Missing Irvine woman found dead in Big Bear

January 13, 2015


BIG BEAR LAKE • Authorities identified on Friday the woman found dead in Big Bear Lake to be of 35-year-old Lisa Cimbaluk of Irvine, who went missing over the weekend.

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials discovered a body in the water while conducting an aerial search over the South Shore area.

Authorities positively identified the body as Cimbaluk, whose car was found covered in snow at the Woodland Trailhead last Sunday.

Examinations will be conducted in order to determine her cause of death.

Obituary: Alfred N. Moreau

January 13, 2015

Alfred N. Moreau, 69, of Lucerne Valley, Calif., was a former soldier in the U.S. Army who survived Vietnam. Born in Boston, Mass., he passed away suddenly on January 4, 2015.

He was married to his loving wife, Betty Ann Moreau, for 25 years. They resided in Kansas City. Fred moved to Lucerne Valley two years ago.
He was a carpenter for many years.

He was a gentle, warm-hearted compassionate and caring man that always had a smile on his face. He will be missed so much by his loving family and friends.

Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

January 13, 2015


When an overwhelming week gets the best of you, shake your fist in the air in protest and make yourself this easy peach cobbler. I’m certain most of these ingredients are already in your pantry, and you’ll have a warm, satisfying, and comforting end to your busy week in a flash.

1 can sliced peaches (29 oz), drained
2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 cups almond milk
2 teaspoons baking powder

Pedestrian dies after highway traffic incident

January 6, 2015

Above: CHP officers investigate the traffic collision that took the life of 69-year-old Lucerne Valley resident Alfred Moreau. Submitted photo


LUCERNE VALLEY • Authorities said a 69-year-old man died Sunday night from injuries he sustained when he was hit by a car on Old Woman Springs Road less than an hour earlier.

Local named OMYA plant manager

January 6, 2015

Above: Dave Harp at the OMYA plant in Lucerne Valley

Senior Reporter

Gone is the New Zealand accent of the recently departed Peter Sutherland, who is now managing a group of OMYA facilities in China. Instead, a faint Texas drawl has arrived in the form of David Harp, 40, who a few years ago moved from the Lone Star state back to his hometown of Apple Valley.

Sheriff's Blotter 01-07-15

January 6, 2015

Monday, Dec. 29
5:17 p.m. Deputies performed a welfare check on a home in the 30000 block of Wilshire Road.
12:40 p.m. A juvenile was reported missing from a residence in the 30000 block of Highway 18.

Sunday, Dec. 28
11:46 p.m. A Topaz Road resident reported an assault with a deadly weapon.
7:45 p.m. Deputies made a domestic violence arrest in the vicinity of Lovelace Canyon and Highway 18.

Sports: Wrestlers continue to improve

January 6, 2015

ABOVE: Jason Simonek pins an opponent from San Bernardino High School during the recent tournament.

Contributed story
The Mustang wrestlers met early to make the trip to Ontario for the Willemstein Invitational.  It was cold and they were tired, but they performed well. 

Being a 24-man double elimination tournament, it was stacked with many tough schools from all over southern California.  Most of the Mustang wrestlers managed to earn at least one win for the day. 

What's Happening - January 7, 2014

January 6, 2015

School board workshop on Jan. 10

The governing board of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District will hold a board workshop on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 10 in the board district meeting room. The board will be reviewing board goals, district goals, strategic plan, governance protocols, etc.

School board meeting on Jan 14

The next regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the Lucerne Valley High School Library.

MAC meeting on Jan. 15

Weather: Lucerne Valley gets light dusting while snow storm strands motorists across mountains

January 6, 2015

From Staff and Wire Reports

While Lucerne Valley didn’t get as much snow as many hoped, a cold winter storm left nearby mountains with a picturesque blanket of snow.
Snow flurries began during the late afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 30 with temperatures in town in the high 30s. Temperatures dropped further through the night, but only the higher elevations got snow. The next morning, residents awoke to picture postcard-quality views.


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