Why a small town parade still matters

October 13, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

I was part of a coterie of local volunteers from the Optimist, Rotary and Sheriff’s Explorers who helped manage the logistics of the Happy Trails Parade down the Outer Highway.

It was a highly organized event (compared to some) and went off without a hitch. As I stood in the street sending off one entrant after another — hopefully in the right order — I had time to reflect on what events like this really mean in the life of a community.


Apple Valley Airshow returns on Saturday for 15th year

October 5, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Prepare for takeoff.

For the 15th year in a row, the Apple Valley Airshow will bring its exciting lineup of aerobatic pilots, skydivers, warbirds and more to the Apple Valley Airport, 21600 Corwin Road, Apple Valley. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

According to Terry Stover, manager of the Apple Valley Airport, the event will feature some of Southern California’s most renowned performers, including Tim Just, John Collver, Rob Harrison, Dr. D and West Coast Ravens.

Apple Valley resident restores collection of trunks once owned by William Hearst

October 5, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review


Eight months ago, Apple Valley resident/antique trunk restoration expert Randall Barbera truly hit the mother lode of opportunity when he was hired to restore a collection of vintage Louis Vuitton trunks that once belonged to publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst.

Extending help to those dealing with grief

October 5, 2016

Sunrise Center holding grand opening on Wednesday

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Grief is part of the human experience, yet for many, the emotion can be overwhelming to deal with for an extended period of time. In an effort to help people of all ages in our community better cope with the loss of loved one, the Apple Valley-based Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation founded the Sunrise Center.

Yucca Loma Bridge nears completion

September 27, 2016

By Matthew Cabe Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — More than two years into construction, the Yucca Loma Bridge is now 97 percent complete, according to town officials, who said “a little paint, some wiring and a bit more concrete” is all that remains to finish the first phase of the three-pronged transportation improvement project.

The town expects full completion of the bridge — essentially three independent bridges connected by joints — by the third week of April, according to Town spokeswoman Charlene Engeron.

A flair for the hair: Hair Emporium offers large variety of hair supplies, wigs, extensions

September 27, 2016

By L.J. Gambone / Hesperia Star

Hair’s the thing. When it comes to wigs and other supplies designed to keep your mane looking beautiful, no store in the area carries a wider selection than Hair Emporium in Victorville, according to its owner Omar Lago.

For the past 25 years, Omar and his wife Paula’s business has been supplying top-quality products at reasonable prices, as well as personalized service to area residents.

Woodystock back in Town

September 27, 2016

By L.J. Gambone Apple Valley Review

Rock 'n’ roll and rythym and blues are about to fuse once again for the 4th annual Woodystock Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Woodwardville Ranch in Apple Valley.

The event will feature a diverse lineup of talent, including local groups, as well as bands from Los Angeles, Ventura and Texas.

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.


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