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Watson From page 1 I ever wrote (I've been writing off and on for newspapers since I was 17). This arti- cle stuckwith me because the sub- ject matter was at once both hilari- ous and, in a way, tragic, 317 Las Lomas.padfiC O~ean & 381 East Whlttley Ocean View,88 Gaviota Hamilton Cove J]. i n v o 1 v i n g view, 4 BR; 43 BAhon~e of 3,496 sq: 3 Story 3 BR,,-2.5 Bath, 2,148 Condo, Amazing Views!! 1,227 sq. ft., 8II a miniature ft. Huge 9,i81 sq: ft. lot, Skylights, sq. ft;of meticulous living Space. Steps, End Unit, Fireplace 2 BR, 2 BA. II 3 Fireplaces, Central heat, office, Bamboo flooring, fireplace, 3 View $1,280,000 II crime wave backyard, patio and garage are just a decks, custom tile, skylights. Master few of the features ~ou will find atthis bedroom, patio, off-street parking - superb location. ~ ~1,995,~ Sl,0.~,000 Jim Watson Columnist that swept through Avalon in April 2007. It seems a,pair of shoplifters from the mainland hit at least t5 Avalon stores before being tracked down to a local hotel where they were arrested. I will refrain from naming the two women involved, both because their names are not important and because--who knows?--maybe they've gone straight by now and I might do NEW LISTING! 234 Clarissa -Beach Cottage with rental permit Jess than two blocks from beach. Proven NEW USTING!- Bahia Vista 335 Whitttey #9 rental history. 3 BR, 2 BA. Spacious Unit A13 2 BR, 2.5BA 2-Story condo I BR, 1BA 600 sq.ft. Furnished 1,150 sq. ft. --More details under with rental permit. 1,233 sq.ft. Gated including golf cart. Partial ocean view. "Homes" at www.catalinarealtors.com parking - ~1.~,000 Additional storage, off street parking $1,150,000 $2 ,000 Jordan Lake 1386-4928 SUNDAY Carnitas Plate, or 2 Tacos Plate, or Sopa plus Rice and Beans MONDAY Giant Wet Burrito Tuo Tu sDAfl Fish, Carne, Shrimp, or Chicken Tacos .... %iiii!i ii!iiii!ilil .... WHAT A iAL WEDNESDAY Buy one entree, 2nd entree FREE! (equal or le.er vat.) THIRSTY THURSDAY Happy Hour Drink Prices All Day witli Entre Purchase FISH FRIDAY 2 Fish Tacos, Rice & Beans Sum SATURDAY Coyote Beef or Chicken Fajitas, Rice and Bean The two women, who had a pair of minors in tow, were accused of stealing an estimated $1,500 in merchandise before being caught by a wary sales clerk who followed them back to their hotel room. some damage by publicly finger- ing them again. The two women, who had would occupy the sales clerk or manager long enough for the sec- ond woman to swipe a few items. One of the stores *targeted by the duo--the now-defunct Art, Caps 'n' Designs in the Metropole Marketplacemgot hit two days in a row. Various other stores were plun- dered along their path of destruc- tion, but it all came to an end when they dared mess with Rosa Miller at Catalina Kids on Front Street. The two women had actually visited the children's clothing and curio store the previous day, at which time they stole several a pair of minors in tow, were items. After this initial visit, Rosa accused of stealing an estimated noticed the absence of the items, $1,500 in merchandise before but could not definitively link being caught by a wary sales their disappearance to the two clerk who followed them back to -~ their hotel room. The purloined merchandise--which included men's and women's clothing and accessories, jewelry, and assort- ed souvenirs--was discovered packed into boxes which were then stacked neatly in the wom- en's hotel room's kitchenette. The partners in crime began their bizarre adventure on Sunday, April 22, when they arrived on the island and began strolling around town, randomly entering various retail establishments and evidently helping themselves to what they pleased. The strategy was more or less the same at each venue: one of the two women would initiate a distraction of some sort that women. But when the duo ill-advisedly retumed to the scene of the crime the next day, the older of the two was bringing a sweatshirt to the counter with the intention of actually paying for it when an astonished Miller recognized the bracelet on the woman's wrist as one of the missing items stolen the day before. When the dynamic duo left the store, one of Rosa's sales clerks went into action, tailing the sus- pects all the way to their room at a local hotel. A quick Call to the Sheriff's Department was made, the officers did their duty, and the Catalina episode of "Dragnet" came to an end. Fish and Wildlife Marine calendar Last day of commercial ridge- back prawn trawl season. June 1 First day of recreational California grunion season. June 15 Last day of June recreational Pacific halibut opener (may close early if quota is filled). June 16 Last day of April-May rec- reational ocean salmon season, Horse Mountain to Point Arena. Last day of recreational ocean salmon season, Point Sur to the California-Mexico border. June 30 Last day of recreational red abalone season (closed for the month of July). Last day of recreational and commercial Dungeness crab sea- son south of Mendocino County. July 1 First day of July recreational Pacific halibut opener (may close early if quota is filled).. July 15 Last day of July recreational Pacific halibut opener (may close early if quota is filled). August 1 First day of August recreation- al Pacific halibut opener (may close early if quota is filled). First day of recreational red abalone season (after July clo- sure). First day of commercial spot prawn trap season north of Pt. Arguello. August 15 Last day of August recreation- al Pacific halibut opener (may close earlier if quota is filled) August 31 Last day of recreational California scorpionfish (sculpin) season, statewide Spetember 1 First day of September-October recreational Pacific halibut opener (may close early if quota is filled). 8 i Friday, May 19, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER