The Groundbreaking Girls Project

At the beginning of 2017, Allison Adams no longer recognized the world. She had lost her husband, Vernon, or Vernon Version .02 as she calls him, two and a half years after he had been in a terrible accident. In May 2014, Vernon Version .01 was driving home on his Vespa in south San Clemente when he was hit by…

Nugget Surf School Dedicated to Helping Kids

The kids, otherwise referred to as “nuggets” or “groms” by Nugget Surf, were getting ready for their lesson at Church. They were zipping their wetsuits and gathering all their surf gear. Josh Stiers, or Coach Josh as he’s called, saw one kid who needed help and went to his aid. “Some of them need help getting in their suits,” he…

Local Musician Inspires Community

San Clemente local, Luther Rowe has been on a long journey to beat cancer. He and wife, Brenda Eisenhower-Rowe got news of pancreatic cancer in March 2016. Shortly after, Luther got rushed into surgery in an attempt to remove the tumor but was rudely awoken an hour after the surgery had started. The cancer had metastasized to his liver, and…

The Future Shining Bright for San Clemente Student

Alexia “Ally” Taylor of San Clemente is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Father Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Award from St. Mary’s School which honors a student who demonstrates superior leadership skill, evidence of service and civic responsibility. Active in leadership and philanthropic roles at school, church and in her community, Ally is an inspiration to everyone who knows her…

Not So Ordinary 
Valentine Gifts

Flowers, chocolate and jewelry: They’re the tried-and-true staple gifts for the celebratory day of love. Instead of giving the same old present this year, here are some local unique gifts they'll really remember.