Dog park moves forward — Woof!

August 28, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
 
You could say that Apple Valley is going to the dogs.

But that’s good news for local canines who will soon have a park to call their very own.

A new dog park — the first in the High Desert — is on the Town Council agenda tonight. The council is set to review a report on the new facility at Civic Park. It is slated to open before the Town’s Pet Fair on Sept. 8.

Heim named Town of Apple Valley employee of the quarter

August 28, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

APPLE VALLEY • Jennifer Heim, executive assistant to the town manager, has been selected as the employee of the quarter.

“She has certainly earned this distinction by her commitment to excellence, her ability to manage many tasks, and her spirit of cooperation; always willing to lend a helping hand to others,” said Town Manager Frank Robinson.

Heim has worked for the town for six years and was honored at the Aug. 14 council meeting.

Green for green

August 28, 2012

RENDERING COURTESY OF MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

MEDITERRANEAN: This rendering shows a ‘Mediterranean Garden’ landscape featuring a desert xeriscape instead of ‘traditional’ grass- and shrub-based landscaping, requiring little-to-no water. Beginning Saturday, residents throughout the High Desert can start trading in their lawns for cash again, after the Mojave Water Agency received an $2 million state grant to help revive its popular ‘Cash for Grass’ program. For more information, go to wwwVVDailyPress.com and use the search term, ‘cash for grass.’

Arrest Logs

August 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.

Aug. 22
John Huerta was arrested on suspicion of selected traffic violations.
Dennis Fernandez was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Vivian Goodpasture was arrested on suspicion of assault.
Cheri Solwick was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Jonathan Huerta was arrested on suspicion of trespassing.

A.V. native to represent town at statewide pageant

August 21, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When she’s not displaying her beauty on a pageant stage, Bianca Johnson, 22, is usually engrossed in either classical Greek literature or one of her law books.

“I’m a deep thinker and reader, and I’m always pondering the human condition and the philosophical aspects of our lives,” said Johnson. “I’m just not into trendy books.”

‘State of the Town’ presentation goes frugal

August 21, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Last year, the town of Apple Valley laid out $16,000 to produce its annual State of the Town address, but this year the town tightened its belt.

“We only paid $1,800, and look at everything we’re getting,” said Mayor Barb Stanton, as she rehearsed her presentation before Wednesday afternoon’s
AV Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Granite grad helps in major cocaine bust

August 21, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Little more than a year ago, Steven Stockman graduated from Granite Hills High School and promptly joined the Coast Guard.

In November, he graduated from boot camp at Cape May, N.J. and was assigned to the Cutter Morgenthau based in Alameda.

Then three weeks ago while on patrol aboard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Stockman was part of the Morgenthau crew that seized more than 4,000 pounds of cocaine from a go-fast boat and apprehended four suspects.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans museum rides back into town

August 21, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Thirty six years after Apple Valley waved goodbye to the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum, one local businessman is bringing those memories back to town.

In September, Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary will unveil its mini-museum which will be home to hundreds of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans vintage collectables from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

Marcella Taylor, chairman of the Dale Evans Centennial Celebration Committee, plans to give tours of the museum during the special weekend which will honor Evans next month.

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