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AI the Owl is a member of Avalon's falconry program. Last October, the city hired On the Wing faclonry to use trained birds of prey-mostly fal- cons, the AI is obviously not a member of that species-to frighten off those birds that are regarded as pests. The bids from On the Wing ~lon't attack the pest birds. AI, for example, needs only to show his face to make pigeons and seagulls seek a friendlier nei,~hborhood. Photo by Dennis Kaiser February, the month of ro- mance, has begun on the Isle of Romance. The following is both a calendar and a guide to what lies ahead for Catalina for the next few months. February February 9--Catalina Film Society, second Saturday each month An opportunity for film enthu- siasts to enjoy, discuss and cel- ebrate brand new unreleased inde- pendent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non- members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films. Participation benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina's wild- lands wild. For more information, call (818) 787-1946 or visit www. Visitor Count From page 7 There was a small increase in visitors from cruise ships, but not enough to offset~he drop in carrier traffic. Cruise ships brought 96 more individuals, or 0.8 percent more visitors, came in January 2013 than in January 2012. (Carnival Cruises is scheduled to send a second ship to Catalina starting in January 2014.) Since this was the first report for the year, the "year to date" fig- ures are identical to the monthly figures. An earlier version of the January visitor report contained a misleading error that said the information was for the month of December, which could have given an incorrect impression of the "year to date statistics. Pet of the Week: Dusty is a 9-year-old golden retriever. According to his proud owners Dave and Marty Ashleigh, he is the friendliest dog in Avalon. Send your Pet of the Week photo to Dennis Kaiser at editor@the- catalinaislander. com. Society offers two documentaries about STAFF REPORT was created here, right along side notorious speakeasies, nightclubs, Two documentaries about Los casinos, brothels, and opium dens. Angeles will be screened at 7 p.m It is truly a mix of light and dark, Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hotel Metro- sunshine and noir, that !s uniquely pole Conference Room at 205 LA. Crescent Ave. (in the Plaza, behind "Rock The Boat" 50 minu.tes M Restaurant). Neither documen- A dozen intrepid Angelenos CatalinaFF.org. February 23--second An- tary is theaters, took to their boats and kayaks and February 14--Valentine's Daynual Avalon tarbor Underwater Admission is free for Film So- embarked on an ambitious and ab- Dinner at the M Restaurant by Cleanup ciety members and guests of the surd mission to navigate the entire Zest This is the)nly time scuba div- Hotel Metropole. Suggested dona- length of the LA River. "Rock the Share a romantic meal with ing is allowedin Avalon Bay, with tion for the screenings: $10. About Boat" follows this controversial your special someone. For reser- 500+ expected volunteer divers the Film: The documentaries are: kayaking expedition and looks vations and information, call (310) collecting tras~ and debris. Awards "Sunset Strip"-:-90 minutes at how the transformation of Los 510 8404 r visit www.ZestCater- ceremony folows on Wrigley Synopsis: The Strip itself was Angeles went from a "dream city ingCatalina.com Stage with przes and giveaways, born in the roaring 1920s as a dirt of endless possibility" to the urban February 15-February 17-- Proceeds benefit the USC Hyper- road connecting Hollywood stu- Sprawl it is today. President's Weekend at the M Res- baric Chamber and the Robert E. dios to a new development called The double-feature is present- taurant by Zest Given Fund for Ocean Conserva- Beverly Hills. This "strip" between ed by the Catalina Film Festival, Featuring some of the favorite tion and Educational Research. two cities fell just outside Los An- Catalina Film Society, Catalina foods of America's Presidents. For For more information, call geles city limits, becoming a no Film Institute and Hotel Metropo- reservations arid information, call (310) 510-2595 ext. 123 or e-mail man's land outside the reach of the le. The event benefits the Conser- (310) 510-8404; www.ZestCater- avalonharbordeanup@gmail.com. LAPD. Generations of great artists vancy. For more information, visit ingCatalina.com, were inspired here and great art www.CatalinaFF.org. Friday, February 8 TUesday, February 12 Stacy StToub. VelliM0ore Shell0 Atchk0n Alessandro Maainelli Ashton Larson Lorenzo Hernandez Ethan Michael Foss Wednesday. Fel = 13 EUie Emdie Stevens Michdb Warner Octo fosillos Jenea Dminguez Thursday, ebruar 14 Britain ombard SINGING WATERS SERVING THE CHURCH, REACHING THE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE Noncy Brovo-gorcio Oscar Chovollo . heri Macdonald SNday. Februmy ! 0 " ' " Tiffany Nicole Ohm Momlay, Febnmry 1 Elizabeth Evelyn Alvorez Juan Pedrozo // February 8 through February 14 Shows Nightly at 7:30 Matinee- Saturday & Thursday at 4:30pm THURSDAY GATHERING 7PM THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, February 8, 201317