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41 Pet of the Tiger belongs to Marian Rubio, who iescued him a year and a half ago from a local home that could no longer take care of him. Tiger is 5 years old and is half Yorkshire and half cairn terrier. Tiger quickly became Marian's best friend and has learned many commands (such as "sit," "stay," "go get if' and "come here") very quickly. Tiger's favorite thing to do is run around outside and play with his toys. week: Tiger Make your pet an Islander star: Please send us a favorite photo of yours or a favorite local pet and information about the pet to be included in the Catalina Islander. Email your high-resolution photo to editor@thecatalinaislander. com. 4th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show Sale Sunday, Oct. 26 Newport Harbor Yacht Club Plan to take a trip to the main- land and support The Catalina Island Conservancy. A passion for Catalina Island and plein air art come together to create an extraordinary afternoon. The show features 10 nationally acclaimed plein air artists, who will display their interpretations of Catalina's rugged wildlands and scenic bea ty.,,Proceeds from the sale of the e unique paintings support the growth of a permanent collection of plein air artwork ?tiE "~-2"- Founded in 1913 by Ernest Wind/e Publisher Vince Bodiford General Manager Jon Remy Editor Dennis Kaiser Office Assistant Kristy Throndson Business Office Jaishree Patel Graphic Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADUNES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday J Dis'play Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A PuMIcation of CommunltyMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Oate of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catatina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be repro- duced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2014 and Title Registered, Catalina islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. ~ PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUgLISHERS ASSOCIATION The Avalon Boys of Summer Front, from left: Josh Flynn, Larry Hernandez, and Tyson Farley. Back, from left: Gabriel Haro Torres, Manny Hernandez, Weston Leonhardi, Justin Hernandez, Jose Cuevas, and Bart Glass. Courtesy photo Straight Up Builders wins tournament The final game of the Avalon Summer Softball League season was played Friday night. Catalina Express and Straight Up Builders faced off to claim the title of Tournament Champion. Catalina Express was up first and put up three runs on a base hit, two walks and a double from JD Laflin. JD Laflin took the momentum into the bottom of the inning when ,he skyed to snag the line driv.e ax~.d turn it into a double play to end the inning. In the second, Dave Clary " championship that documents the Island's "wild side" and i the Catalina Island BY PATTI ENGEL Conservancy's restoration efforts. Registration is available by calling.. (562) 437-8555, ext. 239. The Catalina Island Conservancy was formed in 1972 and is one of California's oldest land trusts. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. The Conservancy protects the magnif- icent natural and cultural heritage of Santa C-atalina .Island~ ,steward-. ing approximately 42,000 acres of land, 62 miles of shoreline and more than 80 miles of trails. AVALON GRILLE - PM *3 BEERS I *4 WlNE I $5 WELL COCKTAILS RESERVATIONS AT OPENTABLE.COH 310.510.7494 opened with a triple. An error, another double from JD Laflin was followed by a double from Allan Vega to score three more. Straight Up Builders got on the board in the bottom of the second. Six base hits, an error and a walk brought home seven and the lead. Straight Up Builders added another run in the third. Catalina Express tied it up in the fourth. Straight Up Builders rallied in the bottom of the inning when they brought home another seven runs on three base hits, a double from Larry Hernandez and home runs from Josh Flynn and Weston Leonhardi. Straight Up Builders kept the *'pressure 6n' Witfi" 'two" rfibr uias in the fifth. In the sixth Larry Hernandez got an RBI from his triple, then scored on the homerun from Justin Hernandez. Catalina Express put another run on the board in the seventh on three base hits. Straight Up Builders didn't let up, and put another eight on the board. Bob Kennedy had a double and Tyson Farley a triple in the inning. In the eighth inning Straight Up Builders put the game out of reach when Josh Flynn opened with a double and scored on Justin Hernandez' second home run of the night. Weston Leonhardi had a dou- ble, followed by two singles and an error. With two on, Bart Glass hit it 6 r'ifie fehce to 011 cftlifec" RBIs. Catalina Express got their last chance in the top of the ninth. A base hit and an error had a run home. With a runner on, JD Laflin hit what looked like a potential inside the park homer, only to see Tyson Farley catch up to it in center field and rob JD. Allan Vega then hit it over the fence to bring home two runs. The game ended when the third out was collected when Straight Up Builders threw out the runner trying to stretch a single into a double. Final score, Catalina Express 12, Straight Up Builders 34. Congratulations Straight Up Builders ! For Catalina Express, Allan Vega had three hits and two walks. J.D. Lafiin also had three hits. Ron Bevins and Dave Clary collected two hits. Curtis Hall, Tino Rodriguez and Bryce Noll contributed one hit. For Straight Up Builders, Weston Leonhardi collected five hits. Justin Hernandez, Tyson Farley and Bob Kennedy contributed four hits. Josh Flynn and Larry Hernandez had three hits, while Jose Cuevas and Bart Glass had two. Manny Hernandez contributed one hit. The Avalon Summer Softball League would like to thank the team sponsors: Bravo's Landscaping, Bluewater Grill, Catalina Express and Straight Up Builders. We appreciate your sup- port! Jim Felix continues to do an amazing job having the field ready for play each week. Thank you Jim. It's been a fun summer - see you all next June. 2 1 Friday, September 5, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER