The San Clemente Times celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Best of San Clemente People’s Choice “Ole Awards.” A recurring theme of local and loyal rippled through these pages. We champion San Clemente for its unique ability to give residents and visitors so much choice.

The SC Times wanted to provide those businesses that don’t fall neatly into any one category an opportunity to shine. So new to our “Best of” pages this year is our customer service category. The restaurants, shops and companies in these pages deserve their honors, especially for continued service in lean times. Finally, we thank the customers and our readers — more than 3,000 of you — who shared your opinions on the best our seaside community has to offer.

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