CERT training prepares residents for disaster

October 21, 2015

ABOVE: Working with members of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, CERT trainees demonstrate their disaster training skills.  Photo courtesy Owen Myers

By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

Over the past two weeks, the Lucerne Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) held its annual training week with sessions at the Midway Park School Room and the Community Center.

Tailgaters sought for annual Tailgate Trick or Treat

October 20, 2015


Tailgaters are being sought to hand out candy at the Roadrunners' annual Tailgate Trick or Treat event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 in the parking lot of the Senior Center and County Library.

Every year the community gathers to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment for Lucerne Valley children. The Tailgate Trick or Treat provides such an atmosphere with numerous residents and children gathering in costumes.

For more information, call Woody or Pam Hart at 760-248-7807.

County cracking down on illegal dumping

October 20, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — The county is hearing complaints and cracking down on illegal dumping in the Lucerne Valley area, according to Ignacio Nuñez, county code enforcement supervisor.

"We're trying to deal where it's coming from and dealing with it like that," Nuñez said during last Thursday's monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

Sheriff's Blotter 10-21-15

October 20, 2015

Tuesday, Oct. 13

9:39 p.m. A warrant was served in the 9000 block of Verdugo Avenue.

Monday, Oct. 12

7:26 p.m. A report was taken for someone brandishing a weapon on Carnelian Road.

6:55 p.m. A motorcycle disturbance was reported in the area of Spinel Road and Mesa Road.

2:57 p.m. A residential burglary was reported on Highland Road.

10:42 a.m. A burglary was reported on Meadowlark Lane.

7:52 a.m. A Fairlane Road resident reported a grand theft.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Carpenters build marriage that lasts, celebrate 70th anniversary

October 20, 2015

Oct. 13th marked the 70th anniversary of long time residents, Herb & Evelyn Carpenter. Herb (1922), and Evelyn Delight-Carpenter (1925) were both born in Gardena, CA, attending Gardena Elementary, and Gardena High Schools.

The marriage took place in Reno, Nev. in 1945 when Evelyn was still in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS,

In 1946 they bought their first home in Lakewood, CA. where they raised their two children, Greg and Susan Carpenter.

County addressing LV waste piles

October 16, 2015

Huge piles of "bio waste" have been dumped in northeastern Lucerne Valley near Lincoln. PETER DAY/FILE PHOTO

Neighbors complain of early morning dumping of brown, smelly waste

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — Agricultural property owners who let refuse companies dump large mounds of pulverized 'bio waste' on their land are being warned by the county to use it or get rid of it.

"We've opened up 11 case files on different properties," said Ignacio Nuñez, code enforcement supervisor for San Bernardino County.


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