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Dwayne Edward Morris and Pamela Denise Pereyra, of Avalon, married at noon on Feb. 15, at Man Bel Ami Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple will continue to live in Avalon. A reception is being planned. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Tony P. Velasquez. The bridal party included their chil- dren Alissa, 6, as the flower girl; Clark, 15, as the best man and ring bearer; and Leigh Aimee, 23, as the maid of honor. Denise works for the Catalina Island Conservancy and is a notary public. She has lived in Avalon since 2004 and is originally from San Diego. Her parents are Richard and Nanette Chuck of Sebastopol, and Don and Sue Parsons of Leesburg, Fla. Dwayne is the owner of Avalon Handyman (since 1988) and has lived in Avalon since 1966. His mother Yoshi Weeks is the owner of Yoshi's Fashions on Pleasure Pier and his father is George Morris of Avalon Canyon. From page 1 many years of experience and a solid education to the table. Madden said the timing couldn't have been better for she and her husband Kerry. Before coming to live full- time on the Island, the Maddens were living in New York, where Kerry was the vice president of the Lincoln Center. The Maddens were already familiar with the Island before they made the move. They had been coming to Catalina every summer for about the past decade. "We always planned to retire here," Elizabeth Madden said. For now, though, they are not planning on retiring any time too soon. In fact, they are starting a new chapter and seeking new adventures in their life. Kerry Madden has left the cor- porate world behind and has stud- ied and passed the course to earn his captain's license. "You could say we are follow- ing our bliss," Elizabeth said. "He loves boats and he will be looking for a job here on the Island doing just that once he gets the actual captain's license in hand. For now, Elizabeth has her own work challenges as she takes the reins of Catalina Kid Ventures. She seems well-equipped to meet the challenge of helping the pre- school become a thriving non- profit enterprise that can stand on its own, without city funding. Elizabeth Madden has a mas- ters degree in early childhood edu- cation, as well as a masters degree in supervision and leadership. Before coming to Catalina, she helped open a new preschool in Corona Del Mar. She has also spearheaded the creation of preschools in the west and east side of New York's Manhattan Island. Landing at Catalina Kid Ventures, seemed inevitable for her. It may have helped that she is good friends with Anni Marshall the former Avalon Community Services director who started Catalina Kid Ventures and was highly involved in its reorganiza- tion over the past couple of years. Her husband is also good friends with Marshall's husband, longtime Island resident Billy Delbert. Madden said she hopes to inte- grate the best of what she has studied as methods of teaching preschoolers. "Part of what I like is the Reggio Emilia Approach. It's an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary educa- tion, star'ted by Loris Malaguzzi, who was a teacher himself, and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. The program is based on the principles of respect, respon- sibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a sup- portive and enriching environment based on the interests of the chil- dren through a self-guided cur- riculum." Meanwhile, she would also like to add a bit of the Montessori approach. At this point the number of paying students has increased to where the preschool is nearly at a self-sustainable level financially. "We have between 32 to 35 part and fulltime students," Madden said. Meanwhile, she said the board of the non-profit is doing some corporate fundraising and also working on local efforts to help finance the preschool. Madden said she and her hus- band are excited about living full time on Catalina and the chal- lenges they are facing, despite the fact that their own children are grown, The Maddens have two daugh- ters. Their daughter Genell lives in Alabama and has four children of her .own. .Their other daughter Erin lives in Ventura and has a baby due this week. "We are very excited for her," Elizabeth Madden said. "It makes a big difference that our children are grown. Our health is excellent and we are sure we can, face the future and have a lot of success. When she's not teaching pre- school, Elizabeth Madden said she enjoys playing golf in Avalon with the local woman's golf team. "I absolutely love living on Catalina," she said. "Our days are all very fulfilling?' Catalina Islander's Recreational Summary %vaion's Sevt, u l)a.~ Forecast ~Ulll~lhltiil ('hnri Ihis %%cek iiii eAtAi.iNAmaUii)ihi ............................................................................................................. From page I Association, fewer young people are entering the city management field. Most city managers can expect to last three to six years on the job. Rockfall fencing pulled from City Council agenda One item pulled from the Tuesday, March 5, council agenda was a request from staff to hire a firm to design rockfall fencing along Pebbly Beach Road. According to City Attorney Campbell, the issue will return to the council in two weeks. Pebbly Beach road could be closed again if an insurance com- pany withdraws its coverage. The company wants Avalon to put up fencing to stop rockslides there. Pebbly Beach road reopened in December 2012, after being closed for seven or eight years, according to Mayor Bob Kennedy. As previously reported in the Catalina Islander, Pebbly Beach Road was closed due to concerns about public safety Rockslides on Pebbly Beach Road can involve large boulders. The road reopened without the rockfall mitigation that had been planned in the past, a proposed project that would have set up nets to catch boulders as they fell. The project never became a reality because the state would not allow the city to spend $1 million on rockslide mitigation. However, the city's insurance provider is now requiring Avalon to minimize rockslides along Pebbly Beach Road and Casino Way. "The Santa Catalina Island Company, the owner of the road, has agreed to open the road to public use on the condition that the city PrOvide it" certain insurance coverage," said the March 5, 2013, staff report prepared by the City Attorney's Office. The Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California provides some, but not all of the coverage, the report said. One of PARSAC's conditions is that Avalon mitigate the rockfall activity that originally led to the closure of Pebbly Beach Road in the first place. The staff report said the city has received two proposals for designing rockfall fencing, one from Tetra tech BAS and the other from TerraCosta. The Tetra Tech proposal asks for $157,522 for the project. The TerraCosta proposal asks for $39,515. PARSAC hired TerraCosta in September 2012 to prepare a report on recommendations for mini- mizing rockfall on Pebbly Beach Road. "Staff recommends selec- tion of TerraCosta due to the lower cost estimate and their company's greater familiarity with existing site conditions along Pebbly Beach Road," the report said. According to the staff report, the consequences of not approving a contract for designing rockfall fencing are significant. "These costs will be delayed and possible road closure of Pebbly Beach Road could occur if PARSAC withdraws its coverage for Pebbly Beach Road," the staff report said, The council will also look at new rules for autoette permits for hotels in two weeks. Contract awarded Tuesday night, the council awarded a solid waste hauling contract to CR&R. According to a staff report, Avalon currently spends about $1.4 million for waste disposal services. "Bids at all service levels are the same or lower than the cur- rent price" the report said. The council also: Hired Nyhart Epler to per- form actuarial services to provide valuation of the city's retirement plan. Approved the city's 2013 growth plan. Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting The next Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 10, at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Office, 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C, Los Alamitos. This meeting will take place in the Ed Myers Classroom on the first floor. The meeting is open to the general public, and a brief public comment period will be allowed. Additional information will be posted on the Lobster FMP web- site: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/lob- sterfmp/involved.asp Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Showers Likely Mostly Surer Sunny Sunny Partly CloudyPartly CloudyFew Showers 55 / 40 56 / 40 63 / 46 69 / 48 65 / 44 70 / 45 66 / 48 Precip Chance: 60% Precip Chance: 5'o Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 30% Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a L___i~_l:.~. !_"his %% t'ek I Peak I:ishillg lililCS This ~ ct, k 60% chance of showers, high temperature of 55", ~ AM PM MMM31415[61718191]01 1+ I humidity of 87%. The record high temperature Fri 8:18-10:188:48-10:48 for today is 89 set in 2004. Expect mostly Sat 9:11-11:119:41-11:41 0-2:Low, 3-5:Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-1: cloudy skies tonight with a slight chance of Sun 10:01-12:01 10:31-12:31 VeryHigh, l l+: Extreme Exposure showers and thunderstorms, overnight low of Man 10:50-12:50 11:20-1:20 m l,lilt ~Veek's Ahnanac 40. The record low for tonight is 36* set in 1956. Tue 1 i:38-1:38 .... Date~ Low No~als ~ Saturday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high Wed 12:55-2:55 12:25-2:25 2/25 60 45 64/51 0.0" temperature of 56, humidity of 67%. Skies will Thu 1:42-3:42 1:12-3:12 2/26 64 47 65/51 0.0" be mostly clear Saturday night with an overnight 2/27 66 54 65/51 0.0" low of 40. Expect sunny skies Sunday with a 2/28 71 55 65/51 0.O" high temperature of 63. 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