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Catalina Chamber cancels Flying Fish Festival

Catalina Chamber cancels Flying Fish Festival

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/16/2015

AVALON – What would have been the eighth annual Flying Fish Festival has been canceled due to a lack of kelp beds, which is where the leaping fish laid their eggs.


Chamber Day returns to Avalon, May 6

Chamber Day returns to Avalon, May 6

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/14/2015

AVALON – Scuba divers are invited to enjoy a day of diving off Catalina Island during the 41st annual Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber’s Chamber Day, May 6.

Conservancy Ball celebrates 20 year run, April 11

Conservancy Ball celebrates 20 year run, April 11

The Log staff  |  posted: 4/2/2015

AVALON — More than 20 years ago, Randy Boelsems recalls a beautiful Catalina Island day, when he was sitting on his boat, admiring the historic Casino Ballroom.

Two Harbors prepares for Shipwreck Weekend

Two Harbors prepares for Shipwreck Weekend

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 3/26/2015

TWO HARBORS – Pirates will take over the shores of Catalina Island during the annual Shipwreck Weekend at Two Harbors from April 10 to 12. 

Increased human interactions pose dangers to Catalina Island Foxes

Increased human interactions pose dangers to Catalina Island Foxes

Log Staff  |  posted: 3/18/2015

AVALON — The Catalina Island Conservancy’s fox recovery program brought the endangered Catalina Island fox back from the brink of extinction in less than 15 years, resulting in a population of more than 1,700 in 2014. However, more foxes mean more interactions with humans, and those interactions can be dangerous for the foxes.

Catalina Island Conservancy hosts BZ Jones Hike

Catalina Island Conservancy hosts BZ Jones Hike

Log Staff  |  posted: 3/12/2015

The late Graham “BZ” Jones and his brother, Thad Jones, were world-class sailors renowned for their zest for life and their dedication to the Catalina Island Conservancy.

Catalina Island Marathon scheduled for March 14

Catalina Island Marathon scheduled for March 14

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 2/26/2015

AVALON — Runners – and walkers – are encouraged to lace up their athletic shoes and run with hundreds of racing aficionados in the annual Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon, Saturday, March 14. 

34th annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup set for Feb. 21

34th annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup set for Feb. 21

Log Staff  |  posted: 2/12/2015

AVALON — Divers and volunteers are gearing up for the 34th annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup dive scheduled for Feb. 21, marking the only time of the year divers are allowed to explore Avalon Harbor.

Registration for Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup Begins

Registration for Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup Begins

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/15/2015

AVALON — Early registration is now open for the Feb. 21 Avalon Underwater Cleanup, an annual dive event held at Avalon Harbor.

Avalon Benefit 50-mile Run Coming Jan. 10

Avalon Benefit 50-mile Run Coming Jan. 10

Log Staff  |  posted: 12/31/2014

AVALON — The 34th annual Avalon Benefit 50-mile Run is coming to Santa Catalina Island Jan. 10, giving runners a chance at one of the most challenging and scenic 50-mile races in the country.

Stanford Symphony Orchestra returns for Holiday Symphony Concert

Stanford Symphony Orchestra returns for Holiday Symphony Concert

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 12/11/2014

AVALON – The Catalina Island Museum’s second annual Holiday Symphony Concert will welcome the Stanford Symphony Orchestra back to the stage of the Avalon Casino Theatre on Friday, Dec.12.

Avalon’s pre-holiday celebration marks 21st year

Avalon’s pre-holiday celebration marks 21st year

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 12/4/2014

AVALON -- Visiting boaters and locals alike can get into the holiday spirit at the 21st annual Shop at Home Night on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Catalina

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Catalina

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 11/20/2014

CATALINA ISLAND -- Planning to spend the long Thanksgiving weekend in Catalina -- but not sure where to dine on turkey, mashed potatoes and yams?

Jim Luttjohann to head Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

Jim Luttjohann to head Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

posted: 11/17/2014

AVALON - The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the CEO Search Committee has announced Jim Luttjohann will serve at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO.

Catalina Eco-Marathon set for Nov. 8

Catalina Eco-Marathon set for Nov. 8

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 11/6/2014

CATALINA ISLAND -- The Catalina Eco Marathon, called the “Best Island Run,” is scheduled to return to the island, Nov. 8.

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