Letters to the Editor: June 24, 2015

June 23, 2015

A Witch Hunt?

It's sometimes hard to realize how quickly and easily society can regress to its darker days of the past. Dating back to the Salem witch hunts, a community can place its ire and wrath upon one person, most often a woman, without justification. Many were ostracized, exiled or hung by the neck based upon what the townsfolk alleged or falsely accused them of. The presentation of facts were often overlooked or amended to fit with the majority's position.

Weekly Booking Logs: June 24, 2015

June 23, 2015

BRANDISHING A WEAPON: On June 10 at 9:36 p.m. in Lucerne Valley, Jose Cabrera Vega, 45, of Victorville was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon and making a criminal threat. He was booked into jail, bail was set at $25,000, and he was released on June 14.

BATTERY: On June 10 at 9:36 p.m. in Lucerne Valley, Rosa Maria Garcia, 22, of Victorville was arrested on suspicion of battery. She was booked and released the next day.

Sheriff's deputy suffers broken arm after crashing on Highway 18

June 23, 2015

By Staff Reports

LUCERNE VALLEY — A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy from the Apple Valley Sheriff's Station is recovering from a broken arm after crashing into a concrete median, blowing out his patrol car's tires and sliding off the roadway early Sunday morning on Highway 18, authorities said Monday.

MAC Agenda: Big Bear Zoo, solar energy projects top agenda items

June 16, 2015

A special report on the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and a presentation on CSA 29 solar projects top the agenda for the Thursday, June 18 meeting of the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

CSA 29 general manager Reese Troublefield will present the zoo update, and Jeremy McCool, of Desert Solar, will give a report on the status of solar energy projects in Lucerne Valley. An update on the San Bernardino County Partnership for Renewable Energy & Conservation forum (SPARC) also will be presented.


Seven TOPS members attend State convention

June 16, 2015

Seven members of the Lucerne Valley TOPS CA1066 chapter recently made the trek to Modesto to attend the annual TOPS State Convention. While there, they saw member Donna Beck crowned queen. Pictured, from left, Pat Lugo, Marci Mesnard, Sharon Cross, Diane Chapman, Donna Beck, Brandy Chapman, and Shirley Robinson. Submitted Photo

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Seven girls from TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) recently went to Modesto to the state convention so see their queen, Donna Beck, crowned.


Nine dogs graduate obedience class

June 16, 2015

The Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation Novice Dog Obedience Class with Combination of Agility and Companion Dog Training held its skills testing and graduation on June 10.

The nine-week training course began on April 22 with handlers and dogs learning basic obedience commands to include heel, sit, stay, stand-stay, down and come. Additional canine skills included traversing an A-frame and entering and clearing a tunnel.

The training, instructed by Ginger Miller, included nine dogs that received their certificates of completion at the last class session.

What's Happening - June 17, 2015

June 16, 2015

Frontier Day event will be held on Aug. 1

Frontier Day is coming Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch, 35535 Highway 18. The event starts at 9 a.m.

Fun for all ages, there will be a Chili Cook Off, Horseshoe Tournament, Gunfighters, a Jail House, live music, karaoke, 50/50 prize raffle, food, drinks, raffles and more.

Frontier Day is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Vendor, participant applications and "arrest warrant" signs ups are available at the Chamber office.


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