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January 15, 1999

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Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 Serving Catalina and its Mainland Friends Every Week since 1914 f by SHERRI WALKER Two of the teens were charged with shooting a BB gun within Three Avalon teenagers are the city limits. The other was facing charges stemming from an charged with assault. They range incident with a BB gun. in age from 13 to 15. A~cording to Sheriffs Deputy The incident began with the John Hauck, a fourth teenager youths shooting,P@ot~le. T-hey may also be charged in the inci- then began to shoot each other dent, which happened near the with the pistol-style BB gun. "And Avalon Skate Park on Tuesday. then at least one of them decided I Firefighters remove belongings from the home at Pebbly Beach photo by TRAVIS PORTER Avalon firefighters were clothes Firefighters also had to called to a fire late Saturday knock holes in a wall to reach afternoon at a home at Pebbly burning electrical circuitry. Beach. The Occupants of the home The blaze was caused by will have to find other housing overloaded electrical circuits, until the electrical wiring can according to Avalon Fire Chief be thoroughly checked out. Jack Goslin Volunteers and both city "There were too many plugs and county fire responded, into too many sockets," he Goslin said. Volunteer firez said. fighters also staffed the fire sta- Damage at the home was tion while city crews worked limited to a mattress and some the fire. The flag football league awards banquet will be held on Monday, Jan. 18. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Catherine Hotel. Dinner will be potluck. Par- ents will be contacted by their child's coach regarding which dish to bring. Otte takes over as Catalina ~layers should bring their jer- sies to the banquet. Island museum director For more information, call Eddy Sandoval at 510-1987 or by MARIE WHITTINGTON drawn to a museum career, Stacey Ken Cline at 510-2387. enrolled in a graduate program at Aface familiar to all museum Cooperstown, in upstate New Avalon Health members has recently donned a York for two years, with courses Fair for new hat: Stacey Otte, who has in history and museum studies. been collections manager for the Upon completion, another ila-r-" Catalina Island Museum, is now opportunity took her to Leicester, the director of the facility, follow- England for a summer stint in the ing the retirement of Patricia Newarke Houses Museum. This year's Island health fair Moore, who served some 25 years It was at the end of this experi- will be held on Thursday, April in the Island museum, ence that she applied and won the 29. Stacey was born in St. Louis, position at the Catalina Island Avalon Municipal Hospital is Missouri, received her early Museum as collections manager. inviting various community schooling there, and some col- Her work here was interrupted groups to be part of the health lege, before transferring to Ari- briefly when the Gene Autry fair in the hopes of helping to meet health care needs not zona State, where she earned a Museum of Western His'tory addressed in the past. Emergency bachelor's degree in anthropolo- beckoned. Though she found it an medical, fire and sheriff's person- gy. Internships during this period amazing facility, she soon was nel are also being invited to take included the Tempe Historical homesick for the Island, returning part in this year's fair. Society Museum, and, later, the frequently for visits. Finally the For more information, call Smithsonian Museum of Natural lure of Catalina brought her back Santa Dominguez or Dawn History inWashington. Sampson at 510-0520. By this time, realizing she was See Otte page two to shoot at other kids who weren't districts are responsible for the involved," Hauck said. safety of all students from the Five kids who were in the time they leave the house in the skate park at the time were hit morning until the time they return with BBs. Tl:le.children who were home in the afternoon." hit were eight tonine years old, Saldafia said that disciplinary Hau.ck said. The BBs did not action had already been taken at break the skin and none of them the school level and that one of were injured seriously, the teens involved would also be After they'd been hit, one of referred to the Long Beach Board the kids came to the Sheriff's of Education. Station to report the incident. Although the injuries in this Deputies were then led to the incident were not serious, Hauck teens who had fired the BB gun. said that has not always been the According to Principal Matt case on the mainland. "I've seen Saldafia, the teens who fired the kids where (the BBs) have gone BB gun also face disciplinary into the neck and into an artery action from the school. "After and from there into the brain," he investigation by the administra- said. rive staff, it has been determined The detective cautioned par- that education code violations did ents that if their children have a occur even though the incident BB gun they should not be occurred off the campus after allowed to use it without adult school was out," he said. "School supervision. Carl Jordan will be leaving the Island next month. photo by REBECCA "rwIss-VILLAGRA by REBECCA TWlSS-VILLAGRA this unique hamlet encounter. Many of us, whether through Southern California Bank is an business, personal, or organiza- integral part of our lives here in tion activities, have had the Avalon. chance to get to know Bank Unlike banking institutionsBranch Manager Carl Jordan. overtown, the officers and With l5yearsofbankingexpe- employees at SCB know almost rience under his belt, Jordan all of their customers on a first moved to Avalon in November of name basis. They often times help 1992. us over the bumps along the road residents and business owners in See Jordan page two