Construction continues

April 24, 2012

Don Holland, Apple Valley Review

WORK GETTING DONE: Construction buzzes along on the new Dollar General store building just south of Highway 18 on Navajo Road. The approximately 10,000-square-foot unit is slated to open by summer.

Q & A with Riley Ballinger: Keeping her eyes on the prize

April 24, 2012

Riley Ballinger volunteers at the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter and is a member of Future Farmers of America at Apple Valley High School.

Ballinger, 15, moved to Apple Valley from Fullerton when she was four. She attended Rancho Verde Elementary School and Vanguard Preparatory School and currently is a sophomore at Apple Valley High School.


Community briefs

April 24, 2012

Deadline on Friday to register for ‘Overnight Adventure’

Apple Valley’s Horsemen’s Center will host “Overnight Adventure,” an overnight camping experience from 4 p.m. May 4 to noon May 5. A hot dog dinner and continental breakfast will be included. The cost is $9 per person and children under 3 are free. The deadline to register for the event is Friday. For further questions call (760) 240-7880.

Free ‘Shred-Fest’ event open to public next week

Around Town: Congressional carpetbaggers

April 24, 2012

By Pat Orr

I find it odd that a candidate for Congress doesn’t have to live in the district he or she wants to represent. With most folks longing for more local control and politicians who understand local issues, why do we put up with this? Basically, if you have the funding, anyone can run anywhere in the state. Wouldn’t it be grand to see Nancy Pelosi leave San Francisco and hold a town hall meeting here in Apple Valley to run for Congress?


Community Events

April 24, 2012

April 24
Town Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

April 25
High Tea, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., adults 25 and up, free, Town Hall.

‘Organizing Your Facebook Page’ class presented by the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $20 per person, Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, 16010 Apple Valley Road.

April 27
Apple Valley Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Lion’s Park.

April Birthdays Celebration, 2 p.m., CareMore Care Center Community Room, 19059 Bear Valley Road. Call (760) 515-5000 for details.


Arrest Logs

April 24, 2012

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.

Planning to conserve

April 17, 2012


LAY OF THE LAND: Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation has developed six prototypical residential landscape plans, with plant palettes and irrigation plans for High Desert appropriate landscapes. These can be used by an average homeowner who wants to save money on landscape irrigation. For more information, click on If you have a great desert garden at your home or business, send a photo to News@AppleValley

Council to revisit housing tract issue

April 17, 2012

By Rene De La Cruz

An Arizona developer’s plan to build 168 homes along Sitting Bull Road, will be brought back on a future agenda after the council voted to reconsider the project that was originally denied on a 3-2 vote on March 27.

The town’s policy permits the losing side to request reconsideration, according to town staff. Mayor Barb Stanton and Councilman Rick Roelle voted not to revisit the housing issue during the April 10 meeting.

'Transition Fair' aims to educate students, parents

April 17, 2012


Life after high school can be a traumatic period for any student, especially for those who don’t have a definitive plan to transition from school to adult life.

The Desert Mountain Educational Service Center in Apple Valley conducted its fourth-annual Transition Resource Fair Thursday evening, with 44 organizations on hand to help students with disabilities after graduation.


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