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Yoga enthusiast calls for non-profit fitness center Jessica Parisi's plan calls for community facility in Avalon BY DENNIS KAISER Jessica Parisi, founder of Yoga One Love, which she describes as "a non-profit organization in the making;' is hoping to raise support for a community fitness center in Avalon. "The mission is to fill the need of a clean, safe and affordable source for physical activity to pro- mote the health and well being of Avalon residents," Parisi said in a prepared statement. "We are reach- ing out to the community in the in- fant stages of this development to gain support." According to Parisi, Yoga One Love is interested in having the city-owned, Lot 12 on Metropole Avenue, next to the casa Marquita, donated to the cause. '`There is a substantial amount of funds held by the Avalon Booster Club for the construc- tion Of a public pool," Parisi said. "These funds could be directed to the construction of this building. Since the facility will function as a non-profit, gym access will not be denied due to limiting socio-eco- nomic factors that might otherwise prohibit access." Membership in the community fitness center, she said, would be open to everyone on a sliding fee scale. "This would ensure all resi- dents and visitors will have equal access to the services offered" she said. "Accomplishing a project of this magnitude will give Avalon the sense of cohesion it so desper- ately needs." According to Parisi, the increase in fitness opportuni- ties would also benefit the over- all health and fitness levels of the town. In the meantime, Parisi said Yoga One Love is looking for peo- ple willing to offer services, do- nations and opinions to bring the project to fruition. Yoga One Love is currently looking for additional board mem- bers and officers. For more infor- mation call Jessica Parisi at (310) 741-1321 or email info@yoga- Sewer Construction Schedule Update The city of Avalon and its con- tractors are moving on the city's $4.6 million sewer system renova- tion. Work is generally proceeding on schedule except for weather delays and a few construction is- sues caused by small problems discovered as trenches and holes are dug. Whenever the sewer main is being replaced on the streets de- scribed below, the crews are also replacing laterals to all properties from the city's sewer main to the property line. Specific upcoming projects for the next three weeks: Marilla Avenue: Work will con- tinue through April 10. This work Letter to the editor [ think the homeowners of Ava- lon should be aware that some one is stealing water. For the last three months my water usage has been a lot more than I have ever used. The first month it was 3,700 gallons. The next month it was 16,300 gallons and the last month it was 900, although my son was at the house for the weekend. I am only at the house during the summer months and the water is always e turned off when no one is there. The house has been checked for leaks inside and out and none were found. Edison has checked the meter and it is working fine. I would like to know if any one else has had the same problem. If anyone knows anything about the water theft please contact the po- lice. Barbara Tucker Descanso Avenue involves complete replacement of 1,021 feet of the sewer main, gen- eraUy in the middle of the street. Thus, many of these work days will require street closures. Upper Metropole Avenue (above Beacon): Work will be completed on Metropole the week of April 6. Whittley Avenue: Wrk will approximately begin April 11 and mn through the end ofthe month. This involves the replacement of nearly 1,200 feet of sewer main. Work will begin on the |ower end of the street first. Construction into Crescent Aw enue will require some removal of the decorative paving around the Sombrero Fountain. Initially the trenches, near the fountain will be covered in asphalt; however they will be replaced in kind near the end of the construction project. Rendering of the proposed, non-profit fitness center 1st Floor 4- Term Mayor 2- Term Councilman 40 Year Resident Property Owner Business Owner & Employer Over the past 40 years, my wife Patty and I have made a life in Avalon. We have run businesses, raised a family, and dedicated ourselves to supporting and investing in the future of our commun'-ity. My dedication to this City remains. I want to restore credibility, accountability, and transparency to Avalon City Government. I want to seek out qualified professionals to work for Avalon and help us make the hard decisions that will get Avalon back on track and on it's way to a successful future. Resume and Experience matter. City Warehouse toxic clean-up, Harbor Water Quality, Pebbly Beach Road With your VOTE; I will work to get things done. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Change the Face of the, Council Change the Direction of A valon Don't forget to Support John Meyer for LBUSD School Board Cataina Express' fleet, that brings a never-ending flow of tourists to the Island, is a key compo- nent of the Island's economy. Courtesy photo Express From page 1 and regular scheduled service will begin in San Pedro. Catalina Express is the only fer- ry company in Southern California that offers regularly scheduled daily service from four mainland ports to the Island. It is moving its San Pedro passenger terminal to a fresh new facility within just feet of the old one and will be open for service in time for the summer sea- son. The multi-million dollar proj- ect in cooperation with the Port of Los Angeles includes .an upgrade of the adjacent parking area. Once the new San Pedro facility opens, Catalina Express will con- tinue service in San Pedro, with enhanced docking facilities, pas- senger ticketing, and food service lounge with deli, beer and wine. According to a prepared statement, "The all-new accommodations are beautifully designed with empha- sis on passenger convenience and comfort. The same parking along the promenade has been resur- faced, and a 14,000 square foot landscaped, canopied patio area has been added to the terminal." Catalina Express is also cur- rently celebrating its 30th year of operation. It expects to carry more than one million passengers-- tourists and otherwise---in nearly 10,000 crossings from both main- land and Catalina ports. In honor of the anniversary, Catalina Ex- press is extending its Free Round Trip on Your Birthday to Catalina on passengers' birthdays, from April 30, 2012 through April 30, 2013 for travel from all of Catalina Express ports. Travel must begin on actual birthday, subject to availabil- ity, and return must be completed within 30 days. All that interested passengers have to do is pre-reg- ister online at www.CatalinaEx-, make a reservation and then present their printed Free Pass at time of check-in, with valid ID. Visit for more details. For information and reserva 10  Friday, April 6, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER