Above: Sometimes the Lucerne Valley clouds seem to open up to the heavens. While not all outsiders understand the town's appeal, most of those who live here see a variety of good qualities. Many residents recently shared their love for their town in the article below. File photo by Kris Reilly
By Peter Day
Lucerne Valley may not stack up against others by conventional measurements, but residents say the town has what trendier places lack: friendliness, charm, character and stellar views.