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Y Page 4 The CATALINA ISLANDER BETW'EEN TWO HARBORS After all of the wet and wild weather during the past several weeks, it was great to finally see a perfect weekend with lots of sunshine, calm seas, and temperatures in the seventies. To make it even bet- ter, for many people it was a three-day holiday--Presidents Weekend--and even better yet, it was Valentines Day. Toss all of that into a dinghy, head out to Catalina and life could not be much better. Doug Oudin Columnist Biggest turnout of year Undoubtedly, many folks J weekend, many staying for the' duration of the three-day holiday, i Thanks to the boun- tiful rains of the! past few weeks, the i Island is in iis early stages of spring j bloom and the scenery is nothing! short of spectacu- lar; helping to make the weekend even more special. With spring in the air and Valentines on the mind; the Island of Romance truly lived i up to its name for! Island lovebirds. An Island valentine i Valentines Day has its roots : dating all the way back to around who enjoy boating were up in the mountains enjoying the same fabulous weather, with some of the best skiing conditions seen in years. As a consequence, the turnout at the West End was not :quite as large as expected, but even so, it was by far the biggest turnout of the young year. A total of approximately 85 boats visited local coves over the AD 496, when Pope Gealasius, in deference to one or more Christian Martyrs named Valentine, estab- lished a "Day of Love" for people to show love and affection to their companions. In mor modern times, the day of love has transi- tioned into the more traditional act ! of giving of cards, flowers, and candies. It has also transformed the concept of love and affection into a day of intimacy and court- | ] ship for men and women around Contact us at I the world. t[ (310) 510-0500 , ] The Harbor Reef Restaurant :,::?.e:u.&. J helped pave the way for a combi- '':[" hati6n of resident men and visit- / ing males to take their respective companions out for the evening for a special and romantic din- ing experience. The Harbor Reef put together a delightful candle- light dinner offering with a selec- tion of delectable entrees, tasty sides and fine wines to choose from. The restaurant made their dining special available on both Saturday and Sunday night's. By all accounts, the offering was well received. One female visitor return- ing to her moored boat told the shoreboat driver; "It was a perfect evening! The meal was delicious, the mood was exhilarating, and my husband has been channing and affectionate all weekend. I love Valentine's Day--we should celebrate it once a month!" Might not be a bad idea. Catalina Quilters The Catalina Quilters were in the Isthmus this week for one of their semi-annual" quilt-making getaways. Staying at the Banning House Lodge, the ladies of the quilting society spent four enjoy- able days together at the Lodge, sewing and stitching to their hearts content. For the quilting ladies, their Catalina getaway is the high- light of their social calendar, a retreat where they can share their love of quilting in an atmosphere unlike any other. Without phones, televisions, or so malay of the other distractions that exist in most other getaway destinations, their visit to Two Harbors is h-uly unique and special. Restaurant roofing All of the rain during the past few weeks exposed a roof- ing problem at the Harbor Reef Restaurant where several leaks developed. This past week, main- tenance crews began the project of laying all new roofing on the restaurant. Coinciding with the roof repairs, the Isthmus main- tenance crew is also in the midst of a renovation of the restroom facilities at the restaurant, updat- ing and giving the "heads" a com- plete makeover. Both projects are scheduled for completion by the end of the month. The squid are running Another large squid spawn has developed in Isthmus Cove during the past few days. It's been a long time (at least ten years) since squid have spawned so prolifically on the "from side" of the Island. As many as a dozen commercial squid boats are currently working the squid spawn in the Isthmus area. Since those boats are not allowed to seine the squid--which allows them to virtually wrap the entire biomass--there is a very good possibility that this year's squid spawn could lead to some excellent spring fishing for white seabass and yellowtail. Island fishermen are eager for the bite to begin. The City of Avalon is now developing a hiring list for the following Part Time position: FUEL DOCK ATrENDANT Definition: Under general supervision, learns to perform and performs the full array of duties assigned to Fuel Dock Attendant, including providing customer service at fuel dock; refuel- ing boats and fuel cans; performing cash and credit card transactions; restocking, maintenance and operation of dock store. How to Apply: Applications may be obtained fr0m.the Finance Depart- ment at Avalon City Hall. All applications must be turned in by 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. It is im- portant that all applications contain experience relevant to the position. The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for the position of Part Time Fuel Dock Attendant. Selection Procedure Applications will be screened and those candidates pos- sessing the most relevant experience will be invited to par- ticipate in an oral interview. Pay: Range 2 Step 1 $11.47 Step 5 $13.95 City of Avalon is an equal opportunity employer The City of Avalon is now developing a hiring list for the following position: EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Definition: Under general supervision, to inspect, diagnose and repair automotive, construction, boats and Other power driven equipment; to perform a variety of semi skilled work repair and maintenance of City buildings, facilities and equipment; to requisition and maintain necessary inventories of equip- ment, shop supplies, parts and materials; and to perform i other job related work as required. How to Apply: Applications may be obtained from the Finance Department at Avalon City Hall. All applications must be turned in by 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. It is important that all applications show education and experience relevant to the position. Incomplete applications will be rejected. The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for the position of Equipment Mechanic. Selection Procedure Resumes will be screened and those candidates possessing the most relevant experience will be invited to participate in an oral interview. Pay: Range 28 Step 1 $ 22.87 Step5 $27.80 City of Avalon is an equal opportunity employer ::1 ; t i :::i ii!!!:!it !i!;t 11:it !:!ili!;i ;iiii!;t I '1 :! q ,: Friday, February 19, 2010