Snacks, smacks and audit attacks

July 15, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

You may have read that Victor Valley College is back on probation by decree of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association for Schools and Colleges. What you may have missed is that California State Auditor Elaine Howle has released a blistering report attacking WASC for lack of transparency, inconsistent application of its own rules and has challenged the ability of the organization to understand the intricacies of a financial audit.


Town’s Rockin’ Flea Market

July 8, 2014

Organizers seeking vendor spot reservations


Is your trash someone else’s treasure? Find out by reserving a space at Apple Valley’s Rockin’ Flea Market on August 16.

Generous 12-foot by 12-foot vendor spaces are available to individuals, businesses or groups for only $20. Non-profit organizations can take advantage of a $10 special rate.

And the rocket's red glare...

July 8, 2014


Hundreds of local residents cover the grassy landscape at Lenny Brewster Sports Center on Friday and watch the spectacular fireworks presentation to cap off the Town of Apple Valley's annual Freedom Festival. The afternoon and evening event featured a performance by '80s tribute band, Neon Nation, as well as the popular beer garden that complemented a variety of food booths featuring funnel cakes, kettle corn, fresh lemonade and barbecue.

All about the entertainment

July 8, 2014

The Silverados to grace the Civic Center Park Amphitheater stage Thursday


While many country bands dream of signing a Nashville recording contract, the Inland Empire-based group The Silverados has much simpler and less-complicated goals, according to founder Mike Heil. Heil, who sings and plays guitar, says his group is all about having fun and providing a memorable entertainment experience to the scores of fans who attend its shows.

It was news to me

July 8, 2014


We hadn’t been back to the Apple Valley Golf Course Restaurant since Valentine’s Day until last Friday night.

I’ve continued to be bugged that there has been no name given to the eating facility but to my surprise the new operator — Sierra Golf — has now christened the facility “RoyDale Restaurant.” The Town staff claims it was all Sierra Golf’s doing and it was announced via an ad in this newspaper, which I apparently missed.


Fundraisers at Cadillac Ranch to support the causes

July 2, 2014

Events to benefit Caleb Lucas, 7, Terry Brosch, 27

By Martial Haprov

A local bar known for its frequent fundraisers to help out local families in need is planning two events over the next two weekends to help one family move into a new home and provide transportation for a man stricken with lifelong illnesses.

On Sunday and July 13, the Cadillac Ranch Saloon will host fundraising events for 7-year-old Caleb Lucas, who is need of a heart transplant, and Terry Brosch, 27, who was born with muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and cerebral palsy.

’80s tunes to explode on stage with Neon Nation

July 2, 2014

Band to entertain Freedom Festival crowds Friday at Lenny Brewster Sports Center

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Along with lots of fun, food and fireworks, the Town of Apple Valley’s Freedom Festival is sure to be a real blast from the past with entertainment by the 1980s tribute band, Neon Nation. The popular Southern California-based group will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lenny Brewster Sports Center, 20124 Otoe Road.


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