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Lobster Report due Jenny Moreno, above, left, has had an outstanding season playing any position. She had two solid hits this past weekend against rank #2 Southland's Christian and came up short. Alex Herrera is the Libero of the Avalon high School Boys Varsity Volleyball team he led his team to a victory over a .public high schoo'!, Ocean View. Alex had 50 digs, 66 serve receives and 10 aces.Photos courtesy of Carlos Martinez Avalon deserves better leadership! That won't come from re-electing CouncUmen! YOU can returncommon sense back to Avalon I LET'S SONEONE ELSE A CHANCE BY JIM WATSON If you are the holder of a 2013- 2014 Full Season Spiny Lobster Report Card, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) requires you to return your card by April 30 per state law. Unfortunately, "The dog ate my report card" will not be con- sidered a valid excuse for failing to comply. The CDFW urges cardholders to review their cards carefully and ensure that all information is com- plete and accurate. According to CDFW officials, the information that is collected from these cards is used by the Department to mon- itor and manage California's spiny lobster population. -A "non-return fee" of $20 will be charged to any cardholder who fails to their card by the April 30 deadline. The fee will be charged upon the issuance of a Spiny Lobster Report Card for next fishing season, although cardholders may also choose to skip one fishing season thereby enabling themselves to purchase a lobster card the following season at no extra cost. According to the CDFW, The California spiny lobster seen above is a delicacy for seafood lovers. Courtesy photo past lobster report _Card returns licensing/harvestreporting. have been too tow to accurately Cards can also be mailed to: gauge the estimated lobster catch. CDFW-Lobster Report Card, However, the Automated License 3883 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA Data System (ALDS) has aided 92123. the Department greatly in remind- More information and ing card purchasers of the need to Frequently Asked Questions can return the cards, be accessed at the CDFW website The CDFW stresses that the at cards need to be returned even The CFDW was formal- if no lobsters are taken--or even ly known as the California if no attempts were made to take Department of Fish and Game. lobsters--during the season. The name was officially Changed Report Card data can be sub- in January 2013. mitted online at! Senior Meals & Meals on Wheels Seek Volunteers Senior Meals & Meals on Wheels are programs supported by-'tla6 City Of Avalon and run solely by an independent group volunteers. These up the Senior Meals at Singing Waters, pickup to donate their time one or more meals from restaurants, and deliv- days per week, Monday through er meals to homebound partici- Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Do you pants of Meals-on Wheels. Senior have a few hours to spare during Meals & Meals on Wheels are your week to help this important seeking new volunteers tO assist in service in Avalon? To volunteer, helping their organization t'o con- i contact Jen Monroe at City Hall: tinue. ~ New, volun~er~:ar., asked~510-0220 ext. 230. As the air medical base to C i ]sland, Mercy Air 4 is proud to serve your area's air ambulance services, including affordable 0mniAdvantage membershi in critical patient care by ii,: the-premier EC 145 aircraft, ram to local esidents. 10 i Friday, April 4, 2014 . THE CATALINA ISLANDER