Granite Hills putting on audience-involved musical, 'Clue'

April 27, 2016

From Staff Reports

The Granite Hills High School Theatre Arts Department is gearing up for they call a one-of-its-kind performance this weekend and next.

“Clue the Musical” is a show similar to the internationally famous board game that requires audience participation for a fun experience all around — and has the possibility of 216 different endings, according to Theatre Arts and Vocal Music Director Shane Churchill.

Capstone Program to be launched this fall

April 27, 2016

From Staff Reports

This fall, Granite Hills High School will implement the AP Capstone Program, according to a news release from the Apple Valley Unified School District.

Currently, only 27 California schools offer this prestigious college-preparatory program.

Lance Arnt, teacher at Granite Hills High School, said the program will equip students with advanced writing and research skills prior to entering a university.

About those GOP delegates

April 27, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The news media has been all a twitter reporting the “outrage” of Donald Trump over the fact that “party bosses” are not rewarding him for votes cast and that delegates' loyalty is a fragile thing.

What he must not comprehend is that all delegates, regardless of which candidate they are pledged to, are party regulars who for the most part agree ahead of time to pay their own way to the convention (in this case, lovely Cleveland, Ohio) for the “experience” of attending.

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High Desert Premier Academy students rewarded for attendance increase

April 19, 2016

From Staff Reports

As a reward for being the campus with the largest increase in attendance during the fall trimester for the Apple Valley Unified School District, students at High Desert Premier Academy were treated to a 40-minute assembly provided by the BMX Pro Trick Team. Two BMX riders attempted various tricks such as the Superman, a 360 spin and the ever-so-popular backflip on ramps set up in the middle of the campus.

Events aimed at drug awareness

April 19, 2016

'No Drugs America Day' planned in AV, Hesperia

By Monica Solano
Staff Writer

The 13th Annual High Desert Communities No Drugs America Day is planned for two separate weekends where guests will be informed about the dangers of drug use.

The community drug prevention effort events will provide families and children with useful information regarding the dangers of both legal and illegal drug use and how to prevent youth from becoming addicted. The event will also focus on alcohol abuse and why under age drinking can also be dangerous.

Inn to host new musical series

April 19, 2016

By Monica Solano
Staff Writer

Prepare to be entertained as the Historic Apple Valley Inn Room is beginning a new musical series from April through September to bring guests top notch live entertainment for all to enjoy.

The Inn Room Live Music Series, which kicks off Saturday, will consist of various performers from around the area as they entertain High Desert residents at the bed and breakfast inn as the historic lodge will be recreated for a unique musical experience.

County: Temporary facility to open April 30

April 19, 2016

Event planned to kick off makeshift library

From Staff Reports

Face painting, a balloon artist, crafts and a children's performer are scheduled to greet guests at the opening of temporary library space at the Newton T. Bass Branch Library on April 30, county officials announced last week.

The event is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. with a special kickoff and dedication with guest speakers, a bag giveaway and light refreshments. Every guest who checks out 15 items from the library during the event becomes eligible for a prize drawing at 1 p.m.

Random thoughts about California

April 19, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

We are entering the fifth year of a drought and new numbers from last year show that the water cut backs in 2015 caused $2.7 billion in economic damage to the state, not the least of which were the contributing factors of 640,000 acres of farm land going fallow and the loss of 117,000 agricultural jobs.

Yet, we see no plans for new dams or infrastructure to capture or route our water around the highly prized (by some) Delta Smelt as it flows into the sea in Northern California, which, by the way, has plenty of water.

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Respect for safety

April 13, 2016

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley Fire Protection District officials and personnel on Wednesday night attended the Respect For Law and Public Safety awards dinner sponsored by the Optimist Club of Apple Valley.

AVFPD firefighter James Lyons was honored as the Firefighter of the Year for his professionalism, commitment and dedication to the community.

Zakary Grounds was awarded the Fire Explorer Scout of the year for his involvement in the community which included helping the homeless and supporting the Homes for Troops program.

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