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 www.countywideplan.com/LucerneValley.

Mega Swap Meet set for May 7

April 26, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

In less than two weeks, Lucerne Valley will come together — in eight, different locations.

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the inaugural Mega Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

A variety of venue locations will host vendor booths, costing vendors $15, along the heart of the town. Booth sizes vary.

Sheriff's Blotter 04-27-16

April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 19

7:51 p.m. A vehicle was reported from a location on Laramie Road.

2:34 p.m. A suspicious person was reported on Rabbit Springs Lane.

10:58 a.m. A person reported found property on Old Woman Springs Road.

9:53 a.m. A person was arrested on a weapon charge on Clark Road.

4:40 a.m. A call came in for a dead body in the 9800 block of Mesa Road. (The body was a person killed in a house fire. See news article in this week's Leader newspaper).

Monday, April 18

CSA 29 crew applauded for park renovation

April 26, 2016

CSA 29 manager Reese Troublefield, right, thanked members of the new park renovation crew during Thursday's MAC meeting. He presented each with gift certificates that he bought personally. From left, Zach Tipton, Craig Hale, Scott Fritz, John Gallegos, Sharon Fritz and Justin Cox. Peter Day, The Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

County Service Area 29 manager Reese Troublefield looked like a proud papa during Thursday’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

New County Fire captain introduced

April 26, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Capt. Michael Taylor, who was recently assigned to San Bernardino County Fire Station 8 in Lucerne Valley, gave his first official report to members of the Lucerne Valley Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

“This is your community,” the captain said. “We’re here for you.”

Taylor shared call response highlights from the month of March and answered questioned from the MAC and audience. Here are a few:

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