State commission denies SCE request

September 2, 2014

California Public Utilities Commission rules SCE can’t speed up the evidentiary phase

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

SACRAMENTO • The five-member California Public Utilities Commission last week denied a Southern California Edison request to fast-track its Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Line Project.

The CPUC ruled on Aug. 28 that SCE could not “accelerate the evidentiary phase” of its project. Furthermore, the commission stated, “...the proposed project is subject to environmental review pursuant to the CEQA as well. “

Sheriff's Blotter 09-03-14

September 2, 2014

Tuesday, Aug. 26
10:17 p.m. - A disturbing the peace report was taken for the 30000 block of Emerald Road.
10:53 a.m. - A Verde Road resident reported a disturbing the peace situation.
10:27 a.m. - A domestic battery incident was reported by a Midway Avenue resident.
7:43 a.m. - A theft was reported in the 30000 block of Exeter Street.

Monday, Aug. 25
2:33 p.m. - A drug-related arrest was made in the vicinity of Highway 18 and Kendall Road.

Sunday, Aug. 24
6:48 p.m. - Deputies were called to Custer Avenue deal with a crisis.


Weekly booking logs: September 3, 2014

September 2, 2014

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.

DRUG POSSESSION: On Aug. 26 at 8:38 a.m. in the Big Bear area, 41-year-old Jason Lynne Savage of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Big Bear Station, and bail was set at a total of $30,000 for the two charges.

Recipes: Nutella Brownies

September 2, 2014


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Burn victim tells hospital staff he was making bomb

August 26, 2014

Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — Sheriff’s deputies and San Bernardino County Fire Department officials were investigating a home on High Road Tuesday evening after a man told St. Joseph Health, St. Mary staff he was making a bomb when it detonated and burned him last week.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said the man was admitted to the hospital around 3 p.m. Aug. 19 with burns. While he was there, he told the hospital staff that he was burned when the bomb he was making detonated.

Residents offer input for Coolwater-Lugo reports

August 26, 2014

U.S. Bureau of Land Management EIS project manager Noel Ludwig presents information regarding Southern California Edison's Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project during the California Public Utilities Commission public hearing at Lucerne Valley Community Center last Wednesday. David Pardo, Lucerne Valley Leader
By Gary Brodeur
Staff Writer

Author to share Civil War stories at Root Diggers meeting

August 26, 2014

Roberta Smith recently published book based on great-great-grandfather’s 1864 diary

From Staff Reports

Frank Steinbaugh served in the United States military during the American Civil War some 150 years ago. He kept a diary during 1864, and now his great-great-granddaughter is sharing his stories with the world.

Accreditation rumor concerns Morosco

August 26, 2014

Former bank manager wants public to know Lucerne Valley High School is WASC accredited

Senior Reporter

For more than two decades, former longtime First Mountain Bank manager Jan Morosco has worked diligently to raise scholarship funds for Lucerne Valley High School graduating seniors.

So when a rumor recently started that the high school is not accredited, Morosco became upset.

“If this rumor is believed it could affect our scholarship program,” Morosco said.


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