Catalina, a great weekend getaway

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Back in the late 1950s the popular song "26 miles across the sea" rose to #2 on the airwaves, making everyone aware of the island just off the southern California shores - Catalina Island , whose silhouette can be seen on a clear day. Full Story
tourist

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 7, 2012
Huh... last I heard they had to call the county Marshall to confront the gang members hassling the tourists over there. Anybody know anything about the state of Catalina now? Still dangerous? Safe for grandma?
Bacteria Count

United States

#2 May 8, 2012
Avalon's harbor is highly polluted due to the city's antiquated, failing sewer system. Look at the water but for God's sake don't even think about going swimming.

Tourist is correct, Avalon is a mini-LA with plenty of home-grown gang members.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3 May 8, 2012
Is Catalina Island still safe? It is unbelievable that the political ruling class is not providing "free" taxpayer funded excursions to the island for "disadvantaged" Long Beach Thug people and their "nice" Thug "youth". If they are not, perhaps a Government lawsuit is in order.

Ronald
newsy

Fullerton, CA

#4 May 8, 2012
I heard a bunch of black kids flash mobbed a buffalo on the island last week. They took his collar. Took his bell. Took his GPS device. He won't leave the barn now.
Don

Los Angeles, CA

#5 May 8, 2012
Are the gangs still tagging buildings in Avalon? Never thought I'd see the day.

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