Town gets new Christmas tree

May 8, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz

Mayor Barb Stanton’s belief that 2012 was the year of partnerships became reality in the form of a 25-foot deodar cedar tree, donated to the Town by The Home Depot in Apple Valley.

The tree, which was planted on April 25 at Civic Park, replaced the town’s original tree that was planted in 2002 and died of bark beetle infestation in September.

The new tree, which arrived in a 60-gallon-box, was donated after Town Manager Frank Robinson approached The Home Depot to see if they could help.

Golden State Water replaces a mile of pipeline

May 8, 2012

$510,000 project will reduce leaks, boost flow


Golden State Water Co. has just completed the replacement of more than one mile of aging water distribution pipelines on Tussing Ranch Road and Balsa Street in Apple Valley, the company announced.

Golden State in April installed approximately 4,400 feet of 12-inch diameter main in Tussing Ranch Road and an additional 1,550 feet of 8-inch main in Balsa Street. The company began the projects in 2011.

The projects were completed within budget at a cost of approximately $510,000.

Arrest logs for May 8, 2012

May 8, 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.

May 2
Merilee Hartshorn was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Kimberly Koonce was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Ronald Reyes was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.

Latori Jones was arrested on unknown charges.

Brandon Turner was arrested on a narcotics charge.

A.V. couple tears down walls in China

May 1, 2012

Larry, Jean Lazane teach English, learn cultural differences at Shanghai Jiao Tong University


While dealing with the culinary and transportation challenges of China, an Apple Valley couple is trying to tear down cultural and educational wall as they teach English to 250 students at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Q&A with Lana Tomlin: Apple Valley's top cop

May 1, 2012

Lana Tomlin, commander of the Apple Valley Sheriff’s station, grew up in Covina and graduated from Covina High School in 1986.

She spent the next two years working in retail and attending Mount San Antonio College, where she played basketball. Tomlin began coaching volleyball and basketball at Covina High School in 1988 and later coached basketball for Victor Valley Christian High School and Victor Valley College.

“I met my future husband Gary Tomlin in 1986,” she said. “We were married in 1988 and moved to the High Desert the following year.”


A.V. couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

May 1, 2012

After 70 years of marriage, the sparkle in the eyes of Grant and Dena Page of have not diminished one bit.

“I think my husband and I had a pretty good life together,” Page said. “We’re not done though — we still have some more marriage to go.”

The Apple Valley couple, who were married April 11, 1942, celebrated their momentous occasion by taking a trip to Laughlin, Nev. and enjoying an afternoon at Mimi’s Cafe in Victorville during the second week of April.

Vendor space available at AV Flea Market

May 1, 2012

Vendor spaces are now available for the town of Apple Valley’s Rockin’ Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12.

Individuals, churches, nonprofit groups and businesses can rent a 12-foot by 12-foot space for only $20, according to a town press release.

The event, held at Lion’s Park on South Outer Highway 18, just east of Dale Evans Parkway, draws many attendees to shop for great deals on antiques, new and used, and unique items while listening to live entertainment by Jaye Sooter. Parking and admission are free.


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