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From page I of sunny, warm weather. Such was not the case, however, on this particular weekend and trouble started brewing early when stormy weather began forming on, yes, Friday the 13th. By Saturday, the northwesterly winds had blown into a full- scale gale and on Sun- day, the day of the race, the race committee wisely decided to trans- form the "Around the Island" race into tWO round trips from Avalon to Ship Rock at the Isth- mus, a course which theoretically kept participants in the leeward and presumably Calmer waters of the Island's lee side. On the day of the race, Movi- etone camera crews were strategi- cally placed around the Island and a seaplane flew overhead to keep an eye on things. Once the race began, the 30-odd contestants faced pounding swells. "All of the contestants received a terrible jouncing," according to the Catalina Islander story on the event. The story adds that many of the gasoline cans stored on the vessels were punctured, filling the Jim Watson Columnist cockpits with sloshing fuel. Things got really bad once the flotilla rounded Long Point, thus exposing the craft to the North- westedy swells wrapping around the West End. There, the race became one of "physical endur- ance, skill and courage of the drivers, rather than the speed of the different motors," ac- cording to the Islander. It was here, past Long Point, that most of the boats were swamped and all of the contes- tants-save "one--had to be rescued. That one surviving craft was the "Sea Sled" owned by a Raymond V. Morris of San Diego and skippered by Ley- land Jenkins, also of San Diego. At 2:01 p.m., after nearly four hours of brutal pounding, the "Sea Sled" crossed the finish line at Avalon Bay, earning Morris and Jenkins the winner's trophy. Of special (and nowadays quaint) recognition on the part of Mott was the effort by "Miss Lo- retta Turnbull,:' driver of the boat "By Gum." She was awarded a trophy by Jim Fouch of radio sta- tion KMIC who exclaimed, "Any girl that will battle such choppy seas in a little outboard motor for redness A natural disaster can strike at any moment and could cause a power outage. At Southern California Edison, an Edison Ihternati0nal company, Our number one priority is keeping your electricity on 24 hours a day - in a way that keeps you and our crews safe. We proudly support the American Red Cross PrepareS0Cal initiative and want to remind you to be prepared and stay safe if your power goes out. • If you see a downed wire, stay away and call 9-1-1. • • Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Check out for more emergency preparedness tips. • If someone in your home is dependent on electric-powered, life-sustaining medical equipment, have an emergency plan that includes a back-up power source, or make arrangements to relocate. To learn more about safety around electricity, visit = -% { American PrepareSoCal Red Cross Founding Partner EDISON INTERNATIONAL® % tnore than two hours is entitled to a trophy ... " Despite hearty proclamations of holding the race again at some future date, no attempt was made to continuethe race as an annual event. Today, the "Sea Sled" resides in the collections of the Catalina Is- land Museum, perhaps one day to be exhibited again to the world. PLANNING COMMISSION, CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER19, 2012 AT 7:00 RM. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold PUBLIC HEARINGS to consider the following items at the September meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA, 1 .Consideration of an Ordinance amendiog the Avalon Municipal Code related to High Density Residential Development Stanclards to allow existing hotels in the High Density zone the use of a Restaurant/ Bar/Caf~ with a Conditional Use Permit. 2.A Public Hearing for a Local Coastal Development Permit, Setback Variances, and Site Plan application for a Multi- Unit Structure, at 115 Upper Terrace Road. This application is outside of the appealable area to the Coastal Commission. (A determination as to this project's status under the California Environmental Quality Act will be made by the Commission). Owner: Catalina Irrevocable Trust- Suzanne Vasu Trustee Applicant:Same Location: 115 Upper Terrace Road APN: 7480-009-007 PC#2493 Zone: Medium Density File Date:August 21, 2012 3.A Public Hearing for a Negative Declaration and Site Plan appli- cation to repair the seawall at 302 and 304 Crescent Avenue. This Coastal Commission will process the Local Coastal Permit for this ap- plication. Owner: Santa Catalina Island Company Applicant:Same Location: 302 & 304 Crescent Avenue APN: 7480-021-007 PC#2494 Zone: Resort/Recreational Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consid- eration of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the planning Department, attention Planning- Director Cook, PC Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. If you challenge the actions of the Planning Commission in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. 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 of $842.00 with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Planning 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 ft. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission By: Amanda Cook, Director of Planning Posted: City Hall, Friday, September 7, 2012 Catalina Islander, Friday, September 7, 2012 Visit your doctor -- not just any doctor. With three full-time physicians and a nurse pra ctitioner dedicated to t he i sla nd'a nd its patie nts, we invite you to have an on-goi ng relationshi p with a prov der who knows you and your medical needs. i • Monte Mellon, MD • Tracey Norton, DO • Laura Ulibarri, MD • Diarie Chamberlin, NP cONvENIENT PROFEssIONAL COM PASSIONATE Catalina Island Medical Center 24-Hour Emergency Care Radiology, Laboratory & Physical Therapy Skilled Nursing Facility (31o) 51o-07oo Provider appointments Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm (31o) 51o-oo96 C Island Medical Center I THE CATAUNA ISLANDER September 7, 2012 i 9