Prices getting deeper?

April 2, 2015

Price for precious elixir goes up with contributing factors

Water prices are increasing, and it seems state policies contribute more and more to that rise. Mojave Water Agency General Manager Kirby Brill, based in Apple Valley, recently spoke with High Desert Media Group at the MWA's Deep Creek spillway, shown here, about the administration of the local water supply and offered details on the policies' effect on prices. For more on this local situation, visit www.vvdailypress.com to read the full story and view an special TOUT video.

Learning leadership with the legions

April 2, 2015

Apple Valley post of American Legion program heading to Sacramento

BY L.J. GAMBONE
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Equipping young men to become future leaders is something the nonprofit American Legion Boys State program is extremely passionate about, according to American Legion member Jim Brown.

Brown, who acts as chairperson for the Boys State program at Apple Valley Post 256, said American Legions from all across California will send four local high school juniors to leadership training in Sacramento for one week in June.

Singing group brings proof of victory

April 2, 2015

'Living Proof' singers beat cancer, bring music to the masses

BY L.J. GAMBONE
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Triumphing over tragedy is something all three members of the High Desert-based vocal trio Living Proof are very well-versed in. Carlotta Diggs, Candace Lindo and Paul Peterson are cancer survivors who credit their love of music and performing for helping them get through some of the darkest moments of their lives.

Hospital making headway on local health

April 2, 2015

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary driving Healthy High Desert program

BY L.J. GAMBONE
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

It’s been nearly 2,500 years since Greek physician Hippocrates shared this advice with the world, but it has perhaps become more important than ever to take it seriously. Over the past 50 years, experts say America truly has become a grab-and-go nation, choosing to consume unhealthy convenience foods over fresh fruits and vegetables.

Your profitability question answered

April 2, 2015

Last week I wondered here why it was that the Carlyle Group was willing to sell off Park Water — the owner of Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company — so quickly after all the trouble and expense of purchasing the company just four short years ago. I quickly got my answer and some background from Park Water executive Chris Schilling and AVR General Manager Tony Penna.

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Chinese exchange students tour hospital

March 25, 2015

St. Mary visit inspires 16 young adults, many aspiring doctors to be

BY L.J. GAMBONE
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Seeking to develop mutual respect and tolerance between Americans and people from other countries, the nonprofit organization ERDT/enVision began creating exchange student programs in 1974. One of those is Sociological Research in America (SRA), which was designed for Chinese college students to visit the United States in order to learn about various aspects of American society.

A fool and his golf ball are soon parted

March 25, 2015

BY PAT ORR
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce will take over the Apple Valley Golf Course on Monday for the fifth annual "Ain't No Foolin' Open" tournament. Beside the usual fun, frivolity, slices, hooks and mulligans there will be a “ball drop” after which some lucky winner will walk away with cold hard cash. There is still time to join and play a round and buy a ball. I will be there somewhere hacking out of the trees and using inappropriate language.

Gee, I love golf.

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Town takes over emergency prep

March 18, 2015

Transition is opportunity to elevate programming, town manager says

BY MARTIAL HAPROV
EDITOR

Following a recent column in the Apple Valley Review, town officials are clearing the air on leadership of emergency operations and preparedness in Apple Valley.

“Our Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Joseph Ramos, is working very hard on behalf of the town in our emergency preparedness transition from management by the Fire District to management by the town,” Town Manager Frank Robinson said in a written statement last week.

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