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Santa Catalina

(săn`tə kăt'əlē`nə) or

Catalina Island,

S Calif., one of the Channel Islands, off Huntington Beach, Calif. It is a resort island, 22 mi (35 km) long and 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.9 km) wide, with a picturesque, irregular coastline dotted with coves and beaches. It was explored in 1542 by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, and given its present name by Vizcaíno in 1602. In 1919, William Wrigley bought the island and constructed vacation and sports facilities. Avalon, the only city on the island, is the center of activities, and is connected to the mainland by ferries. Of interest on Santa Catalina are a seal colony and submarine gardens.

Santa Catalina

an island in the Pacific, off the coast of SW California: part of Los Angeles county: resort. Area: 181 sq. km (70 sq. miles)
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But to the surprise of the mostly Christian residents, the Muslims, a number of them residents Zamboanga City who returned home from abroad recently, announced they had come to Santa Catalina to rebuild the Christ the King chapel.
Since 1920s, Nicaragua and Colombia have had a maritime dispute over the sovereignty of the three Caribbean islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
Wood drowned after a night of partying with husband Wagner and Brainstorm co-star Christopher Walken on the couple's yacht anchored off Santa Catalina Island.
For almost thirty years, from the late Gilded Age through the Progressive Era, Santa Catalina was a contested paradise--open to some visitors, closed to others, and subject to an ongoing struggle between the Bannings, who owned approximately 90 percent of the island, and many of its permanent residents regarding governance and operation.
Cesar Alonso de PORRES FERNANDEZ, Cofradias y hospitales medievales burgaleses: Santa Catalina y San Julian, Facultad de Teologia del Norte de Espana, Burgos 2002, 254 pp.
On April 12, Todd Keller of Tucson, Arizona, was mountain biking in a remote area of Sabino Canyon in the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountain range north of Tucson.
78 million-acre Coronado National Forest boasts a landscape that ranges from mountains to desert, but here's a sameness big tree hunters will appreciate--a whopping 13 national champs: Arizona pine, Santa Catalina Mountains, 294 pts.
And the winners keep coming-their latest success was at Santa Anita on Saturday, when Labamta Babe beat 1-10 favourite Siphonic to land the Grade 2 Santa Catalina Stakes.
La reciente visita de la presidenta del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes a la capital oaxaquena, asi como la gira que a esa misma ciudad realizara el titular de Fonatur, fueron bien aprovechadas por el gobernador de la entidad, Jose Murat, quien se hiciera portavoz de la sociedad civil y del pintor juchiteco Francisco Toledo para no permitir la privatizacion del ex convento de Santa Catalina de Siena.
Similarly, Maria Turregano reserved 20,000 maravedis of her legitimas for herself, specifying that the sum would go to her convent, Santa Catalina, upon her death.
Santa Catalina Island Company has revamped it's lineup of tours and expeditions, making it easier for visitors to enjoy all that the island has to offer from ecotourism adventures to family outings.

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