Q & A with Joy Garcia: Serving up smiles

November 15, 2011

Joy Garcia, co-owner of Frogee’s Cocktail Lounge on Highway 18, was born and raised in the Bronx. She grew up with parents (Robert and Dorothy), twin sister, Donna and older brother, Daniel.

Her father passed away when she was 10 and her brother left to travel and work in Europe.

“Quite honestly,” she said, “the only thing I remember being interested in during my formative years was getting out of New York.”


Prepare to stop

November 15, 2011


SIGNAL GOES LIVE: Traffic passes through the intersection of Bear Valley and Deep Creek roads in Apple Valley Thursday night. New stop and turn lights just became operational at the intersection Thursday.

Historical committee researches, documents A.V. artifacts

November 15, 2011

Eight members appointed by Town Council

By Rene De La Cruz

Throughout Apple Valley pieces of yesterday are sprinkled here and there, from an old house, a sign or even a plaster covered dinosaur.

Since 1990, the Town’s Historical Advisory Committee has worked diligently to research, record and preserve the rich history of the town.

The eight-member, council-appointed committee is comprised of individuals and representatives from the Victor Valley Museum and Mohahve Historical Society.

Committee to investigate ‘treasure trove’ of A.V. history

November 15, 2011

By Rene De La Cruz

The town’s Historical Committee is preparing to dive into several “new” pieces of historical Apple Valley memorabilia.

“We were invited to view the estate collection of Maggie Cramer,” town spokesperson Kathie Martin said. “She played an instrumental role in the early Apple Valley Ranchos Land and Development Company.”

Martin said the committee heard about Cramer’s “treasure trove” a year ago, and were finally invited to take a peek into her life last month.

A.V. Baptist Church quietly rallies to help those in need

November 15, 2011

BY Fred Goodgame

The Apple Valley Baptist Church Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is an all-volunteer group.

We supply food to approximately 50 families a week and all are welcome to have up to five pieces of donated clothing. The food bags vary by what donations come in but the minimum is a can of beans, can of vegetables, breakfast food (cereal, oatmeal for about 10 servings), two Top Ramen noodle packages, box of mac and cheese, and a main dinner entree to feed four and a can of soup.

Arrest Logs

November 15, 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. 9
Richard Drummondo was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Pedro Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Barry Weathersby was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Nancy Lopez was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Darryl Pearson was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Scuba dive with Santa

November 8, 2011

‘Scuba Santa’ partners with sheriff’s department for gift drive


APPLE VALLEY • Forget the North Pole.

Santa has traded his workshop for a wet suit and is hanging out underwater at the Apple Valley Aquatic Center.

Council set to discuss Happy Trails Villas project

November 8, 2011

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • The Happy Trails Villas project has been a source of joy and frustration for Apple Valley residents since it was first scheduled to open in 2007.

The 34-unit complex was approximately 70 percent finished when its private developers packed up and handed it over to the bank.

During tonight’s meeting, council will review and discuss the housing project that the town took over last July, which on the surface appears to have been untouched since that time.


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