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I Catalina to Palos ag0--was seven hours, two min- runners are expected to cover a Verdes trek is the utes and 45 seconds, specific distance, swim relay team The race against time and the members swim for a specified fastest to date elements began at 3 a.m. when amount of time. the first swimmer jumped into the This is due to the fact that dis- water near Arrow Point on the lee- tances at sea are much harder to BY JIM WATSON ward side Catalina's West End. measure. For guidance, the swimmers "With GPS (distance) is a little A team of six long-distance relied on a kayak with two glow- easier to measure, but the tradition swimmers and kayakers from the sticks hanging over the side. In continues for the one-hour leg," mainland broke the record for swim relay tradition, each swim- said Nelson. fastest relay swim from Catalina mer swam for one hour before Throughout the event, the team to Palos Verdes on Sept. 28. being relieved by the next team encountered a variety of sea life The team, comprised of resi- member, while swimming under the stars, dents from Manhattan Beach, "They are six person relays and but--fortunately--no sharks. Solano Beach and Hermosa Beach, then they make an exchange," said The members of the team were made the crossing in six hours, 53 Forrest Nelson, a representative of Keith Dickson, Brent Blackman, minutes and four seconds, the Catalina Channel Swimming Bernie Zeruhn00, Karen Dehmel According to the Catalina Federation. Schmidt, Jen Schumacher and Channel Swimming Federation, Nelson said that, unlike track Amy Dantzler. the previous record--set 85 years & field relays where individual m m Mainland swimming team breaks long-standing record for relay from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes. Courtesy photo. Edison mascot Sparky the Wonder Bug promotes safety BY JIM WATSON Avalon kids got some enter- taining informative lessons in electricity safety Monday at Avalon School in the form of "A Bug's Light," a two-person play sponsored by Southern California Edison. Featuring "Sparky the Wonder Bug," the play was produced by the Chicago-based National Theatre for Children and starred actors Michelle Foletta and Ashley Whiting. The play was presented the employees who work around twice during the morning to doz- it," said Ron Garcia, Region ens of enthralled K-5 students. Manager for Edison's Local Public During the play, Sparky (played Affairs. "I was so impressed that by Foletta), buzzes around the the kids actually 'got it,'" he said. stage occasionally unfurling ban- "They were listening, they ners with graphical representa- were paying attention, they were tions of electrical outlets, trans- interactive and they're going to formers and downed power lines, share it with others." getting the children to chime in at According to Edison, an esti- strategic spots, mated 23,000 elementary school Sparky's nemesis, the dastardly students in Edison's service area Dragonfly (played by Whiting), are expected to see the production is always working on "hypnotiz- as part of the utility's public safety ing" other bugs and then directing outreach efforts. them into the "bug zapper," the The production is scheduled epitome of electrical hazard, to be performed at more than 40 "At Southern California Edison elementary schools through the safety around electricity is our end of October in school districts number goal for the families and Sparky, Page 11 Avalon kids were treated to an entertaining and informative adventure into the world of elec- tricity safety last Monday at Avalon Schools. The play "Sparky the Wonder Bug," sponsored by SouthernCalifornia Edison, was performed by the Chicago-based production company National Theatre for Children. Photo by Susan Cox. UNITEDETATE$ Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation POSTAL SERVICE (All Periodicals Publications Except Requester Publications) 1. Publication Title The Catalina Islander 4. Issue Frequency Weekly 2. Publication Number 093_1 40 5. Number of Issues Published Annually 52 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication (NotpdnleO (Street, city, county, stale, and ZIP+4) PO Box 428, Avalon, Los Angeles County, CA 90740-0428 3. Filing Date 10/31/2014 & Annual Subscription Pdce $39/$48 Contact Person Vince Bodiford Telephone (Include area code) (310) 510-0500 8, Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or Ganeral Business Office of Publisher (Not pdeler) 635 Crescent Ave. #A, Avalon, CA 90704-0428 9. 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