Movie Review: Love & Friendship

September 13, 2016

"Love & Friendship" is directed by Witt Stillman and starring Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Jemma Redgrave and Stephen Fry.

Review by Karen Chutsky The Movie Lady

There is no bigger fan of anything British than myself, so it was with the highest of regard and anticipation that I viewed “Love and Friendship.”

But within five minutes, I was assaulted by a rambling overwrought 18th century diatribe dialogue that was like nails on a chalkboard.

“This was not done by an English Director,” I becried.

Obernolte: Walker Highway dedication next year

September 8, 2016

The stretch of SR-247 from Allen Way to Camp Rock Road will be dedicated in honor of the late Sgt. Brian L. Walker next year, according to Assemblyman Jay Obernolte.

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — The newly named Sgt. Brian L. Walker Highway is expected to be formally dedicated in about a year, according to Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia), sponsor of the recently approved Assembly Concurrent Resolution 180.

Schools: Teachers association to make presentation

September 6, 2016

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board will hear a presentation by the Lucerne Valley Teachers Association during its next regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the district's board room, 8560 Aliento Road.

Currently the union is in salary negotiations with Peter Livingston, the new school district superintendent. Livingston will meet in closed session with LVTA representatives later in the meeting.

Lucerne Valley becomes swap meet central

September 6, 2016

His Closet volunteers Tatiana Raybon, Heather Alfaro, Donna Guisa, Michelle Greene and Ashley Rice oversee the Fall yard sale. Caroline Lieber, For The Leader

By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

For the avid fan of secondhand sales, Lucerne Valley was home to an extravaganza of affordable items for sale this past weekend, as several organizations held swap meets, rummage and yard sales to raise money for a variety of causes.

Photo: RV Fire

September 6, 2016

Firefighters made quick work of an RV fire at the Valero gas station in Lucerne Valley. This photo was taken around 11 p.m. last Saturday. "I could see the flames from the RV as we came down Rabbit Springs Road from Apple Valley," said Jenny Hinojosa, who snapped this photo with her cell phone. "By the time we got there the flames were out." Jenny Hinojosa, For The Leader

5 Things To Do: September 7, 2016

September 6, 2016

1. Apple Valley Concert In The Courtyard - Working Poets (Classic Rock) - Enjoy a chance to reconnect with friends, family and neighbors for great music featuring classic rock, R&B and jazz. Please bring chairs as the event draws quite a crowd.

When: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Apple Valley Commons,NW corner of Dale Evans Parkway and Hwy 18, Apple Valley

Cost: Free


What's Happening - September 7, 2016

September 6, 2016

Crazy About Trains?

Join Steve Roll for a journey through railroad history hosted by the Lucerne Valley Museum Association. Steve has an extensive collection of train stills and knows his railroad history. Light refreshments will be available. Free to the public. Children and homeschoolers are also encouraged to learn about steam locomotives, diesels, and the changes made to the railway system. Lucerne Valley Community Center, Sept 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Free finger printing at Frontier Days

Sports Calendar: September 7, 2016

September 6, 2016


All games start at 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 9 — Non-conference away game at Trona

Thursday, Sept. 15 — Non-conference away game at Desert Chapel

Friday, Sept. 23 — Non-conference game vs Animo Robinson at home

Friday, Sept. 30 — Non-conference game at Fulton


Monday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m. — Non-conference away game at California Lutheran

Monday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m. — Non-conference game vs. Faith Baptist at home


All matches at 5:30 p.m. except where noted.

Volleyball beats Baker, 3-1

September 6, 2016

From staff and wire reports

The Lucerne Valley varsity volleyball team won last Thursday's home non-conference match against Baker by a score of 3-1.

The combined scores of the first two sets resulted in only one point difference between the Baker Braves and the host Lucerne Valley Mustangs.

The first two sets were comprised of long rallies and begrudging defenses refusing to let the ball land on their side of the net. Both teams had numerous attacks and digs that resulted in exhausting earned points for each team.

Football: Lucerne Valley has tough time with Joshua Springs

September 6, 2016

From staff and wire reports

The Lucerne Valley Mustangs football team had a difficult time handling the Joshua Springs Christian Lightning squad, losing non-conference game 48-12 at home.

Hundreds were in attendance as Joshua Springs got off quickly scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter. But Joshua Springs Christian turned over possession on downs. Lucerne Valley had the ball on their own 32-yard line and scored on a pass to make it 14-6.


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