Remembering Dale: Personal manager recalls working with Dale

September 18, 2012

Note: To mark the 100th anniversary of Dale Evans’ birth on Oct. 31, 1912, we are sharing some Apple Valley residents’ memories of the legendary movie star who lived in town from 1967 until her death in 2001.

By Dick Baxter
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

On Oct. 31, all those who loved her will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s favorite cowgirls, movie star Dale Evans.

Dale and her husband Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, were dear friends of mine and I was Dale’s manager for more than 17 years.

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Saying 'thank you'

September 18, 2012

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Lancaster

PAYING A VISIT: Natalie Martinez, center, a second-grader at Yucca Loma Elementary, visited two fire stations in Apple Valley and one in Lucerne Valley on Sept. 11 — to say thanks to the firefighters there to protect the U.S. In return, the captain at one station gave Martinez a tour of the facility, according to Martinez’ mother, Elizabeth Lancaster.

Arrest Logs

September 18, 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.

Sept. 12
Rebecca Schee was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Johnny Demison was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
Michael Limon was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Fenda Ramirez was arrested on a narcotics charge.
James Varner was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Jeanne Goodie was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

$813k grant will be powerful economical development tool

September 11, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The federal government gave the town of Apple Valley a bit of financial help to care for the town’s natural resources.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded the town an $813,750 grant to prepare the town’s Multi Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Following implementation, the MSHCP allows developers to deal directly with the town as they make plans to build.

Apple Valley man goes home at 105 years old

September 11, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Just after his 100th birthday, George “Bud” Painter began telling family and friends that his life on this earth was about to end. Five years later, on Labor Day, Painter’s prediction finally came to pass.

“It was just before midnight that he died,” said Painter’s granddaughter, Cary McKay. “He always warned us, but this time he knew something was
different. His countdown ended at 105 and three-fourths of a year.”

AAE moves toward new gym

September 11, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Academy of Academic Excellence is one step closer to having a new 1,400 seat gym at its Mojave River campus in Apple Valley, after the school moved to refinance.

Funds for the school project will come through the refinancing of a current $1.9 million conventional loan through a nonprofit bond.

The current loan could have escalated to 16 percent without refinancing.

Off to camp

September 11, 2012

PHOTO BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

SPECIAL VISIT: Marilyn and Scott Davis, of Apple Valley, hold mementos of their visit to Camp David in April. The visit to the presidential retreat center, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, was to attend a family member's retirement ceremony. For more on the couple’s trip, visit www.VVDailyPress.com and search ‘Camp David’.

Election 2012: Town Council candidates Q & A

September 11, 2012

Editor’s note: Over the next several weeks, the Apple Valley Review will profile the candidates for Apple Valley Town Council, in their own words.

Larry Cusack

Town Council candidate Larry Cusack was born in Apple Valley in 1957 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Cusack grew up in Apple Valley and went to school at St. Mary’s until eighth grade, then attended Apple Valley High School, graduating in 1976.
He worked for his father and eventually bought his company, Apple Valley Communications.

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