Equine Festival at Horsemen’s Center

The fourth annual Equine Festival of Apple Valley will gallop into town Saturday at Horsemen’s Center in Apple Valley.

The festival is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event features a multitude of horse-related activities including showmanship demonstrations, vendors and seminars.

Admission and parking are free. Horsemen’s Center is at 24320 Highway 18. For more information, click on www.AppleValleyEvents.org or call (760) 240-7000, ext. 7071.

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Arrest Logs

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.

Oct. 5
Westly Skiles was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Raymond Gonzales was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

Richard Flores was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.

Oct. 4
Allen Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Thomas Perez was arrested on suspicion of sex crimes.

Arrest Logs

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.

Oct. 5
Westly Skiles was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Raymond Gonzales was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

Richard Flores was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.

Oct. 4
Allen Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Thomas Perez was arrested on suspicion of sex crimes.

Basketball star, AV High School alumnus coming home

Felecity Willis returns to her alma mater to conduct basketball camp

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • During the 1998 NCAA Women’s Tournament, Felecity Willis and her Arizona Wildcats scratched and clawed their way to college basketball’s “Sweet Sixteen.”

When the buzzer sounded, Willis’ team was eliminated by the University of Connecticut Huskies, but Willis was excited just to be there.

Q & A with Art Bishop: Commited to public service

Apple Valley Fire Protection District Chief Art Bishop was born in New York City.

He and his family moved to Costa Mesa in 1953. While attending Costa Mesa High School, he met his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Walters. The two graduated in 1969 and were married in 1970.

Bishop served two years in the Army in Germany, where their daughter, Angela, was born. Son Aaron was born in 1975, and in 1980, the family moved to the High Desert — a move Bishop says was “a wise choice.”

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Airshow takes to the skies Saturday

Organizers expecting big crowds

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • Brian McAdams, 12, holds his breath every time Rob Harrison and his “Tumbling Bear” aerobatics take to the air.

“When I saw that plane spinning and spitting out smoke it was crazy,” said McAdams, who plans on attending this Saturday’s Apple Valley Airshow. “It’s weird when the plane starts falling.”

Since 2009, McAdams and his father, William, have made the trek from their Bakersfield home to the High Desert to attend the show.

Local BMX rider wins online contest, sponsorship

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The average person on the street might think a “nose pick tail whip” is either a mixed drink or a bodily function performed with a tissue.

“It’s actually when you go up on your front bike tire, freeze and then you make the back end spin around,” said Corey Furmage, 21, an avid BMX rider who calls the 3-Diamond Skatepark at James Woody Community Center his second home.

Furmage’s recent BMX performance video took first place in a contest hosted by Amber BMX out of North Carolina.

AV couple saves snake-bitten puppy

Dan Duffy, Nancy Camello operate animal sanctuary

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Rattlesnakes and puppies don’t make good friends. Greta, a 2-month-old German shepherd, learned that lesson the hard way last month.

Greta is one of more than four dozen animals living with Dan Duffy and Nancy Camello, co-founders of The Rabbit People and Small Mammal Sanctuary in Apple Valley.

Town fights to give preference to local vendors

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • Tempers flared last August when the Town Council pondered the idea of awarding $263,097 to an organization headquartered in San Francisco to complete Apple Valley’s Sewer Master Plan Update project.

The main objection was that local contractors, vendors and suppliers were not given preference for various projects.

Council and staff shared that local preference was a mine field which contained legal difficulties. During the most recent Town Council meeting
Sept. 27, those hazards were revealed.

Diversity Rises in the Courtyard

Doug Saunders, for the Apple Valley Review

CLOSING CONCERT: Drummer Paul Kendall, left, and guitarist Daniel Reyes of local rock reggae fusion group Diversity Rising closed out the 2011 Concerts in the Courtyard on Thursday night in Apple Valley. The event was the last of a series which featured local bands and an American Idol finalist.

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