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J Page 4 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, February 5, 2010 BETWEEN TWO HARBORS After a period of wet, stormy weather during the middle part of January, this past week turned around dramatically. Fair and mild days, punctuated by a beautiful "Wolf Moon" weekend brought about a welcome change all over the Island. Bright sunshine sparked a signifi.ant burst of growth for the Islz;P t life and grasses, while the brilliant "Wolf Moon" illuminated thskies in a rare dis- pray of rable nighttime clar- ity and visibility. Wolf Moon A Wolf Moon occurs once a year, in January, and coincides with the moon's path making its closest perigee to the earth, this year approaching to a distance of 221,557 miles. As a consequence of the moon being closer to the" earth than in any other phase of its elliptical orbit, the moonlight over the weekend is said to have glowed 40 percent .brighter and appeared 14 percent larger than during any other moon phase of the entire year. For those who ? ! NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hearing Officer will be conducting Vehicle Hearings on Thursday, February Council Chambers located at 410 Avalon Canyon Road. The agenda will include but may not be limited to the following: HEARINGS TIME APPLICANT 12:30 pm Catalina Vending - Renew Comm. Vehicle Mulgado's Painting - Renew Comm. Autoette 1:00 pm Raul's Maintenance - Renew Comm. Autoette Andrew's Electric - Renew Comm. Autoette Fedex ground - New Comm. Autoette 1:30 pm Avalon Bay News-New Comm. Autoette Catalina Transportation-New Comm. Vehicle :!"SCiC6.'-Transfer Comm. Vehicle June Renewal by Declaration Amlock Inc. - Renew Comm. Vehicles & Autoette Catalina Island Museum - Renew Comm. Autoette Buffalo Nickel - Renew Comm. Vehicle & Autoette Cat. Island Real Estate - Renew Comm. Autoette Catalina Boatyard - Renew Comm. Vehicle Catalina Pest Control -Renew Comm. Autoette Hamilton Cove Homeowners - Renew Comm. Veh & Auto. " Catalina Realtors - Renew Comm. Autoette Hamilton Cove Real Estate - Renew Comm. Veh. & Auto Cat. Sportswear & Souv. - Renew Comm. Autoette Hotel St. Lauren - Renew Comm. Vehicle Cat. Towing - Renew Comm. Autoette Island Distributors - Renew Comm. Vehicle Dave Thompson Constr. - Renew Comm. Autoette Island Enterprises - Renew Comm. Vehicles Discount & Delivery - Renew Comm. Autoette Island Toys - Renew Comm. Vehicle H&H Portable Welding - Renew Comm. Autoette Mi Casita Restaurant - Renew Comm. Vehicle Mr. Fixit - Renew Comm. Autoette .Sears Product Services - Renew Comm. Vehicle Katie's Kitchen - Renew Comm. Autoette Von's Companies Inc. - Renew Comm. Vehicle Lloyd's of Avalon - Renew Comm. Autoette Catalina Island Vac. Rentals - Renew Comm. Autoettes Seaport Village - Renew Comm. Autoette. The public is welcome to participate. Additional information and a complete agenda can be ob- tained at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Published: The Catalina Islander: Feb. 5, 2010 Posted: Bulletin Board at City Hall City of Avalon Website: were out and about during the night, it was indeed a bright and well-lit night, both Friday and Saturday. With the moon over- head, the nighttime visibility was so good that one could observe landscapes and panoramas that are usually only 'visible during daylight hours. When the moon was at its zenith, around midnight, even the colors of the green grass and blue ocean were discernable. As for the "Wolf Moon," the term derives from the early 17th century when "Native Americans would sit around campfires in their villages listening to the hungry wolves that lurked in the shadows baying at the moon. The ensuing Native American terminology of a "Wolf Moon" was then picked up by the Farmers Almanac and- is still carried on today to describe the celestial phenomenon. Visitors and the Visitors Guide With the arrival rior to enjoy the gloriogt eather, This week alo a fi/,ery of the new, hof_of _ the presse..0 Boaters and 'titrs Guide. The glossy of the mild and pleas- ant weather, Island visitation picked up slightly over the weekend. A couple of dozen boats vis- ited West End coves, local campgrounds entertained several groups, the Banning House Lodge attract- ed a near capacity booking, and quite a few Avalon residents made vehicular excursions into the Isthmus and other parts of the inte- Doug Oudin Columnist pamphlet is now available at all Two Harbors venues and will soon be distrib- uted to numerous mainland stores, clubs, and boat- ing organizations. The handy, 45 page informational booklets includes information about nearly everything that goes on in Two Harbors; Uoating, camping, lodg- ing, dive services, Two Harbors PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Special Events, and much more. The pamphlet can be found at most West Marine stores, Boaters World stores, many yacht club facilities, or can be received in the mail by calling (310) 510-4210. In Avalon the booklet can be picked up in person at the office of the Santa Catalina Island Company or at the Catalina Conservancy Office. Community yard sale Local residents Nicole Jofinson and Abby Balderas held NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold PUBLIC HEARINGS to consider the following items at the regular February meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. 1) A Public Hearing for an Application for a New Conditional Use Permit to allow the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table board in a dwelling unit for periods of fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days duration (Transient Rental Sec. 9-6.603 AMC) at 212 Descanso. Owner: Ann Wright Applicant Catalina. Island Vacation Rentals Location: 212 Descanso APN: 7480-013-006 PC# 2407 Zone: High Density 2) A Public Hearing for a Height Variance, Parking Variance, a community Yard Sale over the weekend to help support young Samantha Erickson, whose valiant struggle with an undetermined and debilitating disease continues to keep her hospitalized. Nicole is a caring friend of Samantha and the Erickson fam- ily, while Abby is one of the resi- dent Isthmus Baywatch captain's who is preparing to transfer back to the mainland for reassignment. Between them a large display of household and prsonal items were brought out for the com- munity yard sale. All Of the pro- ceeds from the sale will go toward supporting Samantha's care and recovery. Local Coastal Development Permit, and a Site Plan Application for a 18 unit apartment building (Low to Moderate units) on vacant property at 320 "Fremont Street. Owner: Santa Catalina Island Company. Applicant Hamilton Pacific, LLC (Mike Flynn) Location: 320 Tremont Street APN: 7480-002-075 PC# 2408 Zone: High Density 3) A resolution recommending changes to the Municipal Code Sec. 9-8.404 (f) Basis for Approval or Denial of a Conditional Use Permit for Transient Rentals. 4) A resolution recommending changes to the Municipal Code Sec. 9-7.709 Sign Approval Standards regarding signs for service businesses in the Residential Zone. If you challenge the actions of the Planning Commission in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in The Class of '09 IsReally G0in' Places! Four girls who graduated last June from Avalon High have taken the needs of the world seri- ously. Taking a break from th#ir own studies, they have decided to reach out to those less fodnate. Sabrina Johnson:, Sabrina Johnson is attend- this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. By: Amanda Cook, Director of Planning Published: Catalina Islander Friday, February 5, 2010 Posted: City Hall Friday, February 5, 2010 ing a Christian college, William Jessup University, in Rocklin, CA. However, in May she will take a break and head to Cambodia where she will be working with Agape Missions" Intemational. The first half of the trip, she will be working at Rahab's House, which is a community center in the heart of Phnom Penh. Class of '09, Page 9