Free workshop teaches housing rights, responsibilities

February 12, 2013


Housing providers, homeowners and tenants will have the opportunity to receive valuable information at a workshop on Wednesday.

The workshop will address topics including recognizing and reporting housing discrimination, housing rights of individuals living with disabilities and more. An interactive session will allow attendees to ask questions.

The town of Apple Valley, HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency and the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board are working in conjunction to host the workshop.

Arrest logs for Feb. 12, 2013

February 12, 2013

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.

Feb. 5
Nikole A. Ballard was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and other unspecified charges.
Feb. 4
Gustavo Camargo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Tiffany Mazourek was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Daniel Castro was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Expanding in 2013: Cruise One

February 5, 2013

Real adventures in travel

By Davida Siwisa James

Three years ago, Nancy Real decided to turn her love of travel and family’s adventurous travel spirit into a business.

Since starting her travel agency, Cruise One, from her Apple Valley home, Real has hired three associates. And if her current growth continues and plans move forward, she’ll be adding a brick and mortar office and kiosks in malls.

Code enforcement cleans up in 2012

February 5, 2013

Graffiti cases down 48 percent

By Martial Haprov

From inspecting more than 2,600 rental and foreclosed homes to cutting graffiti cases in half, Apple Valley’s code enforcement officers were busy in 2012, according to a recent department release.

Compared to 2011, reports of graffiti throughout the town dropped 48 percent to 1,492, resulting in 1,367 fewer cases. In 2012, court ordered restitution awarded the town with $62,487.50 from the arrest and conviction of six defendants for tagging.

Town offers pet vaccinations at reduced costs

February 5, 2013

By Davida Siwisa James

Pet owners know that keeping pets updated with vaccinations is an important part of caring for them. The Apple Valley Animal Services Department offers reduced-cost vaccines that make this more affordable.

The Municipal Animal Shelter will host the first of its low-cost rabies vaccination clinics on Feb. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Additional clinics will be held at the same time on Wednesdays, every other month in 2013.

Q & A with Kathie Martin: The voice of the town

February 5, 2013

Kathie Martin has served as the marketing and public affairs officer for the Town of Apple Valley since January 2001. Prior to working for the town, Martin was the event coordinator for the recreation district in Apple Valley for three years. She also spent nine years as the activity director at the Jess Ranch retirement community, where she did everything from driving a bus to calling bingo.

Martin has a degree in recreation administration from Cal Poly Pomona.


All-stars girls undefeated

February 5, 2013

Photo courtesy of Daryn Dittemore

The High Desert Youth Soccer League Girls U10 all-star team show off their trophies after a successful season.

Among their accomplishments, the girls beat Murrieta 6-0, Empire Soccer Club #2 4-2, Temecula Valley 2-0 and Palm Desert 5-0 on Jan. 5 and 6 to win the Presidents Cup championship; and took home the Tournament of Champions title after being Murrieta #2 5-0, Barstow 4-0, Empire Soccer Club 1-0 and Colton 2-1 on Jan. 26 and 27.

Head coach Eric Wilkin was also named HDYSL Coach of the Year.

Around Town: Rivals unite

February 5, 2013

Apple Valley Review

In an unexpected move last week, the two rivals vying to be chair of the county Republican Party will work together. When past Chairman Robert Rego took his name out of the running, everyone thought Assemblyman Curt Hagman was a lock. At the last minute, former 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry decided he wanted to challenge Hagman for the chairmanship. Before the vote was held, soon-to-be State Party Chair Jim Brulte gave a short talk in which he stressed the need for a united, inclusive GOP.


Op-Ed: Healthy mind, body help with longevity

February 5, 2013

By Abraham Choi

People want to live long in healthy condition, so longevity is the main topic that most of people, especially the elderly, are interested in. But we agree longevity is meaningless without healthy mind and body.

In terms of longevity we can consider two things: prevention and detoxification. Prevention here means that the treatment of disease should start before things happen, not after. And detoxification means the elimination and cleansing of unclean substances such as chemicals and heavy metals out of our body system.



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