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Catalina Revisited-. 1892--Part 3 122 years ago BY CHUCK LIDDELL In early July 1892, Avalon's second newpaper appeared, "The Avalon Avalanche." It was four pages, was printed and published every Tuesday at 5 cents per copy. The editor was Ernest Ager. To give you a sampling of it, this was Volume I, Number 6, August 6. The article suggested that "out- ing costumes should be practical in case your escort catches a crab, or in tacking, a great wave gets entirely too familiar. "Remember the sea life when the modiste produced a typical French bathing costume which is of as much service on the water as a chiffon ball gown. Be wise: select serge or flannel, and then you need not care a rap how the water flies, for you will weather it all, and come out as neat as a pin." Little change had occurred at the "Isthmus" (now called "Two Harbors"). The 1864 Union Army Barracks were still there, but was in bad need of repair. As the area gets more wind than Avalon, weary campers and fishermen would use the facilities to simply get out of the elements. Sheepherders had used it to store their wool and shearing equip- ment. Finally, the Mr. Horace Stanley Knowles and his wife, Elvira (Brown) Knowles and their children, Emma, Fanny, Augustus, Celia, and Vivian leased it from the Bannings and made a board- ing house for the summer. It was named the "El Quartel Hotel?' They prepared the floor for dancing and with the use of their old square "Aaron" piano, much music and gaiety prevailed from this old military building. Meals being served were either a variety or Spanish and normally fed between 40-50 guests. They depended on goats' milk. They quickly learned not to feed fish scraps to the chickens as it produced a "fishy" taste in their eggs. The same did not seem to occur with the seagulls! The "Linda" made daily trips to the "Isthmus" leaving Avalon at 10:30 a.m. and returning by 6 p.m., which gave the daily visitor four hours to enjoy this unique location. The Los Angeles newspaper reported on July 31, "Catalina has taken her place this year in the front rank of California seaside resorts?' The Banning brothers had finally received their crowns! If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please Summer is Coming... Gn Eergy 100%  k GUARANTEE! Call me, EmaU me, Friend Me LauraWhitby 3109913771 flybikeswimah00x0m ...... " send them to me, Chuck Liddell, chuckliddell, catalina @gmail. com. If you would like to be a Facebook "friend," please sub- mit that request: www.facebook. com/chuck.liddell2. That is a good way to be kept advised to any historical work that I am doing. Also, if you would like any copies of 1887-91, I will hap- pily email them to any interested readers. I am feverishly working on my new book, about growing up on Catalina, and it should be out late spring, and hopefully no later than summer. NOTICE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE The City of Avalon is accepting sealed bids for a surplus Dodge Ram. Bid applications can be found at www. cityofavalon.com or picked up at the front desk at City Hall. CITY couNciL CITY OF AVALON " : NOTICE OF PUBLfC HEARINGS May 20, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon City Council will hold a PUBUC HEARING to consider the following item at the regular May 20, 2014 meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., in the new COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. Public Hearing for first reading of an Ordinance approving the third amendment to the Development Agreement for a phased development of 88 units at Hamilton Cove. The amendment is to address a change in the project description. Owner: Applicant: Location: APN: Zone: Hamilton Pacific LLC/Michael Flynn Hamilton Pacific LLC/Michael Flynn Hamilton Cove Various parcels (7480- pages 47, 48 & 49) Low Density By: Amanda Cook Director of Planning Published: Catalina Islander Friday, May 9, 2014 Posted: City Hall Friday, May 9, 2014 PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Wednesday, May 21 2014 at 6:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold PUBUC HEARINGS to consider the following items at the May meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. Consideration of a Resolution recommending an Ordinance to amend the Avalon Municipal Code regarding large residential care facilities serving less than six persons shall be a principally permitted use in the High Density/Designated Area (Flats), Commercial, and Special Commercial Zones by the Avalon Housing Element. Consideration of a Resolution recommending an Ordinance to amend the Avalon Municipal Code regarding large residential care facilities serving six or more persons shall be conditionally permitted in the High Density/Designated Area (Flats), Commercial, and Special Commercial Zones by the A,alon Housing Element. Consideration of a Resolution recommending an Ordinance to amend the Avalon Municipal Code related to Single Room Occupancy units shall be permitted with a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) in the High Density/Designated Area (Flats), and High Density Residential Community Housing zone as required by the Avalon Housing Element. Consideration of a Resolon recommending an Ordinance to amend the Avalon Municipal Code related to Parking Requirements specifications for each zone: Low Density Section 9-5.205 (t), Medium Density 9-5.301(t), High Density/"Undefined" 9-5.401(f), High Density/Designated Area (Flats) 9-5.406, Commercial 9-6.204, Special Commercial 9-6.304, Resort/Recreation 9-6.404, Section 9-7.606 Motor Vehicle Maneuvering and Parking Space Lay-0ut, and Section 9-7.605 as required by the Avalon Housing Element. 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 Planning Director Cook, P0 Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's considerafion of the item. If you challenge the actions of the Planning Commission in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing descdbed in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. : . i, . r 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. All actions on Local Coastal Development permits sea, yard 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. By: Amanda Cook Director of Planning Posted: , City Hall Friday, May 9, 2014 Catalina Islander Friday, May 9, 2014 AqRO00/'CI Para solicitar una copia de esta notificaci6n en espafiol por favor escdba a la atencibn de Corporate Communications Southern California Edison Company 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARINGS REGARDING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY'S APPLICATION FOR A GENERAL RATE CASE Application (A.) 13-11-003 The California Public UtilitieSCOmmission' (CPUC) is holding Public Participation Headngs (PPHs) to receive comments fTom the- public about Southern California Edison Company's (SCE's) request to increase rates and revenue by $206 million by January 2015 and for additional increases of $318 million in 2016 and $317 m$iofl in 2017. The specific dates, times, and locations of the PPHs are listed below: Date and Time of PPH ' Location of PPH - May 28, 2014 Ayres Hotel & Suites - Essex Room 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 325 Bristol Street Costa Mess, CA 92626 May 29, 2014 Temple City Council Chambers 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 5938 Kauffman Avenue Temple City, CA 91780 June 3, 2014 Residence Inn. by Marriott at River Ridge = : 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Augusta Room 2101 West Vineyard Avenue Oxnard, CA 93036 June 4, 2014 Tulare City Council Chambers .: I 3:00p.m. 491 North M Street Tulare, CA 93274 ' In addition to headng from you, Customer Service representatives from SCE will be available to assist with any customer billing and service cencems. This revenue is referred to as a General Rate CaSe((RC) and it covers Costs 'to I ' operate the company not cover SCE's t to pJrchase fuel to operate its genera{ors; or costs to purchase power frOm other companies; If the CPUC approves the request, then SCE's total , will be $6.462 billion annually. THE KEY REASONS FOR SCE'S PROPOSED INCREASE The primary reasons for the requested revenue increases include: 1. To connect new customers to the system and respond to customer requests. 2. To reinforce and upgrade the electric system to accommodate load growth. 3. To replace aging distribution infrastructure and business systems 4. To test, and replace where needed, distribution poles that support the electric system. WHAT THIS PROPOSED GRC APPLICATION MEANS TO YOU If the CPUC approves the application, the impact on residential customers who use the systemwide average of 550 kWh per month would be about $250 a month in 2015. In 2016 the monthly increase would be about an additional $2.75. In 2017 the monthly increase would be about an additional $3. The table below provides the estimated impact the increase would have on residential customers, based on the most recent method approved by the CPUC: EFFECTS OF SCE PROPOSAL ON RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS June2013 2015 %Chan,qe 2016 %Chanfle 2017 ' %Chanfle Residential Average Rates (/kWh) 1721 17.64 2.5% 18.13 28% 18.64 2.8% Residential Monthly Bills Non-CARE $114 $118 2.8% $121 31% $125 3.1% esidential Monthly Bills CARE $63 $64 1A% $65 1.7% $66 1.8% esidential Monthly Bills Combined $98 $100 2.5% $103 2.8% ! $106 2.8% FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM SCE You may view a copy of the application at SCE's website: www.sce.som/aDclicetions, or by writing to SCE at the Rosemead mailing address below. You may also reviewa copy of this Application and related exhibits at SCE's corporate headquarters (2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770), at the Office of the CPUC (505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102), or at the following SCE business offices: 1 Pebbly Beach Rd. 30553 Rimrock Rd. 374 Lagoon St., Avalon, CA 90704 Barstow, CA 92311 Bishop, CA 93514 505 W. 14th Ave. 3001 Chateau Rd. 510 S. China Lake Blvd., Blythe, CA 92225 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Ridgecrest, CA 93555 26364 Pine Ave. 41694 Dinkey Creek Rd. 421 W. J St., Rimforest, CA 92378 Shaver Lake, CA 93664 Tehachapi, CA 93561 120 Woodland Dr., 6999 Old Woman Springs Rd. Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Yucca Valley, CA 92284 For further information from SCE regarding this Application, please write to: Southern Ca fornia Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: Michael R. Mare[li .... -. Director, General Rate Case ..... CPUC PROCESS This Application will be assigned to an Administrative Law Judge (Judge), who will determine how to receive evidence and other related documants necessary for the CPUC to establish a record upon which to base its" Decision. Evidentiary Hearings (EHs) may be held where parties of record will present their testimony and may be subject to cross-examination by other parties. These EHs are open to the public, but only those who are parties of record can participate. After considering all proposals and all evidence presented during the proceeding, the assigned Judge will issue a proposed decision determining whether to adopt all or part of SCE's request, modify it, or deny it. The CPUC Commissioners may sponsor an alternate decision and the issue will be decided at a scheduled Commission Voting Meeting. STAY INFORMED The CPUC offers a free Subscription Service which is available on the CPUC website at www.uc. ca.oov which allows you to follow this proceeding. If you would like to learn how you can participate in the proceeding, if you have questions about the CPUC process, or if you want to provide informal comments, you may contact the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office (PAO) at the address noted below. When writing, please reference proceeding A.13-11-003. All written correspondence and emails are provided to the Commissioners and the assigned Judge for this proceeding to review. Write: CPUC Public Advisor's Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: DU blic.advisor('aJceuc.ca.aov Phone: 1-866-849-8390 or 1-415-703-2074 "I-I'Y 1-866-836-7825 or 1-415-703-5282 - The locations for the PPHs ate wheelchair accessible. If you need a Sign or Language interpreter, please contact the Public AdVisor's Office Using the above-referenced contact information at least five (5) working days before the PPH which you will attend.