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t City team defeats Garden Grove in close mainland game BY CARLOS MARTINEZ Last weekend the City of Avalon basketball girls team trav- eled to Garden Grove to play some intense play some intense basket- ball. For the first half, the Islanders couldn't find their offense and were playing very nervously. But heading into the second half the girls found there pace and out-scored Garden Grove 19 to 17. Hayley Campbell led, scor- ing 10 points and five rebounds; Madeline Hiniker had 8 points, six rebounds, two assists. Joanna Garcia and Stephanie Martinez played great defense and left it all out there. The girls also enjoyed their day in Hollywood' heading to Americas Got Talent and even got free t-shirts and a chance to get on National Television--stay tuned for the next tournament. Also, the girls basketball team would liketo thank the whole community for making the tamale fundraiser a great success. The fundraiser delivered more than 100 dozen over three days. Thank you to Cecilia Alcala for all her .hard work and mak- 1 ing all this possible. Thank you to Jennifer Monroe of the Avalon Recreation Department for help- ing put everything together. Thank you to Catalina Express, Dave Hart for putting all this together for this great group of- young ladies and thank you to the six moms that came on the road trip; Debbie Harrell, Kellie Costello, Araceli Leyva, Maria Reyes, Brenda Islas, Marianna Garcia. This would not be possible without any of you guys. The gifts basketball team really appreciates everyone in this Community and help create a good future for these young ladies. Pictured Above: Alondra Perez, Vanessa Perez, Brenda Padilla, Jennifer Hernandez, Maddie Hiniker, Carlos Martinez, Savannah Felix, Ashley Moreno, Haley Campbell 1 The following excerpt is from the April 28, 1914 issue of The Catalina Islander: "When the power house whis- tle blows and the church bells ring at 7:30 a.m. next Friday morn- ing, everybody in Avalon - both young and old - will be expected to don overalls - women too - and put in their best licks to clean up our little city. NOt a 'swish and a promise,' but a thorough clean-up in every nook and corner, both front and back; "Now all together for a cleaner Avalon. Let's put on our best bib and tucker, and be prepared for the approaching tourist season." One hundred years ago, Avalon residents were being called to come together and clean up the town to get ready for the busy tourist sea- son. Pride in our quaint little city is a constant thread through the decades and the Avalon Beautiful Association needs your help. Come one, come all to the Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m.' to noon. Volunteers are asked to walk down to the Wrigley Stage on Front Street, where they-will be greeted with complimentary cof- fee, fresh fruit, gloves, cleaning supplies and trash bags. All participants will automati- cally be entered into a drawing for a Brita water filter system and other prizes. The Avalon Beautiful Association has arranged for extra dumpsters and mapped the differ- ent areas around town that need a little extra attention, from Abalone Point to Avalon Canyon. If you would like to participate, bring your own refillable water bottle, a hat and sunscreen, sturdy close- toed shoes and work gloves, if you have them. Avalon Beautiful will provide the rest. For more information, please email avalonbeautiful@gmail. com. From page I Edison was going to havg~ edu- cational campaign, so businesses and customers are aware of the need to be water-wise. In related news, Mayor Annie Marshall has volunteered to have Come Visit [J Fun, Exciting & Unique Toys For All Agesl Pet Supplies Games Puzzles Arts and Crafts Books Educational Toys Video Games Indoor/Outdoor Sports Items And so much-more! Across from Mini-Golf Course a water flow restriction device installed in her home. Delgado also Said that Edison will now begin enforcing the water restrictions that have been in place since Stage 1 water limits were activated last year, when the Thompson Reservoir water level sank to 600 acre feet. As of Thtrsday, April 24', 2014, the Thompson Reservoir measured 377 a'ere"feeL This was a 2-acre foot decrease from the previous week. The PUC has mandated that Avalon begin Stage 2 water ration- ing when the water level reaches 300 acre feet. At a recent City Council meet- ing, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Wayne Griffin questioned the use of the reservoir's water level as the basis for rationing. Griffin said Avalon doesn't 'draw' wa~er from ~ tff~ Tffb'rhpson Reservoir. ~l' ;; 'De3gad6 described the water measuring system. "The wells at Middle Ranch do not draw direct- ly from the reservoir," she said. "This is a standard system used by many water utilities and elimi- nates the need to have the water source covered for protection from natural contaminants," she said. According to Delgado, Edison draws water from 70 feet below the surface. The groundwater is hydraulically connected to the res- ervoir. "' " ~'" ' She said the reservoir's water level responds to the groundwater extractions. "Based on this information, the Middle Ranch reservoir does serve as an adequate gauge for our schedule 14.1 stage Mandatory Water Rationing as it does provide - an accuratemeasurement of our available waterssupply," Delgado sai& She said that during the sum- mer, the Catalina Island desalina- tion plant provides 85 to 90 per- cent of Avalon's drinking water. "During our summer peak season when water consumption increases substantially, the desali- nation plant provides approxi- mately 25 percent of Avalon's potable water," Delgado said. When Stage 2 rationing begins, the state of California mandates that Edison strictly enforce a 25- percent reduction in everyone's water usage. The first offense will result in a written warning on the custom- er's bill. On the second offense, Edison will install a flow-restric- tion device that will be removed after three days and the customer has paid a $200 fee. On the third offense, Edison will re-install the water restriction device and leave it there until water rationing is over. Delgado said Mayor Marshall volunteered to have a water restric- tion device installed at her home as a test. Marshall confirmed Delgado's information. "I want to see what the commu- nity might have to face" Marshall said. She also said that she hoped the community would not have to face Stage 2 rationing. G i Friday, May 2, 2014 THE (~ATAUNA ISLANDER