Find Santa around town

November 27, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

With Christmas less than a month away, Santa and Mrs. Claus have several appearances scheduled throughout town over the next few weeks.

Pictures with Santa
Santa will be available for pictures from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Dec. 4 and 6 at Town Hall Recreation Center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Appointment fee is $20 and includes a glossy 8-by-10 print. Call (760) 240-7880 to reserve an appointment. Additional photos will also be available for a fee.

Agencies join to raze, burn building

November 27, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
Staff Writer

After discovering human waste and a severe rodent infestation in an abandoned structure in north Apple Valley, several local agencies worked together to remove the code enforcement house of horrors.

The structure, in the 20000 block of Otoe Road, was razed by the town, Victor Valley College and the Apple Valley Fire Protection District during a training exercise Nov. 13 after several major code violations over the years.

Town reaches out during holidays

November 27, 2012

By Deloris Comford
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

There are several programs in the works to help make sure everyone in Apple Valley has a merry Christmas this year.

The Apple Valley Fire Protection District will partner with the Spark of Love Toy Drive to help children in need this Christmas by playing Santa Claus.

The toy drive, which includes Southern California counties, collects toys for underserved children in local communities during the holiday season.

Arrest logs for Nov. 27, 2012

November 27, 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.

Nov. 20
Dolores Corella was arrested on a narcotics charge.

David Kutsch was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Alfred Bojorquez was arrested on unknown charges.

Ramie Black was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Alex Camarena was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Jeremy Cooley was arrested on suspicion of driving offenses.

A.V. Rotary Club welcomes neighbors after delivering 300 wheelchairs

November 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
Staff Writer

Surrounded by hundreds of thankful hearts, Donald Tatera, president of the Rotary Club of Apple Valley, found himself in a pool of joyful tears as the Rotarians presented wheelchairs to a group of disabled people in southern Mexico.

“I understood some of what the people were saying,” said Tatera, whose team gave out 300 child and adult-sized chairs during a September trip to Puruandiro. “If I understood Spanish, I would have cried even more.”

Q&A with Clint Air: Family guy

November 20, 2012

Tea party organizer Clint Air moved to the High Desert when he was 12. He attended Apple Valley Junior High and graduated from Apple Valley High in 1991. In high school, he met some very good friends who still remain close today.

After graduation, Air moved to Huntington Beach and went to work for his grandfather’s company and eventually moved back to Apple Valley at the age of 26 to start his own business.

“I have lived in Apple Valley for over 19 years,” he said. “I absolutely love this community. I am currently the director of Feed My Sheep in Apple Valley.”

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Angels Roadhouse 2 closes

November 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

A popular Apple Valley bar and restaurant that once hosted concerts by various country singer look-a-likes and ’70s teen idol Leif Garrett closed its doors on Nov. 6, after six years of operation, according to owner Renee Anne Vicary.

“We tried everything that we could, but we just couldn’t drum up enough business in Apple Valley to stay open,” said Vicary, who owns Angels Roadhouse 2 and several adult-centered businesses in Southern California.

Council approves adjusted hours

November 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

Animal lovers will have to adjust their calendars again after the council discussed the town’s municipal animal shelter’s new five-day schedule during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Located on Powhatan Road, the shelter will soon transition to a Tuesday through Saturday schedule after Animal Services Manager Gina Whiteside explained that the experimental six-day work schedule had stretched her staff too thin.

Chamber hosts mixer for local officials, residents

November 20, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

The wine and conversation flowed freely during the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce’s New Policy Maker Reception Dinner at the group’s headquarters on Thursday night.

As an outdoor fireplace roared and live music filled the air, a handful of political and community leaders mingled with chamber members and guests, with most conversations steered firmly away from anything political.

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