Apple Valley cowboy honored on National Day of the Cowboy

July 29, 2014


The name of one of Apple Valley’s famous cowboys, Earl Bascom, has been placed in the national spotlight.

Out of the many great cowboys and cowgirls from across the country, Bascom was honored as part of the National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday.

The National Day of the Cowboy has been celebrated for the past 10 years throughout North America.

The annual commemoration is held on the fourth Saturday of July in honor of the cowboy, cowboy culture and the cowboy way of life.

Tacos, milkshakes, ice cream for blood donors

July 29, 2014


Two mobile blood drives are planned for Apple Valley this week and those who donate are in for some free goodies.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at the Rock Spring Retirement Community for the first blood drive. Donors will receive, while supplies last, a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream.

Rock Spring Retirement Community is at 20594 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley.

First November proposition scam alert

July 29, 2014


Here is your early warning about Prop. 45. While no catchy name has emerged from the State Attorney General’s Office for this proposed constitutional amendment, rest assured it will have some name like, “Stop Insurance Premium Increases Now” to convince the totally uniformed voter that it’s a good thing.
It isn’t.

The law would give State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones the right to veto premium increases for health insurers doing business in California and further dictate benefits, co-pays and share-of-cost provisions.


Historic building nearly ready to come to life

July 23, 2014

Fat Jack's Bar and Grill to open in former Drapers' location in August

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

Early next month, High Desert residents will have a new dining option at Fat Jack’s Bar and Grill, located at 19123 Highway 18 in Apple Valley. The historical building it is housed in was once home to the popular Drapers’ Sports Bar & Grill, which closed several years ago.

'Big Fat' performance coming to Sunset Concert Series

July 23, 2014

Music, food, dancing to fill Apple Valley Civic Center Park Thursday

From Staff Reports

Concert goers can expect more than just music this week when the Big Fat Steve Band takes the stage at Thursday night’s Sunset Concert Series. The Apple Valley-based band also brings a lot of laughs sure to entertain the whole family.

The band, which classifies itself as a swing, rockabilly, jump blues and oldies group, is a five-man ensemble that hails from right here in Apple Valley. Lead guitarist Steve Orsinelli has traveled and multitasked his way to success.

Eagle Scout completes badge

July 23, 2014

Photo courtesy of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary

With the help of the Mojave Samoan Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 18-year-old Phil Timoteo made and donated 30 blankets to St. Joseph Health, St. Mary to complete his Eagle Scout badge. The blankets were given to the hospital's Community Health Department and will be used to give to new mothers and patients to keep them warm. Timoteo, who will be heading to UCLA in the fall, is pictured below with his mother and sister.

'Cash for Grass' program reaches milestone

July 23, 2014

Agency reports removal of 6.5 million square feet of turf in High Desert

From Staff Reports

High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life. The Mojave Water Agency and the Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation have announced that a total of 6.5 million square feet of turf has been removed since 2008 thanks to the Cash for Grass Program. This has resulted in a cumulative savings of 4,855 acre-feet of water that has helped drought-proof the High Desert region.


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