Fossil adopts Granite Hills families

January 13, 2015

Underprivileged families receive donated gifts, essentials

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

While many High Desert residents were busy shopping for Christmas presents last month, five local, underprivileged families prepared for a holiday in which there would be no gifts under their trees. But their situation took a turn for the better thanks to the generosity of three Fossil stores in Barstow, Cabazon and Ontario.

Rabbit People looking for funding to transport healthy cow

January 13, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Motivated by a heartfelt desire to help abandoned and abused animals in the High Desert, Apple Valley residents Nancy Camello and Dan Duffy have turned their multi-acre home into a sanctuary for healing and a fresh start. Since 2002, they have been operating through their 501(c)3 organization The Rabbit People & Small Animal Sanctuary.

Ruggles named town Employee of the Year

January 13, 2015

Expertise, work ethic earns Public Works staffer top nod

From Staff Reports

Paul Ruggles is one of those workers whom employers are lucky to find, according to town officals. Well trained, good natured and extensively certified, the town says it was fortunate to hire him in 2006. His expertise, positive work ethic and willingness to accept a challenge are just a few of the reasons Ruggles was chosen as the town’s 2014 Employee of the Year.

Ruggles was recognized for the honor at the Town’s annual employee recognition dinner last month.

Academy to host blood drive Friday

January 13, 2015

From Staff Reports

A mobile blood drive planned for Apple Valley this week will bring some free goodies to donors.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at High Desert Premiere Academy. While supplies last, donors will receive a coupon for two free tacos and a milkshake courtesy of Jack in the Box.

Donors will also receive a free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that donors can redeem for complimentary items.

Arrest logs for Jan. 13, 2015

January 13, 2015

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 or listed law enforcement agency.

Jan. 8
Brad Spellman, 36, was arrested on suspicion of felony parole violation.

Brian Boseke, 43, was arrested for review process for assessing and refining postrelease supervision conditions.

Sarah Newton, 25, was arrested on suspicion of a narcotics charge.

Around Town: Forecast down in flames

January 13, 2015

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

It didn’t take long for the first of my predictions from last week’s column to be threatened. I was thinking without a big “name” in the race for the 21st State Senate District that if the Victor Valley pulled together, local voters could put Hesperia Mayor Eric Schmidt in that office.

Apparently the Los Angeles side of the district saw the same future and now, like magic, former Assemblywoman and State Senator Sharon Runner is back on the scene and ready to resume public office.

Motivational coach gives tips for achieving resolutions

January 13, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

“This is the year I’m going to ...”
However you complete the sentence, there are bound to be challenges on the road to fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions or goals.

But High Desert-based self-help expert/motivational coach Charles Gehrke, who has hosted workshops in Hesperia and Apple Valley, offers the following steps to help you fulfill your personal commitments.

Apple Valley Year in Review Part Two

January 6, 2015
Peg Leg Slim performs at the Apple Valley Commons near Super Target during the town's Concerts in the Courtyard series in September. Live musical performances seemed to be a common theme of the second half of 2014 in Apple Valley. (James Quigg, Apple Valley Review)

While the town finished out 2014 with a new mayor, an inaugural leadership summit for local youth and growing concern over the potential attempt to takeover a key utility district, the year brought lots of music and blood drives, community events and the launch of a pride-based neighborhood clean-up program.

This two-part series — the second installment covering the last half of 2014 — is just a sampling of the stories the Apple Valley Review brought to readers.

July

Apple Valley Year in Review Part One

January 6, 2015

While the town finished out 2014 with a new mayor, an inaugural leadership summit for local youth and growing concern over the potential attempt to takeover a key utility district, the year brought lots of music and blood drives, community events and the ground-breaking of the long-awaited Yucca Loma Bridge.

This two-part series — the first installment covering the first half of 2014 — is just a sampling of the stories the Apple Valley Review brought to readers.

January

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