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January 22, 2018 - 4:51am

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Renton Minuto, 17, has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Renton took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions.



The Avalon Medical Development Corporation recently announced the appointment of Catalina Island Medical Center’s director of Medical Services Dr. Monte Mellon to its Board of Directors.  He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the board as they address the challenges Medical Center is facing.  


Starting Friday, July 31, Catalina will host three separate nights of live music and delicious food and drink at Descanso Beach Club. 


Marshall Brown (seated), the Avalon Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshall, as he looks out at the patriotic celebration of the nation’s independence and American music.  Brown’s family moved to Catalina Island when he was 6.  He has lived on the Island for more than 50 yeas.  Courtesy photo



Fourth in a series. In part three, In 1899 Colonel C. P. Morehouse (credited with the first tuna), broke Dr. Charles Frederick Holderrecord with a 251-pound blue-fin tuna, which still endures as the club’s heavy linen record to this day.

The Santa Catalina Island Company, like many other Island businesses, has been making a diligent effort to save water even before Phase I of water rationing went into effect.

(See the related story about desalination on the Island on page 1.)

Lazaro Silva from the maintenance team reads every Island Company water meter on a weekly basis and provides the meter readings to Ofelia Gonzalez, administrative assistant, who inputs the data into a water usage spreadsheet.

Helmets with

sensors could

prevent injuries

The Catalina Island Yacht Club recently donated funding for the purchase of helmet sensors for the Avalon football team.  The sensors measure the impact of contact during play and alert the coaching staff of possible injury to players.  Foundation president Jim McCampbell and Foundation treasurer Randy Weaver presented the funding check to football coach Michael Forcella at the yacht club facility located on Casino Way.