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In his latest “Management Update” newsletter, Avalon City Manager David Jinkens reports that the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (Los Angles Region) is investigating whether Avalon’s Fourth of July fireworks displays contaminate the water in Avalon Harbor.  Jinkins’ report points out that the Water Quality Board has also investigated the fireworks displays at Long Beach’s Queen Mary and throughout San Diego County.

If you have an upcoming event, or have an idea for a news story, email Editor Jesus Ruiz at editor@thecatalinaislander.com or Associate Editor Charles M. Kelly at editor2@sunnews.org.

Monday is the day when you say: “All things are possible.”

 

Tuesday is the day when you say: “Well, there’s always next Monday.”

 

Monday holidays are when you say: “When will this week be over?”

 

Tell me what you think.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Aug. 24, water level at Middle Ranch Reservoir measured 734 acre feet.

What sort of stories would you like to see in the Catalina Islander?

 

 

According to Southern California Edison, as of Aug. 8, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 657.6 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 736 acre-feet.”

This week, the Avalon City Council held its first study session on responding to the recently legalization of adult use of recreational marijuana in California. The council will hold at least one more study session on the issue. To meet the January 2018 state deadline for local regulations, the council will have to address the issue by November 2017.

Avalon City Manager David Jinkens’ latest newsletter reports that some people like to speed on Pebbly Beach Road. This week, city staff put up traffic signs to inform visitors that the speed limit is 20 mph.

 

I am approaching my 13th year writing and reporting for this particular newspaper company. It’s been mostly fun. I’ve interviewed a man who drives a Mars rover, among other things. But I’ve also had to cover tragedies—murders, child abuse cases, etc.

 

I’d rather write birth notices than obits. But if my job requires, I’ll write death notices—or news accounts of traffic fatalities. I’d rather not write about a visitor being hurt or killed on Pebbly Beach Road.  There are better, easier ways to get your name in the media—if you want to be in the media at all.

According to Southern California Edison, as of July 18, the water level in the Middle Ranch Reservoir measured 729 acre feet.

As of Friday, July 7, according to Southern California Edison, “the current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 657.5 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 729 acre-feet.” The July 3 measurement was 725 acre feet.