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July 20, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon city officials, after months of inquiry, have accepted assurances by the all-male Tuna Club that the club does not discriminate against women. At an Avalon City Council meeting attended by Tuna Club President Jim Martin and other club members, City Atty. Michael Jenkins told the council that letters to the city from the Tuna Club had resolved the issue.
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August 16, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Walk in the footsteps of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie director Cecil B. DeMille and actors Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel on Saturday when Catalina's exclusive Tuna Club opens for tours. The Avalon-based club , over 100 years old, is credited with originating the sport of big-game fishing and counts many famous anglers among its former members. It opens to the public one day annually for tours to raise money for the Catalina Island Museum . “We are excited to be able to offer such an exclusive opportunity to our members and the community of Avalon,” said Michael De Marsche, Catalina Island Museum executive director.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Avalon City Council has appointed Councilman Paul Puma to represent the city in negotiating a new lease with the Tuna Club, a private, all-male sportfishing club that rents its waterfront facilities from the city. The current lease, under which the club pays $4,800 a year, expires this month. Earlier this year, club officials advised the city that they would exercise a 10-year renewal option included in the old lease.
NEWS
December 9, 2003 | PETE THOMAS
Southern California has been a prolific incubator of outdoor sports and lifestyles. The roots of big-game fishing, a multibillion-dollar industry with millions of participants around the world, began right here in local waters, spearheaded by the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, whose members were some of the sport's most colorful pioneers.
NEWS
November 6, 1988 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon officials have asked the city attorney to investigate whether the all-male Tuna Club prohibits women from becoming members and, if so, whether the club can continue to lease city-owned property. In an interview, a club official said it does not prohibit women but none have been nominated for membership. Prospective members must be nominated by someone already in the club, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1988 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon officials have asked the city attorney to investigate whether the all-male Tuna Club prohibits women from becoming members and, if so, whether the club can continue to lease city-owned property. In an interview, a club official said it does not prohibit women but none have been nominated for membership. Prospective members must be nominated by someone already in the club, he said.
SPORTS
April 3, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
What did Zane Grey, Winston Churchill, Stan Laurel and George S. Patton have in common? Author, statesman, comedian and general--all were members of the world's oldest big-game fishing club, the Tuna Club at Avalon on Catalina Island. Pictures of them with big fish grace the walls of the 75-year-old clubhouse, recently designated as State Historical Landmark No.
SPORTS
October 13, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Tuna Club of Avalon had its first antique tackle "Linen One" marlin tournament off Santa Catalina Island recently nobody caught a marlin. They used wooden rods with vintage linen line on pre-World War II reels, and some used flying fish for bait, as their grandfathers did, but that wasn't their handicap. Thornton Ibbotson of Los Angeles came closest when he hooked a marlin and fought it for 2 1/2 hours before it got away.
NEWS
July 13, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon city officials, after months of inquiry, have accepted assurances by the all-male Tuna Club that the club does not discriminate against women. At an Avalon City Council meeting attended by Tuna Club President Jim Martin and other club members, City Atty. Michael Jenkins told the council that letters to the city from the Tuna Club, most recently on June 9, had resolved the issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon city officials, after months of inquiry, have accepted assurances by the all-male Tuna Club that the club does not discriminate against women. At an Avalon City Council meeting Wednesday, attended by Tuna Club President Jim Martin and other club members, City Atty. Michael Jenkins told the council that letters to the city from the Tuna Club, most recently on June 9, had resolved the issue.
SPORTS
October 13, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Tuna Club of Avalon had its first antique tackle "Linen One" marlin tournament off Santa Catalina Island recently nobody caught a marlin. They used wooden rods with vintage linen line on pre-World War II reels, and some used flying fish for bait, as their grandfathers did, but that wasn't their handicap. Thornton Ibbotson of Los Angeles came closest when he hooked a marlin and fought it for 2 1/2 hours before it got away.
SPORTS
April 3, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
What did Zane Grey, Winston Churchill, Stan Laurel and George S. Patton have in common? Author, statesman, comedian and general--all were members of the world's oldest big-game fishing club, the Tuna Club at Avalon on Catalina Island. Pictures of them with big fish grace the walls of the 75-year-old clubhouse, recently designated as State Historical Landmark No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Avalon City Council has appointed Councilman Paul Puma to represent the city in negotiating a new lease with the Tuna Club, a private, all-male sportfishing club that rents its waterfront facilities from the city. The current lease, under which the club pays $4,800 a year, expires this month. Earlier this year, club officials advised the city that they would exercise a 10-year renewal option included in the old lease.
NEWS
July 20, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon city officials, after months of inquiry, have accepted assurances by the all-male Tuna Club that the club does not discriminate against women. At an Avalon City Council meeting attended by Tuna Club President Jim Martin and other club members, City Atty. Michael Jenkins told the council that letters to the city from the Tuna Club had resolved the issue.
NEWS
July 13, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon city officials, after months of inquiry, have accepted assurances by the all-male Tuna Club that the club does not discriminate against women. At an Avalon City Council meeting attended by Tuna Club President Jim Martin and other club members, City Atty. Michael Jenkins told the council that letters to the city from the Tuna Club, most recently on June 9, had resolved the issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Avalon city officials, after months of inquiry, have accepted assurances by the all-male Tuna Club that the club does not discriminate against women. At an Avalon City Council meeting Wednesday, attended by Tuna Club President Jim Martin and other club members, City Atty. Michael Jenkins told the council that letters to the city from the Tuna Club, most recently on June 9, had resolved the issue.
SPORTS
December 14, 1988 | PETE THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
The rare appearance of giant bluefin tuna off the Southern California coast in recent weeks has sparked the interest of local fishermen, and for good reason. Commercially, it has created impressive financial opportunities. Since early November, commercial fishermen netted hundreds of the fish off Santa Rosa Island, each weighing from about 300 pounds up to a Pacific-record fish of 850 pounds. In mid-November, 233 giant bluefin brought more than $2 million at a Tokyo auction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1988
Avalon officials have asked the city attorney to investigate whether the all-male Tuna Club prohibits women from becoming members and, if so, whether the club can continue to lease city-owned property. A club official said that it does not prohibit women but that none have been nominated for membership. A new member also must be "recognized in the fishing community as being one that is active and respectful to sportfishing and conservation," the official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Avalon City Council has asked officials of the all-male Tuna Club to meet with them in July to discuss concerns that some of the club's practices discriminate against women. Avalon City Manager Chuck Prince said Friday that "there are some continuing concerns" about reports that the facility is segregated--divided into men-only and women-only areas. "If that's the nature of the practice," Prince said, "simply an explanation isn't sufficient. They're going to have to change that practice."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a letter to Avalon officials, the president of the Tuna Club, an all-male sportfishing club on Santa Catalina Island, maintains that the club does not discriminate against women and that it has had at least two female members. The letter from club President Jim Martin is the third in a series sparked by the City Council's request in December that the club submit a statement that it does not prohibit women from becoming members. The statement is needed to ensure that the club is not violating the terms of its lease of city-owned tidelands property, City Atty.
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