Expanding in 2013: Cruise One

February 5, 2013

Real adventures in travel

By Davida Siwisa James
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Three years ago, Nancy Real decided to turn her love of travel and family’s adventurous travel spirit into a business.

Since starting her travel agency, Cruise One, from her Apple Valley home, Real has hired three associates. And if her current growth continues and plans move forward, she’ll be adding a brick and mortar office and kiosks in malls.

Code enforcement cleans up in 2012

February 5, 2013

Graffiti cases down 48 percent

By Martial Haprov
EDITOR

From inspecting more than 2,600 rental and foreclosed homes to cutting graffiti cases in half, Apple Valley’s code enforcement officers were busy in 2012, according to a recent department release.

Compared to 2011, reports of graffiti throughout the town dropped 48 percent to 1,492, resulting in 1,367 fewer cases. In 2012, court ordered restitution awarded the town with $62,487.50 from the arrest and conviction of six defendants for tagging.

Town offers pet vaccinations at reduced costs

February 5, 2013

By Davida Siwisa James
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Pet owners know that keeping pets updated with vaccinations is an important part of caring for them. The Apple Valley Animal Services Department offers reduced-cost vaccines that make this more affordable.

The Municipal Animal Shelter will host the first of its low-cost rabies vaccination clinics on Feb. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Additional clinics will be held at the same time on Wednesdays, every other month in 2013.

Q & A with Kathie Martin: The voice of the town

February 5, 2013

Kathie Martin has served as the marketing and public affairs officer for the Town of Apple Valley since January 2001. Prior to working for the town, Martin was the event coordinator for the recreation district in Apple Valley for three years. She also spent nine years as the activity director at the Jess Ranch retirement community, where she did everything from driving a bus to calling bingo.

Martin has a degree in recreation administration from Cal Poly Pomona.

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All-stars girls undefeated

February 5, 2013

Photo courtesy of Daryn Dittemore

The High Desert Youth Soccer League Girls U10 all-star team show off their trophies after a successful season.

Among their accomplishments, the girls beat Murrieta 6-0, Empire Soccer Club #2 4-2, Temecula Valley 2-0 and Palm Desert 5-0 on Jan. 5 and 6 to win the Presidents Cup championship; and took home the Tournament of Champions title after being Murrieta #2 5-0, Barstow 4-0, Empire Soccer Club 1-0 and Colton 2-1 on Jan. 26 and 27.

Head coach Eric Wilkin was also named HDYSL Coach of the Year.

Around Town: Rivals unite

February 5, 2013

BY PAT ORR
Apple Valley Review

In an unexpected move last week, the two rivals vying to be chair of the county Republican Party will work together. When past Chairman Robert Rego took his name out of the running, everyone thought Assemblyman Curt Hagman was a lock. At the last minute, former 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry decided he wanted to challenge Hagman for the chairmanship. Before the vote was held, soon-to-be State Party Chair Jim Brulte gave a short talk in which he stressed the need for a united, inclusive GOP.

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Op-Ed: Healthy mind, body help with longevity

February 5, 2013

By Abraham Choi
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

People want to live long in healthy condition, so longevity is the main topic that most of people, especially the elderly, are interested in. But we agree longevity is meaningless without healthy mind and body.

In terms of longevity we can consider two things: prevention and detoxification. Prevention here means that the treatment of disease should start before things happen, not after. And detoxification means the elimination and cleansing of unclean substances such as chemicals and heavy metals out of our body system.

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Arrest Logs

February 5, 2013

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.

Animal services reunites dog, Long Beach owner

January 29, 2013

By Martial Haprov
EDITOR

A Long Beach woman drove to Apple Valley on Thursday to reclaim her dog — one she’d reported missing last April.

An unnamed Victor Valley resident turned a stray dog into the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter at 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday. Animal services staff scanned and found an AVID microchip.

After calling AVID, staff discovered the dog had been reported missing in Long Beach on April 28. AVID was able to provide contact numbers, which staff used to reach owner Ingrid Revolorio.

Thrift store treasures

January 29, 2013

Apple Valley thrift stores offer inexpensive shopping, help community

BY DAVIDA SIWISA JAMES
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Once upon a time, thrift shops were considered the place where people of limited means or college students frequented to furnish their homes or dorm rooms. But with the resurgence of antiquing and stories of hidden treasures found on its shelves, thrift shops attract an eclectic customer base.

Some shoppers say they’re simply fun.

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