A bountiful year of news in San Clemente – Orange County Register

The year produced more than its share of memorable moments in San Clemente.

A couple of 12-year-old boys impressed with their successes. A 99-year-old recounted a rare Pearl Harbor experience.

The San Clemente Pier got some attention and Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens hit a milestone.

Debate was waged over transportation plans and the city changed how it controls pests.

Here is a sampling of some of what happened in 2017:

JANUARY

The biggest storm to hit in seven years toppled trees, did minor damage to the pier and eroded city beaches, including North Beach where the city had just spent $626,000 in November to import sand.

Tabay Atkins, 11 (he’s since turned 12), gained celebrity status as America’s youngest certified yoga instructor, launching a year of appearances on TV, radio and at conferences while teaching at his mother’s yoga studio in exchange for donations to help kids with cancer.

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