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July 29, 2011

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From page 6 pus traskiae) Catalina livefot~ct (Dudleya hassei) St. Cathttitm'$ lace (Eriogonum gigantemm vm. gi- ganteum) Santa Catalina bcdstraw (Galium catalinense catalinense) Catalina ironwood (Lyonothanmus floribundus floribundus) NEW!: Island bush mallow (Malacothamrftts ff~sciculatus var. catalinensis) IhNIht~overtNI Ratay also redi ,overed a popu- lation of Lyon's P tachaeta (pro- nounced pen4e-lLAY-ta) while surveying a remote ridge for an- other rare plant on May 27, 2011. Sometimes called Lyon's pygmy daisy, this relative bf the sunflower is known to as Pentachaeta lyonii. Ratay'$ qm mcn is the first to be found on Island since 1931, and the fom fedendly list- ed plato that oecm's on the Island in by the Conservancy. "I was very excited and every- one in the ~alion community was enthusiastic about it," she said. "Every time something like this is found on the lslat it reinforces that our diverse tol ography has the potential to yield thany future dis- coveries." Dieter WUken, director of con- servation at the Santa Barbara Bo- tanical Garden, COnfirmed Ratay's identification of the endangered plant--which is threatened by de- velopment in its Other known pop- ulations along a short stretch of the Los Angeles and Ventura County coasts. "This is the tamest find I've had in 12 years ofhotahical fieldwork," Ratay said. Botahists have spe- cifically searched for Lyon's pen- thchaeta on Catalina since 1931, when the last immMa specimen was collected near Catalina Harbor on the L lmKl's Isthmus. CHOICES HOSlt WEEKEND ENTERTAINMEN r CHOICES is hosting two events this weekend for youth and fami- lies. CHOICES stauads for Citizens Helping Our Island Children End Stdmmm:e abuse. 29--CHOICES will host a Lip Sync Contest at Wrigley Stage on Friday, July 29. The event be~ at 6 p.m, contestants are asked to ar- rive early with their music selection on CD or mp3. Participants ~11 per- form to their favorite song and will be rated on Lip Sync Abilib, Show- manship, and Crowd Response. The flee event is open to all ages. .Aug. l--Free movie on the beach. "Swiss Family Robin- son" (Rated G), sDonsored by Ho- tel Metropole, is part of a series of summer moviffs on the beach hosted by CHOICES. The movie begins at 8 p.m. bn South Beach. Bring your beach chairs and enjoy this family f .mil , in the great out- doors. PlcI~ ~ CHOICES by purchasing Popcorn, snacks, and drinks at the ~'ent. CHOICES promotes aetivilie that are fun and flee of alcohol and other drugs. For more information, call (310) 510-9294. Koffeehouse and Steamers Caroline Brooks, Elina Wells, Tyrone Wells--6-10 p.m., Aug. 4. Sara Bareilles-esque. Quirky, piano-driven pop with a hint of blues. Elina is a Hawaii born song- stress melding pop with laid back island roots. Singer/Songwriter Tyrone Wells continues to win over fans across the nation with his powerful voice, heartfelt songs and engaging live hows. Tyrone is currently tour- ing extensively and working on his new album, due out in late 2011. Annie SeUick--6-10 p.m., Aug. 5 Annie SeUick may be compared to the greats - "Ella's playfulness, Carmen's attitude, Betty's in- stincts and Anita's flair ... " (Greg Lee, WMOT jazz radio), but she is unequivocally and undeniably an original. Totally at home as a live performer, immediately engaging her audiences an innate abil- ity to make everyone in the room feel like she is performing just for them, Sellick delivers her music with a masters touch. She is the resident vocalist with the Nash- ville Jazz Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony Pops Orchestra and has garnered five consecutive "Best Jazz Artist" awards from the Nash- ville media and the #1 best selling locai~artist for two )'ears at Tower Records, Nashville, Tenn. Clockwise from top left: Elina Wells, July29 through Agust11 Jazz shows at the Country Club Caroline Brooks, Tyrone Wells, and Annie Sellicks. Shows Nightly at 7:30 & 9:30pm Rated PG-13 Adult $11.00 Senior & Children $9.00 For More Information Call 310.510-0179 t i Friday, july 29. 2011 7