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BY JIM WATSON One of my favorite California history trivia questions is, "How many California Channel Islands are there?" If anyone can come up with the correct number (there are eight of them), the next obvious move is to see if they can name all eight. Naming all eight Channel Islands is tricky enough, but visiting them can be even tougher. Now, thanks to a program offered by the Catalina Island Conservancy, one island--Santa Rosa Island is within easy reach next month. On Sunday, September 14, interested par- ties will have the opportunity to Ventura Harbor. At 53,000 acres, or 83 square miles in area, Santa Rosa Island is the second largest of the eight Channel Islands behind its neigh- bor, Santa Cruz Island. More than 500 plant species can be found on the island along with 100 species of birds and other animals. The island is largely uninhab- ited, but is a favorite for visiting yachtsmen and campers. The island is also home to some of the oldest human remains found in North America. In 1960, Phil C. Orr, a curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, unearthed a pair of fem- ora at a place on the island known visit Santa Rosa Island as part as Arlington Springs. The bones of the Conservancy's program were subsequently identified as "Exploring California's Channel being about 13,000 years old. Islands: Santa Rosa Island." Those interested in taking part The day-long, ecologically- in the Conservancy's trip can themed trip will include hikes led purchase tickets by visiting the by naturalists. Participants also Conservancy's website at www. have the option of just hanging out or call- on the beach. .... ing the Conservancy at (562) 437- The sojouha will c0st $]40 for 8555. The Conservancy stresses Conservancy members and $150 that crossing the channel to the for n0n-me ers, i'Grovp hotel island is dependent on sea condi- rates are available at the Sheraton tions : : . A pair of 0rcaS frolic in thewate off Santa Rosa Island. (Ph0t0 e0urtesy NOAA) BY PATTI ENGEL Summer is winding down, and so is Women's Softball. The final league games were played, with the first game a battle for sec- The game ended with the score ond place between Straight Up Builder=s ,~,d,~in,~ l~.gdieB,~ ,,. Lins Ladies w re:up first, and showed they' wanted to winl They batted around their order and put together five walks, five singles and doubles from Lupe Sanchez and Teri Alexander to score thirteen. In the second inning Rachel McCormick started it off with an inside the park home run for Lins Ladies. Three base hits brought home a second run. Straight Up Builders got on the board in the bottom of the second inning when three walks and a base hit brought home two runs. Lins Ladies kept the pres- sure on when they pounded out eight hits for seven runs. Lins Ladies added three more in the fourth and final inning. Porschia Denning had a triple in the inning. Straight Up Builders couldn't get their offense going, so the game ended with the score Straight Up Builders 2, Lins Ladies 25. The second game between Chet's Hardware and Maggies Blue Rose had no bearing on league standings. BQ teams were short of fielding a full team. Chet's 233 Sumner Avenue (310) 510-9117 Across from Mini-Golf Course Hardware batted twice around the order in the first inning. They used a combination of hits, walks and doubles from Patti Engel, Maria Tejeda, Valeria Medina and Maribel Rodriguez to bring home thirteen. Chet's Hardware again batted around the order in the second inning. Celeste Lichtenhan had a double in the four run inning. summer- effort to bring home nine more Standings runs. Maggies Blue Rose got on Chet's Hardware the board in the bottom of theLins Ladies third inning to end the shut out. Straight Up Builders Maggies Blue Rose Maggies Blue Rose 1, Chet's Hardware 22. For Maggies Blue Rose, Mirta!: : ~ Morn, Maria Reye~ J~y. Boyd and Sophia Walker had a hit. For Chet's Hardware, Valeria Medina, Celeste Lichtenhan, Maribel Rodriguez, Sheyla Moreno, Shellby Chism and Patti Engel all collected three hits. Evelyn Cano, Maria Tejeda and Gwen Karnowski had two hits. \With the end of the regular season, tournament play begins next week. In this single elimina- tion tournament, the rule is "win or go home" 7-2 6-3 5-4 0-9 Too Batters Vicki' l " ~ R'ogers - ~' ' - .857 Valeria Medina Lupe Sanchez .750 Callie Moreno .722 Aimee Casillas .688 Caitlin Lopez .667 Larina Cassidy .667 Susan Budd .643 Rachel Mc Cormick .625 Rocky Sillas .600 Strawberries ;of Salt Water Taffy In the third and final inning, Chet's Hardware put the game away when Valeria Medina had two inside the park home runs in the inning. Maria Tejeda and Shellby Chism had doubles in the Quote of the Week: , There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of:being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them. - Herman Melville Fun, Exciting & Unique Toys For All Ages! Pet Supplies Games Puzzles Arts and Crafts Books Educational Toys Video Games Indoor/Outdoor Sports Items And so much more! Espresso Bar Iced Coffee Drinks 220 Selections Guava Cheese Danish Jalapeno Ched ea Muffin. Lemon Cranberry M .Cherry Turnover /UI'AUNA ISLANDER Friday, August 22, 2014 ;7