Collingham resigns from board seat

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Writer

Jody Collingham, who was first elected to a seat on Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board in November of 2010, has resigned from her seat.

Collingham, who left to move closer to a daughter in Nevada, would have been up for reelection this November.

"I sold my house," she said. "It cleared escrow today and I'm gone."

5 Things To Do - May 18, 2016

May 17, 2016

1. Chicken Fundraiser - A dinner will be held to raise money for a Name Plaque for the new park at Visalia Road.

When: 6 p.m., Friday, May 20

Where: LV Senior Center

Cost: $10 per plate

Information: Call (760) 248-6100

2. Herbalist Event - Learn about herbal medicines and uses of native plants from herbalist Charla Shamhart.

When: 3-5 p.m., Monday, May 23

Where: The LV Community Center

Cost: Free

Information: Contact Rusty LaGrange at (760) 248-6777

What's Happening - May 18, 2016

May 17, 2016

LV-JV MAC to discuss new solar proposal on Camp Rock

The Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.

During the meeting, the MAC members will hear about the conditional use permit for the Camp Rock Solar Farm LLC, which is requesting to put a new 3.9 megawatt photo-voltaic solar facility on Camp Rock Road. Besides the opportunity learn about the proposal, the public will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on the item.

LV Museum Association to host event at Community Center on May 23

May 17, 2016

There was such enthusiasm for herbal medicines and uses of native plants from last year, that the “Evening Desert” series returns May 23rd with new guest Charla Shamhart, speaking on Western herbal medicines. Lucerne Valley Museum Association will host this program at LV Community Center from 3-5 p.m. Free admission and light refreshments will be available. The program is open to the public.

Sheriff's Blotter 05-18-16

May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 10

11:35 p.m. A warrant was served on Via Seco Street, but the subject was gone upon arrival.

7:38 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 38300 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

3:08 p.m. Deputies were called to help keep the peace on Topaz Road.

1:23 a.m. A call about a man down on Lucerne Dry Lake came into dispatch.

Monday, May 9

9:11 p.m. A dead body was reported in the 32000 block of Emerald Road. (The Leader does not know the cause of death.)

8:23 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 37000 block of Foothill Road.

Classy Ladies hold Tea Party

May 17, 2016

By Mary Ann Randle
Special to the Leader

Red Hat Classy Lassies had a wonderful Spring "Tea Party" held at Lonewolf Colony Health Ranch on April 23.

A nice lunch was served, thanks to vice-president Mary Randle, Lois Carmona, Marie Scafidi and Sissy Lafferty.

Entertainment was Tommy Gebo as Minnie Pearl's cousin. The Red Hat Quartet of Linda Nucum, Marci Mesnard, Esther Naverrete and Sharon Cross singing "Tiny Bubbles" while blowing bubbles provided lots of laughs.

LV teachers are appreciated

May 17, 2016

From left, teachers Kathy Clements, Fran Muller and Marsha Souza serve plates ful of food prepared by Donna Aguilar and Jesse of A's Tacos in Lucerne Valley. Lucerne Valley teachers were treated to food, manicures and more as part of National Teachers Appreciation Week. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and community members, Lucerne Valley's finest were treated to food, manicures and more.

Reporter's Notebook: More to the fire story

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day

With information coming at you fast and furious, journalism doesn't always get it 100 percent correct all the time. A reader came into the Leader office recently to point out one such situation.

On April 27, the Leader ran a story with the headline, "Woman dies in Mesa Road blaze." The information came from several sources including information supplied by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, which provided a photo of the home damaged in the fire.

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