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Gerry Filteau, president of Separation Processes Inc., shows off his company’s equipment in the desalination test station at Doheny State Beach. San Clemente is a partner in the project. Photo by Jonathan Volzke

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO The San Juan Capistrano City Council this month unanimously approved a new anti-graffiti ordinance that makes parents responsible for graffiti vandalism caused by their kids. The ordinance, which goes into effect in 30 days, also includes a $500 reward for anyone who turns in a tagger. The council’s move comes after a rash of graffiti vandalism earlier this year in the downtown. The ordinance declares graffiti a public nuisance and establishes specific procedures to eradicate it. Under the ordinance, minors cannot possess graffiti “implements” in all public places, with limited exceptions. Graffiti implements include aerosol paint containers, felt tip markers, etching tools, paint sticks or graffiti sticks, adhesive stickers, spray actuators, marking pens, drill bits, grinding stones or any other similar item.



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

An emaciated looking, 35- to 40-foot elderly gray whale that spent the day cruising the Dana Point Harbor on Monday, May 10, returned again Tuesday. Local authorities alerted NOAA’s Whale Entanglement Team and the National Marine Fisheries Service upon learning that there appeared to be line entangling the whale. The whale may have been left behind as the annual northern migration is nearly over. “It very well may be that the whale is nearing the natural end of its life, said Dean Gomersall from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. “He does appear to be thin and unhealthy. Who knows, maybe the rope’s removal will allow the whale to swim more freely, feed and return to health. We just don’t know for sure, but we’ll definitely be giving it a try.” Sea World joined the effort to help the whale on Wednesday.

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…Cinco De Mayo Fiesta?

THE LATEST: The vivid colors, tastes and sounds of Mexican culture were brought to life Saturday, May 8 at the 20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Max Berg Park. People, young and old, were able to enjoy activities ranging from sampling salsas made by local restaurants to admiring artwork created by community artists. The Quick Draw Plein Air Spanish Village by the Sea art contest was one of the many ways visitors could appreciate local artistic talent. The competitors, both amateur and professional, were given approximately twoand-a-half hours to complete their work of art. Terry Lyle won first place in the amateur contest with an oil painting of St. Clements by the Sea Episcopal Church. Rick Delanty achieved a first place title in the professional contest with an oil still-life painting. The judging panel was comprised of well-known local artists the likes of Javier Alvarez, Rick Delanty, Evie Fernandez and Philip Journeay. WHAT’S NEXT: In addition to art, salsa made from many local restaurants and vendors, including El Mariachi, Ricardo’s Place, and Crispin’s, was up for evaluation as well. Through much deliberation, Ricardo Beas, of Ricardo’s Place, took home the first-place prize for best salsa. Expert chefs from the restaurant created his unique recipe. The salsa was made with a blend of ingredients including pineapple and tamarindo, which gave it a distinctive fruity flavor. The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Salsa Showdown was the first official contest that Ricardo’s salsa was entered in.

Toby’s Annex, 10 S. El Camino Real, which has been in town for over seven years, has liquidated its entire inventory. Everything from the hangers, to the smallest trinkets to the cash register has all been sold in order to pay the rent that is due. When the owner of the building told CEO of Toby’s House, Kathleen Eaton, that the store’s rent would be increasing, Toby’s board decided to shut down the business. Financially, the business was supported by federal and local grants, as well as by private donors. Toby’s also supported the community by offering life skills workshops for local homeless pregnant women. After the women completed a workshop they were offered store credit for their achievement. The women would be supplied with free merchandise, such as furniture, after leaving Toby’s house. Without the store’s support, those very women will not receive help on that end any longer. Toby’s closure marks the second nonprofit business that has been shut down in San Clemente this year. Casa de Kathy, a non-profit business in San Clemente that supported Kathy’s in San Juan Capistrano, also shut down last March because of the winter rainstorms. WHAT’S NEXT: Stay tuned for more updates. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for more information, or call 949.661.4408. —Jamal Al-Sarraf


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…City’s Emergency Expo?

…Toby’s Annex No More?

THE LATEST: The City of San Clemente will host an Emergency Expo May 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center, as the month of May is Emergency Preparedness Month and disaster can strike at any time. It is important that the community is prepared and this event will help the City increase public education and outreach efforts to residents about emergency planning and preparedness.

THE LATEST: A thrift store that supports local homeless pregnant women shut down May 7 because the non-profit business can no longer afford its rent.

WHAT’S NEXT: The City of San Clemente will be joined by Southern California Edison, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Doctor’s Ambulance Service, Coastal

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Animal Services Authority, Ready OC, the Orange County Fire Authority, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Tri-Cities Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and other community emergency response organizations. Display tables, interactive activities and safety demonstrations are planned for residents. Those attending will also have an opportunity to win raffle prizes. Southern California Edison and the City of San Clemente are cosponsors of the event. FIND OUT MORE: Call Emergency Planning Officer Jen Tucker at 949.361.6109. —David Zimmerle


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…Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)?

THE LATEST: The City of San Clemente in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department recently announced that it will be starting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in May. CERT is an opportunity for residents and members of the business community to learn basic skills to save lives and protect property, in the aftermath of a major disaster. Participants receive about 20 hours of initial training (one evening a week for six weeks and one half-day exercise and graduation). The program is designed to train participants to take care of themselves, their family, and those in their neighborhood/business. One can also choose to participate in First Aid/CPR/AED training and be certified by the American Red Cross. Classes will meet at the Community Development Building at 910 Calle Negocio. WHAT’S NEXT: Session 1 – Disaster Preparedness will meet May 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Session 2 – Disaster Fire Suppression will meet May 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Session 3/4 – Disaster Medical Operations will meet June 1 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Bonus Session – First Aid/CPR/AED will meet June 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Session 5 –Light Search and Rescue Operations will meet June 8 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Session 6 – Disaster Psychology, Team Operations and Terrorism will meet June 15 from

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Session 7 – Course Review and Disaster Simulation will meet June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FIND OUT MORE: To register, or get additional information about the CERT program please contact Janet Dunford, Crime Prevention Specialist for the City of San Clemente Police Services, at 949.361.8386 or, or contact Jen Tucker, Emergency Planning Officer for the City of San Clemente, at 949.361.6109 or —DZ


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…A New Superintendent?

THE LATEST: Joseph M. Farley, superintendent of Anaheim Union High School District, has been tapped to lead Capistrano Unified School District. His contract calls for him to receive $275,000 a year, plus benefits. CUSD Board President Anna Bryson said Dr. Farley was selected after a nationwide search for a superintendent who would be supported by “those who agree with our Trustees, and those who do not.” President Bryson and Trustee Jack Brick met Thursday with a cross section of Dr. Farley’s colleagues, all of whom described him as the ideal match for the demands of the Capistrano position. “They described a leader of rare caliber who inspires them to achieve on behalf of students,” President Anna Bryson said in a news release. She was not present for the 6-0 vote Tuesday. Farley, who led Oceanside Unified before taking the helm at Anaheim Union, is credited with turning around a troubled Anaheim district, where he was the third superintendent in three years. He is credited with turning around moral and a troubled school-construction program. WHAT’S NEXT: Farley starts July 1 and replaces interim Superintendent Bobbi Mahler, whose one-year contract ends in June. He will be the seventh person in four years to hold the post in CUSD. FIND OUT MORE: See the contract and district announcement at the Beyond the Blackboard blog at —Jonathan Volzke May 13–19, 2010 • San Clemente Times • Page 3

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SC Sheriff’s Blotter Compiled By HEAT H E R T U R N EY

a dark blue vehicle was seen driving after a woman in her late ‘20s. The two appeared to be having a disagreement. DISTURBANCE El Camino Real, 100 Block (1:08 a.m.) Twelve subjects were reportedly getting ready to start a fight in front of Ole’s Tavern. CITIZEN ASSIST El Camino Real, 1300 Block (12:55 a.m.) An elderly woman driving a Cadillac with a trailer attached was stuck in the parking lot.

Saturday, May 8

DISTURBANCE Avenida Talega, 800 Block (10:35 a.m.) A 65-year-old man wearing a white chef’s coat and hat, reportedly caused a verbal altercation because he was fired after being told he was being insubordinate.

DISTURBANCE Avenida Arlena, 300 Block (6:28 a.m.) A woman reported that her sister who has mental problems was trying to break the windows to enter her residence. The informant was afraid that she might be carrying a knife.

DISTURBANCE Calle Tejado, 0 Block (4:22 a.m.) A woman reported that her boyfriend entered her residence and hit her in the face with a shirt.

Thursday, May 6

Friday, May 7

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Ola Vista, 1600 Block (9:59 p.m.) A woman reported that she witnessed a drug deal involving heroin.

DISTURBANCE El Camino Real, 200 Block (10:17 p.m.) A quarrel, which took place in a restaurant parking lot, was reported between a group of people wearing business suits.

DISTURBANCE Calle Sarmentoso, 1200 Block (5:01 p.m.) Juveniles were seen skateboarding on the roof of Truman Benedict Elementary School.

DISTURBANCE Calle del Cerro, 1000 Block (9:06 p.m.) About 50 people were reportedly playing loud music and obnoxiously protesting the new Arizona immigration law.

DISTURBANCE Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (8:10 p.m.) A 14-year-old boy was reportedly involved in a fight with a Krikorian Theater security guard.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Avenida Estacion, 1800 Block (7:25 a.m.) A man in his ‘50s wearing camouflage clothing was reportedly dancing and screaming in a public parking lot.

KEEP THE PEACE Calle La Veta, 3300 Block (6:08 p.m.) A woman reported that she purchased a home three days ago and the old homeowners were still refusing to leave.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Calle Frontera, 3000 Block (3:31 p.m.) Two or three men in their ‘20s were seen on the hillside throwing things at vehicles.

Sunday, May 9

DISTURBANCE El Camino Real, 200 Block (3:23 p.m.) A drunk man, about 24 years old, was reported to have been repetitively entering a women’s restroom and was refusing to leave.

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, May 10

DISTURBANCE Avenida Presidio/ I-5 Freeway (8:54 p.m.) A man wearing a white sweatshirt and driving

WELFARE CHECK South El Camino Real/ I-5 Freeway (1:34 p.m.) A vehicle was seen driving into a parking lot with a small child jumping around in the back seat without a seat belt or car seat.

DISTURBANCE Avenida Del Presidente, 3200 Block (6:08 p.m.) A neighbor reported a verbal argument between a mother and her daughter. A child then ran out of the residence and was crying. WELFARE CHECK Calle Del Cerro/ Avenida Vista Montana (3:32 p.m.) A boy, about 7 or 8 years old, was seen at the park by himself. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Avenida Talega, 1100 Block (2:45 p.m.) Two men in their ‘30s were seen hanging out near Vista Del Mar Middle School, smoking and watching students.

Wednesday, May 5 DISTURBANCE Avenida Pico, 700 Block (8:36 p.m.) A group of juveniles were seen throwing water balloons at cars in the McDonald’s drivethrough. SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Camino Tierra Grande/ Avenida Talega (8:12 a.m.) A man wearing a white outfit and gloves was seen climbing through the bushes.

• Trail maintenance closures planned for May: The City of San Clemente Coastal Trail will undergo trail surface maintenance the week of May 17 through May 20, weather permitting. The work requiring closure will be done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, May 17 through Thursday, May 20. The maintenance will consist of replacing and re-grading several areas of the trail where foot wear and storm damage has compromised the surface. The Coastal Trail will be closed from North Beach to the Mariposa Bridge during this time frame, including the Dije Court Beach Access and Portal Beach Access. The entire trail from the Mariposa Bridge to the southern end of the Coastal Trail at Calafia will remain fully open to the public. • Coastal Advisory Committee Meeting set for May 13: The Coastal Advisory Committee for the City of San Clemente will have a regular meeting May 13 at 7 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center, 100 North Calle Seville, in the Ole Hanson Fireside Room. New business on the agenda includes the Pilot Food Waste Diversion Program. In the communications section there will be a Bacteriological Monitoring Report and an Environmental Programs Update for the month of April. • Bertha Henry Taylor to be honored: Long time San Clemente activist Bertha Henry Taylor is going to be inducted to the Wall of Recognition at the San Clemente Community Center. Over the last half century Taylor, 98, fought numerous battles ranging from plans to build more beachside homes in town to issues with the development of I-5 through the beach communities. She is the 27th honoree on a wall of plaques in the Community Center at Avenida Del Mar and Calle Seville. Those nominating her were the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club along with a petition from 30 residents. She will also be honored by City Council at their June 15 meeting.


City and Community Calendar Thursday, May 13 SC Collaborative Neighborhood Outreach meeting 6:30 p.m. Community updates and more at Saint Clement’s By the Sea, 202 Avenida Aragon, 949.492.3401.

Coastal Advisory Committee Meeting 7 p.m. Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, 949.361.8200,

Friday, May 14

Older Americans Month Tribute 12 p.m. Entertianment by the SC Novelty Band at the Senior Center. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322,

Fun on the Run 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. After-school activity program Monday through Friday at varying locations. More info: 949.361.8227,

Saturday, May 15 Blood Drive 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Donate to the Red Cross at the Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, 714.427.2626 I

Blood Drive 1 p.m.–7 p.m. Donate to the Red Cross at the Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, 714.427.2626 I

Tuesday, May 18

Soul Food

City Council Meeting

10:30 a.m. The Baha’i Center hosts an inspirational event themed “Prison of Self” with a live musical performance, refreshments and more. Free. 3316 Avenida Del Presidente, 949.981.8805,

6 p.m. Regular meeting in San Clemente City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

Sierra Sage/Wildflower Walk

Serra Preschool Fun

8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Slow-paced moderate walk at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Adults $10, kids $5. 94.489.9778,

Heath Block Party Nutritional and Activity Fair at the Boys and Girls Club. Times & more info: 949.361.6188.

Junior Lifeguard Tryouts 7:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m. Swim 4 laps in under 2 minutes to make the cut; at Ole Hanson Beach Club Pool. Minimum age is 10 years old. 105 W. Avenida Pico,

Dark Friday City offices closed.

Sunday, May 16

Astronomy Night 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Gaze into the night sky through telescopes at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Adults $10, kids $5, members free. More info: 949.489.9778,

Monday, May17

Wednesday, May 19 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Story time and outdoor playtime for free at Serra Parent-Participation Preschool. 1005 Calle Puente, 949.492.8188.

French Conversation Club 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Come and chat at Cafe Calypso every Wednesday; no fees, no registration. 114 Avenida Del Mar, 949.493.5228.

Community for All Ages Meeting

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Driving safety class for seniors at the Senior Center.

4:30 p.m. South OC Human Needs group meeting at the Henderson House. 680 Los Mares.

Blood Drive

Planning Commission Meeting

“55 Alive Driver Safety Program”

1 p.m.–7 p.m. Donate blood to the Red Cross at South Shores Church. 32712 Crown Valley Pkwy., 714.427.2626,

6 p.m. Study session in Ocean View Conference Room; 7 p.m. Regular meeting in Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200, May 13–19, 2010 • San Clemente Times • Page 5

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Turning on the Tap Officials launch key phase in South County desalination plant By Jonathan Volzke San Clemente Times


fficials this week unveiled the latest step in a multi-organization effort to tap into the “world’s largest reservoir,” the Pacific Ocean, for drinking water that would serve residents in San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel. The newest phase of the $150-million project is in a trailer at Doheny State Beach, but the simple structure hides a complex set of equipment that will suck water from beneath the sea floor, pump it through membranes and filters and make it ready for consumers to drink. Water officials are launching an 18-month test phase that is critical to the future of the project. “This phase gives us the information to design the plant correctly,” said Dick Dietmier, the director of South Coast Water District. “That’s the critical part of building the desal plant, to get the design right the first time.” Ultimately, the system could supply up to 25 percent of San Clemente’s water needs. The city uses 10.5 million gallons of water a day. The vast majority of San Clemente’s water—85 to 90 percent—is imported from elsewhere, although the city does get about 7 percent of its supply from two local wells, and another 8 percent by recycling water. But the amount of money the city is charged to bring in outside water has steadily climbed over the years, and the politics of water statewide has seen reductions in the amount available. “It would be nice to have an additional local supply and become less reliant on imported water, especially with some of the challenges in the water supply in Northern California,” City Assistant Engineer David Rebensdorf said. Like an octopus’ tentacles, the South Orange Coastal Ocean Desalination Project will ultimately rely on nine wells drilled at a slant beneath the ocean floor. The water will be sucked through the ocean floor. Officials say the design makes it one of the most watched ocean water desalination projects in the state, largely because the slant wells are touted as environmentally friendly. The main benefit of this type of system is:

Karl Seckel, general manager of the Municipal Water District of Orange County, shows some of the equipment in the new desalination test station at Doheny State Beach. Photo by Jonathan Volzke

• It does not harm marine organisms either through entrapment or entrainment; so the project’s new test phase is supported by the environmental community. • The quality of water is very good because of the natural filtration that occurs as the water is drawn through the sand and gravel under the beach and below the ocean floor. • The slant-well intake system saves money because the high quality water does not require pre-treatment before undergoing the reverse-osmosis membrane desalination process. A private firm is building a slant-well

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desalination plant in Carlsbad. Surfrider appealed the permits for that project, but the move was denied. Officials there say that project will produce 50 million gallons of water a day for 300,000 residents in several North San Diego County cities. That plant is scheduled to be operational in 2012. Locally, a 2007 project-feasibility study indicated that it would be possible to construct a 15-million-gallon-a-day ocean desalination plant at Doheny Beach. The plant could begin operating in 2015, officials said. But the project is expensive to build and operate. While the agencies involved— South Coast Water District, which serves Dana Point is the lead agency and the Municipal Water District of Orange County is playing a large support role—have obtained a $1.5 million grant, more state and federal money is being sought. Each agency involved so far has chipped in $250,000 through fiscal year 2010, with an estimated total of $660,000 needed from each. The contract, however, gives each agency mileposts at which they can opt out of the project, and even sell their shares to another agency. Project supporters say while the initial costs of producing the desalinated water are high, the plant will allow local officials to control the cost and supply. Once the entire facility is up and running, the agencies will pay an estimated $1,300 to produce an acre-foot of water, compared to buying imported water, now sold at $700 an acre foot. Generally, an average suburban family uses about an acre foot of water a year, although conservation efforts can reduce that by 75 percent. The pilot project unveiled Wednesday will allow engineers to get a better idea of the

actual water quality, and what level of treatment will be necessary to make the water drinkable, Rebensdorf said. It will also help engineers determine how removing water from the Pacific will affect an underground basin that runs roughly along San Juan Creek. The city of San Juan Capistrano has a $35-million groundwater plant that can produce up to half of that city’s drinking water needs. While Capistrano is a partner in the desal plant, officials there have raised concerns that pulling the water from the Pacific will reduce the effectiveness of a water barrier that keeps the ocean salt water from mixing with the underground basin. Capistrano officials are concerned any change in that natural barrier could cause the water level in the San Juan Basin to drop and decrease the effectiveness of the Capistrano’s groundwater plant. “There’s a question of whether this is this going to cause an overdraft on the San Juan Basin, which would be a concern to us,” San Juan Capistrano Councilman Tom Hribar, who represents his city on the desalination project committee. “But this is a very sophisticated program with lots of testing and lots of evaluation.” Another issue that the new testing will help explore: The impact of MtBE pools throughout the area on the water quality. The spills are near the Union station on Del Obispo, the Arco station and the former gas station—now a truck and equipment rental—on Doheny Park Road. Dietmier said water officials will solve any issue that comes up. They have to. “If it doesn’t work the first time, we will find another way,” he said. “Ninety-seven percent of all of the available water in the world is in the ocean.” SC

Eye on SC Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens will hold a “Meet the Author” event May 24. All local published authors are invited to attend, meet the public and sign their books. Several authors have already signed up including local writers of children’s and historical books of local interest. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for local residents to meet area writers. The event will be free to the authors. It will be highlighted by the unveiling of a new book on San Clemente by the San Clemente Historical Society. The book’s author Jennifer Garey will be the keynote speaker for the event. To reserve a space, authors are invited to contact Tom Marshall at 949.498.2139.


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—Compiled by David Zimmerle

Props, Recognitions and Morsels of Info

u The Alzheimer’s Association invites South County residents to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s by taking part in the inaugural Doheny Beach Sunset Memory Walk/ Ride on May 15. Walker registration, live entertainment and the Festival Area open at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment includes Orange County favorites, the Riff Raff band and Swingshift. Other event elements include over 40 interactive exhibitors, a Kidz Zone, Doggie Dugout, Sunset Remembrance Service and Starbucks for a Year drawing. Event sponsors are Insco Dico, Silverado Senior Living, San Clemente Villas and Cox Communications. The event also includes a special cycling element. Cyclists may choose to ride anywhere from eight to 50 miles along the scenic Southern California Coast before returning to the beach to join in the festivities. Registration for cyclists is open from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission for this community gathering is free but donations are encouraged with all event proceeds ensuring continued Alzheimer’s Association services, education and research.

The San Clemente Elks Lodge, 1505 N. El Camino Real, will have its annual rummage sale May 22-23. Reusable items are needed for donation to the Lodge. Donations to the Elks Lodge benefit charitable activities like providing in home therapy to children, scholarships, scouts and community events. Drop off hours are Monday-Saturday after 3 p.m. For more information, call 949.492.2068. u

The community is invited to Serra Preschool, 1005 Calle Puente, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a story time and outdoor playtime. There is no cost to attend. More information is available at 949.492.8188. To learn about the school, visit


San Clemente’s Spanish Village Foundation will close public voting May 13 for the “People’s Choice” award in this year’s 2nd Annual Spring Photo Festival. Vying for a Grand Prize of $1,000 in cash, 67 contestants have entered a total of 159 digital photographs in this year’s photo contest, whose theme is “My San Clemente.” Deadline for photo entries was March 31. A panel of three judges has already secretly selected the primary contest winners, which are slated to be unveiled by San Clemente Mayor Jim Dahl at an evening reception at Gallery 104 Original Art & Custom Framing, 166 Avenida Del Mar, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To vote visit, or call an Instant Vote Line at 949.388.7483. The public can also vote for their favorite photo by e-mailing The 159 photographs can be viewed at 16 San Clemente restaurants through May 13.


Evan Christopher Stansel (center). Courtesy photo

Evan Christopher Stansel, a sophomore at San Clemente High School, achieved his BSA Eagle Scout Rank April 18. Stansel is a member of El Camino Real District Boy Scout Troop 737, which meets weekly at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in San Clemente. On his trail to Eagle, Evan has earned a total of 71 Merit Badges, which has set the new Troop record. He completed his Eagle Scout Project at San Clemente State Beach Park. The project consisted of building, engraving, painting, and installing ten traditional State Park redwood signs. One sign was installed near the park’s entrance to provide directions to guests to the Campfire Center. A few signs were installed inside the Campfire Center’s amphitheatre as well as its two entrances, which had no signage previously. Most of the signs were installed on the informational kiosks throughout the park to help formalize and establish its boundaries. Stansel began his Scouting career in Cub Scouts and continued on to Boy Scouts where he has held several leadership roles including Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and Patrol Leader. He has attended many Boy Scout camps and high adventure outings including Emerald Bay on Catalina Island, and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Stansel has plans on attending a four-year university to double major in Music and Mathematics.


San Clemente High School’s Grad Nite committee is still seeking volunteers for Grad Nite set for June 23. The theme this year is “Hang Ten.” The committee is still in need of individuals in the community who are interested in volunteering with various tasks, as no monies from the school are used for Grad Nite. The event is held with the help of donations, and through committed volunteers. For more information, check out the new Grad Nite Web site at to see which positions need to be filled. Donations can be mailed to: Grad Nite Committee, P.O. Box 5762, San Clemente, CA 92674. u

Emily Haager, an amazing member of the surf community and Pipeline for a Cure, recently passed away from her lifelong fight with Cystic Fibrosis. Haager was an inspiration to all who knew her, had a zeal for life and was a great ambassador for the amazing therapeutic effect that surfing has on combating the ravages of Cystic Fibrosis. A memorial was held May 8 at First Christian Church in Huntington Beach, followed by a paddle out shortly afterwards down at Blackies in Newport.

u Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Ave La Pata, will host a financial seminar open to the public. Crown Ministries will present the seminar May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Register at or call Larry Rausch at 909.210.2795.

u Markus and Sandy Bohi. Courtesy photo

Art & Creativity for Healing held its annual “Palette of Colors: Hollywood Confidential” fundraiser in Newport Beach May 1, as San Clemente residents Markus and Sandy Bohi helped sponsor the event. Overall, the event netted $55,000, which directly supports free Art4Healing programs for underprivileged children. Special honorees this year included military personnel and their wives from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Air Station. One of the honorees, Staff Sergeant Berton Chambers, USMC spoke at the event about the positive impact that Art & Creativity for Healing’s “Healing for Heroes and their Families” program has had on soldiers returning from war with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. More information is available at 949.367.1902 or at


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San Clemente High School student Quinn Hatoff was selected to be a United States Senate page this summer. He was one of only 30 students in the nation selected for this summer internship opportunity in Washington DC. Quinn was nominated for this honor by Senator Diane Feinstein.


Rick J. Delanty. Courtesy photo

San Clemente’s Rick J. Delanty was recently selected for the Second Hearst Castle Plein Air Invitational. Criteria for selection included artists with regional or national recognition, current gallery representation and membership in national professional societies. Delanty will be one of 25 California plein air painters, each of whom will create three paintings of the Castle for the 25th Anniversary of Friends of Hearst Castle. Paintings will be unveiled at the “Twilight on the Terrace” gala at the Castle June 5, for approximately 300 guests. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends’ Artreach event to connect underserved youth with an artist. To purchase tickets for the event, and for more information, visit the Hearst Castle website at or call 805.927.2138.


Sarah Leonard. Courtesy photo

The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) recently announced that Sarah Leonard of San Clemente High School has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor, or other qualified sponsor are accepted.


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Online Reader Poll Do you find the recently approved Pier Bowl development as aesthetically pleasing for the area? Yes. It will fit in perfectly.


he recent “Disaster Preparedness” meeting held by the San Clemente Collaborative was packed with information from a panel of highly trained professionals. Regrettably, none of them actually went into any specifics about what to do in a nuclear event at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Perhaps they each assumed that one of the other presenters would cover that topic. Here are some important highlights of what they did cover. Since time did not allow for any discussion, I’m asking some questions here, and hoping they might be covered in the city’s upcoming Multi-Hazard Emergency Preparedness Expo on May 22. • Our Emergency Planning Officer emphasized that fire is our biggest threat and that that it would be better to have seven days worth of supplies on hand, not just three days, as many emergency plans Gary Headrick call for. • The Saddleback Hospital representative explained what will take place once you arrive at a hospital. A big problem occurs when people just seeking food and shelter overwhelm them with minor needs. They expect people to take care of themselves and their neighbors while they handle the most critical cases. • The Orange County Sheriff spoke mostly about terrorism and the need to report suspicious activities. • A school representative reminded us not to pick up our children in an emergency because they have a plan to bus them to safety. They also have “KI” (potassium iodide) tablets to protect the thyroid gland and supplies to shelter in place for about three days. • The CHP Officer reassured us that evacuation will take place in an orderly fashion and emphasized that people should not panic and use emergency lanes that they rely on for rescue vehicles only. • The Edison Emergency Preparedness Manager reiterated the point which previous speakers mentioned, which was


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CORRECTIONS: It was erroneously reported in Volume 5, Issue 17 of the San Clemente Times under the Restaurant Review that single items at the Sugar Blossom Bake Shop begin at $2. They actually begin at $3. We apologize for the misinformation, but that should not stop you from heading to the specialty shop and curing that sweet tooth.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Photo by Heidi Mefferd

that because we live near a nuclear power plant we are eligible for more grants. That is why we have had such a complex emergency plan in place, which is reviewed and practiced on a regular basis. • The Red Cross representative vividly portrayed the devastating impact of “The Big One,” which all the seismic experts agree will happen any time now. In fact, he said that based on historical averages, we are long overdue. He gave the following example: “One of the most devastating earthquakes of recent memory in our area was the Northridge 6.7 quake of 1994. Do any of you remember how long that shaking lasted? At most, 17 seconds.” Then he stretched out his arms and said, “In a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the ground could move back and forth this distance, two meters, every second, for three continuous minutes.” (Can you even bring yourself to imagine what would be left in the wake of that kind of violent shaking?) Unfortunately, they all missed the opportunity to make the connection to the additional complications of a radiation leak at SONGS, which was only designed to withstand a 7.0 earthquake. And what about the tons of highly radioactive waste they store on-site in pools of water? Seismologists are now telling us to expect a 7.5 to

8.0 earthquake on a fault that is less than three miles from the power plant. What I’d like to know is: What are we supposed to do in the event of a major earthquake that might cause a radiation cloud to drift over us? Will evacuation still be a viable option? Do the schools have enough buses and drivers for all the children? If unable to evacuate, are we to shelter at home, (preferably in a windowless, interior room), close all vents and seal up broken windows until the radiation danger has passed? Do we need to store all of our food, water and other emergency supplies in a “safe room”? Will people and pets all have to be in the same room for days and how many days might that be? The pros seem to know what to do, but I for one, still have a lot of questions. What can be done about this inadequately designed power plant? Did you know that the electricity it generates goes to Riverside? Couldn’t Southern California Edison just lease those folks some solar panels and still make a decent profit and avoid all this risk? We are not just dealing with an oil spill here, bad as that may be. We are talking about a radioactive disaster that can take its toll on hundreds of thousands of people for many generations to come. We hope to hear some discussion on these most important questions at the upcoming city-sponsored Expo. Hopefully the public will overcome their fears (or sense of futility), and attend in great numbers. It is critical for all of us to do everything we can to prepare for anything likely to come our way, especially the double hit from an earthquake that can also damage the nuclear power plant! 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 NORTH BEACH HIJINKS


Rick Moen, San Clemente

Steve Netherby, San Clemente

Years ago wise San Clemente citizens like Ricardo Nicholl were instrumental in preventing developers from turning the Pier Bowl open space/parking area into a building. Drive down to the San Clemente Pier and imagine a huge building over this parking lot, blocking the view of the ocean. Then take a drive over to North Beach and look at the size of the buildings proposed. The North Beach triangular parking lot is a convenient place for our seniors and families to park while enjoying the beach and the Ole Hanson facility. Retaining it, and not selling it to the LAB maintains the open area and the parking lot that our families and seniors rely on and many enjoy. I watched the city staff presentation to the San Clemente Planning Commission on North Beach on TV April 21, and was amazed at the misleading illustration angles and nonexistent pictures looking towards the ocean from El Camino Real before and after crossing Pico on your way north or south. This is so similar to the trick photography and illustrations that we saw in the developers full page advertisements leading up to the vote on Measure W. (A very close election with a mere 2% swing that was influenced by this same types of illustrations and has misled many people). Also, the picture showing the supposed non-impact to the Pico corridor must have been taken from a photographer in a pit with his camera at street level at the top of the hill cresting Pico between Los Molinos and El Camino Real. Why not just take the picture or make an illustration from San Clemente High School or from Talega? The pictures showing the proposed structures from the beach must have been illustrated from two miles out to sea! If this is the type of evaluation presented by an apparently biased City Staff, how is the Planning Commission to properly evaluate the impact of this huge building on this area? The presentation looked like a sales job and did not reflect the impact of the size of the buildings proposed at the triangular parking lot. I understand the city is in negotiations with the LAB who is, no doubt, trying to purchase the triangular lot for a song. (The irreplaceable beach property must be worth at least $7 to 10 million dollars.) Negotiations are at what state and why are there any negotiations without Coastal Commission approval? How much did the LAB spend on Measure W and why—if not to profit from building on the triangular parking lot? The people of San Clemente own this parking lot and we are not obliged to sell it to anyone. Change the plan; don’t sell our open irreplaceable beach area and parking area. Place a building on the Marblehead site if erecting retail buildings is what the city is after. The people of San Clemente and our City Council owe it to ourselves to stop the sale of the North Beach open space/ parking lot. Stop this disaster before we need to say, “Quick, take a look, I see a sliver of ocean,” and then have to park and walk a quarter mile to the beach from Marblehead!

PAVING OVER PARADISE Lee Van Slyke, San Clemente

When I first moved to San Clemente in 1997 I was shocked

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The Gulf oil spill is a natural disaster of epic proportions and on track to becoming our most jarring wakeup call since 9/11 about the necessity—yesterday, not tomorrow—to hit the shutoff valve on America’s addiction to oil. However, that environmental and human tragedy pales in comparison to the potential consequences of Southern California Edison’s addiction to nuclear power. There are too many ways, ranging from earthquake to terrorist act to equipment failure to human error, that Edison’s aging and muchmaligned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) could unleash radioactive poison into our air, our groundwater, and our ocean that would render San Clemente and its neighboring human and natural communities unlivable—not for the decades associated with an oil spill, but for hundreds of thousands of years. In significant ways, Edison’s slogan, “… Life. Powered by Edison,” rings true here. And this important company is taking a leadership role in bringing clean, green, renewable energy to us. But I’m waiting … waiting for Edison to display true courage, character, and visionary leadership in announcing an aggressive timetable for hitting the shutoff switch to SONGS and rerouting all its resources to researching and developing energy that will sustain life here safely, long into the future. For their sake and ours, I pray they avoid the alltoo-likely alternative: “… Death. Powered by Edison.”

OFFSHORE DRILLING IS NOT THE ANSWER Angela Jones of San Clemente along with the rest of her family, as well as the Schulz family of San Clemente, roll out a recent issue of the San Clemente Times while on vacation in Nicaragua in April. Courtesy photo

at the condition of the North Beach. There was a cute, largely deserted coffee shop and a huge paved parking lot. The image of Sonny & Cher singing, “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot!” immediately came to mind. Who did this, and why did it persist? Joni Mitchell asked, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” What was meant to be here, and why wasn’t it here? From what I have been able to learn, the City gradually took over parking from the private businesses, in particular the Casino and the Theater. Those businesses were then under contract to look to the City to provide parking for their events. The City’s response was pavement. During the Downtown Visioning process the citizens of San Clemente overwhelmingly supported the idea of revitalizing North Beach, reclaiming the recreation areas from the pavement, and making North Beach as a whole a more pleasant spot. Only after that vision was adopted did the City seek proposals. Of the proposals received, the Playa del Norte proposal was by far the least intensive and historically sensitive land use. Once the beautiful public spaces and view corridors proposed for Playa del Norte are built, would anyone suggest that we tear them down and put in a parking lot?

LEAVE NORTH BEACH ALONE Anne Rolbin, San Clemente

San Clemente is a beautiful, much envied, seaside community in Southern California with a large amount of ocean exposure. Open up this beachfront and tourists will flock to San Clemente. Look at Laguna Beach after Main Beach was exposed to view and a public park and boardwalk created as the old buildings came down. An exquisite window to the sea greatly enhanced that town. San Clemente should be doing just that: making a window to the sea. But last week, when I walked in North Beach, I returned to my car and found two men measuring in the parking lot for the placement of a two story restaurant. And—go see the poles and flag lines erected to show the height of planned buildings. We have many areas in San Clemente with good restaurants and fine shops and we don’t need to cover our beachfront with more. Where is the Coastal Commission? We need their response to this degradation of San Clemente’s natural resources and public domain. Hopefully, the commission will be able to prevent this takeover.

Judy Jones, Candidate for 73rd Assembly District

North County Times asked my opinion about offshore drilling. All candidates in their circulation area were asked. The questions: “Do you now support new offshore drilling?” and, “Have you changed your mind due to recent events?” I want to be sure that all voters the 73rd Assembly District know my responses. My answers are “No” and “No.” Offshore drilling is only an illusional fix for our US dependence on oil. Offshore oil will be sold on the open market, not exclusively to the United States. Those doing the drilling are international companies and they would set up our region for a possible catastrophe. The economic risks to our tourism and our ecology are stunning. We’ve been told the newest technology would prevent disasters comparable to the oil spill in Santa Barbara, and the Exxon Valdez disaster. Trusting the oil companies and regulators to incorporate all the safest newest technology, we have seen the disastrous consequences in the Gulf of Mexico, causing British Petroleum (BP)’s insolvable problem. This latest BP catastrophe will affect the fishing and tourist industries for years and years, not to mention its devastating effects on the wetlands. It is not just the environmental risk of ongoing operations, but the construction process, as well, that offers environmental risks. Representing the interests of my region, I will refuse to barter away our environment to satisfy the business interests of the oil industry. The sooner we address and solve our dependence on oil, the better. Until we realize that oil is not the answer to self-sufficiency, we are feeding our addiction, rather than curing it. We need to concentrate on clean solutions—wind, solar, and other less hazardous sources of energy. Einstein is quoted as saying, “Necessity is the Mother of All Invention.” We will find a way. Would we gain anything from offshore drilling? California doesn’t even gain the oil extraction fee charged by the other states with oil and natural gas. Our governor has stated we might gain $100 million and, even he wants to find another way to get that $100 million. My opponent? She has taken contributions from oil companies. She has opposed an oil extraction fee, which you think we should at least charge as an “insurance” fee against potential disasters! Even the oil companies recognize the limits of accessible oil. BP, for example, is preparing for non-oil energy sources. The solar panels we installed on our roof were manufactured by BP. If an oil company is preparing, why aren’t we? Offshore drilling is not the answer. It is the problem.

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The final performance of the Dana Point Coastal Arts Concert Series is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward’s Church featuring violin virtuoso Mira Khomik. Khomik is the winner of the Chapman Instrumental Competition and a current member of several other orchestras and ensembles such as Mozart Classical Orchestra, Capistrano Valley Symphony Orchestra, Jimmy Hopper Band, El Real Chamber Players, based in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. The concert will include masterful performances of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Ravel. The series is a collaborative effort between Dana Point Coastal Arts and the city to bring world-class classical music performances to Dana Point and cultivate new generations of appreciative listeners. A nonprofit community leader in promoting excellence among artists, Dana Point Coastal Arts views this endeavor as stimulating and artistic cultural entertainment for the community, one that builds community focus as well as civic involvement. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors (65 and over) and students. Free to the Military. St. Edward’s Church is located at 33926 Calle La Primavera in Dana Point. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at


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Mira Khomik. Staff photo


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

thursday13 forecast: partly cloudy • high: 72° low: 53°



8 p.m. Catch the hilarious play before its final showing May 16 at the Cabrillo Playhouse. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465,


7 p.m.–11 p.m. The artist plays new material this weekend at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,


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


7 p.m. Three-course dinner and wine event at Vine. Call for reservations. $65. 211 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 9494.361.2079,

9 p.m. Concert with cover songs and more at The Rib Trader. No cover. 911 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.6665.


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

7:30 p.m. Fun and games at Molly Blooms to benefit local charities; $5 each. 2391 S. El Camino, San Clemente, 92672. 949.218.0120


8 p.m. Rolling Stones tribute guitarist plays at The Coach House with Inberst and Parker Macy Blues Band. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,


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


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


8 p.m. Karaoke concert event presented by Surfrider and Emergen-C at OC Tavern. Tickets $10. 2369 El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877,

friday14 forecast: sunny • high: 74° low: 53°

FROGMORE CREEK WINERY WINE TASTING 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. with Tony Scherer, Frogmore Creek head winemaker. Winery-only, new releases and raffle. Tasting fee $15 for seven wines with cheese, crackers & chocolate. San Clemente Wine Company. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, 949.429.7067,


5:30 p.m. At Irons in the Fire. 150 E. Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900,


8 p.m. Weekend-long music festival kick-off the Hyatt Regency’s Summer Jazz Amphitheater. Ticket options starting at $45. 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.729.1234, Page 14 • San Clemente Times • May 13–19, 2010



9 p.m. Happy hour at BeachFire all night for guests dressed “Island-Style.” Live reggae music. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,


8 p.m. They set the standard for hard rock in the ’70s, now they play at The Coach House; joined by White Lie and The Haunting. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,

saturday15 forecast: mostly sunny • high: 74° low: 55°


11 a.m.–4 p.m. Casa Romantica presents an art exhibit featuring more than 200 pieces of various media styles by young artists from San Clemente High School and Bernice Ayer and Shorecliffs Middle Schools. Admission $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


10 a.m.–3 p.m. The Ark of San Juan’s 2nd Annual Garden Tour features five local gardens. Proceeds help The Ark continue saving abandoned pets. Pre-sold tickets $10 or $15 at the door. For details, ticket orders & maps visit


12 p.m.–4 p.m. Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort hosts pet adoption day with rescued animals at San Juan Capistrano PetSmart. Gallery of available pets online. 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.1735,


1 p.m. Part of the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research at Doheny Beach. Free. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.955.9000.

The first three people to email us with SC Times Free Concert Tix in the subject line will receive a pair of free concert tickets from The Coach House to see Vienna Tang and Alex Wong on May 20. Vienna Teng singer/pianist and Alex Wong percussionist have only been making music together a few years, but the chemistry of two kindred spirits is unmistakable. Vienna and Alex’s first studio collaboration, Inland Territory, was released in April 2009. In live performance, the duo veers from intimate to epic and back again, showcasing their love for an ever-widening range of genres: folk, pop, classical, jazz, country, even atonal modern music. Please include your name and phone number in the e-mail. E-MAIL:



7:30 p.m. Funny female comedian at the OC Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $46. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.ARTS,


8 p.m. Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano hosts a musical program. General admission $25. 31520 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 714.928.9567,


8:30 p.m. Tributes to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and more at OC Tavern. Tickets $7. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877,


9 p.m. Locals play your favorites at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,


9 p.m.–2 a.m. New weekly event featuring the best of ’80s new wave, pop, goth, rock and punk music at Blue Danube every Saturday night. Features drink specials and live DJs. 111 Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, 949.218.5186.


7 p.m.–8 p.m. Dana Wharf’s live band music cruise kicks off aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride featuring indoor/outdoor seating and full bar. Tickets $10. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

sunday16 forecast: sunny • high: 74° low: 53°


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


3 p.m.–7 p.m. The band plays every Sunday at Coconuts. 34235 Doheny Park Road, Capo Beach, 949.248.2448. (Cont. on page 21)


SC Times Restaurant Spotlight

By Jonathan Volzke

Rick’s Café at Regency Theaters


26762 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.3456

Have you eaten at this restaurant?

BEST KNOWN FOR: Wide variety of upscale food offerings MOST POPULAR ITEM: Kobe beef burger, $13 Capistrano’s newest eatery has a lot to offer: A beautiful wood bar and matching dining tables over marble floors. A fireplace and two big-screen televisions. A second granite countertop, outdoors, with sweeping views of downtown San Juan Capistrano. Unquestionably, it’s enough to make you forget you’re in a movie theater. But that was Regency Theater President Lyndon Golin’s plan: To make those entering the second-floor of Rick’s Café feel like they were stepping into a scene from his favorite movie, Casablanca. There’s even a mural of Bogart—from the movie—in front of Rick’s, over the stairway. Rick’s serves beer and wine, as well as a selection of burgers—we had ostrich ($15)—salads and, another favorite, a three-cheese grilled cheese sandwich. The menu includes a wild mushroom and onion pizza ($13) and crispy batter halibut ($13.) The food is available from waiters in the upstairs VIP theater, but you can also enjoy Rick’s without buying a movie ticket. PRICE RANGE: $6–$15 RESERVATIONS: None Mural near the stairs to Rick’s Café. Courtesy photo

Go to and rate your overall experience. We’ll post the results in next week’s issue of the SC Times.

Last week online voters gave

PAYMENT: Cash or credit cards HOURS: Varies, open with first showing of movie, typically 11 a.m., and until end of last showing.

Maki Yaki

½ 34119 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.234.1235 (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)


1 p.m.–3:30 p.m. View whales, dolphins, sunfish, sea lions and other sea creatures with Ocean Institute marine biologists onboard the Sea Explorer. Tickets $35 adults, $22 for children ages 4-12 (members discounted). 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, 949.496.2274,


Last day of Selma’s Pizza appreciation week where military personnel receive a complimentary personal pizza (with valid Military ID). 218 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.276.2828,


6 p.m.–9 p.m. Special concert at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


10 a.m. Enjoy discounts on Bloody Marys & mimosas at Irons in the Fire. 150 E. Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900,


12 p.m.; 2 p.m.Tribute to Journey at the OC Fairgrounds. Free when you bring canned food donations. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 949.723.6660,


9 a.m. Dana Wharf takes you out to sea to observe the coastline of Laguna Beach and its history. Tour includes continental breakfast and drinks, a search for sealife and more. Tickets $49. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,


7 p.m. The musician/actor performs with his band at The Coach House. Tickets $29.50. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,


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

monday17 forecast: partly cloudy • high: 70° low: 52°


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


11 a.m. Fundraising golf tournament at Santa Ana Country Club. $3,000 for a foursome or $750 per person. Lunch, snacks, oncourse games, prizes and a silent auction. 714.544.7773,


5 p.m.–8 p.m. Join SC Wine Company for Happy Hour featuring three wines for $5! Your choice off of our 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,


wednesday19 forecast: sunny • high: 72° low: 51°

BRANHAM ESTATE WINERY WINE TASTING 6 p.m.–8 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes Gary Branham of Napa’s Branham Estate Winery for the first time. Tasting fee is $20 for four wines. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, 949.429.7067,

8 p.m. Matt makes Monday the new Friday all night at OC Tavern. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877,




9 p.m.–1 a.m. The night starts with live comedy and continues with karaoke at 11 p.m. at Hennessey’s Tavern. 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.488.0121,

tuesday18 forecast: a.m. clouds/p.m. sun • high: 69° low: 52°


7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live entertainment at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, 7:30 p.m. In-house pool tournament every Wednesday at Knuckle Heads Sports Bar. $5 entry fee. 1717 N. El Camino Real, 949.492.2410.


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,


3 p.m.–close. Play pool for free at Knuckle Heads every Tuesday. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. 1717 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.2410.

3 p.m.–close. Locals’ happy hour all night and live music by The Tripp Sicks Duo playing Americana, Roots Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, Soul & Funk. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,



10 a.m.–1 p.m. Discover history-related artifacts at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Free with paid admission, $5-$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300,

6 p.m.–9 p.m. Acoustic pop music and martinis at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,


10 a.m. Dana Wharf offers discounts on whale watching, fishing, etc, every Tuesday—and now Wednesdays—for a select time. $14.50-$19.50 each. Reservations recommended. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,


7:30 p.m. Live music and line dancing with the Kelly Boyz at OC Tavern. Tickets $5 before 9 p.m. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877,


6:30 p.m. Trivia games and prizes at Irons in the Fire. 150 E. Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.542.3900,


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


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



11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Two-day concert of blues, rock and soul music at Doheny Beach, along with food, vendors, kids activities and more. 949.360.7800, UPCOMING: SATURDAY, MAY 29


10 a.m.–10 p.m. Celebrate the culture and spirit of Hawaii at the San Clemente Community Center sponsored by The Hawaiian Surf Club Of San Onofre. Festival is free. Tickets for Luau Feast are $25 adults, $10 kids. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 714.369.0475,

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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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A Fine Collection 7th Annual San Clemente Student Art Showcase unveiled at Casa Romantica By David Zimmerle San Clemente Times


asa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, unveiled its newest exhibit, “Tomorrow’s Artists Today,” with a student art reception May 7. The 7th Annual San Clemente Student Art Showcase opened last weekend and will continue through June 6. Overall, the exhibit features over 200 drawings, paintings, ceramics and photos by students from San Clemente High School, Shorecliffs Middle School and Bernice Ayer Middle School. The preview on May 7 honored the students and teachers as well as the numerous supporters of the arts. During the reception, the San Clemente Art Association gave the following awards to the winner’s in their respective categories: BEST OF SHOW •Drawing/painting: Turner Wilcox. Honorable mention, Ashley Schoenfeld. •Ceramics: Melanie Gallagher. Honorable mention, Erin Anderson. •Photography: Lauren Fryer. Honorable mention, Lauren Ferdig. MIDDLE SCHOOL •Shorecliffs: First place, Shea Porter (seventh grade). Honorable mentions went to James Whelan (seventh grade), Danielle Zarate (seventh grade) and Rocket Comiske-Klein (seventh grade). Andrea Rish teaches the students. •Bernice Ayer: First place, Kyra Palmer-Alcocer (eighth grade). Honorable mentions went to Ian Fletch (seventh grade) and Sarah Didier (eighth grade). Jenny Rosien teaches the students.

Clockwise from top left: (L-R) San Clemente High School students Erin Anderson, Turner Wilcox and Lauren Fryer gather for a photo during the reception on May 7; Students observe a wall of drawings submitted to the exhibit; Art by Chelsea Rush. Photos by David Zimmerle

$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS •Drawing/painting: Turner Wilcox won the Alice Waldo Scholarship, and Morgan Reilly Sears won the Vern Willey Scholarship. •Ceramics: Katherine Cox won the Stephanie Dorey Scholarship. •Photography: Paige Linden won the Barry Berg Scholarship and the Linda Stone Memorial Scholarship. The hours at Casa Romantica are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. General admission is $5. For more information, call 949.498.2139 or visit SC

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Cougars vs. Tritons, San Clemente High School May 13, 3:15 p.m.

Eagles vs. Tritons San Clemente High School May 13, 7 p.m.

Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy, Home Depot Center May 15, 7:30 p.m.


One more regular season game for San Clemente before the team begins an arduous journey through the postseason.

After dismantling Beckman in four games in the first round of CIF, the No. 3 Tritons move on to host No. 5 Santa Margarita.



Fresh off destroying the Seattle Sounders FC, the undefeated LA Galaxy return home ready to keep their impressive win streak alive.



A’s vs. Angels, Angel Stadium May 16, 12:35 p.m.

Suns vs. Lakers, Staples Center May 17, 6 p.m.

The slumping Angels are set for a rivalry showdown as they host the red-hot Oakland A’s in the final game of this series. Info: www.losange-

Just one series away from the finals, the Lakers host the Phoenix Suns in the first game of the Western Conference Finals. Info:


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Triton Report By David Zimmerle

BASEBALL • The Tritons (8-5 South Coast League, 16-9) beat Tesoro 6-2 April 30, romped Dana Hills in a 12-2 win May 3, but lost 4-3 to Mission Viejo May 5. In the win against the Titans, both Taylor Cook and Eamon Sullivan each led with two RBI each. Stomping Dana, the Tritons had two players go yard as both Aaron Jones and Aaron Payne each had home runs. In the loss to Mission Viejo, Cook led the team with two RBI, while Christian Knauer also had a double. On May 7, San Clemente looked for a little redemption against Mission Viejo and found it, beating the Diablos in a lopsided 10-3 win. Joel Atkinson went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBI. On May 11 the boys traveled to take on Capo Valley and remained tied with Aliso Niguel for first place in league. Next 7 days: May 13 vs. Capo Valley, 3:15 p.m. SOFTBALL • The Lady Tritons (2-5 SCL, 9-5-1) handed Capo Valley a 6-2 loss May 1, but dropped their next two games losing 2-1 Tesoro May 4 and 9-1 to Mission Viejo May 6. In the win against the Cougars, Summer Secrest got the win from the circle while Rachel Stephens dominated at the plate hitting a three-run homer in the third inning and another solo blast in the fi fth. The loss to Tesoro went 11 innings and ended on a game-winning homerun by a Tesoro batter. The defeat to Mission Viejo was tough as San Clemente found its lone run in the second inning off a solo jack by Kailey McCasland. The girls hosted Capo Valley May 10 and then took on Aliso Niguel at home May 12. Next 7 days: n/a BOYS LACROSSE • San Clemente (9-1 SCL, 15-3) made it out of the first round of the Division I Southern Section Championship playoffs beating JSerra Catholic 10-7 May 4 while at St. Margaret’s High. On offense, Jonathan Kassity led with four goals and an assist, Max Satossky had three goals and two assists and Bennett Jonas had two goals and an assist. At goalie, Thomas Ahola totaled 13 saves. However, the team closed its 2010 campaign with a tough 16-2 loss to Foothill on the road May 6. Overall, it was a solid season for the Tritons as they claimed their second straight South Coast League title—one shared with Tesoro—by beating Mission Viejo 12-8 on May 1. “We are excited about the progress San Page 24 • San Clemente Times • May 13–19, 2010

Clemente Lacrosse has made over the past three years since the high school program began,” head coach Glen Miles said. “We are very focused on becoming one of the most competitive programs in Orange County and plan to compete at the very highest levels in California. We had a great group of seniors this year and I’m happy they were able to bring another SCL Championship back to the school.” Next 7 days: n/a

GIRLS LACROSSE • The Lady Tritons (8-2 SCL, 14-4) closed the 2010 season with a 6-4 loss to Newport Harbor in the first round of the Division 1 Southern Section Championship playoffs May 6 at Los Alisos Middle School. It was a tough go from the onset as San Clemente gave up all six goals in the first, netting two goals in both the first and second half. San Clemente closed the season with a second place finish in the South Coast League behind Tesoro. Next 7 days: n/a BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING • For the boys, the following swimmers had CIF times in individual times or relays at the league finals May 7: Chad Yu in the 100 free (CIF automatic standard), Chase Yu in 100 free (CIF consideration), Chad Yu, Chase Yu, Cole Lennon and Peter Hays in the 200 free final (fourth place, CIF consideration), Chad Yu, Chase Yu, Peter Hays and Reilly Gorman in the 400 free final (fi fth place, CIF consideration). During the South Coast League Finals May 7, Lady Triton junior Silken Jones defended her title as South Coast League champion for the second year in a row in the 50 free with a personal best time of 23.80. Jones also tied for second in the 100 free with a personal best 52:32. Senior Jenny Stiefel was a league finalist in the 100 free (56.65) and in the 50 free (25.96). Junior Kimmy Jaramillo was a finalist in the 500 free and swam a personal best 6:26.63. Though the varsity squad placed last in league, Jones and sophomore Taylor Smith qualified to participate at Division-1 CIF Championships at Belmont Plaza May 12. Smith qualified in the 100 back, while Jones will be swimming to defend her first place finishes last year in the 200 and 500 freestyles. Next 7 days: May 14 at CIF Finals (boys and girls) at Belmont Plaza, TBA BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD • For the boys track team at the

A group of Triton defensemen attack the ball against Foothill High. Photo by Nicki Blanchard

South Coast League Final May 7, the 4x100 relay team finished in second, Joe Wright took third in the 110 hurdles, Eddie Wallace took second in the 100, Zach Veenemam took third in the discus, Tyler Stoll took third in the high jump, and Jordan Micalef took second in the long jump. The girls track team finished up the regular season May 7 at Thalassa Stadium competing in the South Coast League Finals. Junior Triston Brown took fi fth in the 100, senior Christina Twicken placed second in the 200 and first in the 400, sophomore Salona Wallace took fi fth in the 400, junior Tatum Ohana placed fi fth in the 800, senior Sarah Darby finished first in the 1600, junior Katy Smith took third in the 3200, while sophomore Molly Mann finished in fi fth, the 4x100 relay team finished in third, the 4x400 relay team finished in first, and in the Discus junior Emma Hutchinson finished in first. The top three placing finishers along with several at large qualifiers for both teams moved on to the CIF Prelims set for May 15. Next 7 days: May 15 at CIF Prelims at Trabuco Hills, TBA

BOYS GOLF • The Tritons (6-4 SCL) could not make it out of the South Coast League Finals May 3-4, finishing tied for third place with Mission Viejo at the close of the regular season. The 2010 season was the first time in three years the team could not repeat as league champs. Mission Viejo advanced to the South Coast Team Divisional May 10 at Talega Golf Club as they beat the Tritons twice during the regular season.

However, the Tritons finished the South Coast League finals with the top two individuals golfers in league. Matt Duralde took the title as South Coast League individual champion with a round one two under par 70 at San Luis Rey Downs, and a round two four under par 68 at Pala Mesa, winning by eight shots. Kevin Allen finished in second place individually at the finals with a round one score of 71, and a round two score of 75. Both will advance to the CIF Individual Regionals next week. Next 7 days: May 17 at CIF Individual Regionals at Skylinks in Long Beach, 7 a.m.

BOYS TENNIS • San Clemente earned the No. 2 seed in the South Coast League and went on to face Irvine (Pacific Coast No. 3-seed) in the CIF Division 1 draw on May 12. Next 7 days: n/a BOYS VOLLEYBALL • The Tritons (8-3 SCL, 19-9) finished the season just shy of their ninth straight league championship, tying for second place with Tesoro. However, the boys ended the regular schedule with a four-match win streak including a 3-0 sweep of South Coast League champion Dana Hills on May 5, and a 3-1 win against Aliso Niguel May 6 to end the regular season. The Tritons got the No. 3 seed in the playoffs due to the fact that they lost both matches to Tesoro this season. The boys traveled to play Beckman High School May 11 in the first round of CIF. Should they have won they would play Santa Margarita at home May 13. Next 7 days: n/a




Boys & Girls Club seeking sponsorships for upcoming golf tournament With plans to raise more than $55,000 for programs for the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area, the Club’s 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 4th at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course. The day will begin with registration and lunch at 11 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. golfers will roll out their carts for a shotgun start. An awards banquet and live auction will be held at the exclusive golf club restaurant, Irons in the Fire, following the tournament. To kick-off the sponsorship campaign for the tournament, RCC, Inc.—Developers of Leisure World—has donated $5,000 as a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The Club is seeking more support from individuals and businesses at sponsorship levels: Platinum Sponsor - $5,000: Two foursomes of golf; banner display at registration; fullpage ad in golf program; flag and tee/green sponsorships at given holes; recognition in the newspaper as a Platinum Sponsor. Diamond Sponsor - $2,500: One foursome of golf; banner display at registration; half-page ad in golf program; tee/green sponsorship at a given hole; recognition in the newspaper as a Diamond Sponsor. Gold Sponsor - $1,000: Tee/green sponsorship at a given hole; recognition in the golf program and newspaper as a Gold sponsor; one foursome of golf. Foursome Sponsor - $800; Individual Player - $200; Flag Sponsor - $250: Recognition as a Flag Sponsor in the tournament program and newspaper. Tee/Green Sponsor - $100: Sign placed at a tee or green and recognition in the tournament program and newspaper. The Club is also seeking auction item donations (baseball tickets, golf foursomes and items, hotel stays, vacation condos, etc.), prize donations (items or services valued at $15 or more), and goodie bag donations (160 small items to be placed in golfer give-away bags). For sponsorship and participation, contact Kent Campbell, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club at 949.492.9986 or visit the Club’s Web site at

Game of the Week: Trojans keep the Bulldogs at bay The Trojans fought off the Bulldogs in an 8-2 win, and held on to the top spot in the AAA South division in the SCLL game April 27. The stadium was buzzing through all six innings as the Bulldogs and Trojans, who were both tied for first place in their division going into the game, battled it out on San Clemente’s Vista Bahia ball field. Having tied each other early on this season, both teams came out on fire to win. On the mound for the Trojans, Kammie Allard and Dodge England allowed only 14 hits in six innings of play, while Bulldog pitchers Logan Smith pitched two scoreless innings in the first and fourth, and Matthew Erickson gave up only seven hits while on the mound. Michael McGreevy launched a line drive in the first inning, looking to score for the Bulldogs, but was shut down after Trojan pitcher Kammi Allard delivers a throw from the mound. stealing second by the Trojan defense. Courtesy photo Scoreless in the first, the Trojans came out of their dugout with a vengeance. Hits by Evan Cappadocia, Brent Riddle, Chase Aellig, Tucker Wagoner, Nick Haering, Hunter Tustison, David Donovan and Jared Bernier earned three runs and gave the Trojans an early lead. Ready to take the game back, Bryce Wilson and Joshua Orozco hammered the ball earning two runs for the Bulldogs and closing the Trojan lead to a single run in the bottom of the second. The top of the third brought the fans to their feet. With England and Allard waiting on base, Connor Brannon sent a line drive just short of the right field fence, earning him two RBI and taking the 5-2 Trojan lead. The fourth inning was a battle of defensive heat. With only seven hits between the two teams, both the Bulldogs and Trojans came up scoreless, and the fifth was much of the same. Singles by England, Allard and Kyle Arnett and a double by Brannon earned the Trojans a single run, while singles by Lutz and Orozco were fielded by Trojan defense and kept the Bulldogs at bay. Erickson took the mound in the sixth, and the Bulldogs defense shut down all but Riddle and Aellig who crossed the plate for two more Trojan runs. The Bulldogs fought through the bottom of the sixth to find the win. Kimbrough, McGreevy and Erickson got the bat on the ball, but the Trojan defense kept the Bulldogs scoreless. England closed the game from the mound, calling off his catcher and catching a pop fly for the final out of the game.

San Clemente Men’s Golf Club results On May 5, members of the San Clemente Men’s Golf Club participated in a 2-Man Shamble. Results are as follows: Gross—First place (65, $50): Greg Schweitzer and Cam Thomsen; second place (66, $40): David Hamdorf and Robert Wray; third place (67, $30) Scott Moore and Ron Borg. Net—First place (55, $50): Don Carter and Dave Stowe; second place (56.5, $40): Fred Sattler and John Bovenizer; third place (57, $30): Phil Larson and James Needham; fourth place (58, $30): Al Cafe and Jim Hester; fifth place (58.5, $25): Ken Meyers and Nick Azzollini, Bill Bundy and Fred Stier, Frank Stockton and John Horak; eighth place (59, $25): Tony Daly and Norm Haven; ninth place (59.5, $25): Eugene Won and Dale Arambel, Cliff McCraw and Jack Wilson; 11th place (60, $20): George Fowler and Kent Bergstrom, Jon Friel and Chris Lee, Garry Mogster and Jerry Martinez, Don Lund and G. Osterberg; 15th place (60.5, $20): Pat Larkin and Mike Heusser, George Udris and Chad Ehlers, Nick Traino and Dave Parrish; 18th place (61, $20): Jim Cookson and Clint Bliss, Bart Matheson and Bill Bowers, Jerome Pechac and Don Edler. Closest to Pin ($10 each)—HOLE #2: D. Edler 6’ 3”; HOLE #9: J. Wolfsohn 5’ 1”; HOLE #13: D. Edler 5’ 5”; HOLE # 15: Pat Larkin 5’ 11”.


Ducks are flying high The SCLL AAA Ducks began the season 0-5, and since then have reeled off nine wins out of 10 games—including an eight-game win streak. They are currently tied for second place, and are one game out of first. Manager Alex Haynes credits the team with hard work during practice to continue to improve their game, while keeping a great attitude through the whole season. Defense and timely hitting has been the difference in their solid run. During the win streak the Ducks have only given up 5.5 runs a game while scoring averaging 12. The Ducks players include: Trevor Allen, Keith and Sean Christl, Curran Dand, Daniel Gonzales, Cole Hansel, David Haynes, Storm Haynes, Mathew Kerr, Frankie Lewis, Levi Nelson and Devon Ursem. Coaches are Kevin Dand and Mike Haynes. Standings *With 2 games remaining, the following are the current SCLL standings as teams head into the city Tournament of Champions.

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San Clemente High School Announces Cheer Teams for 2010-2011 New cheerleaders were recently announced for San Clemente High School. The hopefuls had three days to learn a cheer, dance routine and showcase their tumbling skills. The judges based their selections on grades, teachers’ reviews, interviews and performance of skills taught at the three-day sessions. Varsity cheerleaders are Melissa Clinkenbeard, Lauren Delgado, Taylor Drew, Alexis Fredriksen, Madilynne Hollingsworth, Jenna Ibert, Lauren Jackson, Loni Kenton, Angelique Martinez, Elle McGarry, Sarah Mikosz, Jamie Park, Matti Paulsen, Emily Reyes, Brooke Sapp, Lauren Smith, Whitney Tarrant, Teague Tarrant, Ally Twitchell, Lizzie Valle, Nici Walser and Quinn Williams. JV cheerleaders are Malu Arreguin, Brie Camilleri, Kirstyn Carlson, Tiffany Chau, Mariah Chavarria, Ashley Collins, Brittany Hitt, Victoria Martinez, Lindsay Smith, Kendraa Smith, Devony Trotman and Savannah Zoller. Freshman cheerleaders are Paige Augello, Callan Bleick, Kendra Burns, Makena Chamoures, Kenley Cummings, Natlie Falkner, Lauren Hoffman, Paige Humes, Emily Jamckson, Kristina Leimbach, Maddie Lockett, Brittney Loustau, Sara Masters, Jordyn Moore, Nicolette Reitan and Kaitlin Rodriguez. Page 26 • San Clemente Times • May 13–19, 2010

Juniors National Division RSM: 8-5; Tijeras 1 – Marlins: 7-5; Viejo: 5 -8; Tijeras 2 – Angels: 4-9; San Clemente: 4-9 American Division SC 2: 13-0; SC 1: 9-3; SC 4: 9-4; Trabuco 1: 8-4; Trabuco 3: 7-4; Trabuco 2: 5-8; SC 3: 3-9; Trabuco 4: 3-10; Viejo 1: 0-12 Majors Angels: 13-1; Diamond Backs: 13-1; Yankees: 10-5; Reds: 9-6; Rays: 8-6; Giants: 4-11; Orioles: 7-7; Padres: 4-11; Blue Jays: 3-12; Dodgers: 3-12 AAA South Trojans: 13-1; Bulldogs: 11-4; Warriors: 6-9; Wildcats: 5-11; Bruins: 5-11; Sun Devils: 0-16 North Bears: 11-5; Cardinals: 10-6; Ducks: 10-6; Huskies: 10-6; Beavers: 9-6; Cougars: 3-12 SCORES WANTED: We want to run your scores, results and announcements in “Scoreboard.” E-mail, fax 949.388.9977, snail mail or drop off the information to us at 34932 Calle del Sol, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 by each Monday at 5 p.m. NEW! Post your own scores and photos on Click on “Scoreboard” to submit your information.

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Kelsie Fulton and Marshall Peterman Andy and Tina Fulton of San Clemente are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelsie to Marshall Peterman, son of David and Lynda Peterman of Granada Hills. Kelsie is a 2001 graduate from San Clemente High School. She graduated from Gordon College, outside Boston, with a degree in Elementary Education and Spanish in 2005. and is presently employed as a third grade bilingual teacher in Vista. Marshall graduated from Granada Hills High School in 1999. He received a Bachelor in biology in 2003 from the University of California at San Diego, where he is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Biomedical Research. A July wedding is planned in San Clemente.


Deborah Joylynn Priewe God called Deborah “Debbie” Joylynn Priewe home on May 4, 2010 in Midland, Texas after a lengthy battle with cancer. Debbie was born August 14, 1963 in Bellflower, California and raised in San Clemente, California where she grew up at the beach she loved. As a young woman Debbie worked at DeNault’s Hardware. In 1988-89 she moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and in 2007 moved to Midland, Texas to be near her mother. Debbie was full of life, she loved her family and the outdoors. She would tackle and conquer any challenge that came her way. Debbie leaves behind the love of her life, Mike Tudor. Her sons—Justin Priewe and Kyle Priewe, both of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and Nathan Priewe of Midland Texas. Debbie is also survived by her mother, Doris Pierson of Midland, Texas, two brothers Dale Pierson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Otis Pierson of Sacramento, California. Debbie was predeceased by her father, Stanley Pierson.

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HELP WANTED DO YOU WANT A JOB YOU WILL LOVE? We are currently accepting resumes for the position of Full time / Part time COOK. We are looking for someone with previous cooking experience for our daily food production. You will have a key role in providing three beautiful and nutritious meals a day to our wonderful residents, served in restaurant style dining atmosphere. We believe in taking care of our employees. If you work for us, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an enjoyable work/life balance. For additional company information please visit our website at If you are interested in becoming a Cook for Áegis Living, we encourage you to fill out an application, and/or submit your resume to Imee Fontecha in person at 26922 Camino de Estrella, Dana Point, CA 92624 or via fax to 949-488-2669. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Air conditioning All Season Air 949.579.0741, DC Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning 949.365.9044 Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating 949.420.1321 Orange Coast Plumbing                          949.361.1511



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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,

Cheese Shop

South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 The Cellar 949.492.3663 109 Calle de los Molinos, 156 Ave. Del Mar,

Appliances Services & Repairs

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Mac & Madi 949.366.6226 ASAP Appliance Service 949.361.7713 203 Avenida Del Mar, 3200 Legendario, Petit Bonhomme 949.361.3651 147 Avenida Del Mar, ART CLASSES Sidestreet Gallery Mary’s Art Classes CHIROPRACTORS 205 Ave Cabrillo, 949.492.7244 Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center

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,

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


The Home & Garden Stylist/ 949.218.8022 Vignettes of Refinement Lange & Minnott 949.492.3459 San Clemente, Rooms With A View - One Day Redesign 1401 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 109 Using Existing Furnishings 949.492.8566 EXTERMINATING Environment 1st Exterminating, Inc. 949.218.1111 JewelerS 2340 S. El Camino Real, #13, Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 808 N. El Camino Real,

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Junk Removal Edward Jones Investments 949.492.1274 300 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 102b, Green Dump Truck

Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 LANDSCAPE & DESIGN Costa Verde Landscape 949.361.9656 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105, License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) Florists/Flowers Greenscapes Landscape & Design 949.366.6564 Edible Arrangements 949.361.3333 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, 305 S. El Camino Real Unit 102B, LOAN MODIFICATIONS Gateway Legal Center                         949.485.5701           FURNITURE 616 S. El Camino Real, Ste. L, South Coast Furniture & Mattress      949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, Mantels Mostly Mantels                           949.498.8778           GIFTS 114 Calle de Los Molinos, Ste. C, Edible Arrangements                               949.361.3333 305 S. El Camino Real, Unit 102B, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY Christine Johnston, LMFT                     949.500.4340 GRAPHIC DESIGN 616 S. El Camino Real, Ste. G-9, Images/Creative Solutions 949.366.2488 2927 Via San Gorgoinio, Ste. 100,

San Clemente Computer & Network Services HAIR SALONS 949.276.1581 Auto Collision Repair Sano Computers 949.492.2179 Kreative Hair Design                     949.498.6245 Beach Cities Auto Collision 949.276.8005 173 Avenida Serra 127 Calle de los Molinos, Solution Tek-nologies                       949.400.0080 Heating San Clemente, All Season Air 949.579.0741 Auto Wrecking CONCRETE, San Clemente Truck & Auto Wrecking Costa Verde Landscape 949.361.9656 Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating 949.420.1321 1520 Avenida de la Estrella, Ste. B, 949.492.6121 License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) Orange Coast Plumbing                            949.361.1511 BABY & CHILDREN’S GEAR OC Tykes 949.429.1714 201 N. El Camino Real,


B Construction 949.481.8444 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, Bankruptcy Attorneys The Cooper Company General Contractor License #B 638754, 949.361.2538 The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, Dunham Construction, Inc. 949.492.7100 License #450880, Beauty Supply Hutton Construction 949.492.2808 Del Mar Beauty Supply 949.492.8180 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste D,


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949.492.1114 Jon B. Marashi, General & Cosmetic 949.493.9311 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 209, BOUTIQUES Ronald Trosper, DDS 949.492.7140 145 Ave Del Mar, Salon Zinnia & Lifestyle Boutique     949.429.2020 641 Camino de los Mares, Ste. A 110, DRYWALL Complete Drywall Service                   949.280.6064             CABINETS & FINISH CARPENTRY Village Book Exchange 99 Avenida Serra

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


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Grom of the Week Jordan Cheatham Age: 12, Shorecliffs Middle School We caught up with Jordan Cheatham—a recent transplant from Maui—at Trestles during the 6.0 Lowers Pro and Oakley Pro Jr. on Saturday, May 8. He came not only to take advantage of the great waves off to the side of the contest area for himself, but also to study the surfing of some of his favorite pros. Jordan said he really enjoys watching these contests not only because it’s fun, but also because he hopes to be a professional surfer himself someday. For now, Jordan competes in ISF contests with his school surf team and contributed to Shorecliffs’ winning season. His favorite surf break is Honolua Bay, Maui, where he recently made a surf trip with his friend Daniel Tieman and both of Courtesy photo their fathers. “We had a really great time!” said Jordan. “I think my next surf trip will be this summer in El Salvador.” Jordan’s summer plans include surf and more surf. He said he hopes to practice a lot—at least twice a day, every day. He will most likely be seen surfing Lowers in the morning and Riviera in the afternoon, throwing his favorite maneuver—the blow tail. Though his main goal is to become a pro surfer, Jordan is also interested in attending college at the University of Hawaii. Jordan works hard and is doing very well in school—earning all A’s and B’s.

Surfers Teach For a Special Cause Volcom Summer Soul Surf Camp and Mauli Ola Foundation team up to benefit Cystic Fibrosis patients By Rob Elseewi San Clemente Times

Surf ForecasT

n Saturday May 1, a group of influential surfers put their talents together for a great cause, as the Volcom Summer Soul Surf Camp teamed up with the Mauli Ola Foundation to teach kids with cystic fibrosis (CF) how to surf. Legendary surfers Michael Ho, Buttons Kaluhiokalani and Sunny Garcia, local surfers Gavin Beschen and Josh Baxter, as well as Santa Cruz west-sider Shawn “Barney” Barron, were just a few of the surfers who spent their Saturday afternoon teaching CF patients how to surf. This is not the first time professional surfers have gathered to help kids with CF. The Mauli Ola Foundation was started in 2007 and has held many major events to help create awareness and raise money for this disease. CF is a genetic respiratory disease and one of the methods used to help relive mucus build up in the lungs of CF patients is the use of a breathing treatment with hypertonic saline solution—salt water. For a patient with CF, it was discovered that going surfing and being in the ocean is a natural form of the remedy, so the result of a good surf day is as good as a day of treatments in the hospital. Mother Nature did her part to provide sunny skies and light wind although the water was a chilly 55 degrees for the group. It was awesome to see the teamwork that surf instructor and co-owner of Summer Soul Surf Camp, Chris Barnum, and legendary Pipeline master Michel Ho showed as they passed their

Kala Alexander and student make their way out to catch a wave. Photo by Rob Elseewi

student from the outside breakers to the shallow inside section. Parents of CF patients enjoyed watching their kids in such great hands. The amazing physical strength shown by Buttons and Kala Alexander was reassuring to Matt Fergeson, father of participant Ashton Fergeson. Matt paddled out with Ashton and Buttons and had this to say about his son: “He’s an amazing little guy. He actually thinks having CF is pretty cool which is amazing because it’s going to shorten his life by more than half. So we are out here today to show him what a wonderful world we have in the ocean and salt air, and look forward to the day when CF has a cure and

I don’t have to tell him he’s going to die at 37.” The patience and delicate ways of surf instructor and surf camp co-owner Josh Baxter and the soft-spoken easy-going attitude Gavin Beschen and Barney gave to their students, all made for a wonderful Saturday at Dog Patch. For more information on the Volcom Summer Soul Surf Camp, log on to For more on the Mauli Ola Foundation, please visit To watch a touching video segment of this great event, check out the “Videos” section of the SC Times home page at Click on “more” to find it in the archives. SC

Water temp: 56-61˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 8-12’ Poor+; Catalina: 10-15’ Poor-Fair Remarks: A small, leftover mix of SSW swell and NW windswell makes for lightening surge and increased visibility, but diving conditions remain poor+ at best. Exposed breaks see 1-2-3’ surf at best with generally poor conditions. Short range: Thursday sees a a tiny mix of leftover SSW groundswell and NW windswell. Better breaks see 1-2-3’(ankle to knee to waist high) surf, with top breaks slightly more consistent on the waist high waves. Conditions are clean early, but poor to fair due to lack of size. Long range: A new mix of small NW swell and sizeable SSW groundswell builds heading into the weekend. Good exposures see plenty of knee to waist to shoulder high waves Friday, with more size for the weekend. Conditions look favorable for the mornings, stay tuned.

Here comes a wave you don’t want to miss! It’s the Party Wave, Saturday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside. The 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser and Grand Celebration of Women On Waves is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever. Come meet an unprecedented gathering of the world’s most famous and top female surfers including the original Gidget, pioneer woman surfer and Surfrider founding member Jericho Poppler, world champs Lisa Andersen, Kim Mearig, Linda Benson, Jennifer Smith and Debbie Beacham among others. All against the backdrop of CSM’s most recent

triumph: WOW: Women On Waves, the fascinating exhibit spotlighting the origins of women’s surfing from before Captain Cook’s “discovery” of the Hawaiian Islands right up through today’s explosion of female wave warriors and enthusiasts. Complement this once in a lifetime surfing assemblage with delicious mouth-watering cuisine from many of North County’s finest restaurants including Pedro’s Tacos, Harney Sushi, 333 Pacific, Mary’s Lumpia, Petite Madeline Bakery and Nagata Farms. Quaff your thirst with tasty libations from Kona Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, and Smartwater. Live music and entertainment with both a silent and live auction for fabulous items including: Las Olas Surf Safari in Mexico for six nights and sevent days accommodations, an Ashley

Lloyd longboard shaped exclusively for the Gala and autographed by many of the famous surfers featured in the exhibit, spa packages, artwork and so much more make this a must-do event. Tickets are available now at, by calling 760.721.6876 or at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Mark your calendars now and save the date. The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m.


Women on Waves

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NEW! SC Times online video show This week on BoardShorts, videographer Rob Elseewi captures the action at the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro and Oakley Pro Jr., held May 4 through 8 at Lower Trestles.

UPCOMING EVENTS May 15-16: WSA Gatorade West Coast Championships, San Onofre, Church Beach May 19-23: NSSA West Coast Championships, Huntington Beach, Southside Pier June 16-19: NSSA National Interscholastic College and Middle School Championships, National Airshow Championships and National Explorer Championships, Dana Point, Salt Creek June 19-22: Surfing America USA Championships (preliminary rounds for 18 and older and longboard divisions) Huntington Beach, Pier June 23-28: Surfing America USA Championships (finals for HB Pier divisions and all Boys U18, U16, U14, U12 and Girls U18, U16, U14 and U12 shortboard), San Onofre, Lower Trestles


Coronation at Dogpatch Rainbow Sandals stand up paddle contest finds new King and Queen of Dogpatch By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


he Rainbow Sandals King & Queen of Dogpatch stand up paddle surfing contest went off without a hitch on May 8 at San Onofre State Beach at the break known by surfers as Dogpatch. Participants in this second annual event were invited to compete via “royal proclamation” by last year’s King John Clark (Last year’s Queen was his wife Manya). King Clark’s invitation set the stage—and summed up the spirit of the contest—for this fun and entertaining day created in the interest of celebrating the growing sport of stand up paddle surfing and with the intention to benefit the efforts of the San Onofre Foundation to provide education, protection and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches. The invitation read: “People of the Land, the King and Queen of Dogpatch will take place Saturday, May 8th at San Onofre State Beach. This Stand-up paddle event will directly benefit the San Onofre Foundation. This event is open to all SUPers of all levels. There will be two divisions: The Best-in-the-World and the Second Best-in-the-World. Rainbow Sandals’ main objective and advice for success in this event is to have a lot of fun. In addition to being judged on your SUPing ability, you will be scored upon how much positive energy you can convey—no whining! In celebration of Dogpatch and the fast-growing sport of stand-up paddling, the King and Queen competition gives us all an opportunity to give back to the Earth through the San Onofre Foundation. A new King and Queen will be crowned. Good luck…—King Clark” Competitiors were greeted with beautiful weather, glassy clean waves and numerous sightings of wildlife. Dolphins

RESULTS King of Dogpatch: Billy Kho Queen of Dogpatch: Diane Wenzel Advanced Men 1. Tommy Lloy 2. Dave Kalama 3. Andrew McKinney 4. Byron Kurt 5. Brian Haag 6. Jason Kenworthy Advanced Wahine 1. Candice Appleby 2. Emmy Merrill 3. Elsa Harrison 4. Jamilah Star 5. Kristy Murphy 6. Claudia Struble

Intermediate Men 1. Greg Brunson 2. Chris Hamm 3. Brent Pascoe 4. Eric Lizerbram 5. Mike Skelly Intermediate Wahine 1. Kaimaleea 2. Jennifer Kurt 3. Rhonda Daum 4. Manya Clark 5. Alicua Barry 6. Nicole McGinley

caught waves alongside competitors, and sightings of a gray whale and a juvenile white shark were also reported. “All in all, the King and Queen of Dogpatch was just a beautiful, fun-filled family day at the beach,” said Rainbow Sandals’ Pat Huber. “Everyone had a great time. It was great to have Dave Kalama at the event. He, along with Laird Hamilton was largely responsible for popularizing stand-up paddling.” At the end of the day, Dogpatch had new royalty—King Billy Kho and Queen Diane Wenzel—to reign over the little stretch of beach and surf, until next year. SC

The new Queen of Dogpatch Diane Wenzel is crowned. The King Billy Kho could not stay for the coronation so Brent Pascoe accepted his crown for him and stood in for the photo. Photo by Pat Huber

6.0 Lowers Pro, Oakley Pro Junior Wrap Up at Trestles An impressive field of competitors wows fans at Lowers By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


fter four days of competition, May 4 to 8, at the worldclass cobblestone break of Lower Trestles, it was St. Augustine, Florida’s Gabe Kling who took home the win over Australia’s Chris Davidson. The ASP Prime 6.0 Lowers Pro saw an impressive lineup of some of the world’s best professional surfers pushing the envelope and putting on a show of epic proportions on the notoriously rippable waves at Lowers. Crowd favorite Andy Irons (HI) nearly missed the finals when he was taken out by Kling in the semis 12.86 to 12. 64. Davidson battled his way into the final round by defeating Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.93 to 14.53 in his semifinal heat. The early rounds of the Oakley Pro Jr. were upsetting for local surfers when Capo Beach surfer Luke Davis was eliminated in the Round of 32 and San Clemente’s RESULTS Kolohe Andino was knocked out in the 6.0 Lowers Pro Final Results quarterfinals thanks to 1- Gabe Kling (USA) 16.50 an interference. (Andino 2- Chris Davidson (AUS) 11.77 had another chance to shine in the 6.0 and alOakley Pro Junior Final Results though he went down in 1- Andrew Doheny (USA) 17.10 the early rounds in that 2- Nat Young (USA) 15.40 event, he did display 3- Dylan Goodale (HAW) 14.17 surfing worthy of the 4- Tyler Newton (HAW) 13.60 Prime level.) The Pro Jr. final field was stacked with impressive talent—Nat Young (Santa Cruz), Dylan Goodale (HI), Tyler Newton (HI) and Andrew Doheny (Newport Beach). The final was an exciting see-saw battle amongst all four. The heat had spectators on the edge of their seats as Doheny posted an 8.5 and Goodale quckly responded with a 6.77 that brought him into first. Nat Young of Santa Cruz, needing something in the low 5’s, fought back with an impressive display of his on-rail mastery and was awarded a 7.57 bringPage 34 • San Clemente Times • May 13–19, 2010

6.0 Lowers Pro winner Gabe Kling goes vert off the top. Photo by Andrea Swayne

ing him into first with just over five minutes remaining. In the end, it was Doheny that came out on top, winning with a two-wave total of 17.10 out of 20. Doheny was gracious and appreciative in his interview. “I just want to keep having fun, trying to improve and just keep doing this. This is an awesome sport and the whole thing is rad. It’s really cool,” said Doheny. Award ceremony announcer Dave Stanfield mentioned that established ‘CT, Prime and ‘QS are very inspired by young surfers and are

always watching because the young surfers are the next generation and asked Doheny if he, in turn, is inspired by some of the older surfers. “I am really impressed. It’s cool to see Andy Irons ripping, he’s one of my favorite surfers. John John (Florence) and Brother (Kolohe Andino) were also surfing really well,” said Doheny. For additional information, photos and video highlights of the events, log on to and www. SC

SC Times, Vol. 5, Issue 19  

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SC Times, Vol. 5, Issue 19  

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