Obituary: Dale V. Metcalf

July 22, 2014

Dale V. Metcalf, 78, a resident of Pownal, Vermont and formerly of California, passed away Monday June 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

Dale was born in Altadena, California on March 2, 1936, the son of Orville and Delore (Jenkins) Metcalf. He attended local schools and graduated from High School in California in 1954. He lived most of his life in California where he worked as a carpenter, automotive mechanic and owned and operated a water delivery business.

Religion: Angels

July 22, 2014


In Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible it states, “In the Bible, angels are spiritual beings who serve primarily as messengers. The English word ‘angel’ comes directly from a Greek word for messenger.”  Angels are an order of being higher than man. In their original essence they are holy, uncorrupted, and endowed with free will. Therefore, they are not necessarily impervious to temptation and sin.

SCE addresses Coolwater-Lugo 'misconceptions'

July 15, 2014

Senior Reporter

VICTORVILLE • The Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Line Project, which would prompt the construction of a substation facility on 160 acres in the hills near southeastern Apple Valley, is not a done deal.

“The project isn’t approved yet,” SCE regional manager Julie Gilbert told a small group of editors and reporters during a recent meeting at the Victorville Daily Press newspaper.

SCE Communications Director David Song added, “It is an open process. It’s not too late.”

His Closet yard sale fundraiser

July 15, 2014

Senior Reporter

His Closet, a clothing and food bank ministry in Lucerne Valley, last week held a fundraising yard sale.

Numerous unique items as well as $2 per bag clothing deals were offered. Items also included housewares, furnishings, vintage items, porcelain dolls and more.

Proceeds for the fundraiser went to the His Closet building expansion fund, said His Closet founder Donna Guisa.

Lucerne Valley man denies child sex charges

July 15, 2014


VICTORVILLE • Four days after his arrest in Oregon, a Lucerne Valley man back in California on Monday pleaded not guilty to six felony child sex charges, court records show.

Kenneth Block, 56, is accused of two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child; sex or sodomy with a child under 10 years old; aggravated sexual assault of a minor by force; lewd or lascivious acts with a child; and oral copulation with a minor under 14 years old with at least a 10-year age difference between the victim and suspect.

Sheriff's Blotter 07-16-14

July 15, 2014

July 7
10:24 a.m. - A search was conducted on Fairlane Road.
July 6
7:59 p.m. - The Fire Department responded to a call on Mesa Road.
6:39 p.m. - A burglary was reported on Custer Avenue
3:50 p.m. - A call regarding a possible weapon was made on Foothill Road.
3:06 a.m. - A battery was reported on Custer Avenue.
July 5
8:54 p.m. - A resident reported hearing shots in the 38300 block of Old Woman Springs Road.
2:15 p.m. - Trespassing was reported in the 33300 block of Sunrise Road.


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