Cannabis extraction lab discovered in Landers

January 13, 2015

From staff and wire reports

LANDERS • The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station found a large-scale cannabis extraction lab while serving an arrest warrant last Sunday morning on Stearman Road in Landers.

Upon arriving and making contact with the residents at the location deputies discovered a concentrated cannabis extraction lab. Five suspects were detained and the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to assist with the investigation.

Sports: Despite match victories, Mustangs lose to Big Bear

January 13, 2015

ABOVE: Sara Sullivan lifts her opponent from Big Bear off the mat from Wednesday

The Mustang wrestlers lost a close one to Big Bear this past week.  The majority of the varsity squad won their matches for the Mustangs, getting pins to defeat their opponents.  The Mustangs being outsized and having four empty weight classes was their downfall.

Photo: School board workshop

January 13, 2015

LUCERNE VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD: Members of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board met last Saturday for a workshop to discuss several topics. They include the discussion of board policies, the governance handbook and other topics. TOP PHOTO: Pictured from left, board members Carmen Fox, Tom Courtney, Jim Harvey and Supt. Suzette Davis. Board member Jodi Collingham was also present but out of the picture frame. Board member Dawn Turnbull did not attend due to illness. The school board will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Photo: MAC workshop

January 13, 2015

LUCERNE VALLEY-JOHNSON VALLEY MUNCIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL: Members of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council held a “workshop” session last Tuesday afternoon. The workshop, which is a more casual meeting, was designed to help members get up to speed on a number of topics.

Missing Irvine woman found dead in Big Bear

January 13, 2015


BIG BEAR LAKE • Authorities identified on Friday the woman found dead in Big Bear Lake to be of 35-year-old Lisa Cimbaluk of Irvine, who went missing over the weekend.

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials discovered a body in the water while conducting an aerial search over the South Shore area.

Authorities positively identified the body as Cimbaluk, whose car was found covered in snow at the Woodland Trailhead last Sunday.

Examinations will be conducted in order to determine her cause of death.

Obituary: Alfred N. Moreau

January 13, 2015

Alfred N. Moreau, 69, of Lucerne Valley, Calif., was a former soldier in the U.S. Army who survived Vietnam. Born in Boston, Mass., he passed away suddenly on January 4, 2015.

He was married to his loving wife, Betty Ann Moreau, for 25 years. They resided in Kansas City. Fred moved to Lucerne Valley two years ago.
He was a carpenter for many years.

He was a gentle, warm-hearted compassionate and caring man that always had a smile on his face. He will be missed so much by his loving family and friends.

Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

January 13, 2015


When an overwhelming week gets the best of you, shake your fist in the air in protest and make yourself this easy peach cobbler. I’m certain most of these ingredients are already in your pantry, and you’ll have a warm, satisfying, and comforting end to your busy week in a flash.

1 can sliced peaches (29 oz), drained
2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 cups almond milk
2 teaspoons baking powder

Pedestrian dies after highway traffic incident

January 6, 2015

Above: CHP officers investigate the traffic collision that took the life of 69-year-old Lucerne Valley resident Alfred Moreau. Submitted photo


LUCERNE VALLEY • Authorities said a 69-year-old man died Sunday night from injuries he sustained when he was hit by a car on Old Woman Springs Road less than an hour earlier.


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