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What Happened to the Sand on Catalina Island’s South Beach?

What Happened to the Sand on Catalina Island’s South Beach?

Friday, July 21, 2017
Ocean Movement, Sedimentation and How to Get the Sand Back on South Beach. Sand is always shifting. Though sand shift can be subtle or dramatic, it is constant - moving particles from the ocean to land and back.
City of Avalon  
Action Flyboarding Featured in Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams: FLY

Action Flyboarding Featured in Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams: FLY

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams: FLY! premiered in May on VisitCalifornia.com. Each episode of the fun, action-packed series features Jonny Moseley, Olympic gold medal skier, attempting various California outdoor adventure activities, with the help of experts, friends and celebrities. The Fly! episode features Catalina Island's Action Flyboarding, one of the newer extreme sport activities off Catalina Island.
Action Flyboarding  
Avalon Firefighter John Meffert Honored for Bravery

Avalon Firefighter John Meffert Honored for Bravery

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Supervisor Janice Hahn honored Avalon Fire Department Captain John Meffert who is credited with saving two individuals trapped in the wreckage of a June 30th plane crash on the 405. Supervisor Hahn presented Captain Meffert with an official County scroll in appreciation of his bravery.
City of Avalon  
And/Or

And/Or

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
My most recent dealings with the Coast Guard, trying to work through their byzantine tangle of regulations spawned by the 1920 passage of the Jones Act, has been a frustrating experience. The Jones Act was passed to protect US coastwise trade by restricting commercial enterprises to using only American made vessels in their operations.
Afishinados Charters  
“Wild Things” Theme for Museum Day July 19

“Wild Things” Theme for Museum Day July 19

Monday, July 17, 2017
Wild things are happening in Avalon! The Catalina Island Museum and the Avalon Library invite you to a Museum Day celebration on Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Schreiner Family Plaza on the museum’s second level.
Catalina Island Museum   Los Angeles County Public Library  
Avalon Harbor Activity Report - June 2017

Avalon Harbor Activity Report - June 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017
The third weekend of the month saw almost 50 boats from three different groups: Del Rey Yacht Club, PMYC and a Go Fast Fun Run from Long Beach to Avalon. Many of the Go Fasts also ended up spending the night!
City of Avalon  
Award Winning Nature Illustrator Nick Mayer to Teach Catalina Island Art Workshop Exploring Feathers and Birds

Award Winning Nature Illustrator Nick Mayer to Teach Catalina Island Art Workshop Exploring Feathers and Birds

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Nick Mayer, a marine biologist, author and full time nature illustrator whose art and style embraces the natural beauty of fish and other marine life with a unique scientific perspective will be visiting Catalina Island to teach a workshop in watercolor painting.
Afishinados Gallery Store  
Catalina Island Conservancy Focuses on Restoring Island by Saving Endangered Species and Removing Invasive Ones

Catalina Island Conservancy Focuses on Restoring Island by Saving Endangered Species and Removing Invasive Ones

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Trekking through Catalina’s canyons, his eyes trained on the ground, Peter Dixon is on a quest. The Catalina Island Conservancy’s plant conservation manager is searching for one of 32 rare or endangered plants on Catalina, a tiny flowering annual known as the Thread-leaf rock cress (Sibara filifolia).
Catalina Island Conservancy  
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