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Friday, November 29, 2002 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 2 40th Anniversary of the One of the original Sheriff's Deputies, Herb Csss in 1961 Avalon s Department In 1962 the City of Avalon voted to disband the Avalon Police Department and contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services. Four young deputies arrived in Avalon with their wives and thirteen children. These men were Sgt. Jack Buehm, Deputies Bob Camarillo, Herb Cass and Tom Germann. Prior to their arrival, each man had to submit a letter to the area commander to describe why they should be chosen for the position: The city was split right down the middle as to the pros and cons of the Sheriff's Department. At that time Avalon's mayor was Joe Arno, the other council members were Harry Cowell, Fred Paulson, Eric Moore and Fred Hochberg. The city manager was Felix Carpain, the city clerk was Fern Whelan. The fire cheif was John Hay and Jack Goslin was the captain. Herb Cass recalls "Bob Camarillo and I worked the first duty shift. We went on foot patrol to get acquainted with the downtown area bar owners and patrons. We were both over six feet tall and weighed about 250 pounds each. At the time, the new Sheriff's crew was an unknown factor to the local bars and they didn't know what to.expect. You could hear a pin drop when we walked into the old Walld/d Bar. The bartender saved the day. He stated, "My God, the city has hired them by the pound!" In the winter two boats ran between the channel, the Marlin and the Descariso. The big white steamer Catalina operated during the peak season, averaging over 2,000 passengers a day. Today, the Sheriff's Department is still patroling the streets of Avalon and most citizens would probably agree that they are a professional and capable group. Happy 40th Anniversary! information provided by Herb Cass by MARIE WHITTINGTON Last Spring a group of community minded people got together to form a steering committee for the purpose of a Individual & Group Medical and Dental Vision & Prescription Drugs Life & Disability Insurance Medicare Supplements Please call Audrey Clasen today for free quotes at 310-510-3554 organizing Islanders to help rid Avalon of its litter and trash. Headed by Catalina Island Company Paul DeMyer, the Avalon Beautiful organization quickly joined forces and a map of the areas most in need of cleanup was drawn. With that, members of the community signed up to "adopt a spot" and conscientiously keep it free of litter and trash. Last Thursday, to celebrate the success of their labors, a year-end celebration party was held out at Casino Point. It was a combination feast of hot dogs and sodas and work party - everyone attending arrived with gloves (which were provided free from the hardware store) and trash bags (provided by Vons) to continue their mission. Avalon Beautiful provided the refreshments. Volunteers started The industrious crew of clean-up volunteers take a short lunch break for hot dogs, sodas and cookies at Casino Point last week. ISLAND ALMANAC "DRYDAY'' Forecast Forecsast for Catalina Moon Phases "DRYDAY"~ forecasts are designed to help you plan your activities weeks ~ ("~l e ahead. The planning chart below is a forecast of the daily probability of dry L 9 Ll or rainy weather throughout the month. Remember: risky days are not Friday 11/29 12/6 12120 1/1 guaranteed rainy days. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. 10~ - . Coastal lows in the mid 40s to lower S0s. Coastal highs low= 70s. Tides Slight chance of rain. HIGH ft LOW ft 23 4.1 2.6 70 . FrklayNIl t 4.4 0.6 80 ~ Partly cloudy with a 301xm:ent chance of 24 4.3 2.5 so " lows i, mid 40, 3.8 0.9 40 " to lower S0s. near65 25 4.6 2.1 i Saturday 3.4 1.3 Partly cioudy.Coastallows in the mid 26~ 5.0 ~ 1.4 : 40stolower5Os. ~ 3.2 ~1.6 Sunday through Thursday 27 5.5 0.6 301234567891011 12 13 14151617181920212223242526 27262030123 Mosfly c]car. Coastal lows in thc mid 4Os to ~" 3.3 ~ 1.8 0tCtMi~ lower5~. 28 ~ 6.0 ~ -0.2 Neither Ruth Wear.her Services, Inc not the publisher, gnatantee the accuracy of th~ Coastal highs 60 to 65. ~ ~ ~ 1.8 forecasts and no liability shall dev01v upon either. No reproduction without written 29 316 -0.9 @1995 Rx~ Weather ~Inc. For Lnkgmation call 714-633.9013. at 3:00 p.m. and could be seen scrambling over the rocks in search of trash. Randy Brannock, who was in charge of cooking the hot dogs, said literally tons of litter had been removed. The most frequently found item was Bud Lite beer, either cans or bottles. Lots of broken bottles and cigarette butts found their way into the blue trash bags. Helping the cause were a group of five and six year old children from the Christian School, who had cleaned the alley between Sumner and Metropole. The City crews have worked diligently to care for the planting areas in town, with a wide variety of blooming plants to enhance the downtown area. Keeping the streets and sidewalks clean of litter is a good way of showing appreciation to them for their efforts. The Adopt a Spot program will continue throughout the year, and it's easy to be a part of it - just pick up any stray piece of paper, can or plastic and either put it in a trash receptacle or blue bag, so it can be sent to the Seagull Recycling Center. The Adopt-A-Spot Steering Committee would like to "thank all the good citizens who have nobly patrolled the streets in pursuit of a cleaner community." C ISLgHD( B Address: P.O. Box 428 Office: 615A Crescent Ave. Avalon, California 90704 Telephone: (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 5"10-2882 email: catislander@catalinalSP.com Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Mehnie Kelley Art Direaor Marie Whittington Staff Writer Jullen Foreman Special Projects Barbara Ezell Recepn'on/~t Com'ributing ~'iu'rs: Doug Oudin, Tammie Katin Contributing pInaographos: Kathleen IMmg Tamara Stoektell The Catalina Islander Volume: 87 Issue: 48 Issue date: November 29, 2002 (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, ER. 3464 Periodicals Postage Paid at Avalmt, CA 90704 Membei I lllll7 mE CAUFO~'aAI ~]IB.RI .~vs~tJ~nm,~ m~ I l ~ Jl~.wJ Assoc~,'no~, I and other addiama] dliees. Adjudic.al~n Decree No. 3775~. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, ly.~ I~xaet Name of Newspaper ss shown in the Petitieu for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 615A Crescent Ave Avalon. Postmaster:. Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. 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