The pizza doctor

Dr. James Krider starts mobile pizza business

By Rene De La Cruz

The heat coming from the small oven was almost unbearable as Nick Antinory used a long-handled spatula to rotate the pepperoni pizza, its crust turning a golden brown.

“This is an all wood oven and the temperature can reach around 900 degrees,” said Antinory, who works for “Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza” (WTF), a mobile pizza trailer that serves up specialty pizza and sandwiches.

Q & A with Rick Piercy: A hands-on learner

Rick Piercy’s grandparents moved to Victorville in 1945, and his dad went to Victor Valley High School, graduating in 1948.


Town council OKs temporary emergency shelter

By Rene De La Cruz

APPLE VALLEY • This year the homeless in Apple Valley may have a warm and dry place to sleep during cold winter nights.

The town council is amending the town’s Development Code, establishing a temporary emergency shelter in the Village area.

Amending the code would pave the way for Calvary Chapel of Apple Valley to use their church property as a shelter.

Junior Rifle Club to celebrate 50th anniversary in October

By Rene De La Cruz

Tradition has it that Roy Rogers had a hand in changing the name of Victorville’s Desert Fish and Game Association Rifle and Revolver Club to the Apple Valley Gun Club back in 1968.

Regardless of how the club got it’s name, since 1948 the popular shooting range has seen quite a bit of action, especially by the Apple Valley Junior Rifle Club which will celebrate its 50th anniversary Oct. 1.

Roy Rogers breakfast, tour, concert planned for Nov. 5


APPLE VALLEY • As the 100th anniversary of Roy Rogers’ birth approaches, organizers are seeking sponsors for a full day of activities honoring the King of the Cowboys.

A series of local events is planned for Nov. 5, starting off with an opening prayer at Sunset Hills, followed by a pancake breakfast and a self-guided tour of points of local interest where Roy and Dale lived and played, said co-organizer Bob Tinsley, a long-time friend of Rogers.

Painting, pies, prizes at Fall Festival on Saturday


APPLE VALLEY • The town is seeking its next “Official Pie of Apple Valley” as it readies to kick off its annual Fall Festival at 10 a.m. Saturday at Civic Center Park.

The official pie contest is a mainstay part of the event where participants bring a baked apple pie created from an original recipe. One recipe will be recognized as the town’s next official apple pie.

Also at the festival will be the returning “Paint-A-Truck” art event. Artists of all ages can show off their painting prowess in helping paint a 1972 Ford F-250 truck.

'Idol' contestant plays Courtyard

Doug Saunders, Apple Valley Review

Optimists raise flags

Photo courtesy of Sandy Cuttino

Old Glory, everywhere: The Optimist Club of Apple Valley on Sept. 11 displayed flags in the Village of Apple Valley in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. One hundred flags were posted along sidewalks in front of businesses on the north and south sides of Highway 18 between Navajo and Hitt roads. To learn more about the ongoing flag program and club activities, contact club president Vicki Murray at (760) 240-3506.

Remembering Roy: Roy, Dale were 'always so nice'

Note: To mark the 100th anniversary of Roy Rogers’ birth on Nov. 5, 1911, we are sharing some Apple Valley residents’ memories of the legendary cowboy movie star who lived in town from 1967 until his death on July 8, 1998. Send your memories to

BY Gerald Guerra

Where in the world do you tell your stories about Roy?

I first met Roy when I was 7.


Around Town: The war America lost

By Pat Orr

If you’re old enough you may just remember President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” launched in the mid 1960s which ushered in a whole new era of welfare and the entitlement state. With the news last week that poverty levels are at an all time high in America and that 50 percent of young blacks are unemployed, I think we can declare that this is one war America has lost.



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