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August 9, 1993 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ross Shaw pedaled his way through the crowds, slightly unsteady on his unicycle, as his wife cleared the way for the precious cargo in the three-baby stroller Shaw was pushing down Avenida del Mar. Pausing only to adjust the tail or matted fur ears of his Big Bad Wolf costume, Shaw caught curious glances from onlookers as he pushed three little pigs, comfortable beneath roofs of brick, straw and sticks, through the city streets.
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July 11, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
The city's 21st annual Ocean Festival, billed as "The Greatest Show on Surf," is scheduled for the weekend of July 19-20 at the city's municipal pier. Festivities will include a barbecue and free concert Saturday night, a classic "woody" car show, an ocean-themed art display and exhibitions by champion long-board surfers, Jet Skiers and the U.S. Marine Recon swim team from Camp Pendleton. Sunday will also feature a "fly-by" by a Marine Hovercraft, festival director Cassandra Campbell said.
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August 8, 1992
About 70,000 people are expected to attend the fifth annual Fiesta downtown Sunday. Fiesta events, including game booths, street performers, international foods, craft displays and rides for children, start at 9:30 a.m. along Avenida del Mar. Highlighting the day will be a free performance by singer-songwriter Rita Coolidge. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. with a five-kilometer run through downtown San Clemente. Application forms will still be available before the race at El Dorado Bank, 300 S.
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October 6, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. With American flags fluttering, baby-faced Boy Scouts saluting and scores of residents cheering, the city of San Clemente bid farewell Saturday to the community's newly adopted sons and daughters in camouflage fatigues. In July, the city officially adopted the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment--an infantry unit 1,000 strong from Camp Pendleton--as part of the national "Americans Supporting Americans" program.
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April 2, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The city's annual Fourth of July celebration will be canceled by the City Council on April 15 unless a source can be found to pay for the popular event. The council indicated at a budget workshop last week that it will not allocate city money for the celebration, which has been a tradition for nearly 40 years and would cost about $30,000 for security and fireworks. City Manager Michael W.
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March 28, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
In a surprise move, the City Council this week preliminarily agreed to cancel funding for this year's Fourth of July celebration because of budget constraints and are also planning to eliminate one of two assistant city manager positions. The council, which has been grappling with a $2.5-million projected deficit in next year's budget, made those and other preliminary decisions during two days of lengthy special meetings.
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July 16, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Something wasn't quite right at last weekend's Fiesta Chowder Cook-Off, although you couldn't tell by the crowds sampling the entries. Disappearing faster than the chowder were the colors on hundreds of souvenir shirts bought at the daylong event. The Chamber of Commerce is asking those who bought souvenir sweat shirts, T-shirts and tank tops to return them for repair or replacement. According to chamber officials, the shirts were not cured properly and will fade after a few washings.
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March 7, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
On the night President Bush announced the liberation of Kuwait, this city erupted into dozens of spontaneous, emotional celebrations on street corners throughout the city. On Saturday, a more organized but probably no less emotional rally will be held to commemorate the efforts of Gulf War troops, starting at noon near the intersection of Avenida Del Mar and Ola Vista.
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March 9, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The first Marines from a force of more than 8,000 sent to the Persian Gulf from Orange County's two air bases are scheduled to return home today to the cheers of their families and the admiration of the community. Twenty members of Marine Air Group 11, whose job is aerial refueling, are expected to touch down in a C-130 transport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station at 3 p.m.
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June 27, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
In response to the success of the Beach Train two weekends ago, an additional run has been set for July 21 to coincide with the city's annual Ocean Festival. The extra trip will come one day after the second scheduled Beach Train, which has sold out with more than 1,000 passengers. The first Beach Train on June 15 brought more than 600 residents from Rialto, San Bernardino and Riverside. The project was initiated by San Clemente to bring inland business to the beach.
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August 12, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As thousands chanted "USA, USA," the city Sunday honored two hometown heroes--Karch Kiraly, Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, and Bob Anderson, U.S. assistant coach in Greco-Roman wrestling. "This is awesome," said Kiraly, as he looked out at the cheering crowd with his wife, Janna, and children, Kory, 4, and Kristian, 6, at his side. Kiraly was given a key to the city by Mayor Steve Apodaca, becoming the first to ever receive such a recognition.
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June 27, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
In response to the success of the Beach Train two weekends ago, an additional run has been set for July 21 to coincide with the city's annual Ocean Festival. The extra trip will come one day after the second scheduled Beach Train, which has sold out with more than 1,000 passengers. The first Beach Train on June 15 brought more than 600 residents from Rialto, San Bernardino and Riverside. The project was initiated by San Clemente to bring inland business to the beach.
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August 2, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The Chamber of Commerce is seeking help to run the city's annual San Clemente Fiesta. Volunteers are needed to make a diverse slate of events run smoothly, from the Fiesta 5000 run to the street festival on Avenida del Mar. The fiesta will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday on three stages set up on Avenida del Mar, between El Camino Real and Calle Seville. Besides the many food and game booths, activities will include contests for pie-eating, dancing and other competitions.
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August 9, 1993 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ross Shaw pedaled his way through the crowds, slightly unsteady on his unicycle, as his wife cleared the way for the precious cargo in the three-baby stroller Shaw was pushing down Avenida del Mar. Pausing only to adjust the tail or matted fur ears of his Big Bad Wolf costume, Shaw caught curious glances from onlookers as he pushed three little pigs, comfortable beneath roofs of brick, straw and sticks, through the city streets.
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July 20, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
After a nine-year hiatus, the carnival will soon be coming to town. The San Clemente Lions Club and city Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department recently announced they will join forces to play host to a Fall Carnival over the Labor Day holiday weekend, Sept. 2-6. "We hope to start something we can do every year," said Phill Balliet, a Lions Club member and chairman of the carnival event. "Everyone in town really seems to be looking forward to it. . . . This will finish up a nice summer season."
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August 8, 1992
About 70,000 people are expected to attend the fifth annual Fiesta downtown Sunday. Fiesta events, including game booths, street performers, international foods, craft displays and rides for children, start at 9:30 a.m. along Avenida del Mar. Highlighting the day will be a free performance by singer-songwriter Rita Coolidge. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. with a five-kilometer run through downtown San Clemente. Application forms will still be available before the race at El Dorado Bank, 300 S.
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August 2, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The Chamber of Commerce is seeking help to run the city's annual San Clemente Fiesta. Volunteers are needed to make a diverse slate of events run smoothly, from the Fiesta 5000 run to the street festival on Avenida del Mar. The fiesta will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday on three stages set up on Avenida del Mar, between El Camino Real and Calle Seville. Besides the many food and game booths, activities will include contests for pie-eating, dancing and other competitions.
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February 24, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The City Council last week voted 5 to 0 to hold the city's annual Fourth of July celebration despite a projected shortfall of $2.5 million in next year's budget. Council members at their meeting last Wednesday rejected City Manager Michael W. Parness' suggestion that they consider canceling the popular event in light of the city's budget woes. The event, a city tradition for nearly 40 years, is expected to cost the city about $30,000 this year.
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August 6, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA, Anna Cekola is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Singer/songwriter Rita Coolidge will headline the 1992 Fiesta in San Clemente on Sunday, performing such hits as "Higher and Higher" and "The Way You Do the Things You Do" during a free 90-minute concert. Coolidge will take the stage at 4:30 p.m., the culmination of a day's worth of events and entertainment for the five-year-old Avenida del Mar street festival. "She's the frosting on the cake," said Sue Monlux, an event organizer with the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce.
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July 16, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA, Anna Cekola is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
The "Greatest Show on Earth" may be headed for Anaheim, but San Clemente says it has the "Greatest Show on Surf." Now in its 14th year, the San Clemente Ocean Festival runs this weekend near the town's municipal pier, featuring ocean and beach games plus lifeguard competitions. (Meanwhile, you'll have to wait until Tuesday to catch that other great show--Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus--in its eight-day stand at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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