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REAL ESTATE RESEARCHED BY CHUCK LIDDELL COMPILED BY CHARLES M. KELLY -- The following information was culled from Catalina Islander archives in the Catalina Island Museum: NEW LISTINGS! HAMILTON COVE News In 1999, the city spent $6,000 for human DNA.lesting, but found that it was-rtO thee:mise of the enterococras.-++ +i:i!: - The Tuna Club  AvalOn Bfit Tournament gave $20,0 .l//to local organizations.  -- The Zane Grey/Cabo Yachts Invi- tation Marlin Tournament and the Drambuie Catalina CIassic Marlin" Tournament donated $12,400 toward the commu- nity swimming pool. No flu vaccine was available for Avalon. Pig removal from the Island was expected to be finished in one- to-two years. General "Community Swap Meet," Field of Dreams. Holly Hill House tour, Museum Society. "Day In The Life," a column about Islanders, appeared in the Catalina Islander. Fake Ad: "We Let The Sunshine In," hi-tech lazers cut through clouds. People aboard boats: 5,228. Boats moored: 1,307. Boats anchored: 147. Cruise ship passengers: the Holiday had 7,767; the Viking Serenade had 6,036. "For Your Pet's Sake" was a new column in Islander. "House Of The Month" was acol- umn in the Islander. "Jay Brantley's Role Mode For Kids Program." Obituaries Gary Brown (Jan. 31, 1941-Oct. 7, 2000). Rebecca Ann Carroll (Aug. 24, 1952-Sept. 21, 2000). Announcements Joan Cinush celebrated her 85th birthday. Business "Lloyd's" stopped food service. "Luau Larry's" breakfast buffet. "" The Chamber of Commerce's "exit poll" of 300 visitors showed a 90 percent excellent or.good rating. "The Catalina Island Museum," Islanders' Night. Community Services moved to the Las Casitas, next to Catalina Kid Ventures. "Country Club House," Sunday Brunch, evening entertain- ment by James Moody. Real Estate The Madame Wolfe House, built by Rudolph M. Schindler, was for sale. Entertainment "Halloween Swing Fling And Cos- tume Ball," Casino Ballroom. The Catalina Souvenir Shop held its annual Halloween Paper Bag Mask Contest. School Italian dinner and carnival. Sports The 10th Annual No Snivelers Horse- shoe Tournament was held. For more information on Time Capsule items, feel free to contact Chuck Liddell at liddeU@catalinas, net. If you want to read more stories about Chuck and Catalina, hisblog is: www. CatalinaIslandMan. corn Layoffs From page 1 nationwide. This is a reality. Any literate citizen knows that most enterprises have been forced to cut back. It stinks, but it's entire- ly legitimate. Unemployment is through the roof, schools have lost teachers, programs have lost fund- ing, families have lost savings. Welcome to the Great Recession. Blaming it on the Island Company is infantile. The next issues are "a historically cold summer," and "a continuing downward trend in Is- land visitations" which have obvi- ously cost us all money. There's not much you can do when it rains all 4th of July weekend. Now let's flip the coin for a mo- ment. The recession didn't start last week. It began long before the Island Company poured tens of millions of dollars into new projects: new restaurants, hotel makeovers, new attractions. By my calculations, just the cost of landscaping at Descanso equals the annual salaries of 15 locals now in need of a job. This suggests two possibilities: either the Island Company spent those millions in the midst of a recession while fully intending to make enough money back that they could preserve their work force, and were thwarted by the weather and visitor counts, or the new developments and the. recent cutbacks are all part of a larger plan to makeover both the Island and the Company. No one who knows for sure is talking. Similarly, this paper has failed to find a single person who was laid-off, fired, or "Ru-sacked" as disgruntled locals are now calling it, who is willing to speak on the record. Anyone wishing to may call, e-mail, stop by the Islander office, or approach me in the street. No one has. Not one. The Island Company states that it wishes it could have preserved all the jobs. However, here is an- other local take on it, quoted on the condition of anonymity: "This Islander attitude has hurt our town for too long. Too many employees developed a holier than thou atti- tude, felt like they had job security for life regardless of performance, and wouldn't help you unless they grew up with your granffrnother. It is not the Island Company's job to subsidize this 'my Island' atti- tude in perpetuity. It's their goal to make money." As usual, I suspect the truth lies somewhere in between. I be- lieve that good people were let go---hard workers, some painfully close to retirement, many in com- plete shock--former employees of the year, for goodness sake! To see millions of dollars poured into new projects, to devote time and energy to making projects both new and old as successful as the economy and the weather would allow, and then to be turned out, expendable, came as a surprise, an insult, and a " betrayal to many. I simultaneously agree that the Islander attitude must change. There would be no infrastructure, no town, no street to walk down or bar to congregate and launch con- spiracy theories in, were it not for our visitors. There is a segment of our local population that seems to refuse to acknowledge that reality, and a segment of our ownership population that is tired of tolerat- ing such attitudes. There will be no Island Compa- ny without local support. Sixteen new units at Triana may ameliorate some housing issues. New restau- rants ma2 cater more to the tourist than the resident. Novel programs can be launched with expertise from other resort destinations, but the truth of the matter is that the Island Company cannot function without the sup- port of the community any more than the community can thrive without the properties and power of the Island Company. The days of locals putting on their Sunday best to welcome Mr. Wrigley are over. The days of SCI- Co relying solely on a local talent base and work force, or remaining loyal to them, have passed. The Is- land Company statement ends by pledging to eventually create new jobs and a better future. It does not say for whom. i 0 28 Sol Vista - 3 BR + Fireplace. JUST REDUCED TO S525,000 341 Camino Del Monte - 4 BR, 4 BA, 4400 sf home with 1 BR, 1 BA income unit. S2,499,000 318 W. Wldttley - 2 BR, 2 BA Completely Remodeled. $395,000 56 Sol Vista - 1 BR, 2 BA 990 st..$375,000 227 Beacon A- V' Glenar Condo 2 BR, 2.5 BA, ew, Built in 2006. Vacation Rental. $740,000 348 Sumner- Probate Sole! Duplex 2 BR, I BA; 1 BR, 1 BA. $525,1)00 89 Sol V'nta - 2 Bit, Remedded Townhonse. Furnished Vacation Reml! Caa t.doded. S495,O0O 61 Sol Vista- 2 BE, 2 BA, Vacation Read Permit. Furnished! $459,000 18 Gw/on Terrace- 3 BR, 2 BA. Move-in (onadion. Camef Reined- dod. Walk to the Beach! $595,000 333 Clrm - Gnl0m 2 Story, 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Sludin Apt. far edded Kome. Buih in 2007! $899,000 211 Clarissa - Duplex Unit 1-3 BD, 3 BA. Unit 2-3 BD, 1.75 BA. Great Income Property! ,995,ooo B46 Balda Vista - 2 BE, 2 BA w/view! Vac Re, e.m00. $424.000 352 Ciadssa - 3 BR, 3 BA Isg. Deck w/ilconn View. $625,000 328 Duscnaso Duplex - 3 BR/ 1.75 BA & I BR/1 BA $799,000 B34 Bahia Vista - 1 BR, 1 BA Remodeled. Furnished! $415,800 226 Clarissa - 3 BD, 3 BA. Newly Remodeled. $1,150,000 316.5 Whifley - Triplex 3BD/2BA; 2B0/] BA; 1BD/I BA $t,3oo, oo0 191 Lower Terrace- Foundation Com- pleted. Plans for 3 Levels. $799,500 Harbor View Estates- Lot Avail. Build to Suil Custom Home. Call for into. Most Villas listed are furnished with golf ca# & Vacation Rental Permit Villa 10-68 ~ 2 BD, 2 BA, End Unit. Great Rental. $1,200,000 Villa 2-39 - 1 BD, 1 BA, Ocean View. Incl. Land Purchase. $476,000 Villa 2-27 ~ 2 BD, 2 BA, Great Views of the Oceani $650,000 Villa 1-57 ~ 1 BD, 1 BA w/views! Beautifully Appointed! $498,000 Villa 1-53 ~ 1 BD, 2 BA, Cuslom Design,Ocean Views! $599,000 Vih 13-45 ~ 2 Be, 2 8A EndUnit, + Great Reml History..9,000 Via 10-78 - 1 BD, 1 BA, Prke Includes Land Purchase. $349,500 Via 2-47 - 20 steps to Wopeay. End Unit w/vac, rental permit. $625,000 Vigo 10-77 ~ 2 BD V'dla 18-74 - 3 BD, 3 BA, Speaacular V'mw! $1,950,000 Viga 9-55 - 1 BD, 1 BA Furnished w/Golf Carl! $399,000 Vilio 17-80 ~ 2 BD, 28A, Ie Includes land Punlmsd $699,900 V'dla i 0-66 ~ 3 BD, 3 BA. Least expensive 3 BD in tiC! $984,000 3 Fanview Terrace - $699,000 310 Clarissa - $825,750 31 ! Catalina - $575,000 323 Beacon - $610,000 A5 Bahia Vista - $439,1)00 214 Monlla - $389,000 40 Sol Vista - $469,995 3,33 Descanso - $579,000 31 Fairview Terrace - $445.622 234 Cladssa - $819,000 209 E. WSittley- $699,000 415 Beacon - $597,770 316 Clemente - $625,000 111 Hm Street - $669,000 3 Canyon Terrace - S750,000 322 Summer - $575,000 tiii*li'liiii ................................................................................................. : ....................................................................................................................................... Piie Si FridaYi (3ctober 29/20;t0 The CATALINA ISLANDER