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I have hiked and &ove on the road from Airport Road to Black Jack campground over 100 times. The part that the big truck rolled over at did not give out. The driver drove to close to the edge and then the edge gave out. The Catalina Is- land Conservancy drives the roads in the interior 7 days per week. I do not know what kind of scam they are trying to pull, but some- one needs to tell the truth. On Friday, March 11, 2011, the same people drove a very large crane down the same road with no problem. So, my thought is maybe the driver of the truck [that rolled] was 1. Driving too fast 2. Did not know how to drive on that kind of road 3. Was new to driving that truck The Black Jack Road has been there since the 1930's so the road has a very good base. Each year the Catalina Island Conservancy grades all the roads by someone who has done it for years - that's all he does. The [tracking] company needs to cohae clean. No one is perfect - sh-t happens. Be truthful. Do not blame the Conservancy for it because ,they are not the one to blame. I watched the big crane drive out on March 11, 2011. The driv- er had a hard time driving it out. Someone walked in front of the crane showing it where to drive. A Bobcat drove out first, driving way too fast. It has to be driver fault if a big crane can use the same road and make it out. If the driver who rolled the truck was driving with a guy in front of him it would not have happened. I also have driven every road on the Island, rain and shine, [with] no problems. So it is up to the Company to tell the truth. No blaming the Conservancy for hav- ing a bad road. Be truthful. Maybe they should have not driven the truck towing the piece of equip- ment on the road in the first place. All I have to say is they need to be truthful. 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The entire contents of The Catalina ISlander are copyrighted by The Catalina ISlander. No par[ may de reproduced in any fashion without wdttev consent of the g~blisher. This publication Is DrlrRed alraost entirely on recycled pager. PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION I Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monhey [ Display Adver- Using: 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising: NOerl Tuesday [ Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Moc~ay One Year Subscriptiot~ Catlsltna .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mall are available for $80/year Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle From page 1 galvanized plug in the 1980s, had given way causing the breach. Environ Strategies crews worked throughout the night on Monday to correctthe problem. With the cruise ship Paradise set to arrive Tuesday morning, City Hall was inundated with calls of concern regarding the lack of toi- let facilities available on the Island. "It was a remarkable coordination of efforts," said Pastor Lopez, Ava- lon Public Works director. "By 10 a.m. all downtown "restrooms had been restored. Restoring salt wa- ter flow is a gradual process," Lo- pez told the Islander. "It has to be a measured restorative flow, or the whole system would-blow out." "Everyone pulled together in this crisis," he said. "The profes- sional response of Environ Strate- gies made all the difference and we are very happy to have them work- ing here on the Island." A ruptured pipe on Metropole created havoc with the saltwater sewer system in Avalon on Monday and Tuesday. YOUR TREASURE AWAITS... 2011 CON SERVANCY BALL SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011 " HISTORIC CASINO BALLROOM AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND Tickets on Sale at www.catalinaconservancy.org ~ CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY COLLECT SHOES FOR JAPAN On Saturday, April 2 the Avalon Girl Scouts will collect gently worn shoes from 10 a:m. to 2 p.m. in the Atwater Arcade. The shoes will be sent to an organization called Soles 4 Souls and from there will be sent to the victims of the tsunami in Japan. "We can't just sit here and hope it gets better, we need to take action. Donate your gently worn shoes Saturday, April 2 for a better future," said Jeniece Neville. "Think about the children with their feet walking on the earth of love and hope. They are looking across the 'horizon of light that means a home, knowing none was theirs, all they need is a roof over their head and a pair of shoes that will let them stand up and start again and rebuild the great City that we know they can be," said Jenny Song. "Help fulfill a child's dream, by donating a pair of shoes. By do- nating just one pair of shoes you can help the people of Japan stand on their own two feet and take one step at a time to recovery. By send- ing even one pair of shoes you can bring so much joy to someone. And by bringing joy to someone, you will help Japan," said Rebekah Perea and Carly Glass. Avalon Girl Scouts will accept men's, women's and children's shoes. Contact us at (310) 510-0500 or dan@cinews.us" 2 1 Friday, March 25, 2011 lllbe CATAUNA ISLANDER