Sheriff's Blotter 8-7-13

August 7, 2013

FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD: A caller reported on July 30 at 5:46 p.m. that her brother had fraudulently put $10,000 on a family member’s credit card. The report was in the 10000 area of Rex Road.
THEFT: A caller reported someone stole an air conditioning unit from a location in the vicinity of Old Woman Springs Road and Midway Avenue. The report was made on July 29 at 3:50 p.m.

County schools to host Common Core events

August 7, 2013

From Staff and Wire Reports

SAN BERNARDINO • The Education Support Services Division of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools will host a series of four workshops on Common Core curriculum during the 2013-14 academic year.

The workshops will focus on mathematics and literacy as schools and districts, including the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, prepare for implementing new Common Core standards for the 2014-15 academic year.

The State Board of Education approved Common Core for California in March of 2012.

LV contingent rides Tour de Big Bear

August 7, 2013

A local group of cyclists participated in last Saturday’s Tour de Big Bear, a scenic event that gave riders a choice of four distance stages around the mountain town.

The contingent consisted of Robert Otwell and David and Millie Rader from Lucerne Valley and Mitsubishi mine manager Austin Marshall and Quality control manager Tom Gepford.

“We had a great time,” said Millie Rader.

Riders had a choice of one of four routes: 25, 50, 70 or 100 mile.

What's Happening - August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013

Hazardous waste
collections coming up
The next household hazardous waste collection will be Sept. 14 behind the fire stations. Watch for notices.

L.V. Veterans Memorial Monument meeting
The Lucerne Valley Veterans Memorial Monument Committee will meet on Monday, Aug.19 at 2:30 p.m., Lucerne Valley Community Center.
The committee’s regularly scheduled meeting date is the third Monday of each month. The community, especially veterans, are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Patti Riddle at 760-248-7062.

Entertainment: Johnny Cash tribute band to perform Friday

August 7, 2013

Photo caption: Regarded as one of America’s top bands to tribute Johnny Cash and June Carter, the Mighty Cash Cats will perform at The Cave in Big Bear Lake on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP seating. Silver Moon will be the opening act. For more information, call (909) 878-0500.

Commentary: Keeping an eye on local crime

August 7, 2013

By Peter Day

This past spring, the Leader changed its policy on publishing names along with booking information obtained from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office.

The change was made after careful thought, and for a number of weeks we stopped publishing names of Lucerne Valley residents who had been arrested.

But we heard from our readers loud and clear: Publish the names, they urged.

“I want to know who is causing trouble,” one woman told me.

Letter to Editor: Thank you for your help

August 7, 2013

Dear Editor,

As many already know, on July 31, I hosted a talent show at Crossroads Chapel. The event was an amazing success, and everyone had a good time. We sold popcorn, hotdogs, root beer floats and coffee to both participants and viewers alike. We had singing, dancing, art presentations, baton twirling, music, and more, with participants ranging from four to eighteen. I had an amazing time as well, and enjoyed watching everyone go up with a smile, and finish with a smile.

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