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Nominees named from 400 full and part time employees STAFF REPORT Santa Catalina Island Company, held nominations for its Employee of the Year recognition. Nominees were selected from more than 400 full and part time employ- ees. Nominations were open in the following categories: Excellent Customer Service; Going Above & Beyond; Positive Attitude; Teamwork; Leading by Example; and Cross-Selling or Special Recognition. Eligible employees were full and part time employees with the company for at least one year. Santa Catalina Island Company is pleased to announce the follow- ing winners: • Excellent Customer Service - Mariano Castillo (Hotels) • Going Above & Beyond - Miguel Chavolla (Property Management) and Vickie Tejeda (Accounting) • Positive Attitude - Theresa McDowell (Camping and Two Harbors Visitor Services) • Cross-Selling - lake Mitchell (Zip Line) • Teamwork - Ashely Nakano, Hillary Aaron, Cheyenne Riemann, Jacqueline Hernandez, Sher Varma, Javier Zayas and Sari Sutton (Pastry Team) • Teamwork -- Ryan Kersten (Accounting) • Leading By Example - Marl Peralez (Design and Development) • Special Recognition - Halima Duncan (Purchasing) and Andrew Welham (Tours and Activities) "Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience to all of our guests, visitors, partners and the community, and are able to do so by having passionate and dedicated team members," said Randall Herrel Sr., chief executive officer for the Island Company. "We are proud to recognize our 2015 Employees of the Year. Each of our winners are incredible and talented individuals, and having each of them as a part of Santa Catalina Island Company makes all the difference." The 2015 Employee of the Year winners will be recognized during an evening reception and dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 19, hosted by Geoff Rusack and Alison Wrigley Rusack. In the coming weeks, each of the winners will be pro- filed in The Catalina Islander for their tremendous achievements. Congratulations to all those rec- ognized. Three safety tips for upgrading boat US Coast Guard cautions use of some new types of lights BY BOATUS With the latest technical advances in recreational boat lights--both for navigation and aesthetic purposes--recreational boaters have more choices than ever when upgrading their boat's lighting. However, the US Coast 2Z Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@thecatalinalslander.com Editor Dixie Redfearn editor@thecatalinalslander.com Assistant Editor Charles Kelly General Manager Jon Remy advertising@thecatalinalslander.com Office Assistant Kristy Throndson office@thecatalinalslander.com Graphic Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te francote@communitymediaus.com 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX" (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday t Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday ] Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday i Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@cinews.us One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunltyMedla Corporation. Guard wants boaters to know that some of the new lights aren't up to snuff and could increase the chances of a collision. It has found that some sold for naviga- tion purposes don't meet regula- tions, and other aesthetic light- ing products such as LED ropes and underwater lights may go against the light provisions of the nautical rules of the road. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water shares these concerns has these three tips when shopping for or install- ing boat lights: 1) Navigation lights have to be "approved" Some manufacturers are selling navigation lights that don't meet regulations. These CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree NO. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Madtla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be reproduced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher, This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright © 2015 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. CAL,.OR.,...WS.A..R lights are typically cheaper, but do not provide the proper color qual- ity, brightness or cut-off angles that boaters rely on to avoid col- lision. So how do you know you are buying a good nav light? The US Coast Guard (USCG) says things to look for include 1.) USCG approval, 2.) The rated visibility of the light in nautical miles, 3.) Meets ABYC A-16, 4.) "Tested by: laboratory name," along-with 5.) Mamrfacturer~nd model number. ::2) Don't:let your boat's lights Confuse. The USCG reports that some boaters have hazardously installed unapproved red and green LED strip lighting on the Boating, Page 5 Station commander wants you to secure your property The following is the Avalon Sheriff's Station sig- nificant incidents report for the week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 13, 2016. "It is important to note that no assump- tion of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the con- tent of the informa- tion provided in this report," said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, com- mander of the Station. "Many people who get arrested do not get convicted dents. or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrested," said Fetteroll. Y your possession and not risking a theft by leaving items readily accessible to anyone walking by. If your personal property is lost or stolen, please let us know as soon as possible. We need to document the inci- dent and help prevent it from happening again to you or someone else. Most importantly, the sooner we are made aware of an incident, the better the chances are that we may be able to assist you in recover- ing your property. Capt. Doug Fetteroll Station commander January 6 • No significant inci- January 7-8 • No significant incidents. Matters regarding your personal property First and foremost, please safe- guard your personal property. Most thefts that occur in Avalon are crimes of opportunity, i.e., a cell phone left on the front seat of a golf cart, tools left in the back of a truck, fishing equip- ment left out on a porch, etc. Please protect your proper- ty by properly safeguarding it. which would include locking your doors, keeping items of value in January 9 • An Avalon resident reported being the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon. At 12:05 p.m., deputies arrested Andres Gutierrez, 22, an Avalon resi- dent, on suspicion of the alleged assault. January 10-13 • No significant incidents. To make a comment on this story, go to www.thecatalinais- lander.com. From page 1 The speaker is Avalon res- ident Alison Osinski, a Coast Guard licensed captain (Master, Near Coastal. 100 Tons, with Sailing, Towing, TWlC & STCW Endorsements). She has sailed extensively, gives keel boat sailing lessons, conducts boating safety drills, and provides instruction on boat handling, navigation and boating rules. She works as an expert witness in recreational boating accident cases, does occasional boat deliv- eries, and leads day sailing trips and Pacific Ocean cruises off Southern California and to the Channel Islands. Additionally, Alison holds seminars at sailing conventions about once a year. 4 ! Friday, January 15, 2016 THE CATALINA ISLANDER