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Friday, November 25, 2005 Serving Catalina Island and its Mainland Friends every week since 1914 Museum Kicks of the Holiday Season with a Series of Special Events On Sunday, December 4 at 2:o0 pim:; in t'-rre Av on Theatre, the Catalina Island Museum will host a special holiday film Please see Museum, page 4 and Del Torte claim victory The Co Ed League remains tight, with the possibility of any team winning in any game. The first game of the evening was between S.(2.1. Co and Metropole Real Estate. SCI came up first Please see Softball, page 4 .i By Dennis Kaiser na Island in 2001, had flown the 26-miles across the sea and One fine day in March of apparently was vacationing next this year, Nancee Wells discov- to the Wells' home. ered she had a new neighbor liv- Intrigued by the creature ing in a tree next to her home in with the bright orange wing the Laguna Beach neighborhood tags, Wells did some research of three Arch Bay. and soon found herself involved Thomas, a bald eagle in the Catalina Island Bald released into the wild on Catali- Eagle Restoration Project. That involvement culminat- ed in "Eaglepalooza 2005," a fundraiser event in the Three Arch Bay Clubhouse this past Saturday. About 125 people attended the event. "We raised about $45,000," said Peter Sharp, a Please see Bald Eagle, page 6 Island History By Jesnnine L. Pedersen Curator, Catalina Island Museum Photos courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum Island Safety DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SERIES By Steve Escoto As we continue to prepare for disasters our next step is a Dis- aster Supplies Kit. Although space is a rare Commodity on Catalina Island each of us should maintain a cache of the basic essentials for surviving and recovering from disaster. Fortu- nately, most of the items suggest- ed by the experts are things we have on hand and use everyday: We just have to keep our invento- ries up and store them where they will be readily available if need- ed. Recommended supplies to include in a basic kit are: 1. Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. 2. Food, at least a three day supply of non-perishable food. 3. Battery-powered radio and extra batteries. 4. Flashlight and extra bat- teries or candles, make sure there are no propane leaks 5. First Aid kit 6. Whistle to signal for help Please see Island Safety, page 3 II i~!!ii! The painting on our cover "Care Prego" is by famous artist Ruth Mayer. Catalina Island was quickly adopted by early Hollywood film- makers and stars. The Island has served as the backdrop for over 200 motion pictures and been Mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most successful movies ever filmed on transformed numerous times from Catalina Island, taking home the best picture Oscar that year. an island in the Pacific. to North Africa, Tahiti and the American Western Frontier to name a few. Islander as saying that Catalina is work on a script over the week- One Hollywood director who "the only place where I can get end. filmed at least three pictures on away to work amid real inspira- The movie, "Male and Catalina Island was Cecil B. tion." DeMille was known for Female", filmed in 1919 and pro- DeMille. DeMille, was quoted in sailing to the Island with screen- duced by Cecil B. DeMille, was a the local newspaper, The Catalina writers and his secretary in tow to Famous Players - Lasky Film Pro- DeMille, left, pictured here with his Marlin 6etch in 1919 duction that starred Gloria Swan- son and Thomas Meighan. Avalon and Little Harbor were used as locations for many films. There were also many movies filmed at the Isthmus. It came to be known as the Isthmus Movie Colony. Many of the sets are gone Please see History, page 5