Senior Center expected to get carport solar panels

December 10, 2013

Leader Editor

The Senior Center parking lot will soon help CSA 29 to pay its electricity bill.

The Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council on Nov. 21 considered a Commercial Solar Energy Generation Facilities ordinance that paves the way for the installation of a carport photovoltaic electric system.

Light over the valley

December 10, 2013

By Peter Day
Leader Editor

The Christmas tree high atop Strawberry Peak was lit on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Coordinated by George Yablonsky, a hardy crew scaled the peak near the intersection of Highway 18 and Rabbit Springs Road.

The trio working on the Christmas tree: Kevin Ray Putzier, Larry LaReau and David Rader.

“These three carried stuff up the hill and then put in all of the bulbs and assembled the tree on top of the hill,” said Millie Rader, who documented the event with her camera

Lucerne Valley Youth Project event

December 10, 2013

The Lucerne Valley Youth Project, which provides care packages to a number of Lucerne Valley youth every year, will hold a Fill The Suburban 4 The Teens 4 Christmas event.

The event, which will be held at the Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware Store, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 16-18.

Requested items include school supplies, hygiene and hair products, socks, gloves, beanies, scarves, tooth brushes and tooth paste, etc.

Sheriff's Blotter 12-11-13

December 10, 2013

ILLEGAL DUMP: On Dec. 2 at 5:15 p.m., a Custer Avenue resident reported a neighbor had taken a wheel barrow of trash and debris and buried it in the front yard of a neighbor’s home. The suspected illegal dumper’s footprints matched footprints near the dumping piles. A citation was issued.
OBSCENE PHONE CALLS: On Dec. 2 at 5:09 p.m., a Morningside resident reported that she received a threatening voicemail from a female saying she is going to blow up two to three people if her son doesn’t call her back.

Single-car rollover on Rabbit Springs Road

December 10, 2013

A 19-year-old driver walked away unhurt after a single-car rollover on Rabbit Springs Road, about a half-mile from the turnoff at Highway 18. The woman apparently was traveling westbound at a moderate speed, lost control and her sedan rolled.

“It was a fairly slow-speed rollover,” said CHP Officer Jim Polder, who was onscene. A CHP helicopter was available but not needed for transport.

Peter Day / The Leader

This Week in History: December 11, 2013

December 10, 2013

50 years ago (December 12, 1963):
--Lucerne Valley’s annual Amateur Show was touted as a gala event that raised proceeds for the dental health program at the local elementary school and for the summer recreation program. The highlight of the show involved 18 children who impersonated well-known locals.
--Local telephone company, CITELCO, lit a Christmas tree atop their microwave tower, making it the tallest Christmas tree in the desert.
--Shopping: Jake’s own fresh ground beef was $1 for three pounds at West End market.



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