Qēt Botanicals is Truly Artisanal Skin Care

Lisa Brill, creator of Qēt Botanicals, is a walking advertisement for her 100% natural skin and hygiene products. She’s a person that glows, despite the health issues that plagued her in the past. Qēt (pronounced “keet”), was born in Lisa’s kitchen in 2011, when her adult acne and rosacea became too much to bare.

A Pug’s Life

Surf Gidget The Pug catches waves for those in need. This Champion surfer has landed sponsors and product placement with such companies as SONY, SJCAM, California Board Company, INT Surfboards, Airhead SUP “Ambassador”, Speak Pug, EZY DOG USA, Natural Dog Company, Scribble Pug and a new sponsor on board, Dog Beach Style who is now developing a product line for pugs…

San Clemente and Dana Hills High School

When Paula Oblen, Director of Special Spaces Orange County took this role, she knew it would take a “village” to bring her non-profit Chapter’s vision to life for deserving children facing life-threatening illnesses. When friends and fellow classmates at San Clemente High School battled such illnesses, it really struck the hearts of so many students and ignited their passion to…

Q & A With Local Surf Phenom Hayden Rodgers

Recently, we had the pleasure to meet up-and-coming surf phenoms, 11 yr old Hayden Rodgers and his brother, 15 yr old Nolan, along with their wonderful mother, Stacy. They invited us into their home to talk one-on-one with Hayden and get his thoughts on surfing and hobbies, and to find out what he likes best about San Clemente.     

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One Town One Team

In 2016, after three years of being in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) finals, the San Clemente High School varsity football team clenched the CIF State Title. The San Clemente community was ecstatic about the achievement and held a homecoming parade for the team. This celebratory community spirit is part of what inspired Jaime Ortiz, also known as Coach Ortiz…

The Mike to Mic Music Man

In 1966, Mike Chamberlin, then 18 years old, moved to San Clemente with his parents to enjoy a first sunny summer of surfing and music. When he entered San Clemente High School, the Rolling Stones were at the top of the hit parade and war was raging in Asia. And, among his new acquaintances, he met Fred Swegles, now a…

Q & A with Local Grom Hagan Johnson

Local surf prodigy 14 yr old Hagan 
Johnson is about to leave for Bail to surf Padang Padang with team Volcom. 
We spoke with him about his surf career, school, favorite places to eat and surf.

Conquering the Board

23-year-old San Clemente native, Tory Gilkerson won the 2016 Women's World Longboard Championship. We recently caught up with her while she was surfing at a competition in Papua New Guinea and asked her a few questions. Here's what she had to say: Rachael Tilly was the 2015 champion. Did you gain any inspiration from her? It was really cool to…

Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy Group opens in San Clemente

On October 14th, Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy Group hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for their grand opening. The event was showcased by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. The chamber awarded them with several plaques and certificates from local state and government officials.