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All in a Day’s Work Vector control inspectors on the front lines of pest control in Orange County E Y E O N S C / PAG E 6

Vector Control Inspector Ray Cavileer inspects for mosquito larvae in standing water ponds on the nearly 250 acres of land where the Marblehead Coastal development is planned. Photo by Andrea Swayne

SCHS Senior Discus Thrower Breaks 32Year School Record

BeachFire Closes for Month as Restaurant Changes Ownership, Undergoes Remodel

Blake: Lines of Communication Differ with Gender






SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Some elected officials may believe they put up with a lot of bull. Some members of the voting public may believe elected officials create a lot of bull. But there was no doubt Tuesday at San Juan Capistrano City Hall, where the city was discussing bull—literally. One bull specifically—Romeo, who for the past few years has occupied a spot at the Camino Real Playhouse during the Swallows Day Parade. But this year, the city wanted a permit for the bull, and a parade official objected to the idea of any more bull around town that day. Playhouse President Tom Scott said he’d paid a bull fee of $60 to the city, another $80 to the county and had secured a $1 million insurance rider, which was enough for the council majority, who voted 4-1 to approve the bull.


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DANA POINT Two burglars were filmed by video surveillance cameras as they broke into The Coffee Importers store at the Dana Point Harbor on Monday. The two are believed to be responsible for a string of break-ins at Harbor businesses the same morning, authorities said. According to Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino, deputies responded to a silent alarm at Coffee Importers just before 4:30 a.m. The burglars pried open the cash register, found it empty and left. The same men are believed to be responsible for burglarizing Jon’s Fish Market and El Torito as well as an attempted break-in at Harpoon Henry’s the same morning. A description of the subjects is expected to be released after authorities examine the surveillance footage from Coffee Importers and Jon’s Fish Market. Anyone with information about the burglaries should call 855.TIP.OCCS.


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... Radiation Monitors?

THE LATEST: San Clemente will ask federal agencies for more regular reports of radiation levels in the area, a decision that fell short of nuclear power foes’ expectations. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask its Congressional delegation for legislation that would increase the frequency of radiation reports from agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But the red-clad, anti-nuclear contingent called for monitors independent of federal agencies and more of them. Gary Headrick of San Clemente Green said the NRC lacked credibility. After a presentation by city Emergency Planning Officer Jen Tucker on area radiological monitoring, City Council members said enough data existed. “I don’t think there’s a need for any more monitoring,” said Mayor Jim Evert. “The question is how do we make more information available.” City Councilmember Lori Donchak attempted to take further action, asking the EPA to install more monitoring stations around San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station but received no support. WHAT’S NEXT: One of 12 nuclear foes to speak, Gene Stone of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment, said his organization couldn’t wait for legislation and would organize a volunteer network to produce a real-time map of radiation levels. FIND OUT MORE: Visit — Stacie N. Galang


...Football Firings?

THE LATEST: Former San Clemente High School football coach and teacher Eric PatSan Clemente Times March 22–28, 2012

ton controlled a “slush fund” that allegedly saw more than $53,000 funneled through it with the help of a now-defunct athleticequipment supply company, according to more than 4,000 pages of reports released to the San Clemente Times under the California Public Records Act. The reports showed that Lapes Athletic Team Sales created the accounts primarily by charging extra money for sports equipment and putting the excess in the slush fund, or when coaches ordered equipment they didn’t need, had Capistrano Unified School District pay for it, then returned it to Lapes. Instead of the money returning to the district, which funded football teams $8,000 to $10,000 a year, it went to the coaches’ secret accounts. That allowed them to spend the money without district oversight, the report says, which adds that the system violated several laws and sections of the Education Code. A 12-page letter released by his attorney before Patton’s firing earlier this year denied any wrongdoing. The investigations show moneys spent generally went for clothing for coaches—items the district does not pay for. WHAT’S NEXT: Patton is appealing his firing. The district is centralizing its processes to prevent future abuses. FIND OUT MORE: See —Jonathan Volzke


… BeachFire?

THE LATEST: Avenida Del Mar restaurant BeachFire and its sister location Irons in the Fire were sold by owners David and Allison Donaldson who had been struggling with the downturn in the economy. The 10-year-old BeachFire was sold to its current manager Nick Plevel and Chris Turner, according to an email by Allison Donaldson. A second buyer, who went un-

named, purchased Irons in the Fire at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course. The couple’s third restaurant, BeachFire in Ladera Ranch, was sold to a third buyer. “The communities and staff will be in great hands, which was very important for us to achieve,” Allison Donaldson said. It was a difficult decision but ultimately the couple was ready to say goodbye to the “grinding restaurant industry and recreate a lifestyle of balance, health, activity and creativity.” The business had taken its toll on David Donaldson who had undergone two heart surgeries in the last year, he wrote in his own letter. The Donaldsons thanked their customers, friends and family for their support over the years. WHAT’S NEXT: BeachFire was closed this week for remodeling and the completion of its sales. It is expected to reopen in about 30 days, the email said. Irons would stay open during its sale. FIND OUT MORE: See or —SNG


... Ralphs Renovations?

THE LATEST: The framing of the 53-foot, 11-inch tower on the South San Clemente Ralphs has gone up, marking a milestone in the project’s progress. The proposed 28,322-square-foot structure is replacing the former supermarket with a larger Ralphs Fresh Fare. The project also eliminated the retail shops on the property. But it’s not the size of the store, but the height of the main entrance tower that’s eye catching. “It’s exactly as approved,” said city Associate Planner Sean Nicholas who is in regular contact with Ralphs’ parent company Kroeger. “It’s all going to be wide open. It’s meant to be a grand opening.” An initial proposal for the Ralphs reno-

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vation had called for two stories with commercial and restaurant space on the second floor, but the proposal eventually failed after heated opposition. WHAT’S NEXT: The renovations started December 24 and are expected to end by late summer. FIND OUT MORE: See —SNG


… Wave Generator?

THE LATEST: The wave-generator project known as the San Onofre Electricity Farm Project is dead in the water. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission informed applicant Chong Kim this month that based on two January meetings in Dana Point and his subsequent letter that it was clear he was unable to go forward with licensing. The proposed ocean-based electricity farm was designed to produce 3.186 million kilowatts using 2,677 ocean wave-powered electrical generators about 2,000 feet off the coast near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. In a letter to FERC, Kim asked to continue the licensing process so he could find grants and investors to perform the required studies. “The situation we are facing is that we cannot find investors unless we have the license, and on the other hand, we cannot get the license unless we find investors,” Kim wrote. WHAT’S NEXT: Once Kim obtained the resources needed to develop his application, he could restart the licensing process, the commission wrote. FIND OUT MORE: Search for San Onofre Electricity Farm at — SNG

EYE ON SC CITY AND COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, March 22 SCC Health Committee Meeting 3:30 p.m. Meet at iHOPE Conference Room. 106 W. Canada, 949.547.7260, Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 6 p.m. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. 929 Calle Negocio, Suite H, Front Room, San Clemente, 949.266.7175.

Friday, March 23 Ribbon Cutting 11:30 a.m. Chamber celebrates the opening of State Farm Insurance. 1401 N. El Camino Real, #109, 949.492.1131,

Saturday, March 24 Dog Hike 9 a.m. A two-hour hike at San Onofre State Beach starting from the Trestles Lot on the corner of South El Camino Real and Cristianitos Road. San Clemente, 949. 366.8599, Astronomy Night 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Gaze into the night sky through telescopes at The Richard & Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Adults $10, kids $5, members free. 949.489.9778,

Sunday, March 25 San Clemente Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, flowers and more every Sunday along Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine. Book Signing 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The new owners at San Clemente Wine Company host a book signing for local author, Tom Conroy. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente.

Tuesday, March 27 Ukulele Class for Seniors 10 a.m. Class at The Dorothy Visser Senior Center. 117 Avenida Victoria, 949.498.3322,

Wednesday, March 28 Adult Book Discussion Group 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Meet to discuss The Uglies by Scott Westerfield at the library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493,

Thursday, March 29 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 March 22–28, 2012


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PROPS, RECOGNITIONS AND MORSELS OF INFO Student Brings Aid to Mexico u Saddleback Valley Christian School student Nikki Stafford, 17, of San Clemente, organized three day trips in February to Casa Hogar Belen Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. She was able to assemble three separate teams and brought down various supplies, including clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies and more. On the last trip she raised enough money to replace a rusted and dilapidated storage shed. The trips were Stafford’s senior project, and she was inspired to help in Mexico after a mission trip to Peru last year. Stafford will graduate in June and is expected to be this year’s valedictorian. She hopes to attend art school and major in animation.

Library Friends Hold Auction u The San Clemente Friends of the Library is holding a silent auction until April 1 at noon. Books are on display in the Friends Bookstore located at 242 Avenida Del Mar. The auction features a variety of tomes, including some signed by the author. Bids are being taken at the Friends Bookstore only. All proceeds benefit the San Clemente Library. For more information call, 949.276.6342. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shorecliffs’s Grand Opening Picnic Slated for March 24

Nikki Stafford plays with one of the children at a Tijuana orphanage. Courtesy photo

tions and work, the sandcastle monument at the entrance of the park is dedicated to the club. To join or learn more, visit www.

Course Looks to Start Golf Nonprofit for Children

u Shorecliffs School Garden will have its Grand Opening Picnic Saturday, March 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and includes three tastings and a recipe book. The Shorecliff’s West View Learning garden was inspired by seventhgrade science teacher Jenny Goit and funded by $10,000 in grants and another $5,000 in in-kind donations. The garden includes six raised beds of vegetables and herbs, a strawberry patch and a succulent garden. It also feaures a native area for butterflies and a seating area that accommodates 35 students and a white board.

Jr. Woman’s Club Turns 64 u The San Clemente Junior Woman’s Club celebrated its 64th Birthday. The club honored past presidents and coordinators last month at its annual Birthday Meeting. Founded in 1948, the club was started with the help of the San Clemente Woman’s Club. Juniors have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and served countless service hours during their six decades. At the opening of the Courtney’s Sandcastle Playground, the club celebrated more than 10 years of volunteer work and fundraising to help launch the playground. In recognition of the club’s dona-

u Shorecliffs Golf Club is working to start the Orange County chapter of The First Tee, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids important life lessons with golf. The organization works to instill honesty, integrity, character, self-reliance and self-discipline. “We’re excited about bringing this program to Orange County,” said Joe Leicht, course manager. With the help of The First Tee’s Reni Vidovich, Shorecliff’s Men’s Club President Gary Hunt and Tournament and Marketing Director Taro Thomas, the club hopes to pull together a fundraiser golf tournament in the summer for First Tee.

Blood Drive, Bone Marrow Registry Set for March 24 u The Be A Hero Become A Donor Club at San Clemente High School hopes to bring back more than one-third of the blood supply — or 500 units of blood — used by the community at Saddleback Hospital. To do so, the club hosts a blood drive every two months in the San Clemente High Avenida Pico parking lot. The next event is Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are suggested. To make an appoint-

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ment, go to appointments and click on sponsor code “SCLM.” The group is also hosting a bone marrow drive for San Clemente resident Mike Pavlides, who has been in commercial real estate for more than 15 years. The father of five is also grandfather, or Papau, to eight grandchildren and a ninth due in July. Pavlides was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and is in the advanced stages. He is currently receiving treatment at the City of Hope in Duarte, but his only hope is a bone marrow transplant. A simple cheek swab and registration form will place an individual on the bone marrow registry. For more information, call Gina Cousineau at 949.842.9975.

Spring Boutique, Craft Fair Comes to SC Presbyterian u San Clemente Presbyterian Church’s 2012 Mothers of Preschooler’s Spring Boutique and Craft Fair will be March 24 from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level meeting space. In addition to the shopping, parents can get a picture taken of their child with the Easter Bunny for $10. A disc with image will also be available for an additional cost. Admission is free.

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All in a Day’s Work Vector Control Inspectors on the front lines of pest control in Orange County By Andrea Swayne San Clemente Times


ats, mosquitoes and fire ants. Oh my. On a March 20 morning ride along with Vector Control inspectors assigned to San Clemente and Dana Point, we got a close-up view of the wildlife these men and women contend with every day. For Dana Point Inspector and Supervisor John Drews the day began at 7 a.m. at headquarters in Garden Grove. He reviewed his list of service calls, abandoned pools and ponds, returned a few phone calls; then it was off to make his rounds. Drews, a 19-year employee, had also planned to visit a number of trouble spots where water is known to pool. This was a special priority since the area experienced heavy rain the prior weekend. The first stop was a parking lot on Dana Point Harbor Drive, across the street from the Ocean Institute. Just off the edge of the pavement is a small channel of standing water that collects as runoff flows down from the bluffs above. Drews went to work using a dipper—a collection cup attached to a long handle— to scoop up some of the water from the puddle. The water sample was alive with mosquito larvae. The chosen method of treatment here is a spray called Agnique MMF. The product leaves no residue, has no chemical toxicity and poses no threat to other aquatic

Vector Control: Your Tax Dollars at Work

A neighbor’s foreclosed property and neglected pool brought the problem of rats and mosquitoes to Steve Ness’ doorstep. Ness of San Clemente said his neighbor left in May 2012. By summer’s end, the problems started. “I’m going to call it a rat infestation,” he said of his Talega neighborhood. “We have tons of rats running across our yard over to the vacant property.” Abandoned pools and properties are one of the latest trends the Orange County Vector Control District must not contend with. “We’ve been battling that since the housing collapse,” said Jared Dever, spokesman for Vector Control. “There are thousands of properties.” Vector Control’s work to curb and eliminate the disease-carrying rodents and insects is paid for by property taxes. The $9.5 million agency employs 55 people to San Clemente Times March 22–28, 2012

Vector Control Inspector John Drews checks a puddle of standing water near the Dana Point Harbor for mosquito larvae. Photo by Andrea Swayne

species. Instead, it creates a film on the water’s surface that larvae can’t penetrate when they rise to the top for air, thus drowning them. Then he moved on to an abandoned pond where finding a small amount of larvae, he applied Altosid—a treatment containing an insect growth regulator that will control mosquitoes for up to three months—noting the date of application so he can be sure to revisit the pond in two months, just to be safe. Next up—rats. Drews explained that Vector Control is trying to move away from baiting in favor of non-chemical methods of control. Even with mosquitoes, their aim is to monitor and control the populations so that harmful chemicals are used only as a last resort. “We are surrounded by hilly areas teeming with wildlife. It’s natural for animals like rats to seek the food and comfort we humans unknowingly provide,” Drews said. “A big part of our job is to educate

the public on how to prevent pests from moving in instead of merely killing them when they do. We want to get to the root cause. We can kill the rats with bait but without making structures inhospitable to them, they will keep returning.” Drews visited a rental home where he confirmed the presence of rats entering the walls and attic through holes left during construction. “In cases like this, I can only hope the absentee owner will authorize the property manager to make the necessary fixes,” said Drews. “I am hopeful that they won’t choose to simply bait the area and hope for the best.” Finally Drews headed to pools due for inspection. About midday we joined up with Vector Control Inspector Raymond Cavileer, the technician assigned to San Clemente. Cavileer was working at the nearly 250 acres of land near North Beach where the Marblehead Coastal development is

In San Clemente, Vector Control made 1,561 calls in 2011. Of those, 924 were for mosquitoes, 541 for rats, 51 for Red Imported Fire Ants and 45 for everything else. work on the problem throughout Orange County, a job it’s done since 1947. Residents are assessed through one tax that averages $1.92 per single-family household and a second from a 2004 assessment that averages about $5.02. The final tax comes to .00014 of a resident’s total property taxes. Businesses have their own property tax schedule. In addition to rats and mosquitoes, Vector Control tries to eliminate fleas that can carry Murine Typhus or Lyme disease and the aggressive Red Imported Fire Ants. “It’s one of those agencies that flies under the radar until there’s a problem,” said Joe Anderson, San Clemente’s former mayor and 14-year representative to the Vector Control Board. “Then it becomes very, very important.”

In San Clemente, Vector Control made 1,561 calls in 2011. Of those, 924 were for mosquitoes, 541 for rats, 51 for Red Imported Fire Ants and 45 for everything else. Rats have been a persistent problem, said Anderson who recently gave up his seat to Councilmember Jim Dahl. Lately, mosquitoes with their ability to carry diseases like West Nile virus have become troublesome. “People need to be very conscious of water around their home,” he said. “That’s really the best way to control them, to eliminate the water sources to breed.” In San Clemente, Ness said Vector Control put mosquito-eating fish in his neighbor’s pool and set traps for rodents. Dever said the agency won’t drain pools

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planned. The land has been prepared for the development with grading, road construction and basins designed to keep runoff from the hilltop development from draining directly into the storm drains and the ocean below. “Here I stock the larger ponds with mosquito fish to control larvae,” Cavileer said. “I’m also notorious for wanting to know what’s on the other side of every hill so I regularly discover ‘off the radar’ puddling and ponding water all over the city.” Cavileer also said the public was helpful for finding trouble spots and calling Vector Control when they observe problem areas. “Residents are our biggest allies,” Cavileer said. “Likewise, people can also unwittingly cause problems by doing things like cutting down trees or other vegetation and allowing the plant material to fall down into the canyons. The debris can block water that was once flowing creating new breeding ground for mosquitoes.” According to both technicians, Dana Point and San Clemente have been pretty lucky with regard to fire ants. San Clemente dodged a bullet during the construction of the Talega Golf Course on the 18th hole. Fire ants were present and treated aggressively to prevent infestation, they said. “It’s a never ending battle,” said Cavileer. Surveys and monitoring of other disease transporting pests are also conducted regularly including, ticks, fleas and the other animals like squirrels, possum and feral cats that carry them. “The most fulfilling part of our job is knowing the service we provide prevents people from becoming ill,” Drews said. “To do surveillance of all of those things that can pass along disease protects the health and wellbeing of everyone in Orange County.” because they tend to refill anyway and when without water they crack quickly, causing permanent damage. Adding mosquito fish is more cost effective and a longer-term solution, Dever said. Rarely do bank-owned properties leave a point of contact, a fact Ness has learned all too well. He has the stomach-turning photos of the green, soupy mess of a pool with dead rodents and mosquitoes. “The issue is nobody takes ownership of these properties,” he said. Vector Control must adapt to new diseases and unexpected problems. To combat the abandoned properties, Vector Control has done aerial surveillance with high-resolution images to pinpoint neglected pools, the breeding grounds for mosquitoes. These days, education is their biggest help to keeping residents safe. They recently produced a pamphlet on flea-born diseases and placed them in 300 veterinary clinics in Orange County, Dever said. SC —Stacie N. Galang


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

Tuesday, March 20 SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Calle Escuela, 300 Block (7:46 a.m.) Two girls were seen in a silver Mercedes apparently smoking a drug before heading off toward school. DISTURBANCE Avenida Pico, 1800 Block (12:49 a.m.) A man had returned to Wal-Mart—security had called earlier—and was standing on top of the soda machine. Deputies took him to Western Medical Center in Anaheim. The man had told the taxi driver

who dropped him off there that lions were chasing him.

Monday, March 19 WELFARE CHECK Avenida Pico, 900 Block (3:33 p.m.) A caller reported a woman in a wheelchair pulled down her pants and went to the restroom. The caller noted the woman “didn’t appear to be all there.” SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (1:19 p.m.) A caller reported finding numerous newspaper clippings, all about child abductions. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida de La Estrella, 1500 Block (10:04 a.m.) A towing company notified authorities they found two different license plates on a vehicle they stored. FOUND PROPERTY Avenida Pico, 600 Block (4:16 a.m.)Firefighters reported finding an airbag and other medical supplies in a gas station parking lot that was not theirs. Deputies heard the report second-hand. DISTURBANCE El Camino Real, 200 Block (2:01 a.m.) A man and woman were in an argument between two local watering holes and would not leave, a caller reported.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES El Camino Real/Avenida San Luis Rey (1:25 a.m.) A man, described as 50 years old, was flying a kite in the street.

Sunday, March 18 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Avenida Acapulco/Via Promontorio (10:40 p.m.) A woman reported she was walking her dog and her ex-boyfriend was following her. She said she was scared. Deputies helped her get a taxi that would take her to her home in Aliso Viejo. TERRORIST THREATS Canada, 100 Block (10:22 p.m.) A woman reported her ex-husband threatened to go to her house and kill her. HIT AND RUN El Camino Real/Avenida Mendocino (7:52 p.m.) A man was hit in a service station. The driver of the other vehicle fled in a black car, possibly a BMW. The victim suffered an injured leg. DISTURBANCE Via Barracuda, 500 Block (7:35 p.m.) A woman reported her ex-husband was at the door, causing a disturbance. Dispatchers could hear a man cursing and saying “open the door.” The woman screamed that the man had busted a window, and dispatchers could hear them arguing. He was gone when deputies arrived.

ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Camino de Los Mares/Calle Agua (4:56 p.m.) A woman was slumped over the wheel of a Camry, while the engine was running. People were knocking on the windows, but she was not responding, the caller said. TRAFFIC HAZARD Calle Guadalajara/Calle Juarez (1:46 p.m.) A city irrigation line broke and was spewing water into the street. DISTURBANCE Avenida Santa Barbara, 200 Block (1:16 a.m.) A caller reported neighbors were fighting again. A woman called for help, twice, but hung up before giving complete information. In one call, the woman said someone was trying to break into her house.

Saturday, March 17 ANNOYING PHONE CALL Calle Seville, 200 Block (7:21 p.m.) A woman reported her husband was making annoying phone calls, but her daughter was afraid he was going to get arrested. TERRORIST THREATS Calle Abril, 4000 Block (5:08 p.m.) A woman reported her husband’s girlfriend sent her a threatening email and also confronted her the night before.


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CITY COUNCIL CORNER: By Councilmember Bob Baker

Projects Big, Small Bring Gains to City of San Clemente While frustrating at times, rewards come with change


t’s been a wild ride during my first three years on the San Clemente City Council. We’ve stopped some projects that I thought were very bad ideas. We’ve also approved some things that are going to have a positive impact on our city for a long time. Let’s review the positives. First up was the February 25 grand opening of the new Vista Hermosa Sports Park and San Clemente Aquatic Center. This was quite a community event. Little League opening day on the baseball fields started with a Challenger League game. Challenger League players were assisted by other San Clemente Little Leaguers. Everyone got hits and many runs were scored. San Clemente Lacrosse was in action on the football field. Kids in soccer uniforms were everywhere. Every other kid in town was in the swimming pool. Courtney Faye Smith unlocked the gate to Courtney’s SandCastle with her own special key. This park will be a community jewel for generations. Congratulations to everyone who played a part in creating this park, Next up is the new Ralphs Fresh Fare being reconstructed in south San Clemente. There was a push to build a much larger commercial development. Fortunately

many residents objected to it and attended City Council meetings to provide evidence to support their position. The end result was positive, but not perfect. It will reopen this summer. Also, there are Bob Baker plans for a new 76-unit senior affordable apartment complex to start construction this summer. This project, on the old Coco’s Restaurant site, is expected to be completed by spring 2013. On top of our wish list of road projects are two important ones. First is the reconstruction of the Avenida Pico Interchange and adding a carpool lane from Pico to San Juan Creek Road on Interstate-5. Second, the Avenida La Pata extension to San Juan Capistrano is in the final planning stages and could break ground next year. These projects will bring long-term gain and short-term inconvenience. Pico is a major thoroughfare requiring constant upkeep and updating. The rebuilding of the I-5 and Pico interchange will result in less congestion and less frustration for commuters. Capacity is increased by adding three vehicular lanes

and two bike lanes. This project is one of the highest priorities identified for Measure M funds. Measure M is the half-cent sales tax that we voters approved to fund street projects. Once the work begins in 2014, we can expect it to take three years to complete. Meanwhile, the La Pata extension is critical to San Clemente as it will provide for a secondary evacuation route and reduce traffic congestion. The project cost is $80 million; however, the county is confident that the funds, from different sources, will be made available soon. This project has been part of the county’s master plan of arterial highways since 1963 and consists of four lanes that traverse parts of San Clemente, unincorporated areas of Orange County and San Juan Capistrano. Also included is a four-lane, quarter-mile extension of Camino Del Rio that will connect to La Pata, giving Forster Ranch residents a shortcut to our new sports park. These road projects will improve traffic circulation and minimize environmental impacts on San Clemente’s high quality of life. Finally, we received good news last month that HR 7, the House Bill known as the American Energy and Infrastructure

Jobs Act, contains evacuation-route language. It specifies that states must give adequate consideration to evacuation routes when allocating funds for the construction of federal-aid highways. Congressman Ken Calvert was a big help in ensuring evacuation language was included. We had a productive meeting with him earlier this month and discussed the need for $9 million in grant funding for the project. That’s a review of key projects around our great town. I’ve been honored to serve the city over the last three years. For the most part it’s been rewarding but on occasion, frustrating and disappointing. I’ve learned that no matter which side of a local issue you’re on, there is someone else who feels exactly the opposite. Both sides are of the opinion they have the best interests of San Clemente in mind. I certainly do. If you have any questions, or would like to meet in person, please email me at or call 949.361.8322. SC

says are “indisputable” are not totally accurate. Granted there are some similarities, but fundamentally the San Onofre reactor is a different and much safer design. So, you “anti” folks enjoy your rally and oppose electrical power generation from nuclear sources. Oppose electrical power generation from coal. Oppose fossil fuels. But please explain to the rest of us exactly what mode of transportation you will use to get to your rally (gasoline?) and exactly how you folks propose to provide ade-

quate electrical power generation capacity for our state and the nation. Yes, the lights remained on when San Onofre was off line, but I guarantee you that solar and the wind machines that clutter the Banning Pass did not make up the short fall. It was most likely the Palo Verde nuclear power plant located in Arizona.

PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are solely those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the San Clemente Times staff. We appreciate, however, their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to letters@

Letters to the Editor IF NOT NUCLEAR, THEN WHAT? BOB CASE, San Clemente

Here we go again — nuclear hysteria. The “disaster” piece by Gary Headrick (SC Times, March 8) correctly provides us an opportunity to remember the tragic tsunami that occurred in Japan a year ago, but the piece clearly uses this horrible natural disaster against our nuclear power generation facility at San Onofre. The important fact clearly missing from Headrick’s article is that, unlike both FukuSan Clemente Times March 22–28, 2012

shima and Chernobyl, the nuclear reactor at San Onofre is located within a containment vessel. Had the other two reactors been contained, there would not have been external contamination. Further, the reactor designs are fundamentally different. Ours is a pressurized water reactor, Fukushima was a boiling water reactor, and Cherbynol was graphite. Our reactor design is safer to operate and the water in the reactor loop is totally contained. Therefore, the similarities that Headrick

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SOAPBOX BY THE NUMBERS: By Pall Gudgeirsson, Assistant City Manager & City Treasurer

Running for a Cause Inspires Fitness, Helps Others “Give a little bit…Now’s the time that we need to share” —Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp


n a cold, windy and wet run this past weekend, I wondered what makes some of us continue to train under less than ideal weather conditions. I think a number of Pall Gudgeirsson runners are training for a new personal record, others to stay healthy, while for others it is striving for a goal that they thought otherwise impossible. Many of us also run races where our entry fees support a wide range of charitable activities, which inspires us to attain some lofty goals. Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages and fitness levels compete in a variety of races to not only maintain and improve their health but also, in many cases, to help others. We are especially fortunate here in our little mecca of fabulous trails and pathways, to have countless volunteers and sponsors dedicated to raising funds for local aid organizations. Thus, we can put one foot in front of the other while lending a hand to the less fortunate among us. There are a number of local events






San Clemente Trail Run



Hope 4 Hanna



Hunger Walk



EVENT Ocean Festival

including 5K & Waterman/ Woman Competitions

sponsored by community agencies that have stepped up to support numerous local causes. The Ocean Festival’s focus is to provide a quality athletic and family event, which includes a popular 5K beach run each year along with the Waterman/ Woman competitions. Grants are provided to multiple organizations, including the Junior Lifeguard Program, the Ocean Institute’s Adopt-A-Class program that benefits local elementary school students, San Clemente Aquatics, Meals-on-Wheels, Boys & Girls Club and scholarships for local high school graduates. Join us for a fantastic beach run on July 22. One of my favorites is the San Clem-

ente Trail Run consisting of a rugged 5K or 10K off-road trail run on the Forster Ranch Ridgeline Trail with incredible views of the coastline and mountains. Over 270 runners participate in this event with funds raised for the benefit of the nonprofit Family Assistance Ministries and the San Clemente Parks Foundation. See you on May 5 and don’t forget your trail shoes. The Hope 4 Hanna Run/Walk against autism, started in 2009 with inspiration from Hanna Belden, who was diagnosed with Autistic Disorder at the age 2, will be held on October 7. The challenging and hilly race starts at the Plaza Pacifica Center and includes a 1/2K Kids Run and a 5K

or 10K Run-Walk. This great fundraiser provides monies for the research of cures and prevention of autism. I look forward to my first H4H 10K, and it’s booked on my calendar. FAM, the San Clemente-based organization that assists area families with food, shelter and client aid and operates Gilchrist House, a shelter for women and children, sponsors the South County Hunger Walk October 21. About 500 people participate in this scenic, 2-mile trip through historic downtown San Clemente. Become a sponsor and help a local family in need. These events are all great causes for our local San Clemente families. I will continue to see you out there even when the weather isn’t perfect because it is all about the cause. Give a little bit and join us. To learn more about these events, visit for direct links to each event. If you know of other events, please let email me at SC PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are solely those of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by the San Clemente Times staff. We appreciate, however, their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to letters@



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



SAN ONOFRE HIKE 9 a.m. Meet at San Mateo Campground for a hike. 830 Cristianitos Road, San Clemente, 949. 366.8599,

COACH HOUSE COMEDY CLUB 7 p.m. Comedy at The Coach House. Tickets $15. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, THE MEMPHIS KINGS 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, BEER CHUGGING CONTEST 7:30 p.m. Fun and games at Swallow’s Inn with live music and more. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188,



FOURTH FRIDAY TRAIL WALK 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Spend time outdoors and clear trails at The Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy. Free. 949.923.2210,

HART & SOUL 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The group makes its regular fourth-Friday appearance at Adele’s at the San Clemente Inn. 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.481.1222, DISCO FREAKS 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, ANGELICA WILSON 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Live music at Wind and Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500, DJ CORY & DJ SPREADANOISE 10 p.m. OC Tavern presents DJ Cory spinning hip hop, house and top 40 in the Groove Lounge, and DJ SpreaDaNoise spinning dubstep in The OCT Room. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, San Clemente Times March 22–28, 2012

ON STAGE: TODD SNIDER COMES TO COACH HOUSE Todd Snider’s music isn’t the sort you have playing in the background on a peaceful evening. That’s because Snider doesn’t want his music to relax you; he wants it to inspire you—to fight conventional norms, to think a little differently or just feel better if you already do. To those who have never heard him, the newest album title from the Oregon-born, East Nashville-based singer-songwriter is a good insight into what he delivers: Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. It’s Snider’s 12th album. In the album, Snider credits the church with sustaining peace by noting that, “We still need religion to keep the poor from killing the rich” (In The Beginning). There’s one on warped karma, “Good things happen to bad people,” he sings in New York Banker). There’s one happy love song, called Brenda, about Snider’s favorite couple, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. That’s another Snider hallmark: He’s witty and he’s funny. And in this album, he’s honest. “This record doesn’t come from good times,” Snider said in a release. “I wanted to sound the way I feel, which sometimes means sounding like a Courtesy photo broken soul. I don’t want to talk around the vulnerable parts.” Snider is at the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, in San Juan Capistrano on March 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 and $23. See SC —Jonathan Volzke


SWALLOWS DAY PARADE AND MERCADO 11 a.m. The nation’s largest non-motorized parade organized by the Fiesta Association taking place in downtown San Juan Capistrano celebrating the Old West and the return of the swallows. 949.493.1976,

SOUL FOOD 11 a.m. “Time for Renewal” and will reflect on rejuvenation and transformation, with performances and more at The Baha’i Center, 3316 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.981.8805,

BIOLUMINESCENCE CRUISE 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. The Ocean Institute presents a unique opportunity to learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and to witness this curiously beautiful phenomenon. Cost $19-$35. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274,


COOKING CLASS: EASTER DINNER 6:30 p.m. Cooking class with Caroline Cazaumayou at Antoine’s Cafe. Cost $50 each; includes recipes, dinner and a glass of wine. 218 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.1763,

VINEGAR AND ORGANIC OLIVE OIL TASTING 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Special event with olive oil tasting and more during The Ecology Center’s interactive exhibition that features sustainable household products, a play area and learning space for children, and more. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223,

MONDAY NIGHT LAUGHS 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Live standup comedy at Hennessey’s Tavern. 34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, 949.488.0121,


THE CHOLULAS & SHAVING HEADS 10 p.m. St. Baldrick’s Shaving Heads for Kid’s Cancer Research at Molly Blooms Irish Bar & Restaurant plus live music. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente 949.218.0120. HIGH LIFE 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400,


YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church presents Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries on ordinary Catholics living extraordinary lives. 105 N. La Esperanza, San Clemente,


SOSCA ANNUAL OPERA GALA 5:30 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts fine and performing arts programs present an ensemble of student performances and arts exhibits, a silent auction, refreshments, and much more at Soka Performing Arts Center. Tickets $75. 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 949.637.9208, Page 10

ASHUN 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Live music at Wind and Sea Restaurant. 34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6500,



STUDENT OPERA NIGHT 7 p.m. Casa Romantica presents an evening of opera performed by award-winning young vocalists from the South Orange County School of the Arts. Tickets $7-$20. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


PASO VS. NAPA TASTING 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Wine tasting and live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,


BLUEBIRDS: BIRDS OF HAPPINESS 7 p.m. Casa Romantica presents award-winning bluebird expert Jim Semelroth with an engaging presentation about the California bluebird. $6-$7. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139,


JASON FOSTER & BRANDI SMITH 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Acoustic music at Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.7799, *For our full calendar, visit the “Event Calendar” at Have an event? Send your listing to




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

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Understanding the Communication Difference Between the Men and Women is Often About Perception A while back in a column, I included a comment from Sid—an older guy— who said women talk too much on first dates. A plethora of men sided with Sid, stating that they had experienced the same thing with women: nonstop chatter. Don’t think for a minute, however, that Sid’s one-sided comment didn’t bring an avalanche of responses from women, who stated that men are often so self-absorbed on first dates that they dominate the conversation, barely acknowledging that a woman is even seated across from them. Those polar, finger-pointing responses reminded me of the Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus theory that John Gray became so famous for when he published the book of the same name several years ago. From all of those responses, one woman, Janet Whitney, a Newport Beach marriage and family therapist for 30 years, successfully explained why men and women view first dates so differently. It isn’t surprising that Janet had the answer because she trained with John Gray for three years.

Janet said, “Men communicate to be correct, while women communicate to be understood so right off the bat we are playing with different goals. The way a woman connects with a man is by feeling emotionally ON LIFE AND LOVE AFTER 50 supported. The way a By Tom Blake man connects with a woman is through physical attraction. “If a man realizes this difference, the goal for him when attracted to a female should be to create enough emotional safety that she will see what a great guy he is. That is done by getting a woman to talk. “The majority of women are good at asking a man questions and getting him to talk. Often, if you start asking a man questions, he will just keep going on and on about himself. He doesn’t get our hope that by asking him questions, he will start asking us questions in return.” Janet also led couples seminars for John Gray. In the seminars, couples would report to her about their first date experienc-

es. She said, “Because the man was able to sell himself with all of the things he has done, has, or, believes, he reported that it was a great first date. The woman on that same date was not interested in spending any more time with a man like that because all he did was talk about how great he was. The date was boring for her.” Janet added, “If I could reach a single man looking for a high-quality woman, I would recommend that when he finds a woman where he feels the physical attraction, the goal should be for him to get her to start talking. If you get a woman to talk, she is establishing emotional closeness and the guy is scoring points the whole time. “However, if a woman is spending her date listening to a guy go on and on, she is already disconnected and the potential for any relationship is gone. “Some women are not as sensitive and aware and may monopolize a conversation and that is an unpleasant experience for any man. Plus, we as women do not want to be around that kind of woman

either and we definitely don’t want to date men who are only focused on themselves. “The whole dating scene is difficult. Just writing this makes me feel motivated to get back out there and do some ‘How to Date and Find the Right Partner’ seminars.” Hmmm. I started thinking that perhaps Janet and I could team up and hold some seminars about senior dating. We’ve agreed to meet and look into that possibility. It sounds like when we first get together, I’d better do some heavy-duty listening. We’ll keep you posted. Janet’s website is www.Janetwhitneymft. com. 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 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 their willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to be sent to

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Triton Report

By David Zimmerle

BASEBALL • The Tritons (0-1, 5-4) split its doubleheader against Aliso Niguel March 12, losing the first game, 7-0, before pulling off a close, 3-2, win. The team next faced Highly High in nonleague play March 15 and finished with a 4-0 shutout win. The Tritons went on to play Dana Hills in its first South Coast League game of the season and lost, 3-2, to the Dolphins. Brock Eissman and Shane Elias-Callas each went 3-or-2. Next 7 days: March 23 at *Tesoro, 3:15 p.m.; March 28 vs. *El Toro, 3:15 p.m. SOFTBALL • The Lady Tritons (2-8) had a rough time at the Saddleback Valley Tournament March 12-16, losing all three of its games. The team opened with a 5-2 loss to Edison, got edged 5-4 by Mission Viejo and closed out the tourney with a 6-5 loss to Capo Valley. San Clemente next faced El Toro in nonleague play on March 22. Next 7 days: March 29 at Tesoro, 3:30 p.m. GOLF • The Tritons (1-2-1) couldn’t get



Faculty/Alumni Match, San Clemente High

Grizzlies vs. Lakers, Staples Center

Head to the gym at San Clemente High School as all levels of the boys volleyball program compete at this annual friendly event.

Before hitting the road to take on Golden State, the Lakers must first contend with the Memphis Grizzlies.

March 23, 5:30 p.m.

March 23, 7:30 p.m.




Titans vs. Tritons, San Clemente High

Chargers vs. Tritons, San Clemente High

Diablos vs. Tritons, San Clemente High

March 27, 5:30 p.m.

Following a road game against Temecula Valley, the Lady Tritons regroup at home to handle the girls from Tesoro. Info:

March 28, 3:15 p.m.

After taking on Tesoro on March 23, the Tritons head back home for a battle against the boys from El Toro.

March 29, 5:30 p.m.

The Tritons are poised for a hard-hitting showdown as the team takes to its home field for a game against Mission Viejo. Info:




past Capo Valley on March 15, losing 192-197 to the Cougars. The team went on to compete at the Estancia Tournament at Mesa Verde Country Club March 19 and faced Dana Hills March 20 and 22. Next 7 days: March 26 vs. Tesoro at Talega, 3 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE • The Tritons (4-2) knocked off St. Margaret 14-10 March 13 for the program’s first win over the Tartans. Sophomore attackman Peyton Garrett paced the Tritons with four goals and three assists, while senior co-captain Jay Kassity added four goals and junior Robbie Burns had one goal and three assists. On March 10, SC clubbed visiting Capo Valley, 17-2. As Kassity had a monster game with four goals and eight assists. The team then lost to Mt. St. Joseph, 10-4, on March 15 before facing El Toro in league play on March 20. San Clemente then faced La Costa Canyon on March 22. Next 7 days: March 27 at *Tesoro, 5:30 p.m.; March 29 vs. *Mission Viejo, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE • The Lady Tritons (1-2) took on San Juan Hills March 15 before competing at the LA-OC Shootout on March 17. The team then traveled to take on El Toro in league play on March 20. Next 7 days: March 23 at Temecula Valley, 5:30 p.m.; March 27 vs. *Tesoro, 5:30 p.m.; March 29 at *Mission Viejo, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING • After the boys team went on to compete at the Southern Section Relays at Capo Valley, March 15 and 17, both teams faced El Toro March 20 before the girls took a shot at the Southern Section Relays March 22 and 24. Next 7 days: March 27 at *Mission Viejo, 3:15 p.m. BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD • The boys and girls varsity teams faced El Toro at home on March 15 as senior thrower Quaid Vuncannon set a new school record in the discus with a throw of 179 feet and 8 inches. That distance broke the old record of 174 feet, eight inches set by former Tritons standout and U.S. Olympian Jim Doehring in 1980. The Triton Invitational set for March 17 was postponed due to bad weather and is now set for March 31. Next 7 days: March 28 vs. *San Juan Hills, 2:45 p.m. BOYS TENNIS • The Tritons (6-1) defeated Laguna Beach 13-5 March 9, rolled through Laguna Hills 17-1 March 12 and

cruised past Huntington Beach 13-5 on March 15. Against Huntington, Ryan Mariano and Nic Valko both swept in singles while the doubles team of Matt Greenberg and Billy Whitaker swept in doubles. The team then began league play against Capo Valley on March 19 and then faced Trabuco Hills on March 20 before hosting Dana Hills on March 22. Next 7 days: March 27 at *Aliso Niguel, 3 p.m.; March 29 at *Capo Valley, 3 p.m. BOYS VOLLEYBALL • The Tritons (10-2) went on to beat Laguna Beach 3-1 March 14, winning 25-11, 23-25, 25-13 and 26-24. Next up, San Clemente worked Capo Valley in a 3-0 shutout March 15. Lucas Yoder led with 14 kills while Jack Yoder had 42 assists. The team hosted Laguna Hills March 20 before traveling to take on San Juan Hills on March 22. Next 7 days: March 23 at Faculty/Alumni Match at San Clemente, 5-7 p.m.; March 27 at *Tesoro, 6:15 p.m.; March 29 vs. *Mission Viejo, 6:15 p.m.

SCOR E BOAR D YOUTH LACROSSE VICTORY LAX GIRLS U13 CLAIM BACKTO-BACK TITLES The 2012 Victory GirlsU13 program recently wrapped the winter season by winning the Orange County LAX league title. The girls faced a tough field of teams but continued to pull out one victory after another. The team Victory Lacrosse Girls U13 players celebrate their is comprised of both seasoned lacrosse recent championship. Courtesy photo players and first-time athletes to the sport. More than six of the girls came from last season’s Victory Girls U11 program that went undefeated en route to claiming the league title in 2011.

WATER POLO ORANGE COUNTY WATER POLO CLUB IN SESSION AT VISTA HERMOSA SPORTS PARK Orange County Water Polo Club is currently holding practices at the pool at Vista Hermosa Sports Park. Club founder and coach Petar Asic said that right now, practices are solely for the club’s 10U and 12U programs on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But the club will be looking to add more of its age groups to the practice schedule at the aquatic center in the near future. For more information, call 949.769.4038 or visit



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GROM OF THE WEEK Kyla Kelley Age: 13, Vista del Mar Middle School March has been a big month for Vista del Mar Middle School surf team member Kyla Kelley. This month she took sixth place at the NSSA Interscholastic State Championships in the coed longboard division and fifth in Girls Lonboard U14 at the WSA contest at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. It was natural for her to take up surfing she said, having grown up in San Clemente and making her first forays into the sport under the guidance of her surfer dad Jason. Kyla says she has the full backing of her family, especially her mom Colleen, but her greatest supporter is her grandmother Debie Pierson. “She’s the one that really encouraged me to start competing. She enters me and takes me to contests and always compliments me on my style,” said Kyla. “I think she is my biggest fan,” Kyla is also a member of the Hobie surf team and Terry Martin is her shaper. In school she especially enjoys her computer graphics and English classes and says she is definitely college bound. Her hobbies include skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboardKyla Kelley. Photo by Sheri ing and hanging out with her close knit group of friends. She loves all board sports but surfing Crummer/ is tops in her book because riding waves is a rush. About a year ago she moved to Hawaii with her mom and stepdad, pro surfer Sunny Garcia for about six months. “I enjoyed my time in Hawaii and practicing there really helped me get better. But I’m happy to be back home in San Clemente,” Kyla said. —Andrea Swayne

T. Patterson on the Move Surf shop moving, expanding and broadening horizons

Keone Patterson and mom Vicki Patterson work at the new T. Patterson Surf Shop. Photo by Andrea Swayne

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Patterson Surf Shop is making some big changes including another move and a total revamp of the store, both with regard to concept and product lines. Timmy and Vicki Patterson have been no strangers to change in the past year. They opened a store on the south side of town in the Ralphs shopping center at El Camino Real and Esplanade, then had to move out

six months later when the center was sold. Recently they were given the opportunity to move their original north side shop next door, switching places with Office 11. “The space is much larger so we’re using the opportunity to expand,” said Vicki Patterson. “We are adding an in-store shaping room where Timmy will do demos, clinics and host guest shapers. We will also be featuring local artists, bands. Our new ‘Rolling Rack’ concept will feature new and up-and-coming local designers



Sanuk Surfing America Prime West, Event No. 5, March 17-18, Huntington Beach, Pier GIRLS U18: 1. Meah Collins, Costa Mesa; 2. Emily Ruppert, Florida; 3. Lulu Erkeneff, Dana Point; 4. Kulia Doherty, Rancho Santa Fe. GIRLS U16: 1. Frankie Harrer; Malibu; 2. Kulia Doherty; 3. Meah Collins; 4. Avalon Johnson, Carlsbad. BOYS U18: 1. Andrew Jacobson, Malibu; 2. Taylor Clark, Encinitas; 3. Colin Moran, Costa Mesa; 4. Thelen McKinna, Malibu. BOYS U16: 1. Nic Hdez, Santa Cruz; 2. Pat Curren, Santa Barbara; 3. Kanoa Igarashi, Huntington Beach; 4. Jacob Davis, Capistrano Beach. BOYS U14: 1. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente; 2. John Mel, Newport Beach; 3. Jordan Collins, Carlsbad; 4. Griffin Foy, Fullerton.

Water temp: 52-55˚F Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: 6-10’+ Poor; Catalina: 10-15’+ Fair Remarks: A fading mix of Southern Hemi and small Northwest swell prevails on Thursday. Surge is moderate and visibility is slowly improving after the weekend rain, offering decent diving conditions for select areas. Short range: Surf size is running 2-3’(kneewaist high) for most breaks on Thursday, with a few plus sets for top south and combo exposures. Light/variable to light offshore flow offers clean, fair conditions through the morning. The combo eases some more on Friday, offering up mainly 1-3’(shin-waist high) waves for better exposures. Light morning winds continue for clean, generally fair conditions overall. Long range: Surf stays small going into the weekend. By Sunday a low devloping off the coast has potential to send in a small new westerly swell. Small new SSW swell also shows on Sunday for 2-3-4’(knee-waist-shoulder high) waves. Unstable over the weekend as long as that low is close to the coast. Stay tuned to for updates.

UPCOMING EVENTS March 24: NSSA Southwest Explorer, Event No. 8, San Clemente, Pier April 14-15: WSA Gatorade Championship Tour, Event No. 9, Huntington Beach, Goldenwest Street and made in the USA clothing lines, and we are adding Riviera Paddleboards to our board selection. We want our customers to have a new, fresh shopping experience every time they visit.” The new store is at 1407 N. El Camino Real. They’re still in painting and construc-

tion mode but invite visitors to stop by and check out the new space. A grand opening celebration is set for May 5. Stay tuned for more details. Find out more about T. Patterson Surf Shop online at www.tpattersonsurfshop. com or by calling 949.366.2022. SC

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