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17_ VOLO~ 99, ssu~ 4 ~wry we~k-,inc~ '9'4 ,,,o4, January 28, 2011 g R IE F S CONSERVANCY Pebbly Beach Road closure MANAGES o00, eac,,oaOw,,, ec,oseO RUNNING EVENTS on Wednesday, Feb. 2 for the day for road maintenance. Catalina Island Museum Following a "long tradition of announces re-opening hosting distance events on the Is- After completing an extensive land, the Catalina Island Conserv- renovation, the Catalina Island ancy will assume the direct man- Museum ~s re-opening, starting agement and operation of several with an evening reception from 6 events on Catalina beginning in to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5. The 2012. To assist in the growth and reception is free and the public is invited, enhancement of the events, the Con- servancy has hired special events Ham Radio Club receives managemem company Spectrum Susie Feinstein Spirit Award Sports Management LLC. The spirit of Susie Feinstein is Runners will enjoy the unrivaled alive and well with the Catalina beauty and ultimate challenge of Amateur Repeater Association. Catalina by participating in the Which received the award in her Catalina Island Marathon and the name for its tireless support of Catalina Island Half Marathon. A the Annual Avalon Benefit 50-Mile portion of the proceeds will go to Run. See story, page 2 support the protection and resto- Film festivals set for spring 2010 babies with their mothers at The Landing Restaurant. From let: Back Row: Veronica Fuentes & baby Landon Rojo. Erin Costello & baby Evan ration of the 43,000-acre nature The second of two fi Im festivals Bray, Melinda Ramirez & baby Harlan Felix, Maricarmen Martinez & baby David Secundino. Front Row: Yesica Jimenez with baby twins Aleah & preserve owlled and managed by to be held in the Avalon Theatre Aylin, Donna Whitaker & baby Dean Whitaker. See pages 6 and 7 for more on the Class of 2028. the Catalina Island Conservancy. this spring has been sc heduled for Proceeds will also benefit organi- May 6 through May 8. The Santa Catalina Island Museum announces re-opening zations including Avalon,School, Catalina Film Festival will be a the Lions Club of Avalon, t.he Pony three-day event and will feature After completing an extensive The traveling exhibitions gallery loyal fans, the team's owner, Wil- Club, the Little Red Schoolhouse, short and feature-length films and renovation, the Catalina Island will feature temporary exhibitions liam Wrigley Jr., executed a mas- CHOICES, the Saddle Club and the documentaries as wel as a spe- Museum is re-opening, starting that are often derived from either terstroke when he first brought the Teen Center. All participants will cial conservation series in coop- with a an evening reception from 6 the Catalina Island Museum's own Chicago Cubs to Catalina Island become members of the Catalina eration with the Catalina Island to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5. The extensive archive or the collec- for spring training in 1921. Island Conservancy by participat- Conservancy. See story, page 8 reception is free and the public is tions of other museums. The move brought national ing in these events and will receive Conservancy to manage invited. The first exhibition in this attention to a vacation paradise aUbenefits of membership. Island running events Located in Avalon's historic space :'The Boys in Blue: the Wrigley had owned since 1919. "Spectrum Sports is thrilled with The Catalina Island Conservancy Casino, the Museqm has updated Chicago Cubs and Spring Train- Nineteen Hall of Fame players the additions of the Catalina Island will assume the direct manage- its entire facility to include an ex- ing on Catalina Island"--will. also trained with the Cubs on Catalina Marathon and the Half Marathon," ment and operation of several panded museum store, a viewing open on Feb. 5. Perhaps no pro- Island, including such legends of said Mike Bone, founder/owner of events on Catalina beginning in room for the presentation of films, fessional sports team in America the diamond as Grover Cleveland Spectrum Sports Management. "We 2012. To assist in the growth and a number of galleries dedicated to is more beloved than the Chicago Alexander, Dizzy Dean, Rogers have had an excellent relationship enhancement of the events, the the histdry of Catalina Island and a Cubs. Affectionately nicknamed Homsby, Joe McCarthy and Hack with the Catalina Island Chaniber, Conservancy has retained special events management company new traveling exhibitions gallery. "The Boys in Blue" by their ever- Museum, Page 9 Spectrum, Page 4 Spg:trum Sports Management Desalination quenches Island's thirst Donna Sherrill dies A desalinization unit with the ~4 blue tubes which house the Donna Davies Sherrill Dassed BY DENNIS KAISER reverse osmosis membrane that extracts drinking water from away Dec. 25. 2010. Donna was seawater. There are four units at the Edison plant. - born in Tacoma. Wash., Jan. 14. Editor's note: The challenge of quenching California 1943, the second child to Donald following is the second part residents' thirst for fresh water and Ruby Davies. After early of a series about water on remains insatiable. Depending on childhood in the Puget Sound Catalina. one's location, it becomes more area, she moved with her fam- complex with every passing year ily to Sherman Oaks and then to Catalina Island. See Nory, page 9 - Water. It's a commodity that as state's population continues to seems worth its weight in gold. expand. Rotary assists Mexico Samuel Clemens, otherwise Catalina, with its desert island The Avalon Rotary Olubembarke6 known as Mark Twain, summed ecosystefn, has been on the front on an international Rotary partner- up California's water situation by lines of those searching for ways ship project earlier this month to saying that in the Golden State, to supply Island residents and busi- Ensenada, Mexico to assist with "Whisky is for drinking, water is nesses with an adequate amount of a food and blanket drive, for fighting over." water. While there is plenty of salt See story, page 5 Twain spent time in California's water surrounding the Island, it's Water level frontier during the state's gold not fit for consumption. Instead, According to Southern California rush and saw firsthand how water the Island has had to rely mainly Edison's Catalina District, as of was a key source of survival in the on its Thompson Reservoir. The 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. rugged land. While the times and reservoir's water supply has ebbed 26, the water level at the Middle the people may not be as desper- and flowed with the drought cycle, the first permanent desalination Generating Station in Avalon. Its Ranch Reservoir was 995 acre ate, tMnks to being able to import Seeking a backup plan, South- plant in California in 1991 on initial cost, has been estimated at feet. water from the Colorado River, the ern California Edison installed the grounds of its Pebbly Beach Desalination, Page 9 - ilWimi! - 1