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A look back at The Catalina Islander stories during 2013 BY DENNIS KAISER AND CHARLES M. KELLY Welcome to the Catalina Islander's Second half of the annual Year In Review, in which we revisit the stories and photos that were part of the newspaper in 2013. July City raises Mooring fees The Avalon City Council adopted a 5 percent increase in the city's mooring fees at a spe- cial meeting. Fees would go up 5 percent after the Fourth of July holiday. The new fees included a new classification for vessels 31- 39 feet long. The vote was 4-1, with Council Member Ralph Morrow cast- ing the lone no vote. The coun- cil introduced the proposed fee increase at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 18. Morrow also Cooking Channel From page 1 In the show, Hughes also stopped in to Steve's Steakhouse ffhere Chef Frank Blair prepares stuffed Channel Island swordfish and garlic mashed potatoes. Also during the show, Chuck and Chef Pam Albers forage for wild fennel to incorporate into her cole slaw and make a decon- structed elote salad at Caf6 Metro- pole. Finally, Chuck" can't resist the fried sea bass and French fries, that Miguel Tejeda prepares at kvalonSeafo0d: ........... ; " Islanders Dennis and Phyllis Seawright with their new children's book titled "Tuscon Teddy Takes A Trip: Catalina Island Vol I." Courtesy photo cast the dissenting vote at the pre- vious meeting. As long as we've got those downs in Sacramento, they are going to keep taking everything they can get their hands on" Morrow said. He said the state's actions would impact California cities until there was a war. Mayor Bob Kennedy agreed. "You're right, Ralph, we need to pull apart every fund and go through that process, because we can beat the guys in Sacramento," Kennedy said. book this year they published titled "Tuscon Teddy Takes A Trip: Catalina Island Vol I" Based on "an adventurous lit- tle bear who loves to travel and explore" in the book, Teddy vis- its beautiful Catalina Island and enjoys many of the exciting attrac- tions that Catalina has to offer. The Seawrights have been resi- dents, on and off, for the last 30 years. One happy reader, Richard Zanelli Jr., said that he would like to see more of Teddy. Islanders pen . Fire in Arizona book-OnTeddy00i h'itS'00hOme ....... ........ Islanders Dennis and Phyllis" ';h: was"with' adnegs' that"we Seawright had a new children's learned in July that the son of The Catalina Island Conservancy's 2013 Summer Naturalists are, from left: Melissa Ciesielski, Stacey Alexander, Ashley Aired and Caitlin Chiquelin. They could be found on Front Street in Avalon and Buffalo Park in Two Harbors, sharing the story of the Conservancy and Catalina Island with thousands of visitors and residents throughout the Summer months. Photo by Alexa Johnson Avalon's building inspector was one of 19 firefighters who died Sunday, June 20, while battling a blaze in Yarnell, Ariz. Garrett Zuppiger, 27, was part of an elite crew, called the Hotshots, known for working on the front lines of wildland fires. They worked in places where fire trucks could not easily go, including two this season that came before the team descended on the erratic fire that claimed their lives. All but one member of the Prescott-based Hotshot crew died in what was the deadliest wild- fire for firefighters in the U.S. in decades. City gets new trash:c011et0r " ,,. Avalon, ,gol; :a, new, tmsk :-col- lection company that started serving Avalon in July. Seagull Sanitation had been replaced by Avalon Environmental Services, an incorporated company owned by CR&R Waste Services. Avalon Environmental Services began providing trash collection and recycling services this week, according to a letter issued to local business owners. Conservancy selects interns The Catalina Island Conservancy selected it annual summer naturalists in July. They are youth interns who interact with visitors. The previous year's ambassa- dors interacted with nearly 6,000 Catalhaa visitors. While in Avalon, you can find the summer naturalists on Front Year In Review, Page 4 The Lt " Founded in I913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford Editer Dennis Kaiser Advertising Jon Remy Office Assistant Kristy Throndson Accounting Judy Murray Graphic Designer Christy Smith 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. 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