Who's on first?

August 19, 2014

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

As promised last week I have some research on the candidates running for local elective spots in November and here is a snapshot of each race and what, if anything, I could find out (or guess) about the candidates.

Apple Valley Town Council
Incumbents Curt Emick (consulting pharmacist), Scott Nassif (local business owner) and Barb Stanton (retired broadcaster) have all filed and will be on the ballot and have put up the cash to have ballot statements. All three are registered Republicans.


Jumbo 'Jack' donation for March of Dimes

August 14, 2014

Jack in the Box group raises $41k for nonprofit


The March of Dimes took a big step forward in their efforts to help ensure stronger, healthy babies after the non-profit received a large donation by a local fast food franchise group.

“Envision Foods and its Jack in the Box group blew us away when they told us that they raised $41,000,” said Chris Huyett, executive director for the Inland Empire March of Dimes. “We were shocked, thrilled and bouncing off the walls screaming when we found out. Envision completely rocked it.”

Lady & the Tramps tuned up to take Sunset Concert Series stage

August 14, 2014

Band will close out 2014 series at Civic Center Park Thursday evening

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Motivated by a vision to become one of the High Desert’s most sought-after bands, Apple Valley resident Chad Sipes formed his band Lady and the Tramps in 2011. Sipes said things immediately fell into place and it wasn’t long before the four-piece ensemble had a calendar full of gigs.

‘Celebration’ to support kids of military families

August 14, 2014

Rock Spring Retirement Community to host event Saturday

From Staff Reports

Celebration Hometown Heroes is a result of local organizations and businesses in the community wanting to support children who have a parent who will be, is or has been deployed recently. These kids are often forgotten. These kids make sacrifices and deal with many emotions while they deal with holidays, birthdays and back to school night without that parent.

The men and women who serve in the military are our heroes and for this one special day these kids will be treated as our heroes.

Latin stylings on the Civic Center Park stage

August 6, 2014

Latin Express to perform in next series installment Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

From the moment High Desert musician Johnny Camarena stepped foot on the stage, he admits he has relied on divine intervention to pave his way. The Apple Valley native started out performing at the age of 12 in a band with his father and several siblings.

He says he learned early on how a simple expression of faith can not only be the key to overcoming stage fright but also finding success in the challenging world of the music business.

CHP ‘Start Smart’ class returning this month

August 6, 2014

Conference Center hosting workshop for teen drivers

From Staff Reports

The next round of the California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 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.

Get bugged at the Victor Valley Museum

August 6, 2014

From Staff Reports

Experience a hands-on adventure into the world of bugs at the Victor Valley Museum during Bug Fest, Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bug Fest activities are included with museum general admission.
Families can explore the world of arthropods — insects, spiders, and crustaceans — with insect games, insect stories and activities, and creepy-crawly craft creations to take home. Peer through microscopes, explore for insects in the museum garden, and learn some amazing facts in the Believe It or Not bug trivia game.

Writers Club works with AAE students on local memoir project

August 6, 2014

From Staff Reports

The High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club, a local division of writers who taught high school students creative writing and then connected them to High Desert senior citizens to write their memoirs, announced that the Central Board of the organization has approved funding to help complete another such project for 2015.


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