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Page 2 1111o JIIIMIJNA Friday, January 27, 2006 I I I I I I I I T I IIII I II I I Sunday, January 15, 2006 - January 21, 2006 Monday, January 16, 2006 - January 22, 2006 31 W Ill Sunday, January 15, 2006 or signaling devices. At around a mooring where it was secured. 11:50p.m. 4:35 a.m. just as a US Coast Harbor officers responded to a Guard Helicopter was dispatched Monday, January 16, 2006 medical call on an Avalon moor- Harbor officers found the two per- 11:35 a.m. ing. A 25-year-old person was sons in the disabled inflatable 1.5 Harbor officers responded to a having an allergic reaction and miles from the East end quarry. 65' vessel that reported they had requested treatment. Harbor The occupants were a little cold lost their bowline. Officers provid- EMT's assessed and transported but otherwise in good condition, ed a tow, and the vessel was the patient to the rescue dock. 7:30 p.m. secured. Baywatch and Rescue 6 received Harbor officers found an inflat- 2:15 p.m. the patient and continued care. able drifting. The inflatable was Harbor officers issued a cita- 3:30 a.m. secured to a mooting and a report tion to a vessel owner after it was Harbor officers received a cell filed, determined the vessel could not phone call from two persons in an 8 p.m. operate under it's own power. inflatable dinghy reporting engine Harbor officers observed dete- 5:15 p.m. failure outside Avalon Harbor. fiorating conditions in Avalon Harbor officers responded to a Two patrol boats tried to locate the Harbor. The pier floats werevessel that had wrapped its pro- dinghy but were not successful. A pulled and additional officers were peller on a mooring line. The ves- Small Craft Advisory bulletin was called in. sel was secured and a diver noti- received by Avalon Harbor fore- 7:30 fled. casting North West winds 15 to 25 Harbor oflkers received a dis- knots. Officers requested Bay- tress call from a 33' power on Tuesday January 17, 2006 watch and Rescue 2 join the VHF radio. The vessel reported 7:30 a.m. search. At 3:45 a.m. another cell that they were dragging anchor Harbor officers installed floats phone call was received from the toward the dive park and out of and docks in preparation for the disabled inflatable reporting their gas. Seas in the anchorage were 4 cruise ship Par, adise. location 2 miles South of Avalon to 6 feet with wind gusting over 35 Friday, January 20, 2006 Harbor, The cell signal was lost knots. Harbor officers made con- 12:30 a.m. and the persons had no vhf radio tact with the vessel and towed it to Harbor officers obseived a skiff operating in an erratic manner. Before you go back Persons aboard were contacted. Based on what officers observed to the mainland the voyage was terminated. take a little Catalina with you. Subscribe Today. ( i] Itll ISHIIID RO. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Tel: |310) S!04)500 Fax: 1310) 510-2882 Founded in 1913 by Emest Windle Dan Teckenoff, PuUisher daMh=lmms.u= Dennis Kaiser, Editor ed ,m Doug Oudin Staff Water/Two Hamors Angela Teckenoff, ocece Manager alqIllaOChNIW&llS Julien Foreman ProOucfion/G~phic Manager adsBclmws.us 11W Calallu hdlmddr ~kmm 04 Is~o: 4 Dill=: ~Nary 27, (USES 093-140) Acceptance under 3gC, ER. 3464 PerlpeJcats po~tage paid at A~lon, CA 90704 and other additional ol~ces. Adjudication Decree No. 377598, Data ot kdjudiea~on: ~ 4, 1934 EJaet Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina l=lander. Fublished w~eldy at 101 Madlla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. pra gJJNF,& Catet~dar: Noor~ MOnd~ News: 5 p.m. Mo~Jay Display Advertising: 2 p.m, Tuesday Classified Adve~sing: Noon TuesOay Legal/~blic Notices: 5 p.m, Monday One Year Subsc~ption: Catalina $36 Mainland $42 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $75 per year. Po~Bn&~tr: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander RO. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 fi~e engre conter~ ca l~e Cata~na tslander ~ cop/ngmed by T'ne Caf~ma Islander No part may be reproduc~ ifi any fashion wib~out w~oen consent of the puc4isffer ff~ pubgeatio~ ks l:~n~ed almost entirely on req,~le~ paper Office: 101 Madlin #8 Avalon, Callfomin 110704 TekN~om~: (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 1510-28112 Proud Member Of the CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER RJBUSHE~ ASSOC~/IO~ Monday, January 16 2:09 p.m. Baywatch Avalon and Avalon Fire were called to the golf course to examine a female who was stuck by a golf ball. The patient was treated and released. Wednesday, January :1.8 10:05 a.m. Baywatch Avalon, Patrol 55 and Rescue 6 respond to a patient with chest pain at the green pleas- ure pier. The patient was treated and transported to CIMC for fur- ther evaluation and treatment. Fdday, January 20 Saturday, January 21st 1:55 p.m. Baywatch Avalon responded to a call from Airport in the Sky report- ing a disabled PWC with a single occupant 1 mile offshore of Goat Harbor. PWC towed to Long Point by B WI where tow and occupant were transferred to BWA. PWC towed back to Avalon Harbor where the impeller was cleared and PWC and driver returned to LA Harbor. Sunday, January 22 4:29 p.m. Baywatch Avalon and Rescue 6 responded to a weak and dizzy patient at his residence. Pt was assessed, treated, and transported to CIMC for further medical care. r// The final (?) episode of the barge is almost beyond belief. Avalon and its boating visitors need, and benefit from, an "on- the-water" marine repair service. The city and the boaters have been fortunate to have a competent and continuous service from a single family for ovei 50 years! The City Council has just "thrown out the baby with the bathwater"! It's an incredible result, and a serious disappoint- ment to anyone operating a boat into Avalon. Thompson Fetter San Diego, CA result, they have put Mr. Sherrill and his employees out of business. Also, by doing this, it forces the Vessel Assist boats to find a new home. Several times we stopped by the barge for boat parts and have been greatly pleased to be able to purchase them there. The boaters who come to Catalina sup- port the local businesses and con- tribute to the economy. What are we supposed to do now ff we have problem? Before the City Council made their decision, they should have had a "Plan B" to replace the valuable service Mr. Sherrill pro- vided. I find it hard to believe that the Mayor and City Council could be so shortsighted. They have left us boaters high and dry. Wow, the Avalon City Council won theft battle and the unsightly Rita A. Kurth barge is gone from the harbor, as a Covina, CA Time Magazine has "Man of the Year", People Magazine has its "Most Influential People of the Year" and The Catalina Islander has its "Person of the Year." Please send your nominations to us along with a letter describing, in 300 words or less, why that person deserves the accolade. The winner will be announced in the Feb. 24th ,edition and will receive an hon- orary plaque and dinner for four at a local restaurant - that's dinner for the person of the year, his or her guest, the nominator and his or her guest. Deadline for submis- sion is Tuesday, February 14th. Please send entries with photo to: The CAtaI na Islander P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 or fax to: (310) 510-2882 or entail to dan@cinews.us