Historical Happenings: The War of the Roses

A suspected gang-related shooting this past summer in Max Berg Plaza Park prompted San Clemente city officials to remove objects that gang members could hide behind. As a result, 6-foot-tall beds of white roses were dug up and thrown away. No big deal, right? Not so fast, Tom Marshall notes in his latest Historical Happenings column. It turns out the bed of Peace Roses were of historic value.