SCE addresses Coolwater-Lugo 'misconceptions'

July 15, 2014

Senior Reporter

VICTORVILLE • The Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Line Project, which would prompt the construction of a substation facility on 160 acres in the hills near southeastern Apple Valley, is not a done deal.

“The project isn’t approved yet,” SCE regional manager Julie Gilbert told a small group of editors and reporters during a recent meeting at the Victorville Daily Press newspaper.

SCE Communications Director David Song added, “It is an open process. It’s not too late.”

His Closet yard sale fundraiser

July 15, 2014

Senior Reporter

His Closet, a clothing and food bank ministry in Lucerne Valley, last week held a fundraising yard sale.

Numerous unique items as well as $2 per bag clothing deals were offered. Items also included housewares, furnishings, vintage items, porcelain dolls and more.

Proceeds for the fundraiser went to the His Closet building expansion fund, said His Closet founder Donna Guisa.

Lucerne Valley man denies child sex charges

July 15, 2014


VICTORVILLE • Four days after his arrest in Oregon, a Lucerne Valley man back in California on Monday pleaded not guilty to six felony child sex charges, court records show.

Kenneth Block, 56, is accused of two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child; sex or sodomy with a child under 10 years old; aggravated sexual assault of a minor by force; lewd or lascivious acts with a child; and oral copulation with a minor under 14 years old with at least a 10-year age difference between the victim and suspect.

Sheriff's Blotter 07-16-14

July 15, 2014

July 7
10:24 a.m. - A search was conducted on Fairlane Road.
July 6
7:59 p.m. - The Fire Department responded to a call on Mesa Road.
6:39 p.m. - A burglary was reported on Custer Avenue
3:50 p.m. - A call regarding a possible weapon was made on Foothill Road.
3:06 a.m. - A battery was reported on Custer Avenue.
July 5
8:54 p.m. - A resident reported hearing shots in the 38300 block of Old Woman Springs Road.
2:15 p.m. - Trespassing was reported in the 33300 block of Sunrise Road.

Grand Opening: Country Cottage Boutique

July 15, 2014

Barbara Veale, Lucerne Valley resident since 1942, has opened the Country Cottage Boutique, a consignment shop for local artisans. She wanted to thank the Lucerne Valley Leader newspaper for helping to make her grand opening Saturday a success. Many local residents responded to the article and ad in last week’s Leader and dropped by to browse and buy handcrafted goods.


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