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Watson that arrived on the soot-belching HELP WANI'ED steamers from San Pedro. From page I Just up the hill from the "Met" ISLAND BREEZE SPA & ~ wilderness back then and, after on Whittley Avenue, about where SALON is looking for a full time C ATA LI NA receptionist with excellent ............. all, accidents do happen; assum- the- Avalon Hotel now stands, customer serwce skills, is AERIAL ADVENTURE & ing, of course, that the reported Carlstrom eked out his living motivated, responsible, computer ZIPLINE POSITIONS demise of Carlstrom was indeed by doing odd jobs for neighbors literate and can work well with Join the team of Catalina's most an accident ... and by polishing a variety of sea others. Apply in person, exciting activities, the NL~t In 1888. Avalon was still a shells he culled from the nearby C-247 Catalina Aerial Adventure and/ town in its infancy, beaches; shells that he would or the Catalina Zi pline Eco Tour! Spreading across the salty later sell to visitors. JOIN CATALINA ISLAND The Catalina Island Company is Although the VACATION RENTALS' TEAM! now accepting applications for grasses and marshes Seeking for a Reservation Sales Aerial Adventure Guides, of Avalon Canyon was ..... steamers S:S. Falcon Agent who possesses a high level ZipUne Guides, and Base a collection of several and the short-lived of organizational skills, attention Camp Attendants. We are dozen tents made of SiS. Ferndale brought to detail, strong verbal and looking for enthusiastic applicants stiff canvas that flapped most of the food for written communication, computer with a ~)ersonal commitment lazily in the afternoon the town and its vise- skills, and the ability to work in a to professionalism, safety, and Northwesterly winds tars, local residents positive and professional office exceptional customer service. environment, like the ship's sails supplemented veg- Please email resume to Janet@Positions to be tilled by May many of them had once etable inventories with catalinavacations.com or stop by 1, 2017 been. gardens, and hunting parties helped furnish our office for an application. Above it all stood Jim Watson additional meat. Seeking for a Property Inspector Find more information and pick the palatialHotel who possesses a high level of up an application at our Human Columnist organizational skills & attention to Resources Department. 150 Metropole. brand- It was in early detail. Responsible for inspecting Metropole Avenue. Avalon, CA. spanking new and still smelling December of 1888 each home before and after Please submit all applications of fresh cut lumber and new paint, that just such a huntingparty our guests to ensure that all d!rectly to Reed at the Zipline Within this bastion of civiliza- was formed;'a party that includ- properties meet the highestOffice near Descanso Beach Club. quality standards in terms of tion at the corner of Metropole ed both Carlstrom and another Don't wait. APPLY NOW! Swedish immigrant named Sven cleanliness, maintenance & and Crescent. uniformed cooks, presentation. D-644 waiters, maids and assorted ser- Anderson, along with several Please email resume to Denny@ vicepersonnel busied themselves other townsmen. catalinavacations.com or stopby I In the parlance of the day, our office for an application. YOUR All) COULD BE HERE! daily with the task of feeding C-245 I (310) 51OO5OO Fax: (310) 510-2882. and housing the many visitorsAnderson was "less alert" than most and this mentally-chal- lenged state of his was the cause PLANNING COMMISSION of no end of pranks and practical CITY OF AVALON jokes from the other young men NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING in town. Wednesday April 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Though older and of sounder NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following items at mind than Anderson, Carlstrom the April meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON himself had very little experience ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. it. the ways of guns and hunting an~ it took a great deal of plead- In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Denise ing and cajoling on the part of the Radde, City Clerk {310) 510-0220. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to two Swedes to be allowed to tag ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35. t02-35.104 ADA Title II). All public records relating to an agenda item on this agenda are along. available for the public inspection at the time the records aredistributed to all, or a majority of all, members of the Planning Commission. Such records shall be available at City Hall located at410 Avalon Canyon Road. But consent was finally and ,_.. _ ~_ _, ,,_~, _~ reluctantly given and the party 1. A Public Hearing for an application for a Nea CondiUonaf use Pemiit. Coastal Development Permit and Resolution to allow headed out on horseback north the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table board in a dwelling unit for periods of fewer than thirty (30) to the Summit above Avalon and c0nsecutive days duration (Transient Rental Sec. 9-6.603 AMC) at 94 Playa Azul, (Hamilton Cove). (The project is Categorically then along the creek down into Exempt under Section 15305 of the State CEOA Guidelines - Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations.) Middle Canyon where they spent Owner: J. & B. Erb the night. Appli(:ant: Same as above. While the hunting party was Location: 94 Playa .ul loathe to allow either Anderson APN: 7480-048-124 or Carlstrom a chance to use their PC#2620 Zone: Low Density Residential hunting rifles, they once again File Date: 3/14/2017 succumbed to the pleading of the two and decided'to let Anderson 2. A Public Hearing for an application for a New Conditional Use Permit. Coastal Development Permit and Resolution to allow have a crack at shooting several the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table board in a dwelling unit for periods of fewer than thirty (30) wild cattle that happened along at consecutive days duration (Transient Rental Sec. 9-6.603 AMC) at 124 Hiawatha/One of three units in a triplex. (The project is one point in their journey: Categorically Exempt under Section 15305 of the State CEQA Guidelines - Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations.) To their great amusement, Owner: Rod Randall the rest, of the party watched Applicant: Same as above as Anderson emptied the entire Location: 124 Hiawatha/0ne of three units in triplex contents of his lever-action APN: 7480-023-027 Winchester without-hitting a PC#2620 Zone: Medium Density Residential damn thing. File Date: 3/27/2017 Now, a man who can't hit any- thing he's aiming at is. by infer- 3. A Public Hearing for an application for a Conditional Use Permit, Coastal Development Permit and Site Plan. The Conditional ence, a man who is hitting things Use Permit is to convert two existing multi bedroom structures to an SRO Facility. (The project is Categor!cally Exempt under two Sections of the State CE(~, Guidelines. Section 15305/Minor Alternations in Land Use Limitations and 15303 - New that he's NOT aiming at and it Construction or Conversion of SmallStructures was decided for safety reasons to allow Anderson and'Carlstrom Owner: Catalina Island Company to continue their end of the hunt Applicant: Same as above on their own. separate from the Location: 200 Tremont group. APN: 7480 002 072 The other hunters went off in PC#2622 Zone: High Density Residential/C0mmunity Housing a safer direction, while Anderson File Date: 3/23/2017 and Carlstrom wandered away Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consideration of on their own and straight into this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Amanda Cook, Planning the annals of Catalina's unsolved Director, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. Anyone may appeal any decision made mysteries. by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, you must file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee of $908.00 with the city Clerk It was late that evening, as within fifteen (t5) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Planning Commission may be limited to issues he or the hunting party sat around a someone else raises in writing prior to or orally at the hearing. A!I 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. crackling campfire somewhere in Middle Canyon, that Anderson By: Amanda Cook showed up. He was alone. Planning Director Anderson explained that he did not know where Carlstrom Posted: Ctty Hall Friday, April7,2017 was or what had happened to Catalina Islander Friday, April 7, 2017 him. Despite the late hour, Hunt demanded that Anderson retrace 10#P3-17 his steps and to keep looking for his fellow-countryman until he found him. Joe Adargo, one of the other hunters, convinced Hunt that the rest of the party should set out on horseback and look on their own for the missing man, which they did to no avail. After returning to camp, they anxiously waited for either Anderson or Carlstrom, or both, to return. Finally, the flickering campfire light once again illuminated the nervous face of Anderson, who had returned to announce that he had found Carlstrom's body. He had been-so late in returning, he explained, because he had taken time to bury the man. This was too much for the party and once again they mount- ed their horses and headed off. this time to look for the buri- al site. But Anderson either couldn't or wouldn't remember the location and the disheartened party returned to Avalon to report the sad news. Back in town the next day, the startled townsfolk put together a hasty "trial" for Anderson, com- plete with the Hotel Metropole manager, a man named Adams. acting as judge. There was no official law yet in Avalon much less a jail and evidently the Island's owner, George Shatto. was not present or he surely would have presided over the affair. After much examination and cross-examination, the "jury'i eventually decided that Carlstrom h~[d perished of "hunger and thirst," a startling conclusion given that the man had only been out in the hills for a day or two. Anderson's only crime, it was decided, was in "burying a body without a witness." Anderson was released and allowed back to his tent, although whatever psychological torment he had been subject to by the young men in town to date was now greatly amplified. Did Anderson accidentally shoot Carlstrom and bury the body to cover his transgression? Did he outright murder the man? Or perhaps Anderson and Carlstrom did get separated from one another, as Anderson originally stated. And maybe Anderson really did find the dead Carlstrom only on his second trip out into the woods, although it's rather odd that he decided at that moment to bury the man in the dark of night rather than make his way back to the hunting party to report his findings. Was he hid- ing something? A bullet wound perhaps? There is much we don't know about the town and its occu- pants in those days. Anderson's "acquittal" may have been the result of sympathy for him and his mental condition. Perhaps no one seriously believed he was capable of murder. Going hand in hand with that, perhaps Carlstrom was a man who was disliked by the locals, therefore dampening anyone's enthusiasm for the truth. We'll probably never know the answers to these questions, as they are most likely buried somewhere out in the hills, per- haps beneath the boughs of an old willow tree in a shallow grave carved out by bare hands and the butt end of a Winchester repeater. 10 Friday, April 7, 2017 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER