Around Town: News we can’t make up

January 22, 2013

BY PAT ORR
Apple Valley Review

From the “so you want to be in human resources” file, we have a report that the Social Security Administration has withdrawn a reprimand issued to an employee for “excess flatulence” in the workplace. The constant noise and odor caused complaints from coworkers, which resulted in a date and time stamped log of 60 “incidents” being recorded, which further resulted in detailed and rather hilarious documented warnings.

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Arrest Logs

January 22, 2013

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.

Telexca Inc. expansion: More jobs, space, equipment

January 15, 2013

Note: This is one story in a series looking at local businesses planning to expand in 2013. If you know of an Apple Valley business expanding this year, email MHaprov@VVDailyPress.com.

By Davida Siwisa James
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Nearly 20 years after opening its doors, Telexca Inc. has gone from leasing a 1,000-square-foot Hesperia facility to filling a 21,000-square-foot location in Apple Valley — adding employees and equipment along the way.

Q&A with Bryan Brock: Leading the faithful flock

January 15, 2013

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.

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Young entrepreneurs continue to grow business

January 15, 2013

DesignFluxx opens office in Long Beach

By TOMOYA SHIMURA
Staff Writer

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.”

Church breaks ground on $1 million facility

January 15, 2013

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.

Letter to the editor: Appreciation for Don Holland

January 15, 2013

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.

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Frogee's, shelter team up for chili cook-off

January 15, 2013

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.

Arrest logs for Jan. 15, 2013

January 15, 2013

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.

Jan. 9
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.

Around Town: Trends and a prediction

January 15, 2013

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.

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