'Start Smart' class coming in March

Conference Center to host workshop for teen drivers

From Staff Reports

The second round of the California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 13 at the Apple Valley Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway.

The CHP’s Victorville office currently offers the two-hour class to High Desert residents on a monthly basis. The class is made available to teens, accompanied by a parent, at no cost.

Space limited for MWA facilities mini-tour

From Staff Reports

The Mojave Water Agency will host a mini-tour of its facilities from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 1. The agency is currently accepting advanced reservations for the tour as seating is limited.

Twice a year, the agency hosts the educational mini-tour, designed to acquaint and inform the community about the vital role it serves as the Victor Valley region’s manager of water resources, according to a news release.

Good growth news

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Four-hundred new building permits are in the works for a section at Sun City/Jess Ranch. They won’t be built all at once, but new rules, regulations and higher fees are being enacted soon that make getting the permits through the system now rather than later less costly.

The ultimate point is that senior living communities are still a hot development prospect because of brisk sales.

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VANtastic arrival

Mobile recreation program teaches healthy eating, physical activity

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

Two $10,000 grants from Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Grant Program allowed the Town to provide education in physical health and a free way to get fit.

One grant went toward the purchase and installation of exercise equipment at Civic Center Park. The other allowed the Town to expand its VANtastic Fun program.

And quite literally, a van is the key component in the program.

'Heart Games' returning to Apple Valley Feb. 22

Event part of month of free ‘Heart Healthy’ activities

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

Friends, neighbors and coworkers will converge on Feb. 22 to support a common cause: their own health.

Teams of three to five will participate in the “Heart Games,” an event under the Healthy Apple Valley banner, according to the Town’s website. The event features a race where the teams work to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges as they race to the finish line.

Free heart screenings open to High Desert

St. Joseph Health, Town partnering to offer screenings

From Staff Reports

A local medical center and the Town are joining forces this weekend to offer free local heart screenings.

In celebration of Heart Month, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary is offering a free life health assessment at the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday. The assessment includes a cholesterol panel blood test, glucose blood test, blood pressure test, body mass index and waist circumference measurement, according to a news release.

Student astronomers at Vanguard to study double stars

Instructional focus heightened with new Common Core Curriculum

From Staff Reports

Eighth grade students will experience life as professional astronomers in a weekend double star workshop from Feb. 28 to March 2 at Vanguard Preparatory School, accourding to a school news release.

In accordance with new California Common Core Curriculum, eighth graders are learning more than facts and figures from a textbook.

Ready, set, eat!

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Golf Course restaurant is almost ready for prime time.

On Friday, they plan to hold a special introductory Valentine’s dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. They say “walk-ins are welcome” but I would give them a call because they already have significant reservations for that night.

Following the Valentine’s dinner, the restaurant plans to open every Friday and Saturday beginning Feb. 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. Once again we have another choice for dinner — at least two days a week.

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Doors opening at new sandwich shop

Jersey Mike’s to open Wednesday, launching free sub fundraiser to support AVPAL

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

Jess Ranch Marketplace will have a new option for sandwiches beginning Wednesday as Jersey Mike’s opens at 10 a.m.

Franchise owner Adam Shamel will host a grand opening — which includes a free sub fundraiser through Sunday to support the Apple Valley Police Activities League.

Shamel said in a written statement that he’s looking forward to throwing open the doors to the new shop.

State grant to fund AV anti-gang programs, officer

From Staff Reports

Thanks to a grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections, Apple Valley will retain its Juvenile Gang Prevention Deputy for at least two years and initiate or expand several youth programs all aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime, according to a Town news release.

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