Volunteers still needed for community clean up day

Event to take place Saturday

From Staff Reports

Town officials say they’re still in need of volunteers for Apple Valley’s Community Clean Up Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Community service organizations, schools, churches, clubs and individual volunteers are invited to participate.

Teams are provided with trash bags and gloves and assigned an area to clean. In return, participants get event T-shirts and lunch, while supplies last. Volunteers must sign up in advance to get supplies, assignments and fill out a liability waiver.

Good news, bad news

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The good news: The Society of Actuaries has done the first update of mortality tables since 2000 and the new numbers show the average man who turns 65 this year is expected to live to 86.6 and women are expected to live to 88.8 years.

The bad news: The increased life span will add 7 percent to pension obligations which already total about $2 trillion nationwide.

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Poll: AV ‘Best City’ in High Desert

Apple Valley places, offerings nab 35 ‘Best’ nods

By Martial Haprov
Editor

For the third year in a row, Daily Press readers voted the Town of Apple Valley as the “Best City” in the High Desert.

The readers nominated the town for the nod as part of the newspaper’s 2014 Best of the Desert readers choice poll.

Out of 126 categories, 35 Apple Valley-based places, services or events took top honors.

Mayor Art Bishop credits the community, town staff and programs with helping earn the town the “Best” honors three years running.

Bestselling author to speak at writers club event

Anne Perry to visit High Desert Branch of California Writers Club

From Staff Reports

Dwight Norris, president of the High Desert branch of the California Writers Club, announced last week that a best-selling author will be the guest speaker at the club’s April 5 meeting.

Anne Perry is a New York Times and international bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her books have sold more than 30 million copies in print.

CHP ‘Start Smart’ class returning in April

Conference Center hosting workshop for teen drivers

From Staff Reports

The third round of the California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Apple Valley Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.

The CHP’s Victorville office currently offers the two-hour class to High Desert residents on a monthly basis. The class is made available to teens, accompanied by a parent, at no cost.

Local residents visit Congressman in Washington

From Staff Reports

Two Apple Valley residents and members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars recently traveled to the nation’s capital and visited with a local congressman.

Around Town: The Village looking good

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Have you been down to the Village area lately? The new median, the landscaping, flags on the light poles and kiosk signs pointing the way to local businesses are looking pretty cool these days.

Apple Valley Tax Service will grand open an office in the Village on March 27 — slowly rental spaces are filling up and the marketing plan assisted by the Chamber of Commerce is bringing new life to the area.

Now what we need is a commitment to an over arching theme that can tie the whole place together.

AVHS staying the course

Jose Huerta, Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley High School’s Wyatt Mohr pitches onto the green during Thursday’s Mojave River League match. The Apple Valley golf team entered the season as the two-time defending MRL champion, and after two matches the Sun Devils are showing they’ll be tough to knock off. The Sun Devils shot a season-low team score of 207 to win the second MRL match on the Apple Valley Golf Course front nine last week, beating Oak Hills by 18 shots.

Ranchos teaming with company for emergency repairs

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer

In an effort to better serve its customers, Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. has partnered with an emergency repair service company.

HomeServe USA has agreed to work with AVR to offer optional water service line, sewer septic line and interior plumbing and drainage repair service plans to approximately 19,000 homeowners.

Fifth annual emergency preparedness fair coming in April

Fair aimed to prepare residents for major disaster, ‘The Big One’

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the Victor Valley.

What do you do?

Residents will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare for such an event and other major disasters at the fifth annual Shake, Rattle & Roll Out Emergency Preparedness Fair on April 12, according to a Town news release.

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