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SERVING CATALINA & every week ,- since 1914 ITS MAINLAND FRIENDS F.,OAY April 18, 2014 ~f J VOLUME 100, ISSUE 16 ~'~Www,TH ECATALI NAISLAN DER.COM 41& BRI[[S Art Fair this Easter The Catalina Art Association will hold the 5th Annual Catalina Art Fair & Exhibition (CAFE), Fri-Sun, April 18-20, during Easter week- end. The Art Fair will feature local and visiting artists, music, enter- tainment, art demos and kids activities. Highlights include an Earth Day Celebration featuring the Catalina Conservancy and an Electric Smart Car Demo. AHS Athletes of the Week Captain Marisa Morones has been a role model and Alex Herrera has been named athlete of the week because of his great defense. See story, page 13 What's Happening? Check out the upcoming events happening around Catalina Island and Avalon in the coming weeks in the Islander Calendar. See Story on page 12 Congratulations to 'grandpa, Capt. John King Capt. John King of Afishinados Charters shares a story about the birth of his new granddaughter Avery Carolen Toufali. See story, page 4 Museum's Silent Film Benefit on May 17 The Catalina Island Museum Recognizes 100 Years of Charlie Chaplin's Tramp during its upcom- ing Silent Film Benefit with his silent masterpiece City Lights. See story, page 5 ., Book Signing at Art Fair Readers will enjoy "Catalina Summer," a true and entertain- ing novel. It is set in a Catalina Baseball Camp of the late 1950's. The author will hold book signing at the Catalina Spring Fest and Arts Association Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19. See story, page 2 Catalina Revisited: 1892 To call 1892 a "banner year" in the history of Catalina Island is a gross understatement. George Shatto was way over his head in debt to the Lick Foundation in making payments for the Island. See story on page 10 Easter Egg Hunt There will be a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Pitch 'n Putt area between the school and the Sand Trap. Enter by the school audito- rium. You can meet the Easter Bunny and have photo of him with your chilren B BB Residents will have to reduce water use by 25 percent BY CHARLES M. KELLY The Catalina Islanders city basketball team got a lesson in avoiding drugs and alcohol thanks to Catalina CHOICES. Back row left to right: Brenda Padilla, Maria Leyva, Jasmine Reyes, Madeline Hiniker, Savannah Felix, and Haley Campbell. Front Row left to right: Reina Alcala, Edith Rodriguez, Stephanie Martinez, Jenny Hernandez, Daniela Osegueda, Joanna Garcia, and Janeth Carillo. Photo courtesy of Carlos Martinez Girls basketball team life CHOICES takes them through human performance project BY CARLOS MARTINEZ On Monday, April 14, the Catalina Islanders girls city bas- ketball team took a course on how to be a healthy athlete and not get caught up in peer pressure. They were asked a series of questions regarding drugs ,and alcohol and of all seniors and close to 50% of what their own personal thoughts all juniors report regular drinking were. activity. Studies from the Life of Rhonda Kalish from Catalina an Athlete Human Performance CHOICES took the girls through Project have provided evidence the lesson of Life As An Athlete that consumption of alcohol direct- Human Performance Project. The ly relates to decreased athletic per- project was developed by the New formance. Alcohol consumption Mexico Activities Association with decreases speed, endurance, agil- the support of the New Mexico ity, strength, and concentration; Department of Transportation all key factors in the success of an Traffic Safety Bureau. athlete. Unfortunately, California The team learned all the new currently ranks fourth in the statistics that show nearly 60% CHOICES, Page 9 Stage 2 water rationing could come to Avalon in June, according to a Southern California Edison presentation to the Tuesday, April 15, City Council meeting. Avalon has been in Stage I water rationing since June 2013. Stage 1 rationing regulated the use of water for such things as water- ing lawns and washing cars. Stage 2 rationing will reduce the percent- age of water that Avalon residents and businesses are allowed to use. Hilda Delgado, Edison's region- al manager for public-affairs, said that Edison was expecting Stage 2 rationing to begin in June based On the current reservoir forecast. Jeff Lawrence, an Edison senior project manager, said that at full capacity, the Thompson Reservoir can hold 1,000 acre feet of water. According to information pro- vided by Edison, the Thompson Reservoir water level as of April 10 was 385 acre feet. The previous measure, taken on April 2, was 388 feet. Stage 2 rationing, based on past water usage, becomes auto- matic when the water level to less Water, Page 11 Catalina's facts, folklore and fibs This Week: The Island of Apples BY JIM WATSON Editor's Note: Jim Watson is the author of "Mysteridus Island: Catalina," available on Amazon, Kindle and in stores in Avalon. A few weeks ago I either astounded you or bored you silly with the etymology (or- igins) of several of the place names in California and on Catalina Island. We looked at the Origins of place names from Salta Verde to Mt. Orizaba and then some. Well, it's time to put your think- ing caps back on and travel back in time with me nearly a thousand years to the first usages of the word "ava- lon": who used it and why they used it. Those with a cursory understanding of Cata- lina's history know that the name "Avalon" was bestowed upon the Paris of Cata- lina by the sister-in-law of town Watson, Page 9 King Arthur and the powerful sorceress Morgan le Fay share a boat ride to the Island of Avalon in this painting by Francis William Warwick. Photo courtesy Sotheby's New York) -: b-.