His Closet holds yard sale

October 21, 2014

Ruben Fontes, left, and Josh Godale helped draw in shoppers to the recent His Closet Yard Sale. Caroline Lieber / For the Leader
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His Closet FREE Ministries held its fall yard sale on Oct. 11.

The event helped the ministries, run by Donna and Tony Guisa, to better serve those in need.

And His Closet, which now is a companion with His Pantry that provides free food, is constantly moving forward.

“We’ve come a long way,” said Teddy Greene, the ministry’s groundskeeper.

Senior Center solar likely

October 20, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

A plan to put solar panels on a carport structure at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center is closer to becoming a reality.

“It does look favorable,” said Reese Troublefield, manager of County Service Area 29.

Recently, Troublefield met several times to discuss the plan solar panel installers. While the numbers didn’t pan out last year, the possible $30,000 donation by one of the companies would make the project more like, he said during last Thursday’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

LVHS students 'drop, cover and hold on' during earthquake drill

October 16, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • The sounds over the school public address system were disturbing: walls crumbling, furniture breaking, walls rattling and a low-pitched sound akin to a freight train rolling down the tracks.

While the sounds were dramatic, Thursday's events at Lucerne Valley High School were part of a statewide drill. An estimated 10 million participants from schools, preparedness organizations, government agencies and participated in the 2014 Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

High school to participate in MyVote on Oct. 28

October 16, 2014

By PETER DAY
SENIOR REPORTER

LUCERNE VALLEY • Students from Lucerne Valley High School will participate in a mock election on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The local mock election is part of the statewide MyVote California. Students from participating schools will vote on seven ballot items: the governor's race and Propositions 1, 2, 45, 46, 47 and 48. All grades will participate.

Bikers give back at Roadrunners 20th annual Toy Run

October 14, 2014

Blue Knights Chapter 4 President Phil DuBois, left, and his fellow clubmembers brought gifts and appetites to last Saturday’s event. The Blue Knights consist of retired law enforcement officers. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
SENIOR REPORTER

The Harleys roared as they poured into the Pioneer Park parking lot Saturday.

“I cry everytime I know those kids will have toys,” said longtime Roadrunner Jo Richards, her eyes welling up.

Sheriff's Department thanks Chuck Rader for 60 years of service

October 14, 2014

Deputy Chief Robert Wickum, left, presents a plaque to Chuck Rader for his many years of service to the department and the community. A retirement dinner in Rader’s honor was held last week at the Horseman’s Center in Apple Valley. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Right around the time Bill Haley was rockin’ around the clock and before Disneyland opened the magic kingdom, Charles “Chuck” Rader was beginning a six-decade run as a volunteer in local law enforcement.

LVEDA Meeting: Selby outlines senior housing concept

October 14, 2014

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • A senior housing development in the heart of town could provide high quality apartments for low-income seniors within walking distance of stores and other amenities.

The housing idea was presented to members of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association on Tuesday by Richard Selby, chairman of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

“What I’m trying to do is set the concept and see where we go from here,” Selby said.

School district addresses school name proposal

October 14, 2014

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board last Wednesday voted to form an ad hoc commitee to craft a resolution regarding a proposal to change the name of Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

The committee headed by board president Jim Harvey and board member Tom Courtney will look at the proposal and other ideas to best honor the memory of the late Julia Bell, who served as LVES principal and later was a school board member.

MAC Preview: County to present housing and community needs plan

October 14, 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS

LUCERNE VALLEY • The public is encouraged to attend Thursday’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council to hear a county representative present its five-year consolidated plan for housing and community development needs.

“This is the most important MAC meeting of the year,” said MAC chairman Richard Selby.

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