Dana Point Tall Ship Festival after the Cancellation of the Sunset Parade


Photo by South OC Beaches

The Dana Point Tall Ships Festival is this weekend! The Sunset Parade was cancelled tonight for safety concerns brought on by Hurricane Norbert.
The Festival will resume tomorrow, Saturday September 6 2014. Right now all festivities are still scheduled.
Please link for more information to tall ships

Tall Ships Sunset Parade Tonight at Ocean Insitutite 5:30pm

Photo courtesy of the Ocean Institute / Cliff Wassmann

The 30th Annual ToshibaTall Ships Festival in Dana Point kicks off today, Friday September 5 2014 with the Sunset Parade.
Tickets are available for purchase from the following link
Check in Time is from 1:30 thru 3:00 pm. Boarding Time is 4:00 pm.
Note for the landlubbers…
For those of you who can’t make it out to sea, you may view the parade from shore from the breakwater behind the Ocean Institute. We can’t guarantee what time the ships will pass by, but it’s safe to arrive around 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget you camera!

Dana Point Lantern Bay Park Yoga Today at 10:00 am


Yoga in the Park is at 10:00am at Lantern Bay Park. Yoga in the park meets everyday at 10:00am at Lantern Bay Park. On Tuesdays and Thursday they also meet in the evening at 5:30pm. This is a donation based class. The park is in front of the Marriott Resort above Dana Point Harbor overlooking the ocean. Lantern Bay Park is located at 25111 Park Lantern Street.
To learn more, please link to Yoga in the Park website at:

Yappy Hour at the Ritz Carlton Dana Point #RightNow till 8:00pm



Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton Dana Point. The event is today Thursday August 21 2014 from 5:00pm thru 8:00pm. The event is held on the Dana Lawn. The Ritz Carlton is located at 1 Ritz Carlton Place in Dana Point. Yappy Hour
Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. This year’s proceeds from Yappy Hour and The Diamond Ball will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program. Canine Companions has had more than 360 volunteer puppy raisers in Orange County and the funds raised through Yappy Hour will be dedicated for puppy training and obedience classes, transportation of puppies to their new puppy raisers, spaying and neutering, and boarding costs for puppies in heat.
For more information please link to: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LagunaNiguel/Reservations/Packages/Detail/yappy_hour_2012_page.htm

Tonight’s City of San Clemente Coastal Advisory Meeting Cancelled


The City of San Clemente announced that they have cancelled their Coastal Advisory Meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday August 14. 2014 at 7:00pm. At the July 10, 2014 meeting, the meeting was adjourned to the an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Golf Course restaurant located at 150 E. Magdalena, San Clemente, California, for the purpose of meeting in joint session with the City Council and all City Commissions and Committees.

Click to access 233%20Agenda%2008.14.14.pdf

St. Regis Monarch Beach Farm to Feast Event Benefits the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano

St. Regis Monarch Beach Chef’s Farm-to-Feast

You’re invited to experience the exclusive Farm-to-Feast event with the talented chefs of the St. Regis Monarch Beach, taking place at the Resort’s Botanical Garden on Sunday, August 17 from 4pm-8pm. Enjoy an evening of ocean views and supporting local farmers and artisan products, while enjoying chef prepared dishes by the Resort’s award-winning culinary team. Executive Chef Raj Dixit of Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern and Executive Resort Chef Frederic Castan, with Executive Chef Graem Blair of Motif Restaurant and the Resort’s Pastry Chef Frederick Moreau, along with Chef Franck Tassic of Monarch Bay Club and Larson Warkentin of Club 19, will be offering their delectable seasonal tastings. Walk the grounds of the lush Botanical Garden and enjoy a variety of hand-selected cheeses, freshly shucked oysters and sustainable seafood, olive oils, fresh baked bread, and various charcuterie from the finest vendors in Orange County.

In addition to tasting some of the freshest seasonal produce from local farmers, guests are invited to indulge in hand-crafted signature St. Regis Bloody Marys by the Resort’s Lobby Lounge mixologists, as well as local wines, live music and art by Laguna Beach artists.

Tickets are $55 per person, with $10 per person donated to the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano – an exciting educational center, that engages individuals, families, and students in fun, hands-on activities that teach practical, environmental solutions at the household and community level.

Tickets are limited. To reserve, call (800) 722-1543.

Complimentary parking will be available at Club 19 for event attendees.

Laguna Beach Drum Circle at Aliso Creek Pier is Scheduled Tonight at 7:00pm

Photo by South OC Beaches

Billy Fried spoke with the Laguna Beach Police Department this past week about the upcoming drum circle. Billy Fried wrote about this in the Coastline Pilot.
Here is a excerpt: ” They assured me their intent isn’t to shut down the drum circle or close the parking lots, but they do want to get in front of any potential problems and cite people for drinking, doing drugs and engaging in any other behavior that puts people in jeopardy.

I respect their goal to protect us. And they are putting some positive, preventive measures in place such as:

• Telling people who park on the east side of Coast Highway to use the tunnel — I’m sure many don’t even know it’s there.

• Telling people who are dropping off their kids to be back before 10 p.m. or they will be unable to re-enter the lot.

• Handing out fliers reminding people of park regulations.

• Patrolling the event.

So if your intent is to come and enjoy the drumming, whether playing, dancing or watching, you have nothing to fear. Come on out and responsibly celebrate the last full moon of summer. This fabulous and dynamic cultural event runs from 7 to 10 p.m.”

Please link to the full article here: http://www.coastlinepilot.com/opinion/tn-cpt-me-0808-out-of-the-blue-20140807,0,1207162.story

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival Right Now till 7:00pm


Come on out to the San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival. It is happening right now until 7:00pm. They have 3 stages of music, artists, food, drink, non profits and fun stuff for kids to do!

Free shuttle service from San Clemente High School!
700 Avenida Pico San Clemente.

Check out our post on the site map with all the information you need to have a great time!
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For more information from the san clemente chamber:

San Clemente “America’s Night Out Against Crime ” Right Now


San Clemente Police Services in partnership with Beaches, Parks and Recreation and Target celebrate “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. Event is happening right now until 8:00pm at San Clemente Aquatic Center / Vista Hermosa Park Sports Park across from Target. There are booths with activities for children, display vehicles from the Sheriff and Fire Departments. The kids are having a great time meeting with Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters. There is still time to come down and be a part of what’s happening right now in San Clemente.

For more information: http://san-clemente.org/sc/Org/CityNews/Calendar/NNO2014.JPG

Telsa Test Drive in San Clemente / Sign Up Now

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Telsa sent out this email today to interested buyers in our area:

“Test Drive Model S in San Clemente
Join Us Saturday, August 16th at Talega Village Center
August 16th
12pm – 4pm

Talega Village Center
101 Via Suerte
San Clemente, CA 92673

What does it feel like to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds without a drop of gasoline? You’re about to find out.

Schedule your appointment today.

This event is located inside the Wells Fargo parking lot.”