Recipe: Freezer Friendly Garlic Bread

July 19, 2016

By Holly Sosa


• one loaf french bread

• one stick of butter, room temperature (soft)

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 4 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1 tablespoon dried parsley


1. In a small bowl, combine butter, olive oil, garlic, salt, and parsley.

2. Slice bread in half, long-ways and then each half down the middle.

3. Spread garlic butter over each quarter and place on a cookie sheet.

Movie Review: 'London Has Fallen'

July 19, 2016

By Karen Chutsky
The Movie Lady

London falls hard in this one, not soberly into the financial abyss of Brexit (which all the British bookies got wrong anyway) but by a 9/11 times 10 Armageddon wrought attack by the global enemy number one, Middle Eastern Terrorists, who now really are wreaking havoc weekly across the world.

The Storyline: Pakistani Terrorist mastermind Barkawi and his son want revenge on the US for prior drone attacks, and to create a new kind of world, of course. They’re the bad guys.

Omya employee helps save dehydrated woman

July 12, 2016

LUCERNE VALLEY — With just over 200 acres, the sprawling Omya mining plant high above the town of Lucerne Valley has an ample amount of nooks and crannies rarely traveled by workers or visitors.

Luckily for one woman who had wandered onto the property, a hunch led one employee to put on his hard hat, get into a pickup truck and explore the back forty. That move probably saved the life of the woman. (Her family said she didn't want her name used in publication.)

5 Things To Do - July 13, 2016

July 12, 2016

1. Wild Child at Music in the Mountains — Wild Child, Dave Brock’s Doors Experience, is the Los Angeles based act with over 20 solid years of world tour experience and has flourished in the competitive L.A. Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock). Opening act for this event is Marc Ford.

'Scenic 247' picks up mayor's endorsement

July 12, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

State Route 247 is one step closer to obtaining State Scenic Highway designation.

The move is inching forward after Scenic 247 Committee Chairman Betty Munson received a personal letter from Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre. The mayor cced the letter to Beverly Lowry, Third District Supervisor James Ramos' Barstow-based field representative.

Mavrick named to school board

July 12, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District's board of trustees just got a lot stronger — literally.

Mavrick Von Haug, the former mixed-martial arts champion who last month was named Honorary Mayor, was unanimously selected last Friday to fill the school board seat recently vacated by Joanne Collingham.

"I thought Mavrick was the best fit of the three for this board," school board president Jim Harvey said Monday morning. "I like the way he answered the questions in the interview. I really admired his community service."

What's Happening - July 13, 2016

July 12, 2016

Community Church VBS

Lucerne Valley Community Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, "Cave of Wonders 2016," from July 18-21 from 1:45-5 p.m. VBS is for children ages 5 through 12. Lucerne Valley Community is located on Ladera Road behind the Fire Station. For more information, call Ammy at (442) 243-1513.

'Cave Quest' at Lucerne Assembly of God

Obituary: John L. Westbrook

July 12, 2016

John L. Westbrook, 88, of Lucerne Valley, passed away July 4, 2016.

He was born in Los Angeles on March 16, 1928. John graduated from Bell High School and he was drafted from high school to serve in the Armed Forces. He served three years in the U.S. Army in Italy and Germany at Tempelhof Air Field during the "Berlin Air Lift."

He was married to Norma Jean Telfer on March 9, 1951. They were marred for 65 years.

2016 Fourth of July Parade Awards

July 12, 2016

San Bernardino County firefighter Kevin Phillips snaps a photo with his cell phone of local first responders including fire explorers and firefighters. Michael Brenner, Special to the Leader

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of this year's Fourth of July Parade. The following are the results:

Special Recognition — Barbara Veale & Family, First Place

Patriotic —VFW/American Legion, First Place

Bikes — XROADS BMX, First Place

Motorcycles — Trinity Riders, First Place


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