Apple Valley

The Town of Apple Valley was incorporated on November 14, 1988, and is one of the twenty-two incorporated municipalities in California that uses “town” in its name instead of “city.” As of 2006, the population was estimated to be 67,507. The town is 10 miles (20 km) east of neighboring Victorville, 37 miles (60 km) south of Barstow and 46 miles (74 km) north of San Bernardino through the Cajon Pass.

Apple Valley is governed by a town council, whose current mayor is Peter Allan. The Mayor changes each December by a vote of the five-member Council.

Apple Valley was home to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, whose museum was first established in Apple Valley (in 1967) before the museum was relocated to Victorville in 1976. Since 2003, the museum has been in Branson, Missouri. The move was made in hopes of reaching more fans;[6] however, the museum closed for financial reasons on December 12, 2009.

Apple Valley is the final resting place for both Roy and Dale. There are reminders of the Rogers family everywhere including roads and highways. Roy and Dale created St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church, founded a home for boys, and took in some 20-40 children and raised them as their own.

Seniors, Supplements and Hearts

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study casts doubt on whether seniors benefit from commonly used supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, or lutein and zeaxanthin,…

Caffeine and Night Sweats

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. An early study indicates caffeine may worsen hot flashes and night sweats for women going through menopause. At the Mayo…

Lovingood Expands SHOCK Across Victor Valley

For the first time, students from around the Victor Valley will participate in the Sheriff’s Department’s SHOCK program under an initiative by 1st District Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood.

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– For the first time ever, 1st District Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood has expanded the Sheriff’s highly successful  SHOCK program to communities across the Victor Valley. “I’ve seen the truly amazing results of the SHOCK program…

Kids, Fruits and Vegetables

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Kids can eat fruits and vegetables. The problem is that many don’t. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

Hand Crew Fire Camp Operational


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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– On August 20th, the San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s Department held an open house of its first Fire Camp.  Located at Glen Helen North in Devore, the 8 acre Fire Camp, overseen by a…