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HELP WANTED HELICOPTERS RamDine[ Ae[ent/Customer Service Representative We are looking for a Full Time Ramping Agent / Customer Ser- vice Representative that ambitious, self-starter who would love to be around helicopters on a daily basis. Duties include: - Provide excellent customer service throughout the work day -Checking in customers prior to their flights -Weighing passengers and luggage - Loading Passengers into the aircraft - Communicate with Pilot at all times via radio - Operate under FAA rules and regulations to obtain safety at all times - Answer Phones and take reservations when needed - Fueling/Defueling Aircraft To Apply: (Pick up application at our Pebbly Office) - you MUST be able to pass a drugscreen and random drug screens (If you cannot; please DO NOT apply) - Be able to work in a team environment - Must be able to handle constructive criticism - Have Safety as a main priority while working on a daily basis - Bilingual a plus - Know how to operate MicrosoftOffice Utilizing basic Computer skills - At least one year of customer service Come join our team of professionals with our exciting new job opportunity! Compensation: $13.50/hour Work Week: 4 days/lO hour shifts (possible over- time needed in Summer Months) Full/Part Time Employee Needed (must be able to work weekends and holidays) (31o) slo-2s o 301 and 1i25 re.cent Avenue " -" : ' m II advertising@thecatalinaislander.cOm Watson From page 1 this vision. But never let it be said that I don't also try to find more down-to-earth explanations for the Island's myriad mysteries when able to do so. In the case of Catalina's mys- terious undersea lights, I can think of at least one distinct possibility. It may not be as cool as undersea UFOs patrolling the waters around Catalina, but it is very cool none- theless. Enter the luxury submarine. Few people have heard of them and fewer people have even seen them, let alone hitched a ride on one. But private submarine owner- ship among the world's mega-rich is nevertheless very real and very clandestine. Large, luxurious surface yachts owned by celebrities are a rea- sonably common sight in Catalina waters and because of their high profile, there's not much secrecy involved. Mega yachts owned by Microsoft's Paul Allen, Whoopi Goldberg and Wynn Resorts Steve Wynn are occasional visitors to the Island. But submarines being what they are, the owners of these vessels often choose to keep their existence secret. Word has it, for example, that both James Cameron and Paul Allen are owners of such gems and occa- sionally bring them to Catalina, thereby perhaps accounting for our "undersea UFOs". It is believed that there are only about 100 such Discovery 1000 and its larger cous- luxury submarines in existence, in the Nomad 1000. The Discovery Believe it or not, there really carries up to six passengers and aren't a whole lot of restrictions to is designed mainly for day trips, operating a private sub in the open although it can stay submerged for ocean as opposed to operating a up to 24 hours with life suppo~ for surface vessel (although you are four people. supposed to notify the U.S. Navy of The Nomad is slightly larger and your excursions so they don't, like, can accommodate up to 36 day- run into yon down there with one of trippers. Prices for these two subs their Own submarines), begin at about $2.5 million. So where do you get one of these U.S. Submarines' mid-size ves- subs? The 800-pound gorilla in the sel is the Seattle 1000, a three- industry is U.S. Submarines based story, ll8-foot long affair with five in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They state rooms, an equal number of have a wonderful website (www. bathrooms, and not one, but two that you can visit in galleys. between Solitaire games while sit- Did I mention the gymnasium ting in your cubicle at work. and wine cellar? This vessel has U.S. Submarines has a vari- a price tag of $25 million, quite a ety of models to choose from and bargain considering that a surface- will generally build your vessel to only yacht the same size can cost- order, a process that can take sev- multiples of that. eral months or even years. Crew But their premiere luxury sub- training and staffing can also be marine is the 65-meterlong Phoenix provided. 1000, a vessel that features several The company's website temptscabins (plus crew quarters), a large us with such fantasies as settling dining salon, cocktail lounge, diver the sub on the sea floor "and enjoy- lockouts and forward observation ing the view through the panoramic lounge. It also comes with its viewports" before "having a luxuri- own docking mini-sub. Yeah, that's ous dinner." right. They go on: "You can retire to This massive vessel is four sto- a queen-sized bed with the world's lies tall and can travel on the sur- most exclusive view through a face a distance of 3,500 miles at remarkable five-foot diameter 15 knots without refueling (that's viewport... In the morning, after a Catalina to the Galapagos). It can hot shower and breakfast, you can travel underwater at 5 knots for up surface and start the diesels and to 50 hours without surfacing or continue on to the next destina- can sit idly on the sea floor for a tion." minimum of 20 days or until the At the low end of their prod- champagne runs out. uct line are such vessels as the It's yours for only $70 million. PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday February 22, 2017 at6:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avaion Planning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following item at the December meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Denise Radde, City Clerk (310) 510-0220. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II). All public records relating to an agenda item on this agenda are available for the public inspection at the time the records are distributed to all, or a majority of all, members of the Planning Commission. Such records shall be available at City Hall located at 410 Avalon Canyon Road. 1. A Public Hearing for an application for a New Conditional Use Permit. Coastal Development Permit and Resolution 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 37 Camino De Flores (Hamilton Cove). (The project is Categorically Exempt under Sectiofi 15305 of the State CEQA Guidelines - Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations.) Owner: Alex Wulff Applicant: Same as above Location: 37 Camino De Flores APN: 7480-049-091 PC#2620 Zone: Low Density Residential File Date: 1/10/2017 1. A Public Hearing for an application for a Sign Variance to exceed to size limitation for a blade sign at Cafb Metropole, 205 Crescent, #113. (The project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15311 of the State CEOA Guidelines - Accessory Structures.) Owner: Megan Wright Applicant: Same as above Location: 205 CrescentS#113, Car6 Metropole APN: 7480-018-001 PC#26 Zone: Commercial File Date: 2/6/2017 Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may ap~ar at the public hearing during the consideration of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Amanda Cook, Planning Director, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. Anyone may appeal any decision made by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, you must file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee of $908.00 with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Planning Commission may be limited to issues he or someone else raises in writing prior to or orally at the hearing All actions on Local Coastal Development permits seaward of the appealable area boundary (within 300 ft. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission. By: Amanda Cook Planning Director Posted: City Hall Friday, February 10, 2017 Catalina Islander Friday, February 10, 2017 IO#P2-17 10 i Friday, February 10, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER