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Donations, Not Fees
Proposed district policy responds
to ACLU lawsuit on school fees
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Capistrano Uniﬁed trustees on June 7 will take their ﬁrst look at a new policy www.danapointtimes.com
regulating what fees schools can legally charge. Photo by Andrea Swayne
Boat Accident Murder Trial in INSIDE: Annual Dana Point
at Strand Beach Missing Investor Harbor Boat Show & Green
Claims One Life Case Begins Expo Ofﬁcial Event Program
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Friday, June 3
www.danapoint.org Wednesday at the Ritz-carlton. 1 Ritz-carl-
LOCAL NEWS & IN-DEPTH REPORTING Movies in the Park 8 p.m. The city of Dana
Relay for Life - Bark for Life 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
ton Drive, 949.493.2759, www.monarch-
Point presents a free screening of Dream- beachrotary.com
Works Picture’s How to Train Your Dragon Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern
(PG) at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and Thursday, June 9
Road in Dana Point. Free popcorn will be well mannered, vaccinated dogs are
welcome. cost is $15 for the first dog and Boat Show & Green Expo Noon-7 p.m. The
served and other refreshments will be
available for purchase. concession proceeds $5 each additional dog per owner. The 11th annual Dana Point Boat show & Green
benefit local schools and nonprofits. For event promises fun for all ages, including expo kicks off at the Dana Point Harbor
more information, call community services sno-kones, cotton candy, vendors and and runs through sunday, June 12. Hours
and Parks at 949.248.3530 or send an email prizes from local merchants. Proceeds are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
to email@example.com. benefit the American cancer society. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on saturday and 10 a.m.
For more info, see www.relayforlife.org/ to 5 p.m. on sunday. Admission is free
D a n a Po i Saturday, June 4 barkdanapointca or call Kathy Martino at Thursday, $1 on Friday and $12 saturday
nt Farmers Market 9 a.m.–1 p.m. La Plaza Park,
949.370.2697. and sunday. children under 12 are free
with a paying adult. Buy tickets online at
34111 La Plaza street. Admission is free. Wednesday, June 8 www.danaboatshow.com for only $8. Log
For more information or to inquire about on to www.danapointtimes.com to see the
purchasing a booth for $25, please call Sunrise Rotary Club 7 a.m. the Monarch official program.
DANA POINT’s TOP 5 HOTTesT TOPIcs
What’s Up With...
Appeals in Santa Ana cleared former Capist- residential properties to pay the debt.
1 …Kelp Beds Possible 2 …the Murder Trial rano Unified School District Assistant Super-
intendent Susan McGill of perjury, bringing
“If you don’t pay your taxes, the county
can go after you,” said Assistant City Man-
Cause of Boat Accident? of Gary Shawkey? to an end legal proceedings related to the ager Mike Killebrew. “Likewise, the city is
so-called enemies list of recall supporters. also authorized to go after property owners
THE LATEST: Orange County Sheriff’s THE LATEST: Video footage shows Gary McGill and former Superintendent James for non-payment.”
investigators are looking into whether Shawkey and Robert Vendrick boarding a Fleming were charged with felonies after
kelp tangled in a boat propeller led to a boat together and departing out of Dana allegedly creating “enemies lists” of those WHAT’S NEXT: According to the staff report,
fatal accident May 29 off Dana Point at Point Harbor on February 16, 2008—the who supported a 2005 recall attempt against delinquency notices have been sent to the
Strand Beach. last time Vendrick was seen or heard from, all seven trustees. All charges against Flem- owners of the four parcels and the foreclo-
“The reports indicate the props were a prosecutor told jurors during opening ing were dropped after the appellate justices sure process can begin as soon as 90 days
tangled, and one of the passengers went statements in the murder trial against reasoned it was part of his job to find out following the determination of delinquency.
overboard to clear them,” Harbor Patrol Shawkey. who was unhappy with the district, and why.
Sgt. David Ginther said. “They were able Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Bayt- A perjury charge against McGill, for FIND OUT MORE: See www.danapointtimes.
to partially clear the props, and regain ieh said Shawkey, 46, showed a “complete apparently testifying before the Grand Jury com to see a copy of the full resolution. —AS
control of the ship temporarily, only to lose and utter disregard for human life,” when that she did not create any lists, was the last
control again.” he lured the 71-year-old Arizona man
The passenger who cleared the propellers
was said to have returned to the boat, so it
with the promise of lucrative investment
schemes and killed him on a boat after
remaining. The May 31 appellate court rul-
ing also clears prosecutors of any deliber- 5 …a Dana Point Bank
ate misdeeds. Justices earlier questioned Robbery?
was unclear whether it was Mark Benet, the scamming nearly $1 million. whether prosecutors made it clear that
man killed in the accident. Public Defender Brian Waite said the Smollar’s testimony showed who created
When authorities, including a Fire Author- case is really about “secrets and lies” and the lists. THE LATEST: A man wearing all black robbed
ity helicopter, arrived at the scene, they were “Vendrick had a lot of them.” Waite referred the U.S. Bank branch at 33621 Del Obispo in
able to rescue three passengers, one male to a web of untruths he told his wife Carole WHAT’S NEXT: A hearing for McGill is Dana Point on May 26, authorities said.
and two females, and were told a fourth was Vendrick, including secret bank accounts, scheduled on June 17 in Orange County Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies re-
still unaccounted for. Benet was found in the a private mailbox and long-time mistress, Superior Court. sponded to the call at around 4:30 p.m.
water by lifeguards from Laguna Beach and Sharlene Slama. He also said Vendrick had The robber handed the teller a demand
OC Lifeguards. a gambling addiction and wracked up huge FIND OUT MORE: See the “Beyond the note and escaped with an undisclosed
Benet, 46, was pronounced dead at Mis- credit card debt in hopes of making money Blackboard” blog at www.danapointtimes. amount of money. There were no reports of
sion Hospital Laguna Beach. Authorities on “overnight.” com —Jonathan Volzke injuries or weapons seen although he told
Tuesday would not say who owned the boat, A body has not been found. the teller he had a gun, said OCSD spokes-
but it did not belong to Benet.
The 30-foot Bayliner Ciera was removed
Orange County Superior Court Judge
Richard F. Toohey also issued a warrant for 4 …the City Going
man Jim Amormino.
The man was last spotted climbing over
from the beach on Wednesday. The wind a wall and running toward a wooded area,
and waves deposited the vessel nearly 20
Slama, who had been subpoenaed but failed After Unpaid Strand
to appear. behind the bank, authorities said.
feet above the high tide line, necessitating a Property Tax? Deputies created a perimeter around the
tractor to return it to the water, said Vessel WHAT’S NEXT: The trial will continue in area and called in the help of police dogs
Assist’s David Drenick. “Damage to the Santa Ana. THE LATEST: The City Council on May 23 and a helicopter but were unable to locate
boat was minimal,” he said. “The propellers voted unanimously to go after four Strand at the suspect.
were damaged a bit but the hull is in perfect FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.danapoint- Headlands homeowners/landowners who
condition.” times.com for an extended story and owe more than $86,000 in special property WHAT’S NEXT: The man is believed to be
updates. —AS tax assessments and penalties. the robber dubbed the “Drifter Bandit,”
WHAT’S NEXT: Vessel Assist turned over the The multi-million dollar homes, in one of who also hit a Chase Bank in San Juan Cap-
boat to the Harbor Patrol.
3 …the End of the CUSD
the priciest coastal neighborhoods in the
state, are part of a Mello-Roos district—a
istrano on May 3, said Amormino.
The search for the suspect is ongoing.
FIND OUT MORE: See www.danapointtimes. Enemies List Case? special tax method that uses the sale of
com for photos. —Pantea Ommi Mohajer bonds to pay for public amenities and im- FIND OUT MORE: www.ocsd.org and
and Andrea Swayne THE LATEST: The 3rd District Court of provements, then assesses special taxes on www.labankrobbers.org —AS
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Capistrano Unified Moves Ahead with Fees Policy
Law allows donations, but not required payments
By Jonathan Volzke
Dana Point Times
he parents of student athletes will be
asked to make a $40 donation and
a $35 donation for bus fees under
proposed new Capistrano Unified School
District policies drawn up under an ACLU
lawsuit that challenged the legality of fees
charged by schools throughout the state.
That change is one of many proposed as
CUSD responds to a 2010 lawsuit from the
ACLU alleging illegal fees for academics
and extracurricular activities statewide.
Fees at San Clemente High, Dana Hills
High and other CUSD schools were cited
in the lawsuit.
Shortly after taking his post, Superin-
tendent Joe Farley assembled a task force
of parents, coaches, teachers, district
officials and other stakeholders to look at
the issue of fees.
District spokesman Marcus Walton
said the task force, which included about
two dozen people, looked at fees being
charged throughout the district, although Students congregate in the mall at Dana Hills High. Under CUSD’s proposed policy, field trips and school-related excursions can carry a fee, but students who cannot
they did not try to quantify them. “There pay, may not be excluded. Athletes will be asked to make a $40 donation to the program and a $35 donation for bus fees. Photo by Andrea Swayne
were some policies and practices that
needed to be changed,” Walton said. websites, the booklet explains the laws 30 high schools that required students school districts across the state struggle
The result, a nine-page booklet, will go and what are allowable fees. Districts are to pay in academic classes and 40 high with years of budget cuts.
before the Capistrano Board of Educa- allowed to charge spectator fees at events, schools with some sort fee,” Sapp said. Capistrano Unified this year is fac-
tion on June 13, Walton said. It will be an for food and parking on campuses and “I was shocked. ing an anticipated $6.9 million budget
informational item, just to get trustees’ bus transportation to and from school, “What you have here is informal, shortfall.
feedback. the booklet says. Additionally, schools illegal taxation.” The proposed CUSD policy on “Stu-
“There was nothing like this in the can charge for PE clothing, but the school Sapp said Lara’s law, which has been dent Fees, Donations and Fundraising”
district before,” Walton said. cannot mandate the clothing be bought approved by two Assembly committees emphasizes the need that any mention of
The 2010 lawsuit, filed on behalf of two from the school and a student cannot be and is due on the Assembly floor this funding emphasize that the money is a
unnamed Orange County students, named punished for not wearing the clothing month before heading to the Senate, non-mandatory donation. Requiring a fee
the state as a defendant but identified “arising from circumstances beyond the would also make it easier for parents to but offering liberal waivers—which Sapp
alleged violations of the state’s “free edu- control” of the student. report suspected illegal fees. The law said districts have done for years to keep
cation” doctrine in 40 districts, including Field trips and school-related excur- would require information about fees the fees but avoid trouble with offended
Capistrano Unified. San Clemente High sions can carry a fee, but students who and how to challenge them be posted parents—is not legal, nor is requiring
was among the schools specifically cited, cannot pay cannot be excluded, the in classrooms. Procedures would have parents to donate hours in lieu of money.
for a requirement that students purchase booklet says. to be established to allow parents to Additionally, the district’s proposed pol-
books for English classes. Sports and It also says very clearly that students question fees for the district to investi- icy says that beginning in September, all
extracurricular activities were not speci- cannot gain extra credit or privileges gate and return the fees if improperly school-connected organizations—includ-
fied in the lawsuit, but also fall under the because they have donated. charged. The Superintendent must also ing those with an IRS tax-free designa-
California Constitution’s requirement Other CUSD policies cited in the report to the state on the resolution tion—must submit an annual “assurance”
that education be free, said David Sapp, lawsuit included a requirement at Dana of complaints, and illegal fees must be signed by its president that certifies any
an ACLU attorney who worked on the Hills High that students subscribe to a dealt with in public session, the proposed and all funds raised for any district-re-
lawsuit. news magazine for AP Government, while law says. lated activity meet district policies.
Officials earlier announced a settlement Capistrano Valley High School’s Acad- Additionally, the law would require “This is a change for the entire state,”
in the lawsuit, but that was with then Gov. emy of Technology, Math and Science auditors to look at whether fees are be- Walton said. “This puts into writing the
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration, required students to complete geometry ing charged and whether complaints are ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts.’ People mean well and
Sapp said, and now Gov. Jerry Brown’s prior to ninth grade or enroll in a summer being properly resolved, Sapp said. want to provide the best opportunities
office is not interested in settling the case. program at their own expense. Those oversight steps don’t exist now, for their children—we just need to make
But the ACLU is also sponsoring a law pro- But parents of athletes, cheerleaders he said. sure it’s done in the proper manner.”
posed by Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, D- and others report spending hundreds, if “It’s been up to school districts, and Walton said those on the task force,
South Gate, that would accomplish most of not thousands, of dollars for their student school districts have an incentive not to and throughout the administration, are
the same goals of the settlement: Ensuring to participate in those programs. enforce this law,” Sapp said. confident parents will continue to support
students don’t have to pay to participate in Sapp said the suit was spurred by par- He rejected speculation the ACLU law- the programs. Additionally, he said, the
classes or extracurricular activities. ents’ complaints in Orange, Los Angeles suit will hurt educational programs and change might be an opportunity for pro-
Regardless of the state of Lara’s bill or and Riverside counties. The list of alleged extracurricular efforts by tying the finan- grams to look at how they operate.
the settlement, Capistrano Unified School violations was drawn up by just surfing cial strings. Sapp said the ACLU found “If there’s a reduction of funds, we still
District is moving forward with its new the Internet and finding fees listed on examples of schools that did not charge feel the programs can be competitive,”
policies and procedures, Walton said. school websites, he said. fees, but instead relying on donations Walton said. “Maybe we need to look at
In addition to suggested verbiage for “This was not a comprehensive review and community support. That’s the key, what the programs’ needs to function are,
school programs to follow in fliers and on or even a systematic review, and we found he and school officials said, especially as not at what ‘would be nice’ to have.” DP
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News Next Door
What’s going on in our neighboring towns, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano
diver. A concerned friend had called to for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at San The “Yes on B” group has spent $121,454
report Brislen missing. He had left work Clemente’s North Beach, followed by a on the campaign through May 21, accord-
midday for a spearfishing trip but had not memorial service at 4 p.m. the same day ing to mandatory campaign-finance reports
Diver Found Dead in at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. Visit www.
returned, Snow said. filed with the City Clerk. Capistrano resi-
Water off Laguna Beach Brislen was found unresponsive and sanclementetimes.com for any updates. dents vote on the referendum on June 7.
without a pulse and rescuers brought him —Stacie N. Galang The residents fighting the project, call-
A San Clemente diver was discovered to shore where they started CPR, the chief ing themselves “Citizens for Sensible De-
entangled in kelp beds about 200-yards said. The diver had become entangled in SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO velopment,” have raised $7,086 and spent
off Picnic Beach in Laguna Beach shortly the kelp though rescuers could not be sure $7,670. Measure B offers residents the
before 10:30 p.m. May 26. if he had drifted into the kelp bed or had Measure B Referendum choice between a new development—the
Andrew Brislen IV was taken to Mission snorkeled in the area. Vote June 7 mixed-use project—or a 440-home project
Hospital in Laguna Beach where he was Snow said nothing suspicious is suspect- approved two decades ago. The mixed-use
later pronounced dead, according to the ed in Brislen’s death. The developer who wants to build a project includes 94 single family detached
Orange County Coroner. Services are pending. Arrangements are retail center, condos, homes and a 500- houses, 130 condominiums and apart-
Laguna Beach Marine Safety Chief being handled by O’Connor Mortuary in horse equestrian stable on La Novia in ments, the equestrian center and a retail
Kevin Snow said their dispatch received Laguna Hills. The Laguna Beach Indepen- San Juan Capistrano has put $145,634 into center about the size of Marbella Plaza.
a call at about 9:10 p.m. about a missing dent reports a paddle-out for Brislen is set fighting a referendum against the project. —Jonathan Volzke
PROPS, RECOGNITIONS AND MORSELS OF INFO
Compiled by Andrea Swayne
Chamber Developing Volunteer Theater for the main stage presentation.
Database Dessert and even more entertainment will
be served at intermission. Showcase is a
u The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce major fundraising event for SOCSA and
will coordinate a contact list for anyone sells out every year. Tickets are $75 and
who might be interested in volunteering at $50 and are available for purchase now at
upcoming community events. Benefits for www.socsarts.org.
businesses include company exposure, team
building, increased good will and partner- Historical Society Awards Capistrano-Laguna Beach ROP distinguished students honored at San Juan Hills High. Courtesy photo
ship opportunities. High school students Scholarships
are also invited to sign up for the list to get cost is $25 per person and all funds raised Students” Award, Cody Nord; Distinguished
information on ways to fulfill their volunteer will go to next year’s awards. The public is Service Award, Janelle Slater; Fashion Insti-
requirements for school. The database will invited to enjoy an evening on the beach. tute of Design & Merchandising Scholarship
not be distributed to any outside parties and Award, Rachelle Bieser; Special Achievement
the Chamber will manage the communica- Top ROP Students Recognized Award, Mackenzie Nelson and High School
tion of upcoming volunteer opportunities Student of the Year, Samantha Hansen. The
to anyone who signs up. Opportunities will u On May 11, 56 top high school and overall Most Distinguished Student for CUSD
include events of all sizes, from the Dana adult students from the Capistrano-La- was Darian Didier.
Point Turkey Trot to the Toshiba Tall Ships guna Beach ROP took center stage at the
Festival, Festival of Whales to the Dana Point San Juan Hills High School Theatre to be Yoga Studio to Discuss Sugar
Grand Prix. To be included in the Chamber’s recognized as this year’s distinguished Dangers
Volunteer Opportunity Notification program, students. More than 270 gathered together
please email your contact information and Alexandra Anderson (left) and Ellen Lomonico to celebrate the achievements of students Sun Salute Yoga, 24655 La Plaza Suite A in
preferred method of contact to chamber@ (right) were awarded Historical Society scholar- from each career pathway and special Dana Point will present a free workshop on
danapointchamber.com. For more informa- ships. Photos courtesy of Dana Point Historical Society
award categories. June 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. led by holistic
tion call 949.496.1555. u The Dana Point Historical Society All ROP instructors were given the op- health coach Rupin Meer about the not-so-
awarded $1,000 scholarships to Dana Hills portunity to nominate students based on sweet effects of sugar. The presentation is
SOCSA Showcase 2011: Catch High School students Alexandra Anderson their character, attitude, attendance, skills meant to not only lift the veil on the dangers
Your Rising Stars and Ellen Lomonico. Anderson plans to acquired and community involvement. A of sugar consumption, but also to inspire
study electrical engineering at Harvard panel of judges interviewed the student participants to seize and create opportunity
u The South Orange County School of and has been active in community service nominees and a select group of 20 from the through simple lifestyle changes. The discus-
the Arts (SOCSA) at Dana Hills High School including tutoring students with academic 56 nominated students received additional sion will include sugar-related topics from
presents Showcase 2011: Catch Your Ris- needs. Lomonico plans to enter UC Berke- recognition and scholarship awards at the cravings and energy imbalances to mood
ing Stars on June 12, 5 p.m. at the Porthole ley to study architecture. She has been evening’s Distinguished Student Recogni- swings, PMS and hypoglycemia. Participants
Theater on campus. Showcase features an active in part-time work, varsity sports, tion event for the 2010-2011 school year. will learn the different names sugar masquer-
evening of theatrical and musical entertain- music and is also active in the California Local honorees included, from Dana Hills ades under and how they can call a cease-fire
ment and art. The evening will begin with a Scholarship Foundation, serving a year as High, Special Achievement Award, Sarah with sugar and banish their cravings for good.
catered dinner and performances by the wind historian. Wilson; from San Clemente High, Most Participants will receive a free 30-minute
ensemble, orchestra, specialty acts, a silent Both will be recognized at the DPHS an- Distinguished Student, Health Sciences, initial health consultation. Log on to www.
auction and visual art exhibits in the mall. nual Scholarship BBQ held at Doheny State Kellie Ringler; Most Inspirational Stu- zen-trition.com for more information and to
The evening will then move into the Porthole Park on Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. The dent, Jose Berber; Dr. K Turner “Heart for pre-register.
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suspicious person / circuMstances inVestigate person Down hearing three transients in the backyard of
Silverstrand, 0 Block (1:28 p.m.) A woman Dana Drive, 25000 Block (6:23 p.m.) a vacant house. The caller said that the men
contacted authorities after she woke up in A man was reported lying face down with were smoking drugs.
an unfamiliar car and couldn’t remember a hood covering his head, surrounded by
what had happened the night before. She paper bags and bottles. saturday, May 28
Sheriff’s feared that she had been raped and went
to the hospital. suspicious person / circuMstances
Selva Road, 34000 Block (3:22 p.m.)
Stonehill Drive / Street of the Golden Lantern
VanDalisM in progress A man and woman were seen breaking (11:57 p.m.) A driver called 911 after their
Pequito Drive, 34000 Block (11:22 a.m.) into a unit where the residents had been car was hit by a subject who was throwing
A woman called police to report her teen- recently evicted. The caller stated that the fruit at traffic, leading the driver to swerve
age son breaking the windows of her car. subjects had previously used drugs in the and nearly cause a collision.
Compiled By erin Thomas Drunk DriVing Disturbance
all information below is obtained from the orange County sheriff’s Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block battery Mariana Drive, 33700 Block (11:46 p.m.)
department Web site (www.ocsd.org) and reflects data available (2:22 a.m.) Authorities received a report Camino Del Avion / Street of the Golden A person called police to report their intoxi-
from calls placed from the field by the responding officer(s). an
of a car at a drive thru window with two Lantern (1:12 p.m.) A person called cated son going on a rampage and abusing
arrest doesn’t represent guilt. The items below are just a sampling
of the entries listed on the oCsd Web site.
male passengers who appeared intoxi- police after arguing with another driver their dogs.
cated and a sleeping driver inside. who had almost gotten into a car accident
with them. The subject got out of the car, Disturbance / Music or party
Monday, May 30 sunday, May 29 punched the caller, and left. South Spinnaker Drive, 33500 Block
(11:22 p.m.) A woman contacted authorities
Disturbance assist outsiDe agency suspicious person / circuMstances to report a party with underage drinking
Monarch Bay Drive, 32800 Block (5:54 Calle Ultima, 26700 Block (8:19 p.m.) Street of the Golden Lantern / Del Prado and use of marijuana. A male juvenile was
p.m.) A gasoline deliveryman called 911 Police were called when a resident’s (7:38 a.m.) A man called police saying also vomiting and urinating in her yard.
when a customer at a gas station kept driv- neighbor’s pit bull attacked another dog. that his intuition told him there were sev-
ing into the area that he had blocked off eral people stalking him. The caller had an Disturbance
and demanding that he move his truck. The reckless DriVing anxiety disorder and has not been taking Leah Drive, 32700 Block (11:22 p.m.)
other party also called 911 and stated that Calle la Primavera, 33800 Block his medication. A woman reported her intoxicated boyfriend
he was unable to get gas because the man (7:43 p.m.) A man was arrested after banging on her door and trying to break into
refused to move his truck. The delivery- driving recklessly and doing “donuts” suspicious person / circuMstances her house. The man attempted to run away
man also refused to give the customer his with a group of juveniles in the parking Calle Portola, 34400 Block (1:32 a.m.) from deputies.
employee number when asked. lot of a church. A person contacted authorities after
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ALL HANDS, AHOY: By Beverli Jinn
If it Ain’t Broke... Since Doheny Beach made the Beach
Bummer List, do you feel safe
’ve lived in Dana Point turning right again and heading down into PCH and deﬁned the area where, I pre- swimming/surﬁng there?
for 11 years, but I’ve a large amoeba-shaped parking lot. From sume, people would lay out their blankets No way, I am afraid it will make me sick
visited Sea Terrace Park here, I knew, a tunnel allowed passage and open their beach chairs and sip their
only once—a week ago. beneath PCH to the park itself. A second illegal wine. The band? Maybe to my right 72%
Why would I go there when tunnel takes beach visitors in the opposite where the area narrowed. I never go to Doheny anyway.
I live across the street from direction under Ritz Carlton Drive toward I decided to circumnavigate the park,
Heritage Park, when I can the ocean. Either way, I’d ﬁrst have to discovering a second, ﬂatter grassy area 17%
sit with a glass of wine and ﬁgure out how to get one of the ubiquitous overlooking part of the golf course beyond. Yes. I don’t worry much about that stuff.
watch the ﬁery sun slide over the edge pay stations to grant me a parking receipt. I crossed the grass and headed back. On
of the earth beyond Catalina, when I can Successful at last, I placed the receipt on my left, a complex of buildings on a tree-
listen to a symphony of halyards as the my dashboard and plodded alone through covered hill disinterestedly overlooked the Make sure to sound off on the “DP Times Poll
evening breeze wafts through the masts of the sun-deprived tunnel. At the other end, a park. Ahead of me, a woman was frolicking of the Week” at www.danapointtimes.com.
the boats in the harbor below? sign welcomed me to Sea Terrace Park—no with her dog inside an area deﬁned by a Bookmark Dana Point Times today!
Well, the answer is that I visited Sea Ter- smoking, no skateboarding, no camping, no black, chain link fence. The DP Times Online Reader Polls are not scientiﬁc and do not
reﬂect the opinion of the DP Times.
race Park because I knew that it had to be littering, no weddings or sound ampliﬁca- So, where was I? I turned and surveyed
a wonderful place, an Oz at the end of the tion without a permit, no alcoholic bever- the tunnel I’d come through. Somewhere,
yellow brick road. Why else would the city ages. Pets must be restrained. on the other side of the parking lot, was the was going to ask for a handout. “On a week-
move the venue of our summer concerts Where was the Wizard? Where was the ocean. I could neither hear it nor smell it. end during the summer,” he ﬁnally said,
away from the tradition and beauty of the Emerald City? To my left, perhaps 100 yards away, was the “the lot is full by early afternoon.”
Heritage amphitheater? A large circular area was planted with back of the Dana Point library. Between it Early afternoon! Where in heck will
And so I turned left off PCH at Niguel roses. To my left, a concrete path ran up a and PCH, a grassy area lay empty, a few sor- concert goers park on Sunday afternoons?
Road and curved to the right before gradual grassy slope, roughly parallel with rowful concrete picnic tables and benches PCH? No. Niguel Road? No. The library?
emphasizing the emptiness of the area. Not hardly.
Following the concrete path back to the The solution ﬂashed through my con-
Letters to the Editor
tunnel, I couldn’t help thinking about the sciousness. “Heritage Park! We’ll hold the
concerts in the park—the ﬁrst would be concerts at Heritage Park!”
at Heritage Park, the next two at Lantern What a concept.
THANK YOU DANA POINT thanks to Kevin Evans from the City of Bay Park and the last ﬁve at Sea Terrace. Some years ago, at her ﬁrst opportunity,
BY LEAH GALLAGHER DELUZIO, American Dana Point and the city itself for allow- But why? Beverli Jinn retired from teaching high school
Veterans Traveling Tribute Coordinator ing us to use the breathtakingly beautiful The reason, I’d been told that morning, English. A lot of books inside her demanded
To the Dana Point Community: Sea Terrace Park for this event. This is that the event has outgrown Heritage to be written. Now, several years and six pub-
American Veterans Traveling Tribute was a wonderful event and one we won’t Park. Pondering this, I moved back lished books later, an altered compulsion, the
(AVTT) had the opportunity to bring our soon forget. through the tunnel. How many cars would care and feeding of our ocean, drives Jinn’s
Cost of Freedom Tribute to Sea Terrace Thank you for welcoming us into your this parking lot hold? How could I ﬁnd out? pen. She believes that the residents of Orange
Park from May 11-16. Dana Point proved community and thank you for taking the Back into daylight, I watched a Sheriff’s County’s South Coast can lead the way in
to be a community ﬁlled with patriots time to honor our active duty, veterans car pull up next to a restroom. I decided to establishing and maintaining a healthy wa-
and those that truly understand what it and fallen heroes. wait for him at his car. tershed. She is the co-founder of Dana Point’s
means to honor, respect and remember We very much look forward to coming “Ofﬁcer,” I asked when he came out, Earth/Ocean Society and is active in the DP
our American heroes. We at AVTT want back to Dana Point in the future. “do you have any idea how many cars Historical Society and the Lantern Village As-
to extend our appreciation to the commu- Respectfully, this parking lot can hold? Two hundred sociation. Born and raised in Orange County,
nity for hosting us and for participating in American Veterans Traveling Tribute, maybe?” she has lived in Dana Point since 2001. Jinn
the weekend’s events. www.avtt.org. “I don’t know,” he said. “I’d guess more welcomes her readers’ feedback via email at
We would like to extend a special To submit a letter to the editor for possible inclusion in the
like ﬁve hundred.” email@example.com.
thank to Bob Fowler and all of the paper, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send Returning to my truck, I stopped again,
it to 34932 Calle del Sol, Suite B, Capistrano Beach, CA this time to quiz an older, hard body surfer PLEASE NOTE: The opinions offered here are solely those
assistance provided by the VFW Post
92624. Dana Point Times reserves the right to edit reader- of the guest columnist and may or may not be shared by
9934 during the event (setup, tear down, submitted letters for length and is not responsible for the
as he put on his wet suit. “Is this parking the Dana Point Times staff. We appreciate, however, their
volunteers, and more). Also, a special claims made or the information written by the writers. lot ever full?” I asked. willingness to share their views, and we invite responses to
He studied me, possibly wondering if I be sent to email@example.com.
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GETTING gO.SEE.Do Harbor Cleanup and bbQ
YOUR SEVEN-DAY EVENT PLANNER
How does spending a beautiful day at the harbor, making a difference in the com-
munity and enjoying a lunchtime BBQ at Baby Beach sound for a Saturday to-do
list? If this sounds like a great way to spend the day, bring the family and join the
fun at Harbor Cleanup Day, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the OC Dana Point
Harbor. All ages are welcome and volunteers will be treated to an appreciation
BBQ at Baby Beach at noon following the event. Volunteers in dinghies will clean up
harbor waterways while a land side crew covers all other areas—from the Ocean
Institute, Headlands Beach, Baby Beach and Harbor Island to the edge of Doheny
Beach. On-water volunteers must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for a
dock assignment and then meet, in their dinghies, at their assigned spot at the Jolly
Roger docks near Dana Wharf. On-land volunteers should meet at the Surfrider tent
Da nnC le mon te
P e int Harbor Cleanup day will cover beaches,
at Baby Beach. The event is sponsored by the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show and
Green Expo, Electric Yachts of Southern California, Surfrider Foundation South OC
walkways, parking lots and waterways in Chapter, Ocean Institute, Dana Point Yacht Club, Dana West Yacht Club, Aventura
all areas of oC dana point Harbor.
Sailing Association and the Dana Point Marina Company. —Andrea Swayne
Photo by Andrea Swayne
A day-by-day guide to what’s happening in and
relay FOr liFe / barK
FOr liFe 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fun
pet-friendly walk for dogs and
their owners to raise funds for
the American Cancer Society at
san cleMente FarMers
MarKet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh
produce, flowers and more
every Sunday along Avenida
Del Mar. Rain or shine.
around town this week. Compiled by Tawnee prazak Lantern Bay Park. 25111 Park
Lantern, Dana Point, 949.370.2697, whitey harrisOn exhibit 10 a.m. The Ocean In-
special night with the www.relayforlife.org/barkdanapointca. stitute launches an exhibition of surf legend Whitey Har-
MeMphis Kings & guests rison. $6.50 adults, $4.50 kids. 24200 Dana Point Harbor
03 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Special guests
will be playing with Memphis
Kings at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El
dana pOint FarMers MarKet 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Fresh
produce and much more every Saturday at La Plaza Park,
intersection of PCH and Golden Lantern in Dana Point.
Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.
cOncert FOr Japan 12 p.m.-6 p.m. A benefit in San
Camino Real, San Clemente, Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park with bands,
949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com. san cleMente garden tOur 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy
food and more. $20. 31806 El Camino Real, San Juan Cap-
a self-guided tour presented by the SC Garden Club. Cost
istrano, 949.291.1811, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.
leuKeMia cup regatta Event at Dana West Yacht $25 until June 3; June 4 is $30. Call for directions and more
Club in Dana Point with a regatta and kickoff party, June info. 949.498.2818, www.sanclementegardenclub.com.
sOngwriter’s shOwcase 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Talented
3; breakfast, races, a Dinghy Poker Run, dinner, auctions,
bObby tOMei & Friends uKulele cOncert musicians perform in an acoustic setting at Renaissance.
June 4; and more June 5. 949.661.1185, www.danawest.com.
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Concert at Hulaville. Tickets $5. Call for 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.renais-
c.g. di arie wine tasting 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. San Clem- reservations. 2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, sance-danapoint.com.
ente Wine Company welcomes C.G. di Arie Winery, who 949.369.1905, www.hulavillecafe.com.
will be raffling off a few bottles. $15 for seven wines with signature saFari Capt Dave’s Safari has daily
cheese, crackers and chocolate. 212 1/2 Avenida Del Mar, hObie’s waterMan’s challenge 8 a.m. Paddle- departures for whale and dolphin watching on a high-tech
San Clemente, 949.429.7067, www.scwinecompany.com. board competition at Doheny State Beach with post-race catamaran with underwater viewing pods and more. Call to
festivities and more. www.hobie.com. get times, pricing and more info. 24440 Dana Point Harbor
MOvies in the parK 8 p.m. The city of Dana Point Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.
presents a free showing of the movie How to Train Your tOMOrrOw’s artists tOday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 8th
Dragon at Lantern Bay Park. 25111 Park Lantern Road, Annual San Clemente Student Art Exhibition at Casa Ro-
Dana Point, 949.248.3530, www.danapoint.org. mantica. Admission $5. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clem-
Ketel One Kabana
ente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org. nights 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Salt
righteOus brOthers’ bill Medley 8 p.m. Singer Creek Grille presents a new
from The Righteous Brothers performs at The Coach live Music cruise 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Blues group A
event with cabanas, appetizers
House. Tickets $55. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Step Further performs during Dana Wharf’s music cruise.
and drinks on the patio. 32802
Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com. Full bar onboard. Tickets $19. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana
Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point,
Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.
First Friday FilM 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The San Juan Capist-
swing dance by the sea 6 p.m.-10 p.m. USO/Can-
rano Library shows the film Waiting for Superman that Zach churchill 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. New musician
teen Swing Night with dancing, live music and dinner from
examines the education system. $2 donation. hits the scene with original and cover songs at Renais-
Carbonara’s at the SC Community Center. Uniforms and
31495 El Camino Real, 949.248.5132, www.ocpl.org. sance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,
’40s era attire welcomed. 110 N. Calle Seville, San Clem-
ente, 949.361.1298, www.sanclementerotary.org.
ruM sOaKed raisins 9 p.m. Live music at Goody’s
Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.492.3400, bacKyard sKills wOrKshOp 1 p.m. Design and $5 MOndays 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Join SC Wine Company for
www.goodystavern.com. build your own container garden at The Ecology Center. happy hour featuring three wines for $5, selected wines for
Material fee $15 + $20 members; $25 + $20 for non-mem- $5 and mugs of beer from $5 and up. 212 1/2 Avenida Del
steel guitar wOrKshOp 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Hulaville. bers. Pre-registration necessary. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Mar, 949.429.7067, www.scwinecompany.com.
2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, 949.369.1905, Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org. (Cont. on page 15)
Old FashiOned cOuntry hOe dOwn 2 p.m.-7 THIS WEEK’S WEATHER 6.6 Sunny H: 65° L: 53°
chris berry 7:45 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at The p.m. A day of fun at Canyon Oaks Ranch featuring music, 6.3 Sunny H: 72° L: 54° 6.7 Sunny H: 66° L: 54°
Vintage Steak House. 26701 B Verdugo St., San Juan line dancing, barbecue, games, auctions and more. Tickets 6.4 Partly Cloudy H: 66° L: 53° 6.8 Mostly Sunny H: 66° L: 54°
Capistrano, 949.661.3400, www.thevintagesteakhouse.com. $25-$65 or family of four for $125. www.bethanysgait.org. 6.5 Partly Cloudy H: 67° L: 53° 6.9 Mostly Sunny H: 67° L: 55°
Dana Point Times June 3–9, 2011 Page 10 www.danapointtimes.com
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Noon – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
EVENT SCHEDULE MUSIC LINEUP
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH 1-3 Roland Jenster
12:30 Hana Surf Girls – A ﬁlm 3-5 Jason Feddy
directed by Russ Spencer, Bison
2:00 Earth Day Featuring FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Wyland – A ﬁlm by Producer/Di- 11:15 Electric Boating – Pre- 1-3 Vincent Mitchell Duo
rector Chris Morrow and Associate sentation by Mike Gunning, Electric 3-5 Jeff & Ray
Producer Gino Beltran, provided by Yachts of Southern California
the Ocean Institute 12:00 Clean & Green Boating SATURDAY, JUNE 11
2:30 Nature Propelled Elements Practices – Presentation by Mi- 12-2:30 Rob Eller
(2010) – A ﬁlm by Seth War- chelle Kearney, The Santa Monica 2:30-5 Jennifer Corday
ren documenting the connection Bay Restoration Foundation
between natural energy and sports,
provided by the Ocean Institute
12:45 Beginning Sailing – Pre-
sentation by OCC School of Sailing
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
3:15 Unlocking the Secrets and Seamanship 12-2:30 Jason Feddy
of the Blue Whale – Filmed and 1:30 From Boys to Men: An 2:30-5 Jeff & Ray
produced by Richmond Productions, Adventure in Paradise – Pre-
provided by the Ocean Institute sentation by Marshall Lubin, author
4:15 Oil + Water Elements and sailor
(2007) – A ﬁlm by Seth Warren, 2:00 The Cycle of Insan-
Tyler Bradt and Nick Franczyk ity: The Real Story of Water
documenting the longest petroleum- – A ﬁlm provided by the Surfrider
free road trip ever, provided by the Foundation
Ocean Institute 2:30 Watershed Revolution – A
4:45 Our Playground, Their ﬁlm by Rich Reid and Paul Jenkin
World – A ﬁlm provided by The 3:15 Wild Dolphins & Whales
Santa Monica Bay Restoration of Southern California – A ﬁlm
Foundation by award-winning ﬁlmmaker Capt.
5:15 7 Miles from Dana Point Dave Anderson, followed by a Q &
– A ﬁlm by Capt. Larry Hartmann A with Capt. Dave
5:45 SUP ATX – A ﬁlm by SUP 4:15 Boating Safety – Presenta- OC Sailing and Event Center The Boat Show is an
ATX documenting a stand-up paddle tion and meet & greet with Wild Bill
journey from Malibu to Austin Public Docks easy drive with plenty of
Wichrowski, Captain of the Kodiak
34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, CA 92629 FREE parking and FREE
6:00 Watershed Revolution – A ﬁlm from the television show “Deadliest
by Rich Reid and Paul Jenkin Catch” show shuttle service.
Dana Point Harbor
5:15 180 Degrees South – A
is right off the I-5, centrally located between Los 866.374.2628
ﬁlm Starring Yvon Chouinard of
FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH Patagonia, Doug Tompkins and Jeff Angeles and San Diego. www.danaboatshow.com
12:30 Boating Safety – Presenta- Johnson, directed by Chris Malloy,
tion and meet & greet with Wild Bill Woodshed Films Inc.
Wichrowski, Captain of the Kodiak
from the television show “Deadliest
Catch” SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH
2:00 The Cycle of Insanity: 10:30 Clean Water – Slideshow
The Real Story of Water – Film produced by OC Dana Point Harbor
provided by the Surfrider Foundation
11:15 Electric Boating – Pre-
2:30 180 Degrees South – A
sentation by Mike Gunning, Electric
ﬁlm starring Yvon Chouinard of
Yachts of Southern California
Patagonia, Doug Tompkins and Jeff
12:00 Clean & Green Boating
Johnson, directed by Chris Malloy,
Practices – Presentation by Mi-
Woodshed Films Inc.
chelle Kearney, The Santa Monica
4:15 Earth Day Featuring
Bay Restoration Foundation
Wyland – A ﬁlm by Producer/Di-
12:45 Navigation – Presenta-
rector Chris Morrow and Associate
tion by OCC School of Sailing and
Producer Gino Beltran, provided by
the Ocean Institute
1:30 Tales From The Pod: Lily
4:45 Hana Surf Girls – A ﬁlm di-
The Whale – Presentation by
rected by Russ Spencer, Bison Films
awarding-winning ﬁlmmaker Capt.
6:00 Nature Propelled Elements
Dave Anderson, Capt.
(2010) – A ﬁlm by Seth Warren,
Dave’s Dolphin Safari
provided by the Ocean Institute
2:15 From Boys to Men: An
Adventure in Paradise – Pre-
SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH sentation by Marshall Lubin, author
10:30 Clean Water – Slideshow 2:45 Hana Surf Girls – A ﬁlm di-
produced by OC Dana Point Harbor rected by Russ Spencer, Bison Films
11:00 SUP ATX – A ﬁlm by SUP 4:00 Wild Dolphins & Whales
ATX documenting a stand-up paddle of Southern California – A ﬁlm
journey from Malibu to Austin by Capt. Dave Anderson
$1 FRIDAY - $1 Admission,
$1 Hot Dogs, $1 Beer,
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
$3 off – with coupon
BOAT SHOW EXHIBITORS: • RAGZ Incredibly Soft Pullovers • Rescue
Tape-Harbor Products, Inc. • Sailology •
(see back cover)
$5 off – purchase online
Allen Cadillac GMC • Danmer Custom Schooner Curlew • Sea Pointe Construction •
Shutters • Allstate Insurance • Arrow Custom (visit www.danaboatshow.
Sears Home Services • Sun Country Marine
Covers • Aventura Sailing Association • SUP ATX • The Log, Sea Magazine, GREEN EXPO EXHIBITORS: com
• B. Candy • Boatique Graphics • Burgee Boating World • Trade Wind Inﬂatables • AirMaax • AdVinylize • Aliso Electric •
Magazine • CA Department of Boating and
Waterways • California Deluxe Windows •
US Customs and Border Protection • USCG
Auxiliary • Viewdoo Antifog • Waddell
American Grass & Turf • Birdsong & The •
Eco-Wonders • Candelaria Solar Electric •
California Recreation Company • Calioptics Wellness & Performance • Wyndham Resorts Hennessey’s Tavern • Kettle Masters
Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari • Clean Harbors
Importer • Cape Hatteras Marine Inc. • Kona Brewing Co. • Parducci Vineyards
• Wyndham Vacation Ownership • Dana Point Earth and Ocean Society •
• Catalina Express • Coolest Shoes in
Duffy Electric Boats • E. Paint Co. • Electric
California • CR&R • Cutco Cutlery • Da Vine
Food & Wine • Dana Outrigger Canoe Club BOAT & WATERCRAFT Yachts of Southern California • Family RV KIDS AREA:
• Green Castle • Metromint • Modaa Inc. • Wyland Mobile Learning Center
• Dana Point Boaters Association • Dana
Point Chamber of Commerce • Dana Point EXHIBITORS: • OC Waste & Recycling and Bilge Pad • Ocean In Motion Van sea creatures tank
Exchange Program • Ocean In Motion • Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders kids
Jet Ski & Kayak Center • Dana Point Marina Bayport Yachts • California Yachts • Ceasar
Van • Ocean Institute • Orb Element concert (morning of Saturday June 11th)
Co. • Dana Point Marina Inn • Dana Point Inﬂatable Boats, US • Compass Point Yachts
International LLC • Organic Tree • • Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari arts &
Times • Dana Point Yacht Club • Dana West • Crows Nest Yachts • Cruisers West Yacht
Revco Solar Engineering • Saddleback crafts table
Marina • Dana West Yacht Club • Dana Sales • Cruising Yachts • Dana Point Jet
Environmental Awareness Club • Sambazon • Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society kiddie
Wharf Sportﬁshing and Whale Watching Ski and Kayak Center • Dick Simon Yachts
• Solar Power Crafts • Solatube • SunWize pool & prizes
• Dick Simon Yachts • FCI Watermakers • Dixon Yachts • Dream Catcher Yachts • Ocean Institute arts & craft booth
Technologies • Surfrider Foundation,
• Giumarra Vineyards • Heartsavers • Duffy Electric Boats • Elco Marine •
South OC Chapter • Team Kids • The
• Hennessey’s Tavern • Jerky Jerks Jerky Farallone Yacht Sales • Heritage Yacht Sales
• Kona Brewing Co. • Living Like a Pirate • Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage • Mc
Ecology Center • The Santa Monica Bay
Restoration Foundation • Wyland Mobile
• Gear • MarineSync Corp • Morgan Clintock Yachts & Ship Brokerage • Mikelson • Free boat rentals
Learning Center • Z-Kart
Stanley • Nordhavn Yachts • OC Sailing Yachts • Mission Motorsports • Newport • Free stand-up paddleboard trial demos
and Events Center • OCC School of Sailing Boats • Nordhavn Yachts • Sailtime Orange • National Marina Day rafﬂe
and Seamanship • Orange County Rods County • SkipJack Boats • Solar Power GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS: • JUGGY water-jug sculpture
• Outbound Yacht Services • Paciﬁc Crafts • South Coast Yachts • Sunset Auto Gelato • Bacon Mania • Barcelona on
Home Remodeling • Parking Concepts
• Punka Paciﬁc • Quality Marine
Inﬂatables & Marine • Trade Wind
Inﬂatables • Valkyrie Yachts • Wayne C.
the Go • Chomp Chomp Nation • Dogzilla
Hot Dogs • Longboards Ice Cream • Piaggio
Products • R-Mac & Associates, Inc. Jones, Yacht Broker • West Coast Multihulls on Wheels • Rolling Sushi Van • Seabirds Sponsors are listed in yellow.
(Cont. from page 10)
DP Times Restaurant Spotlight By Cory Saul
tuesday SOCSA Spring COnCertS
7 p.m. Students of the South Inka Mama’s
07 Orange County School of the
Arts present different concerts
featuring the band, choral and
821 Via Suerte, Unit 104, San Clemente 949.369.6262
orchestra on Tuesday, Wednes- BeSt known for: Unique Peruvian food in a family-friendly setting
day and Thursday in Porthole Theater, respectively. MoSt PoPUlar iteM: Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef stir-fry)
Tickets $10-$12. Note: Wednesday concert at St. Andrew’s Inka Mama’s recently opened its third location, in the Talega Village
Church in Dana Point. 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, Center, eager to serve fresh, interesting and comforting food inspired
949.240.1994, www.socsarts.org. by Peru’s northern coast. The budding chain, started by sisters Angela
Kishijara and Martha White in Foothill Ranch in 2001, has succeeded in
triviA & tACO tueSdAyS 6:30 p.m. Irons In The Fire creating a family-friendly atmosphere centered around the business own
Restaurant has fun, competitive and educational games inka Mama’s serves up its Saltado de Vainitas con Pollo, a
family organization. “Peruvian food is unique, but there is something
with prizes, plus Taco Tuesday. 150 Avenida Magdalena, Peruvian chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Photo by Cory Saul
about it that everyone finds familiar,” said Stavros Lozano, managing
San Clemente, 949.542.3900. partner and son of White. “It comes from a history of European and Asian immigration to the area. That, with the local
traditions, created a unique blend of flavors.” Evidence of this can be found on the restaurant’s menu, which embraces
twO-fOr-One At the whArf Dana Wharf has its coastal heritage with a number of seafood dishes, including a twist on bouillabaisse, the French seafood stew, called
half price on all fishing trips. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Parihuela. Dishes like this show Inka Mama’s dedication to a rich and diverse heritage where family comes first.
Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.
PriCe range: $5-$25 PayMent: Cash, credit reSerVationS: Recommended for parties of five or more
pOul pederSen 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Popular artist at HoUrS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Go to www.danapointtimes.com and under “Getting Out” share your thoughts about this week’s restaurant.
Ben pOwell 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Live music at The Cellar.
156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663,
vine wine tASting & fOOd pAiring 7 p.m.–8
p.m. Educational wine tasting at Vine featuring four wines thursday dAnA pOint BOAt
ShOw & green expO
paired with food; $40 per person. 211 N. El Camino Real,
San Clemente, 949.361.9376, www.vinesanclemente.com. 09 12 p.m.-7 p.m. The 11th
annual four-day event in
wednesday wAter SmArt lAnd-
SCAping 7 p.m. Nathan COmedy night 9:30 p.m. Get some laughs at Molly
the Dana Point Harbor with
tons of watercrafts, gear
08 Adams of the city of San
Clemente’s Water Re-
sources and Conservation
Bloom’s Irish Bar & Restaurant. 2391 S. El Camino Real,
San Clemente, 949.218.0120, www.mollybloomspub.com.
and much more. Begins at 10 a.m. during the weekend. Free
admission on Thursday only; regular admission $12. 34451
Ensenada Place, Dana Point, www.danaboatshow.com.
dupp BrOtherS 8 p.m. Live music at The Rib Joint.
program presents how to
34294 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.661.9500.
easily implement sustainability into your garden at Casa BriAn Auger’S OBliviOn expreSS 8 p.m. The
Romantica. Free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, Old CApiStrAnO fArmerS mArket 3 p.m.–7 famed B3 and keyboard player with a distinct voice that
949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org. p.m. Every Wednesday at El Camino Real and Yorba in combines jazz, rock, soul and funk at The Coach House,
San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.4700. also with My ResQue, Cole Collective. Tickets $20. 33157
rAttleSnAke wOrkShOp ii 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,
about Orange County rattlesnakes from an expert at the mike hAmiltOn 5 p.m. Venture up the coast to watch www.thecoachhouse.com.
Rancho Mission Viejo Presentation Center. Free; reserva- the musician at the White House. 340 S. PCH, Laguna
tions required. 949.489.9778, www.theconservancy.org. Beach, 949.494.8088, www.whitehouserestaurant.com. lA CremA wine pAiring dinner 6 p.m. A six-
course wine and meal pairing event featuring La Crema
Winery at Vue Restaurant in Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort
AT THE MOVIES BY MEgAN BiANCO
& Spa hosts. Tickets $90 each. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana
EvErything Must go EvEntually Point, 949.661.5000, www.lagunacliffs.com.
ClOSe enOugh 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Great live music at
ho can’t relate to a yard sale in a succeed are his neighbors: Kenny (Christo-
mundane yet ritualistic purging pher Jordan Wallace), a middle school kid Renaissance. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003,
of one’s stuff? Everyone’s either and underachiever, and Samantha (Rebecca www.renaissance-danapoint.com.
staged one, shopped one or at least driven Hall), a pregnant wife new to the neighbor-
by one. For Will Ferrell’s Nick Halsey, he hood. Laura Dern and Michael Pena appear 90 minute SunSet hArBOr CruiSe & BeyOnd
needs to sell almost everything he owns to in small performances as well. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. New cruise offered by Dana Wharf. Adults
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PROFILES OF OUR COMMUNITY
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Dana Point Business of the Month for MaY 2011:
Luxe Restaurant and Bar
By Kelly Straine, Assistant Director Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Leaders
L Young Capo Beach entrepreneurs
uxe Restaurant and Bar is the product of a family’s sold in 2010.
passion for food and 27 years of experience in an indus- Looking for a larger space, they decided on a property on
try they love. The business is owned and operated by the corner of Del Prado and Violet Lantern that sat unoc- usher in summer with flower stand
husband-and-wife team, Jimmy Khadivi and Cindy Monroe. cupied for over a year. On January 6, 2011, Luxe Restaurant
In the 1980s, Khadivi opened a full service Italian Restau- and Bar opened bringing a sophisticated and eclectic fusion
rant in South New Jersey and in 1992 he expanded into menu to Dana Point.
South Florida, focusing on fine Italian dining. In 2004, he The blend of tapas, fresh fruit martinis and the modern
and Cindy with their sons, Kian and Zia, moved to Dana Point atmosphere Luxe offers brings a welcome addition to the
and started their first Dana Point business, Harbor Deli in restaurant diversity of Town Center. Happy hour prices
the OC Dana Point Harbor, followed by Slice of New York are offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily and the specials are
located next door to the deli and Café Mezzaluna, which they always evolving—as Khadivi says he prefers to write menus
the way he eats. Recent additions include Spicy Shrimp
Scampi, Flatbread Milano, Crab-crusted Mahi, and Espresso
The owners agree that signature martinis take center
stage and the u-shaped bar that anchors the restaurant’s
décor add to the feel of a modern day “Cheers.” That
feeling of belonging extends to the culture of their busi-
ness. Being a family owned and run restaurant, Khadivi Savannah Batchelor (7) and Elsa Rodarmel (8). Photo by Madi Swayne
and Monroe like to keep that family atmosphere with their
employees. They currently have a staff of twenty. By Madi Swayne
Dana Point Times
Residents of Dana Point for over six years, the Khadivi
family says they are here to stay. As the future of Dana
Point unfolds, they look forward to being supporters of the ou know that summertime has arrived when
Town Center Revitalization, which they know will bring lemonade and other roadside stands staffed by en-
more traffic to the doors of Luxe. Other future plans include trepreneurial youngsters start popping up around
efforts to fundraise for Fisher House Foundation and the town. The sight of a duo of girls setting up a flower stand
possibility of opening more restaurants. on Wednesday was one such happy foreshadowing of the
Dana Point City Council and the Dana Point Chamber of warm sunny days ahead.
Commerce would like to thank Luxe Restaurant and Bar for Savannah Batchelor (7) and Elsa Rodarmel (8) had
their addition to the business community, local economy plenty of inventory, an easel stand proclaiming, “flowers
and Dana Point’s culinary experience and wishes them for sale” and plenty of enthusiasm as they sold flowers on
many years of continued success. the corner in front of Savannah’s house. The girls proudly
Congratulations to Luxe Restaurant and Bar on being shouted, “Fifty cents apiece…or two for a dollar!” as they
selected the Dana Point Featured Business of the Month for waved bouquets of flowers picked from the Batchelor
May 2011. family garden at passing cars and pedestrians. And folks
Luxe Restaurant and Bar is located at 24582 Del Prado were buying.
and can be reached by phone at 949.276.4990. When asked why he decided to stop, one of their cus-
Each month, the mayor selects a featured business of the tomers, neighbor Allan Seymour said that his mom had
month that has demonstrated success in the city and a commit- always told him, “It’s bad luck to pass a lemonade stand
ment to the community. The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, or little girls selling flowers.” He was simply following his
in conjunction with the city, prepares and presents the recognition mom’s time-tested advice and picked up some of the girls’
at a meeting of the City Council. For more information, please beautiful buds for his wife.
Mayor Scott Schoeffel present Luxe owners Jimmy Khadivi and contact Kelly Straine at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best friends said they got the idea to sell flowers
Cindy Monroe a proclamation naming Luxe the Dana Point fea- To see past recipients, log on to www.danapoint.org and click to make some money to buy clothes from their favorite
tured business of the month for May 2011. Photo by Andrea Swayne on “Business.” DP store and some flip-flops for the beach this summer. DP
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SPORTS 5 BEST BETS
& OUTDOORS TRACK AND FIELD COLEGE BASEBALL BASEBALL BOYS BASEBALL SOCCER
STORIES, SCORES, SCHEDULES & MORE
CIF State Meet Anteaters vs. Yankees vs. Angels CIF-SS Finals D.C. United vs. LA
Buchanan High Bulldogs Angel Stadium Dodger Stadium Galaxy
June 3-4, TBA Jackie Robinson June 3, 7:05 p.m. June 3, 7:30 p.m. Home Depot Center
Stadium June 3, 8 p.m.
Dana Hills track athletes June 3, 2 p.m. The Angels head home Both of the Division 1
Connor Kaddatz and after several games and Division 2 teams Following a 1-0 loss to New
Alaina Alvarez are both on UC Irvine takes on Fresno on the road and just in that are left will each England last weekend, the
their way to compete for State in the double elimi- time to contend with battle it out for the Galaxy return to home
ﬁrst place at the CIF State nation Regionals of the divisional rival the New title as champion in this pitch for a match against
Meet in Clovis. College World Series at York Yankees. diamond epic. D.C. United.
Info: www.dhhs.net Info: www.losangeles. Info: www.cifss.org Info: www.homedepotcenter.
Jackie Robinson Stadium angels.mlb.com com
in Los Angeles.
D a n a Po i Info: www.ucirvinesports.
SPORTS NEWS FROM DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
Zharde Sellona. CAPO VALLEY: Kat Lee;
DANA HILLS: Danielle Ingraham and
Olivia Baltazar; SAN JUAN HILLS: Taylor
Machado and Gianna Lavarone; SAN CLE-
and Bryce Yould; MISSION VIEJO: Matt
Marsh (co-MVP) and Gunner Lesueur;
SAN CLEMENTE: Dominic Lile (co-
MVP), Scott Hair and Dillon Hoffman.
By David Zimmerle MENTE: Shannon McCasland, Summer 2nd Team: DANA HILLS: Doug Hamann;
Secrest and Natalie Ybarra. LAGUNA HILLS: Andrew Whitt; MISSION
BASEBALL • The Dolphins (18-14-1) Andrew Daedler now move on to com- VIEJO: Isaac Neilson and Seaver Stoll;
couldn’t make it out of the CIF-SS Divi- pete in the CIF State Meet slated for VOLLEYBALL • All South Coast SAN CLEMENTE: Travis Wilson; TESORO:
sion 1 playoffs following a 6-2 road loss to Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 at Veterans League: 1st Team: DANA HILLS: Riley Eric Cedarstrom and Hunter McLane.
J.W. North High School on May 27. Down Stadium at Buchanan High School in Murphy (co-MVP), Christian Hessenauer
2-0 after the end of the second inning, the Clovis.
Dolphins tied the game 2-2 after plating For the girls varsity team, Alaina Alva-
two runs in the top of the fourth inning. rez was among 10 runners in the 3,200 to
That was the most the team would earn in also advance to the state meet. Alvarez
runs on the game with J.W. North leaping ﬁnished her event at the CIF-SS Masters
ahead 4-2 at the end of the fourth inning Meet in a ﬁnal time of 10:40.90.
and sealing the win with two more runs Next 7 days: June 3-4 at CIF State Meet
for the 6-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth at Veterans Stadium at Buchanan High
inning. School in Clovis
Offensively, Nick Hsieh knocked out
the team’s only double of the game in the SPRING 2011 ALL LEAGUE
top of the fourth inning to help spur Dana
Hills to the tie. PLAYERS NAMED
J.W. North High went on to beat
Lakewood 10-4 in the CIF-SS Division 1 BASEBALL • All South Coast League:
semiﬁnals Tuesday, May 31 at Blair Field 1st Team: EL TORO: Matt Chapman
in Long Beach and next move on face (MVP), Tyler Brashears (MVP), Garrett
Esperanza High in the CIF-SS Finals on Mundell and Dan James; CAPO VAL-
Friday, June 3 at Dodger Stadium in Los LEY: Gradeigh Sanchez and Cristian
Angeles. Salina; DANA HILLS: Eric Hsieh, Trevor
Moreover, the recent loss by the Dol- Scott and Peter Maris; TESORO: Kagan
phins marks the end of yet another solid Richardson and Connor Spencer; 2nd
season for Dana Hills’ varsity baseball Team: EL TORO: Dan Conmy, Gavin Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club’s 18-Kelly and 17-Brian teams will advance to compete in tournament play
team as the boys also ﬁnished in a tie for Collins and Mitchell Tolman; TESORO: at the Junior Nationals beginning June 25. Courtesy photo
second place in the South Coast League Braden Peters, Scott Hahn and Eric
with Tesoro High School. Hutting; SAN CLEMENTE: Mike Erb and YOUTH VOLLEYBALL
Next 7 days: N/A Braden Riddle; DANA HILLS: Eric Pierce; TWO SVVC TEAMS WIN BIDS TO PLAY IN JUNIOR NATIONALS
CAPO VALLEY: Casey Bennett and David Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club had two of its teams earn a trip to play in the
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND Longville. Junior Nationals following solid performances at the recent Kansas City Show Me
FIELD • Making it all the way to the Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. The clubs’ 18-Kelly and 17-Brian teams both played
CIF-SS Masters Meet at Cerritos College SOFTBALL • All Sea View League: 1st out their matches for huge notches in the win column and will each advance to Junior
on May 27, boys varsity track star Connor Team: ALISO NIGUEL: Tiffany Mikkelson Nationals competition beginning June 25.
Kaddatz ended the 1,600 with a solid third (MVP) and Marissa Gibuena; CAPO Players for the 18-Kelly team include Taylor Arizobal of Dana Hills High, Katrine
place ﬁnish in a time of 4:11.44. Kaddatz VALLEY: Courtney Slye and Zoe Yeung; Doherty, Verleea Hardaway, Chelsea Heier of San Clemente High School, Katherine
ﬁnished behind eventual winner Jantzen DANA HILLS: Reggie Roeder, Jordyn Kolodziej, Stephanie McFadden, Jessica Neves, Sophie Rowe, Shaquilla Torres and
Oshier (4:09.06) of Trabuco Hills High Larkins, Sandra Bitowft and Jenny Hurst; Laurel Wroblicky.
and Elias Gedyon (4:09.07) of Loyal High SAN JUAN HILLS: Jazmin Grajales; SAN And players for the 17-Brian team include Nicole Carter, Karley Christian, Franki
School in second place. All three athletes CLEMENTE: Kailey McCasland and Lau- Darnold of San Clemente High, Hayley Gerken, Hannah Hielmstrom, Brittany Johnson,
as well as Marina High’s Karl Baranov, ren Delgadillo. 2nd Team: Aliso Niguel: Alexis Radecki, Karli Thompson, Nicole Vogel, Breanne Wiekamp of Dana Hills High,
JSerra’s Luke Decker and Brea Olinda’s McKenzi Golden, Chloe Sharabba and Katy Woodward and Claire Young.
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DP SURF Grom of the WeeK
SCOOP ON THE LOCAL SURF COMMUNITY
Age: 14, Shorecliffs Middle School
The Western Surfing Association (WSA) Gatorade Hoppy Swarts Memorial West Coast Champi-
onships at Church Beach last month saw Dylan Cox winning the Junior Longboard U18 to top off a
very successful regular season. Dylan, a Capistrano Beach resident, turned in great performances
in all of his heats, sending him sailing through to the finals. In the final, small and somewhat
inconsistent waves did nothing to hamper his performance and Dylan gave the judges plenty of
examples of great surfing to award with high points. He then went on to help his school surf team
claim the win at the first ever Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) State Championships on May 21 and 22
D a n C lePon te
Dylan Cox. Photo by Sheri
in Oceanside. He also earned a place in SSS history by becoming the first Boys Longboard cham-
pion in individual competition. Dylan claimed victory with a stunning performance against top
surfers from 21 California middle school teams from Santa Cruz to San Diego. He not only shines on a surfboard, he also
excels in the classroom. For his outstanding endeavors in school, Dylan was honored with the SSS Scholar Athlete award.
His 4.0 grade point average and top season finishes earned him the title as well as private coaching session with Sean
Mattison of Surf Coach USA. Congratulations on a great season Dylan and keep up the good work! —Andrea Swayne
Lime Time for San Clemente Surfer BOARD SHORTS
Mike Losness wins inaugural Bud Light Lime Series event at Church Beach San Clemente Student
Earns ISA Scholarship
By Andrea Swayne San Clemente High
Dana Point Times School senior Madison
(Madi) Swayne was
one of 25 under-18
ike Losness of San Clemente was
the big winner at event number one surfers from 19 differ-
of the Bud Light Lime Surf Series, ent countries chosen to
Memorial Day weekend at San Onofre State receive a 2011 Interna-
Park, Church Beach. tional Surfing Asso-
“I was really excited the first day and Madi Swayne. Courtesy photo ciation (ISA) Individual
went in ready to throw down,” said Losness. Scholarship.
“Then, in my first round heat on day one the The ISA, on May 25, announced the recipi-
ocean went flat and my two high scores were ents of the 2011 ISA Individual Scholarship
only in the 4-point range.” Program during the Opening Ceremony of the
Losness went on to say that part of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Champi-
beauty of this contest is that it is not single onship in Peru.
elimination and he knew that day two would “I believe the ISA Scholarship Program
offer another chance at advancing since is an enormous step forward for the ISA to
Mike Losness celebrates a win at the Bud Light Lime Series event Memorial Day weekend. Courtesy photo contribute to improve the lives of junior surfers
surfers move on based on the points total of
their top two waves from round one heats around the world,” said ISA President, Fer-
chance on Sunday but wasn’t really expect- and eight women to compete for a share of
on both days. “I was stoked to have a second nando Aguerre in a statement. ”Together, we
ing much after Saturday’s heat. So when the $100,000 total prize money. The invited
are sustaining the dreams and hopes of good
I made it to the next round I was really athletes included surfers who competed in
students who are also great surfers.”
SuRf foReCAST happy,” he said.
The first round of 32 was then cut down
the Bud Surf Tour in the 1990s, professional
athletes from other contest tours, magazine
Swayne is graduating as a Valedictorian with
Water temp: 56-59˚F full honors and an International Baccalaure-
to a round of 16 and the surfers with the and video surfers. The men’s lineup saw the
Water visibility and conditions: San Clemente: ate Diploma. She will attend the University of
highest top two wave total went to the final. likes of Sunny Garcia, Danny Fuller, Timmy
8-12’ Poor-Fair; Catalina: 10-14’ Poor-Fair Southern California, as an honors student, in
Losness moved on to the final in the fourth Curran, Benny Bourgeois and Kalani Robb.
Remarks: A decent mix of holding South the fall to study environmental science, global
spot with a 7.9 and 5.6. The women’s field included Keala Ken-
groundswell and building Northwest swell-mix health and policy with a pre-med emphasis
“I barely made the cut for the final, so nelly, Lisa Andersen, Rochelle Ballard, Kyla
prevails on Thursday. Surge is moderate and and will continue to surf competitively during
I was over the moon when I won. I really Langen and Serena Brooke.
visibility is generally pretty low, making for poor- college.
fair diving conditions at best. wasn’t expecting it after my slow start on “The Bud Tour played a monumental
The ISA is recognized by the International
Short range: Size is in the 3-5’+(waist-head Saturday,” said Losness. “In the final it role in the development of surf talent in the
Olympic Committee as the World Govern-
high) zone on Thursday as South swell holds seemed like every good wave came right United States in the 1990s, providing future
ing Authority for Surfing. To see the full list
steady through the morning and Northwest to me, so as long as I didn’t fall and surfed legends a platform to hone and exhibit their
of scholarship recipients, log on to www.
swell-mix builds. For Friday 3-4-5’(waist-chest- well, I felt like I had a chance.” skills throughout the California coast. The
head high) surf is the norm as South swell fades For his efforts, Losness took home a surfing industry was very responsive to the
and some small Northwest swell mixes in. $5,000 prize along with the $1,000 awarded Bud Tour format and the Bud Light Lime
Conditions look favorable for the morning with
light to light/variable winds.
to every invitee.
“In the final, any one of the guys could
Surf Series has taken the best elements
of its predecessor to create an experience
Long range: Small, but still fun zone surf prevails have easily won. With an invitation-only truly unique for competitors and fans,” said
over the weekend as South swell fades and left- June 11: DLSA Back to the ’60s Contest, Dana
field, everyone in the contest was great,” Anheuser-Busch Director of Sports Market- Point, Doheny State Beach June 16-18: NSSA
over Northwest swell mixes in. Better exposed
said Losness. “I would love to see the Bud ing, Mike Thompson in a statement. National Interscholastic College, High School
breaks are good for 2-3’+(knee-chest high) surf
through the weekend, with light morning winds
Tour come back and hopefully they see The women’s division was won by Claire and Middle School Championships, Dana
offering favorable conditions. Stay tuned to the success of this event as evidence that Bevilacqua. The second contest of the Point, Salt Creek June 18-19: Surfing America
Surfline.com for updates. it’s worth pushing forth for a full tour like series will be held at the Point in Ventura on USA Championships, Huntington Beach, Pier
back in the ’90s. It was a great event and I Labor Day weekend. June 25: DLSA Menehune Surf Champion-
was stoked to be a part of it.” For more information, see www.budlight- ships, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach
The series brings together 32 top men limesurfseries.com. DP
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