waiver said. Verizon, which has emergency generators, did not lose service. The city hoped the waiver would act as an incentive, and the added generators would help preserve critical communications to residents during power outages, the staff report said. WHAT’S NEXT: The waiver takes effect immediately. FIND OUT MORE: Read the staff report at —SNG


… I-5 Sound Walls?

THE LATEST: Residents disgruntled by the erection of sound walls along Interstate-5 are asking the City Council to intervene, saying their exclusion from hearing notices years ago should be grounds to stop work. “Help us to get to the bottom of this,” said resident Evan Weiss at this week’s City Council meeting. In recent weeks, the Orange County Transit Authority and Caltrans began building the walls, which raised the ire of residents on the east side of the freeway. The walls, which were approved years ago, are blocking part or all of some east side residents’ views and amplify sound in their direction, they said. Ultimately, the walls devalue their property.

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“I’m so frustrated someone can do so much damage to my property, and I can’t do anything,” said Don Krall. WHAT’S NEXT: The council asked city attorney Jeff Oderman to look into the environmental impact report for the project. The city could draft a letter to send to the responsible agencies about their concerns at a future meeting. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for more information. —SNG


… Utility Line Work?

THE LATEST: San Diego Gas and Electric plans to upgrade power lines near Talega and install new steel structures that the power company expects will improve reliability. SDG&E spokesman Duane Cave said demand in South Orange County has more than tripled since 1984 when area residents consumed 141 megawatts to last year’s 492 megawatts. Over the last month, the utility company has sent workers door-to-door to inform them of the project and upcoming open houses, Cave said. The overhaul also includes the rebuilding of the San Juan Capistrano substation, which the power lines will feed into. Cave said power to customers would not be affected during the upgrades. WHAT’S NEXT: Construction could start in late 2013 depending on the permitting process and is expected to take four to five years. FIND OUT MORE: SDG&E will host an open house November 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bella Colina Country Club at 200 Avenida La Pata. The public is invited. —SNG

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P rops , R eco g nitions and M orsels of I nfo ing: Adopt-a Family and Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Donors who adopt a family provide a Thanksgiving meal and deliver it to a needy family. Volunteers and donations are needed for the dinner Wednesday, November 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville. For more information, email info@ or call 949.492.8477.

Church Fetes 100-year-old

Thursday, November 17 Progressives of South Orange County 6 p.m. Meeting at the Dana Point Yacht Club on the featured topic of Health Care Reform in California. Please RSVP. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point, SCNJ66@

SCE Donates $8K To Courtney’s Sandcastle at Sports Park

Friday, November 18 Football Friday 12 p.m. Event at the Dorothy Visser Senior Center with live entertainment by Harold’s South Coast Dixie Jazz Band. 117 Avenida Victoria, 949.498.3322,

Saturday, November 19 Children’s Native Plant Walk 9 a.m. Family walk, suitable for children ages 6–12, focusing on native plants at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Cost $5-$10. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778, Thanksgiving Food Drive 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club and the San Clemente High School Interact Club hold their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at at Albertsons Market on Pico. Benefits Camp Pendleton Marine families, Laura’s House Shelter for Women and Children and Family Ministries. More info: 949.361.5866.

Sunday, November 20 Soul Food: Mountains of Life 11 a.m. Explore the tests and challenges that come in life, and how we guide our thoughts and emotions to help overcome them; at The Baha’i Center. Free. 3316 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.981.8805,

Monday, November 21 Spanish Conversation 11 a.m. Meet at Café Calypso for coffee and conversation. 114 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.9803.

Tuesday, November 22 Toddlertime 10:30 a.m. Event at the library for kids ages 2-3 with adult participation. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493,

Wednesday, November 23 Senior Thanksgiving Celebration 12 p.m. Event at the Senior Center with food and live entertainment by Tony Rogers. 117 Avenida Victoria, 949.498.3322, San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

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Minka Disbrow. Courtesy photo u Heritage Christian Fellowship celebrated the 100th birthday of churchgoer Minka Disbrow November 12 by singing Disbrow her favorite hymns and sharing dessert together. Disbrow has lived at the same address in San Clemente since 1977. The mother of three manages everything at home, serves at the Pregnancy Resource Center and Heritage Christian Fellowship and hosts a weekly prayer group at her home. She has 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Disbrow travels the country visiting her family and attending world evangelism conferences. She worked for more than 18 years in a school district, retiring at 66. Years later, she raised her granddaughter and returned to work as a cashier for 13 years at the San Clemente Kmart. She retired a second time at 87.

Resident Voted in as President of Professional Dental Board

u Southern California Edison awarded an $8,000 grant to Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation for the interactive raised tide pool feature in the universally accessible playground at the under-construction La Pata-Vista Hermosa Sports Park. The check was presented by SCE to Courtney Faye Smith, the playground’s namesake, at San Clemente High School in September. For more information or to donate, email, call 949.481.0116 or log onto the Courtney’s SandCastle website at

Fundraiser to Help Former SC Resident With Lupus Dr. Mary A. Delsol. Courtesy photo

‘Broadway Bound’ at SCHS u The San Clemente High Drama Department is presenting Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound November 16 to 19 at the Triton Center. Told primarily through the eyes of the younger son, Eugene (senior Kevin Ivie) finds satire and irony in life’s everyday routine. In one scene between Eugene and mother Kate (senior Lauren Scudder), she recounts her one glorious night, years ago, of dancing with the famous George Raft. Ryan Steel portrays experienced older brother Stanley while senior Nathan Corbett performs as Jack, the embittered father. Senior Colin Conway plays Ben, the opinionated grandfather and senior Julia Flynn takes on the role of Kate’s the older sister Blanche. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students with school identification. Doors open at 7 p.m., and curtains go up at 7:30 p.m. The Triton Center is open seating.

featured as Miss May with her two rescued pit bulls Bella and Buddy in the Pinups for Pit Bulls 2012 Calendar fundraiser. Telesmanic participated in the calendar release last month at the Lazy Dog Cafe in Huntington Beach during National Pit Bull Awareness weekend. Her newest pit bull rescue, 5month-old Vinny, served as the event’s team mascot and husband Chris Telesmanic was on hand to assist.

Michael Cody Crouch. Courtesy photo u The Save Cody Benefit Show, presented by the O Dark Thirstys, will be November 18 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Rocks Bar, 26022 Cape Drive, Laguna Niguel. A 2003 San Clemente High graduate, Michael Cody Crouch, 27, was diagnosed with lupus, which has caused end-stage renal failure and requires extended time connected to a dialysis machine. The 21-and-over event will feature raffles, barbecue, comedy and live music. Donations will be accepted and 10 percent of bar sales will go toward Crouch’s medical costs. For more information visit or to donate visit

FAM Offers Thanksgiving Donation Opportunities

Dog Lover Featured in Calendar

u Family Assistance Ministries offers two ways to help the needy at Thanksgiv-

u San Clemente resident and local pediatric nurse Barbara Telesmanic will be

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u Dr. Mary A. Delsol of San Clemente was inducted as president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Philadelphia in September during the organization’s annual meeting. The organization is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States. “Being inducted as president of the ABOMS is the highlight of my professional career,” said Delsol, the board’s first woman president. “With women entering medicine and dentistry in record numbers, I feel it is important to have representation and recognition at the highest levels in health care organizations.” Delsol, who has offices in Dana Point and Lake Forest, has also served as president of the Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 1999 and president of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2002. She and her husband, Buck Dobon, reside in San Clemente and have two children, Kathryn and David.

Old Cell Phones to be Collected for Dog Rescue Charity u The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is hosting a cell phone drive to raise money for its rescued dogs Saturday, November 19 at Unleashed by Petco, at 979 Avenida Pico, San Clemente from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The organization is asking residents to donate during its drive dubbed Give A Dog A Phone. Donated cell phones can be recycled for income.

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A Wanted Man Dozens of colleges vying to recruit Triton tackle Kyle Murphy By Jonathan Volzke San Clemente Times


ou wouldn’t know it from talking to him, but San Clemente’s Kyle Murphy is one of the most wanted young men in America. It’s not law enforcement officers looking for him though: The people hounding after Murphy are college recruiters. Murphy, born and raised in San Clemente, has developed into one of the topranked football prospects in the country. The 17-year-old senior plays offensive tackle for the Tritons and has been offered scholarships by more than 20 colleges and universities. There’s been so many offers that the family stopped counting long ago and doesn’t really even open the college letters now if they’re not hand-written. But the attention isn’t going to Murphy’s head. Sitting across from him and his mother, Keri, at a San Clemente Starbucks, it’s hard to tell if it’s even registering. He’s made a name for himself nationally for his ability to knock offenders on their rear ends, but spend some time talking to him and you’ll remember his humility. “I’m trying to focus on my senior year,” Kyle Murphy says, adding a flavor packet to a bottle of water. “I’ll focus on the recruiting stuff after the season.” He went to the Homecoming Dance and tries to find time for video games or to hang out with friends, but much of that senior

San Clemente High senior Kyle Murphy is among the nation’s top football recruits this year. Photo by Jonathan Volzke

year, of course, is football right now. Monday through Friday that means 2 ½ hours of practice daily, along with an hour-long team meeting at lunch. There’s another hour in the weight room Monday through Wednesday, games on Friday nights, then films and a light practice on Sunday. Murphy just laughs softly when asked if his prowess on the gridiron makes it any easier for him in the classroom. It doesn’t. Just as he’s worked for his success on the field, he works in the classroom, where he’s carrying a 3.9 GPA. Being so well rounded is one of the reasons he was one of just 90 players nationally selected for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Jake Ricker, spokesman for All American Bowl, said the selection committee looks for players who not only excel on the field, but have strong character, loyalty and other traits sought in the U.S. Army. All American Bowl representatives were at San Clemente High on Wednesday to present Murphy with his white bowl jersey, which proclaimed “U.S. Army” across the front and “west” on the sleeve. All of the ceremonial jerseys carry the number “12” to commemorate the 2012 event. Murphy will get his actual jersey when he journeys to San Antonio on New Years, where he’ll spend a week before the nationally televised January 7 game. During that week, he’ll be paired with a decorated soldier and spend time doing community service, such as reading to young kids. That’s all fine with him. “The reason I picked the Army all star game was because of what it means,” Murphy says. “Big-time NFL players have played in it, and it seemed like a prestigious event.” Others who have played in the Army All American Bowl include Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson and Ndamukong Suh. Murphy Offensive tackle Kyle Murphy, No. 78, holds off a Mater Dei defender during the September 23 game eventually hopes to join their ranks. at Santa Ana Stadium. Photo courtesy of Brian Miller But first things first. Before the NFL, San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

The Tritons finished the regular season 9-1 and line up against Lakewood on Friday, November 18, in the first round of the CIF playoffs. Lakewood eliminated San Clemente from last year’s playoffs. The game will be televised on Fox West Sports, channel 64 on Cox cable, at 7:30 p.m. Murphy has to settle on a college. His first offer, when he and his family realized his dream of playing big-college football could come true, came from Duke last year. That Duke was first will always make the school special, Keri Murphy says, but not so much that it’s in Kyle’s top 5. He’s pared down the list to five: Stanford, University of Oregon, University of Southern California, UC Berkeley (Cal) and Florida. “Those are the ones I’m still talking to,” Murphy says. “Just those five, in no particular order.” “I wish he had an order,” Keri Murphy quickly interjects. “It’s driving me crazy!” The Murphys, mom Keri and dad Gary, already have one son in college far away. Kevin Murphy, a 2008 SCHS graduate, is now a senior at Harvard—where he also played offensive line for the football team. The Murphy girls stayed a bit closer to home, with Kelly, a 2004 SCHS grad, attending UC San Diego and Kasey, SCHS Class of 2005, at Saddleback. Both girls are studying nursing. Kyle Murphy credits his brother’s influence with helping him learn everything from good nutrition to good technique—although Kyle’s not one of those athletic prodigies who grew up without ever trying junk food, and admits that he’s a fan of In-N-Out. Keri Murphy adds that there’s been other influences, too.

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“I think they’ve all had a great example in their dad, seeing his hard work and dedication in anything he does,” she says. She also credits Jon Hamro and the other SCHS coaches as well as Mel Pasquale, who coached Murphy and many of the other Triton players in the South Coast Youth Football program. Kyle Murphy and Triton quarterback Travis Wilson played on that team together, as did other Tritons. Wilson has already signed with Utah State. “They’re good kids and they’ve made good choices,” Keri Murphy says. “Hopefully, they will continue with that … the world is watching.” All of that attention, though, is good for San Clemente High and the community, officials said. “It takes a whole team to produce these standout players,” says SCHS Principal George Duarte. “Nobody can do it on their own, so that brings focus to the whole team, to the coaching and to the community.” Duarte said student-athletes such as Murphy show the balance that SCHS strives to create. “Great academics come first; that is our focus because we want our students to do well in classroom to prepare themselves for life after high school,” Duarte said. “But it’s great also we can have these interests— such as athletics, music or performing arts—to really round out the kids’ characters.” City Councilman Tim Brown, a college football fan, said Murphy’s success will add to San Clemente’s image on a national scale. “Just like when pro players say what college they went to, college players do the same with their high schools,” Brown said. “Instead of people saying ‘Where is San Clemente,’ they’ll say ‘Kyle Murphy came from there.’ It’s a net benefit not only for other athletes looking for scholarships, but for the community.” When Murphy makes that decision about college, of course. Murphy said he’s unsure how he’ll ultimately make the decision, and even his mother adds his problem is a nice one to have. Her face does, however, show some concern with the idea another son will be so far away. Murphy, like any San Clemente kid, enjoys his time at the beach—Lasuens/ Lost Winds is his favorite—but is looking forward to moving on. “You’ve got to grow up sometime; you’ve got to go out and do your own thing,” he says. “You can always come back.” He’s looking at colleges based on what they offer academically, their campus life and the coaching staff. Colleges are doing their best to sell themselves on the 6-foot, 6-inch, 270-pound tackle, although Keri points out most have been positive about their programs and not bashing any other campus. Students chanted his name in the stands at Oregon; officials at USC are asking San Clemente students there if they know Murphy to try and lure him. Murphy says he expects to make his decision in the next couple of months, and some recruiter will finally get his man. SC

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

Tuesday, November 15 DISTURBANCE Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (2:28 a.m.) A caller reported a group of people yelling and honking horns in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The group got verbally abusive when the caller yelled out the window to be quiet. COURT ORDER VIOLATION Canada, 100 Block (12:57 a.m.) A woman called deputies to say her ex-boyfriend was calling her repeatedly despite having a restraining order out against him.

Monday, November 14 SUSPICIOUS PERSON Avenida San Pablo/Calle La Serna (11:30 p.m.) A caller reported seeing a man trying to break into the person’s car. The suspect, who had a dog and a flashlight, was chased into the bushes by the church. ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Avenida Del Poniente, 100 Block (8:58 p.m.) A caller reported seeing fire at a building down the street possibly coming from a backyard. It turned out to be smoke from a fireplace. DISTURBANCE – MUSIC La Esperanza, 400 Block (8:18 p.m.) Loud drums were reported coming from a garage. It’s an ongoing problem. PETTY THEFT Avenida Del Mar, 200 Block, (4:38 p.m.) A man at the library said another man sitting at the computer desk near him took his “stone,” which is very valuable. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida San Pablo, 100 Block (4:03 p.m.) A man reported seeing something thrown into his backyard by a neighbor. ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Via Pico Plaza, 100 Block (3:01 p.m.) Deputies were called to assist Orange County Fire Authority with a man bleeding

from the head and wandering in the Del Taco parking lot. PETTY THEFT El Camino Real, 800 Block (2:02 p.m.) A 19-year-old woman, who listed her occupation as cashier, was arrested on a report of petty theft. SUSPICIOUS PERSON Avenida Ortega, 400 Block (11:52 a.m.) A caller reported seeing a man walk up to his neighbor’s door. The man went back to his car and parked it in the driveway. The caller tried reaching his neighbor. The man turned out to be a painter working on the home. ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY El Camino Real, 2000 Block (11:51 a.m.) Deputies were called to help the Orange County Fire Authority with a drunken motel guest. The manager wanted the guest taken out of the motel. SUSPICIOUS PERSONS/CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Pico, 700 Block (10:45 a.m.) Deputies were dispatched to San Clemente High on a suspicious circumstances call. A deputy from the sex crimes unit was aware of the situation and had already begun investigating. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Via Amor/Camino La Pedriza (3:33 a.m.) A caller heard an accident and looked out-

side to see a car in the bushes but couldn’t tell if anyone was injured. The driver fled the scene. PROWLER El Berro, 700 Block (12:28 a.m.) A woman, who was home alone, was hearing noises around the front door. Deputies checked the area and nobody was seen. BURGLARY IN PROGRESS Avenida Victoria, 200 Block (12:12 a.m.) A man called to report someone was trying to open his front door. He heard the culprits fiddling with the locks and told them to leave. The caller later heard someone trying to meddle with the neighbor’s locks. The man said he was next to the front door holding a baseball bat in case the culprits got in. The dispatcher advised him not to go outside with the bat when deputies arrived. Deputies detained a person described as drunk.

Sunday, November 13 TRAFFIC STOP South El Camino Real/Avenida Presidio (10:49 p.m.) A 22-year-old man, who works at a warehouse, was arrested and held on $10,000 bail after a traffic stop. DISTURBANCE Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (10:15 p.m.) Deputies were called to an apartment building on a report of loud music.


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Wavelengths: By Jim Kempton

Seven Secrets To Happiness Don’t Require Much Some of the simplest things in life can make us happy, if only we remember to do them, commit them to habit


t a conference I attended a few months ago, a speaker was giving a seminar titled “The Happiness Advantage: Seven Principles that Fuel Success.” So intriguing a concept I felt compelled to hear his thoughts. As it turns out, the principles are pretty straightforward. And that was exactly his point. We can all be happier if we choose to, but we need to remember to exercise the opportunities just like in any other choice we make, by making it a habit. I took notes and this is what I remember. So far it has worked great for me. Look forward to something: This one seems key to me. Anticipation is one of the most joyous states of mind, and there is always something to look forward to even if it is just being done with work or finished with classes. Commit conscious acts of kindness: Although we know that this does wonders

for our contentment, it is amazing how when we are in a funk we lose sight of all the opportunities to do simple, easy acts of kindness. By removing the cloud of self absorbed ego and Wavelengths focusing on others and By Jim Kempton their needs we lose our own troubles and bask in the pleasure of helping others lose theirs. Infuse positivity into our surroundings: Setting up the office space, work room, car, or any other area where we spend a lot of time and making it the way we want, helps us enjoy our life. Pictures of the wife and kids, the boys camping trip, the new girlfriend, the best view from your last big trip, all make the surroundings more pleasant. And your favorite collection of books, most valuable painting or most

comfortable chair keep the happiness quotient high. Exercise: Yes, exercise helps us feel physically healthy, we all know that. But besides keeping us trimmer and fitter and less prone to disease, it also is good for our souls. Endorphins kick in when we get the blood rushing, cardio drives oxygen to the brain and activity stimulates our sense of well-being. Exercise a signature strength: Everybody has things we are good at. Doing them once a day whether it’s making a joke, riding a wave, teaching a skill, cooking a meal or writing a poem will reminds us of a winning trait. Our minds recognize them and rejoice. Meditate: In this case it isn’t the classic concept of meditating so much as spending 15 to 20 minutes each day clearing your head of all the clutter. It means allowing the mind to not be focused at

Letters to the Editor Don’t Like Target? Go Elsewhere Sandra Weaver, San Clemente

I couldn’t believe that the letter from Rod Hillerts (SC Times, October 20) regarding his displeasure with the new Target store would actually be printed. However, since it has, let me educate, Rod, about a few things. First of all, Rod, if you are in a hurry and need a few staples such as milk and bananas, I would suggest you visit 7-Eleven. That is why they call it a convenience store. If you want your groceries up front and accessible, shop at one of our fine grocery stores such as Ralphs, Albertsons or Stater Bros. markets. If the automotive section is not to your liking, shop an auto parts store. Oh, and that fresh produce can be found on Sundays at the farmers market on Avenida San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

Del Mar in San Clemente. So you couldn’t find an electrical outlet for your laptop at the Starbucks convenience counter? I would offer that you might visit one of the many full-service Starbucks here in San Clemente. And finally, Rod, if you don’t like our new Target store, don’t shop there. We can’t please everyone. That is why we have choices.

Last Month’s Freeway Closure Another Reason for Toll Road G. Klasse, San Clemente

As we all should know, last month Interstate-5 northbound from San Onofre to Ortega Highway was at a standstill from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This was due to a hazardous-material spill near the San Joaquin Creek Road exit.

My wife had a doctor’s appointment off the Sand Canyon Exit from the 405 Freeway at 1 p.m. We left our home in Forester Ranch at 12:15 p.m. with plenty of time to go the 15 miles, but as I was nearing the Camino de Estrella onramp to the I-5 north, I heard the news about the stoppage. I couldn’t turn onto the onramp, as it was backed up onto Camino de Los Mares. So I attempted to go to Pacific Coast Highway through Capo Beach, but that also was backed up. I tried to get to San Juan Capistrano. No luck. All stopped. So we had to turn around and go home. This was a good example of what has happened several times over the past 19 years we have lived here in San Clemente.

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all and taking it to a place of complete relaxation. Better in the early morning because it sets the mind for the rest of the day helping to recharge the brain and relieve anxiety and worry, two very bad opponents of a happy life. Spend money but not on things: Give the kids a trip to the zoo, your best friend a needed repair job, your mom a trip to her hometown or your loved one a second honeymoon. It is the things we do, and not the things we have, that we can take with us when we go. Jim Kempton considers himself a lucky guy who lives in San Clemente, a town of many happy people. He is not rich, but has woken up excited about the day and the work he does for most of his life. That in itself could be considered a very happy thing. SC PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are 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


8 a.m. Friday, November 18 at Café Calypso with Jim Kempton, SC Times Columnist and San Onofre Foundation Executive Director Please join us the first and third Friday of every month for our open community forum.

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Letters to the Editor (cont.) (Cont. from page 10) All streets out of the city were backed up and stopped with the belching of diesel fumes, carbon monoxide and pollutants all over our city. This can only be rectified by getting the 241 Toll Road extended and completed now. I hope all the environmentalists and surfers had to suffer this inconvenience. God forbid if we had an emergency at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station or worse.

Sound Wall on i-5 Divides East v. West


mente Times for its support of the local Military Family Outreach and the current campaign to provide turkeys and complete thanksgiving dinners for more than a thousand low income military families in north Camp Pendleton. “Semper Fidelis” is more than a motto to these families who live with stress everyday and remain true to their colors and commitments. It is reassuring to see a newspaper’s responsible reporting of such needs in the community and constructive help. In this case, “always faithful” applies to the media as well.

Debbie Shaw, San Clemente

We are very angry about the sound wall along Interstate-5. Our concerns are No. 1: the loss of the ocean-view we paid a premium for on our homes, thus the financial loss and personal enjoyment of sunsets are gone. No. 2: the increased noise and the deepened pitch. No. 3: the potential for more graffiti and No. 5: the loss of our city’s once freeway visible views. Are we a seaside community or Los Angeles? It’s hard to say now. A group of us — and we are still growing — wonder why? None of us on the east side of the I-5 were notified of the wall going in. The fact is Caltrans’ mailing list did not include any east side people on it. Why and or who did a view (analysis) and the east side noiselevel analysis for this new wall. Why were public funds for a wall used to benefit a few and literally at the financial expense and personal enjoyment of others? San Clemente is now divided east versus west. The battle is on.

Where’s My Free Lunch? Earle McNeil, San Clemente

Our government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. This makes all office holders our equals. So, when are my representatives, senators, governors and mayors going to send me my check for my free lunches and free trips?

‘Semper Fi’ Applies to Media Bob Crittendon, San Clemente

A very large thank you to the San Cle-

Let There Be Light, Synchronization Aaron Davis, San Clemente

A recent letter commented on the challenging traffic lights of Avenida Vista Hermosa. Who do we have to call about the Avenida Pico lights? There is a sign on Pico that says, “lights are timed” — apparently for our frustration. From the high school toward water, it is a debacle. Don’t get me started about the lights stopping 15 cars to allow one to turn into Pico Plaza. For the sake of the environment and communal sanity, whoever has the magical powers to have one light turn on shortly after another, use them for good.

Name Calling Hinders Debate Randal Seech, San Clemente

I don’t see why it is necessary for people to resort to name-calling and angry personal attacks when arguing their case on issues. Take the case concerning the future of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as an example. I understand the frustrations of people who are opposed to this facility since they have safety concerns and yet perceive that the industry’s watchdog commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is biased in favor of the continued functioning of the power plant. So some lash out in anger. Frustration ought not be used as an excuse for uncivil behavior directed toward other individuals however. On the

pro-nuclear side, people call activists on the opposite side “tree-hugging environmentalists” which, for some reason, is supposed to be an insult. Yes, there is a risk that we could have a nuclear meltdown right here, whether it is a remote or imminent possibility, but it boils down to some people thinking the facility’s production of electricity is worth taking the risk while others think it is not. Animosity does not promote, but rather hinders reasoned debate. This is true for any issue, whether is Measure A, the toll road, or the opposite political party’s stance on health care. There are legitimate concerns and ideas for consideration and plenty of room for debate on all issues. If misinformation has been disseminated knowingly or unknowingly, this should be brought to our attention as a perceived fact then giving those accused an opportunity to respond. While people on each side of any debate think they are right, this does not mean that those on the other side of the issue are sub-human beings that deserve our animosity. Besides, we are much less likely to convince others that our point of view is the more reasoned one

when we resort to hysterics. Unfortunately, nasty rhetoric is being used nationwide in ugly political attacks to simply dismiss another’s arguments as being unworthy of consideration. There is less earnest debate on the issues, and more attacks on individuals. This is not the mark of a civilized democratic nation, which can only thrive if debate is reasoned, even if vigorous. I urge us all to stop the personal attacks and name-calling. Yet I urge everyone to make their best arguments, voice their concerns, and take whatever action deemed necessary without the hatred and anger we have been so unwisely been displaying. I urge this newspaper to develop a clearly stated policy that refuses to print letters that resort to name-calling and personal attacks. We can all learn to make our case without such immature language. To submit a letter to the editor for possible inclusion in the paper, e-mail us at letters@ 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.



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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


Broadway Bound 7:30 p.m. The San Clemente High School Drama Department presents the play at the high school. Shows through Nov. 19. Tickets $10-$12. 700 Avenida Pico, San Clemente, 949.492.4165,


Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner 5:30 p.m. Dinner at Café Mimosa in which Chef David Tatum has designed a four course menu to be paired with the newly released Beaujolais Nouveau wines of 2011. Cost $60 each. Reservations recommended. 243 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.481.6780,


Art Show and Raffle for Surfrider 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Zebra House hosts the event featuring art by Tim McCaig and Eric Keawekane, live Hawaiian music and pulled pork sliders. 1001 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.280.4837.


Ryan Heflin 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Guitar and vocals at Quench Bar & Bistro. 2 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.276.7900, Zaca Mesa WINE TASTING 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes Jessica Simmons of Zaca Mesa Winery. $20 for seven wines with cheese, crackers & chocolate. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, Dan Carlin & Friends 8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, Jaloha 5:30 p.m. Live music at Irons in the Fire. 150 E. Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900, LeRoy 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Acoustic guitarist and troubadour of pop and country music at Zona’s. 647 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.940.8845. San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

AT THE MOVIES ‘The Way’ is Thoughtful There’s always one member of a family who wants to break away and be his own identity. And in Hollywood families, plenty of examples abound: Olivia de Havilland, Nicolas Cage and Catherine Deneuve to name a few. Another would be Emilio Estevez, whose father is Martin Sheen and brother, Charlie Sheen. Emilio’s been the low-key member of his famous family in between brat pack movies and the Mighty Ducks franchise. The last decade though, he has decided to focus more behind the camera with films such as the ensemble period piece Bobby (2006) and now the personal journey piece The Way. When Dr. Thomas Avery (Sheen) discovers that his son Daniel (Estevez) has been killed trekking El Camino de Martin Sheen in the Pyrenees. © Arc Entertainment Santiago across Spain, he decides to take his son’s ashes across the trail himself as a way of coming to terms with his loss. Along the way, he meets up with some other travelers with their own personal struggles: chain-smoking Sarah (Deborah Kara Unger), chubby Joost (Yorick van Wageningen) and Jack (James Nesbitt) with writer’s block. Daniel also appears in flashbacks and hallucinations as motivation for Tom throughout the journey. The Way is a very personal and loving film from start to finish. It’s clear that Estevez really does care for not only the characters he’s brought to life on screen, but also the country and history they are experiencing. For spiritual inspiration and Spanish culture appreciation, The Way is the film for you. SC — Megan Bianco


Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon! 7 p.m. The SOCSA presents a hilarious adaptation of the classic fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. $12-$15. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.240.1994,

Open Mic Nite 8 p.m. San Clemente Community Market presents Open Mic Nite at The Coop. Hosted by Jason Soderlund and Melody Ryan. All ages welcome. 1506 Calle Valle, San Clemente, 949.682.3002,

Orange County Wine Cruise 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dana Wharf hosts a wine-tasting cruise Friday through Sunday on their luxury catamaran through the Harbor. $49 per person. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

Smokey Karaoke 8 p.m. Sing fearlessly at BeachFire and enjoy Mojito Monday. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,


Children’s Native Plant Walk 9 a.m. Family walk, suitable for children ages 6–12 at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy at the Talega Trailhead. $5$10. Call for info, 949.489.9778, Artists’ Reception 7:30 p.m.-9 :30 p.m. Designs by Nature 19th anniversary and artists’ reception welcoming Kirk Kegal of San Clemente and Carol Moore of San Juan Capistrano. 400 South El Camino Real, Suite A, San Clemente, 949.498.8358, Led Zepagain & The Who Revue 8 p.m. Tribute bands at The Coach House. Tickets $15-$18. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,


Wisdom Workshop: The Urge to Merge 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Workshop on “the yoga of loving relationships” at Sun Salute Yoga featuring the World-Renowned Yogi Amrit Desai ~ Gurudev. 24655 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.371.6097,


Local Sunday Sessions 6 p.m. A night of music at the Cabrillo Playhouse featuring Todd A., Melody Atwood and Sasha Evans. Suggested donation $5. Beer and wine served for donation. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine. Murder by the Mission 6:30 p.m. Murder mystery dinner theatre presented by Camino Real Playhouse, includes full dinner. $59. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, Page 19



Monday Night Laughs 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Live stand-up comedy at Hennessey’s Tavern. 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.488.0121,



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

Blue Whale Bonanza Capt Dave’s Safari has daily departures for whale and dolphin watching on a high-tech catamaran. Cost $55 adults, $35 children, 2 and younger free. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828,


FAM’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Dinner for those in need at the San Clemente Community Center. Partner with FAM to feed the local homeless and hungry by providing food or funds by contacting info@family-assistance. org or 949.492.8477. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente.


Kids Storytime 10 a.m. Casa Romantica hosts storytime for ages 3-5; free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, Wednesday Wine Tasting Vine hosts a fourcourse meal with wine pairing every Wednesday. Cost $40 each. 211 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.9376, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to




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

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

LIFE’S A BEACH: By Shelley Murphy

Hearts, Soles Part of Thanksgiving Day Celebration Whether preparing the feast or pounding the pavement, Turkey Day steeped in tradition


ne week from today, millions across the nation will share the tradition of sitting down to indulge in a turkey dinner marathon; and, thousands in Dana Point will revel in the ritual of running the annual Turkey Trot prior to taking their place at the table. Whether you are aiming for a personal record on the course or in the kitchen, it’s a day of pacing and endurance. My family doesn’t understand why I look forward to running the race. They can’t fathom why I leave a warm house in the dark to take to the cold streets at dawn. While I like running the Turkey Trot, I’ve missed many races, too. Years ago, when Capistrano Unified added vacation days to the school calendar during that fourth week of November, we took-off on tropical retreats. But, this year with college application deadlines looming, instead of eating at a luau I’ll be feeding my son my credit card numbers as he files his common application on the computer.

Since I’m unapologetically, and pathetically, clinging to the calendar and marking every milestone of my son’s senior year, I asked my college-bound kid if he’d like to run with me this Life’s a Beach time. His reply, “I’m By Shelley Murphy gonna pass.” I didn’t tell him that no one would miss him. With approximately 15,000 eager runners expected to participate in the 34th annual event, it’s the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot and the biggest Thanksgiving Day race on the West Coast. Also named “one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs” by Fitness Magazine, it attracts elite runners battling for prize money along with those competing in the category of best costume. The tradition of running the Turkey Trot can be traced to the early 1970s when a group of Dana Point locals caught-up in

the growing popularity of the sport, decided to host a coastal 10K race for friends on Thanksgiving Day. In 1976, capitalizing on the running craze, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce took over and organized the first “official” Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. This year, the fundraiser will benefit both the Dana Point Fifth Marine Regiment Support Group, helping local Marines and their families during the Thanksgiving holiday. On many Thanksgiving mornings, while standing huddled near the start and waiting for the starting gun to fire, I listen to the conversations surrounding me: There are chattering college kids home for the holiday and operating on only a couple hours sleep; busy cooks detailing last-minute culinary changes; and, of course, participants engaging in fun-spirited critiquing of those sporting customary costumes. I admire those runners willing to the

don wigs and juggle props along the course. I remember one year watching in awe as a group of Elvises hoisted a boom box while singing and smiling along the six-mile course. I still don’t know how they did it—after pounding the pavement for six miles, my iPod feels like a brick. Everyone entered in the race has a reason for running: for some it’s to gobble without the wobble after that second piece of pumpkin pie with extra whip cream, yet for others it’s an integral part of an arduous training program. After crossing the finish line, I’ll get home in plenty of time to tend to the turkey, empty cans into a holiday bowl for the gross green bean casserole my husband still insists on, and even find time to ice my shin splints before the guests arrive. Next Thursday give thanks to those who put their hearts and soles into annual Turkey Day traditions—both in the kitchen and on the course. SC

Ribbons Cut on Two Facilities City Welcomes Opening of Senior Center, Fire Station


Cathy Lee, director of the Senior Center, smiles after being festooned with the yellow ribbon from the facility’s opening. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

ith the snip of the ceremonial ribbon, San Clemente made official the opening of the Dorothy Visser Senior Center last week and its neighbor Fire Station 60 this week. Together, they house 15,814-square-foot of the nearly $5 million building. Senior Center Director Cathy Lee, who has overseen San Clemente services for contractor Age Well Senior Services for 14 years, got teary eyed at the microphone when she thanked the group for attending. “I feel good,” she said after the formalities had finished.

The Orange County Fire Authority’s Honor Guard along with bagpipe soloist Tommy Harris ushered in the new era of firefighting at the downtown station. “We are a very fire safe community,” Mayor Lori Donchak noted to a crowd of about 75 gathered in the cavernous garage. Fire Authority Chief Keith Richter, a San Clemente resident, said he was happy the city was investing tax dollars into infrastructure. “We look forward to being here for generations,” he said. SC —Stacie N. Galang

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Fire Chief Keith Richter of the Orange County Fire Authority spoke during the ribbon cutting of Fire Station 60 this week. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

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Craig Workinger CPA’s Inc 629 Camino de Los Mares #307


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,

ART GALLERIES San Clemente Art Association 949.492.7175 100 N. Calle Seville,

San Clemente Auto Wrecking & Repair Shop 1520 Avenida de la Estrella, Ste. B, 949.492.6121

BABY & CHILDREN’S GEAR OC Tykes 949.429.1714 201 N. El Camino Real,

Beauty Supply 949.492.8180

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BOOKS Village Book Exchange 99 Avenida Serra


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

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HAIR SALONS Kreative Hair Design                     173 Avenida Serra



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B Construction 949.481.8444 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, The Cooper Company General Contractor License #B 638754, 949.361.2538 Dunham Construction, Inc. 949.492.7100 License #450880, Hutton Construction 949.492.2808

COSMETICS AVON 949.370.0433 Annie Kyle, Mary Kay Cosmetics 949.248.2868





Coldwell Banker Home Loans - 949.307.7982 nmls#261832. Tom Fashing, Mortgage Advisor,

HOUSE SITTING Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,


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Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 The Cellar 949.492.3663 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105, 156 Ave. Del Mar,

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,


Colony Termite Control 949.361.2500 949.218.8022 1402 Calle Alcazar,

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JewelerS Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 808 N. El Camino Real,

Pet SITTING Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,


Sea View Pharmacy LANDSCAPE & DESIGN 665 Camino De Los Mares #101, Costa Verde Landscape 949.361.9656 License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) PHOTOGRAPHY Greenscapes Landscape & Design 949.366.6564 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, Memories Of Me Photos Living Gardens Landscape Design 949.218.7459

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Arcadia Electric                                           949.361.1045 MARRIAGE & FAMILY Gallagher Electric 949.412.6602 Janet M. Seymour, PsyD P.O. Box 986, 1443 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B Lange & Minnott 1201 Puerta Del Sol, Ste. 203

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

South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 Orthodontist 109 Calle de los Molinos, Frank J. Mogavero, DDS MS 949.493.7300 1031 Avenida Pico # 101,

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Danman’s Music School 949.496.6556 Leslie Lowe - Ukulele, Guitar 949.292.5019 & Bass Janet Poth - Violin & Viola 949.922.6388 413 Calle Pueblo,



San Clemente Computer & Network Services All Season Air 949.579.0741 949.276.1581, Sano Computers 949.492.2179 Oasis Heating & Air 949.420.1321 31648 Rancho Viejo Rd. Ste. A,

Eric Johnson, D.D.S. 949.493.9311 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 209, 949.492.1114 Ronald Trosper, DDS 949.492.7140 145 Ave Del Mar,



Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 1502 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.6440 109 Calle de los Molinos, Christiansen Chiropractic 949.276.2956 GRAPHIC DESIGN 903 Calle Amancer, Ste. 230, Images/Creative Solutions 949.366.2488 2927 Via San Gorgoinio, Ste. 100,


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A to Z Leak Detection 949.499.4464 THERAPY 1218 Puerta del Sol, 949.633.0813 Bill Metzger Plumbing                          949.492.3558 1218 Puerta del Sol, Chick’s Plumbing 949.496.9731 MATTRESSES South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 San Clemente Plumbing               949.366.2691 109 Calle de los Molinos, 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 108,

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Wine Bar 949.290.8230 The Cellar 949.492.3663 156 Ave. Del Mar,


Psychologists Barbara M. Thomas, PsyD 949.547.0833 655 Camino de Los Mares, Ste. 117 Janet M. Seymour, PsyD 949.633.0813 1443 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B Manny Tau, Psy.D., PSY14892 888.949.5150 300 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 218,

Real Estate Antonio Fiorello, Forté Realty Group 949.842.3631 San Clemente, Casa Verde Homes - Simon Wilson 949.212.5800 Century 21 OMA - Eric Benson 949.584.3751 Marcie George - Star Real Estate South County 949.690.5410 McDaniel Gilmore Group Surterre Properties 949.464.3226 Prue Putnins- Regency Real Estate 949.366.1984, ReMax - “Sandy & Rich” 949.293.3236 Steve Smith 949.632.8139 Olympian Altera DCP,

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SKINCARE A Beautiful You Skin Care 949.370.1852 1502 N. El Camino Real,

SURF SCHOOLS San Clemente Surf School


TERMITES Colony Termite Control 949.361.2500 1402 Calle Alcazar, The Termite Guy -Termite & Pest Control 106 W. Canada Ave., 949.940.1010

Café Calypso 949.366.9386 114 Avenida Del Mar #4 TILE & STONE INSTALLATION/ Carbonara Trattoria 949.366.1040 RESTORATION 111 Avenida Del Mar, #B, 949.276.5752 The Cellar 949.492.3663 Yorba Linda Tile & Marble, Inc. 714.757.3490 156 Ave. Del Mar,


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WINDOW CLEANING Bayside Window Cleaning


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GARAGE SALES Garage Sale in SW SC Avenida de la Riviera featuring holiday lights and decorations, serving platters and bowls, Wolfgang Puck cookware, crockpots and turkey roasters, cookie baking kits, etc. Get a great price for your holiday preparations. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19 to maybe Sunday November 20. See you there!

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Yoder, David Michael, 7/15/65 – 11/11/11 Born in Laguna Beach, David grew up in San Clemente. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after a five-year battle with lymphocytic leukemia. David loved flag football, handball, “Junie’s” sack lunches, and many of his dear teachers at Palisades in the 1970s. He discovered his passion for volleyball and Karen Thompson at Shorecliffs, and played trumpet, basketball and volleyball at SCHS. He attended USC, where he played volleyball, coached by his brother Bob. David helped the team reach three NCAA Championship matches and earned All-Tournament and All-American honors. Graduating with a degree in Economics in 1987, he then played professional indoor volleyball in Belgium in 1987, professional beach volleyball in 1988, and married his soul mate in 1989. They had two beautiful children, Molly and Lucas. David loved sports with his children, family, and friends. His wit was dry and quick, and he loved making people laugh. Kids in the neighborhood loved “Neighbor Dave.” David enjoyed family vacations in Hawaii, Europe, Catalina, Lake Arrowhead, and Colorado, where he dreamed of someday being a cowboy. Memorial Service: Monday, Nov. 21, 4:00 p.m., at the historic Casino San Clemente. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Hospital and blood donated via the American Red Cross.

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Lancers vs. Tritons San Clemente High


Turkey Trot Dana Point

Mt. San Antonio College

November 18, 7 p.m.

November 24, 6 a.m.

November 19, 9 a.m.

With the regular season in the books, the Tritons are primed for post-season glory as San Clemente hosts Lakewood High in the first round of the CIFSS Pac-5 playoffs.

Kick off Thanksgiving Day with a 5K or 10K down and around Dana Point Harbor. The event will not only burn calories but also help local charities.

Following a solid showing at the CIF prelims, several San Clemente cross country athletes are looking for gold at the CIF Finals.


Info: CIF Finals

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By David Zimmerle


GIRLS TENNIS • The Lady Tritons

on November 12, San Clemente’s varsity girls cross country team took first place in its Division 1 heat with 46 points as the Lady Tritons finished ahead of Marina High (58 points) and Crescenta Valley High (83 points). The team had four runners finish in the top 10 and within three seconds of each other as Melissa Eisele (17:18), Molly Mann (17:18), Grace Georgi (17:20) and Kelsey Carroll (17:21) each advance to the CIF-SS Finals at Mt. SAC on November 19. Next 7 days: Nov. 19 at CIF Finals at Mt. SAC, 9 a.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL • The Lady Tritons (21-10) hit up a solid string of wins in the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs but were cut short of reaching the semifinals after losing to Dos Pueblos High on November 12. San Clemente got off to a hot start this postseason, opening with a first round 3-2 win against Huntington Beach on November 8. The girls beat the Lady Oilers 25-21, San Clemente Times November 17–23, 2011

November 20, 5 p.m.

November 20, 6 p.m.

Coming off back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Kings, the Ducks hope to stave off Detroit’s assault before hitting the road for Phoenix on November 23.

The Home Depot Center is the site for Major League Soccer’s championship event for the fourth time in league history, featuring the LA Galaxy look to score past the Houston Dynamo.


Info: www.homedepotcenter. com


Join the broadcast crew of Rich Corder, Ben Villa and Bill Edwards for the eighth season of Friday Night Live–as-it-happens Internet video coverage of San Clemente Triton Football. Tune in 15 minutes prior to the start of every game at and enjoy the show.



Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy Home Depot Center

Clemente was shutout losing in three straight sets 25-19, 25-21 and 25-23. Next 7 days: N/A

Triton Report

rolled past La Quinta High in the first round of the CIF-SS Team Championships on November 10. Following heavy rains on November 12, San Clemente’s second round match against Palos Verdes was postponed until November 14 as the girls hit the road for this pivotal showdown. Next 7 days: N/A


Red Wings vs. Ducks Honda Center

The San Clemente High girls cross country team won their Division 1 heat at CIF prelims November 12. Courtesy photo

23-25, 25-23, 23-25 and 15-12 in the pivotal match. Leaders for San Clemente were Alexa Strange (23 kills, 22 assists, 1 ace, 6 digs), Franki Darnold (22 kills, 16 digs, 2 aces), Jourdan Kadow (10 kills, 11 digs, 2 aces), Stephanie McFadden (9 kills, 2 digs, 1 ace), Summer Cumin (41 assists, 19 digs) and Mia Feiner (24 digs, 1 ace). Next up, the Lady Tritons rolled to a second round victory on November 10 beating Santa

Margarita 25-19, 25-16, 18-25 and 25-23. Leaders for San Clemente were Strange (25 kills, 15 assists, 11 digs, 2 aces), Darnold (13 kills, 3 aces, 6 digs), McFadden (7 kills, 3 aces, 1 dig), Kadow (4 aces, 3 kills, 9 digs), Brice Lennon (7 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig), Cumin (40 assists, 3 digs), Feiner (16 digs, 1 kill) and Rachel Wilford (3 kills, 1 dig). However, during the quarterfinal match against Dos Pueblos on the road, San

(16-11) rolled past San Marcos High in the Wild Card-C round on November 8, soundly beating its opponent in a 25-10 thriller at home. In a game that featured five total hat tricks by the Tritons it was Robby Stiefel that led the team with a high of six goals while Scott Schneringer put in five goals of his own as well. Both Derek Cousineau and Andrew Freeman each finished with three goals apiece while Chase Hamming, Joe Hanacek and Derek Richens each finished with two goals. However, advancing out of the first round of play in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs was not in the cards for the Tritons as the team was upended 14-8 by Newport Harbor while on the road. The Sailors got out to an early 8-3 lead at the half and put this one on ice for the remaining two periods of play. Stiefel again had the hot hand in the win scoring a team high five goals while Cousineau banged out two goals as well. On defense, Dorian Farley finished with five saves at goal while Stiefel was on the hunt for three steals. Next 7 days: N/A

ALUMNI UPDATE: Dave Yoder passes away after fight with lymphocytic leukemia Southern California men’s volleyball standout and San Clemente resident, Dave Yoder, died on November 11 in Mission Viejo after a lengthy battle with lymphocytic leukemia. He was 46. During his athletic career, Yoder helped lead the USC men’s volleyball team to three NCAA Final appearances in the mid-1980s. A four-year (1984-87) starting outside hitter for the Trojans, Yoder won All-American second team and All-Conference second team honors as a 1987 senior. As a junior in 1986, he earned honorable mention AllAmerican and All-Conference notice. His 37 matches in double figure kills in 1987 still stand as a USC season record, and he is one of only two Trojans to twice record

more than 20 kills and 20 digs in a match. Yoder also played professional volleyball in Belgium in 1987 and pro beach volleyball in 1988 before beginning a career in real estate development. He is one of four Yoders to play volleyball at USC. His older brother, Bob, was a 1977 All-American who led the Trojans to the NCAA title that season, and then guided the program to the 1988 NCAA championship as head coach (1982-89). His niece, Erin, is a junior defensive specialist on the No. 1-ranked USC women’s team that advanced to the NCAA semifinals last season, while his nephew, Paul, is a freshman libero/outside hitter on the university’s men’s team.

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Yoder is survived by his wife, Karen, and children, Molly (a freshman libero on the UC Irvine women’s volleyball team) and Lucas (a junior on San Clemente High’s volleyball team), as well as his mother, June, brothers, Bob, Jim and Paul, sister, Mary, and 14 nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul. A memorial service will be held on November 21, at 4 p.m. at Casino San Clemente, located at 140 West Avenida Pico. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Hospital (27700 Medical Center Rd., Mission Viejo, 92691, 949.364.1400) or blood can be donated via the American Red Cross. Please see Yoder’s full obituary on page 26.



Grom of the WEEK Brandon Hawkins Age: 16, Independent Study


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Formerly from Ladera Ranch, the Hawkins family made the decision to move closer to the beach after Brandon’s older sister went off to college this year. They’ve been in San Clemente for about three months now and Brandon says he couldn’t be happier. A junior, Brandon is completing his high school education through the Tesoro High School Fresh Start independent study program and surfs for the Tesoro team in South Coast League interscholastic surf competition. In school competition, Brandon Brandon Hawkins. has won every contest so far this season. He is also off to a great start in the WSA Gatorade Championship Tour having taken second in Boys U18 at Ventura in October and third at the November 12-13 event in San Diego. Brandon is currently ranked No. 8 of 46 in his division. In school, Brandon is a diligent student making all ‘As’ and ‘Bs’ and plans on attending Saddleback College after high school then transferring to a four-year university. After working toward a pro surfing career, Brandon is considering following his father’s footsteps and pursuing a career in firefighting. As far as surf travel, Brandon has yet to explore the world’s waves but having recently been awarded a budget by his sponsor; he hopes to venture out soon. He has plans to travel to Hawaii this winter and says he would like to visit Indonesia some time in the near future as well.—Andrea Swayne

‘Tis the Season


Big waves and holidays right around the corner

WSA Gatorade Championship Tour Event No. 4, November 12-13, San Diego, Mission Beach, San Fernando Street

Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


ith both big wave season and the holiday season right around the corner, a great way to get fired up about both could well be as simple as a trip to the Kona Gallery in San Clemente. San Clemente surf photographer Jason Murray’s show Goliaths of the Pacific: The Big Wave Hunters, originally set to end December 15, has been extended to January 31. Check it out. It includes amazing images of the world’s best big wave surfers, like San Clemente’s Greg and Rusty Long. You may even find the perfect gift for the surfers in your life. Here is some of what Murray said in a Q&A about the show: Q: What does the show represent to you? A: It is basically a “greatest hits” album from the last eight years of chasing big waves around the planet with my close friends. It’s representative of thousands of hours of work, travel, adventure, excitement, danger and a deep sense of gratitude that I have been able to follow my dreams of documenting and sharing the big wave

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Surf photographer Jason Murray and son Quinn at the September opening of his Kona Gallery show. Photo © Scott Mc Kiernan/KONA Gallery/ZUMAPRESS

surfing experience. Q: What do you hope the viewer will take from seeing your work? A: Hopefully, they will be inspired to continue pushing themselves in whatever they are passionate about. At its core, the show illustrates man versus nature— something everyone can relate to. There is beauty in challenging yourself against the elements. Sometime man wins; sometimes nature wins. Ideally, people will walk away with a new appreciation for those who challenge themselves in the biggest waves the sea has to offer. The Kona Gallery is located at 412 N. El Camino Real in San Clemente. For more information see or call 949.481.3747. SC

Local finishers only. MICRO GROM BOYS/GIRLS SB U9: 1. Cooper Sutton, SC; 2. Taj Lindblad, SC; 3. Nicholas Coli, SC; 5. Patrick O’Connor, SJC. BOYS/GIRLS U10: 1. Kade Matson, SC; 3. Cooper Sutton, SC. BOYS U12: 1. Cole Houshmand, SC; 4. Noah Hohenester, SC. ; 6. Shane Hardy, DP. BOYS U18: 2. Wyatt Brady, SC; 3. Brandon Hawkins, SC. GIRLS U12: 3. Alexxa Elseewi, SC; 5. Malia Mauch, SC. GIRLS U14: 4. Malia Osterkamp, SC. GIRLS U16: 3. Tia Blanco, SC; 5. Malia Ward, SC. GIRLS U18: 2. Lulu Erkeneff, DP. BOYS LONGBOARD U14: 1. Jacob Atwood, CB; 3. Brandon Hoffman, SC. JR. LONGBOARD U18: 2. Kyle Perez, DP; 5. Dylan Cox, CB; 6. Brock Thomson, DP. GIRLS LONGBOARD U14: 1. Teresa O’Connor, SJC; 2. Rachael Tilly, CB; 4. Meg Roh, DP; 5. Kyla Patterson, CB. GIRLS LONGBOARD U18: 1. Lulu Erkeneff, DP; 3. Rachael Tilly, CB; 6. Karina Rozunko, SC. MEN 18-29: 5. Ricky Lovato, SC. SENIOR MEN 40-49: 4. Rick Erkeneff, DP. LEGENDS 50+: 2. Robert Brady, SJC; 3. Dale Baker, SC. SR. MEN LONGBOARD 40+: 2. Rick Erkeneff, DP. OPEN WOMEN SHORTBOARD: 4. Lulu Erkeneff, DP; 6. Keeley McWilliam, SC. OPEN MEN LONGBOARD: 4. Rick Ekstein, DP. OPEN WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Lulu Erkeneff, DP; 2. Teresa O’Connor, SJC. Log on to

Page 30 for full results. Cosmic Creek 12th Annual Retro Surf Contest, October 29-30, Dana Point, Salt Creek Beach VZ GREMS: 1. Pat Curren; 2. Griffin Foy; 3. Eric Weinhardt; 4. Trevor Thornton; 5. Frank Curren; 6. Sebastian Williams. HONOLUA GROOVE MASTERS: 1. Scott Finn; 2. Jason Starr; 3. Shane Miller; 4. Craig Owings; 5. Eric Diamond; 6. Bobby Lockhart. JUNIOR SPACE CADETS: 1. Nick Madde; 2. Matty Johnson; 3. Pierce Flynn; 4. Porter Hogan; 5. CD Kinley; 6. Christian Homan. COSMIC LEGENDS: 1. Paul Naude; 2. Phil Johnson; 3. Peter “PT” Townend; 4. Wee Man. COSMIC PROS: 1. Chris Ward; 2. Kalani Rob; 3. Tyler Warren; 4. Tom Curren. ROCKET MEN: 1. John Gorak; 2. Jeremy Hansen; 3. Ryan Franz; 4. Tyler Aimer; 5. Red; 6. Mike Voegtlin. ROLLING STONES: 1. Perry Fannes; 2. Rick Toohey; 3. Parry Foskett; 4. Lawrance Quigley; 5. Ralphie Andrews; 6. Mark Fewell. For a photo slideshow from the event, log on to

UPCOMING EVENTS November 19: SSS Orange County Middle School Event No. 2, Oceanside, Harbor December 3-4: WSA Gatorade Championship Tour Event No. 5, Oceanside South Jetty December 3-4: NSSA Southwest Conference Open Event No. 6, Huntington Beach, Pier December 17-18: NSSA Southwest Conference Open Event No. 7, Cardiff by the Sea, Seaside Reef

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