Officials urge teens to start smart

December 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

In an effort to reach Apple Valley citizens and possibly accommodate more schedules, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station has teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to make a Start Smart class available to teen drivers and their parents in the Town of Apple Valley.

The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Town of Apple Valley Conference Center, and is free to teens and one accompanying parent.

Town planning annual Winter Wonderland

December 2, 2014

From Staff Reports

Local businesses, clubs and organizations are invited to get some exposure and spread some holiday cheer at the same time by participating in this year’s Winter Wonderland celebration at Apple Valley Civic Center Park on Saturday.

Winter Wonderland is a family friendly event featuring free train rides, inflatables, children’s craft projects, pictures with Santa, information and giveaways, live entertainment and falling snow from 2 to 6 p.m.

Local artisans to show their craft at Elves Workshop

December 2, 2014

Event planned for Dec. 13 at High Desert Event Center

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Christmas day is almost here and no doubt shoppers will be looking for last-minute and unique gifts to give to their friends and loved ones. Those who want to avoid the busy shopping malls may want to check out Elves Workshop Craft & Small Business Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville, home of the San Bernardino County Fair.

Around Town: The perfect gift?

December 2, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter on Powhatan Road is having an “Adoption Extravaganza” all week. You can adopt a cat for $25 and a dog for $50.

A household pet can be the perfect gift for the right someone in your life — a senior citizen who is alone and needs companionship or a youngster who needs to learn some responsibility and how to care for someone or something other than themselves for a change.

Makers of music

December 2, 2014

18-member Melody Makers group aim to bring cheer, joy

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The Melody Makers of the High Desert have been on a mission since 2006.

That mission, according to June Wood, a member of the 18-member ensemble, is to brighten the lives of High Desert seniors who are living in care facilities.

Opinion: Californians rising to conservation challenge, but must not relent

December 2, 2014

By PERRY DAHLSTROM
Golden State Water

There’s no telling what rainfall the upcoming winter will provide California. Chances are, even above-average rainfall totals wouldn’t adequately replenish the state’s reservoirs, streams and lakes that have been depleted by three straight years of drought.

Thanks to years of proactive planning and continued long-term investments in water infrastructure, Golden State Water Company has maintained a stable water supply for its local customers during this unprecedented drought. But, some communities in California have run dry.

Around Town: 'There will be blood'

December 2, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

This quote from a recent movie about the fight over oil rights in early California also appears to be an apt observation for what looms in the battle over water in Apple Valley. Because the water rate issue was a political hot button during the recent Town Council election, the rhetoric and intensity of the entire issue has just increased rather than died down.

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Why turkeys on Thanksgiving?

December 2, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The ritual of gobbling up turkey dinners on Thanksgiving became commonplace in the U.S. in the early 1600s. The holiday’s inaugural celebration came in 1621. That first meal was held in Plymouth, Massachusetts and was shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians.

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