Mutual water in Lucerne Valley, part 3

December 26, 2013


When I started this article, I had intentions of producing a broader scope message about water systems but have now found it necessary to bring this discussion to a close. What is important is that the local mutual water companies (and the shareholders) get informed as to what to do to operate and sustain their company and realize the help available to them to accomplish such. This will be the final issue of this series.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations, Mustangs!

December 26, 2013


The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association (LVEDA) heartily congratulates our High School football team, its coach and its supporters for a terrific season –  all the wins (not just in game points but playing as a class-act team) – fighting hard all the way to the end.  You all have made us very proud and have helped advance Lucerne Valley’s stature in the region, not just in sports.  Thank You All for your hard work and great attitudes.
Chuck Bell
President of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association

Religion: Three Messages from the Angels

December 26, 2013


As Christmas approaches sometimes the message can be lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. In the Bible, angels appear several times in the Advent narratives found in Matthew and Luke. A study of these angelic visitations reveal three messages that are just as powerful in today’s Christmas season as they were on the first Advent.


Recipes: Butterscotch and Oatmeal Cookies

December 26, 2013

For me, Christmas is my baking season. I am in the kitchen whipping up my most loved confections nearly every day.

There are certain cookies that are special and made only during Christmas. Oatmeal scotchies are one of those cookies. I don’t know how they ended up being a Christmas-only cookie, but when I smell the sweet aroma of butterscotch and oatmeal drift through my home, I know it’s Christmas.

Update: SWAT team on scene during search

December 18, 2013

Editor's note: Information for this article was obtained after the Leader's print deadline.

Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY • The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team was on scene for several hours Monday as deputies searched for a reportedly suicidal man in the southwest hills of Lucerne Valley.

The incident in the 31600 block of Azurite Road started at 1:52 p.m. when the call of a suicidal 28-year-old man was received.

Base: Expansion compromise reached

December 17, 2013

Daily Press City Editor

JOHNSON VALLEY • U.S. Rep. Paul Cook on last week praised a compromise that will limit a Marine Corps base expansion in one of the country’s premiere off-road recreation areas.

As part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, the deal would preserve approximately 100,000 acres of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area, according to a press release from Cook’s office last week.

Harvey named board president ... again

December 17, 2013

Leader Editor

James Harvey was named president of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board during the board’s regular meeting last Wednesday evening.

This is Harvey’s second year as board president. Harvey’s selection was unanimous.

He is often in a conciliatory role while attempting to unify divergent views and board member approaches.

Superintendent receives glowing year-end review

December 17, 2013

Leader Editor

Suzette Davis, Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s superintendent, received an emphatic vote of confidence during her annual review last Wednesday.

“This board has tremendous confidence in our superintendent,” said James Harvey, who earlier was voted to a second term as board president.

Harvey’s comments were made following an unusually lengthy closed-door session to discuss Davis’s review and other district personnel and legal matters. Davis was asked to join the session for a portion of the session.


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