Granite Hills video students operate TV studio, interview variety of guests

February 7, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz

Surrounded by high school students, the tables were turned on Juvenile Court Judge Larry Allen, who found himself on the hot seat, as teens grilled him.

“Do you take personal pleasure in sentencing someone?” asked one teenager, as the judge sat in his black robe, pondering how he should reply.

“I take pleasure in knowing that I did the best of my ability to render a fair and just decision,” Allen said. “My job is to implement the law.”

Remembering Dale: Dale made her mark in A.V.

February 7, 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 Marcella Taylor

Dale and I share the same birthday. Dale and I share the same address. I, like many others, claim her as my own.


A.V. man on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

February 7, 2012

From Staff Reports

Dressed in cooky costumes, people from all over the world come to Hollywood to play on the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.”

Apple Valley’s Randy Brown is one of those contestants bidding for a hidden treasure and hoping he doesn’t get zoinked along the way.

Brown will be trading up on the all-new game show hosted by Emmy award-winning Wayne Brady.

“Let’s Make a Deal” was a 1960s and ’70s iconic game show that was hosted by Monty Hall and allowed costumed contestant to choose from various hidden prizes.

Q & A with Dr. Robert Weiser, DDS: Blessed in humility

February 7, 2012

Apple Valley dentist Dr. Bob Weiser was born in Detroit and moved to Pomona in 1947.

He went through Pomona schools and in 1960 went to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. From there, he went to U.C. Santa Barbara and graduated in 1965 with degrees in history and zoology.

Weiser’s dental education was at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco where he earned his DDS degree in 1969. From then until 1987, he practiced in Claremont. In 1989, he opened his own practice in Apple Valley.


Tickets on sale for Soroptimist’s ‘Mad Hatter Tea Party’

February 7, 2012

From Staff Reports

Tickets are on sale now for the Apple Valley Soroptimist’s annual fundraiser, the Mad Hatter Tea Party luncheon and fashion show.

The event will benefit an early cancer detection program for women and girls, A Better Way domestic violence program, the Soroptimist scholarship program and other service projects from the nonprofit organization.

Entertainment will include local radio personality emcee Mia “Mocha” Johnson and a crazy hat contest, with guests encouraged to wear Mad Hatter costumes.

Arrest Logs

February 7, 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. 1
Hector Huerta was arrested on unknown charges.
Julian Bezada was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Cedrick Hall was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Jan. 31
Holly Friedman was arrested on suspicion of weapons.
William Quantrille was arrested on suspicion of vandalism.
Jeffery Smith was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Q & A with Robin Morrow: A heart for art

January 31, 2012

Muralist Robin Morrow says she was so blessed to have a ’50s perfect family growing up.

“Two kids, pharmacist dad, stay-at-home, PTA mom who worked her tail off taking care of us and nurturing any and all of our dreams,” said the Apple Valley artist. “Dad had a talent for everything.

If you could think it, he could build it, wire it and make it work.”

The family lived in a “Brady Bunch style ranch house” in a ’60s cul de sac of tract homes in Orange County where she had lots of neighborhood kids to play with.


Town may keep $4.5M in RDA funds for housing

January 31, 2012

by Rene De La Cruz

The town is waiting to see if pending state legislation will allow Apple Valley to receive some portion of the $4.5 million stripped away when California dissolved redevelopment agencies. The funding would be directed to affordable housing.

“If Steinberg (Senate Bill 654) is passed, the town would retain 20 percent of the housing revenue,” Assistant Town Manager Ken Henderson said during the Jan. 24 meeting. “It’s all speculation right now, but we should know in relatively short order.”

Day reporting center headed for High Desert

January 31, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz

As a projected 2,000 parolees are released to the High Desert under the state’s realignment bill, many of them will seek assistance to transition back into society.

Andrea Mitchel of the Day Reporting Center in San Bernardino said the county will soon release request for proposals for organizations to help with that transition, as they try to establish means of serving ex-offenders.


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