Barbara Veale, Lucerne Valley resident since 1942, has opened the Country Cottage Boutique, a consignment shop for local artisans. She wanted to thank the Lucerne Valley Leader newspaper for helping to make her grand opening Saturday a success. Many local residents responded to the article and ad in last week’s Leader and dropped by to browse and buy handcrafted goods.
Thank you to Brian Grimes
We would like to thank Brian Grimes, who saved the day! We had no electric power in the park July 4! He backed up his truck and supplied us with the ability to have our speakers work. Thank you Brian, you’re our HERO.
Jean Magee, Parade Chairman
L.V. Chamber of Commerce
Thanks from the Grand Marshal
By CHUCK BELL
We all need and enjoy the benefits of electricity and its transmission. Southern California Edison’s job is to keep the lights on. Renewable energy is a neat idea with wind (but mostly) solar as a potential significant generator in our desert setting. We also have a unique environment, land-use character, custom and culture that would be adversely affected by even some of these projects with the integrity of our communities being diluted if not destroyed.
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.
By KEAGAN WEIS
On July 5th, my fellow officers and I had our first meeting at President Samantha Sullivan’s home for a barbeque.
The summer meeting was planned as a more special way to get to know each other, grow as a team, and strengthen our friendship to handle the pros and cons of being FFA Chapter officers.
LUCERNE VALLEY, California • For one day, small town Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware store was home to a big city film production.
On Wednesday, Saint Raymond, a singer-songwriter from Nottingham, England, a British director and producer brought an Los Angeles-based crew to shoot a music video.
The Market's restaurant area was used in the video's story line.
"It's perfect," said film producer Liz Kessler of London-based Academy Films. "So far we're having happy times."
Once again, Lucerne Valley residents enjoyed a complete schedule of events to celebrate America’s independence.
On Thursday, July 3, many gathered at Pioneer Park for a colorful fireworks display. Before the red, white and blue lit up the sky, attendees enjoyed the music of Phat Cat Swinger, games and food provided by several vendors.
“This is the neatest, easiest event to run,” said CSA 29 Manager Reese Troublefield. “It’s so much fun.”
More than five decades after operating the town’s first phone messaging service, Barbara Veale has answered the call of entrepreneurship.
“This is something I wanted to do for a long time,” said Veale, who recently turned 75. “The time’s come. I’m going to open a store.”
Several weeks ago, Veale opened Barbara Veale’s Country Cottage Boutique. The shop features handcrafted items such as jewelry, quilts, aprons, dolls, paintings and ceramics.
LUCERNE VALLEY — A pedestrian suffered minor injuries in a hit-and-run in Lucerne Valley Thursday evening, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol spokesman Matt Hunt said officers responded to a hit-and-run on Highway 247 just west of Ladera Avenue at approximately 7:40 p.m.
4:58 p.m. - A Recada Avenue resident reported receiving a criminal threat.
11:30 a.m. - A stolen vehicle was recovered in the area of Custer Avenue and Carson Street.
9:20 a.m. - Dispatch received a call for a 5150 on Carnelian Road.
5:36 a.m. - Dispatch received a call for disturbing the peace near Rabbit Springs Road and Ladera Avenue.
1:37 a.m - Deputies were dispatched to a battery call on Mesa Road.