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in Avalon. ed of Swordfish, sea bass, chick- I gained experience as a bus en, steak from Jack's Steakhouse, a mentor boy, waiting on customers and which was the best dinner house cooking. During summers, I con- in town. He was creative in his tinued at the Original Pancake full dinner preparation. No won- Ted Nissen, Pete's son, called Cottage in the morning from 7 der he had loyal employees! me informing that his dad passed a.m. to noon. Then I sauntered This was an era when Mexican away. Naturally, I was saddened to the Snack Bar an worked from Americans were never hired on because Pete was a mentor, a noon to 8 p.m. During the week, the front street dealing with tour- father figure and a special person I was the playground director for ism. in my life. In 1945, when I was 10, the Long Beach Unified School Pete was the first because as he hired me to be his dishwasher District at the Avalon School. he said, "They were, the hardest at Pete's Snack Bar, located at the Pete at one time owned several Workers, and they never let me entrance of the Pavilion Lodge. restaurants; John Lazar's Cafe, down." Because of his trust, I vowed to be Pete's Plaza and the Pancake Some employees: Martin the best dishwasher on Catalina Cottage. Pete prepared me well! Saldana, Freddy Machado, Sly if not the whole world. In part, I In the late '40s, '50s and '60s, Saldana, Herman Saldana, Tony reach a part of that goal because, every Monday during the summer, Hernandez, Sylvia Perez and many throughout the years, I was offered Pete treated his employee's and other Latinos. various jobs at several restaurants guests to a dinner. Dinner consist-- Mareelino Saueedo While Reutinger can't recreate Reutinger has been making his Catalina Tile a Stradivarius, he said he does get tiles for 37 years now. To view From page 8 a lot of satisfaction out of recreat- some of his work, visit his website ing Catalina Tiles. He has also at www.catalinapicturetile.com. equal it. According to Reutinger, found a lot success. His original He also continues to visit each Stradivarius is also unique, tiles have now been widely col- Catalina on a regular basis and although of the same high qual- lected and can be found through- says he does not experience island ity. Like Catalina Tiles, they are out the world, fever, most probably because also rare. They can also be found in a few Catalina and the mainland are "Antonio Stradivari made places in Avalon, Catalina.visible to each other. about 1,000 violins in his life- They have been stocked at "It's really not that far," time," Reutinger said. "Most are Afishinados Gallery Store on Reutinger said. "But it is like gone, lost in shipwrecks, fires or Crescent Avenue and have been in going to another world. I will other ways." other shops, always come back?' Catalina Beverage Company Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas So that our employees may enjoy the Christmas and New Year's holidays with their families HOLIDAY HOURS: Tuesday, December 24 - Half day Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day - Closed Thursday, December 26 - Open Tuesday, December 31 and New Year's Day, Wednesday January 1 - CI6ed --Thursday, January 2 - Open WATER DELIVERIES during both of those weeks will be on Thursday an(Friday Hotel Tax ed gross average for the second From page 1 quarter of 2013--April, May and June--was about $164,000. tax money by June 20, 2014. In the second quarter of 2012, the city's adjusted gross average Sales tax revenues down was $207,867. Schuchard said that sales taxes can be complicated matters to Formoreinformationaboutyour discuss because the state gives a government's finances, Schuchard city an allocation and then takes recommended California City it away. Finance.com and the State Board Schuchard said that the adjust- of Equalization website. PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. (NOTE BATE AND TIME CHANGE) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following item at the December meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. 1. Public Hearing for a Site Plan, Setback Variances and Local Coastal De- velopment Permit, to renovate and enlarge a single family dwelling at 156 Upper Terrace. (A determination as to this project's status under the California Environ- mental Quality Act will be made by the Commission). Owner: Paul Reed Applicant: Larry Halonen Location: 156 Upper Terrace APN: 7480-010--021 PC#2534 Zone: Medium Density Rle Date: October 11,2012 2. Public Hearing for a Site Plan and Local Coastal Development Permit to install an underground vault in the Public right of way on Metropole Avenue, between 123 Me~'opole and Crescent Avenue. (A determination as to this project's status under the California Environmental Quality Act will be made by the Commission). This project is w~in the Coastal Commission appealable zone. Owner: Southern California Edison Applicant: Henkels & McCoy, Inc. Location: Between 123 Metmpole and Crescent Ave. APN: 7480-018-003 (Adjacent) PC# 2535 Zone: Commercial File Date: November 21,2013 3. Public Hearing for a Site Plan and Local Coastal Development Permit to install an underground vault in the Public Right of Way on Metropole Avenue, adjacent to 131 Metropole. (A determination as to this project's status under the Califomia Environmental Quality ACt will bemade bythe 6ommission). This project is not within the Coastal Commission appealable zone. Owner: Southern California Edison Applicant: Henkels & McCoy, Inc. Location: adjacent to 131 Metropole APN: 7480-018-025 (Adjacent) PC# 2536 Zone: Commercial ,File Date: November 21,2013 4. A Public Hearing for an Application for a New Conditional Use Permit and Resolution to allow the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table board in a dwelling unit for periods of fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days dura- tion (Transient Rental Sec. 9-6.603 AMC) at 360 Clemente C64. This application was filed on October 16, 2013. (A determination as to this project's status under the California Environmental Quality Act will be made by the Commission). Owner: David A Reed & Virginia Applicant: Same Location: 360 Clemente C-64 APN: 7480-038-074 PC#2538 Zone: High Density File Date: October 16, 2013 Reed TRS 5. A Hearing for a Minor Lot Line Adjustment between Lot 10 and Lot 13 in Tract Map 69836. This adjustment will removed .005 acres from Lot 10 and add it to Lot 13. (A determination as to this project's status under the California Environ- mental Quality Act will be made by the Commission). Owners: Mike Flynn & Ray McKeon Applicants: Same APNs: 7480-047-084 & 7480-047-081 PC# 2537 Zone: Low Density Residential File Date: November 20, 2013 Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consideration of this item and state their opinion. Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, at- tention Planning Director Amanda Cook, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item.Anyone may appeal any decision made by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, you must file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee of $842.00 with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Planning Commission may be limited to issues he or someone else raises in writing prior to or orally at the hearing. All actions on Local Coastal Development permits seaward of the appealable area boundary (within 300 ft. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission. By: Amanda Cook Director of Planning Posted: City Hall Friday, November 29, 2013 Catalina Islander Friday, November THE CATALINA ISLAN~E'ii .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. I=ridayiNovember 28,~2()13 i9