Apple Valley Little League kicks off 2013 season March 16

March 5, 2013

By Davida Siwisa James

For many parents, coaches and athletes of all ages and levels, the approach of spring means it’s time for baseball spring training. The nearly 800 players in the Apple Valley Little League have bats, gloves and balls at the ready since practices started last week.

The official opening of the season is March 16, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the field at James Woody Community Center. It will include an appearance by retired and current Major League Baseball players, and the High Desert Mavericks’ mascot Wooly Bully.

Arrest logs for March 5, 2013

March 5, 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.

Feb. 27
Kevin Exum was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Kelly Argent was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Christian Abarca was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Jessi Cardenas was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Michael Guzman was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Working through grief, one life at a time

February 26, 2013

Hospice patients, families receive care, support

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series looking at local nonprofit organizations who provide support and counseling to grieving residents. If you know of an Apple Valley support group, email

By Amy Zillner
Apple Valley Review

As terminally ill patients work through their last days with family surrounding them, Community Hospice of Victor Valley stands close by, offering emotional and medical support.

Q&A with Lisa Nash: Joy within a simple life

February 26, 2013

Lisa Nash is an almost lifelong Apple Valley resident. She was born in Orange County and lived with her family in Huntington Beach until she was almost 3.

“My parents had been visiting Apple Valley on the weekends — sounds weird, I know — and we moved up here in 1967,” Nash said. “I’ve lived in Apple Valley most of my life.”

Nash attended to Rancho Verde Elementary and Apple Valley Junior High schools and graduated from Apple Valley High School. She’s proud to be a Sun Devil.


Granite Hills to host free e-waste recycling event

February 26, 2013

Granite Hills High School will host a free electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 and 10. Items they’ll accept include computer monitors, television sets, PC systems, printers, laptops, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toner cartridges, UPS, cellular phones, PDAs, power supplies, main frame units, networking equipments, circuit boards, VCR/VCD/DVD players, home entertainment systems, phone sets, lab testing equipments and other small portable devices. Microwave ovens will also be accepted for a $5 processing fee.

Seats available for Bishop roast on March 9

February 26, 2013

The Apple Valley Optimist Club is gearing up for a March 9 awards dinner to toast Phyllis Papen, a past governor of the club and long-time member — followed by a roast of Apple Valley Mayor Pro Tem Art Bishop.

Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse at 7 p.m. and served by scouts from Boy Scout Troop 256.

The festivities will take place at the Apple Valley Conference Center, 14955 Dale Evans Road. Tickets are $50. For reservations, call club member Vicki Murray at (760) 954-6606.

Dog obedience courses begin Thursday, Saturday

February 26, 2013

From Staff Reports

Two separate multi-week courses to help dogs and their owners learn obedience and training skills will begin this week.

In this basic obedience course, dogs will learn to walk on a leash, sit, lay down, stay, come when called and stand still for grooming and exams.

Dogs must be current on all vaccines, including rabies. Owners must bring the vaccination record and registration receipt to the first class.

One course begins on Thursday and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through April 11.


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