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Unflappable Surrender Not an Option as Community Tries to Move 9-11 Flag E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6

Community members turned out October 23 in an attempt to move the 9-11 memorial flag to higher ground. Photo by Brian Miller

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Major Gen. Ronald Bailey, commander of the 1st Marine Division, was on hand at Marbella Country Club October 20 when San Juan Capistrano’s adopted battalion committee held a formal “Mess Night” that raised more than $1,500 to support the 1/11 Marines and their families. The Mess Night, a longstanding tradition in the corps, featured fines levied on the Marines and civilians alike for violations such as speaking out of turn, having bad hair cuts, or even reading the two pages of fineable infractions left at each place setting. Also in attendance was the leader of the city’s adopted 1/11, Lt. Col. James McDonough, Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, and several Capistrano city council members and community leaders. Retired Col. Jim Williams was the emcee, or president, for the night.


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

DANA POINT A man driving an SUV drove over the curb, across the grass and down the jetty rocks in to the outer channel waters of the Dana Point Harbor at 7:27 a.m. on October 24. The incident happened in front of the Harbor Patrol Marine Operations Substation at 25005 Dana Drive. Apparently the driver continued driving straight ahead instead of following the curve of the road. The cause of the accident was inattention to the road, said Lt. Roland Chacon of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Alcohol was not a factor and the driver was not cited, he said. The car initially stopped only partially submerged and the driver was able to climb out uninjured, said Sgt. John Hollenbeck. As the tide rose the vehicle went completely under but was pulled back up the rocks by two tow trucks.

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…Former Superintendent Suing?

THE LATEST: Former Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent James Fleming is suing the school district, contending officials reneged on a promise to pay his legal fees for political corruption charges that were all dismissed. Fleming and Assistant Superintendent Susan McGill were indicted in 2007 for allegedly using district resources to track those behind an attempt to recall all seven trustees. That recall ultimately failed but Fleming resigned. In his Orange County Superior Court lawsuit, he contends he tendered his resignation on the promise that the school district would pay his legal expenses and provide him free lifetime medical insurance. Trustees later voted publicly to stop paying his legal bills. The indictments and surrounding furor set off a political chain of events that saw two trustees recalled as a “reform” group ultimately gained all seven seats on the board. But two of those trustees were also later recalled, after teachers called a threeday walkout over labor negotiations. WHAT’S NEXT: No hearing has been scheduled. In correspondence to the district, Fleming’s attorney contends the former educator lost more than $1.6 million in legal fees, back pay and future earnings. FIND OUT MORE: See the suit at the Beyond the Blackboard blog at —Jonathan Volzke


…Parking at Trestles?

THE LATEST: The city is eyeing Camp Pendleton property for parking near the famed surf spot Trestles. San Clemente Times October 27–November 2, 2011

The City Council voted unanimously last week to approach officials at the Marine base to ask about leasing or purchasing a swath of land for additional parking. Trestles is technically outside the city limits but parking affects San Clemente residential streets. The property being considered is owned by Camp Pendleton and under long-term lease with the State Park System, according to the staff report. The land is adjacent to San Clemente but lies within San Diego County. City Councilman Tim Brown, who contacted base officials, described the idea as something of a long shot but said the city would need a formal vote to get the discussion going. “I think it’s a creative solution,” said Mayor Lori Donchak. “If we don’t ask, we don’t know.” WHAT’S NEXT: City staff will prepare a letter to Camp Pendleton and signed by the mayor formally requesting the Marines Corps enter into discussion with the city on the possibility of using or buying the property. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for updates. —Stacie N. Galang


...Parking Permits for City Boards?

THE LATEST: The city will issue parking permits to members of three city boards, granting them free parking in lots and locations that require a fee. The City Council voted unanimously last week to give members of the Planning Commission, the Coastal Advisory Commission and the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission an annual parking permit. Councilman Jim Evert said the volun-

teer board members otherwise pay to park when conducting city business. “I just think it’s fair,” he said of giving them permits. The only cost for issuing the permits comes from printing, which was described as “very small,” according to the staff report. WHAT’S NEXT: Up until the vote, the city had given out parking permits to the city manager, city department heads and the five elected City Council members. City workers who use their personal cars to conduct city business and must park in metered lots also receive the permits. Now, another 20 or so will be issued. FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.san-clemente. org to see the staff report. —SNG


... a City Facebook Page?

THE LATEST: The city’s Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department recently launched its Facebook page as a way to update residents about its programs and parks. Recreation Manager Pamela Passow presented the page at last week’s City Council meeting, demonstrating ways the department will use the social media to reach residents. They plan to post notices on course registration and links to stories about the city’s parks and beaches. The Recreation Department will post photos from a variety of leagues and teams they oversee. “Our plan is to update this on a regular basis,” she told the council. Councilman Tim Brown had advocated for greater use of the popular networking site and welcomed the addition of the page. “This is the first of many good things to come,” he said.

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WHAT’S NEXT: Passow said the Recreation Department first hopes to get at least 25 people to like their page, which allows them to get a simplified Facebook address rather than the lengthy computer-generated web address. FIND OUT MORE: Visit the Recreation Department’s page at www.san-clemente. org to find the link to the Facebook page. —SNG


...A Traffic Tie Up?

THE LATEST: Traffic on the northbound San Diego Freeway was blocked for more than an hour Tuesday after 13 containers of muriatic acid were found strewn across lanes. The Orange County Fire Authority sent hazardous-materials teams to identify the chemical and neutralize it with soda ash just after 11:10 a.m., as motorists sat behind a line of CHP cruises and fire engines blocking all of the lanes just south of the Camino Capistrano exit. Fire Authority Captain Marc Stone said authorities were unsure if the driver who lost the 13 1-liter containers was even aware they’d fallen. The acid, commonly used to clean pools, etched the roadway, bubbled and created small plumes. The roadway was reopened about 12:30 p.m. WHAT’S NEXT: The incident, which backed up traffic into San Diego County, is already being used by toll-road supporters as proof an alternate route to the I-5—the proposed 241-South—is needed. FIND OUT MORE: See the full story at —JV Have a story idea or topic you would like to read about? Send your suggestions to

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“Bingo Bonanza” Party 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Public event at the San Clemente Villas featuring entertainment, music, wine, appetizers, and bingo. 660 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente,949.489.3400,

u San Clemente High crowned Molly Mann 2011 Homecoming Queen and Holden Raulston King earlier this month. Homecoming festivities were themed “When You Wish Upon a Star” and also featured Max, a 10-year-old Make-A-Wish child. Those who attended the Tritons Homecoming game saw a video about Max during the halftime show. Max, who rode in a Rolls Royce convertible, is a San Clemente resident and his father went to San Clemente High School. For more information about Make-AWish, see

Friday, October 28 Dark Friday City offices closed. Halloween Shoe Drive Donate old running shoes to Running World to prevent them from ending up in landfills. Donations accepted through Oct. 31. Get a $10 gift certificate for participating. 34155 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite B, Dana Point, 949.786.6464,

Saturday, October 29 Halloween Insect & Arthropod Family Walk 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Call for info and directions, 949.489.9778,

Monday, October 31 Spanish Conversation 11 a.m. Meet at Café Calypso for coffee and conversation. 114 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.9803.

Tuesday, November 1 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, www.

First Responders Honored u The Exchange Club of San Clemente handed out its annual awards for Sheriff’s Department and Fire Authority employees at Irons in the Fire at the Municipal Golf Course. Honored were 2012 Deputy of the Year David Pultz, Employee of the Year Community Services Officer Stephanie Jones, 2012 Career Firefighter of the Year Tom Forrester and Reserve Firefighter of the Year Scott Mermel. The event included Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, along with Assistant Fire Chief Brian Stephens, California Highway Patrol Captain Sandra Houston, as well as other representatives from those agencies and others. For information about the Exchange Club, see

San Clemente Toastmasters 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Group meets in the Ole Hanson Beach Club. 105 West Avenida Pico, 949.892.8121,

Wednesday, November 2 Kiwanis Meeting 12 p.m. The club 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,

BNI Meeting 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Meeting every Thursday at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club. 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, San Clemente Times October 27–November 2, 2011

Homecoming parade. Photo by Brian Miller

San Clemente Police Services will be accepting unwanted medications. Those who have unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications can bring turn them into Police Services, anonymously. No questions will be asked. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police Services is at City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio.

Commemorative Coin u A commemorative challenge coin has been created in memory of San Clemente Police Officer Richard T. Steed, who was killed in the line of duty on November 29, 1978. This “limited time only” coin features Officer Steed’s badge over a waving United States flag background. The reverse side features his full-color lithographic portrait, along with the date he was killed. The coins are $10 each. Orders will be accepted until November 18, and payment must be made in advance. The coins will not be available for purchased after this date. For more information or to download an order form, visit the City’s website or contact CSO Stephanie Jones at 949.361.8352 or

Hedgecock Addresses Republican Women

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

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2012 Career Firefighter of the Year Tom Forrester. Photo courtesy of the Exchange Club

Dump Your Drugs u Saturday, October 29 is “National Prescription Medication Take Back Day,” and

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u Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Roger Hedgecock spoke to an overflow crowd of 150 at the San Clemente Area Republican Women’s meeting on October 12 at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club. Hedgecock’s widespread reputation for political activism was apparent as he challenged the audience to initiate a grass-roots movement and take on the non-partisan issue of voter fraud. “Who wouldn’t want fair

elections,” he questioned. “If there isn’t a fair and free election, all else is irrelevant.” A native of San Diego, Hedgecock has led hundreds of his radio listeners on a series of trips to Washington, D.C., encouraging them to take on the nation’s political leaders as “citizen lobbyists.” His powerful message of citizen empowerment was again in evidence on Wednesday and drew a standing ovation as he exited the meeting.

Toastmasters Take Titles u San Clemente Toastmasters Club secured two awards at the Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contest held in Irvine last month. Evan Sachs won runner up for a hilarious speech navigating the singles world at 50, while Lauren Saglimbene captured first place in the Speech Evaluation section of the contest. Both are new members to the organization. If you have a speaking opportunity that you are overly anxious about, you can go to and find “10 Tips for Public Speaking” or “10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes” to help you through your dreaded moment, or you can come and join the local chapter for camaraderie and support. San Clemente Toastmasters meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m every Tuesday night at the Ole Hanson Beach Club, Multipurpose Rm #1 at 105 Avenida Pico. For inquires call Mary Caravalho at 949.280.8436

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Unflappable Community effort fails to move 9-11 tribute flag very far—but surrender is not an option By Stacie N. Galang San Clemente Times


he American flag jutting from a large hunk of driftwood at Poche Beach off Pacific Coast Highway has served as a memorial of sorts ever since it was hoisted just after the jolting events of September 11, 2001. For 10 years the memorial has provided a sense of calm and stability for the community, but the shifting sands of the beach have put the estimated 750– to 1,000-pound stump in danger of being swept out to sea—something locals who tend for it simply wouldn’t stand for. When Joe Wilson of San Clemente learned the driftwood had shifted from its spot and could be swept away, he set about organizing a way to move it to higher ground. He contacted Mayor Lori Donchak, who she put him in touch with the Palm Beach Park Association, which owns the beachfront where the driftwood sits. Lynda Cline, manager of the 126-unit Palm Beach Park Association, said members were open to the idea of moving the driftwood to a more inland portion of their 2-acre beach. So, this past Sunday, October 23, nearly 100 San Clemente residents and others joined forces to try to relocate the driftwood memorial away from the water line and up to safer ground. Using shovels, ropes and the willpower of residents old and young—including most of the team from the San Clemente High School boys lacrosse team and their parents—the group tried valiantly to dig out the stump and move it to higher ground by tying ropes under and around it. Under the direction of Wilson and the steadfast efforts of those assembled, the stump was moved—but only perhaps by a few feet before the effort was called off for the day. Heavier equipment would be needed, Wilson told the group before thanking them for their efforts. “The stump is too heavy,” lamented Paddy Chester, an Englishman who serves as an assistant coach for the SCHS boys lacrosse team. “We gave it our all. It’s nice to see the community come together for something like this.” Mark Meintel has since offered his services and a grader to help move the flag, but that will likely require permits and permission from the city and others. “We won’t give up,” Wilson said. “We’ll keep at it until we get it moved.” Despite the failure to get the stump moved to safer ground, the effort did provide an opportunity to raise a new American flag in honor of a local Marine who died recently in Afghanistan. Christine DiGiacomo said a blessing as the new flag was raised. An Idea Ann Reynolds had also read about the driftwood, and as she was cleaning one day recently, she wondered if the organizers would be willing to raise a flag in honor of her grandson Jordan R. Stanton, a Marine from Rancho Santa Margarita who died in March 4 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. “When you have someone you love very much who is killed, as a grandmother, a mother, a sibling, a friend, they’re never out of your mind,” said Reynolds, who has lived in San Clemente with husband Jim Reynolds for more than 14 years. Every time she drives down that stretch of Pacific Coast San Clemente Times October 27–November 2, 2011

Members of the San Clemente High lacrosse program and other community volunteers turned out to try and move the flag-bearing driftwood to higher ground. Although they couldn’t budge the tree much, they’re not giving up. Photos courtesy of Brian Miller

Highway, she makes sure she can see the stump and the banner flown from it. Reynolds said she once drove past it and not seeing it, grew concerned. She made a U-turn and saw it after the second pass. “It was there; I just missed it,” the grandmother said. She said she has such respect for the anonymous person who first put out the flag on the driftwood. She was bringing her love for her grandson to a landmark that has taken on even greater meaning this year. The grandmother contacted the Clines with her proposal to raise the flag in Jordan Stanton’s name. “They were delighted and said, ‘Absolutely,’” Reynolds said. “That’s how it all happened, and it’s been progressing ever since.” She and her husband donated the flag. A Marine Remembered Jordan was 11 years old when September 11 happened, and it left an impression on him, his grandmother said. Reynolds and her husband, who served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, decided to display their pride and patriotism after the attacks. “Since the day after 9/11, our flag has flown and always will,” she said. Jordan Stanton didn’t begin discussing his interest in the military until about age 15, Reynolds said. Out of Trabuco Hills High, he had initially planned to attend Cal State, Fullerton but came to the conclusion he wanted to go into the military, his grandmother said. He researched his options and eventually chose the Marines. Page 6

“We all tried to head him in a different direction, but Jordan had his mind set, and he was that kind of a guy. He knew that difficulties that could happen,” Reynolds said. Her grandson sailed through his training, nearly always at the top of his class. “He would have contributed a lot to this world had he lived,” said the grandmother of 11. Jordan Stanton completed his training at Camp Pendleton before being stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. and eventually deployed to Afghanistan. He was killed by an improvised-explosive device, his grandmother said. Stanton, 20, was a corporal in the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force when in died. He had gone out with a small group of Marines to search for the enemy. His grandmother said was the only one killed, although other Marines were wounded. He was the second oldest of four boys to her daughter Joyce and husband Bob Stanton. Jordan Stanton’s brothers are Ryan, Ethan and Cole Stanton. They attended the moving of the driftwood as did other relatives and Jordan Stanton’s a fiancé, Julie Dickson and her parents Ron and Cyndie Dickson. Jordan Stanton’s death broke Ann Reynold’s heart and that of the other family members. “Our family has never been the same,” she said. They’re doing what they can to remember this son and grandson, brother and cousin, fiancé and friend. Norb Garrett contributed to this story. Special thanks to Brian Miller for his photography. SC

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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.

DRUNK IN PUBLIC El Camino Real, 900 Block (1:02 p.m.) A man who’d apparently had too much to drink was being belligerent to customers in a grocery-store parking lot. KEEP THE PEACE Avenida Teresa, 400 Block (12:10 p.m.) A resident reported a neighbor’s dog got into her garage and scratched her vehicle. But the neighbor said it wasn’t her dog. WELFARE CHECK Calle Amistad, 100 Block (10:40 a.m.) A school official reported a 12-year-old posted

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on Facebook that he was going to kill himself, and did not show up at school.

Sunday, October 23

CITIZEN ASSIST Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (10:32 a.m.) A woman reported her daughter was being stalked. SUSPICIOUS PERSON El Camino Real, 900 Block (9:35 a.m.) A merchant reported a man was trying to return some items that had been stolen earlier. ABANDONED VEHICLE Corona Lane/Monterey Lane (7:33 a.m.) A green Dodge van w2as parked in the same spot for two weeks. It had two tickets on it, but the owner pulled them off—without moving the vehicle. FAMILY DISPUTE Courte Tierra Bella, 100 Block (6:47 a.m.) A man initially reported his wife was following him around the house with a video camera because he turned on a light. Then he said she hit him. They are going through a divorce. ARREST North El Camino Real/Marquita (12:50 a.m.) A 40-year-old woman was arrested after a traffic stop. Deputies discovered she had outstanding warrants. She works as a waitress.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Vista Montana/Calle Del Cerro (9:40 p.m.) A man reported a woman was sitting next to his parking spot when he got home. She got up and walked away with a large bag and other belongings, then called out to a man who joined her.

DISTURBANCE Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (5:37 p.m.) Somebody was throwing pine cones at passing cars. ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Via Sonrisa, 0 Block (5:35 p.m.) A man reported his wife and small dogs were chased by a “pitbull-looking dog.”

DISTURBANCE Avenida Carmelo, 100 Block (9:07 p.m.) A man reported that a woman was banging on his neighbor’s door and yelling. He called back when she broke a window.

DISTURBANCE Mariposa, 100 Block (12:35 p.m.) A man reported his female roommate was being abusive toward him. Dispatchers could hear a woman yelling in the background.

WELFARE CHECK Calle Seville, 200 Block (7:45 p.m.) A caller was concerned a woman, who has a 3-year-old child and 9-month-old baby, was doing drugs.

Saturday, October 22

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Camino de Los Mares, 600 Block (7:20 p.m.) A hospital worker called to say a man showed up in the ER saying he’d been in a traffic collision but was acting strange. He had no visible injuries and refused to answer questions. CITIZEN ASSIST El Camino Real, 600 Block (6:32 p.m.) A woman was caught trying to shoplift at a pharmacy. She ran off—leaving her purse behind.

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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Calle Las Bloas, 1600 Block (10:53 p.m.) A woman said a man showed up at her door with a pizza, but she didn’t order the pie. Deputies said there wasn’t anything suspicious. SUSPICIOUS PERSON Avenida Victora, 600 Block (6:27 p.m.) A caller reported a man possibly had crashed his car. He was kicking the vehicle. Deputies said there hadn’t been an accident, but the man had apparently been drinking. A 29-year-old man was taken into custody. He listed his occupation as a researcher.


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s I ran by my fisherman friend on the Pier during that mighty rainstorm a few weeks ago, he stopped me and asked what this new Fishface or Fishbook program the city was wading into was all about? I pointed out that I didn’t know much about it myself except that it is called Facebook, at which point he quickly lost interest. To me, social media is a total kerfuffle of which I knew nothing about except its “free,” so I decided to ask some questions to educate myself. Fortunately, Councilmember Tim Brown was set to reveal the city’s new Recreation Facebook page at the next City Council meeting, so I was able to tap into the new program recently developed by our talented recreation staff. Here is what I was able to gather based on my very inexpert questions: Q: Why have a Facebook page when we already have an established web page?

A: With a Facebook page, the city sends out information to our citizens versus citizens having to seek out information on various programs and events. Since our younger generation signs Pall Gudgeirsson on to Facebook regularly, it is an excellent communication forum with the potential of reaching many more residents, visitors and the media. Facebook will give us the ability to highlight current information like an event happening this weekend. Lastly, it gives people the ability to share the information on their personal Facebook page with friends. Will there be links on Facebook to sign up for recreation classes? Yup. Also, there will be forthcoming links to other important sites as we enhance the program.

Will the public be able to comment on the page? Yes, but we ask people to stay on topic and be respectful in their comments. What type of information can our citizens expect to receive if they sign up for our page? Upcoming Special events, new class information, like “there’s still space in ballet, sign up today” or “we’ve added a new ballet class due to popular demand;” and updates on the new park. There is already an instructional video link to programs such as skateboarding and pictures will be posted from all special events programs and classes for the community to enjoy that you can share with your friends. Kinda cool. Where do you see this concept going in the future? The Recreation Facebook page will be the place to go for up-to-the minute

information and a way for people to be able to help promote our great community and the many happenings hosted by the city. Future developments on the page will depend on public input. Contact the city’s Public Information Officer, Laura Ferguson, at with your suggestions. How do you access the Facebook page? Go to the link on the city’s website at or search “City of San Clemente Recreation” on Facebook. So, now that we have reeled you in, go “like” us! After my interrogation, I am not as kerfuffled about this place called Facebook and I think I like it like that. SC

Within about 45 minutes, I received another call from Katelynn telling me she was now eating pizza and watching television at the San Clemente OCSD station. I spoke with lnvestigator Tai Risko who told me she had walked up the hill from where her car had run out of gas and walked into the station. She had actually run out of gas just below the sheriff’s station. Investigator Risko assured me that they would stay with her until I arrived and that they were feeding her as well. Needless to say, both my wife and I were relieved. When I arrived at the San Clemente station, I was greeted by my daughter as well as Investigator Risko and Sergeant Joe McClintock. Both of these gentlemen were very gracious to my daughter, and we are very thankful. It would seem that she was far from hysterical at this point.

She was well fed, had watched some television, and was ready to go home. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the response of the OCSD personnel that evening. I know everyone was very busy with the power outage and the chaos that ensued. Although I am sure your personnel are always accommodating to all members of our community, it was a great opportunity for my daughter to see how she fits into the law enforcement family. Please forward my thanks to everyone for their assistance, patience and compassion. This letter was sent to the SC Times by Lt. Paul D’Auria, chief of police services in San Clemente.

(With thanks to Anthony Mejia, Maile Eaton and Pamela Passow for their tutelage in all things Facebook) 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 Kudos to Sheriffs in SC Sgt. Stephen Bowles, Seal Beach Police Dept.

On Thursday, September 8, 2011, a major power outage hit Arizona to California. Unfortunately, during this time, my daughter Katelynn was driving home from Tucson, Ariz. —where she is attending the University of Arizona — to surprise our family. After the power outage occurred, the Orange County Operational Area activated the Emergency Operations Center and a request was made from the EOC to the Seal Beach Police Department to mobilize a countywide Community Emergency Response Team trailer to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach. Since I was in Seal Beach at the time, I began preparing the trailer for transport. I was called by my hysterical daughter telling me she was lost, had run San Clemente Times October 27–November 2, 2011

out of gas because gas stations were closed from Yuma to Orange County, and the streets were pitch black. Although I appreciate the surprise of her coming home for the weekend, I would have preferred her to walk in the door of our home for the surprise instead of her frantic call. With this being said, my only option was to call the Orange County Sheriffs Department as Katelynn said she had made it into Orange County. Her cell phone service was spotty at best in that part of San Clemente. I called the dispatch center and provided them the information as best I had: my hysterical daughter, pitch black road somewhere in the San Clemente area and her vehicle description. OCSD Dispatcher Jennifer Demers took my call and was patient, professional, compassionate and extremely courteous.

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Patrol Base Jaker, a documentary that follows the deployment of the Marine Corps 1/5 battalion during its tour of the Nawa District of Afghanistan in 2009¬–2010, will be shown Sunday in San Clemente. The Marines’ work in Nawa to turn the area from Taliban rule became the template for the Marine’s effort in Afghanistan, and the film won the “Best Documentary” award at the GI Film Festival in 2010. The 1/5 is also the unit in which Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan, a 20-year-old infantryman from San Clemente, served. Hogan was killed on August 26, 2009 as he saved other Marines from a bomb. For his heroism, Hogan will posthumously receive the Navy Cross. His parents, Jim and Carla Hogan, will receive the medal in December. The Hogans will attend Sunday’s screening, along with members of the 1/5 who were on the deployment documented in the film. Producer David Scantling and Col. Robert Castellvi, the chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Pendleton, will also be on hand. Patrol Base Jaker will be shown at the San Clemente Community Center at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 for active military or students. Proceeds benefit the San Clemente Marine Corp Support Group, a 501(c)3 registered charity. Get more information or purchase tickets online at —Jonathan Volzke


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



Paula Poundstone 8 p.m. Comedian entertains at The Coach House. Tickets $25. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,

Creatures of the Night 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Celebration of Halloween at the Ritz-Carlton Oct. 27-29 where guests young and old can wear costumes, enjoy festive activities and more. Cost $65, includes treats. One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000, Billy Watson 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855,


Hart & Soul Costume Party Concert 7 p.m.10 p.m. Live music and Halloween costume party (with prizes) at Adele’s. 2600 Avenida del Presidente, San Clemente 949.481.1222,


Halloween Spooktacular & Moonlight Movie 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Family event at Lantern Bay Park with activities for kids and a showing of the movie “Monsters, Inc.” 949.248.3530, BOO Cruise 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Dana Wharf presents ongoing 20-minutes “haunted” Halloween cruises with costume contests and more. Tickets $3. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, Opolo Vineyards “Scary Cary” Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. SC Wine Co. welcomes Cary Thrasher of Opolo Vineyards! $15 for seven wines with cheese, crackers and chocolate. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.429.7067, Rick Dale 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Originals and oldies with the guitarist/vocalist at Zona’s. 647 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.940.8845. San Clemente Times October 27–November 2, 2011

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Cosmic Creek Surf Contest 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Billabong hosts the annual contest at Salt Creek Beach October 29-30. At 4 p.m. Oct. 30 there will be a Donavon Frankenreiter concert with Band of Frequencies and Dave Rastovich. 949.489.8380,

Trick-or-Treat in Talega Village Center 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Halloween event for kids and families with trick or treating and activities in Talega Village Center at the intersection of Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Talega. 714.259.1046,

Ecotoberfest 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The Ecology Center hosts an exclusive beer talk and tasting with New Belgium Brewing. SideDoor provides pairing of pretzels and mustard. Tickets $15-$25. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223,

RainBOO Charity Golf Tournament 12 p.m. Golf tournament at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course to benefit Courtney’s SandCastle Project. Cost $100 (player), $400 (team). 150 E. Magdalena, San Clemente, 949.361.6696,


Starry Starry Night 7 p.m. Variety show fundraiser featuring music, comedy and more to raise money for Thanksgiving dinners for military families in Camp Pendleton. Tickets $25-$35. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 949.492.2537, Molly Bloom’s Halloween Party 9:30 p.m. Halloween Party with live music by The Cholulas; awards for costumes at 12 a.m. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.218.0120, George Butts 7 p.m. The musician performs at Shorecliffs Golf Club. No cover; food and drink for purchase. 501 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, 949.492.1178.






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

Pool & Karaoke 3 p.m.–close. Play pool for free at Knuckle Heads every Tuesday. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. 1717 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.2410. Poul Pedersen 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The acoustic artist performs live at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,


Patrol Base Jaker San Clemente Event 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Showing of the new movie “Patrol Base Jaker” at the San Clemente Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 310.728.9166,

The Expression Session Band 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Wine Down Wednesday at Hennessey’s Tavern. 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.488.0121,

Tidepool Terrors 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids can Trick-orTreat and explore at the Ocean Institute. Kids in costume are free and eligible for the Costume Contest at 12:30 p.m. Admission $.50-$6.50. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274,

Wednesday Wine Tasting Vine hosts at fourcourse meal with wine pairing every Wednesday. Cost $40 each. 211 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.9376,


Ukulele Night 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Jam night at Hulaville. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine. Page 12


Vesper 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to

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“A New You,” a unique guide filled with a select group of health, beauty and fitness resources in the tri-city area. From energy boosting juices, to exciting workout regimes, organic produce and even eye care, this special pullout section will provide you with information for every resource you need to take care of your body and mind in the months to come. “A New You” can be found not only inserted into the SC Times, DP Times and The Capistrano Dispatch but all residents of San Clemente, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach and San Juan Capistrano can find “A New You” online at, and Here’s to your health! Special thanks to Austin Gregory Johns of San Clemente Health Fitness Network, Dr. Jon Conti of Seaview Pediatrics, Alex & Chelsea of Breezy Mama, Thomas “Doc” Masters of Flex-Appeal, Dr. Alice Moran and Ron Castruita of Hanson’s Market.

Did you know: According to Jeanne Segal, PhD, the body doesn’t distinguish between physical and psychological threats. Whether you’re stressed over a busy schedule, an argument, a traffic jam or a mountain of bills, your body may react just as strongly as if you were facing a life-or-death situation. —Masters Did you know: Drinking one soda per day equals nearly 17 extra pounds per year!? —Austin Gregory Johns

Living Healthy in your 30S, 40S, 50S BY AUSTIN GREGORY JOHNS CCS, CES, LWMC

People stop growing developmentally after the age of about 25. But you can keep yourself looking, feeling, and acting younger with appropriate attention to diet, exercise, and rest. This notion begets the question: How much is appropriate?

Health in your 30s Physically, your 30s can be considered a transitional period. Your body is no longer growing as it was in your teens and 20s but it is not yet succumbing to the stresses of a physical life either. If you have been active for most of your youth, there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to maintain a high level of activity in your 30s. It is time, however, to start paying attention to what you eat since your metabolism will be responding differently with new experiences like work schedules and family life.

Health in your 40s All of a sudden, you wake up one day and your back hurts—or your knees ache. You don’t remember doing anything yesterday or the day before but things hurt anyway. Welcome to your 40s during which time your body lets you know not only when you’ve been working too hard, but also when you haven’t been working hard enough. Engaging in a good diet and exercise routines as well as paying new attention to rest and relaxation becomes critical in your 40s. You no longer should be seeking the absolute pinnacle of athletic intensity lest you wear your body out, but hard, regular exercise followed by adequate rest is a must.

Health in your 50s This is the age at which your brain and your friends begin to play tricks on you. You don’t feel old, but everyone says your getting there so who’s right? Turns out, you’re both right. Your diet should become even more focused by significantly reducing saturated fats and white carbohydrates and opting for lean protein and vegetables. You still have plenty to offer physically, but where it took one day in your 40’s to recover, now it takes two or sometimes three. Without an established good regiment of diet and exercise here in your middle years, you can quickly find yourself underprepared for a long life of staying forever active.


“Things do not change; we change.” —Henry David Thoreau Austin Gregory Johns CCS, CES, LWMC is the President, Personal Health Advocate & Master Personal Trainer for San Clemente Health & Fitness Network (SCHFN). SCHFN is a full service health advocacy company that offers private and small group fitness and nutrition training and counseling for adults of all ages and youth athletes. Health advocacy also includes reparative exercise therapy post injury or surgery, and spiritual guidance for stress reduction. If you’ve ever been confused about the best way to stay healthy the longest, explore health advocacy. Live Above, Live Beyond! For a free consultation, call 949.429.0339 or visit


A NEW YOU Your Local Resource to a Healthier LIFE… 5 ELEMENTS DAY SPA Energetic Lymph Drainage $150 (90 mins). The flow and balance of the body’s five fluids – especially the lymph – is essential to the functions of the body. Stagnation of the lymph system can affect the immune system, detoxification, fat absorption and other health issues that reflect how you look and feel. This unique wellness treatment includes a soothing, dry brushing massage with harmonizing violet clay and lymphatic drainage and light therapy with state-of-the-art equipment. 159 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.361.0505,

With good oral hygiene and regular professional care, your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. —Dr. Alice P. Moran

BEACHFIRE BeachFire unveils new executive chef and seasonal menus. BeachFire owner Dave Donaldson’s ranching and farming lifestyle allows an authentic approach to serving food that is flavorful, fresh and nutritious. Donaldson has three acres of ranch land outside San Juan Capistrano with horses, goats, chickens, a large pond and a 5,000 square-foot garden with fertile soil. Executive Chef John Merlino and Donaldson created new seasonal menus for all restaurants featuring fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from the BeachFire Backyard Garden. San Clemente, 949.366.3232, Ladera 949.542.7700, Irons 949.542.3900

BREEZY MAMA The Breezy Mama breaks the mold on what it means when one becomes “a mom.” She is smart, sassy and fun. for interviews with topnotch child development experts (i.e. Why Time Out is a Waste of Time), entertainment, fashion, green products and celebrity interviews.

CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING You are already beautiful. Feed your soul and your body. If you are in search of a spiritual community where you are respected and accepted for who you are and want the inspiration and support to grow to your highest potential, please accept our invitation to visit our Center. Be part of a greater gathering of other like minded individuals who share your vision for a new tomorrow through community, service, meditation, workshops and classes. 23141 Verdugo Drive, Ste. 103, Laguna Hills, 949.365.0050,

DR. ALICE P. MORAN Dr. Alice P. Moran is a board certified periodontist who provides comprehensive, leading edge periodontal care to preserve your special smile. Dr. Moran’s capabilities include dental implant surgery, aesthetic gum enhancement and treatment of gum disease. She belongs to an elite group of periodontists, only 10 percent nation-wide, who offer the Periolase as an alternative to traditional osseous surgery. Contact Dr. Moran at: 1001 Ave. Pico, Ste. K, San Clemente, 949.361.4867 (GUMS),

ALISO KIDS DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS At Aliso Kids Dental & Orthodontics we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of pediatric dentistry and orthodontic care in a caring, comfortable and fun atmosphere. Our pediatric dentists, Doctors Justin Shuffer and Shiva Roghani and our orthodontists, Dr. Tina Azin and Dr. Rashid Kamdar, have a combined 30 years of experience providing stateof-the-art treatments for your child’s dental health and smile. Visit us at or call us at 949.643.2222. 15 Mareblu Lane, Ste. 220, Aliso Viejo, 949.643.2222,

ANYA SWANSON - LIFE COACH Weight Loss Coaching: Lose weight without starving, cravings, over-exercising or the yo-yo effect. Discover what creates weight imbalances. Learn how what you know, think, and eat effects your weight and your wellbeing. In this coaching program you will learn: how to nourish your body back to balance; the truth about USDA’s dietary guidelines; which foods to eat and which to avoid; the true dynamics of weight loss and much more. Money back guaranteed. Anya Swanson - Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach. 949.291.2660,, PAGE 4

Did you know: Jogging 3 miles and walking 3 miles at a quick pace burns close to the same amount of calories? You don’t need to be a runner to get good exercise! —Austin Gregory Johns

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Did you know: According to a study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, dark chocolate is the world champion title holder of antioxidants. Researchers compared the total flavonol and polyphenol content as well as antioxidant activity content of cocoa powder and dark chocolate vs. super fruits, including acai, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate. The antioxidant activity of cocoa powder is higher than all other super fruit powders analyzed. Antioxidants aid in exiting the free radicals—little molecules that cause aging and disease. —Thomas “Doc” Masters GRIFFIN OPTOMETRIC GROUP LASIK has been a life-changing option to contacts or glasses for over 15 years. At Griffin Optometric Group, we are proud to be affiliated with Tom Tooma, M.D. and NVISION Laser Eye Centers. To begin the process of deciding whether LASIK is an option for you, schedule your complimentary consultation at one of our offices. We will be hosting a series of consult days on the following dates: November 14: Talega location, 949.940.0200; November 15: Laguna Niguel location, 949.495.3031; November 16: San Clemente location, 949.492.1853


Poor dental health can really affect your overall quality of life. It can lead to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes and affect your confidence. We provide a full range of dental care including dental implants, general and preventative dentistry and beautiful cosmetic and rehabilitative options. We strive to make high quality care affordable by accepting insurance, payment options and offering Quality Dental Plan, an insurance alternative. Call today for more information. 24655 La Plaza, Ste. E, Dana Point, 949.496.5713,

HANSON’S MARKET Local, natural and organic. Nothing artificial. Hanson’s is a community store, employing over 15 San Clemente residents and owned by 25 year residents Ron and Diana Castruita. Hanson’s is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles with fresh and organic produce, locally baked artisan breads, herbals, supplements, vitamins and eco-friendly household products. Deli sandwiches with all-natural meats, artisan cheeses, fresh salads and raw juicing/smoothies. Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon.– Sat., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun. 415 Avenida Pico #P, San Clemente, 949.218.1690

A NEW YOU Your Local Resource to a Healthier LIFE… HIGHLAND INK Highland Ink, San Clemente’s original tattoo shop, is now offering Eyebrow Hair Simulation, Lash Enhancement, Scalp Hair Simulation, Areola Repigmentation and Scar Relaxation. Skin Needling™, like Scar Relaxation, involves no pigment. This procedure is ideal for clients with deep wrinkles or acne scarring, as the repeated pricking of the machine’s needle draws a light bloodline. Melanocyte Restoration is a process that uses a technique similar to that used in Skin Needling™. Please call Highland Ink for a free consulatation with Susie today 949.481.4434. 1006 S. El Camino Real, Ste. C, San Clemente, 949.481.4434,

ISABEL’S BEAUTY SALON Isabel’s Beauty Salon has been serving the San Juan Capistrano community for well over a decade. Founded in 1992, the salon offers countless haircut styles for women, men and children. The hairstylists at Isabel’s Beauty Salon strive to make every haircut experience an enjoyable one by creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. Other services provided include makeup, wedding hairstyles, prom hairstyles and updos: We have the hairstyles to help you get ready for your special day! 31952 Del Obispo, Ste. 230, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3960

Did you know: According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, children who grow up with dogs and cats in the home have a significantly reduced risk—as much as 50 percent or more—of developing pet and other common allergies to things like pollens and molds. —Thomas “Doc” Masters


Your body is begging you to juice! Since juice requires hardly any digestion, your body rapidly absorbs all the goodness of the vegetables and fruits. Juice It Up San Clemente juices a nutrient packed selection of fresh ingredients. If you feel like chewing something, they now offer an amazingly delicious and nutritious high fiber brown rice, hummus and avocado bowl. Of course, they still prepare the largest selection of Acai bowls in San Clemente. 802 E. Avenida Pico, Ste. J, San Clemente, 949.542.7979,


Personalized Weight & Health Management - Since 1971. Take control. Make the most out of life–mentally and physically. It’s yours for the taking. Lose up to 10% of your current weight in just 10 weeks. Look and feel your best! It’s Safe • It’s Fast • It’s Easy • It Works! 42 Southern California Locations. Offer Expires: 11/30/11. *Restrictions apply. Ask clinic staff for details. 31105 Rancho Viejo Rd., #1 • San Juan Capistrano • 949.248.0788, 1.800.LINDORA,


We are here to help you achieve your health goals. Our group is focused in managing diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid, lipid and all endocrine disorders. We currently have study participation opportunities for Type 2 diabetics, diabetics who have recently suffered an acute coronary event or individuals with high cholesterol. Give us the opportunity to help you take charge of your health and develop a healthy lifestyle you can maintain. Come visit! 26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste. 230, Mission Viejo, 949.364.6000


Offering an inviting sanitized environment, Natural Nail Care Clinic specializes in the care and treatment of natural nails. Only autoclaved and disposable tools used. Voted the #1 favorite salon for a manicure and pedicure. As our gift to you, your first manicure is free with your purchase of starter kit. Must be 18 years or older. Discover your own beautiful hands and nails. 32382 Del Obispo, Ste. C6, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.5300


Our goal: helping our members make small changes that add up to big results! NewStart Nutrition offers a yummy, nutritious 3-part service consisting of a mango aloe shooter, an herbal energy tea and a creamy meal replacement smoothie for $5. More than your average smoothie bar, we offer complimentary Body Scans to determine your health numbers, 1:1 Wellness Coaching, and group Fitness and Weight Loss Challenges (including complimentary boot camps). Everyone’s first visit is free! 32341-G Camino Capistrano, 949.929.6060

Did you know: According to the California Walnut Commission, California walnuts account for 99 percent of the country’s and three fourths of the world’s walnut supply. Walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut. —Thomas “Doc” Masters Did you know: According to Dr. Sears, a handful of nuts close to bedtime can raise tryptophan levels and help you sleep better. —Thomas “Doc” Masters

Did you know: Fiber not only keeps your digestive system healthy, but it also curbs your appetite by telling your brain when you’ve eaten enough? High fiber foods include whole grains, beans, and leafy greens. —Austin Gregory Johns O2 WELLNESS Start your weight loss, pain relief, and detox programs today! We offer whole body vibration, foot detox, infrared sauna, facial treatments and more! Whether you are looking to lose weight with our HCG diet, look younger with our VAMPIRE FACELIFT, or want to reduce pain, sleep better, have more energy or detox your body, o2 Wellness is the place for you. Local San Clemente residents are looking & feeling years younger, call us to learn how! 3551 Camino Mira Costa, Ste. C, San Clemente, 949.240.6713,

OC PHYSICIANS HEARING SERVICES Our vision is to provide superior quality, personal and compassionate hearing care for our patients in order to improve their quality of life. Based upon your individual needs, we provide a comprehensive array of services related to prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of hearing impairment for all ages. The audiology staff is highly experienced in a wide variety of audiological services, including basic and advanced test procedures and hearing aid fittings. Four Local Hospital Locations to Serve YouMission Viejo, Laguna Hills, San Clemente, and Laguna Beach. 949.276.4040,

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What’s All This Talk About Probiotics? By Jon Robert Conti, MD FAAP and

We’ve read that probiotics are good for your digestive system—what exactly do they do?

To keep our natural probiotics healthy, do we need to cut down on the anti-bacterial hand soap and sanitizers?

The term probiotic is a relatively new term meaning “supporting life,” and the World Health Organization states that they are “live microorganisms, that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits.” You will commonly hear them referred to as “good bacteria,” although they can be yeasts, too. These microbes are similar to the ones already inside our bodies.

The “Hygiene Hypothesis” says that many of our modern day “improvements” (e.g., sterile processed food/formula, fewer naturally fermented foods, increased hygiene/hand washing, urban life, C-sections and antibiotics) may actually decrease challenges to our immune systems, altering our “sea” inside and possibly leading to an increase in allergic disease. Reintroduction of probiotics into our systems may be a way to address the microbial imbalance that our modern lives have created in our guts. However this theory has not been fully tested in RCT’s, and cannot be recommended.

Also I want to point out that probiotics are different from the “live culture” label you see on some food products. Live cultures are microbes often used as food fermentation agents, say for example to create yogurt from milk. Many of these have not been directly tested for health benefits. On the other hand, probiotics are microbes that are able to reach the intestine while still alive, and have been shown to have a health effect. Furthermore, although there is some overlap in species, typically probiotics contain higher concentrations of these microbes. From the outset of this post I want to express my cautious optimism about this topic. Many of us would like to do more to keep ourselves healthy, and the claims of probiotics are exciting. Yet this is an emerging health topic, and I urge patience while scientific research proves or disproves the variety of claims out there. This takes time, and that’s okay—it’s your health we’re talking about.

I see probiotics being advertised in everything from sports drinks to yogurt to ice cream, and I know it can be ingested as a capsule form as well. What should one consider when choosing a probiotic? Probiotic content is generally more important than the way in which you consume them. I like to think of this answer like this: If you need a sports car, get one. If you need a truck to haul around stuff, get one. But a sports truck won’t perform either of those functions well. If you want a probiotic, find a good quality product, and use it as directed. Please before you start ANY supplement, including probiotics, talk to your doctor. Probiotics should be safe for the generally healthy population to consume. However you SHOULD ALWAYS consult a physician before administering probiotics—ESPECIALLY to infants and children, people with compromised immune systems, or others with major underlying illnesses. Read “Warning” labels and “Other Information” on the product package. Be aware of any unexpected symptoms, and should any untoward effects occur, stop the probiotic immediately and seek medical attention.

Pacific Water Solutions Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink. Pacific Water Solutions is a local water filtration and purification company. Our new Alkaline Purified under the sink Reverse Osmosis unit will provide pure water, enriched with natural minerals with a Ph of 9.5. This true Alkaline system offers premium filtration medias that emit far infrared rays, increases Ph and will give your water a refreshing mineral flavor. 555 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B, San Clemente, 949.498.9754, PAGE 8

Why should we be taking probiotics? Our intestines are home to about 1000 species of organisms—a proverbial “sea” inside of us. The popular theory argues that by supplementing our diets with probiotics, we more favorably colonize the gut with “good” microorganisms. Some strains might promote health by digesting food, producing vitamins, preventing infection, regulating the immune system as well as decreasing inflammatory illness. However there hasn’t been enough research on probiotics yet to answer this question definitively, particularly in infants and children. For example, presently probiotics are frequently used in treating stomach bugs, having been shown to shorten the illness by about 40 hours. The fundamental question is: Is it worth taking a pill for a few days to shorten the number of days with diarrhea from three to two days?

I’ve read that probiotics help those who are lactose intolerant—how? Some people who consume milk products afterwards experience discomfort. In some of those individuals, their bodies may be unable to digest the milk sugar lactose via the stomach’s enzyme lactase. The microbes S. themophilus and L. bulgaricus can enhance lactose digestion and may reduce symptoms of lactose intolerance in lactose sensitive people—but not all, or not completely. You’ll find these two organisms in many probiotics and yogurts. About Jon Robert Conti, MD FAAP: Dr. Conti is Board Certified in Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and presently cares for patients & their families at Sea View Pediatrics in Laguna Hills & San Clemente. To see the entire post from Dr. Conti go to

PCH Pilates PCH Pilates is an ocean view studio, fully equipped with Balanced Body equipment. Our certified instructors are dedicated to offering only the highest quality of Pilates to individuals of all levels. Here are a few of the many benefits: It is full-body fitness, creates strength without bulking, increases flexibility and develops core strength. Please contact us to set up your introductory session at 949.248.1993. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 202, Dana Point, 949.248.1993,


Someone you know is planning her family. Planned Parenthood offers affordable reproductive health services that women and men need to prevent unintended pregnancies and planfamilies when they’re ready — including fertility evaluations, family planning counseling, well-woman exams, prenatal care, Essure incision-free permanentbirth control, and more. Make an appointment at the Mission Viejo health center today by calling 714.922.410, or learn more at

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Did you know: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods says eating a mere three to five olives a day—black or green; it doesn’t matter—can effectively strengthen one’s blood vessels, improve eyesight and help regenerate bodily tissues. —Thomas “Doc” Masters

SAN CLEMENTE HEALTH & FITNESS NETWORK SCHFN is a full service health advocacy company that offers private and small group fitness and nutrition training and counseling for adults of all ages and youth athletes. Health advocacy also includes reparative exercise therapy post injury or surgery, and spiritual guidance for stress reduction. If you’ve ever been confused about the best way to stay healthy the longest, explore health advocacy. Live Above, Live Beyond! For a free consultation, call 949.429.0339 or visit us at 111 Avenida Vista Montana, San Clemente, 949.429.0339,

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESEARCH Southern California Research provides patients direct access to cutting edge clinical trials. Our common areas of research include allergies, asthma and skin conditions. We also conduct clinical trials in gout and COPD. Our expert physicians and research staff provide compassionate, patient centered care. When patients qualify for studies the care they receive is paid for by the study. We are always looking for new volunteers who would like to participate in clinical research studies. Call us at 949.347.8700 ext. 1800 or visit

SPORT CLIPS The Ultimate Haircut Experience for Men and Boys.The Sport Clips experience includes Sports on TV, Precision Haircut, Legendary Hot Steamed Towel, Soothing Massaging Shampoo, Leave-in Conditioner, and a Relaxing Neck and Shoulder Massage. Our stylists are consistently trained to cut the latest men’s hairstyles and will work to get your hair just the way you want it, all the while in a comfortable, relaxed guy’s environment. It’s what we call the MVP TREATMENT! 638 Camino de los Mares, F100, San Clemente, 949.276.8200,

A NEW YOU Your Local Resource to a Healthier LIFE… SWIFT HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC Do you have Functional Misalignment causing nerve pressure? At Swift Health Chiropractic, we specialize in Segmental Correction. Our technique allows us to correct structural misalignment that may be causing nerve pressure and your symptoms. We use six different objective diagnostic tests to identify functional misalignments and make sure that we are correctly identifying the areas that may be causing nerve irritation. 3551 Camino Mira Costa, Ste. A, San Clemente, 949.751.4000,

TOTAL TRAINER Tired of losing weight only to gain it all back later? It’s time to transform your body from a fat storer to a fat burner. You get a personalized blueprint combining Nutrition, Exercise, Body Chemistry and Supplementation from your Certified Metabolic Advisor and the TotalTrainer software. No gimmicks, no miracle-in-abottle pills or shots – just remarkable results! Visit us at Call 949.293.1055 today to take advantage of our introductory pricing: only $149 gets you started!

WHITE LOTUS DAY SPA White Lotus Day Spa has a passionate commitment to wellness and beauty and offers the finest in organic and natural skin care. Our skincare goal is to keep the skin in optimum health to slow aging and help correct problems such as acne, hyper-pigmentation and rosacea. Therapeutic massage performed by skilled therapists are also offered. During the month of November we are offering a facial infusion non-acid peel, micro-current facial, or a 90 min. Signature Eminence. 24582 Del Prado, Ste. F, Dana Point, 949.496.2977,

ZIA THREADING Threading is a hair removal technique that uses 100% cotton thread. The cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hairs in the thread, which are then lifted quickly from the follicle. It’s 100% Organic and is more precise than waxing – $8.00 for eyebrow threading; $28.00 for full face threading. 638 Camino de los Mares, C-110, San Clemente, 949.481.6200,

Putting Your Best Foot Forward Whether running or walking, finding the right footwear is paramount BY THOMAS “DOC” MASTERS

Some of us see a new trail and we’ll give everyone whiplash in the car pulling over to check it out. Some of us just like to walk. Whatever your speed; never take shortcuts when buying your shoes. Go straight to the experts at a running specialty store. Don’t be in a hurry, because the person who fits your shoes should ask questions, do some tests and have a few options to try. Wash your feet, wear a clean pair of socks, bring a smoothie or a latte and enjoy the process. There is no “best” shoe; there is only the best shoe for you. It is important to know what your foot is doing throughout your stride, not just how long and wide it is. Eventhough you may not be a runner, you do spend a large portion of your life on your feet. If your feet aren’t happy the rest of your body can’t be. Your foot should be measured in the standing position. Your running shoes are usually fit one half to a full size bigger than your regular shoe size because your feet will swell when you run or walk. Your fitter should also do a running/walking analysis for you. The salesperson should watch you run and walk in the shoes and observe your balance and movement. They’ll determine whether you’re over-pronating (your foot rolls inward) or supinating (your foot rolls outward) when your foot strikes the ground. High arches and flat feet are also a consideration. You should be asked questions about what type of walking/ running you do, how often and where you do it. After your fitting, resist the urge to impulse buy. These are lean economic times for most of us. Once you are set with the fit, brand and style of the shoes that best suits your needs, shop around. You will be amazed to find just how much prices vary between stores. You are the consumer and you are in charge. Don’t forget it. Ask about multiple shoe discounts, or referral discount programs. Shop the internet. If you are not married to a special color you can get as much as 50 percent off. With most shoes running in the $100-plus range, savings can be substantial—especially for families. Walking or running, it’s your choice, your pace. Just do it in a good pair of custom fit shoes and save yourself some nagging injuries down the road. Good luck. Thomas “Doc” Masters is a local certified personal trainer and wellness professional. A graduate of Arizona State University in physical education, he is the owner of Flex-Appeal, a wellness company specializing in seniors’ fitness, personal training, group fitness, athletic training and nutritional consulting. Thomas was dubbed “Doc” many years ago by his sailing crew after tending to the many bumps, bruises, strains and sprains of his fellow crew members. Doc is a life long resident of Orange County and has operated Flex-Appeal in Newport Beach and Dana Point for over 20 years. He also publishes a fitness and nutrition website at and offers no cost introductory nutritional consultation or training sessions. Doc can be reached by phone at 949.443.0133.

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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,

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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,




Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 1502 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.6440 109 Calle de los Molinos, Christiansen Chiropractic 949.276.2956 903 Calle Amancer, Ste. 230, GRAPHIC DESIGN Images/Creative Solutions 949.366.2488 2927 Via San Gorgoinio, Ste. 100, Commercial Real Estate Doug Echelberger First Team Real Estate 949.498.7711 407 W. El Camino Real,

COMPUTER REPAIR & SERVICES San Clemente Computer & Network Services 949.276.1581 Sano Computers 949.492.2179

HAIR SALONS Kreative Hair Design                     949.498.6245 173 Avenida Serra

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



BOOKS Village Book Exchange 99 Avenida Serra




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


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


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,


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

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


San Clemente Optometry, David J. Nota, OD 224 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.2029 South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 Seaside Eyecare 949.493.2269 109 Calle de los Molinos, 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A120,

B Construction 949.481.8444 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, The Cooper Company General Contractor 949.361.2538 HOUSE SITTING OC Tykes 949.429.1714 License #B 638754, 201 N. El Camino Real, Dunham Construction, Inc. 949.492.7100 Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente, Bankruptcy Attorneys License #450880, Hutton Construction 949.492.2808 INTERIOR DECORATING & REDESIGN The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, The Home & Garden Stylist/ 949.218.8022 COSMETICS Vignettes of Refinement Beauty Supply San Clemente, 949.370.0433 Del Mar Beauty Supply 949.492.8180 AVON Annie Kyle, JewelerS 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste D, Mary Kay Cosmetics 949.248.2868 Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 808 N. El Camino Real, Blinds


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SC Rider Supply 949.388.0521 520 S. El Camino Real,

Home Décor


The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, Costa Verde Landscape License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) Auto Wrecking San Clemente Auto Wrecking & Repair Shop 1520 Avenida de la Estrella, Ste. B, 949.492.6121


Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 Jarvis Restoration -24/7 949.362.5388 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105, 1393 Calle Avanzado,


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


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

PAINTING KC Painting & Decorating


Periodontics & Dental Implants 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,

Pet Grooming

VIP Pet Spa 949.492.7473 949.361.9656 810 S. El Camino Real,

Costa Verde Landscape License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) Greenscapes Landscape & Design 949.366.6564 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, Living Gardens Landscape Design 949.218.7459

Landscape Lighting


Pet SITTING Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,


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


Arcadia Electric                                           949.361.1045 MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY Sea View Pharmacy 949.496.0123 949.633.0813 Gallagher Electric 949.412.6602 Janet M. Seymour, PsyD 665 Camino De Los Mares #101, 1443 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B P.O. Box 986,

Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Lange & Minnott 1401 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 109


Financial Advisor Timothy C. Metcalf, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 949.862.1250

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


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

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PIZZA Izza Neapolitan Pizzeria 949.248.4925 376 Camino de Estrella,

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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


PRESCHOOLS San Clemente Preschool 949.498.1025 163 Avenida Victoria

PRINTING Printing OC 949.388.4888 27134 Paseo Espada #B 203,


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Barbara M. Thomas, PsyD 949.547.0833 Jim Thomas Roofing 949.498.6204 655 Camino de Los Mares, Ste. 117 162 Calle de Industrias Janet M. Seymour, PsyD 949.633.0813 RUNNING STORE 1443 N. El Camino Real, Ste. B Manny Tau, Psy.D., PSY14892 888.949.5150 Run More 949.940.0408 300 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 218, 303 N. El Camino Real,

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,

Real Estate Attorneys 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,


SALONS Salon Bamboo 949.361.3348 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste. A, Salon Bleu 949.366.2060 207 S. El Camino Real, Sanctuary Salon & Spa 949.429.5802 1041 Avenida Pico, Ste. B,

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SECOND HAND/THRIFT SHOP South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, The Bargain Box 949.492.2800 526 N. El Camino Real,

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, The Termite Guy -Termite & Pest Control 106 W. Canada Ave., 949.940.1010

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

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



WEBSITE DESIGN San Clemente Website Design        949.246.8345


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)


TUTORING Study with Stacy 949.632.1176 Tutor Toes 949.429.6222 111 W. Avenida Palizada, Ste. 11,

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On Life and Love After 50: By Tom Blake

The Importance of Moving on after Losing Love E arlier this month, I wrote a column about Susan, 56, who was angry and bitter that her husband repeatedly cheated on her before dumping her after 31 years of marriage. In the article, Susan said she was too On Life and Love After 50 damaged and too hurt to By Tom Blake ever love again. “I will not allow anyone to get close to me and I will never be vulnerable again. No one will ever know everything about me, my friends, my interests, my belongings,” Susan stated. Column readers responded with advice for Susan. But it’s also advice for anyone who has been hurt in a relationship. Several of the more meaningful comments follow. Mindy said, “My advice would be not to let Susan’s ex-husband still control her life, dictate her future thoughts, behaviors, and actions. Does she really want to give him that much power? She should have a dumping day. “Once and for all dump his fanny; she might stand a chance to really live, maybe

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for the first time.” Marta said, “Susan, you are giving too much power to one person. He is only one man on the planet—you can’t let one loser change your ability to love, you have many good years left, and there are good men around.” Pat, “The longer Susan resists any new relationship, she is giving her ex power over her life. I’ve been divorced and widowed, loving again was the last thing on my mind after each. I’m now in a longterm committed relationship for seven years. We liked each other first and then fell in love. Lucky? Maybe, but we were both open to finding someone special.” Jan gave sage advice: “Susan needs to forgive. Her anger and bitterness is affecting her physical and emotional health. She says she can’t help it, but she can. Whatever life she lives now is not her ex’s fault—it is now all hers. She is the only one responsible for how she reacts to people and things, for what she holds inside, for what she cuts out of her life, for deciding to remain damaged indefinitely and especially whether she wants to be happy.

“I watched my mother who remained divorced until her death wrap herself around a cloak of bitterness, and I have other friends in their 50s who have decided the same thing. It didn’t just affect her or my friends—it affects everyone around them, because the bitterness and unhappiness spills out. You find yourself walking on egg shells around certain conversations, to avoid the unpleasant comments. “The first thing I did after my husband split was to get a good therapist to help me move forward as quickly as possible. I didn’t want to waste one more minute of hurting or caring about someone who had already moved on and didn’t care about me. It’s a process and a choice, and I choose to be happy!” Gloria said, “At this stage in life, we all have baggage. It’s not the baggage, but what we choose to do with it that makes a difference.” Gale pointed out what can happen to people when they get rid of their anger: “I was married for many years to an alcoholic who one day out of the blue declared, ‘I’m tired of working on the

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marriage.’ Of course, he never went to one AA meeting! He had someone else on the side also. We divorced. “I moved to another state, met the love of my life, and had eight wonderful years with him before he passed away three years ago. If I had let that ex influence my feelings about men, I’d never have met and married my Ian. They were the best years of my life.” Dan summed up all of this wonderful advice by sharing, “The best advice I ever received, to get rid of years of pain and anger was from my priest: ‘Forgive them.’ “You don’t have to like what was done or like them but you won’t find peace until you forgive them. Then you can move on and love yourself and perhaps another again. It isn’t easy, but it works.” For all who have been hurt in a relationship, it’s better to forgive and let go. Tom Blake is a Dana Point business owner and San Clemente resident who has authored books on middle-aged dating. To comment on his column, email him at See his website at SC










Tritons vs. Diablos, Mission Viejo High

Tritons vs. Diablos, Mission Viejo High

SCL Prelims, LN Racquet Club

SCL Finals, Irvine Regional Park

Oilers vs. Kings, Staples Center

October 27, 5 p.m.

October 28, 7 p.m.

November 1, noon

November 3, 1 p.m.

November 3, 7:30 p.m.

The San Clemente boys water polo team take on Mission Viejo in fast-paced water polo action. Info:

San Clemente heads north with its 8-0 record on the line as the Tritons prep for their biggest test yet—the Mission Viejo Diablos.

The Lady Tritons travel to take on their South Coast League cohorts as the girls are set to serve up a slew of points in order to make the finals on November 2.

All levels of San Clemente’s cross country team make a break for the course in Irvine in hopes of legging out a league title when the dust settles.

The Los Angeles Kings hit up home ice after several games on the road in an effort to dispatch the visiting Edmonton Oilers.





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Triton Report

FOOTBALL • The second-ranked San

Clemente Tritons beat out cross town rival Dana Hills in their second league game of the season. It was Homecoming for the Tritons, and they did not disappoint as they dominated the Dolphins 35-10. The win moves the Tritons to 8-0 and this season, while the Dolphins drop to 3-5. The Tritons opened the game with a nine-play, 80-yard drive that culminated into a three-yard touchdown run by halfback Mike Elespuru that put them up 7-0. Elespuru rushed for 146 yards on 20 carriers along with a pair of touchdowns. Dana Hills held the light briefly, but San Clemente proved why they were the second-ranked team in the Pac-5 Division and answered with another 80-yard drive. Elespuru led this offensive charge, breaking for a 44-yard run on a third and two on their own 28-yard line. Quarterback Travis Wilson displayed his athleticism and willingness to give his all as he hurdled a Dana Hills defender on a third and nine play, as he picked up 16 yards for the first down in the red zone. Elespuru took it into the end zone from eight yards out and put the Tritons back up 14-10. Wilson had a big night, completing 11 of his 18 passes for 205 yards, rushed for 47 yards and threw two touchdowns, but also recorded an interception. Join the broadcast crew of Rich Corder, Ben Villa and Bill Edwards for the eighth season of Friday Night Live–as-it-happens internet video coverage of San Clemente Triton Football. Tune in 15 minutes prior to the start of every game at and enjoy the show. —Cheynne Lee

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY • All levels for San Clemente High’s cross country team competed at the Mt.

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SAC Invite on October 22. The girls varsity team ended up taking second place with 82 points behind Marina High (first place, 76 points) and in front of third place Warren High (134) in the varsity Heat 5 No. 65 race. Melissa Eisele (19:07), Molly Mann (19:07), Kelsey Carroll (19:16) and Grace Georgi (19:17) all finished in the top 25 for San Clemente. The boys varsity team finished in 12th place with 298 points in the Heat 5 No. 59 race as Burroughs High (82 points), Fountain Valley High (90) and Capo Valley (161) all took the top three spots, respectively. Next 7 days: Nov. 3 at *SCL Finals at Irvine Regional Park, 1 p.m.

GIRLS GOLF • The Lady Tritons (1-61 SCL, 4-9-1) couldn’t break through for a title win while playing through several rounds at the South Coast League Finals at SC Municipal Golf Course October 17-18. But it was Dana Hills senior Avery French who outshot the rest of the field en route to a second consecutive South Coast League title by 17 strokes. French finished the 36-hole tournament on October 18 with a 2-under-par 144 after posting a 72 in both the first and second rounds. Aliso Niguel’s Joo Seo finished second after carding a 161 with Haley Fuller (Trabuco Hills) taking third after posting a 162. Next 7 days: Oct. 27 at CIF Team Divisional at El Prado GC, TBA; Oct. 31 at CIF Individual Regional at Recreation Park, TBA; Nov. 3 at CIF Team Finals, TBA

BOYS WATER POLO • Coming off

GIRLS TENNIS • The No. 6 ranked

Lady Tritons traveled to take on Laguna Hills on October 25 before closing out the regular season with a match against Capo Valley at home October 27. Next 7 days: Nov. 1 at SCL Prelims at LN Racquet Club, noon; Nov. 2 at SCL Finals at LN Racquet Club, noon


on October 18 beating the Lady Cougars 25-21, 28-26 and 25-20. Leaders for San Clemente included Alexa Strange (16 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces, 21 assists) and Franki Darnold (11 kills, 4 aces). The team next put up an impressive 3-1 win against crosstown rival Dana Hills on October 20 cruising past the Lady Dolphins 25-23, 25-14, 17-25 and 28-26. Leaders for San Clemente were Strange (23 kills, 14 digs, 3 aces and 24 assists), Darnold (18 kills, 12 digs), Stephanie McFadden (11 kills, 1 block, 3 digs and 1 ace) and Summer Cumin (34 assists and 13 digs). The team next hosted a match against Trabuco Hills on October 27. Next 7 days: Oct. 28-29 at Redondo Union Tourney, TBA; Oct. 31 at *El Toro, 6:15 p.m.; Nov. 2 vs. *Capo Valley, 6:15 p.m.

Tritons (4-1 SCL, 12-6) picked up another solid 3-0 shutout win against Capo Valley

that tough 12-10 loss to Villa Park October 14, the Tritons (3-2 SCL, 13-9) bounced back in fine form crushing Laguna Hills High 19-4 in a swift South Coast League win on October 18. Derek Cousineau totaled a team high seven goals in the victory while Scott Schneringer also put up impressive numbers, finishing with five goals and three steals. San Clemente next faced Dana Hills in an epic league battle and lost a close one to the Dolphins by the final score of 7-6. The Tritons trailed most of the game even heading into the half down 4-3. Balanced scoring came from plenty of its key players as Cousineau, Schneringer, Derek Richens and Russell Taylor each finished with one goal apiece, while Robby Stiefel led the game with two goals scored. The Tritons couldn’t regroup from the loss to Dana Hills in its next game losing 14-10 to University in nonleague action on October 22. Despite trailing only 8-7 at the half, San Clemente was outscored 6-3 in the final two periods of play en route to the loss. Joe Hanacek led the Tritons on the night with four goals. San Clemente went on to face El Toro at home on October 25 followed by a road game against Mission Viejo on October 27. Next 7 days: Nov. 3 vs. *Laguna Hills, 4 p.m.

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SCOR E BOAR D BASEBALL SCHS BASEBALL TEAM HOLDING CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISER The San Clemente High School baseball team is getting ready for its upcoming Christmas tree fundraiser. Players and parents are graciously asking the community to purchase their Christmas trees and wreaths from the team this holiday season. All trees and wreaths will be freshly cut and delivered from Oregon to San Clemente High for delivery on December 3. Orders must be placed by November 4. More information is available from Jodi Atkinson at 949.291.4416.

TRIATHLON SANDEN TAKES SECOND On October 2, San Clemente’s Beth Sanden wrapped up a grueling day at the Mission Bay Triathlon in San Diego with a second place finish.

LACROSSE TRITONS PRIMED FOR FIRST-EVER ‘CASINO NIGHT’ EVENT San Clemente High’s boys lacrosse team invites the public to participate in its first-ever fundraiser—”Back Room Casino Night” on November 11 at Talega Golf Club. The poker tournament requires a $100 buy-in and will be professionally run by the “Vegas Knights.” Buy-ins include $2,000 worth of poker chips, one drink ticket and food. The event promises fun for all in attendance with raffle items to bid on that include wine tasting trips, shopping and dancing excursions and much more. Those who want to gamble but do not want to participate in the poker tournament are asked to pay $25, which includes $50 in casino chips, one wine tasting and food. For ticket information, visit




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Grom of the WEEK Lucas Taub Age: 14, Marco Forster Middle School Lucas Taub is looking forward to competing for his school surf team at the first Scholastic Surf Series contest of the season October 29 at 9th Street in Huntington Beach. A second year team member, Lucas competes exclusively in the shortboard division and is hoping to continue team surfing next year as a freshman at Dana Hills High School and beyond in college—hopefully for UC Santa Barbara or UC San Diego. Lucas is thinking that after college he may want to pursue a career in law enforcement. This season, Lucas is competing in the 10-event WSA Gatorade Championship Tour. He also Lucas Taub. Photo by Jack McDaniel/ enjoys surfing Christian Surfing Federation contests and the San Clemente Ocean Fest where this year he earned a second place trophy in the Boys 11-14 division. Last summer Lucas’ surf travels took him to El Salvador and he is planning a trip this December to surf in Costa Rica. He hopes to someday check out the waves in South Africa. Lucas is also bilingual. Having dual citizenship in the U.S. and Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese and travels there twice a year. Lucas intends to continue working hard on improving his surfing in hopes of breaking into the Pro Junior ranks in high school and continue on to professional competition. Lucas is a hardworking student with a 3.8 GPA and is especially enjoying his wood shop class. Lucas also enjoys computers. When not surfing the waves, Lucas enjoys surfing the internet—especially Facebook.—Andrea Swayne

From China to Champion?

SURF RESULTS WSA Gatorade Championship Tour Event No. 3, October 22-23, Pismo Beach, Pier

Lindsay Steinriede of Dana Point aced the competition in Round 1 of the SWATCH Girls Pro

Local finishers only. MICRO GROM BOYS/ GIRLS SB U9: 1. Cooper Sutton, SC; 2. Taj Lindblad, SC; 3. Nicholas Coli, SC; 5. Dane Matson, SC; 6. Patrick O’Connor, SJC. BOYS/GIRLS U10: 2. Kade Matson, SC; 6. Cooper Sutton, SC. BOYS U12: Shane Hardy, DP; 4. Trevor Sutton, SC. BOYS U18: 2. Jordan Kudla, SC. GIRLS U14: 3. Malia Osterkamp, SC. GIRLS U16: 6. Kirra Connolly, SC. GIRLS U18: 2. Lulu Erkeneff, DP. JR. LONGBOARD U18: 1. Dylan Cox, CB; 2. Casey Powell, SC. GIRLS LONGBOARD U14: 1. Rachael Tilly, CB; 2. Teresa O’Connor, SJC; 3. Meg Roh, DP; 4. Kyla Patterson, CB. GIRLS LONGBOARD U18: 1. Lulu Erkeneff, DP; 2. Rachael Tilly, CB; 4. Teresa O’Connor, SJC; 5. Meg Roh, DP. MEN 18-29: 2. Ricky Lovato, SC;

Top seed Lindsay Steinriede of Dana Point won her first heat at the SWATCH Girls Pro in China on October 26. Photo courtesy ASP/Will

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ana Point-based professional longboard surfer Lindsay Steinriede shined October 26, the opening day of competition at the first ever SWATCH Girls Pro at Riyuewan Bay,

San Clemente Times October 27–November 2, 2011

Hainan Island, China. Steinriede’s mix of classic style and modern progressive surfing earned her one of the highest wave scores of the day—8.25 (out of 10)—on her way to a first round victory over Taiwan’s Wen Ling Chou. “I was a little nervous because I know the conditions can be tough out there,” Steinriede said in and Association of Surfing

Professionals interview following her heat. “On my first wave I was definitely a little jittery, I’d been waiting a while and was excited to get out there. It’s also awhile between events and I have a full-time job so you have to switch competition mode off for a little bit, but it doesn’t take long to turn it back on.” Steinriede is set to face Coline Menard of France in Round 2 on October 27. The SWATCH Girls Pro is the second of

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4. Christian Powell, DP. MASTERS 30-39: 5. Eric Rendon, SC. LEGENDS 50+: 5. Robert Brady, SJC. WOMEN 18+: 3. Keeley McWilliam, SC. OPEN WOMEN: 1. Lulu Erkeneff, DP; 6. Keeley McWilliam, SC. OPEN WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Tory Gilkerson, SC; 2. Rachael Tilly, CB; 3. Lulu Erkeneff, DP; 4. Teresa O’Connor, SJC. For full results, log on to

UPCOMING EVENTS October 29: SSS Orange County Middle and High School Event No. 1, Huntington Beach, 9th Street October 29: NSSA Southwest Conference Explorer Event No. 3, San Diego, San Fernando Place October 29-30: 12th Annual Cosmic Creek Retro Surf Contest, Dana Point, Salt Creek Beach two contests that make up the ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour that will crown the 2011 champion. Steinriede, is a top contender for the title having won the first event—Roxy Pro Biarritz at La Cote de Basques, France on July 16. Her win in France sent her to the number one spot on the ASP World rankings. For more information visit and SC

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