Garden Club hosts annual tour

May 3, 2016

Story and photos by Caroline Lieber

LUCERNE VALLEY — Over 45 people from all over the High Desert attended the Desert Crossroads Garden Club Annual Garden Tour and Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 22.

The event began with tour of the Garden Club's very own Water Awareness Garden, located behind the Senior Center on Allen Road. A newly available brochure reviews the history of the club and outlines the contents of the various garden plots.

“Hummingbirds love this garden,” said tour guide Sue Nolan.

OHV NEWS: Input sought for Rasor OHV area

May 3, 2016

From Staff and Wire Reports

The Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting on Thursday, May 5 to provide input in the development of a Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area Management Plan. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow.

Rasor OHV Area is easily accessible from Interstate 15, by taking either the Basin Road or Rasor Road exits. The OHV area is bordered by the Afton Canyon Natural Area to the west, and the Mojave National Preserve to the east.


Movie Review: 'The Big Short'

May 3, 2016

By Karen Chutsky
The Movie Lady

To be honest, I was very reluctant to watch “The Big Short” after seeing the promo trailer with Steve Carell in a stripper club. But a reviewer’s got to review.

After pacing through a tortured two hours of watching the movie, I was even more reluctant to write a review. Honestly I thought this thing is so bad it's like an over acted Saturday night live sketch. But then it hit me…it’s so bad I have to watch it again. To repeat a Mark Twain Quote from the film “It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Congressman Cook to address Lucerne Valley group

April 27, 2016

LUCERNE VALLEY — Congressman Paul Cook will give an update on federal programs and legislation that affect the region during the 5 p.m., May 3 meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center.

Cook, a retired Marine colonel, represents the 8th Congressional District. Cook is a Republican who is running for reelection this year.

Suessical Jr.

April 26, 2016

The cast of Lucerne Valley Elementary School Drama Club's production of "Seussical Jr." performs an opening son last weekend in the school's Goulding Hall. The performers took to the stage last Friday and Saturday. The second-night event featured a dinner event hosted by the Lucerne Valley Lions Club. The musical is based on the works of beloved children's author Dr. Suess. The LVES production was directed by Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Hirschhorn with Mrs. Lambert serving as stage manager and Mr. Miller performing the elaborate, colorful set design duties. Caroline Lieber, For The Leader

It's got a name: Russell Park

April 26, 2016

A crowd waits eagerly on April 8 for the grand opening of Russell Park, which received its official name last week during the regular meeting of the Municipal Advisory Council. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The newly renovated and dedicated park on Visalia Avenue in Lucerne Valley has been named Russell Park in honor of the neighborhood’s founder, John Russell, and his family.

July 3 fireworks looking doubtful

April 26, 2016

Lucerne Valley may not have fireworks this July 3 due to budget constraints. File photo: David Pardo

Staff Staff Report

The annual July 3rd fireworks event at Pioneer Park may not occur this year due to lack of funds.

“The July 3rd thing may not happen this year,” County Service Area 29 manager Reese Troublefield told the audience at last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

Shooting Fun Fair this Saturday

April 26, 2016

From Staff and Wire Reports

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation has announced the annual High Desert Shooting Fun Fair will be held 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Lions Pride Park and Shooting Range in Lucerne Valley.

The family-oriented event will feature free admission and parking. Proceeds from this event benefit the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation and the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation.

What's Happening - April 27, 2016

April 26, 2016

Community Workshops

The last of three meetings will be held July 20, 2016 to discuss the update of Lucerne Valley’s Community Plan. The plan was previously updated in 2007.

The County invites everyone to the events, which will provide an opportunity to learn what’s happening, ask questions, take surveys and voice your opinions. For those who can’t attend the meetings, visit


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