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SERVING CATALINA & ITS MAINLAND ever': week - since 1914 FRIENDS FRIDAY April 4, 2014 VOLUME 100, ISSUE 14 Www.THECATALINAISLANDER.CO M ,4E BRI[FS Election Tuesday The Avalon Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, April 8. Kids At Play in new Brannock script April 11-12 Kids at Play will present "As Seen on TV, The Anima Planet Edition," an original script written by Sean Brannock at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 in the Avalon School Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $6 for Adults and $4 for Students/Seniors. Art Fair this Easter The Catalina Art Association will hold the 5th Annual Catalina Art Fair & Exhibition, Friday-Sunday, April 18-20, during Easter week- end. The Art Fair will feature local and visiting artists, music, enter- tainment, art demos and kids activities. Highlights include an Earth Day Celebration featuring the Catalina Conservancy and an Electric Smart Car Demo. AHS Athletes of the Week Jenny Moreno has hadan out- standing season playing any posi- tion in softball. Alex Herrera is the Libero of the Avalon high School Boys Varsity Volleyball team creat- ng opportunities for victory. What's Happening? Check out the upcom!ng events happening around Catalina Island and Avalon in the coming weeks in the Islander Calendar. See story on page 13 Remembering Jeanne Hill Chuck Liddell talks about his expe- rience at the memorial service for Jeanne Hill, the beloved Iongtime Avalon resident who recently passed away. See story on page 2 Fie steps for vacationing: Avalon's Captain John King dis- cusses how going on vacation is supposed to be a stress reducing event, but often it really isn't. See story on page 4 Two new shade structures Thanks to a generous donation to the Catalina Island Conservancy on the part of the Elliott Family Foundation, hikers on Catalina Island now have two more shade structures. See story on page 4 | J 1 Steve Hoefs served 25 years as head of Fire Department BY CHARLES M. KELLY Back row left to right: Jasmine Reyes, Maria Leyva, Haley Campbell, N~ldie Hiniker, 13rendd Padilla. Front Row left to rigl~t: Edith Casillas, Stephanle Martinez, Reina Alcala, Joanna Garcia, Daniela Osegueda. Courtesy photo 1 Girls basketball team Basketball team consists of 12 This year they are turning to girls who show commitment to the the community and their extended hopes to become peewee program, families to ask for support, traveling show Unfortunately the budgetis not According to the team lead- adequate to cover the full amount ers, any donations will be greatly BY CARLOS MARTINEZ of the team's expenses. Parents appreciated by the girl and the and coaches contribute moneyteam leaders, parents and the corn- For many years Avalon has from their own pockets to help munity at large. cover team costs. In addition, it will help to cover never had a traveling squad to play The team leaders also have the costs of team expenses for the mainland teams, fundraisers planned to help 2014 season. However, this year it is hope with expenses, which consist of: The team says "thank you" in to start this tradition and we have equipment, practice games, end advance for consideration and sup- already begun training for an of year awards, boat tickets, and port. Donors are asked to make amazing season, also a National Junior Basketball their checks payable to the City The new City of Avalon Girls Tournament. of Avalon. Avalon Fire Department Chief Steve Hoefs announced his plans to retire after 25 years with the city's fire agency, according to City Manager Ben Harvey. The city manager made the news public during the Monday, April 1, Avalon City Council meeting. There was a closed session of the council earlier that night to discuss the release of an unspeci- fied city employee. Following the closed session, City Clerk Denise Radde said that the council took no action and that there was nothing to report. It is not known if the closed session was related to Hoefs retire- ment. During the city manager's report to the council Harvey said that Hoefs had announced his intention to retire as of June 30. Harvey said the council had accepted Hoefs' retirement. He said he and Hoefs were working on a separation agreement with Hoefs. Hoefs had criticized city offi- cials in March and February. Last month, at the March 4 council meeting, Hoefs and a group of supporters came to the council to protest a proposal to eliminate the assistant chief's position from the Avalon Fire Department. Hoers, Page 17 Catalina's facts, folklore and fibs " This Week: The Big Nab BY JIM WATSON Editor's note: Jim Watson is the author of "Mysterious lsland: Catalina," available on Amazon, Kindle-and in stores in Avalon. The Hollywood press is slightly abuzz of late with a new TV series titled "Aquar- ius." The series, announced by NBC only days ago, will focus on that most infamous of criminals Charles Manson and it brought to mind our little Catalina connection with said outlaw. You see, it was one of our very own Los Angeles County Sher- iffs Deputies the late Donald "Donnie" Dun- lop that had the honor of being the officer of record to actually arrest Man- son. Dunlop's arrest of Manson occurred before he became a deputy at the LASD Avalon Station. From 1975 to 1991, Deputy Dunlop earned himself a place in Watson, Page 16 1 Come Visit I)iangd Fun, Exciting & Unique Toys For All Ages! Pet Supplies Games Puzzles Arts and Crafts Books Educational Toys .Video Games Indoor/Outdoor Sports Items And so much more!