Celebrating the golden milestone

December 24, 2012

With 1,100 members, A.V. Senior Citizen’s Club marks 50th anniversary

Story and photos by Bryan Kawasaki

For the last 50 years, the Apple Valley Senior Citizen’s Club has provided a place for seniors to socialize and have fun — from playing billiards, bingo, bunco and shuffleboard to learning how to line dance or enjoy Sunday brunch.

“The club is a home away from home for a lot of people,” said vice president Sandy Hutton.

Rob Turner: Apple Valley advocate for 36 years

December 24, 2012

By Davida Siwisa James

As a child, Rob Turner was bedridden for six months.

But with illness came the opportunity to do a lot of reading that turned into a love of the written word. And the teacher who visited his home twice a week nurtured his inquisitive mind.

Those formative experiences propelled Turner to be the first in his family to attend college. Indeed, he earned a master’s degree. His love of learning carried him from school custodian to teacher, principal and a member of both the Apple Valley Town Council and school board.

Top chili honors

December 24, 2012

Don Holland, Apple Valley Review

BEST CHILI: Fire Chief Sid Hultquist recently accepted a trophy on behalf of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District for the High Desert Lifestyles magazine best chili recipe between police, fire and the town council during October’s Happy Trails Chili Cookoff. Organized by Apple Valley Rotary, the event raised $14,000 for local charity efforts.

Kuhns named A.V. employee of the year

December 24, 2012


Public Services Assistant Tina Kuhns has worked to improve customer service for the public as well as her fellow co-workers.

From tracking and processing contracts for the new public works facility to managing grants Kuhns’ work ethic earned her recognition earlier in the year as employee of the quarter — and now as Town Employee of the Year.

Around Town: The grown-up Christmas list

December 24, 2012

Unless you are deaf, over the past few weeks you have heard the song asking for world peace, warm puppies and everything wonderful in a song about a “grown up Christmas list.” Apparently whoever wrote that song mistakes Santa for a combination of Superman, Henry Kissinger and Jesus. So I just had to peek in as some rather well known folks got on the fat man’s jolly old lap and made their own requests this year.

• Any female named Kardashian asked, “Please bring me a definable talent this year, and what’s this crud about naughty and nice?”


Arrest logs for Dec. 25, 2012

December 24, 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.

Dec. 19
Wayne Stewart was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Vicente Noriega was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Julian Fautner was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Wendy Peden was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Davon Allen was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Frankie Aguilar was arrested on suspicion of driving offenses.

Lewis Center breaks ground on long-awaited gym

December 18, 2012

By Cheryl Thompson

Students, staff and guests were bundled with coats and blankets, but the cold couldn't chill the excited hearts as the Lewis Center for Educational Research broke ground Wednesday on a gymnasium for the Academy for Academic Excellence.

For the past 15 years students have been wishing for a gym to exercise, play sports, and meet inside, out of inclement weather, said founder and President/CEO Rick Piercy.

Congressman to open office at Town Hall

December 18, 2012

Cook appointed to federal committees

By Rene De La Cruz

Congressman-Elect Paul Cook will call Apple Valley Town Hall his base of operation after the council approved the former Marine’s request to lease office space.

“In my district, Apple Valley is the center of the universe,” said Cook, during the Dec. 11 meeting. “This is the hub for our huge district, so it’s an ideal place.”


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