New low-radiation x-ray machine arrives

July 15, 2014

AV hospital home to only machine of its kind in California

From Staff Reports

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary is now home to the only digital tomosynthesis machine in California, the hospital announced last week. Costing roughly $1 million, the new machine is nearly as good as MRI for detecting signs of rheumatoid arthritis and bone erosion, and outperforms standard conventional radiology, officials say.

'Pop Gun Rerun' to take the Sunset Concert stage Thursday

July 15, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Don’t let the zany 1980s costumes and wild onstage antics fool you — the High Desert-based retro band Pop Gun Rerun is as serious as can be when it comes to playing music, according to its co-founder Sean Hemstedt.

Hemstedt says the get-ups and high-energy showmanship are meant to create excitement as the group delivers spot-on renditions of the Top 40 hits of the decade.

James Stastny named Town Employee of the Quarter

July 15, 2014

Maintenance employee achieved perfect attendance record over six years

From Staff Reports

People who work nine to 11 hours a day often think of the office as their second home. Naturally, they want that home to be a comfortable, clean space filled with friendly faces. Fortunately for the Town of Apple Valley, employees such as Custodian James Stastny provide exactly that.

Optimists partner with BJ's, Lord's Table for kids' vitamin program

July 15, 2014

Program focuses on providing families with meals that include adequate vitamins, minerals

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Optimist Club recently announced it’s partnering with BJ’s Health Foods and the Lord’s Table this summer to start a special program for High Desert kids who are fortunate to be served a daily hot meal from The Lord’s Table in Victorville.

Submissions sought for Community Calendar Photo Contest

July 15, 2014

Photos can be submitted through social media, in person, email

From Staff Reports

The Town of Apple Valley invites local amateur and professional photographers to take their best shot — and then enter them in the 2015 Community Calendar Photo Contest.

The theme this year is “Healthy Apple Valley.” Healthy people, healthy animals, a healthy environment and plenty of recreational activities all contribute to Apple Valley’s “Better Way of Life.”

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.

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Town’s Rockin’ Flea Market

July 8, 2014

Organizers seeking vendor spot reservations

FROM STAFF REPORTS

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

DAVID PARDO,
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

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.

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