Life Point Baptist Church Pastor Bryan Brock was born in Santa Maria. He then lived in Southern California for about eight years before moving with his family to Wisconsin when his dad — a desert boy and graduate of Barstow High School — took a job as the academic dean at a Christian college. That college, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, is where Brock attended and met the woman who would become his wife, Rebecca.
DesignFluxx opens office in Long Beach
By TOMOYA SHIMURA
Just a little more than a year after they founded DesignFluxx, Scott Perkins and Daniel Garibay have taken the digital design firm to another level.
The young entrepreneurs opened a new office in Long Beach, staffed with five full-time employees.
“We’ve grown quickly,” said the 22-year-old Perkins, CEO of DesignFluxx. “We are going to spend this year reorganizing and perfecting our services and continuing to expand our client reach.”
First-phase building’s construction underway on 2.2 acres
FROM STAFF REPORTS
As momentous occasions go, Jan. 6 was a big one for Life Point Baptist Church of Apple Valley. At 12:15 p.m., the church congregation, joined by Mayor Curt Emick and Mayor Pro Tem Art Bishop, assembled at their property on the southeast corner of Navajo and Sioux roads for a ceremony to break ground on a new worship center.
Don Holland has done an outstanding job as editor of the Daily Press for the past 11 years, as evidenced by the newspaper’s comprehensive coverage of local, state and national news events and issues, and the personal touch of establishing the enlightening weekly Apple Valley Review.
Moreover, under Don Holland’s direction and guidance, readers have been assured of the utmost journalistic objectivity, honesty and integrity in looking out for the best interests of High Desert residents and businesses.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The town’s municipal animal shelter will host its Fifth-Annual Chili Cook-off at Frogee’s Cocktail Lounge. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit animals at the shelter.
Entrants are encouraged to cook up their best pots of chili for public tasting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration fees are $5 per recipe. Entry forms, fees and ingredients lists are due by 3 p.m. Friday at the shelter.
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.
Alec Callaway Williams was arrested on misdemeanor charges.
Erika Partida was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.
Tanya Shirley was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Luis Delgado was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.
Brandon Jasso was arrested on a narcotics charge.
By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
State population estimates from the Census Bureau were released not long ago for 2011-12 with few surprises.
The fastest growing state is sunny North Dakota because of its “fracking” oil boom. No, I’m not swearing. Fracking is the new technology that gets oil from shale and sand deposits which are in abundance in North Dakota. Wages there are high and unemployment almost non-existent.
Thunderbird Park Playground revamped to comply with child safety laws
By Martial Haprov
The playground at Thunderbird Park is set to become a pirate land.
The town closed the playground on Wednesday to make improvements and ensure it’s compliant with new state child safety laws, according to town spokeswoman Kathie Martin.
Apple Valley artist, author and resident Roberta Smith was born in Los Angeles and raised in Downey. Her family lived on a cul-de-sac that had 14 houses where there were plenty of kids to play with. The old TV shows of the “Nifty ’50s” (“Leave It to Beaver,” “The Donna Reed Show” and “Father Knows Best”) are apt examples of her experience growing up, though her mother always worked full time — even when Smith was as young as 4 years old— which was not the norm for the 50s. She and her sisters still own the house they grew up in.