Haprov takes new job; Kawasaki named weeklies editor

July 28, 2016

From Staff Reports

Saying goodbye is never easy but the time has come for longtime Daily Press staffer Martial Haprov to move on to another adventure.

Haprov, who has been the editor of the Hesperia Star and Apple Valley Review weekly newspapers since 2009, officially left his position on Friday to take a job in the personnel services department of the Victor Elementary School District.

While Haprov admits he is going to miss the newspaper business greatly, he said he is looking forward to all the new opportunities that lie ahead.

From freshman to finding friends and family

July 28, 2016

By Martial Haprov
For the Apple Valley Review

Nearly nine years ago, Angie Callahan offered me a position designing graphics for the Daily Press.

Less than a year later, I transitioned to the newsroom, writing obituaries, running simple office operations and offering the occasional input on news stories. As time went on, I was given the enormous opportunity to be the editor of six weekly publications and I’ve been trusted with my knowledge of our local history and my experience in reporting and editing local news stories.

Help can be a phone call away

July 28, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Last week I attended a meeting facilitated by the California Small Business Association between local business owners and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, and staff. It was alternately depressing and instructive.

Most of us around the table, including the Assemblyman were small business owners. I like voting for someone to represent me who has experience signing the front of the paycheck because they get what we go through in California to keep our head above water.

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Hospital trains for active shooters

July 20, 2016

More than 65 hospital leaders attend training

Staff Reports

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary recently hosted a presentation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on active shooters. The special event was attended by more than 65 hospital leaders.

“Hospitals are always busy, a 24/7 business,” said Deputy Brendan Mahoney. “It’s always important to have that mantra – if you see something, say something.”

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary’s number one priority is keeping its patients, guests and staff safe, hospital officials said.

'Pokemon' to go

July 20, 2016

Put these local and historic areas on your list

By Monica Solano and Charity Lindsey
Staff Writers

In just one week, 10 million people have caught “Pokemon Go” fever, and High Desert residents are not immune.

A.V. man suffers life-threatening injuries after hit-and-run

July 20, 2016

Hesperia man charged with attempted murder

By Charity Lindsey
Staff Writer

A 21-year-old man was charged with attempted murder Saturday following a hit-and-run which left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Shelby Morin of Hesperia was driving a gray Dodge truck when he struck a pedestrian outside of the AMPM gas station on Bear Valley and Kiowa roads around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Stone Soul plays smooth tunes at Sunset Concert Series

July 12, 2016

By Siri Osborne
For the Apple Valley Review

APPLE VALLEY — Dancing and laughter brought people together on a warm Thursday night at Civic Center Plaza where families and friends were given a little taste of the ‘60s during the Town’s weekly Sunset Concert Series.

Stone Soul, a Motown cover group, performed in front of hundreds of energetic people, who were settled in on the lawn for a night full of classic Motown music.

Though it wasn’t the band’s first rodeo, so to speak.

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