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2014-05-20 08:28:59

Series brings dancing in the streets to popular vacation destination AVALON, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island will echo with the rhythms of the Xceptional Music Summer Concert Series, presented by Catalina Island Vacation Rentals and Catalina Island Real Estate. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89128Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89127 Bringing top-notch cover bands, tribute acts and special...

Wild Bison Thrive With More Humane And Cost-effective Approach To Population Control
2013-12-18 16:39:04

Santa Catalina Island Conservancy The wild bison roaming Catalina Island are a major attraction for the nearly 1 million tourists who visit the Channel Island's most popular destination every year. But managing the number of bison so that the herd remains healthy and doesn't endanger the health of the rest of the Island has been a major challenge for wildlife biologists. A new study by the Catalina Island Conservancy scientists, published in the December supplement of the Journal of Zoo...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

Catalina Island vacation rentals & home swaps are in high demand on http://www.bobzio.com. Bobzio.com is offering free listings to Catalina Island California vacation rental owners and other high demand resort locations. Owners get high end perk package with each listing at no cost. Catalina Island, California (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Catalina Island California Vacation Rentals are in high demand on http://www.bobzio.com. Bobzio.com is a co-op of vacation rental owners, home exchanges and...

2009-10-02 09:59:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Many world travelers list Catalina, just 26 miles off L.A.'s coast, on their "bucket list" of must-see destinations, whether they hail from Japan, Germany, down under Australia, or Pasadena. "It's amazing how many Southern California residents have never been here," comments Ron Hoffman of the Catalina-Marina del Rey Flyer based in Marina del Rey - http://www.CatalinaFerries.com. "Nearly every day, we greet locals joining their visiting guests,...

2009-06-18 10:00:00

Company partners with Creativity Explored and hosts ceremony to mark the occasion SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AvalonBay Communities, a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with multi-family apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States, today is celebrating the grand opening of Avalon at Mission Bay III, located in San Francisco, CA. To mark the occasion, the Company is hosting a ceremony at the property and will be showcasing artwork...

2009-06-09 07:04:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles traffic through the I-405 corridor is legendary, with no relief in sight. Ron Hoffman, an avid sailor living near Marina Del Rey, often took his boat to Catalina early to secure a good weekend mooring, then waited for his wife to arrive after work on Friday. On one too many occasions, Hoffman's wife called, saying she'd missed the last San Pedro or Long Beach ferry, stuck in the notorious I-405 traffic. With his wife on the mainland...

2009-01-15 13:15:35

University of California scientists say they may have found a complete mammoth tusk on California's Santa Cruz Island. An archeology graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara discovered the 4-foot-long tusk along the island's northern shore, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Researchers hope the discovery will provide insight into the evolution of pygmy mammoths. The report said scientists believe 14-foot-tall mammoths swam out to the Channel Islands nearly 20,000...

2009-01-14 12:55:00

Researcher reported Tuesday that a complete tusk, believed to belong to a prehistoric mammoth was uncovered on Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast.  If the discovery is confirmed, it would prove that the beasts roamed 62,000-acre Santa Cruz Island more widely than previously thought. A graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, discovered the tusk while working in a canyon on the island's remote north shore earlier this month.  Lotus Vermeer,...

2008-09-29 09:00:35

The 22nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival kicks off the weekend of Friday October 3rd and runs three days each over three consecutive weekends, October 3, 4, 5, October 10, 11, 12, and October 17, 18, 19. The JazzTrax line-up includes over 30 illustrious smooth-groove practitioners creating an exclusive retreat for jazz lovers. Those interested in a weekend of great jazz and laid-back island grooves can book tickets online by visiting www.jazztrax.com where interactive table and...

2008-09-04 21:00:19

By Joe Segura There's a fresh coat of lush growth that's turned the scarred landscape into a handsome haven. The Catalina Island Conservancy has been busy nursing the new growth -- breaking through the charred layers left over from last year's fire. The environmental organization has been recruiting volunteers to monitor the revived area, fencing it off so that deer don't wander through the sensitive turf, according to Bob Rhen, a conservancy spokesman. Five strategic sites have...

Latest Channel Islands of California Reference Libraries

Channel Islands National Park
2013-04-18 12:25:35

Channel Islands National park is located in off the coast of California in the United States. The park holds 249,561 acres and is comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands. The area was designated as a national monument in 1938 and as a National Biosphere Reserve in 1976, but was not designated as a national park until 1980. The park extends from San Pedro to Point Conception, located near Santa Barbara. Half of the entire park consists of ocean water and seventy-six percent of the...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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