Q & A with Scott Nassif: Success through the journey

December 18, 2012

Scott Nassif’s parents fell in love with the desert and in 1959 his father moved the family to Apple Valley to open his optometry practice.

Soon after moving to Apple Valley, Nassif’s two brothers, Brad and Kurt, and sister Tami, joined the family — it must have been the desert air, recalled Nassif, owner of local NAPA stores and a member of the Town Council.

Growing up, Nassif attended local schools, but doesn’t ever remember being bored even with only three TV channels and no iPads.

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Letter to the Editor

December 18, 2012

From Columbine to Connecticut, shootings mean war against guns

The immediate reaction by the liberal media, President Obama and other anti-gun politicians to the tragic shootings of children and teachers at the elementary school in Connecticut on Friday signals an all-out war against guns — which could very well lead to a movement to disarm the American people, leaving law-abiding people vulnerable to criminals who will always have guns.

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Arrest Logs

December 18, 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.

Granite Hills unveils family resource center

December 11, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

After witnessing Zee Halls’ drive and tenacity in establishing the Family Resource Center and after school tutoring program at Granite Hills High School, Tammie Wallace is in awe of Halls’ accomplishments.

“She is a force to be reckoned with, and she loves these kids and will do anything to make sure they succeed in school and in life,” said Wallace, owner of One of Life’s Perks. “It’s about giving back to the community, that is why I’m helping with what ever Zee needs.”

Councilman Rick Roelle reflects

December 11, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

After serving the people of Apple Valley, Councilman Rick Roelle said it’s been a “crazy and wonderful” eight years.

“It’s been fun and I’ve met some incredible people while I was on the council,” said Roelle, as his term comes to an end tonight. “It’s been an incredible journey.”

Roelle, who came up short during his run for 1st District Supervisor of San Bernardino County in November, said the idea of not being involved on the council or in politics will be difficult.

Q&A with Rachel Tonyan: Brewing up a better way of life

December 11, 2012

Rachel Tonyan was born and raised in Apple Valley, attending Excelsior Education Center with her brothers Joshua and Matthew. Growing up, Tonyan loved being outside — camping in Yosemite, going to the beach, anything that had to do with her family.

Since age 15, Tonyan was into the world of coffee. She spent three years as a barista, moonlighting as a coffee roaster.

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Town to seat new mayor, council members

December 11, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

It will be a busy night in Apple Valley, as the Town Council selects a new mayor, seats two new council members and bids farewell to another.

The council will swear-in candidate winners Art Bishop and Larry Cusack, and Mayor Barb Stanton will give up her seat during the last meeting of the year on Tuesday.

Nothing is certain, but the mayoral seat could be taken by Bishop, who received the most votes during the November election, or Mayor Pro Tem Curt Emick may slide up to the top spot with Bishop taking the second seat.

Talented teens take stage at Lewis Center

December 11, 2012

By Davida Siwisa James
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

They sang, danced, recited dramatic verses and strummed guitars.

On Thursday evening, the Lewis Center for Educational Research in Apple Valley held the fourth and final of this semester’s talent shows dubbed “Knights of Stardom.” Middle and high school students competed for bragging rights and cash prizes for the top three winners.

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