Museum recognizes city, district with free event

June 3, 2015

From Staff Reports

A free after-hours program at the Victor Valley Museum from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday will recognize the contributions of the City of Hesperia and the Hesperia Unified School District to the museum’s programming and operations.

Among the activities will be hands-on crafts for kids and families, an interactive presentation by Dinosaurs Rock, and self-guided tours of the museum galleries. Admission and all activities and programs are free during this two-hour period.

So, what really happened?

June 3, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Many of the pro-Apple Valley Ranchos folks want to sell the idea that the Town Council made the irreversible decision at last Tuesday night’s marathon Council session to move forward on their decision to acquire the water company.

According to Councilmember Scott Nassif, this is a long and multi-step process and at each step there will be public input.

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Freedom Festival returning to Brewster park

May 26, 2015

From Staff Reports

Celebrate America's birthday on July 4 at the town's 18th Annual Freedom Festival.

The celebration begins at 2 p.m. at the Lenny Brewster Sports Center. This day-long celebration will feature live music, shopping, a children's play area and more. The popular beer garden will complement a variety of food booths featuring funnel cakes, kettle corn, fresh lemonade and barbecue.

A day of live music, games, activities, food and fun culminates at 9 p.m. with the largest fireworks show in the High Desert.

Readers call town 'Best City' of 2015

May 26, 2015

By Martial Haprov
Editor

Readers have voted and once again the vote is loud and clear: Apple Valley is the "best" municipality in the High Desert.

Daily Press readers who participated in the newspaper's annual Best of the Desert poll voted the town in over Hesperia and Adelanto, marking the fourth year in a row the town has been lauded with the honor.

Town Mayor Larry Cusack said the nod affirms the town's mission and goals for its residents.

High Desert students honored by HD Community Foundation

May 26, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Answering to a higher educational calling, the High Desert Community Foundation founded its Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Legacy Scholarships Project in 2013. The program, which is made possible through an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation, was put into place for the purpose of awarding scholarships to deserving high school and college students from the High Desert.

Courtyard to 'B oK' Thursday night

May 26, 2015

AV-based variety band to liven up concert series

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Music can be a powerful tool to lift the spirit but according to Darlene Velasquez, co-founder of the Apple Valley-based variety band B oK, it has a much greater purpose. Velasquez believes it is mostly meant to bring healing to the listener’s mind, body and soul.

Taking that into consideration, her group decided to call itself B oK, an acronym for Be Okay. Velasquez said those three letters couldn’t be a more perfect way to sum up what her band is all about.

Cut regulations and improve incomes

May 26, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

The liberals keep crying about California becoming a “service economy” filled with low-paying minimum-wage jobs. Their answer is to raise the minimum wage to a point where someone with no skills can enter the workforce and live comfortably. Got a family, a mortgage and car payments? No problem, your part-time job at Wendy’s should provide you with enough in salary and benefits to provide all that.

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Cool vocals in the courtyard

May 20, 2015

A Penny A Kiss to join High-D Boys on Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

War is sometimes a necessary evil but out of the pain and destruction, good things can arise. Such was the case during World War II when America was introduced to The Andrew Sisters, whose wholesome and lively music played a huge part in healing our nation and its people.

Aiming to keep the upbeat and inspirational spirit of the trio alive, the High Desert-based group A Penny A Kiss formed in 2013 and began performing everywhere from veterans’ dinners to community events.

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