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Erasing the Past A former gang member must remove tattoos on his hands and face to move forward E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6 Former gang member Andrew Marquez displays the tattoos on his hands he is having removed. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

Harkey Rails Against High-Speed Rail

Veterans Day: Time to Remember Men and Women who Served

SC’s Patrick Gudauskas Injured at Rip Curl Pro




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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO The Forster Mansion, a grand old home built by the city’s patriarchal family in 1910, is quiet again. Since 2008, the home was operated as a wedding and events center—to the consternation of some neighbors who contended events there were too close to their homes and too loud. After the business opened without the proper permits, the city issued a conditionaluse permit, but the Planning Commission revoked the permit earlier this year. An appeal to the City Council was scheduled for earlier this month, but the business owner, Arpi Evans, told the city she was dropping her appeal and no more events would be held at the home, which is on Ortega Highway just east of the San Diego Freeway. The matter has generated lawsuits in court, with Evans contending she was misled to buy the property.


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

DANA POINT A celebration of life for Jack Pierson Smith and Doris Walker-Smith (Doris I. Walker) will be held Saturday, November 26, 6 p.m. at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo. The public is invited. Doris, beloved Dana Point historian and award-winning author, and Smith, a retired Marine Corps major, passed as a result of injuries they suffered in an October 30 house fire. Smith was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital that morning and Walker-Smith succumbed to injuries the following afternoon. In honor of Doris’ devotion—as founder and board member—to the nonprofit Dana Point Historical Society, her family has asked that a memorial fund be set up in her name and suggests that donations be made in lieu of flowers. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 544, Dana Point, CA 92629-0544.

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… the Ammonia Leak Investigation?

THE LATEST: Southern California Edison continues to investigate the ammonia leak at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station November 1 but the utility company has not determined the cause. The leak forced a partial evacuation of the power plant and required operators to issue an alert, the second lowest in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s classification system. The NRC was notified within 18 minutes, said SCE spokesman Scott Andreson. “The investigation is still ongoing,” Andreson said. “We’re double checking everything.” He said speed is not the object, but rather thoroughness. The leak was reported after a plant employee smelled the fumes, Andreson said. SONGS’ last alert was issued in 1999. WHAT’S NEXT: SCE’s “root cause analysis” is expected to take about a month to complete, he said. The company has reached some tentative conclusions and has begun taking steps to address possible causes, the spokesman said. FIND OUT MORE: Visit for updates. —Stacie N. Galang


… the Mayor’s Trip to D.C.?

THE LATEST: Mayor Lori Donchak described her October trip to Washington, D.C. as “quite successful.” Donchak met with lawmakers and federal agency leaders about the La Pata Extension and safety quiet zones near railroad crossings. She was joined by County Supervisor Patricia Bates and Harry Persaud, the San Clemente Times November 10–16, 2011

Orange County project engineer for the La Pata Extension. “It’s not a good time in Washington,” Donchak said. “They’re ducking and covering because there’s no money.” Nevertheless, the mayor said the trio’s efforts to add language for evacuation routes in the Surface Transportation Act left them hopeful. The inclusion would make the La Pata Extension eligible for federal dollars, she said. The cost for La Pata is estimated at $80 million, with $65 million from the county. Federal gas taxes could fill the $15 million gap and allow the county to start as early as 2015. Donchak estimated the cost of her two-day trip at under $1,000 for airfare and hotel. Like Councilman Jim Dahl and City Manager George Scarborough’s trip to Washington earlier this year, the visit was a “sound investment in San Clemente,” the mayor said. WHAT’S NEXT: The House of Representatives must approve the legislation, which optimistically could be as early as next month. It would go to the Senate for approval and then committee before becoming law. FIND OUT MORE: See —SNG


… Library Expansion?

THE LATEST: The county has approved a $1.5 million expansion and remodel of the San Clemente Library. The upgrades would include more computers, a computer-training center, a new heating, ventilation and cooling system and accessibility ramps, according to the staff report. The Friends of the Library bookstore would also be moved. The overall changes would increase the space from 9,856 square feet to 14,252

square feet, the staff report said. The county also approved a 25-year rent-free lease with the city. WHAT’S NEXT: The city has agreed to advance funding of $236,731 for a portion of the project and the county libraries would reimburse the city. FIND OUT MORE: See more at cams. 04_2011.htm. —SNG


...Bus Service Changes?

THE LATEST: A study looking at ways to operate transit services more efficiently proposes the elimination of one bus route through San Clemente and changes to several others, although an Orange County Transportation Authority spokesman said no final decisions have been made. The report, presented to OCTA directors this month, looks 10 years ahead. It says Route 1, along Pacific Coast Highway between San Clemente Metrolink and the Long Beach Veterans Hospital, should remain, as should Route 91, between San Clemente and the Laguna Hills Transportation Center. But the report recommends eliminating Route 191/A along Camino Capistrano, as well as the elimination of Route 193 between Dana Point and San Clemente. San Clemente officials have expressed concern about the possible cuts. WHAT’S NEXT: “None of the recommendations for cuts are being implemented,” OCTA spokesman Joel Zlotnik said. “The board received and filed the report—we understand the recommendations are in there, but there are no current plans to implement those cuts.” Zlotnik said public hearings would be held before any cuts were made.

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The report recommends some pilot projects be tested, such as additional van pool services and express bus on the 73 between the Laguna Niguel Metrolink station and Irvine business center. An implementation plan for the pilot projects will be brought back in 90 days. FIND OUT MORE: See the full report at —Jonathan Volzke


… High-Speed Rail?

THE LATEST: About 60 people gathered in San Juan Capistrano November 2 to hear an update on events in the state’s capitol from Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, who railed on the state’s budget deficit and a proposed high-speed rail plan. The High Speed Rail Authority announced a new business plan that would bring bullet trains to California, but with a price tag of $98 billion. Voters approved the project, to run between Anaheim and San Francisco, in 2008 with a $43 billion price tag. Harkey said the state can’t afford any more debt. The current route, through the central valley, doesn’t make as much as sense as running it along the 5 freeway— but even that is too expensive right now, Harkey said. Additionally, Amtrak could be improved if the demand for a high-speed rail makes it necessary. But, she said, 63 percent of residents polled in a recent survey said they wouldn’t ride the system, even if built. “To me, it’s a bust,” she said. WHAT’S NEXT: The public has 60 days to comment on the high-speed rail plan. FIND OUT MORE: See Harkey’s website at and more about high-speed rail at —JV

Eye on SC City and Community Calendar Thursday, November 10 Grand Opening of Dorothy Visser Senior Center 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Ribbon cutting, tours and experts talking about the services and classes at the new senior center. 117 Ave. Victoria, San Clemente, 949.498.3322. Tenant Rights Workshop 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Review of fair housing laws, leases and notices, rules and regulations and much more at the San Clemente Community Center located at 100 N. Calle Seville, 562.989.1206.

Friday, November 11 Book Signing 5 p.m. Joanna Giangardella, The Girl from the Tower, and Barry Crowther, Missing: A Matt Speare mystery will be at Mathom House. 83 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, 949.361.1633,

Saturday, November 12 Capo Bay League of Women Voters 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Discussion on reaching California’s renewable energy goals at the Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517,

Sunday, November 13 Sunrise Fitness Hike 6:30 a.m. Start your day with a 4.5 mile fall early morning nature hike at The Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy/Ladera Open Space. Call for info, 949.489.9778,

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P rops , R ecogn i t i ons and M orsels o f In f o Taste of SC Attracts 300 u Despite rainy weather, nearly 300 food lovers took part in the Taste of San Clemente Friday at the Talega Golf Course. The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce hosted the 21st annual event with 24 restaurants serving their specialties. “It was a big success despite the rain,” said Norma Hernandez of the chamber. She said feedback from the event, which also included a silent auction, was positive. Money from the Taste goes to fund the chamber’s event programs throughout the year, Hernandez said.

VFW to Hand Out Poppies u The San Clemente Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7142 will be at four markets distributing “Buddy Poppies” on November 11 and 12. Post members will be at Stater Bros. on Camino de Los Mares, Ralphs on Camino de Los Mares and the two Albertsons on Avenida Pico. The VFW conducts the Buddy Poppy drives to assist veterans and their families through charitable organizations. In the past five years, the post has supported such causes in the amount of more than $125,000. The Buddy Poppies are free. A donation can will be available for those who wish to contribute.

Event Raises Funds for Pendleton Marine Family Services

Monday, November 14 Mom Business Associates 12 p.m. Education group for business owners at Lavender Lounge Tea Company. 104 N. El Camino Real Suite B, 760.MOM.2359,

Tuesday, November 15 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 16 SOCGEMS Meeting 7:30 p.m. The South Orange County Gem & Mineral Society Meeting meets in the Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, 949.498.3069, Read with Chloe 3:30 p.m. Kids can come practice reading to Chloe, a certified therapy dog, at the library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493, San Clemente Times November 10–16, 2011

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Vito Raspatella of Tina & Vince’s Italian Deli serves food to Carissa Dale of San Clemente during the Taste of San Clemente Friday at the Talega Golf Club. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

15 and 16. Each of the city’s 19 sirens will be growled once. For more information, visit the city’s website at

Food Drive Starts Nov. 12 u The San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club and the high school Interact Club will hold their annual Thanksgiving food drive at Ralphs on Camino Las Mares November 12 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Albertsons on Avenida Pico on November 19. The food drive benefits Camp Pendleton Marine families, Laura’s House Shelter for Women and Children and Family Assistance Ministries. Food and cash donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Jim Rutter at 949.361.5866.

Pacific Coast Church Hosts Shoe Box Gift Drive Next Week The Semper Fi Golf Classic winners were Master Sgt. Joe Mike with BIll Pope, Carey Schoen and Sam Scharts. Courtesy photo u Nearly 40 teams took to the greens Monday for the Exchange Club’s 6th annual Semper Fi Golf Classic at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course. The day ended with dinner at Irons in the Fire where Exchange Club President Jim O’Brien welcomed the players and volunteers and retired Marine Corps Col. Joseph Della-Corte offered an introduction of the military participants. Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commanding officer of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, also offered remarks. The event is expected to raise more than last year’s $20,000, which has supported Camp Pendleton Marine Family Services since 2005.

SC Growl Tests Moved u The quarterly San Clemente Siren Growl Testing was moved to November 14,

u National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is slated for November 14 to 21. Donors can drop off their shoe box gifts, for kids in 100 countries, at Pacific Coast Church at 2651 Calle Frontera, San Clemente. The gifts may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse. For more information, visit

United Soccer Club Collects 4,400 Books for OC Kids u The San Clemente United Girls teams took on a challenge of collecting books last month as part of their community service program. Over the week, more than 4,400 gently used children’s books were collected. The girls U12 team won the challenge with

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Players from the San Clemente United Girls teams sort books for the book drive. Courtesy photo

1,842 books, which will go to Orange County children through the THINK Together early literacy programs.

2/4 Marines Request Supplies u The Chamber of Commerce and the city are preparing to send packages to the 1,200 Marines and sailors of 2nd Battalion 4th Marines in Afghanistan. Donations must be left by November 20 at five locations: San Clemente City Hall at 100 Avenida Presidio; Chamber of Commerce at 1100 N. El Camino Real, Community Center at 100 N. Calle Seville; Coastal Postal at 806 E. Avenida Pico and Sport Clips at 638 Camino de los Mares, Suite F100. Items needed are coffee, disposable razors, baby wipes, beef jerky, sun screen, lip balm, canned tuna and chicken salad, protein bars, granola bars, hot sauce, gum, bar soap, cotton swabs, dried fruit, plastic zip bags, sunflower seeds, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, cool aid and drink mix.

Public Invited to Nov. 15 Fire Station Ribbon Cutting u The community is invited to Fire Station 60’s grand opening November 15 at 3 p.m. Firefighters will be joined by the City Council at 121 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. The Spanish-motif building, which houses the fire station, is 7,500 square-feet and adjacent to the senior center. This is the first fire station to be located on the west side of the freeway.

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Erasing the Past to Enter the Future A former gang member must remove tattoos on his hands and face to move forward with life By Stacie N. Galang San Clemente Times


ndrew Marquez remembers the day a fellow gang member needled the three tattooed dots near his right eye like it was yesterday. He was 12. “I just didn’t care,” he said in the outdoor lounge area of Highland Ink tattoo shop last week. “I wanted it so I got it.” The gang member poured India ink into a water bottle cap and started work on the trio of dots that mean mi vida loca or my crazy life, he recalled. Now, 20-year-old Marquez, a father of twin 3-month-old boys Angel and Anthony, is trying to turn his life around. The San Clemente resident and former gang member wants to join the military, but he must have all 12 tattoos on his face and hands removed before entering the service. “I got kids now,” he said. “I got to take care of them.” Marquez said he has been sober for nearly seven months. He spoke to a Navy recruiter two weeks ago, who told him about the military’s ban on tattoos on the face, neck and from the wrists down to his fingertips, and promptly started to search for a place able to remove them. “I believe everybody should have a second chance,” said tattoo shop owner Susie Floyd, who is providing the removal free to Marquez. “I really don’t think he’s had a great grounding in life. Now, I think he’s making good choices.” Gang Life Between taking drags on his cigarette — a Marlboro blend No. 27 — Marquez recounted his childhood. His mother is bipolar, and his parents split when he was 4 and his younger sister 2. He never really got along with his mother though he has remained close to his father. By age 12, Marquez had started on a path of drug use, gang life and stints in juvenile hall. His gang, known in English as the One Crazy Gang, became his family. “I just experienced the whole rebellious thing when I was young,” he said. His first dealings with authorities came as a student at Bernardo Yorba Middle School, in Yorba Linda for possession and sale of marijuana. “The first time I went to juvenile hall I was living on the street,” said Marquez, who wore a gray T-shirt, black baggie pants and white Nikes with a black swoosh. “That’s when I first started doing drugs.” His life has taken him from Anaheim and Corona to La Puente and Ontario. Marquez was in and out of juvenile hall. He has spent time in jail in Santa Ana, Theo Lacy in Orange and his least favorite the James A. Musick Facility in Irvine, often called “The Farm.” Orange County court records show that Marquez received a citation in July 2004 for riding a bicycle without a helmet and underage tobacco possession charges in June 2008 that were dismissed. “I never believed in none of that stuff, safety crap,” he said of the helmet citation. In 2010, on three separate occasions he faced a string of charges. In February 2010, he was charged with carrying a switchblade or gravity knife. Later in May, he faced three drug-possession charges and in July three more. Marquez pled guilty to the knife charges and was sentenced to eight days in jail. His drug-possession charges San Clemente Times November 10–16, 2011

Tattoo artist Susie Floyd of Highland Ink swabs Andrew Marquez’s face with alcohol prior to a treatment for tattoo removal. Photo by Stacie N. Galang

from May were later dismissed, but he pled guilty for the charges in July and was sentenced to an 18-month diversion program. During one of the diversion programs, Marquez said he earned his high school equivalency. “I passed it like it was nothing.” Marquez is hardly out of his teenage years and isn’t old enough to buy alcohol, yet has a lifetime of experiences. Marquez thinks of his gang as family yet he’s confident about his choices to part ways with them. They understand he must provide for his family, he said. He’s been through all the drama of the life, and he’s ready to move on. “If they have a problem with it, I don’t really care,” Marquez said. Tattoo Removal Floyd was recently trained in a process for permanent makeup and paramedical tattooing, a part of which allows her to erase away the ink under the skin. The process can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars, birthmarks and blemishes, the Scotland native said. She is using a cosmetic tattoo machine, which holds a single needle and less voltage than traditional machines, and a special saline solution on Marquez’s face. The process plumps up the collagen from underneath the skin, Floyd said. “You have to be very, very careful because you’re working on skin that’s already been worked on with ink,” she said. The tattooist estimated the process would take three, 30-minute sessions, for which she would otherwise charge $250 per session. Marquez must allow the work she did on him to heal before he can return for his next treatment. Tattoo removal by laser, a far more common process, is another pricey option and similarly depends on the size and color of the tattoo. Floyd, who opened as the first tattoo parlor in San Clemente in June, wants to help other gang members start fresh. Her work with cosmetic tattooing can also help women with scars from cesarean sections and cancer patients. Eventually, she hopes to start a nonprofit to help those who would like tattoo or scar removal but can’t afford it. For those who have suffered traumatic injuries and have the scars to show for it, the removal can be healing, the tattoo artist said. Page 6

“This work is very exciting for me,” said Floyd, a former teacher and school administrator. “I think it’s amazing.” Gangs in San Clemente Despite the city’s idyllic coastal setting, a gang has existed here for decades. In November 2007, Orange County Sheriffs along with the district attorney’s office issued an injunction against alleged gang members in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. “Our motive was to break the cycle,” said Lt. Paul D’Auria, San Clemente’s chief of police services. “Our goal is to get them so there’s no recruiting, and they lose that business of the newbies.” D’Auria said he’s focused on long-term results, over 15 years, to dismantle the gangs. With the educational and career opportunities in San Clemente, he hopes the pressure of the injunction will discourage recruitment. The city works with the Orange County Human Resources to offer deterrent programs for children in San Clemente. “We want to take the fun out of being a gang member,” he said. “In San Clemente, I truly believe these guys are making a choice.” Since the injunction, gang activity and high-level crimes have lessened, D’Auria said. The chief was encouraged to learn that Marquez sought to turn around his life. “That’s a good direction to go,” he said. “There is so much opportunity, especially around here.” LOOKING AHEAD Ultimately, the work to eliminate gangs comes down to parental involvement, D’Auria said. The city, along with the county, has offered parenting classes and encouraged mothers and fathers to take an active role in their children’s lives. “It’s a completely unacceptable behavior,” D’Auria said of gang life. “We can’t allow it to be romanticized.” While Marquez undergoes the tattoo removal process, he works odd jobs in construction, he said. An opportunity to join the service would allow him to support his children with consistent income, he said. Fatherhood has been life changing for him. “As soon as I seen them, I broke down,” he said. “I couldn’t take it. They got my eyes, green eyes.” He’s determined to steer them away from a gang life, Marquez said. “Now, I’m just like, I got to do good,” he said. “I know for a fact I don’t want my kids to go through all that.” 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.

Wednesday, November 9 SUSPICIOUS PERSON Camino de Los Mares, 600 Block (3:28 a.m.) A woman who had been outside a store all night started to take off her clothes. CITIZEN ASSIST Calle Embocadura, 600 Block (12:35 a.m.) A woman reported her lights weren’t working. She said it happened before and a repairman told her the lines had been intentionally cut.

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TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Avenida Talega/Avenida Vista Hermosa (12:15 a.m.) A passerby saw a woman walking away from a car on a sidewalk. The caller suspected she’d been in an accident.

Tuesday, November 8 DISTURBANCE Avenida Del Mar, 200 Block (11:12 p.m.) An off-duty fire captain reported it looked like a group of people were getting ready to rumble. SUSPICIOUS PERSON Escalones, 200 Block (10:53 p.m.) A woman reported somebody knocked on her door. It might have been “ding-dong ditch,” the woman said, but it scared her.

911 HANGUP El Camino Real, 500 Block (9:51 p.m.) A known transient was screaming into the phone, until someone took it from her.

DISTURBANCE Avenida La Pata, 200 Block (2:29 p.m.) A caller reported BMX bicycle riders were in the skatepark.

DISTURBANCE Avenida Aragon/Buena Vista (8:23 p.m.) A man in his late 30s said he was beat up by “gangsters,” a caller reported.

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ILLEGAL PEDDLING Camino Viento Fuere/Via Nerisa (7:59 p.m.) A caller reported a woman selling items door-to-door. She left in a beat-up minivan driven by a man. Another call came in at 7:11 p.m. from Via Torina/ Avenida Talega, where a man was selling paintings door-to-door, and the caller thought it strange he was out so late. Still another call came in on Visalia, about a man selling vacuums door-to-door.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Mariposa, 100 Block (10:54 p.m.) A woman was running into an alley screaming, then going back inside. It happened several times, the caller reported.

THREATS Via Regalo, 0 Block (5:59 p.m.) A man reported his daughter was threatened at school.

GRAND THEFT Camino San Clemente, 300 Block (10:27 p.m.) A hospice caregiver reported that a patient’s ex-girlfriend stole 1,000 from the patient’s wallet. The woman was described as in her 70s.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON Avenida Del Presidente/Avenida Vista Del Oceano (4:25 p.m.) A security guard reported a resident’s son was at the gate, but the resident, who was not home, had advised security to not let the younger man in.

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ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Calle Agua/Camino de Los Mares (9:21 p.m.) A man reported seeing a mountain lion at the golf course. DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER El Camino Real, 200 Block (8:19 p.m.) A woman walked out without paying her bill at the Red Fox. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES El Camino Real, 100 Block (10:08 a.m.) A homeless woman was slamming her shopping cart into the door of a barbershop. DISTURBANCE Carta Taza, 2900 Block (12:04 a.m.) A 16-year-old set off the fire extinguisher and was throwing things around the house. The parent locked the girl outside and called deputies. FOUND PROPERTY Calle Seville, 200 Block (11:15 p.m.) A caller reported his neighbor found a gun in his driveway and threw it in the trash. The caller was unsure if it was a real gun.


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The Village Voice: By Wayne Eggleston

City, Organizations Share Long Tradition of Marine Support As holidays near, groups gear up for season of giving to military service members and families


an Clemente has a very long and honored tradition of being very supportive of the United States Marine Corps. As the Marines celebrate their 236th birthday this November Wayne Eggleston 10, l would like to recap the support that our Spanish Village by the Sea has demonstrated over the many years in assisting Marines at Camp Pendleton. We have many different organizations that have taken up the mantle, not only to welcome Marines to the community, but also to support them and their families while they are on deployment. The Sunrise Rotary Club has adopted a light helicopter squadron for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, along with a toy drive. They will be stationed outside Ralphs at Ocean View Plaza and Albertsons, near the high school. They give lists to shoppers

with the hope that they will fill Sunrise Rotary’s baskets as they leave with all sorts of holiday food goodies. San Clemente Military Family Outreach, with the help of St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Methodist Church, raises funds each year with a variety show to feed 1,200 Marine families in north Camp Pendleton at Thanksgiving and Easter. Throughout the year, they are active with baby showers, baby supplies, toys, clothes, car repairs and school supplies at San Onofre School. The San Clemente Exchange Club holds an annual Semper Fi Golf Tournament and provides support to military family services and the wounded Marine battalion at Camp Pendleton. San Clemente Presbyterian Church has a stellar Marine program and supports the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion with yearround support. They cook Thanksgiving dinners for over 1,000 families, organize baby showers, greet Marines from deploy-

ment with gift baskets on the bunks and provide blankets from the San Clemente Knitters. Additionally the members have a Christmas gift giving and a donate Christmas trees programs. They have partially or fully furnished 23 homes with furniture. In the spirit of their church, they have a prayer partner for every deployed Marine and send care packages. The City of San Clemente and the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce have adopted two Marine Units: 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and helicopter squadron HMLA 367. They have had parades from Marines returning from Iraq, send-off deployment barbecues and welcome-home barbecues. Rod and Ruth Rodriquez and their extended family of volunteers provide the most incredible food to 1,000 Marines and their families. Currently, the 2/4 is deployed, and they are organizing the community to provide a long list of supplies going into care packages to be

Letters to the Editor Remembering Those who Risk Life for Country Bob Olsen, San Clemente

It’s Veterans Day, and the feelings it kindles within my heart brings a wide range of experiences within my daily life into clear focus. Yes, the 4th of July or Independence Day because of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which is by far one of our nation’s most important documents, should be celebrated and even cherished as something so special, so spiritual and something so fought for from that fateful day in 1776 up to today. But Veterans Day brings the fight for freedom and liberty up close and personal. There were 56 men who signed their San Clemente Times November 10–16, 2011

name to the declaration and who at that moment were committing an act of treason by doing so. Those 56 men laid the foundation for all of us today. Since that date in 1776 we have fought to protect that document, and our way of life, by sending our men and women around the world fighting to make this a world free of unfairness, free to worship the way we want, free to speak our minds, free to have a newspaper and books with differing views, free to have weapons in our households and free to live in this country, among many more. Personally, on this day, I dedicate my thoughts to remembering those who have put their life on the line to protect those

rights I have. It is because of them, the original 56 and all those who have or are wearing a uniform, that I can live my life here in this beautiful United States of America. It is because of them, all of them, that I can write this in the first place. And it is because of them that I shall always be faithful to the United States of America. Semper Fi, Veterans.

Veterans Day: Call to Fight for Our Warriors Ricardo Nicol, San Clemente

As we thank our soldiers this Veterans Day for defending us, our way of life and our freedom, we also honor them for (Cont. on page 10)

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shipped to 1,200 Marines in Afghanistan. This is huge effort and if you can help with this effort, it would be most appreciated. To see a list of supplies needed, visit www. or The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation created and operates Park Semper Fi, the Marine Monument, provides support to a variety of Marine programs and maintains this beautiful park overlooking the ocean. They sponsor many activities at the park, including Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Semper Fidelis, Marines, and God bless you for your service to America. To learn more about these and other programs, email heritage@marinemonument. com or call 949.498.4958. 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


8 a.m. Friday, November 18 at Café Calypso with SC Times Columnist Jim Kempton Please join us the first and third Friday of every month for our open community forum. Special thanks to our last guest, David Lowe, the Toll Roads’ director of design and construction.


Letters to the Editor (cont.) (Cont. from page 8) their valor, skill, patriotism and especially, for their many sacrifices, which range from long separations from their families to suffering life-changing and life-ending injuries. Such heroism on our behalf imposes a sacred obligation upon us not to betray it. That is for us, in turn, to fight for our fighting men and women by supporting them in every way when they finish serving. But also by not misusing them by sending them to kill and to be killed in wars that have little to do with our national defense which, since World War II, has happened too many times with tragic results for us and for our supposed enemies.

On Target: Competition is Good Jean Marcotti , San Clemente

I read with interest “Top 10 Reasons Not to Shop at Target in San Clemente” (SC Times, October 20) and found the reasons to be very trivial and silly at best when you consider the positive impact on our community for employment opportunities and revenue for the city. I am delighted to have this beautiful store near my home and will take full advantage of it. As a retired teacher, Target was always a valuable supporter of our neighborhood schools and other worthy causes. I know this

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policy is still in place. It is good to have competition in our area too because the consumer benefits in the end. If you’re concerned about lack of outlets at the Starbuck’s, drive a third of a mile to the one on Pico. If you’re concerned about the produce, go to Ralphs or Albertsons. Choice is good and Target gives us much more of that.

Federal Government Should Chip in for Toll Roads John T. Tengdin, San Clemente

A chemical spill in San Juan Capistrano last month and in 15 minutes, the traffic was backed up to Camp Pendleton. Yet the surfers and greenies keep claiming that widening of Interstate-5 though San Clemente will cure our congestion and be the escape route out of town. At the now famous October meeting, the San Clemente City Council unanimously voted 5-0 to ask the federal government to extend the 241 Toll Road to I-5 as the vital added escape route in the event of a SONGS emergency. Perhaps my idea might help the appeal: For just one segment of the escape route, the feds should provide the funding to build the 241 from the I-5 to Avenida Pico. That’s mostly federal or state land any-

way, and it would, of course, be toll free to Pico. Even better, the route for this segment has already been approved by all four of the relevant federal agencies: the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration. In return, the Transportation Corridor Agencies would build the link from Pico to Ortega Highway. Then, in the event of a federally declared emergency of any type, not just an event at SONGS, tolls would be waived for all vehicles passing through the toll plaza that will be just north of Avenida Pico. The on and off ramps at Pico would be for emergency vehicles only under normal circumstances – to eliminate any extra traffic burden on Pico. Only in the event of a blockage on 241 between Pico and Ortega Highway would the exit ramp at Pico be opened to all traffic. And only in the event of a blockage of I-5 in San Clemente south of Pico would the southbound onramp to the 241 be opened to all traffic. Wouldn’t that be a win-win-win solution for the people: San Clemente’s residents, visitors and those using the new bypass around I-5’s weekend congestion; the

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What do you think should be done with the Miramar? Let’s be realistic. It needs to come down now.

33% Renovate it but keep it as a theater.

31% The city should purchase it and create a civic center.

19% Maintain the building but find another use.

17% Make sure to sound off on the “SC Times Poll of the Week” at Bookmark San Clemente Times today! SC Times Online Polls are not scientific and do not reflect the opinion of the SC Times.

federal government for a lower cost — as it’s shorter — escape route and the TCA — and future toll free users — not having to build that last link. To submit a letter to the editor for possible inclusion in the paper, e-mail us at letters@ 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. Please limit your letters to 350 words.


Spotlight: The Palm

27211 Ortega Highway, Suite B, (above Tannins) San Juan Capistrano 949.481.2723


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By Jonathan Volzke

Most popular item: Steaks Best known for: Fresh-made ingredients When you bite into a chip at The Palm, it’s warm, just out of the oven. When you taste the bleu cheese dressing, you know it was hand-made with fresh bleu cheese. And when you sink your teeth into the lamb burger, there’s no doubt in your mind Jonpaul Ugay, executive chef and operations manager of The Palm. the meat was fresh ground in the kitchen. When it comes to Jonpaul Ugay’s kitchen, Photo by Jonathan Volzke the magic is in the details. For Ugay, who was the bar manager at Tannin’s for more than three years and helped create special menu items there, that means ensuring quality and consistency by making everything from dressings to burger patties in the kitchen instead of buying it. “Unfortunately, a lot of restaurants have lost sight of the details and only focus on what they’re making,” he said. The Palm, which also offers a new twist on classic cocktails in its full bar—the grapefruit juice in its Greyhounds is fresh-squeezed—opens for dinner daily, and offers a Sunday brunch. The Taco Tuesday is also popular. Payment: Cash, major credit cards Price range: $8–$28 Reservations: Not necessary Hours: Mon-Thurs 3 p.m.–11 p.m.; Fri–Sat 3 p.m.–12:30 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

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


Salastina Music Society 7 p.m. The instrumental music group plays at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, featuring classical, Renaissance, tango and more. Tickets $12-$30. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


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



Postcards From The Past Exhibit An exhibit of historic postcards on display through January at the Santa Margarita Ranch House National Historic Site. Public tours available, and entrance is free. Contact 760.725.0770 or for directions and reservations.


Chris Cram 8 p.m. Live music at Wind & Sea. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, 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,

Poker Night Fundraiser 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The SCHS boys lacrosse team holds a fundraiser at Talega Golf Club with prizes, food and drinks. $100 buy-in or $25 for those who wish not to play. 990 Avenida Talega, San Clemente,

Steel Pulse 8 p.m. Reggae concert at The Coach House. Tickets $ $39.50. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,

Painting Away Hunger 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Family Assistance Ministry hosts an art show fundraiser featuring work by Nancy Egan. Proceeds to benefit FAM. Show continues 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 615 Calle Fierros, San Clemente, 949.292.2501,

Thanksgiving Food Drive 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at Ralph’s Market, and again on November 19 at Albertsons Market on Pico. Benefits Camp Pendleton families, Laura’s House and FAM. 638 Camino Las Mares, San Clemente, 949.361.5866.


DP Veteran’s Day Service 10 a.m. The VFW and the City of Dana Point recognize veterans at The Dana Point Veterans Memorial Strands Vista Park. 34201 Selva Road, Dana Point, 949.248.7696,

Bad Kitty Project 9 p.m. Live music and holiday celebration at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400,


The Diviners 7 p.m. San Juan Hills High School’s Trap Door Theatre Company presents the first production of the year. Also shows Nov. 16-18. $12- $15. 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.5900,

South County Sound 2:30 p.m. The combined San Clemente and Irvine Chapters of a Barbershop Chorus perform at the Palisades United Methodist Church. Tickets $10, and light refreshments will be served. 27002 Camino de Estrella, Capistrano Beach, 949.496.9352.

Sea Cure 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m. Classic pop rock cover band 60s to current hits at Zona’s. 647 Camino De Los Mares Ste. 126, San Clemente, 949.940.8845.

San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Holiday Wine Tasting 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. SC Wine Co. welcomes Jacquee Renna pouring our Holiday Selections. $15 for seven wines. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, 949.429.7067,

Murder by the Mission 6:30 p.m. Murder mystery dinner theatre presented by Camino Real Playhouse, includes full dinner. $59. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082,

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Benefit Golf Tournament 10 a.m. Shorecliffs Golf Course hosts the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Charity golf tournament. $40 per player. 501 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, 949.492.1178,


Cooking Class 6:30 p.m. “Country French Dinner” class at Antoine’s Café. $50. 218 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763, Monday Night Laughs 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Live stand-up comedy at Hennessey’s Tavern. 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.488.0121,



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

Poul Pedersen 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The acoustic artist performs live at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Will Heard 9 p.m. Music at BeachFire. 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.366.3232,


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 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, Rabbi Blue 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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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:

SOLUTION SOLUTION SOLUTION SOLUTION See today’s solution in next week’s issue.

On Life and Love After 50: By Tom Blake

The Importance of Leaving a Destructive Relationship Breaking free opens the door to opportunity for love


n our previous column, we included the advice and opinions given by seven readers to a woman named Susan who was bitter over her divorce and had sworn off men forever. The seven people encouraged Susan to keep an open mind about allowing a new love into her life again. A woman named Chloe who doesn’t even live in Orange County found the message beneficial to her. Chloe wrote, “I came across your article, “The Importance of Moving on after Losing Love,” in the San Clemente Times a couple of days ago upon my arrival into Orange County. I make it a habit to read the paper whenever my travels take me there—not as often as I’d like—and I found myself picking this one up. I started reading the paper a few moments ago from back to front. That’s when I came across your article. The reason

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I am writing to you is because I can relate to Susan, and the bitter subjects of your article.” Chloe explained: “I ended a very destructive, abusive relationship about 10 months ago and officially cut all ties On Life and Love After 50 eight months ago. I left By Tom Blake the country for a month and upon my return, discovered a new love with a previous friend of mine. Which is what has brought me to Orange County. “I was sitting here praying for hours for answers to my deeply rooted anxiety (about beginning a new relationship) when I started reading this article. I am just like Susan was. I am so glad I read your article. It helped open my eyes even

wider about the affect I have on others. Your article was exactly what I needed to hear and at the best time. So thank you so much for writing and doing what you do. You reached a part of me that needed to be reached.” I responded to Chole. “By ending the destructive relationship, you opened the door to recovery and new possibilities. True, you will be on guard with the new love, but that’s ok. You’ve just got to let yourself live again and enjoy and trust a new person, regardless of what has happened in the past. “Years ago, I was in love, but it was a similar destructive and abusive relationship. Yes, she was the abuser. It took guts and knowing I had to move on for my own good to make the break. Shortly thereafter, I met an incredibly kind and

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considerate person named Greta. That was 13 years ago. We’ve been a couple since and have had and continue to have a wonderful life together. Had I not busted free of the abusive relationship, I wouldn’t have been blessed with such a special partner.” I am happy that through this column we were able to reach and help Chloe, a woman who doesn’t even live in Orange County. For anyone trapped in an abusive or destructive relationship, until you free yourself from such shackles, you will not have the opportunity to find a mate who treats you well. 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 TompBlake@gmail. com. See his website at SC






Titans vs. Tritons, San Clemente High November 11, 7 p.m.


Coming off some rest after a bye week, the Tritons host its final game of the regular season as the team takes on Tesoro High School. Info:

Girls on the Go 5k, Del Mar Fairgrounds

November 12, 9 a.m.

November 12, 8 a.m.

After a legging out big finishes at the recent SCL Finals, San Clemente’s cross country teams look to sprint toward glory at the CIF Prelims

This scenic out and back course begins and ends at the front door of the Head to Toe Women’s Expo as participants enjoy all the beauty Del Mar has to offer.


By David Zimmerle

FOOTBALL • Join the broadcast crew

of Rich Corder, Ben Villa and Bill Edwards for the eighth season of Friday Night Live—as-it-happens Internet coverage of San Clemente Triton Football. Tune in 15 minutes prior to the start of every game at and enjoy the show.

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY • The San Clemente girls varsity

cross country team finished up its regular season with a second-place finish at the South Coast League finals November 3 at Irvine Regional Park. By only 1.4 seconds, the girls fell to Trabuco Hills 43-44. The team was led by two-time SCL champion Melissa Eisele, who defended her crown by outpacing the field in a time of 16:55—a personal best. Top-ranked Eisele stretched her lead between miles one and two and never looked back as she won easily by 15 seconds. Senior Molly Mann finished in sixth (17:35), followed by freshmen Gracie Georgi in seventh (17:38) and Kelsey Carroll in 13th (17:51). The team’s second place moves them onto the CIF prelims in Walnut at Mt. San Antonio College and marks the sixth straight year of CIF competition. San Clemente now looks to avenge its loss at the CIF finals in two weeks as well as at the State Competition in Fresno on November 26 where both Trabuco Hills and Dana Hills will be competing. San Clemente’s girls team is currently ranked No. 2 in Orange County, No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section and No. 4 in the state Division One rankings. Meanwhile, the boys varsity team took fi fth place at the SCL finals with a time of 1:21:28.10 behind Trabuco Hills (first place, 1:13:42.30), Dana Hills (second, 1:14:23.90) and El Toro (third, 1:14:49.70). Adam DeGree finished in 25th place for San Clemente Times November 10–16, 2011

Mayci Jones defeated San Clemente’s Sophia Bott, 6-0, 6-2, to win the singles title at the South Coast League finals at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club November 1 and 2. Despite the loss, Bott earned a CIF-SS individual tournament spot on November 18. CIF-SS team championships also began on November 10 as the Lady Tritons faced La Quinta in the first round. Next 7 days: N/A


Tritons (7-1 SCL, 19-9) wrapped up the regular season with a 3-1 win against Capo Valley on November 2, claiming its fi fth consecutive South Coast League title and San Clemente’s 11th overall. The girls beat the Lady Cougars 25-23, 25-22, 27-29 and 25-14. Leaders for San Clemente were Alexa Strange (23 kills, 20 assists, 2 aces, 9 digs), Franki Darnold (15 kills, 3 aces, 7 digs), Stephanie McFadden (11 kills, 1 ace, 1 solo block, 1 dig), Brice Lennon (7 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs), Summer Cumin (41 assists, 2 aces, 3 digs), Mia Feiner (1 ace, 17 digs) and Jourdan Kadow (6 kills, 2 aces, 15 digs). The team went on to face Huntington Beach High at home on November 8 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs. Next 7 days: N/A


(5-3 SCL, 15-10) capped the regular season with a commanding 17-6 win against Laguna Hills at home on November 3. Scott Schneringer led San Clemente with a team high seven goals in the win while Robby Stiefel had a hat trick of three goals. The team next moved on to the post season and faced San Marcos High in the Wild Card-C round on November 8. Next 7 days: N/A


Ducks vs. Kings, Staples Center

November 13, 7 p.m.

November 17, 7:30 p.m.

Hoping to make the most out of its current home stand, the Ducks take on the Minnesota Wild in an icy epic at the Honda Center.

It’s a freeway series battle royale as the Kings host the Ducks on their home ice before traveling south to Anaheim for a game on November 17.




the Tritons in a time of 16:02.3. Next 7 days: Nov. 12 at CIF Prelims at Mt. SAC, 9 a.m.

GIRLS TENNIS • Tesoro junior


Wild vs. Ducks, Honda Center


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Triton Report


CIF Prelims, Mt. San Antonio College

FOOTBALL JR. MIDGET TRITONS RATTLE OFF BIG WINS, SET RECORDS TO WRAP 2011 SEASON South Coast Youth Football’s Jr. Midget Tritons football team, consisting of seventhand eighth-graders, made Pop Warner history this season by setting a record with only one recorded loss in their division. The 2011 Jr. Midget Tritons broke an earlier set record by going 7-1 overall in division play. The team won its last three games, while finishing the year out with a win against the Pasadena Trojans. In the last seconds of the game against Pasadena, San Clemente’s Hayden Malone blocked the extra point kick attempt by the Trojans, while James Patterson made a key interception that he ultimately ran back for a touchdown with just seconds remaining on the clock to win the game. It was a hard-fought win against a Pasadena team that went 23-2 overall for the last three years. “We beat a team that represented the whole West Coast in the championship not too long ago, and that is very satisfying,” coach Dave Malone said. “(This is) a special team, with talent that is unsurpassed. You will see some of these fine athletes playing freshman football at San Clemente High School starting next year.” The win against Pasadena set up the final division game against Anaheim with the Tritons coming out on top with the victory by the final score of 34-6. “This is the best team I have seen at the Jr. Midget level in San Clemente,” said assistant coach Ron Reimer who has been an area youth football coach for a long time. The Tritons also made history by outscoring opponents throughout the 2011 by 255-79. Team members include Griffin Snaza, Hayden Malone, James Patterson, Miles Hamro, Garrett Eslick, Anthony Crane, Sean Carroll, Sander Lush, Ryan Russell, Isacc Rex, Ryan Fuchs, Jared Reimer, Tyler Hickey, Austin Nix, Andrew Frohner, Brigham Maready, Deven Valenzuela, Omead Farhadi, Tanner Wright, Peter Prescott, Joseph Romero and Michael Rinehart.

CROSS COUNTRY SOUTH COAST XC ELITE FINISH STRONG AT CHINO HILLS INVITE The South Coast XC Elite, an area youth cross country team, recently took first place at the Chino Hills Flash Invitational last month. Following their race, Bella Alston finished in first place followed by Madison Dimeco in second place. The team is based in San Clemente and is coached by Mike Dunne.

(From left) Julia Renaud, Bella Alston, Bella Sells, Marina Mc Donough and Madison Dimeco, who make up the South Coast XC Elite, took first place at the Chino Hills Flash Invitational on October 30. Courtesy photo

We want to run your scores, results and announcements in “Scoreboard.” E-mail, fax 949.388.9977, mail or drop off the information to us at 34932 Calle del Sol, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 by each Monday at 5 p.m.

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GARAGE SALES Garage sale: San Clemente Saturday, November 12th 8am till 1pm multi families lots of housefold miscellaneous 410 Cazador Lane

HELP WANTED Harbor Grill Restaurant, Dana Point Harbor Now Hiring: Experienced line cook, min of 3 yrs experience. Part time, nights only. Contact Angel, 949-240-1416.

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HELP WANTED (Cont.) Customer Service Associate Wanted Customer Service Associate Wanted: Part time, possible working into full time. Must be able to muti task, have a friendly professional attitude with consumers and coworkers, good understanding of Internet applications, detail oriented, very organized, excel and word proficiency a plus. 60 yr old company in San Clemente. Call M-F 9-5 949-289-5794 or email for further details.

PERSONAL SERVICES ORGANIZE IT! Company is coming! 20YRS REFERENCES. Laurie 949-361-0739

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

BABY & CHILDREN’S GEAR OC Tykes 949.429.1714 201 N. El Camino Real,

Jarvis Restoration -24/7 949.362.5388 Timothy C. Metcalf, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 949.862.1250 1393 Calle Avanzado,



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



Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 SC Rider Supply 949.388.0521 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G -105, 520 S. El Camino Real,

Dr. R. Tyler Johnson DC, Chiropractic Center 1502 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.6440 Christiansen Chiropractic 949.276.2956 FURNITURE 903 Calle Amancer, Ste. 230, South Coast Furniture & Mattress    949.492.5589 109 Calle de los Molinos, Coins GraCorp Coins & Collectibles 949.350.4692 Kevin

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,

Home Décor

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

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



Village Book Exchange 99 Avenida Serra


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




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, Ronald Trosper, DDS 949.492.7140 145 Ave Del Mar,


Designer’s Magic Flooring 949.496.1926 Call Jeff 949.683.4972 638 Camino de los Mares, Ste. G-105, Shaw’s Carpets 949.492.8070 ELECTRICAL 135 Avenida Victoria Arcadia Electric                                           949.361.1045 CARPET & FLOORING 949.412.6602 Anaheim Carpet & Flooring 949.366.6564 Gallagher Electric 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, P.O. Box 986,

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

Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Lange & Minnott 1201 Puerta Del Sol, Ste. 203


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

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

South Coast Furniture & Mattress   949.492.5589 Orthodontist 109 Calle de los Molinos, Frank J. Mogavero, DDS MS 949.493.7300 1031 Avenida Pico # 101,

B Construction 949.481.8444 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, The Cooper Company General Contractor 949.361.2538 HOUSE SITTING The Gibbs Law Firm, APC 949.492.3350 License #B 638754, 110 E Avenida Palizada, Ste. 201, Dunham Construction, Inc. 949.492.7100 Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente, Beauty Supply License #450880, Hutton Construction 949.492.2808 Del Mar Beauty Supply 949.492.8180 INTERIOR DECORATING & REDESIGN 150 Avenida Del Mar, Ste D, The Home & Garden Stylist/ 949.218.8022 COSMETICS Vignettes of Refinement San Clemente, Blinds AVON 949.370.0433 San Clemente Window Fashions 949.498.9515 Annie Kyle, JewelerS Mary Kay Cosmetics 949.248.2868 Paradise Jewelers 949.361.4367 BOOKS 808 N. El Camino Real,

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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,

Costa Verde Landscape 949.361.9656 License#: 744797 (C-8 & C-27) Greenscapes Landscape & Design 949.366.6564 1046 Calle Recodo, Ste. I, Living Gardens Landscape Design 949.218.7459


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 810 S. El Camino Real,

Pet SITTING Curbside Pet & House Sitting            949.369.5074 San Clemente,

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

949.361.9656 Sea View Pharmacy 949.496.0123 665 Camino De Los Mares #101,

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

KC Painting & Decorating


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



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,


Memories of Me Photography

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,




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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,

WEBSITE DESIGN San Clemente Website Design        949.246.8345


Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital 949.429.1555 1242 Puerta Del Sol,

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,

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

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,

Bayside Window Cleaning


WINDOW COVERINGS 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,

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Grom of the WEEK Myah Bradshaw Age: 13, Marco Forster Middle School Myah Bradshaw is in her second season of longboarding for the Marco Forster surf team and has already made her first podium appearance in Scholastic Surf Series competition taking home the third place trophy at SSS Event No. 1, October 29 in Huntington Beach. Earlier in October she finished in second place in the Girls Longboard 14U division at the Seafest T. Patterson Surf Contest at the San Clemente Pier. Myah is an ‘A’ and ‘B’ student whose favorite subject is English. She has been on the superintendent’s honor roll every year so far in Myah Bradshaw. Photo by Jeff Bradshaw middle school and says she is definitely college bound. Myah is also a talented soccer player. Having played the game since the age of 4, she now on the Strikers club team. Next year at Dana Hills High, she will try out for both the surf and soccer teams. Looking ahead, although a pro surfing career isn’t one of her goals, she wants surfing to always be a part of her life. Besides surf team practices she can also often be found surfing with friends at her favorite break—San O. Lately the talented goofy footer is working on improving her classic skills like walking the board and noseriding. “I love being in the water and that in free surfing there are no rules on what you can do on a wave,” said Myah. “It’s both relaxing and creative.” —Andrea Swayne

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SURF RESULTS NSSA Southwest Conference Open Event No. 5, November 5-6, Newport Beach, 54th Street

Local ASP surfers make headlines Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


he past few weeks have been eventful for San Clemente surfers in ASP competition. Reports from the Rip Curl Pro Search dominated the news October 2 as what was at first believed to be the heat win by Kelly Slater—who originally hails from Florida but with a girlfriend and endorsement deals in San Clemente, has become somewhat of a local fixture—in Round 3 that would cement his 11th ASP world title. Discovered to be a mistake due to a calculation error in the ASP ranking system, Slater’s win became official after his Round 4 win. While the surf world reeled over Slater’s reported Round 3 title clinch, later in that same round Gudauskas gave his all against Jordy Smith (ZAF) unleashing a series of aerials including a huge Gorkin Flip—an inverted backside alleyoop, where the surfer airs off the lip, flips upside down, rights himself over the board for landing—for a score of 8.73 to take out Smith. Upon landing, Gudauskas said he heard and felt a loud pop and intense pain in his right ankle. “To land it was cool because I tried one just before but missed the grab and couldn’t pull it, so I was very committed this time,” said Gudauskas. “It’ll take time and rehab to get back to normal, but I have a great team of doctors. My goal is to be ready for Pipeline in December.” Gudauskas’ win advanced him through the no-elimination Round 4 to Round 5 but he was unable to surf. His finish

San Clemente Times November 10–16, 2011

Patrick Gudauskas pulls a Gorkin Flip at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco. Photo © ASP/ Cestari

sent him to No. 28 in the ASP rankings. The injury is suspected to be a serious upper ankle sprain but an MRI was scheduled on Wednesday for a more conclusive diagnosis. Top honors went to Brazil’s Gabriel Medina who beat Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.50 to 10.90 in the final. In South Australia on November 9, Kolohe Andino claimed his third straight win at the ASP 6-Star Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro beating Jay Quinn (NZL) 15.33 to 13.64. Andino is now ranked No. 24. “It feels kind of surreal right now,” Andino said in an ASP interview. “Hopefully I can make the ASP World Title Series for next year now…I knew there was a lot of opportunity for me to do well here and I’m happy it went my way…” San Clemente transplant Evan Geiselman made a fantastic showing in the contest as well, with an impressive campaign that took him to the quarterfinals where he was edged out narrowly by Mitch Crews (AUS) 12.76 to 11.17. SC

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Local finishers only. MEN: 2. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente. JUNIORS: 4. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente. MINI GROMS: 3. Crosby Colapinto, San Clemente. WOMEN: 1. Tia Blanco, San Clemente. GIRLS: 2. Tia Blanco, San Clemente. AIRSHOW: 1. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente; 5. Colt Ward, San Clemente; 6. Colin Deveze, San Clemente. PERFORMER OF THE EVENT: Griffin Colapinto. See for full results.

UPCOMING EVENTS It’s Surfing Santa Sign-up Time The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is hosting their annual Surfing Santa Contest to benefit Surfers Healing Foundation, November 19-20 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Proceeds support the Surfers Healing mission—to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. Dress like Santa and compete for cash and prizes including wetsuits, skateboards, $1,000 for the winner of the Flying Rudolph Big Air event and $500 for the top finisher in a special bodyboarding heat to benefit The Eddie Solomon Foundation. To find out more and enter, see November 12: NSSA Southwest Conference Explorer Event No. 4, Cardiff by the Sea, Seaside Reef November 12-13: WSA Gatorade Championship Tour Event No. 4, San Diego, Mission Beach, San Fernando Street November 19: SSS Orange County Middle School Event No. 2, Oceanside, Harbor

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