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FOR ]HE ISLANDER Clarence I. Watson, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Country Oaks Care Center in Santa Maria, California. Clarence is survived by his wife, Marlene, two children: Ronda (Clark) Crandall and Ron (Peggy) Watson. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Nichole, Clark, Barrett, Jason, Krista, Amy and Daniel, and 5 great grandchil- dren. Clarence was born in Sedan, Kansas, on July 10, 1928. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He Y 'Clarence I. Watson married Marlene SizeJ0ve on New Year's Eve of 1952 in Canon City, Colorado. Clarence was a jack of all trades working as a carpenter, harvesting wheat and mining coal, uranium and copper. In 1966 he moved his family to Catalina Island where he managed the Girl Scout camp at White's landing, and later worked for the Santa Catalina Island Company as a carpenter. Clarence and Marlene also owned and ope~'- ated "Marlene's Craft House" in Avalon. Clarence and Marlene moved to Santa Maria, CA in 1979 where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement. Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the won- derful staff at Country Oaks Care Center. Their love, compassion and expert care allowed Clarence to live out his final days in comfort and dignity. Vons board reveiwing CESA proposal BY DAVID JINKENS FOR THE ISLANDER Vons provided a proposal con- cerning the planned Vons store construction project to the Catalina Eucalyptus Sumner Alliancein July. The group reviewed the pro- posal and provided comments and a counter proposal. The counter proposal is now being reviewed by the Vons Board. The goal was for a redrafted document to be provided to CESA by the end of last week. Vons corporate offices have been alerted to community concerns regarding the conditions of the site. The corporate offices are tak- ing steps to mitigate concerns regarding weed abatement and security with measures scheduled to take care of the various site con ditions as soon as the middle of this week. David dinkens is the city man- ager of Avalon. Applications may be obtained: City of Avalon Front Desk - Reception Area 410 Avalon Canyon Road P.O. Box 707 Avalon, CA 90704 Opportunities Accounting Technician An accouting po "ration with an emphai in payr~ ~ aid automat~! payroll YuBTnm ]H~n~ Pos/tu - FLSA Nma-gx,mpt Raap 29 1 5 $27.0S'f7 Application Deadline September 2017 by 4 PM More information can be found at: WWW,CITYOFAVALON.COM PUBLIC NOTICE . IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hearing Officer will be conducting Vehicle Hear- ings, phone, on Tuesday Sept. 5, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. in the City of Avalon Council Chambers located at 410 Avalon Canyon Road. The agenda will include but may not be limited to the following: HEARINGS TIME APPLICANT TIME APPLICANT 3:00 PM Inno-Vapor/4vl Investments - New Comm. Autoette Louie Montano - Oversized residential Permit The public is welcome to participate. Additional information and a complete agenda can be obtained at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Published: The Catalina Islander: Sept. 1, 2017 Posted: / Bulletin Board at City Hall City of Avalon Websitei This bison was photographed as it stood along Airport Road. Photo by Kristin Metcalfe Bison From page 1 Bureau, and not personnel from the Avalon Sheriff's Station, will be conducting this investigation. "During the pendency of this inve st igatIor~ ~th~" aYlvofqed depu- ty is on approved leave, and will be reassigned pending the results of the investigation. "As members of this commu- nity, we share the community's concerns. We ask that the com- munity have faith in this investi- gative process." The Catalina Island Conservancy also issued a state- ment about the bison shooting: "On the evening of Friday," Aug. 18, there was a (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) officer-involved shooting of a male bison in the Little Harbor campground area which result- ed in the bison having to be put down. The incident is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. No further details are available at this time. There are about 120 bison on Catalina Island and these inci- dents are extremely rare." About Catalina bison Bison rarely attack people. The president of the American Conservation Experience was injured by a bison while he was working on the Island Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. According to a Conservancy factsheet on Bison Safety for the Public, "Adult American bison on Catalina Island weigh between 600 (and) 1,800 lbs are capable of running nearly 30 mph, and can jump a six foot fence from a standing position." Animal shooting statistics According to the Los Angeles County Open Data website, depu- ties shot seven animals in 2016. There have been eight deputy- involved shootings of animals in Los Angeles County so far this year. It was not clear if the Aug. 18 shooting was included in the data. Museum From page 1 story follows Presley's character who was forced to drop out of high school to support his father. He lands a gig singing in a club in the French Quarter of New Orleans and falls for a good girl named Nellie. But he is a magnet for trouble. A rival club owner, played by Walter Matthau, black- mails Presley into working for him which threatens his future with Nellie. First Fridays at the Museum takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. The crawfish dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m and the film will begin at dusk (around 8 p.m.). Tickets for dinner and the movie are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $15 for children (3-15). To view the movie only, tick- ets are $3 for members, $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, military and students with a valid I.D and children are free with a paid adult admission. Tickets are available online at, may be purchased in person at the museum's visitor services desk, or upon arrival at the door. Each month First Fridays at the Museum provides an opportunity to enjoy the museum's exhibition galleries, digital theater, open- air plazas and Museum Store. Through December, it also offers rare late-night access to the muse- um's special exhibition Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum when its outdoor art installations are dramatically illuminated. For more information, call the museum may at 310-510-2414 or visit 1.4. i Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 ~ e~I'/UJINA