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Page 6 1rim III.MIEll Friday, June 30, 2006 M ARKET Oant/nued from I which under the right condilions can stop a fire's spread. They can also be used as an access point or escape route for hand crews to get up or down the hills or work off of from the rela- tive safety of the cleared area. All in all about 10 miles of roads and fuel breaks are main- tained around Avalon to ensure they are navigable by vehicles and hand crews and that they are made as safe as possible before a fire starts. This proactive approach and the measures taken allow for a quick and aggressive fire attack on terrain, which has been made as safe and defendable as possible. Although the annual migra- tion of Heavy Equipment and Fire Suppression Crews to Catalina has become a familiar sight, what may not be obvious is their method of getting here. By definition this machinery is large, bulky and weighs several tons each. It takes special equipment to move this heavy equipment. For countless years past, the Connolly Pacific Company has Heavy Equipment off loads from the barge provided pro gratis transportation and storage of the heavy equip merit, This year they were unable to do so and a long-standing Wadifion was in danger of being broken. Fortunately for the county and for the City of Avalon the owners and employees of the Freight Line Barge Company Stel)ped up tO the to be used to prepare Island for fire season arrives this week. plate and provided the same serv- ice to the Los Angeles County Fire Depamnent. Both of these private enter- prises, the Connolly Pacific Com- pany and the Freight Line Barge COmpany, are to be highly com- mended for their very generous contributions of time and equip- merit and for their enduring sup- port of fire safety efforts for the city of Avalon and Catalina Island. Wzth th assistance both the city and the Island have been made safer from the devastating effects of wildfire. Their Sense of community and teamwork sets an example for all to follow and guarantees that the 'Wrack Attack" will be back. SERVICE TO THE ISLAND Monday thru Thursday 10:00am to 3:00 pm Saturday (Summer only) 8:00 am to Noon "rally for the cure" July 1 6th 2006 at 10:am. $20 donation for a 9-hole scramble to benefit research for a cure for breast cancer. A no-host luncheon to follow at Steve's Steak House. "mulligans, available for $5, no limit. i: Sign up at the pro-shop or call 510-0957 by July 14th. Visitors welcome. CONSULTATIONS FREE You will learn IF or HOW you can qualify to: iI i * Buy your 1st Home * Lower your Interest Rate * Buy investment property * Purchase your Land * Consolidate your Debt ************************************** Over 10 years of experience CALL LAURA LAMAR 310 433.5027 Avalon's Resident Mortgage Specialist R 0i099930 Catalina Freight Line Pebbly Beach Road 310.510.0248 Avalon i 310.549.4004 Wilmington i : :i~ -ii i! MILESTONES! US Bank would like to thank the following 5 Star Employees for their hard work and dedication: Amelia Bebite-Teller, retired after 22years of service, Jane Budd-Sales & Service Manager 20 years of excellent leadership, "Wkitey" MendubaiI-Clerk 17 years of loyalty, Silvia Harrell-Universal Banker 11 years of commitment, Lynda Poindexter-Teiler Coordinator 5 years of exemplapj service, Trish Greene-Teller 5 years of enthusiasm. Join US in congratulating them on these milestonqs! US Bank-commitment to excellence.