Wrong priorities

August 18, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

As residents of the High Desert, we are close to being experts on road construction and transportation infrastructure projects. Why can’t we get our fellow voters to listen to us?

'Back Home Again' honors John Denver

August 11, 2015

Concert planned Sept. 11

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

“Rocky Mountain High.” “Take Me Home Country Roads.” “Annie’s Song.” These timeless and inspiring songs by the late John Denver continue to capture the hearts of fans around the globe.

Denver’s music is still so popular that numerous singer/songwriters tour the world doing tribute shows. Among them is Tom Becker, who was part of the legendary folk group the New Christy Minstrels for a few years during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

AVHS grad teaching 'For America'

August 11, 2015

Audrey Rangel appointed by non-profit as apprentice in LA

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The statistics are staggering. According to the non-profit educational organization Teach For America, only 6 percent of students from poor families will go on to graduate from college. While the problem seems insurmountable, TFA seems up to the challenge.

National Night Out

August 11, 2015

From Staff Reports

The community gathered together with local agencies for the 2015 National Night Out celebration on Tuesday evening in the SuperTarget parking lot. Representatives and officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Apple Valley Station, Apple Valley Fire Protection District, Neighborhood Watch, the California Highway Patrol and more were in attendance to share information and tips with residents on making their neighborhoods safer.

No drop in the bucket

August 11, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Quietly last week, the Town put their new/old water well into service and began filling one of the larger lakes at the golf course used as a reservoir and system “pump out” location. To continue using Apple Valley Ranchos water at the standard commercial rate would have cost the Town over $450,000 a year, according to Assistant Town Manager Dennis Cron.

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'Giggles and Wiggles'

August 4, 2015

Town program aims to help youngsters improve social, motor and play skills

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Technology is a wonderful thing, but spending too much time in front of any kind of electronic screen has the potential to do more harm than good, according to Lena Quinonez, recreation supervisor for the Town of Apple Valley.

Quinonez said this is especially true where small children are concerned.

Freshmen get Sundevil experience

August 4, 2015

Class of 2019 introduced to campus, get four-period simulation days

From Staff Reports

Over three days last week, 160 incoming freshmen gathered at Apple Valley High School for the “Sundevil Experience.”

The purpose of the Sundevil Experience is to help students become acquainted with the campus and to ease the stress of starting high school by simulating a series of four-period days.

Local woman spreads heart health awareness

August 4, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The heart of a woman is a tender thing. It not only breaks easily but also is more susceptible to disease, according to Donna Nash, director of cardiovascular and neurovascular services at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary in Apple Valley.

For the past 20 years, Nash has dedicated her life to spreading awareness about women’s cardiac health through seminars, classes and word of mouth.

She says in many ways, her mission truly is a matter of life and death.

'80s music to explode on Civic Center stage

August 4, 2015

Neon Nation at next installment of summer series

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The Town of Apple Valley’s next Sunset Concert is sure to be a real blast from the past the 1980s tribute band Neon Nation. The popular Southern California-based group will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Civic Center Park Amphitheater, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway.

Its co-founder, Paul Byrd, says ‘80s music fans will be treated to tunes made popular by Billy Idol, The Cure, Van Halen and just about every other hair-raising act from the decade.

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