Donate blood, get tacos and a movie ticket

August 26, 2014

Digiplex to host LifeStream blood drive on Sunday

From Staff Reports

A mobile blood drive planned for Apple Valley this week will bring some free goodies to donors.

From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, the LifeStream mobile blood van will be at the Digiplex movie theater. While supplies last, donors will receive coupons a small combo meal courtesy of Jack in the Box and a movie ticket courtesy of Digiplex Apple Valley.

Donors will also receive a free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that donors can redeem for complimentary items.

Submissions still sought for community calendar photo contest

August 26, 2014

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

From Staff Reports

There is still time for local amateur and professional photographers to take their best shot and 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.”

Quilt of Valor

August 26, 2014

Photo courtesy of Carlos Guerra, United States Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Julio Tovar and wife Ada Tovar show a quilt made by the Quilts of Valor organization of Apple Valley. QOV made the quilt by hand specifically for Sgt. Tovar and presented it to him this summer in appreciation of his service and dedication to the United States.

Around Town: Where did they go?

August 26, 2014

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

I have been asked by several readers, “What happened to the other editorial columns that used to appear in the Apple Valley Review on a weekly basis?”

Without coming right out and saying so, the implied comment was, “How can your junk survive when they cut out Dennis Prager?”

My short answer: “My junk is free.”

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Hospital recognized for community value

August 19, 2014

Consulting firm ranks St. Joseph Health, St. Mary as top ‘Community Value Provider’

From staff reports

St. Mary Medical Center was recently recognized as a top ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley & Associates. Cleverley & Associates, a leading health care financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part of its new publications: State of the Hospital Industry — 2014 Edition.

Acting out the art of drama in AV

August 19, 2014

Acting classes offered through Town’s parks and recreation department

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

With funding for the arts being nearly non-existent in the public school system, youngsters are truly missing out on a well-rounded educational experience, according to Apple Valley resident and acting coach Melanie Myers.

To help remedy the problem, Myers said she recently began offering affordable acting classes through the Town of Apple Valley’s parks and recreation department.

Who's on first?

August 19, 2014

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

As promised last week I have some research on the candidates running for local elective spots in November and here is a snapshot of each race and what, if anything, I could find out (or guess) about the candidates.

Apple Valley Town Council
Incumbents Curt Emick (consulting pharmacist), Scott Nassif (local business owner) and Barb Stanton (retired broadcaster) have all filed and will be on the ballot and have put up the cash to have ballot statements. All three are registered Republicans.

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Jumbo 'Jack' donation for March of Dimes

August 14, 2014

Jack in the Box group raises $41k for nonprofit

BY RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ
STAFF WRITER

The March of Dimes took a big step forward in their efforts to help ensure stronger, healthy babies after the non-profit received a large donation by a local fast food franchise group.

“Envision Foods and its Jack in the Box group blew us away when they told us that they raised $41,000,” said Chris Huyett, executive director for the Inland Empire March of Dimes. “We were shocked, thrilled and bouncing off the walls screaming when we found out. Envision completely rocked it.”

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