Mitsubishi golf tournament benefits library, shelter

October 24, 2014

From left: Gena Oliver, Sharon Ravenstein, Jim Russell, Martha Rader and Pat Hart.
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Photo Courtesy Friends of the Library

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Proceeds from a recent golf tournament hosted by Mitsubishi Cement Corp. will help two local organizations.

The Friends of the Lucerne Valley Library and the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Outreach each received checks for more than $6,000 from Mitsubishi Cement, which held its tournament in Spring Valley Lake on Sept. 29.

Lucerne Valley post office hit by attempted burglary

October 24, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

The glass door window to the Lucerne Valley Post Office lobby was broken by a would-be burglar last Friday night, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The vandalism occurred after hours on the evening of Friday, Oct. 17 and was discovered the next morning by a post office employee.

Besides the broken glass, the perpetrators unsuccessfully attempted to pry open a vent leading to the rear of the post office.

Commentary: Blotches, blobs, squiggly lines and the DRECP

October 23, 2014

A Draft DRECP hearing will be held in the Sahara/Mirage Room of the Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29
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Commentary by Peter Day
Lucerne Valley Leader Senior Reporter

There are cross hatches, vertical stripes, dots and dashes. There are patches of green, gray and purple. Some of it has a loose-knit symmetry like a rorschach test with a punk attitude. But most of the blotches, blobs and squiggly lines on the several Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan maps leave me with one distinct realization — I'm confused.

School Calendar for the week of Oct. 22, 2014

October 23, 2014

School Make-Up Picture Day
Make-up picture day for students is Thursday, Nov. 13. On Picture Day, exact payment is required. Lifetouch or the school office cannot make change. Each child should bring their own individual packet to pay for pictures

SPORTS
Boys Varsity Football
Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. at Chadwick (Palos Verdes Peninsula)
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. vs. Victor Valley Christian

Boys JV Football
Thursday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. vs. Chadwick, at Lucerne Valley High School

Marijuana enforcement operation results in 9 arrests in Lucerne Valley

October 22, 2014

ABOVE: Large bags of processed marijuana were confiscated during the serving of arrest warrants at one of many locations in San Bernardino County between Oct. 13 and Oct. 16. Photo courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
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STAFF REPORT

LUCERNE VALLEY • San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team on Oct. 14 arrested nine people for illegal marijuana growing operations at four Lucerne Valley residences, according to the Sheriff's Public Affairs office.

First Mountain Bank raises money for Lucerne Valley Seniors

October 21, 2014

First Mountain Bank vice-president Robin Cooper, left, and Diane Holland of the Lucerne Valley Seniors pull out the name of the winner of the Seniors’ raffle. Peter Day / The Leader

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • First Mountain Bank customers and staff raised $350 through a raffle for the Lucerne Valley Seniors.

Lucerne Valley residents warned to watch out for scams

October 21, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Correspondent

LUCERNE VALLEY • Area residents are warned not to fall for a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be a representative of a law enforcement agency or banking institution.

In the law enforcement scam, unsuspecting victims are told there is a warrant for their arrest for failure to appear for jury duty. If the victim does not pay an undisclosed amount of money, he or she will be arrested, according to a caller.

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