Catalina Island Medical Center showing marked improvement

  First in a series. The Catalina Island Medical Center is showing dramatic gains in revenue and customer perceptions as CEO Jason Paret has moved quickly...

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Soccer team wins league championship

  The Avalon girls soccer team won the league last week. “For the first time in school history the Lady Lancer Soccer Varsity Girls have...

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Scuba Diving: Sea Anenone

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Letters to the Editor: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

  An open letter to Council Member Sampson Thank you, Council Member Joe Sampson. Finally a voice of reason. I agree that it is ridiculous to...

Editor’s notebook: Catalyst for Catalina

  More than the Isle of Romance, Catalina Island is happily for many an island paradise which is a quick escape away from the confines...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
1
Thu
Destination Paradise: 100 Years of Catalina Advertising Design
Feb 1 – Apr 22 all-day

The continuing exhibition “Destination Paradise: 100 Years of Catalina Advertising Design” looks at the art of luring visitors to Catalina. From hand drawn and painted signs to modern posters, the evolution of advertising the island through slogans, jingles and captivating designs is fully explored. Nostalgic and fun this exhibition includes images of early island attractions, the work of Otis and Dorothy Shepard – who cohesively branded the island under William Wrigley Jr. – and the continued branding of a paradise destination. For more information, call the Catalina Island Museum at 310-510-2414, ​or visit www.CatalinaMuseum.org.

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico
Feb 1 – Apr 8 all-day

The continuing exhibition “José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico” celebrates Mexico’s most prolific artist. Posada’s images captured all aspects of daily life in Mexico City from 1889-1913. Posada directly influenced artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, shaped Mexican identity and continues to inform contemporary image making today. For more information, call the Catalina Island Museum at 310-510-2414, ​or visit www.CatalinaMuseum.org.

Feb
2
Fri
First Fridays at the Museum
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm

Held on the First Friday of each month (hence the name), First Fridays encourages residents and visitors to explore the Catalina Island Museum’s galleries and digital theater after regular hours. Enjoy refreshments in the outdoor plazas and shop in the Museum Store. Some events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films.  For more information, call 310-510-2414 or visit CatalinaMuseum.org.

Feb
9
Fri
First Fridays at the Museum
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 10:00 pm

Held on the First Friday of each month (hence the name), First Fridays encourages residents and visitors to explore the Catalina Island Museum’s galleries and digital theater after regular hours. Enjoy refreshments in the outdoor plazas and shop in the Museum Store. Some events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films.  For more information, call 310-510-2414 or visit CatalinaMuseum.org.

Feb
16
Fri
First Fridays at the Museum
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 10 @ 10:00 pm

Held on the First Friday of each month (hence the name), First Fridays encourages residents and visitors to explore the Catalina Island Museum’s galleries and digital theater after regular hours. Enjoy refreshments in the outdoor plazas and shop in the Museum Store. Some events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films.  For more information, call 310-510-2414 or visit CatalinaMuseum.org.

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Rocky Rinehart 1953-2017

  Rocky Rinehart passed away Dec. 27, 2017 after a short illness. He was born in Avalon at the old hospital on Sumner Avenue, on...

Rest in Peace: Robert Machado, The Legend

For the Islander You were the heart and soul of your family and you will be greatly missed. We who remain on Earth must try...

Carlos Howard Montano: 1929-2017

  Carlos Howard Montano passed away peacefully at the age of 88 after a 10 year struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease, on December 29th 2017. Carlos...