Council Majority Gives MemorialCare Official Go-Ahead to Build Mixed-Use Development

The San Clemente City Council approved an ordinance on second reading that will allow MemorialCare to build a mixed-use development on its former hospital site. The council’s formal approval comes as members of the community have lobbed unfounded claims that Mayor Pro Tem Chris Duncan violated ethics rules by holding improper discussions with MemorialCare—allegations that both Duncan and the medical group dispute.

Californians Likely to Pass Props 1, 28 and 31

Based on the unofficial election results reported early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, Proposition 1, the ballot measure to amend the state’s constitution enshrining the right to an abortion and contraception, as well as other measures to fund arts and music education in public schools and to ban most flavored tobacco products from being sold in California, are expected to pass.