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The Strange ‘Backside Lights’

Most regions of the country have, as part of their folklore, tales of “mysterious lights” that appear to lucky observers from time to time. Known...

The Shocking Secret Of The 1915 Fire

It seems that all great cities of the world have at one time or another suffered a great, disastrous fire throughout their vast histories.  Long...

The Crusoe Club

In the first couple of years that I lived on Catalina Island after moving here in 1995, I found myself from time to time...

Land of the Giants?

Last week I promised to tie up some loose ends with my series on Catalina’s mines and natural caves with a bonus column on,...

Catalina’s Stonehenge?

One of the earliest accounts of Catalina Island passed down through the centuries by early Spanish explorers tells us of a mysterious religious shrine...

Study says Edison’s water rates highest in the state

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...

State declares Avalon fire hazard zone

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as CalFire, recently declared Avalon a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone. In response, the...

Medical Center chief retires

Bryan Ballard woke up Monday morning with nothing he necessarily had to do. It was his first official day of retirement after about six years...

June Harbor Activity Report

The Fifth Annual Flying Fish Festival was held the first weekend of the month. Every year the festival includes more family type activities including...

Catalina Terminal moves to new home

It took three men and one 60-passenger vessel to spark a lifetime of journeys with the Catalina Express. It was a simple need, really, to...
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