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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...

2008-08-14 21:00:20

CATALINA - The new Santa Catalina Island Company theatrical series is being headed by Steven Sabel and Judy Johansen of Redlands. The series consists of live musical theater productions to be presented in the historic Avalon Theatre in the Catalina Casino on Catalina Island. While the shows will take place in Catalina, cast and crew will be assembled in Redlands where early rehearsals and production aspects will take place before the whole show moves to Catalina for performances....

2005-06-23 21:52:06

AVALON, Calif. (AP) -- Federal and state officials will stop funding a program to reintroduce bald eagles on Santa Catalina Island, but they could restart the project after 2007. Officials representing six environmental agencies made the decision as they determined how to spend $25 million in settlement money over the next five years. A Montrose Chemical Corp. factory near Torrance from 1947 to 1971 flushed the pesticide DDT into Los Angeles County sewers that empty into the ocean off the...

2005-05-24 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES -- An important program that restored bald eagles to Santa Catalina Island after they were wiped out there 40 years ago is in danger of losing its funding to breeding sites on an island farther north. For nearly two decades, biologists have worked to get the adult eagles on Santa Catalina to reproduce without human assistance after contamination from chemical dumping caused their eggs to weaken and dehydrate. Now, a council that funds the project with money from an...

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