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~age 2 Summer in March, isn't it glo- rious? Eighty-five degree temper- atures, flat, glassy seas, an emer- ald isle basking in the glow of spring and, to top it all off, the. silvery incandescence of a glow- ing full moon illuminating the balmy night air. Catalina Island at its absolute finest and few people, other than the locals, here to revel in the perfection ~, By "off-season'" standards the weekend itself brought a fair turnout, but even most of those folks missed the best of the per- fection on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Most Is!and:fisitors had to return to the routin~ of their daily lives on Sunday, leaving the Island nearly deserted. Those few that were able to slay an extra day- or two relished the opportunity to, hang out in virtua! paradise. Rarely, even m the fabulous Southern California climate, do all the elements of perfection align - sun, wind (or lack there- of), calm seas, visibility, and the moon phase all at their consum- mate best, This past weekend and Feunded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Address: P.O. Box 428 t)ffice: 615A Crescent Ave. Avalon, Catifimfia 90704 Telephone: (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 emaih catislander@catalinalSRcom Dar Brown Publisher~Editor rat pul~lisheKah'alali na ISl%om Marie Whittington Staff'Writer Avalon Doug Oudin Staff" Writer Two Ilarbors Cindy Parted Office Administrator Classifieds/L~gals The Catalina Islander Volume: <)2 Issue: I 1 Issue I)atc: March 12, 2003 (I!SPS 093-140) ADVERTISING DEADLINES Display: 2 p.m Tm,sda> Classified: N( Cl'uCsda> |x'gal/l'ub|ic Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS ()he Year Sid,s ripti,n: Catalina $.'ffi * Mainla.d 812 >ubscrilai~ms "da l~il~,l Cla -,~ ,Mail aw avaikdde li,~ $75 W~ : at. CATALINA ISLANDER ~'he beginning of the week turned out Landing to Catalina H~trbor, held to be one of those periods of sub- at least a few boats. lime excellence that would be Tuesday was, of course, elec- nice to Ix)ttle and save for a time lion day, l'he Two Harbors when the sun doesn't shine, polling place was manned by vol- A few brave souls even braved umeer residents, including Chris the chilly water, although, without a Peterson, Karl Huggins, and Kate wetsuit, they didn't stay in lot long. and Scott Panzer. Only about Hiking through the verdant hillsides 40% of registered voters cast proved to be a preferred thing to do. their balh)ts for the various candi- Not only are the hil!si~s respten, dates and" propositions, a relative- dent in green but a few wildtlowers lv i0wnumber for the Two Har- are also beginning !o emerge. Addi- [~ors polling site. Several com- tionally, with air quality near its ments were made about Isthmus zenith, the panoramas ot~now-cov- residents not being able to vote ered distant mountains, mcxmain- tbr Avalon's varied candidates, a land coast seeming ,a stones',throw factor that reportedly kept several 'away" and the other Channel voters from casting ballots, Islands visible fi'om many poinLs on Teacher Sea ~'etersoil from Catalina, hiking simply couldn't Two Harbors Elementary School have been better, allowed the young students to Visitor counts for last week- accompany her to the polling end were actually quite strong for place to watch the mechanics of early March with a total of 250 the voting process and, while boat nights tabulated throughout they were not allowed to cast bal- the various west end coves. Most lots on their own, they each of those boats moored in the Two received an "I VOTED" sticker. Harbors area, Isthmus Cove, Those Two Harbors Elemen- Fourth of July Cove. and Cherry tary students also had fun on Cove, but all coves, from Whites Thursday, March 4. when they joined kids all across America in celebrating the 100th Birthday of famed children's books author, Dr. Seuss (whose actual name was Theodore Geisel). The students were joined by many of their par- Tune-up Engine Work Front ents for the annual Dr. Seuss read- End WorR .Radiator along at the little one-room school. What parent has not had Body, Fender & Paint the wonderful opportunity of read- Tire Balancing Tire Repair ing "'The Cat in The Hat," "Green Tires In-stock Eggs and Ham," or any of the Shocks & Suspension Muffler other dozens of fun and entertain- 310-510-1665 ing books by the famed children's books author, while that child sits Across from City Sanitation Plant, and listens in rapt attention! "DRYDAY Forecast for March "DRYDAY"' ibrecasts arc designed to help you plan your activities weeks ahead. The planning chart below is a forecast of the daily probability of dry or rainy weather throughout the month. Remember: risky days are not guaranteed rainy days. March 2004 E]rransitum D Dryday >. IsK ii } ; Friday. March 12. 2004 America In celebration of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' 100th birthday, the Two Harbor's Elementary School joined ' at in the Hat" Karen McKay for story time and a green eggs and ham breakfast at the Harbor RestauranLWith the exception of the vegetarians, most agreed they lil