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Avalon Sheriff's Station's new arrivals BY JEFF DONAHUE, SHFRIFF'S CAPTAIN It is my pleasure to introduce to you, two of my newest depu-" ties that I have selected to serve at Avalon Station. Both bring a vast amount of knowledge and llte ex- perience to our community Deputies Dan Torres and Mark Brooks have been selected amongst a large number of quality depu ties that are interested in working at Avalon Station It is the only Shenll's Station that deputies can't just transfer to based on seniority. They have to be selected by the unit commander. The city of Avalon has been fortunate to have such quality deputies assigned here, and 1 want to thank the community for all the support they have given to their Sheriff's Department. Working in partnership with the community, we have been able to reduce assaults this year by 41 percent, compared to last year. Another important factor to our community is that Par 1 Crimes are down 72 percent from 5 years ago. This could not be done if it wasn't tbr the "resort policing" we do here in partnership with the community. Deputy Dan Tortes is a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. His career started in 1982, in the Sheriff's Academy. Upon graduation, he has worked the following assignments: Men's Central Jail, Carson Station, Firestone Station, and Walnut Sta- tion. He has worked every patrol as Publisher Dan Teckenoff Editor Dennis Kaiser MImgor Jennifer Leonhard: Accounting Becky Eck ADVERTISING DISPLAY CLASS :IEDS LEGAL ADS S-biliens Editorial I .ttr tn th ditor dn inP.w.q.t J.q Obituaries lol MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 I (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina slander P.O. BOX 428, Avalon, CA 90704 i (USPS 093-140)Accept ...... der 39C, F. 3464 p odJcals postage paid at AvaOnr CA 90704 and other adcitio0al office_ AdJUdiCation Decree 3. 3lTb, Date ot Aaluolcatlon: oct. a, lu4 :xact ,arne oT Newspaber as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Clin slander. Publlshecl weekly at 101 Marilla Avlu, #6 Avalon, CA 9O704. The entire conteats of The Cptalinz anOer are copyrlgateo by Ine Catalina ander. No Dart mav De reDroouceo in any tasnlon wltnout w) lten consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely On rrcycled paper. PR 113 MFRFR OF THF CAt :ORNIA NEWSJER P,.Bt SH=RS ASSOC ATION DEADLINES CRlendart NOOn Monday ] News: 5 p.m. Monday I Display AdvRr Using: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classifiec A :lvertising: \\;3on Tuesday I LEgal/PUblic Natlces: b p.m. MOnda One Year Subscription Catalina .............................................. $3 c Mainland ........................................... ,$48 %bscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windl signment, and the longest as a field training officer for 14 years. As an held training ollicer, Deputy Torres trained numerous deputies to have the skills to be an effective deputy in the field He really enjoyed being a mentor to others, but the thought ota new adventure, working Avalon Sher ifl"s Station intrigued him. He decided to come over and look the ilamtion over. After looking over the Island, he knew that being assigned to Avalon Station was going to be a good fit for him. Deputy Torres grew up in Los Angeles and is fluent in Span ish. He has enjoyed serving, the community of Avalon for the past five months. His hobbles include, target shooting, traveling, barbe quing, hiking, going to the theater, and the fine arts. Deputy Tortesis also a veteran, and was proud that he had th e opportumty to serve In the'United States Marine Corp. Deputy Mark Brooks is in his 27th year with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Over the course of his career, he has worked in each patrol station area of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's de- partrnent. After graduating from the Sher iff's Academy, he started with the completion of patrol training at Carson Station in 1988, where he spent just over three years working there. He worked patrol at Industry Station for another three years until NovemBer of l qO4 where he was translated to the Sheriff's flang unit, known as Operation Safe Streets working as a gan entbrce- ment deputy at East LA Station. In March of 1999, he was as signed as a detective with OSS Deputies, Dan Torres, left, and Mark Brooks .join the Avalon office of the Los Angeles Sheritl's Department. at the Lakewood Station, where he played a vital rgle in the FBI's Federal Task Force that conducted a Gang Injunction against the Ha waiian Garden's Gang. His most recently assignment was as a gang investigator at the South Los An- geles Sheriff's Station. Deputy Brooks is an avid ocean swimmer, and coming to work and live in Avalon, has always been one of his lifelong dreams. Dep- uty Brooks has been assigned to Avalon Station tbr the past tbur months. In his spare time, Deputy Brooks enjoys working out at the gym, surfing, and playing practical jokes on his fellow'deputies. Dep uty Brooks is also a veteran, and he too was proud that he had the opportunity to serve in the United States Marine Corps. July 22 through July 28 Shows Nightly at 7:30 & 9:45pm Rated PG-13 Adult $11.00 Senior & Children $9.00 For More Information Call 310-510-0179 Island Enterprises receives accolades STORY AND PHOTO BY RENEE PANTOJA Island Enterprises received an award on Monday, July 18, from the Sons of the American Revolu tion, Orange County Chapter, tbr the proper display of the American flag. Jon Vreeland the flag chair man tor SAR, presented the award to Dave Howell, vice president of Island Enterprises. Howell has tak- en on the responsibility of placing and maintaining the American flag on the company's office on the pier and its ocean going vessels, which consist of 10 shore boats, the Sea view glass bottom boat, and their semi submersible, the Nautilus. Howell comes from a long line of patriots" that have fought to protect all that the American flag stands for. Members of his family fought in the Civil War, the Revo lutionary War, the War ot 1812, the Spanish American war, the Mexi can American War, and both World Wars. The Son, of the American Revolution describes its purpose as maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force ofe pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people. Before you go back to the mainland... take a little Catalina with you. Subscribe Today. RO. Box 428 Tel: (310) 510-0500 (3rl00lUI00l ISI, glIDEB Avalon. CA 90704 Fax: (310) 510-2882 2, riday, July 22, 2011 The CATALINA ISLANDER