Annual rocket event set for this weekend

June 10, 2014


Numerous model rocket enthusiasts will converge on Lucerne Dry Lake on June 13-15 for the Rocketry Organization of California’s ROCstock XXXIX.
Festivities will start at 8 a.m. daily.

Free spectating and camping are offered. Rockets of every size are welcome with night flying Friday and Saturday.

Each group pays $15 per day for their youth to fly. Launch fee for adults are $15 per day.

Participants must bring rockets and motors. ROC supplies the launch system, with plenty of rods and rails in all sizes for rocket launching.

Sheriff's Blotter 06-11-14

June 10, 2014

June 2
BATTERY: At 6:05 p.m., a caller reported a battery in the 10000 area of Baker Road.
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON: At 5:56 p.m., a caller reported an alleged assault with a deadly weapon in the 10000 area of Baker Road.
LITTERING: At 2:21 p.m., a report was taken for a littering situation in the 7200 area of Crystal Creek Road.
BURGLARY: At 12:34 p.m., a report was taken for a burglary call in the 11500 block of Lincoln Road.
THEFT: A theft report was taken at 11:03 a.m. in the 36100 block of Rabbit Springs Road.

Bishop falls short in State Assembly bid

June 10, 2014

Prior to last Tuesday’s primary, Jay Obernolte addressed voters at Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant in Lucerne Valley. Several days later, Obernolte became the top Republican vote-getter in the State Assembly District 33 election. Peter Day / The Leader


Art Bishop, the current mayor of Apple Valley who previously lived and worked in Lucerne Valley as a fire captain at Station 8, came up short in last Tuesday’s State Assembly election primary race.

Recipes: Italian Pasta Salad

June 10, 2014


With temperatures warming up, one of my favorite summer dishes is a cool, refreshing pasta salad. Growing up, my mother made this or some version of it for just about every barbecue, party, or summer event. I love it because it’s so versatile and can be completely customized to your family’s likes and dislikes or to the veggies that are in season at that time.

43 seniors graduate at 2014 commencement

June 3, 2014

Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY • For Lucerne Valley High School class of 2014 valedictorian Thania Torres, the pursuit of excellence taught lessons no book could teach.

“I didn’t know any English at all when I came here, and I was really scared,” Torres told several hundred who packed Brian Walker Gymnasium Friday evening to celebrate the graduation of 43 seniors. “I tried to hide behind the head of other students.”

A native of Mexico, her family moved to Lucerne Valley 10 years ago.

Cook applauds LV Veterans Monument effort

June 3, 2014

UNVEILING: Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument Committee member Peggy Roork, left, and chairwoman Patti Riddle, right, unveil the monument. Peter Day / The Leader

Peter Day

Just over two years ago, Lucerne Valley lost one of its own.

Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, “a happy-go-lucky guy” who was known for his humor while growing up in this small desert town, was killed on Mother’s Day of 2012 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.


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