Caretaker accused of theft

March 8, 2016

Authorities: Man created fake check to steal from elderly victim

From Staff Reports

APPLE VALLEY — Authorities arrested a man after he allegedly stole thousands of dollars from an elderly person in his care.

Steven Lawrence Griffiths, 33, of Apple Valley, was arrested on suspicion of elder theft by caretaker and making a fictitious check, authorities said in a news release. Authorities said Griffiths created a check with the victim’s account information and was able to cash it, receiving $8,000.

America's No. 1 multi-artist tribute show coming to Apple Valley

March 8, 2016

Steve Waddington & The Retro-Rockin' All-Stars to perform April 8

From Staff Reports

Fans of old time rock 'n' roll won’t want to miss Steve Waddington & The Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars show coming up on April 8 at Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road, Apple Valley.

The concert, which will begin at 7 p.m., has been dubbed by critics as America’s No. 1 multi-artist tribute show and features Waddington performing the hits of Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin and several other legendary entertainers.

Author Patricia Newman visits Desert Knolls Elementary

March 8, 2016

Contributed Content

APPLE VALLEY — Author Patricia Newman visited Desert Knolls Elementary School last week to host writing assemblies and interactive writing workshops.

Students learned about the publishing process and had the opportunity to write their own original stories, school officials said.

Two separate writing assemblies were held for students, one for kindergarten through third-graders and another for fourth- through sixth-graders.

Raise the tax and wait to see what happens

March 8, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Last week the State Legislature voted to pass a new tax on all Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), which will raise $1.4 billion to fund Medi-Cal. The plan helps bail out insurance companies who are losing big money on Obamacare/Medi-Cal through tax breaks while imposing this tax on new MCOs that don’t even work in the Medi-Cal market.

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Coast Guard helicopter visits Lewis Center students

March 2, 2016

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — A Coast Guard chopper made a surprise landing at the Lewis Center last week to the glee of 35 unsuspecting students, who for half a year had been studying aviation in monthly two-hour workshops.

"Each workshop, we focus on a different theme on flying," said program supervisor Kay Ardenski, "and this month happens to be our helicopter theme."

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.

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