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.

U.S. Capitol flag to fly at Yucca Loma

May 20, 2015

From Staff Reports

Yucca Loma Elementary School will soon raise a flag that was once flown over the United States Capitol building.

The Hi-Desert Republican Women, Federated presented the flag during a special school assembly on Wednesday. The group receives one flag from the Capitol each year to donate to the school of their choice. The group chose Yucca Loma to honor its “outstanding students and outstanding staff”.

Sitting Bull students rock Botball tournament

May 20, 2015

From Staff Reports

Two Sitting Bull Academy robotics teams capped off an intense eight-week session by competing at the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Regional Botball Tournament and receiving three awards.

The May 2 event, held at South Pasadena Middle School, featured 24 teams of middle and high school students from schools and community groups around southern California. Student groups designed, built, programmed and tested robots to accomplish challenging tasks within a two-minute time limit.

Big turnout for Spring Conservation Fair

May 20, 2015

From Staff Reports

Nearly 600 High Desert residents beat the heat earlier this month by visiting the annual Spring Conservation Fair hosted by Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co.

Held at Lion's Park in Apple Valley, the fair hosted a variety of booths, from vendors, workshops to informational booths regarding the many aspects of Ranchos Water, including the Ranchos Water's Water Wagon, which delivers the water Ranchos Water is known for in a mobile format.

Would he really?

May 20, 2015

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Last week’s piece about the Feinstein legislation prompted a call from San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood to say that once he thought about the threat to have President Barry take unilateral action if the proposed legislation didn’t get passed, it just made no sense.

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Passion for fashion

May 12, 2015

New boutique opens in Jess Ranch Marketplace

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Other than at a few department stores and discount chains, finding modern and stylish clothing for women can pose a real challenge here in the High Desert. But now ladies who have a passion for fashion have their pick of the latest and most eye-catching styles at the new boutique Fashionology 101, located in the Jess Ranch Marketplace in Apple Valley.

Feinstein’s desert bill exposes divided interests

May 12, 2015

Apple Valley supports it, but County Supervisor Lovingood doesn't

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s staff has been “working” the High Desert communities for some time now to line up support for her newly revised California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act with some success. This is a follow-up and enhancement of the 1994 California Desert Preservation Act which Feinstein sponsored.

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Under Construction builds loyal fan base

May 12, 2015

High Desert band to perform at Concerts in The Courtyard series Thursday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review/Hesperia Star

For the past four years, the High Desert-based musical group Under Construction has been hard at work building a loyal fan base at live shows. The six-piece ensemble has performed at the San Bernardino County Fair, Hesperia Farmers' Market, The Wine Seller, Fat Jacks and the Center Stage Lounge at the Green Tree Inn, to name few.

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