Shelter launches 'Pets and Patriots'

September 9, 2015

Month-long tribute honors patriotism following 9/11

By Martial Haprov

In the days, weeks and months that followed the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, a culture of patriotism and national pride swept the U.S. in response to the terrorism that befell American soil that Tuesday morning.

As the 14th anniversary of that day nears, the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter is jumping in the ring to continue that patriotism as it recently launched a new program, “Pets and Patriots.”

AV team heads to Alzheimer's walk

September 9, 2015

Car show planned to help support team's trip

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease and the numbers of people affected by it continue to rise. According to the national Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with the condition this year alone.

No healthy skepticism

September 9, 2015

Contributed Content

Pat Orr has taken a jab at those who have been critical of Assistant Town Manager Dennis Cron ("No empire building," Apple Valley Review, Aug. 26). Orr's main point seems to be that because Cron is retiring in December, he therefore could not possibly have pursued the hostile takeover of Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company as part of an attempt at personal "empire building."

Unfortunately, Orr fails to provide any context, which allows him to set up his straw man argument in the first place.


Let them eat cake

September 9, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

That now infamous response from Marie Antoinette when asked about what to do with the poor hungry citizens of France cost her to literally lose her head eventually and fueled the French Revolution.

Were it only so with some in our State Legislature.

Governor Sunspot and Democratic leader Kevin de Leon are pushing for quick passage of SB350 which mandates a 50-percent reduction in fossil fuel use in California by 2030. That's a mere 15 years.


'The art of the smile'

September 1, 2015

AV dentist Kelly Hong makes charity trip to Vietnam

L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Recently named Woman of the Year by the Century City Chamber of Commerce, Apple Valley dentist Kelly Hong certainly seems more than deserving of the title. Along with operating two successful offices — one in Century City and one in Apple Valley — Hong has dedicated much of her life to providing dental work to people in impoverished countries.

Parade returning after eight years

September 1, 2015

Participation sign-ups officially open for Oct. 17 event

From Staff Reports

An eight-year dry spell for an Apple Valley parade is about to come to an end this fall.

The Happy Trails Parade will return to Highway 18 beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 17, town officials announced last week.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2015 parade. Clubs, schools, churches, businesses, individuals, marching bands, car clubs, equestrian groups/individuals and more are invited to show their community spirit. There is no fee for participation.

AAE in need of play space

September 1, 2015

Fun Run and Health Fair planned to raise funds

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Built on a dream and a lofty vision to raise the quality of education in the High Desert, the Academy for Academic Excellence K-12 charter school in Apple Valley has been offering rigorous college preparatory learning since 1990.

Local teens give back

September 1, 2015

Mayor honors eight volunteers who donated at least 100 hours to various community events

By Matthew Cabe
Apple Valley Review

APPLE VALLEY — Eight local teenagers were honored by Mayor Larry Cusack and council members at the Town Council meeting Tuesday for achieving 100 hours or more of volunteer work at town and community events.

The teenagers volunteered a combined total of 1,095 hours through the Teen Zone, an Apple Valley volunteer organization for kids ages 13 to 17.


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