Reward offered for stolen trailer

August 2, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

A 16-foot trailer being used to help a single mother clean her property was stolen from a Lucerne Valley home about two weeks ago.

The double-tandem trailer with a lift had been loaned by a local resident to His Closet Ministries, which provides food, clothing and more to residents in need. At the time of the theft, the woman, who has two children, was volunteering at His Closet.

"This is just really sickening," said Donna Guisa, who runs His Closet. "We were using the trailer for our ministry."

Recipe: Meatball Subs, an Easy Dump Meal Recipe

August 2, 2016

By Holy Sosa


• one bag frozen meatballs

• one jar Prego Italian Sauce

• hoagie rolls

• mozzarella cheese, shredded


1. Add meatballs to slow cooker.

2. Pour jar of Prego Italian Sauce over the top.

3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

4. Serve over hoagie rolls and top with mozzarella cheese

Holly Sosa is creator and editor of

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August 2, 2016

Age Wise

This is a confidential counseling service for adults 55 and older, operated by San Bernardino County. Appointments are set up at homes and community buildings in Lucerne Valley. Call 800-451-5633.

Celebrate Recovery

This Christian-based step study program provides support for those dealing with life’s troubles, including divorce, abuse, co-dependency, domestic violence, anger/emotional issues and addiction.

Translator TV 'could go dark'

July 26, 2016

LUCERNE VALLEY — Without $45,000 in new VHF antennas, cabling and related equipment free TV in Lucerne Valley could end in as little as three years.

Word of that dire prospect came during last Thursday's meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council at the Community Center. Scott Fritz, a County Service Area 29 employee who maintains the area's translator system explained that a recent Federal Communications Commission action is forcing Lucerne Valley and other TV translator providers to move their channels from UHF to VHF.

Pre-K staff laid off

July 26, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — Two months after initiating a plan to self-fund the Pre-K Academy program, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board voted unanimously to lay off the eight-member staff.

“It was a struggle to make that decision,” said longtime board member Tom Courtney. “There were just too many obstacles.”

Participants criticize Community Plan draft

July 26, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — The county's interpretation of what Lucerne Valley residents want in their Community Plan omitted key elements, according to several locals attending last Wednesday's third, and final, planning workshop.

"These (items) are what San Bernardino County wants for everybody," said Lucerne Valley resident Sue Hammer. "They're not what we want."


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