Sheriff’s station to take back unused prescriptions

April 25, 2013

Event to kick off mayor’s public education campaign


In an effort to rid local medicine cabinets of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley station, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in a nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.

Around Town: Controlling gun violence

April 25, 2013

By Pat Orr
Apple Valley Review

The continuing debate about controlling gun violence through increasing rules, regulations and taxes is hooey. I can only recall two leaders in recent memory who eliminated gun violence in their countries for a time.

Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler had zero problems with gun violence. The Germans — orderly as they are — passed dozens of laws duly enforced by their courts. In Russia, things were not as procedural, but the results were similar.


Arrest logs for April 23, 2013

April 25, 2013

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Those whose charges have been dismissed or significantly changed may write to us at We will investigate the matter. No phone calls.

April 17
Mathew Hans was arrested on suspicion of vehicle moving violations.

Cassandra Retzer was arrested on suspicion of drugs charges.

Letting off a little steam

April 16, 2013

‘Steam 20-20’ program helps ready students for college, careers

By Davida Siwisa James
Apple Valley Review

Pat Schlosser is an alumnus of Apple Valley High School and taught there before becoming principal five years ago. He proudly showed off the programs that are better preparing students for college and careers, now with the active support of business leaders through Apple Valley Unified School District’s new Steam 20-20 Program.

Q&A with Julie Gilmer: Leaning on the 'Golden Rule'

April 16, 2013

Julie Gilmer is going on her sixth year as event coordinator for the town of Apple Valley.

Gilmer was born and raised in Southern California. Her stomping grounds consisted mostly of the San Gabriel Valley.

“I was fortunate to live in the beautiful Central Coast after High School, but ended up making my way back to the LA area in my early 20s,” Gilmer said. “I grew up in a divorced home, but that didn’t alter the fact that I have a loving, supportive and fun family.”


Town's aquatics programs heat up to cool off

April 16, 2013

From Staff Reports

From swim fairs to swim lessons and water festivals, Apple Valley is inviting residents to dive into its aquatics programs set to kick off before summer even begins.

Register for swim lessons at the town’s annual Swim Fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 18. Apple Valley residents may sign up beginning at 7:30 a.m. The line will form at the gazebo between Town Hall and the Police Department. Signups for non-residents will begin at 10 a.m. or whenever the Apple Valley line is empty.

Veteran provides comfort, laughter through animal stories

April 16, 2013

Douglas Donahue nominated for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at A.V. Christian Care Center

By Davida Siwisa James
Apple Valley Review

Douglas Donahue doesn’t just read.

He seeks out lonely patients.

A retired teacher and Vietnam veteran, Donahue spends time with patients at the Apple Valley Christian Care Center by hosting a twice-weekly story time. He reads true stories from around the world about extraordinary animals.

Donahue is being nominated as Volunteer of the Year for his work at the care center.

‘Legacy Trail Steering’ committee launches website

April 16, 2013

A group of local residents who have set out to create a hiking trail and lookout on the hillside site that once held the home of Apple Valley town co-founder Newton T. Bass has launched a website.

The Apple Valley Legacy Trail Steering Committee’s new website, launched Thursday, features information about its plan to preserve the location, profiles on the members who comprise the committee, how to get involved and how to contact the team.

Visit the committee’s new website at

Town searching for clean up day volunteers

April 16, 2013

Join the team and keep Apple Valley clean from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the annual Community Clean Up Day.

Community service organizations, schools, churches, clubs and individual volunteers are invited to participate in this free event. Clean up teams are provided with trash bags and gloves and assigned an area to clean. In return, participants get event T-shirts and lunch while supplies last.

Volunteers must sign up in advance to get supplies and assignments and fill out a liability waiver. To participate, call 760-240-7000, ext. 7071.

Library seeking literacy tutors

April 16, 2013

The Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Library is looking for people with a strong desire to make a difference in their community.

Those who are patient, enjoy working with people and desire to share the gift of literacy may want to consider becoming an adult literacy tutor.

Orientation will take place at 2 p.m. April 25.


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