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REAL ESTATE 10 Years Ago A 14 ft. mechanical great white is being tested for future scien- tific experiments in the Gua- dalupe Islands. Jon Council, Dave Lieberman, and Rene Mousseau, are prepar- ing for setting a record for a 50 mile SCUBA dive around Catalina, which should last between 26-30 hours and will be conducted on September 30. 103 residents donated 81 units of blood for the "American Red Cross." The Middle Ranch "Thompson Reservoir" water level up- dates: 5/25-564 acre feet; 6/01-557, 6/08--548; 6/15- 543; 6/22-543; 6/29-539; 7/7- 525; 7/13-518; 7/20-510; 7/27- 508. "Annual Rock-To-Rock Paddle- board Race," Isthmus-Long Point, Palos Verdes. Over 70 hand propelled paddleboards. Mini-motorcycles are now illegal on Avalon streets. "Rotary Club" of Avalon gave scholarships to Ashley Ken- nedy and Jeff Hernandez. "Who is Killing The Great Detec- tives," is a dinner/live show production performed at the "Catalina Country Club." 25 Years Ago Average Temperature: High, 68 degrees; Low, 61 degrees; Water, 66 degrees. Recycled cans went for 40cents/ lb. and collected at 18 Pebbly Beach Road. Sherry Kedis was honored as "Citizen Of The Year," by "Is- lander." In the 4th of July Parade, there were 27 floats, the "U. S. Marine Color Guard," "Schurr High School Band" from Monte- bello, and Donna Eisenhut was the "Grand Marshall." "Two Harbors School" had three graduates: Brian "Doug" Bombard, Nicholas McElroy, and Jennifer Pilmanis. Aileen Earl-Wood was the teacher. 50 Years Ago 850 telephones in Avalon. The telephone book has 875 alpha- betically listings in this years book, which is 50 more than last year. Flag burning, for those needed to be burned, was conducted by local "American Legion," July 4. The Legion plans to have an American flag in ev- ery Avalon household. Two Navy airmen died on June 30, when two patrol planes collided off of "Long Point." Those wanting to make phone calls still have to go through our local operators, but our op- erators can now "dial direct" without having to go through the mainland operators. Every Thursday night is "Fam- ily Night&apos; at the High School gym. School ground is avail- able for K-6th grade, Monday- Friday, 9-Noon throughout the summer. "Cal 20 Race," Long Beach-Isth- mus. "Catalina Holiday" saw over 600 square dancers in the Casino Ballroom. There were approximately 125 bi- son on the Island." "Amphicar," floating car, traveled across the channel. Bonnie Hamilton celebrated her 13th birthday aboard her par- ents', Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ham- ilton," boat, "El Gralo." First broadbill of the season, July 12, 1964, 309 pounds, and the first one caught with rod and reel since June 1959. 34 new moorings were installed at "Descanso Beach." For the first time, the "Harbor Master" had volunteer fire fighters assigned to him. The U. S. Government determined that it was not their Air Force, but a "foreign aircraft" that was causing the sonic boom blasts that were causing Ava- lon windows to shatter. 8th Annual "Boucan Race," be- tween Pt. Fermin and "Ship rock," was sponsored by the "Buccaneer Yacht Club," to commemorate the 17th Cen- tury pirate ships of the Carib- bean. 75 Years Ago White sea bass and yellowtail have been running. Two giant black sea bass have been caught so far this season. 5th Annual "Open Water Aqua- plane Race", Avalon-Hermo- sa/Manhattan Beach, July 6 "Ted Weems Orchestra" is per- forming at the Casino Ball- room Joseph McAfee is celebrating his 65th birthday Richard Edward Voelkel, born July 9, 1939, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Voelkel "Red Cross Life Saving And Wa- ter Safety" training City Hall, 209 Metropole, is sell- ing artificial rose buds for their annual drive for the "American Brotherhood For The Blind": Raised $81.33. The "Islander" lists groups that are coming to the Island. Director/Producer Cecil B. de Mille was on the Island. Average water temperature: 68 degrees. "Baitwell", fishing barge. "Cabrillo", cross channel steamer. "Catalina Cubs", local baseball team. 100 Years Ago "The Islander" newspaper de- nounced the "Cheap Excur- sionists" on the Long Beach mainland cross channel boat, "Panama,"not part of the Ban- ning Brothers' "Wilmington Transportation Co." where on arriving, the passengers went directly to the "Greek The- atre" (location of the present City Park, at E. end of Cres- cent) and drank the alcoholic beverages that they brought from the boat and trashed the beach, before returning to the boat and the Mainland, with- out spending any money in town. "The Islander" also attacked the City of Avalon for "folding" due to the SCI., Co. refusing to do anything to bail it out, promote it, or make improve- ments. "Our parental gov- ernment is at an end." "In a word, black and gloomy are the future prospects of Ava- lon. The scene before the writer resembles a 'business morgue'" The summer sea- son was dramatically down. A. G.. Meyers quite his job when Avalon had 500 vacant rental tents unoccupied: 38 on Sumner, 14 on Catalina, 17 on Whittley, 16 on Marilla, 21 on Clarissa, and 25 on other streets. If the City of Ava- lon has trouble keeping itself afloat, the SCI., Co. feels "it is obvious that some effort should be made to dash this God of municipalities to the ground and establish for all time a community that will work together for its own common good." Alcohol was now being served in 9 establishments, where last year there were none. Female, Scott, born in July, 1914, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert R. Scott. Jane Muriel Ricketts was born on July 24, 1914. Clarence E. and Violet M. Morris were getting a divorce. Costs per day for freight storage: 100 pounds or less, 1 cent; 500 pounds or less, 2 cents; 1000 pounds or less, 3 cents; 1600 pounds or less, 4 cents; 2000 pounds or less, 5 cents; over 2000 pounds, 5 cents per pound. To contact Chuck Liddell, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- lina @gmaiL com. Before you go back to the mainland... Subscribe today. P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (31 O) S I 0-0500 Fax (310) 510-2882 Real Estate DRE IR0re t O1394874  July 4, 2014 339 Nolrol Ave Ocean & hillside view Avalon home. 260, ] CA, 992 SF +/. Now hsg nod at $439,000 337 5emer Avenue Triplex on n large lot (2600 SF +/-) Vocation rentol permil in front with relmt gmts, and two IBD ym-reand remls in beck, piss ywd. Sold "'. Huge gotenlinl for Fulure &,iopmanl. $875,0OO I1 Crescent Avenue 48R,'4gA seaside home 1,850 SF +/- Surreal harbor vim, 0cean-ffm de&, lmqed garden polio, otln go 5am. 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