School district addresses school name proposal

October 14, 2014

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board last Wednesday voted to form an ad hoc commitee to craft a resolution regarding a proposal to change the name of Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

The committee headed by board president Jim Harvey and board member Tom Courtney will look at the proposal and other ideas to best honor the memory of the late Julia Bell, who served as LVES principal and later was a school board member.

MAC Preview: County to present housing and community needs plan

October 14, 2014


LUCERNE VALLEY • The public is encouraged to attend Thursday’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council to hear a county representative present its five-year consolidated plan for housing and community development needs.

“This is the most important MAC meeting of the year,” said MAC chairman Richard Selby.


Omya plant manager heading to China

October 14, 2014

Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Omya California’s plant manager Peter Sutherland on Tuesday announced he will be leaving Lucerne Valley to manage Omya’s mining operations in Shanghai, China.

Sutherland’s reassignment begins later this month. He will oversee Omya’s eight Chinese mineral and chemical plants.

Originally from New Zealand, Sutherland told attendees of Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association that he was extremely appreciate of the town’s support.

Big Bear road closure could increase LV traffic

October 14, 2014

The temporary closure of Highway 38 in Big Bear may lead to increased traffic in Lucerne Valley.

Caltrans is suggesting those traveling to or leaving from the mountain community should use Highway 18 through Lucerne Valley to get on or off the mountain.

The closure is expected to take place on Oct. 15, starting at 8:30 a. m. and lasting seven or eight hours.

The reason for the closure is the installation of a bridge over Highway 38 by the Long Beach Boy Scout Council.

District considers hiring video production company

October 14, 2014

Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District is looking at hiring a video company with Hollywood credentials to produce a series of videos aimed at boosting enrollment.

“Sometimes you need to toot your own horn and get it out there,” Supt. Suzette Davis said at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

The plan would entail contracting producer/director Hugo Pallete and his three-member team of industry professionals, according to a PowerPoint presentation by Chief Business Official Billy Wessell.

School district gives award to Mitsubishi

October 14, 2014

Mitsubishi plant manager Jim Russell accepted an award on behalf of Mitsubishi during last week’s school board meeting at Lucerne Valley High School. Peter Day / The Leader

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District presented the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation and its Educational Foundation with a recognition award.

Plant manager Jim Russell accepted the award and reaffirmed the company’s dedication to the community and schools.

LVUSD Supt. Suzette Davis presented the award.


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