Arrest Logs

March 6, 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.

Feb. 29
Danny Ho was arrested on suspicion of assault.
Jonathan Huerta was arrested on unknown charges.
Corey Wyatt was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Jason Stein was arrested on unknown charges.
Christopher Perez was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Scott Mckerlie was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Dream comes true for AV horse lover

February 28, 2012

Sue Sappok’s ‘Wildfire Ranch’ growing at steady pace

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Standing at attention, with their ears raised and eyes focused on every human movement, the three pregnant mares knew that it was feeding time at the Wildfire Ranch in Apple Valley.

“This is the maternity ward and these three are due to foaled in March and April,” said Sue Sappok, owner of the two-and-a-half acre horse ranch that is currently in the process of moving to a larger facility near Lucerne Valley.

Runner: Taxes, overregulation driving people out of Calif.

February 28, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
 
Overregulation and high taxes have fueled many of the moving trucks that helped people and businesses to leave California.

“The states my family drove through to get here in the ’50s are the same states people are moving to,” Board of Equalization member George Runner said during a Thursday lunch speech to the Rotary Club of Apple Valley.

AV’s first fire chief remembered

February 28, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
 
While firefighters struggled to save the Hilltop house from total destruction in 1967, Todd Johnson remembered the words of warning his grandfather spoke seven years earlier.

When the landmark house was under construction, Johnson said his grandfather, Louis Martin, Apple Valley’s first fire chief, said there would be no way to battle a blaze on the hill.

Council to consider funding for Chamber

February 28, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
 
The council will consider funding the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce up to $18,820 for business retention services, after the chamber’s redevelopment monies were eliminated on Feb. 1.

Tuesday’s meeting will focus on the potential six-month contract between the chamber and the town, which would be reconsidered after each fiscal year.
During a Jan. 24 meeting, the council agreed to have town staff meet with the chamber to find alternative funding sources after the chamber’s RDA funds was
eliminated.

Q & A with Grant Pederson: Living, giving and learning

February 28, 2012

Grant Pederson is activities director at Sitting Bull Academy.

He was born in Apple Valley at St. Mary’s hospital in 1975 and lived in Riverside until his parents divorced. Growing up in a broken home his mom raised her three boys.

“She did a great job, and I had a very good childhood participating in karate, Little League, Awana’s, playing trumpet and riding my bike all over town,” Pederson said. “I saw my dad on weekends and we would go to the beach, play cards and work on yard or house projects.”

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In brief

February 28, 2012

Sun City craft fair planned Saturday
Sun City Apple Valley is planning its Arts and Crafts Spring Boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The boutique will feature one-of-a-kind handcrafted items from over 40 vendors. The snack bar will serve breakfast and lunch. The event will be at the Aspen Clubhouse, 10741 Lakeshore Drive.

Optimists to roast Hitt March 10
The Apple Valley Optimist Club is gearing up for a March 10 awards dinner to toast Archie and Lois Hardy along with Jack Fales — followed by a roast of Chris Hitt.

Letter to the Editor 02-28-12

February 28, 2012

Re: “Dirty Spending Secrets”

Items gleaned from DirtySpendingSecrets.com may be deceptive because of their brevity. I found this one, (Apple Valley Review, Feb. 21) about spending taxpayer dollars to train Chinese prostitutes, to be downright misleading.

The story is old news, disseminated by Edwin Mora in an Internet post dated May 11, 2009. It involves an NIH grant for research to contain the spread of HIV. The grant was funded in November, 2008 during the administration of President George W. Bush.

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Arrest Logs

February 28, 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.

Feb. 22
Shapaula Moody was arrested on suspicion of petty theft.
Steven Hawkins was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Christopher Brymer was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

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