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COMPILED BY CHUCK LIDDELL AUGUST 1914 - 2014 Chuck Liddell returns to co,m2 aw~ded the "Thomas Elliot Tro- Producer/Director Cecil B. de piling "Catalina Time Capsulephy. ,, Mille was on the Island. " -~-- Real Estate in this week's issue after taking a "Hawaiian Outrigger Regatta George Byron Crawford (1884- I1~ ~# 01394874 ~ Aug~ 22,/1114 few weeks summer break, and "Canoe Race," had 126 pad- August, 1939). 10 YEARS AGO, 2004 Average Temperature: High, 68; Low, 60; Water, 69., People aboard boats, 11,500; vessels moored, 2,895; vessels an- chored, 409; Cruise Ships: Ecsta- sy, 12,982; Monarch Of The Sea, 10,555, Total, 23,537. Nearly 78-80 percent of the vis- itors to Catalina come from South- ern California. "Thompson Reservoir" water level: Aug. 3--501 acre feet, Aug. 10--493, Aug. 17--484, Aug. 24--480. 150 attended a beach party at Two Harbors that was promoted by live radio program, KPOQ FM, 106.7, Los Angeles. Nearly all of the moorings on the West End of the Island were filled. First local dorado fish of the season caught off Catalina. "Tan Lines" was presented at Two Harbors throughout the sum- mer. The Sheriff's Department is conducting "Operation Air Con- ditioning" to help secure individ- ual air conditioners for soldiers in Iraq. Calvin Mcllroy (October 31, 1923-Aug. 3, 2004). Bob Butler died on July 10, 2004. 6th Annual "Arts And Crafts Fair." 6th Annual "Children's Chal- lenge," Two Harbors. Joe "Bop" Fornaro (1925-June 22, 2004). Water tank, placed in the 1970's as the sole source of water for the West End, was replaced over "Howland's Landing." Bob Stark died August, 2004. Jake and Tamara Jacobs mar- ried at "Little Harbor," August 10, 2004. "Avalon Floor Coverings." "B. B. Q. Under The Stars," Descanso Beach Club. 100 YEARS AGO, 1914 75 YEARS AGO, 1939 50 YEARS AGO, 1964 "Corsair Yacht Club Ashbridge Predicted Log Race," Long Beach- Emerald Bay, 26 power boats, took 1 hour, 1.415 minutes. Gloria Wilcox was preparing for the javelin event in the Olym- pics, under her coach, Peyton Jor- dan. Harry Owens band leader, visit- ed Lei Aloha's Shop. They worked together from 1949-57. 35-40 single family units are being planned for the old 16th fairway, on the ridge between the Country Club and school. It was being designed by Lloyd Weverka and William L. Pereira. The "Eddie Allen Orchestra" was performing in the Casino Ballroom. The "Chamber of Commerce: is seeking a new manager. The 4th Annual "Ladies Ship Rock Race," Isthmus, winner dlers participating between Ava- lon and Newport Dunes, on Au- gust 23. "Brand Motors," Ford dealer, had a commercial being shot in Avalon. Jaberon Stork, newest bird be- ing added to the "Bird Park." First marlin of the season, was landed on August 9, and weighed 110 pounds. "Art Festival" had a costume ball at the Casino Ballroom. There are 78 motorcycles in Avalon and between 30-40 belong to visitors. Three male Barbary Sheep, from the Fresno Zoological Soci- ety, were released on the Island to start a herd for hunting. "Avalon Summer basketball Double Elimination Tournament." Chuck Liddell dropped 50 sealed bottles with messages in them on August 14, 1961, 5 miles N. E. of Avalon and #33 was found on July 11, 1964, in a little lagoon on Buganeganolsland, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Island; over a 5000 mile voyage in a little less than three years. "Vacation Films" shot travel shorts in Avalon to be used by "Warner Pathe" Mrs. Elaine (Hammond) Bond died on August 20, 1964. A major rumor was circulating that the "Beatles" were coming to Catalina, but it was simply that the movie, "A Hard Day's Night" was being shown at the "Casino The- atre" on August 29. There were 2500 seats in the Casino Theatre and 4000 could dance on the Ballroom floor. $1/round trip water transporta- tion between Avalon-Isthmus for a $1.00 luau. Mrs. Margaret E. Hoover cel- ebrated her 80th birthday. "Don Richardo's Orchestra" was playing at the "St. Catherine Hotel," Descanso Beach. Oscar Griffith had a "hole-in- one." Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Merson moved to Los Angeles. Mrs. Francis M. Price died on July 23, 1939. "Adelaide," fishing launch, Capt. George Oliver. "Anderson Catering Co.," con- cession, Isthmus. "Catalina Islander" editorial: "A year has passed and we are still ungoverned, almost lawlessly and dissatisfied. In Avalon, friendships have ceased, the game of life has passed to one of the survival of the fittest, as it has in many of our in- dustrial centers where competition and the high cost of living make a family life almost a burden. True patriotism is lacking. The friendly spirit which dominated our for- mer business transactions with the S;C. I., Co. has gone, (the S. C. I. Co. owned 90 percent of Avalon) and in its place of assistance, we are getting what we gave to then Senator Barry Goldwater held "cr!ticism and competition." ::: :: 208 Catdhu Street Duplex. Bath units are 2BR/2BA. 1 zblock lo lhe beach, off street parking. Oflmd at $849,000 124 Hiawatha Aveueo Triplex 1,919, SF+/-, lot size 2,058 SF+/-, n studio aparlment, a IB I.5BA unit, and a 2BR/I BA unit. Offwed el $639,000 337 Sennuner Aveme Triplex on e large lot 12600 5F +/-) Vocation rental permit in front wflh repeat pesls, and Iwo lid year-mend rentals in plus yard. Sold potential for future development. $875,000 Vlgo 1-53 - 2 BD, 2 BA VBio 9-60 1BD, I BA, 900 at $~75,000 119011re Str Villa 2-47 I BD, i BA, 840 SF+/- a press conference on is yacht; Avalon ;:is broke financially, : I dtl vimo il01sOfl t lid. "Sundance," in Avalon Bay, re: physically, and morally. Buih in1921, Wood floo, rs, 01 fl l , il i tin dm. garding his campaign for the Pres- tai receipts for fiscal year were L I o2,250SF+/-,45xSO' l i r ll ,i l iftaa. idency. :: : :$t4,148,22;: disbursements, :: $950,000 Otf~ at $650,000 Annual "Hollywood yacht Club $12,303.82,with balance of Villa $-7 1BD, 1 941 RemoVed, o~eon view~ hm every room Fireptm, OolF carl, vocation roml permit. $62O, OOO 234 Desconso - $599,000 218 Clarissa - $529,000 338 Surer Ave. - $639,000 hhia Vista B34 - $285,000 345 Caldna Ave. - $499,995 145 Olive St. - $359,000 H( 2-48 - $67%00 229 Beacon A - $799,000 HC Villa 1417- 99,000 Bahia Vista A-26 - $299,000 S ,ooo ItC 3-22 - $899,OOO 322 E. Wl~ttley - $1,395,000 IS1 Olive St. Lot - $419,000 155 Olive St. Lot - $399,000 344 Cladssa - $599,000 329 Los Lamas Dr. - $1,100,000 HC Vigu 4-13 - $489,000 ltC Villi 17-80 - $749,000 H( Villa 18-72 - $1,249,000 $1,880.40 to pay off a $3,860.60 debt. Although $100,000 is spent Cruise and Treasure Hunt" at the Isthmus. Water temperature was 7i de- grees. 5th Annual "Catalina-Hermosa Beach-Manhattan Beach Aqua- plane Race." 40 mile course; broadcast over "Columbia Net- work" for 3 hours across the U. S. and Canada. The "prerace" for one mile to set record behind hydro- plane. This is the first sanctioned "Water Ski Race" in America, over a five mile triangular course. The record is 1 hour, 12 minutes, 54.5 seconds. Twenty-fifth marlin swordfish was caught this season. The record was 385 pounds. This is 1/2 of what was caught last year by this time. Other fish being caught are broadbill swordfish (three caught that season, with record one of 381 pounds), bonito shark, albacore, yellow fin tuna (first one caught this season, 43 1/2 pounds), rock bass, white sea bass, black sea bass, mackerel, and yellow fin crackers. Otto R. Guiding (1873-August, 1939). annually by visitors and tourists, it is down 30 percent this year Over last year. Avalon business was'~ down $50,000 for July and August over last year.). The few who want_ to change our quiet little village of peace and surety to the hustle and bustle of a Monte Carlo permit gambling, horseracing, and other diversified amusements. "Catalina Transportation, Co. Long Beach, had paid $50 to the City to come into Avalon Bay. They wanted a refund as they had legal reasons to believe that they didn't need to pay vocation tax to land there. "That on the face of these and many other facts, it would seem that disincorporation is the only solution to the vexing problems of the property owner. "The most conservative attor- neys in Los Angeles tell us that Avalon will never amount to much as a municipality to fight the Ban- nings, and especially while the town is trying to compete with other places which are in the resort business." 351 SHiner Avenue cious d plex, lar0a lot 3,2335F +/., unit I-3BD, 2BA and unil 2-280,1BA $775,000 2 BD, 2.SRA; 1,230 SF +/- Corner unit, Vacation Rental. $425,OOO 140 Hill St. 3,325 SF Hillside lot ~hY~e & tern~ v~ws $335,000 320 Semer Avemm - $549,000 339 Motropole Avenue - $399,00 To contact Chuck Liddell, e; mail :him at na@gmail,Com.