Johnson Valley Calendar: December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

By BETTY MUNSON

Come join in the singing of Christmas music and enjoy a wonderful dinner free at the First Baptist Church of Johnson Valley, Saturday, Dec.14 at 5 p.m.

Follow the same directions as to the Center, but continue past it, up to the end of Larrea Road. Turn left at Golden Ray Road toward the large cross.

Questions, no answers from the U.S. Senate, concerning the planned expansion of the Marine Base into the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area. Maybe soon? Everyone goes home in December.

King of the Hammers

Religion: A time to give thanks

December 4, 2013

By STEVE COLANGELO

During this Thanksgiving season, I find it amazing that the day after we give thanks for what we have I see so much greed and avarice in the malls the next day! Reports of violence, injuries and protests in the stores have filled the news; what happened to giving thanks? Is this a sign of a bad economy or something deeper? Ingratitude has always been a problem for man because Satan would rather have you dwell on what you don’t have instead of being grateful to God for what you do have.

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MAC: Proposed solar ordinance is 'home run,' Carrillo says

December 4, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • San Bernardino County’s proposed solar ordinance takes big steps to protect the High Desert, said an official from Third District Supervisor James Ramos’ office.

“I think it’s a home run,” Chris Carrillo, Ramos’s deputy chief of staff, said during last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council. “We’ve redirected the titanic.”

The county board of supervisors is expected to vote on the first reading of the ordinance on Dec. 3.

Ramos urges Feinstein to oppose base expansion plan

December 4, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

SAN BERNARDINO • Third District Supervisor James Ramos has joined board chair Janice Rutherford in urging U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to oppose expansion of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms.

Rutherford and Ramos co-signed a letter addressed to Feinstein on Nov. 12. The letter urged Feinstein to oppose base expansion for two key reasons: Base expansion would threaten the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, and ensuing military operations would be only 1/2- mile from homes.

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