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March 7, 2003

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D C,1 Friday, March 7, 2003 I I The Avalon Sheriff's Department welcomed Sgt. Ava Conn recently to their staff. Before assuming her position in Avalon, Conn was Branch Supervisor, Court Services for West Long Beach Court and has been on the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department going on 30 years. Asked why she applied for the position in Avalon, Conn said "it's a lovely place to work," PhOtO by Dar Brown arpe wears more by Marie Whittington It was 1639 when French Philosopher Rene Descartes said "The reading of all good books is the conversation with the finest men of past centuries" in his Discourse on Method. That continues to be true and reading remains the key to open the doors of knowledge and wonder. Avalon School is blessed with a library full of books to pique the interest of all ages, from kindergarten through high school. The "Cat in the Hat," aka Librarian Donna Sharpe, reads more into the story by taking on the famous character created by Dr. Seuss. Photo by Marie Whittington by Dar Brown A joint meeting of Avalon City Council and the Harbor Commission last Tuesday evening was a prolonged discussion of the current problems surrounding dinghies and dingy docks. Congestion continues to be a major concern in Avalon Bay. Harbor Master Brian Bray conducted a survey of boaters using the harbor and summar- ized the results for the Harbor Committee. Some 41 suggestions were received. Because, according to Bray, space in the harbor is at a premium. 'q'he solution is not to build more docks," stated Bray, Brian Bray "because that Harl~rMastor would, simply