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Ukulele musician Taimane, who was in Catalina last year for the concert series, will perform at this year’s Flying Fish Festival on Saturday, May 31.

She picked up her first ukulele at 5 and won her first ukulele competition at the age of 6.  

At the age of 14, Taimane became a featured performer with the late Don Ho at his legendary show at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel.  

The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of April 10 to April 16. “It is important to note that no assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided in this report.  Many people who get arrested do not get convicted or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrested,” said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

April 17

The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of April 10 to April 16. A significant incident is defined as one that generates a written police report. The station commander provides this report to the Avalon city manager each week.

A Hemet man was arrested on Catalina Island recently for felony drug possession.

“The last felony drug arrest was on March 12, 2014 – deputies arrested Alexander Schwartzer, M/37, from Hemet, for Possession of a Controlled Substance,” said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department website, Schwartzer was arrested at 9 a.m., booked at 12:42 p.m., and released on $10,000 bail at 6 p.m.

The first weekend of the month Avalon served as the finish on the 8th and start on the 9th of the “There and Back Regatta” sponsored by Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach.  

Wayne Griffin, president & CEO of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau has announced his decision to retire, effective November 30, 2014.  His decision was announced to the Chamber’s Board of Directors at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Griffin has been CEO of the Catalina Island Chamber for 26 years.  He leads a team of seven with a budget of $1.5 million in marketing the City of Avalon and Catalina Island as a year-round island resort destination.

In an annual demonstration of the need to protect Catalina Island’s waters and marine life,  479 volunteer divers collected debris on Saturday from the bottom of Avalon Harbor as part of the 33rd annual underwater cleanup, supported by the Catalina Island Conservancy Divers support group.

Unusual for January, the harbor measured only .02 inches of rain and recorded several days of very warm temperatures.  On the 14th the high temperature reached 80 degrees. The forecast for Martin Luther King holiday called for calm wind and sea conditions to the delight of the almost 150 boats arriving to visit over the 3 day weekend.

Catalina island Medical Center now has help for those needing to sign up or change their insurance coverage under the new affordable care act. CIMC’s Sandy Gutierrez is a certified enrollment counselor with “Covered California” the state component for what is commonly called “Obamacare”. Gutierrez can help patients understand the system. “I want to help people, especially those with no access to the Internet or who primarily speak Spanish,” Gutierrez shared.

Catalina Island Medical Center is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new website: www.cimedicalcenter.org.

Evolve Partners has assisted in developing a new “user-friendly” internet site available now for the Catalina community, local patients, visitors and mainland residents inquiring about island healthcare.