Sheriff's Blotter 03-30-16

March 29, 2016

Staff Report

Tuesday, March 22

12:19 p.m. An arrest was made in the 10000 block of Locust Avenue.

9:53 a.m. Deputies were called to investigate a report in the 32000 block of Verdugo Road.

Monday, March 21

8:29 p.m. A missing person was reported by a Foothill Road resident.

1:17 p.m. A vandalism report was made by a Midway Avenue resident.

10:39 a.m. A warrant was served at a residence on Pendleton Drive.

Sunday, March 20

Car Gathering: Visiting Kallans Bar and Grill

March 29, 2016

CAR GATHERING: The monthly Car Gathering visited — and patronized — a new establishment in Lucerne Valley — the new Kallans Bar and Grill at the intersection of Highway 18 and Old Woman Springs Road. The restaurant is located where the former Y Saloon was located for many years. Car Gathering participants, which included organizer Jean Magee, stalwarts Lorane and JL Abercrombie and friends (newcomers always welcome), enjoyed Kallans' cuisine that includes hamburgers, salads and more. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

Baseball Schedule: March 30, 2016

March 29, 2016

3/29 at 3:00 p.m. at Apple Valley Christian High School

4/1 at 3:15 p.m. at Victor Valley Christian High School

4/5 at 3:15 p.m. at Hesperia Christian High School

4/8 3:15 p.m. at Desert Hot Springs Desert Hot Springs High School

4/12 at 3:15 p.m. against Bethel Christian (Lancaster) at home

4/15 at 3:15 p.m. against Apple Valley Christian at home

4/19 at 3:15 p.m. at Victor Valley Christian High School

4/22 3:15 p.m. against Hesperia Christian at home

4/29 3:15 p.m. against Bethel Christian (Lancaster) at home

The Leader Lens: A Ramshackled Drive-By

March 29, 2016

Photos by Peter Day

Anyone who has driven on Highway 18 east from Apple Valley has seen it: A ramshackled outbuilding covered in graffiti on the south side of the highway near Deadman's Point.

Ever wondered what it looks like inside? Recently Leader senior reporter Peter Day decided to stop and take a look.

Armed with his cellphone camera, Day peered inside and snapped a few quick pics. What his camera lens saw was busted out windows, broken drywall, lots of dirt — and graffiti. Behind the building is a lone brown couch waiting patiently for company.

Book Review: 'Algerian Diary — Frank Kearns & The “Impossible Assignment” For CBS News

March 29, 2016

By Karen Chutsky

Author: Gerald Davis
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publisher address: 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, Ill 60628
ISBN-978-1-933202-62-4
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 189

The Gerald Davis book, "Algerian Diary," provides a wealth of scattered pieces of the puzzle that made up the 1950’s French-Algerian War (or non-War), as well as a look at the state of Television Journalism at that time, before, and beyond.

Honorary Mayor Race: Chief Ron's campaign begins

March 22, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Fittingly, Ron Scriven's first official event to benefit his campaign for honorary mayor was colored green.

About 50 of Scriven's supporters helped launch his campaign with a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner at the Senior Center last Thursday night. Lucerne Valley Chamber President Woody Hart, who is a former honorary mayor himself, and a small crew of cooking volunteers, prepared the meal of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.

"This was our first one," Scrivens said. "We're going to start rolling now."

MAC Meeting: Veterans Monument Committee requests support on highway designation

March 22, 2016

By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

LUCERNE VALLEY – Patti Riddle, President of the Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument Committee, requested support from the Lucerne Valley & Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council with efforts to designate a section of a Lucerne Valley-area highway with a California State Highway Memorial Honor Designation for U.S. Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker, who was killed in Afghanistan.

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