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SERVING CATALINA & I'IS MAINLAND FRIENDS every week - since 1914 VOLUME 98, ISSUE 37 FRIDAY September 14, 2012 BRI[F$ Avalon Theatre begins monthly classic film series The Avalon Theatre has begun showing classic films after the main feature. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Avalon Theatre will show "The Wizard Of Oz." See story, page The age of Catalina airline service: 1941 to 1976 Catalina Air Transport, our own homegrown airline run by the Santa Catalina Island Company, was looking forward to expand- ing their air service as the new decade of the 1940s came along. See story, page 6 'Wings Across The Channel' to air on KCET "Wings Across the Channel," a one-hour documentary on the post-war history of the seaplanes on Catalina, will be aired three times on KCET Los Angeles. .Written and directed by Catalina Islander columnist Jim Watson, the film will be shown in high defi- nition 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18; at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19; and 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22. See story, page 5 Medical Center adds heart care services Catalina Island Medical Center patients now have access to mainland cardiologists, thanks to a partnership with HeartScape Cardiovascular Center of Orange County. See story,.page 7 Meet the Voice: 'Random Tape' stories on KISL David Weinberg listens to the world around usand captures the little and big and fun and not heard and interesting and insight- ful stories to share on "Random Tape" that can be heard at the top of the hour on KISL. See story, page 5 Memorial for Cadman set in Bird Park on Sept. 15 The Jonathan Michael Cadman memorial will be held at the Bfrd Park on Sept. 15 from noon to 10 p.m. The public is welcome Rest in Peace: Beverly Jane High-Balingit Long-time Island resident Beverly Jane High- Balingit passed away Thursday Aug. 23, at Evergreen New Hope Care Center in Tracy, Calif. Her husband AI and her chil- dren were by her side. See,story, page 6 Trench repaving schedule The sewer renovation project is nearly complete. The final step is to fill in the trenches with ".Hot Mix" brought over on the, barge. See story, page 3 Looking great in their pirate finery, a group of revelers takes in the fun and mirth of a past Buccaneer Days. The traditional Island event will take place on Oct. 4-7 atTwo Harbors. Photo courtesy of the Catalina Island Company. See the full story on page 2. Islander takes its content online The newspaper that has been published weekly since" 1914 will launch its new website next week. The new website complements the printed newspaper and a robust social media audience. The new website address will be www.the- catalinaislander.com. The website is a fresh, engaging digital news platform designed to be a useful resource for both islanders and Our mainland friends--a mission whictr mirrors that of the Islander since its founding. Popular newspaper fea- tures will appear in digital form on the website, including Mysterious Island, Catalina Couples, events and more. A new, dynamic feature is the integration of a weekly vid- eo news webcast, "Catalina This Week" which showcases the news, events and features of the week in a news format. The new website also offers merchants the ability to proac- tively market their business in a Erin Storm interviews Dianne Stone of Coney sland West for a video portion of the news- paper's new website.. Photo by Daniel Kinnard dynamic, digital platform which compliments their newspaper campaigns. In preparation for the site and webcast launch, a video crew was in Avalon earlier this week shooting some of the first video footage for the first webi- sodes of "Catalina This Week" While the new website is an excit- ing and major expansion, it's not its first foray into the digital space. The Islander has been on Facebook and available on Twitter for more than a year, with a social media WebsRe, Page 2 Two men arrested for attacking deer HEAD INJURIES FROM BEATING RESULT IN EUTHANASIA OF FAWN BY CHARLES M. KELLY The Avalon Sheriff's Station is looking for four outstanding sus- pects in the beating of a young male deer last weekend. Two suspects have been arrested for animal cru- elty. Local Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officials will submit the case to the Los Angeles Dis- trict Attorney's Office for prosecu- tion. The fawn has been put down, according to a representative of the Catalina Island Humane Society. Ricardo Ramirez, 19, and Rob- ert Tejada, also 19, were arrested for their role in an attack on the deer. Deputy Gary Pfahler said there were possibly four more un- identified suspects at large in the deer beating. According to-Pfahler, the suspects in custody are accused of hitting the deer with blunt in- struments. Diane Stone, of the Catalina Humane Society, said the deer was no taller than 28 inches and 2-and- a-half to 3 feet long. "Maybe he weighed 39 pounds?" Stone said. "Forty pounds?" According to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, adult male mule deer--the kind found on Catalina--weigh from 88 to 246 pounds. This mule deer didn't make it to adulthood. "It is my un- derstanding that the animal had to be put down," Pfahler said. Diane Stone, of the Catalina Humane Society, confirmed that Deer, Page 7 MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Catalina's facts, folklore and fibs. This Week: The Many Santa Catalina Islands BY JIM WATSON Ask just about anyone in the world where Santa Catalina Island is nd--depending on where you are and how well the person paid attention to their high school ge- ography lessons--they're bound to say "off the coast of Southern California." But ask the same question in some areas of the world and you may get an entirely different re- sponse: not necessarily an incor- rect response, just a different re- sponse nonetheless. You see, ours isn't the only Is- land in the world that goes by the name "Santa Catalina." In fact, there are no less than four other islands around the globe graced with the same name (not to men= tion one or two that were formerly named "Santa Catalina"). This isn't surprising, given that' early Spanish explorers had a ten- dency to assign place names ac- cording to various saints or other important figures in Catholicism. The usual practice for these ex- plorers upoia first sighting of a new Island or river or mountain range was to name the place after what- ever saint was represented by the Catholic Calendar of Saints on that particular day. Such was the case with our Catalina Island when ebastian Vizcaino sighted the Is- A picturesque cove on Catalina Island--not California's Catalina Island, but the Isla de Santa Catalina in the Dominican Republic. land in 1602 (actually the-second visit by a Spanish explorer). In addition to our names, it seems we also share a number of other traits with each other: tour- ism, remoteness, relatively un- spoiled natural beauty (especially the undersea environs), lots of sun- Watson, Page I1