Sheriff's Blotter 06-17-15

June 16, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Tuesday, June 9

10:40 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen on Cody Avenue.

7:42 p.m. Petty theft was reported by a Mesa Road resident.

6:41 p.m. A burglary was reported by a Lakota Ranch Road resident.

3:28 p.m. A petty theft was reported by a Mesa Road resident.

2:29 p.m. A dog-related disturbance was reported on Topaz Road.

2:23 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered on Camp Rock Road.

2:13 p.m. A Rabbit Springs Road resident reported a theft.

Religion: As Was His Custom

June 16, 2015

By Gary Schlenz

In Luke 4:16 we read, “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read” (NKJV). Although this is simply part of an introduction to a greater narrative, is there something that can be gleaned from the fact that it was Jesus’ custom to regularly attend a service at the synagogue every Sabbath? The preacher’s Commentary asserts, “Jesus was a churchgoer.

Registrar green-lights school board recall effort

June 16, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office this week gave the green light to members of a committee seeking to recall embattled Lucerne Valley school board member Dawn Turnbull.

Turnbull, who on Wednesday night was censured a second time in four months, is an elected member of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's board of trustees.

Renewable Energy: Group writes letters in objection to solar project proposal

June 12, 2015

Above: A group of letter writers gathered to write letters against the proposed Infigen Solar One solar project on the east side of Camp Rock Road. Photo courtesy of Bill Lembright

From staff and wire reports

LUCERNE VALLEY — On Thursday night, 16 residents met at the Lucerne Valley Community Center to write comment letters to the San Bernardino County Land Use Service Department regarding the proposed Infigen Solar One project on the east side of Camp Rock Road near existing residential neighborhoods.

Renewable Energy: Emotions run high at solar scoping meeting

June 9, 2015

Above: John Wieland, director of development for the Dallas, Texas-based Infigen Energy, discusses the Lucerne Valley Solar One project during Thursday's public scoping meeting at the Lucerne Valley Community Center. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — Cyndie Granados left the forests of Big Bear for the big skies of Lucerne Valley. But her vistas got smaller after two industrial-scale solar projects moved into her neighborhood, bringing dust, noise — and mice.

'God Bless America' them of 4th of July parade

June 9, 2015

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme of this year's 4th of July Parade.

"It's 'God Bless America'!" said longtime event chair Jean Magee.

And in a unique twist, perennial parade announcers Gary and Linda Schlenz also will serve as parade grand marshals. The couple will ride in the parade, waving to the crowd, and then assume their broadcasting positions near the Chamber of Commerce office when they get there, Magee said.

Gary Schlenz is pastor of Crossroads Chapel. Linda Schlenz is a longtime teacher at Lucerne Valley High School.

Board to vote on second censure

June 9, 2015

LUCERNE VALLEY • For the second time, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District will consider formally censuring board member Dawn Turnbull.

The censure — Resolution No. 1415-11 — is scheduled to be considered during the Wednesday, June 10 regular meeting of the LVUSD board of education in board chambers at the school district office. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Photo: Car Gathering at Burger Depot

June 9, 2015

CLASSIC CAR, CLASSIC EATERY: Dave and Laura Mount, longtime owners of the popular Burger Depot Restaurant on Highway 18, stand in front of a vintage 1956 T-Bird owned by Lloyd Pettigrew of Lucerne Valley. The Mounts have run the eatery for 35 years. The monthly Car Gathering visited Burger Depot on May 28. This month's event will be held at El Coyote Loco Restaurant. Peter Day / The Leader

Museum Calendar: June 10, 2015

June 9, 2015


Lucerne Valley's Outdoor Museum will open each "first Saturday" of every month from June through August. Families are welcome and entrance is free. Gate opens at 9 a.m. until noon. Each "first Saturday" -- June through August -- visitors can take a guided or self-guided tour of antique implements, mining equipment, and homestead gadgets. For info call: 760-248-6777. For tours call: 760-248-7048.




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