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i I I1 BY LORI NELSON Gabriel Saldana directs the work at Buena Vista Point. Photos by Renee Pantoja z~ CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY Buena Vista Point is a more beautiful place, thanks to the work of Gabriel Saldana. Gabriel, with the help of 33 volunteers, restored the Point last weekend as part of his work toward Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout rank is an accomplishment that only 2 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve. Gabriel began 'considering Eagle Scout projects soon after becoming eligible for the rank. He selected Buena Vista Point be- cause he wanted to restore part. of Avalon's history. On Saturday, March 5, volun- teers cut grass, raked up debris, hauled away trash, and replaced the cross at Buena Vista Point. By af- ternoon, there was a pile of sticks, stumps, trash, and leaves about 4 feet tall and 15 feet long. On Sun- day morning, a few hardy work- ers returned to haul away all of that waste away. It took 20 trips to carry away all of the debris, but the group filled a city of Avalon truck. After the work was completed on Sunday morning, Father John Tran from the Catholic Church blessed the site. By the end of the week- end, volunteers had contributed nearly 130 hours of work to beau- tify and restore the site. Located just below the Inn on Mt. Aria, Buena Vista Point has been part of Avalon's history since the days when the Banning Broth- ers owned the island. For many years it was the halfway point of a funicular railroad that operated Publisher - Dan Teckenoff dan@cinews.us Edito~Dennis Kaiser ed@cinews,us Office Goddess - Angela Palm Teckenoff angela@cinews.us Accounting- Becky Eck reck@sennews.org Advertising: Display - dan@cinews.us Classifieds & Classified display, legal angela@cinews.us Subscriptions angela@cinews.us Editorial: Letters to the editor ed@cinews.us Obituaries angela@cinews.us 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 I (310) 510-0500 I FAX: (310) 510-2882 "Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428. Avalon. CA 90704 ~l'~ (USPS 093-140)Accept ..... tier 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices Adjudicatmn ~=cree No. 377598. Date ef Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudmahon: The Catalina slander. Published weekly at 101 Mariila 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. PROUD MEMBER OF THE CAUFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday [ News: 5 p.m. Monday I Display Adver- tising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS One Year Subscription: Catalina...,,,, ....................................... $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year I lb llIID Founded in 1913 by Emest Windle between the amphitheater and Lover's Cove. The amphitheater was rehabilitated in January for Colin Eubank's Eagle Scdut proj- ect. At the top of the railroad was a Japanese Tea House where visi- tors to the island could look over the growing town. For many years, sunrise services were held at the cross on Easter morning. To help make his dream a real- ity, Saldana approached Avalon's Lions Club about his project. The Lions Club, especially Dave Thompson and John Regalado, offered their enthusiastic support. The Lions Club provided Gabriel with helpers and provided all of his helpers with lunch. Another im- portant supporter for Gabriel was Roy Rose, a board member of the Catalina Island Conservancy well known for his efforts to beautify Avalon and its environs. Rose pro- videcl landscaping peronnel and financial support for the project. Saldana also expressed his thanks to Pastor Lopez, director of Public Works for Avalon City for his help and guidance in organizing the project. This service project is just one of many requirements for Gabriel to complete in order to earn Eagle Scout rank. Gabriel will submit his application for Eagle Scot~t rank later this spring. Contact us at (310) 510-0500 or dan@cinews.us Price Reed, Catalina Island Medical Center's director of diagnostic imaging, shows off CIMC's new bone density scanner. The new scanner can be used to diagnose osteoporosis as well as to determine body mass index. CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY -HALF MARATHON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29, 2012 Patients at Catalina Island for treating osteoporosis, includ- Medical Center cai~ now be ing diet changes, increased activ- screened for osteoporosis, a com- i ty, calcium and vitamin D supple- mon disease with devastating con- ments and medications. Because sequences. Thanks to a donation identifying osteoporosis early and from the Catalina Island Medical addressing it can be so effective in Center Foundation and a special avoiding the disease's more devas- interest on the part of CIMC's Dr. tating consequences, bone density Laura Ulibarri, the Medical Center scans are covered by most insur- now has a bone density scanner to ance programs, including Medi- screen patients for osteoporosis, care and Medi-Cal. Impacting nearly half of wom- The center's new'scanner, which en age50 and older and one third - is a GE Lunar Prodigy Advance, of men, osteoporosis leads to bro- can also be used to determine a ken bones, which in turn can cause highly accurate body mass index, hospitalization, decreased mobility used to diagnose and track obesity. and reduced independence. To discuss your risks of ostero- Bone density scanners, also porosis and determine if a bone known as DEXA scanners, utilize density scan it appropriate for you, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, a make an appointment with your type of low-radiation x-ray, to mea- provider. Catalina Island Medical sure bone loss. Those measurements Group accepts appointments from allow medical providers to deter- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are mine whether a patient has osteopo- available until 7 p.m. on Mondays rosis or is at risk of developing the and Wednesdays Call (310) 510- disease. "By identifying osteop6ro- 0096 for more information. sis early,'we can treat it effectively,;' Catalina Island Medical Cen- said Dr. Tracey Norton of the Medi- ter's bone density scanner can also cal Center. "Our new bone density be used by patients whose provider scanner will allow us to address this is on the mainland. For more infor- disease before it becomes debilitat- mation, contact the Medical CeD- ing for our patients." ter's radiology department at (310) Several options are available 510-0700 2 ! Friday, March 11, 2011 The CATALINA ISLANDER