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Schools Hit Reboot as Classes Start Added technology will help educators and students when they return next week E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6

Concordia Elementary’s teacher of the year Melanie Garritson, who starts her 24th year at the school, prepares her kindergarten-grade 1 classroom for the start of school next week. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

Union Aims to Challenge City Ordinance on Picketing

KEMPTON: Lifeguard Pay a Case of Supply and Demand

Leaving a Smile: SCHS Students Attend Operation Smile Conference in Beijing




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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Mission San Juan Capistrano’s bells will toll during a September 11 tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Orange County Fire Authority Chief Keith Richter will also speak at the San Juan Capistrano 9/11 Day of Remembrance at 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 11 at Historic Town Center Park, 31806 El Camino Real. The memorial will also include a Sheriff’s Department Color Guard and bugler; OCFA engines; an invocation by Mission Monsignor Art Holquin and comments by Capistrano Mayor Sam Allevato. At 8:45 a.m., the Mission will ring its bells to signify when the first tower was hit. Capistrano Valley Christian School students will sing “God Bless America” and the Rev. Phil DeVaul will give the closing prayer.


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

DANA POINT Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies armed with military-style weapons swarmed a Dana Point neighborhood August 24 in search of a man seen running into a home with a rifle after receiving a “shot fired” call. Deputies armed with AR-15 and M4 rifles took up positions around the unit—on the 34100 block of Amber Lantern—crouching behind parked cars and retaining walls as evacuated residents and bystanders watched from behind yellow police tape. SWAT entered the residence after numerous attempts to make contact with the subject failed and found nobody home. The investigation led authorities to the conclusion that the loud shot was the result of a pellet gun detonating an explosive target. No injuries were reported. The search for the suspect continues.

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… a Picketing Ordinance?

THE LATEST: The union protesting at an Avenida San Antonio house is striking back against a city ordinance that would limit where it can protest. Mike Gutierrez, director for District Council 36 of the Painters and Allied Trades, said the ordinance adopted last month the First Amendment. The union sent fliers alerting neighbors of Eliot Schneider of the ordinance changes that would push protestors 200 feet away from the house and potentially in the way of way of others living on the street. The union is asking neighbors to lobby on their behalf. “We apologize, but it is not our fault,” Gutierrez said. Schneider welcomed the ordinance and said the unions were instead hiding behind the First Amendment. “I feel this is a good city ordinance,” said the owner of GPS Paint and Wallcovering in Santa Ana. “It’s not just about me.” WHAT’S NEXT: The City Council must approve the ordinance a second time at next week’s meeting. City attorney Jeff Oderman said he is confident the city’s ordinance will withstand any court challenges. The ordinance must be published and takes effect 30 days after adoption. FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.san-clemente. org to view the ordinance. —Stacie N. Galang


… Marblehead?

THE LATEST: Developer SunCal, which was responsible for the residential portion of the Marblehead Coastal project until its finances from Lehman Brothers were embroiled in bankruptcy, last week advocated in court that the commercial portion overseen by San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011

Craig Realty Group be allowed to complete much-needed infrastructure. SunCal spokesman Joe Aguirre said in a statement that the Irvine development company wanted to see the case resolved as quickly as possible, but the property, considered the gem of the bankruptcy assets, is controlled by the court. “I’m encouraged by their interest,” said Steve Craig. While Craig appreciated SunCal’s advocacy in court, he also hoped the developer would similarly ask the court to release a bond on the project to help pay for the remaining infrastructure. Craig said SunCal has opposed his company’s efforts to release more than $1.2 million held in escrow that could go toward the infrastructure improvements. WHAT’S NEXT: The court is considering two bankruptcy exit plans, including one proposed by SunCal, according to Aguirre. “We believe our reorganization plan is the right one, and the only one that will be fair to all the creditors,” he said. “The outcome should be known in a few weeks.” FIND OUT MORE: Visit for more updates. —SNG


… the SONGS Meeting?

THE LATEST: A meeting planned for months to discuss San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in light of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster is still in flux. City Manger George Scarborough said by email this week that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not yet committed to attend the scheduled September 27 meeting. While the city wants the NRC to attend, it is also trying to accommodate three speakers suggested by San Clemente Green, which has been advocating for the close of the power plant.

The city also hopes to have a speaker from SONGS and the Interjurisdictional Planning Committee. WHAT’S NEXT: With a slate of nearly six speakers at the controversial meeting the City Council must decide to host a six-hour meeting, move the meeting to a Saturday in October or split the meeting in two, Scarborough said. FIND OUT MORE: See for more details. —SNG


… Business Leading to Murder?

THE LATEST: A former San Clemente resident is accused of killing a business associate rather than pay him $1 million, then using a hacked email address in an attempt to make the victim’s family think the man was traveling the world. The man, Edward Younghoon Shin, was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport as he boarded a plane to Canada, OCSD Lt. John Meyer said. Shin, who lived in San Clemente with his wife Karen and children before moving to Irvine, was being held without bail in Orange County Jail. Shin is accused of slaying Christopher Ryan Smith, 32, of Laguna Beach, who was his partner in a lead-generating and advertising business, 800xchange in San Clemente. The two launched the business in 2008, according to online profiles. Authorities say it was a murder for financial gain, which means prosecutors could chose to file a death-penalty case. Smith wanted out of the business and negotiated a $1 million buyout from Shin, but Shin allegedly confessed to killing him in June 2010 rather than pay WHAT’S NEXT: A man who allegedly confessed to helping conceal the crime

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afterward—Smith’s Range Rover was found in San Jose—Kenneth Kraft, 32, of Laguna Beach has pleaded innocent to the accessory-after-the-fact charges. Shin is scheduled for arraignment on September 28 in Orange County Superior Court. Smith’s body has not been found. FIND OUT MORE: See the complete story at —Jonathan Volzke


… San Clemente Test Scores?

THE LATEST: San Clemente High School’s Academic Performance Index scores rose 18 points from 2010 to 2011, hitting 839 of a possible 1,000, according to records released by the state on Wednesday. Overall, Capistrano Unified School District remains the state’s highest achieving among school districts with more than 35,000 students, with an API score of 875. That was a 13-point increase from 2010. Tesoro was the highest scoring high school with an 883. Again, all of the District’s high schools surpassed the 800 mark; and, for the first time, all of the district’s middle schools surpassed 800. Another high performer: Shorecliffs Middle School saw its score increase by 40 points, from 817 to 857. Only three CUSD schools saw decreases in the API. “These numbers prove that this is one of the top school systems in the state,” Superintendent Joe Farley said in a statement. WHAT’S NEXT: Teachers and administrators use the scores, which are broken into categories and student demographics, to improve teaching methods and target efforts where they’re most needed. FIND OUT MORE: See a list of all San Clemente school scores at —JV

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

Tuesday, August 30 911 HANGUP Via Vina, 2000 Block (1:42 p.m.) A woman reported her husband and brother-in-law were in an argument. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Via Cascadita/Via Ballena (12:42 p.m.) A caller reported a black Toyota Camry drove up an embankment, to a point where it would tip over if driven further. The caller reported two elderly people were standing beside the vehicle. INDECENT EXPOSURE East Avenida Pico/Avenida Vista Hermosa (12:09 p.m.) A man in a department store parking lot urinated into a cup in front of everyone. SUSPICIOUS PERSON Calle Valle, 1300 Block (10:36 a.m.) A caller reported a pedestrian was walking strangely, as if he were trying to stay out of sight. WELFARE CHECK El Camino Real, 3300 Block (9:45 a.m.) A man was standing in the middle of the road and then stepped in front of the caller’s vehicle. He was described as white, between 40 and 50 years old and with a bushy beard. He wore a dirty sweatshirt. ROBBERY El Camino Real, 600 Block (9:34 a.m.) A man in a sweatshirt used a knife to commit a robbery behind a business. DISTURBANCE Sandy Drive, 100 Block (8:18 a.m.) A mobile home resident reported someone kept trying to turn off his water heater. It’s happened twice before, the caller reported. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Serra, 200 Block (7:39 a.m.) Deputies were asked to check for a woman who had been screaming all night. She was described as white and about 40 years San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011

old. A 43-year-old woman was taken into custody on $500 bail.

his tires. A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody.

BURGLARY El Camino Real, 700 Block (7:29 a.m.) The window to a business was broken. The caller reported someone had been inside, but the caller was going to wait for deputies by the door.

CITIZEN ASSIST Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (2:06 p.m.) A resident went to police headquarters to file a harassment complaint against a neighbor.

VANDALISM Via Turqueza/Via Zafiro (12:11 a.m.) Somebody was breaking the lights on the walkway. Deputies detained three people.

Monday, August 29

CITIZEN ASSIST South El Camino Real/Avenida Valencia (1:51 p.m.) A woman with Alzheimer’s walked away from her husband, he reported, adding he couldn’t find her and “can’t deal with her right now.”

THREATS El Camino Real, 900 Block (10:22 p.m.) A man reported being threatened by a man who was upset about a taco order.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (1:24 p.m.) A man sitting beneath a tree was using binoculars to watch children play at a school.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Salvador, 1900 Block (10:13 p.m.) A caller spotted a bunch of kids running around a home that was empty because the residents were out of town.

DISTURBANCE Avenida Del Mar, 200 Block (1:23 p.m.) A businessman reported that an employee who was upset over a payment threatened to hit him in the face.

DISTURBANCE Calle Amistad, 100 Block (9:59 p.m.) A woman reported her ex-fiancé was knocking on her door and wouldn’t leave.

BURGLARY Avenida Pico, 600 Block (10:55 a.m.) A man stole a donation box.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE Costa Maritima, 5600 Block (9:42 p.m.) A caller reported seeing kids drive their vehicle over the grass and try to get into the pool area. WELFARE CHECK Calle del Pacifico, 100 Block (7:40 p.m.) Deputies were asked to check on a 2-month-old baby who was seen with bruises on her face and at the beach with no diaper. The caller was concerned about the family. MISSING CHILD Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (7:34 p.m.) Deputies searched for a 2-year-old girl reported missing. They called out bloodhounds, but she was found before the dogs arrived. SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Paseo Verde, 0 Block (6:14 p.m.) A woman reported a white Ford van followed her girls to the park. CITIZEN ASSIST Via Visalia, 1200 Block (5:04 p.m.) A resident reported a neighbor kept leaving angry notes on her car about the Make-AWish Foundation. DISTURBANCE Del Gado Road, 200 Block (4:22 p.m.) Some skateboarders started shouting at an elderly woman when she confronted them. VANDALISM El Camino Real, 1200 Block (4:14 p.m.) A man reported his ex-girlfriend slashed

WELFARE CHECK Calle Amistad, 100 Block (9:55 a.m.) Deputies were asked to check on a man who hadn’t been heard from in a couple of days. Deputies entered the home, but the man wasn’t there. DISTURBANCE La Paloma, 200 Block (9:25 a.m.) A caller reported a man arguing with a woman over her stealing things. ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Calle Abril, 4100 Block (4:21 a.m.) A mountain lion reportedly attacked another animal. The caller was concerned about the public going to work. DISTURBANCE Avenida Salvador, 1800 Block (12:13 a.m.) A caller reported neighbors were throwing items into the caller’s yard. The caller could hear breaking glass.

Sunday, August 28 BRANDISHING A WEAPON Calle Puente, 1100 Block (8:45 p.m.) A caller reported their sister was at the park when a male in his early 20s brandished a handgun. He had it in his waistband, the caller said. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Calle Aguila, 100 Block (8:06 p.m.) A caller reported hearing banging in a public restroom and also saw flames. Another caller heard four or five bangs and thought they were shots. On investigation, deputies discovered large firecrackers had been set off, blowing up some cans.

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City and Community Calendar Thursday, September 1 Sunset Networking Mixer 5:30 p.m. Chamber event held at The Next Door. Cost $10-$20. 647 Camino de los Mares, Suite 126, 949.492.1131, Golf Course Committee Meeting 7 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

Friday, September 2 Membership and Ambassador’s Meeting 12 p.m., Chamber hosts membership orientation and ambassador’s meeting at Round Table Pizza. 612 Camino de los Mares, 949.492.1131, Free Yoga Fridays 7:30 am, 9a.m., 12 p.m., 4:30 p.m. New Students can enjoy free yoga on Fridays at The Practice Yoga Studio for the month of September! 111 W. Ave Palizada, Unit 12.

Monday, September 5 LABOR DAY City offices closed. Spanish Conversation 11 a.m. Meet at Café Calypso for coffee and conversation. 114 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.9803.

Tuesday, September 6 SC Sunrise Rotary Club 7:15 a.m.– 8:30 a.m. Heritage Grille at the Talega Golf Club, 990 Avenida Talega, 949.369.0663, San Clemente Toastmasters 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. Group meets at a new location: The Ole Hanson Beach Club 105 West Avenida Pico, 949.892.8121, City Council Meeting 6 p.m. Regular meeting in City Hall Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

Wednesday, September 7 Kiwanis Meeting 12 p.m. Meets at Carrows. 620 Avenida Pico, 949.290.8729, SC Rotary Club 12 p.m. Irons in the Fire, 150 Avenida Magdalena, 949.361.3619, Planning Commission Meeting 6 p.m. Study session in Ocean View Conference Room; 7 p.m. Regular meeting in Council Chambers. 100 Avenida Presidio, 949.361.8200,

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Schools Hit Reboot as Classes Start Added technology will help educators and students this school year By Stacie N. Galang San Clemente Times


ack to school, these days, often means rebooting. Next Wednesday, when students cross the threshold of San Clemente campuses — spiffed up and ready for their arrival — students and teachers will turn on to more technology. Educators will be working with new scanning tools to help collect data they will use to help students improve skills. Students will pick up netbooks to research projects and create slide presentations. Some learners will start using new math software to solidify the basics and push advanced students even higher. But not all educating will involve newfangled devices. Some schools will bring classrooms outdoors to gardens for hands-on science lessons. And as TV shows like Glee dominate the ratings, at least one school will add drama class and bring back spring and fall musicals. At Concordia, Principal David Gerhard will welcome students with a second computer lab, featuring 14 new computers purchased by the Parent-Teacher Association. Concordia will also be the first school in San Clemente to offer a web-based math program called ST Math, which takes a spatial and temporal focus to learning math concepts. “Basically, it really helps kids with problem solving,” the principal said. “They work at their own speed.” The program reinforces basic skills and helps challenge more advanced students. It will be available to the 624 expected to start classes at Concordia next week, Gerhard said. “Every student will participate so we’re very excited about that,” he said. The $35,000 program, donated by a group of parents, will supplement classroom math lessons, Gerhard said. By mid-September, teachers will be trained by the Santa Anabased developers Mind Research Institute. “We are very fortunate to have an incredibly involved and supportive parent community here at Concordia,” Gerhard said. Vista Del Mar Elementary School Principal Scott Young can hardly wait to welcome the more than 1,150 children and 41 teachers back. “I can’t wait for it to start, seeing all of our friends come back to school,” said Young, who begins his fifth year as head of Talega’s primary elementary school. Last year, Vista Del Mar opened a new San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011

Concordia Principal David Gerhard sits in the elementary school’s second and newest computer lab. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

computer lab with the help of the school’s Mako Foundation. This year, the foundation and the PTA are providing a computer lab instructional assistant at every grade level, Young said. “They are tremendous,” the Vista Del Mar principal said. “The community is tremendously supportive.” Marblehead Principal Jackie Campbell said the elementary school is “gearing up for an exceptional year.” That means the creation of a technology cadre, a group of parents, teachers and students who will work together to create technology standards for each grade level, Campbell said. Students will also use virtual technology to visit national and state park reserves to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. In keeping kids fit, Marblehead will be the first school in San Clemente with what they call a ped plan, for pedestrian and pedaling. The plan will help and encourage students to walk and bike to school safely. At Las Palmas, the 760 students will enjoy the addition of two more iPod Touch classroom sets that will be used in grades 1 and 2 to increase math fact skills, science knowledge and research capabilities, said Principal Kristen Nelson. “We know the students we are getting in our primary grades are digital natives, and we need to provide classrooms that allow them to use and improve their technology skills each and every day,” she said. In addition, the Las Palmas school community hopes to start an organic garden, continue to increase its technology capabilities and offer continuing parent and community events and classes, Nelson said by email. Holly Feldt, principal of Bernice Ayers Middle School, said the school’s foundation purchased 10 netbooks for students

to use for research, creating slide shows or browsing the Internet. Two students can use one at a time, and teachers will be able to check them out. “They’re very portable,” Feldt said. “They’re inexpensive if one breaks. They’re easier to replace than a full on computer.” Also, the middle school will now require every sixth-grader to take a typing and computer class, Feldt said. “Everything is technology these days,” the principal said. “They don’t have enough time at the elementary to teach that.” BAMS will welcome back about 870 students and 34 teachers, Feldt said. Kenny Moe, principal of Shorecliffs, said the 42 teachers were working away to prepare for the return of 1,065 students through their doors next week. Teachers will be using more technology to help them help students. One program will allow teachers to both observe and be observed by their peers. Another program uses a scanner tool to test and teach students and provide them nearly instant feedback. “We’re just excited to take that next step,” Moe said. The Shorecliffs principal said the school will also offer drama for the first time in years. “We’re very, very excited about that,” he said. “We will be more on the side of the musical kind of production.” With the help of area boy scouts, the middle school is also opening up its Westview Learning Garden for the first time this fall. The outdoor space will have 10 to 15 planting boxes and fruit trees primarily for science students to work in. “We’re excited that the kids will have another part of the curriculum that they can really get their hands on,” Moe said. At San Clemente High, it’s business as

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usual, said Principal George Duarte. He expected slightly more than 3,000 students and 110 teachers to return to campus next week but until then he was in the throes of last-minute hirings. Duarte said he could hardly wait for the start of classes. “Fall has always been my favorite season,” he said. “It’s a new beginning filled with opportunities for learning.” A planned student store should help students get much needed gear and last-minute supplies. The Parent-Teacher-Student Association plans to open the store offering supplies like flash drives, graphing paper, book covers and Triton spirit wear, the red hooded sweatshirts students wear to games. “It’s things that the students would want,” said PTSA volunteer Marlo Garrett. “It’s not a fundraising thing. It’s more of a resource for the kids.” The PTSA plans to set up shop in Room 100, near the Triton Center and expects to open the store by the end of September. The store will be open for limited hours about two days a week at least at the beginning, Garrett said. And before students return to classes, they’ll be able to attend their first football game of the season Friday. While the Triton team experienced upheaval when coaches were removed about three weeks ago, Duarte was confident the players would perform well. “This is probably one of the toughest beginnings that we’ve ever been through,” the principal said. “As along as we remain kid centered and the kids, when it comes game time, they focus on playing, I think we’re going to have a good opener, and I know we’re going to get through this.” For more information about the start of classes, visit Capistrano Unified School District’s website at com. SC

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Compiled by Stacie N. Galang

Props, Recognitions and Morsels of Info golf and darts. Events are held at Shorecliffs Golf Club, San Luis Rey Park, Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area and the San Clemente Elks Lodge. Teams will receive five bonus points for securing a team sponsor before September 15 for up to 10 points. The cost is $150 per player and $300 per two-man team. Check-in for the contest starts at 6 a.m. followed by a 7 a.m. shotgun start. The event concludes with a 5:30 p.m. cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and awards ceremony. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $200 to $2,500. For more information or to register, visit www.

Exchange Club to Honor Lifeguard of the Year u The Exchange Club of San Clemente will host its 8th annual Lifeguard of the Year program September 22. Local artist Sharyn Evert will give a painting to this year’s recipient. The project has celebrated seven lifeguard winners and Evert has participated since the beginning. She now has a complete series of oil seascape paintings that honor those who save lives in this beachside community. The Exchange Club of San Clemente will host the annual luncheon banquet at Irons in the Fire on September 22 where this year’s winner will be announced.

San Clemente Choral Society begins its Eighth Season

Iva Lee’s to Host Fundraiser for Charity on September 11 u Nonprofit American Heroes Tribute will offer a three-course wine tasting dinner and silent auction fundraiser Restaurant Iva Lee’s on September 11 at 5 p.m. Crooner Steve D’Arca of Dana Point will provide the entertainment for the event. American Heroes Tribute was founded in 2005 to honor military servicemen and women who have died and their families. The nonprofit produces banners of the fallen at the family’s request. The banners are displayed at both public and private events so the heroes are remembered. The first event was held in San Clemente in 2005 when 24 banners were displayed on light poles throughout the city. Admission is $100 per person and reservations are required. For more information, call 877.983.4376.

Singers Win Spot at Karaoke Contest Semifinals

Miranda Mower, 13, and Stacy Buseth both qualified as a semifinalists in the Crème de la Crème karaoke contest. Courtesy photos u Two San Clemente residents sang their way into the semifinals of the KaraokeFest’s Crème de la Kids and Crème de la Crème karaoke contest earlier this month at the Orange County Market Place, the swap meet at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Miranda Mower, 13, won a spot in the kids’ semifinals with her rendition of the song People, made famous by Barbra Streisand. Stacy Buseth, an adult division contestant, won after singing Shania Twain’s Man I Feel Like a Woman. Mower and Buseth must now

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Artist Sharyn Evert holds her painting created for this year’s lifeguard of the year with program Chairman Jeremy Conrad, right, and Exchange Club President Jim O’Brien. Courtesy photo

compete at the September 4 semifinals at the Market Place, and finalists go on to compete at KaraokeFest 2011 at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona September 10. The event is presented by Karaoke Scene Magazine and pits hundreds of amateur vocalists from Southern California against each other. Winners in the children’s contest can receive savings bonds and other prizes. Adult winners compete for cash and other prizes. Last year, Mower was the overall winner in the Crème de la Kids contest by singing another Streisand favorite Don’t Rain On My Parade.

Film Stories Festival 2011 Set for September 5 at Casa Romantica u Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens and Flashbulb Entertainment will host the third annual Film Stories Festival 2011 at Casa Romantica on Labor Day September 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The festival focuses on student short films. The evening will include a program of award-winning shorts, live acoustic music, dinner by Carbonara Trattoria Italiana and an awards ceremony with special guest judge screenwriter Stephen Susco. Flashbulb Entertainment was started by Brian Ivie, a San Clemente High School alumnus. “The mission of Flashbulb Entertainment is to create stories that endure,” he said in a news release. “We are out there to prove that people yearn for soulful stories and therefore focus on creating the most meaningful products that we can.” The first Film Stories Festival in 2009 was held on a cul-de-sac in a local neighborhood with proceeds going to the San Clemente High School Drama Department. Film Stories Festival 2010 took place a year later

in a parking lot in a San Clemente industrial park, and the number of attendees doubled to 400, with proceeds from the popular event going to the SCHS Drama Department as well as VH1’s Save the Music program. Entries have been submitted from throughout the country, as well as internationally from Canada, Mexico and Europe. A total of 12 to 15 films will be accepted and screened at the festival, including in-competition short films from college and high school students, as well as professional short films out of competition. Three awards will be presented: Best of Fest, Best of College and Best of High School with prizes given to winners for the school of their choice. Tickets for Film Stories Festival 2011 are now on sale and can be purchased by calling Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens at 949.498.2139 ext. 10 or online at Adult admission is $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students and children and $15 Casa Romantica members.

u The San Clemente Choral Society gets its eighth season underway with rehearsals September 7 in preparation of its December 3 holiday concert Sing a Joyful Song and other seasonal community performances. The 60member chorus is directed by Stephen Sturk. The first rehearsal will begin with welcome gathering at 6:30 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. rehearsal at St. Andrews by the Sea Methodist Church in San Clemente. Last season, the choral society offered a holiday concert The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and a patriotic spring concert Sounds of America. The community chorus was created in the fall of 2004 for residents of South Orange County. Its season runs from September through December, culminating in a holiday concert, and February through May, culminating in a spring concert. New members are welcome. Auditions are not required, but members must be able to carry a tune and be willing to commit to rehearsal time. For those with limited vocal and musical training, voluntary workshops covering note reading and four-part harmony are provided. For more information, visit or contact Manny Bojorquez at 949.361.8463 or

Boys & Girls Club Hosts 15th Annual Iron Man Contest u The 15th Annual Iron Man Contest to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area is set for Friday, September 23. Participants will complete in golf, lawn bowling, basketball, ping-pong, pool, Frisbee

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San Clemente Choral Society’s Artistic Director Stephen Sturk and accompanist Nancy Rohr at Casa Romantica during last year’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Courtesy photo

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Wavelengths: By Jim Kempton

Supply and Demand Meets Lifeguards and Pay Does the bank save your life when your home value is upside down? Lifeguards do.


or the last few months a flabbergasted public has been outraged upon learning that some lifeguards in Newport Beach make $100,000 a year. It does seem like a lot of money unless you consider that in 30 years they have never lost a single one of the 18 million beach visitors that routinely flounder about in their territory. Compare that to the obscene amount Wall Street traders received — millions each in bonuses alone — for essentially failing at their jobs. The stock market’s position was that they were simply allowing market forces to decide what happened while their greed and avarice worked the magic of the marketplace. So maybe we should have all our jobs based on supply and demand. Imagine this scenario: A man is drowning in the surf and a lifeguard swims out to him. Man waving frantically: I’m drowning. Help me! Lifeguard: Are you insured?

Man: What difference does that make? I’m drowning! Lifeguard: Well, we don’t want the taxpayers to have to foot the bill for your arrogant disregard for your own health. Wavelengths By the way, are you an By Jim Kempton American citizen? Man: Of course. For crying out loud, I’m not going to last much longer. Lifeguard: Could I see some proof of citizenship? Man: In my swim suit? Lifeguard: OK, so what are you willing to pay me? Man: Pay you? It’s your job. Lifeguard: What do you think it’s worth? Me saving you, I mean. Man: Anything. Just help me. Lifeguard: Well, it really is just based


on supply and demand. Market forces set the price here. And you look like you want this pretty bad and are willing to pay. Man, taking big mouthfuls of water: I can’t wait for trickle down. Lifeguard, glancing to his left: I see a woman just down the beach who looks like she is drowning, too. I’d better ask if she might pay more for my services. She’s older. I think I can grab all her money, and if I promise to save her, I’ll just stick it in a real estate-bundled derivative hedge fund. If she goes under, then I can come back and help you. Man: That’s despicable. Lifeguard: Don’t get mad at me. I owe it to my stockholders. They expect a return on investment. One-hundred grand is chicken feed. Man: Look, lots of lifeguards would do this for less. You’re gouging me. Lifeguard: Yeah, but they aren’t around

Joe Anderson, San Clemente

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at Café Calypso here. I’m the only supply right now. And you look like you have a lot of demand. Man slipping underwater: OK, $100,000. Please, just don’t let me drown. I’ll need some collateral on this. Can you to sign a waiver on your property when we get to shore? Jim Kempton is a life-long waterman whose biggest fear is having to call for lifeguard help when caught inside at Sunset Beach on a big swell. He readily admits to a strong prejudice toward all lifeguards and thinks they are worth every penny as the best trained, best prepared, best guys he knows. SC PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the San Clemente Times staff. We appreciate, however, their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to

Letters to the Editor Toll Road Support Lies in Community’s Best Interests

Happy 90th Birthday, George.

CONTRIBUTORS Megan Bianco, Shelley Murphy, Tawnee Prazak, David Zimmerle


Regarding Jim Bendel’s letter to the editor (SC Times, August 18) stating that I have a financial incentive in completion of the 241 Toll Road. Let me be clear. I have no business or other financial interest in the city or in South Orange County other than owning my home and maintaining a bank account. Hard as it may be for Mr. Bendel to comprehend, we have many citizens, including toll road supporters, who have the best interest of our community at heart. In my case, I have a demonstrated, long-term interest in improving transportation. Specific activities and committees I have served on toward that end include: Page 10

the San Clemente Growth Management Committee, the city’s alternate representative to the Transportation Corridor Agencies while on the City Council, chairman of the League of California Cities, Orange County Division Communications and Outreach Committee for Measure M renewal, the city’s representative on the South Orange County Major Investment Study—the work of which was to plan the south Orange County transportation circulation system to the year 2030 and one of two City Council members on the San Clemente Traffic Task Force from 2007 through 2010. Our city has a long history of citizen volunteers. I consider myself to be one of them. To submit a letter to the editor for possible inclusion in the paper, send it to or 34932 Calle del Sol, Suite B, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624. San Clemente Times reserves the right to edit reader-submitted letters for length and is not responsible for the claims made or the information written by the writers.



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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


John Huntington and Catherine Tibbitts Recital 12 p.m.-1 p.m Concert hour at Saddleback College in McKinney Theatre. 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656,


Satin Blues 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, Pato Banton 8 p.m. Concert at The Coach House also with Phat Reggae Dub Status and The Originalites. Tickets $15. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, Nathan James & Friends 9 p.m. Back-porch blues at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,



Steel Guitar Jam Session 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at Hulaville. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905,

Nektar Brainticket Huw Llyod Langton 8 p.m. Concert at The Coach House. Tickets $22-$25. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, Kelly Boyz & The Rough Riders 8:30 p.m. Live music at Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, Derek Bordeaux 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, DJ & Groove Lounge 9:30 p.m. Dance while great DJs spin hit music at OC Tavern. No cover. Every Friday and Saturday. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011


Nunsense at Cabrillo Playhouse

The musical Nunsense kicks off the 2011 – 2012 season at the Cabrillo Playhouse September 2 and continues through September 25. The nonprofit Cabrillo’s 58th year includes another musical, two dramas, a comedy, a thriller and a very special Christmas show. Nunsense follows five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a onetime missionary order that ran a leper colony. The sisters discover that their cook Sister Julia accidentally killed the other 52 residents with her vichyssoise. Upon discovering the disaster, mother superior has a vision in which she is told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials and eventually to hold a talent show of sorts. The antics soon follow. The two-act musical comedy is pulled off with a cast of five in Dawn Doherty, Amy Hitchcock, Katie Nicol, Tisha Bellantuoni and Emma Perkis. The Cabrillo show is directed and choreographed by Michael Wallot. Diane King Vann is the convent musical director and Linda Eldridge is the convent pianist. Written by Dan Goggin, the original show was created in response to his successful series of greeting cards featuring a nun who offered pithy comments. The musical would eventually make its way to the small screen featuring Rue McClanahan. For more information about the Cabrillo and tickets, visit or call the box office at 949.492.0465.

Elliot on Piano 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, Nate 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, Karaoke 9 p.m. El Mariachi Restaurant hosts Karaoke Night in English and Spanish every Friday and Saturday. 1925 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.369.5111. The Best of Northern California Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Welcoming Jacquee Renna of Springboard Wine Company. $15 for seven wines with cheese, crackers & chocolate. San Clemente Wine Company, 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, Aloha Friday 9 p.m. Live music & Aloha Friday at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, Carl Pino 8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, Derek Bordeaux 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,


Playground Festival 12 p.m. Weekend-long rock/ hip-hop/electronic music concert festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with an all-star lineup. Ticket prices vary. 8800 Irvine Center, Irvine, 310.691.9632


Mariachis at the Mission 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Last day of Mission San Juan Capistrano’s live music. Free with admission $5–$9. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, Flock of 80’s 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live ‘80s tribute band at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Pacific Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. Concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets at 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.212.0360. Page 12

Kimo West Slack Key Concert 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Concert at Hulaville. Tickets $6. Call for reservations. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, Blue Whale Watching Cruise 12 p.m.-2 p.m.; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Search for blue whales with Dana Wharf on their high-tech OCean Adventure catamaran. Departures daily. Adults $42, kids (3-12) $29. 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 featuring their hand-selected wines paired with cheese. Cost $15-$18. 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, Craig Chaquico 8 p.m. Concert at The Coach House also with George Hartline, Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber. Tickets $20. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, Loss of Control 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, Family Style 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, Chris Cram 8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, Blue Largo 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855,


Village Arts & Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown San Clemente is filled with arts and crafts along the street with great shopping opportunities and more. Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente,


(Cont. on page 17) THIS WEEK’S WEATHER 9.04 Partly Cloudy H: 80° L: 62° 9.01 Partly Cloudy H: 78° L: 61° 9.02 Partly Cloudy H: 81° L: 63° 9.03 Partly Cloudy H: 81° L: 62°

9.05 Partly Cloudy H: 81° L: 64° 9.06 Partly Cloudy H: 83° L: 65° 9.07 Sunny H: 85° L: 67°

GETTING OUT (Cont. from page 12) First Sunday Book Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. San Clemente Friends of the Library host a book sale. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3493,

SC Times Restaurant Spotlight

Aurora’s Taqueria

San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine. Blue Whale Bonanza Capt Dave’s Safari has daily departures for whale and dolphin watching on a high-tech catamaran. Call to get more info. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, Kids’ Fishing 12 p.m. Free fishing clinic followed by a fishing trip for kids hosted by Dana Wharf. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, Ashun 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, Shawn Jones 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Live music during brunch at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Ukulele Night 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fun, weekly, free event at Hulaville. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905,



LABOR DAY City offices and select businesses closed.

3416 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point 949.496.1401 BEST KNOWN FOR: 99-cent Taco Tuesday MOST POPULAR ITEM: Burritos Aurora’s Taqueria has a touch of authenticity not always found in the Mexican restaurants that dot South Orange County. That’s probably because it was established before many of them and is attached to Dana Point’s only Mexican grocery store. The restaurant features a walk-up window from the outside and seating along Coast Highway, but what it doesn’t have in decorative frills, it makes up for in good food at great prices. Manager Arlene Ferrufino says the restaurant’s Photo by Jonathan Volzke burritos are a favorite, but customers—most of whom restaurant employees know by name—also go for the ceviche tostada ($3.45), torta cubana ($5.95) and meat nachos ($5.95). Aurora’s also has family-styled meals that serve four to six people and large and small trays of everything from fajitas to burritos. And even though the warm temperatures now continue to make those outdoor seats attractive, Aurora’s has added a couple of tables inside, along with a television, to provide some refuge when the weather turns, too. Another nice touch: Aurora’s offers a free meal (up to $10) on your birthday. PRICE RANGE: $1.50 - $8.95 RESERVATIONS: Not Necessary

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

Film Stories Festival 2011 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Flashbulb Entertainment brings award-winning film-producing talent to Casa Romantica in an evening that will include a viewing of short film stories, a featured headliner, dinner, live music and awards ceremony. Tickets $20. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,

Salute to Hollywood: From Silent Movies to the Golden Age 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Casa Romantica presents a new exhibit exploring the early years of film-making featuring iconic costumes, photos and movie artifacts. On display through Oct. 23. Admission $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,

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

Two-for-One at the Wharf Dana Wharf has half price on all fishing trips. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794,

AT THE MOVIES One Day is Too Much

BY Megan Bianco


t’s funny how a romantic film like One Day received an August release date when it’s sure to be overshadowed by the number of blockbusters and comedies that have already been released this summer, not to mention the period drama The Help reaching No. 1 at the box office this week. Though the “one day” that the film revolves around is July 15, the story is set in England where summer isn’t really the country’s trademark season. Maybe Focus Features was hoping Oscar-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess are enough star power to miraculously carry the film. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. On July 15, 1988, Emma (Hathaway) and Dexter (Sturgess) graduate from university and decide to meet up with each other every year on that date. Over 20 years, the English duo experience career struggles—TV hosting for Dexter and teaching for Emma—rough relationships and personal tension and angst between each other. Patricia Clarkson co-stars as Dexter’s sick mother and Romola Garai plays his first wife. One Day shares the same subject as Same Time, Next Year (1978) and the same feel of The Notebook (2004). The combination of results is a misfire. Critics and viewers worried American Hathaway would not be able to pull off an English

San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011

By Jonathan Volzke


Kids Storytime at the Casa 10 a.m. Casa Romantica hosts storytime for youngsters ages 3-5; free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


Wednesday Tech Time 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Computer instruction at the Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, Gypsy Groove 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, Jared from Knockout 9 p.m. Live music at BeachFire. No cover. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232, Dean Grech 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Live acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799,

Upcoming: SEPTEMBER 9 Tall Ships Festival Annual event presented by the Ocean Institute featuring interactive living-history encampments and more. Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost $8-$10. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274,

Upcoming: SEPTEMBER 10–11 Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway in One Day. ©2011 Focus Features

accent though this is her third attempt in the role of Emma. But Hathaway doesn’t seem to be the problem. The issue is that author-screenwriter David Nicholls and director Lone Scherfig have a predictable love story with a cop-out ending in this cliché chick flick. Hathaway and Scherfig are talented, but could and have done better work. 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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DOHENY DAYS After a seven-year absence, Doheny Days is returning to Dana Point, Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 at Doheny State Beach. The lineup boasts a variety of musical styles presented atop multiple stages. The event will include vendor booths, food, beverages, art, midway games and an 85-foot tall Ferris wheel. See or call 949.360.7800. *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to





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


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Operation Smile Club Attends Conference in Beijing, China High school group inspired to raise awareness, involve community in charitable efforts

A competitor takes the first turn during the Women’s Pro race of the Criterium Sunday. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

Need for Speed

Criterium Draws Hundreds of Competitor

Makena Graves holds a baby at an orphanage her group visited in Beijing. Many of the children that Operation Smile helps are orphans who could not otherwise attain cleft palate reconstructive surgery. Courtesy photo

By Austin Reagan San Clemente Times


n old Chinese proverb reads, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For six San Clemente High School students, the first single step in the journey with global nonprofit Operation Smile ended up taking them a thousand miles away, coincidentally, to China. From August 1 to August 7, Makena Graves, Amber Kaar, Jasmine Asadi, Lauren Kirwan, Lily Raji and Malu Arreguin attended Operation Smile’s 20th annual student conference in Beijing. San Clemente’s ambassadors – all members of the high school’s Operation Smile Club – were among the 800 students, representing 23 nations worldwide. The diversity was extreme, but the goal was uniform: To enhance knowledge of global cultures, strengthen character and train the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011

Founded in 1982, Operation Smile provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children around the world and works to prevent the occurrence of such deformities, especially in developing countries. The charity hosts its student conference in a different city every year. This year’s convention in Beijing offered the perfect setting to spread the group’s message. The modern side to China’s capital reflected the contemporary medical and diplomatic advancements that have helped foster Operation Smile’s growth. On the other hand, the more underdeveloped regions of the city gave participants a better perspective on the type of third-world environment that Operation Smile often works in. Graves, who will be serving as one of the school club’s co-presidents this year, traveled to Beijing several days ahead of her peers to attend the Mission Training Workshop – a selective program for which

Criterium Results Men’s Pro 1. David Santos of El Cajon; 2. Devan Dunn of Irvine; 3. Andrew Bosco of Rancho Cucamonga. Women’s Pro 1. Pamela Schuster of San Diego; 2. Bonnie Breeze of San Clemente; 3. Dianna Del Fante of Brea. For more results, visit

students must apply. Participants were trained to give presentations on topics like oral hygiene, cleft palate reconstructive surgery and oral rehydration therapy. Sometime in the coming year, all workshop attendees will be dispatched by Operation Smile around the world to help educate rural, developing communities. “Some students were told where they will be going – places like India, South Africa, Vietnam – but I was given a mystery mission so I won’t know where I’m headed to until several weeks prior,” said Graves, a junior. At the conference, students listened to speakers who advocated messages of community involvement and self-empowerment. Asadi, also a junior, said the trip inspired her to help raise awareness at a

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local level with the hopes of bringing about change on a global scale. “A main goal of the club this year is to get our whole community involved and passionate about helping Operation Smile,” she said. In the past, the club has hosted beach cleanups and a student dance, Rock the Smile, to increase local knowledge of the organization. Other members have contributed by raising money for the club and Operation Smile. Kaar, a senior, brought the message to her church where she raised more than $250 on behalf of the nonprofit. With a broader, more charity-minded understanding of the world, the six students have returned home from the conference, ready to kickstart another year for the Operation Smile Club. SC


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Cheese Shop


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,

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,

Auto Wrecking

Financial Advisor

Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center 1502 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.6440 Timothy C. Metcalf, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 949.862.1250 Christiansen Chiropractic 949.276.2956 FLOORING 903 Calle Amancer, Ste. 230, Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105, Commercial Real Estate Doug Echelberger FURNITURE First Team Real Estate 949.498.7711 407 W. El Camino Real, South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, COMMERCIAL/TENANT IMPROVEMENT


Garrison Property Services, Inc. Lic. # B609809,



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


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



B Construction 949.481.8444 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, The Cooper Company General Contractor Bankruptcy Attorneys License #B 638754, 949.361.2538 The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 Dunham Construction, Inc. 949.492.7100 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, License #450880, Hutton Construction 949.492.2808 Beauty Supply Del Mar Beauty Supply 949.492.8180 COSMETICS 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste D, AVON 949.370.0433 San Clemente Window Fashions



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



OC Tykes 949.429.1714 201 N. El Camino Real,



San Clemente Computer & Network Services 949.276.1581 Kreative Hair Design                     949.498.6245 Sano Computers 949.492.2179 173 Avenida Serra


Annie Kyle, Mary Kay Cosmetics 949.248.2868

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

Home Décor


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY Janet M. Seymour, PsyD 1443 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B


Massage Therapy C’Siren Day Spa 312 Avenida De La Estrella


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

MOLD REMOVAL Jarvis Restoration -24/7 949.362.5388 1393 Calle Avanzado,

MOTORCYLE PARTS & SERVICE SC Rider Supply 949.388.0521 520 S. El Camino Real,

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

South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 OFFICE FURNITURE 109 Calle de los Molinos, South Coast Furniture & Mattress     949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, HOME IMPROVEMENT Custom Carpentry, Concrete Framing & Finish Optometry Ike Soffes 949.363.3087 San Clemente Optometry, David J. Nota, OD HOME LOANS 224 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.2029 Coldwell Banker Home Loans - 949.307.7982 Seaside Eyecare 949.493.2269 nmls#261832. Tom Fashing, Mortgage Advisor, 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A120,


Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,


Landscape Lighting

Environment 1st Exterminating, Inc. 949.218.1111 Costa Verde Landscape 2340 S. El Camino Real, #13, License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27)

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

Eric Johnson, D.D.S. 949.493.9311 INTERIOR DECORATING & REDESIGN PAINTING Village Book Exchange 949.492.1114 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 209, 99 Avenida Serra The Home & Garden Stylist/ 949.218.8022 KC Painting & Decorating 949.388.6829 Ronald Trosper, DDS 949.492.7140 Vignettes of Refinement BUSINESS COMPUTER SERVICE, 145 Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, Periodontics & Dental Implants


OC - IT 949.488.0029 970 Calle Negocio,

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

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

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


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INTERIOR DESIGN Norma Mardian Interior Design 949.492.6271


Arcadia Electric                                           949.361.1045 Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 Gallagher Electric 949.412.6602 808 N. El Camino Real, P.O. Box 986,



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

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

PEST CONTROL Colony Termite Control 949.361.2500 1402 Calle Alcazar, Environment 1st Exterminating, Inc. 949.218.1111 2340 S. El Camino Real, #13,

Pet Grooming VIP Pet Spa 949.492.7473 810 S. El Camino Real,

Pet SITTING Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,

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

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

PHOTOGRAPHY Memories Of Me Photos


PIZZA Izza Neapolitan Pizzeria 949.248.4925 376 Camino de Estrella,


I’m a proud Triton Alumni and excited to be back in this beautiful city. Christiansen Chiropractic’s goal is to relieve pain, promote wellness and fitness. I treat many types of ailments including sports and fitness related injuries. Please stop by or visit my website for any chiropractic needs,, 949.276.2956.

Real Estate Attorneys

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 San Clemente Plumbing               949.366.2691 647 Camino de los Mares, Ste. 108,

POOL/SPA SERVICE & REPAIR Radiant Pool & Spa Service

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PRESCHOOLS San Clemente Preschool 949.498.1025 163 Avenida Victoria


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

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,


Jim Thomas Roofing Printing OC 949.388.4888 162 Calle de Industrias 27134 Paseo Espada #B 203, SALONS



Salon Bamboo 949.361.3348 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste. A, Janet M. Seymour, PsyD 949.633.0813 1443 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B Salon Bleu 949.366.2060 Manny Tau, Psy.D., PSY14892 800.865.0367 207 S. El Camino Real, 300 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 218, Sanctuary Salon & Spa 949.429.5802 1041 Avenida Pico, Ste. B,

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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,

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 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


WEBSITE DESIGN San Clemente Website Design        949.246.8345


Yorba Linda Tile & Marble, Inc. 949.276.5752 Bayside Window Cleaning 714.757.3490

TUTORING Study with Stacy


VACUUMS, SERVICE & REPAIR Best Blinds & Vacuums 73 Via Pico Plaza


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)



Best Blinds & Vacuums 949.492.8719 73 Via Pico Plaza Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 638 Camino de los Mare, Ste. G-105, San Clemente Window Fashions 949.498.9515

Wine Bar The Cellar 949.492.3663 156 Ave. Del Mar,

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

LIST YOUR BUSINESS IN “LOCALS ONLY” Call Angela Edwards at 949.682.1667 or e-mail






Jaguars vs. Tritons, San Clemente High School Sept. 2, 7:05 p.m.


The San Clemente Tritons are primed to kickoff the 2011-2012 football season with a home game against Cabrillo High School from Long Beach.

Spirit Run, Great Park in Irvine

Sept. 2, 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 3, 6:30 a.m.

The Angels hit up home field at the Big A after a slew of games on the road as the team will face Minnesota in a three-game series.

The 6th Annual Kevin Cook Spirit Run will be held at its new location at the Great Park in Irvine this year. The event features a fast course and free parking. Info:

Info: www.losangeles.



Twins vs. Angels, Angel Stadium

By David Zimmerle

• ALUMNI UPDATE • GOLFER DEFIES ODDS San Clemente’s Ryann O’Toole, 24, continues to not only break the mold as a rookie in women’s professional golf, but also to defy the Ryann O’Toole. odds in her first year on Courtesy of LPGA the circuit of the LPGA. O’Toole was recently selected by national team captain Rosie Jones as a wild card pick for the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup team after tying for fi fth place shooting a 71-69-70, 3-under par score at the LPGA Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore. The 2005 San Clemente High School graduate, and former UCLA standout, caught word from Jones prior to her rounds at the Safeway that she would have to finish in at least seventh place in order to be considered for the final two open spots. “After finishing my final round at the Safeway, I was called into the trailer and

asked to be part of the team by (Rosie) Jones,” O’Toole said in a phone interview while preparing for the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada this week. “It was a surreal feeling at the beginning, but it all started to sink in when I was getting sized up for my tournament uniform right there in the trailer. It’s a dream come true for me and really just goes to show that all of my hard work is paying off. I’m showing myself that I can be one of the best and play amongst the best, so it’s a huge honor.” HADZINSKY NAMED STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FOR A SECOND TIME Chapman University’s Tyler Hadzinsky, a 2007 SCHS graduate, was named the Male Student-Athlete of the Year by the Association of Division III Independents for the 2010-2011 academic year. Hadzinsky last received the award in 2008-2009. This year’s award for Hadzinsky caps off one of the more decorated careers for a two-sport athlete in recent Chapman history. He was a three-year starting goalie for the men’s soccer team and a three-year starter at second base for the baseball team. As the Panthers starting goalie, Hadzinsky started 41 games and totaled 15 shutouts during his career, while leading the Panthers to 33 wins and an NCAA playoff appearance in 2009.

2011 San Clemente High School Varsity Football Schedule DATE 9/2 9/8 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/8 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/10

* -- South Coast League game

OPPONENT Long Beach Cabrillo Fountain Valley La Costa Canyon Mater Dei Newport Harbor West Adams Prep Trabuco Hills* Dana Hills* Mission Viejo* Tesoro*

LOCATION San Clemente Westminster San Clemente Santa Ana Stadium San Clemente San Clemente Trabuco Hills San Clemente Mission Viejo San Clemente

TIME 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m.

After a hard-fought battle on the road against Phoenix, the L.A. Sparks head back home to face San Antonio with the regular season winding down.

Stay cool and fit with a fun outdoor activity as the Outdoor Adventure Fitness Club hosts a great kayaking adventure. Fees do apply. Info:

SCOREBOARD VOLLEYBALL CLUB VOLLEYBALL TAKES SIGN UPS FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL The Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club is hosting an elementary-middle school Fall Clinic No. 1 for girls ages 8 to 14 every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., August 29 through September 28 with no practice on September 5. This clinic lets players work on their volleyball skills and get ready for the upcoming club season. All practices will be held at the volleyball club gym at 26923 Fuerte Drive, Lake Forest. The cost is $200 per player. More information is available at

BASKETBALL SHOW TIME NETS FINALS WIN EN ROUTE TO FIFTH STRAIGHT TITLE Show Time went on to win its fifth straight Men’s Basketball title in the San Clemente Men’s Basketball League last month. The team had a difficult matchup in the semifinals defeating top seeded Plan B, 60-53, in a close game that saw multiple lead changes. (Left to right) Show Time teammates Ben Straley, Matt Plan B lead at the half, 33-30, Hidalgo, Michael Dedalleni, Mitch Pierce and Ben Adel- however a strong second half by the man. Courtesy photo controversial late season acquisition Ben Adelman eventually helped lead Show Time to victory. The team Rombergundy also advanced to the finals after defeating Not Old Yet and their superstar shooting guard Chris McCormack. In the final, strong post play by Ryan Romberg and outside shooting by Jeff Ledbetter kept Rombergundy in the game. However, the performance from Romberg and Ledbetter was not enough to stop the duo of Mitch Pierce, son of San Clemente Little League hall of fame coach Scotty Pierce, and Ben Straley who lead Show Time to its fifth straight championship. The next basketball league season is scheduled to start September 25. For more information, contact Nate Moser at


Editor’s note: The schedule provided in last week’s special Triton Football Preview provided the incorrect location for the September 8 game. We have reprinted a corrected schedule for your convenience. San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011


Outdoor Adventure Fitness Club, Dana Point Harbor


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Silver Stars vs. Sparks, Staples Center

PAK TIES FOR EIGHTH AT CALLOWAY JUNIOR WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS San Clemente super stick Alexander Pak finished out the Calloway Junior World Golf Championships in mid-July tied for eighth place in the boys 9-10 division. Pak shot 64s through three straight rounds to finish with a 6-over par 192-point total at the Lawrence Welk Resort Fountains Course in Escondido. Prior to the big event, Pak competed alongside 491 of the best junior golfers from around the world at the 4th Annual San Diego Junior Masters held at Carlton Oaks Golf Course July 7 to July 8. In the boys 9-10 division, Pak finished in second place with scores of 75 and 73 for a 148-point total after two rounds. Hammering his Taylormade R11 driver, Pak also won the long drive contest at 233 yards.

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Grom of the WEEK Kaylee Crump


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Age: 7, Clarence Lobo Elementary Kaylee Crump has been a surfer at heart since she was a toddler. As she celebrates her 7th birthday September 2, she will be celebrating becoming a surfer in the flesh as well. When she was 2, Kaylee’s father Kevin taught her how to practice “pop ups”—lie belly down on the living room floor…paddle, paddle, paddle…then pop up—pretending to surf just like dad. As years passed, she took swim lessons and became acquainted with the ocean, playing with a bodyboard. Then, in an effort to make this year her first as a surfer, she spent time riding on the nose of her dad’s board to get a feel for riding waves. This summer Kaylee went all in, enrolling in five straight weeks at JP’s Surf Camp where she stood up Kaylee Crump. Photo by Melanie Levy on her own for the very first time. Now her dad must make good on a promise he made years ago—a custom shaped board. “She’s standing up on her own so it’s time to pay up,” said Kevin. Kaylee originally asked for a pink board but has changed her mind. Why should she settle for a single color when she can have as many as she wants? So surfers, when you see a super stoked girl with a smile from ear to ear on a board with all the colors of the rainbow; say aloha to Kaylee and welcome her to the “surfing family.” —Andrea Swayne

Stars of Stand-up

SURF RESULTS 49th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships, August 22-28, Virginia, Virginia Beach Local finishers only. PRO WOMEN LONGBOARD: 2. Tory Gilkerson, San Clemente; 3. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach. JR. WOMEN LONGBOARD: 2. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach. VANS PRO: 1. Kolohe Andino, San Clemente; 2, Luke Davis, Capistrano Beach. VANS PRO JR.: 4. Kolohe Andino, San Clemente.

Local athletes in the running for SUP Awards By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


n the tradition of the SURFER magazine SURFER Poll Awards, sister publication SUP magazine is set to host the inaugural SUP Awards to honor the best of the standup paddling (SUP) industry. The event is set for September 22 at the historic Casino San Clemente and plenty of local athletes are in the running to be recognized. Online voting via the SUP magazine website ran from July 1 through September 1 asking readers to rank the world’s top three male and top three female athletes, the top movie, expedition and philanthropic endeavor of the year. The awards will also name a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for a legend of the sport who played a pivotal role in reinvigorating SUP. Local surfers nominated among the best male SUP athletes are Dave Boehne, Chuck Patterson and Tommy Lloy of Dana Point and from San Clemente, Colin McPhillips and Rob Rojas. San Clemente’s Candice Appleby, Brandi Baksic and Terri Plunkett are vying for a spot in among the world’s top The San Clemente Rotary Club, Hurley, the City of San Clemente and local charities will host the first ever Hurley-Rotary Club of San Clemente Celebration of Surf on Saturday 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Richard T. Steed Memorial Sports Park, 247 Avenida La Pata in San Clemente. The event was organized as a celebration of the surf community and planned to take place the day before the start of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles. The event is expected to draw around

A Celebration of Surf

San Clemente Times September 1–7, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS San Clemente-based professional stand-up paddler Colin McPhillips is among a handful of local athletes nominated for inaugural SUP magazine SUP Awards. Photo by Andrea Swayne

three female paddlers. “Just being nominated among the world’s best is an honor. Win or lose, it’s a big pat on the back,” said McPhillips, a three-time world champion pro longboarder. “SUP is about the most fun you can have on the water—walking on water, getting waves. It’s one of the most invigorating and refreshing sports you can be doing in the water. I love it.” Boehne agrees wholeheartedly, adding that due to the rapid growth of SUP in the last few years, it must have been difficult to narrow the list down to the chosen few. “It’s really amazing because there are so many worthy athletes who also deserve to be on this list. I can think of about 50

right off the top of my head. So to be among the nominees is just mind blowing,” said Boehne. “With so many good guys out there, it really is a pretty amazing honor. It’s neat to be a part of something like this—to see SUP get its own version of the SURFER Poll Awards. The SUP Awards have been strategically scheduled to premier two days prior to one of the SUP’s most prestigious competitions, the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle. For more information and to see profiles of the nominated athletes, video trailers of the movies and expeditions and information about the SUP-related philanthropic efforts, log on to and click on “vote.” SC

4,000 surf fans and international surf industry folks and will feature live music, dancing, food and beverages. Party-goers are encouraged to bring beach blankets and low-backed chairs. Enjoy music and dancing on the “lawn” (the outfield) while enjoying dinner and a soft-drink, beer or wine. Buy a VIP pass and enjoy the music from the best seats in the house—the infield. The musical lineup includes Common Sense, Members of Honk, Questions, So Lag Vibrations and Mike Wilson. Local surf and skate industry businesses, musicians and artists will be featured in booths and on

stage throughout the evening. Local charities are encouraged to participate by operating food booths. The profits of such sales will go directly to the charities that operate the food booths. The net profit from admissions, beer and wine sales and VIP seating-dining area will be used by the San Clemente Rotary Club to support more than 30 local and international programs. Coolers will not be permitted. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children and free for children age 2 and under. VIP passes are $50. To learn more, visit or SC

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September 3-4: NSSA Southwest Open Event No. 1, Oceanside, South Jetty September 10-11: NSSA Southwest Open Event No. 2, Huntington Beach, Pier September 10-11: 15th Annual Surf for the Sea, Oceanside Harbor, North Jetty September 17: Dale Velzy Classic and Luau, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach September 1718: NSSA Southwest Explorer Event No. 2, San Diego, Crystal Pier September 18-24: Hurley Pro, San Onofre State Beach, Lower Trestles

Surf ForecasT Water temp: 65-68˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 8-10’+ Poor; Catalina: 10-15’+ Poor-Fair Remarks: Solid South-Southwest groundswell builds through the day Thursday, with sizeable surf across the region by the afternoon. Surge is heavy, and visibility is relatively low, making for generally Poor diving conditions at best. Short range: Size is in the 4-6’(shoulder-head high+) zone in the morning Thursday as a powerful new South-Southwest groundswell builds in. Size builds further for Friday with 5-8’ occ. 10’ (head high to 3’ overhead occ. double overhead) surf at open exposures. Conditions look clean for the mornings and fair to good overall. Long range: Solid Souther Hemisphere energy slowly eases over the weekend, mixing with negligible Northwest windswell. Size holds in the 5-8’ occ. 10’(head high to 3’ overhead occ. double overhead) Saturday, with size coming down slightly by Sunday. Know your own limits and stay tuned to for updates.

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