I was going through all of the various San Clemente and Dana Point news feeds this weekend and will be writing a summary for each newsworthy item I found.

Brush fire at Bella Collina. It was a small 5 acre brush fire at the edge of the course. Orange County Fire Authority responded within minutes bringing several engines and two helicopters to put out the blaze that burned about five acres of hillside brush near power lines at the northeast perimeter of the golf course.

If the fire had jumped the vacant area and Prima Deshecha Street, several commercials building could have been immediately impacted including two packaging businesses, a veterinary hospital and a clothing store.

Dana Point Trolley Routes. The following map of trolley routes shows Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clements and San Juan Capistrano are all connected now. This is great for locals that just want to take a staycation.

Dana Point Trolley Routes

Yellowtail are moving in along the Orange Coast. In his weekly report, Captain Brian Woolley said that more coastal yellowtail are coming in. The Boardroom pulled in a 30-pound yellowtail, but Woolley said they are seeing more yellowtail than they’re hooking along the coast right now.

Reef construction off of San Clemente. I am sure you have all noticed a crane barge off the coast. Cal Edison has been laying rock to expand the reef from the end of the San Clemente Pier south to Seal Rock. SCE is expanding the reef to more than double the size (384 acres) and stretching it into Dana Point waters. Mandated by the California Coastal Commission, the reef is intended to facilitate kelp forests that were lost to warm-water discharge from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

Image Protect, Inc, a San Clemente technology company has announced the official launch of the Company’s revolutionary new digital image marketplace and in-image advertising platform, Fotofy.com. This is a one of a kind website in the Photo Image Space to offer revenue to Users, allow Free Image sharing, and creates a Superior Revenue model for Content creators, not to mention substantial revenue to the Company.

Santa Margarita boys water polo coach Jeremy Laster moves to assistant. Santa Margarita boys water polo coach Jeremy Laster has stepped down to become an assistant coach for the CIF-SS Division 1 contending Eagles, the Olympian confirmed. Laster will be replaced by assistant coach Justin Johnson. “I just swapped roles with Justin,” Laster said Friday night. “He will be the head coach and I will be his assistant. … Just letting Justin grow into the head coaching role that I hope he has for years and years to come.”

The British Weekly features San Clemente with the title of “San Clemente: another hidden gem in our backyard.” Craig refers to San Clemente as “The Spanish village by the sea.”

The LA Times posted an article about the surfing competitions held in San Clemente discussing the “language” of the sport. This alternative lexicon is thick with terms: grommet (noun. A young surfer), frothy (adj. Excited or eager, usually to go surfing), kooked (verb. To make a mistake), carved (verb. A sharp turn while riding a wave) and dozens more. The vocabulary is baked into the foundation of the sport’s subversive subculture, the inter-connective tissue for a worldwide community. “It’s like a rite of passage,” said fellow broadcaster Rosy Hodge, a South African former pro on the World Surf League tour.

La Jolla wildlife drone photographer starts whale watching company. La Jolla wildlife drone photographer Domenic Biagini recently announced to his 26,000-plus Instagram followers that he is starting his own whale watching company on Labor Day weekend. After spending the past two years capturing incredible photos and videos of humpbacks, fin and minke whales for San Diego Whale Watch, Biagini is setting sail on his own with Gone Whale Watching.