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HELP WANTED SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CX~MpANY SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY has culinary job opportunities available at our Avalon Grille & Descanso Beach Club properties. We own and operate restaurants bakery and have banquet service for special events. We are seeking reliable, service oriented individuals who enjoy working in hospitality and are interested in a unique experience on a beautiful island. We have full time and part time positions available. Previous experience in a fast paced environment is helpful• Competitive benefits package for full-time positions, including medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401k and sick leave. Excellent Employee Discount Program offered for all positions. If you want to work for a dynamic, growing Company, please apply on-line at www.visitcatalinaisland. corn/employment or email resume to: jobs Physical address is 150 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, Ca 90704 (Human Resources Department) COOKS,& PASTRY COOKS- SIGN-ON BONUS UP TO $750.00 These positions are needed at all levels of experience - Entry-Level (0-1 year), Mid-Level (1-3 years) and Advanced (3-5 years). Responsible for preparation of all food items according to recipes. Work closely with Sous Chef to ensure consistency in preparing menu items. Prepare food items for specific stations in a timely manner. Adhere to health and safety standards and follow procedures to control waste and spoilage. Must have County Food Handlers Card and a valid Driver's License. KITCHEN STEWARDS The Kitchen Steward is responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of our kitchen operations. Duties include: washing dishes, cleaning cooking equipment and ensuring the surrounding work areas such as floors, walls and counter tops are sanitized. Also responsible for checking kitchen equipment to ensure it is in good working condition. Must have a valid Driver's License. D-632 YOUR All)COULD BE HERE! CONTACT US AT: (310) 510-0500 Fa)c (310) 510-2882 635 Cresent Avenue, Suite A Avalon, CA 90704 SANTA CATALINA ISU~ND COMPANY AVALON GRILLE RESTAURANT OPENINGS (Catalina Island. CA) Santa Catalina Island Resort Services owns and operates the Avalon Grille Restaurant located on Catalina Island, California. We have Full and Part time job opportunities for individuals who are friendly, outgoing and enjoy working with customers• We are seeking team oriented, positive individuals who enjoy creating the ultimate dining experience for guests. AVALON GRILLE SERVERS Servers needed to create the ultimate guest experience. We are seeking energetic, outgoing individuals with a positive attitude who enjoy working with customers. Provide information about menu items, specials, promotions and deliver food in a timely manner. AVALON GRILLE BARTENDERS Bartenders needed to prepare and serve drinks to bar and restaurant guests. We are seeking energetic individuals with a positive attitude who enjoy working with customers and are enthusiastic, service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills. AVALON GRILLE HOSTESSES Hostesses needed to welcome guests as they arrive the restaurant and will interact with guests as they exit the restaurant to ensure they had an enjoyable experience. Will monitor open dining sections for available tables, estimate wait times and seat guests. Will be responsible for answering phones and booking reservations. AVALON GRILLE BUSSERS Bussers needed for set-up and clearing of dining tables in the restaurant. Will be responsible for setting the tables with dining ware and clearing and re-setting tables when guests are finished with courses. Will assist servers as needed~ AVALON GRILLE FOODRUNNER Food Runners needed to assist servers by delivering food orders from the kitchen to the table. Provide water and 'other items to the customers as requested. Will assist servers as needed. If you want to work for a dynamic, growing Company, please apply on-line at: www. or email resumd to: Physical address: 150 Metropole Avenue. Avalon, CA 90704 {Human Resources Department). D-639 Applications may be obtained: City City of Avalon Finance Department 410 Avalon Canyon Road P.O. Box 707 Avalon, CA 90704 of Avalon Employment Opportunities SENIOR ADNHNISTRATI~E ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER FnU Time Benefited Position - FLSA Non-Exempt Range 33 Step 1 $24.02 - Step 5 $29.19 Note: Deadline has been extended Position open until filled More information can be found at: WWW.CITYOFAVALON.COM Watson From page 1 makeovers of Avalon that have popped up over the years. On more than one occasion, the town of Avalon came fright- eningly close to becoming one giant, tidy, neo-modern strip mall and plans were made as recently as the 1970s to morph the entire Isthmus into a residential devel- opment for 60,000 people! The entirety of Cat Harbor, for example, was to be converted into a cement- lined marina sporting thousands of condos and homes and...oh, I can't go on. While some of these projects may have actu- ally become reality in One of the most ambitious plans .to be laid before the Island's powers-that-be came in the form of the idea of cutting a shipping canal straight across the Isthmus. between Isthmus Harbor and Cat Harbor. The Island Company enlisted the help of University of Southern California Oceanographer Dr. Richard R. Tibby for the environmen- tal concerns. For the engineering side of the equation, the Island Company went to William Pereira & Associates--the "go- to'; boys for many an Island Company proj- neer for the State of California who boisterously advocated the outright appropriation of the entire West End by the State of California. Most of the Islanders involved, including Doug Bombard, who at that time managed the Catalina Cove and Camp Agency at Two Harbors, and Island Company Vice President Malcolm Renton were uneasy with the idea, princi- pally for the simple reason that it would destroy the natural beauty of the area and, in any case, ect over the years. the Catalina Islands of Jim Watson Besides studying alternate universes, in Columnist the feasibility of the our numinous niche of project, these stud- the nether realm they died on the ies were to decide such things drawing board. One of the most ambitious as what impact the canal would have on tidal movement, sand plans to be laid before the Island's patterns and, conversely, what powers-that-be came in the form impact the differences in tidal of the idea of cutting a shipping height between the windward and canal straight across the Isthmus, leeward sides of the Island would presumably to relieve yachtsman have on the canal itself. of the: burden of making the ardu- Not surprisingly for the day, ous passage around the West End the potential impact on marine to get to Cat Harbor. life and-the co-mingling of The idea Was formally pro- incompatible species was appar- posed in early 1963 and studies ently never even considered. were commissioned to determine, The various reports eventually first of all, if such a project was came to the conclusion that such physically possible and, barring a canal was indeed possible. But that, whether a marine railroad the principal players in favor of could be built instead to haul the plan were fortunately few and yachts the half-mile distance far between, including an engi- City of Avalon Employment Opportunity Senior Maintenance Coordinator Full Time Benefited Position - FLSA: Non-Exempt Range 49 Step 1 $35.6609 - Step 5 $43.3461 Applications can be obtained at City Hall from the Finance Department 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon CA 90704 This employment opportunity can be found on the City's website Position open until filled @ City of Avalon PUBLIC NOTICE PLANNING COMMISSION VACANCY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists for one position as an alternate Commissioner on the Planning Commission One term to fill a vacated position. Term expires 6/2018 Any citizen interested in serving on this Commission can pick up an application from the City Clerk, at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon or Box 707, Avalon CA 90704 or download the form from the City of Avalon website, under Applications• Avalon Municipal Code Section 9-1.01 states: Only those persons who are physically present in the City of Avalon or within two (2) miles of the city limits at least nine (9) months of each calendar year (excluding special circumstances such as extended personal or family illness, temporary absences necessitated by the proposed appointee's employment, military service, and similar situations) or who owns or serves in a management position with an Avalon-based business may be a member of the Planning Commission. Deadline for filing is Friday, March ,17, 2017. Appointments will be made at the March 7, 2017 Council meeting. Denise Radde, City Clerk Posted: February 10, 2017 Published: 313/2017 and 3/10/2017 seemed to have little value. In an interview with the Catalina Islander at the time, Renton felt such a plan was play- ing with fire and said astutely, " ...we may consider the risk, remote perhaps, that Mother Nature may demonstrate to us a destructive disadvantage that noneof us has yet contemplated." The plan was eventually scut- tled with even the pro-canal side agreeing that both the canal and the railway projects had very few advantages and many, many dis- advantages. With the formation of the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy in 1972, fantasies such as cross- Isthmus canals largely became a thing of the past. The sounds of gulls and shrikes, wave-lapped hulls and slapping halyards won out over the sounds of puffing diesels and grinding gears. Saturday clinic appointment at CIMC. ORANGE COAST ce er HAVE" submissi 10 i Friday, March 10, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER