What's Happening - July 2, 2014

July 1, 2014

Vacation Bible School at LV Community Church

Lucerne Valley Community Church Invites children who are in kindergarten through sixth grade to visit Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School.

Each day the kids will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, nibble yummy snacks, take on a Daily Challenge to learn about God’s love, and create Bible Point Crafts they’ll take home and play with all summer long.

Weekly booking logs: July 2, 2014

July 1, 2014

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 June 15 at 1:10 a.m., 53-year-old Rock Paul Lewis Griffith of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was cited, booked and released the same day.

Reporter's Notebook: A slice of Americana on our highway

July 1, 2014

In a few days, Lucerne Valley will showcase the best of itself: The community coming together to honor those who have served and enjoying our neighborliness in the park for some good old fashioned fireworks.

I’ve lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles, spent a few years among the pine trees in Wrightwood, and called the Victor Valley home for numerous years. But no other town can beat Lucerne Valley’s friendliness and devotion to those who have served our country. No other town is as warm as ours.

Business Spotlight: Lucerne Lapidary & Leather

June 24, 2014


Rockhound Dawn Kerns found a gem in the desert she wasn’t looking for — her husband Carl.

“I’ve been coming up here for 10 years, said Kerns, who previously lived in Orange County. “I’d look for rocks, quading near the mountains.”

While she was busy looking for interesting calcite, rose quartz, jasper and other rocks, Carl Kerns was working through the loss of his wife of many years, Carol Ann, who died three years ago after a long illness.

Foot-hold trap injures coyote

June 24, 2014

A young coyote lay dead after being humanely destroyed by a local property owner. Peter Day / The Leader
By Peter Day
and Caroline Lieber

LUCERNE VALLEY • Throughout last Wednesday night, Pat Pierzina’s ranch mutt “Happy” barked while several peacocks howled. The next morning the owner of Crystal Hills Ranch learned the reason for the ruckus.

A young male coyote sat in her backyard pond, not moving from his perch. After she observed the animal for a half-hour with a pair of binoculars, Pierzina, went outside to investigate further.

Clemmons named parade grand marshal

June 24, 2014

Former Woman of the Year will wave to paradegoers on July 4th

From staff reports

Longtime resident Shirley Clemmons who has given back to Lucerne Valley and then some will be the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal.
The announcement was made by parade organizer Jean Magee.

“Being Grand Marshal was on my bucket list!” exclaimed Clemmons, 84.

Clemmons has been at the heart of our town since she and her late husband Bob bought a home in Lucerne Valley in early 1983.

Independence Day events in Lucerne Valley

June 24, 2014

The town’s two-day Independence Day celebration begins with an assortment of activities culminating with a Fireworks Display at Pioneer Park. CSA 29 will host the “Red, White and Boom” Independence Day event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. This free family event will feature games, food vendors, a concert by Phat Cat Swinger and end with fireworks.

MAC: AB2443 unfair to mutual water companies

June 24, 2014

By Peter Day and
Caroline Lieber

Assembly Bill 2443, which allows certain agencies to provide recycled water service in the same territory as mutual water companies, has got some people boiling.

“It smacks of special interest to me,” Richard Selby, chairman of the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council, said during last Thursday’s regular meeting.


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