Weekly Booking Logs: December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest. All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

DRUNK IN PUBLIC (BOOKING): On Dec. 4 at 9:05 p.m. in Phelan, Kira Lynn Palmer, 39, of Lucerne Valley was arrested on warrants for being under the suspicion of drunk in public and drug possession. She was booked, bail was set at a total of $75,000 over three charges and released the next day.

Recipes: Eggnog Fudge

December 17, 2014


I’m not an eggnog lover. It even surprises me, lover of all things seasonal, that I don’t enjoy eggnog. However, I love this eggnog fudge, if that makes any sense at all.

It sort of just tastes how I imagine Christmas would taste if it were a flavor. Sweet and spiced, warm and sensory. It’s decadent, which helps you to keep it to just one piece. But it’s just oh-so-good. This was my first year making this type of fudge and I declared after sampling my inaugural piece that this would be a treat I make each and every year.

Youth Sports: BMX track hosts annual toy drive

December 9, 2014

XROADS BMX had their annual toy drive race on Dec. 7.

Beautiful weather and a fun atmosphere lead to some great racing by some fast riders. 

The toys will be placed in the hands of our awesome Roadrunners to make sure they get to Santa before Christmas.

XROADS BMX is operated by Diego Lopez. The track is at 33103 Old Woman Springs Road, Lucerne Valley.

For more information and track times, call Diego at 760-813-5393.

Sports: Mustangs dominant over Desert Hot Springs

December 9, 2014

The Lucerne Valley High School wrestling team had two meets last week, a home dual meet followed by a large tournament on Saturday.

The Mustangs were victorious over Desert Hot Springs in their home dual on Wednesday. Every varsity match was won with a pin, all of the pins coming in the first round except for one. The crowd was small but loud making for an exciting night.

The final score was 60-18 in favor of the Mustangs. 

What's Happening - December 10, 2014

December 9, 2014

Just Jewelry ‘Plus’
Craft Show Dec 13, 14
A special event the Seniors are sponsoring a Just Jewelry “Plus” Craft Show.
There will be lovely creative earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. One of a kind original art works that would make beautiful stocking stuffers and perfect gifts for special people.
The “Plus” part includes other creations of our artists. When I found out what they are I will let you know. I do know one artist does beautiful leather work.

Swap meet a success

December 9, 2014

Cindy Lattin-Oliveira helps a customer make a selection from her table. Photo: Caroline Lieber / For the Leader


The Lucerne Valley Senior Citizens Swap Meet took place Dec. 6-7 at the Senior Center. The event was well attended, according to Diane Holland, the organizer of the event. She said vendors “came from all over the Victor Valley” to share their wares.

Many types of goods were available, including jewelry, dolls, toys, handmade clothes, western items and military memorabilia.

Reporter's Notebook: Keeping up with the Lions

December 9, 2014

Lions Club president shake hands with Gert McDougal, who has been a Lion for 25 years. Her husband, Bob McDougal, seated to her right, has been a member of the Lions for 60 years. Caroline Lieber / For the Leader


After being invited some time ago by George Yablonsky, I finally made it to a Lucerne Valley Lions Club dinner meeting last week.
What a great group!

Before the meeting began, we enjoyed some absolutely delightful pozole, a Mexican chicken soup with vegetables and hominy.

Letter to the Editor: Fire Department staffing levels

December 9, 2014

I am writing in response to a story that ran in the Sept. 24 newspaper regarding the SBCFD Ambulance Operator Program. The article states that this program will increase the staffing level in the Lucerne Valley, Wrightwood and Piñon Hills areas. However this program has actually reduced the number of firefighters.


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