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What’s Up With: Wal-Mart Robbery; Family Still Missing


Former City Clerk Max Berg Celebrates 85th Birthday




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A Surf Icon Turns 50 Dewey Weber Surfboards celebrates its place in surf and pop culture E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6

Shea Weber has taken over for his legendary father and helped build the Weber legacy. Photo by Norb Garrett

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Capistrano officials are meeting with tenants running businesses on 132 acres of cityowned land at Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway to figure out how to best use the property for residents. Mayor Pro-Tem Laura Freese and Councilman Mark Nielsen, who chairs the city’s Open Space committee, are reviewing what site and contractual conditions exist in anticipation of future planning for the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. The property was bought for more than $27 million raised through an open-space bond. The riding park is renowned for its year-round equestrian events, especially hunter/jumper shows. The property is under license agreements with two separate tenants: Blenheim Facility Management, which operates the equestrian and soccer properties, and The Oaks, which leases the property adjacent to its private property along Ortega Highway.



The 4th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling will bring professional bicycle racing to the community on April 10 and 11. A portion of the proceeds will be donated by the Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation to the Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. This year’s event will include the new Killer Cove Road Time Trial on April 10. This event is a challenging 2.25 mile time trial winding through Dana Point Harbor with elements of the current criterium course, and an awesome sprint climb up Cove Road. Expect top notch competition and fun for the whole family—free kids’ events, music, food, and more. For more information, or to participate, please contact Lynn Kelly at 949.248.3512 or via email at The official event Web site can be found at www.

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…Man Robs Wal-Mart in San Clemente?

THE LATEST: A man who robbed the San Clemente Wal-Mart store just after it opened Tuesday morning fled on foot moments before police arrived and was at large as of Wednesday, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. The gunman—a white male approximately 35-40 years old standing around 6-feet, 4-inches tall—reportedly brandished a pistol during the robbery that occurred at approximately 6:15 a.m. Amormino said investigators are reviewing surveillance tape and are pursuing all angles, including the possibility of the man having inside information. “It appears he knew where the cash office was,” said Amormino, “and was able to get away with $1,600.” Orange County Sheriff’s deputies, investigators, helicopters, police dogs and a SWAT team converged on the store at 951 Avenida Pico and cordoned off the area. The store reopened after 1 p.m. “Residents should report any suspicious activity immediately to 9-1-1,” said San Clemente Police Services spokesman Sgt. Scott Kennedy. “The man should be considered armed and dangerous.” WHAT’S NEXT: The search for the robber is ongoing. FIND OUT MORE: —Norb Garrett


teachers and school districts throughout Orange County.” The fact-finder recommended shortening the school year by three days this year and five days next year in addition to increasing class sizes by two students.

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…Aerial Drones Join Search for the McStay Family?

THE LATEST: A San Clemente businessman and his family are still missing after six weeks. Joseph McStay, his wife Summer, and two sons Gianni and Joseph vanished on Feb. 4. Authorities have found the family’s SUV near the San Ysidro border but still haven’t found any conclusive evidence on their whereabouts. Phone records were given to Joseph’s brother, Michael, but provide no new clues. “I’ve confirmed that the day they

WHAT’S NEXT: The district was expected to issue a statement by Friday. Trustees can accept the recommendation, use it to return to the bargaining table with the teachers, or unilaterally implement their last, best offer. FIND OUT MORE: The report is posted at the Beyond the Blackboard blog at —Jonathan Volzke


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…Changes to Building Permit/ Planning Process Underway? SWAT teams and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a robbery at the San Clemente Wal-Mart on Avenida Pico Monday morning. Photo by David Zimmerle

peared was February 4 according to the phone records,” he said. “They show that he used about 3,464 minutes and after that date it’s totally blank, no pings, nothing.” The search continues for the family and aerial drones have joined in. With pinpoint accuracy, the planes can see the tiniest details, including footprints and clothing according to Tim Miller, founder and director of Equusearch. Along with the San Diego Sheriff’s department, Interpol (an international police organization) has joined in the search for the missing family. “I’m frustrated that other avenues of the media have stopped covering our case,” Michael said. “It may not be a high profile case and there isn’t a ‘crime scene’ like other crimes but this is my family and my two nephews that are missing. They could certainly be in harm’s way and the nation needs to know about it.” WHAT’S NEXT: Equusearch will use their aerial drones to scan the San Ysidro border. Funds raised from online efforts have helped pay for the aerial drones. FIND OUT MORE: —Jamal Al-Sarraf


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…The CUSD Fact-Finding Report?

THE LATEST: An independent mediator agreed on by Capistrano Unified School District representatives and teachers this week recommended a shorter school year, more students per class and a 1 percent pay cut to end a contract stalemate. The recommendation, made public Monday, is more in line with what the 2,200 members of the Capistrano Unified Education Association sought than a permanent 10 percent pay cut pushed by trustees. “Although this kind of settlement—calling on teachers to give up temporary salary and health benefits cuts—is not something we would welcome during ordinary times, Capistrano teachers recognize that everyone in our community is suffering now from the downturn in the economy,” CUEA President Vicki Soderberg said in a statement. “From the beginning, we have offered to do our part, and now the neutral fact finder is recommending temporary cuts in line with contract settlements already achieved by

THE LATEST: Community Development Director Jim Holloway presented San Clemente’s City Council on Tuesday with a 39-point checklist that detailed all of the changes underway to help improve customer service and procedures in the city’s entitlement approval and/or building permitting process. The efforts to improve that process are a direct result of a consultant’s analysis of the city’s existing procedures and their recommendations. San Clemente’s Chamber of Commerce had requested the city improve the process after receiving numerous complaints from businesses over the past several years. The checklist was accompanied by four additional improvements: the appointment of a Case Manager for every project; the creation of a Continual Improvement Team (CIT), which will meet regularly and seek improvements to the process; formation of a New Customer Academy, that will provide both in-person and online guidelines on how best to navigate the process as an applicant; and an Unanticipated Service Program to identify ways to provide customers with services and benefits and go beyond expectations. WHAT’S NEXT: “Many of the 29 administrative level recommendations have already existed at least at an informal level or to a limited degree,” said Holloway in his report. “Also, while some of the methods suggested by (Cont. on page 4)

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Eye on SC (Cont. from page 3) Citygate have existed, they are not well known or publicized. Therefore, for many of the recommendations it will be a matter of Formalizing, Expanding and Publicizing (FEP) the methods to provide a more streamlined and successful process to customers.” All of the planned changes are anticipated to be in place by mid-September 2010. FIND OUT MORE: See the detailed, revised implementation plan at —NG


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…Border Patrol Nabs 24 Illegal Immigrants at Trestles? THE LATEST: U.S. Border Patrol agents

on Saturday morning arrested 24 Mexican nationals hiding in the brush near Trestles after California State Park Rangers reported suspected smuggling activity at the beach. According to a press release from the U.S. Border Patrol, agents responded to the State Park Rangers’ call at around 6:30 a.m. and discovered an unoccupied “panga” boat. After searching the vicinity, they found 24 Mexican nationals—21 males and three females—who all claimed to have entered the country illegally. On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested another 13 Mexican nationals after spotting another panga boat traveling northbound in the Pacific Ocean off the coast near Grand View Beach in Encinitas. With the help of San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies, they found an unoccupied panga and followed footprints to find the 13 illegal immigrants.

“These incidents prove that multi-agency collaborative efforts act as a force multiplier to prevent illicit smuggling along the coastal border in San Diego County,” said the report. WHAT’S NEXT: According to Jerome Conlin of USBP, a “principal” has been identified and is being charged with alien smuggling in the Trestles incident. FIND OUT MORE: —Norb Garrett

On the Bubble Other topics making news this week I-5 HOV LANE WIDENING: The Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans are co-hosting an I-5 HOV Lane

Extension Project Public Meeting on Monday, March 29 at the Ole Hanson Fireside Room, San Clemente Community Center, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The I-5 HOV Lane Extension Project proposes to widen I-5 between Avenida Pico in San Clemente and San Juan Creek Road in San Juan Capistrano. SONGS-NRC PUBLIC MEETING: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting in Dana Point on March 24 to discuss the agency’s assessment of safety performance for last year at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. An “open house” will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to provide an opportunity for people to meet informally with NRC staff, followed by a formal meeting between the NRC staff and Southern California Edison officials starting at 7 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites Doheny Beach, 34402 Pacific Coast Highway.

• BIKE-PEDESTRIAN COMMITTEE TO MEET: The next meeting of the San Clemente Bicycle and Pedestrian (ad-hoc) Committee, now called PEDAL, will take place on Wednesday evening, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 100 Avenida Presidio. Topics on the Agenda will be 1) an update on the status of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans and how they integrate with the City’s General Plan Update process, 2) discussion of San Clemente’s bicycle and pedestrian “safety hotspots” and what the public can do to resolve them, 3) the necessity of enlisting public help with bicycle and pedestrian counting at key locations in our town, and 4) staying connected with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan process. Specific inquiries can be directed to Brenda Miller, • E-WASTE COLLECTION: The City of San Clemente is sponsoring an e-waste collection event. Unwanted televisions, computer monitors, and other electronic waste will be accepted FREE of charge to all San Clemente residents and businesses. Bring items to the San Clemente City Yard, 390 Avenida Pico on Friday, April 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


NO STYROFOAM: Madi Swayne, president of the San Clemente High School chapter of Surfrider Foundation, called on City Council to move forward with a sweeping ban on the use of Styrofoam. Swayne said more than 200 volunteers helped retrieve 37,207 piece of Styrofoam (along with six trashcans of other refuse) in a three hour period from the Pier to Riviera Beach.

City and Community Calendar Thursday, March 18 Youth Committee Meeting

DANCE TEAM PROPS: San Clemente High School’s Dance Team was recognized not only for its nationally successful program but also for its philanthropic efforts in the community. Along with the team were dance team coach Jeane McPhee and advisor Mike Conlon.

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German Speaking Group

Koneko Japanese Interest Group

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. After-school activity program at varying locations. More info: 949.361.8227,

2 p.m.–4p.m. Every Monday at Café Calypso. 114 Avenida Del Mar, 949.361.8436.

Tuesday, March 23

11 a.m. Meet at the Amadeus Cafe to talk about Japanese language, food and culture. 111 Avenida Palizada, 949.218.5186, www.meetup. com/The-KoneKo-Meetup-Group.

Afterschool Club

St. Paddy’s Celebration

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. The Library offers activities for kids 5 and older through April 20. Advance signup is required; attendance is limited to 25. 242 Ave Del Mar, 949.492.3493, www.

Read With Chloe

Saturday, March 20 Blood Drive 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Donate blood to the Red Cross at the Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, 714.427.2626,

Monday, March 22

12 p.m. San Clemente Collaborative group meeting at the Boys & Girls Club, 1304 Calle Valle, 949.205.2562,

Spring Rec Class Sign-Ups

Preschool Storytime


10:30 a.m.–11 a.m. The Library offers two weekly storytimes for children ages 3-5 on Wednesdays OR Thursdays through April 22. Advance signup is required; attendance is limited to 25. 242 Ave Del Mar, 949.492.3493,

Friday, March 19

RELAY FOR LIFE AWARD: The San Clemente Relay for Life team was honored Tuesday with a Purple Pacesetter Award for being one of the most successful American Cancer Society fundraising efforts in 2009. Among those on hand to receive the award was Mike Hurlbut, who’ll serve as Master of Ceremonies this summer. Last year’s event raised $80,000 for cancer research.

7:30 a.m. Registration begins for San Clemente recreation classes.

10:30 a.m.–11 a.m. The Library offers two weekly events for children ages 2-3 with a parent on Monday OR Tuesday through April 20. Advance signup is required; attendance is limited to 18. 242 Ave Del Mar, 949.492.3493,

Nance Bear’s Card Class 10 a.m. Learn how to make greeting cards at the Senior Center. Supplies provided. Senior Center. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322,

CUSD Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. The Capo school district board meets in the Education Center Board Room, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.9200,

Wednesday, March 24

Mom Business Associates TGIF Party 12 p.m. Entertainment and dessert at the Senior Center. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322,

12 p.m. Meeting for mom business owners at the Lavender Lounge Tea Company. 104 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B, 760.666.2359, www.

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Lucky Dog Day Camp Bow Wow offers discounts and drawings for St. Patrick’s Day. 220 Call Pintoresco, 949.218.7387,

12 p.m. The SC Novelty Band performs at the senior Center. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322,

3:30 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog at the Library. 242 Ave Del Mar, 949.492.3493,

Planning Commission Meeting 6 p.m. Study session in Ocean View Conference Room; 7 p.m. Regular meeting in Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

Thursday, March 25 San Clemente Historical Society Monthly Social 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Come to Café Calypso and get to know more about the Historical Society. Members and non-members welcome. Live Music. Food and Drinks for purchase. 949.492.9684, www.

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A Surf Icon Turns 50

Dewey Weber Surfboards celebrates its place in surf and pop culture By David Zimmerle San Clemente Times


t was 1973 when the Dewey Weber brand found its mass appeal through a wellknown film called “American Graffiti” and a young teenybopper in the movie named Carol who donned his T-shirt. Since its inception in 1960, Dewey Weber Surfboards has hit its share of peaks and valleys, but this year the company, which has played a pivotal role in surfboard design and surfing’s storied history, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Though it has operated mainly as a retail factory showroom at 1321-P Calle Valle in the surf ghetto of San Clemente since 1997, the company traces its roots back to the surf beaches of Malibu and its hard-charging, game-changing namesake. Dewey Weber, born David Earl Weber on August 18, 1938 in Denver, Colo., became a surfing icon because it was a lifestyle that came most naturally to him. A successful athlete in his early years, it was an elbow injury during the Olympic wrestling trials in the early 1960’s that cost him a trip to international competition and subsequently led to the start of something much larger in scope. In his lifetime, Weber lived through a full spectrum of events in the surf industry: South Bay Surf Clubs in Los Angeles, claiming Hawaiian tubes, good and bad times collaborating with his contemporary Dale “The Hawk” Velzy, the start of his own company and surf teams, international recognition, and both the joys and pitfalls of fame. In 1960, Weber took over the lease from Velzy’s shop in Venice and afterwards opened his first surf shop. During the downturn of surfboard manufacturing in the mid-1960s, Weber then settled in with two shops in Hermosa Beach. Even when longboarding seemingly met its demise in the 1980’s, as virtually no one was riding them while opting for much shorter and high-performance boards–it was his idea to invite the top longboarders in the world to compete in the first-ever Dewey Weber Longboard Surfing Classic at Manhattan Beach in May of 1982 that spurred longboarding’s revival.

The storefront of Dewey Weber Surfboards in the Los Molinos district of San Clemente. Photo by Norb Garrett

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Above: T-shirts with the classic Dewey Weber logo hang inside of the surf shop. Right: Dewey’s son, Shea Weber, reflects on his father and the history of the company. Photos by Norb Garrett

Despite that success, Dewey Weber Surfboards shut down its operations in 1988 and Dewey pursued another passion of his as a commercial sword fisherman. Meanwhile, his son Shea decided to make some extra money while in college selling iconic Dewey Weber T-shirts with the classic Weber logo. What began as a simple operation selling the T-shirts along the southern California beach communities soon caught fire. Shea’s success reinvigorated Dewey so much that he decided to open up another shop in Hermosa Beach. However, the man lived hard and Dewey’s lifestyle eventually caught up with him. After Weber passed away in 1993, the company was left in the hands of his immediate family and its future was very much in doubt. Through Shea’s vision, and with the support of his mother, Caroline, sister, Stacy, and brother, Corey, Shea has continued to develop the brand, building on the core principles of what his father had left him and seeking to propel the company forward in the 21st Century. “Things are so different now with the company and in the industry than when my dad started,” said Shea, who moved his family to San Clemente in 1997 and opened a retail business along with a shaping room. “He left every one of us in our family a great legacy and a great brand. This is a very meaningful milestone in that we’re still changing the perception of what we do and how we do it. In carrying this whole thing on, I still think we have a long way to go in some areas, but if I didn’t like what I do, then I wouldn’t do it.” As a small, legendary surfboard brand, Dewey Weber has stayed true to its roots, leaning on the influence of his father’s top shaper—Harold Iggy and others such as Donald Takayama, to help shape the brand’s future. “We work to keep the brand consistent and true, and whether it’s on a local, national or international platform our customers know they can count on our products,” Shea said. The surfboard company still prides itself

on older board models whose construction and design are just as significant today as they were 50 years ago. Those who want to soul-ride on longboard can still find boards with names like The Feather, The Legend, The Professional and the often-sought Performer. Retro shortboards like the Feather Fastback, The Ski, The Flying Pig and the Easy Rider are also popular choices, while stand-up paddleboards are also accessible options for purchase. And while Shea is looking to eventually move the retail aspect of the company out of its current 1,000 square foot location in San Clemente’s funky surf-centric Calle de Los Molinos section and into something larger, he plans on keeping those endeavors right here in town. Moreover, in celebration of their 50th anniversary, Shea has created a concept longboard, with graphic designer Timmy Aproberts and shaper Jerry O’Keefe, called the Weber Storyboard that features graphics with photos and images capturing the life and times of his father. Only 50 boards will be shaped and will be sold for $5,000 apiece. Each comes with a commemorative plaque. “That has been a great project to work on,” he said. “It’s been really fun picking out all the different pictures with my mom to place on the board and it’s been really cool to see its development.” Included on the Weber Storyboard is a shot from “American Graffiti” with that mischievous Mackenzie Phillips smile while wearing the classic Dewey Weber logo T-shirt. The story behind the shot is almost

worthy of its own Hollywood screenplay. As a renowned surfer in Malibu in the 50s, Dewey and the other big-name surfers such as Mickey Dora had plenty of clout in Hollywood circles, and surfers and Hollywood stars mingled regularly. The story goes that after being shunned for product placement of his brand in several movies during the surf explosion in cinema at that time, Dewey recieved a letter one day from an unknown director named George Lucas who requested one of Weber’s T-shirt’s for a shot in his upcoming movie, “American Graffiti.” “After being really frustrated and kind of bitter from past fallouts with other directors, he went and stuffed a regular shop rag into an envelope and mailed it back to Lucas thinking nothing of it,” Shea said. “When the movie came out some of his friends stopped by to tell him he had to go and see the movie, not telling him why or what it was all about.” What Dewey and his wife Caroline saw blew him away. Lucas had decided to have the actress, Mackenzie Phillips, wear the shirt backwards with the large logo at the front and the pocket-sized logo at the back. The result was an unforgettable image onscreen and the breakout feather in the cap Dewey needed to help distinguish the brand. “When she put the shirt on like that it just couldn’t have gotten any better,” Shea said. “I still get calls on it from my friends when they notice it in the movie. My dad thought that it really couldn’t get any cooler than that.” Fifty years later, the Dewey Weber brand still rings true its original message of “cool.” SC


Happy 85th Max! One of San Clemente’s most beloved public figures celebrates in style at the historic San Clemente Casino By Norb Garrett San Clemente Times


riends and family threw a surprise birthday party for Max Berg on Saturday, March 13, at the historic San Clemente Casino, an event that literally left the former City Clerk speechless. With some 100-plus on hand, Max was escorted into the building by his son, Barry, and greeted by a huge “Surprise” cheer as he walked in the door. Just a week removed from having his pacemaker replaced, Max stood in shock as he took in the scene. “I’ll get around to hugging you all, I promise,” said Max, who retired from his post as City Clerk in 1985 and had a park named

after him—Max Berg Park—that same year. “Thank you. I love you all.” The room was full of San Clemente’s well-known families—including the Ayers, Divels, Hansons and Bergs—as well as Max’s friends from duck hunting and his time serving the city. Two birthday cakes, balloons with the number ‘85’, a big photo of Max for guests to sign and a large table of photos, plaques and scrapbooks filled the room along with all of the guests. “Max is the sweetest, nicest man I’ve ever met,” said longtime friend Susie Smith. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have something nice to say about him.” SC Above: Max addresses the crowd with his great granddaughter Anaka by his side. Left: Dave and Wilda Ross. Below: Susie Smith of Backstreet Home Decor says a few words about her longtime friend as Max’s daughter Sherry Murphy looks on. Photos by Norb Garrett

Above: Max Berg shocked as he walks into his surprise party escorted by his son, Barry Berg, and Casino owner Shaheen Sadeghi. More than 150 friends, family members and community faces showed up to celebrate his 85th birthday. Right: Max’s daughter, Linda, reflects on her fathers past. Photos by Norb Garrett

SC Sheriff’s Blotter CO MPILED BY JAM A L A L-SA R R A F 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.

Monday, March 15 GRAND THEFT Avenida Victoria, 200 Block (10:40 a.m.) An irate informant called authorities when a man leapt into the back of his pickup truck, stole his weed whacker, and darted away. The neighbor saw the subject running and described him as “a man with a weed whacker over his shoulder running towards the beach.”

DRUNK IN PUBLIC North El Camino Real / Avenida Pico (9:06 a.m.) During a fresh, cool morning an informant walked by six subjects, one female and five males. They all had coffee cups in their hand, except they weren’t drinking coffee, they were drinking beer out of them.

Sunday, March 14

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Camino De Los Mares / Bonanza (12:46 a.m.) An informant and a group of her friends went for a leisurely cruise around the city. At a stop light a man with a white hat began to stare at them. He stared so long that the informant decided to call deputies to investigate the man.

WELFARE CHECK Mira Allende, 100 Block (5:30 p.m.) An 85year-old woman pressed her Lifeline button because of her heart condition. When the company called to ask about her condition she asked for authorities to help and “put the cat in a room and close the door.”

DISTURBANCE Via Ballena, 200 Block (12:38 a.m.) An informant called authorities and asked to remain anonymous because of an incident during a party. A male in his 20’s with no shirt and tattoos pushed a female down a flight of stairs and went back into the residence where the party was taking place. FOUND PROPERTY Avenida Pico, 500 Block (12:08 a.m.) A restaurant employee called authorities when they found a wallet on a table. According to the employee, the wallet was empty and had a small bag of cocaine in it.

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CITIZEN ASSIST Center Pasillo, 0 Block (6:49 p.m.) A man called deputies because he was angry that a woman was walking her dogs on the sidewalk in front of his residence.

DISTURBANCE East Avenida Palizada / El Camino Real (5:12 p.m.) An informant called deputies when he saw a brawl break out between two men. One was using his belt as a weapon as they viciously fought each other. DISTURBANCE Calle Puente, 1100 Block (3:04 p.m.) An informant called authorities when they saw a group of seven to eight young male “gang types” loitering in a park.

pected his tenant died in a rented residence. As firefighters were dispatched the landlord gave them an address and it turned out to be incorrect. After correcting the address the firefighters reached the tenant’s house, broke in and found him dead on the floor. No foul play was found and authorities declared that the man died from natural causes. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES El Camino Real, 400 Block (7:45 a.m.) A real estate business called authorities when a homeless woman defecated in their bushes, wrapped herself in a blanket and began screaming. The operator could hear the screaming and dispatched deputies to the scene to remove her. DISTURBANCE Avenida Pico, 600 Block (3:48 a.m.) An irate driver got into an argument with a restaurant employee at a fast food chain because his order was wrong. In retaliation the man parked his car in front of the window and did not allow any other cars past him. Other drivers continued to honk and were upset at the man’s refusal to move and called authorities to make him move his car.

INVESTIGATE DEAD BODY Calle Le Veta, 3400 Block (1:09 p.m.) A landlord called the OCFA because he

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Props, Recognitions and Morsels of Info A mandatory workshop is planned for all volunteer “Grunion Greeters” on April 6 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach. The event is open to anyone 18 years or older and registration is required by March 31. Those interested can experience a grunion run and witness the remarkable behavior of the silvery little fish as they come completely ashore to spawn. Grunion Greeters monitor local California beaches, including San Clemente, and collect basic information for about two hours during a grunion run. Peak spawning season typically occurs from April through early June. The grunion runs occur late at night, twice a month, after the highest tides associated with a full or new moon. After observing a run Greeters then submit information and the data are used by Pepperdine University researchers conducting studies on these most charismatic fish and to ensure their protection on the beach. For more information send an email with your full name, phone and mailing address to Please write the “OC” workshop in the subject line.


The City of San Clemente is sponsoring an e-waste collection event at 390 Avenida Pico on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unwanted televisions, computer monitors, refrigerators, air conditioners, and other electronic waste will be accepted free of charge. San Clemente residents & businesses are welcome. Florescent bulbs, thermostats, hazardous waste, gas or liquid-filled items will not be accepted. If you have large quantities of e-waste, please call 714.742.6841, and more information about this event is available by calling the City of San Clemente at 949.498.9436.


Volunteers at San Clemente Presbyterian Church (SCPC) will hold its semi-annual baby shower event for moms to be or recent moms of marine families of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (1CEB), based at Camp Pendleton. The twice-a-year event will take place on April 24. Baby shower planners are asking the community for donations of new baby clothing, blankets and gently used baby equipment. Those wishing to make a donation for this event are asked to call Barbara Bennett at 949.443.0130 no later than Friday, April 10 for information.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 and Ladies Auxiliary proudly sponsor a Charitable Golf Tournament to fight leukemia and benefit Craig Brandmeier. The event will be held at Shorecliffs Golf Course, 501 Avenida Vaquero, on March 22 at 10 a.m. Those interested in attending are asked to be there one hour early. A $99 donation includes lunch. For more information contact Joe Snyder at 949.487.5288 or “Taro” at Shorecliffs at 949.492.1178.


Spring is the time for new life, rejuvenation and purification. Join yogi Jessica Seabern (ERYT500) in her Spring Equinox Detox Yoga workshop on March 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Asana Fit, located at 204 Avenida Granada in San Clemente, for a detoxifying flow practice emphasizing deep twists and prana (breathing) to cleanse and rejuvenate you inside and out. This workshop will include a flow practice followed by discussion with a detoxifying tea (be green and bring your own tea cup) involving yoga philosophy and how to effectively integrate yoga to cleanse and purify your life and lifestyle. The price is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. More information is available by calling Seabern at 949.466.0106.


Local volunteers assemble humanitarian kits for Haiti and Chile on Friday, March 5 at the kickoff for the “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise symposium that will concluded on March 13. Courtesy photo

The first of a two-part symposium about humanitarianism and disaster preparedness called “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Provident Living for Life” was held on March 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 Avenida Vista Montana, in San Clemente. An audience of approximately 400 attended a presentation by Lili and Chris Anderson titled “Peace Amidst the Storm: Learning to Live Providently.” Lili, who holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, spoke about how to prepare yourself and family to remain strong when dealing with personal trails and larger disasters that can occur in one’s life. Chris has just returned from Haiti where he led a First Responder team from LDS Social Services. He discussed the recovery and assistance efforts in Haiti and provided a slide presentation of the efforts being made to assist the Haitian people. The second part of the event entitled “Symposium on Provident Living” was held on March 13 and offered a day full of instruction, encouragement, ideas, and resources to help individuals and families become more self-reliant and better prepared to serve and provide assistance to others in need. Visit www. to learn more.


The Orange County District Attorney’s office will have its 2nd Annual Victim’s Rights March and Rally on April 20. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a reception at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, located at 401 Civic Center Drive West in Santa Ana. The march will then take place at 10:30 a.m. to the Old Orange County Courthouse at 211 W. Santa Ana Boulevard followed by an 11 a.m. rally at that same location. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will lead the event. To view pictures from last year’s event visit For more information contact Susan Kang Schroeder, Public Affairs Counsel, at 714.347.8408 or email her at



The Saddleback College Speech & Debate Team took third place at the Spring Championships recently. The Forensics Team represented Saddleback College well at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) Spring Championships Tournament in San Diego on February 26-28. Local residents who competed in the event included Leah Bowman of San Clemente, Dana Point’s Alexis Dickey, Andrew Schinnerer and Lindsay Stepancich, and San Juan Capistrano’s Ambrose Cappuccio, Chelsea Salzman and Josh Guliuza. More information on the event is available from Nina Welch at 949.582.4413. u

Denise McDermot, a 4th grade teacher at Our Lady of Fatima Parish School will be taking her 24th Pilgrim Trip with her class on March 25. She was made an honorary captain of the event a few years ago. The class is taught knot tying, how to raise sails, swab the deck, and other functions on these classic ships.


Senior care experts have launched a new program called Get Mom Moving to help seniors in Southern Orange County, including the cities of Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza, Dana Point and Capistrano Beach, stay active, ward off and even reverse the effects of frailty. The program includes free activity cards with simple exercises for the mind, body and soul. A specially designed Web site, www., includes practical tips and additional tools for seniors and their family members. More information is available from Sally Stalnaker of Home Instead Senior Care at 1.888.296.2411 ext. 3 or by email at sally@ u

From left: Mike Burke (President), Bob Adams (2nd Vice President), Gus Gialamas (Treasurer), Mike Garza (Secretary) and Kristin Massamiri (Past President). Not Pictured: Scott Dahl (1st Vice President). Courtesy photo

The Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area held its Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers at the Dana Point Yacht Club on January 30. Thirty volunteers serve on the Board of Directors of the Club which is located at 1304 Calle Valle (Bonito Canyon Park) in San Clemente. The officers who were installed at this event include Mike Burke (President), Scott Dahl (1st Vice President), Bob Adams (2nd Vice President), Gus Gialamas (Treasurer), Mike Garza (Secretary), and Kristin Massamiri (Past President). The Clubs new Board members were also introduced at this event. They include Don Hansen, Tony Struthers, Don Brown, David Ahrens and Justin Scopaz. The evening concluded with very heart felt speeches made from Andres and Jose Villalobos, past members who shared how the Club made a huge impact on their lives. Andres is currently working on his MBA while Jose is working for a local engineering company and currently attending Saddleback College. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area, please visit


The San Clemente Garden Club will be involved with an Earth Day Project at San Clemente State Beach and volunteers are needed. Working with Concordia Elementary School’s butterfly gardens and environmental education efforts, this project enlists the community’s support to increase and restore San Clemente State Beach Park’s pollinator habitats through native or drought tolerant plantings. The project will be completed over two phases. Phase I of the Pollinator Habitat Restoration Project will take place March 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as volunteers will prep planter areas for native tree and shrub planting, remove iceplant, remove leaves and tree debris from planter areas, prep planters with soil and mulch and build fencing. Phase II will be on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs while focusing on overall park cleanup and beautification. More information is available by calling Cryssie Brommer 949.366.8594 or emailing


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GUEST OPINION: By Linda Verraster, San Clemente resident

hen a loved one was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few years ago it was ver y clear that we needed someone who specialized in exactly what was needed for a successful surgical outcome, a neurosurgeon. Not a general practitioner, not someone who had taken a few brain surger y classes in Medical School; we needed someone who had dedicated themselves to knowing as much as there is to know about their chosen profession. Likewise, if I wanted my taxes done I would not seek the ser vices of Trustee Mike Winsten’s Law firm but would choose Trustee Addonizio for her accounting background, the profession that she has chosen to dedicate her life’s work to perfecting. When choosing a neurosurgeon we wanted someone who knew more about physiologic free radicals rather than free markets! Someone who had a lot of experience looking at a brain and knowing what was a critical cut. I wasn’t particularly interested to know that he or she ran a great billing operation in their office. When making the selection for our next Superintendent of Capistrano Unified School district, a school district with the highest test scores of any large district in California, I would hope that this same logic will prevail. While listening to the consultant from Hazard, Young, Attea, the search firm hired by CUSD, describe the prevailing winds in our stormy district it was abundantly clear that the next leader of this District must have a strong and solid back-


ground in education. While a non-traditional candidate like a business leader may bring a wealth of knowledge on financial issues, we all have to be extremely mindful that our students are not widgets, our teachers, staff members, and administrators are not merely units of labor, and our parents and constituents and not just consumers looking for the lowest price. Our students are the next generation of neurosurgeons, attorneys, accountants, mechanics, and entrepreneurs. They need and deser ve to have the absolute best that the education world has to offer. Our teachers need a visionar y leader who can help steer the ship into calmer waters and allow them to do their life’s work in the best possible way. And the families of CUSD need to know that the Board of Trustees are committed to finding the best prepared, most experienced, and knowledgeable candidates that bring with them the richness of a lifetime of work educating children. We need someone with a proven track record of educational excellence. This is not the job for an out of work CEO who is looking for what’s next! Sadly, when you look at the advertisement submitted by the Board to find the individual who will lead all stakeholders in CUSD in the future you will not find a requirement for an education background. The discussions surrounding this selection process at the March 1, 2010 Board meeting made it clear that having a Superintendent whose life work and passion as a leader in public

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INTERNS Jamal Al- Sarraf, Jack Baker, Robyn Wyman Dill, Danielle Juncal, Sherry Lucas, Austin Reagan, Heather Turney SPECIAL THANKS Robert Miller, George Mackin, Rebecca Nordquist CONTRIBUTORS Shelley Murphy, Tawnee Prazak, David Zimmerle

Online Reader Poll What do you think about the TCA’s newest 241 Toll Road extension route alternative? I’m opposed to any Toll Road route, period

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education was not the highest priority. Just like when choosing a neurosurgeon, we need a Superintendent who knows what a critical cut is and how to differentiate between fat and muscle. In order for the best possible outcome for our kids the next leader of CUSD should know that, too. 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 MERCHANT MARINES ARE HEROES, TOO Helen Krolikowski McCue and Mary Krolikowski Matranga, San Clemente

We have heard and seen many articles about the men and women who had died during World War II. This was a terrific loss to the American people. One segment of those that helped end the war were the men and women of the Merchant Marine. If it wasn’t for them, the men in service would not have their tanks, guns, fuel and food to carry out the defeat of the enemy. I am taking a segment out of the book “A Careless Word—A Needless Sinking,” by Capt. Arthur R. Moore. “The losses began on November 8, 1940, when the freighter MV City of Rayille struck a German mine of the south coast of Australia and ended on August 14, 1945 when Japan surrendered. Even after hostilities ceased, American ships were sinking from drifting mines. After the first German U-boats arrived off the Eastern seaboard of America in January of 1942, the slaughter began. Unarmed tankers were torpedoed and shelled relentlessly often within sight of shore and there was heavy loss of life. The U-boats ranged up and down the coast at will until the U.S. Navy organized a convoy system and patrol planes and blimps came on the scene to patrol the coast-wise sea lanes. Page 12 • San Clemente Times • March 18–24, 2010

But the battle raged on all over the world’s oceans. American merchant ships were ordered to sail alone to the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. They went via the Panama Canal, the west coast of South America and the Straits of Magellan. Others were convoyed as far as Trinidad and then sent across the Atlantic alone. Hundreds of others crossed the Pacific alone, headed for the Pacific islands under Allied control, Australia or even on to India. A few were spotted and sunk by Japanese subs but fortunately for the United States most of the Japanese subs were occupied with other duties otherwise the losses would have been much heavier in this area.” This book accounts for 820 ships and over 6,600 merchant seamen who lost their lives during this war. Our father, Captain Sigmund Krolikowski, was a captain during this war. Later in the war, the Navy armed these ships with men who took charge of the artillery. Our father was sunk by a U-boat in the Atlantic. The Pennmar was the ship’s name and they were bringing supplies to England. He and the crew were on life rafts for 60 hours. Finally a plane spotted them and they were picked up by a naval ship and brought to Greenland. He was later transferred to a tanker. At the end of the war he was made to be a Port Captain in Long Beach. But this was not to be. On his final

trip, while in Australia, he died. Gas was leaking in the hole of a ship and men were there overcome by fumes. They lowered him down by rope to help rescue these men. He did not survive and was buried in Australia. He was given the highest award from the Merchant Marine in President Truman’s name for his bravery. When these Merchant Marines die they were not given any money as the military was given. My father left six children, and my mother struggled for years. But for this country, it is full of opportunities and all six of his children became hardworking and productive Americans. Tom Brokaw gave recognition to our father and the Merchant Marine in his book “The Greatest Generation.” When we give honor to the brave men and women during the war, they seem always to forget or not acknowledge the men and women of the Merchant Marine as if they did not die for or contribute to the ending of the war. They were heroes and need recognition.

SAN O FOUNDATION’S EFFORTS Jim Kempton, President, San Onofre Foundation

The mission statement of San Onofre Foundation mirrors the mission statement of California State Parks almost word for word. The Foundation exists to provide community

SOAPBOX Life’s a Beach: By Shelley Murphy

Green Thumbs Unite

San Clemente’s Garden Club offers opportunities and life lessons for all


If you’re like me, the recent downpours have dampened your disposition; fortunately, my impromptu visit to the evergreen San Clemente Garden Club delivered a welcome ray of sunshine. Meeting the Club’s enthusiastic members, some of whom are in their 90s, provided proof to me that gardening is good medicine for the mind, body, and soul. March and April are two of the Club’s busiest months as they cultivate their two foremost yearly fundraisers: Gardenfest and the Garden Tour. On April 10 they host their fifth annual Gardenfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville). Admission is free and the green event includes an annual plant sale, garden flea market, exhibits, demonstrations, funky container contest, guest speakers, and fun for kids. Co-chairs Lisa Goff and Erika Wehrle are working together to bring the fair-like festivities to the community. “This year we chose a theme of green and sustainable gardening practices, water conservation, and rain water harvesting,” said Goff, “It’s our gift to the community.” In addition to its annual events, Launa Gould, garden manager at Casa Romantica and Club member, said the Club’s accomplishments abound, “We tend to five community gardens, provide garden therapy at the adult day care center, educate students with our Junior Gardener program, and provide college scholarships.” Founded in 1951, the Club has deep roots in the community. What started with just 15 members has grown to over 200 thriving gardeners who meet the first Wednesday of each month at St. Andrews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church. “We welcome

anyone to join us, our meetings are free, include social time, and guest speakers,” offered Gould. On June 5, the Garden Tour showcases six gardens—last year over 600 enthusiasts took the self-guided tour. “We’re in the process of selecting the gardens; we look for variety of plant material, hardscape, style, and size. You can always get Shelley Murphy ideas from every garden you visit—that’s the idea,” said Mary Mohr, Garden Tour chair, “Gardeners are wonderful people who share their concepts.” In 2007, a stop on the tour included Kris Ethington’s butterfly garden. “As a long-time butterfly gardener, my family enjoyed the benefits of environmentally friendly gardening and scientific discovery through butterflies and caterpillars,” said Ethington. A couple years ago Ethington decided to branch-out and, with Club and school support, start the Junior Gardener Program: Learning Through Nature, a butterfly habitat garden at Concordia Elementary School. “As a 10-year Concordia parent, I wanted to give something back to the school in a way meaningful to me,” said Ethington. With an initial $200 grant from the Club, the butterfly garden took flight. “Within a month, students witnessed Monarch butterflies laying eggs on milkweed plants,” she said smiling, “As they say, ‘If you plant it, they will come.” Concordia’s butterfly garden is an outdoor classroom

where all students participate in a garden-based project that ties into the science standards for their grade level. For example, fifth grade students are charged with rainwater harvesting. “Students love filling-up watering cans with rainwater from the barrels to water the garden; and, in the process, they are learning about water conservation, and to recycle and reuse,” said Ethington. Ethington explained to me how easy and economical rainwater harvesting is; if you’re pondering taking advantage of our recent rains, visit their website for information on purchasing your own recycled plastic drums (www.sanclementegardenclub. com). Another benefit stemming from the Junior Gardener program is the credit the butterfly garden’s getting for contributing to increasing academic scores at Concordia; currently, the school’s being considered for a California Distinguished School award for its academic performance over the last two years. “As part of our site visit some students were interviewed and they all said their favorite subject was science and what they love most about Concordia is the butterfly garden.” Ethington added, “Our program has been a great success—it’s been really, really rewarding.” Turns out, this perennial group of green thumbs is as inspiring as the gardens they tend. 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 (cont.) support for the two parks at San Clemente and San Onofre with primary focus on education and interpretation. The Foundation is a voice for the community to share in creating a vision for the future of these parks, and Mr. Horn’s viewpoint (“San O Foundation Must Stay True to Its Mission Statement,” Soapbox, Vol. 5, Issue 10) and participation in the process are welcome. The Safe Trestles design competition, hosted by Architecture for Humanity, is intended to focus a spotlight on these questions: Should California State Parks, as stewards of our parkland, attempt to manage and improve an existing trail that presently leads park visitors to illegally cross a railroad track while accessing the Trestles area? Should California State Parks attempt to deter the public from creating their own trails through sensitive marshland and riparian habitat? If the answer to these questions is yes, how might this be accomplished and what might it look like? San Onofre is a “World Treasure.” World treasures and parklands require management. The San Onofre Foundation’s role in this process is to initiate dialog and facilitate discussion. Neither the board of directors nor any member has a hidden agenda. This issue is about 365-days-a-year safe access with the smallest, least intrusive impact on the environment and our collective experience. It is important to note that the area where the crossing access would be is neither state nor park land. It is owned by the railroad, which can exercise jurisdiction by creating a solution of their own or by restricting access to the trail itself. That result could be far more negative. The complexity of initiating any project at this site would require significant public participation, as well as regulatory approvals from the Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California Coastal Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, North County Transit District, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, California Fish and Game, and California State Parks—at a minimum. A responsible and acceptable solution cannot be achieved without rational, contemporary, intellectual dialog. This design event is a starting point for initiating that dialog.

TCA’s BLIND AMBITION Steve Pezman, San Clemente

After all we’ve been through, the TCA still doesn’t under-

stand. Their new plan (“A New Toll Road Route,” Eye on SC, Vol. 5, Issue 10) is pretty much the same except they push the massive concrete roadway across the valley. The problem still is that we highly value the rural valley at the south end of town, a public asset that is endangered due to man’s habitual idea that more is better than less. Their solution doesn’t address the Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy, or the need to move millions of cubic yards of earth for grade and fill, or the presence of a huge invasive cement structure carrying automotive traffic through the valley, or the fact that the elevated interchange between the proposed toll road and the interstate would still largely degrade the experience of surfing Trestles as would a high-rise looking down at the surf breaks, or the fact that no matter which side of the valley you run the freeway through, it still alters the watershed and in turn, everything it effects. Lastly, the TCA absolutely totally ignores the vastly less invasive and less expensive option, suggested by individuals within the park system who are muzzled by their appointee boss from publically expressing opinions that are contrary to Governor Schwarzenegger’s, of an extension of existing Christianities Road as the mellow country road it is, two-lanes with alternating passing lane, to connect the 241 and the 5 quite adequately with much less harm. Why adequately? Because the majority of the ever-growing traffic flow north and south on the 5 has little interest in going to and from Riverside, which is the route the proposed 241 most directly serves. Insisting on paving San Mateo valley is the last thoughtless unimaginative act of a route system. One last roadway will not solve our traffic problem. It s a greater issue and will require fresh approaches to traffic management and transportation habits. Why sacrifice invaluable open space to shortsighted misleaders? The answer is, we didn’t and we won’t! Thank God for Camp Pendleton. Can you imagine our coastline between San Clemente and Oceanside if that restraint wasn’t there? Semper Fi!

MARBLEHEAD PARKING NEEDS HELP Heather Arias de Cordoba, San Clemente

My name is Heather Arias de Cordoba, a resident and mom of two children who attend Marblehead Elementary School. I just read a Letter to the Editor from Lisa Getz (“Marblehead School Parking a Mess,” Soapbox, Vol. 5, Issue 10) in reference to the parking fiasco at the school. I cannot believe the city would enforce something as moronic

as no parking on Vista Hermosa when there is clearly no parking spaces left anywhere else. Not only does this enforcement create more traffic for the drop off and pick up lines (which are already a mess and very intrusive to the residence who live there), but it discourages something as simple as “walking your child to and from school” when you don’t live within walking distance. I too drive my children to school because we don’t live close enough to walk, but there are many times after school I need to park so that I can pick them up and play at the park. There isn’t enough room on Via Turqueza and the parking lot alone. Someone at the city needs to stop thinking with their pocket-books and start thinking about the impact this decision has on the parents (taxpayers) and students. The school systems are in enough trouble already because the state can’t balance their budgets... and Marblehead relies greatly on PTA support. Why should those parents face tickets for volunteering in their children’s classrooms?


Who has concerns, what happens if a 7.1 or an 8.8 temblor hits SC? “Our Nuke” sits directly over earthquake fault lines, say what? “Our Nuke” was built to withstand a 7.0 quake, max...say what again? Mother Earth’s been up to some bad shaking lately. Do we have our evacuation plan in place? Let’s demand City Council present us a seismological study to determine what could happen if SONGS gets shaky. If you agree, e-mail city council, and God help us all.

To submit a letter to the editor for possible inclusion in the paper, e-mail us at letters@ 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. March 18–24, 2010 • San Clemente Times • Page 13



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

thursday18 forecast: mostly sunny • high: 74° low: 49°


7 p.m. Quiksilver’s Bob McKnight and filmmaker Greg MacGillivray visit The Ocean Institute to talk about the surf industry, surf culture, show film clips and more. General admission $12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274,


5 p.m. Music at Irons in the Fire. 150 E. Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900,


7 p.m.–11 p.m. Entertainment at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,

BEER CHUGGING CONTEST & BRANT VOGEL 8 p.m. Five-person teams can compete in the contest at Swallow’s Inn. Live music too. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.


8 p.m. The band inspired by the Native American tribe plays at The Coach House with Daniel Kristoff. Tickets $12. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,


9 p.m. Live blues at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,

friday19 forecast: sunny • high: 72° low: 48°


9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. The Mission celebrates “the return of the swallows” with special events including live music, student performances, presentations and more. Admission $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300,


8 p.m.–11 p.m. Dance music featuring today’s hits at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.


9 a.m.–4 p.m. San Juan turns into the Wild Wild West with sheriffs, deputies and western garbed folks. Be sure to wear western attire or risk getting “arrested” and put “in jail.” 949.493.1976, Page 14 • San Clemente Times • March 18–24, 2010



The Angels for the Arts at Saddleback College presents the Big Band Swing Thing on Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Saddleback College Gymnasium. This nostalgic dance party features Joey Sellers and the 17-piece Saddleback College Big Band playing swinging music from the 1940’s. In addition, there will be vocal numbers and a couple of entertaining swing dance performances by dance students, choreographed by Marji Himes. The festivities include beer, wine, appetizers, opportunity drawings and other surprises of the era. KSBR (88.5 FM) radio station will do a live remote from the dance scene.


5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes Phil Staehle, winemaker/owner of Enkidu Winery with winery-only new releases! They’ll be raffling off a few bottles! Tasting fee is $15 for 7 wines with cheese, crackers & chocolate. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar; 949.429.7067;


6 p.m. Casa Romantica presents the documentary “The Untold Stories of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers” and a Q&A with producers as part of the Memories of WWII exhibit. Admission free; suggested donation $5. The exhibit runs through April 18. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


5 p.m. Live music at Irons in the Fire. 150 E. Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900,

RICK DELANTY: ARTIST DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The local artist presents the interactive event “Handling the New Medium, Golden Open Acrylics” at San Clemente Art Supply. Sign up $10. 1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.369.6603,,


7:15 p.m. Wear green for the monthly ballroom dancing event at the San Clemente Community Center. The night begins with a salsa lesson. Tickets $10 includes refreshments. For couples and singles. 100 North Calle Seville, San Clemente.


8 p.m. The Cabrillo Playhouse presents a murder-mystery thriller that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Shows until April 3. Tickets $20. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465,


8 p.m. The group re-creates an early Rolling Stones concert with special guest Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart at OC Tavern. Tickets $12. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877,


Tickets are $25 each or you can pal up with your favorite dance partner or friend and purchase two tickets for $40. If you don’t have a dance partner, $1 per dance “taxi dancers” will be available. And if you’re a bit rusty, free dance lessons will be offered upon arrival and during intermission. Tickets can be purchased by calling 949.582.4656 (noon-4 Tue.-Fri.) or online at Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo. Complimentary parking is available in Lots 4 and 7. A free tram will also be available so you can save your dancing feet!


10 a.m. Irvine Park Railroad holds its annual Easter event with train rides, egg hunts, prizes, a visit from the Easter Bunny, photos and much more. Special event runs through April 3. Ticket prices vary. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange,


9 a.m.–1 p.m. Fresh produce and much more every Saturday at La Plaza Park, intersection of PCH and Golden Lantern in Dana Point.


9 a.m.–2 p.m. For the South Orange County School of the Arts. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.240.1994,


12 p.m.–2 p.m. As part of the Gold Rush exhibit, the Mission lets you try your luck at finding gold the old-style way of “panning” in a trough. Free with paid admission of $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300,


8 a.m.–5 p.m. Downtown San Juan transforms for the biggest event of the year put on by the Fiesta Association. The “Fiesta de las Golondrinas” features the largest non-motorized parade in the nation and a huge Mercado with food, drinks, live music and much more. 949.493.1976,

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6 p.m.–9 p.m. The solo exhibit “September in March” featuring the work of popular figurative artist September McGee debuts at The Cottage Gallery. 1524 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.8932.


7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855,


8 p.m. The legendary blues-rock musician plays at The Coach House with The Detaz and Twice Fooled. Tickets $15. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,

7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Jimi Hendrix and Heart tribute bands at 210 At The Lounge. 32124 Paseo Adelanto, S.J.C. 949.661.9800,


8 p.m. Final day to see the Old West-style melodramas at Camino Real Playhouse. Tickets $20. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082,

9:30 p.m. Molly Blooms Irish Bar & Restaurant. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente 92672, 949.218.0120,

saturday20 forecast: sunny • high: 73° low: 46°


10 .m.–11 p.m. See a real-life demonstration of Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu demonstrated by the students of The Dragon Institute at Lantern Bay Park. Free. 25111 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.939.4117,



8 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Classic rock at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


9 p.m.–1 a.m. Santana covers, rock, reggae and soul at the Marine Room. 214 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.494.3027.


9 p.m. Live rock band at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, (Cont. on page 19)


SC Times Restaurant Spotlight


By Danielle Juncal

610 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, 949.429.1800,


BEST KNOWN FOR: Authentic northern Italian cuisine MOST POPULAR ITEM: Branzino al Cartoccio Just a stone’s throw from the San Clemente Pier, OltreMare introduces a new, and perhaps a more authentic, perspective on Italian food. Warm, yellow walls contrast the blue ocean view from the dining area; a full bar and lounge welcome casual customers to stop by for a quick cocktail or drink. Unlike what you would find at most Italian restaurants, OltreMare omits red sauce from its dishes and focuses on light, healthy approaches for a more northern Italian cuisine. “We ensure really high quality, and everything is cooked on the spot,” owner Sergio Melissano said. “Absolutely nothing is pre-cooked.” Melissano and the OltreMare culinary staff are native Italians, and their authenticity is strongly incorporated in their dishes as well as the general flow of the menu. Instead of beginning the meal with a salad, OltreMare suggests that you finish the meal with greens instead. A meal at OltreMare is not necessarily quick, especially since everything is prepared fresh and must take time to cook, but it is well worth the wait. One of the most popular items is the Branzino al Cartoccio, a baked sea bass that is gutted and filleted at the table to ensure high quality and freshness. “We wanted to bring something new to San Clemente. We did not travel here to bring a restaurant that serves the type of food that is already available,” Melissano said.

OltreMare. Photo by Danielle Juncal


PAYMENT: Cash/Major Credit Cards HOURS: Call for hours

Have you eaten at this restaurant? Go to and rate your overall experience. We’ll post the results in next week’s issue of the SC Times.

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Mr. B’s Pizza Kitchen

¼ 31111 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8100 (Rated on a scale of 1–5 stars)

ABOUT OUR REVIEWS: In each issue we’ll highlight universally critical points including “Most Popular Dish,” “Best Known For” and “Price Range.” But most importantly, we’re inviting you to participate each week and rate the restaurant based on your experiences. Go to and under “Restaurant Guide” rate it from 1 to 5 then share your thoughts on the SC Times forums. (Cont. from page 14)


9 p.m.–12 a.m. Top-40 music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,


9 p.m. Rock ‘n’ roll at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400,

sunday21 forecast: partly cloudy • high: 73° low: 48°


9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.


11:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. Live music during brunch at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


11 a.m.–4 p.m. Casa Romantica hosts a special World War II exhibition featuring 126 photographs from the archives of the Associated Press. On display through April 18. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


11 a.m.–3 p.m. Tom Morey Jazz Quartet performs at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,


12 p.m. Kids can practice fishing off the dock with Dana Wharf every Sunday. Free. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,


7 p.m. Baritone singer Dave Dixon performs selections from the most famous operas of all time during dinner at Simply Fondue Mission Viejo. 28719 Los Alisos Blvd., MV, 949.707.5200,


7 p.m.–10 p.m. Mozambique’s weekly reggae night. $5 cover. 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777,

monday22 forecast: mostly sunny • high: 69° low: 46°


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Art from the collection of Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine Museum is now on display at the Mission. Admission of $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300,


10 a.m. Screening of “The Bounty Hunter” for parents of infants at the Krikorian, tickets $7.50. 641 Camino de los Mares, San Clemente, 949.661.7469,


5 p.m. –8p.m. Happy Hour at San Clemente Wine Company with 3 tastes/wines for $5. Your choice off of the daily menu. Also, $8 cheese plates normally $10. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar; 949.429.7067,


8 p.m. Sing fearlessly behind a cloud of smoke at BeachFire and enjoy Mojito Monday. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,


7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Acoustic rock at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,

tuesday23 forecast: sunny • high: 67° low: 47°


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Discover untold stories of the California Gold Rush and see authentic artifacts at the Mission. Admission $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300,


10 a.m. Dana Wharf offers discounts on whale watching, fishing, etc, every Tuesday. Reservations recommended. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,


8 p.m. The female folk icon performs at The Coach House. Tickets $39.50. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,

7:30 p.m. The OC Performing Arts Center presents a special multimedia experience chronicling The Beatles with historical footage and live music. Tickets $20–$65. Runs through March 28. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.ARTS,




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

7 p.m.–11 p.m. Flamenco guitar The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,


7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Eclectic rock at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


6:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Open Jam Session at Blue Danube. 111 Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, 94.218.5186,,


8 p.m.–12 a.m. Jam session and open mic every Tuesday at Brio Tuscany Grille. 24050 Camino del Avion, Suite B, Dana Point, 949.443.1476,

wednesday24 forecast: mostly sunny • high: 68° low: 46°


10 a.m. Every Wednesday Casa Romantica holds storytime with interactive reading for youngsters ages 3-5; free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live entertainment The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,


9 p.m. Vocalist and guitarist from the band Knockout at BeachFire. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, www.


9:30 p.m. New comics every week at Molly Blooms Irish Bar & Restaurant, 21+ no cover. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente 92672, 949.218.0120,


7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Rock at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


SAN CLEMENTE ORGINIAL DRINK CONTEST 3 p.m. Area restaurants and bartenders are invited to concoct their best homemade drink to be judged by local dignitaries. Contact the SC Chamber to become a participants or to find out more info. Chamber members can attend event for $30.

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SUDOKU by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan 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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Haircuts for Hospice Local man volunteers time and free haircuts for terminally ill By Heather Turney San Clemente Times


hil Tovar and the simplicity of a haircut are a source of joy for many people who are approaching their final days of life. Tovar, 65, gives free haircuts to between five and 10 hospice patients per month. Over the last 10 years he has driven nearly 7,500 miles to help patients throughout the Orange County area. “The hospice patients love his personality and adore what he does,” said Jerry L. Peay, the Director of Volunteers for Companion Hospice. Tovar, who has been cutting hair for 45 years, says that giving is so much better than receiving. He began volunteering with Companion Hospice 10 years ago when his wife, Kathie Deily, inspired him to get involved. Deily began volunteering when her mother, a hospice patient, passed away. Tovar’s uncle, who was a barber, inspired him to cut hair when he was 11-years-old. He said he admired the camaraderie and the ability to bring joy to many people that being a hairdresser allows. A San Clemente resident for 22 years, Tovar has owned three salons throughout his career. He has worked with Revlon, L’Oreal, and Redken and has accumulated nearly 150 consistent clients. He is loved and admired by all his clients, whether they are young and vibrant or nearing their final days. Tovar said he is grateful to Companion Hospice for giving him the opportunity to help people in need. He also appreciates Peay for allowing him to volunteer his talent. Tovar said his volunteer work at Companion Hospice is the most significant and rewarding work he has ever done. Peay said Tovar is one of her best volunteers and that he has a knack for making people feel special. He often drives as far as Buena Park from his San Clemente home to give haircuts to hospice patients. Peay said she felt guilty for asking Tovar to drive long distances, but was comforted when he continued to reassure her that he was happy to do it. “It’s easy to give him assignments because I know he will always say yes,” said Peay. With his brown eyes filled with tears, Tovar explained his passion for cutting hair and the emotional connection that he makes with each individual he helps. He said volunteering is far more rewarding than earning

Carnival Colossal is Back Fundraiser for La Pata/ Vista Hermosa Sports Park set for April 15-18


Phil Tovar (right) with one of his patients. Courtesy photo

Companion Hospice is now looking to recruit volunteers to become friends with someone who needs that extra special caring touch at the end-of-life. Their volunteers are members of a ‘Hospice Caring Team,’ whose goal is to promote quality of life and comfort care. Each applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation and training from a professional team. Make that call today to make a difference. You may contact Ms. Jerry Peay, Director of Volunteers at Companion Hospice at 714.560.8177. For additional information visit

money or being successful. One of Tovar’s hospice patients, Eugene, could barely put in to words how much he appreciated Tovar’s time and help. Eugene greatly values the convenience of having Tovar come to his home to cut his hair, as transportation is understandably difficult for him. He said Tovar, as well as being an excellent barber is a very congenial, professional and an all around nice person to talk to. Eugene said it makes him feel good to get haircuts from Tovar and that he really

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enjoys talking to him. “He’s a jewel,” he said with a twinkle in his eye. Giving haircuts to hospice patients is not the only volunteer work that Tovar has been involved with. During the ‘80s and ‘90s he made frequent trips to a Mexican orphanage to give children haircuts. Tovar credits his mother Genevieve as the inspiration for his volunteer work. Throughout his life she always encouraged him to help others and to make a difference in society. Tovar said that he gets no greater pleasure than volunteering his talent to hospice care patients. “It makes me feel wonderful,” he said. Spending time with terminally ill people allows him to see how good life can be through their eyes. Tovar said he feels grateful for all of the happiness that helping others brings him. A smile filled Tovar’s face as he recounted a memory of one hospice client. While giving the patient a haircut, he realized her love of Mexican food and the fact that it had been many years since she had enjoyed it. Later, he returned to her home wearing a sombrero with tamales in hand. Volunteering his time and talent to Companion Hospice patients has replenished Tovar’s passion for his career. He said that helping people in need is a constant reminder of how great life truly is. SC

he Carnival Colossal & Expo which debuted last year at the site of the future La Pata/Vista Hermosa Park is coming back and will be even bigger and better. Scheduled to run from April 15-18, this family event promises fun for people of all ages. The carnival is coordinated by the San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation and the City of San Clemente and a portion of the proceeds raised from the event will benefit the future La Pata/Vista Hermosa Sports Park & Aquatic Center which resumes construction early this summer. The Carnival & Expo will feature a variety of rides and an array of games and prizes. On-site parking for the Carnival & Expo is free. The Expo will have vendor booths for nonprofit groups, for profit businesses and service clubs and this year will include a full-fledged food court complete with a variety of ethnic foods and covered seating. By getting involved in the Expo, you can promote your business and non-profit while sharing your mission with the thousands of people in attendance. For those interested in space at the Expo, sign up soon as space is limited and 20 percent of the booth space has already been sold. For music enthusiasts there will be a stage with live music from 8 local bands. For musicians interested in volunteering to perform, there is still time to sign up. Additionally, there will be youth sports demonstrations and other forms of entertainment. The Parade of Athletes returns again this year on April 18 at 4 p.m. where uniformed youngsters from area sports groups will get some well-deserved attention. Discounted pre-sale carnival tickets will be available until April 14 at various locations. Presale tickets offer a 60 percent savings off the regular ticket price. Tickets will also be available for purchase during the weekend of the carnival, but at full price. The cost for presale tickets is $10 for 8 rides, cash or check made payable to the San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation. The tickets cover all of the featured mechanical rides. Pre-sale ticket locations include City Hall and San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation office at 949.276.8866. SC







Wolverines vs. Tritons, San Clemente High School March 19, 3:15 p.m.

Triton Invitational, San Clemente High School March 20, TBA

South Coast League play commences as San Clemente hosts Aliso Niguel in a battle on the diamond.

San Clemente’s boys and girls track teams host this annual event.






Wizards vs. Lakers, Wolverines vs. Staples Center Tritons, San ClemMarch 21, 6:30 p.m. ente High School March 23, 3:15 p.m. Before the Lakers hit the road for five games, they’ll have to contend with the Washington Wizards at home.


Dolphins vs. Tritons, Dana Hills High School March 23, 5:30 p.m.

San Clemente has Aliso locked in its sights and will look to burn the lanes in a big way for this key league win.

The Lady Tritons will step onto the field to face rival Dana Hills in their first South Coast League game of the season.



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Triton Report By David Zimmerle

GIRLS SOCCER • After rolling past Buchanan 3-1 in the CIF Southern California Division 1 Regionals, the Lady Tritons (19-86) were beaten 1-0 by Esperanza (27-0-4) in overtime in the CIF Regional Division 1 girls soccer championship match on March 13 at Warren High School in Downey. It was the second time in one week the girls had lost to the Aztecs–the first being their defeat in the sectional final which ended San Clemente’s two-year reign as CIF-SS Division 1 champions. The consecutive losses in titles matches is a first for head coach Stacey Finnerty, as San Clemente had never lost in a CIF championship with her as coach. Senior defensive star Sam Yackley was injured 10 minutes into the game and did not return, forcing the team to play without one of their most important defensive stabilizers. “We’ll definitely be here next year,” said Finnerty, who’ll lose Yackley and fellow key seniors Shelby Chambers-Garcia, Greer Zerboni and Lauren Fryer to graduation. “We have lots of talent. We are deep. We look forward to it.” Those returning to the fold next season include key players like goalie Sheridan Hapsic, Dani Weatherholt, Tessa and Bella Andujar, Madison Kaminski, Janae Cousineau, Sydney Fuertes and Mikaela Carrillo among others. In the win against Buchanan, Chambers-Garcia, Tessa Andujar and Fryer each scored goals. BASEBALL • The Tritons (3-1) wrapped up the Loara Tournament on March 13 with a 7-4 loss to Cypress. After giving up three runs in the bottom of the first inning, San Clemente came within one run of tying the game as they put up two runs in third and trailed 3-2. However, Cypress extended the lead to 7-2 posting four runs in fourth for the eventual win. Adam Anawalt (1-1) took the loss from the mound. At the plate, Aaron Jones and Aaron Payne each had doubles. All in all, San Clemente beat El Modena 5-1, beat Santa Margarita 10-0, edged Sonora 2-0 and lost to Cypress at the tourney. The team took on El Toro in a doubleheader on Monday as well. Next 7 days: March 19 vs. Aliso Niguel, 3:15 p.m.; March 24 at Dana Hills, 3:15 p.m. SOFTBALL • The Lady Tritons (2-2-1)

split a twin bill with Laguna Hills on March 8 beating the Hawks 4-1 in the first game, but

losing 10-3 in the second. The team then tied Huntington Beach 6-6 on March 11 in a back-and-forth game that featured five total home runs and was eventually called due to darkness. Kailey McCasland and Gianna Cipollone each homered in the game. The team then went on to play in the Saddleback Valley Tournament March 15-19 at Alicia Park in Mission Viejo. San Clemente opened the tourney with a 5-4 win against Ocean View. Next 7 days: March 23 at Beckman, 3:30 p.m.

BOYS GOLF • San Clemente (5-0-1) is still sporting an impressive record to start the season as the team has won its last two rounds with their most recent 208-208 tie coming against El Toro on March 8. The Tritons recent victories were a 195-207 win against Estancia on March 9, and a 205-212 win against Laguna Beach on March 15. Kevin Allen medaled with a 37 against Estancia, and Matt Duralde medaled with a 33 against Laguna Beach. The team took on La Costa Canyon at Talega on Wednesday. Next 7 days: March 22 vs. El Toro at Talega, 2:15 p.m.; March 23 vs. Dana Hills at Bella Collina, 2:15 p.m. BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING • At the Capo Valley Relays last weekend, several Triton boys swimmers earned CIF consideration times in the 200 and 400 Freestyle relays. Swimmers in that group included Chad and Chase Yu, Riley Gorman, Cole Lennon and Peter Hays. Chad Yu even had a solid CIF cut in the one of the relays clocking in a 48.44 for a 100-meter freestyle swim in the first leg of his relay. Capo Valley ended up taking first in the competition and Corona del Mar, Irvine and El Toro also had strong placements. Next 7 days: March 18, 20 at Southern Section Relays (Boys) at Belmont Plaza, 3 p.m./6 p.m.; March 23 vs. Aliso Niguel, 3:15 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE • The Tritons (2-

1) hit up back-to-back wins recently beating Newport Harbor 9-4 on March 10 and Great Oak 14-11 on March 13. Against Great Oak, head coach Glen Miles was proud of his team’s effort. “It was a great game in the sense that we won,” Miles said. “I’m

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real happy with the boys.” Max Satossky had the hat trick with three goals on seven shots and one assist, Max Mirman had two goals on three shots with three assists, Trevor Forsyth, Kevin Ivie and Chris Kazimi each had two goals, and Charlie Satossky had one goal and one assist. The team took on San Juan Hills at home on Wednesday. Next 7 days: March 23 vs. Dana Hills, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE • The Lady Tritons (5-0) are off to a perfect start netting their most recent wins against Irvine and Sage Hills. On March 12, San Clemente beat Irvine 12-2, shutting out the Vaqueros in the second half on their way to the win. Sydnee Alm led the team with four goals and M.J. Boud tacked on two. In their March 15 meeting with Sage Hill, the girls destroyed the Lightning 18-5. Boud finished with a team high seven goals and Taylor Garrett netted three. In this particular win, Alexis Miner had 12 saves at goal. Next 7 days: March 19 at Woodbridge, 3:30 p.m.; March 23 at Dana Hills, 5:30 p.m. BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD • The Tritons had several athletes

finish with high marks at the Irvine Invitational on March 13. For the girls, Zoe Fraley (8th/400 meter), Hannah Winokur (19th/800 meter), Tatum Ohana (19th, 800 meter), Sarah Darby (6th/1600 meter), Alison Palmer (7th/1600 meter), Brook Cole (13th/100 meter hurdles, 9th/300 meter hurdles) all finished well. For the boys, Eddie Wallace (4th/100 meter, 7th/200 meter), David Espino (10th/100 meter, 12th/200 meter), Hutch Vivian (19th/1600 meter), Brenden Smith (7th/ 110 meter hurdles), Tyler Stoll (9th/High Jump), Jordan Micalef (6th/Long Jump) and Ty Poteet (15th/Triple Jump) finished strong as well. San Clemente competed against El Toro while on the road Wednesday. Next 7 days: March 20 at Triton Invitational at San Clemente, TBA

BOYS TENNIS • San Clemente’s

(3-2) varsity tennis team defeated Fountain Valley 11-7 on March 3 and was led by two wins from freshman Ryan Mariano in singles, and a sweep in doubles from Don-

nie Howren and Bryce Kurtz. On March 4, the boys lost to Irvine 11-7. The Tritons then defeated Laguna Hills 12-6 on March 15, but lost to El Toro 11-7 on March 9. However, in a big win the boys defeated Laguna Beach 15-3 on March 11. Next 7 days: March 18 at Huntington Beach, 3 p.m.; March 22 vs. Dana Hills, 3 p.m.; March 23 vs. Tesoro, 3 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL • On March 3, San Clemente (3-1) beat Foothill in three games 29-27, 25-22 and 25-16. The team then backed it up with a solid win against Poway at home in five games winning 25-20, 25-21, 2125, 14-25, and 15-8. Overall, the Tritons were led in kills against Poway by sophomores Travis Wilson and Dillon Hoffman, who each had 12, and Hudson Glover who had 11 kills and 23 assists. However, the team lost to a tough Edison squad 3-1 on March 10. The Tritons were defeated 25-18, 25-20, 20-25 and 25-18. Hoffman led with 14 kills. But showing resilience, the team cruised past Trabuco Hills 3-0 on March 11 winning 25-15, 25-13 and 25-14. Glover had a team high nine kills. San Clemente went on to face Woodbridge on the road Wednesday. Next 7 days: March 19-20 at Orange County Championships, TBA

Boys Volleyball Alumni Night San Clemete’s boys volleyball program will have “Alumni Night” on Friday, March 26. Three matches are slated to take place that evening. The frosh/soph squad takes on the Volleyball Parents at 5 p.m.; JV plays the SCHS Faculty/Coaches at 6 p.m.; and varsity plays the SCHS Alumni at 7 p.m.. This event is always a lot of fun for everyone and students, faculty and the community are encouraged to come out and support this event.

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Mr. and Mrs. Russell Coble are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shari Coble, to Curtis Yoder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yoder. The wedding will take place in beautiful San Clemente in the summer of 2011.



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HELP WANTED Massage Therapists Massage Envy Spa San Clemente is hiring massage therapists. Email resume to kim.white@ or fax to 310-540-7743 949-373-3400 WELLNESS COACHES NEEDED $500-$2500 Training provided. Call 800-792-0143 for appointment. P/T RECREATION LEADER $8.95 - $11.64/hr. The City of Dana Point is looking for an enthusiastic & responsible person to fill the position of Recreation Leader. The position assists in the coordination of community service programs and special events. For more information visit: Tired of the commute? Dana Point State Farm Insurance: Customer Service/ Support Staff- to assist sales team with all related tasks to service clients. Requirements: California Property & Casualty Insurance license, experience with a major insurance company, computer literate, ability to type and maintains an excellent history of working with the public. Spanish speaker a plus. Health and retirement benefits available.$12-16/hr DOE.FAX resume 949-240-8944.

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Shaw’s Carpets 135 Avenida Victoria

ACUPUNCTURE Clemente Acupuncture



Air conditioning All Season Air 949.579.0741, Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating 949.420.1321 Orange Coast Plumbing                          949.361.1511


CARPET CLEANING Pete McKenzie Carpet Cleaning San Clemente


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

CATERING Carbonara Trattoria 949.366.1040 111 Avenida Del Mar # B,


South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 Cheese Shop 109 Calle de los Molinos, 949.492.3663 The Cellar 156 Ave. Del Mar, Appliances Services & Repairs ASAP Appliance Service 949.361.7713 3200 Legendario,

ART CLASSES Sidestreet Gallery Mary’s Art Classes 205 Ave Cabrillo, 949.492.7244

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

Attorneys The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, Serrate Law 949.429.8107 630 S. El Camino Real, Ste. A,

Auto Collision Repair Beach Cities Auto Collision 127 Calle de los Molinos,


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

BABY EQUIPMENT RENTALS/SALES OC Tykes 949.429.1714 201 N. El Camino Real,

Children’s Clothing

CHIROPRACTORS Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center 1401 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 103, 949.498.6440

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


San Clemente Window Fashions

638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105,

Florists/Flowers Edible Arrangements 305 S. El Camino Real Unit 102B,


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

HAIR SALONS Kreative Hair Design                     949.498.6245 173 Avenida Serra


CONCRETE Bruce Fickling Concrete Construction - C8493645 Costa Verde Landscape License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27)

949.498.5720 949.361.9656



Christine Johnston, LMFT                   949.500.4340 616 S. El Camino Real, Ste. G-9,

Massage Therapy Body Therapy/Healing                        949.683.2033         San Clemente, C’Siren Day Spa 949.498.7700 312 Avenida De La Estrella


South Coast Furniture & Mattress 949.492.5589 GIFTS 109 Calle de los Molinos, Edible Arrangements                               949.361.3333 305 S. El Camino Real, Unit 102B, MOLD REMOVAL

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Complete Drywall Service                 949.280.6064             INTERIOR REDESIGN Salon Zinnia & Lifestyle Boutique       949.429.2020 Rooms With A View - One Day Redesign 641 Camino de los Mares, Ste. A 110, Using Existing Furnishings 949.492.8566 EBAY EDUCATION & TRAINING XOXMas Ebay Specialist                       949.683.3068 CABINETS & FINISH CARPENTRY JewelerS San Clemente Huffman Construction                         949.279.5046 Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 ELECTRICAL 808 N. El Camino Real, CARPET Arcadia Electric                                           949.361.1045 Junk Removal Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 Gallagher Electric 949.412.6602 Green Dump Truck 949.697.4517 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G-105, P.O. Box 986,

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Greenie Genies Come From Behind to Win 4-3 vs. the SC Bazookas The Bazookas started hot with a leadoff hit by Grace Van Kampen (1-2, 1 run) who scored on a RBI single by Sydney Tuggle (2-2, 1 Run, 1 RBI). Genies pitcher Raeonna Flores (1-2) recovered with three of four strikeouts after the leadoff hit. In the second, Genies’ Elizbath Jelowdar made a spectacular catch on a laser shot by super slugger Sydney Kowalski robbing her of an extra base hit. Bazooka Ashley Tuggle had a solid outing in the second allowing only one run along with three strike outs. The fourth inning provided plenty of fireworks starting with a lead off single by Bazooka Sydney Tuggle who eventually scored on a single by Sydney Hanning (1-2, 1 RBI). Genies’ Rive` Prater (2-2, 1 RBI, 1 run) responded by striking out the next three batters. The bottom of the ending provided a Raeonna Flores pitches a strike. Courtesy photo dramatic finish with a lead off hit by Jasper Adams (1-2, 1 run) who scored along with Sarah Newman (1-2, 1 run). Rive` Prater then finished with a walk off single to bring home the winning run Karina Repaire (1-2, 1 run).

Boys and Girls CLUB Winter League, Week 9 BOYS 8-9: Lakers vs. Blazers. In another strong performance, the Blazers claimed victory over the Lakers with a 20-13 win. Led by Finn Swartz (10 pts) and Kyle Stevens (4 pts), the Blazers came from behind to earn their fourth victory on the season and a spot in the playoffs. Carter Mericle led the way for Lakers with 8 pts, while teammate Dylan Clemens (5 pts) rounded out the scoring for the Lakers. BOYS 10-11: Hawks vs. Magic. With a 26-22 win over the Magic, the Hawks punched their ticket to the playoffs where they will face the Warriors. Led by Ryan Canary (10 pts) the Hawks got all around solid play, teammates Dominic Sandoval (6 pts) and Jess Hunt (4 pts) gave solid efforts. For the Magic Trevor Ankrom and Conrad Johnson led the way with 11pts and 3 pts respectively, with 2 pts each for teammates Micah Iwata, Levi Nelson, Josh Coon, and Sam Thornburg. BOYS 12-14: Pistons vs. Mavericks. In a strong finish to the season the Mavericks were rolling with a 37-23 victory over the Pistons. Luke Justeson led the way with 10 pts, teammates Torrey Larson (7 pts) and Big Brother Ian Justeson (6 pts) pitched in the Mavericks. Sam Brown and Rico Young Jr. led the way for the Pistons scoring 8 pts each. Teammates Juan Hernandez (4 pts), Ian Graham (2 pts), and Blake Markovich (1 pt) rounded out the scoring for the Pistons. Finishing out the scoring for the Mavericks was Joel Robbins and Kai Vares with 5 pts each, and Drew Reinsel finished it out with 4 pts. BOYS 15-18: Ducks vs. Boilermakers. The Ducks are Champions! In a convincing final game the Ducks showed grit by scoring a league high 58 pts in a strong 58-25 win over the Boilermakers. Joe Twilegar (17 pts) and Raymond Gillard (16 pts) led the way, while teammates Grady Ela (13 pts), Casey Bawalan (6 pts), and Cody Griffin (6 pts) rounded the scoring for the Ducks. Warren Dira showed a lot of heart leading the way for the Boilermakers with 13 pts. Teammates Dale Stewlow (7 pts), Joe Wright (3 pts), and Nathan Ames (2 pts) rounded out the scoring for the Boilermakers. GIRLS 8-9: Comets vs. Fire. In an exciting game for the girls the Fire outlasted the Comets 14-10 for there seventh win on the Season. Led by Ariana Crary (9 pts) and teammates Elyia Coon (2 pts), Brianna Riley (2 pts), and Abby Johnson (1 pt) rounded out the scoring for the fire the Fire. Starting the Spark for the Comets was Kaitlyn Sanson (6 pts) while teammate Michelle Layfield (4 pts) rounded out the scoring for the Sparks.

SC (U12) Kiele Crawford’s successfully steals second base. Courtesy photo

SC Superheroes stun Capistrano Red Hots It’s always rewarding to see two girls teams in the U-14 league compete when each knows their opponent as well as San Clemente (SC) Superheroes and the Capistrano Red Hots know one another. In spite of a towering home-run and a triple by Capo’s Alexis Richardson, who scored twice, and a solid double by teammate Gracie, SC’s Megan Peterson, backed up by Kendall Hoss held Capo to slim runs to defeat them 13-6. Fans also enjoyed some solid play typical of this league, including SC catcher Jessi Halsey who consistently threw out runners trying to steal second – to a dazzling running, over-the-shoulder foul ball catch by third baseman Madi Vogt. Also contributing to SC’s win was newcomer Crystal Sepulveda. In this game a rare opportunity occurred for the Crawford sisters (Makena and Kiele) to play together. As it happened, Kiele (age 12), who normally plays U-12 ball, filled in as SC’s ninth player, joining her 14-year-old sister Makena. Hitting back-to-back, Makena as leadoff and Kiele in the ninth position, each turned in perfect at bats, with Makena 4-for-4, including a triple and scoring four runs, and Kiele, 3-for-3, with three stolen bases and scoring twice. Other SC Superheroes scoring came from Hoss, Halsey, Vogt, and Kadie Sileski .

OUTDOORS Kids learn responsible fishing through Dana Wharf Program New after school fishing camps provide kids age 9-11 time on the ocean learning the fundamentals of responsible fishing. The program runs through June 5. Young anglers develop strong skills and techniques for ocean sport fishing as taught by the Dana Wharf crew. Held on one of Dana Wharf’s fishing vessels, the six-week program runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday and costs $225 per student. Scholarships for the camp are available provided by Friends of Rollo. Five kids from the San Juan Boys and Girls Club are participating in the camp thanks to the Friends of Rollo scholarship. A child can attend only one day of the program at any time during the session for a fee of $40. “Introducing kids to sport fishing is a great way to get them outdoors and exposed to new and different experiences,” said Donna Kalez, general manager. “We’re thrilled to provide this opportunity.” For more information, visit or call 949.496.5794.

GIRLS 10-11: Sol vs. Dream. The Dream is dreaming of a league championship, with a 2118 victory over the Sol. Yelba Martinez led the way with 10 pts, while sister and teammate Yesenia Martinez (5 pts) and Hylah Prussak (4 pts) helped the Dream earn there share of the league title. Emma Borie led the way for the Sol with 8 pts, while teammates Julia Barth (4 pts), Rachel Johnson (2 pts), Kaya Doyle (2 pts), and Emma Crowley (2 pts) rounded out the scoring for the Sol. Taylor Johnson also scored 2 pts for the Dream. GIRLS 12-14: Shock vs. Storm. In an exciting finish to the season the Storm got their fifth victory with a solid 13-11 win over the Shock. Led by Isabella Goetting and Juliet Mcgee (4 pts each) the Storm moved into second place just in time for the playoffs. Teammates Jolee Cobb (3 pts) and Kloee Openshaw (2 pts) finished out the scoring for the Storm. Kailtyn Abercrombie (4 pts) and Michelle Blanda led the way for the shock, with teammates Ashley Henry and Arianna Gutierrez each scoring 2 pts.

YOUTH SOCCER Monica Smith wins coaching award Saddleback United soccer coach Monica Smith recently won the PCA Double-Goal Coach Award. Each year the Positive Coaching Alliance recognizes coaches across the country who embody the principles of the Double-Goal Coach: whose first goal is winning, and whose second goal is teaching life lessons through sports. More information about the award and the Positive Coaching Alliance is available at SC United Soccer Club’s U14 girls advance to final San Clemente United Soccer Club’s U14 girls recently won their group pool in the Orange Soccer Club Mayors Cup Tournament to advance to the championship game. The girls came in second place in the tournament. For information on available spots for the 2010 U15 season, please contact coach Rick Hadwick at or Patti McGraw at or at 949.230.4971.

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Grom of the Week Rhys Evans


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Age: 14, Bernice Ayer Middle School Rhys Evans competes in both shortboard and longboard for the Bernice Ayer Middle School surf team and took third place in longboard at the last two Interscholastic Surfing Federation (ISF) contests. Rhys is currently ranked No. 19 in shortboard and No. 17 in longboard in the ISF. The Bernice Ayer team is currently No. 2 among OC middle schools. Rhys comes from a surfing family and intends to be a lifelong surfer himself. His dad taught him how to surf when he was just six and regularly takes the family to his native Australia to visit the grandparents and to surf the waves of the Sunshine Coast and New South Wales. Rhys says that his favorite surf travel of his life so far has been his last trip there with his family. Snowboarding and baseball are Rhys’ other passions. He has been playing baseball—first base and pitcher—with Dana Point Youth Baseball for his “whole life” he says and will be trying out to play for the San Clemente High School team next year as well as trying out for surf team. Rhys is also a very Photo by Andrea Swayne good student with a 3.2 GPA. He works hard at continually improving his grades as he would like to go on to college in San Diego after high school, possibly at SDSU. —AS

The Mongoose is Loose

Surf ForecasT Water temp: 56-60˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 12-14’+ Fair+; Catalina: 15-25’ Fair-Good Remarks: Mostly sunny skies and offshore flow make for fair-good visibility on Thursday. A new SSW swell builds in on Thursday mixing with old/easing WNW-NW for fun surf. Short range: Clean, fun-zone surf prevails Thursday as a new SSW swell builds in, mixing with old/easing WNW-NW energy. Better breaks have 2-4’+(knee-shoulder high) surf, with slightly larger sets for top combo spots. Conditions are god with light offshore flow and a low-incoming tide for the morning. Long range: A moderate SSW swell mixes with old/fading WNW-NW swell heading into the weekend for fun-sized surf across the region. Light offshore morning winds and low-incoming tides make for good conditions, stay tuned.

The first ever Mickey Muñoz Mongoose Cup Stand Up Paddle Fiesta held at Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


undreds of SUP enthusiasts and spectators showed up for the first ever Mickey Muñoz Mongoose Cup Stand Up Paddle Surf Fiesta at Baby Beach in Dana Point on Saturday, March 13. Spearheaded and named after legendary surfer Mickey Muñoz, whose nickname is “Mongoose,” the Mongoose Cup was a new addition to the event lineup of the Festival of Whales and proceeds will benefit the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA). The day began with a safety meeting to introduce the safety and right-of-way rules for human powered craft (HPC’s) using the Dana Point Harbor. OC Dana Point Harbor also unveiled and distributed their newly cre-

ated waterproof stickers that show a clear, graphic interpretation of the routes HPC’s may use and provide a concise listed set of rules for their use within the harbor. A Fun Paddle around Dana Point Harbor Island, open to any type of HPC kicked off the fun and was followed by all participants splitting up into their four-person relay teams—required to include at least one female, one senior over 50 and one junior 16 or under and to be paddled on a SUP board 12’6” and under—for the beginning of the competitive relay race heats. Log on to for the full story, a link to more information about the new HPC safety decals and pictures from the event. Also, don’t forget to watch this week’s edition of BoardShorts for video from the day’s festivities and interviews with some of the participants. SC

Team Royal Family (L to R) Alleanna, Manya and John Clark and Jay “Sparky” Longley get fired up for their relay heats at the Mickey Muñoz Mongoose Cup. Photo by Andrea Swayne

Surfers for Chile

Greg Long among surfers offering aid in earthquake, tsunami stricken Chile By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


pon learning that San Clemente-based big wave pro surfer Greg Long is among a group of surfers working in the earthquake and tsunami ravaged areas in Chile, we caught up with him via email and cell phone from the field for updates on how the group he’s volunteering with is working to make a difference. Here is a quick Q&A with Long on what he has been working on in Chile. What group are you traveling with? I have been working in affiliation with Save the Waves, a nonprofit organization that works to protect and preserve endangered waves and coastlines around the world. A lot of Save the Waves’ ongoing environmental work has been focused in the exact same region where the disaster took place therefore they have been uniquely positioned to help direct humanitarian relief efforts in that region. What type of work have you been doing in Chile? Most areas have been without clean drinkable water since the original quake and tsunami. Our primary focus has been to bring

SURF RESULTS Mickey Muñoz Mongoose Cup SUP Relay Finals March 13, Dana Point, Baby Beach Official results courtesy of 1. H2O Overdrive, 0:18:28; 2. Team Extreme, 0:19:10; 3. Team Riviera, 0:19:39; 4. Hobie 1, 0:20:13; 5. SUP Co. #1, 0:20:30; 6. Johnson Big Stick, 0:20:54; 7. Danai Hydro Sports, 0:20:55; 8. Team 25, 0:21:10; 9. SUP Co. #2, 0:21:13; 10. Watermans Applied Science, 0:21:14; 11. Hobie Shop, 0:21:39; 12. Team Aloha, 0:21:49; 13. Team Tomahawk, 0:21:57; 14. Team Skeldog, 0:22:27; 15. Team 26, 0:22:33; 16. Team Fast Hobie, 0:22:43; 17. Royal Family, 0:22:50; 18. Team Panthers, 0:23:28. ISF OC Middle School Event No. 4 March 13, Encinitas, Moonlight Beach, D Street

Greg Long demonstrates for Chilean locals how to install and use the water filters he and his group are distributing in Chile. Photo by Philip Muller/

clean drinking water to areas that are currently without and will most likely be without for months to come. In the last two weeks we have hand-carried and shipped nearly 1000 water filters to Chile and are distributing them to the hardest effected areas. Each individual filter has the capability to supply up to ten people with clean drinking water for as long as three years.

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How can others who would like to help get involved? The easiest way to get involved is to go to and make a donation. We have an amazing team here in the trenches sourcing as much relief supplies as possible and delivering it to the areas in need. Go to for pictures and the full Q&A. SC

TEAM: 1. Shorecliffs 208; 2. Bernice Ayer 161; 3. Thurston 109; 4. Marco Forster 103; 5. Niguel Hills 55.5; 6. Vista del Mar 22.5. For full results visit NEW! SC Times online video show On this week’s edition of BoardShorts, we capture all the fun, excitement and competition at the first ever Mickey Muñoz Mongoose Cup Stand Up Paddle Fiesta at Baby Beach in Dana Point.

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