Apple Valley Town Council approves ban on marijuana with glimmer of hope for activists

September 20, 2016

By Rene Ray De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY — After a marathon meeting that lasted well beyond midnight, the Town Council passed a strict marijuana ordinance with the intention of revisiting the item.

During the meeting that began Tuesday evening, the Apple Valley Town Council codified its moratorium that bans marijuana dispensaries, manufacturing and cultivation. However, many medical marijuana activists in the audience were overjoyed when the Council agreed to bring back the agenda item, with the possibility of medical marijuana delivery.

Stocked with talent: IVHP’s Senior Talent Showcase set for Saturday at VVC

September 20, 2016

By L.J. Gambone Apple Valley Review

Young whippersnappers aren’t the only ones with showstopping talent, according to Marcie Lerner, community liaison for Inter Valley Health Plan’s 8th Annual Senior Talent Showcase set to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Lerner said the event’s theme is “The Art of Entertainment.” More than 75 local residents will deliver a variety of performances before an audience of about 400 people at the Victor Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of Victor Valley College. Admission is free.

Boy taken to hospital after near drowning in Apple Valley

September 14, 2016

By Jose Quintero Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — A 1-year-old boy was in the hospital Tuesday after a near drowning in his family’s backyard pool on Labor Day.

Apple Valley Fire Protection District Chief Sid Hultquist said firefighters responded to the 13700 block of Cuyamaca Road for a report of a possible drowning Monday evening.

Hultquist said firefighters arrived and learned the boy’s family members found him submerged in the pool. The baby was transported to St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley.

Reversing course: Annual Reverse Triathlon scheduled for Sept. 24

September 14, 2016

By L.J. Gambone

It’s off to the races once again as the the Town of Apple Valley kicks off its Reverse Triathlon at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the New Civic Center Park and the Aquatic Center. The 7th annual event will begin with a 5k run and move on to a 12-mile flat road bicycle course. It will conclude with a 150-yard pool swim at Civic Center Park, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway.

Bring along the singalong

September 8, 2016

By Staff Reports

Whether it’s oldies, Broadway standards, country or good old rock ‘n’ roll, Southern California-based entertainer Dianne Chavarria has it covered. Over the last 20 years, Chavarria has made quite a name for herself performing her multi-genre repertoire at retirement homes, women’s groups, senior events and private functions.

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