Publisher's Message - It’s the people, stupid.
May 05, 2006 10:02AM ● By Don Kindred
I admit that San Clemente sits on some pretty decent real estate. Long before Ole’s first red-tiled roof, the natural beauty alone would have made it an ideal place for a community. Natural beaches, surfbreaks, rolling ocean-view hills and a temperate climate made future growth inevitable.Read More »
The house is burning... do you know where your pictures are?
Nov 01, 2003 10:25PM ● By Don Kindred
The fire’s final toll, of course, will be much larger than the grim statistics which included at last count over 3,400 homes reduced to ash.Read More »
Nov 01, 2002 08:16AM ● By Don Kindred
I'll admit with only a tinge of guilt, that I didn't listen to all 2,800 names as they were read on September 11th. I couldn't even watch television. There is a subtle but distinct difference between never forgetting and constantly reminding.Read More »
Publisher's Message - "Railroaded"
Aug 01, 2002 08:27AM ● By Don Kindred
I had heard about the protest, even silently saluted it. It took place at the San Juan Capistrano Depot. I saw the picture in the Register afterwards. Former San Juan Mayor Philip Swartze and others stringing what seemed to be a laundry line across the sacred right-of-way of the railroad.Read More »
The Early Bird Catches the Worm A Professional's Guide to Eating Early and Cheap
May 01, 2001 05:28PM ● By Don Kindred
Ben Franklin was so wrong when he said "One should eat to live, not live to eat." Obviously, the restaurants in his day and age didn't offer 'Earlye Byrde Specials by Candlelyte', not like the ones that we, here in the coastal towns, enjoy.Read More »
Among My Souvenirs San Clemente. How do I love thee? Let me count the waves...
May 01, 2001 05:26PM ● By Don Kindred
Gathering time dilutes memories of idyllic days spent bronzing on the beach. Briefly etched in the minds of visitors from chilly cities, are startling sunsets and passing trains which leap out from their photograph album, but there are no daily reminders to transport them back to their favorite beach town.Read More »