Q&A with Lana Tomlin: Apple Valley's top cop

May 1, 2012

Lana Tomlin, commander of the Apple Valley Sheriff’s station, grew up in Covina and graduated from Covina High School in 1986.

She spent the next two years working in retail and attending Mount San Antonio College, where she played basketball. Tomlin began coaching volleyball and basketball at Covina High School in 1988 and later coached basketball for Victor Valley Christian High School and Victor Valley College.

“I met my future husband Gary Tomlin in 1986,” she said. “We were married in 1988 and moved to the High Desert the following year.”


A.V. couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

May 1, 2012

After 70 years of marriage, the sparkle in the eyes of Grant and Dena Page of have not diminished one bit.

“I think my husband and I had a pretty good life together,” Page said. “We’re not done though — we still have some more marriage to go.”

The Apple Valley couple, who were married April 11, 1942, celebrated their momentous occasion by taking a trip to Laughlin, Nev. and enjoying an afternoon at Mimi’s Cafe in Victorville during the second week of April.

Vendor space available at AV Flea Market

May 1, 2012

Vendor spaces are now available for the town of Apple Valley’s Rockin’ Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12.

Individuals, churches, nonprofit groups and businesses can rent a 12-foot by 12-foot space for only $20, according to a town press release.

The event, held at Lion’s Park on South Outer Highway 18, just east of Dale Evans Parkway, draws many attendees to shop for great deals on antiques, new and used, and unique items while listening to live entertainment by Jaye Sooter. Parking and admission are free.

Concerts in the Courtyard return Thursday

May 1, 2012

The free Concerts in the Courtyard series starts this Thursday with the classic rock group Phoenix Rising.

During May, the concert series will feature acoustic rock, jazz, folk, and classic rock from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs.

This is the talent lined up for the concerts:

• May 10: Crystal McKee (acoustic folk)
• May 17: The Albert Miranda Projkt (positive alternative)
• May 24: Lady & The Tramps (acoustic rock)
• May 31: Broken (variety)

Scouts at the Camporee

May 1, 2012


SCOUT WORK: High Desert Boy Scout troops stand proud with a water balloon catapult they built recently during their annual Camporee at Horsemen’s Center in Apple Valley. The troops also removed graffiti, cleaned up litter, participated in traditional rope making and more. For more photos of the weekend, see an upcoming photo gallery at www.VVDailyPress.com.

Around Town: It’s showtime

May 1, 2012

By Pat Orr

This week you have perhaps your last chance before the Absentee Ballots come out to get a look at candidates in the June 5 primary. On Thursday, most of the candidates running for First District Supervisor and the 8th Congressional District will be at the Apple Valley Golf Course for a casual meet-n-greet with voters. Come by between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and get up close and personal with these folks. Your likely Supervisor and Congressperson will be among them somewhere.


Community events for the week of May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

May 1
LifeStream Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Valley Conference Center, 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.

“Anatomy of a Novel” writing workshop, 5:30 to 7 p.m., $42 per participant, Town Hall Development Services Building Conference Room 1, 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.

May 2
Victor Valley Regional Job Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Victor Valley College Gym, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville.

Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.


Arrest logs for May 1, 2012

May 1, 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.
April 25
Justin Fusco was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

Gilbert Fernandez was arrested on suspicion of driving offenses.

Nathan Walker was arrested on suspicion of rape.

Jonita Blair was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Gregory Texeira was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Travis Romero was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

SHOCK graduates celebrate their new lives

April 24, 2012


Nearly 10 weeks ago, Adriana Keating wanted to yell back as a group of Marines and sheriff’s deputies shouted instructions at her inches from her face.
On April 13, she thanked them for changing her life.

Keating was one of 28 students who graduated from the Apple Valley Police Activities League’s SHOCK program, where San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials and Marines use class work, physical training and a variety of tactics to shape the unruly into the disciplined.


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