Charitable mission takes flight

March 2, 2016

Honor Flight chapter raising money to fly WWII vets to D.C.

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The mission is clear. The new, nonprofit High Desert chapter of the Honor Flight Inland Empire Hub has its sights set on giving deserving World War II veterans a chance to visit their own war memorial in Washington, D.C.

Tumultuous start, fairytale ending

February 25, 2016

Air Force 'Portraits of Love' series includes tale of love for Apple Valley couple

By Airman 1st Class Erin Babis
U.S. Air Force

Editor's Note: This article is part of a series published by the United States Air Force depicting the many varieties of love Airmen have in their lives that give them the support and motivation to accomplish the Air Force mission.

Eleven years ago, in a dusty desert city outside of Los Angeles, the bell rang for second period drama class to start.

Students embrace love of reading

February 25, 2016

From Staff Reports

Earlier this month, nearly 200 kindergarten and first grade students at Yucca Loma Elementary School each received a new book donated by The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health.

The donation consisted of Valentine-themed and Disney children storybooks and materials, as part of the organization’s For the Love of Reading campaign. The books were delivered by Molina Foundation representatives, Molina Healthcare volunteers and “Dr. Cleo”, the Molina Healthcare mascot.

Utility kicks off 2016 conservation program

February 25, 2016

Liberty distributes 350 free high-efficiency toilets

From Staff Reports

Liberty Utilities, Apple Valley, formerly Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, kicked off its 2016 water conservation program with a distribution of 350 free high-efficiency toilets to customers at Granite Hills High School in Apple Valley.

Students and faculty of the GHHS SCADA Academy volunteered their time to assist with the conservation event on Feb. 12, according to a Liberty news release.

The effects of taking multiple prescription drugs

February 25, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Saying “no” to taking too many drugs is something many seniors must learn to do or perhaps face serious health consequences, experts say.

According to Health Research Funding, research shows adverse side effects from taking multiple drugs are responsible for 700,000 emergency room visits per year.

Just a few include falling, insomnia, agitation, forgetfulness, confusion, loss of appetite and depression.

Political 'power couple' a soap opera?

February 25, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

It was clear from the early stages of Bill Clinton’s career that his wife was going to latch onto his political coat tails and ride them as far as she could go. She easily carpet-bagged her way to a New York Senate seat and then when thoroughly rejected by voters in 2008 she took what she could get to stay in the spotlight, Secretary of State under a president she herself declared “not ready for primetime.”

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Program opens sports door to local youngsters

February 18, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

For the next six weeks, youngsters ages 3 through 5 will have the opportunity to try their hand at various sports through the Town of Apple Valley’s Adventures in Pee Wee Sports program.

According to recreation assistant Liz Fratt, the activity was designed several years ago with the aim of allowing kids to test out what it’s like to play basketball, soccer and T-ball. The program began Friday and will continue every Friday through March 19 at the James Woody Community Center, 13467 Navajo Road.

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