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From page 1 Avalon Fire Department Chief Steve Hoefs. That proposal was removed at the advice of two lawyers. At that meeting, Hoers criti- cized the staff report written by Harvey that Hoefs said was inac- curate, misleading and painted a picture of the Fire Department that was not appropriate. Harvey's staff report recom- mended eliminating the assistant fire chief position, redistribut- ing personnel through an already vacant firefighter position and establishing an on-call rotation for fire captains to serve as incident commanders. The report said that the assis- tant chief's position was created in January 2011 to offset the duties assumed by then-City Manger/ Fire Chief Hoefs. Chief Hoefs announced his resignation as Instead of eliminating the assistant fire chief position, Hoefs made a counter-proposal to hire three paramedics. He suggested eliminating to already vacant city staff positions to cover the cost At the time, Hoefs said he had a target on his back. He accused the council of talking about him in closed session. A performance review of the fire chief was origi- nally listed on the council's March 4 closed session agenda, but that item was not discussed. At a February council meeting, Hoefs questioned the accuracy of the then-projected $1.6 million deficit. (That projection has since been reduced.) Hoefs said the Fire Department was being asked to decrease services based on num- bers that he believed were inac- curate. Harvey said Chief Hoefs was exercising his First Amendment rights. Harvey also said he did not agree with everything that Hoefs said but did not provide specific examples. For approximately four years, Hoefs shared the job of running Avalon with Chief Administrative Officer Charlie Wagner for a year. Last year, after Hoefs announced his resignation from the city man- ager post, he said he had mixed emotions about his decision to step down. However, during the four years he had the position, he was not willing to give up his career with the fire service. He said essential- ly the same thing when he became part-time city manager in March city manager, which followed the 2013. retirement of his predecessor. Tanning Index Week's Almanac From left to right Top Row: Steve Hall, Jossue Silva, Jose Silva, Eduardo Silva, Ruben Jimenez, Miguel Bonilla, Javier Martinez, Cesar Ventura, Isaias Rios, Melissa Soto, Cesar Silva, Gabby Hernandez, Oscar Bastida, Lupita Tovar, Sabrina Sanchez, Selina Mprones, and Daniel Hernandez From left to right Bottom Row: Salvador Macias, Diego Herrera, Michael Ponce, Diego Meza, Chris Alcala, Beatrice Pedroza, Daniela Zendejaz, Andrew Hernandez, Bernadette Foote, Alfonso Castillo, Julia Hernandez, Yasmin Daza, Angel Sanchez, Giovanni Leyva, Ernesto Martinez, and Jairo Alcala. Courtesy photo Avalon kids experience Youth Day On Thursday, Feb. 13 the Catholic Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria took about 30 stu- dents to an event in Anaheim at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event's goal was to be Education Congress with many "never alone, forever accepted" different backgrounds from there was about 4,000 kids in this throughout the Archdiocese. Our arena that were really motivated Avalon students participated in to learn about Youth Day. There a Rally, Liturgy, Mass and a were very powerful speakers and Workshop that was really mean- it was a very energizing place. A ingful. This is a great opportu- lot of the kids said it was a great nity for high school students to experience and really took into really open up. They also know consideration everything they that they belong they also get to learned, go out and share this experience Youth day is a Religious with their community, family. Friday Saturday Partly Cloudy Sunny 63 / 54 64 / 55 Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 0% Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny 70 / 57 73 / 57 75 / 59 72 / 56 70 / 55 Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 0% [0-2131 IM61 I819p01 11+1 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderae, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, 11+: Extreme Exposure Date Hi_i~h Low ~ e_r_q_~ 13/2455 50 66/52 0.00" 3/25 57 50 66/52 0.00" 3/26 57 49 66/52 0.02" 3/27 58 49 66/52 0.00" 3/28 62 49 66/53 0.00" 3/29 67 51 66/53 0.00" 3/30 61 50 66/53 0.00" eather Trivia t~ What is the coldest ciO' in the u ~ r i lower 48 states ? aea e sgep ~EE oazz taoloq doJp soameaodtum gaaq~ "]UOlAl ol~nff 3r'g/g'g~ April 4. 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Appalachians. The thunderstorms spawned 17 tornadoes, including one that caused two million , dollars in damage at Baldwin, Ala. Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 63, humidity of 82%. The ~ AM record high temperature for today is 98 set in Fri 4:29-6:29 1989. Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with an Sat 5:18-7:18 overnight low of 54. The record low for tonight Sun 6:06-8:06 is 36 set in 1956. Saturday, skies will be sunny Man 6:53-8:53 with a high temperature of 640, humidity of 59%. Tue 7:38-9:38 " Skies will be mostly clear Saturday night with an Wed 8:22-10:22 overnight low of 55. Expect sunny skies Sunday Thu 9:06-11:06 with a high temperature of 70. Skies will remain sunny Monday with a high temperature of 73. Tuesday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 75. 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