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Sheriff's Log: Jan. 28 to Feb. 9 Conference room availabl : fo:r of domestic violence The following is the Avalon Sheriff's Station significant inci- dents report for the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. "It is important to note that no assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the infor- mation provided in this report," said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, station commander. "Many people who get arrested do not get convicted or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrested." past the sta- tion jail, the dispatch center or the other for- malities of the Sheriff's Station. Deputies m a d e a r r a n g e - Capt. Doug ments to Fetteroll have soft Station commander leather chairs and a couch for everyone's comfort. Children are given the opportu- nity to play board games, color or watch cartoons on TV and depu- Station Conference/ ties will always make sure our Comfort Room visitors have something to eat and The personnel assigned to drink while they are here. Avalon Sheriff's Station are very empathetic towards victims of Jan. 28 to Feb. 5 domestic violence, whether it be On Jan. 30 an Avalon resi- children or adults. We realize that dent was arrested on suspicion of police stations can be intimidating alleged crimes committed on a or at least uncomfortable places child under 14 years of age. for many people in the community to visit. Feb. 6 Assuch,wehavecreatedamulti- An Avalon resident reported purpose conference room that was being the victim of a petty theft designed to provide station visitors after unattended property was sto- with a discreet, safe and comfort- len from the porch of her residence able place to speak with Sheriff's in the 100 block of Olive Street. detectives, social workers or other involved parties. The room can be Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 accessed without having to walk No significant incidents. Avalon PTA update Citizenship Information Last week Avalon schools Session on island launched a new Respect AwarenessU.S. Citizenship and Program for students K-12. Immigration Services will present The next PTA is Tuesday, Feb. an Immigration and Citizenship 16, at 3:15 p.m., in the library. Information session from 5 to 7 Please fill out the Parent Survey p.m., on Friday, Feb. 26 at St. at www.lbavalon.schoelloop.com to .Catherine of Alexandria Catholic share your feedback on how our Church. This Session is an effort to school is doing! help immigrants gather important Feb. 17 is the date of "Theinformation about immigrating, Love Factor" school talent show in naturalizing and even ask immigra- the auditorium tion officials questions. Research From page 1 ic and historic environments of Catalina Island. Specimens from herbarium also are the basis for "The Flora of Catalina Island," a book the Conservancy is creat- ing to document the Island's plant life. Matt Guilliams, the Tucker Plant Systematist and curator of the Clifton E Smith Herbarium at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, is writing the book documenting more than more than 700 different kinds of Island plants. The Conservancy's herbarium is indexed under the code "CATA" in the Index Herbariorum, a global directory of public herbaria. The Conservancy has recently worked to input information about all of CATA's vascular plant speci- mens in a searchable database that already contained more than 2 mil- lion specimen records. Inclusion in the database made information about Catalina Island plant life available to researchers around the world. This extensive cataloguing of Catalina's preserved plant specimens also secured the Conservancy membership in the Consortium of California Herbaria. Catalina's herbarium was founded in 1971, one year after the Wrigley Memorial Garden opened as a botanical garden. The Wrigley Memorial Garden Foundation operated the botanical garden and herbarium until it merged with the Conservancy in 1996. The herbarium was originally a greenhouse, which accounts for the slanted walls and general odd shape of the building. Since 1970, two additions have been built onto the building: First, an office was built on the east side for Mark Hoe&, the former director and curator of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden. Soon after, a bathi 06m was attached to the office. More recently, the Conservancy has been Researchers study specimens at the Catalina Island Conservancy's =Herbarium" col- lection of Channel Island plant life in order to preserve and protect Island resources. Courtesy photo updating the building by repairing the roof and installing new win- dows and doors. The herbarium is only possible because of the work of many col- lectors who collected the specimens and preserved them. NoteWorthy collectors include Steven A. Junak of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Dr. Robert F. Thorne of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and Hoefs, who collected about 70 percent of the specimens in the herbarium. With their work and the Conservancy's ongoing collection and preservation of plant speci- mens, we can increase our under- standing of the Island's plant life and improve our efforts to restore and protect Catalina's valuable resources. Amy Catalano is the Conservancy's conservation operations coordinator. To pro- tect these valuable specimens, the herbarium is only open to researchers by appointment. Contact Catalano at ACatalano@ CatalinaConservancy.org. For more information, visit www. " solutely the No.1 show in the world." experienced." $1PFCI, JL ll OItlllD j 6,, iT wf.T iSUm .,To w,Xa: i.v $2.00 T CO TUrS.e S oNr Ir:I EF WFeNE.st k's., BILLY ONr HTII/,L=E ONE I=i/.Er* 'I QII L .La .I,IEIR Y LLIr DsN '. sN ONil.i TliiI STY TIILLI Se,IY STONE llp$ 011 S, TELL Flilit LL l' IrlR, IID.& $ FOOe $1UNr) IF'lSft & CH!IPl O11 irlSg TJ COI $410i THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, February 12, 2016 [ 7