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J 4 PUBI. NOTICE IS HERE]BIy GIVEN t~3t the Hearing ~ will be conducting Vehide on Monday August 1. 2011 in the City of Avalon Council ~s located at 4t0 ~yaTon Canyoo Road. The agenda wil| include 10~jt may not be limited to the following: 10:.15 art( Two~ Co. _ Renew Comm. Aumette ~ation of Jehovah's Wdz,~,ses - New PuBic Service 10:.30 arr~ - Catalina Shirt & Shade - Renew Comm. Autoette Dermis ~dkins - Oversize Residential 10:45 art1 Pl'Ul::~'s Sea World - Renew Interior Comm. Padilla's Landscape - New Comm. Autoette 11:00 an~ David Z~ller - New Comm. Autoette ~off Cart Repair-Renew Comm. Vehicle & Autoette Garden Apts.Renew Comm. Autoette Casa Madquita-Renew Comm. Autoette Head Pumpers-Renew Comm. Autoet-te Casino Ballroom-Renew Comm. Autoette Hunt & Assc. Realtors-Renew Comm: Autoette. Catafina Cantina-Renew Comm. Aut0ette Island Caterers-Renew Comm. Autoette. : - Catalina Island Golf Course-Renew Comm. Vehicle & Autoette Mike Hall Painting-Renew Comm. Autoette Catalina Island Resort Services-Renew. Comm. Autoette Armstrongs Seafood-Renew Comm. Vehicle Cottonwood Laundry:Renew Comm. Autoettes Avalon E:lectronics-Renew Comm. Vehicle Descanso Beach Club-Renew Comm. Autoette David Sidars Constr.-Renew Comm. Vehicle Dewey best Control-Renew Comm. Vehicle & Autoette David Zb.ller Constc-Renew Comm. Vehicles Dive Catalina LLC-Renew Comm. Autoette fs/and Photo- Renew Comm. Vehicle Lockpick & Supply Co.-Renew Comm. Vehicle TLC Co,-Renew Comm. Vehicle The public is welcome to participate. Additional information and a complete agenda can be obtained at City Halt, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Published: The Catalina Islander:. July 29, 2011" Posted: Bulletin Board at City Hall City of Avalon Website: BY ELIZABETH (GREIG) LAWTON Helen (Greig) Wilson-- ho was bom on the Catalina Isthmus on July 10, 1921--joined together with Photos clockwise from top: Helen and family members nearly 70 friends and relatives to cel- ebrate her 90th birthday at the Old from left: Cousin Marityn Van Kettel, Granddaughter Shauna Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. Vance, $is'ter Elizabeth (Greig) Helen, her sister and two brothers Lawt0n, Nephew-in-Law COL were all born and raised on Catalina (Ret) Bill F0rtier, Niece Kristina Island and they lived in several dif- (Greig) F0rtier, The Birthday ferent locations. Including Empire Girl Helen, Family Friend Jay Landing, the Isthmus, Button Shell Shaffer, Sister-in-Law Mary Beach, Middle Ranch and several Greig, Granddaughter Ananda different houses in Avalon. Vance, Nephew James Greig The party was hosted by her Jr., Niece-in-Law Karen Greig. older sister, Elizabeth, and other Helen Wilson, left, and her sis- family members including their terElizabeth (Grieg)Lawt0n. nephew, James Greig Jr. and his wife Karen and their niece Kristina Helen playing golf. (Greig) Fortier and her husband retired Army Col. Bill Forfier and sister-in-law Mary Greig. James welcomed the crowd and then turned it over to Elizabeth "C er 20 Yea, Islam Ext c.ce" @ PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Wednesday, August 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Zip line emergency egress trail clearing to the existing zip line platforms. PROJECT LOCATION: 1 St. Catherine Way (Descanso Beach) PROJECT PROPONENT: Owner: Santa Catalina Island Comgany Applicant: Same Location: 1 St. Cai;herine Way APN: 7480-001-001 PC~#2463 Zone: R.esort Recreational Pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in the California Envi- ronmental Qua!ity Act and the Environmental Impact Report Guide- lines of the City of Avalon, the Lead Agency has analyzed the project and determined that the project will -mot have a significant impact on the environment. The Agency also determined that no toxic sites are included in the project. A period of twenty one (21) days from the Oate of publication of the notice of this Intent to Adopt will be provided to enable public review of the project specifications, the Initial Study and these documents prior to the final adoption of the Negative Declaration by the Lead Agency. A copy of the Negative Declaration is on file in the Planning Department, Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA 90704. By: Amanda Cook, Director of Planning Published: Catalina Islander, Friday, July 29, 2011 Posted: City Hall, Friday, July 29, 2011 who explained, accompanied by historical photos, how the Oreig family ended up on Catalina Is land Later Bill presented a musi cally accompanied slideshow that showed many of the highlights of Helen's life and travels Elizabeth explained that the Greig family first arrived on Cata lina in about 1916 when Bill (also known as Jack) Greig (father of Helen, Elizabeth as well as Jim, and Bill who ,are now deceased) was selected to help supervise the mining and shipping of rock from the Empire Landing rock quarry. The rock was transported by barge to the mnland to build the break vater areaS Because the rock quarts.' was so far away from any community, the men were allowed to bring their wives and families x ith them to live at Empire Landing. In 1918 William's wife, Frances, went into Avalon to give birth to Elizabeth Again in 1919 she trav- eled to Avalon to give birth to son James. Also, in 1919, the Wrigley's took over Catalina Island and in 1920, they arranged for the Greigs to manage all of the Wrigley con- cessions at the Isthmus. There are a couple of pages dedicated to the Greig family and their involvement with the development of the Isth- mus in Bill White's book: "'Santa Catalina Island, It's Magic, People, and History." At that timg, the S. S. Cabrillo took passengefs around the Island each day with ;~ stop at the Isthmus (now Tvo Harbors). Later the S. S. Cabrillo was u. ed to make the Ava- lon/Wilmington trip back and forth daily ith a Stop at the Isthmus. Each day David Renton would phone the Greigs to give them the number of passengers that would leave the ship and stay over for dinner after touring the Civil War barracks and the Chinese Junk, Ning Po, located in Catalina Har- bor. Passengers were fed Frances Greig's famous abalone chowder and other meats prepared at the Isthmus. The tourists could then return to AvalOn by water or motor stage transportation. Helen, was born at the Isthmus before Doctor J.J. Peckham could arrive by boat from Avalon. Eliza- beth said {hat was because Helen was anxious to make her appear- ance ... and it was also "Happy Hour"! "Helen just wanted to get out in the world and travel and that is just what she has done since'?, said Elizabeth. Helen graduated from Avalon High School, Class of 1940, and since then, has trav- eled to Scotland, England, Mexz ico, Germany, Egypt, Africa and Canada as well as several states and she played golf at most of the locations. The party was attended by doz- ens of Helen's golfing buddies as well as numerous family members and many of them shared funny sto- Helen, Page 9 8 '~ Friday, July 29, 2011 The CATAUNA ISLANDER