The once-famous chimes of San Clemente will sound again. The City Council has given its approval to a plan for installing a set of chimes atop the San Clemente Hotel.
The chimes last rang in 1963, and the council's unanimous approval of a new carillon means the twice-a-day concerts may begin again later this month.
An ad-hoc group of residents led a campaign to revive the chimes. It has raised more than $5,000 of the $7,700 installation cost.
The chimes will be installed by Maas-Rowe Carillons of Escondido, which has built systems for various churches, schools and cities, including Long Beach, Baldwin Park and Ventura.