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Mysterious Island: the solar power plant that wasn’t

This week, we once again revisit the “Catalina History That Never Was” department and an intriguing project proposed by Southern California Edison back in...

Retired Baywatch lifeguards Marble and Gitelson to leave Island

Catalina residents and friends can wish two retiring Baywatch lifeguards farewell on June 2, as they move into new, possibly less exciting, lives off...

Autoette permit rules changed

Avalon has updated the rules for autoette permits. Hotels will be allowed to apply to the City Council for autoette permits for their guests....

Skateboard races to roll again

The year was 1977 and the sport of downhill skateboarding racing was still in an embryonic stage.  The modern equipment, skateboard wheels and board...

Mysterious Island: UFO Action Galore

In last week’s column, I regaled you with the story of one of Catalina’s most famous UFO accounts; “famous” for the most part because...

Conservancy supporters celebrate at ‘Camp Catalina’ ball

Hiking boots and walking sticks were traded in for tuxedos and gowns last Saturday, April 13, as nearly 400 guests attended Camp Catalina—the 18th...

‘Wild Side Art Show and Sale’ artist of the week Andy...

Andy Evansen returns for a second year as a featured artist for “Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale,” scheduled for June 21-22,...

Fire drill held in Avalon

Regular and reserve Avalon fire personnel on Tuesday, April 16, stage a drill on a Sumner Avenue property that is scheduled for demolition. Assistant Fire...

CHOICES struggling to stay afloat

Catalina’s CHOICES program that worked for more than a decade to keep Avalon’s youth on the straight path, free of substance abuse, continues to...

Eleven bald eagle eggs hatch on Catalina Island

Eleven bald eagle chicks have hatched this spring in seven Catalina Island nests. These new additions to the Island’s eagle population continue one of Catalina’s...
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