St. Mary's earns new designation

May 24, 2016

Hospital's NICU has only CCS designation in High Desert

From Staff Reports

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been pursuing a California Children’s Services designation for years to give local mothers an option when critical acute care is needed for their infants — an option that doesn’t require driving down the Cajon Pass.

60 percent of Granite Hills medical assistant students already employed

May 24, 2016

From Staff Reports

Students in Granite Hills High School’s Medical Assisting program are looking forward to graduation with confidence.

Ten out of the 16 students enrolled in the program have already been offered jobs in the medical field, and will begin immediately following graduation. The six remaining students either have plans to continue their education in the fall, or are in application and background process for a potential job.

Films on suicide prevention win awards

May 24, 2016

AVHS students take home top honors at regional ceremony

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley High School students received three awards for suicide prevention films, at the 2016 Directing Change Program and Film Contest’s third annual Inland Empire Screening and Award Ceremony.

The award ceremony took place on May 5 at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.

Machining program receives $15,000 grant

May 24, 2016

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley High School’s Precision Machining program was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.

Michael Jensen, Haas Factory Outlet District Manager-Inland Empire, presented the check on May 11. Dustin Conrad, AVHS Principal, Roger Watt, AVHS machining teacher and Brad Williams, AVUSD teacher on assignment of Career Technical Education were each present to accept the award.

Quiet gift shop offers unique items

May 17, 2016

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

The High Desert may not have a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods just yet, but it does have a gift shop and bookstore that offers some of the most unique, affordable and one-of-a-kind items one might find anywhere.

The quaint and welcoming space is housed in the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road in Apple Valley. It is managed by longtime church member Judy St. Clair, who said the church’s store truly has been one of the area’s best kept secrets.

She’s noticing that’s beginning to change.

Concert series continues with 'big' band

May 17, 2016

'Big Fat Steve Band' returns to courtyard

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley guitarist Steve Orsinelli seems to have more than just a knack for coming up with great riffs and rhythms. The former Orange County native said he also has a gift for turning negative situations into ones that work in his favor.

One of his most brilliant moves was naming his rockabilly/swing/oldies band Big Fat Steve, a derogatory moniker he earned due to being overweight from his fast food habit.

ALA unit sponsors girls state delegates

May 17, 2016

From Staff Reports

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 256, Apple Valley raises funds to send three young women completing their junior year in high school to a week of learning about government at Claremont McKenna College.

This year, Rachel Manker from Apple Valley High, Monique Bodle from Granite Hills High and Jessica Vasage from Academy for Academic Excellence will be representing Apple Valley in late June and July at the 2016 Girls State session.

Orbison tribute descends on AV

May 3, 2016

Tribute artist Mark Barnett comes to golf course Thursday, Friday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

He’s got it!

World-renowned Roy Orbison tribute artist Mark Barnett has the look, sound and persona of the legendary entertainer down to a T, according to fans and critics across the nation.

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