15 year old saves senior neighbor from swamp cooler predicament

July 21, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Like it or not, high winds are a fact of life in the High Desert. Other than messing up your hairdo or blowing trash all over your yard, they typically aren’t much cause for concern.

At least that’s what 73-year-old Apple Valley resident Linda Root thought until earlier this month when an extremely windy day almost did her in. Around 3:30 p.m. on July 12, Root went out to her yard to hose down her swamp cooler’s motor in an effort to increase its effectiveness.

Reseach warns dangers of polypharmacy

July 21, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
For The Apple Valley Review

Prescription drugs may have their benefits but taking a combination of five or more of them has proven to be dangerous and even deadly, according to Health Research Funding. This seems to be especially true among senior citizens, who are likely to be prescribed several different drugs for a multitude of health issues.

Protect a vital organ

July 21, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
For The Apple Valley Review

There’s no time like summer to catch some rays but too much sun exposure can cost you dearly. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually. While there are numerous risk factors for the disease, the one at the top of the list is spending a lot of time outdoors without applying the right amount of a quality sunscreen.

Remember the message of Knute Rocke

July 21, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Starting with the July 4 holiday weekend, I've heard nothing but an endless stream of unhappy people lament about the decline of America.

People always complain. People who are in the party not in the White House usually complain the loudest. But this round of constant negativism about a laundry list of bad decisions made by President Barry and his minions — not the cute ones in the theaters — have conservatives, independents and a lot of folks who don’t wear a label spinning out of control.

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Motown cool

July 14, 2015

Blue Breeze Band to blow into Apple Valley

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For a musical group, it doesn’t get much better than playing for the President of the United States. Very few ever get the chance to do so, but Harold Wherry’s Blue Breeze Band is one of the fortunate ones.

When former President Bill Clinton was in office, the seven-piece Motown/blues/jazz ensemble performed at a gala for Clinton, which Wherry says was not only surreal and cool but also one of the most memorable gigs he has ever played.

Water conversation efforts continue

July 14, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

California may be as known as the sunny state but after three years of extremely low precipitation, it’s time for some much needed rain. The state is now in a record drought and Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company has been asking residents to conserve water. So far, officials report that many have been doing their part.

According to Apple Valley Ranchos, customers are using a conservative 188 gallons a day on average. Still, they say as water supplies continue to dry up, more needs to be done.

AV owner honored at Ronald McDonald House ceremony

July 14, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Hoping to raise $12 million for a giant expansion project, the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House held a special community awareness program on July 2 at Mercy Air Service at the airport in Hesperia. During the event, two generous donors were recognized in front of residents and public officials during a brief ceremony that also included guest speakers and a reception.

AVAS aims to break a world record

July 14, 2015

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley Animal Services and co-host Shear Realty invite the public to be a part of a once in a lifetime event — breaking a world record for the "Largest Dog Obedience Lesson" ever held. This world-recognized experience will be featured at the 10th Annual Paws n' Claws Pet Fair on Oct. 24 at Civic Center Park in Apple Valley.

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