Council to look at 135-acre housing tract, park employees

March 27, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Town Council will discuss the future of 10 park and recreation employees and the proposed construction of a 135-acre housing tract during tonight’s meeting.

In February, the town announced that potential layoffs in the parks department could take place in April, as the town looks to outsource its landscape services.

Experiencing a $1 million budget deficit in the park and recreation department this year, the town could potentially save $400,000 should they go with an outside contractor.

Around Town: Fundraising ain’t fun

March 27, 2012

As the campaign season swings into motion the valley is alive with fundraisers.

First district supervisor candidates Russ Blewett and Bill Jensen held events last week and congressional candidate Brad Mitzelfelt held one Monday in Spring Valley Lake. Mitzelfelt’s public declaration of opposition to the proposed SVL Walmart project came just in time to avoid a tomato-throwing crowd of SVL well-wishers when he rolled into their little community to dash for cash.

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Arrest logs for March 27, 2012

March 27, 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 21
Janice French of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.
March 20
Diamond Griffin of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.

Jonathan Huerta of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Michelle Garcia of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.

A.V. contractor Richard Greene manufactures door wedge to help during an emergency

March 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Over the last 20 years, Richard Greene has been responsible for keeping thousands of doors open all over the country.

In the early ’90s, the Apple Valley contractor began fabricating and selling the Ultra Stop, a small metal wedge that slides over a door hinge to prevent closure, especially during an emergency.

Greene, who moved to the High Desert about 20 years ago, said Californians are not prepared for a major earthquake, especially when it comes to escaping a damaged structure.

Apple Valley schools shine at ‘History Day’

March 20, 2012

Vanguard Preparatory advances to statewide competition

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Vanguard Prep in Apple Valley is among just five High Desert schools that went back in time during the 22nd annual History Day competition at Summit High School in Fontana.

Vanguard Prep will advance to the California History Day competition in Riverside on April 27 to 29. The Apple Valley Unified School District had seven county group and individual champions.

Council approves pet voucher program

March 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Aimed at encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals, the council approved a voucher incentive program through the town’s animal shelter during its March 13 meeting.

The program will issue unaltered dog/cat licenses, 500 for each species, to town residents at a reduced rate, including a microchip. Owners will be given a free voucher to have their pet altered at a participating animal medical facility in town. The town does not currently offer cat licenses.

Dollar General moving forward

March 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
Apple Valley Review

WALLS GO UP: Currently under construction, Dollar General will be Apple Valley’s newest retail store. The approximately 10,000-square-foot unit that sits just south of Highway 18 is slated to open by summer. The company announced in February it would open several locations in the Victor Valley in 2012. For more information, click on www.VVDailyPress.com and use the search term ‘Dollar General.’

Q & A with Arlene Pence-Bruinsma: A passion for life

March 20, 2012

Arlene Pence-Bruinsma, owner of The Wine Seller, was born in the small town of Wray, Colo. She grew up on a farm, then moved between East Texas and Colorado where her family owned a small lodge until she graduated from Northglenn High School in Denver.

Pence-Bruinsma worked in the medical field for more than 21 years in administration, owned a construction company in Apple Valley and joined the Navy at 38.

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Wine Seller to host food, wine event to benefit City of Hope

March 20, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Wine Seller and Viva Maria Mexican Restaurant will host “A Night of Food and Wine Pairing” beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. The evening will feature a four-course gourmet meal paired with different wines for each course. Food will be provided by Viva Maria while Cass Winery will provide wine.

The Wine Seller will be donating proceeds from the event to City of Hope Cancer Care Center in the name of longtime Apple Valley resident Jack Clarke.

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