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From page 1 experience. Be sure to let us know what you discover! On Thursday, May 10, make a TBT post or two that shows Catalina Island Then and Now. On Friday, May 11, Talk Travel. Call up an old friend, grab a coworker for coffee or have some wine with your significant other, and talk about the best trip you ever took, or the one you never took, but should! On Saturday, May 12, pledge to travel in the coming year! For more information on National Travel and Tourism Week, visit For detailed information on the impacts and benefits of tour- ism to Catalina Island check out the Visitor Statistics page on From page I Silent Film From page 1 which brought us weekly games The screening coming down to the final shot and Experience the unique opportuni- easily the most exciting games the ty to view Terror Island, one of only program has seen. two movies that Houdini made with There were some outstand- the Hollywood Studios, with live ing players to choose from for musical accompaniment by Michael the Player of the Year: 3-5 grade Mortilla & The Accompanists. girls: Lilly Garcia, 6-8 grade Rarely screened, the film has been boys: Brandon Tamayo, 3-5 grade touted as one where "Every Scene girls: Vikki Soto, 6-8 grade boys:, a Thrill - Every Move a Surprise" Gustavo Hernandez. To get a full at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in list of all award winner go to city of the historic Avalon Casino Theatre: Avalon Recreation Facebook page. The 31st Annual Catalina Island The city would like to also thank Museum Silent Film Benefit dem- all the volunteer coaches who take onstrates the museum's mission to time out of their day to make sure bring history, art, music and film the youth have coaches, mentors, to the community of Avalon and its and guidance, world-wide visitors.~ One coach that was honored is Member Pre-Film Performance: Carlos Martinez who after volun- From noon-12:30 p.m prior to the teering and coaching hundreds of screening of Terror Island, magician kids over eight years is stepping and Houdini lookalike Jim Bentley down from Avalon Youth Programs will take the stage of the Avalon because he now coaches both the Casino Theatre for a special per- Girls and Boys Volleyball team at formanee. This rare performance Avalon High School. is open to current members of the The city honored him on April Catalina Island Museum only. Join 29 by making him our first Hall Of or renew today to take part. Bentley Fume coach, for volunteering his is lauded for his work in film, music time, money, and his love to make and magic. He will give tribute to sure that every kid feels like they Houdini with a comedy and magic belong and are part of a team. It is act. Houdini's Siberian Chain truly his greatest gift. Escape, Straight-Jacket Escape and David Hart is recreation coor- others will be performed. Members dinatorfor the city of Avalon. of the audience will be asked to participate and will have a better International understanding of Houdini's passion From page 1 of debunking spiritualist mediums practicing in his era. Mortilla will in biodiversity conservation, wildlife provide an improvised solo piano management and sustainable tour- accompaniment during the 30-min- ism. The afternoon was spent tour- ute act. ing the interior of the Island, visiting The event also features a silent the Conservancy's James Ackerman .auction of artwork representing Native Plant Nursery and meeting films screened at past Silent Film with Conservancy plant, wildlife and Benefit. trails managers to continue learning Early ticketpurchases are highly about the Conservancy's work in encouraged to guarantee seats at education, recreation and conserva- this year's event. Tickets are $25 for tion. This is not the first time the members of the museum, $28 for Conservancy has hosted a group of non-members and $10 for children international visitors through IVLP ages 3-15. - they have participated for sev- Purchasing tickets is easy. Please eral years and have been honored call 310-510-2414, visit the museum to do so. "Having Conservationists in person, or go to the calendar from around the world learn about page at Doors managing such a large and complex open at 11:30 a,m. for members organization as the Catalina Island of the museum and 12:30 p.m. for Conservancy provides an opportu- general admission. This program nityto showcase is graciously sponsored by Steve The work of the Conservancy to an Mandel, Roy Rose, Catalina Island international audience," says Frank Company, Nichols Foundation and Galea, director of Conservation with the Magic Castle. the Catalina Island Conservancy. The Catalina Island Museum Natalia Lvovich, Director of offers the best in art and history International Programs at the exhibitions, music and dance per- International VisitorsCouncil of Los formances, lectures by guest speak- Angeles, organizes the IVLP ris- ers from all over the world, and the its to the Los Angeles area: "The finest in silent, documentary and International Visitors Council of Los international film. Angeles creates international under- For more information, the standing and cooperation between museum may be reached by phone the Los Angeles region and the at 310-510-2414 or at its website: rest of the world through Citizen Diplomacy" Lvovich says. CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Con~mission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following items at the regular May meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. Iln compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you need special .assistance to participate in ] 1 this meeting, please contact Denise Radde, City Clerk (310) 510-0220. Notitteation 48 flours prior to 1 the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35. 102-35.104 ADA Title II). All public records relating to an agenda item on this agenda are available for the public inspection at the time the-records are distiSbuted to all, or a majority of all, members of the Planning Commission. Such records shall be available at City Hall located at 410 Avalon Canyon Road. 1. A Public Hearing for an application for a Variance to allow the placement of signs that exceed the maximum permitted size allowed by the Avalon Municipal Code on property located at 240 Sumner- Vons- (The proposed project is under CEQA Guidelines Section 15311 - Accessory Structures) Owner: Vons Companies Inc. Applicant: Same Location: 240 Sumner APN: 7480-016-011 PC #: 2654 Zone: Commercial File Date: 2/5/2018 7480053003 APN: 7480048 PC #: 2659 Zone: Low Density File Date: 1/31/2018 5. A Public Hearing for an application for a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the CabriUo Mole Ferry Terminal Revitalization Project. Owner: City of Avalon Applicant: Same Location: Cabrilio Mole APN: 7480-005-903 PC # Zone: Resort- Recreation - High Density File Date: March, 2018 6. A Public Hearing for an application for a Conditional Use Permit f6r Transient Rental (CUPTR) and a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to allow the renting or leasing or a room or rooms with or without table boards for periods of fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days duration (Transient Rental Section 9.6-603 of the Avalon Municipal. Code) at 350 Eucalyptus. (The project is Categorically exempt under section 15305 of the State CEQA Guidelines - Minor Alterations of Land Use Limitations.) Owner: Mark Gordon Applicant: Same Location: 350 Eucalyptus APN: 7480-034-029 PC#:2662 Zone: High Density File Date; April 25, 2018 2. A Public Hearing for an application to revise the conditions of approval of a Conditional Use Permit for Restaurant/Bar/Cafe to allow service to the public at the Pavilion Lodge at 513 Crescent. (The proposed use is Categorically Exempt under Class 5: Minor alteration of existing land use limitations in areas which do not result in changes in land use or density. 7. A Public Notice for an application for a Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan and adopting Resolution to add a second story with desk to a single family residence at 214 Catalina St The second story will allow for the relocation of one bedroom / bath to the second level. (Proposed project is Categorically Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301- Existing Facilities. Owner: Catalina Island Company - Pavilion Lodge Applicant: Same Location: 513 Crescent Ave. APN: 7480-015-001 PC#2657 Zone: Commercial File Date 3/2/2018 Owner: Francis Wenger Applicant: Straight up Builders Location: 214 Catalina APN: 7480-014-005 PC#: 2660 Zone: High Density File Date: 4/24/2018 3. A Public Hearing for an application for a Conditional Use Permit for Transient Rental (CUPTR) and a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to allow the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table boards for periods of fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days duration (Transient Rental - Section 9-6.603 of the Avalon Municipal Code) at 339 Clarissa. Minor/klterations in Land Use Linaitations.) Owner: Robert Peet/Conrad Rodriguez Applicant: Same Location: 339 Clarissa APN: 7480-036-029 PC#2658 Zone: Medium Density File Date 3/27/2018 4. A Public Hearing for an application for a Coastal Development Permit to install a parking pad within 300 feet of a Coastal Bluffwithin the Hamilton Cove Condominium Community. (The project is Categorically Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15311 - Accessory Structures) 8. A Public Notice for an application for a Coastal Development Permit and Adopting Resolution for a previously approved parcel map for a Condo Conversion at 155/157 Olive. Owner: Peter and Cathy Applicant: Same Location: 155-157 Olive APN: 7480-022-067 PC#:2644 Zone: High Density File Date: November 9, 2017 Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consideration of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Amanda Cook, Planning Director, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. Anyone may appeal any decision made 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 within fifteen (15) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Planning Commission may be limited to issues he or someone else raises in writing prior to or orally at the hearing. All 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. Owner: Hamilton Cove Homeowner's Assoc. Applicant: Same By: Amanda Cook Posted: City Hall Friday, May 4, 2018 Location: Adjacent to Build 11 off of Gaviota Planning Director Catalina Islander Friday, May 4 2018 12 Friday, May 4, 2018 TIlE CATALINA ISLANDER