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Liddell From page 3 taken! I looked like a deer not only blinded by the car lights, but then run over! Who cared? I PASSED! I immediately called Eric to give him the “good” and “bad” news. Yes, I had passed the written test, but had ALMOST flunked “picture.” A few weeks later my license arrived and it looked as it I was now finished with the DMV and the humiliation that went with it. No such luck! I received a letter from these won- derful state officials telling me that because of some numbers on the back of my license, I would have to make an appointment to go back to the Fullerton office! I quickly turned my card over and saw “13” which stated “Area Restriction.” I could only use my “Class A” license on Catalina Island. The other number stumped me. “50.” It stated “Customized Restrictions On File—Contact DMV.” What the heck did that mean? I made an appointment and showed up to have this matter cleared up. I showed this letter to the examiner and asked her for clarification. She had a puzzled look and took my license. She told satisfaction. satisfaction. is higher (July August Friday 2am) -0n call tow driver $25.00 per hour for each call Avenue) by February 29th 2016 employees are like our family! Catalina Gull Carl [THEMES] Catalina Transportation Services is hiring for the following employees: All employees (with the exception of mechanic & on calltow driver) to be cross—trained in the following: Taxi driving; Dispatming Tours — All employees must live in Avalon. -Full-Time Drlvers Monday-Friday from 10am-8pm. Commission based job, gratuity dependent upon customer -Drivers Saturday & Sunday from 10am-8pm. Commission based job, gratuity dependent upon customer oClosing Driver Thursday-Sunday 4pm to midnight (July August Friday & Saturday 2am) $10.00 per hour minimum or commission based whichever ~FuII-Time Day Dispatcher Monday-Friday from 7am-4pm $12.00 per hour/health dental benefits -FuII-Time nght Dispatcher Monday-Friday from 4pm-mldnlght $12.00 per hour/ health dental benefits -Fu|I-Time Garage Mechanic Monday-Friday from 8am-5pn Pay dependent upon knowledge/ health & dental benefits Applications available at the following locations: Taxi Dispatch booth (308 Crescent Avenue) Main Office (228 Metropole Avenue) Website www.CatalinaTransportationServices.com Applications need to be turned into main office (228 Metropole Interview process will begin March 14th 2016 Training will begin April lst 2016 Catalina Transportation Services Is a family run business. All of our me to wait while she looked it up in “the book.” She went to a back room. Now, I am probably a bit paranoid by this time, but I swear I saw every surveillance camera in the DMV point directly at me and I heard laughter coming from the back room! I am sure I saw people peeking at me :hrough a crack in the door! A few moments later she came back to the desk and informed me, “I am sorry, but there is no such code number ‘50! ’ There must be some mistake!” I must thank Ron Louder, Eric Cederwall, and Janie Eisenhut for training me to drive the big rigs, although I only did it for two years. I now only do the History and Ghost Walking "ours so hopefully the citizens and 'isitors to Catalina can now sleep soundly! I am pretty sure of one thing! At every “DMV Christmas Party’ across the US, and possibly Calada and Mexico, the video of me zttempting to have my picture taken in San Pedro is played as an “Aren’t you glad you didn’t have him in your DMV office!” To contact Chuck Liddell, email him at cruckliddell.cata- lina@gmail.com. All things scuba BY TINA KENNED Water temperature on the surface is 60 degrees. Visibility is improv- ing to 30-40 feet. Conditions down west are even better. Many hump- backs have been breaching at Long Point. A mola mola was spotted. (You know what that means—~white sea bass are on their way!) Dive instructor Ruth reports seeing a seahorse at the Jacques Cousteau plaque. More seahorse sightings have been reported past Point Conception. How awesome is that? Lobsters appear to be more shallow. There is only approxi- mately one month left for the sea- son. Get out there, and don’t forget your report card! Happy winter diving! Going overtown to see a specialist? Be more than just another anonymous patient. Gatalina W Island Medical Center Catalina Island Medical Center’s state-of—the—art Siemens CT Scanner can provide the diagnostic images needed for nearly all medical conditions. Simply let your physician know you would prefer to have your diagnostic imaging completed on the island. Familiar places and familiar faces t No appointment needed ’ 0 Scans available immediately on CD Please call for more information. ' Dan Davis, MD. 0 Kevin Hutton, MD. PUBLIC NOTICE (310) 510—0700 100 Falls Canyon Road PO Box 1563, Avalon 90704 www.CIMedicalCenter.org ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, Feerary 10, 2016, the ,City ofAvalon will begin AnnuaLRegiatcationfor all Residential Vehicle (blue stickers) and Residential Golf Cart (Autoette) permits and will continue N through 4:30 pm. Friday, Agm1t201 ‘91:“- .£9' < a as“.— .a. . . 6. Vehicle permits renewed after this date shall be considered IateLand will pe refiuired to pay a “late renewal ‘Charge” of $25.00 ' éf vehiciéii’fi'ia’aamo “e regular registration fee. Residential vehicle permits shall be ineligible for renewal and shall be subject to losing all prior rights of registration if not renewed before 5:00 pm. on Wednesday June 1, 2016. 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 am. and 6:00 am. -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 Autoettes. 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. You also must bring current registration and be prepared to provide proof of residency or nonresident real property ownership since April 18, 1989. The fee for renewal is $30.00 for residential autoette and vehicle permits. ALL OUTSTANDING TRAFFIC CITATIONS MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE VEHICLE STICKERS ARE ISSUED. The Vehicle Code allows a permit holder to apply for renewal without registering a residential vehicle, (banking a permit), providing that the permittee remains otherwise qualified and pays the appropriate registration fee. Registration will be conducted at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Rd., DURING THE HOURS OF 9:00-12:00 AND 2:00-4:30 MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. (NO THURSDAYS)! If you have any questions, please call Avalon City Hall, (310) 510-0220. Published: The Catalina Islander: Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 11,March 25 The Avalon Bay News: Feb. 18, March 3, March 17 Broadcast: Posted: City Hall Bulletin Board Avalon Community Channel on Catalina Cable TV City of Avalon Web Site: http://www.cityofavalon.com "Friday, F‘éb’rué'ry'ié, idiots