MAC meeting on Thursday, July 18

July 14, 2015

Staff Report

The Lucerne Valley & Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council will hear a presentation a special report on the Big Bear Alpine Zoo by County Service Area 29 General Manager Reese Troublefield, General Manager at its regular meeting on Thursday, July 18.

Troublefield was expected to give the zoo update last month, but the presentation was postponed due to the Lake Fire.


Recipe: Simple No-Bake Energy Bites

July 14, 2015

By Holly Sosa

To help me choose a better-for-me morning food, I whip up a big batch of these Simple No-Bake Energy Bites that are super tasty (who doesn’t love chocolate in the morning?) and help me stay energized without that pesky crash most energy drinks have. These store easily in the fridge, so you can quickly grab one as you're putting away the milk from morning cereal for the kids or running off to start a day's work.


• ½ cup creamy peanut butter

• ⅓ cup honey

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Red, White and Boom!

July 8, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

For three-and-a-half hours, Pioneer Park in Lucerne Valley was transformed into a slice of pure Americana.

Girls were busy eating colorful, refreshingly cold snowcones as young boys darted through the crowd on their Razor scooters. Picnic blankets were placed on green grass as families laughed and smiled, enjoying a summery dinner. There were vendors selling all manner of refreshments: hot dogs, cotton candy and an assortment of frozen drinks.

Recall drive gets into gear

July 8, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Petitioners are obtaining signatures and recall signs have begun to appear as the drive to recall Lucerne Valley Unified School District governing board trustee Dawn Turnbull moves forward.

"The recall is going great," recall drive organizer Keri Gasper said last Thursday. "We have collected about more than half of the signatures we need and we still have another month to go."

The signs come courtesy of a longtime school board member recently at odds with Turnbull.

What's Happening - July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

Summer Movies in the Park Series

Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation proudly presents its 2015 Summer Movies In The Park series. Because of our generous sponsors (OMYA California, Mitsubishi Cement Corp and the Lucerne Valley Road Runners) we are able to offer three family-oriented movies this year.

"ET The Extra Terrestrial" will be shown on July 17, "The Last Starfighter" on Aug. 7 and "The Wizard of Oz" on Aug. 28.

Fourth of July Parade Awards

July 8, 2015

The following is a list of awards for the 2015 Lucerne Valley 4th of July Parade


A Family Tribute, Cochran Family


Custom 1956 Ford, Lloyd McCoy and Family


Double 6 Ranch


“Ilean”, 1942 WWII Jeep, Owners Harvey and Jeanette Bohman


First Place, Moose Lodge

Second Place, Roadrunners Club


Sheriff's Blotter 07-15-15

July 8, 2015

Tuesday, June 30

11:10 p.m. A High Road resident reported receiving annoying phone calls.

8:25 p.m. A man with a gun was reported in the area of Mesa Road and Foothill Road.

7:39 p.m. A drug-related arrested was made in the 32600 block of Highway 18.

11:55 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 33000 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

11:45 a.m. A theft was reported in the 32000 block of Highway 18.

7:07 a.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 block of Barstow Road.

Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team seizes 296 marijuana plants

July 7, 2015

Above: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team seized 296 plants on Monday. Photo courtesy SBCSD

From staff and wire reports

LUCERNE VALLEY — The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team seized 296 marijuana plants following a search warrant in Lucerne Valley on Monday afternoon.

The outdoor marijuana cultivation seizure occurred at 3:15 p.m. in the area of Mason Drive near Sunset Road.

Letter to the Editor: Applauding Lorane Abercrombie

July 7, 2015

Over a year ago, I read a short item in the Leader — that a member in good standing should come and volunteer to be on the board of directors of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce in order to serve this town and do something worthwhile and promote the business in Lucerne Valley.

So I started attending meetings and observing how the Chamber functioned. I came for a least 10 meetings as an observer. I came to really admire and respect Lorane Abercrombie, the acting president. She held herself with such honor and integrity in every way.


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