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A Lifetime of Lifesaving San Clemente Lifeguards mark 80th anniversary, including starting the Ocean Festival SPECIAL INSERT


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Lifeguard Peter Compton works at Tower 1 just south of the San Clemente Pier Sunday. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

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Poche Beach Woes Could be Thing of the Past

Local Potter Fans Prepare for Finale Friday

Banners Herald City’s Surf Tradition




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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO A San Juan Capistrano City Councilman has proposed eliminating the city’s ban on carrying unloaded firearms in parks. Councilman Derek Reeve, elected in December after identifying himself as a “Constitutional Attorney” on the ballot, says the city’s law against firearms in parks is more restrictive than state law, which allows residents to openly carry unloaded weapons. Reeve said the city’s laws should be in line with those in the state, adding he believes the city would be safer if more residents could carry weapons. His City Council colleagues have responded with skepticism. Reeves also proposes eliminating the regulation against fishing in Capistrano creeks—although that is a state regulation. The council is due to take up the issues at its July 19 meeting.


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

DANA POINT Assemblywoman Diane Harkey and Dana Point City Councilwoman Lisa Bartlett will discuss the proposed plan that threatens to cut that city into two separate voting districts at a Friday morning public meeting. The Dana Point Civic Association presents Coffee Chat at 8:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at Coffee Importers, 34531 Golden Lantern in the harbor. The topic of discussion at the next Coffee Chat, set for July 15, will be the redistricting. Harkey and Bartlett will also outline a suggested course of action by citizens. Guest speakers and discussion topics vary by month to include issues and items of interest to Dana Point residents. The public is always welcome and free coffee—courtesy of Coffee Importers—is served. For more information call Pat Fairbanks at 949.661.9999.

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… Mountain Lions?

THE LATEST: A resident on Calle Aquamarina, off Vista Hermosa, spotted a 60- to 70-pound mountain lion around 8 p.m. Saturday. But when Sheriff Deputies arrived the animal was nowhere to be found, said Sgt. Scott Kennedy. About 3,000 mountain lions call California home, said Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Fish and Game. Males roam a 250-square mile range while females cover an area about half that size, Hughan said. He said the animals are “very solitary and shy.” WHAT’S NEXT: Though human contact is rare—and deaths rarer—it does happen, especially in the early morning or late afternoon. Joggers should consider running in pairs, Hughan advised. FIND OUT MORE: See news/issues/lion. —Stacie N. Galang


… Poche Beach?

THE LATEST: A meeting of at least six public agencies Tuesday will likely lead to a solution of the flooded public access to Poche Beach, a resident who attended the San Diego gathering said. “We made some serious progress,” said Tom Marier, president of the Shorecliffs Beach Club Association. Public access to Poche Beach, at the north end of town, has been hampered by high water in a scour pond. The county was the lead agency on a $3 million, ultraviolet system that was designed to clean runoff. Initially, officials wanted water from that system to bypass the pond, but state officials wanted the cleaned water to go into the pond. San Clemente Times July 14–20, 2011

The pond is created by a berm on the beach, and now regularly floods the pedestrian catwalk. “It’s not just a matter of getting your feet wet—although who wants to walk through polluted water,” Marier said. “The only other access is across the railroad tracks, which is not only illegal, it’s patently dangerous.” But bulldozing the berm to allow the pond to subside requires permission from state and federal agencies. Marier said Tuesday’s meeting seems to open the door for berm removal as needed starting in August. The meeting was attended in person by the city, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, state Fish and Game, Orange County officials, while Coastal Commission staffers attended by conference call. Mayor Lori Donchak has made the issue a priority. Marier credited her efforts, too. WHAT’S NEXT: The council will hear a presentation on the issue at Tuesday’s meeting. Donchak said it will be within the first hour of the meeting and include county officials. The council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio.

WHAT’S NEXT: Headrick said his and other organizations have been working with their counterparts to the north to raise awareness about nuclear power. Locally, they plan to create a sand sculpture replica of SONGS and its distinguishing domes at this weekend’s Ocean Festival, he said. FIND OUT MORE: Visit —SNG

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not aware we’re living close to a power plant or some of the issues,” Headrick said. One of the issues is evacuation plans, particularly in light of the nuclear woes at Fukushima Daiichi plant. Prior to Japan’s disaster, residents living within a 10-mile radius would be evacuated for a similar problem in California, but now nuclear regulators are saying the area should cover a 50-mile radius, according to Headrick. “Something should really be done about our evacuation routes,” he said. Southern California Edison had no comment.

… Evacuation Signs around San Clemente?

THE LATEST: Yellow signs that read, “Warning. San Onofre Evacuation Route,” have cropped up around the city as the latest protest against San Ononfre Nuclear Generating Station. Gary Headrick of San Clemente Green said about 200 signs were posted last Thursday. “We’re doing an awareness campaign because we realize people are


… the City’s Dory Boat?

THE LATEST: San Clemente lifeguards plan to field at least one two-person team for the dory races at the Ocean Festival. Despite their setback last month when a vandals destroyed their earlier craft, the lifeguards have rallied with the help of the community, said Marine Safety Officer Nick Giugni. Already, they received two donated dories. The Thompson Brother company with father Peter Thompson and his children Matthew and Danika Thompson, who are lifeguards, have worked diligently to paint the first boat and ready it for Saturday’s races, Guigni said. Paul

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Milosch, father of lifeguard Trevor Milosch, has also pitched in. “It’s nice to see a support group out there and supporting us,” Guigni said. “We’re just trying to do the best we can. That just helps motivate the guys.” The Marine Safety officer also singled out seasonal lifeguards Ryan Buckley, Milosch and Kyle White who “put a lot of work and time and energy to make that boat really represent the department and the City of San Clemente in the best way possible. WHAT’S NEXT: But lifeguards aren’t taking any chances with their latest boats, which are locked with steel cable cord and a key lock every night, Guigni said. They also formed a new dory association to oversee future competitions and care for their crafts and are accepting donations of time and money to keep their effort afloat. FIND OUT MORE: Call Marine Safety at 949.361.8219. —SNG


… Ramp Closure to the I-5?

THE LATEST: No it wasn’t carmageddon, but San Clemente’s southbound ramp from El Camino Real to Interstate 5 has been shut down since Tuesday for repairs. Caltrans issued the closure to make an emergency sewer line repair starting Tuesday, July 12. The source of the woes was a damaged eight-inch sewer line and crews will begin emergency repairs that will require the closure of the ramp at 6 a.m. WHAT’S NEXT: The closure will remain in effect until 6 p.m. on Friday, July 15. FIND OUT MORE: For more information about this project, contact Caltrans at 949.724.2000 or visit its website at 12. —SNG

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SC Sheriff’s Blotter Compiled by Kylie Corbett 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, July 11 DISTURBANCE Avenida Adobe/Avenida Baja, 100 Block (6:53 a.m.) A tall female in her 30s was heard yelling outside on her cell phone at 6 a.m. BURGLARY ALARM-AUDIBLE Avenida Santa Inez/Avenida San Luis Rey, 2800 Block (5:17 a.m.) After seeing a large rock next to the broken window of a business and a man in a long sleeved plaid shirt fleeing the scene on bike, a concerned citizen informed authorities. An alarm was heard but the caller was unaware if it was from the business.

Sunday, July 10

DISTURBANCE Avenida Del Presidente, 3200 Block (10:45 a.m.) A group of men and women in a white Range Rover were seen getting physical with a nearby resident. One of the younger men allegedly grabbed bolt cutters to use as a possible weapon.

MISSING ADULT Camino de Los Mares, 600 Block (7:14 p.m.) A 6-foot-tall man with lacerations to his left arm left the San Clemente hospital on foot and was seen heading towards the fire station. He was later found and transported back to the hospital. CITIZEN ASSIST Caballista Del Sur/Alforja, 2900 Block (4:13 p.m.) A resident requested to talk to a deputy after finding drug paraphernalia on his front lawn two nights in a row. FRAUD REPORT Avenida Cornelio/Avenida Ramona, 2000 Block (3:31 p.m.) After losing her wallet at a Chevron gas station, a woman notified authorities that someone had already made transactions on her credit cards. CITIZEN ASSIST El Camino Real/El Portal, 100 Block (12:15 p.m.) A man kept receiving parking citations and called authorities wanting to know where the parking zone starts and stops.

Saturday, July 9 KEEP THE PEACE Avenida Del Mar/Avenida Cabrillo, 100 Block (10:44 p.m.) A bartender at Ole’s Tavern wouldn’t give a customer’s ID back because he believed it to be fake. CITIZEN ASSIST El Vuelo/Del Dios, 400 Block (10:48 p.m.) Residents requested to speak to deputies after someone threw several bags of poop at their home. TRAFFIC HAZARD Ola Vista/Avenida Gaviota (10:36 p.m.) A large group of teenagers were seen throwing water balloons at passing vehicles.

ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE Calle Seville/Ola Vista, 200 Block (11:45 a.m.) A caller reported that people kept parking in employee spots at the San Clemente Library.

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SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Calle Nuevo/Camino de Los Mares (1:06 a.m.) A citizen called authorities about a man walking. The caller thought the man was suspicious because people don’t walk in the community.

City and Community Calendar Thursday, July 14 SCC General Meeting 3 p.m. Community Resource Center San Clemente Presbyterian Church. 119 N. Ave. De la Estrella, 949.547.7260, Pajama Storytime 7 p.m. Wear your PJs to the library and listen to stories. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, Coastal Advisory Committee Meeting 7 p.m. Ole Hanson Room in the Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, 949.361.8200,

Friday, July 15 TGIF Party 12 p.m. Join the Senior Center for a party with entertainment by Rick McClellan. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.3322.

Saturday, July 16 Bat Walk II 7 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Take an evening walk with bat biologist Stephanie Remington at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Donation $10-$15. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778,

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Tuesday, July 19

Independence Day Bike Parade an Annual Tradition in Talega

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

u The Miraleste-Farralon Ridge neighborhood in Talega celebrated their annual July 4 celebration at 9 a.m. All surrounding neighborhoods were welcome to participate in the children’s bicycle parade. Between 60 and 70 kids—dressed in red, white and blue—pedaled their way down the street. Residents throughout the area, many parents with strollers in tow and their dogs, watched as the colorful riders passed by. “It is always a fun event and great way to meet neighbors,” said Nicole Humphry, one of the event organizers. “Perfect before heading to the beach for the day.”

Openings Available for Junior Lifeguard Camps u The San Clemente and Doheny State Beach Junior Lifeguards have summer camp programs for children ages 8 to14. Spaces are still available. The camps focus on beach and ocean safety and physical fitness. Activities include ocean safety education, first aid and CPR education, daily workouts, boogie boarding, surfing, stand-up paddling, competitions, field trips, snorkeling and other beach and ocean

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related activities. Participants learn how to swim with confidence in the ocean and enjoy all that the beach environment has to offer. The programs are taught by professional ocean lifeguards with safety as their No. 1 goal. Several programs are available and more information can be found on our websites at or www.dohojg. com. Call the office at 949.361.2969 for information about signing up for our second session beginning July 25.

AAUW Offers Five Scholarships u The San Clemente-Capistrano Bay branch of the American Association of University Women awarded financial scholarships to five young women at its annual scholarship luncheon, which was held at Irons in the Fire restaurant at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course. Rachel Stafford-Lewis of San Clemente was awarded the Bradt Scholarship to assist her financially in continuing her studies at UCLA. Stafford-Lewis will be entering her third year at UCLA in the fall, with a major in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. She plans to pursue a veterinary career and attend graduate school following her undergraduate work.

Rachel Stafford-Lewis of San Clemente, center. Courtesy photo

Four Saddleback College graduate women were also awarded AAUW scholarships to financially assist them in continuing their education at a four-year university: Annie Secrest, La Reina Rodriguez, Michael Alese Ramsey and Lisa Atkinson. For more information about AAUW, visit the local branch’s website at

Marine Support Group to Meet Friday to Discuss Work u The San Clemente Marines Corps Support Group will meet Friday, July 15 at noon at The Next Door restaurant located at 647 Camino De Los Mares in San Clemente. The group assists the men and women serving as well as their families and organizes fundraising efforts for military events, sends care packages to the troops and gives overall support. For more information, email or call 949.492.1131.

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San Clemente Toastmasters 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. Group meets to help develop and improve public speaking skills every Tuesday at the library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.892.8121,

Wednesday, July 20 French Conversation Club 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Come and chat at Café Calypso every Wednesday; no fees, no registration. 114 Avenida Del Mar, 949.493.5228. Wheeler North Reef Discussion 7 p.m. Casa Romantica presents guest speakers Bob Grove, SCE scientist and reef architect, and Bill Brookes, California State Parks ranger and kelp expert, talking about the artificial reef off San Clemente’s shoreline. General admission $7. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, Planning Commission Meeting 7 p.m. Regular meeting in Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,


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The Village Voice: By Wayne Eggleston

City Needs to Start Ole Hanson Beach Park Those who voted against Measure A seek quality development near North Beach


t has now been four months since Measure A passed with a resounding “No,” but the voices of no development on the beach side of North Beach apparently have not been heard. The vote was overwhelmingly against a shopping center adjacent to our beach. One would have thought that a community-led alternate plan would be in the works by now. But the community voices have not been heard by those who make these decisions. There have been suggestions and proposals—more than one—but it seems that these voices will have to wait until the General Plan Advisory Committee comes up with a recommendation to City Council.

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And then what? Will the community voices and GPAC recommendation sit on a dusty shelf until the General Plan is finalized? That process could take several years, and the community voices, Wayne Eggleston although very loud and clear, will go unheard. One such plan—the Ole Hanson Beach Park—has been brought forth several times by Tom and Vonne Barnes and Ricardo Nicol. Theirs is a beachside park similar to that beautiful beachside park in Laguna Beach, along with a landscaped

surface parking lot on the El Camino Real site. There was consideration given to a shopping center on these parcels, so why not consider something as useful and beautiful as a beachside park where the community can gather and enjoy picnics and community events? After all, these parcels were seized by eminent domain to be used for a park and parking and then forgotten for those uses. It is time to fulfill the original purpose of our property. Ole Hanson Beach Park will provide recreation for residents and visitors to enjoy picnics, sit under shaded trees and relax in the green park by the sea. It could include picnic tables, benches, fountains, and tile artistry found at the Pier Bowl, Casa Romantica, Community Center and Ole Hanson Beach Club. There could even be a gazebo for concerts, weddings and community gatherings. Imagine walking through this park with beautiful public art and sculptures. And the parking? Just a few steps away and still on the beach side consisting of 45 new parking spaces where the dirt-patch currently exists. To see more, go to Now, I know there are some who have labeled those who did not support a shopping center adjacent to our beach, as a “Do Nothing Crowd.” That is just inaccurate. Those who reject Huntington Beach or Los Angeles type developments in San Clemente are not the “Do Nothing Crowd.” They are the “Quality Development Crowd” who want the area to reflect the architecture and concept of a beachside town. For example, what can be done across the street from North Beach? Currently, they are weed-filled lots that look derelict. What needs to be developed, without taking away public scenic view corridors, are beautiful Spanish-type buildings climbing the hillsides instead of parking lots. The

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Online Poll What should the city do about parking at the Pier Bowl? Add a parking structure, but not one that kills views.

7% Install parking meters for outsiders and let area residents park with passes.

12% Reconfigure parking spaces in all the lots.

67% Try a combination of the above.

4% It’s not going to get fixed anytime soon.

10% Make sure to sound off on the “SC Times Poll of the Week” at Bookmark San Clemente Times today! SC Times Online Polls are not scientific and do not reflect the opinion of the SC Times.

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city’s Beach Parking Fund can be used to buy surrounding land and build the parking for the Casino and Miramar and related hillside development. The people have spoken and now will someone on the City Council take the first step and place the Ole Hanson Beach Park on the agenda and get the ball rolling? PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the San Clemente Times staff. We appreciate, however, their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to



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


Island Nights 6:30 p.m.9 p.m. Family event with swimming, dinner (cost extra), music and more at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. Cost $4-$5. 105 W. Pico, San Clemente, 949.361.8200,


Wildlife Company 10:30 a.m. Exciting and educational show with animals at the San Clemente Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, 949.492.3493, Taryn Donath 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, Twilight Thursdays 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tree of Life Nursery hosts an event every Thursday in July and August with presentations, discussions, bird walks, garden tours, refreshments and more. 33201 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.728.0685,


Capo Shakespeare Festival 8 p.m. Camino Real Playhouse takes a comedic look at plays and poems attributed to Shakespeare. $15. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082,


Art-A-Fair 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Art festival in Laguna Beach celebrating its 45th year in action with fine art, workshops and music. $7. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, Friday Night Garden Grilling 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Goin Native chefs host a dinner class with fresh garden items, grilling, a take-home menu and more. 31661 Los Rios St., 949.606.6386, San Juan Capistrano, Bob Dylan and His Band 8 p.m. Concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Tickets start at $29.50. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 800.745.3000, San Clemente Times July 14–20, 2011


2011 Orange County Fair

From whimsical carnival rides to trendy bands, the 2011 Orange County Fair themed “Let’s Eat” offers entertaining, family-oriented activities and plenty of food options. Staying true to its theme, the fair provides eating competitions, deep-fried Oreos and chef demonstrations featuring culinary stars from the Food Network and Bravo TV. Located at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, the fair runs from July 15 to August 14 and operates Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to midnight and Saturdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight. General parking is $7. This year, the Orange County Transportation Authority is bringing back the OC Fair Express with shuttles from six different park-and-ride lots, including one located at Junipero Staff photo Serra just east of the San Diego Freeway in San Juan Capistrano. One-way fares cost $1.50. The bus runs Fridays from 3 p.m. to midnight and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until midnight. On a musical note, the OC Fair features a variety of artists, some of which include alt-rock band Weezer, Disney star Selena Gomez and the Scene, Bill Cosby and country musician Blake Shelton. Tickets for the fair are $11 for general admission, $8 for seniors, $6 for kids and free for children 5 and under. Tickets for the carnival, sports arena and Pacific Amphitheatre can be purchased separately. For more information about the event and pricing, visit — Halee Michel

Night at the Mission Adventure Sleepover 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. Mission San Juan Capistrano hosts a sleepover for families. Cost $50-65, pre-registration required. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1306, Scott Harvey Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. San Clemente Wine Company welcomes Scott Harvey Wines. $15. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, Aloha Friday 9 p.m. Aloha Friday at BeachFire; dress “island style” for specials. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, The Badfooters 9 p.m. Live music at Molly Bloom’s. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.218.0120. Salsa and Sangria 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Event at the Ritz-Carlton. Price $40 per person. 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Dana Point, 949.240.2000,


San Clemente Ocean Festival 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. The annual two-day “Greatest Show on Surf” at the San Clemente Pier area with water competitions, games, contests on the sand, car and art exhibits, fishing derby, food, fun and much more. Avenida Del Mar and Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, 949.440.6141,


Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Two-day skimboard contest at Aliso Beach. 31131 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.923.2280, New Grooves 9 p.m. Live music at Molly Bloom’s. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente 949.218.0120. Patriots Day Marine Car Wash 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Car wash at South Shores Church to benefit Dana Point VFW Post 9934. 32712 Crown Valley Pkwy., Dana Point, 949.248.3500, Tim Fuller Slack Key Concert 8 p.m.-10 p.m. The final slack key concert of the summer at Hulaville. Tickets $5. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, Page 8

Bat Walk II 7 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Take an evening walk with bat biologist Stephanie Remington at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Donation $10-$15. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778, Sawdust Festival 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The annual art show and festival is up and running in Laguna Beach featuring fine arts and crafts by more than 200 local artists and much more. General adult admission $7.75. Open daily through August 28. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030, Live Music Cruise: Wheeland Brothers 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dana Wharf’s Saturday music cruise. Full bar onboard. Tickets $19. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, Wine Tasting 1 p.m.-8 p.m. DaVine Food & Wine hosts wine tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cost $15-$18. 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, Hotel California & Elton The Early Years 12 p.m.; 8:30 p.m. First a tribute to The Eagles at noon, then at 8:30 p.m. a tribute to Elton John at The Hanger at the OC Fair. Tickets $15 each show. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 800.745.3000,


Gone Fishin’ Exhibition 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Casa Romantica’s exhibit featuring fishing memorabilia and artifacts. Admission $5. Exhibit on display until August 14. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


Concerts in the Park 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. The City of Dana Point presents a free concert at Lantern Bay Park featuring “The Whiskey Jack Band.” 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.248.3530, Oklahoma 7:30 p.m. Saddleback College presents a fresh and vibrant take on an American classic with performances through July 31. $27. 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, (Cont. on page 10) THIS WEEK’S WEATHER 7.14 Partly Cloudy H: 67° L: 57° 7.15 Mostly Sunny H: 69° L: 57° 7.16 Sunny H: 72° L: 60°

7.17 Sunny H: 76° L: 63° 7.18 Sunny H: 78° L: 66° 7.19 Sunny H: 79° L: 67° 7.20 Sunny H: 81° L: 67°

GETTING OUT (Cont. from page 8) Morning Breeze Cruise 10 a.m. Ocean Institute. Tickets $22-$35. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274,

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The Little Kitchen

San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine. Signature Safari Capt Dave’s Safari has daily departures for whale watching. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, The Pink Floyd Experience 8:15 p.m. An intimate tribute show with the legendary Pink Floyd music at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair. Tickets start at $12.50. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 800.745.3000,


Cooking Class: Italian Inspired Dinner 6:30 p.m. Italian-inspired cooking class at Antoine’s Café with Chef Caroline Cazaumayou. $50 per person, includes dinner, recipes, wine and more. Call for reservations. 218 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763,


24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.276.7799, BEST KNOWN FOR: Family-style Asian fare MOST POPULAR ITEM: Orange zest chicken Moving up the coast from San Diego County, The Little Kitchen is John Yang’s fifth restaurant. While the other stores, in Vista and Oceanside, are designed for quick bites, this Dana Point location brings a large dining room and open kitchen for a change of pace. Yang, who hales from Beijing, focuses mainly on Chinese dishes on the expansive menu, but also features dishes from Japan, Hong Kong and Korea. “We have a chef from Shanghai who is very Photo by Cory Saul talented,” Yang said. “He has been working with me for 10 years.” With a menu boasting the likes of a seared ahi tuna salad, smooth Japanese kabocha pumpkin soup and Shanghai duck, it’s a wonder the prices aren’t any higher. “We only use the best ingredients,” Yang said, “and we price our meals so that eating out won’t cost much more than dining at home.” The menu has various vegetarian options as well. Yang says he is proud to be a new part of the Dana Point community. “We want to become part of the neighborhood. The people are great, and it’s just so beautiful here.” PRICE RANGE: $5-$19 RESERVATIONS: Yes

PAYMENT: Cash, credit HOURS: Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight.

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Soccer Camp 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jaime Arroyo Soccer Academy (JASA) runs its three-day award-winning summer soccer camp at Forster Ranch Park #6; ages 6 to 15 are welcome. Cost $100, includes T-shirt. 3207 Camino Vera Cruz, San Clemente, 949.291.2678,

Mission SJC’s Historical Exhibit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano’s historical collection featuring rare paintings, religious artifacts and more. Free with admission $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300,

Zach Churchill 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Acoustic rock at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,

Poul Pedersen 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live acoustic talent at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


WaterWorks: Soak Up the Science 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibition on the world of water at the Discovery Science Center. Adults $12.95, kids $9.95. Open daily. 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, 714.542.2823,


Two-for-One at the Wharf Dana Wharf has half price on all fishing trips. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, Ben Powell 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,


BY Megan Bianco

The Trip is Worth It


e all have our own opinions and ideas of what movie stars or rock stars are like in real life. And if we favor certain stars more than others, then we’ve thought about it more than once after seeing them perform. But if celebrities are as fabulous and great looking as they appear on screen or stage, then clearly they have surpassed doing normal stuff like the rest of us mere fans. With Michael Winterbottom’s recent BBC release in theaters called simply, The Trip, appears a glimpse into two modestly successful comics who do have normal and even boring habits just like us. Real life British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star as fictionalized versions of themselves on a road trip across England to dine and chat in some of the country’s best restaurants. Film version of Coogan agrees to write a few pieces for The Observer on his take of the food hot spots when offers for big-shot film projects in the states fail to materialize. His young American girlfriend has suddenly left him for an internship in New York as well. So rather than travel on his own, he

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invites his old friend and colleague Brydon on the trip. The Trip has been gaining a lot of notice for the stars’ impressions of famous and recognizable film stars while dining and driving through the country. Brydon, who seems to make a living making impressions of celebrities in his comedy acts, challenges Coogan to ‘do’ better impersonations of Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Hugh Grant and Woody Allen to name a few. Winterbottom’s feature is actually in fact, an hour and 45-minute edit of Coogan’s and Brydon’s BBC comedy series of the same name. Those familiar with the series and have watched the first season, might find the film cut of the footage a little redundant and unnecessary. But those who are new to the duo’s act will find Coogan’s frustration met with Brydon’s enjoyment while on the road entertaining. SC Megan Bianco is a senior at Cal State Northridge majoring in Screenwriting and Film Criticism. A 20-year resident of San Clemente, Bianco is also a graduate of the California Conservatory of the Arts and JSerra Catholic High School.

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Wheeler North Reef Discussion 7 p.m. Casa Romantica presents Bob Grove, SCE scientist and reef architect, and Bill Brookes, State Park ranger and kelp expert, talking about the artificial reef off San Clemente. $7. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


Captain James Cook’s Travels 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Special presentation at the Ocean Institute featuring cruise line speakers and Ocean Institute volunteers. $7, or $25 for a family of four. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, Kaleido-Kids Variety Show 10:30 a.m. Familyfriendly show every Wednesday at the Kaleidoscope. Free. 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, 714.335.5152, Kids Storytime at the Casa 10 a.m. Casa Romantica hosts free storytime. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, Hart & Soul 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ’30s and ’40s music at Adele’s. 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, Brandon Wildish 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, Rabbi Blue 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, 90 Minute Sunset Harbor Cruise & Beyond 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cruise offered by Dana Wharf. Adults $25, kids (3-12) $15. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to




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

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Potter Fans Prepare for Finale Local muggles reflect on series they grew up enjoying By Krysta Worthen and Rebecca Turley San Clemente Times


he end is here. Harry Potter fans all over the world—and, of course, San Clemente—will unite Friday, July 15 for the final installment of the series when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II comes to theaters. Recent San Clemente High School graduates Danielle Juncal and Rachel Namson will both attend the midnight premiere of the final Harry Potter movie. They grew up right along with the characters. “I went from bedtime stories of quidditch and life-sized chess to midnight partying with teenage friends over the latest book and movie releases,” said Danielle Juncal, 18. The first of the films, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, came out in 2001, debuting three young actors, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

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A decade later, these actors are known worldwide and the series has become a topgrossing franchise. The seventh book was split into a twopart movie, the first debuting in November of 2010 and the second to be released Friday. The first part of the finale grossed $951.8 million world wide, the top grossing film of the entire franchise. The Krikorian Theatre in San Clemente will be holding a midnight premiere screening of the movie, and Juncal and Namson will be among the first to see the film here. The theater will devote three screens to the 2-D movie and one screen to the 3-D version. Attendees to the 3-D showing will get to keep their Harry Potter 3-D glasses, which resemble those of the famous boy wizard. Namson said she and fellow Potter devotees will spend part of the week refreshing their memories of the detailed seven-book series.

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“My friends and I will be having a Harry Potter movie marathon extravaganza, starting on Wednesday midday and going right up until the premiere, including a giant sleepover,” she said. Muggles are sure to sport a more magical look Thursday night. “I haven’t decided quite yet on a costume, but I am thinking of the house elf Winky, to give some recognition to the minor characters,” Namson said.

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Although Friday marks the end of an era, the magic lives on. Last month, author J.K. Rowling launched, which will provide fans with an online experience based around the books. “Even though the journey is coming to a conclusion, it is certain it will never end because it’s kept us all so strong over the years,” Juncal said. “It’s taught us about friendship and bravery, and more importantly, it helped us to believe in magic.” SC

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e d i u G t n e Ev Celebrating 35 years 35 Years of Sun, Surf and Everything in Between Mermaid parades, contests and free demos, oh my!


t’s time for the 35th Annual San Clemente Ocean Festival, and we’re gearing up for a weekend of fun in the sun. Saturday morning, cheer on your favorite athletes in the biathlon, dashfor-cash, or stand-up paddle surf relay, grom surf competitions or Dolphin Dash beach run. There will be a children’s fishing clinic and derby on the Pier, and anyone can participate in the free body surfing clinics, to learn about water safety and how to catch a wave. You can start each day with a hot pancake breakfast, served up by our own San Clemente Lifeguards, then head out to enjoy the woody cars displayed on the Pier with 15 different cars each day. There will be free body boarding demos, just past the Children’s Pavilion. Remember to stop by the Ocean Art Show in the park above the beach, and the sponsor booths that will have information, activities and free raffles. Saturday evening, as you relax and watch the sun set over Dana Point, enjoy dinner on the beach and the free concert featuring “A Bunch of Guys.” OCEAN FESTIVAL TRIVIA Sunday, come on back to the Pier for the all-ages fishing Who was known derby and sand sculpting competitions. The Southern Califoras “Mother” of the nia Body Surfing Championships will start off the day’s athletic Ocean Festival? events, followed by the SUP Surfing Championships, as well as the 5K Beach Run, one mile swim and new Aloha Challenge, where Hawaii’s best ocean athletes will compete against Southern California’s top watermen and waterwomen. There will be activities-a-plenty for the younger crowd with crafts and entertainment in the Children’s Pavilion, south of the Pier. A mermaid parade with King Neptune, interactive activities with Gymboree, performances by Hula Connection, Mad Science, Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Broadway Bound, San Clemente Dance and Performing Arts and band Magic Mercury round out the kid fun. Sponsor a duck and try your luck at winning one of the great prizes in the Great Rubber Duck Race that takes place on Sunday afternoon at about 4 p.m. Prizes include a weekend getaway, certificates for fishing trips and dinners, a surfboard and more. Don’t forget, you can park at San Clemente High School, and take the free shuttle to the beach. We thank our incredible sponsors, dedicated city and state lifeguards, 200plus extraordinary volunteers and the City of San Clemente for their support for the event. We hope you can join us this weekend at “The Greatest Show on Surf!” A: Dorothy Fuller

Peggy Vance EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN CLEMENTE OCEAN FESTIVAL Photos courtesy of Ocean Festival Event Staff

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iards e EveCelnebrattinGg 3u 5 ye A Lifetime of Lifesaving San Clemente’s Lifeguards Mark 80th Anniversary in 2011 BY STACIE N. GALANG


or eight decades, San Clemente lifeguards have stood sentinel atop their beach towers, ready to respond to anything that comes their way. Thousands of successful rescues later, the city’s Marine Safety celebrates 80 years of saving lives, providing first aid and keeping the beaches safe. Lifeguards have not only ensured safety along city beaches and beyond but also spawned a junior lifeguard program to educate youths on water safety and Ocean Festival, an ode to all things water. The annual Lifeguards have patrolled city beaches since 1931. Courtesy photo festival, on Saturday and Sunday, is expected to draw about 66,000 people to city beaches. that were ambitious and wanted to very polished (program),” he said. Chief Bill Humphreys credited the city and its leaders OCEAN FESTIVAL TRIVIA do something with their lives,” said Hughes said when he came to San for staying committed to its Marine Safety Division. How many surf the former secretary, who reluctantly Clemente the city’s lifeguards patrolled “There’s been some really tough budget times,” said competitions transferred to other city jobs when beaches south, from the state system, the chief, who began as a volunteer lifeguard in 1976 are there? budgets tightened. “Many of them are north to Montage Laguna Beach when and started part-time work the following year. “Things very successful in life.” it was better known as Treasure Island have ebbed and flowed but they’ve always supported Beach. Hughes oversaw 60 lifeguards life saving. They realize San Clemente’s No. 1 attraction MAKING LIFEGUARD HISTORY when the city patrolled both its own is its beaches.” In the earliest days of Marine Safety, lifeguards beaches and the county’s. San Clemente’s lifeguard alums are something of a took home $100 a month, according to a history When Hughes started, the Pier wasn’t the desirable who’s who of old-time surfers, including Surfer magcompiled for the division. They used only the most area it is today. Pier rats, as they were often referred to, azine’s John Severson, board shaper Mickey Muñoz basic tools—no fins, no phones and no transportaloitered and deterred regular beach goers from visiting, and surf filmmaker Bruce Brown, who made Endless tion other than their own feet. he said. Summer. After World War II and into the 1950s, visitors In 1980, the city manager asked Hughes to find a “Time flies,” retired Captain Lynn Hughes, who acted began flocking to city beaches. By then police Sgt. suitable renter for the boarded-up boat club—the as what is today’s chief, said of the 80th anniversary. Richard Hazard became the city’s seasonal lifeguard building that now houses The Fisherman’s. The retired “It’s amazing. I had the opportunity to interact with chief. Under his leadership, the city started its junior captain said he advertised the spot for a year before a some of the early lifeguards.” lifeguard program in 1963 and moved into its presqualified bidder came forward. For 18 years, Helen McCue served as a secretary and ent-day headquarters in 1968. By the late 1970s, “That shows you how shady and undesirable the Pier dispatcher for Chief Richard Hazard and Hughes. She San Clemente had hired its first female lifeguard in Bowl was. It just had a reputation of being a not too started in 1973 and even offered first aid to beach goSandy Gross. pleasant a place to be, not good at all,” Hughes said. ers who came by Marine Safety Headquarters. Hughes arrived in San Clemente as “If I tell a person that 30 years ago we couldn’t get “It was just wonderful working a lieutenant in 1974, took the reins in someone to bid, they wouldn’t believe you.” with all the young men and womOCEAN FESTIVAL TRIVIA 1980 and retired in 2001. The retired In addition to their regular rescuing and first aid en,” said McHue, 74. What year did the captain said he witnessed the evolution duties, lifeguards spent much of their time breaking up The mother of three said she first San Clemente of Marine Safety. fights, enforcing the ban on alcohol and keeping the became a second mother to many Ocean Festival “I’ve seen it go from really the most peace among the riffraff. of the lifeguards who worked for take place? bare bones operation, two tin cans, with “In those early years, a good term would be seedy San Clemente. the most rudimentary of tools to now a (Cont. on page 16) “I met all these young people A: 2

A: 1977

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iards e EveCelnebrattinGg 3u 5 ye (Cont. from page 15) A CELEBRATION OF THE OCEAN and ruff and tumble’,” the retired captain said. “It used The Ocean Festival was an offshoot of Marine to be considered a second-class, potholed city with Safety and its lifeguards. Capt. Sheridan Byerly ugly signs.” started the festival, which evolved into its present Efforts to revitalize the city, and especially the Pier day grand event. (Byerly is credited with lifesaving Bowl, starting in the late 1970s helped turn around the advances, including developing the 13 victim deteccity and its reputation. tion signs that lifeguards across the world use to spot “It’s really changed to me. It’s for the better,” Hughes distressed swimmers, according to the lifeguard’s said. “Now, people really look at San Clemente as sort history.) of an example, I believe.” “On Saturday morning, we put up a couple of tarps Top: Lifeguard Kris Moore uses binoculars to scan the waters off City beaches, particularly near the on metal poles and that was the San Clemente. Photo by Stacie N. Galang Above: Lifeguards from an OCEAN FESTIVAL TRIVIA Pier, are far more family-oriented, he event,” Hughes said of the early years earlier era stand beside their boat and equipment. Courtesy photo said. with Dorothy Fuller, often referred Which of these In Hughes’ early years with Ma“It’s always had a culture of friendship and profescompetitions does to as the festival’s mother. “It’s just rine Safety, the lifeguard supervisors developed and developed into the sional support, which is great.” NOT take place at rarely had more than four years of role it is today.” The chief said he would always prefer a candidate the event? experience. Pay in San Clemente Lifeguards and Marine Safety Dolphin Dash with character versus the best swimmer on the beach. Body Boarding tended to be too low to maintain staff played a more direct role in the event “We have a fantastic staff, very dedicated and willBeach Flags long-term, but the city has made in the beginning. ing to do whatever they can to serve the public,” he Bodysurfing strides, he said. “It really met our goals in that it said. Dory Boat Races A hallmark of San Clemente’s Mafocused on showing the many benOne-mile swim Marine Safety Lt. Ian Burton said former lifeguards rine Safety Division has been its cost efits of the beach,” Hughes said. “It often stop by to reminisce about their work with the efficiency, Humphreys said. He said focuses on improving awareness of program. He likened the return of lifeguards to going the city places emphasis on manpower versus highpublic safety on the beach and this was one of the back to a favorite college watering hole. tech gadgetry. early stated goals.” “That’s the neatest thing to see,” said Burton who “The majority of our resources go into people on the Now, a nonprofit oversees Ocean Fest. The orgacame to San Clemente in 2007 from Mission Viejo. beach,” the chief said. “People drown because somenization took in about $130,000 in 2008 and 2009 “They light up when they come in.” body in the lifeguard tower didn’t see them.” before expenses, according to its tax filings. He’s proud to be a part of a program with such a On any given day, the beach always draws visitors, “The community has really taken it up and done a storied past. Humphreys said. great job,” the retired captain said. “It’s been a very “For a department to have that kind of history, that’s City lifeguards average about 3,800 rescues a year good event.” the neatest thing to see,” the lieutenin recent years, Humphreys said. Some years, lifeMcCue said the Ocean Festival ant said. OCEAN FESTIVAL TRIVIA guards make more than 4,000 rescues, but last year’s actually started on the beaches Hughes credited Humphreys for reWhat is considered rainier-than-usual season translated into only about of Camp Pendleton and drew lifecruiting and maintaining a strong staff. the grand finale? 1,800, he said. guards from all over California. “Pay is a part of it,” he said. “It’s also Today, the city’s Marine Safety uses its burgundy “It was wonderful the first couesprit de corps that keeps the lifejeeps and ATVs to traverse the coastline they patrol. ple of years,” the retired secretary guards.” said. “It was really a close connection—the camaraThe retired captain hopes each successive generaderie. All the lifeguards knew each other.” tion of lifeguards looks back at its predecessors and But San Clemente was dwarfed by Marine Safety appreciates the contributions made to reach its 80th Divisions from Los Angeles County and closer agenyear. He also hoped residents don’t take their work for cies like Newport and Huntington Beach. granted. “For a couple of years LA county just creamed us,” “There are parts of the world where two or three McCue said. “They were just so big.” people can drown in a day in certain beach areas,” the retired captain said. “We’re so used to having such a CHARACTER COUNTS high level of public safety service on all levels.” Humphreys said the city hires lifeguards with The lifeguards plan to toast their 80th anniversary with “integrity and solid character traits.” The chief coma celebration Friday, August 26 at the Ole Hanson Beach pared the city’s lifeguards to a fraternity or sorority. Club. The following night they will have a mixer at the The team enjoys spending time together hanging out, Surfing Heritage Foundation’s Museum. For more informaeven after hours, he said. tion, visit or find and like them on Lifeguard Allan Bayer takes in signs at the end of a recent summer day at San Clemente. Photo by Stacie N. Galang “The men and women share a close bond,” he said. Facebook. A: Body Boarding

A: Great Rubber Duck Race

Featured Booths & Vendors 1. Bodyboarding Demos 1a. Body Surfing Clinics (Sat.) 2. Children’s Pavilion Stage 3. Children’s Pavilion Shade Area 4. Children’s Pavilion Crafts 5. Children’s Pavilion Tickets 6. Games 7. Games

8. Games 9. Facepainting 10. Discovery Science Center 11. Ocean Institute 12. OC Oil Recycling (Sat.) 12. Sand Sculpting Registration (Sun.) 13. Swift Health Chiropractic 14. Shell Vacations Club

15. The Local DISH 16. American Laser Skin Care 17. Dr. Eric Johnson 18. Great Rubber Duck Race 19. Saddleback Golf Cars 20. T-shirt Sales 21. Welk Resorts 22. KWVE

23. Fisherman’s Food Court 24. Southern California Edison/SONGS 25. SC Times 26. Volunteer/Info 27. Athletic Registration 28. Awards 29. Results 30. Athlete’s Refreshments

31. Saddleback Hospital 32. Rip Curl 33. Groms/SUP/Bodysurf Reg 34. Main Stage 35. KLOS Van & KABC 36. Pancake Breakfast ticket sales 37. Pancake Breakfast seating 38. Art Show


Where can people go for free shuttle service during the event?

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A: San Clemente High School at 700 Avenida Pico

Schedule Of Events SATURDAY, JULY 16 CHILDREN’S FISHING CLINIC 6:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Registration on the Pier, clinic and derby for children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Judging and prizes awarded

“GROMS RULE” SURF CONTEST 6 a.m. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(ages 14 and under)


Registration/Check-In at Surf Registration booth just north of the Pier Contest will be held just north of the pier

8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Displayed on the Pier


Come for breakfast served up by lifeguards

3 Annual DOLPHIN DASH Kid’s Beach Run rd

FREE BODY BOARDING DEMOS Sponsored by Catch Surf (ages 12 and under)

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration/Check-In at Children’s Pavilion, south of the Pier 9 a.m. Half-mile run for ages 4-6 9:20 a.m. Three-quarter mile run for ages 7-9 9:40 a.m. One mile run for ages 10-12

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

in Parque Del Mar, overlooking the event

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

10:15 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:45 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

South of the Pier, next to Children’s Pavilion Hosted by San Clemente Body Surfing Club



What was the estimated attendance at last year’s event?


South of the Pier, next to Children’s Pavilion


A: 66,000


9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Event 1: Biathlon (1K swim, 5K run) Event 2: 10K Distance Paddle Race (Paddleboard: Unlimited or stock 12’; SUP: 12’6”, 14’ and unlimited; and Surf Ski or Ocean Kayak) Event 3: Dash-For-Cash (swim/sprint) Event 4: National Doryman Association Three Lap Race No. 1 Event 5: 2K Lifeguard Surf Ski Race Event 6: 1K Sprint Paddleboard Race (10’6”) Event 7: National Doryman Association Three Lap Race No. 2 Event 8: 1K SUP Sprint Race (12’6” & under) Event 9: SUP Surf Relay (four-person team, at least one female) Event 10: American Ironman and Ironwoman Event 11: Beach Flags (conditions permitting)

All day events: Face painting, carnival games, *Discovery Science Center, *Ocean Institute booths. *Special presentations throughout the day 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration for DOLPHIN DASH Kid’s Beach Run 9 a.m. DOLPHIN DASH – Kids ages 4-6 half mile run 9:20 a.m. DOLPHIN DASH – Kids ages 7-9 three-quarter mile run 9:40 a.m. DOLPHIN DASH – Kids ages 10-12 one mile run 8 a.m. Ticket sales begin for crafts, games and face painting 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arts and crafts, Discovery Science, Ocean Institute, game booths, face painting and relays 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. “Mad Science” demonstration 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu performance 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Hula Connection performance 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Live music with band Magic Mercury

BEACH PARTY & FREE CONCERT 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dinners available through Fisherman’s Restaurant Free beach concert featuring A Bunch Of Guys


Registration/Check-in at Surf Registration booth, north of the Pier Competitions


Registration (on the Pier) and fishing derby starts. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Judging and Prizes

Dolphin Dash Bodysurfing California Waterman and Waterwoman 5K Beach Run Groms Surf SUP


What two activities take place on the Pier during the event? A: Fishing derby (plus clinic for kids on Saturday) & Woody Car Exhibit


How many athletes participated in the following events last year?

A: Estimates. Dolphin Dash: 170; Bodysurfing: 46; California Waterman and Waterwoman, including the 5K: About 500; Groms: 75; SUP: 50; Estimated total: 841

Schedule Of Events


BODY BOARDING DEMOS Sponsored by Catch Surf 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

South of the Pier, next to Children’s Pavilion



6 a.m.


7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Registration/Check-in at Bodysurfing Registration booth, north of Pier Competitions


8 a.m. 9 a.m.

Come for breakfast served up by lifeguards


8:30am – 2:45pm

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Displayed on the Pier

10 a.m. 12 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.

in Parque Del Mar, overlooking event

Event 12: 5K Beach Run/Walk Event 13: Aloha Challenge Relay: Five-person relay of run, paddleboard, SUP, ski and swim Event 14: SUP 3.5-Mile Race: Surf class under 12’, 12’6”, 14’ Event 15: One Mile Ocean Swim Event 16: San Clemente Waterman Challenge: Swim, run, SUP Event 17: 400M run, 400M swim, 400M run San Clemente Marine Safety water rescue demonstration Event 18: Splash and dash

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES All day events: Face painting, carnival games, *Discovery Science Center and *Ocean Institute booths. *Special presentations throughout the day 8 a.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

SAND SCULPTURE TEAM COMPETITION 6:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. (approximately)

Registration and sculpting, south of Pier Judging/Viewing (depending on the tides) Awards immediately following judging

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Ticket sales begin for crafts, games and face painting Ocean crafts, games and relays sponsored by San Clemente Parks and Recreation Department Mermaid Parade Sand Castle building contest: Heats for all ages of children and families Gymboree: Interactive entertainment for ages 5 and under Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Performance Broadway Bound: Performance SC Dance & Performing Arts: Performance Live music with band Magic Mercury

19th ANNUAL GREAT RUBBER DUCK RACE 4 p.m. (approximately) Sponsor ducks are $5 each. Great prizes to winners *Schedules subject to change

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Where can children go for face painting during the event?


In which event can participants use Jell-O? A: Sand Sculpting Competitions

Ocean Festival


A: Children’s Pavilion, south of the Pier

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Behind the Scenes Organizers Toast the 35th Annual Ocean Fest


bout 66,000 people descend on San Clemente for the two days of Ocean Festival every year, but the other 363 days of the year a band of dedicated volunteers labor away in preparation, arrive early to set up when the event finally arrives and stay late to return the beaches to pristine condition. Ocean Fest has grown dramatically since its humble beginnings in 1976. The brainchild of former San Clemente Marine Safety Captain Sheridan Byerly, the event was nurtured by Dorothy Fuller. Over the next three decades, organizers have orchestrated the annual event, scheduling contests, overseeing sand-sculpture building and generally making the experience fun for all. Last week, the people behind the event hosted a reception at Casa Romantica to thank their volunteers and sponsors and toast the Greatest Show on Surf. Dave Peter served as the reception emcee and Tod Bryant, president of the Ocean Festival, offered a litany of thanks to the dozens who gathered for the kick-off of sorts. Colleen Wolfe and Amy Reinhart received the Dorothy Fuller Award for their longtime help as volunteers. Kelley Green, 11, accepted her Junior Dorothy Fuller Award for pitching in by helping her mother Lisa Green and the overall festival. San Clemente Marine Safety Lt. Rod Mellott earned special honors for his work with the event. Three cheers to this year’s honorees and to another successful Ocean Festival. —Text and photos by Stacie N. Galang

Kumi Elston, San Clemente’s central office supervisor, and her husband Jay Elston, the city’s utilities supervisor, enjoyed the reception with the Ocean Festival’s Executive Director Peggy Vance and festival sponsor Tony Carbonara of Carbonara’s Trattoria.

Gary Button, left, Colleen Wolfe, Amy Reinhart and Arlene Button attended the Ocean Festival reception last week. Gary and Arlene Button, last year’s recipients of the Dorothy Fuller Award, announced Wolfe and Reinhart as this year’s winners for their many years of volunteer work.

Peggy Vance gives 11-year-old Kelley Green her Junior Dorothy Fuller Award. Kelley has helped her mother Lisa Green prepare for the July 4 party at Fisherman’s Restaurant by ironing and folding napkins.

Tod Bryant, president of the board of Ocean Festival, makes presentations during the kick-off event at Casa Romantica last week.


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


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

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

Appliances Services & Repairs ASAP Appliance Service 949.361.7713 3200 Legendario,


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

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

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



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


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


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



Blinds 949.498.9515

BOOKS Village Book Exchange 99 Avenida Serra


BUSINESS COMPUTER SERVICE, REPAIR OC - IT 949.488.0029 970 Calle Negocio,


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

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

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


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

Orthodontist Frank J. Mogavero, DDS MS 949.493.7300 1031 Avenida Pico # 101,


949.388.6829 INTERIOR DECORATING & REDESIGN KC Painting & Decorating Eric Johnson, D.D.S. 949.493.9311 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 209, The Home & Garden Stylist/ 949.218.8022 Periodontics & Dental Implants Vignettes of Refinement Dr. Alice P. Moran, DMD 949.361.4867 (GUMS) Ronald Trosper, DDS 949.492.7140 San Clemente, 1001 Avenida Pico, Ste. K, 145 Ave Del Mar,



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

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


SC Rider Supply 949.388.0521 520 S. El Camino Real,

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

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




Norma Mardian Interior Design 949.492.6271 Colony Termite Control 949.361.2500 1402 Calle Alcazar, 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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Costa Verde Landscape 949.361.9656 License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) 949.874.2540 Greenscapes Landscape & Design 949.366.6564 Estate Planning, Probate, Trust 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, Living Gardens Landscape Design 949.218.7459 Lange & Minnott 949.492.3459 1401 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 109

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

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VIP Pet Spa 949.492.7473 810 S. El Camino Real,

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

PET SUPPLIES 949.361.9656 Pet Treasures 949.493.7297 653 Camino de los Mares, Suite 100,

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

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PIZZA Izza Neapolitan Pizzeria 949.248.4925 376 Camino de Estrella,

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


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Remodel Casa Verde Homes 949.212.5800 License #B 906391, Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 638 Camino de los Mare, Ste. G-105,

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


Radiant Pool & Spa Service     949.290.5616 Jim Thomas Roofing 949.498.6204 162 Calle de Industrias SC Pool Techs 949.235.1261 SALONS Salon Bamboo 949.361.3348 PRESCHOOLS 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste. A, San Clemente Preschool 949.498.1025 Salon Bleu 949.366.2060 163 Avenida Victoria 207 S. El Camino Real, PRINTING Sanctuary Salon & Spa 949.429.5802 Printing OC 949.388.4888 1041 Avenida Pico, Ste. B, 27134 Paseo Espada #B 203,

Psychologists Manny Tau, Psy.D., PSY14892 800.865.0367 300 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 218,

Real Estate Altera Real Estate - “Sandy & Rich” 949.293.3236 Antonio Fiorello, Forté Realty Group 949.842.3631 San Clemente, Casa Verde Homes - Simon Wilson 949.212.5800 Century 21 OMA - Eric Benson 949.584.3751 Doug Echelberger First Team Real Estate 407 W. El Camino Real, 949.498.7711 Marcie George - Star Real Estate South County 949.690.5410 McDaniel Gilmore Group Surterre Properties 949.464.3226 Prue Putnins- Regency Real Estate 949.366.1984, Steve Smith 949.632.8139 Olympian Altera DCP, Tarbell Realtors - The Metcalfs           949.533.5999 1001 Avenida Pico,

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

SCREENS Sure-Fit Screens


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

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

SURF CAMPS Aloha Beach Camp 949.481.7222 647 Camino de los Mares,

Surf Lessons Aloha Beach Camp 949.481.7222 647 Camino de los Mares,

SURF SCHOOLS San Clemente Surf School 949.334.7649

TERMITES Colony Termite Control 949.361.2500 1402 Calle Alcazar, Environment 1st Exterminating, Inc. 949.218.1111 2340 S. El Camino Real, #13, The Termite Guy -Termite & Pest Control 106 W. Canada Ave., 949.940.1010

TILE & STONE INSTALLATION/ RESTORATION Yorba Linda Tile & Marble, Inc. 949.276.5752 714.757.3490

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Vacuums Best Blinds & Vacuums 949.492.8719 73 Via Pico Plaza Nic’s Vacuum & Small Appliance 949.492.4747 216 Ave. Del Mar,

VETERINARIANS Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital 949.429.1555 1242 Puerta Del Sol,

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

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


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

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Real Madrid vs. LA Galaxy, LA Memorial Coliseum July 16, 7 p.m. Landon Donavon and company host Spain’s Real Madrid in a key match that is part of the World Football Challenge.


Summer of Mud, Irvine Lake July 17, 8 a.m.

Mystics vs. Sparks, Staples Center July 17, 5:30 p.m.

Get ready for a great time at the Summer of Mud run held at Irvine Lake. The event features two start times, a beer garden, food and more.

The Los Angeles Sparks finally return home after eight games on the road and will prep to face the Washington Mystics.





Rangers vs. Angels, Outdoor Fitness Angel Stadium Adventure Club, July 19, 7:05 p.m. Dana Point Harbor July 20, 5:30 p.m. After a three-game series with the As, the Angels return home to face Texas in a battle for first place in the West. Info: www.losangeles.

Unwind from your weekly grind with a nice kayaking session with Outdoor Adventure Fitness Club. Fees do apply. Info: www.

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Updates abound for several SCLL all star teams Following are recent results for San Clemente Little League All Star teams: 9-10 American All Stars: The San Clemente 9-10 American team beat Tijeras Creek 11-10, lost to Rancho Mission Viejo 12-4 and beat San Clemente National 10-9 before being eliminated by Rancho Santa Margarita 11-8. 10-11 National All Stars: The National team won two games before being eliminated 14-2 by Ladera Ranch on July 5. 13U All Stars: The San Clemente 13U team recently advanced to the championship game in the winner’s bracket. While on the road, they beat San Juan Capistrano 19-0 and Tijeras Creek 12-2 before beating Rancho Mission Viejo 11-7 on July 5. The team then went on to win the District 68 championship by capping a four-game tournament sweep with an 8-5 victory over Rancho Mission Viejo July 9. Saturday’s championship game saw both teams enter the second inning tied 1-1. With two outs and no runners on base, San Clemente’s Chandler Zibas started the game’s key rally with a base hit and stolen base. Cameron Shelley followed with a single. Pinch runner Trevor Hills stole second base, and then Jordan Fitzgerald launched a two-RBI double. Dom Scarlata followed Fitzgerald’s hit with a double of his own, as Davis Wendzel also singled to spring San Clemente ahead for the 5-1 lead. San Clemente pitcher Noah Dyer held Rancho Mission Viejo to three runs in five innings for the win. The game ended with the potential tying run at the plate, as RMV’s batter lined out to San Clemente first baseman Tanner Brubaker, who then ran to the bag for an unassisted double play. Juniors All Stars: The San Clemente Juniors team has done well so far beating Tijeras Creek 7-1, Trabuco Canyon 10-4 and Ladera Ranch 14-0 on July 5 to move into the winner’s bracket championship game. More information and further details/updates can be found at the Little League District 68 web site at or by visiting the San Clemente Little League website at

Saddleback Galaxy score second straight tournament victory Earlier this month, the Saddleback Galaxy won its second straight soccer tournament in as many weeks. Despite losing to Capo FC earlier in the tournament, the Galaxy bounced back to take the match that mattered most against Capo FC beating its opponent 3-2. The win by the Mission Viejo-based Galaxy, whose roster is loaded with San Clemente talent, resulted in the team taking home another first place trophy in the Boys U10 Swallows Cup. Players on the Galaxy include Diego Monico, Joey Rizkallah, RJ Donaldson (SC), Jake Muller, Asa Gibson (SC), Eduardo Martinez (SC), Preston Harms, Ryan Glenn (SC), Luke Schreoder, Teddy Perez (SC), Carson Kendall (SC), Emanual Koulouris, Trent Carter (SC), Conner Becerra and Mike Schlom. The team is led by coach Jaime Arroyo, also of San Clemente.

Coach Jaime Arroyo hoists the Swallows Cup in the air following the Galaxy’s 3-2 win against Capo FC. Courtesy photo

JIU JITSU Black belt now teaching at Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy If you think that martial arts are not for women, well, you’ve got another thing coming. Brazilian jiu-jitsu female world champion Penny Thomas, ranked in the top five in the world in female black belts, is living proof living that martial arts are a great way for women to become more fit and confident. And she is currently instructing classes for women at Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in San Clemente, located at 146 Calle de Los Molinos. “Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an amazing workout that can transform any women’s body, mind and spirit,” Thomas said in a recent press release. “It’s a very fun exercise that deeply empowers every woman.” Thomas has earned big titles on the mat, including wins in the Pan American Championships, Worlds and Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Fighting.

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“It’s really great to be able to share all my knowledge and most of all my experience by teaching these classes,” Thomas said. “San Clemente has warmly welcomed me into the community, and I’m honored to be teaching here, and side by side with Sensei Paulo Guillobel.” For more information on Thomas and the schedule of classes, visit www.guillobelbjj. com or call 949.366.2107. You can also look forward to getting more information on how to receive two weeks of free training in women self-defense martial arts.

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Grom of the WEEK Colton Overin Age: 15, San Clemente High School Colton Overin just finished up his first year on the SCHS surf team as a freshman, and even though he placed well in the events he surfed, Colton aims to spend his summer perfecting his array of airs and air reverses rather than dwelling on improving heat scores and dreaming of putting that jersey back on come fall. And with the talent to attract sponsors like Hurley and San Clemente’s new Catch Surf, chances are the heat scores are sure to follow suit, anyway. Aside from his upcoming trip to the South Shore of Kauai, you’ll find this regular footer at Riviera or T Street, occasionally at Lowers (“but it’s hard to Photo by Christina Scannapiego deal with the crowd,” he added) with his friends or videoing with Catch Surf. As for bigger plans, one of Colton’s future goals is to eventually break into big wave surfing, tackling monsters like Maverick’s or Teahupo’o. “I want to be one of those guys who takes a beating,” he said, having 15-foot Steamer Lane and Cottons under his belt so far. His other goal? To “hopefully make a good name for myself, work in the surf industry, have a steady job, start a family, surf and have fun.” —Christina Scannapiego

Banners Serve as Beacon to Community 21 surfers adorn flags along South El Camino Real By Christina Scannapiego San Clemente Times


here’s no need to reiterate the uncanny quantity and quality of surf talent that’s emerged from San Clemente waters since the sport made that first leap across the Pacific Ocean and onto our shores. And honor it, we should. On Wednesday, June 29, 21 new six-foot tall banners— part of a series called “Surfer’s Row”—were hung along the light poles of South El Camino Real between the freeway crossing and Cristianitos. The banners, aptly placed along the stretch of road in proximity to Trestles, the city’s worldrenowned jewel of a surf break, each feature the name and image of San Clemente’s most honored surfing representatives from professional competitors to shapers to famous surf artists. Some banners even display sets of siblings or father-son duos. Altogether, the group spans 70 years of a rich history from legend, Dale Velzy to faces of the new generation, like that of Kolohe Andino—and they now stand like beacons, welcoming visitors and residents into the southern entryway of town. Don Kindred, Chamber of Commerce board member and publisher of the San Clemente Journal, has produced all of the city banners, “and I wanted to do something different,” he said of this most recent project. “I’m not a surfer but I know how important surfing is to this town. So many of our surfers have affected the industry in a positive way.” So he sought sponsorship from the Chamber and the City of San Clemente and collaborated with Jim Kempton, Surfer’s Journal’s Steve Pezman and Ross Garrett, Surfing Heritage Foundation’s Barry Haun and Steve Wilkins, Fred Swegles and Surfer magazine’s Grant Ross. Together, the lot shaped the vision, named it “Surfer’s Row,” chose some nominees, collected others from an online poll posted by the Chamber and narrowed their list of, oh, 300 or so names down to 21. Pezman then announced the honorees at a reception at the OC Tavern the day the banners were hung and Mayor Lori Donchak attended to present the Surfing Heritage Foundation with a plaque for the deed. “It’s important for the city to be aware of our history, not just the fact that we have some of the best breaks,” said Haun, curator and creative director of the Surfing Heritage Foundation who, naturally, played a big role in the project. “Surfer magazine started here, Hoffman Fabrics provided the entire industry with tropical textiles at one point, Hobie was one of the very first surf shops and Velzy was one of the San Clemente Times July 14–20, 2011

Surf ForecasT Water temp: 66-70˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 8-12’ Poor-Fair; Catalina: 15-20’+ Fair Remarks: Holding South-Southwest swell and minor Northwest windswell offer a fun mix of surf on Thursday. Surge is moderate along the coast and visibility is relatively low, making for poorfair conditions overall. Short range: Size is in the 3-5’+(waist-head high+) zone on Thursday as South-Southwest groundswell and small Northwest windswell hold steady. Our Southern Hemi swell fades Friday, mixing with continued Northwest windswell for 3-4’+(waistshoulder high+) waves through the day. Conditions look clean for the mornings and fair to good overall. Long range: Fading, fun surf prevails over the weekend as old South-Southwest swell fades and small Northwest windswell continues. Conditions look clean for the mornings, with size in the 2-3’+(knee-waist-chest high) range at good breaks on Saturday. Size is down slightly on Sunday. Stay tuned to Surfline. com for updates.

Mary Lou Drummy. Photo (right) by Christina Scannapiego

first-ever commercial surfboard shapers—and we continue to produce some of the best surfers in the world. So much has been born from this area.” Other icons included on the banners are Greg and Rusty Long, the Gudauskas brothers, Nathan and Christian Fletcher, the Paskowitz family, Colin McPhillips, Midget Smith, Mike Parsons, the Beschen brothers and Mary Lou Drummy. “I feel privileged to be part of the group that was chosen,” said Drummy, matriarch of an entire surf family that remains a fixture in our waters to this day. She has also been instrumental in maintaining much of the local amateur competitive venue for years. “I’m honored to represent the San Clemente surf community. Some of the best professional and amateur surfers in the world have been raised here, learned to surf here and continued their careers here. I consider San Clemente to be one of the best beach cities in California.” Log onto for photos, a full list of honorees and more. SC


July 16: Groms Rule Surf Contest, San Clemente Ocean Festival, Pier July 23: WSA Menehune Surf Fest, Huntington Beach, Goldenwest Street July 30-August 7: U.S. Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach, Pier Page 34

Pat, the 2011 Mr. Price Pro champion. © Mr Price / Kelly Cestari

Patrick Gudauskas Wins Mr. Price Pro Ballito


ast week, Patrick Gudauskas—featured on a “Surfer’s Row” banner together with his brothers Dane and Tanner—won the ASP Prime Mr. Price Pro Ballito at Surfers Beach, South Africa, in flawless conditions. He’ll be staying in South Africa through the end of the month to compete in the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, the next stop on the ASP World Title Series. Gudauskas’ younger brother Tanner also won the Mr. Price Pro Ballito two years ago. SC

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