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Small Earthquake Hits 8 Miles North East of Avalon

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake shook the San Pedro Channel over the weekend, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website. The small quake’s epicenter...

Rest in Peace: Robert V. Barlow (1921 – 2012)

Robert Virgil Barlow passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at his home on Marilla. He was born on Jan. 28, 1921,...

LA County is closing Avalon’s courthouse

Los Angeles County Court officials announced late last week that due to budgetary shortfalls of up to $85 million, they are forced to close...

Shop At Home night on Dec. 1

Here comes Santa Claus, walking down the front street, headed to the Wrigley Stage… Yes folks, it’s that time of year again.  Get ready for...

Mysterious Island: The Wreck of the Valiant

In past columns I’ve covered a number of shipwrecks around the Island ranging from 400-year-old Spanish galleons to the burning and sinking of the...

Pet of the Week: Princess

Our pet for this week is Princess. She is a 9-year-old Chihuahua belonging to the family of Louie Lardas. Her official name is actually...

Military couple returns to Isle of Romance to plan wedding

In June 2011, the Islander reported on a romantic weekend for Sgt. Steve Lewis and his sweetheart Brandi Tucker.   He had completed a tour...

Lancer football team’s winning season

Coach Earl Schrader says team is one of the best in its history By Dennis Kaiser The 2012 Avalon Lancers Football team will go down in...

Work on city roads is almost complete

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...

Mysterious Island: Song of the Raven

Normally, I like to write this column from the perspective of a neutral observer, reporting the Island’s mysteries and historical oddities secondhand from an...
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