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August 18, 2006 | Seema Mehta and Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Radioactive, cancer-causing tritium has leaked into the groundwater beneath the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting the closure of one drinking-water well in southern Orange County, authorities said. Officials have not found evidence that the leak from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, California's largest, has contaminated the drinking water supply. As a precaution, San Clemente officials shut down and are testing a city well near the contaminated area.
October 23, 2002 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Faced with sharp declines in illegal-immigrant apprehensions at checkpoints in San Clemente and Temecula, the Bush administration has agreed to scale back operating hours at the Border Patrol facilities. The decision marks a victory for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and other local officials, who have been trying for years to shut down both checkpoints. They argue that the checkpoints are ineffective and that agents could be better used at the border or tracking down illegal immigrants elsewhere.
September 6, 2003 | Dan Arritt and Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writers
Like farmers returning to work after a tornado warning, pro surfers have eased into the water at Lower Trestles after two weeks' worth of great white shark sightings less than two miles away. Three sharks, ranging from 6 to 7 1/2 feet long, have continued to loiter on the southern end of San Onofre State Park, but the second day of the Boost Mobile Pro, an Assn. of Surfing Professionals' competition at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, concluded without a hitch.
Casa Romantica, the historic bluff-top home of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson, will soon be transformed into a cultural and educational center, to the cheers of preservationists who have fought to keep the property intact. The California Coastal Commission's recent approval of the city's restoration plans was the final regulatory hurdle for the $6.8-million project.
May 31, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Carol Evans remembers watching the sun sink into the ocean from her San Clemente sun room. "You could see the palm trees, beautiful oranges and golds. . . . It was gorgeous," she said. Until the neighbors added a second story. Now, most of her ocean vista is obscured by a house. Sometimes, she said, she can glimpse the water through their open doors.
March 19, 2003 | Stanley Allison, Times Staff Writer
Responding to a public outcry and media attention, a homeowners association of a large residential development in the hills near San Clemente has halted its coyote trapping program. The association for the sprawling Talega development hired an extermination company last week to trap and kill the coyotes that had become bold enough to wander from the hills and into the housing tract.
September 26, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Orange County sheriff's deputies spent more than six hours searching for a man who they say assaulted a San Clemente woman in her home Thursday before arresting a convicted sex offender whom they found hiding in some brush nearby. The victim, a 58-year-old woman, was ironing clothes in her living room about 7 a.m. when an intruder struck her in the head, either with his fist or with a blunt object, according to Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo.
August 31, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The City Council will meet Wednesday to consider hiring Wolf, Keens & Co. to conduct a $70,000 feasibility study for turning Casa Romantica into a cultural center. Half of the cost will be paid for by the Orange County Community Foundation. The foundation, funded by an anonymous $1-million donation, was set up for the preservation of Casa Romantica, the original home of town founder Ole Hanson. The council meets at 7 p.m. in chambers, 100 Avenida Presidio. Information: (949) 361-8200.
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