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I Bus service will be available for boaters on the mainland BY TRAVlS PERKINS After all, he Blue Line, the metro rail that travels from down- town Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, will close several, stops in Long Beach, these will occur where the boat - arriv- ing from Catalina - drops off its arriving passengers. Councilmember Cinde Cassidy made the announcement at the Avalon City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16. During the opening minutes of the meeting Cassidy made a request of Mayor Anni Marshall, who listened as her colleague asked for a change in meeting pro- cedure. Cassidy declared that the mayor's report, council's report and city manager's should take place at the beginning of all coun- cil meetings. That would allow the council to address certain issues, or thank certain attendees, with-more peo- ple in attendance. For example, Cassidy thanked everyone on behalf of the Catalina Women's Forum for the great turnout at the Avalon Wine Festival, which raises scholarships for junior and senior girls. The mayor and the rest of" the council said that they like the proposal. "It makes sense to me," the mayor said. "Bythe end of the night it's usually pretty quiet. "So can we start that tonight," said Cassidy, who got the green light to go ahead with her report, which included the news of the Blue Line closures in Long Beach. Cassidy heard about the clo- sures while attending the Gateway Cities Council of Government, which revealed the closures will last for a 30-day period, start- ing Sept. 20 and ending Oct. 19. The rail portion of the Blue Line between Anaheim Street, First Street and Pacific Avenue will be closed. Avalon commuters, who arrive by boat, take the train at these stops. Bus service will offered in this area - and will take the commut- ers to another Blue Line platform, such as Pacific Coast Highway, Willow Street or the Wardlow Station. The Blue Line runs from down- town Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, a route that takes about 45 minutes to complete. A portion of Avalon residents who work in the Los Angeles area ride the train, as well as the Green Line and Red Line, to reach work. Letters to the Editor Pray for Rain Longtime visitor to Avalon, Richard Remy, finds his WWll memorial brick on his 91st birthday Sept 6. Photo by Jon Remy Dear Friends, "Pray for rain." How often I hear that phrase in our com- munity. As we, as a community, adjust to the reality of Stage 2 water rationing, we all have joined together to change our lifestyles to conserve water at so many points of our daily life. Shorter showers, fuller wash loads, water savers on /-/NA I SOUTH BEACH AVALON CATALINA ISLAND T}IEK]v 0 TICKETS & SPONSORED BY CITY OF AVALON & LOCAL SERVICE CLUBS 3 1 0. $ 1 0. t $ 2 0 every sink and a lot of sad looking plants! The good part is, we are drawing together as a community to face this crisis. The people of; Avalon Community Church would like to invite you to.join us in a Day of Prayer on Sunday September 21. Please pray with us that day a very simple prayer. Please pray for renewing and gentle rainfall in the months ahead. We don't really need the gully washers, we need a rain that will soak into our island and give renewal to plants, animals, wells and reservoir. Pray for a renewing rain to end this drought. If you wouldlike you can join us in person at either 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Sept. 21, at Avalon Community Church on the corner of Metropole and Beacon. If you cannot make it in person. set aside a few minutes during the morning hours to ask God for a renewing rain. We believe that scripture is clear that God asks His people to join together in prayer. We believe it is His desire to answer our prayer. If you believe, please join us as we gather and lift this prayer before God, for the good of our whole community. Blessings; ...................... Pastor Scott Schmeckpeper ALMUERZO DE VERANO GRATIS PARA LOS NINOS de la escuela Avalon Escuela Avalon Habr& ayuda del personal escolar que habla Espafiol para Ilenar las aplicaciones del almuerzo, en la cafeteria. La escuela Avalon ayudar& a cumplir la solicitud de su estudi- ante el mi6rcoles, 27 de agosto del 2014, de 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Es importante que todos los hogares Ilenen una solicitud. El porcentaje de aplicaciones aprobado para las escuela Ava- lon, se utilizard para calificar nuestra escuela para fondos y ayudar en la educaci6n de nuestros estudiantes". Meal Application Assistance Meal application packets will be mailed the first week of August. English and Spanish speaking staff will be at the Avalon School cafeteria Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to assist parents in completing their student's application for free and reduced priced school meals. It is important that every household, with a student attending, complete an application. The percent of free and reduced-price meal applications approved for Avalon schools will be used to qualify the school for funds to help in the education of our students. Before you go back to the mainland... Subscribe today. P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (310) 510-0500 Fax (310) 510-2882 6 i Friday, September 3-9, 203_4 THE CATALINA ISLANDER