LUCERNE VALLEY — Three people suffered minor injuries after their cars collided late Monday night on Highway 18 near Rabbit Springs Road, California Highway Patrol officials said.
The Lucerne Valley Elementary School's Early Childhood Learning Center has been officially renamed the Julia Bell Early Childhood Academy in honor of the beloved educator.
Bell was a teacher, principal and later a school board member who died in early 2013. The Lucerne Valley Unified School District's board of trustees unanimously approved the name change during its regular monthly meeting on June 10.
"I'm ecstatic that we are able to honor Julia in that way," said board president Jim Harvey.
The Community Table ministry, which has provided countless thousands of free meals to Lucerne Valley residents, has ended after 5-1/2 years in operation, according to organizers Ken and Pat Hoye.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances Community Table is ending, at least for now," Ken Hoye said.
Since 2010, the Hoyes spearheaded the ministry to provide free dinners — donations were welcome — to anyone. The event, which served around 175 weekly, was held every Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Mesa Road.
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Car Gathering at El Coyote Loco on June 25
The monthly Car Gathering will be held on June 25 at El Coyote Loco restaurant. Classic car lovers will begin gathering around 5 p.m.
No LVEDA meeting in July
As of now there will be no LVEDA meeting in July unless something major comes up, according the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.
"NightWalk" Thru the Museum on July 3
Front Row: (l to r)Rusty LaGrange, museum president; Clay Elam, guest speaker; Angie Horn, High Desert Bloggers; Manuela, friend of Clay's; Back Row: (l to r) Doug and Isaiah, more friends. Photo courtesy Angela Horn
"Evening Desert" presentation with botanist, Clay Elam, hosted by Lucerne Valley Museum Association, attracted 45 guests and members June 8th.
Elam shared his extensive knowledge of the desert flora, its many uses with native Indian tribes, identification of southern species, and the modern uses of the herbs and plants we find today.
The recent rain that swept through the Lucerne Valley area not only brought much-needed water, but it also created quintessential desert images. This photo is looking west from Johnson Valley through rainfall, toward the Fry Mountains and Cougar Buttes. The rain was hitting Soggy Dry Lake so hard it was raising dust. Court Prittie / Special to the Leader
A Witch Hunt?
It's sometimes hard to realize how quickly and easily society can regress to its darker days of the past. Dating back to the Salem witch hunts, a community can place its ire and wrath upon one person, most often a woman, without justification. Many were ostracized, exiled or hung by the neck based upon what the townsfolk alleged or falsely accused them of. The presentation of facts were often overlooked or amended to fit with the majority's position.
BRANDISHING A WEAPON: On June 10 at 9:36 p.m. in Lucerne Valley, Jose Cabrera Vega, 45, of Victorville was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon and making a criminal threat. He was booked into jail, bail was set at $25,000, and he was released on June 14.
BATTERY: On June 10 at 9:36 p.m. in Lucerne Valley, Rosa Maria Garcia, 22, of Victorville was arrested on suspicion of battery. She was booked and released the next day.
By Staff Reports
LUCERNE VALLEY — A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy from the Apple Valley Sheriff's Station is recovering from a broken arm after crashing into a concrete median, blowing out his patrol car's tires and sliding off the roadway early Sunday morning on Highway 18, authorities said Monday.