Schools to begin $12.3 million solar project

April 3, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Apple Valley Unified School District will soon undertake an ambitious $12.3 million solar project at Sitting Bull Academy and Granite Hills and Apple Valley high schools,
Desert Solar Energy Solutions of Apple Valley is set to begin installation of the 2.2-megawatt system by December. The project was approved by the school district in April 2010.

The project could save the district nearly $23.5 million over the next 25 years, school officials said.

Q&A with Chris Grube: Chasing life's many adventures

April 3, 2012

Teacher and aircraft builder Chris Grube moved to Apple Valley in 1970.
“Back then there were only 15,000 people here. It was a wonderful place to grow up,” he said. “At the time it was a very rural environment.”
Most of his early years involved life on a small ranch, horseback riding and building airplane models — lots of models. He has a Bachelor's degree in Geography, an Associates in Science degree in Aeronautics, and was working on a Master's degree in Education until recently.

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Around Town: Under new management?

April 3, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When the Town purchased the Apple Valley Country Club, residents were promised changes that would make the facility self-sufficient. Clearly, the tennis courts and golf course are both busier than they’ve been in a decade, but the food and beverage service and revenue is almost non-existent.

Loyal groups such as the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and some women’s groups have luncheons monthly, but the public has not come around. One way or another, change is coming this summer.

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Arrest logs for April 3, 2012

April 3, 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.
March 28
Monica Contreras was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Kason Hartley was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Richetta Palmer was arrested on unknown charges.

Mark Hansen was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Charles Polk was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Restoring a classic

March 27, 2012

Jack Warren's restored 1941 Willys coupe gets global attention

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When motorsport legend Andy Granatelli chose the candy-red 1941 Willys coupe as Best of Show during the 24th Annual Santa Barbara Concours d’ Elegance, Jack Warren of Apple Valley was shocked.

Q&A with Gaven Enos: Pushing beyond obstacles

March 27, 2012

Gaven Enos, 13, was diagnosis with diabetes when he was 18 months old. He has lived in the High Desert his whole life and attends Sitting Bull Academy where he is in the eighth grade.
Although educating people on diabetes is something he enjoys, he is now learning more about diabetes. He is facing new challenges: Becoming a teenager, growing and controlling his diabetes.
“I continue to want to learn about diabetes and teach new diabetics the importance of caring for yourself to live a long healthy life,” he said.

Q: What do you enjoy most about school?

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'Career Day' lands at Mariana

March 27, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Like hungry diners at a restaurant buffet, 140 students sampled a variety of job options during Career Day at Mariana Elementary School on Friday morning.

“We wanted our students to be inspired by the people in our community who are doing the very things the students would aspire to do,” Principal Viola Sims said. “It’s one thing to teach about a career, but it’s another thing to learn about it firsthand.”

Council to look at 135-acre housing tract, park employees

March 27, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Town Council will discuss the future of 10 park and recreation employees and the proposed construction of a 135-acre housing tract during tonight’s meeting.

In February, the town announced that potential layoffs in the parks department could take place in April, as the town looks to outsource its landscape services.

Experiencing a $1 million budget deficit in the park and recreation department this year, the town could potentially save $400,000 should they go with an outside contractor.

Around Town: Fundraising ain’t fun

March 27, 2012

As the campaign season swings into motion the valley is alive with fundraisers.

First district supervisor candidates Russ Blewett and Bill Jensen held events last week and congressional candidate Brad Mitzelfelt held one Monday in Spring Valley Lake. Mitzelfelt’s public declaration of opposition to the proposed SVL Walmart project came just in time to avoid a tomato-throwing crowd of SVL well-wishers when he rolled into their little community to dash for cash.

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Arrest logs for March 27, 2012

March 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.
March 21
Janice French of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.
March 20
Diamond Griffin of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.

Jonathan Huerta of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Michelle Garcia of Apple Valley was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.

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