Preparing for Hollywood

A.V. woman teaches auditioning classes at Town Hall

By Rene De La Cruz

After working with “America’s Got Talent” producer Simon Cowell and singing and dancing all over the world, Apple Valley’s Sarah Krieg is ready to impart her wisdom and talent with local performers.

Krieg will be teaching the course “Auditioning for the Actor” beginning today at the James Woody Community Center.

During the four-session course hosted by the recreation and park department, Krieg will teach students how to have a successful audition.

Local girls fighting cancer with duct tape

By Rene De La Cruz

They say that there are more than a million uses for duct tape, but three sixth-grade girls are using the popular tape to fight cancer.

Last June, classmates Taylor Marino, Krislyn Sherron and Dakota Sooter raised $241.68 for the American Cancer Society by creating and selling fashion accessories made from duct tape.

“We’ve made bows, flowers, purses, wallets and bracelets,” said the 11-year-old Marino, as she displayed some of the colorful creations on her kitchen counter.

Local singer soars at 'SoCal Icon' event


LA MIRADA • One Apple Valley singer took her talents to the La Mirada Theatre in front of hundreds of spectators as competed in — and won — the SoCal Icon competition final concert event.

“I inherited the voice,” said Claudia Douge, 16, who’s been singing since she was 11. Competing against talent from all over Southern California, Douge won the “Icon” title in the 15-to-18 age division. The event was the culmination of a several-months-long vocal competition in Orange County.

Mavs teach AAE students about the four bases

Program focuses on staying in school, studying hard, staying active and saying no to drugs

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • Some 350 children were on the edge of their seats as players from the High Desert Mavericks spoke during a presentation at the Academy for Academic Excellence campus in Apple Valley.

The presentation, called the “Four Bases,” teaches children that reaching each base will help them on their road to success. The four bases are: Staying in school, studying hard, staying active and saying no to drugs.

Residents gear up for 'Taste of Apple Valley'

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • Vendors are preparing to make the taste buds of High Desert residents come alive as Sun City hosts the Taste of Apple Valley on Saturday.

The two-hour event, which begins at 11 a.m., will revolve around the sampling of various foods from area restaurants and caterers, and the opportunity to tour model homes at the retirement community for the 55-plus crowd.

In brief

Take a spin at Kiwanis Casino Night Friday
Apple Valley Kiwanis will hold its second annual Casino Night from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Apple Valley Country Club, 15200 Rancherias Road.

Tickets are $25. For more information, call (760) 900-3107 or email

Calling all artists
The Apple Valley Review is seeking to feature the work of talented local artists in upcoming editions.

Around Town: Dropouts, grads and vouchers

By Pat Orr

I like the recent news that the new Indiana law allowing parents to use a voucher to help offset costs when they choose a private education is a big hit. The pitiful dropout and graduation rates in San Bernardino County and all of California indicate we could stand a similar status quo shake-up. Indiana Catholic schools are bulging at the seams all of a sudden. Teachers unions are beside themselves.

Arrest Logs

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Granite Hills shooting for DSL title, deep playoff run


APPLE VALLEY • The Granite Hills football team will have some changes to adjust to as it welcomes in new head coach Obie Galindo, the program’s third head coach in as many seasons. But with the return of multiple key players, the Cougars expect to compete for the Desert Sky League championship.

A.V. counting on experience this season


APPLE VALLEY • With most of the Mojave River League football teams losing key players to graduation, Apple Valley figures to be a contender for the league title.

The Sun Devils went 5-6 and finished third in league last season, but they return 16 players who either started or saw significant playing time. One of the returners is quarterback Ben Quiroz, who racked up more than 1,900 yards of total offense.

They also have five impact sophomores ready to start this year, including middle linebacker Mason Kelly.


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