Q&A with Wilson So: Maintaining inner peace

May 21, 2012

Wilson So, a local civil environmental engineer and member of the Apple Valley Unified District School Board, was born in Southern China near the City of Amoy, Fukien Province, across from Taiwan.

So left China due to the civil war, grew up in Hong Kong and received his secondary education under the British school system. He came to United States after high school and received a Catholic undergraduate engineering education at Loyola University and was fortunate to receive a scholarship to complete his graduate studies at Stanford University.

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Members of Krishna Valley Temple celebrate

May 21, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With its many pillars and unique architecture, Krishna Valley Temple on Apple Valley Road is a sight to behold.

“I’m a Christian, so I don’t know anything about what they do in there, but the building is a wonder to behold,” said Gordon Banner, as he stood on the sidewalk in front of the temple with his dog, Freckles. “It’s all a mystery to me.”

Gators crawling into Apple Valley

May 21, 2012

Owners attempting to open third location in former ‘Big Mike’s’ location

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The owners of Gators Sports Bar and Grill are looking to expand their successful operation into the former home of Out of This World BBQ and Saloon in Apple Valley.

Craig Sports LLC is currently working through the Alcoholic Beverage Control process, and will begin conversion as soon as they receive clearance, according to Tim Craig, a Gators spokesman.

Letter to the editor: A.V. residents show how to conserve water

May 21, 2012

In 2008, the Governor challenged Californians to achieve a 20 percent reduction in water usage by the year 2020. Residents of Apple Valley wasted no time getting a head start. They installed low-flow toilets, shower heads, replaced water-guzzling washing machines with high-efficiency models and added desert-adaptive plants in place of grass in their yards.

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Around Town: Liar, liar, pants on fire!

May 21, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

That’s what we used to yell in the school yard when one of our playmates told such an obvious “whopper” that everyone knew it was a fabrication. Governor Sunspot’s recently announced he will be “forced” to make “cuts” to welfare mothers’ childcare, low income medical care and probably start the random drowning of innocent puppies and kitties if we don’t pass his tax increase proposals. It’s bunk. Why doesn’t he go after the hundreds of useless boards and commissions or even entire state departments that could disappear without harming anyone?

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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.

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