Festival returns to spiritual living center

April 22, 2015

Semi-annual event expanding in vendors, attendees

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

As public interest continues to grow in the connection between mind, body and spirit, it’s no surprise attendance at the Hi Desert Center for Spiritual Living’s semi-annual Healthy Spirit Festival also is rapidly expanding, according to event organizer Susan King.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the community will have the opportunity to attend the festival free of charge and discover all that the High Desert has to assist them on their journeys to health and wellness.

'Art of Happiness' presentation highlight of festival

April 22, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The kids are screaming, your cell phone’s ringing off the hook and you still have a “To Do” list to tackle that’s a mile long. With all that going on every day, who has time to think about being happy? After all, isn’t happiness only found sunbathing on a beach in Maui or sailing on a yacht through the Caribbean?

New principals assigned to AVUSD schools

April 22, 2015

Rancho Verde, Sycamore Rocks have fresh leadership faces

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley Unified School District this month welcomed two new principals to elementary schools within the district.

Joe Cranston was officially named principal of Rancho Verde Elementary School at the AVUSD Board of Trustees meeting on April 2.

Cranston spent a few weeks at Rancho Verde and says he immediately felt connected to the campus.

Buyer beware

April 22, 2015

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Buried deep in a list of “job killer” bills distributed by the California Chamber of Commerce is a gem we all need to be aware of.

Assembly Bill 1897, which is now law, allows an employee to sue the entity that hired a contractor for wage, hour and workman’s compensation violations.

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Bus drivers mow down local 'Roadeo'

April 22, 2015

AVUSD staffers headed to regional competitions

From Staff Reports

Seven school bus drivers represented Apple Valley Unified School District at the California Association of School Transportation Officials Local Chapter 20 School Bus Roadeo. Three will advance to the CASTO Chapter 1 Roadeo in Devore, followed by the Southern Sectional Roadeo in Cabazon.

Collective aiming to beautify

April 14, 2015

Group of local artists plan to raise visual appeal of AV's Village

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

A creative community also is a healthy one, according to Maggie Vee, who recently founded The Village Artist Collective in Apple Valley. Vee, a longtime High Desert resident, said she envisions her new enterprise as a way to provide opportunities for residents to participate in artistic projects that beautify the town.

Fire tests new emergency management structure

April 14, 2015

Officials tout successful response, operation

FROM STAFF REPORTS

When it became clear that a vegetation fire at Mojave Narrows Regional Park had gotten out of control last week, it didn’t take long for several local agencies to pull together to provide services and information to the region. The River Bottom Fire served as an initiation for the new emergency management structure in Apple Valley, and all indications point to success.

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