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Wedding was performed by the - late Harvey Cowell in December of 2002. Their tenth anniver- sary. is this Sunday, Dec. 16 Bill Fortier and Kristina (Greig) Vance were married at Catalina Island's Inn on Mt. Ada on Dec. 15, 2002 and held their reception at the Marlin Club in Avalon. For- mer Avalon Mayor and City Coun- cilman, the late, beloved Harvey Cowell, performed the marriage. Cowell is remembered for wearing many hats in the city of Avalon. The Fortiers will return to Mt. Ada to celebrate their 10th Anni- versary on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Kristina's grandparents, William and Frances (Vincon)Greig played a big part in Catalina Island's his- tory and worked for the Wrigley's at the Isthmus where they helped feed Wrigley's guests and visitors at the Isthmus. They first moved to the Island, where William began working at the Rock Quarry,-around 1916. Later they owned and operated a restaurant in Avalon. Kristina's fa- ther, James Greig, his brother Bill and two sisters, Elizabeth (Law- ton) and Helen (Wilson) were all born on Catalina. Kristina's moth- er, Bette Ireland; her step-mother Mary Greig; and her brother James Greig and sister-in-law, Karen Greig all live in Orange County. Harvey Cowell, former Avalon Mayor/City Councilman, officiates at the marriage of Bill Fortier and Kristina (Greig) Vance on the balcony of Avalon's Inn on Mt. Ada Dec 15, 2002. L-R are Best Man: Lew Parker (Bill's brother); Bill and Kristina; Maid of Honor, Karen Greig (Krisitna's sister in law); behind Karen are Kristina's Aunts: Elizabeth Lawton and Helen Wilson. Courtesy photo ! Ebus From page 1 Inc., plant in Downey to look at electric buses. "At the Ebus plant, we were able to inspect both a trolley style vehicle and the standard bus. We felt the bus was better suited for Avalon," McDonald wrote. Ponce told the Islander thai the trolleys were smaller than the cur- rent Avalon trolleys and that the Ebuses were slightly smaller-than regular buses. Ponce said he didn't know which the city would prefer. According to, "Driving range for the Ebus Electric Bus is approximately 45 miles between charges, which can be accomplished in about 30 min- utes with the Ebus-built 90KW Fast-Charger." The company offers four vehi- cles, including a hybrid electric/ hydrogen trolley and a hybrid elec- trical/hydrogen Ebus. The website described the elec- tric bus as 22 feet long with 22 seats for passengers. The trolley is the same length, and also seats 22 passengers. Ponce said that he and the other visitors to the Downey plant spoke with Ebus representatives about bringing a bus over to the Island so people could see one riding up and down Avalon's streets. However, Ponce said that would depend on whether Avalon gets the grant. McDonald said the grant was "competitive," meaning there was no guarantee the city would get the money. Ponce said the city was con- sidering replacing the trolleys "because the trolleys are falling apart." He said the trolleys were used when Avalon bought them. "It's something that we can't afford to do right now, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed," Ponce said. "We have to find ways to fund things," Ponce said. "I hope that we get the funding." However, even if the grant money is approved, the trolleys won't be replaced immediately. "I'm thinking it will be at least six months before any decisions are made," Ponce said. Ponce acknowledged that there was no plan for replacing the trol- leys if the grant request is denied. O Notice City of Avalon DMV Re: Mini Trucks/Porter Style Vehicles The City Council of the City of Avalon has authorized the City Attorney to communicate to the Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of those Avalon residents who have had their license plates removed from the mini-trucks/porters to ascertain the reasons why the plates were removed as well as try to reach a solution with the DMV that will allow suet vehicles to remain in Avalon. The'DMV has indicated that it rill only allow the City Attorney to communicate with it on b aalf of Avalon resi- dents if the residents consent to such comnunication. If you own such a vehicle and had the plates remceed and would like the City Attorneys office to communicate with the DMV on your behalf, please contact Dudley Monnd at City Hall, (310) 510-0220 by December 23, 2012. Fdda,.December 14 Mororm Julian Jimenez Cama=, Jose Zavm Ruby Ponce Rebecca Mar Montca Pemz Bobby Lenz Aden Castellanos ndw, 0ecembw 16 Tu vtff y 18 Tmmdw, Oenember m Frank Hemandez Made Smith Adam Rka Steve Heels Manuel Hemandez Nina R rno Mason Eubank Mary k:a Gar a Felix " Sunday. 0emnal 16 8oh & 5;pol~ored bv. Dessert Island 4J 7 C sc t Ave Get a freeIce Cream Cone on your birthdayl your btrthdQ1 Sugarloaf Video Get one free Movie Rental on $40 MONTHLY (Unlimited Classes) Street Parking Notice for Sumner Avenue the City of Avalon has posted signs along the 200 to 300 block of Sumner Avenue. Please note that the posted times to move your vehicle for the east side of Sumner will be Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and the west side will be Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. These changes will take affect on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Thank you for your cooperation. City of Avalon Avalon Fire Department Is now developing a hiring list for the position of Reserve Firefighter. Applicants must be full-time residents of Avalon, be at least 18 years of age, posses a valid California Drivers License and be able to pass a background investigation. Definition: Under the supervision of a command officer, participate in firefighting activi- ties through the use of hoses, ladders and other~refighting equipment. After completing probationary training conduct firefighting operations in environ- ments that could be immediately dangerous to life and health. Assist in providing emergency medical services and other related work as required. How to Apply: Applications may be obtaiiaed from the Finance Department at Avalon City Hall. All appl.ications must be turned in by 5~.00 P.M. December 31, 2012. All applications should show education and experience relevant to the posi- tion, incomplete applications will be rejected. Selection Procedure: Applicants will be screened and those candidates possessing the most rel- evant experience will be invited to participate in an oral interview. City of Avalon is an equal opportunity employer. I