Apple Valley Christian Care Center receives High Desert Community Foundation grant

June 12, 2012

Apple Valley Christian Care Center, a non-profit skilled nursing center, received a $4,150 grant award from the High Desert Community Foundation for its Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department.

The funds will be used to purchase rehabilitation equipment that will be used to help patients return home after surgeries and hospitalization and to enhance the physical capabilities of long-term medically fragile residents, the center said in a press release.

Day camp runs now through August

June 12, 2012

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate in an interactive summer day camp with the Town of Apple Valley.

This year’s theme will allow children to travel the world virtually with exposure to international foods, customs, crafts and games, according to a town press release. Parents should send along hats and sunscreen for outdoor activities, field trips to the pool and walks to the library.

St. Mary to host hospital tours

June 12, 2012


St. Joseph Health, St. Mary will host tours of the medical center on Thursdays throughout June.

The tours will take place from 1 to 1:30 p.m. starting at the front entrance of the Apple Valley hospital and will highlight the work and influence of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

To RSVP or for more information, call (760) 242-2311, ext. 5355.

Penna named assistant GM of AV Ranchos Water Co.

June 12, 2012


Antonio “Tony” Penna Jr. has been named assistant general manager of Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co.

Prior to joining AV Ranchos, Penna served as the construction and energy efficiency manager for Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority and as vice president of Inland Energy, a consultant to the city of Victorville’s many energy projects.

Arrest logs for June 12, 2012

June 12, 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.

June 6
Ricky Burch was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Jeremy Walters was arrested on unknown charges.

Billy Yonkers was arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace.

Shawn Pelletier was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Jovance Lewis was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Isaac Caldera was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Bogey’s here to help

June 7, 2012

Former KCBS Channel 2 consumer advocate Mike “Bogey” Boguslawski is again handling consumer complaints for our readers.

As referee and mediator between the public and the business community, Boguslawski tries to make a fair call when customers cry foul.

Granite Hills' graduating class reflects on last four years

June 5, 2012


The feeling inside the noisy gym at Apple Valley High School was electric as nearly 475 Granite Hills High School seniors eagerly awaited the school’s 12th annual commencement ceremony to begin at Newton T. Bass Stadium on Wednesday evening.

As students chatted nervous in their white or maroon graduation gowns, senior Yejadai Dunn, one of five co-valedictorians, was the picture of tranquility as she sat with her friends.

Commencement day a 'shot of reality' for AV High grads

June 5, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz

In a crowded and noisy gym, graduating senior Amanda Merz shared her goal of becoming a successful welder, wife and mother in about 10 years.

“The biggest struggle during high school was trying to figure out who I was in the midst of all the social peer pressure,” Merz said. “I discovered who I was at the beginning of my junior year, and I’m very happy with who I turned out to be.”


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