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i i i BY KATHRYN NEWLANDER their craft for over a decade. The high-quality paint has The Island art scene welcomes rich pigment and iridescent sheen Retinal Delights customized letter specially formulated to resist sun painting, a unique presentation of damage. The quick strokes of deft personalized designs. It is a unique artistry guide a set of special paint- art form where hand-painted let- brushes, applying multiple colors ters are tumed into any image and vivid composition. The effect within minutes. Customers decide is a colorful, organic set of letters on a word, usually a name, and re- that captivates the human eye. The quest animal and plant figures they letters and creatures are familiar prefer the artist to include, but when coupled together make a You can watch artists swiftly representation fun to look at time paint your name, phrase, or any and time again. word using sea animal, plant and Retinal Delights is owned and island figures. Similar to carica- operated by husband and wife part- tures, this art form delivers a fun ners who love having their business and quick original product. :Each here on Catalina Island. They say, piece of artwork is done in minutes "We could have done this anywhere on site. You can watch as the artists but we decided to do it in Avalon. create your sign This has been a year in the making Retinal Delights art cart is and we are excited about opening located in the Hotel Metropole here. It is a unique art form that fits courtyard. Letter painting brings a unique place in the world. Locals an East Asian form of Zen callig- from our beach community seek- raphy. These artists learned from a ing the perfect gift or keepsake as Korean expert and have practiced well as customers visiting from. elsewhere looking for a souvenir can enjoy. The owners have exten- ~" t- . really like what we are doing. It is sive fine arts education and experi- so special and the romantic designs ence. They continue to do gallery of dolphins kissing are especially exhibitions elsewhere. Their work cherished by the coupl6s and others is readily available to regular and. request animals of their choice and experienced customers alike. additional calligraphy." With the highest quality paint Avalon high school's career and optional glitter dusting the re- class invited Retinal Delights who suit is beautiful luminance. Having then demonstrated and offered a learned from experts in the tradi- = ~ ~ summer job opportunity to inter- tion, the craft continues to be both ~ : ested students. They are also avail- meaningful and a fun thing to en- able for hire to entertain at birthday joy. The business is "open through- ing as it is created. The business is parties and other special events, out Art Fest in our regular location open now and throughout the en- Email artists at the address below inside the marketplace." tire summer. You can also contact if you are interested in planning for Come see for yourself and wit- Retinal Delights online at catalina= something fun people of all ages ness your own painting in the mak- 7 Dick Stone--husband, father, and entrepreneur--went to be with the Lord March 22, 2012, after a nine-year struggle with Alzheim- er's Disease. Born onAug. 12, 1931 to George and Doris Stone, he grew up with his brothers Bob and Don in Eagle Rock. He attended Eagle Rock High School graduating in 1949. Dick served in the US Army, and was stationed at Fort Ord. After being discharged, he attended John Muir City College in Pasadena. Dick had two previous marriages, the first with Loft Clark, with whom he had three children, and the second with Lillian Gramont, before marrying Dianne in 1989. He lived his entire life in Southern California, dividing his last forty years between Glen- dale and Catalina. His life was full of adventure and unique experiences with many lov- ing memories created and shared with his wife Dianne, children Rich, Jim, and Stephanie, and step-sons Matt and Steve. He has 10 grandchil- dren and one great granddaughter. In his early years Dick opened Roxy Cleaners in Highland Park. Later he became a speculative homebuilder. Dick moved to Cata- lina Island in the late 19~/0s and operated numerous businesses; his most notable successes were Co- ney Island West and the Blue Par- rot Restaurant. Dick was always active and productive - he hated being idle. He cared deeply about his busi- nesses, both providing an excellent product to his customers and tak- ing care of his employees. He was a job creator, avid boater, and ath- lete. His loves were golf, family, and Dianne. Dick lived every day with God's love in his heart and quiet faith at his back. Whether you knew him for many years, or just met him briefly on the street, his humbleness and self-depre- cating style were disarming and refreshing. He was kindhearted, a good friend to many, often stub- born, and very blessed. Funeral services and burial were held at Forest Lawn Memo- rial Park in Glendale on March 29. A memorial golf tournament will be held at the Catalina Golf Course with a date yet to be announced. He loved animals and supported many projects for the betterment of Catalina's wildlife. For those wishing to send flowers, the fam- ily prefers donations be made in Dick's name to the Catalina Island Humane Society (PO Box 1584, Avalon, CA 90704). "Not gone, just gone on ahead NOTICE THAT ALL BALLOTS FOR THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO' BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 WILL BE COUNTED AT A CENTRAL COUNTING PLACE. The City Clerk, of the City of Avalon, has authorized that the City Hall Council Chambers is designated as the central place to count the bal- lots for the General Municipal Election, to be held on April10, 2012. Vote by Mail ballots will begin to be counted at 1:00 p.m but the results of the vote by mail ballots will not be released unUI after the dose of the polling places at 7:00 p.m. Denise A. Radde, CityClerk Dated: March 30, 2012 NOTIFICACION DE QUE TODAS LAS BOLETAS ELECTORALES PARA LA ELECCION MUNICIPAL GENERAL QUE SE LLEVARA A CABO EL MARTES, EL 10 DE ABRIL, DE 2012, SERAN CONTADADAS EN LUGAR CENTRAL DE COMPUTOS. La Secretaria Municipa[ de la Ciudad de Avalon ha autorizado la City Hall Council Chambers sea designado como el lugar central para contar las boletas electorales para la Elecci6n General Municipal que se habr~ de Ilevar a cabo el Martes, Abril 10, 2012. Se comenzara a contar los votos por correo a las 1:00 p.m pero los resultados de los votos por correo no ser~n publica hasta deSpu~s del cierre de las casillas electorales a las 7:00 p.m. Denise A. Radde, Secretarial Municipal Fechada: el 30 de Marzo, 2012 Come to me, all you who are tie and humble in heart, and you" weary and burdened and I will give will find rest for your souls. For you rest. Take my yoke upon you . my yoke is easy and my burden is and learn from me, for I am gen- light" Matthew 11:28 RE-NOTICE CHANGE OF DATE PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold PUBLIC HEARINGS to consider the following items at the April meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 6:00 p.m in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. Due to the extended time required for a zone change the applicant has resubmitted their application under the existing Special Commer- cial Zoning Standards. The maximum allowed height limit is 28 feet requiring the applicant to apply for a Height Variance. The physical aspects of the project are unchanged. 1 .A Public Hearing for a Site Plan application, Height Variance (for the portion of the building that is beyond the allowed 28' in Special Com- mercial), Local Coastal Development Permit, Conditional Use Permit for Semi-Public Use in the Special Commercial Zone, and a Mitigated Negative Declaration for a new Museum building at 217 Metropole Avenue. The project site is located in the Coastal Zone, but is not within the area where issuance of a local coastal permit is appealable to the Coastal Commission. The application was filed on February 17,2012. Owner: Catalina Island Museum Society Corp. Applicant:Mike Flynn Location! 217 Metropole Avenue APN: 7480-018-043 PC#2473 Zone: Special Commercial Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consider- ation of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Planning Director Cook, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior tO the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. If you challenge the actions of the Planning Commission in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or soj:neone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Anyone may appeal any decision made by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, you must file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee of $842.00 with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) calendar days of such action. All actions on Local Coastal Development permits seaward of the appealable area boundary (within 300 ft. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission. By: Amanda Cook, Director of Planning THE CATALINA ISLANDER