Bishop, Cusack take major lead in AV council bid

November 7, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

APPLE VALLEY • Former fire chief Art Bishop and local businessman Larry Cusack jumped to commanding leads in a field of nine candidates for two Town Council seats late Tuesday night.

Bishop, a heavy favorite from the start of election season, received 27.95 percent of the initial votes counted by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.

Bender, Davis take lead in AVUSD race

November 7, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

APPLE VALLEY • Incumbent Dennis Bender and retired teacher Donna Davis had a commanding lead for the two seats on the Apple Valley Unified School District, according to preliminary results late Tuesday night.

Bender, who has been involved with the district for 42 years, received 23.94 percent of the vote, with 10 percent of precincts reporting.

Davis’ 23.68 percent placed her a close second, ahead of Scott Weldy, manager of Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, who was trailing in third place.

Paving the way

November 6, 2012

Newton T. Bass built the homes, lived the life that put the High Desert on the map

By DON HOLLAND
EDITOR

If Newton T. Bass’ contribution to the creation of Apple Valley had ended with his brilliant marketing of homes and lots, his place in High Desert history and lore would be secure.

But Bass’ vision extended far beyond simply making a quick buck selling desert property to urbanites hungry for a taste of the “real West.”

Q&A with Laura Whitehead: Ready for disaster

November 6, 2012

Emergency Services Officer Laura Whitehead spent the first 14 years of her life in Cheshire, Conn., a quaint New England town. She said she’s glad she was raised in New England with its four distinct seasons.

“I have such happy memories of each season — swimming with my brother and cousins in our backyard pool, raking up piles of leaves and then jumping in them, making ‘snow angels’ in the fluffy, freshly fallen snow in my yard, ice skating on neighborhood ponds and sprawling in the fragrant spring grass looking for four-leaf clovers with my cousin,” Whitehead said.

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Recognize the Victor Valley’s best

November 6, 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, the Daily Press would like to hear about the people who made a difference in the Victor Valley this year.

So help us select the Daily Press Person of the Year. Nominees may be anyone who made the Victor Valley a better place — by helping one individual or many. Nomination should be no more than 100 words. Include your name and daytime phone number as well as the nominee’s contact information. The deadline is Nov. 30.

Nominations will be reviewed, and the top selections will be profiled in December.

A.V. business owners struggle to survive

November 6, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

As Sherri Stoneman gave birth to her son, Brandon in 2006, her joy was quickly tainted when doctors discovered that she had uterine cancer.

“I was shocked when they told us,” said Stoneman, as she sat next to her husband, Terry, outside of the couple’s Juice It Up! shop in Apple Valley on Friday. “It’s been a rough go, but we’re managing.”

As the Stonemans move into their fifth year as franchise owners, the couple took a break to reflect on their eight-year journey of pain, joy and heartache.

Holiday cheer givers wanted for Winter Wonderland celebration

November 6, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Give your business, club or organization some exposure and spread some holiday cheer at the same time by participating in this year’s Winter Wonderland celebration.

Winter Wonderland is a family friendly event featuring train rides, inflatables, crafts, pictures with Santa, information and giveaways, live entertainment and falling snow!

Town to host grant workshop Wednesday

November 6, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The town of Apple Valley will conduct a Community Development Block Grant workshop on Wednesday to assist nonprofit and for-profit agencies as they apply for the federally funded grant.

After the town conducts a community needs assessment, the town council will review all applicants and determine the organizations that will receive the grant.

The workshop will provide technical assistance for service agencies as they work through the detailed process.

Around Town: ‘Special interests’ and GOBs

November 6, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When candidates have nothing to say, they attack “special interests and good old boys.” That is drivel. Everyone is a “special interest.” People for and against a project or policy have a “special interest” in the political decision to be made. When you campaign against “special interest groups,” you are campaigning against your neighbors, local businesses, teachers, firefighters — literally everyone who wants their point of view to prevail.

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Arrest logs for Nov. 6, 2012

November 6, 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.

Oct. 31
Leea Clarke was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

Christian Cifuentes was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.

Erika Simmons was arrested on suspicion of forgery including checks and/or access cards.

Cody Bostic was arrested on suspicion of vandalism.

Oct. 30
Trina Turner was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

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