As Linda Plaas, right, giving a spirited Lions Club roar, right, Lucerne Valley Lions Club members who participated in the first phase of the “Pave the Way” ADA-accessible project join together for a ribbon cutting event last Friday. Plaas, who uses a “power chair” to get around the club, is excited that she and others will now be able to navigate the shooting ranges with the help of the new parking stalls and paths.
Military base analyst Lara Earin, center, discusses the "Discover Johnson Valley" mobile app with visitors of last Saturday's open house at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader
By Peter Day
JOHNSON VALLEY — Next August when the Marine Corps uses the 53,000-acre Shared Use Area in Johnson Valley for a large-scale military exercise, off-roaders will have a tool to warn them if they are straying into danger — a cellphone app.
Hagen is the sole school board candidate
Longtime Lucerne Valley resident Tom Hagen was the only candidate to file candidacy forms for the Feb. 2 special recall election.
Voters within the Lucerne Valley Unified School District boundaries will be given the choice to, 1) recall trustee Dawn Turnbull, and 2) vote on a replacement in the event Turnbull is recalled.
Macedonio Hermosillo, right, points out where a mountain lion left paw prints after nabbing one of Hermosillo's two roosters last week. The East End Road resident heard a ruckus about 6 a.m. and went outside to see a big cat chasing, and eventually catching, the bird. Next to Hermosillo is Jose Ruiz, another tenant of a Lucerne Valley ranch who witnessed the "pole cat" mountain lion whose photo went viral in late September. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader
By Peter Day
LUCERNE VALLEY — The "pole" cat strikes again.
By Peter Day
LUCERNE VALLEY — The Lucerne Valley Unified School District has answered a terse letter from the attorney of embattled, and currently absent, school board member Dawn Turnbull with a legal letter of its own.
On Nov. 13 the school district’s Irvine-based attorney, the Law Offices of Margaret A. Chidester & Associates, sent a letter to Turnbull’s Victorville attorney, Robert D. Conaway.
Just Jewelry "Plus" Craft Show on Dec. 4, 5
A special event the Lucerne Valley Seniors are sponsoring is the 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 gives for special people.
The "Plus" part includes other creations of our artists. I do know one artist does beautiful leather work. Sharon will help you make your own necklace.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
2:41 p.m. A grand theft was reported by a Waverly Street resident.
11:51 a.m. Illegal dumping was reported in the area of Crystal Creek Road and Powerline Road.
9:38 a.m. A theft was reported in the 38400 block of Old Woman Springs Road.
Monday, Nov. 16
5:00 p.m. A Buenos Aires Road resident reported a burglary.
3:23 p.m. A grand theft was reported in the 31800 block of Highway 18.
11:47 a.m. Lost property was reported in the 9800 block of Highland Road.
ART INSTALLATION PRESENTATION: Lucerne Valley High School art instructor Jill Marshall and two of her art students presented a report on exciting installation art projects going on at the high school and middle school campus during last Wednesday’s special school board meeting. The art, which will be installed at several locations on campus, will help to bring beauty and culture to the school site. The cost will be under $3,000 for several projects, Marshall said. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader
From staff and wire reports
On Monday, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and Deputy Fire Chief Jim Johnstone announced the graduation of the first County Female Inmate Hand Crew, also known as Glen Helen Crew 15-9.
In May of 2013 the first male hand crew began their academy with 15 members ready to respond in July of 2013. Since that time, the male inmates total has grown to 34 and, with the addition of 13 females graduating, the inmate hand crews available to serve the citizens of the County of San Bernardino total 47.
By James Reinebach
Thanksgiving to God for who He is and what he has done puts life into its only true perspective. Thanksgiving resolves many problems, and can even help resolve health problems. Bitterness dies when God’s thankworthy name is blessed by us. Note the Scripture and prayers following!
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;