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"Uno" the only bison born on Catalina during 2013 and its mother. Courtesy photo Pat "Miss Pat" Morrow's life was celebrated. Year In Review From page 5 Belland in the Casino Building's Avalon Theatre from 6 to 8 p.m. During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the Four Preps accumu- lated eight gold singles and three gold albums. Concert goers also enjoyed many of their other memorable pop tunes such as' Big'Man, Lazy Summer Night and Down by the Station. Proceeds from the con- cert benefited the Rotary Club of Avalon. Avalon repairs storm drain The Avalon Public Works Department repaired a deterio- rated storm drain on Crescent at the turnaround during August. David Clary, chief plant oper- ator for Environ Strategy, said the structural design of the storm drain had failed. Environ Strategy, which serves many California cit- ies including Avalon, maintains Avalon's sewer and saltwater sys- tems. Clary also,aid that sewer lines were not affected at any time. "We're fortunate that Public Works caught it before traffic or anything else collapsed the road way," Jaich said. "It would not have been pretty." He said Public Works inspec- tors had discovered that an exist- ing storm drain culvert--"a con- crete, reinforced bx'as fail- ing due to age and weather. Pat Morrow's life celebrated The celebration of life for Pat Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated PG-13 Admission: Adult $15.00, Senior or Child $13.00 Matinee - Saturday & Thursday 4:30pm Admission: Adult $10.00, Senior or Child $8.00 Every Tuesday $8.00 Admission Actor Sharon Stone holds her award at the Third Annual Catalina Film Festival. "Miss Pat" Morrow was held at 2 p.m., Aug. 17, at the M. Morrow passed away on Friday, May 10, at Torrance Memorial Hospital on the mainland. She died following a stroke. It was her second stroke since one that debilitated her four years ago. She was born in East Los Angeles on May 15, 1939. Ralph and the future Pat Morrow met in Montebello, when she was 14. They were married for 53 years. She raised money for all of the local Avalon charities. The Rotary Club gave her the Paula Harris Award for 1997-98. The Catalina Islander named her Citizen of the Year in 1998. Churchmouse I are gearing up for our final year of good fishing," Carol Butte announced in May. The Buttes are planning to go out in style when the event is held next week, Aug. 26 and 27, surpassing the $1" million mark in fundraising with this year's pro- ceeds. The event has raised and distributed more than $945,000 already by last year. From all .its humble begin- nings, the marlin tournament morphed over the years into a highly-respected fishing con- test and appreciated fundraising event. It grew to more than 100 boats and 500 anglers. The Buttes went out in style Aug. 26 and 27, surpassing the $1 million mark in fundraising with last year's proceeds. Bison 'Uno' added to herd Bison calves have been a little harder to find on Catalina since 2010 due to the implementation of the Catalina Island Conservancy's groundbreaking bison contracep- tive program. Last year, only one calf was documented. Due to his soli- tary circumstances, he has been affectionately nicknamed "Uno" (Spanish for one). In the past some 30 calves were born each spring. But he will not be the last Catalina bison calf. The goal of the program is not to eliminate the bison herd, but to maintain it at an ecologically stable population of approximately 150 individuals, a end. in style bisonnumberandthat'Sland.SUstainable for both For mbre th 22 yars, Bob To C0fiaplis-h .... this, and Carol Butte's Church Mouse Conservancy biologists adminis- Invfi'lWdtaamat"ered" aft nni| imnuio'contra' raised more than $945,000 for the ceptive vaccine called porcine youth of Catalina. zona pellucida or PZP to all bison "Bob, our qualified staff and cows of breeding age. # City gets new city manager Ben Harvey, formerly of Southern California Edison, became Avalon's new city man- ager n September.. The Avalon City Council approved Harvey's contract at the Tuesday," Sept. 3, meeting. According to the staff report by City Attorney Scott Campbell, more than 40 people applied for the job. The position became available in March when part-time City Manager Steve Hoefs announced he was stepping down. For approximately four years, Hoefs shared the job of running Avalon with Chief Administrative Officer Charlie Wagner for a year. However, Wagner also stepped down earlier this year. The California Public Employees' Retirement System would only allow Wagner, a former city man- ager himself, to work temporar- ily. Originally, the chief adminis- trative officer served part time, as did the city manager, when Hoefs and Wagner filled the position vacated by Pete Woolson in 2009. Dogathon and Dr. Denny Day day succeeds The much- anticipated Dogathon and Dr. Denney appreciation day presented Sept. 1 by the Catalina Humane Society drew a crowd of well-wishers and participants. ."We are a small group," said Humane Society President Dianne Stone, "so it was great to see all of the people with dogs come out for the Dr. Denney Appreciation Parade down Front Street." About 50 owners and their Year In Review, Page 7 ISI, flODR NEWSPAPER A KILLER WAY TO ADVERTISE ............................. 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