Arrest Logs

November 29, 2011

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.

A spirit of giving

November 22, 2011

A.V. nonprofits, businesses begin holiday season by helping community

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With the holiday season nearly upon us and many Apple Valley families trying to keep food on the table, nonprofits and businesses are opening up their hearts and their wallets to help the community.

Christmas came early to Samaritan’s Helping Hand when St. Mary Medical Center presented the Victorville nonprofit with a $25,000 check during a
Nov. 11 ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of the St. Joseph Health System Foundation.

Q & A with Matt Huffine: Teaching near and far

November 22, 2011

Matthew Huffine was born in the town of Oyster Bay, Long Island. At that time his father was beginning what would be a more than 20-year career as an Air Force officer. So the family had a new home every year or so until young Matthew was 10 and entering fourth grade.

Norton AFB in San Bernardino was his father’s last duty station, so Huffine for the most part grew up in the Inland Empire. (At the time Highland had more orange trees than houses and members of San Manuel Band of were living in poverty a few blocks away.)

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Bark beetles take down town Christmas tree

November 22, 2011

Timely donation ensures tree will be up for December lighting ceremony

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Ravaging bark beetles caused the ultimate death of the Town of Apple Valley’s 71-foot tall Christmas tree.

But thanks to a generous donation by Agio Real Estate, Town Hall will have a replacement just in time for the annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3.

“We decided to help because we love Christmas and the economy is not that good,” said Agio owner Kari Leon. “We need as much holiday cheer this season as possible.”

Apple Valley chosen for HeartChase event

November 22, 2011

FROM STAFF REPORTS

APPLE VALLEY • The town is among 50 cities in the nation chosen to host HeartChase, a community event geared towards promoting healthy living, according to a town press release.

HeartChase, presented by the American Heart Association, is a team-building event combining themes from TV reality shows “Amazing Race” and “Minute to Win It.” Teams of three to five people will attempt to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line, according to the press release.

County officials blast state fire tax

November 22, 2011

FROM STAFF REPORTS

SAN BERNARDINO • The state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has reversed its previous decision and voted to nearly double the charge levied on structures from $90 to $150, sparking a fiery barrage from county officials.

The board voted to tax San Bernardino County fire stations, government buildings, hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities. County officials bitterly slammed the move and said it amounts to “outright thievery” by Gov. Jerry Brown and the State of California.

Around Town: Drive-thru colonoscopy?

November 22, 2011

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

You may have missed the Wall Street Journal article last week that detailed the new push Walmart is making into medical clinics. Yes, that’s right, the retailer is pushing to build medical clinics inside their stores at a rapid rate, anticipating the 2014 start date of Obamacare when millions of Americans will be “gifted” with health insurance and will need a basic primary care provider.

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Arrest Logs

November 22, 2011

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.

Nov. 16
Josef Sanderson was arrested on a weapons charge.
Michael Maze was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Graffiti soars 39 percent; clean-up costs hit $58,000

November 15, 2011

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With a 39 percent increase in graffiti reports this year, the town of Apple Valley is trying to keep up.

Code Enforcement Manager Jim Andersen said the town received 2,466 reports of graffiti over last year’s 1,776, with an estimated clean up cost of $58,000 for 2011. The rise in graffiti coincides with a recent FBI report indicating San Bernardino County has the third highest number of gang members among all counties in the nation.

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