T.O.P.S banquet

August 5, 2014

Attendees of last weekend’s annual T.O.P.S. banquet gather for a group photo. The group, which encourages members to Take Off Pounds Sensibly, installed new officers and enjoyed a dinner at the Moose Lodge. A story on the installation will be in next week’s Leader. Peter Day / The Leader


Deadman's Point collision injures three

August 5, 2014

Apple Valley Fire Protection District firefighters work to free a man that was trapped in his vehicle after a head-on collision at Highway 18 and Bear Valley cutoff in Apple Valley last Friday. Photo by Sarah Alvarado


Three people traveling in a Honda Pilot were critically injured last Friday evening after a head-on collision with a Dodge Ram on Highway 18 at Bear Valley cutoff in Apple Valley.

At about 7:42 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the traffic collision to find people trapped in the Honda Pilot.

Fire Station 8: Changes to ambulance subscription

August 5, 2014

Senior Reporter

The pricing structure for San Bernardino County’s Community Ambulance Membership Plan has changed.
Instead of multi-tiered pricing, all households that subscribe will pay a flat $65.

“For an entire household the county program is a big bang for the buck,” Capt. Ben Van Wyk said during last month’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

Van Wyk said the change was made due to a change in the county’s billing structure.

Church Life: After long wait, church finds home

August 5, 2014

Pastor Steve Colangelo, left, gets barbecue assistance from Roger Peterson, center, and David Mount, right.

Lucerne Valley Bible Fellowship moves into Midway Park buildings

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

For the past several years Lucerne Valley Bible Fellowship has been in a nomadic mode.

Founded by Pastor Steve Colangelo in May of 2007, the congregation met first at his home, then at the old church building across from CSA 29’s offices and for a month earlier this year at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.

Business: Cadillac Antiques moves into town

August 5, 2014

A porcelain figurine seems to look at other curios at Cadillac Antiques Store, located in the former Country Styles building at 32090 Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley. Peter Day / The Leader

Cadillac Antiques will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Cadillac Antiques, which has a little bit of everything for both female and male shoppers, has opened in the iconic ranch-style building where Country Styles formerly was located for 25 years.

Reporter's Notebook: Deadman's Point is just that

August 5, 2014

I’m not sure how Deadman’s Point (where Bear Valley Road connects with Highway 18) got its name, but it certainly is deserving.

Those of us who live in Lucerne Valley know that intersection is about as dangerous as they come. Last Friday’s multi-injury collision at that infamous spot brings the reality home.


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