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....... CAPSULE ............... ......... , [] CATALINA T ..... , . i bags of packages that arrived too ..... ' Real EsLate REAL ESTATE 10 YEARS AGO, 2004 50 YEARS AGO, 1964 Temperatures dropped to 46 de- Open House," benefiting the "Mu- seum." Ninth annual "Tour Of Lights," showed off the town in a tram ride through the streets, sponsored by the "Women's Club." The "Harbor Department" re- ceived a $100,000 grant from the "California Department Of Boat- ing And Waterways" ("Cal Boat- ing") and the "National Boating Infrastructure Grant" ("BIG"), to upgrade Avalon's fuel dock and re- place the existing dinghy dock and add a public restroom. Bill Vasconcellos secured pub- lishing contracts for two of his books, under the pen name of "Bud Maxwell; .... Cutter Hangen, U. S. Marshall" and .... High Desert Storm." Robert and Anita Rockwell re- ceived "National Board Certifica- tions" for their teaching. The "Catalina Island Conser- vancy" observed two birds never before seen on Catalina: "Island Scrub" and "Brown Creeper." Patricia Lynn Poindexter Skin- ner (December 1, 1953-December 20, 20O4). Fire devastated "Clarissa Courts," Salvado and Irma De La Rosa, Sarah Martinez, Jose and Marten Silva, and Ramon and Christine Chavoya lost their homes. "Catalina Snorkel and Scuba." grees at pre-dawn on Dec. 29. The City Of Avalon's annual payroll was going to climb from $183,521 to $197,351. "A-1 Taxi Service," 225 1/2 Crescent, providing transportation to the "Airport" for Sunday Break- fast. $1.50/round trip. "Allen's News Stand," 240 Cres- cent. "Alterations And Dress Mak- ing," 241 Descanso, Patty. "Arden Farms," 112 Clarissa. "Arno's Golf Tournament." "Avalon Liquor Store And Gifts," 112-14 Catalina, Jayne and "Jr." Johnson. "Bowling Alley," 601 Crescent, added 2 new pool tables. "Broiler, The," restaurant, 120 Sumner, "Millie's Mexican Food," Sundays." "Catalina Cleaners," 223 Metro- pole. 'Catalina Dry Goods, Co." "Catalina Islander" newspaper, 615 Crescent. "Catalina Men's Golf News," weekly column in "Islander." Guion, Joe, Post Office. "Hurricane Cove," 305 Cres- cent. "Island Gift Shop," 304 Cres- cent. "Las Casitas Garden Hotel," Tremont and Avalon Canyon, Buhrschmidts. "Loretta's Spotless Cleaners," Post Office Arcade, being sold. 100 YEARS AGO, 1914 25 YEARS AGO, 1989 75 YEARS AGO, 1939 "Avalon Community Choir," 33 singers, presented Handel's "Mes- siah" in the Casino Theatre. "Avalon Inn," 309 Beacon, was being planned to be demolished. "Burke And Burns," 314 Maril- la, art studio. "Casa Marquita Hotel" 229 Metropole being planned. "Catalina Casino Music Box," $19.95, "Evergreen Press," 215 Catalina. "Catalina Cookie Company," Metropole Market Place. "Catalina Flying Boats," 225 Metropole. "Catalina Old Broads Riding Association"/"COBRAS," Lidia Saldana, Donna Piacentini, and Lynn Burt. "City's Community Pantry?' "Disaster Preparedness Pro- gram. Sharks are not allowed to be weighed on the "Pleasure Pier." Dr. Francis P. Shepard, Scripps Institute Of Oceanography, Dr. U. S. Grant, UCLA, and R. S. Di- etz, University Of Illinois, believe that Catalina was formed during the Miocene Era, while the other Channel islands were formed dur- ing the Pleistocene Era, which makes Catalina Island 30,000,000 years older than the other Channel Islands. More sea lions at Seal Rocks than ever before; approximately 2,000. Water, 62 degrees. Mrs. Octavia Burroughs died on December 23, 1939. Herbert A. Wegmann, postmas- ter, dressed like Santa Claus, and with the help of his substitute clerk, COVBI' school, for Mexican children, 1-3 grades, was abolished due to low class sizes enrolled in school for this age group. "Arrowhead and Puritas Wa- ters,"124 Sumner, distributor, Charles Louis Crow. "Avalon Cleaners and Laundry," 115 Catalina, Sherman Smith. "Avalon Community Service Council," started in November. "Avalon Fire Department," 209 Metropole. City employees were paid $2.25/8 hour day. There are plans to establish a "wireless" connection between San Clemente Island and Avalon. "Miller And Donaldson," E. corner, Crescent/Sumner, took "Wilmington Transportation Company"/"WTCO" to court for charging too much for freight. Because of the war in Europe, many foreign residents in Avalon are no longer sending their money home, but keeping it in Avalon. The community Christmas Tree was set up in "Eagle's Hall," 125 Metropole (location of "Catalina Island Inn"), December 24, for the annual "Children's Christmas Par- ty." 24# albacore are being caught in Catalina waters. There were 6 inches of rainfall this season. To contact Chuck Liddell, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- lina and Lasik PHOTOS for ;hes Call 714-546-2020 For a Saturday clinic Want to make history and be on the cover of The Catalina Islander?. Send your high-resolution (300dpi) vertical image to: appointment at CIMC. ORANGE COAST 6)e cgkzLer 206 I. Whitthy Aveene Unique 5 unit complex. Incredible ocean view 6,910 SF iat. Close to town. New listing offered at $2,999,000 208 ColaliH Street Duplex. Both unfls ore 2BR/2BA. l block to the beach, off street parking. Offered at $849,000 337 Sumner Avenue Triplex on n large lot (2600 SF +/-) Vacation rental permit in front with repeal guests, and lwo IBD year-round rentals in back, plus yard. Sold "0s-is". Huge potential for future development. $845,000 11 Crescent Aveue 4DR, 4BA seaside home 1,850 SF +/- Surreal harbor views, ocean-front deck, secluded garden polio, attached guest house. Offered at $2,200,000 119 (Hive Street Incredible views and Iols of potential. Built in 1921, Wood floors, Lot size 2,250 SF +/-, 45'x50' $950,000 Villa 9-60 .... 1 8D, 1 BA, 900 SF+l- Ocean views, top of 9 baing, only 15 st from rood. vate deck, plus larger deck, fireplace, cathedral cmlings throughout,Comes rnished. Offered at $565,000 351 Sumner AvenR Spacious duplex, large lot 3,233SF +/-, unit 1-3BO, 2BA a unit 2-2BD,1BA $775,000 323 Eucalyptus Avenue Charming 2BD, 1.75BA 646SF +/, Desirable location in the "flats". Currently o vacation rental. $599,500 Villa 2-47 ! BD, 1 BA, 840 SF+/- Turn-key, corner unit with stunning views. Open flooc plan, wood burning fireplace. Vocation rental permit, indudes golf c0rl. Reduced to $599,000 Bahia Vista A-I 2 BD, 2.5 RA, L2so SF +/. Corner unit. Vexation Rental. S42S,O00 1 "READY TO BUILD" View Lot Rre 0pmq to 0vm  P01rty! I pzivatvmt uffod vomt parce left rmy to bd your  home. Over excevmd, ompod, certicote tom sods engineer, utdihes on propeay, flaunting Aihbte. Excdkat investment opportunity. For mere into go to: 140 Hill St. 3,325 SF Hillside let Hil & town views S335,000 124 Hiawatha - $619,900 344 Tdmm - Ss49,000 HC V'dla 1-53 - $699,000 203 Descanso - $979,000 320 Sumner Avenue - $549,000 339 Merqle Avenue - $399,00 234 Descamo - $599,000 218 Clmissa - $529,000 338 Sumner Ave. - $639,000 Sdda Vlsta S34 - S2SS, oOO 345 Catalina Ave. - $499,9% 145 Olive St, - $359,000 HC Vma 2-48- $679,00 229 Beacon A- $799,000 Bahia Vista A-26 - S299,000 371 Whitfley - $999,000 HC Via 3-22- $899,000 322 E. Whitthy - $1,395,000 151 Olive St. Lot - $419,000 344 Cladsso - $599,000 329 Los  Dr.- $1,100,000 HC Villa 17-80 - $749,000 HC Viga 18-72 - S1,249,000 :rile cATALiNA iSLANOEil .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Fiioayibeeemt)er ;f 9/2/51i iS