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Friday, July 21, 2006 Continued from page 3 their prices, due to gas price increase "Bird Park Campgrounds" full "Earl Fell Printing," 213 Metropole. Avalon received $2,969 in State Motor Vehicle License fees. ' Carlos O'Malley's Restau- rant and Bar." "Flying Dutchman's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners," Mr. Becker. "Enjoy A Sunset Cruise On The Historic 'Phoenix' Paddle- Wheeler" --drinks and buffet Country Club "Cabrillo Room,', entertainment nightly, 7-12. "Nell's TV and Appliance Repair" 225 Metropole. Prego, 605 Crescent Ave open daily, except Tuesday. "Solomon's Landing," "Jimmy Van Band" " he First and Last Annual Catalina Island Barn Danse" Casino, 4 Country Bands. "Alma's Earth Food Bar - Natural Food," on Crescent toward Mole. "Avalon's First Licensed See- retarial Service," Lynn Burt. "Island Pharmacy," Crescent Ave across from Pleasure Pier. 75YeanAg0 ' he Isle With A Smile: The Isthmus can be developed into one of the most beautiful of resorts. People ought to be able to enjoy it let's fix it UP" -- William Wrigley Jr. ' he Isthmus will no doubt rival Avalon in popularity" -- Ernest W'mdle. "Wrigley Juicy Fruit Gum. No other sweet lasts so long, costs so little or does so much for you. Promotes good health, when used regularly after every meal. It cleans teeth and throat, sweetens mouth and breath, and strengthens the gums. Your health is aided while your pleasure is served." During the summer, no auto traffic on Crescent Avenue, between Metropole and Claressa. Casino Theater, 7:30 and 9:20 p.m. performances. Children's admission 25 cents, General Admis- sion 50 cents, and I.ogue 65 cents. Organ solo, 7:15-7:30. Riviera The- atre, 2 p.m Children's admission 15 cents, General Admission 25 cents, 7:30 p.m. and 9:20 p.m Logues, 35 cents additional. Helen K. Morten owns "White Rock," at the Isthmus, and plans to turn it into a Yacht Club. Historic Chinese Pirate Ship, "Ning-Po;' is sinking in Catalina Harbor. "Summer Mooring For Rent. 1,200-1bs mooring, $10/month." "La Vida" bottled water, C. L. Crow, successor to Hoover Bever- age Company. "Gerrad Food Market -- Your Home Merchant," has taken over for "Ott's Grocery." Editor's note: As a correction to an earlier edition of Catalina Time Capsule, please note that the "Hermosa" was "burned" not "buried," in Avalon Harbor, on July 4, 1902. "P. V. Reyes' Beach Store," next to bank, Crescent. The OATAUNA ISLANDER A few Marilyn historians sug- gest she was a big hit at a Stan Continued from page 1. Kenton Big Band performance at the Casino. "She was young and "I got pictures of Marilyn kind of flighty --they say they'd Monroe -- out on Catalina. She just take her around town, or go was a good ball fan, she came to for a walk in the hills on the golf the park," said Hub Kittle, the Cub course, under the moonlight," batting-practice hurler who stayed according to Marse. on to pitch for the semi-pro Catali- Another Islander, Scooter na Cubs. Hansen, maintains more innocent While husband Jim was off- memories of his former neighbor. duty, the couple would go swim- "Marilyn Monroe babysat for ming. She'd walk their dog Mu - me once or twice!" said Hansen, gsie. And she probably spent who was 10 at the time. "Her hours thinking about the old days, name was Norma Jeane then. She when she was a standout player on lived a few doors down from us, her HoHygrove Orphanage soft- on Descanso Avenue -- in the bail team, across the channel, middle of the block, between Bea- When Jim was at work, con Street and Third Street, on the shelling whales or a similar shore- East side there. My dad knew her defending assignment, she had her because he went around and read days to herself. Rolling out the red all the metexs. carpet of Island hospitality, a few She was married" to a mer- of the Islanders later claimed they chant marine. When Dad had to go spent some time with Norma Over town, he asked her to come Jeane. over. She made sure I was all right couple of the local guys -- she was very nice to me. Of say they used to take her out," course, she had brown hairthen--- Islander Mareelino Sancedo said. dishwater blonde, maybe. Later Some of Marilyn's biographies on, I knew it was her" say her husband was suspicious When hubby shipped out, and jealous, even then -- but did Norma Jean moved back to L.A. he have any reason? After all, was- from Catalina in short order -- so n't she just a shy kid who didn't poor Scooter had to host other really know anybody? babysitters from then on. "Avalon is so small, every- The post-Dougherty Marilyn body gets to know everyone else appeared on other Southern Cali- pretty quickly', Marse explained, fornia baseball diamonds from Open for Dinner Mexican Food Breakfast & Lunch 8am-4pm Dinner Wednesday- Sunday 5pm- 9pm 901 Avalon Canyon Road * (310) 510-2505 Farni/y Owned Since 1879 "The Oldest Carpet Company in Califoraia, CarpeUng Vinyl Floors I Ceramic Wood Floors We are the oldest carpet company in CaUfomia and have owned a house in Avalon for over 100 years. Call |400-640-2606 Mon.-Fn. 8 am-4:30 pm and make an al ntment with John (4th generation), at our Long Beach showroom. Bdng with you a diagram, with measurements in feet, for areas to be done: We wilt figure the yardage. We make all arrangements shipptmd to Avalon and from the barge to your job. We send over our installers to professionally install your selecUon. 5510 Norma'Jean at baL Page 9 time to time" in the '50s -- throwing out the first pitch at Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels games occasionally. And of course, she sang the title cut from that fine and memorable film, Dia- monds are a Girl's Best Friend. Hey, as long'as we know she was really thinking about baseball diamonds Gus Zernial, who smacked 40 homers for Hollywood in 1948 (on his way to being the Pacific Coast League MVP), got to do a Pasadena photo shoot with Mari- lynduring Spring Training, 1951. 'q'he people in the movie industry, they brought her out for some publicity with different ballplayers," Zemial recalled. "But later on, she sure didn't need any publicity from ballplayers. I never saw her after that." Legend has it that Joltin' Joe DiMaggio asked to meet Marilyn after seeing those very shots. Zemial said she chatted with the boys about the game. "I always remembered her as one of the nicest young ladies I've ever met- very intelligent, not the way she was portrayed;' he said. "We talked about her career, what she wanted to pursue -- she was making a film at the time. We talked a little about baseball -- how the game was played, just chitchatting back and forth about hitting and fielding, the normal chitchat you'd have with a person. She didn't flirt or try to show off -- she was very much a lady." CATALINA MOORING COIL Get rid of handling the usual messy sand line that connects the bow and stern hawsers. The Cataliria Mooring Coil lets you and the boat stay clean. It has to be attached to a line that is called a tether. Prepare beforehand by temporarily tying the Coil at the bow and running the tether aft to the cockpit. Grab the pick-up pole and first cleat the bow hawser. Then slip the Coil over the sand line and let go. The COIL captures and slides along the sand line, whereby the crew, or solo skipper, can easily retrieve the stem hawser by hauling or winching in the tether. At the same time, the Coil will give you better control of the boat in crosswinds that may push the stem away. The sturdy stainless steel Coil itself is $58.85 plus tax and ship- ping. Additionally, various length teflaers, professionally spliced on, are available at additional cost or you can provide your own. The Catalina Mooring Coil is made by Yacht Rigging Associates. I:or information & orders, please call 5xo-1123-2627 CITY OF AVALON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Avalon City Coundl will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following item at a regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 1-, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Avalon Council Chamber, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon California. An Appeal of the decision of the Planning Commission denying an Application for a Height Variance, Floor to Lot Variance, Lot Coverage Variance and Local Coastal Permit for partial demolition and rebuild of a portion of the Glenmore Plaza Hotel. The application also included a Site Plan. Owner: Jim Amoroso Applicant: Same Location: 120 Sumner APN: 7480-016007 PC# 2250 Zone: Commercial If you challenge the actions of the City Council in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearin9 described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. By: Pete Woolson, Assistant City Manager Director of Planning, City of Avalon Published: Catalina Islander: Friday, July 21,200.3 Posted: City Hall: Friday, July 21, 2003