Brothers hoping lost Bible turns up in Lucerne Valley

January 28, 2014

Leader Editor

It’s not exactly the first Gutenberg edition, but with an estimated publishing date in the 1770s, brothers Bill and Craig Huston’s family Bible is an heirloom of great sentimental value.

And it’s gone.

“I’ve turned the house upside down looking for it,” said Craig Huston of Hesperia who is looking for the book with his brother Bill Huston, a recent resident of Lucerne Valley.


LV property owner tired of ongoing vehicle thefts

January 28, 2014

Estimates losing 40 vehicles in 10 years

Leader Editor

Dale Klee has made a living buying and selling cars, but some have left his property without a transaction sales slip.

He says that during one recent stretch he was hit by thieves six times in eight days. Earlier, one thief even stole the same vehicle twice.

“I’ve lost about 40 vehicles in the past 10 years,” he said. “This is a haven for thieves.”

LVEDA – Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m. at the Senior Center

January 28, 2014

The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4
• Solar and other land-use issues/projects filed in Lucerne Valley
• BLM wind project between LV and AV
• Possible reports from the plants re: economics, quarry expansions, etc.
• Small Water Systems update. County ‘hauled water’ policy. SCE transmission line project. Status of utility undergrounding in town. Update LVEDA’s road project list. Etc.
• What do you want LVEDA to focus on in 2014?


What's Happening - January 29, 2014

January 28, 2014

Super Bowl fellowship at LV Community Church
A Super Bowl fellowship will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Lucerne Valley Community Church on Ladera behind the Fire Station. Watch Broncos versus the Sea Hawks on a 135-inch wide screen. Admission fee is one February 2, 2014 church bulletin from the church of your choice. Refreshments will be provided. Please, no outside food or beverages. Game starts at 3:30 p.m.
Swap Meet at
Rabbit Dry Lake
The Third Annual Swap Meet at Rabbit Dry Lake will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. 9 at the flying field of Rabbit Dry Lake.

Chamber committee to seek candidates

January 21, 2014

Board will postpone selection process for six months

Leader Editor

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday decided to restart its quest to select several new board members.

The move, which was decided during the Chamber’s monthly meeting at the Senior Center, was proposed after president Lorane Abercrombie said that the organization made a few unintentional missteps during its initial candidate search.

Roadrunners install officers and directors for 2014

January 21, 2014

At the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners, Inc. regular meeting held Jan. 6, Jan Morosco installed the Officers and Directors for the year 2014.

Jody Collingham, President, Clarice Peterson, Vice-President, Pam Hart, Secretary, Jo Richards, Treasurer and the following Directors, Esther Navarette, Penny Baillie, Pat Lugo, Marie Scafidi and Past President, Jean Magee.

Shirley Clemmons will serve as Parliamentarian. The Roadrunners have been serving the community of Lucerne Valley for the past 38 years.

Resident scammed out of $950

January 21, 2014

Leader Editor

A Lucerne Valley resident was scammed out of nearly $1,000 when she was tricked into sending money to an apparent internet scammer in Illinois, according to a Sheriff’s Department incident report.

According to the Dec. 23 report, the resident advertised a motor home for sale on an Internet website and was later contacted by a man in New Zealand who said he would send $1,050 to purchase the RV via PayPal.


Father hoping son's murder conviction will be overturned

January 21, 2014

Above: John Yablonsky, 1985

Rita Cobb cold case aired on the Discovery Network last weekend

From Staff and Wire Reports

It still doesn’t add up.

That’s what George Yablonsky of Lucerne Valley believes with all his heart about the 2011 murder conviction that put his son, John Henry Yablonsky, in prison for life.

John Yablonsky was convicted of strangling to death Rita Cobb whose body was found inside her Lucerne Valley home on Sept. 23, 1985.

Weekly booking logs - January 22, 2014

January 21, 2014

Weekly booking logs

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest.

All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

DUI: On Jan. 13 at 5:33 p.m. in the area of Highway 18 and Baker, 31-year-old Jeffrey Lee Mosley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was booked into the Victor Valley Station and released the next day.


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