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Thekids of Catalina Kid Ventures enjoy a fun learning environment at the program that is now run by a non-profit organization. Photos by Jennifer Leonhardi I seeln STAFF REPORT er and seasons, and are having monthly science lessons with Mr. These appear to be exciting Z and the Conservancy." times for Catalina Kid Ventures. As a nonprofit, the board of di- The school has grown to serve rectors is planning on raising more more than 30 families in the Ava- funds to support the program's ed- Ion community since reopening its ucational goals. This month, Cata- doors on July 1, according to the lina Kid Ventures will once again recently formed non-profit's board participate in FallFest by running of directors. With themes Chang- the annual Pumpkin Patch. New ing monthly, the staff has created this year: they will be hosting a a curriculum that closely follows booth With deep-fried candy bars. California's preschool learning Catalina Kid Ventures serves foundations, the residents and visitors of Ava- "Our primary focus is on cre- Ion and accepts children ages 18 ating a literacy rich environment," months to 6 years old. If you are said Sarah Perez, the school's di- interested in learning more about rector. "In September, we focused our program or would like to make on learning about our community, a donation to our wishing tree, with visits to the fire station, post please contact Sarah Perez at (310) office and a trolley ride. In Octo- 510:1704 or PO Box 1899 Avalon, ber, we are learning about weath- CA 90704. CAPT. JOHN Catalina Islander's Recreational Forecast Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Partly CloudyPartly CloudyPartly CloudyPartly CloudyPartly CloudyPartly CloudyPartly Cloudy 72 / 61 71 / 61 69 1 59 69 / 57 72 / 58 73 / 61 70 / 59 Precip Cham: 10% Preeip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 10% Pre, cip Chance: 10% Prec~p Ch .ance: 10% Precip Chance: 10% ====mm Tatming Index Io-2131415 8191tol 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High. 8-10: Very. High, 11 +: Extreme Exposure ~t Week's Almal~a, Date ~ L_.q_W_-~ 9/24 81 59 75/62 0.00" 9/25 " 68 55 75/62 0.00" 9/26 69 57 75/62 0.00" 9/27 77 58 75/62 0.00" 9t28 79 58 74/62 0.00" 9/2_984 65 74/62 0.00" 9/30 93 78 74162 0.00" Weather Trivia BqTat are clrrus clouds? Ans~r: High-level clouds on average of 56.000 feet or more. Weather History - The journal of John Winthrop recorded that a mighty tempest struck eastern New England. This second severe hurricane in three years blew down many trees in mile long tracks. Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temiberature of 72. humidity of 64%. The record high temperature for today is 103 set in 1953. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight wi~h an overnight low of 61. The record low for tonight is 46 set in 2009. Saturday, skies will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 71. humidity of 73%. Skies will be mostly cloudy Saturday night with an overmght low of 61. Expect partly cloudy skies Sunday with a high femperatgre of 69. Skies will remain partly cloudy Monday with a high temperature of 69. o_oz AM_ PM Fri 2:30-4:30 3:00-5:00 Sat 3:18-5:18 3:48-5:48 Sun 4:06-6:06 4:36-6:36 Mort 4:55-6:55 5:25-7:25 Tue 5:43-7:43 6:13-8:1"3 .Wed -: 6:31-8:31 _ 7:01-9:01 Thu 7:19-9:19 7:49-9:49 Avalon Fri l:33mn5:41am 12:13pm 8:03pro S~ 3:26 am 6:04 am 1:02 pm 9:25 pm Sun 2:2l pm t0:47 pm None None Mon 6:32am10:32am 4'.02pro ll:46pm Tne 6:5l am 11:53 am 5:22- pm None Wed 7:tOam12:28an-t 6:2tpm12:42pm Thu 7:31 am 1:03 aJn 7:tl pm 1:22 pm Catalina Harbor Fri l:38am5:49am12:18pm 8'.llpm Sat 3:3l am 6:12 am !:07 pm 9:33 pm Sun 2:26 pm t0:55 pm None None Mon 6:37amt0:40am4:07pmll:54pm Tue 6:56am12:01pm5:27pmNone Wed 7:15aml~36am 6:26pm12:50pro Thu 7:36aml:ll'am7:16pro l:30pm Last Fri 10/8 Sat Sun Mon New Tue 10/15 Wed Thu S rlse 6:51 a.m. 6:51 a.m. 6:52 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 6:54 a.m. 6:55 a.m. S~set Moonrise Moonset 6:32p.m." lO:12p.m, ll:49a.m ~r~ First 6:31 p.m, -Itl:03 p.m, 12:3(~ p,m. ~ 10/21 6:29 p.m. 11:56 p.m. 1:21 p.m, 6:28 p.m. : No Rise2:02 p.m. ~*~2-. 6:27 p.m.- t2:53 a.m. 2:41 p.m. ~ ~ Full 6:26 p.m. -1:51 a.m. 3:18 p.a'n. ~ 10/29 6:24 p.m. 2:51 ~_m. 3:53 p.m. do :,, e.j, ,rr t; u re., : BookNow Ot Bid for Deals on Open seats IDa =t,T'- Oa Tt,- JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS Seems like our modern lives are nearly consumed by jumping through hoops with all the regula- tions, taxes, permits, etc. Unfor- tunately, this is also now true with fishing. A fishing license is simply not enough anymore. We now need stamps for territorial per- mits and cards for spe- cies. Of coiirse, each has an additional cost, and the cost of a ticket for not having them is a popular method for funding gov- ernment ... but, enough of all this, let's talkhoop- netting for lobsters. For the uninitiated, we need a point of clarification. There are three legal ways to fish for lobster: As a diver fishing by hand. a com- mercial fisherman using traps or as a recreational angler using hoop nets. Although "hoops' are set in a similar manner as traps, the design allows the lobster a fighting chance to escape when being retrieved ... very different from a trap, which has'no "escape claws" A typical hoop net-charter be- gins with.catching (or defrosting) baits that will be used to attract the lobsters onto the surface of the "hoop." Each angler has their own preference for baits; sardines, green backs, :flying fish, salmon heads, bonito or rockfish carcasses all work on some nights. These baits are attached so they are dif- ficult to remove, which causes the lobster (and the eels, crabs, etc.) to spend time on their meal. The hoops are lowered into the secret spots before dark and are situated so as to discourage other anglers from entering your zone. Once all the hoops are set, you let them "cook" for about as long as it takes to casual!y finish one cold beer, then head back and pull hoop number one. Remember, by now it is dark. so there is always some debate, but once decided, you sneak up to the floating glow stick, pick up the line until it comes tight, then start pulling and do not stop until the net is out of the water. On some nights in clear water you can see those buggers swimming out of the net on the way up, "Pull faster" you yell. Once clear of the water, most lobsters stay in and if you give them some time, the eels will slither out before bringing the hoop into the boat to measure your "bugs." A night on the water is as vari- able as the days, but with the added dimension of darkness hoop-netting takes on a more mysterious feel and, since you are fishing for a delicacy, there is a good bit of excitement with each pull of the net. On many pulls, you will have a bunch of "shorts" However, with any luck you will have a couple of legal "clackers" and such rewards make it worth jumping through all those hoops. Capt. John King is the owner and founder of Afishinados Charter. Contact him at (310) 510-2440 or (323) 447-4669. 4i Friday, October 5, 2012 ...... ~IiE cATALINA ,SLANOER