Emick: 2013 is ‘Year of Partnerships’

January 22, 2013

Town outlines its ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ list for coming year

FROM STAFF REPORTS

As the town of Apple Valley heads into its 25th year of incorporation, officials have outlined a list of “New Year’s Resolutions,” according to a press release.

Near the top of the list is creating jobs and keeping tax revenue within the town as a new Denny’s restaurant and 10,000-square-foot beauty supply retail store, “Ulta,” are set to open in the Jess Ranch Marketplace, according to the release.

AV residents headed to state quilting competition

January 22, 2013

By Davida Siwisa James
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Several High Desert residents will be attending and participating in the “Road to California Quilters Conference and Showcase” through Monday at the Ontario Convention Center.

Carol Coats and Carolyn Villars, both of Apple Valley, are finalists in the quilting competition. Another Apple Valley resident, Annie Gaunder, of Annie’s Quilt Studio, is participating for her third consecutive year. The winners, who will share $37,000 in prize money, will be announced Tuesday.

Secret Santa event results in smiles, cheer

January 22, 2013

Ranchos shareholders join fire district personnel, high school students for charity

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company and the Apple Valley Senior Center wrapped up 2012 by providing gifts to more than 230 children in-need through the annual Secret Santa program sponsored by Apple Valley Fire Protection District. The effort brought happiness to the children and their families who continue to feel recession impact, according to a news release.

Q & A with Terry Kurtz: Visually preserving history

January 22, 2013

Longtime Apple Valley teacher, videographer and entertainer Terry Kurtz is very much a product of his Midwestern upbringing and Puritan ethics.

Kurtz is the youngest of three children to working-class parents. His dad, foreman of the public utilities overhead-line crew near their Nebraska home, was often out of town all week repairing power lines.

“Dad was very tall and athletic — set Nebraska scoring record in basketball — an avid sports fan and outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing,” Kurtz said.

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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.

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