Around Town: Water report due in November

October 25, 2011

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The long awaited report from the Apple Valley Blue Ribbon Water Committee is reportedly scheduled for presentation next month at a Town Council meeting.

The lengthy report has some “tweaking” still to be done and the time-sensitive effort at hand is to see what impact the town can have on pending actions by the California Public Utilities Commission regarding approval of the sale of Ranchos Water Company and at the same time a substantial rate increase requested by Ranchos.

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Community Events

October 25, 2011

Tuesday
Town Council meeting, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Council Chambers, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

Wednesday
High Tea, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall Recreation Center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Open to active adults 25 years and older. Call (760) 240-7880 for more information.

Thursday
Haunted House and Ghost Town, 7 p.m., Lazy J Ranch, 9561 Navajo Road. Ages 18 and older. Admission is $5 with two canned food donations ($7 without cans).

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Arrest Logs

October 25, 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.

Q & A with Collin Willis: Heart and determination

October 18, 2011

Collin Willis, quarterback for Granite Hills High School, was born in Inglewood in 1993 but later moved with his parents from Los Angeles to Apple Valley.

He attended preschool at St. Timothy’s in Apple Valley, Desert Knolls Elementary from kindergarten to fifth grade, sixth grade at Vanguard Preparatory, and seventh and eighth grade at Sitting Bull Middle School.

Willis entered Granite Hills High in the ninth grade where he’s currently a senior. He’s been playing football, baseball and basketball at Granite since entering ninth grade.

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Chili cooks stir things up in Apple Valley

October 18, 2011

10th annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday at Brewster Park

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Stephen Hay has been cooking chili for close to 40 years and he’s hoping that his recipe at the Saturday’s 10th Annual Happy Trails Chili Cookoff will propel him to the chili world championship in West Virginia.

“I’ve been cooking chili since I was 10 years old and I think my chances are going to be good this year,” Hay said. “It should be a lot of fun, but I’m focused on winning this thing.”

Apple University students lend hand to fire district

October 18, 2011

New program gives high schoolers hands-on experience

From Staff Reports

APPLE VALLEY • More than a dozen high school students recently left their classrooms to repaint road signs on the edge of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District.

The 14 students are part of Apple University, a new program at High Desert Premier Academy in Apple Valley. Students do their academics online through the APEX program, are concurrently enrolled at Victor Valley College and are involved in hands-on projects and field trips that support the high school curriculum.

Remembering Roy: Roy serenades at the pharmacy

October 18, 2011

Note: To mark the 100th anniversary of Roy Rogers’ birth on Nov. 5, 1911, we are sharing some Apple Valley residents’ memories of the legendary cowboy movie star who lived in town from 1967 until his death on July 8, 1998. Send your memories to News@AppleValley-Review.com

By Lydia Young
Special to the Apple Valley Review

I moved to the High Desert in 1987 and got a job at Loury’s Pharmacy in the medical building behind St. Mary Medical Center.

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Burrtec withdraws proposed rate increase

October 18, 2011

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • In a time of economic uncertainty, Burrtec Waste Industries delivered a message that was well received by the Town of Apple Valley last week: “We withdraw our rate increase request.”

Council members agreed on Aug. 23 to conduct a public hearing in regards to a proposed service rate increase by the town’s waste collection provider.

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