District considers hiring video production company

October 14, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District is looking at hiring a video company with Hollywood credentials to produce a series of videos aimed at boosting enrollment.

“Sometimes you need to toot your own horn and get it out there,” Supt. Suzette Davis said at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

The plan would entail contracting producer/director Hugo Pallete and his three-member team of industry professionals, according to a PowerPoint presentation by Chief Business Official Billy Wessell.

School district gives award to Mitsubishi

October 14, 2014

Mitsubishi plant manager Jim Russell accepted an award on behalf of Mitsubishi during last week’s school board meeting at Lucerne Valley High School. Peter Day / The Leader
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The Lucerne Valley Unified School District presented the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation and its Educational Foundation with a recognition award.

Plant manager Jim Russell accepted the award and reaffirmed the company’s dedication to the community and schools.

LVUSD Supt. Suzette Davis presented the award.

FFA's novice team takes home first place

October 14, 2014

On Oct. 2, the Lucerne Valley FFA was able to take four teams to Littlerock High School. There, they participated in a contest called the ‘Opening Closing Ceremony,’ a section competition attracting FFA programs from other high school programs throughout the High Desert.

It was an amazing experience for the Lucerne Valley freshmen, as well as the others. They met new people, and got a little taste of competition and what will come of their first year in FFA. At the end, Novice Team 2 took home the first place plaque.

Letter to the editor: Thank you from organizers of the LV Pow-Wow

October 14, 2014

Lucerne Valley’s Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow staff would like to thank all our sponsors for their donations and time in maing our event another successful Pow-Wow this year.

We would like to thank Hunting Dog Trainer.net, Sow-lly’s Indian Tacos and Fry bread, Saboba Casino, Mitsubishi Cement, Diamond B Feed, Valero’s Gas, Rivers Edge Men’s Home, the Smith Family.

Without these sponsors’ donations and time this event could not happen. We thank you for your service.

Pow-Wow Staff

Questionnaire: Four out of five in favor of senior housing project

October 14, 2014

By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

The proposed senior housing project was discussed at the LVEDA meeting on Oct. 8. At the end of the meeting, a 6-question survey was distributed and completed by 31 people.

Eighty percent of the attendees were in favor of the project. Eighty-one percent were in favor of the location. Eighty-four percent were in favor of a retirement facility, with an additional 10% possibly in favor. One hundred percent were in favor of additional retail uses.

Weekly Booking logs: October 15, 2014

October 14, 2014

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest. All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

GRAND THEFT: On Oct. 4 at 6:54 p.m., 54-year-old Chris Patrick Rickley of Lucerne Valley was arrested on a $50,000 warrant for grand theft. He also was arrested on a no bail warrant for being under the suspicion of possessing methamphetamines. He booked into the High Desert Detention Center.

Sheriff's Blotter 10-15-14

October 14, 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 7

9:31 p.m. Criminal threats were reported by a Baker Road resident.
5:44 p.m. Criminal threats were reported by a Garnet Road resident.
5:18 p.m. An arrest was made for child endangerment in the 31000 area of Highway 18.
4:40 p.m. Lost property was reported in the 30000 area of Furst Street.
1:05 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 vicinity of Lakota Ranch Road.
8:38 a.m. A suspicious person was reported by a Fairlane Road resident.
2:01 a.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 area of Lakota Ranch Road.

Recipes: Boo-Nana Ghost Pops

October 14, 2014

By HOLLY SOSA

Making the holidays special for my kids is one of my most favorite parts about being a Mom. Creating special Halloween memories via decorations, pumpkin scented wax melting, and especially through fun foods brings me so much joy. This October, you can make a special October memory with your kids by creating these fun Boo-nana Ghost Pops and have them waiting for an after school snack. I mean, that’s gotta win you some kind of fun Mom award, right? Even if only for a day. Ha!

Stallone’s Pizza becomes Rock’s Place

October 7, 2014

New owner Rock Griffith is joined by Michelle Stevens, who will join Griffith in running the eatery. Stevens ran Griffith’s recent honorary mayor campaign. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Rock Griffith, the 6’7” Elvis-singing DJ, has purchased Stallone’s Pizza in the Lucerne Valley Shopping Center. The pizzeria will soon sport a new sign — Rock’s Place.

The changeover, which took place on Sept. 24, was about as smooth as perfectly cooked mozzarella.

20th annual Lucerne Valley Biker’s Toy Run

October 7, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

For the past 20 years, the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners have invited motorcycle riders to donate unwrapped toys and money for the community’s most deserving — it’s youth.

And for the past two decades biker groups from as far away as Westminster have always delivered.

“They’re the most generous group I’ve ever worked with,” said event founder/organizer Jo Richards. “They’re great. They’re my best friends. They’re just wonderful.”

Other groups have included the Trinity Riders and Abate 44.

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