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P assistant to STAFF REPORT Avalon resident AleXa Johnson has been promoted to the newly formed position of outreach and naturalist training specialist for the Catalina Island Conservancy. She stepped into her new role on Friday, March 1. "In her time as education pro- gram and administrative assistant, Alexa did a terrific job on a wide array of high priority projects and supported our Families in Nature and Kids in Nature pro- grams," said Frank Hein, director of education. "She's been instru- mental in coordinatingl schedul- ing and delivering naturalist train- ings and writing for The Island Naturalist." In addition to her wealth of hands-on experience, Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management from California State University, Channel Islands. Hein said that she possesses a very solid under- standing of Catalina's ecology. Johnson will continue to work out of the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon in her liaison role to bring high-quality, relevant and com- pelling ecological programs to all who live, work and play on Catalina. The Catalina Island Conservancy was formed in 1972 and is the largest private land trust and one of the oldest in California. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land, 50 miles of rugged shoreline, an airport, more than 80 miles of trails, and more. Looking for something fun and refreshing to do while enhancing the environment? Join with other enthusiastic volunteers to clean one of the Windward Beaches on the second Saturday of every month. You get a free trip to Ben Weston Beach, Cottonwood Beach, Little Harbor or Shark Harbor for a morning of sun and sand. You will also help the local creatures have a safer place to live. The van leaves at 8 a.m. from Conservancy House, 125 Clarissa Avenue. Call Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Lazaris at 310- 510-2595 ext. 109 to make reser- vations. VOLUNTEERS WORK TOWARD HUMANITY: Avalon Schools substitute teacher Kaylie Miller, seen hold- ing pink envelope, gathers with school student volunteers in a fundraiser on Wednesday to raise money for their upcoming Habitat for Humanity project. Photo by Dennis Kaiser Sin City Bowlers--3 wins--1Jose"Pelon"Madera--181 loss Birdie Woods--181 Beach Bums---2 wins--2 losses Scott Nelson--174 3 Men & A Lady--2 wins---2 Adrian Octavo--168 losses Dustin Cookman--168 Backdoor Bowlers--1 win--2 Ed Arnold--165 Bowling scores losses . Flynn Lopez--164 The Leftovers--1 win--2 losses Fernando Martinez--159 The following are the latest Straight Up Bowlers--1 win--2 Esteban Pedroza--157 scores from the Three Palms losses Avalon Arcade. Glory Bowl--1 win--3 losses Most Strikes Brown's Bikes Bowlers--0wins-- Greg Warner--10 Team Scores 2 losses Jose Madera--10 BirdieWoods--3 wins.0 losses Lucky Strikes--0 wins--4 losses Ed Arnold--9 Joey Hall--3 wins--0 losses , Top Bowling 8gores Scott Nels6n--9 Sphere Chuckers--3 wins--0 : Mark Hayes--189 Rick Cederwall--9 losses Greg Warner--188 Robert Park--9 Fernando Martinez--8 Mark Hayes--8 Shawn Hall--8 Juan--8 Rich Rios--8 Most Spares Jose Madera--17 Esteban Pedroza--14 Marianna Garcia--13 Rich Rios--13 Greg Warner--13 Mark Hayes--13 Scott Nelsonml2 ~ Rick CederwaU--12 Cheryl Saldana--12 Dustin Cookman--12 Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@thecatalinaislander.com Editor Dennis Kaiser editor@thecatalinaislander.com Advertising advertising@thecatalinaislander.com Office/~81=tant Kristy Throndson office@thecatalinaislander.com Accounting Judy Murray judy@tocalnewspapers.org Graphic Designer Christy Smith 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 I (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday ] Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday BEACH WEDDING COMES WITH BUBBLE BLAST Casandra Hodges married Adam Zosel on the beach in Avalon on Wednesday. They visited from the small, farmingtown of Scio, Oregon at the suggestion of Adam's brother who lives in Torrence and visits the Island frequently. Photo by Dennis Kaiser SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@cinews.us One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunltyMedia Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. PubJished weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704 The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander No part may be reproduced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2013 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. PROUD MEMBER OF THE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER ence SundaT Brunch at Descanso Beach Club. Enjoy complimentary bottomless champagne. Reserx tions D E S C A N S (3 are highly recommended. A 135 per person ' Weather pcnafirti~. Before you go back to the mainland... Subscribe today. P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (310) 510-0500 Fax (310) 510-2882 2 i Friday, March 8, 2013 THE CATALINA ISLANDER