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Year in Review From page 13 Council races were decisive. Ann Marshall won by 75 per- cent of the overall vote. Forty-seven percent of eligible voters turned out for the election. The final results were later cer- tified by the Los Angeles Registrar of voters. The City Council races weren't as decisive as the mayoral race, but the results showed a dis- tinct voter preference for the chal- lengers over the incumbents. Cinde M. MacGugan-Cassidy and Joe Sampson were elected to the council, defeating incum- bents Ralph Morrow and Michael Ponce. MacGugan-Cassidy received 38 percent of the City Council votes. Sampson received 36 percent. Ponce received 29 percent of the votes cast and Morrow received 28 percent. Do you have Catalina news? send your stories to editor@ thecatalinaislander.com May Silent Film Benefit wows The Avalon Theatre was near capacity for the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit's May screening of Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights." According to Dr. Michael De Marsche, Executive Director of the museum, "Our benefit is enjoying tremendous growth, with ticket sales up over 40 percent compared to just two years ago." Preparing for water rationing Edison prepares for water rationing In May, Avalon residents and business owners began receiving notices from Southern California Edison, telling them just how much water will be allotted to them when water rationing begins. The notices came with customers' regular bills. Anyone who applies for a variance on their water allot- ment may use 30 gallons a day while the application is being con- sidered. Avalon will be subject to Stage 2 water rationing, which limits users to fixed amounts, when the Thompson Reservoir water level measures 300 acre feet or less. As of May 28, the Thompson Reservoir water level was 355 acre feet, a 3-acre foot decrease from May 22. June Council nixes Grand Prix The Avalon City Council directed staff to stop trying to get multi-year permits to hold the Catalina Island Motorcycle Grand Prix race on Tuesday, June 3. Most council members opposed continuing to spend public funds on the project when it was unclear the race would take place. Water regulation proposal tabled The Avalon City Council unan- imously decided against acting on an urgency water-use regu- lating ordinance at the Tuesday, June 17 meeting. Some critics said the ordinance placed a burden on construction. There was no From page 1 Avenue with her husband and the loye of her life, Bill Hill, for many years. The world was her family. "We moved here in 1963," Jeanne Hill recalled in an earlier interview. "We were so fed up with peo- ple's lack of ethics on the mainland. Fortunately, both of our families had summer homes. We chose to live in the one at 305 Eucalyptus," Jeanne Hill said. Bill and Jeanne Hill's connec- support for the ordinance from tion to Avalon went back much the public or the council and the further. "His parents first brought him here when he was a baby," Santa Catalina Island Company had threatened to sue the city if Jeanne said. the ordinance was passed. His family has owned property Wayne Griffin, president and CEO of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, said his biggest objection was that the City of Avalon was exempt. The council voted unanimously to table the ordinance. on the Island for more than 100 years. "I spent most every summer here," he said. And so did Jeanne. However, because Bill was six years older than Jeanne, they did.,,i not actually meet until they werd~ll adults. We provide in-home Caregivers so you can ,4 ...... ....... sta inAvalon! 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Satisfaction Guranteed! 1i, les This VCeek December 25 through January I Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated PG Admission: Adult $15.00, Senior or Child $13.00 Matinee - Saturday & Wednesday 4:30pm Admission:Adult $10.00, Senior or Child $8.00 Every Tuesday $8.00 Admission F " Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny 62 / 49 62 / 50 61 / 50 61 / 51 57 / 49 59 / 48 64 / 52 Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 0% 10-21314151~]~ 8191ml n+l 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, 11 +: Extreme Exposure Date H~e~ Low No~s D.ea~ 12/1555 49 65/49 0.00" 1211656 51 65/49 0.10" 12/1756 50 65/49 0.13" 12/1855 50 65/49 0.10" 12/1956 50 64/49 0.00" 12/2056 50 64/49 0.00" 12/2164 51 64149 0.00" Whatwasthecostliesthailstorm 9 in the United States? "UO!ll]tu g~9$ ~u!ImO~ so3eump puq JOAUO(] '0661 1nf Ul ::I['a-~'~IV - George Washington crossed the ice-clogged Delaware River. He marched on Trenton in the midst of snow and sleet, thus surprising and capturing many of the British troops. Today we will see sunny skies with a high temperature of 62, humidity of 47%. The record high temperature for today is 85 set in 1956. Fri Expect mostly clear skies tonight with an overnight Sat low of 49. The record low for tonight is 31 set Sun in 1953. Saturday, skies will be sunny with a high Mon temperature of 62, humidity of 38%. Skies will Tue be mostly clear Saturday night with an overnight Wed low of 50. Expect mostly sunny skies Sunday Thu with a high temperature of 61. Skies will remain mostly sunny Monday with a high temperature of 61. Tuesday, skies will be sunny with a high temperature of 57. AM PM 4:36-6:36 4:06-6:06 5:28-7:28 4:58-6:58 6:19-8:19 5:49-7:49 7:10-9:10 6:40-8:40 8:01-10:017:31-9:31 8:52-10:528:22-10:22 9:29-11:299:59-11:59 Avalon Catalina Harbor Fri 12:44am6:09am lP.56am 6:56pm Fri 12:49am6:17am 12:01pm7:04pm Sat l:41am 7:33am l:07pm7:50pm Sat l:46am 7:41am 1:12pm 7:58pm Sun 2:42 am9:.09 am 2:38 pm 8:49 pm Sun 2:47 am9:17 am2:43 pm8:57 pm Mon 3:42am 10:39am4:20pm9:53pm Mon 3:47am 10:47am4:25pm 10:01pm Tue 4:38am ll:49am5:49pm10:54pm Tee 4:43am ll:57am5:54pm ll:02pm Wed 5:28am 12:45pm6:57pmll:51pm Wed 5:33am 12:53pm7:02pm ll:59pm Thu 6:17am 1:31 pm7:47pmNone Thu 6:22am h39pm 7:52pm None SunrL~ ~ ~ Matm~ A A First ")~'~'~ Fri 6:55 a.m. 4:53 p.m. 10:24 a.m.10:.25 p.m. ~'f'~[" Last 12/28~ Sat 6:55 a.m. 4:53 p.m. 11:04 a.m.11:30 p.m.~k~,~ 1113 Sun 6:56 a.m. 4:54 p.m. 11:42 a.m.Next Day Mon 6:56 a.m. 4:55 p.m. 12:21 p.m.12:33 a.m. Full S~t~"~ Tue 6:56 a.m. 4:55 p.m. 1:01 p.m. 1:35 a.m. New 1/4~ Wed 6:57 a.m. 4:56 p.m. 1:43 p.m. 2:36 a.m. 1/20 Thu 6:57 a.m. 4:57 p.m. 2:28 p.m. 3:36 a.m. i~ * . . * How low can the sun go? It all depends upon where you live, your location north or south of the equator; however, for us in the Northern |~. ~.,~. " Hemisphere, the noontime sun will be at its lowest yearly altitude in the sky on December 21. It's simple arithmetic to calculate the daily | . "ir ~." high sun for your location. Keep in mind that the Earth is essentially a sphere, and as you travel north or south, the sun will reflect your | * I ~ . motions. If the noontime sun is south of your position as it is now for all of the US, and you move southward, the sun will get higher in | ,~r~ the sky. Movingnorthward will decrease the sun's altitude. Here is a simple way to calculate how low the noontime sun will be on the | winter solstice. Subtract 90 degrees from your latitude position, and then add or subtract the latitude position over which the zenith sun | is shining. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, south of the equator is negative, and north of the equator is positive. You now have your own personal ! noontime calculator of the sun's altitude on December 21, I live at approximately 40 degrees north of the equator, so 90 degrees minus 40 degrees minus 23.5 degrees (the sun is over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.5 degrees south latitude) equals 26.5 degrees: That will be the noontime winter solstice altitude of the sun at 40 degrees north latitude. Ifl lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, 65 degrees north of the equator, the calculation would be 90 degrees minus 65 degrees, minus 23.5 degrees which equals 1.5 degrees. The sun would transit due south at noon only 1.5 degrees above the horizon. Yuck! It would actually be closer to two degrees because the atmosphere causes objects near to the horizon to appear higher than they actually are. That's still a big yuckl In Miami, at 26 degrees north latitude, the noontime altitude of the sun will still be only 40.5 degrees, but the wanner waters surrounding Florida will make all of the difference. Here's hoping for a higher sun real soon.www.astronomy.org NEWI:ORT BEACH TO CATALINA THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, December 26, 2014 i 15,