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Carlos de la Rosa and Mary Osteen EAGLES FRIENDS GATHER ON CATALINA ISLAND Soaring in to Catalina from all points in California were 16 members of the Eagle Cam Addicts. The 600 member group, found on Facebook, is dedicated to the resto- ration, preservation and appreciation of the Catalina Bald Eagles through fund raising efforts of the Institute for Wildlife Studies and spend count- less hours observing the eagles at the live-streaming eagle nests cameras (http://www.iws.orggoald_eagles/nestchat.html). After gathering for lunch atMi Casita and enjoying a welcome by Institute for Wildlife Studies biologist Steffani Jijon and Catalina Island Conservancy Chief Conservation and Education Officer Carlos de la Rosa, the group was thrilled to catch a glimpse of a juvenile Bald Eagle winging above the cliffs during the Seal Rock boat tour: Plans are already underway for a return visit to Catalina again next year for more EGGstraordinary eagle adventures. CALENDAR AUGUST 8/6-10/31 Before She Was Marllyn: Marllyn Monroe on Catalina Island Born to an emotionally unstable mother, uncertain of her father's identit'j and shuffled off to live in the homes of rela- tires, an orphanage and a succession of foster homes, the early life of Norma Jeane Baker is hardly the background expected of one of the screen's most enduring legends. "Before She Was Marilyn" represents the first major exhibition documenting the early life of iarilyn Monroe, and exhibits for the first time photographs from not only the Catalina Island Museum's own archive but from archives throughout the U.S. Candid and often disturbing, the exhibition exam- ines in detail the year Norma Jeane spent on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; 8/13" Catalina Island Women's Forum Wine Festival 16th annual fundraiser featuring over 80 wineries, delectable hers d'oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; www. 8/29.s/3o 21st Annual Church Mouse Marlin Invitational Non-profit marlin fishing tournament, all proceeds donated to Catalina youth. Over $825,000 has been raised over the last 20 years! Captain's meeting Sunday, August 28th; fishing Monday and Tuesday, August 29-30. For more information call (310) 467-2371 or visit SEPTE.ER ..... Date TBA Zone Grey Invitational Marlin Tournament Striped marlin fishingtoumament limited to a maximum of 45 teams. Boasting a cash purse over $350,000, anglers engage in friendly competition over the four day event. Offshore Tournaments, Inc. (714) 258-0445; Date TBA Avalon Billfish Classic 100% release marlin tournament using circle hooks only. Offshore Tournaments, Inc. (714) 258-0445; www.catalinaclassic. cam Date TBA Catalina Classic Southern california's largest billfish tournament! 50 teams will compete for more than $250,000 in cash and prizes. Offshore Tournaments, Inc. (714) 258- 0445; 9/16-9/18 53rd Annual Festival of Art Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photog- raphy. Catalina Art kssociation (310) 510- 2788; OCTOBER 6, 9, 13, 16, 20-23 The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival This three weekend event features 30 different smooth ja77 stars performing "Unplugged at Descanso Beach Club" on Thursdays and in the historic Casino Ballroom, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Art Good features the newest and best talent in the smooth jazz genre. For tickets and information call (866) 872-9849; 31 Annual Halloween Parade Don your favorite costume and join island school kids and residents for the Annual Halloween Parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 4:00 PM. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; 31 Karaoke Halloween Costume Party The party starts at 9pro where you can sing all the monster favorites with over 20,000 Harbor Activity Report For June 2011: One the first Thursday of June, quite a few boaters arrived early to enjoy the "Taste of Avalon," the kick-off for our Fourth An- nual Flying Fish Festival held June 3 through 5. Back by popu- lar demand was the second Annual Wooden Boat Challenge. A few teams shied away from entering this year because of the advanced expertise of the win- ning entry last year. However, in the initial "shove oft" the favored team's boat took on water and be- fore finishing almost sank, hope- fully leveling the playing field for next year. Every year the festival includes more family type activities includ- ing kayak relay races, pedal boat races, ocean science activities, touch tanks, flying fish crafts and a bounce house. The sand sculpture created on Wrigley Stage was es- pecially spectacular this year. On Saturday, June 18, a diver was entering the water when he went into full cardiac arrest, not breathing, non responsive. For- tunately for this gentleman, two Baywatch Avalon Paramedics and two of our EMT patrolmen were at the Rescue Dock. Thanks to their efforts, the man was revived and transported to the mainland for further treatment. Visitors to Avalon Harbor and those living aboard year around enjoy the comfort of knowing medical assistance is usually sec- onds or minutes away. June 2011 stats areas follows: People aboard boats--5,784 Vessels Moored--l,446 Vessels Anchored--39 Lost/Stolen Reports--7/6 Accident Reports--4 Average Temp, High--67 Average Temp, Low--5? Average Sea Temp---64 Rain--0 Moorings Sold/transferred--1 Citations Issued--2 Discharges--1 Cruise Ship Passengers: Paradise (5 visits)-- 10,657 Total Cruise Ship--10,657 A reminder to boaters using the hoist at the mole: Please have your current registration and all safety equipment available (including plugs in place) on board prior to requesting assistance for launch- ing. There is a $20 charge for us- ing the hoist. Please call the Har- bor Department Office to arrange this service. Council From page 1 Kaplan called for rules that were clear and suggested a deci- bel limit. Councilwoman Sue Ri- kalo said she objected to what she called the harassment of members of the public. She said she under- stood that making fun of the audi- ence was part of the show, but that some people were afraid to walk by the show. songs from which to choose. Costume contest with pfizest Full bar and dinner available from 5-gpm. No cover, must be 21 and over. El Galleon Restaurant (310) 510-1188; NOVEMBER 5 " CelelMty Playground: Hollywood's Favorite Island Santa Catalina island has been immortal- ized on the silver screen hundreds of times. Filming on the island introduced several of Hollywood's biggest stars to the charms of Catalina. Catalina Island Museum's exten- sive collection of photographs document many classic productions. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; www.catalina- &BLAIR Clark said he stopped doing jokes when people said they were offended. Kaplan said he and other per- formers could provide the city with copies of the rules and regu- lations from other communities all over the world. He then suggested a meeting between "both sides." "I think you're right," Rikalo said. "I think this calls for a little meeting." RDA suit City Attorney Scott Campbell said Avalon had filed a lawsuit on Monday, July 18 to challenge the state law that abolishes redevelop- ment agencies. The suit was filed directly with the California Supreme Court. Campbell said he and staffwere hoping for a ruling from the court before October, when redevelop- ment agencies that wish to stay in business will have to pay a fee to the state' in exchange for authority to continue operating. Foe hearing That same night, the council held the first of two public hear- ings on proposed changes to the city's fee schedule. The only fee scheduled to be changed this year: the ambulance service fee. No members of the public spoke at the public hearing. Campbell said the fees were consistent with the.cost of provid- ing the service. According to the City Council agenda, the fee increase made the ambulance service fee consistent with Los Angeles County. Campbell said the council would have to hold a second pub- lic hearing before voting on the proposed fee increase. Do we have photos of you or your friends and family?. 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