Granite grad helps in major cocaine bust

August 21, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Little more than a year ago, Steven Stockman graduated from Granite Hills High School and promptly joined the Coast Guard.

In November, he graduated from boot camp at Cape May, N.J. and was assigned to the Cutter Morgenthau based in Alameda.

Then three weeks ago while on patrol aboard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Stockman was part of the Morgenthau crew that seized more than 4,000 pounds of cocaine from a go-fast boat and apprehended four suspects.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans museum rides back into town

August 21, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Thirty six years after Apple Valley waved goodbye to the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum, one local businessman is bringing those memories back to town.

In September, Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary will unveil its mini-museum which will be home to hundreds of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans vintage collectables from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

Marcella Taylor, chairman of the Dale Evans Centennial Celebration Committee, plans to give tours of the museum during the special weekend which will honor Evans next month.

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Q & A with Erin Rose: A fresh perspective

August 21, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Erin Rose, 12, is a lifelong resident of Apple Valley. She enjoys living in Apple Valley because of all the great people here.

“For my early life I enjoyed seeing and hanging out with my uncle and grandpa,” she said. “For my education I attended Victor Valley Christian School from preschool to fifth grade.”

She started to attend the Lewis Center this last school year for sixth grade which she enjoyed greatly.

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Golden State pours $830k into pipeline projects

August 21, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Golden State Water Company is preparing to replace approximately 1,700 feet of water main on Quinalt Road from Miramot Road to Pahute Road in Apple Valley to reduce leaks, improve water flow and enhance fire protection for customers in the area.

The project, estimated at $350,000, is scheduled to begin this week and be completed in the fall. The existing 8-inch steel pipeline is 52 years old, the company said in a press release.

Around Town: One-party rule — or dictatorship

August 21, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Last week, Senate Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg decided to order the regular cable television broadcast of Senate Hearings cut off just as public testimony on the four tax increase propositions was to begin. His excuse: “He didn’t want any of the comments or testimony to be used in political commercials by either side.” His authority to censor this public access — he speaks for the majority party and no one can overrule him.

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Arrest Logs

August 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.

Aug. 15
James Martin was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Marc Aguirre was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Felicia Nelson was arrested on a narcotics charge.
William Scott was arrested on unknown charges.
Nicholas Melendez was arrested on suspicion of theft.

AV struggles with golf course; Town subsidy is $606,460 this year

August 14, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

A year after the town purchased the golf course, council members and residents are still divided on what the town should do with the historic course that once hosted celebrities from around the country.

“Wouldn’t it be great if an investor would build a new hotel and club house, and operate the golf course?” Councilman Scott Nassif said. “That’s how Apple Valley’s image was started over 60 years ago.”

Fate of Village District to be revealed Tuesday night

August 14, 2012

Coleman’s seat up also for discussion again

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Town Council Tuesday night will discover if Village property owners voted to renew the special Property Business Improvement District, or to end the association that was created five years ago to improve the historic area.

After Tuesday night’s scheduled public hearing, the council will take a recess while the town clerk will oversee the ballot tabulation. The PBID needs 50 percent “weighted yes votes” to continue the district for five more years.

Ranchos installs booster pumps to improve water supply reliability

August 14, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company is installing a $915,000 booster pump station to enhance water system reliability, the company announced.

Booster pumps will allow water from large-capacity wells in the southwest of Ranchos’ system to be supplied into the higher pressure Main Pressure Zone, helping to delay costs of drilling new and replacement wells in that zone, according to a company press release.

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