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Catalina performed a cat 'autopsy Peter Shire to appear (necropsy) using tissue samples that reportedly confirmed the antifreeze at the said area is littered with abandoned findings, said Hocking. cars, golf carts and other junk, so Since then, a fourth cat has been Asked how he felt about his sculp- bers and $10 for non-members, it is potential there was some anti- found "showing the same symp- FOR THE ISLANDER tures being featured at the Catalina Children, ages 15 and under are freeze leaking, but none was tbund, toms" but is being treated by Dr. Island Museum Shire wrote, free but must be accompanied by The city is currently trying to Denney and is recovering," said Huge pieces of steel and bright "Catalina has all of the romance an adult. Museum members are clean up the area, shipping the aban- Hocking. joyful colors catch the eye of all who and nostalgia of the mythology that asked to RSVP to events@catali- doned junk over town for disPOsal. "This is very early in the inves- pass by the Catalina Island Museum surrounds California beach culture, namuseum.org or by calling 310- Investigators have thus far found no tigation," Hocking said Thursday. each day. These striking outdoor which really has more to do with 510-4650. Tickets may be pur- "bowls of antifreeze," said Hocking Investigators cannot say the cats installations were created by Los the 1950s and 60s than the 21st chased at the museum or online at on Thursday. were poisoned and they cannot rule Angeles-based artist Peter Shire. On century. Which provides a chance CatalinaMuseum.org/calendar. Hocking said the investigation it out. Saturday, July 21, the museum will for people from all over the world to The museum will reopen for this revealed that the first cat that was The top law enforcement official host a reception and slide show pre- experience something that is lost on event at 7 p.m. and the slide show found dead was "buried" and there- on the island said he is curious as sentation with Shire in its outdoor the mainland to be able to bring presentation will begin at 8:15 p.m. fore unclear if it had been poisoned, to who may use antifreeze on the amphitheater from 7 to 9 p.m. my sculptures to the museum is Wine, beer, soda and water will be He said the first cat found had island, since it is a tropical climate, Shire's slide show presentation, almost as good as having a '56 Ford, available for purchase. The new Ada indications that it could have been but that he has found some business- entitled "The Answers to Life's F100 to cruise Lindon Avenue in Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building attacked by another animal, es that do. "It could be accidental, Persistent Questions Possibly?" will Carpenteria in 1958." is located in the heart of Avalon at The second cat was found a cou- but we're just not sure yet." take a look at the history and pro- The lecture takes place on 217 Metropole Ave. For more infor- pie of weeks later. He said the vet Whatever is causing the death of gression of his work. He will talk Saturday, July 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. marion, call 310-510-2414 or visit reported the cat was in pain, it was the cats, purposeful or accidental, about his creative methods, his fam- This event is free for museum mem- CatalinaMuseum.org. acting very sluggish and obviously Hocking said it needs to be prevent- ily and childhood, mortally sick. The cat eventually ed so that it does not spread to other died but since there was little sus- species like deer or foxes. immediate attention. First, he said munity groups and others and report picion at the time, no tissue samples The investigation will contin- From page I the facility was under state mandate back to the council, were taken, Hocking said. ue, he said, and if the Sheriff's to meet earthquake standards by the According to a staff report, "the However, when it happened department determines the cats a USDA loan they had proposed to year 2030, and he said it will take city council would like to participate again to another of the colony were intentionally poisoned, those build the facility, about 10 years to design, fund and in discussions surrounding the size cats, it showed the same symptoms found responsible will be charged "We appreciate the opportunity build such a facility, of the new facilities and the scope of and eventually died, Dr. Richard with "cruelty to animals involving to discuss improved healtheare on Moreover, he told the council that services to be offered to determine Denney of the Animal Clinic of death," which he said is "a very seri- ous charge." the island" said Parer, adding that the current facility is aging, archaic what is sustainable for the eom- the hospital has always "enjoyed and costly to operate and maintain, munity." a collaborative relationship with "It is a dinosaur," he said."I'm more than happy to serve," and Visitor's Bureau President & the city" Although Parer admitted Parer invited members of thesaid MacGugan-Cassidy, adding that From page J. CEO Jim Luttjohann that spon- "land" and "time" were the most council to visit a hospital under she looks forward to the opportunity sorships for this year's July 4th pressing issues, Tuesday's session construction that he intimated could to participate with community to the Von's Construction site that fireworks display was signifi- focused on the big picture and how serve as an inspiration for a new seek solutions and a workable pro- had inadvertently been removed cantly higher than last year. the group would proceed rather than Catalina facility, posal. City attorney Scott Campbell when scaffolding was installed. Listened to a report from focusing on why the initial measure The eotmeil voted unanimously said he would look into the legal Mayor Marshall said they areHarbormaster J.J. Poindexter failed, to appoint council members Cinde issues and report back to the council critical with so many people vis- saying the Avalon harbor was While there were some issues MaeGugan-Cassidy and Oley Olsen at their next meeting with a potential iting the island during the sum- quite full for the 4th of July and with Measure T that could be to serve for a six-month term on an "timeline" and other issues related mer. that precautions are being taken enhanced, said Parer, two things M-hoe committee that will meet to the potential of getting any new - Understood from the Catalina for a reported south swell affect- are abundantly clear that require with the hospital, its board, corn- proposal on the November ballot. Island Chamber of Commerce ing the tides.