191 neglected dogs discovered at Lucerne Valley residence

February 17, 2015

From Staff and Wire Reports

LUCERNE VALLEY • Acting on a tip, county animal control officers discovered 191 abandoned dogs at a Lucerne Valley residence on Feb. 6, according to the Humane Society.

Investigators found 191 dogs, some of them puppies, stacked on top of each other in small kennels and fenced in enclosures. The wide variety of dogs show signs of severe neglect and were taken to the Devore Animal Shelter, where they are being cared for at this time, according to a Humane Society news release issued Tuesday.

School enrollment on the rise

February 17, 2015

Students aren’t coming in droves, but the steady trickle of new enrollment has put smiles on the faces of Lucerne Valley Unified School District officials.

School board president Jim Harvey announced the encouraging news during last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the governing board at Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

“We’re up by 10 since last month,” Harvey said. “We’re at 738 now. That’s actually six consecutive months of enrollment growth.”

According to Billy Wessell, the district’s chief business official, the district is above the budgeted figure of 726.

A Weekend of Service: Local youth pickup trash, get rid of graffiti and help the needy

February 17, 2015

This weekend 24 teens were out in the community picking up trash, painting over graffiti, cleaning the Water Wise Garden at the Senior Center and helping the elderly with spring cleaning.

These young people were part of the Lucerne Valley Community Church’s “Weekend of Service.” According to event director Linda Riddle, the purpose of the weekend was to teach the teens the importance of serving and respecting your community. 

Film production crew to help spread the merits of Lucerne Valley

February 17, 2015


To many who live here, Lucerne Valley is a special place, and film producers T Smith III and Hugo Pallete are determined to share the message through video.

The two have been hired by the Lucerne Valley Unified School District to use their production expertise to create two videos. One will be a snappy 30-second production to be shown in area movie theaters and on social media sites. The centerpiece product, however, will be a longer video featuring the music of John “Cougar” Mellencamp’s classic song, “Small Town.”


What's Happening - February 18, 2015

February 17, 2015

Wessell to make presentation at LVEDA

Billy Wessell, chief business official of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, will present an update on the LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) at the Tuesday, March 3 meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association. The District wants to involve the community and seek input from us. This is very important for us to know what it is all about.

School district hands out awards to Roadrunners, Omya

February 17, 2015

The Lucerne Valley Valley Unified School District handed out appreciation awards to the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners and Omya California during last Wednesday's board meeting at Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

Roadrunners president Jody Collingham, who sits on the school board, accepted her organization's award with club officers joining her. They included Jo Richards and Pam Hart.

Accepting for Omya was new plant manager Dave Harp.

The award presentations were made by Lucerne Valley High School Principal Patricia Courtney and Chief Business Official Billy Wessell.

Sheriff's Blotter 02-18-15

February 17, 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 11

1:36 a.m. A Lakota Ranch resident reported a missing person.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

8:24 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 30000 block of Honey Lane.

7:53 p.m. A report of a man down was made on Trade Post Road. Upon arrival, the man was gone.

7:03 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 34700 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

5:43 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 9800 block of Highland Road.

1:05 p.m. A Custer Avenue resident reported a missing person.

Lucerne Valley girls beat Victor Valley, Antelope Valley

February 17, 2015

The Lucerne Valley High School girls basketball team overwhelmed their last two opponents by a combined score of 101 points to 23.

First, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Lady Mustangs faced Antelope Valley Christian in an away game. Lucerne Valley crushed their opponent by a score of 55-6.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, the Lady Mustangs again boarded a bus, this time for a challenger closer to home — Victor Valley Christian.

Chavy’s Cosina celebrates grand opening

February 17, 2015

The recently opened Chavy’s Cosina Mexican Restaurant celebrated its grand opening with a festive party and special guests on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The restaurant, which features authentic Mexican food, is owned by the Davalos family and named for its matriarch and cook, Isaura. Chavy’s Cosina features homemade Mexican food including tacos, burritos, chile verde and more.

The grand opening celebration featured free food, prizes, music and more. Special guests at the event were members of the Lucerne Valley High School girl’s basketball team and coach Brandon Barkley.


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