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January 13, 2017

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real estate With ChuckLiddell Bottle found after more than 40 years at sea Since becoming "Catalina's Official Greeter," March 10, 2014, when the Chamber Of Commerce assigned me to greet the cruise ships and cross channel carrier, I have answered 62,084 ques- tions. Chuck Liddell Columnist LET IT POUR! Boy, the rain has really been coming down inthe last month or so! RickHarp has figured that we have had 7.52" as of Jan. 11, and "Dr. Bill" Bushing has told us that this figure is twice of the average, going back almost 70 years! With our season being Oct. 1-Sept. 30, we have plenty of time to get our #'s up! Only problem is that our drought does not have to do with water going into our res- ervoirs, as only Hamilton Cove and those in the Interior are using it. We are on desalinization and that is our problem. WE NEED HOLDING FACILITIES! OVERCOMING DEPRESSION. I shared with you my "secret" for overcoming my "Holiday Depression," and that was to commit yourselves in helping others. Hopefully some of your took my suggestion. This past weekend, seven Avalon Rotarians, plus five friends, traveled to Ensenada, Mexico,and joined five other Rotarian Clubs and approximate- ly 100 other volunteers to pack- age and distribute food, clothing, blankets, toys, to approximately 1,200 needy families. It was hard Work and felt great! Don't for- get, those in need have concerns ALL YEAR ROUND, not just during the holiday season. Find other ways to serve throughout the year. (One sour note, we ended up in the "Sentri Lane". used by officials on a regular basis, at the border, BAD, BAD, "GOOGLE MAP," and we were shuttled aside and "kindly" reprimanded. Our passport information was taken down and released, but IF we do it again, $5,000/passen- ger! By the way, you must have "Passports" both for Mexico and Canada!) oee CHECK YOUR BOTTLE #. This one even I find it impos- sible to believe! On Aug. 19, 2016, I shared a story about throwing 201 messaged bottles into the ocean, "Happy 200th United States" (see this and. ALL of my other submis- sions, www.catalinais-, and a couple of weeks ago bottle #1933 was locat- ed in Punta Colonett, Baja California, near Ensenada (I probably could have , found it myself while I was down there!), after traveling for only 40 3/4 YEARS!!!!! IMAGINE! Either it has just been sit- ting there, undetected, or it has traveled around the world on currents many, many times! If #1933 was your bott!e, CONGRATULATIONS ! The Museum has a list of each bottle owner and hopefully we will be able to share more information next week! WOW! Still hope for my #1947! events, locals, you name it. If you would like, I will work with you with your ideas. eee DIDN'T GET THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT YOU WANTED? "WEST OF THE WEST," 3-hour PBS special on the 8 Channel Islands, with me humbly featured on the Catalina segment, is ONLY available on Catalina at the "Steamer Trunk" and "DC-3"/"Air port." Not living on Catalina? Send $23 to me, P. O. Box 1533, Avalon, CA 90704, and I witl send you a DVD. GETTING TO KNOW YOU! Now is the best opportunity for us locals, who THINK we know each other pretty well; to REALLY learn about how remarkable we all are by invit- ing each other for lunch/dinner/ coffee just to spend some time together. Things are slow, we have the TIME! Use it wisely! CA 8RE License #013934874 Bahia Vista C-53 1 BD, 1 BA, 797 SF +/- End Unit. Open floor-plan. Garden & pool view from balcony Offered at $379,000 January 13, 2017 WHEN ENOUGH JUST ISN'T ENOUGH! Just wanted to share with you four days a week when you can indulge in "ALL YOU CAN EAT" meals in Avalon: Monday, your own con- coction of spaghetti, soup, sal- ads, "Buffalo Nickel," (Pebbly Beach, 310:510-1323), Thursday, you decide the cut/s of prime rib, Friday, all types .of fish fry, and Saturday, voted best fried chick- en on Catalina (only surpassed by my Georgian Grandmother, Effie Sims), "Seaport Bistro," ("Holiday Inn," 310-5t0-3663). Both great establishments provide FREE shuttle service! By the way, "Holiday Inn" now provides "Islander Rates" in Long Beach! Any other restaurants I over- looked, let me know and I will DEFINITELY add you to my list (chuckliddell.catalina@gmail. corn). SHARE YOUR OWN STORIES IN MY COLUMN! For the last coflple of years I have been sharing primarily sto- ries about myself and my fam- ily. I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT CATALINA STORIES OUT THERE THAT NEED TO BE SHARED WITH THE WORLD! Please send me your written ideas about the past, present, future (?) concerning by Honda mRRins For optimum perforrnanoe and safely, we recommend you read the Owner's Manual befot~ opetrating your Honda Matfne produce Always wear a personal f/oaCeUon device wh#e boaUng. NO DISASTER! I always enjoy watching visitors at Noon, at the end of each month, when our sirens go off, simply to check them out. They look to the skies for bombs or fire and the ocean for giant waves! I guess this isn't done much on the mainland anymore! If our ene- mies want to catch us off guard, attack us Noon, at the end of any given month, we will tt~ink ~it is simply a "siren drill"! HEAVEN FORBID! If you want to con- tact me directly, and I would APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU, email, chucklid- delLcatalina@gmaiLcom. and Lasik evaluation Latisse for :lOnger eyelashes Call 714-546-2020 For a Saturday clinic appointment at CIMC ORANGE COAST e3je c HC Villa 13-43 - Sl,O00,O00 Bahia Vaista C-48 - 5429,000 341 Eucalyptus- 5610,000 318 Descanso S574,000 232 Claressa - 5725,000 HC Villa 1-72 - 5599,000 HC Villa 2-33 - 5599,000 318 Whittley #6 - 5725,000 HC Vilb 2-26 - 5579,000 208 Catalina St. - $849,000 11 Crescent - 52,200,000 HC Villa 18-64 - 51,000,000 8 Canyon Terrace - 5569,000 320 Descanso - 5699,000 HC Villa 5-7 - 5599,000 344 Cladssa - 5699,000 24 CabrNIo Dr. - 5560,000 HC Villa 9-60 - 5530,000 i 13 Vieudelou 5780,000 HC Villa 8-96 - S855,000 HC Villa !-77 - $549,000 348 Metropole Ave. - 5475,000 Sarah Jones "R~:ALTOR CA BRE License #01936665 Adam Thoricht REALTOR CA BRE License #01965614 Villa i-76 1 BDI 1 BA 804 SF +/- Stunning views and great location! A beautifully furnished, unique sunny corner villa with an open floor plan. Living room has wood burning fireplace, and 2 sets of French doors that open to deck with beautiful views of the ocean, pool and the beach. Ocean view from master. Vacation rental permit with strong rental history. Sold fully furnished with a golf cart Offered at S599,00 Villa 2-32 1 BD, 1 BA 755 SF +/- Bright and airy one level with beautiful unobstructed views French doors open from bedroom and living room to a balcony. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances Conveniently located near the pool, beach and clubhouse. Vacation Rental permit with a healthy established income. Land purchase included. Included in sale are furniture, furnishings and a newer golf cart. Offered at $509,500 27 Cabrillo - 5589,000 We are looking for Full or Part 'lime experienced real estate agents with a history of self-starting and a record of listings and sales. Contact John Gilbert at 661-301-1543 or 41~, THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, January 13, 2017 '- 3