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Page 4 The CA1BIJJNA I$1JiJMM[II! Friday, April 7, 2006 f What a difference an hour makes. With the advent of Daylight Savings Time, that extra hour before darkness settles over the Island makes a huge difference in the opportunity to do more out- door activities; be it work, play, Or the simple pleasure of enjoying the daylight. It's the time of year when spring springs into nearly everyone's daily lives. On the Island, the timeworn tradition of switching from winter to summer mode moves to the forefrofit of daily activities. On April Fool's Day, Satur- day and the following Sunday, Catalina Island was blessed with one of those glorious spring week- ends that bring about the best of everything. WalTn smattering of high stratus clouds, set the mood for the perfect oppor- tuuity to be outdoors and take advantage of the extra hour of sunlight. One could have and either got a jump-start on yard work and spring cleaning, or head off into the great out- doors of Catalina's "outback" for some hiking, biking, or perhaps a boating excursion. Most locals were rut-and- about doing one, or a combination sunshine, with only a mowing, planting, peddling, or paddling. Doug Oudin Columnist Spring Cleanup For one of the West End's Island based yacht clubs, the Corsairs from Emerald Bay, the weekend was ideal for the first of their scheduled spring cleanup cruise. Led by 2006 commodore, Bruce Brison, aboard his sailing vessel Fanta- sia, the Corsairs burned a lot of ener- gy attacking the of all three of those effects of the winter on their club outdoor activities. They were grounds. They were pulling and whacking weeds, raking, shovel- ing, and removing growth and debris. '~------- ------- "~ -iiiiiiii i ---i-.i ~ With similar Experienced City Council Member 1994-2000 Pa~d for by citizens for a better Avalon 11!11111 i iiiiiiiiiiiiiii~ii /iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. i. L iii iiiiiiii II]111111 . " i ii - i i iiii~ii~ii~i III I .[ II . ] energy and enthusiasm, the crew at Two Har- bors continues to prepare the Isth- PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held at the regular City Council Meeting April 18, 2006 at 7:00 RM City Hall Council Chambers Iocat at 410 Avalon Canyon Road to consider the e x range of unallocated Community i Development Block Grand Funds for general fund money. Any interested parties are encour- aged to attend. By: Audra McDonald, Administrative Analyst Posted: City Hall, City of Avalon, March 22, 2006 Published: Catalina Islander March 31, 2006, April 7,2006 mus in anticipation of another busy--and rapidly approaching summer .season. Moorings are undergoing the annual rigging rit- ual. The campgrounds are being serviced. - The restaurant is undergoing several renovations and improve- ments. The public restrooms are going through a restoration process. The grounds continue to be spruced up and beautified, and of course, the pier renovation proj- ect is moving inexorably toward completion. It's that rather intense time of the year when the pace seems to quicken. Even though the days are longer, there often does not seem to be enough time in the day to accomplish all the tasks that are on the daily agenda. Even so, the entire crew in Two Harbors main- tains a determined objective; to work together and have everything ready and in place for the influx of visitors that will soon be arriving on Island shores. NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES AND PRECINCT BOARD MEMBERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tha(, at the General Municipal Elec- tion to be held in the City of Avalon on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, there shall be three voting precincts, consisting of the regular election precincts in the City established for the holding of State and County elections, that the polling places for the respective precincts shall be the places designated that the persons named have been appointed officers of the election for their respective voting precincts. voueg Pmdnct 1, Polling Place: Ins~)ector: Clerk: Clerk: Clerk: cempcfidng regular election Precinct 1: St. Catherine's Church Parish Hall 800 Beacon Street Accessible to handicapped: Yes Charles Martin Linda Cleveland Lucille Machado* Melinda Sessions Voting Precinct 2, comprising regular election Precinct 2: Polling Place: Pach Room in The Landing Courtyard (El Encanto) 101 Marilla Avenue Accessible to handicapped: Yes Inspector: Greg Smith Clerk: Carlos Cubillo* Clerk: Denise Sweeter Clerk: Regina Shelton Voting Prednct 3, comprising regular election Prednct 3: Polling Place: Catalina Superior Court 215 Sumner Avenue Accessible to handicapped: Yes Inspector: . Jack Cook Clerk: Arlene Blake Clerk: John Villa Fafia* Clerk: Heidi Villa Fafia *Spanish Speaking Not6: Pollworkers should through 7:00 p.m. arrive at their precinct at 6:30 a.m Absentee Board: Bertha Jordan, Roy Rose, Wayne Griffin, Suzie Griffin, Rose Ellen Gardner Island Scholars Forty Avalon Middle School students that participate in the Island Scholars program enjoyed a two-day getaway to the West End this past week. They stayed as guests of the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center. Those students, along with about a dozen chaper- ones from the staff of Avalon School, were treated to the excur- sion by a cooperative effort of sev- eral Island entities--all of whom donated their time and energy to help make the trip a reality for the students. Traveling from Avalon to Big Fisherman's Cove thanks to the generosity of one of the Island Navigation shore boats, the young scholars arrived at the Science Center on Thursday morning. They spent two busy days explor- ing and enjoying the Island's West End. Staff members at USC donat- ed their time and facility to help make the trip a special event for the Island youngsters. Two Har- bors helped out by providing transportation to and from How- land's Landing for the group aboard the dive-boat Garabaldi. The staff at Howlands con- tributed their own time and use of the facility for an outing to the Catalina Island Camp site. Upon their return, Dezi Jones, interior bus driver for Avalon Schools, provided transportation back into Avalon. It was a busy two days for the students, and served to reward and recognize each student for their scholastic and academic -accomplishments. Doug Oudin is the harbormaster at Two Harbors. Clarification On last week's front page, we ran a photo of the Julie King, Conservancy' Senior Wildlife Biologist, examining an Island fox for ear tumors. The caption read, "Conserancy volunteers inspect a fox? We want our readers to know that volunteers are not able to handle a fox or examine it. Only trained per- sonnel with a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may handle Tachi, or any other Island fox. i Specializing m Carpet Cleaning Housecleaning Services e Vacation Rentals Residential & Office Move-Out Service