Local construction crew constructs basketball court at LVES

July 28, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A group of local construction workers has volunteered their time to construct a basketball court at the Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

At 6 a.m. last Friday, a Robertson cement truck delivered wet concrete, and the seven-man TC & Sons Construction crew got to work. Within a few hours, 43 yards of concrete were poured, and the foundation for the elementary school sized was complete.

Local Digest: July 29, 2015

July 28, 2015

COMMUNITY EVENT

Frontier Day will be held on Saturday

Frontier Day is coming on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch, 35535 Highway 18. The event starts at 9 a.m.

Fun for all ages, there will be a Chili Cook Off, Horseshoe Tournament, Gunfighters, a Jail House, live music, karaoke, 50/50 prize raffle, food, drinks, raffles and more.

Frontier Day is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Vendor, participant applications and "arrest warrant" signs ups are available at the Chamber office.

Two arrested in East End burglary case

July 28, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Two Lucerne Valley men, including one with several brushes with the law, were arrested last week on suspicion of possession of stolen property in relation to an earlier East End Road burglary, authorities said.

Robert Charles Kerns, 29, and Scotty Hayden, 25, were booked into the Victor Valley Station, deputies said. Kerns was booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property. Hayden was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a destructive device, authorities said.

TOPS Club CA 1066 installs officers for 2015-16

July 28, 2015

TOPS INSTALLATION: TOPS Club CA 1066 recently installed new board members for 2015-16 during a dinner event at the Moose Club. From left to right: Weight Recorder Diane Chapman, Assistant Weight Recorder Martine Jezequel, Secretary Robin McCartney, Co-Leader Jean Fuqua, Leader Vickie McKenzie (Treasurer Marie Scaffidi not shown). Photo courtesy Pat Lugo

What's Happening - July 29, 2015

July 28, 2015

Car Gather on Thursday

The next car gathering will be at Cafe 247, 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30.

Frontier Day event will be held on Aug. 1

Frontier Day is coming Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch, 35535 Highway 18. The event starts at 9 a.m.

Fun for all ages, there will be a Chili Cook Off, Horseshoe Tournament, Gunfighters, a Jail House, live music, karaoke, 50/50 prize raffle, food, drinks, raffles and more.

Frontier Day is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Entertainment: Bo and the Bluesdrivers

July 28, 2015

Bo and the Bluesdrivers (pictured above) will be perform at popular Whiskey Dave's in Big Bear Lake on Friday, July 31. Showtime is 9 p.m. Free. A veteran of the Florida club scene, Bo’s travels have seen him sitting in with legendary drummers Buddy Miles and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, before moving from Florida to L.A. 14 years ago. A world-class guitarist, you can hear his affinity for a variety of genres from jazz, funk and soul to rock & roll, For more information, call Info: (909) 866-3283 or http://whiskeydaves.com/.

Sheriff's Blotter 07-29-15

July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 21

8:47 p.m. An arrest was made in the area of Old Woman Springs Road and Fairlane Road.

7:13 p.m. An assault with deadly weapon arrest was made on Big Chief Road.

6:21 p.m. Medical aid was given on Seco Street.

3:15 p.m. A child abuse case was reported on Recada Avenue.

12:29 a.m. A Topaz Road resident reported receiving a threat.

Monday, July 20

7:02 p.m. Deputies were called to help keep the peace on Medanos Avenue.

4:08 p.m. Property was found on Richard Street.

Business Spotlight: Venture 5th Hobbies & Crafts

July 28, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — Since moving to Lucerne Valley from Big Bear five years ago, Terry and Isabel Blackwell began pondering opening up a business in town.

They first considered opening a donut shop, but after running into obstacles the couple came up with an even sweeter plan. It was one that utilizes both their passions for crafting, hobbies — making models.

Terry has been building models as a hobby since he was a child. Not long ago, the hobby evolved into something more.

Letter to the Editor: Growing with excitement!

July 28, 2015

Yes, the growth of our town excites me. I think things are about to start happening. Having more choices in Lucerne Valley will bring and keep more people here. More families, more students to enroll in our schools, more jobs in our community, a bigger newspaper, property values up, more money for our town. And yes, I am referring to "that Dollar General." I've been reading the weekly paper and expecting to see something positive written, as I am hearing it around town. But I guess it's not being said too loud.

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