Weekly Booking logs: October 29, 2014

October 28, 2014

STAFF REPORT

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest. All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Big Bear Lake, 22-year-old Donovan Rea Bacon of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He was booked into the Big Bear Station and bail was set at $25,000.

Orange Fanta Bundt Cake

October 28, 2014

By HOLLY SOSA

This October, I’m all about fun and interesting snacks for Halloween. I love making something festive for my kids to come home from school to. I especially love when it earns me an extra hug or two. This super moist, incredibly delicious Orange Fanta bundt cake is beautiful to look at and earns me those extra hugs I love so dearly.

I dressed up this classic bundt cake recipe with some fun Orange Fanta flavored frosting to give it just an extra touch of Fanta flavor and color.

Lucerne Valley Youth Project seeks donations

October 28, 2014

ABOVE: Pam Hardwick, founder of the Lucerne Valley Youth Project
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Youth Program is gearing up for the holidays and inviting the community to donate to its annual teen backpack gift program.

Donors are encouraged to give items, or money, to the organization, which provides already filled backpacks to more than 100 teenagers ages 13-17.

High coliform levels cause Lucerne Valley Elementary to use only bottled water

October 25, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Lucerne Valley Elementary School students and staff are drinking only bottled water after a recent testing of the school's well showed higher than average levels of coliform.

"We, in an abundance of caution, have provided bottled water for students and staff," Lucerne Valley Unified School District Superintendent Suzette Davis wrote in an Oct. 24 letter that was sent to school parents and guardians. "In addition, any utensils used in any food prep was advised to be washed with a bleach solution."

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

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