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January community," said Capt. Doug Second Annual Kids Run joins in Marathon activities Fetteroll, station commander. P 'C Lions donate to 50 Mile benefit Haitian orphans run a success Ten dozen brand-new Hanes T Saturday, Jan. 11, dawned with shirts are on the way to the United 375 runners spread out between Hearts Orphanage in Montrouis, Avalon and Two Harbors partici- Haiti. pating in the 33rd Annual Avalon The 120 shirts are white with 50 Mile Benefit Run. a gold buffalo and Catalina Island The Avalon Lions Club orga- race logo on them. nized the race under the direction The shirts were delivered to of Avalon Lion John Regalado. Haiti by a support mission team Mike Bone of Spectrum Sports from the Avalon Community managed theevent. Church. Blanca Alvarez, Diana The proceeds from the race Alvarez, Emma Ownes, Carly fund charities in AvalOn and the Sabicer, Susanna Savitt, Scott and Avalon Lions Scholarship Fund, Darlene Schmeckpeper, Andrew which provides each Avalon High and Catlin Quintana and Yasi School graduate a scholarship to a Khairolomour departed on Dec. college or trade school. 27 and returned on Jan. 3. Darlene Avalon Fire Department Schmeckpeper is the United States Captain Mike Krug was the only Coordinator of support for the Islander to finish the race with a orphanage, time of 15:03:04. Sheriffs focus on cart theft February Islander and In early January, Avalon Sheriff's Station deputies arrested Library turn 100 a minor and two adults for their roles in the theft and vandalism of For very nearly as long as the a resident's golf cart. Catalina Islander newspaper has "One particular crime, which existed, there has been an Avalon we will be focusing on this year is Library. Together they have grown the theft of golf carts. Apparently, into being embedded in the small the problem has been on-going for town, Island city, often with simi- many years and it's time that addi- lar goals, promoting the written tional steps are taken to impact word, and the local community. the problem. Last year, Avalon In February 1914, Avalon Station took 17 reports of stolen Library was established as part golf carts; a number which I con- of the Los Angeles County Free sider unacceptable for such a great Library, which itself had been For the second year in a row, Mindy Malan of the Hermosa Hotel organized a Kids Run as part of the Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon on Saturday, March 15. This year, the Kids Run attracted 65 participants who earned medals. The Avalon PTA, Three Palms Arcade and Hermosa Hotel covered all the entry fees for these children once again. "I'm really thrilled to learn that there will be a Kids Run added in November in conjunction with the Conservancy's EcoMarathon event, so the kiddos won't have to wait a full year for their next big event," Malan said. The kids were excited about the event his year and many talked about it during the week at Avalon Schools. Photo courtesy of Carlos Martinez established in September 1912. Preschool Home Run In those early days, the estab- From page :t From page 1 lishment of a branch largely a seven member Board of Directors dinated by Richard Hernandez, depended on the willingness of made up of Avalon Citizens with who also donated a lot of his time the community to provide a facil- Anni Marshall as chairman, in helping to make this event a ity and custodian for one year. As of March 17, there were 40 huge success. In Avalon, two groups led the children enrolled at Kid Ventures, At the onset of the event, spe- cooperative effort: the Avalon ages 18 months to 6 years of age. cial recognition was given to Lolo Chamber of Commerce and Mary Avalon Kid Ventures Preschool Saldana for all that he has done for Williams Club (now the Santa has a wonderful and talented the youth in the community. Catalina Woman's Club), who also teaching staff including Carol Ann "The event was a tremendous staffed the library for its first year. Burcombe, Gloria Alvarez, Sylvia success as it showed all the kids Henceforth, Los Angeles County Silva, Linda Gonzalez directed by who attended how many people in took over total responsibility of Elizabeth Stewart-Madden. Give the community care about them and operations, them your thanks when you see are willing to help them achieve them. their dreams," said Capt. Doug Year in Review, Page 13 Fetteroll of the Avalon Sheriff's Station. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON" Art EDISON INTERNATIONAL® Company Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing Update - December 2014 The ongoing, severe drought continues to result in a reduced water supply in Catalina's Middle Ranch Reservoir. Based on water levels in the reservoir, Southern California Edison (SCE) received authodzation from the California Public Utilities Commission to activate Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing, which is triggered when the reservoir falls below 300 acre feet. Stage 2 began on Aug. 11 and requires a 25 percent reduction from your historical baseline water usage for the duration of the drought emergency. Additionally, Stage 2 has restrictions on the use of water fit for drinking. Island residents, who already had some of the best water use practices in the state, responded when asked to cut back even more, and by working together we have been effective in reducing our water use. Please continue to use water wisely. Water Supply Status and Stage 2 Results • As of December 11, the Middle Ranch Reservoir water level was 275 acre feet. • In November 2014, water use declined 13.5 percent -- 20.58 acre feet of compared to 23.8 acre feet a year ago. water was used, For More Information Commercial and residential customers can cell 1-800-367-8851. For dedicated customer support call Monday through Fdday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To report potential water use violations, call 1-800-367-8851. • Visit SCE's web page for Catalina Island customers at ~ For water conservation tips, visit Save Our Water's website at ~qveourh2o.ore Catalina Island CNS#2700398 6 i Friday, December 26, 2014 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER