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'"coMPILED'BY CIqUCK LIDDELL I R I 1OYEARS AG A60 n%,:nn O. Taylor, and Hunc-I Estate , 'American Legion Auxilia- | nllEticense#O1394874 Jooonffg, 2015 John Reese, who was with the Steel posts where set in place ry had a holiday abalone dinner i Post Office since April, 1997, left at the entrances to Crescent, at the served to them by their "American -i 10 YEARS AGO, 2005 50 YEARS AGO, 1965 for a post with the Army at "Fort Jackson?' A 60-foot gusher, caused by a sink hole on Sumner. Phyllis R. Rose (July 4, 1912- December 28, 2004). "Chamber Of Commerce" con- ducted its 3rd Annual "Catalina island Economic Forum and Busi- ness Growth Workshop." California motorboat noise law. Ada M. Yarbrough died January 2, 2005. Edith "Aunt Giz" Flood (1922- January 4, 2005), had two children born on the Island. Calico bass were biting. Yearly migration South of the Gray Whales and Common Dol- phin. 4th Annual "Catalina Island Plein Air Painting Exhibition," Museum. "Avalon Floor Coverings" (orig- inally "Mickey Page Flooring"). "Avalon Humane Society" is looking for homes for the Island cats. "Avalon School's Calendar." "Avalon 2020 Vision," started in 2003, was addressing the housing issues. "Between Two Harbors," Doug Oudin. end of 1964, that could be lifted out when access was needed. It will cost the city $12,000 an- nually to raise the salaries of all of its employees. Matilda Charlotte "Lettie" Johnson (April 5, 1875-January 14, 1965). Stephen Thomas Enguidanos, born January 15, 1965, to Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Enguidanos. Because of the unusually warm balmy weather, Saturday, January 16 saw 37 planes land at the "Air- port-In-The-Sky" and 112 on Sun- day, January 17. Joe and Rose Arno celebrated their 33 wedding anniversary. Carolyn Page became the "Avalon High School, 1965, Betty Crocker Homemaker Of Tomor- row." Lincoln Trapp sent a "Letter To The Editor" sharing how happy he was that Avalon was becom- ing a "Year Round" economy. He explained that at this time, it was primarily 3 months on (primarily one month as the other two months were skeletal months of assorted weekends), ."many people come here to relax, to enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings while they find refuge from the frantic race twenty miles away." "We have nat- ural beauty, freedom from the fran- tic pressure of business, a priceless lack of freeways, and a potential haven of refuge for those who need to unravel their tense nerves." "Avalon Police Department," 218 Metropole, was selling "dog tags," $3/mal, $5/female. 100 YEARS AGO, 1915 25 YEARS AGO, 1990 75 YEARS AGO, 1940 Lois Lorraine Keefer, born January 23, 1940, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Keefer. "Avalonist" used to describe who citizens of Avalon were. "Acme Cat6"' 306 Crescent. "Adlet's" were 10 cents/line, minimum 25 cents. "Alley Buffet," 117 Sumner, Ninth Annual "Avalon Benefit Run-50 Miler," raised money for hospital, 99 runners, Marty Thom- as, Director. Zohmah Rue Schneider died on December 13, 1989. Travis McKay celebrated his birthday. Tim Mclntosh celebrated his birthday. Allyson King celebrated her birthday. Volunteer firemen received ser- vice awards: Jim Burke (35 years), Roger Upton (32 years), Jerry Cic- coni (30 years), John Phelps (28 years). "South Coast Air Quality Man- agement District" lowered its rates due to Avalon's clean air.. Only $175/per violation. Kelly Harms and John T. Matt (7 years old), celebrated their birth- days at Two Harbors. The planning for the new gym is taking affect. The old one was torn down a year ago due to as- bestos abatement program. The state is willing to pay $880,000 for a 6000 sq. foot building, but the school needs 9000 sq. feet building, which will cost an ex- tra $400,000-$760,000 which the state won't pay. "Offield Family Foundation" will match up to $100,000 in next 6 months for the "Super Bowl Sunday Benefit," sponsored by the "El Gal- leon Restaurant," to raise money for the construction of a new long- term care wing at the Hospital. Esther Virginia Albert McDon- ald (April 23, 1905-January 16, 1990). "Boppo The Clown," parties. Legion," post 137 Sponsored aft essay contest at the school. "What It Means To Be An American,". "Arcade Beauty Shop," 119 Sumner. "Avalon," cross channel ship. "Avalon Band," met at "Boy Scout Hut." "Avalon Barber," 101-09 Sum- ner. "Avalon Cleaners and Laundry, 115 Catalina, Sherman Smith, dis- tributor. The "Islander" referred to a fa- mous Captain, C. M. Scammon, discovering a herd of 30-foot long sea elephants at the Isthmus (now called "Two Harbors") in 1852. The mammoth creatures, that weighed up to a ton or more, could expose 10' of their bodies out of the water. They were supposedly killed off by the Russian sea otter hunters and, as of 1880, only one has been seen, and that was in 1913 (The document that they made ref- erence to was the "History Of The North American Pinnipeds," by Joel Asuph Allen, 1880, but no ref- erence to these gigantic creatures was mentioned). The "Islander" felt that any boats coming to the Island, as well as all local commercial boats, should carry insurance and be taxed. Steamers left San Pedro at 10 a.m. and arrived in Avalon at 12:30 p.m. The Steamers left Avalon at 3:15 and arrived in San Pedr6 5:45. Nearly 50 albacore were caught in the first week of January. The largest was 27 pounds. Yellowtail were also in abundance. Street paving only done on the upper part of Metropole Ave. Dis- trict assessment was $170.75 for the 20 lots on upper Metropole. To contact Chuck Liddell, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- lina @gmail.com. 206 E. Wttlq AvRu Unique 5 unit complex. Incredible ocean view 6,910+/- SF lot. Close to town. New lung offered ca $2,999,000 i 200 Catalba Street Duplex. Both units ore 2BR/2BA. block to the beach, off slTeat parking. Offered as 5849,000 337 Sumner AVOHO Triplex on a large lot (2600 SF +/-) Vacation rental permit in front with repeat guests, end two IBD year-mend rentals in beck, plus yard. Sold "us-is'. Huge paseatiol for future development. $845,000 I I Crescent Avenee 4BR, 4BA seaside home 1,850 SF +/- Surreal harbor vim, ocean-treat deck, seduded garden polio, allached guest house. Offered at $2,200,000 Villa 9-54 1 BD, 1 BA, 900 SF+/- Vacation Rental Permit Comes furnished, wit5 Golf Carl. Offered at $479,000 119 Olive Street laczedbla views and lois of potential. Built in 1921, Wood floors, Lot size 2,250 SF +/-, 45'x50' S95o, ooo 351 Semuer Avenue Spadous duplex, large lot 3,2335F +/-, unit I-3BD, 2BA end unit 2-280,1BA $77S,000 S2S 5 .n Aveeee Charming 2BD, 1.75BA 6465F +/-, I)esira location in the "Hats'. Currenlty a vacation total. $599,500 Villa 9-60 I BI), 1 HA, 900 SF+/ Ocean views, top of 9 building, only 15 steps from road. Private deck, plus lazger deck, fireplace, cathedral ceding$ throughout.Comes furnished. Offered at S565,000 2-47 1 BD, 1 BA, 840 SF+/- Turn-key, corner unit wilh dunning viev Open plou, wood burning fireplace. Vacat rental permit, mdud gotf carl. Reduced to $599,000 Vista A-I 2 BD, 2:5 BA, 1,230 SF +/. Corner unit. Vocation g d. 2S,O00 vib I-SS- $6 9,000 203 Des mso - $979,000 320 Summer Avenue - $549,000 339 Manq de Avene - $399,00 234 De o - $599,000 218 Cladssa - $529,000 S3S Simmer Ave. - 39,000 V'nt0 B34 - $285,000 345 Catal Ave. - $499,995 145 Olive St. - .5359,000 itC ~ 2-48 - $679,00 229 Boau A - $799,000 Vista A-26 - $299,000 371 Wldtdey - $999,000 HC VNa 3-22 - $899,000 322 L Whitfley - $1,395,000 151 Olive St. Lot - $419,000 344 Cl itr,, - $599,000 329 Los Lamas Dr.- $1,100,000 HC Via 17-80 - $749,000 HC 18-72 - $1,249,000 THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, January 9, 2015 i 3