Lewis Center: Calling all High Desert artists

August 14, 2012


The Lewis Center’s Foundation is requesting all High Desert artists to enter its annual “Festival of the Arts” Show and Sale Sept. 15 at the Mojave River Campus.

There is no entry fee for artists or visitors on Sept. 15. Artists may enter in the professional, amateur or student categories. Residents from all communities and ages are welcome to attend the show.

Sponsorships open for Dale Evans Centennial Celebration

August 14, 2012


To commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of Dale Evans, organizers are looking for sponsors to support a weekend filled with events in her honor.

The event will kick off Sept. 29 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley, where Evans and her husband, Roy Rogers, are laid to rest. There the public will be able visit the new Roy and Dale Museum and the original Rogers’ residence, with a dinner and concert that evening.

The celebration will continue Sept. 30 at the Roy Rogers Double R Bar Ranch in Oro Grande.

Nixon's legacy remains in Apple Valley on Tigertail Road

August 7, 2012

Note: This story was originally published July 21, 2007.

Staff Writer

Many people are unaware of the presidential history in the Victor Valley, and none is more prevalent than President Richard Nixon’s stay in Apple Valley in 1961.

After suffering a defeat to John F. Kennedy in one of the closest presidential elections in American history, Nixon retreated to California.

Q&A with Carolee Stater: Serving and surviving

August 7, 2012

Carollee Stater was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but was raised in Erie, Penn. Her parents had a mom-and-pop grocery store with the family home attached.

Stater graduated with honors from Strong Vincent High School and was the commencement speaker when she graduated from Erie Business Center. She then attended Midway College in Midway, Ky. and Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.


Comedy group fights cancer with laughter

August 7, 2012

‘Boob Tour’ to make A.V. stop this weekend

By Rene De La Cruz

The Boob Tour.

The title alone is enough to stir up a variety of visual images and emotions, but it’s not what most people think.

And it’s coming to Apple Valley on Saturday.

“This comedy tour has been around since 2010, and their main focus is to raise money to fight breast cancer with laughter,” said Danielle Polliard, Relay for Life manager. “They also help bring awareness to people about the disease.”

Town receives award for financial reporting

August 7, 2012


Recognized for demonstrating a “spirit of full disclosure,” the Town of Apple Valley was named among the top 2 percent of the nation and top 6 percent in California for its government accounting and financial reporting practices, the town said in a press release.

This is the 10th time Apple Valley’s comprehensive annual financial report has earned the Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Star East calls it quits

August 7, 2012

Restaurant was open for eight years

Two months after Ralphs shuttered its Highway 18 supermarket, neighboring Star East Chinese Buffet has followed suit by closing up.

“They are just closed with no sign on the door saying why,” said Lynda Cook, a local businesswoman who frequented the restaurant. “I called there last Friday night and asked if they were going to open up again, and the lady said no. It was one of my favorite places to eat.”

Opinion: Sitting Bull decision good for Apple Valley — and business

August 7, 2012

By Caleb Brown

The Apple Valley Town Council’s recent decision to rezone land off Sitting Bull Road for a proposed housing tract was the right decision not only for Apple Valley, but also for business.

Prior to the council’s decision, the land was designated as a residential estate zone, which did not permit lot sizes of less than one acre. Now, however, the land is designated as a residential single family zone, allowing homes to be built on half-, three-quarter, and full-acre lots.


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