Historical Happenings: The Legend of the San Clemente Monster

Though Loch Ness in Scotland has garnered much of the media attention for nearly a century as the site of everyone’s favorite prehistoric-looking creature that may or may not exist, the shores near San Clemente also has its own tales of a large monster. As Tom Marshall writes in his latest Historical Happenings, sightings of “The Clemente Monster” living in the waters between San Diego and San Clemente Island date back to 1914.

Historical Happenings: Happy Birthday, Casino San Clemente

In this month’s Historical Happenings, Tom Marshall looks back at the past 85 years of the Casino San Clemente, the city’s historical dance hall in North Beach that hosted such stars as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in its heyday. It’s since become an entertainment and wedding venue that will host a special VIP celebration this Saturday.

Historical Happenings: The Book on San Onofre Beach

In this month’s Historical Happenings column, Tom Marshall highlights only a small fraction of what David Matuszak covers in his nearly 12-pound book about surfing history at San Onofre, San Onofre—Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach. The author will headline the Historical Society’s next public event on June 9 to discuss the book.