Lucerne Valley Museum is proud to announce our new "Evening Desert" series beginning Monday, June 8 from 6-8 pm. Our first presentation is by Clay Elam of Yucca Valley who is an Ethno-botanist. His study includes historical uses of herbs by nomadic tribes of the region. He is currently working on a "permaculture team" in Yucca Valley/Morongo Valley -- a sustainable way of living that follows the path of 'earth care, people care, fair shares' as they look for ways to reduce water while keeping our lands healthy.
CSA 29 to host Memorial Day event on May 25
The CSA 29/Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation Office will be holding Memorial Day Ceremonies at Lucerne Valley Memorial Park, 32533 Highway 18, on May 25 at 10 a.m. This ceremony will honor and remember all military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice as well as all who have served our Country. All are invited to attend. For more information, please call 760-248-7048.
Inland Counties Legal Services to visit Lucerne Valley on May 26
Daniel Lindner, father of participant Landon Lindner, served as manager of the boys team that competed in last Saturday's MEEC Solar Cook-Off Competition at Victor Valley Museum. Students pictured (not in order) Ozzy, Blake, Landon, Marius and Thomas. Peter Day / The Leader
By Peter Day
Tuesday, May 12
1:48 p.m. Annoying phone calls were reported by a Christenson Road resident.
1:19 p.m. Annoying phone calls were reported by a Lakota Ranch Road.
1:12 p.m. An assault was reported in the 10000 block of Locust Avenue.
10:30 a.m. A drunk in public arrest was made in the vicinity of Highway 18 and Baker Road.
9:13 a.m. Criminal threats were reported in the 30000 block of Spinel Road.
8:39 a.m. A domestic battery arrest was made in the 32200 block of Highway 18.
Monday, May 11
By Peter Day
Hard work paid off for Lucerne Valley High School, which recently was given a six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
LVHS Principal Patricia Courtney shared the news at last Wednesday's school board meeting, which was held at Lucerne Valley Elementary School.
A team from WASC visited the campus for four days. After school, they would meet to discuss what they learned about the school, she said.
Above: A crowd gathered in the Lucerne Valley Shopping Center for the first-ever Stallone's Cycles' "Bike Night." Peter Day/The Leader
Billed as "Bike Nite" — but held during daylight hours — Stallone's Cycles' first-ever event in the Lucerne Valley Shopping Center parking lot was a hit with motorcycle enthusiasts and others shopping for items at the center.
Vendors sold their wares in booths while nearby retailers such as Lucerne Lapidary & Leather greeted customers outside and inside their unique store.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC: On May 6 at 11:36 p.m. in Victorville, Anthony Kirk Jordon, 55, of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center and released the next day.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: On May 9 at 2:42 a.m., Larry Wayne Cramins, 68, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. He was booked into the Victor Valley Station, bail was set at $50,000, and he was released the next day.
Kevin Putzier is equally adept at stringed, brass, reed and keyboard instruments. Here the Lucerne Valley musician shows a collection of his favorites.
By Peter Day
The soulful strains of Joe Cocker singing his inimitable version of "You're So Beautiful" socks the listener in the heart.
Tuesday, May 5
7:24 p.m. Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the 32900 block of Highway 18.
10:02 a.m. Trespassing was reported by a Clark Street resident.
Monday, May 4
8:24 p.m. A disturbance-related arrest was made in the 9000 block of Mesa Road.
7:25 p.m. A theft was reported in the 10000 block of Baker Road.
7:05 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 32900 block of Highway 18.
4:37 p.m. A vehicle theft was reported from the 30000 block of Rabbit Springs Road.