Opinion: Sitting Bull decision good for Apple Valley — and business

August 7, 2012

By Caleb Brown

The Apple Valley Town Council’s recent decision to rezone land off Sitting Bull Road for a proposed housing tract was the right decision not only for Apple Valley, but also for business.

Prior to the council’s decision, the land was designated as a residential estate zone, which did not permit lot sizes of less than one acre. Now, however, the land is designated as a residential single family zone, allowing homes to be built on half-, three-quarter, and full-acre lots.

Around Town: AV candidates coming into view

August 7, 2012

By Pat Orr

There is a big difference between “pulling papers” and filing to run for a local elective office. Pulling papers shows your interest and gives you some needed information. Some go home, think about it and never return. Filing those papers with the appropriate fees and signatures shows you are a candidate. If you spend the money to opt for a ballot statement describing your candidacy, you are a serious candidate.


Arrest logs for Aug. 7, 2012

August 7, 2012

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Aug. 1
Debra Shaw was arrested on unknown charges.

Jason Mack was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Brandon Jasso was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Willie Inyard was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Zena Lewis was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Carol Humphrey was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Q&A with Dale Hileman: Renaissance man

July 31, 2012

Dale Hileman is an erstwhile inventor and writer at 81.

Hileman and his family moved around and finally wound up in Chicago when he was 10. He eventually enrolled at the University of Illinois in engineering.

“But math was boring and I was lazy so I switched curricula to get a B.S.J. (Journalism), much easier,” he said. “Then I went to work as a tech writer, starting at an Iowa electronics firm, later transferring to the California branch, discovering the wondrous Mojave Desert, becoming an avid rockhound.”


Learning with legos

July 31, 2012


After seeing 100,000 Lego pieces arrive at James Woody Community Center, Andy Shoup, 24, could barely contain his excitement.

“This is the first time we’ve done this, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Legos in one place,” said Shoup, a recreation coordinator at the town of Apple Valley.” It made me want be 12 years old again.”

The mountain of Legos was part of the park and recreation department’s week long Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego Camp, which began July 23, and is geared for kids ages 6 to 12.

Peering into A.V. Council, staff expenses

July 31, 2012


As municipalities tighten their budget belts across the state, the Apple Valley Town Council unveiled the largest single year reduction in operating cost since the town’s incorporation in 1988.

A closer look at travel, meal and personal expense documents for a 10-month period in 2011-12 reveals a bit more about how the council and top staffers spent the town’s money.

Sponsorships open for Dale Evans centennial celebration

July 31, 2012


To commemorate the centennial of the birth of western film star Dale Evans, organizers are looking for sponsors to support a weekend filled with events to honor the late Queen of the West.

The event will kick off Sept. 29 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley, where Evans and her husband, Roy Rogers, are laid to rest. There the public will be able visit the new Roy and Dale Museum and the original Rogers’ residence, with a dinner and concert that evening.

Lewis Center: Calling all High Desert artists

July 31, 2012

The Lewis Center’s Foundation is requesting all High Desert artists to enter its annual “Festival of the Arts” Show and Sale Sept. 15 at the Mojave River Campus.

There is no entry fee for artists or visitors on Sept. 15. Artists may enter in the professional, amateur or student categories. Residents from all communities and ages are welcome to attend the show.

For more information, or to download an artist entry form, visit the web at www.lewiscenter.org and click on the LCER/Art Show, or call (760) 946-5414,ext. 202 or 201.


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