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July 10, 1989 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
Dispatcher Pat Petri had just asked a young patrolman to investigate a medical emergency when she got the call that still haunts her--and San Clemente's police force--nearly 11 years later: "Officer down." Richard T. Steed, 30, an amiable young officer who had been on the job for nearly three years, had responded to the report that a man was injured. And in an alley near the downtown business district, he got out of his car and was shot, twice.
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June 14, 2000 | Matt Kieta, (949) 248-2158
The City Council has decided to allow skating and skateboarding in designated facilities. A skate park is being built at Richard T. Steed Memorial Park. City code still forbids skating outside the park. The council also named the 14,000-square-foot park Ralphs Skate Park, after Ralphs Grocery Stores, which donated $100,000 to the project. The facility is expected to open in the fall. The park is at 247 Avenida la Pata.
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February 21, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
San Clemente's Municipal Golf Course is a big source of local pride. The ocean is visible from nearly every green. The fairways are so wide that even rank amateurs seldom lose golf balls. Best of all, the greens fee for city residents is a mere $5--less than half the going rate at most public golf courses. But the very charm of this golf course--where former President Richard M. Nixon played during sojourns at his Western White House--is also a big source of controversy.
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July 31, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
After waiting more than two years, dogs, cats and rabbits now have a permanent place to rest their paws. Over the weekend, more than 50 animals were moved from the San Clemente Animal Shelter into a new 6,300-square-foot facility that will serve as the animal shelter for both San Clemente and Dana Point.
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June 18, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The San Clemente Task Force for Youth met this week and reported that plans for a public skate park are on track. The skate park is expected to be open by Christmas. The task force is also working with other community groups to present Safe Kids Night at the Boys and Girls Club on July 7. Information: (949) 364-6636.
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May 22, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
The City Council will consider a 23% increase in the fees residents pay for the restoration of city parks and beaches. The council set in motion Wednesday the plans for the increased assessment, despite objections from several residents. Opponents argued the increase would be an unfair burden to taxpayers, especially when combined with another proposed levy the council might impose to pay for a new street rehabilitation program. "It's not equitable," resident Harold White told the council.
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April 14, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
Financial independence for the city library is only $38,000 away. The library support group, Friends of the San Clemente Library, has come up with $85,000 since 1990. Through a series of fund-raisers, including a benefit on April 23, organizers hope to inch closer to the $123,000 needed to build a bookstore that will raise money to subsidize the library. The fund-raiser will be held in the city community building at 242 Avenida Del Mar from noon to 4 p.m.
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April 9, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
A $400,000 land purchase for a new animal control shelter and fire department training center was authorized by the City Council this week. The 2.4-acre plot sits on the future site of an industrial park, near Avenida Pico and Avenida La Pata. In addition to the purchase price, the city agreed to give about $160,000 in sewer credits to the landowner, Rancho San Clemente Associates. In San Clemente, developers receive allotments for sewer use from City Hall.
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August 11, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA
City leaders have moved forward with plans to build two parks that have been in the planning stages for several years. The City Council recently approved a $750,280 contract with J.C. Baldwin Construction Co. to build the seven-acre Rancho San Clemente Park, the city's first priority. The company's bid was the lowest of seven submitted. The total cost of the project, including city design and inspection fees, is about $950,000, a savings of about $189,000 over the $1.
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September 9, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The hillside below the city animal shelter is slowly collapsing and will force the evacuation of 55 dogs and cats later this month. Fire Department officials, who oversee shelter operations, hope to temporarily house the animals in a nearby business park and move them within two weeks. Portions of the Avenida Pico hilltop where the shelter is located dropped as much as 3 1/2 feet after last winter's storms and are still crumbling, Interim Fire Chief Gene F. Begnell said.
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July 11, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER and JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
For the second year in a row, residents will pay higher fees for the upkeep of their parks, beaches and street lights. Under a new rate schedule approved by the City Council, the residential landscaping and lighting assessment will rise nearly $7 a year to $93. That increase, city officials said, will ensure that no recreational facilities close for lack of funding.
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May 4, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Pocahontas and Sleeping Beauty were on hand, joining community members and school district officials in the festivities when Concordia Elementary celebrated its 40th anniversary Friday and opened the school's new library. "It's like a dream come true," Principal Kathy Oshima George said of the 2,000-square-foot library, finally open after four years of planning and fund-raising.
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April 20, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
The long-awaited Forster Ranch Community Park came closer to reality this week when the City Council approved plans for the park's first phase. Under the proposal, the 9-acre park would include a lighted baseball field, an unlighted soccer field, concession and restroom buildings, picnic grounds and a running track. The park, to be built next to the Truman Benedict Elementary School, is to be completed by March 1998.
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March 6, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
Residents may soon face another increase in the fees they pay for the upkeep of the city's parks, beaches and street lights. Each single-family household now pays $86 a year to the lighting and landscaping assessment district. Under a preliminary plan approved last week by the City Council, that would rise by $7 a year.
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December 1, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
After a year of planning and two months of renovation, Henderson House, the city's first shelter for the transitionally homeless, has reopened its doors. About 20 people are expected to move into the renovated 45-bed shelter this week, said Mike Lennon, executive director for HomeAid, the nonprofit organization that oversaw the project.
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August 30, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It won't be as lavish as the $2.3-million pet "Taj Mahal" up the freeway in Mission Viejo, but San Clemente's new 5,000-square-foot animal shelter soon will become the county's latest regional facility. The City Council is expected to award a $500,000 contract tonight to a San Diego-based construction company to build the shelter in the barren hills of San Clemente's backcountry next to Richard Steed Memorial Park.
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