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October 14, 2005

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Friday, October 14, 2005 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 7 rq By Captain Steve F. Escoto Although most of the On Wednesday, October 12, students laughed as the over 300 students in Avalon schoolhouse rocked, the experienced a 6.5 magnitude experience gained from the earthquake aboard the Yogi Bear entire room shaking prepares Schoolhouse. them for areal event. They This mobile Earthquake were taught how to protect Simulator is used to start themselves from injury and how training our youngest citizens in to respond in a life saving emergency preparedness, manner whenever a real quake Thirteen students at a tiine, strikes. accompanied by a teacher or The Yogi Bear Schoolhouse' two, listened carefully as Yogi event was sponsored by the the Bear talked on earthquake Avalon Fire Department as part safety. Suddenly, the entire of Fire Prevention Week. classroom lifted off its platform Captain Richard Hernandez and began to rock and roll from served as the event Safety side to side, simulating a gentle Officer and personally rode each earthquake, of the 6.5 quakes at least 20 Next, a sharp jolt followed times. Mr. Ray Gibson came by jagged shaking in all along with the schoolhouse and directions simulated the is one of a few people qualified common slip thrust type of to operate it. Many thanks are earthquake experienced in due him for his dedication in Southern California. giving of his time and expertise Avalon School children experienced 6.5 earthquake simulation to prepare our young ones for the future. Since December 2004, when the tsunamis struck Indonesia, we have witnessed one major disaster after another, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Add to this the threat of a terrorist act and you have a grim picture of the world we live President Bush "has prompted communities everywhere to review their emergency plans and to prepare themselves for any local or widespread disaster. In the weeks to come we will review what you can do as a private citizen to prepare yourself in case disaster should strike anytime soon. Wednesday October 12 Pi OCTOBER 14 - 16 Avalon, Catalina Island, Oct. 12, 2005 Seats are still available for the final weekend of the 19th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, beginning Friday Oct. 14- Sunday, Oct. 16. With Saturday and Sunday evening concerts almost sold out, Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon tickets are still available. The nation's premiere smooth jazz festival concludes its consecutive three weekend run with a stellar line-up as follows: Fmtda.vA ada 7:30 p.m. Camiel, Everette Harp mmaa.vd kai Noon Tim Bowman, Steve Cole 7:00 p.m. Gregg Karukas, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman with guest saxophonist Eric Marienthal $Jmam Or, kl6 Noon Luis Villegas, Sax Pack with Kim Waters, Marion Meadows and Jeff Kashiwa 7:00 p,m. Bona Fide, Forever, For Always, For Luther starring Kirk Whalu n, Lalah Hathaway, Paul Jackson, Jr Mindi Abair and more Advance reservations for all concerts are recommended. Full Weekend Concert Tickets Starting From $119.50 (for 10 concerts) Single Session Tickets From $32.00 316 Marilla Avenue Avalon, Catalina Island Check out this well maintained simzle family home. Built in 19~'4 by Burgess & Burke ConstruCtion L~mj~ap.y. ires home features 4 bearooms/z baths and has a main floor mas- ter bedroom. ~I49g livlngarea with vaulted ceilin~ and a tovc- ly "Catalina" brick fireplace, With an indoor/outdoor wood box. All ash and oak cabinetry throuf.hout. Redwood siding and l~J~lwood deckin Neutral colors. Washer/drye rTre frigera- tot induded. Double oVenS in sRadous kitchen. Newly plant- gar~lens With timed sndn- klers. Solar water heater. ~arlg " ,Lot Nqy fixture, faucets, and ~Le~ cal receptacles and switch l'ee simple land and no associa- Offered at $1,300,000 KatbLeen Mead/Realtor-Star Real Estate 19021 Beach Blvd. Suite A.Huntlngton Beach, Ca 92648 !