Congressman to open office at Town Hall

December 18, 2012

Cook appointed to federal committees

By Rene De La Cruz
STAFF WRITER

Congressman-Elect Paul Cook will call Apple Valley Town Hall his base of operation after the council approved the former Marine’s request to lease office space.

“In my district, Apple Valley is the center of the universe,” said Cook, during the Dec. 11 meeting. “This is the hub for our huge district, so it’s an ideal place.”

Amid tragedy, family feels spirit of Christmas

December 18, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

For some 80 local children, it was what Christmastime is all about: Kindness, the spirit of giving and love.

But for the Galindo family, the Dec. 8 Rotary Christmas shopping spree held special meaning.

“My wife just passed away on the 8th of last month,” said Eric Galindo as Rotary Club members took children on their very own individual shopping sprees at the Apple Valley Super Target store.

Animal shelter partners with county

December 18, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Town of Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter will provide services to residents and pets of unincorporated areas of the Victor Valley beginning Jan. 1.

The 10-year agreement, which was approved by both the Town of Apple Valley and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors last month, will provide services, animal medical care and space in the town's animal shelter for as many as 3,350 animals per year.

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.

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