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MICHAEL TRAINOR March 18, 1936- April 18, 2011 Michael Trainor passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 18, 2011. Michael was born on March 18, 1936. Though he was original- ly from Waterloo, Iowa, Michael moved to Southern California with his family at a very young age. The Trainor family operated a diner in Laguna Beach in the early 50s, and they went on to own the Whitehouse restaurant--which is why Michael was known for feed- ing his friends with diner fare: gra- vy, biscuits, pork sandwiches, corn bread and honey. Michael took pride in his par- ticipation in athletics at Laguna Beach ,High School. He set indi- vidual records in track, and was part of a conference winning team for several years surrounding 1954. He was even singled out to run track events during his service in the military. In his lifetime, Michael worked as both an abalone diver and com- mercial fisherman before making . paperhanging, painting and home decorating his profession for 40 years. Michael married Hilda Lowers in 1974. After living in Baldwin Park for 16 years, they moved to Avalon because they both loved the ocean. He had happily called Avalon his home since 1993. Michae was known as { a good friend and neighbor; he was a kind and gentle person. His friends are invited to join in a celebration of his life at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the M Restaurant. LETTER Health Fair thanks To the Health Fair volunteers: I appreciate every one of you and wish to apologize for the names that did not appear in the paper last week. I don't know what happened. Agnes Barrel, Marie Calls, Jane Davis, Carol Herbst, Joe John and Terry Shepherd, and Ma- rie Whittington--thank you, thank, thank you. You all did a great job. Laurie Hill P.S. -A few names in the paper did not volunteer. You know who you are. I will call you next year. Avalon Veteran's Memorial Park Contact Dave Gardner (310) 510-1484 or write: Avalon Veterans of Foreign Wars P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 Notice Of Public Hearing Regarding The Five-year Implementation Plan " And Updated Housing Compliance Plan For The Avalon Community Improvement Agency Pursuant to Section 33490 of the California Community Redevelop- ment Law (Health and Safety Code Sections 33000 et seq.) ("Redevel- opment Law"), the Avalon Community Improvement Agency ("ACIA') will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of a Five-Year Implementation Plan ("Plan") for its Community Improvement Project Area. The proposed Plan will set forth ACIA's goals, objectives, and. anticipated projects, programs, and expenditures through fiscal year 2013-14. The Plan includes a Ten-Year Housing Compliance Plan for Fisca[Years 2004-05 through 2013-14 ("Housing Plan"). The Plan and Housing Plan will explain how the planned projects, programs, and activities through fiscal year 2013-14 will eliminate blight and increase and improve the supply of affordable housing; it will also address ACIA's status in meeting affordable housing requirements. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN: WHAT: WHERE: WHEN: Public Hearing on the Five-Year Implementation Plan and Updated Housing Compliance Plan Avalon City Hall Council Chambers 410 Avalon Canyon Road Avalon, California 90704 Tuesday, June 7,2011 7:00 p.m. All interested persons may attend this public hearing to provide com- ments on the proposed Plan and Housing Plan. The draft Plan and Housing Plan will be available for public inspection, beginning Friday, May 6, 2011, with the City Clerk, Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, California 90704. Should you have any questions regarding the proposed Plan or Hous- ing Plan, please contact Charlie Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer, at (310) 510-2478. Published on: May 0, 2011, May 13, 2011, and May 20, 2011 Posted on: May 6, 2011 AVALON HARBOR ACTIVITY REPORT FOR APRIL Easter is celebrated on a different spring Sunday every year. The date of Easter is determined from fixed historical tables, and has no direct correspondence to lunar events. By 1583 AD the table for determining the Ecclesiastical (Liturgical) Full Moon dates was permanently estab- lished and has been used ever since to determine the date of Easter. According to the Ecclesiastical tables, the Paschal (Passover) Full Moon is the first Ecclesiastical Full Moon date after March 20 (which happened to be the vernal equinox date in 325 A.D). Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday imme- diately following the Paschal Full Moon. The Paschal Full Moon can vary as much as two days from the date of th actual full moon, with dates ranging from March 21 to April 18. As a result, Easter dates can range from March 22 through April 25. W{th Easter falling this year almost as late as possible on April 24, many school districts and uni- versities scheduled spring breaks starting in early March and con- tinuing through the beginning of May. During April the cruise ship counts were very high, the Para- dise recorded the largest passenger counts in recent history with 2,670 passengers on April 5 and 2,674 on April 26many of those being young people on spring break. Southern California Cruising Association visited the weekend of April 8 with eight boats. Saturday, April 9 was a crisp sunny day, perfect for film shoot- ing Of a "Loreal" commercial plus a segment of "Dutch Hollywood Wives." The Conservancy Ball was held on April 9 bringing in several boat- er/attendees. The next weekend, the weather forecast was finally favorable for no rain, no wind, sun and finally warmer temperatures. By Satur- day moming Avalon looked like summer had arrived--Jay's was back in business, the harbor was close to full and folks were on the beach. Unfortunately the week af- ter Easter, spring break for several districts including Long Beach was hampered by continual high wind forecasts. The end float on the pier wa.s in- stalled on April 27. The swim lines and float will be installed soon and the water is warmirlg up preparing the harbor for a hopefully warm and busy summer! April 2011 stats are as follows: People Arriving on Boats-3,472 Vessels Moored-868 Vessels Anchored-34 Lost/Found Reports-4 lost/2 found Accident Reports-5 Average Temp, High-65 Average Temp, Low-54 verage Sea Temp-58 Cruise Ship Counts Rain-.04 inches Moodngs Sold/transferred-2 Citations Issued-O Discharges-O Paradise, 4 weeks-lO,633 Total Cruise Ship: 10,633 The shoulder rate continues through June 15. Boaters who are in the Harbor and pay for Thurs- day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in advance can stay Monday, Tues- day and Wednesday free. HAM RADIO EXAMS OFFERED JUNE 18 On June 18, the Catalina Amateur Repeater Assoc. is sponsoring and conducting two ham radio testing sessions on the Island. A morning session will be held in Avalon, and an afternoon session out at Two Harbors. If you are interested in becoming a ham radio operator, to help with emergency communications, to talk to other hams around town, across Southern California, or even around the world, consider getting your ham license. The entry level is the technician license. A technician study guide by Gordon West is available for $20.95. Gordon is a Southern California boater and is no stranger to Catalina Island. If you are already a ham radio operator, you will be able to take an exam to upgrade your license. If you are interested in get- ting or upgrading your license, pick up a study guide, begin reading, and contact Glen Gustafson (310) 612-3505 or Scott P-anzer (at the Isthmus) to sign up for one of these sessions and get further details. Seating is limited to 16 at each location. The exam fee is $$5, but the actual FCC license is free and is valid for $0 years. Island Medical Center Thaq00,You fo, to 4o., : il00qprolt00 Catalina Island Medical Center would like tO thank the following community volunteers for making this year's Community Health Fair a success: Marcy and Dave Ashley, Garla Kay Ballard, Agnes gartel, Amelia Belsito, Arlene Blake, Mesa Bradley, Vallie Burke, Lynn Butt, Maria Calise, Claudia Canby, Sue Cheek, Jane Davis, Kathie Fitzenberger, Rose Ellen Gardner, AI Gordon, Carol Herbst, Dean Hill, Jeannie Hill, Dan and Mary Hirst, Fran Jones, Dick and Nancy Kellogg, Marsha Paul, Rudy Piltch, Joe Saldana, Ruth (Cookie) Sampson, Terry and John Shepherd, Marie Whittington, and Mr. Herbst's High School Students P.O. Box 1563 100 Fails Canyon Road Avalon, Calif. 90704 (31o) 51o-o7oo Appointments (31o) 51o-oo96 www.Cl MedicalCenter.org 8 ' Friday, May 13, 2011 The CATAUNA ISLANDER