Tugging on heartstrings

March 15, 2016

Granite Hills presents 'Anne of Green Gables' this weekend

From Staff Reports

The Granite Hills High School Theatre Arts Department will be performing the beloved classic, “Anne of Green Gables" this weekend.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rogers/Evans Performing Arts Center at Granite Hills. Tickets are $7, or $5 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at www.ghhsdrama.com or by calling 760-961-2290, ext. 2436.

Company aims for healthier meals

March 15, 2016

San Bernardino County-based 'Nutrition Corp.' delivers pre-packaged, healthy entrees

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The more our country’s fascination with fast food grows, the harder the task becomes to convince Americans to stick to a healthy diet. Even so, the Chino-based company Nutrition Corp. seems to be up to such a challenge.

Proving its influence with customers across the nation, the manufacturer of pre-packaged healthy entrees recently shipped out its 1 millionth meal, according to founder and CEO Loreen Asseo.

Your annual St. Patrick’s tutorial

March 15, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Like 11 percent of the American population, I trace my roots back to Ireland. Come this Thursday, everyone will run around, wear some garish green clothing and over indulge in salty beef and beer without knowing exactly why.

Each year I endeavor to illuminate more on the topic of St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland and the celebrations that surround the (purported) anniversary of his death.

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Apple Valley High student wins truck for perfect attendance

March 8, 2016

By Jeff Cooper
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE — Makenzie Lopez’s strategy of keeping her fingers off the snooze button for a semester paid off in a big way.

For achieving perfect attendance as an Apple Valley High School freshman, Lopez qualified for the annual Victorville Motors "It’s a Gas to Go to Class” competition and is now the proud owner of a new 2015 Ram 1500 truck after beating out 600 other eligible students at the "Celebration of Education" event recently at the Victorville Fairgrounds.

Caretaker accused of theft

March 8, 2016

Authorities: Man created fake check to steal from elderly victim

From Staff Reports

APPLE VALLEY — Authorities arrested a man after he allegedly stole thousands of dollars from an elderly person in his care.

Steven Lawrence Griffiths, 33, of Apple Valley, was arrested on suspicion of elder theft by caretaker and making a fictitious check, authorities said in a news release. Authorities said Griffiths created a check with the victim’s account information and was able to cash it, receiving $8,000.

America's No. 1 multi-artist tribute show coming to Apple Valley

March 8, 2016

Steve Waddington & The Retro-Rockin' All-Stars to perform April 8

From Staff Reports

Fans of old time rock 'n' roll won’t want to miss Steve Waddington & The Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars show coming up on April 8 at Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road, Apple Valley.

The concert, which will begin at 7 p.m., has been dubbed by critics as America’s No. 1 multi-artist tribute show and features Waddington performing the hits of Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin and several other legendary entertainers.

Author Patricia Newman visits Desert Knolls Elementary

March 8, 2016

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APPLE VALLEY — Author Patricia Newman visited Desert Knolls Elementary School last week to host writing assemblies and interactive writing workshops.

Students learned about the publishing process and had the opportunity to write their own original stories, school officials said.

Two separate writing assemblies were held for students, one for kindergarten through third-graders and another for fourth- through sixth-graders.

Raise the tax and wait to see what happens

March 8, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Last week the State Legislature voted to pass a new tax on all Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), which will raise $1.4 billion to fund Medi-Cal. The plan helps bail out insurance companies who are losing big money on Obamacare/Medi-Cal through tax breaks while imposing this tax on new MCOs that don’t even work in the Medi-Cal market.

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Coast Guard helicopter visits Lewis Center students

March 2, 2016

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — A Coast Guard chopper made a surprise landing at the Lewis Center last week to the glee of 35 unsuspecting students, who for half a year had been studying aviation in monthly two-hour workshops.

"Each workshop, we focus on a different theme on flying," said program supervisor Kay Ardenski, "and this month happens to be our helicopter theme."

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