Photo: Lion-hearted Presenter

LION-HEARTED PRESENTER: Lucerne Valley Elementary School student Aydin Risler presented the school’s monthly update during last week’s regular school board meeting. Aydin was one of a group that gave board members a preview of the upcoming LVES Drama Club performances in late February. Peter Day / The Leader

His Closet yard sale a success

Special to the Leader

Windy days did not deter bargain shoppers at the first His Closet Yard Sale.  A small army of volunteers turned out for days prior to the event to sort and ready donated items for sale. 

“We are so honored by the support of the community” said founder Donna Guisa, “and we are thrilled that we were able to raise enough money to support our upcoming projects.” 

The recent week’s yard sale was a truly successful event, although normally all items are given away freely.

Recipes: S'mores Cookies


In my home town of Oscoda, Michigan, summer is made up of warm breezy days playing on the beach; combing it for Petoskey stones, watching our kids roam free on the shore & the evenings? Well, the evenings are reserved for bonfires and s’mores. The kids instinctively know that at the very least, one of the adults has s’mores fixin’s in their car & as soon as a flame erupts, the marshmallow roasting begins. This must be why s’mores are one of my most treasured desserts.

District announces LCFF presentations

Leader Editor

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District has announced a series of community meetings to discuss how new state school funding plans may affect Lucerne Valley.

Two meetings will be held in late February and the final presentation will be made at the March meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association. All meetings will be facilitated by Supt. Suzette Davis and business services director Billy Wessell.

School district to join county in response to records request

Leader Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • The Lucerne Valley Unified School District will wait for the county to decide how to direct the handling of a Public Records Act request for the district’s 2012 and 2013 payroll records.

The request by Robert Fellner, project manager of the website Transparent California, has been sent to other state public school systems, according to LVUSD Superintendent Suzette Davis.

Davis stressed the importance of an appropriate response.

Superintendent Suzette Davis encourages community input

We have a new way of funding for public schools in California. Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) gives more control to each school district and how to spend their funding. One of the essential elements of the new funding model involves engaging stakeholders in their ideas and viewpoints. The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) will be developed through the help based on the input of stakeholders (parents, educators,employees and the community).

Weekly booking logs - February 19, 2014

Weekly booking logs
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.

Sheriff's Blotter 02-19-14

GRAND THEFT AUTO: A church parishioner’s vehicle was stolen from the St. Paul’s Catholic Church parking lot on Jan. 29, according to a report filed at 8:46 p.m. The car is a black 1993 Chevrolet Suburban.
DISTURBANCE: A couple argued over the exchange of their child, according to a report at 5:18 p.m. on Jan. 29. A Sheriff’s deputy advised the couple to obtain a custody agreement in court.


What's Happening - February 19, 2014

Car Gathering
at Cafe 247
The next Car Gathering will meet at Cafe 247 on Thursday, Feb. 27 around 5 p.m.


Rising From the Ashes

Leader Editor

A year and a half after a devastating electrical fire nearly destroyed the Moose Lodge, the facility has been restored to better-than-new status.
Initially expected to cost $400,00 to repair, the construction ended up going to around $700,000.

“It’s basically a new building,” said Moose member Dave Keller, who initially served as project manager. “We’ve changed the configuration inside.”

While it is now a non-smoking facility, an outside smoking area has been provided for those who smoke.


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