My Turn: Steady aboard the Mighty Morgenthau

October 9, 2012

By Sandi Stroming

Not very often in life does such an opportunity come along: I was invited to participate in a “Tiger Cruise” on Sept. 17 and 18 with my son, Steven Stockman and the crew of the USCGC Morgenthau.

We were underway from San Diego on Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. and made our way toward Alameda. The plan was to arrive the next evening. We were briefed aboard the ship on safety and also had an “abandon ship” drill.

Soroptimist seek to honor outstanding young women

October 9, 2012


Soroptimist International of Apple Valley, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women who make the community and world a better place.

The Violet Richardson Award honors young women, between the ages of 14 and 17, for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are especially valued.

Holiday craft fair to take place over two days

October 9, 2012

The annual Apple Valley Holiday Craft Fair has been expanded to two days this year, planned between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 in the conference center at Apple Valley Town Hall.

Shoppers will see a variety of items including blankets, scarves, Christmas wreaths, jewelry, baby items and more. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids along to create a free holiday craft provided by the Teen Zone.

Santa Claus will also be on hand for pictures with attendees. The cost ranges from $7 for a 5-by-7 print to $25 for three 8 1/2-by-11 glossy sheets.

Kiddie Carnival, Haunted House coming to James Woody center

October 9, 2012

There will be plenty of thrills and chills Oct. 26 and 27 when the Town of Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual Haunted House at the James Woody Community Center mini-gym.

From 6 to 9 p.m., the center is transformed into a festival of all things spooky and macabre, not suitable for children younger than 8. Admission is $4 per person. Repeat visits on the same night cost $1.

Arrest logs for Oct. 9, 2012

October 9, 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.

Oct. 3
Charles Lupo was arrested on unknown charges.

Krystal Adams was arrested on suspicion of petty theft.

Dennis Vonnorman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Margaret Joyce was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Ronald Ronistal was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Around Town: Do you want to change California?

October 9, 2012

By Pat Orr

California voters have a unique and probably fleeting opportunity to redirect the course of our state by voting yes on Proposition 32. The “California Paycheck Protection” Initiative is much like the one that passed in Wisconsin a while back. It bans direct contributions to candidates by corporations, unions, government contractors and any “automatic” payroll deductions from employees belonging to those groups to be used for politics. In other words, the union won’t be able to buy legislators anymore and Wall Street can’t either.


Concert season closes

October 2, 2012


DANCE IT OUT: Alex Kiamco dances to the music of the Mojave Yacht Club Thursday night during Apple Valley's final ‘Concert in the Courtyard’ of the 2012 season.

The concert series is held Thursdays throughout May and September. For more information, click on

Chamber comes under fire at council meeting

October 2, 2012


The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce took the spotlight during the Sept. 25 council meeting, as President Janice Moore defended herself and the organization’s actions.

Several council candidates accused Moore of playing dirty pool when the chamber invited a variety of political candidates to share at a local chamber luncheon, and made special mention of them on the chamber’s website and e-mail reports.

Election 2012: Town Council candidates Q&A

October 2, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of the Apple Valley Review’s candidate profiles for Apple Valley Town Council.

Iver Bye

Town Council candidate Iver Bye was born in Spokane, Wash. and lived there until graduating from West Valley High School in 1965. His family moved to Fresno where he attended Fresno State College for 2 1⁄2 years, later transferring to Biola College in La Mirada for a year. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1971 with a degree in political science.


Teens honored by American Legion

October 2, 2012


Local teens were honored by a branch of the American Legion for their participation in youth leadership programs.

The seven teens who attended — three girls and four boys — were the lucky few to be hand-picked to attend the American Legion’s week long leadership training programs, Boy State and Girl State.
Three Apple Valley girls who participated in the Girl State program at Claremont McKenna College are:


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