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Santa Catalina Film Festival set for May 6-8 Santa Catalina is the only re- sort island on the West Coast of the United States, and it is right in Los Angeles County. It is a perfect place for a film festival. Positioned twenty-six miles off the coast of California, for almost 100 ye.ars this beautiful sub-tropical paradise has been playground to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Rea- gan, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Jayne Mans- field, and to some of Hollywood's biggest stars today. The SCFF, along with being a mainstream film festival celebrat- ing independent film, is also proud to have as its beneficiary, the Cata- lina Island Conservancy. Joining in with a special "Con- servation Series" of films, they will honor filmmakers that have a All4One similar mission in protecting, edu- cating and pro- moting the power of nature. The Con- servancy is- the protector of the island's wildlife, plant life, marine life, and endan- gered species. The Catalina Is- land Fox almost faced extinction 10 years ago; but through the efforts of the Conser- vancy they have become the fastest endangered species recovery in the world; now there are over one thou- sand on the island today. In the early 1920's 15 American Buffalo were brought to the island for a film shoot and left behind, a heard of over 150 buffalo can be seen roaming the island today; they are also protected by the Conser- vancy. Major celebrities will descend into Avalon this spring to kick off the inaugural Santa Catalina Film Festival. Actor and environmen- tal advocate, Ed Begley Jr. just signed on to join the many astute members of SCFF Board. Multi- platinum Grammy Award-winners ALL-4-ONE (I Swear, I Can Love PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 1, 2011, the City of Avalon will begin Annual Reg- istration for all Residential Vehicle (blue stickers) and Residential 6oli Cart (Autoette) permits and will continue through 5:00 p.m. April .1,2011. Vehicle permits renewed after this date shall be considered late, and will be required to pay a "late renewal charge" of $25.00 per vehicle in addition to the regular registration fee. Residential vehicle permits shall be ineli- gible for renewal and shall be subject to losing all prior rights of registration if not renewed before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 1, 2011. All nonresident owners-of residential dwelling units for the first time after'September 2, 1988, will be issued autoette permits, which require overnight off street parking between 2:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m. If you wish to register a vehicle at this time, you must drive it to City Hall in order to determine that the overall length does not exceed the maximum length restriction of 200" for Vehicles and 120" for Auteettes. Electric Autoettes meeting the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, (NEV), or Low Speed Electric Vehicle, (LSV) requirements, may not exceed 138" in length by 61" in width. (Certain Autoette bumpers are not included in measurement). You also must bring cur- rent registration and be prepared to provide proof of residency or nonresident real property ownership since April 18, 1989. The fee for renewal is $27.00 for residential autoette and vehicle permits. ALL ouTSTANDING TRAFFIC CITATIONS MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF BEFORE VEHICLE STICKERS ARE ISSUED. The Vehicle Code allows a permit holder to apply for renewal without registering a residential ve- hicle, (banking a permit), providing that the permittee remains otherwise qualified and pays the appropriate registration fee. Registration will be conducted at City H'all, 410 Avalon Canyon Rd., between the hours of 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. If you have any questions, please call Avalon City Hall, (310) 510-0220. Published: The Catalina Islander: Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 4, Mar. 25 Broadcast: Avalon Community Channel on Catalina Cable -IV Posted: City Hall Bulletin Board, City of Avalon Web Site: http://www.cityofavalon.com Wayne Brady You Like That), are confirmed for the opening night performance at the iconic Casino Building Theater. Emmy-winner and Grammy-nomi- nated Wayne Brady, along with many other special guest celebri- ties, is scheduled to attend. Visitors will find fine dining and casual restaurants, karaoke bars, nightclubs, zip lines, scenic golf courses, and crystal Clear blue water 50 feet deep for their enjoyment. Filmmakers from around the world will come to celebrate the art and entertainment of independent film within the Hollywood historic walls of the world's first-ever built sound theater. This gorgeous 1,200- seat theater is where Cecil B. De- Mille and Charlie Chaplin came to screen their very first talkie films. It is here where the Santa Catalina Film Festival's Red Carpet arrivals, Opening Gala, and premiere film kicks-off. More Info at: www.CatalinaFF. org Mr. and Mrs. Ed Begley Jr. CALENDAR FEBRUARY 2/5-4/30 The Boys in Blue: Cubs Spring Training 0n Catalina Island, 1921-1951 Perhaps no professional sports team in America is more beloved than the Chicago Cubs. Affectionately nicknamed "The Boys in Blue", the Cubs have not won the World Series in 106 years - the longest championship drought of any North American spoils team. Despite this, "The Cubbies" remain "love- able losers" and in an age when professional sports are rife with scandal, the Cubs claim some of the most devoted fans in all of base- ball. 'qhe Boys in Blue" presents the Catalina Island Museum's extensive collection of CUbs' programs, rosters, unifom'& film footage and photographs. Y~it this unique exhibition and live the glory days of Cubbies baseball! Catalina Island Museum plO) 510-2414; www.catalinamttseom.org 26 30th Annual Avalon//arbor Underwater Cleanup This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collecting trash and debris. Awards ceremony follows on Wrigley Stage with prizes & giveaways. Proceeds benefit the USC Hyperbaric Chamber and the Given Fund for Ocean Conservation (310) 510- 2595 ext. 123; www.catalinaconservancy. org; avalonharborcleanup@gmaiLcom 27 Academy Awards Party Please join us at the Academy Awards Party at The Landing Bar & Grill, an event to benefit the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation. Catalina Island Medical Center (310) 510-0700 MARCH 12 Catalina Marathon The 26.2 mile trail run takes athletes f~om Two Harbors to Avalon, as the run through the interior of the island - some- thing very few visitors ever get to see. Pacific Sports LLC (714) 978-1528; www. PacificSportsLLC.com or email info@pacific- sportsllc.com 17 St. Patrick's Party at E1 Galleon On Tuesday, March 17th we'll be celebrat- ing the luck of the Irish all day long from 11am-llpm with Happy Hour drink spe- cials, a hearty selection of Irish lunch and dinner specials and live Karaoke featuring you all4ime favorite Irish songs. El Galleon Restaurant (310) 510-1188 or www. Catalinal-lotSpots.com APRIL 3 Annual Rubber Ducky Derby Annual fundraising event to support the local children's theatre company "Kids At Play". The derby begins at noon on .qouth Beach. For more info contact Kids at Play at (310) 510-0288 9 16th Annual Conservancy Ball Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy, this annual event is sure to be exciting. The black tie event at the Avalon Casino Ballroom includes dinner, big band dancing and live & silent auctions. Catalina island Conservancy (310) 510-2595; www.catalina- conservancy.org 10 Spring Fest Food, Music & Games! Join the community at the field of Dreams from llam to 4pm for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 ~I~N29LD~I!G~CONTRACTORsSimpsOn Co. Specializing in Kitchens, Baths, Remodels & Repairs Now Offering Very Affordable GRANITE COUNTERTOPS 7210-89Z-1080 Local References FREE ESTIMATES Ucensed & Bonded 8 - Friday, January 28, 2011 The CATALINA ISLANDER