New owner takes over Wine Seller helm

November 18, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Over its six-year history, the Wine Seller in Apple Valley has become known for its vast array of high-quality wines, micro-brew beers and wine accessories. The establishment, at 19341 Bear Valley Road, Suite 201, changed hands in July and is now owned and operated by Victorville resident Wendy Miller.

Miller said she has worked as a bartender at the Wine Seller since it opened in 2008. When the previous owners, Paul and Arlene Bruinsma, decided they wanted to sell, they approached Miller about purchasing the business.

Workforce board announces 120 openings for youth

November 18, 2014

Program hopes to boost youth employment in county

From Staff Reports

Single mom Theresa Acevedo is living in a homeless shelter with her two young children but says life is great and she’s excited for the future.

She is employed and is studying to complete her high school diploma, with the goal of going to college to attain a business degree.

Theresa is part of the Youth Program supported by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

Several religions represented at interfaith gathering

November 18, 2014

Spiritual living center to host pre-Thanksgiving celebration

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

In the spirit of love and gratitude, several High Desert based religious organizations will join together at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 for a pre-Thanksgiving spiritual celebration. The event, which has been presented annually since 1997 by the Interfaith Council of the High Desert, is set to take place at the Hi Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road in Apple Valley.

Tacos, milkshakes for blood donors

November 18, 2014

From Staff Reports

From 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at Vanguard Preparatory School. Donors at will receive coupons for two free tacos and a free milkshake courtesy of Jack in the Box, while supplies last.

Donors will also receive a free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that donors can redeem for complimentary items.

Donors aged 18 to 44 years old may also register for Be The Match bone marrow screening free of charge.

Private water utilities eligible to share in infrastructure bond proceeds

November 18, 2014

From Staff Reports

Local water companies are hoping that money from the passage of Proposition 1 will benefit their infrastructure programs and benefit ratepayers.

The $7.5-billion statewide bond issue, called the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, was passed by California voters on Nov. 4. Its funds are designed to offset customer costs for critical water infrastructure projects like recycled water, groundwater cleanup, water-use efficiency and safe drinking water for smaller systems in economically disadvantaged communities.

The game is afoot — again

November 18, 2014

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Soon-to-be former 33rd Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, stopped in at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Meeting last week to say goodbye and discuss local issues.

Naturally, he was pressed about his future plans.

He acknowledged that several folks have come to him suggesting he consider running in the special election which Governor Sunspot will call, probably for March, to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Steve Knight who is moving up to Congress.

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Mutt-struttin'

November 11, 2014

Jason Rae, owner of Inside Out Dog Training, sits beside his four year old Border Collie, Whiskey. According to Rae, Whiskey was a difficult dog to deal with when Rae first adopted him, but the pup has come a long way since they began training. (Photo by Sarah Alvarado, Apple Valley Review)

AV man runs dog training company, online courses

By L.J. GAMBONE
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Pizza Factory offers free lunches for veterans on Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

From Staff Reports

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but on Tuesday, Pizza Factory is changing all that.

“We appreciate everything our veterans have done for our country and want to honor their service,” says Mary Jane Riva, chief executive officer of Pizza Factory, which has stores throughout California, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and Arizona.

In Apple Valley, Pizza Factory is located at 12275 Apple Valley Road.

“They’ve done so much to help protect our freedom and keep us safe,” Riva said.”Now, it’s our turn to give them something in return.”

Local businesses part of 'Be a Santa to a Senior' program

November 11, 2014

Kicking off the Be A Santa for Senior program at Greiner Buick GMC on Thursday morning were, from left to right, Connie Nutter of Seasons Hospice in Victorville, Beverly Lacey of Home Instead Senior Care, Brandi Johnson of Home Instead Senior Care and Pam Gray of Home Instead Senior Care. (Photo by Steve Hunt, Apple Valley Review)

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