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Soccer, hoops tourneyon Schedule Three on three basketball tournament set for September 5 COURTESY CITY OF AVALON .The city of Avalon is holding registration for upcoming sports programs. Avalon Youth Soccer League: Registration is open. Ages 4-14. Evaluation day is Sept. 12. First game is Sept. 19. To sign up or for more information go to recreation. cityofavaloncom. 3V3 Basketball Tournament: Avalon’s first 3V3 Basketball Tournament at Knabe Pa‘k on Sunday Sept. 5. Will be play- ing under FIBA 3V3 rules. Three divisions 8-11 year olds, 12-15 year olds, and 16 and up. Grab your team of four (three players and a sub) and sign up at City Hall or on Friday the Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 from 12 to 3 pm. at the courts. It’s just $20 a team. Go to recre- ation.cityofavalon.com for more information. Movies on the Beach: This- Wednesday will be the last vIovie on the Beach this Sumner on South Beach. The city is going all out showing “Frozen 2 on their new, larger, inflatable movie screen. Movie to start approximately around 8 pm. Come a half hour early to participate in the Frozen dress up contest, Frozen trivia contest and sing-a-long. Beach Bingo: Come play the hottest ticket in town. Beach Bingo on South Beach every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm. It’s just $1 a card that plays for all 10 games. Win local prizes from Avalon vendors. Get there early because the cards sell out quickly. Fools From page 6 ing on characters that are odd, or different. She is hopeful that live stage plays become a staple among the Catalina Island enter- tainment scene and that she’ll have more opportunities to per— form. “Being on stage makes me come alive,” Minuto said. “I absolutely love it and I hope that this comes across in my perfor- mances.” Avalon High student Eryn Cassidy, 17, joins the cast, but has been performing in theater productions since the age of 7. She started in Brannock’s Kids and Play group and moved into the high school productions and now tackles her second part with the community players group. “I’m so excited to have this opportunity,” Cassidy said. Like Cassidy, Michael Bergstedt began acting in the Kids at Play productions at the age of sevenffollowing in the footsteps of his older brother. He’s been acting in Brannock’s productions ever since. Tim McDowell, has lived on the island for 20 years and works in maintenance/facilities for the Catalina Island Conservancy. This will be his first perfor- mance with the players. Relative newcomer to the island is Anna Gold. Gold lived in Two Harbors a couple of years ago, but left for about 8 months ;\\';1lmi Veterans Memorial Park Purchase a Brick for the Memorial (:nll lfilll) JAWS—WI or write: Amlrm Veterans «\l l nrcign \\'.u\ Pl). l’m\ 33S}. ,\\.1ll>n. ('.\ Wit—ill ....................................... ,. to Montana. She’s back, and “Destination Imagination.” She while she hasn’t done a lot of stage work, she has been per- forming in other mediums. After growing up in Illinois farm country, she moved to Chicago, where she studied and performed with Improv g'oups. She moved to Los Angees to pursue acting and has landed a few TV spot, including a voice acting spot in the series, “Family Guy” and some Spanish language shows. This will be her first full- length stage play, but she said she is learning a lot about stage productions and likes the way the cast is coming together “I like the timing and tie pac- ing of it,” she said. “I thirk the director is really good at inprov- ing pace and the way it’s vritten is really funny too.” Constance Rux has trade a return to the theater, in way, a performing with her chuch group as a youth. She was part of skit productions at retirement homes and special evens. As a teen she was part of com- petitive theater program, called continued involvement in high school and college, before mov- ing into other work. This will be her Second performance with the Avalon Players and there is a sense of returning home. “I am thankful and blessed to be part of this amazing group of people, and to have theater in my life again,” Rux said. One face that is likely to be very familiar will be that of Avalon Library Manager Paul Birchall. But this is nothing new to him, as he spent plenty of time on stages in his early days. Notably, he performed in a Chicago premier production of Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” which ran for 300 performances and won a local Tony Award for best production and ensemble. Birchall said that while he loves his job serving the community as the library manager, he is delighted to be back on the stage after about 25 years. ’ Fools has performances at 7 pm. tonight and Saturday, with a 4:30 pm. show on Sunday. Brain health webinar for California vets set for Sept. 16. Free webinar will provide information about memory screening and veterans benefits COURTESY 0F ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will hold a free webinar for California veterans and their families on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 11 am. to 12 pm. to provide them with information about brain health, memory screenings and veterans benefits. Individuals can register for the free “Brain Health Awareness for Veterans” webinar at www.alzfdn.org/veterans. Veterans may be at a higher risk for dementia (based on their military experiences. A traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic circumstances. meeting will enable the City Road. horn while practicing seeial distancing. Limitations. Nathan Lins 07/18/2021 Owner/Applicant: filing Date: Small Structures. Owner: Applicant: Filing Date: Johnny Sampson 07/29/202 1 APN: 7480-033-028 PC #: 2765 Zone: Special Commercial By: Rocio de la Cruz Planning Administrative Assistant PLANNING COMMISSION crrv or AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC ammo August 25, 2021 at m p.rn. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following items at a special meeting to be held on August 25, 2021 at m p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON, CALIFORNIA and as noted below due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-l9”) In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Denise Radde, City Clerk (3l0) 510-0220. Notification 48 hours prior to the to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this metet'Ir'rdga (28 CFR 35. 102-31104 ADA Title II). All public records relating to an are available for the public inspection at the time the records are distributed to l, or a majority of all, members of the Planning Commission. Such records shall be available at City Hall located at 410 Avalon Canyon Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and health recommendations from Los Angeles County Health Department, THE CITY OF AVALON‘S CITY COUNCIL and PLANNING COMMISSION lvflEETINGS SHALL GENERALLY ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC REMOTELY. Except as setflmh below, the general public mqy attend the meeting in the Council Chambers; however, must adhere to social distancing requirements and wear a mask or firce covering at all times. The public is encouraged to watch and participate from the safety of their Council Chambers are open to a maximum 30 members of the general public. Once the Council Chambers reach maximum occupancy, the general public may participate in Oral Communication and address the Planning Commission on an agenda item in-person by waiting in the City Hall Court Yard and entering the Chambers one at a time at the appropriate time. No one will be admitted into the Council Chambers who is ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-l9. All individuals entering the Council Chambers must wear a mask or face covering at all times. Additionally, the general public may participate in Oral Communication and address the Planning Commission on an agenda item by providing comments via e-Comment. The meeting can be viewed: 0n local cable: Catalina Broadband Solutions channel 3 Streaming Online: www.cigofavaloncom/meetings ‘Streaming on Facebook Live: www.facebookcomLQitinlAvalonOfficial To submit comments using eComment, please follow this link: Imps:llavalon.granicusideas.com l. A Public Hearing for an application for a Transient Rental License and a Coastal Development Permit to allow the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table boards for periods of fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days duration (Transient Rental — Section 9-6.60l(a) of the Avalon Municipal Code) in a unit within a triplex at 356 Metropole Avenue (unit A). The project is in the Coastal Zone and is subject to 3 Coastal Development Permit, which requires a public hearing and Planning Commission approval. The Flaming Commission will determine whether the project is within the 300—foot appealable seaward area boundary. The project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15305 of the State CEQA Guidelines — Minor Alterations in Land Use Location of Project: 356 Metropole Avenue (unit A) APN: 7480-03—2032 PC #: 2764 Zone: High— Density Residential . A Public Hearing for an application for a Site Plan, Conditional Use Permit and a Coastal Development Permit to add a multipurpose room to an existing structure, and construct a bank of steel containers for storage, and 4 off—street autoette parking stalls in a vacant lot located at 225 Metropole Avenue. The project is in the Coastal Zone and is subject to a Coastal Development Permit, which requires a public hearing and Planning Commission approval. The Planning Commission will determine whether the project is within the BOO-foot appealable seaward area boundary. The project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15303(e) of the State CEQA Guidelines — New Construction or Conversion of Catalina Island Museum Location of Project: 225 Metropole Avenue Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consideration of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Michael Parmer, Assistant City Manager, PO. Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704, prior to the Planning Commission’s consideration of the item. Anyone may appeal any decision made by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, you must file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee ofSI,027.00 with the City Clerk within fifleen (15) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Plarming Commission may be limited to issues he or someone else raises in writing prior to or orally at the hearing. All actions on Local Coastal Development permits seaward of the appealable area boundary (within 300 it. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission. Posted: Published: stress disorder (PTSD) or being a prisoner of war can all increase the chances of developing dementia, according to the US. Department of Veterans Affairs. The risk of dementia also increases as we age. One in seven veterans ages 45 and over report experiencing memory problems, according to the US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the state of California, there are nearly 1.6 mil- lion veterans living in California, making it the state with the highest number of veterans in the country. “Teaching veterans and their families about the warning signs of dementia, early detection, steps to reduce their risk and programs available to them is a valuable ser- vice to help those who served our country,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President and CEO. “We invite veterans and their family Brain, Page 15 ends item on this age City Hall: August 6, 2021 Catalina Islander: August 6, 2021 W""fiiiifiiiiifififibz 15