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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,...

2009-06-09 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...

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...

2008-09-02 03:00:21

By Al Rudis Are the stars out tonight? They will be Friday and Saturday in the Avalon Theater inside the Casino on Catalina Island. In the second act of the production of "Grease" by the Catalina Island Resort Services Entertainment Division, one scene takes place in an outdoor movie theater. "When Danny and Sandy are at the drive-in movie, the audience will be sitting underneath a dark blue sky and twinkling stars," said Steven Sabel, the producer and director of the show....

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....

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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...


Latest Santa Catalina Island, California Reference Libraries

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2007-01-22 14:23:23

The island fox (Urocyon littoralis) is a small fox that is native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California. It is the smallest fox species in the United States. There are six subspecies of the fox, each unique to the island it inhabits, reflecting its evolutionary history. Other names for the Island Fox include coast fox, short-tailed fox, and island gray fox, Channel Islands Fox, Channel Islands Gray Fox, California Channel Island Fox and Insular Gray Fox. Its small size is a...

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