Fate of Village district draws near

July 24, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With ballots in hand, Village property owners are now deciding whether to renew the special Property Business Improvement District created to improve the area five years ago, or pass and take on the burden themselves.

The PBID, which mailed out ballots on June 28, will need 50 percent “weighted yes votes” to continue the district through 2017, according to a PBID report.

On the road to economic recovery?

July 24, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Jason Lamoreaux brought a bit of economic good news to the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce during Wednesday’s luncheon.

“The commercial real estate market is back,” said Lamoreaux, president of Coldwell Bank Commercial. “Can I get an amen?

“Jess Ranch Market Place is almost at 99 percent occupancy,” Lamoreaux said. “We have a need for retail in Apple Valley and across the High Desert.”

Gypsy Dolls to take the stage at Sunset Concert Series

July 24, 2012

The Gypsy Dolls will take the stage as the sixth season of the Desert Valley Hospital Sunset Concert Series continues Thursday.

The pop/variety band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Apple Valley Civic Center Park adjacent to Apple Valley Town Hall and across from Super Target.

The concert will also feature an array of food choices, a beer garden, and a sampling of farmers market vendors. The park has inclined lawn seating for more than 1,500 people, so concert goers should bring blankets or portable chairs.

Ranchos to host informational open house Wednesday

July 24, 2012

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company will host an informational open house Wednesday at the Apple Valley Conference Center.

Ranchos management and staff from all departments will be on hand to talk one-on-one with residents and answer questions about water, utility operations, and other water related matters.

Community partners, such as the town of Apple Valley, the Apple Valley Fire Protection District and others will also be on hand to share information about water and community related programs and services.

Around Town: Adios, Ginger

July 24, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Apple Valley Town Councilwoman Ginger Coleman resigned last week to take a job in San Diego County. The economy has been brutal on her and husband Randy’s planning and engineering business and it was widely known she would leave the area for a reliable income if it came to that — and it has.

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Arrest logs for July 24, 2012

July 24, 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.

July 18
James Mejia was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Raul Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Kelly Mcgill was arrested on unknown charges.

Sergio Lupian was arrested on unknown charges.

Charles Carr was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Tiarra Crafton was arrested on suspicion of assault.

'The baby's here!'

July 17, 2012

By Kristine McGowan
SPECIAL TO THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

When 28-year-old Erika Leon started having contractions, she and her husband, Michael Leon, immediately jumped in the car and headed for St. Mary Medical Center.
But everything changed when Erika said, “I don’t think we’re gonna make it.”

As a mother of three, Erika Leon is no stranger to natural birth, having already given birth to two of her children without any medication. Even so, she said the delivery of her fourth child was “surreal.”

Q&A with Pete Ashlock: Cruising for a cause

July 17, 2012

Pete Ashlock, president of Sun City Cruisers, was born in Inglewood in August 1947. The family moved to West Covina when he was in second grade. He then lived there until he went into the Navy in January 1966.

“I joined the Navy because I had not been out of the state of California and I was sucked into their motto of “Join the Navy and see the World,” he said. “Well I did see a lot of the world and would not trade it for anything. Once I got out of the service I got married and had two sons, Andy and Aaron.”

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Town Council OKs Sitting Bull tract

July 17, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Mayor Barb Stanton worked overtime, as she tried to maintain civility during last week’s discussion to rezone property for a 168-home project along Sitting Bull Road.

When the dust finally settled, the project was approved on a 3-2 vote, but not before verbal punches were thrown by audience members and Councilman Curt Emick, who brought back the issue after he voted against it in March.

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