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Page 2 The CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, March 27, 2009 Council From page 1 coming back to the Island between trips knd jobs to other places. Eventually, he said, Catalina became his home base. Council was used to island living. He had spent the greater part of his life jumping from one to another. What he likes about Catalina is its proximity to a key international mainland and the strong community. "I love living on an island," he said. "You get to live in a town where everyone knows everyone else and everything good that comes with that. It has been like that on every island where I've lived; you get that small town atmosphere." Many of the islands on which Council has lived and worked have been far flung from the rest of civilization. It was often expen- sive in time and money to get back to places where he could interact with people of mainland society. "In Catalina, you are only an hour from one of the most cosmo- politan areas of the world; LA and Orange Cotmty," Council said. "It is amazing to be so close to that but when you are in Avalon you feel as though you are in another world completely." Council also likes Catalina for what it has to offer in the world of scuba diving. One day over a ~Foundedif~'eJ~9~"~'~ "ir..~fi by, gmestWindle 101 Marilla #6 Avalon, California 90704 (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 Dan Teckenoff, Publisher Dennis Kaiser, Editor Alison Carter, Accounting Angela Teckenoff, Office Goddess Michelle Manion, Editorial Design ads@cine .us Doug Oudin - Staff Writer~Two Harbors The Catalina Islander Volume: 97 Issue: 13 Issue Date: March 27, 2009 (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 Penodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. AdJUdiCation Decree NO. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, ~[934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: 1~e Catalina islander. Published weekly at 101 Mafilla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. DEADUNES Calendar. Noon Monday News: 5 p.m. Monday Display Advertis[n~ 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertisin~ Noon Tuesday .Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Mainland (dual address) .................... $58 Subscriptions via first Class Mail are available for $80 per year~ Postmaster. Send addres~ changes to ]he Catalina Islander P.O. Box428, Avalon, CA 90704 The enUre contents of ]he Catalina [sJanaer are copyrighted by The Catalina Island. NO part may be reproduced in any fashio~ wil~out wr~ cceserLt of ~e pa~isher, ]his pub4ica~on ~ punted alrn~ entirely on eecycie~ papar. ~ll~ Proud Memberofthe . CAUFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION few cold beers with a friend at the now defunct Flip's sushi bar, he and his buddy, Aaron Stark talked about circumnavigating Catalina underwater. Stark used to work at Scuba Luv, the dive shop owned and operated by Avalon Mayor Bob Kennedy. Sometime after their conver- sation, Stark went away to work on a ship in another part of the world. It was a dangerous endeav- or in which Stark lost his life on the vessel. Council eventually made sure that his dream with Stark did not die. Eventually he was able to make the circumnavigation of Catalina Island happen, as a trib- ute to his friend and a way to spot- light what the Island has to offer below the surface of its waters. It was also a way to pro- mote the scientific idea of base- lines. He explained that it has to do with people accepting some 9cean waters as being in an almost pristine form, when in fact they have already been degraded by the influence of man or other forces. This creates a new, if somewhat lesser idea of what the natural baseline of such areas are. As an example, Council referred to Lovers Cove. "Maybe 50 or 60 years ago a photo might have shown abalone all over the shore at low tide," Council said. "Today, people come there and think it's beautiful and looks natural, but the abalone is gone and it is not as rich with marine life as it once was. These days, Council contin- Ue:s rkin]g fo 151 o Ote "tli oceata and scuba diving. However, he does not have to leave Catalina very often. His main occupation(s) involve doing construction work and being a representative of a California wine company to local restaurants. He is also a volunteer With the Avalon Fire Department. Council has written a book about his underwater adventures now in the publishing process and as his life goes on, it's no doubt that Jon Council has one foot in the water and one on rock known to'-resfdents of Catalina as "the Island." FROM CASUAL TO ELEGANT Catalina Country Club ~.~ CLOSED ON MONDAYS ~.~ AND TUESDAYS Seasonal global cuisine, featuring natural and organic products. Our seafood selections support sustainable fisheries. Lunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Dinner 5:00 pm FOR III;SI~IIVATIONS, ~Aa !~ (310) 510-7404 Above, Jon Council is diving in Turkey with Dr, George Bass on a trip during which they found a 25,000 year old shipwreck. Top, Jon Council is circumnavigating Catalina while using a rebreather. -" Temptations perform The renown Temptations Review, featur- ing Dennis Edwards, and the House of Blues (Best Male Gospel Group) the Starlights performed at the inaugural Catalina Gospel Music Festival, Saturday at the Casino Ballroom. Seeking "the write stuff" Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander. The paper is seeking to expand its edito- rial horizons. New reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more information, contact Islander pub- lisher Dan Teckenoff at dan@cinews. us or call (310) 510-0500. From page 1 State Parks, and the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative staff. Evaluations will be used by the South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group to further refine MPA and try [0/ nd consensus for an MPA array for the South Coast Region. The public is encouraged to com- ment on the proposed arrays. Members of the Catalina Island community may comment to the Island's representatives on the South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, Wayne Griffin and Lauren Czarnecki.