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Casino-to+host45th New Year's Eve event Last year's celebration was a blast with the ballon drop at midnight.~ Photos courtesy of Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. Xce@l Music Company New Year's Eve Band will provide the music. The band will play'Big Band tunes and hits from the 60s to present day The iconic Casino where the celebration will take place. We hope to see you at be ball to celebrate New Year's Ever Avalon girds up to New Year's Eve Celebration thi+ will provide the music. The band Sunday. will play Big Band tunes and have another ball The event is sold out, of course hits from the 60s to present day. this year (reservations went on sale last Music starts at 9 and continues August). until 1 am. Balloons will drop at BY DARREN FRASER The evening kicks off at 6:45 precisely midnight pm. Dinner will be served fron The party is a formal affair - Avalon's iconic Casino 7 to 8:30 Xceptional Musi" coat and tie required (black ties Ballroom plays host to the annual Company New Year's Eve Band are optional).+: Keeping Avalon's New Year's Eve safe and sane BY DARREN FRASER rowdiness, vandalism Carson sa3s sure everyone has a good time but the department's goal is to male also a safe time. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Avalon station rings in the New Year by ensuring residents and the nearly 3000 visitors that descend upon the island stay safe while enjoying the festivities. Hugh Carson is a civilian dis- patcher a'c the Avalon station. Carson has been on the force since 2003. He says the department beefs up patrols on New Year's Eve by adding two deputies A typical rotation, including the additional officers, consists" of three to seven deputies and one sergeant Carson says offi- cers will adhere to normal shift rotation hours (though if circum- stances warrant, the department will adjust accordingly) The influx of visitors has to do with the annual New Year's Eve Gala held at the Casino: "We get about 1000 to 1500 people turning out for the event," says Carson. Coupled with other visitors par- taking of the festivities--both on and off the water-and Catalina's population can swell to 3000 souls Policing maritime revelers falls to the harbor patrol When boaters fail to abide by patrol warnings for excessive noise or other infrac- tions, the patrol calls on deputies to enforce the law. Carson says onshore infrac- tions are typically alcohol-relat- ed. Driving under the influence arrests are few, owing to the short distances between homes or hotels and bars and restaurants. Mostly, says Carson, deputies keep an eye out for signs of trouble -- fights, December 29 h January 4 Shows Nighlly at 7:30 PM Rated PG Admission: Adult $15.00 Senior & Child $13.00 Every Tuesday $10.00 Admission For More Information Call 310-510-0179 A look at local housing :'~75 dE:r % ij:~'i :!~! ?';C~:! b!-~,~d~ ~'!~ Or ~ L',+', f;~:~!~ ,~,'!i ~ ~: ~C~:~~ ~ ~ ,~ ~: ~ Affordable Income Levels for the Study Sao.4no$s~7~o ~ too $4s.4ooT~4~oo ~o Affordab!e Rents for Los Angeles County lag3 laO ~ Recently, C&C Development, the city of Avalon's affordable housing consultant, gave a presentation to the City Counil on local housing. Pictured above are excerpts from that presentation. Editor's note: "AMI" referes to Area Median Income, which is used to determine if a family qualifies for government housing programs. Hel OU Service We want to improve -- and you can help us. You may mcelve a savoy via mail or emd. This ts your oppodmlty to tl us what we did well and whom we could use some imlxowm L WeWyour If you have any quesUm p ae t /i .mm~m~mmmili, JL H ,IIH,IIH II I THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, Dec, 29, 2017 i 15