Recipe: Avocado Cilantro Lime Dip

October 18, 2016

By Holly Sosa


2 small avocados

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1/4 cup sour cream

juice from one lime

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper



• In a food processor, add all ingredients.

• Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times.

• For thinner dip or for salad dressing, add in water a little at a time until desired thickness is achieved.

Book Review: Bridge of Spies

October 18, 2016

Review by Karen Chutsky

Bridge of Spies
By Gile Whittell

BRIDGE OF SPIES, the book-not Spielberg’s movie of the same name, more accurately should be called “Anatomy of a Spy.” It is a fascinating mix of ‘Gorky Park’ meets ‘Top Gun’ meets ‘The Spy who came in from the Cold’ meets ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’ Its nonfiction pages read like a Cold war spy novel.

Lucerne Valley FFA officers preside over LVEDA candidate forum

October 11, 2016

Candidates: from left to right, Jean Morgan, Mavrick Von Haug, Tom Courtney and Ruben Medina; FFA members (who served as event moderators) Alexa Walkovitz, Diego Orozco and Keagan Weiss (Madison Redding not pictured). Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — A quartet of Lucerne Valley High School FFA student leaders last Tuesday queried, corralled and coaxed the four candidates for two Lucerne Valley Unified School District board seats with more effectiveness than major TV network presidential debate moderators.

Frontier Days: Family events takes attendees back to Lucerne Valley's early days

October 11, 2016

Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce President Woody Hart attempts to get someone to bail out longtime resident Jo Richards from "jail" during a previous Frontier Days event at Lazy Lizard Ranch. This year's Frontier Days will be held on Oct. 15. There is a $10 entry fee for the horseshoes and a $5 fee for the chili cook off. File Photo

Board, administrators discuss test scores

October 11, 2016

From Staff and Wire Reports

LUCERNE VALLEY — Lucerne Valley Unified School District's two school principals shared recently released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress results and discussed plans for continuing to move scores upward.

High school, middle school principal Douglas Ferber said that the CAASPP results showed that many of the changes made by previous principal Patricia Courtney were bearing fruit. Longtime teacher Cindy Lazenby agreed.

"Mrs. Courtney did a lot of work trying to get us to go where we are to go," Lazenby said.

Photo: Dale Ramage remembrance get-together

October 11, 2016

Friends gathered last Saturday at Pioneer Park to remember Dale Ramage, who died last month. Ramage was a well known street person who community members remember often had a smile and a friendly word. From left: Vincent Richard Nixon, Mary Mendes, Denise (Nese)Thorton Campbell, Wanda Carmain, Reba Kerestessy and Michelle Pulido. The family welcomes donations at Photo by Caroline Lieber

5 Things To Do: October 12, 2016

October 11, 2016

Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce President Woody Hart, center, invites LVEDA attendees to this Saturday's Frontier Days event at the Lazy Lizard Ranch. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

1. Frontier Days: Everyone is invited to Frontier Days, a day of fun that harkens back to Lucerne Valley's pioneer days. There will be barbecue food, entertainment, a chili cook-off, carnival games, free fingerprinting, a gun demonstration by the Lions Club, cake walk and more.

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; horseshoe tournament at 9:30

Sports Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 11-Tuesday, Oct. 18

October 11, 2016


• CANCELLED: JV Volleyball Home Game/Riverside Prep at 4:00 p.m.

• Varsity Volleyball Home Game/Hesperia Christian at 5:30 p.m.


• Volleyball Home Game/Victor Valley Christian at 5:30 p.m.


• Varsity Football Homecoming Game/California Lutheran at 6:00 p.m.


• CANCELLED: JV Football Home Game/Hesperia Christian at 11:00 a.m.


• JV Football Away Game/Flintridge Prep. at 3:00 p.m.


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