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Jazztrax From paEe 3 occasions. Good said that he was intro- duced to Catalina in 1982 during a business trip. Afterward, KIFM Radio in San Diego where he was the program director, ran a promo- tion to win weekend getaways to the Island. That was the germ in Good's mind of what would become Jazz- Trax. However, before he jumped into the fray and started his own festival, he worked on ones pro- moted by friends or other business acquaintances, in an effort to "get my feet wet." "I was getting tired of making money for other people," he said. On his 30th birthday in 1984, Good held a party for 40 of his friends on Catalina. He had seen .the Casino building, but had never been inside. One he walked into the ballroom, he said, a light went on in his head. He soon found himself calling the Santa Catalina Island Company to inquire how much it would cost to rent it. In 1987, JazzTrax became a reality and he has been building on the event every year, ever since. Good said he has never regret- ted creating the festival on Catalina Island. "In All the World, no place like this ... for Jazz," he said in the words that have become a mantra for promoting the festival. Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental impact Report The City of Avalon will be the Lead Agency for the preparation of an environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed update of the City of Avalon General Plan/Local Coastal Plan. The proposed project involves the update of the General Plan that currently serves as the blueprint for the development of the City and an update to the Local . Coastal Plan which serves to demonstrate how the City will protect coastal resources. The General Plan / Local Coastal Plan elements will be updated with goals, policies, and implementation measures that reflect the current needs and preferences of the community. The land use map will also be updated. The City intends to emphasize infill de- velopment and reuse of developed lands within the current city limits over the life of the General Plan / Local Coastal Plan (through 2030). However, as part of the General Plan / Local Coastal Plan update, the City is also considering certain areas outside the current City limits for inclusion within the City's Sphere of Influence and for future develop- ment. These include: Expansion Area No. 1 : The landfill and quarry area (Parcel # 7480-045- 033) south of the Pebbly Beach area. This area would be designated to facilitate public-infrastructure uses with the potential to transition over time to more visitor-serving uses as part of a Pebbly Beach Spe- cific Plan Overlay District. Expansion Area No. 2: Catalina Island Com- pany land'(various parcels) between Hamilton Cove and the Divide Road. The land would be designated to facilitate Resort/Recreational land uses. Expansion Area No. 3: Catalina Island Conservancy land (Parcels #7480-045-0! 3 and #7480-045-014) located between the City limits separating Pebbly Beach and the eastern boundary of Avalon Canyon. The land would be utilized for open space preservati6n. The proposed General Plan land use diagram is attached. The Draft EIR will be a program EIR that examines each of the issue areas on the City's environmental checklist, Issues to be examined include: Aesthetics Agriculture/Forest Resources Air Qality Biological Resoumes Cultural Resources Greenhouse Gases Hazards/Hazardous Materials = Geology Hydrolgy/VVater Quality Land Use and Planning Mineral Resources Nose Population and Housing Public Services Transportation/Traffic Utilities/Service Systems We need to know the views of your agencyas to the scope and con- tent of the environmental information that is germane to your agency's statutory responsibilities in connection with the proposed project. Your agency may need to use the EIR prepared by our agency when considering your permit or other approval of certain aspects of the project. Due to the time limits mandated by State law, your response must be sent at the earliest possible date but not later than 30 days after receipt of this notice. Please send your response to Amanda Cook, Planning Director, at the address shown above or at planning@cityofavalon.com. Ms. Cook can be reached at (310) 510-0220, ext. 110. We will rleed the name for a contact person in your agency. Materials related to the General Plan I Local Coastal Plan EIR are available for review at theCity of Avalon Planning Department, Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA 90704..Background materials can also be viewed online at http:llwww.cityofavalon.coml. The City will hold an EIR scoping meeting on the General Plan I Local Coastal Plan Update at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 201 I. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit input on the scope and content of tle environmental analysis that will be included in the Draft EIR. Proie Title: City of Avalon 2030 General plan / Local Coastal Plan Project Sponsor. City of Avalon, Published: 9/16/2011 Fund From page 4 the knowledge and exciting expe- riences of her students' success. With a rigorous schedule and high expectations from Rivkin, it is an accomplishment to even be a part of the Fund program. While a top-notch GPA is not a requirement to delve into this pre-college expe- rience, a passionate and engaging attitude is highly recommended. Rivkin demands five to l 0 hours a week from each scholar, requir- ing females' participation in the Women's Forum and males' par- ticipation in a sport, church group, or other extracurricular activity. In addition, many students also hold jobs. Participants are also required to thoroughly research colleges that spark their interest, with re- quirements to examine graduation rates, internship opportunities, av- erage debt of graduating students, student/teacher ratios, endowment funds, campus activities, and stu- PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hearing Officer will be conducting Vehicle Hearings on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011 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, 12:30 pm Danny Mello-Oversized Vehicle Jehovah's Witness-Continued Public Service Application 1:00 pm Straight-Up Builders- Catalina Transportation-New Comm. Vehicle 1:30 pm Steve Quinn-Residential Permit Ownership OCTOBER RENEWAL BY DECLARATION Blue Dolphin Cleaning-Renew Comm. Autoette Connolly Pacific-Renew Comm.Vehicles CC Gallagher-Renew Comm. Autoette Glenmom Plaza-Renew Comm. Vehicles Island Rentals-Renew Comm. Autoette Island Cruzers-Renew Comm. Vehicle Jav-Air- Renew Comm. Autoette Mr. Fix-it-Renew Comm. Vehicle Landing Bar & Grill-Renew Comm. Autoette Pebbly Beach Building Supply-Renew Comm. Vehicle Straight-Up Builders-Renew Comm. AutoettelVehicles Seaway Co of Catalina-Renew Comm. Vehicles Wendy & Max's Upholstery-Renew Comm.Autoette Avalon Mooring Service-Renew Comm. Vehicles Catalina Cable T.V.-Renew Comm. Vehicles Cat. Homeowners Services-Renew Comm. Vehicle Catalina Transfer-Renew Comm. Vehicles Catalina Transportation Services-Renew Comm. Vehicles 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. 16, 2011 Posted: Bulletin Board at City Hall City of Avalon Website: http://www.cityofavalon.com/ dent involvement on campus. While playing a pivotal role in these teenagers' pursuit of higher education, Rivkin also works closely with other organizations to ensure the most beneficial results. Jenn Carey, counselor at Avalon School who is described as "a blessing" by Rivkin, provides the necessary in-school support and information to all island students. The California pre-college pro- gram known as AVID also proves helpful in conjunction with the specific tasks of the Fund. Despite the constant and strenu- ous work involved, Rivkin man- ages to maintain amazing rela- tionships with those she mentors through an understanding of teen- agers from experience as well as the common interest of the island and its character. "I love the kids," she said. "Hospitality is in their blood be- cause they're raised on this island and they're an all-hands-on-deck' community. They're really warm, hardworking, appreciative be- ings." Avalon Veteran's Memorial Park Purchase a Brick for the Memorial Contact Dave Gardner (310) 510-1484 or write: Avalon Veterans of Foreign Wars P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 8 : Friday, September 16, 20il ............................................................. THE CATALINA ISLANDER