Sports Calendar

September 20, 2016

VARSITY FOOTBALL

All games start at 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23 — Non-conference game vs Animo Robinson at home

Friday, Sept. 30 — Non-conference game at Fulton

JV FOOTBALL

Monday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m. — Non-conference game vs. Faith Baptist at home

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

All matches at 5:30 p.m. except where noted.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 — Non-conference away match at Baker Valley High School

Thursday, Sept. 22 — Conference away match at Hesperia Christian

Local author pens 'Burlesque in a Nutshell'

September 20, 2016

Staff Report

Longtime Lucerne Valley resident Dusty Sage appeared at a book signing event at Barnes & Noble in the Mall of Victor Valley in late August.

Sage, 77, has documented her experience as a burlesque dancer in her first book, "Burlesque In A Nutshell." "My book signing at Barnes & Noble was a success, and they want me back again," Sage said.

Sage wrote a magazine column for 12 years, rode in the town's Fourth of July parade and was featured for the late beloved local newspaper columnist Pat Judkins numerous times.

Letter to the Editor: Flags

September 20, 2016

The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association (LVEDA) greatly appreciates and thanks John Miller and his family for mounting flags in town during major holidays and events. It was extremely important that Lucerne Valley participated in the 9/11 “Remembrance/Don’t Forget” day – with our flags displaying and reflecting our rural, patriotic custom and culture. We also thank Jerry Byars and his crew for performing this important function for many years.

Chuck Bell, LVEDA

Sheriff's Blotter: Wednesday, September 21

September 20, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 13

11:46 p.m. A suspicious person was reported by an Emerald Road resident. The subject was gone upon arrival of law enforcement.

7:04 p.m. A person was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats in the 32000 block of Topaz Road.

3:44 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported in the 32900 block of Highway 18.

12:35 p.m. A grand theft was reported on Dune Road.

11:31 a.m. A dead body was reported in the 7000 block of Crystal Creek Road (the Leader does not know the cause of death).

Mavrick, volunteers hand out backpacks

September 16, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

Christmas came early for several hundred Lucerne Valley students last Friday afternoon.

Before the end-of-school bell sounded at the nearby elementary school, parents and children were beginning to line up in the parking lot of Cafe 247, where Mavrick Von Haug and his team of volunteers had set up shop.

Mayor Mavrick Day on Friday

September 14, 2016

School board member and Mayor Mavrick Von Haug will be hosting a free backpack giveaway for Lucerne Valley Unified School District students. "We are happy to have the support of Mavrick for our students of the district," Superintendent Peter Livingston said. On Friday, June 16th backpacks will be available at Café 247 in Lucerne Valley starting at 3 p.m.

MAC Preview: Dutton to Speak

September 13, 2016

Staff Report

County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Bob Dutton is scheduled to speak at Thursday’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

Dutton is expected to discuss property values in Lucerne Valley and San Bernardino County and other issues. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the Community Center.

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9/11: Flag hangers defy warning

September 13, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — John Miller wasn't about to stop hanging more than 50 U.S. flags along the local highway in Lucerne Valley last Sunday without a fight.

"I'm going to be out there," John Miller, a married father of three who before becoming a certified land appraiser served as a police officer, said last Friday. "That's a no-brainer for me."

Teacher pay negotiations continue

September 13, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

One down. One to go.

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District last week successfully completed negotiations with its classified employees, and during a lengthy meeting last Thursday heard concerns regarding ongoing negotiations from several teachers.

For the last six years, school district employees have making do with less since.

"I love my job," said Cyndy McDonough, a longtime teacher and president of the Lucerne Valley Teachers Association. "My family has paid the price for my dedication."

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