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~? i~: i i + Elaine Vaughn, vice president Marketing and Sales at Catalina Express is seen bottom right with a Catalina Express vessel in the back- ground. The photos left and top right show the outside and inside of the company's new terminal in San Pedro. Photos courtesy Catalina Express ~w Express From page I Passengers .will now have ac- cess to an array of new-services and past times in the waiting area of the terminal: The'plaza-style outside is fully equipped with benches and tables, a putting area for golfers, and boc- ce ball courts. To the north side is a majestic background of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and view of the channel. To the South, a view of the USS Iowa battleship and ~ squint-worthy view of Catalina Island. The helicopter runways are ad- jacent to tlie terminal, so there's even room to "fly people in for their wedding and fly them out to Catalina right after," Bombard said. "Now people have all the op- portunity to watch ships coming and going. People can come even if they don't go to Catalina." ISLIIIID Founded in 1913 by Ernest WJndle Group Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@cinews.us Editor Dennis Kaiser ed@cinews.us Advertising Pat Jamieson advertising@cinews.us Office Manager Jennifer Leonhardi manager@cinews.us Accounting Judy Murray " judy@localnewspapers.org 101MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 i (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADUNEI Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday I Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCmPTI~S Send to manage @cinews.us One Year Subscription: Catalina $39 Mainland $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are availsdle for $80/year A Publication of CommunityMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: OCt. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marifia Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be reproduced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This public.ion is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2012 and Title" Registered, Catatina Islander, Inc All Rights Reserved ~lT PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PU B LISH ERS ASSOCIATI ON Wining and Dining Passengers and townspeople alike have the chance to also grab a bite to eat in the new Express Grille and Catalina Bistro, some- thing that was not envisioned in the original terminal. Bombard said that the company hopes to inspire people who come dine at the terminal to visit Cata- ,l na. Express Grille, led by Chef Lau- rel Lyman, will serve full breakfast+ salads, burgers, and other cuisines for anyone who visits. Bombard said people who wish to dine have access to waiter service, but there will also be an outside access win- dow of the Grille for those in a rush. In addition to the Express Grille, Catalina Bistro is another anticipated hot spot. An enchanting glass-window beer and wine bar provides pas- sengers with full service and fiat screen TVs. Bombard said he intended the glass walls to provide sunlight throughout the building. Gary Miltimore, Catalina's renowned artist, provided his art- work to be featured in the lounge, as well as in the background of the ticketing area. His pieces add to the regal style of high-ceilings and black old-fashioned chandeliers. Quental said he and Bombard wanted to create a beautiful yet comfortable place. "We want it to be inviting so people can come re- lax in shorts and flips flop," Quen- tal said. "Greg (Bombard) is intui~ tive about what's the right thing to do. He knows his customers and he can deliver more to them now." How it happened According to Vaughan, it took over nine years of planning to get the ball rolling. Approximately $2.8 million was invested in this rededication project and about $800,000 from the Port of Los Angeles. Vaughan said the Port was contributed in enhanced parking and, the piling foundation that supports the Catalina Express docks and floats. Bombard and Vaughan expect to boost business and hopefully make the terminal a local attraction. "The amenities of this port will boost the reputation Of the long time Catalina seaport here in San Pedr6" said Vaughan. "The new, upgraded, modern facility with all of its outdoor charm and its refined food service should impress and bring business to the area." "It's a relief to know that we have a stable position on a deep water harbor for the next 25 years. I look forward to working to establish this port in the community and to present the enhanced passenger experience that we built here," Vaughan said. CATAUNA COUPLES: JOSH OLSEN AND SHELLY JIMENEZ Please send us your favorite photo of yourself or of another local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can be young or old; in special places, special occasions or just at home. Email your high resolution photo to ed@cinews.us. Located within walking distance of the new Catalina Express Terminal In San Pedro and less than one mile from the San Pedro DIqV Office. $79/nlght* {Sun-Wed} (Thu-Sat) Choice of I King bed or 2 Queens Free Parking Free Local Calls,Refrigerator Free WtFI Smoke Free Dally Newspaper Pool/Jacuzzl Pillow Top Free Continental Free Cable Mattress Breakfast *l~te Is bared on double occupancy and availability. Please make res~vatlon= In advance with the hotel dlmctly, Must lhow proof of Island residency 2 + Friday, July 27, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER