Sheriff's Blotter 05-18-16

May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 10

11:35 p.m. A warrant was served on Via Seco Street, but the subject was gone upon arrival.

7:38 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 38300 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

3:08 p.m. Deputies were called to help keep the peace on Topaz Road.

1:23 a.m. A call about a man down on Lucerne Dry Lake came into dispatch.

Monday, May 9

9:11 p.m. A dead body was reported in the 32000 block of Emerald Road. (The Leader does not know the cause of death.)

8:23 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 37000 block of Foothill Road.

Classy Ladies hold Tea Party

May 17, 2016

By Mary Ann Randle
Special to the Leader

Red Hat Classy Lassies had a wonderful Spring "Tea Party" held at Lonewolf Colony Health Ranch on April 23.

A nice lunch was served, thanks to vice-president Mary Randle, Lois Carmona, Marie Scafidi and Sissy Lafferty.

Entertainment was Tommy Gebo as Minnie Pearl's cousin. The Red Hat Quartet of Linda Nucum, Marci Mesnard, Esther Naverrete and Sharon Cross singing "Tiny Bubbles" while blowing bubbles provided lots of laughs.

LV teachers are appreciated

May 17, 2016

From left, teachers Kathy Clements, Fran Muller and Marsha Souza serve plates ful of food prepared by Donna Aguilar and Jesse of A's Tacos in Lucerne Valley. Lucerne Valley teachers were treated to food, manicures and more as part of National Teachers Appreciation Week. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and community members, Lucerne Valley's finest were treated to food, manicures and more.

Reporter's Notebook: More to the fire story

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day

With information coming at you fast and furious, journalism doesn't always get it 100 percent correct all the time. A reader came into the Leader office recently to point out one such situation.

On April 27, the Leader ran a story with the headline, "Woman dies in Mesa Road blaze." The information came from several sources including information supplied by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, which provided a photo of the home damaged in the fire.

Letter to the Editor: A Mega Thank You

May 17, 2016

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to extend our gratitude to the residents of the Lucerne Valley area for your participation with the Mega Swap Meet and for your welcoming of our out of town guests to our community. The Mega Swap Meet was a huge success and we look forward to continuing it to next year’s Mega Swap Meet event.

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Lucerne Valley Lion’s Club for their generous donation toward replacing the flag holders on the telephone poles lining HWY 18 and a portion of Old Woman Springs Rd.

Charter school seeks LVUSD sponsorship

May 17, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — Parents, teachers and administrators from a beleaguered charter school program made emotional pleas to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board Thursday to take the charter under the district's wing.

"It starts with our teachers and the passion they have for the kids," said Kyle Hannah, superintendent of the Yucca Valley-based Hope Academy Charter Program.

Recipe: TMNT Cookies

May 17, 2016

Story and Photos
By Holly Sosa

Mikey, Leo, Raph, and Donny make regular appearances during play time in my home. Our Ninja Turtle friends need only a colored bandana and paper towel roll nunchucks to come to life before they’re off battling Shredder. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III now available on Netflix, I thought it was a perfect time to get creative with our viewing party treat. Inspired by our mutant friends, I created these fun TMNT Cookies using store bought items that I assembled together for a treat fit for a ninja…..a turtle ninja, at the very least.

Pre-K program gets funding

May 10, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — After considering alternatives that would have saved the program but decimated the entire staff, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board has agreed to self-fund the Pre-K Academy.

The move keeps the current program intact and saves the jobs of all seven employees. The Pre-K Academy is housed in the Julia Bell Early Childhood Center, which was dedicated last year in honor of the late Julia Bell, a beloved educator, teacher, school principal and school board member.

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