Hopping over the bunnies

March 19, 2013

Local sanctuary owners caution against rabbit purchases for Easter

By Davida Siwisa James

As Easter approaches, the Rabbit People and Small Mammal Habitat Sanctuary encourage locals to think twice before purchasing what could be the ultimate holiday impulse: a rabbit.

Nancy Camello and Dan Duffy operate the nonprofit sanctuary, where they rescue all kinds of animals, including tortoises.

Q&A with Zayra Hall: Getting back to moral basics

March 19, 2013

Zayra Hall grew up in Cerritos. She said she loved that her community was made up of different cultures, languages and faiths.

Hall’s mother was an immigrant from Honduras and while her father was a World War II veteran. Even though her mother spoke three languages her English was her worst.

“Translating for her was part of my job at home,” Hall said. It was this skill that helped Hall get her job as a bilingual para-educator.

Paying respects

March 19, 2013


Mourners line up at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary Thursday morning to honor Ken Chambers, long time president of Sundland Ford in Victorville. Chambers died February 25. He was 65 and an Apple Valley resident.

Town searching for clean up day volunteers

March 19, 2013


Join the team and keep Apple Valley clean from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the annual Community Clean Up Day.

Community service organizations, schools, churches, clubs and individual volunteers are invited to participate in this free event. Clean up teams are provided with trash bags and gloves and assigned an area to clean. In return, participants get event T-shirts and lunch while supplies last.

Volunteers must sign up in advance to get supplies and assignments and fill out a liability waiver. To participate, call 760-240-7000, ext. 7071.

Registration open for Mother’s Day luncheon

March 19, 2013


The Town of Apple Valley Recreation Department will host a special luncheon for mothers and daughters on May 11.

Moms and daughters will participate in Mother’s Day games, crafts and activities beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch, drinks and dessert.

Registration is open now through May 8 and costs $7 per person.

The luncheon will be at the town’s recreation center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

For more information or to register, visit www.AVRecreation.org or call (760) 240-7880.

Donate blood, receive goodies

March 19, 2013


The town of Apple Valley will host a LifeStream blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley adjacent to Town Hall.

If saving a life isn’t enough of an incentive, LifeStream gives away enticing goodies for each donation including donor loyalty points from LifeStream that you can redeem for complimentary items.

Apple Valley to host April health summit

March 19, 2013


The High Desert Health Summit is coming to Apple Valley, according to a news release.

The town’s conference center will play host to the conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 11. The event is sponsored by Healthy High Desert, a collaborative organized to improve the health of High Desert residents.

Dr. Maxwell Ohikhaure, San Bernardino County Public Health Officer, is scheduled to deliver the welcoming address at the annual conference, according to the release.

Around Town: Get ‘em wet

March 19, 2013

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

What do you do with the little darlings during this long Spring Break week? How about throwing them in the deep end?

Yep, the pool at Civic Center Park is open all week from 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and it’s only $2 per kid or $3 for adults in case you want to drop Granny off too.
There will be lifeguards there, but you should make sure Granny or Junior is water safe if you are going to leave them unattended.

Arrest logs: An issue of fairness

March 19, 2013

By David Keck

As a kid, I always loved that guy on late-night television who exclaimed in business baritone, “We interrupt this program to bring you an important announcement.”

Then the next few minutes were spent hawking term life insurance, an amazing new diet pill, kitchen knives that cut through steel beams like butter, or whatever ware or service the advertiser buying that broadcast time had to sell, all with the same money-back guarantee.

We’re not doing that here.

Trash rates may be going up

March 12, 2013

Increase could go into effect Wednesday

By Rene De La Cruz
Staff Writer

The Town Council will open the floor for residents to express their thoughts as council members discuss a possible trash rate increase during its meeting tonight.

Based on the town’s contract with Burrtec Waste Industries for trash and recycling services, the company is requesting a rate increase based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index, according to a town staff report.


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