Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center to conduct large-scale exercise in Shared Use Area

July 21, 2015

From Staff and Wire Reports

TWENTY-NINE PALMS – Base officials of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center informed the Bureau of Land Management recent on the Marine Corps' plans to conduct a large-scale exercise in August of 2016 that will include training in the congressionally established Shared Use Area.

Tootle: Pineknot, Cabin, Grandview Point in Big Bear

July 21, 2015

In early July, longtime Lucerne Valley residents Bill and Jan Lembright went on a scenic excursion, which they refer to as a "tootle," to Big Bear. The couple hiked up Big Bear's Pineknot, Cabin and Grandview Point trails.

Along the way, they saw an assortment of wildflowers that were still holding onto spring and the lake.

In addition to the Pineknot, Cabin and Grandview Point trails, Big Bear has many other trails ranging in difficulty from easy to advanced, and in length from under 2 miles up to 15 miles.

Frontier Days set for Aug. 1 in Lucerne Valley

July 16, 2015

Photo: Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce President Woody Hart, left, and Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas, right, are encouraging residents to attend the upcoming Frontier Days event on Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.
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Lucerne Valley will celebrate Frontier Days on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.

Activities for the day will begin at 9 a.m. They include a chili cook off, horseshoe tournament, boot hill, vendors, food, music and topped off with performances by the Roy Rogers Re-Enactment group.

Frontier Days set for Aug. 1 in Lucerne Valley

July 16, 2015

Photo: Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce President Woody Hart, left, and Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas, right, are encouraging residents to attend the upcoming Frontier Days event on Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.
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Lucerne Valley will celebrate Frontier Days on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.

Activities for the day will begin at 9 a.m. They include a chili cook off, horseshoe tournament, boot hill, vendors, food, music and topped off with performances by the Roy Rogers Re-Enactment group.

Residents praise Lucerne Valley despite its shortcomings

July 14, 2015

Above: Sometimes the Lucerne Valley clouds seem to open up to the heavens. While not all outsiders understand the town's appeal, most of those who live here see a variety of good qualities. Many residents recently shared their love for their town in the article below. File photo by Kris Reilly
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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Lucerne Valley may not stack up against others by conventional measurements, but residents say the town has what trendier places lack: friendliness, charm, character and stellar views.

Big week for local marijuana busts

July 14, 2015

From Staff and Wire Reports

LUCERNE VALLEY — The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team shut down a total of five residential outdoor marijuana cultivation operations and arrested seven over two days.

The Sheriff's M.E.T. seized 296 marijuana plants following a search warrant in Lucerne Valley on Monday afternoon. The outdoor marijuana cultivation seizure occurred at 3:15 p.m. in the area of Mason Drive near Sunset Road.

Billy Wessell leaving the district

July 14, 2015

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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Chief Business Official Billy Wessell is leaving the Lucerne Valley Unified School District for a similar position in the Lake Tahoe area.

Wessell, a local product who has served the district for 11 years, made the announcement during the July 8 regular monthly meeting of the LVUSD's board of trustees. Friday, July 17 will be Wessell's last day at the LVUSD.

School district officially responds to Turnbull statements

July 14, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — For several years school board member Dawn Turnbull has leveled numerous claims of impropriety against the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, and last week the district fired back with a detailed list of responses that took nearly three hours for board members to review and discuss.

The 22-page resolution, which passed unanimously on Wednesday, July 8 with Turnbull absent, was supported by nearly 30 pages of district correspondence, financial documents and board meeting minutes.

District: Turnbull may have accessed student information illegally

July 14, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District on Wednesday, July 8 alleged that Turnbull may have broken the law when accessing the personal information of an LVUSD student.

The district alleges that Turnbull accessed the student's Free and Reduced Lunch Program qualification status by using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) on another school district's computer. (Turnbull is a data analyst for a charter school in Oro Grande.)

What's Happening - July 15, 2015

July 14, 2015

Summer Movies in the Park Series starts Friday

Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation proudly presents its 2015 Summer Movies In The Park series. Because of our generous sponsors (OMYA California, Mitsubishi Cement Corp and the Lucerne Valley Road Runners) we are able to offer three family-oriented movies this year.

"ET The Extra Terrestrial" will be shown on July 17, "The Last Starfighter" on Aug. 7 and "The Wizard of Oz" on Aug. 28.

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