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I STORY COURTESY OF NORT into the water toward Catalina Is- COUNTY TIMES BY RAY land, Sandoval said. HUARD A member of the Oceanside's Police and Fire Commission, Former Avalon fire chief lost Goslin was a strong advocate of battle with cancer late last year. public safety and an inspiration With his chrome-spiked mo- to city firefighters, said Fire Chief torc~cle helmet and his special Darryl Hebert. "He never was too firefighters-edition, Harley-Da- busy to have a conversation with vidson adorned with murals com- you and give you kudos for the job memorating 9/11, former Avalon you're doing," Hebert said. When Fire Chief Jack Goslin stood out firefighters had awards ceremo- on the streets of his adopted city nies, Goslin could be counted on of Oceanside. to be there. "He would show up to "You couldn't miss the guy," our badge-pinning events and our said Mitch Sandoval, a retired 9/11 events, he would certainly be Oceanside firefighter and motor- there," Hebert said. cycle enthusiast: "He was one of Goslin was popular witfi chil- those larger than life characters." dren because of the fancy motor- Goslin was someone "who was cycle he rode and a fire engine he there for everyone," helping to restored, which was a regular in organize many charitable events, city parades. whether it was to raise money for "He loved riding in the Oceans- sick and injured children or to help ide Christmas parade plus other local firefighters, said Bill Ken- Harley occasions such as poker nedy, owner of Kennedy's Custom runs," his son, Jack Goslin II said Cycles, Goslin's regular hangout, in a written tribute to his father. "There was not an ounce of ego "He loved his fellow brother fire- in him, nothing pretentious," Ken- fighters and loved his country very nedy said. "He was quick to shake much as you can see with his cus- somebody's hand." tom fireman's edition Harley all Goslin, 74, died Nov. 29 after a painted up with the memory of our battle with cancer. To honor him, fallen brothers from 9/11." motorcycle enthusiasts, firefighters Mayor Jim Wood, who will join and others in the community are Hebert and Police ChiefFrankMc- planning a memorial service at 1 Coy in paying tribute to Goslin on p.m. Sunday at Kennedy's Custom Sunday, described him as "a good Cycles, 3028 San Luis Rey Road. guy," "He was really into motor- The service will include a me- cycle riding and well liked within morial ride by members of the the community," Wood said. San Luis Hey chapter of the Wind Born in Los Angeles on June and Fire Motorcycle Club. They'll 8, 1936, Goslin served as a fire- head to the Dana Point Harbor, man in the Air Force and moved where they will toss flower leis to Catalina Island in 1962 where Purchase a Brick .for the Memorial Contact Dave Gardner (310) 510-1484 or write: Avalon Veterans of Foreign Wars P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 he joined the Avalon Fire Depart- moved to Oceanside. Goslin is sur- ment as a captain and was appoint- vived by his wife of 43 years, Pat ed chief in 1971. A fire station he "Super Chief' Goslin; three sons, helped design was named in his Jack II, Tim and Brad; and seven honor after he retired in 2001 and grandchildren. One son, Mick, ABOVE: The late Avalon fire chief was an avid motorcycle rider. He is seen here on his Harley Davidson adomed with murals commemorat- ing 9/11. (CONTINUED ON 9) F.EBRTJAR E ............... exhibition and live the glory days of Cubbies to benefit the Catalina Island Medical 2/5-4/30 baseball! Catalina Island Museum (310) 510- Center Foundation. Catalina Island Medical The Boys in Blue: Cubs Spring Training 2414; Center (310) 510-0700. on Catalina Island, 1921.1951 26 Perhaps no professional sports team in . 30th Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater ZVIAR(3FJ America is more beloved than the Chicago Cleanup i2 .................................................. Cubs. Affectionately nicknamed "The Boys This is the only time scuba diving is Catalina Marathon in Blue", the Cubs have not won the World allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected The 26.2 mile trail run takes athletes Series in 106 years - the longest champion- volunteer divers collecting trash an6 debris, from Two Harbors to Avalon, as the run ship drou~t of any North American sports Awards ceremony follows on Wrigley Stage through the interior of the island - some- team. Despite this, "The Cubbies" remain with prizes & giveaways. Proceeds benefit thing vet/few visitors ever get to see. "loveable losers" and in an age when pmfes- the USC Hyperbaric Chamber and the Given Pacific Sports LLC (714) 978-1528; www. sional sports are fife with scandal, the Cubs Fund for Ocean Conservation (310) 510- or email info@pacif- claim some of the most devoted fans in all 2595 ext. 123; www.catalinaconservancy, of baseball. "The Boys in Blue" presents the org; Catalina Island Museum's extensive collection 27 of Cubs' programs, rosters, uniforms, film Academy Awards Party LONG BEACH footage and photographs. Visit this unique Please join us at the Academy Awards Party at the Catalina Island Yacht Club, an event THEATER ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR Saturday, Feb. 12 Valentine's Day Jazz Concert at the Terrace Theater Featuring Kirk Whalum, Gerartd Albright, Peter White, Jeff Golub and Michael Franks Feb. 19 and 20 30th Annual RaggaMuffins Festival at the Arena Tuesday, March 8 An Evoniug With Jackson Browne at the Terrace Theater Long Beach Opera Shows March 19 and 27 Akhuaton at the Terrace Theater May 15 Moscow, Cherry Town at the Center Theater June 15 and 18 The Difficulty of Crossing a Field at the Terrace -Theater March 25 David Crosby and Graham Nash at the Terrace Theater March 25 and 26 First robotics competition for young adults on April 20-24 Cirque Du $oleil - Quidam 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx For complete information and tickets please visit: Don't forget to take advantage of the special discounts for Islanders at the Avia Hotel (code CAT-99) !1 4 ! Friday, February 11, 2011 The CATAUNA ISLANDER