Shout Out to Pastor Pondo

Fourteen suicides and substance-related deaths took place in the span of one year in San Clemente. All fourteen of these victims were under the age of 25. Words like “epidemic” and “panic” were fervently exchanged among the community. Why was…

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Getting Prepared to Head Back to School

Getting Prepared to Head Back to School (Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash) It’s that time of the year when we wrap up our lazy days, our adventures, family vacations, and our summer jobs. As you start to prepare for…

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Drug & Alcohol Free New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve ranks number one in the list of the “booziest” holidays of the year. It is the holiday when people consume the most alcohol, and is also one of the holidays with the highest rates of drunk driving…

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Thankfulness Found Me by Eileen Spatz

 After Losing a Child, Unforeseen Blessings Still Abound Thankful—are you kidding me?  When I was asked to write a blog about being thankful I simply balked.  Drew a complete blank.  How can any parent of a child lost to addiction…

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Why Tennis

Tennis Is A Life Game, By Pondo Vleisides We all want to do something in the sports field yet find ourselves not the superstar to play team sports and golf, “the little white ball” forget about it. As coach and player…

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Finding Peace Amid Your Grief

  Tanya Brown, sister to the late Nicole Brown Simpson is no stranger to adversity or trauma. Faced with near overwhelming life challenges, including an attempted suicide, Tanya used obstacles in her path to ultimately improve the quality of her…

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How to Feel More at Peace

Difficult experiences, challenges and negative emotions are a part of our human experience.  And when we don’t know how to process what has happened, we remain stuck in the emotions and pain of our circumstances.  However, for many of us,…

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Hula Hooping

Fun for the entire family. All shapes and sizes are welcome! Bitty Hoops fits all! Here is the Bitty Hoops Mission: “To get grownups to remember how to be a kid, to get sedentary people movin and groovin, and to…

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Save SC ~ by Lauren Leland

I’m Lauren Spencer, born and raised in San Clemente. My addiction started during my childhood. I depended on other people’s approval because I wasn’t content with who I was. I wanted my jokes laughed at, and I wanted to keep…

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great new adventure. We provide the boards and instructors for young adults. Free and sponsored by COA. You can sign up for a harbor surf session and meet new friends.   8-10 people 9am…

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