Around Town: Water war enters Phase 2

December 10, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

At every opportunity, I’ve been encouraging individuals associated with the town and Apple Valley Ranchos to share more information and help educate the rate paying public.

A quarter page ad in the Daily Press, which the town placed, is in part responding to an earlier “white paper” distributed by AVR. There is some verbiage and a chart that compares water rates of all the local cities with both AVR and Golden State Water, our two primary private water companies.

Tales taken sky-high

December 2, 2014

Former AV resident pens fictional ‘Flight Tales’ novel

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Illicit affairs and a series of devious deceptions take center stage in High Desert resident Adriana Flores’ first self-published novel, “Flight Tales: First class flights, sex and lies.” Flores, who writes under the name A.J. Marcs, said her story is a bit of life imitating art but was mostly dreamed up in her own, wild imagination.

Cell tower going up near Town Hall

December 2, 2014

AT&T facility will generate $26,000 per year in revenue

From Staff Reports

One segment of cell phone users should see an improvement in reception soon near Town Hall.

AT&T is constructing a new cellular tower between Town Hall and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station, according to a town news release.

Doubling as a clock tower and standing at 55 feet, AT&T paid for construction costs for the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

Happy Trails presenting 13th annual 'Curly's Cowboy Christmas'

December 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

The 13th annual Curly’s Cowboy Christmas is set for Dec. 13, benefitting the abused children served by the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation of Apple Valley.

The event is a tribute to the memory of award winning singer/songwriter “Curly” Jim Musgrave, of Lake Arrowhead, founder of the event that carries his name.

Officials urge teens to start smart

December 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

In an effort to reach Apple Valley citizens and possibly accommodate more schedules, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station has teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to make a Start Smart class available to teen drivers and their parents in the Town of Apple Valley.

The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Town of Apple Valley Conference Center, and is free to teens and one accompanying parent.

Town planning annual Winter Wonderland

December 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

Local businesses, clubs and organizations are invited to get some exposure and spread some holiday cheer at the same time by participating in this year’s Winter Wonderland celebration at Apple Valley Civic Center Park on Saturday.

Winter Wonderland is a family friendly event featuring free train rides, inflatables, children’s craft projects, pictures with Santa, information and giveaways, live entertainment and falling snow from 2 to 6 p.m.

Local artisans to show their craft at Elves Workshop

December 2, 2014

Event planned for Dec. 13 at High Desert Event Center

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Christmas day is almost here and no doubt shoppers will be looking for last-minute and unique gifts to give to their friends and loved ones. Those who want to avoid the busy shopping malls may want to check out Elves Workshop Craft & Small Business Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville, home of the San Bernardino County Fair.

Around Town: The perfect gift?

December 2, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter on Powhatan Road is having an “Adoption Extravaganza” all week. You can adopt a cat for $25 and a dog for $50.

A household pet can be the perfect gift for the right someone in your life — a senior citizen who is alone and needs companionship or a youngster who needs to learn some responsibility and how to care for someone or something other than themselves for a change.

Makers of music

December 2, 2014

18-member Melody Makers group aim to bring cheer, joy

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The Melody Makers of the High Desert have been on a mission since 2006.

That mission, according to June Wood, a member of the 18-member ensemble, is to brighten the lives of High Desert seniors who are living in care facilities.

Opinion: Californians rising to conservation challenge, but must not relent

December 2, 2014

By PERRY DAHLSTROM
Golden State Water

There’s no telling what rainfall the upcoming winter will provide California. Chances are, even above-average rainfall totals wouldn’t adequately replenish the state’s reservoirs, streams and lakes that have been depleted by three straight years of drought.

Thanks to years of proactive planning and continued long-term investments in water infrastructure, Golden State Water Company has maintained a stable water supply for its local customers during this unprecedented drought. But, some communities in California have run dry.

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