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It’s official: More than one million visitors

Official visitor counts released this week by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce confirm that more than one million visitors set foot on the...

Scuba Diving: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Treefish like this one pictured above can be found from San Francisco, California all the way down to the central part of Baja, Mexico...

Scuba Diving: Man-O-War

So here I am in the beautiful Florida Keys? How on earth did I get here 2,800 miles from home ? Did I swim?...

Rocky Rinehart 1953-2017

  Rocky Rinehart passed away Dec. 27, 2017 after a short illness. He was born in Avalon at the old hospital on Sumner Avenue, on...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 19, 2018

A reader questions hospital transit tax I understand that the new “hospital” will be adding $10 to each of our commuter books and charging an...

Island Company using all-electric buses on tours

For the Islander The unique looking buses that have been turning heads around town lately are Catalina Island Company’s newest tour vehicles. Manufactured in Lancaster,...

David Young named new editor of the Islander and the Sun

“We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David N. Young as the editor of the Sun,” said Group Publisher Steven Remery, Orange...

Chamber unveils 2018 Catalina marketing plans

Updates from the Catalina Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau indicate they will be “ringing in the New Year” with new marketing programs designed...

Edison gives CHOICES a $10K grant

Catalina CHOICES (Citizens Helping Our Island Children End Substance Abuse) was recently named the recipient of a $10,000 grant by Southern California Edison. The grant...

Sheriff’s Log: Nov. 5-Nov. 19

The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Nov. 5 to Nov. 19 “It is important to note that...
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