Chamber committee to seek candidates

January 21, 2014

Board will postpone selection process for six months

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday decided to restart its quest to select several new board members.

The move, which was decided during the Chamber’s monthly meeting at the Senior Center, was proposed after president Lorane Abercrombie said that the organization made a few unintentional missteps during its initial candidate search.

Roadrunners install officers and directors for 2014

January 21, 2014

At the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners, Inc. regular meeting held Jan. 6, Jan Morosco installed the Officers and Directors for the year 2014.

Jody Collingham, President, Clarice Peterson, Vice-President, Pam Hart, Secretary, Jo Richards, Treasurer and the following Directors, Esther Navarette, Penny Baillie, Pat Lugo, Marie Scafidi and Past President, Jean Magee.

Shirley Clemmons will serve as Parliamentarian. The Roadrunners have been serving the community of Lucerne Valley for the past 38 years.

Resident scammed out of $950

January 21, 2014

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

A Lucerne Valley resident was scammed out of nearly $1,000 when she was tricked into sending money to an apparent internet scammer in Illinois, according to a Sheriff’s Department incident report.

According to the Dec. 23 report, the resident advertised a motor home for sale on an Internet website and was later contacted by a man in New Zealand who said he would send $1,050 to purchase the RV via PayPal.

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Father hoping son's murder conviction will be overturned

January 21, 2014

Above: John Yablonsky, 1985
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Rita Cobb cold case aired on the Discovery Network last weekend

From Staff and Wire Reports

It still doesn’t add up.

That’s what George Yablonsky of Lucerne Valley believes with all his heart about the 2011 murder conviction that put his son, John Henry Yablonsky, in prison for life.

John Yablonsky was convicted of strangling to death Rita Cobb whose body was found inside her Lucerne Valley home on Sept. 23, 1985.

Weekly booking logs - January 22, 2014

January 21, 2014

Weekly booking logs

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest.

All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

DUI: On Jan. 13 at 5:33 p.m. in the area of Highway 18 and Baker, 31-year-old Jeffrey Lee Mosley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was booked into the Victor Valley Station and released the next day.

Sheriff's Blotter 01-22-14

January 21, 2014

January 14

ANIMAL PROBLEM: A Dido Avenue resident reported his dog was attacked by a neighbor’s German Shepard. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for surgery. The report was taken at 7:04 p.m.

PETTY THEFT: An Alamo Street resident reported someone had broken into his home. The report was taken at 12:39 p.m.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: A Lucerne Valley business owner reported at 9:41 a.m. that someone broke into her business and stole items.

January 13

Library Calendar: January 22, 2014

January 21, 2014

Library Beginners Courses
Preschool Storytime

Second Wednesday of the Month, 3 p.m.

The library offers this fun, engaging storytime where books meet songs, rhymes, puppets and more. Featuring a letter a week, children will become familiar with the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. The purpose of the course is to promote a love of reading as well as provide an opportunity for socialization. The developmental skills this course focuses on are letter recognition, print motivation, listening and narrative skills.

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What's Happening - January 22, 2014

January 21, 2014

Car Gathering

The next Car Gathering will be held on Jan. 23 at Cafe 247. The gathering is an opportunity for classic car lovers to bring their vehicles and enjoy the company of other classic car lovers.

Pre-K Academy openings

Spots are still open for the spring semester of the Lucerne Valley Pre-K Academy, funded by First 5 San Bernardino. Classes are free.

The spring semester starts Jan. 21. Class is 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Youth Sports: Little League signups

January 21, 2014

Lucerne Valley signup dates have been announced for Little League.

Dates are Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m at Pioneer Park.

Apple Valley Little League recently began accepting players from Lucerne Valley, who will have the opportunity to practice locally. Eventually, Lucerne Valley-only teams may be formed.

Cost is $65 for ages 4-6; $85 for 7-8; and $100 for 9-16.

Recipes: Easy Peasy Tortellini Soup

January 21, 2014

My step-daughter, MJ, loves this soup. Intensely. She asks for this soup every single time she visits our home. And then promptly wolfs down three or four bowls before asking if she can have the leftovers for lunch the following day. This easy tortellini soup is now known as MJ’s Soup in our home & I always know to have the ingredients on hand for when she arrives for her monthly stays with us. It was something I whipped up quickly one afternoon while I had all of our five kids at home & needed a fast hot meal to fill seven hungry bellies.

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