Sheriff's Blotter 10-28-15

October 27, 2015

Tuesday, Oct. 20

8:41 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 10000 block of Oracle Road.

Monday, Oct. 19

11:45 p.m. Domestic battery was reported in the 9000 block of El Sereno Avenue.

4:32 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 32000 block of Zircon Road.

11:50 a.m. Trespassing was reported in the area of Huff Road and Wallew Road.

10:41 a.m. A disturbance was reported on Barstow Road.

10:25 a.m. Trespassing was reported on Locust Avenue.

Sunday, Oct. 18

LVEDA tours Mitsubishi plant

October 27, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — At the conclusion of the Oct. 6 meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association, a group caravaned to the Mitsubishi Cement Corp. plant for a tour conducted by Environmental Manager David Rib.

The tour began with attendees gathered on a plateau overlooking the plant, high above the Valley.

"This is a remarkable natural resource," Rib said as attendees took in the splendor.

Rib explained that Mitsubishi mines limestone from the hillsides, which it makes into cement.

Johnson Valley: BLM-USMC meeting coming up

October 27, 2015

By Betty Munson

If you are a resident or property owner near the borders of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, or a weekender or vacationer who likes the back country trails of the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Area, you may already have received or read the press releases about the public meeting on Saturday, Nov. 21, to be held at the Johnson Valley Community Center.

Reporter's Notebook: Lucerne Valley's 'sweet' history revealed

October 27, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Don Judkins, who has been affiliated with the Lucerne Valley Leader for decades, passes along tidbits of the town's past. Known commonly as "oral history," Lucerne Valley is a town rich with past personalities (otherwise known as "characters"), institutions and happenings.

While Don readily shares a gem to those he meets around town — the Market or post office — his late wife, Pat Judkins, was for years unofficially the official historian. Her regular columns appeared in the Leader, where the were the focal point of our town.

Engagement: Devon Rader and Crystal Johnston

October 27, 2015

David and Millie Rader announce the engagement of their son Devon Rader to Crystal Johnston, daughter of Carla Johnston and Patrick Gallagher of Big Bear Lake, California. The couple is employed by Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. A September 2016, wedding is planned. Friends and family celebrated the engagement with an intimate gathering at Lucerne Valley Community Church, Sunday, October 18.

His Closet ‘Family Celebration’ a testament to faith

October 24, 2015

Volunteers Debbie Foster and Jo Jo, right, talk to children before the youngsters hit a candy-filled piñata at the His Closet-His Pantry Annual Family Celebration Saturday. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Several years ago, God essentially told Donna and Tommy Guisa that if they built His Closet-His Pantry that they would come.

On Saturday, nearly seven years after their ministry vision started becoming a reality, people in need, and numerous volunteers, did come — in droves.

Hundreds attend LV Dollar General grand opening

October 24, 2015

EAGER SHOPPERS: Early-bird shoppers are lined up around the Dollar General building at the store's official grand opening Saturday morning. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY – Hundreds of eager shoppers lined up around two sides of the new Dollar General store as Lucerne Valley’s first chain discount store celebrated its official grand opening Saturday.

County receives $20K Mojave Water Agency grant for Visalia Park renovation

October 22, 2015

ABOVE: The recent $20,000 grant from the Mojave Water Agency will help San Bernardino County to renovate the Visalia Park project, which has been closed for several years. File Photo

From staff and wire reports

SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a grant award of $20,000 from the Mojave Water Agency for the Visalia Park Renovation project in Lucerne Valley.


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