Around Town: Anniversary column

April 10, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

By my reckoning it has been about a year since Editor Don Holland was silly enough to let me have this space every week to vent and gossip. While my mission is to “stay local,” what happens around here is often dwarfed by sheer unbelievable stupidity in other far flung places that I’m forced to meander a little. Today is such a day — mostly.

Too much time on their hands

If you think the county supervisors need to be part time servants, how about our Legislature?

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Arrest Logs

April 10, 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.

Residents 'relieved' after 135-acre housing tract fails

April 3, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Dr. Venkat Devineni was relieved, after hearing that the Town Council denied an Arizona developer’s plan to build 168 homes along Sitting Bull Road in Apple Valley.

“I treat many wonderful people in this town, and it is sad to see many underwater with their homes,” said Devineni, a cardiologist at St. Mary Medical Center, “The bad recession, and the dangerous traffic conditions in that area was a good reason to stop these homes.”

Terminated teachers return to A.V. Christian

April 3, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Students and parents gave a warm welcome to teachers returning to Apple Valley Christian School — after they were terminated nearly three weeks ago.

“There was nothing but bright shining faces and optimism this morning,” parent Karen Sanchez said.

The nine teachers were back largely due to the school’s alumni foundation members who raised $30,000 to help fund the teachers through June. One teacher did not return due to another career opportunity, school officials said.

Schools to begin $12.3 million solar project

April 3, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Apple Valley Unified School District will soon undertake an ambitious $12.3 million solar project at Sitting Bull Academy and Granite Hills and Apple Valley high schools,
Desert Solar Energy Solutions of Apple Valley is set to begin installation of the 2.2-megawatt system by December. The project was approved by the school district in April 2010.

The project could save the district nearly $23.5 million over the next 25 years, school officials said.

Q&A with Chris Grube: Chasing life's many adventures

April 3, 2012

Teacher and aircraft builder Chris Grube moved to Apple Valley in 1970.
“Back then there were only 15,000 people here. It was a wonderful place to grow up,” he said. “At the time it was a very rural environment.”
Most of his early years involved life on a small ranch, horseback riding and building airplane models — lots of models. He has a Bachelor's degree in Geography, an Associates in Science degree in Aeronautics, and was working on a Master's degree in Education until recently.

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Around Town: Under new management?

April 3, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When the Town purchased the Apple Valley Country Club, residents were promised changes that would make the facility self-sufficient. Clearly, the tennis courts and golf course are both busier than they’ve been in a decade, but the food and beverage service and revenue is almost non-existent.

Loyal groups such as the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and some women’s groups have luncheons monthly, but the public has not come around. One way or another, change is coming this summer.

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Arrest logs for April 3, 2012

April 3, 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.
March 28
Monica Contreras was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Kason Hartley was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Richetta Palmer was arrested on unknown charges.

Mark Hansen was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Charles Polk was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Restoring a classic

March 27, 2012

Jack Warren's restored 1941 Willys coupe gets global attention

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When motorsport legend Andy Granatelli chose the candy-red 1941 Willys coupe as Best of Show during the 24th Annual Santa Barbara Concours d’ Elegance, Jack Warren of Apple Valley was shocked.

Q&A with Gaven Enos: Pushing beyond obstacles

March 27, 2012

Gaven Enos, 13, was diagnosis with diabetes when he was 18 months old. He has lived in the High Desert his whole life and attends Sitting Bull Academy where he is in the eighth grade.
Although educating people on diabetes is something he enjoys, he is now learning more about diabetes. He is facing new challenges: Becoming a teenager, growing and controlling his diabetes.
“I continue to want to learn about diabetes and teach new diabetics the importance of caring for yourself to live a long healthy life,” he said.

Q: What do you enjoy most about school?

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