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CATALIHA T00ME CAPSULE + i+ CM;ILE : CHUC-LID EL ...... i .... ri'l" [] --  in July,1989. Crescent. ,,  r- Real Estate Carol J. Hubbard (1940-Novem- Justin Kerr (9), Barbara Peter- "Ri fie And Pistol C;?b it,Toiled DIE Lkense # 01394874  November 7, 2014 REAL ESTATE 10 YEARS AGO, 2004 ber 2, 2004). son (3), and Michael Peterson (3) to a new facility. Virginia L. Puckett (June 14, 1915-October 19, 2004). In 2003, six fox were killed be- tween Avalon-Airport and then to Two Harbors. Temporary speed bumps were installed in June, 2004, and by the end of the sum- mer, no deaths. Nita Gurasich McCarthy Dick (October 31, 1911, Avalon-Novem- ber 12, 2004). Major repair work being done to the "Mole." "P. L. A. Y." auction brought in $20,008. A wild Nor'easter ravaged the Island. High tides, 25-30 knot winds and 2-6 foot swells, plus rain at Two Harbors caused 3 boats to be lost. 28 fox pups were released back into nature. "Ne Shun Tachi" was not able to fend for herself, so she was kept in captivity. Edison converted the 30 year old natural gas system, which used a combination of propane and bu- tane to 100% propane. Mary Jean Smyth celebrated her 89th birthday. 100 buffalo are planned to be transported to the "Rosebud Sioux Tribe" in South Dakota. Current :herd is 250. It is believed that at one time, before the "Conservan- cy" took over, the herd was at 600 head. 50 YEARS AGO, 1964 100 YEARS AGO 1914 25 YEARS AGO, 1989 Tea dance at the Casino Ball- room with the "Catalina Casino Dance Combo": Billy Delbert, Di- rector of Casino Operations; Joe Caliva, Director of Sightseeing; Martha Williams, Bob Salisbury, and bill Douglas. "Hollywood All-Stars" soft- ball team, lead by Greg Harrison ("Trapper John"), included John Callahan ("Falcon Crest"), Josh Taylor ("The Hogan Family"), Michael Spound ("Hotel"), Tim Busfield ("Thirty Something"), Don Diamont ("Young And The Restless"), Tony Denison ("Crime Story"), and Adrian Zmed ("T. J. Hooker") played the "Avalon All- Stars" at the "Joe Machado Ball- park" to support Avalon's high school athletic department and "Kids Baseball Program" Final score, "Hollywood," 12, "Avalon," 17. Jennifer Nichole Reynolds cel- ebrated her 16th birthday. 18th Annual "P. L. A. Y. Craft Auction." 8th Annual "Paper Bag Mask Contest," "Catalina Souvenir Shop," 413 Crescent. Brenda Regan and Andrew Sampson celebrated their 2nd birthdays. Helen Wright died on October 20, 1989. Mayor Bud Smith recognized J. P. Romo, Shirley Davy, and Odie Hernandez for their 25 years ser- vice to the City of Avalon. Dave and Peggy Brearley cel- ebrated their 2nd Wedding Anni- versary. celebrated their birthdays at Two Harbors. First Annual "Avalon Skee Ball Tournament," had 150 participants and was put on by "Rotary." The Planning Commission ap- proved a six-story, 37 apartment unit building under the Holly Hill House, to be called "Holly Hill Apartments." The "Women's Golf Club" spon- sored their annual "Turkey Shoot." Mrs. Zana Thompson (189%Oc- tober 28, 1964). The go ahead for the building of the "USA Marine Biology Station" at "Big Fisherman's Cove." The initial stage will cost $2,000,000. Several sections of the "S. C. I., Co." roads are being paved with "Soil-Cement" for first time. Mrs. Herbert Hutford (Ruth Beesy) died. John Wegmann had a surprise birthday party. Kathy and J. J. Poindexter cel- ebrated their birthdays. Annual "Thanksgiving" week clothes collection for the needy at the "St. Catherine Catholic Church," 800 Beacon. First destroyed the Wilming- ton office of the "Catalina Island Freight Line." "Aurora Sparkling Cleaners And Laundry," P. O. Arcade. "Avalon Beautiful Associa- tion" is planning to replace all of the streets signs that we taken by vandals. "Beireis Janitorial Service," 319 Beacon. "Catalina Motor Cruises," Tim Mazur, President, had 1000 more passengers in October than they did in October, 1963. 75 YEARS AGO 1939 Lillian E Van Deursen (Decem- ber 4,.1869-November 16, 1939). Linda Lee Adams, born No- vember 17, 1939, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams. The olive trees on Crescent are eatable. "Arcade Pottery Shop," P. O. Arcade. "Avalon Community Service Council," new, promotes recre- ational activities for all ages. "Avalon Produce Co." "Breezee Cottage," Clarissa. "Butt's Candy Shop," 315 Cres- cent. "Community Church," 236. Metropole, parsonage, 310 Beacon, completely redone inside, as part of their "50th Anniversary celebra- tion. "Country Store'/"Rummage Sale," 124 Sumner, new, all types of items were being sold by "Boy Scout" mothers. "Ladies Aid Society" annual "Bizarre And Dinner," assisted by "Avaconlay Club." "Oscar Wick's Radio Shop." P. O. Arcade. "Turkey Shoot." "Winter Bowling League." Mrs. Norman and Mable Brooks, 242 Whittley. Mrs. Esther Drake, 334 Whit- tley. Mrs. Rose Kirkpatrick, upper E. Avalon Terrace. Mrs. John Parking, 200 Clar- issa. Reuben and Anna C. Vaughn, 220 Beacon. Mrs. Irma Burkett, new, Presi- dent, "Plus Sixteen Club." Lynn Campbell, new, President, "Winter Bowling League. George Dickson, director, Com- munity Activities. Jack Frenzel, purser, "S. S. Ava- lon." Roy Thompson replaced How- ard Burleson as Manager of "Safe- way," P. O. Arcade. Mr. Warner, Boy Scout Master. "The Chamber Of Commerce" was the political wing of the "State Railroad Commission," but little good came from this association. The Chamber had guaranteed that large transportation compa- nies would be competing with "WTCo" ("Wilmington Transpor- tation, Co., owned by the Banning Brothers/"Santa Catalina Island Company") and this promise had influenced many voters in Avalon to vote for "incorporation" and the to keeping an "open port" policy. "The Islander" is hoping that the business organization, "Freehold- ers" (strangely enough the same group who had previously fought the "Santa Catalina Island, Co." by having the courts remove the "Parallel Pier" and turning it into the "Pleasure Pier," thus ending the "closed port" policy of the Ban- ning Brothers), would become a strong enough voice representing the business and property owners to over power the "Chamber." An attempt has been made to keep the seals from playing on the beach, as it attracts the tourists and keep them from spending money in the stores. "War Dogs In Port": shore leaves for officers and men from the U. S. submarines H-I, 2, and 3, and the "U. S. S. Monitor Chey- enne." The mainland based cross chan- nel steamer, "San Diego," has de- cided to no longer provide service between Long Beach-Avalon when the price of gas caused them to raise their travel cost to $1.00. Jane Cullimere died. After catching a train in Los An- geles, at the "Pacific Station" (6th Main Street), "Salt Lake Route" (East 1st Street or 7th Street), the cross channel steamer took 2 1/2 hours. Charles B. Parker, taxidermist, sent his collection of mounted fish to the "San Diego Exposition." To contact Chuck Liddell, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- 223 mten Street Newly built Contomporary Ilate 6,800 SF, 2,000 sF of Q,ks, 3BR/gBA, mfin pool, elevator, many more designer featoresl Offered at $8,380,000 206 E. WM,ley Avenue Unique 5 unit complex. Incredle ocean view 6,910 SF lel. Close to town. New fisting offered at $2,999,000 208 Catallua Street Duplex. Both units are 2BR/28A. 1 block to lhe beach, off slreat parking. Offered m $849,000 331 Semer Avenue Triplex on a large bt (2600 SF 1-) Vocolian rental permit in hunt  repant guesls, and hvo lID year-roued rentals in bo&, phn yard. Sold "m-is', Hugo potential for future developmont. $845,000 11 Cmcent Avenwe 4BR, 48A seaside home 1,850 SF +/- Surreal harbor views, orean-fron! deck, seduded garden patio, attached gues! house. 0fferml,m $2,200,000 ! 19 Oflve Street In,edible v'mws and lois of potential.. Built in 1921, Wood floors, Lot size 2,250 SF +1-, 45'x50' 5950,000 351 Suitor Avenue Spacious duplex, large lot 3,233SF +/-, unit 1-3BD, 2BA and unit 2-2BD,1BA $775,000 323 Eucalyptus Avenue Charming 2BD, 1.75BA 646SF +/-, Desirable location in the "Flats". Currently a vocation rental. $599,500 Bdia Vista A-I 2 BD, 2.5 BA, 1,230 SF +/. Corner unit. Vacation Rental. 5425,000 1 "READY TO BUILD" View Lo! Rare Opportunity to Own Island h@e! Owly I vcady-ovmed ufford, v=m Ircds left ready t0 bud your island home. Over exmvutt, decompott, ertilkm f soi engineer, ulilities on property. Finundng Avmloble. Excellent investment oppoaunity. Fo more iufo 9o to: 140 Hill St. 3,325 SF Hillside let Hills & low. views 5335,000 HC Villa 1-53 - $699,000 124 Hiawatha - $619,900 344 Trimm - $349,000 Vllla 5-7 1SP, 1BA, 941SF+/- Remodeled, ocean  Irem every room. vm dek, fireplug, f cart, vomtim rmoll a .I retool IIoo/. Owner may carry. Offered at $589,000 320 Sumner Avenue - $54%000 339 Matropole Avmme - $399,00 234 Descauso - $599,000 218 Clarlssa - $529,000 338 Suemor Ave. - $639,000 Bahia V'a 534 - $285,000 345 Catalina Ave.- $499,995 145 Ove St.-$359,000 HC VII 2-48 - $679,00 229 Beacon A - $799,000 HC V'dla 1-67 - $499,000 Bahia Vista A-26- $299,000 371 Whi.ley - $999,000 HC Via 3-22- $899,000 322 F.. WMttley - SI,395,000 151 Olive St. Lot - $419,000 344 Ciadssa - $599,000 329 Los Lamas Dr. - $1,100,000 IIC V'dla 4-13- $489,000 HC Via 17-80 - $749,000 HC  18-72 - $1,249,000 rH,'iAL+N ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. i+ricia;iNd;miSer f+, 26i+3