American Legion receives county proclamation

March 29, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A dream has become a reality for the Lucerne Valley American Legion post.

On March 22, 2016, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the post's request to proclaim March 30 as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." The official proclamation is valid through the year 2020.

The proclamation was proposed by Beatrice Walton, president of the Lucerne Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post 879. American League post commander is Lee Rasmussen.

The proclamation reads as follows:

Public urged to attend Community Plan meeting

March 29, 2016

Staff Report

One of the most important public meetings of the year will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center.

San Bernardino County will host the second of three workshops. The final local event will take place on July 20.

The county invites everyone to the events, which will provide an opportunity to learn what's going on, ask questions, take surveys and voice your opinions.

Feature: A Life Redeemed

March 29, 2016

Above: Ronald Polk

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

SAN DIEGO — Today, 31-year-old Ronald Polk can gaze at the Pacific Ocean, see seagulls soar over a picturesque sea and envision a happy tomorrow.

But that wasn't always the case.

In 1999, a distraught, confused 15-year-old aimed a gun at Art Bishop, Sr., a Lucerne Valley retiree who farmed pistachios on his Highway 18 property, and pulled the trigger. The bullet hit its mark, but as the boy peered through bushes he was surprised to see Bishop wasn't laying on the ground.

5 Things To Do - March 30, 2016

March 29, 2016

Above: Ozomatli

1. Lucerne Valley Community Plan (second meeting) - The county invites everyone to the events, which will provide an opportunity to learns what's going on, ask questions, take surveys and voice your opinions.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30

Where: Lucerne Valley Community Center, 33187 Old Woman Springs Road

Cost: Free

Information: countywideplan.com/LucerneValley

What's Happening: March 30, 2016

March 29, 2016

Public meeting on Marine Corps' large-scale exercise plans

A Resource Management Group Public Meeting with the MCAGCC and BLM Representatives will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center.

The town hall-style public meeting will be held to communicate the Marine Corps' plan to conduct a large-scale exercise Aug. 1-30 to include training in the Congressionally-established Shared Use Area. Temporary land closures in Johnson Valley and safety information will be discussed.

Honorary Mayor Events: March 30, 2016

March 29, 2016

April 13 — Bingo at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. Hosted by Ron Scriven.

May 7 — Mega Swap Meet Booth 8 a.m. at the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by Ron Scriven.

May 28 — Barbecue and Karaoke noon at the Lazy Lizard Ranch. Hosted by Ron Scriven.

June 4 — Karoke Party noon at Adelita's. Hosted by Ron Scriven.

June 10 — Honorary Mayor Finale Dinner.

Sheriff's Blotter 03-30-16

March 29, 2016

Staff Report

Tuesday, March 22

12:19 p.m. An arrest was made in the 10000 block of Locust Avenue.

9:53 a.m. Deputies were called to investigate a report in the 32000 block of Verdugo Road.

Monday, March 21

8:29 p.m. A missing person was reported by a Foothill Road resident.

1:17 p.m. A vandalism report was made by a Midway Avenue resident.

10:39 a.m. A warrant was served at a residence on Pendleton Drive.

Sunday, March 20

Car Gathering: Visiting Kallans Bar and Grill

March 29, 2016

CAR GATHERING: The monthly Car Gathering visited — and patronized — a new establishment in Lucerne Valley — the new Kallans Bar and Grill at the intersection of Highway 18 and Old Woman Springs Road. The restaurant is located where the former Y Saloon was located for many years. Car Gathering participants, which included organizer Jean Magee, stalwarts Lorane and JL Abercrombie and friends (newcomers always welcome), enjoyed Kallans' cuisine that includes hamburgers, salads and more. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

Baseball Schedule: March 30, 2016

March 29, 2016

3/29 at 3:00 p.m. at Apple Valley Christian High School

4/1 at 3:15 p.m. at Victor Valley Christian High School

4/5 at 3:15 p.m. at Hesperia Christian High School

4/8 3:15 p.m. at Desert Hot Springs Desert Hot Springs High School

4/12 at 3:15 p.m. against Bethel Christian (Lancaster) at home

4/15 at 3:15 p.m. against Apple Valley Christian at home

4/19 at 3:15 p.m. at Victor Valley Christian High School

4/22 3:15 p.m. against Hesperia Christian at home

4/29 3:15 p.m. against Bethel Christian (Lancaster) at home

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