School board to meet Thursday

January 12, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

The school board are scheduled to discuss and approve seven items:

— A resolution allowing longtime district teacher Cindy Lazenby to teach Intro to Computers for grades 7 and 8.

— A resolution allowing LVHS/MS Principal Patricia Courtney to teach math at the high school.

— Superintendent Suzette Davis receiving the same Masters Degree Stipends as the Certificated Management Staff and Bargaining Unit.

What's Happening - January 13, 2016

January 12, 2016


Biggest Loser Challenge

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Biggest Loser Community Challenge, we are looking for businesses who would like to be a part of this as well. Call (760)248-7215 if you have any questions, the sign-up deadline is January 31. Please go to to sign-up and for more information.

Car Gathering at Cafe 247

We will be at Cafe 247 on the 28th of January. As always around 5 p.m. Hope to see a lot of you.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, Jan. 30

Sheriff's Blotter 01-13-16

January 12, 2016

Tuesday, Jan. 5

10:33 p.m. A burglary was reported by a Clark Street resident.

4:34 p.m. A pedestrian check was performed in the area of Highway 18 and Haven Rest Road.

2:31 p.m. A person was reported to have brandished a weapon in the 31800 block of Highway 18.

1:44 p.m. A Banta Road resident reported a theft.

12:34 p.m. A drug-related arrest was made in the area of Carnelian Road and Pitzer Buttes Road.

10:11 a.m. A man down was reported in the area of Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 18.

Letter to the Editor: Jonnie Ross

January 12, 2016

Yes, the growth of our town excites me. I think things are about to start happening.

Having more choices in Lucerne Valley will bring and keep more people here. More families, more students to enrolled in our schools, more jobs in our community, a bigger newspaper, property values up, more money for our town. And yes, I am referring to “that Dollar General”. I’ve been reading the weekly paper, and expecting to see something positive written, as I am hearing it around town. But I guess it’s not being said too loud.

Obituary: Herbert A. Carpenter

January 12, 2016

Herbert A. Carpenter, 93, died in his home here in Lucerne Valley, after a short illness.

Herb (as he was known) was born on June 18, 1922 in Gardena, Ca. He was the youngest of four children. Herb graduated from Gardena High School in 1941. In 1945 he married his school classmate, Evelyn Delight who was also born and raised in Gardena, CA.

Herb worked at McDonald Douglas Aircraft for 32 years until his retirement. Herbert and Evelyn raised their two children, Greg and Susie in their home in Lakewood, Ca.

Firefighters rescue poodle that fell down abandoned mine shaft

January 5, 2016

Above: "Julie" the poodle is rescued by members of the San Bernardino County Fire Department on Dec. 31 after falling into an abandoned mine shaft in Lucerne Valley. Photo courtesy Kim Housler

By Paola Baker and Peter Day

LUCERNE VALLEY — San Bernardino County Fire Department officials successfully rescued a small dog who reportedly fell more than 30 feet down a mineshaft Thursday, officials said.


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