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Fdday, August 23, 2002 Page3 may by MARIE WHITTINGTON If all goes well, and it looks very favorable, the underused beautiful Los Angeles County Interpretive Center on Avalon Canyon Road may soon be turned over to Avalon, for the sum of one dollar. Originall3/the idea of Mayor ProTem Tim Winslow to raise the possibility to L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabbe, who in turn advised having Mayor Morrow write a letter requesting this action, and outline specific uses the city could make of the facility. It was decided a meeting of all interested organizations be held to discuss how the center could best be used. This was held Aug. 5, with City Manager Rob Clark, Community Services Director Sean Brannock, and representatives from the museum, conservancy, Sheriff's The first day is Wednesday, September 4. Kindergarten students must be current on all doses of polio, DPT, MMR, Hepatitis B, and Varicella. A Mantoux Tuberculin test must be given within one year prior to school entry. 7th grade students must have two doses of MMR and be current on the Hepatitis B series. All new students ~ling for the first time or students transfering from other school districts must be given a Mantoux Tuberculin test within one year prior to school entry. All students must be current on Immunization series. All first grade students entering first grade must provide documentation of a physical within the past 15 months, the deadline is December Not only do we live on the "Catalina Freeway"called Claressa, but now we live in the dark. There are no street lights on Claressa from Crescent to Beacon. If summer visitors are not in well lit homes, the dark street can be hazardous to any walker. What happened to the lights? Claressa is truly a freeway. 60 years ago when we bought our home, this was a lovely, peaceful street. Now, every car, truck, Vons container unit and golf cart passes by our door. Two years ago we wrote suggesting a rerouting of the cars from the mole go on a new road over the wash in back of the Claressa homes. When planning a new city hall and fire station, why not plan some new traffic patterns as well? Nancy Arnheim, Matchless Retreat ours The CATALINA ISLANDER rpretive liar Department, Avalon Seniors, the Island Company and the Performing Arts Foundation. The idea of having the Interpretive Center for city use was very appealing to the group. Out of the discussion evolved a usage plan which would make a community Education Center of the building, in which parenting 2002. Students who are planning to participate in CIF sports (grades 9-12) must have a yearly physical. A physical is recommended with the beginning of middle school physical education classes. All immunizations and physicals are available at the Avalon Medical Clinic by appointment, 510-0096. Reservations Required 949/673-5245 Catalina Passenger Service, Inc. Speed Luxury "]'he Newport Boat" Fix Wash Cons( classes, workshops, guest lectures, tutoring could be held. Brannock says the Performing Arts Foundation would like space outdoors for performances, and Community Services would like to continue having outdoor, drive in movies on the grounds. Supervisor Knabbe has been extremely helpful throughout this process, and will take the proposal which the city is sending to the other supervisors. While it's not a "done deal" yet, the chances of the entire Board of Supervisors approving it are excellent, according to Clark. This will be an important addition to city facilities for community enrichment, since Tremont Hall, the only other venue, is already overused. Catalina Hying Boats AIR FREIGHT SERVICE Between Avalon and Long Beach Airport t Same Day Delivery to Avalon if Received by 10:30 (9:30 a.m. Saturday) t Rates: 29 a lb. ($15.09 for 50 Ibs. and under), includes Pickup and Delivery Service in Avalon All packaging supplies are now available for purchase at our office CATALINA OFFICE 231 Catalina Street Mon.-Fd 9 A.M.-4 P.M. (310) 510-1403 FAX (310) 510-1490 LONG BEACH OFFICE 3215 E. Spring Street Mon.-Fri 7 A.M.-5 P.M. (Freight received 'till 4:30 P.M.) Sat. 7 A.M.--12 NOON 1-800-834 3254 (582) 595-5025 FAX (562) 490-0777 The alley between Catalina and Sumner Streets may be closed in the mornings and afternoons for deliveries.