Day reporting center headed for High Desert

January 31, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

As a projected 2,000 parolees are released to the High Desert under the state’s realignment bill, many of them will seek assistance to transition back into society.

Andrea Mitchel of the Day Reporting Center in San Bernardino said the county will soon release request for proposals for organizations to help with that transition, as they try to establish means of serving ex-offenders.

Historically speaking: Homesteaders and ranchers — first settlers of Apple Valley

January 31, 2012

Note: Today we begin an occasional series looking at the people and stories that laid the foundation for Apple Valley. If you would like to submit your own memories of early Apple Valley, send an email to News@AppleValley-Review.com.

By Kate O’Rourke
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The winds howled and the coyotes hunkered down, and so had Silas Cox.

Arrest Logs

January 31, 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.

Syrian man finds prosperity, freedom in A.V.

January 24, 2012

By Doug Saunders
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The thought of owning a business and the freedom to become prosperous draws people from all over the globe.

In 1980, Hassan “Sam” Chouihini, came to the United States from Syria with that very dream in mind.

“I didn’t even speak English,” Chouihini remembered. “I learned my brand-new language and the way things are done in my new un-familiar country without help from anyone.”

Granite Hills grad honored for Army intel work

January 24, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

A local military intelligence analyst has been honored for his work and is now competing for the Army’s highest intel award.

Spc. Matthew W. McPherson was recently nominated for the CSM Doug Russell Award, the highest honor that can be given to any military intelligence soldier for having an impact on the military intelligence corps. He will now compete against fellow soldiers at the Department of the Army level.

St. Mary moving ahead with new local hospital

January 24, 2012

New hospital to include two trauma rooms; four operating rooms

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

St. Mary Medical Center has unveiled plans for a $260-million, 249,000-square foot hospital campus and trauma center along Interstate 15 in Victorville.

Rumors that the new hospital project would be delayed while St. Mary’s seeks to acquire bankrupt Victor Valley Community Hospital are simply not true said, Larry Woodard, vice President of St. Mary Medical Foundation.

Optimists to roast Hitt March 10

January 24, 2012

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Optimist Club is gearing up for a March 10 awards dinner to toast Archie and Lois Hardy along with Jack Fales — followed by a roast of Chris Hitt.

Optimist Club mainstays Lois and Archie Hardy have always been first in line to work on fundraising events, said Optimist Vicky Murray. They’ve also helped provide Christmas to local families

and led a monthly program that gives honor to the school children at the various schools.

Around Town: Hoo Dat?

January 24, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Apple Valley Super Walmart is all set to go — plans, permits, and clearances and yet — no construction has started. If dirt doesn’t start getting pushed around on the Dale Evans and Thunderbird site before the end of February the project may run afoul of a fowl.

Yes come spring the burrowing owl may decide to inhabit the ground in or around the building site and then its “hands-off” until September or whenever the baby birds leave the burrow.

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