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March 1938-2003 Researched by Chuck Liddell, Compiled by Catalina Islander staff 10 Years Ago Carlos Maya (May 10, 1923-March 3, 2003). ., "Casino Night," Two Harbors. "Transportation Departn ent Act" of 1971 allotted Ava- lon $92,548, Proposition .iA, and $85,182, Proposition iC, plus $100,000 disc~etio~ry funds, that leaves A, alon at a loss of $133,010 f~or; 2002_-~,3 and $258,549 for The Thompson Reserver was |t L Te]~-~'| 716 acre feet.,,Mus Second annual than" originally in February, was postponed due to Casino Dock fire. It raised $]9,000. Peggy Freeman (Feb. 2, 1916-Feb. 23, 2003). "St. Patrick's Day Dinneri" St. Catherine Church. l lth Annual "Rotary Club Skee- ball Tournament." "Catalina island Marathon and Kids Run" drew over 1500 participants. People aboard boats, 2,744; ves- sels moored, 686; vessels an- chored, 150; "Ecstasy," 6,968, "Mercury," 4,510. Average Temperature" High, 64; Low, 50; Water, 60. Rain, 7.78 inches. Maureen Cecelia (Ash) Oudin cel- ebrated her 50th birthday. Seymour Aaron Cohen (April 1, 1924-February 2003). 25 Years Ago Rain, this season to date: 12.2 inches. 1987 season to date: 8.92 inches. 1986 season to date, 15.51 inches. "St. Patrick's Dinner and Dance," Casino, "Casino Theatre," Friday and Saturday, 7:15 and 9:30, Sunday, 7:30. Claudia Pantoja had a surprise birthday. The January visitor count was up 21 percent over January of 1987. Records show 33,833 came to Catalina by boat in Febru- ary; 21,383 came in February 1987, up 58 percent. In 1987, 640,060 visitors to Cata- lina; in 1986, 559,096; 1985, 597,178; 1984, 508,823. Average temperature: High, 68 degrees; Low, 52 degrees; Water, 58 degrees. Kaylie M. Miller celebrated her second birthday. Temporary toilets were placed at the Pebbly Beach/Crescent grass area. Casino Way and Pebbly Beach Road are closed; Casino Archway being replaced and Casino Fuel Dock being re- paired after the huge Febru- ary 17 storm. 50 Years Ago A new $550,000 salt water and sewage system was being installed. The last time this was done was 40 years ago. Formerly, it was done in cast iron; now uses asbestos-ce- ment. New sewage pump at corner of Crescent and Pebbly Beach Road. "St. Patrick's Day Dinner," St. Catherine Catholic Church. Dana Karpain celebrated his birthday. "Lion's A' Poppin," Lion's Club comedy program, raised $525 for local high school to be able to go to mainland. Adult Spanish conversational classesconducted at the school. Robin Staff celebrated her 6th birthday. Billy Stockinger celebrated his 5th birthday. Joseph Sterling Meikeljohn (1917- February 25, 1963). Many native American artifacts were dug up on Crescent Av- enue when the new salt water trench was built. "Photo Safari," Chamber Of Com- merce, used "Catalina Opera- tions" sightseeing buses. 55 pilings are being replaced un- der the "Steamer Pier." Or- val E. Liddell is going to be wrapping them with his product, "Pile-Gard," to keep them from being destroyed by marine borers. Diana Stockinger celebrated her 10th birthday. 75 Years Ago "Old Town Dance," welcoming the "Chicago Cubs," old "Pavil- ion," 513 Crescent. When the "Cubs" arrived, all of Avalon turned out. They had banners, parades, etc. Allen J. "Tufty" Tufts (Sept. 29, 1895-Feb. 12, 1938). Frank Burgess, Sr., celebrated his birthday. "Let's Go Catalina," new movie released by "International News Reel." Average Temperature: High, 64 degrees; Low, 50 degrees. Rainfall: total this season to date, 15.78 inches Last year, season to date, 20.86 inches. Febru- ary rain, 5.95 inches. Robert Woodson (1912-October 1937). "St. Patrick" dance and card party, St. Catherine Hotel, Descanso Beach. Forty percent of the visitors to Catalina came from Califor- nia. Sixty percent were from out of state. Thirty-two percent were from Los Angeles, 5.3 percent from San Francisco and 1.59 percent from San Diego. The Santa Catalina Island Company. spends $100,000 for advertis- ing. Harry Hooper (1870-March 6, 1938). Charles Robert McClanahan (Aug. 13, 1913-March 5, 1938). Mrs. Laura Johnston Owen (1884- March 5, 1938). H. B. Howd died March, 1938. Conservancy turmoii , "The specific and primary pur- l have watched with some sad- poses for which this corporation hess the turmoil going oR within ... is formed are charitable and are the Catalina Island Co ervancy to preserve native plants and ani- recently. ; ~ '~--: mals, biotic communities, geologi- As the organization chaCgedcal and geographical formations with protecting the native plant of educational interest, as well as and animal life of our I land, it open-space lands used solely for is something I care abotlt a great the enjoyment of scenic beauty ... deal. "' all on property owned and oper- Backin 1971, after meeting with ated by the Conservancy which is representatives from the Natu're open to the general public subject Conservancy in Washington, D.C., to reasonable restrictions concern- I was one of several Island resi- ing the needs 'of the land, the pri- dents who recommended to the mary interest of the Conservancy Wrigley and Offield families that being to preserve such natural they form their own conservancy areas." to restore Catalna's ecosystems. Since the Conservancy's incep- Similar thoughts were also tion, I felt this charge was stated expressed by two men of greater very clearly. longevity on and knowledge of the I also thought it was ahead of its Island, Doug Propst and Dr. Bob time in protecting not only native Given, and probably others,species, but also the ecosystems The Conservancy came into within which they function. being the following year. Public access always has The original mission statement, been a part of the equation and approved by Philip and Helen indeed is a major reason for the Wrigley and his sister Dorothy Conservancy's education efforts. Wrigley Offield read as follows: However, the primary purpose of the organization was conserva- tion. Recreation was always to be subject to "the needs of the land" and therefore a secondary part of the mission. In fact, much of the recre- ational component at the time the Conservancy acquired 88 per- cent of the Island in 1975 was to be handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation through the easement agreement signed in 1974. That original mission statement in the Conservancy's Articles of Incorporation reflected the desire of the Wrigley and Offield family members who founded it. Since it was never redefined during their lifetimes, I have to assume they were quite content with its wording. It has been rewritten by others since then, and the direction the mission statement has taken does not as clearly reflect this original emphasis. I watched as this began during my tenure as vice president Letters, Page 4 DRE hcense # O1394874 ~ March 8, 2013 Bm~a Yisto A-26 - 2 BL 2 BA, 1,009 SF/-, Vacation reatd ~mr~, furrY. $35O, OO0 Bdda Vista B-44- 2 BR, 2 BA, 1,211 SF+/-, ~ & ocem views, vacadi~ ~emi parmit $399,000 Bahia V'nta A-S- 1 BD, 1BA, O~ a~l hight, Famished p,'us Lav, st priced condo S289,ooo Bahia V'~o C-S4- 2 BD, 2 BA, Fully Furnished. $400,000 Bahia Vista C-53 - 1 BD, 1 BA with po01 view $350,000 Bahia Vista B-32- 1 BO, l BA 797 ~. h. End unit. $299,000 Bahia Vista B-34- Completely remodeled 1 BD, 1.5 BA. Vocation permit induded. Financing is avoihbh. S385,000 Bahia Vista A-l- 2 BD, 2.5 BA, Corner unit, vocation rental. S425,000 322 E. Whitley - Beautiful 3 BR, 1,744 SF+/-, Large Decks, Views from every room. 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