San Clemente North Beach Eminent Domain

On August 5, 1970, the (San Clemente) City Council voted unanimously to take 10 lots away from private owners to create the existing parking triangle for public use. Excerpts from Resolution NO: 69-70 are as follows:

WHEREAS, the City of San Clemente is anticipating the acquisition of certain property for public improvement for off-street parking, public park and public use,...

WHEREAS, the City of San Clemente determines that the public interest, convenience and necessity require the acquisition of said land for public off-street parking, public park and public use within the City of San Clemente,...

BE IT RESOLVED ...that the public interest, convenience and necessity require the acquisition of property for a public improvement for off-street parking, public parking and public use abutting the present City of San Clemente Beach Club;...

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that F. Mackensie Brown as City Attorney... is hereby authorized,... [to acquire] by condemnation ... Lots 13 through 22, Tract No. 972, Block 31, page 7 records of Orange County....

ADOPTED, SIGNED, and APPROVED this 5th day of August, 1970.

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North Beach San Clemente Metrolink Station Photosynth

A 360* view from the North Beach San Clemente Metrolink Station

1850 Avenida Estacion
San Clemente, CA 92672

Fwy., exit at Avenida Pico. Go West on Avenida Pico to station.

San Clemente Station Vicinity Map

- $1.00 per day for commuters (must arrive at the station between 4 a.m. – 9.a.m. to take advantage of the special Metrolink rate)
- $50 for a resident annual parking pass (12 months)
- $65 for a non-resident annual pass

OCTA91, StationLink 191


City of San Clemente, 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, CA 92672

For station maintenance and repair: (949) 361-8200

For Metrolink customer service: (800) 371-LINK(5465) or (800) 698-4TDD(4833) for speech and hearing-impaired customers.

Station connects to the following lines:

Orange County Line - Inland Empire-Orange County Line

cheeseburger in paradise
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San Clemente's Not the Same

re: SunPost, 9-23-10 cover headline:
Date with Destiny - fate of Playa
Del Norte (LAB at NB).

When I think "date with destiny,"
images of Lewis & Clark, Washington
crossing the Delaware, Founding
Fathers, Salk Vaccine, Freedom
Marches, Ending Slavery, Women's
Right to Vote all come to mind.
But shoehorning a supermarket
sized structure between 7-11 and
Ole's Swim Club at North Beach
is not destiny. Crunch the proposed
project's losing numbers, adds up
to one historically bad idea.
Doubters of this conclusion need
reread Ole Hanson's original 1925
Spanish Village by the Sea vision
statement: a city like a park. Where
everyone will have an ocean view.

San Clemente is unique, due entirely
to Ole's clear vision. No one since
has improved on it. No one ever will.
Lose it, and lose the San Clemente
Ole created for us. Walling off North
Beach's public ocean view is not
destiny, nor manifest.
Ole would not approve.
None of us should.

jerry collamer
231 La Paloma
San Clemente
Ca - 92672

San Clemente Pier Coastal Clean Up Day this Saturday!

Come to the San Clemente Pier this Saturday and be a part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year. Last year more than 80,600 volunteers worked together to collect more than 1,300,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. Come do your part!