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November 25, 2017 - 8:51am
 

Articles by Charles M. Kelly

Author Kevin Janison, creator of the Deputy Dorkface series, will visit the school library on Monday, Dec. 3.

Janison will perform three presentations for grades K-5. Janison, an award-winning meteorologist and TV weathercaster in Las Vegas, has published three children’s books about character education featuring Deputy Dorkface—a well-meaning but imperfect champion of justice and good character.

Avalon roadwork should be done at the end of the week, according to City Manager Steve Hoefs.

The city’s repaving project took longer than expected in large part because some roads had to be repaved a second time.

This was because some individuals drove over blocked off roads before the slurry seal was dry and spread the slurry over other streets. Weather also played a role in delaying the project. Due to rain, all repairs were to be stopped on Thursday, Nov. 8, and resumed Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The Wildomar high school football player who suffered a brain injury during an Avalon game continues to improve, according to recent reports by his mother.

Shannon McGregor, mother of Dax Ryan McGregor, 17, said that “we are home now,” according to a Monday, Nov. 5, post by family friend Sheri Zastoke.

The news was posted on giveforward.com, a fundraising website that Zastoke has been using to raise money to help the McGregor family.

“After 40- something days, we are home now,” Shannon McGregor said.

The Avalon falcon program is beginning to work and is expected to help improve Avalon Bay’s water quality, according to City Manager Steve Hoefs.

Last month, city of Avalon hired On the Wing Falconry Service to use so-called raptor birds, hawks and falcons, to scare off the pigeons and seagulls that forage for food and leave their waste all over the city.

“It’s going really well,” Hoefs said.

He said the falconer was on the Island four days a week, flying his birds day and night.

It’s lobster season in California—and, unfortunately, lobster-poaching season.

 

And Catalina is a hotspot for poachers.

 

Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for DFG, identified Catalina as one of the areas where poachers are actively taking lobsters during recent interviews with the news media.

 

“We probably write 10 tickets a month for various lobster violations in and around Catalina,” Hughan said.

 

The Avalon City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 16, approved a contract to hire a falconry service to disperse the pigeon and seagull population.

The Wildomar Cornerstone Christian School varsity quarterback who suffered a brain injury during an Avalon game was back in the intensive care unit as of Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a blog maintained by friends of the family.


Seventeen-year-old Dax Ryan McGregor returned to the ICU because of blood clots in his left arm, according to Sheri Zastoke's post at giveforward.com.

 

The Wildomar Cornerstone Christian School varsity quarterback who suffered a brain injury during an Avalon game was back in the intensive care unit as of Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a blog maintained by friends of the family.


Seventeen-year-old Dax Ryan McGregor returned to the ICU because of blood clots in his left arm, according to Sheri Zastoke's post at giveforward.com.

The varsity quarterback who suffered a brain injury during the Avalon High School game is now out of the intensive care unit, according to a Sunday, Oct. 7, blog posted by friends of the family.

Dax Ryan McGregor, 17, of Wildomar Cornerstone Christian School, was apparently injured during the homecoming football game here in Avalon, on Sunday, Sept. 21. McGregor was tackled three or four times during the game, according to Jennifer Leonhardi, office manager of the Catalina Islander.

An attorney opposed to Southern California Edison’s request to increase Catalina’s water rates has released a study that says Edison charges the highest rates in the state. Norris Bishton Jr., who represents the opponents (or “protestants”) of Edison’s so-called general rate case before the California Public Utilities Commission, quoted Administrative Judge Robert Barnett as saying Edison’s current rates “are by far the highest in the State of California” in his so-called Proposed Decision.