Local BMX rider wins online contest, sponsorship

By Rene De La Cruz

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

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 • 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.

Around Town: The 'King of the Cowboys' lives

By Pat Orr

Nov. 5 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers, so get ready to kick up yer heels and have some fun. “Roy Rogers Day” will be proclaimed in Apple Valley and a whole weekend of events is planned to celebrate our most famous resident.


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.

Sept. 28
Ralph Merced was arrested on unknown charges.
Sean Inman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Aaron Thrasher was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Wendy Peden was arrested on a narcotics charge.
Terry Gross was arrested on suspicion of sex crimes.
Lisa Hubbard was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.

A new beginning 63 years later

A.V. Golf Course to celebrate grand opening, kicks off five-day celebration

By Rene De La Cruz

The Apple Valley Golf Course has been the subject of many heated debates over the last three years. From the town purchasing the course — then the private Apple Valley Country Club — to the issue of water rights, the course has seen its share of hazards and roughs.

Q & A with Doug Fowler: Service above self

Doug Fowler was raised in Oceanside — a great place to grow up, especially for a kid that liked sports.

The Chargers had just moved to San Diego in the early ’60s and the Padres started playing “baseball” a few years later. He loved going to ball games when a visiting team such as the Cincinnati Reds came to town. Players such as Johnny Bench and Pete Rose would always make time to sign autographs, and there would hardly be any local fans there.


Mobile milking parlor pays visit to AV school

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • With the timing of a comedian and the energy of a motivational speaker, Steve Miller from the Dairy Council of California held the attention of nearly every student during his 30-minute presentation on Thursday at Desert Knolls Elementary School.

The young audience erupted in laughter when Miller grabbed a teat from a 900-pound jersey cow, named Jasmine, and squirted milk toward the crowd.

Town Council to review Yucca Loma Bridge project

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • The Town Council Tuesday will look at a price increase and cap as plans continue to move forward for the Yucca Loma Bridge project.

Yucca Loma Bridge is a $75 million, four-lane bridge that will connect Apple Valley Road and Green Tree Boulevard, crossing over the Mojave River and the BNSF Railroad. The long-awaited project is aimed at reducing traffic on Bear Valley Road by giving drivers another east/west route across the Victor Valley.


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