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Meet Diana Johnson, nurse practitioner Women's Softball Chet's clinches the league title UCLA graduate working on the island for eight months and sees patients at the The first game of the night was The second game between loves surfing and Medical Center's Medical Group Avalon community Office every Monday and Tuesday until 7 p.m. She also covers shifts for other medical providers as BY JUDY HIBBS needed. When not working she spends time at home with her bus- Nurse Practitioner Diana band Don and their two dogs. Johnson always wanted to "live Johnson loves to surf and cook. on an island." She also appreciates the "sense An Eastern religion professor in of community" in Avalon. "I college challenged her to choose a enjoy getting to know my patients career in which she could show and seeing them around town." the "greatest compassion"--and Johnson is a great asset to the that introspection inspired her to Medical Center Healthcare team. pursue medicine. For an appointment at Catalina After graduating from Cal Island Medical Center's Medical State Long Beach in 2007 with her Group Office please call 310-510- degree in nursing, this Torrance 0096. Clinic hours are Monday native went on to UCLA to get her and Tuesday 8 am to 7 pm, nurse practitioner's license. She Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. thought about moving to Hawaii to 5 p.m. Emergency room facili- but after getting married decided ties are always available at 100 to remain closer to home. Diana Johnson Falls Canyon Road. What about Catalina? Johnson CIMC's mission is to provide searched for job prospects and Island Medical Center thatbecame quality healthcare to each indi- found an opening at Catalina a "perfect fit." Johnson has been vidual and improve the overall healthcare of our community. Coed Softball Bluewater Grill and Straight Up Builders win between Maggies Blue Rose and Lins Ladies. Maggies Blue Rose took advantage of six walks and a fielders choice to score four. Lins Ladies used an error, field- ers choice, a walk and six base hits to score six. Maggies' Blue Rose left bases loaded in the second. Lins ladies had an error, a base hit and a double from Teri Alexander to score two more. Maggies Blue Rose again left bases loaded in the third. Lins Ladies had three base hits and a double from Cyndee Mahan to score two when time was called. Final score was Maggies Blue Rose 4, Lins Ladies 10. For Maggies Blue Rose, Alejandra Moreno and Sarah De La Rosa had a hit. For Lins Ladies, Teri Alexander and Chela Hernandez had two hits. Lyndsey Salmeron, Aliana Gonzales, Lupe Sanchez, Porschia Denning, Marina Reyes, Teresa Hernandez and Cyndee Mahan all had one hit. Game 2 Straight Up Builders and Chet's Hardware would determine the league champion. Straight Up Builders scored a run in the first inning. Chet's Hardware answered back with two base hits and triples from Aimee Casillas and Rocky Sillas to score three. Both teams scored a run in the second. In the third, Straight Up Builders turned an error into a run. Chet's Hardware used a walk, a base hit and a double from Valeria Medina to have two cross the plate. Neither team scored in the fourth. In the fifth, Straight Up Builders punched out seven base hits to score four and tie the game. With time expired, Chet's Hardware got their last at bat. Straight Up Builders turned a double play to get two outs. A walk was followed by a double from Aimee Casillas. Another walk loaded the bases. Caitlin Lopez hit a beautiful double into center field to bring home the walk off winning run. With the victory, Chet's Hardware clinched the from Brian Ramirez, and an error scored three runs in the third. In BY PATTI ENGEL to score four. the fourth, after holding Brave's In the second inning of the Landscaping scoreless, Bluewater Game one was between Brave's game, the rest of the Bluewater Grill took over the lead with a - Landscaping and Bluewater Grill. Grill team arrived to even the combination of base hits, errors, Brave's Landscaping took advan- playing field. That didn't seem to and a double from Brian Ramirez tage of a seven man Bluewater slow down Brave's Landscaping, to bring home five. Grill team to pound out three as they had two runners on for the Bluewater Grill added four base hits. secondhome run ofthenight from more in the fifth. Juan Luis With a run home, Jorge Jorge Hernandez, followed by the Moreno had a double in the effort. Hernandez hit a three RBI home- second solo home run of the night In the sixth, Bluewater Grill's run, followed by a solo home run from Derek Moreno. Julian Tejeda collected two RBIs from Derek Moreno. Bluewater Bluewater Grill stayed in the from his homerun. After another Grill got their turn at bat and put game, scoring three runs in the together three base hits, a double bottom of the inning. Both teams teed Softball, Page 6 Toast to its glorious past and those who have made the Wrigley Martini a legend before you. Try the original exclusively at the Avalon Grille. RESERVATIONS AT OPENTABLE.COM 310.510.7494 SANTA CATALINA " ISLAND COMPANY 877.778.8322 Chet's, Page 5 A NON-PROFIT FUND EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING CATALINA'S COMMUNITY SERVICES. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Join: Memberships will soon be available starting at $25. Watch this space .for more information. Volunteer: Lots of special events are in the planning stages, and many hands make light work. Step up and take part! Donate: We gratefully accept donations of cash, marketable securities, real property and more. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, please visit our website or contact us directly. Submit a Proposal: Community groups seeking financial support should visit our website and follow the simple guidelines to submit a proposal. 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