This Week In History: August 14, 2013

August 20, 2013

50 years ago (Aug. 15, 1963):
• A stretch of Highway 18 east of Deadman’s Point was searched for evidence related to the death of Dolores Siddall. The search was lead by Hugh Pheaster, the man who was convicted of killing Siddall.
• Shopping: Lettuce was selling for 9 cents per pound; 26-ounce bottles of Pepsi Cola were selling at 5 for 89 cents.
• Weather: Aug. 13, 1963 high temperature was 101, with a low of 70.

What's Happening - August 14, 2013

August 20, 2013

Outriders plan
progressive ride
Lucerne Valley Outriders are planning a progressive ride on Saturday, Aug. 17. The ride will start at the Lucerne Valley VFW at 10 a.m. Please be there at 9 a.m.
They will proceed to Chris and Rae Schwarcz’s ranch in the Cove, for a Goody stop, then back toward the “V” and drop in on Blew Eyes for another Goody stop, then back to the VFW. Our BBQ and Potluck will be held on the back patio of the VFW. Meat and potatoes will be provided. Please bring a potluck side dish, your chairs and your drinks.

Solar, wind top issues at LVEDA

August 20, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

An array of current, local topics were discussed during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.

Agendized topics included Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, Marine Base Expansion, the push to end the hauled water prohibition, the new joint Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council and the status of a Lucerne Valley pictorial book in progress.

Ramos swears in seven to new regional MAC

August 14, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Seven appointed members of the newly-formed regional Municipal Advisory Council were sworn into office Tuesday night by Third District Supervisor James Ramos.

Richard Selby was named chair and Joanna Wright vice-chair of the new combined Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley MAC. The MAC will provide advise on land use and other issues to Ramos and the county of San Bernardino.

Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley MAC Members to be sworn in

August 13, 2013

From Staff and Wire Reports

Tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 13), Supervisor Ramos will be swearing in the new members of the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council during the first meeting.

“We are pleased to have this MAC up and running. It is a much-needed avenue where residents can voice their concerns and make the changes they wish to see in their communities,” Supervisor Ramos said.

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New school year just weeks away

August 7, 2013

By Peter Day
Leader Editor

With the beginning of the school year just two weeks away, Lucerne Valley Unified School District staff and parents are gearing up for 2013-14 school year.

The first day of school for the district’s elementary, middle school, high school and alternative education sites is Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Walk-in registration began last week at all school sites and will continue as needed. Hours are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 8 and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. after Aug. 12.

Summer hours for all offices ended on Aug. 8.

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At the park: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

August 7, 2013

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown on Friday, Aug. 9 at Pioneer Park.

The movie is part of the Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation 2013 Summer “Movies In The Park” series, which will conclude with “Big Miracle” on Aug. 23.

The movies are shown in Pioneer Park’s Outdoor Theatre and begin at sunset.
Admission is free. For more information, call CSA 29 at 760-248-7048.

TVs stolen from Lucerne Valley Elementary School

August 7, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Lucerne Valley Elementary School was hit twice in two days by a burglar who stole a total of three flat-panel TVs and one MP3 player.

At 6:01 a.m. on July 25, the school reported the first incident. According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff report, someone pried open doors and entered to classrooms on the northwest corner of the school. When inside, the burglar stole two flat screen TVs and an MP3 player.

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Promising Rancho Lucerne project fades into Lucerne Valley's history

August 7, 2013

By PETER DAY
Editor

It was billed as a golf player’s dream.

When completed, the Rancho Lucerne project would have had 4,257 homes, tree-lined streets, an elaborate trail system and a 27-hole, state-of-the-art golf course.

“Within a single afternoon, golf enthusiasts will feel like they’re playing in the U.S. Open, Masters tournament, or other renowned domestic courses,” suggested a print advertisement.created to attract homebuyers and investors.

The Rancho Lucerne master plan was unveiled to investors in 1999.

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