From the Editor's Desk: This 'n' That

July 16, 2013

The Fourth of July parade has passed, and now summer is in full swing in Lucerne Valley.

If you have any news — with pictures, articles or just tips — of summer activities for all ages email them to or mail to The Leader, P.O. Box 299, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356.


A local resident called the Leader to warn residents about an apparent scam. On Monday she received a mailer promising a $100 gift card from Walmart or Target.

Lucerne Valley teens camp in Big Bear

July 16, 2013

Photo caption: For several days, the local teen campers called these tents their home. Submitted photo

Teens from the Lucerne Valley Youth Project spent several days and nights at the Serrano Campground in Big Bear Lake.

The annual event is sponsored by Pam Hardwick and others from Lucerne Valley.

The group enjoyed the fun of “roughing it” and activities such as a water slide.

Hardwick is now looking for donations to purchase school supplies and Christmas gifts.

Ramos tours urban solar project

July 16, 2013

Photo caption: Third District Supervisor James Ramos, foreground, talks with an SCE employee as he and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, second from left, toured a rooftop solar program in Redlands. Submitted Photo

From Staff and Wire Reports

REDLANDS • On July 10, Third District Supervisor James Ramos and First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood took a tour of the Southern California Edison rooftop solar program in Redlands.

Currently, San Bernardino County is developing a renewable energy component to incorporate into its general plan.

Rave attendees found safe

July 16, 2013

A man called authorities to say he and four friends were lost after driving to a rave party in Johnson Valley during the middle of the night on June 30.

According to the caller, their vehicle broke down at 4:55 a.m. after beginning their journey almost two hours earlier. They had little water, no food and a cell phone with low battery life. If needed, however, the group had fireworks.

With the help of a San Bernardino County Sheriff helicopter, deputies located the lost group at about 8 a.m.

Lost man found wandering in market

July 16, 2013

By Peter Day

A Lucerne Valley Market employee called authorities after a middle-aged man reported missing from Apple Valley the day earlier was found wandering in the store.

He told store employees that he didn’t know who he was, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff incident report filed on the afternoon of June 29. Later, however, the man was able to give his name to a deputy.

Religion: Be Reconciled to God

July 16, 2013


Reconciliation is a very important doctrine taught in the Bible. It’s important because it teaches us that although we are great sinners, Christ is a greater Savior! There are people that somehow believe that we can be “good enough” to go to Heaven on our own merits, but doctrine of reconciliation blows that argument right out of the water. If somehow, we could become good enough to merit salvation by our own deeds, then Jesus would not have needed to die on the Cross for our sins.

Photo: Ringing of the bell

July 16, 2013

Photo caption: This year at Pioneer Park Pastor Gary Schlenz of Crossroads Chapel sang a heartfelt song of one’s love of country. Peter Day / The Leader

This Fourth of July, as has occurred for many years in Lucerne Valley, the community celebrated the county’s independene by gathering around a replica of the Liberty Bell.

According to American tradition, the Liberty Bell rang out loudly and clearly on July 8, 1776. The ringing of the bell announced the reading of the Declaration of Independence on that very first day.

Patriotism on display in Lucerne Valley

July 16, 2013

Photo Caption The Red Hat Calendar Girls waved flags and threw candy during their award-winning ride down Highway 18 last Thursday. “I think they need one more flag on that float,” parade emcee Pastor Gary Schlenz good-naturedly joked. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day

The Lucerne Valley came out in force to watch friends and family members participate in the town’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

LV parents take first steps to start up AYSO program

July 16, 2013

Photo Caption: AYSO Area Director Charlie Johnson talks to local parents about starting up a program in Lucerne Valley. Peter Day / The Leader


Lucerne Valley boys and girls may be kicking soccer balls up and down the Pioneer Park athletic field as early as next fall.

A small gathering of parents met at the park last Monday evening to hear regional American Youth Soccer Organization officials talk about starting a new AYSO program.


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