Mark French wins guitar scholarship at MI

January 14, 2014

Leader Editor

Mark French, a product of Lucerne Valley, has been named winner of the fall 2013 Schecter Jerry Horton Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

French is studying progressive rock guitar at MI’s noted guitar program.

The Schecter Jerry Horton Guitar Scholarship was named in honor of the Papa Roach guitarist. MI prepares musicians for professional careers in music.

French has his sights set on becoming a professional touring musician.

Education: School District Finances in Good Order

January 14, 2014

Leader Editor

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s finances are in order, according to a report Jeanette L. Garcia & Associates.

The firm performed the audit for the year ending June 30, 2013.

Antonia Ruiz, who represented the firm during a school board meeting presentation last week, credited the district’s business department for addressing a few, minor findings.

Superintendent Suzette Davis was ecstatic over Ruiz’s upbeat report.

“It was a great report,” Davis said. “Those are the kind of reports that I love.”

Several local children contribute art to calendar

January 14, 2014

The colorful art of five local preschoolers is featured in the 15th anniversary special edition of the 2014 First 5 San Bernardino calendar.

All attend the local First 5 Pre-School program. The young artists:

• Yoselin Trujillo, age 4, painted colored hearts for February.

• Lindsi Bartholic, age 5, created an expressive and colorful painting for March.

• Five-year-old Angelina Escalante colored flowers and a happy bee for May.

• Briana Torres, age 4, painted a house and sun for July.

Weekly booking logs - January 15, 2014

January 14, 2014

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.

ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT: On Jan. 5 at 12:49 p.m. in Big Bear Lake, 26-year-old Alfonso Lynwood Holland of Lucerne Valley was charged on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and bail was set at $500,000.

Little League registration dates at Pioneer Park

January 14, 2014

Lucerne Valley signup dates have been announced for Little League.

Dates are Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m at Pioneer Park.

Apple Valley Little League recently began accepting players from Lucerne Valley, who will have the opportunity to practice locally.

Eventually, Lucerne Valley-only teams may be formed.

Cost is $65 for ages 4-6; $85 for 7-8; and $100 for 9-16.

What's Happening - January 15, 2014

January 14, 2014

Outriders ride on Sunday, Jan. 19

The Lucerne Valley Outriders will hold their inaugural ride Sunday, Jan. 19 at Joe Rozar’s place. If you plan to ride be there at 10 a.m. to ride out at 11 a.m. Barbecue and potluck of chicken and ribs will be about 3 p.m. Bring a side dish, your chairs and your drinks. Story telling around the bon fire. See you there.

LV-JV MAC meeting

Commentary: A New Year Filled With Opportunities

January 14, 2014


It’s 2014, the holidays are behind us and school is back in session. Ready to tackle the new year? Well, several key agencies and groups in Lucerne Valley are wasting no time.

Last Tuesday, the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association met with water issues at the top of the meeting agenda. But several other topics floated to the surface as well.


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