Chili Cook-Off returning for 13th year

September 30, 2014

Organizers expect thousands to attend annual October event

By Martial Haprov
EDITOR

A distinct change in the weather has been, for the last dozen years, one way to know that the Happy Trails Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner.

And last weekend’s daytime high temperatures that narrowly topped the mid-70s seemed to be perfectly timed with the official announcement of the 13th annual cook-off, which is set to take place Oct. 18.

AVUSD police chief retires; interim chief sworn in

September 30, 2014
Cesar Molina

By Brooke Self
Staff Writer

Apple Valley Unified School District Police Chief Walter VanOosbree retired earlier this month after nine years of service and Cesar Molina was appointed as interim police chief.

Molina was sworn in during a short ceremony at the AVUSD Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 4. He was the first officer hired by Dave Landry, the first chief for the district, according to Superintendent Tom Hoegerman.

Dreams come true with The Tipping Point

September 30, 2014
Leah Maldonado, left, and Kim Carter are looking forward to the opening of The Tipping Point, a bar and nightclub located at 21860 Outer Highway 18 in Apple Valley that will feature the work of local artists and musicians. (Photo by Sarah Alvarado, Apple Valley Review)

Real estate professionals seek to showcase art, artists

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference,” High Desert residents Leah Maldonado and Kim Carter set out on a course to make one of their big dreams come true.

On Saturday, the real estate professionals will unveil their new Apple Valley bar and nightclub, The Tipping Point, which is located at 21860 Outer Highway 18.

AV woman teaches emotional freedom

September 30, 2014
Pat Farrell

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Stress. It seems almost everyone is looking for ways to cope with it in our hectic and pressure-filled society. Outside of shutting ourselves away from the world, there are a number of more productive ways to combat it, including meditation, deep breathing, counseling and biofeedback.

Another anxiety-busting method that is growing in public awareness is Emotional Freedom Technique, which involves tapping certain acupressure points on the body to relieve anxiety, phobias and a host of other physical and emotional issues.

Deadline for calendar photo contest is Wednesday

September 30, 2014

Photos can be submitted through social media, in person, email

From Staff Reports

There is still time for local amateur and professional photographers to take their best shot and enter them in the 2015 community calendar photo contest. The theme this year is “Healthy Apple Valley.” Healthy people, healthy animals, a healthy environment and plenty of recreational activities all contribute to Apple Valley’s “better way of life.”

Voters, do your homework

September 30, 2014
Pat Orr

Around Town

Voters, do your homework
by Pat Orr

Way back, before anyone filed to run for Town Council, I warned you to watch the future candidates to see who supported them and who gave them campaign donations.

Recently, there have been some unsettling revelations about candidate Richard Bunck’s background and belief system as described in a recent Daily Press article.

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Apple Valley Community Briefs 09/23/2014

September 23, 2014

Church of the Valley semi-annual rummage sale

Church of the Valley’s huge rummage sale event will be held Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 20700 Standing Rock Road off Outer Highway 18, Apple Valley.

Furniture, electrical appliances, toys, videos, CDs and DVDs, books and magazines, kitchen, tools, gardening, walkers, etc. Clothing for all ages sold at $5 per large 13 gallon bag. Everything must go — nothing is held back.

Are we an incubator?

September 23, 2014
Pat Orr

by Pat Orr
For The Apple Valley Review

Families are leaving Southern California’s metropolitan hubs at a faster rate than ever before. Areas like Los Angeles have experienced a decline of 20 percent in those aged 5-14 years in the last 13 years, according to Joel Kotkin of Chapman University.

Where are they going? The Inland Empire.

Central L.A. lost about 87,000 youngsters while low-cost housing drove new residents to places like the Victor Valley, according to Kotkin.

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Local studio owners on point for 15 years

September 23, 2014
Students from A Dancer's Pointe studio in Apple Valley pose during a 2014 recital. Linda Hanley and Pam Cambridge have owned the Apple Valley dance studio for 15 years after purchasing it from its founder, Amy Workman.

‘A Dancer’s Pointe’ studio marks decade and a half in business in AV

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

In celebration of 15 successful years as dancing school owners, Linda Hanley and Pam Cambridge decided to redecorate their Apple Valley studio, A Dancer’s Pointe. The women, who purchased the business in the late 1990s from its founder, Amy Workman, were busy as bees last week painting the interior walls and sprucing up the place.

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