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SERVING CATALINA &: ITS MAINLAND every week - since 1914 FRIENDS FRIDAY Sept. 22, 2017 VOLUME 103, ISSUE 38 Www.THECATALINAISLANDER.COM BRIEFS ....................................... Water level update According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Sept. 20, the current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir measured 733 acre feet. Chimes Tower Foundation announces milestone Boulder Construction recently poured concrete for the flag- stone entry of the ChimesTower and repaired the steps that lead to the mechanical room of the landmark perched on the hill above Avalon Bay, according to a recent announcement from the Catalina Chimes Tower Founda- tion, See story page 2 Avalon creates Youth Fishing Club Being surrounded by water and home to the Tuna Club, which is the home to the modern day sports fishing, the City of Ava- lon's Community Service Depart- ment created the first Avalon Youth Fishing Club. See story, page 3 On the Water At 6a.m. on the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday of October, anglers start fishing for the most delicious "bug" on the planet, the California Spiny Lobster. See story, page 4 Lancers committed to improving The Avalon Lancers football team traveled to Los Angeles last weekend where they took on a very seasoned and strong Animo Robinson Monarchs team. See story, page 5 First Fridays bring Oktoberfest to Museum No need to travel to Germany to partake in Oktoberfest. Attend this month's First Fridays at the Museum event when a bit of Bavarian culture comes to the heart of Avalon. See story, page 7 Sheriff's Log On Sept. 13, Sheriff's Deputies investigated an assault in which two men who were friends were involved in a fight in the 423 block of Crescent Avenue. See story, page 10 More khan 20 swimmers came o~last weekend to raise mooey for pancreatic cancer research at Casir Over 20 swimmers joined the second annual event BY CHARLIE CANBY FOR THE ISLANDER The sky was blue, the sun was out, and the ocean was clear and warm when 22 swimmers entered the water at Casino Point for the second annual ben- efit swim for Pancreatic Cancer on Saturday Sept. 16. The inspiration behind Richard Kleinman, a nurse at at. PhotQ~by Shaana Norfleet Three generations of Canbys: Fletcher, Penny, Monica, Charlie, ClaudiafChalrie Canby helped coordinate Benefit, Page 11 this year's event. Courtesy photo oii:' Staff to City Council No support for retail shops, but home culti- vation debated BY CHARLES M. KELLY At the end of a nearly two- hour discussion, the Avalon City Council directed staff to bring back a draft ordinance to regulate mari- juana at the end of Monday's study session on the issue. Now "that voters have legalized adult recreational marijuana use California cities have until January to decide whether to allow mari- juana and, if so, how to regulate it locally. Monday was the council's second study session on the subject. According to Marc Tran, of the law firm Best, Best & Krieger, the city's options are to do nothing, allow all uses, allow some uses or prohibit most uses. Best, Best & Krieger provides legal services to Avalon and other cities. The council members appeared to agree that there should be no storefront commercial marijuana dispensaries in town. However, the council appeared undecided about whether to allow individuals to grow their own marijuana indoors or outdoors. State law allows six plants per residence for personal cultivation. City Manager Dave Jinkens pointed out that there might be fire code issues with allowing residen- tial cultivation. Jinkens also said there might be some building code Councg Page 6 From the Archives Arthur Conan Doyle writes magazine article boosting Catalina From the Catalina Islander, January 16, 1924 Editor's note: This article Doyle, the writer of the Sherlock is part of an ongoing series of Holmes stories, after his visit reprints of historic Catalina to Catalina Island. The article 1slander articles. It has been appears in the January issue of edited, the Metropolitan Magazine. Mr. "What 1 think of America Doyle does not like those who Now" is the title of an article chew gum, and has his reasons written by Sir Arthur Conan Archives, Page6 Pictured here is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famous for the creation in 1886 of Sherlock Holmes and knighted in 1902 for his writing in support of the the Boer War. Public domain photo