Community events for the week of May 22, 2012

May 21, 2012

Wednesday
Facebook Business for Beginners, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Apple Valley Chamber Academy Lab, 16010 Apple Valley Road

Thursday
Registration for Summer Pee Wee & Hot Shots Basketball, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for ages 3 to 6, $40 per person, Town Hall Recreation Center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway

Concerts in the Courtyard featuring acoustic rock band Lady & The Tramps, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free, Apple Valley Commons Courtyard, northwest corner of Highway 18 and Dale Evans Parkway

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Arrest logs for May 22, 2012

May 21, 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.

May 16
Chelsea Webb was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Jose Borrego was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Tamara Loput was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Phillip Lucich was arrested on unknown charges.

Anaa Jones was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Apple Valley students meet actor Cuba Gooding Jr. in Times Square

May 16, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

As the cameras of ABC’s Good Morning America panned the Times Square audience in preparation for actor Cuba Gooding Jr., the hosts of the show called out the lively group wearing orange shirts from Gooding’s alma mater, Apple Valley High School.

“We landed around 5 a.m. and a group of us headed straight for Times Square, that is when we found out that Cuba was going to be on the show,” said senior Megan Collaso, who was in the Big Apple with the school’s musical group, the Sunsations.

King of vintage rust

May 15, 2012

A.V. resident overcomes drug abuse, rebuilds life around vintage autos, family

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Stu Failing’s two-acre Humming Bird Ranch, looks like an antique collector’s paradise, with vintage farm equipment, hand-crafted tools and unusual items scattered about.

On Cinco de Mayo, with family and friends gathered round, Failing, 59, took time to celebrate his 14th year of being drug-free.

Council votes to keep park employees

May 15, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Park and Recreation employees rejoiced after the Town Council last week voted to restructure wage classifications which prevented potential layoffs in the department.

Restructuring of the Employee Classification Plan will save the town save $485,756 for the next fiscal year, and will prevent 11 park employees from being released.

Q&A with Dennis Cron: Family man

May 15, 2012

Like his father, Assistant Town Manager Dennis Cron was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Norwalk, Anaheim and Orange.

His mom was a homemaker and his dad retired as General Manager of Santiago County Water District in East Orange.

After graduating from El Modena High School in 1974 and with prodding from his parents, Cron attended Santa Ana Jr. College, taking water science and fire science classes.

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Locals prep for Relay for Life

May 15, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Matt Griffin of Apple Valley cried like a baby after hearing one woman’s courageous story about her loved one’s fight with cancer, during a local Relay for Life event in 2009.

“When she began telling her story I was drawn in, and it just grabbed my heart,” said Griffin, 51. “I knew at that moment that I just had to help.”

Kuhns recognized for good cheer, efficiency

May 15, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

She’s cheerful. Efficient. And she’s improved customer service while juggling a variety of duties at Town hall.

For her hard work, Public Services Assistant Tina Kuhns was chosen as the most recent Employee of the Quarter.

“I love my job and enjoy working for the Town of Apple Valley.” Kuhns said. “I’m very lucky to work with such a wonderful group of people and feel honored to receive this recognition.”

Dueling tax increases

May 15, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

What a joy it is to see Molly Munger — the author of one of the three competing tax increase measures which will be on the November ballot — out trashing Governor Sunspot’s “education” tax increase because it’s a lie. Molly says her money would actually find its way into the classroom but is blatantly honest that the tax increase coming from the California Teachers Association and our governor is designed to pump right into the pension fund and will never help a student anywhere, anytime.

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Arrest logs for May 15, 2012

May 15, 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.
May 9
Oscar Martinez was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Daniel Seibert was arrested on suspicion of driving offenses.

Paul Casey was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Luis Gomez was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.

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