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SERVING CATALINA & ITS MAINLAND FRIENDS every week - since 1914 VOLUME 98, ISSUE 7 FR,.AY February 17, 2012 BRIEFS Lancers make it to round 2 After a month-long struggle with nothing but close, competitive, hard-fought defeats, the Avalon Lancer Boys' Basketball'team has found itself in game 2 of the CIF Playoffs after defeating Riverside Christian with a final score of 67-44. Game 2 will be in Avalon today, Friday the 17 at 6 p.m. The girls basketball team is also in the midst of playoff games and will play in Avalon on Saturday at 5 p.m. See story, page 8. MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR Women golfers play in Sweethearts Scramble The Catalina Island Women's Golf Club sponsored the annual Sweet hearts Scramble Tournament at the Catalina Island Golf Course on Sunday. First Place Team honors went to Abel Mesa's team, which included Trudy Saldana, Dave Lorenzen, and Phyllis Lorenzen. See story, page 5. MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL Welcome home ceremony The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4682 "The Island Outpost" will hold a welcome home cer- emony for Lance Corporal Cody Morand, U.S.M.C,, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19: See story, page 2. Pauline Voishan burial On Thursday, Feb. 23, graveside services will be held for Long time Avalon resident Pauline Voishan. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m at the Avalon Cemetery where she will join her son, George. See story, page 2. Oldman and the Sea Many folks who live aboard boats own pets that are their compan- ions. It can be anything from a dog, a cat, bird, snake, or even an iguana. One day, a mainland shelter representative came to Catalina and was walking down Front Street with a mixed breed dog that was part pug and part beagle (a puggle). The dog caught the eye of,Gary Jewett, who lives with his wife Diane on a 35-foot Coronado in Avalon Harbor. See story, page 8. The Catalina Vaqueros The riding group, the original "Vaqueros"--:Spanish for cow- boys--was formed in 1939 on the Island by the Santa Catalina Island Company to offer their employees and the residents of Avalon something to do on their days off. See story, page 9. Students and the Law The Avalon .Sheriff's Station was invited to Avalon High School to liscuss "Juveniles and the Justice System" with 12th-graders. See story, page 3. Robert Kennedy Oley Olsen Tim Winslow Ralph Morrow Sue Rikalo Scott Nelson Richard Hernandez See page 6 NEW CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH CLINIC OPENS FIRST CLINIC IN BUILDING ON SCHOOL (AMPUS STILL TO BE SCHEDULED BY DENNIS KAISER February is "National Give Kids A Smile" month. The serendip- ity of the occasion was not lost on those who attended the new Avalon Children's Dental Health.Clinic's grand opening on Feb. 10. About 75 people turned out for the cere- monies and luncheon on the Avalon School's campus, where the clinic is housed in a modular building, The clinic is part of the Long Beach Children's Dental Health Clinic, which marked its 79th an- niversary in September by breaking ground on the Avalon facility. "I don't know how many chil- dren they plan on serving at the clinic, but I suppose that each child they do will make it worth it" said Mayor Bob Kennedy. Kennedy noted that the clinic was made pos- sible by the generous support of the lead donor for the new clinic, Patty Ann McKinnon with the Ahman- son Foundation, which contributed $100,000 towards the technology and equipment. According to Barbara Lieber- man-Jones, development director for the Children's Dental Health Clinic, McKinnon deserves credit for being the financial angel that made the Avalon facility possible. The new building at the school cam- pus replaces the former site in Ava- CDHC, Page 5  , ;,,, , ,f ..... % ,,,"  MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Catalina's facts, fotklore and fibs ' ..... ' This Week: The V-Days i In observance of the 70 t "Var End in Europe. ; : .................................... i, ,.!=!, anniversaryof theSecond May7,'45. JapWar?" . 00iTlt  World War, Mysterious Island , ---:::=--: ...... "L':_:s"--'-"-"-"- ..... '----.- ....... -'--:" continues its series on the The Allied victory in Europe, war and its effect on Catalina which would come to be known_as Island. "V-E Day," took place in Germany on May 8, 1945, but because of .................... . ............. ,. .... BY JIM WATSON Deep within the twisting crawl spaces of the Casino, well out of sight of the casual visitor, is a fas- cinating bit of vintage graffiti left many years ago. Crudely hand- painted on a ventilation duct in the same "Golden Gate" International Orange that coats the building's in- terior girders, it reads simply: global time and date differences, it was actually on the evening before, May 7, that people in the United States first heard the news. This means that our anonym6us "art- ist"--- a janitor perhaps, a mainte- nance man or theater employee-- was possibly one of the first people on the Island to hear the news. But the Second World War was a war fought in two distinctly dif- The front page of the August 16, 1945, edition of the Catalina Islander, August. ferent theaters of operation and left us. As joyous as the occa- victory in Europe meant that the sion was, it wouldn't be until the battle was only half won, as evi- afternoon of Aug. 15, 1945, that denced by the (these days) un-PC interrogative that our graffiti-ist Watson, Page 9