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VOLUME 97, SERVING CATALINA & ITS ~.AINLAND FRmNDS ever~ week - I~SUE 30 ~ncel914 \ / ,,.A, July 29, 2011 B R IEF$11111 :i Exceptional Mqsic brings a Classic %, ! Rock tribut9 bcand to Wrigley Stage .- . ~ :~ :- .... ; Saturday July 30 from 7 to 9. This -~.-- ~ -~-~::~;~-~ .... , special conce~ features musicians i who have performed with Guns and : ..... ._: Roses, Alice Cooper Edgar Winter, ~ .... Cher, Chuck B~Cry, B.B. King and ~:~- - ~ L~'7~'~ * many more. ~ - --. - - CHOICES Imots entertaimmmnt CH.OICES will host two events this weekend. On Friday, July 29, CHOICES will host a Up Sync Contest at Wrigley Stage. On AUg. 1, CHOICES will present a flee showing Q(tlhe moMe:-CJwiss Family R~" See story, page 7. Nntkmml NIKht Out Aud.2 Avalon will Participate in the 28th Annual,National Night Out Against CHme on Tuesday, Aug. 2. NatiGnal Night Out i a ~ Sam finds time to ; enjoy the ~. clear waters .~. ~< of Avalon _- - " . - Bay and his young ..~-~~3::- ~-.~ m CAUSE OF SINI ING IS UNKNOWN BY DENNIS KAISER Ron Bevins likes to skip across the ocean between his homes in Huntington Beach and Avalon, where his favorite pas- time is playing golf. To cross the 26 miles of sea, he has, until last Fri- day morning, July 22, used his 27- foot Everglades boat that is equipped with two, 225hp Honda engines. It was worth about $100,000. Bevin's boat was moored, as it often is, on Roger Cadman's moor- ing in Avalon Harbor. However, at about 6 a.m. on July 22, it was dis- covered sinking and turned over. "I have no idea why it sank," Bevins said. "They are still inves- tigating it and until that is done, it's unique crime ~nd drug prevention event sponsor~l by the NatiOnal Association of Town Watch. See story, Page 2. the Catalima Flyer Catalina IslarKi has long been known as the Island of Romance, but the chanc~ meeting of two couples marri~l on the same day, in the same town with the same honeytmmn destination, 25 years ag~eeiillld well go into the Mystedom~ ISlend column. See sto~y, Page 9. eeUm tmt= =e Helen Wilsofl--who was 10om at- the Catalina I~hmus on July 10, 1921--joined together with nearly 70 friends and relatives to cel- ebrate her 901h I~rthday. See story, Pa~e 8. lmrtm Effective Aug. 15, the Long Beach Social Security office will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Fdday--a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. Former St. (~athe~ne's wlest Monsignor Itavin dies Monsignor CYql ~ died Friday, June24, 66 Ybars to the day after he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. Many I~anders will remem- ber him as th6 pastor of St. Catherine's I~dsh from 1967 to 1971. See st(~ry, page 4. ANGELICA GONZALEZ success of students and a cohesive fourth, fifth and sixth grade teach- TAKES THE REINS FROM JOE group of smiling students whom [ er, as well as Literacy Coach." CARLSON immediately connected to. She also shared her educational "I will continue to encourage background. "I was born and raised BY CHRISTOPHER BLEHM that same family-like environment m Long Beach and am a proud while upholding the highest of in- product of Long Beach Un~fied Avalon Schools' new principal, structional standards." District Schools: graduating from Angelica Gonzalez, took some In regards to Gonzalez's expe- Millikan High School. I completed time from settling in on campus to rienoc, she said, "l have had the my undergraduate degree at USC talk to the Islander about her back- fortune of teaching and leading in and my graduate degree at Califor- ground, experience, and enthusi- a variety of levels and capacities, nia State University, Dominguez asm for Catalina. and have worked with students Hills. l am an avid Trojan football "In June I had the Ol~aortunity from diverse backgrounds. The fan and have owned season tickets to spend the day on Catalina Island last four years, I served as the As- for eight years. I make it no secret togOtmr with the hard working sistant Principal at Franklin Clas- that Cardinal and Gold run through t~achers and students of Avalon. sical Middle School. Previously, my veins!" I found a devoted group of teach- I served 11 years at Robinson K- As to family, Gonzalez said, ers who genuinely care about the 8 School as a college aide, third, Pri~ipal, Page 5 merely speculation." Bevins had gone out of his way last week to make sure the boat was in seaworth3~ co~adition. On Thursday, July 21, Bevins brought the boat to CA Everglades in Seal Beach for servicing. He had the oil changed and replaced some pumps. The boat was brought over to Avalon that night and it was moored by about 10 p.m, Bevins planged to go fishing early the next morning and left one of the bait tanks running. "I don't think that could have had any effect on the boat sinking, based on what I've been told," Bey- Boat, Page 3 aseum "x zew / bekmeed to the pubZic and to the wor~ not becav~e I was talented or even beautifzd, but bet~nt~ I had ~tever belonged to anything or anyone else." --Marilyn Monroe OPENING RECEPTION FOR =BEFORE SHE WAS MARILYN" The Catalina Island Museum will host an opening reception for "Before She Was Marilyn: Marilyn Monroe on Cata- lina Island" from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. The exhibition will be on view from Aug. 6 through .Oct. 31 at the Mu- seunl. "Before She was Marilyn" is the first major exhibition documenting the year Marilyn Monroe lived on Catalina Is- land. Although a brief period that is of_ ten ignored by historians, this candid and often disturbing exhibition brings to light documentary evidence and photographs that reveal the pivotal importance of this period in understanding the troubled psy- chology of a woman who would become an icon of popular culture. Born to an emotionally unstable mother who was often institutionalized. uncertain of her father's identity, shuffled offto live with relatives and in a succes- Monroe, page 3 Norma Jeane Baker, right, married to her first husbal}d Jim Doughtery, a sailor who wa stationed on Catalina and took her with him. She later went on to Hollywood stardom as Marilyn Monroe. Photo courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum.