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SCOU. . S gin the. first week of April and is From page1 2~ scheduled to~l~!d~d by the -.7 * second.wee f2 A spe- tive John Fullertonremarks:ciat ev6iiingi- d Xaiii ill be held Dignitaries present inc,!udedfiig- April37/ to~ fotmal-ly launch the nal Hill Mayor Larry new digital format. ' Bellflower Mayor Pr~.I)an Koop. The California a en-. Pepper - ate, District 27, and C~ff~[~Nig- From page 1 nal Hill and LongBeacfi i re 'ented through Labor Day. certificates to the awardeeg. John Silvius, Annual Recogni- tion Dinner adviser, said-tile 56 boys actually became Eagle Scouts in 2011, but were recognized at the February 2012 dinner. Catherine Hotel From page 3 enhanced docking facilities, pas- senger ticketing, and food service lounge with dell, beer and wine. The all-new accommodations are beautifully designed with empha- sis on passenger convenience and comfort. The same parking along the promenade has been resur- faced, and a 14.000 square foot landscaped, canopied patio area Two Catalina Cruise boats has been added to the terminal. traveled from Long Beach, each For information and reserva- carrying 600 concert attendees, tions, call 800-429-4601, or visit and an additional 800 or more www.CatalinaExpress.com fans arrived via personal boats or the Catalina Express, not to men-_ Drug - ....,. tion the hundreds of local Islander From page 1 fans who all attended the beach music party. The recent surge of boat traf- Pepper, who formed their group ticking of marijuana from Mexico "We are going to .turn it into the in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of is the result of successful intercep- pride of Avalon." Ann Muscat. Hawaii in 1997. plays a diverse mix tion along the border by the United Conservancy president and CEO. of rock and rhythm roots, and have States Immigration and Customs echoed that idea in a prepared found huge success selling over half Enforcement Agency. statement, a million records independently. Due to these discoveries, there Baer said the increased visibil- Long Beach based singer songwri- has been an increase in the use of ity would allow the Conservancy ter Josh Fischel and his band The boats to get the large volumes of much more opportunity to fulfill Fiction opened the show. marijuana into the United States its mission. The Catalina Cruises ships boar- through Catalina waters. Most Baer said the renovation would ded their passengers at 11:15 p.m., commonly used are open-hulled take place within the hotel's cur- and m de their way back to the Panga boats. These boats are typi- rent footprint, but "we are basi- mainland just before midnight. All cally used by Mexican-fishermen cally gutting it and completely in all, it was a very successful event and are plentiful throughout Mex- redoing all of the rooms." that brought an extra 2,000 people ico. For example, a 25-foot Panga Plans include the renovated ha- to the Island for an afternoon and washed ashore in Carlsbad in the tel featuring a restaurant and gift evening of music and fun. early morning hours of Nov. 14, shop where tourists can buy tickets carrying 1,460 pounds of marijua- for Island activities. "We are plan- na, resulting in the confiscation of ning to have a cool exhibit area From page 1 the contraband along with the at- and expand our retail as we evolve rests of three Mexican smugglers. over the next year," Baer said. your Free Birthday Pass. The Catalina Islander reported a In addition to raising awareness Make sure to add Catalina Ex- drug bust on the backside of Cata- of Island amenities tmch as the press to your safe sender list. Your lina on Api'il 18, 2010. It was a 30- Wrigley Memorial & Botanical birthday promotion code, found on foot Panga boat that carried 400 Gardens, the Conservancy would the Free Pass, must be entered for gallons of fuel in onboard barrels like to see the ne,g~facility inform online reservations or mentioned at with two 250 horsepower outboard visitors about the opportunities for time of booking by phone. Bring engines. It ran aground on Cotton- recreation and learning about the your Free Pass and valid photo wood Beach and there Were bales Island's interior. I.D. to the Catalina Express tick- of marijuananearby, totaling4,000 The plans have received some et window on your birthday and pounds. Three men were arrested criticism from people saying it's a hop aboard the Catalina Express and booked at a federal facility. sign 1hat the Conservancy is Veer- to Catalina Island. It is subject to ing away from its initial mission availability. Lt. Fetteroll and becoming more focused on If you are under age 18 and do From page 1. commercialization than the science not have any of the above, either of ecology and conservation, an original or notarized birth cer- Department 27 years ago. Baer disagreed, tificate must be shown. School IDs Although he did not necessarily "Without economic stability, or children security IDs are not ac- pursue a position on Catalina, when there cannot be ecological sustain- ' ceptable. Photocopies are not ac- his supervisors asked him what his ability," she said. "We know we ceptable. Valid for general seating interest would be in transfei'ring to need to raise the funds we need to only. No refunds, no cash. " lead the Avalon station, he said he support our conservation efforts." told them it was "very high." New Terminal in San Pedro "After discussing it with my Casino Catalina Express is moving its wife Karen, v;e decided it was the From page 3 San Pedro passenger terminal to a perfect timing for us," he said. 'In- fresh new facility within just feet- terviewed with the Avalon City presentations during corporate meet- bf the old one and will be open for Council and everything went well. ings and events. Movie festivals service in time for the summer sea- We feel very fortunate to be able to would be able to screen works with son. The multi-million dollar proj- come here." the Theatre's new capabilities. Once ect in cooperation with the Port of Fetteroll earned a bachelor's Internet bandwidth service was Los Angeles includes an upgrade degree in criminal justice from increased to the "Island, the venue of the adjacent passenger parking. Northeastern University. In July would be able to show live satellite What this means to passengers, of 1984, he began his career with television broadcasts, is that Catalina Express will con- Installation was planned robe- tinue service in San Pedro, with Lt. Fetteroll, Page 4 Conservancy confidence to the community, to other staff, that recreation and education are 8-7 vote for Ann Muscat is or to the Board. Ann made all tools for achieving conservation, incomplete confidence of the decisions on the direction not ends by themselves. -In response to your article on and the priorities and these were This emphasis was lost in the Ann Muscat and the Conservancy presented to the Board and the Conservancy's Master Plan as ("Muscat wins vote of board's con- community, regardless of what we finalized. fidence," Friday, Dec. 21, Catalina discussed or opposed at the execu- ' 5. The Conservancy did have Islander), I feel I need to make the tire team level, an "immensely talented" team, following clarifications: 3. It is my impression that very which has slowly been decimated 1. It seems to me that a vote of little input from the community or by the resignation of key board 8 to 7 falls a bit short of"complete "from scientists and conservation- members, executives and conser- confidence." ists all across the country" were- vation staff. This has been per- 2. It is not true that !, was ever incorporated into the deci- sonally very painful to see. "given every opportunitY. to give _siods made by her. input" and that I "...never "once 4. My consistent message to her Carlos de la Rosa, said we were going off in theand to the executive team always Director of the Organization wrong direction." I was forbidden was that conservation is the orga- of Tropical Studies' La Selva to express openly my opinions, nization's core competency, and biological station in Costa Rica DRE Utense#O1394874 December 21, 2012 Bahia Vista A-8- Bright 100, 1 BA, fum~hed & golf mrL Lots of storage space. 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