LV Market braces for discount store competition

June 30, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — The quaint, small-town-friendly Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware Store has stayed in business for half a century on a wing and many prayers.

"Our mission is to serve this community in obedience to God’s direction that we do so," said Linda Gommel, a store "sponsor" and daughter of the late Ernie Gommel, who founded the store in 1975. The store is owned by a non-profit church organization, which puts a community involvement mission above profits.

Local Digest: July 1, 2015

June 30, 2015

4th OF JULY EVENTS

Fireworks festivities start Friday at 6

Independence Day events will be held over two days in Lucerne Valley with a fireworks show on the evening of Friday, July 3 and the annual 4th of July parade Saturday morning.

Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation (CSA 29) is hosting the "Red White & Boom" Independence Day event. This year it will be held on Friday, July 3 at Pioneer Park from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Pastor shares struggles, rewards in book

June 30, 2015

PASTOR GARY SCHLENZ
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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Pastor Gary Schlenz's journey has been up and down, but it's always been with God by his side.

Schlenz, of Crossroads Chapel, shares his life as a pastor — and his hope for others — in a scripture-filled book entitled "I Came To Church and I Got Beat Up." He and his wife, Linda Schlenz, a longtime teacher at Lucerne Valley High School, will serve as grand marshals of Saturday's 4th of July Parade and then assume parade broadcasting duties.

What's Happening - July 1, 2015

June 30, 2015

"NightWalk" Thru the Museum on July 3

Grab your flashlight and enter the dark void of our LV Outdoor Museum. Come join us July 3rd before the fireworks show in the Park. "NightWalk through the Museum" is free, just bring a flashlight, learn about mining, ranching, and farming when our valley was young and our harvests were plenty. Children must walk with their parent. Meet at the Museum gate just west of the LV Community Center.

"Red, White & Boom!" Independence Day event on July 3

Sheriff's Blotter 07-01-15

June 30, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Monday, June 22

11:16 p.m. A theft was reported in the 32000 block of Highway 18.

8:46 p.m. A noise-related disturbance was reported on Rabbit Springs Road.

7:40 p.m. A weapon-related arrest was made on Clark Street.

6:56 p.m. Domestic violence was reported in the 31800 block of Highway 18.

5:21 p.m. An assault with a deadly weapon report was made on Palomar Trail.

2:03 p.m. An assault was reported on Old Woman Springs Road.

Market's solar project moving ahead — slowly

June 30, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Lucerne Valley grocer Linda Gommel is a roll-up-her-sleeve and get-er-done type. So it's probably no surprise that the hurry-up-and-wait phase of her store's rooftop solar/co-generator project has tested her patience.

"We just got our building permits for the solar/co-generator project after nine weeks — and one day," Gommel said Wednesday. "That little struggle has been absorbing our time."

Sara Delperdang receives award from California Garden Clubs

June 30, 2015

ABOVE: Sue Nolan, Roadrunner District Director, and Sara Delperdang, right.

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Sara Delperdang of Lucerne Valley was recently recognized for her outstanding contributions in the areas of gardening practices and the preservation of natural resources. She was given an Award of Merit by Bob Gordon, the Awards Chairman at the California Garden Clubs convention in Reno, Nevada, on June 10.

Sara was chosen because of her meritorious achievement, creative vision, ingenuity, and outstanding ability in fields which advance garden club objectives.

First Mountain Bank and Premier Business Bank to merge

June 23, 2015

From Staff and Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — PBB Bancorp, the holding company and 100 percent shareholder of Premier Business Bank, and First Mountain Bank announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Under the agreement, PBB Bancorp will acquire First Mountain Bank through the merger of that bank with and into Premier Business Bank.

The combined bank will continue to serve its Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County customer base and all existing branches of both banks will remain open after the merger.

Fireworks set for July 3, parade on July 4

June 23, 2015

Fireworks lit up the Lucerne Valley skyline last year at Pioneer Park. The same is in store again this year, this time on Friday, July 3. File photo
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Staff report

Independence Day events will be held over two days in Lucerne Valley with a fireworks show on the evening of Friday, July 3 and the annual 4th of July parade Saturday morning.

Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation (CSA 29) is hosting the "Red White & Boom" Independence Day event. This year it will be held on Friday, July 3 at Pioneer Park from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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