Jam session at Lucerne Valley Moose Lodge

October 21, 2014

Moose member Jose Sanchez recently organized a jam session at the Lucerne Valley Moose Lodge. A total of 12 players showed up, making the 7 to 11:30 p.m. jam session fun for musicians and Moose members alike. “One gentleman came from as far as Devore to play,” according to Sanchez. And the pork chop dinner was incredible. “The cooks did a great job.” Pictured, from left are Jerry, Monte Buckley, Jim Watson, Dave Spinka and Doc Davis. Sanchezk hopes to have jam sessions every two months with the next in December. Photo courtesy the Moose Lodge

Draft DRECP hearing on Oct. 29 in Victorville

October 21, 2014

By Staff Reports

The agendas for 10 public meetings on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan are now posted online at www.drecp.org/meetings/index.html.

The series of hearings began Monday in El Centro and includes one session in Victorville from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

Introductions and presentations will be followed by a public comment period starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Victorville hearing will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Sahara/Mirage Room at 12603 Mariposa Road.

His Closet holds yard sale

October 21, 2014

Ruben Fontes, left, and Josh Godale helped draw in shoppers to the recent His Closet Yard Sale. Caroline Lieber / For the Leader
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His Closet FREE Ministries held its fall yard sale on Oct. 11.

The event helped the ministries, run by Donna and Tony Guisa, to better serve those in need.

And His Closet, which now is a companion with His Pantry that provides free food, is constantly moving forward.

“We’ve come a long way,” said Teddy Greene, the ministry’s groundskeeper.

Senior Center solar likely

October 20, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

A plan to put solar panels on a carport structure at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center is closer to becoming a reality.

“It does look favorable,” said Reese Troublefield, manager of County Service Area 29.

Recently, Troublefield met several times to discuss the plan solar panel installers. While the numbers didn’t pan out last year, the possible $30,000 donation by one of the companies would make the project more like, he said during last Thursday’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

LVHS students 'drop, cover and hold on' during earthquake drill

October 16, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • The sounds over the school public address system were disturbing: walls crumbling, furniture breaking, walls rattling and a low-pitched sound akin to a freight train rolling down the tracks.

While the sounds were dramatic, Thursday's events at Lucerne Valley High School were part of a statewide drill. An estimated 10 million participants from schools, preparedness organizations, government agencies and participated in the 2014 Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

High school to participate in MyVote on Oct. 28

October 16, 2014

By PETER DAY
SENIOR REPORTER

LUCERNE VALLEY • Students from Lucerne Valley High School will participate in a mock election on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The local mock election is part of the statewide MyVote California. Students from participating schools will vote on seven ballot items: the governor's race and Propositions 1, 2, 45, 46, 47 and 48. All grades will participate.

Bikers give back at Roadrunners 20th annual Toy Run

October 14, 2014

Blue Knights Chapter 4 President Phil DuBois, left, and his fellow clubmembers brought gifts and appetites to last Saturday’s event. The Blue Knights consist of retired law enforcement officers. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
SENIOR REPORTER

The Harleys roared as they poured into the Pioneer Park parking lot Saturday.

“I cry everytime I know those kids will have toys,” said longtime Roadrunner Jo Richards, her eyes welling up.

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