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Santa Catalina Island, CA not found

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Santa Catalina Island, CA not found

Hi,

You may want to add Santa Catalina Island, CA. to your database. See http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&tbs=plcs:1&q=Santa+Catalina+Island+ca+restaurants&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=53894057c0dc71cc

I hope this helps.

Max

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1. Re: Santa Catalina Island, CA not found

Hi Maxlent --

Although I lived for a while in the Los Angeles area, I don't remember hearing anyone refer to the island as Santa Catalina -- I do remember it being referred to as Catalina Island, or simply Catalina (and looking at their Chamber of Commerce website, http://www.catalinachamber.com/ I assume that the preferred usage is Catalina Island).

The TripAdvisor pages covering tourism for the island are listed under Catalina Island:

tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g102873-Catalina_Isl…

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g102873-Catalina_Isla…

tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g102873-Catalina…

Best regards,

TA_Jane

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2. Re: Santa Catalina Island, CA not found

I lived in LA for years, and it was common knowledge that Santa Catalina was the official name, while Catalina was the more informal name we used in talking about it. Catalina Island is also used. Wikipedia confirms this - …wikipedia.org/wiki/…_California

Here is another example: http://www.catalina.com/conservancy.html They use Catalina in the message, but when looking at the address on the bottom, the more formal and correct shows Santa Catalina.

I think it is important that TA uses correct place names, not local variations, as a basic Standard or Practice. Otherwise TA loses some credibility every time someone notices this sort of 'error'

3. Re: Santa Catalina Island, CA not found

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