Arrest logs for Nov. 1, 2011

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. 26
Ladrina R. Barnes was arrested on suspicion of petty theft.

Ezequiel Martinez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Tanya Owens was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Anthony Ortega was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Oct. 25
Fermin Torres Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of annoying children.

More than 700 gang members identified in A.V.

By Doug Saunders
SPECIAL TO THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • They’re a presence in neighborhoods all over town — not just low-income areas.

Criminal street gangs — Crips, Bloods, Hoovers and Peckerwoods — have a foothold in Apple Valley, but the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley station has a specialized gang unit that’s fighting back.

Q & A with Regina Weatherspoon-Bell: Love wins in the end

Regina Weatherspoon-Bell was born and raised in Los Angeles. She wanted to be a dancer from the age of 7 to 19 and was formally trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance. She was a featured soloist and choreographer at Hollywood High School. But after an injury, she said realized she wouldn’t be the next Debbie Allen.

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Council ponders homeless shelter plan

Planning commission recommends denying code amendment

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • The Town Council tonight is set to consider a move that would essentially stop an emergency shelter from being established in the Village District.

On Sept. 13, the council initiated a Development Code Amendment to modify regulations that would allow emergency shelters within the Village commercial zone.

During an Oct. 5 planning commission meeting, the consensus of the commission was to deny the amendment change.

Burlington, shoppers raise $11k for cancer research

Roughly half of men and a third of women will develop or die from cancer

By Doug Saunders
SPECIAL TO THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • Even in these tough times, Apple Valley residents and Burlington Coat Factory have dug deep into their pockets for a worthy cause: Cancer research.

A.V. woman on 'Let's Make a Deal' Friday

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Amber Contratto stood on the “Let’s Make a Deal!” television stage, trying to decide between $693 in cash or the prize behind curtain No. 1.

“I was shaking because I was so nervous and the audience was screaming,” Contratto, 24, said. “It was crazy, but I had to make a decision.”

Dressed in a hot pink skirt and a lime green shirt that read “Trouble Maker,” Contratto chose the curtain.

Remembering Roy: Dad, meet Roy

Note: To mark the 100th anniversary of Roy Rogers’ birth on Nov. 5, 1911, we are sharing some Apple Valley residents’ memories of the legendary cowboy movie star who lived in town from 1967 until his death in 1998. Send your memories to News@AppleValley-Review.com

Dad, meet Roy

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Around Town: Water report due in November

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The long awaited report from the Apple Valley Blue Ribbon Water Committee is reportedly scheduled for presentation next month at a Town Council meeting.

The lengthy report has some “tweaking” still to be done and the time-sensitive effort at hand is to see what impact the town can have on pending actions by the California Public Utilities Commission regarding approval of the sale of Ranchos Water Company and at the same time a substantial rate increase requested by Ranchos.

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Community Events

Tuesday
Town Council meeting, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Council Chambers, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

Wednesday
High Tea, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall Recreation Center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Open to active adults 25 years and older. Call (760) 240-7880 for more information.

Thursday
Haunted House and Ghost Town, 7 p.m., Lazy J Ranch, 9561 Navajo Road. Ages 18 and older. Admission is $5 with two canned food donations ($7 without cans).

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Arrest Logs

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.

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