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Encyclopedia > San Clemente, California
City of San Clemente, California
Official seal of City of San Clemente, California
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Location of San Clemente within Orange County, California.
Location of San Clemente within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°26′16″N 117°37′13″W / 33.43778, -117.62028
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Government
 - Mayor Joe Anderson
Area
 - Total 18.4 sq mi (47.6 km²)
 - Land 17.6 sq mi (45.6 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km²)
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Population (2005)
 - Total 65,900
 - Density 3,711/sq mi (1,432.80702/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92672-92674
Area code(s) 949
FIPS code 06-65084
GNIS feature ID 1661376
Website: http://ci.san-clemente.ca.us/

San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. As of 2005, the city population was 65,900. Located six miles south of San Juan Capistrano at the southern tip of the county, it is roughly equidistant from San Diego and Los Angeles. The north entrance to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (known as the "Christianitos Gate") is located in San Clemente. Image File history File links Seal of the City of San Clemente, California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Joe Anderson (born c 1981) is a British actor. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... The 949 area code in California is contained mostly within the southern and eastern areas of Orange County, California. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official website: http://www. ... San Diego redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The edge of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is located in southern California between the towns of Oceanside and San Clemente. ...

Contents

History

Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the area was inhabited by what came to be known as the Juaneño Indians. Long admired by explorers and passing settlers, it remained virtually uninhabited until 1776, when Mission San Juan Capistrano was established by Father Junipero Serra and led both Indian and Spanish settlers to set up villages nearby. After the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano, the local natives were conscripted to work for the mission. Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded on All Saints Day (November 1), 1776. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 - August 28, 1784) was a Spanish Franciscan who founded the California mission chain. ...


Property rights to the land exchanged hands several times, but few ventured to build on it until 1925, when former Mayor of Seattle, Ole Hanson purchased and designed a 2,000 acre community. Hanson believed that the area's pleasant climate, beautiful beaches and fertile soil would serve as a haven to Californians who were tired of "the big city". He named the city after San Clemente Island which was named by the explorer Vizcaino in 1602 after Saint Clement, the patron saint of November 23, the day of Vizcaino's arrival on the island. Ole Hanson (1874-1940) was a real estate developer and politician. ...


Hanson envisioned it as a Spanish-style coastal resort town, a "Spanish Village by the Sea." In an unprecedented move, he had a clause added to the deeds requiring all building plans to be submitted to an architectural review board in an effort to ensure that future development would retain some Spanish-style influence (for example, for many years it was required that all new buildings in the downtown area have red tile roofs).


Hanson succeeded in promoting the new area and selling property to interested buyers. The city was to consist of buildings built in the classic Spanish style with red tile roofs. He built public structures such as the Beach Club, the Community Center, the pier and Max Berg Plaza Park, which were later donated to the city. The area was officially incorporated as a City on February 27, 1928 with a council-manager government. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Referring to the way he would develop the city, Hanson proclaimed, "I have a clean canvas and I am determined to paint a clean picture. Think of it - a canvas five miles long and one and one-half miles wide!"


Largest Historic Landmark in San Clemente: Soon after San Clemente ( The Spanish Village by the Sea) was incorporated, the need for a "Fire House" was realized. The headlines in San Clemente’s first newspaper, "El Heraldo de San Clemente" June, 1928 read: "Building to house local fire department will be constructed by popular subscription and turned over to the city when completed!" Individual subscriptions were received in the amounts from $6.00 to $1500.00 from the local citizenry.


In 1969, an event occurred which accelerated the growth and reputation of San Clemente. In that year President Richard Nixon purchased a Spanish mansion in the southern part of town that Hamilton Cotton had built in 1927. This "Western White House" became the site of numerous historical meetings. The Old City Plaza also at one time had a small Nixon museum inside when the city occupied the premises. Nixon redirects here. ...


Nixon's "Western White House"

In 1968 President Richard Nixon bought the H. H. Cotton estate, one of the original homes built by one of Hanson's partners. Nixon called it "La Casa Pacifica," but it was nicknamed the "Western White House", a term now commonly used for a President's vacation home. It sits above one of the West Coast's premier surfing spots, Trestles, and just north of historic surfing beach San Onofre. During Nixon's tenure it was visited by many world leaders, including Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, and Henry Kissinger, as well as businessman Bebe Rebozo. Following his resignation, Nixon retired to San Clemente to write his memoirs. He later sold the home and moved to Park Ridge, New Jersey. The property also has historical ties to the democratic side of the aisle; prior to Nixon's tenure at the estate, H.H. Cotton was known to host Franklin D. Roosevelt, who would visit to play cards in a small outbuilding overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon redirects here. ... Nixon is the surname of some prominent people: Richard Nixon - 37th President of the United States Patricia Nixon - First Lady to President Richard Nixon Tricia Nixon Cox - older daughter to Richard and Pat Nixon Julie Nixon Eisenhower - younger daughter to Richard and Pat Nixon John B. Nixon - oldest inmate executed... La Casa Pacifica, or The House of Peace, is a mansion located on the beaches of San Clemente, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... President George W. Bush gives remarks on Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi constitution from his Crawford, Texas ranch on Sunday August 28, 2005. ... A trestle is a bridge that consists of a number of short spans, supported by splayed vertical elements and is usually for railroad use. ... San Onofre or São Onofre may refer to: Onuphrius, known as San Onofre in Spanish and São Onofre in Portuguese, a 4th-century Egyptian hermit honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Brezhnev redirects here. ... Term of office: 1 December 1964 – 1 December 1970 Preceded by: Adolfo López Mateos Succeeded by: Luis Echeverría Álvarez Date of birth: 12 March 1911 Place of birth: Cd. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... This article or section needs to be updated. ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American politician, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. ... Charles Bebe Rebozo with President Richard Nixon. ... This article is about a city in Orange County. ... Park Ridge is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... FDR redirects here. ...

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Geography

San Clemente is located at 33°26′16″N, 117°37′13″W (33.437828, -117.620397)[1].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.6 km² (18.4 mi²). 45.6 km² (17.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (4.03%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Interstate 5 runs through San Clemente. The Foothill Transportation Corridor has proposed to connect Mission Viejo to the Orange/San Diego county line and proposes to run along the east side of San Clemente and through San Onofre State Beach on its way to I-5. The California Coastal Commison[1] recently soundly rejected this proposal by an 8-2 vote. Reasons sited for rejection included, the roads alignment through a state park, endangered species habitat, native American archeologiacal site and the runoff from the road damaging the state park and surf break. Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... The Foothill Toll Road (also called The Foothill Transportation Corridor) is a 12-mile tollway in Orange County, California. ... San Onofre State Beach, is a state park located in San Diego County, California, USA. Gov. ...


At the south end of town is located Camp Pendleton and Trestles surf beach, which many residents and the California Costal Commission state will be destroyed by construction of the above mentioned Foothill Transportation Corridor toll road. The proposed toll road will run through San Onofre State Park. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is near Oceanside, California. ... A trestle is a bridge that consists of a number of short spans, supported by splayed vertical elements and is usually for railroad use. ...


Additionally, the city is served by numerous daily trains operated by Amtrak and Metrolink between Los Angeles and San Diego.


Surfing Legacy

San Clemente catches swells all year long. Going from South to North, they include Trestles (technically just south of the city line), North Gate, State Park, Riviera, Lasuen, The Hole, Beach House, T-Street, The Pier, 204, North Beach, and Poche. A trestle is a bridge that consists of a number of short spans, supported by splayed vertical elements and is usually for railroad use. ...


San Clemente is also the surfing media capital of the world as well as a premier surfing destination. It is home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal, and Longboard Magazine, with Surfer Magazine just up the freeway in San Juan Capistrano.


The city has a large concentration of surfboard shapers and manufacturers. Additionally, many world renowned surfers were raised in San Clemente or took up long-term residence in town, including Shane Beschen, Mike Parsons (originally from Laguna Beach), Greg Long, and many others. Surfer. ... Mike Parsons (born March 3, 1965) was a surfer sponsored by the Billabong company who famously set a world record for the tallest ocean surface wave ever surfed successfully, a 66-foot wave at Cortez Bank, CA in 2001, for which he was awarded $66,000, the highest prize ever...


San Clemente High School has won 6 out of 7 most recent NSSA national surfing titles. San Clemente High School is a high school located in southern Orange County, California in the town of San Clemente. ...


Demographics

As of the city's 2005 census, there were 65,338 people and 25,514 housing units in the city.


The last Federal census statistics from the 2000 census showed that the population density was 1,094.2/km² (2,833.4/mi²). There were 20,653 housing units at an average density of 452.6/km² (1,171.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.92% White, 0.77% African American, 0.61% Native American, 2.64% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 5.11% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.89% of the population.[citation needed] The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,395 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $63,507, and the median income for a family was $76,261. Males had a median income of $51,551 versus $36,528 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,169. About 4.6% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

In the state legislature San Clemente is located in the 38th Senate District, represented by Republican Mark Wyland, and in the 73rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Mimi Walters. Federally, San Clemente is located in California's 44th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +6[2] and is represented by Republican Ken Calvert. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... GOP redirects here. ... Mark Wyland is a Republican politician from the state of California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Mimi Walters is a Republican politician from the state of California. ... Map Californias 44th District currently covers an area of Southern California from San Clemente in Orange County on the coast, north-by-northeast inland to Riverside County, including the cities of Corona, Norco, Rubidoux, and Riverside. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Kenneth Stanton (Ken) Calvert (born June 8, 1953), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Californias 44th congressional district. ...


Education

The city is served by Capistrano Unified School District. // Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) is the second largest school district in Orange County, California and the 95th largest in the United States. ...


Within the city, there are 5 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. Elementary Schools: Concordia Elementary, Truman Benedict, Vista Del Mar, Las Palmas, and Lobo Elementary. Middle Schools: Bernice Ayer, Shorecliffs, and Vista Del Mar. High Schools: San Clemente High


San Clemente High School is the only high school in San Clemente. Ranked in the top 1.3% of schools nationwide, San Clemente also has an IB (International Baccalaureate) Program, and a large number of AP Courses. The music program also boasts a nationally recognized Vocal Arts Program with award-winning Madrigals, Women's Ensemble, and A Cappella choirs. San Clemente's IB students rank in the top 3% of the World for their IB scores and the program has expanded vastly in the past few years under the direction of Patrick Harris and Kathleen Sigafoos, the IB Coordinators of the School. San Clemente High School is a high school located in southern Orange County, California in the town of San Clemente. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ...


Trivia

  • San Clemente is the setting of the MTV reality show, Life of Ryan.
  • San Clemente was the setting of the 2005 movie Brick. The town was chosen because it was particularly close to the director Rian Johnson who lived there and went to San Clemente High School, which was the school depicted in the film. Many of the locations in the film are still identical to the real ones, with the exception of the Pin's house which was flattened a week after exterior shooting; the interior was constructed in a local warehouse. The phonebooths that were used all through the film are mostly props that were placed on location.
  • San Clemente is mentioned in the Tigres del Norte "Contrabando y Traición" Song.
  • In Flintstones Episode # 106 "Bedrock Hillbillies" the town San Cemente is a parody of San Clemente.

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Notable People

  • Tessa Keller, a reality TV-star from MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County currently resides in San Clemente and attends San Clemente High School.
  • Glen Gabelscreenwriter and educator's hometown. Attended San Clemente High School
  • Tony Tave, professional skateboarder, resides with fellow skateboarders and C1RCA footwear teammates Windsor James and Dennis Durrant.
  • Ryan Sheckler, professional skateboarder and MTV reality star of Life of Ryan, resides in San Clemente.
  • Enrique Sanchez-Rivera, CEO and Founder of La Isla Couture (2008 Sports Illustrated featured swimsuit company), and Director of Surf Prescriptions Apparel, resides in San Clemente.

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References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.

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External links

  • San Clemente, California is at coordinates 33°26′16″N 117°37′13″W / 33.437828, -117.620397 (San Clemente, California)Coordinates: 33°26′16″N 117°37′13″W / 33.437828, -117.620397 (San Clemente, California)

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