Next LVEDA meeting on Sept. 1

August 27, 2015

The next meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Senior Center.

To be discussed at the meeting:

• The drought including restrictions in place and how it affects the community, and its economic consequences

• The status of hauled water and we the community is with the county on the topic, also adjudication and issues affecting Lucerne Valley.

• The Rural Water Association working with local mutual water companies, grants, local programs, etc.

What's Happening - August 26, 2015

August 25, 2015

Food Giveaway days and locations

Days and locations of Food Giveaway in Lucerne Valley. First Thursday of the Month – Club House in Lucerne Valley Shopping Center, 32770 Old Woman Springs Road 9:00 am-Noon, Second Thursday – Midway Park, 34824 Rabbit Springs Road, Third Thursday – Domestic Violence, 32649 Highway 18, Fourth week of the month the giveaway is at the Lucerne Valley Community Church, 10375 Ladera Road behind the Fire Station, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, and the last Friday of every month His Closet located at 34551 Highway 18 is open 10:00 am -1:00 pm.

Big Bear Lake Village to host 'Wine Walk'

August 25, 2015

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host its annual "Fall Wine Walk" on Saturday, Sept.12 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district.

The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

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Sheriff's Blotter 08-26-15

August 25, 2015

Tuesday, Aug. 18

7:53 p.m. Deputies were called to help keep the peace.

2:44 p.m. A theft was reported in the 10000 block of Lakota Ranch Road.

Monday, Aug. 17

11:49 p.m. An arrest followed a report of a "5150" situation on Watkins Road.

11:43 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 30500 block of Highway 18.

3:34 p.m. Annoying phones were reported by a resident of Highway 18.

3:04 p.m. A vehicle theft was reported on Midway Avenue.

Cove-area gas pipeline project nearly completed

August 25, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — Southern California Gas workers are completing a summer-long gas pipeline maintenance project in the Cove section of Lucerne Valley.

The project, which began in mid-June, is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 4.

"They'll be working on the project a couple more weeks," said Kristine Lloyd, media and employee communications manager for SoCal Gas. "They just need to make sure everything works properly."

Letter to the Editor: Tom Hagen

August 25, 2015

With the paperwork currently under review by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, the residents of Lucerne Valley may soon vote on the proposed recall of LVUSD Trustee Dawn Turnbull. While this is certainly not the first controversial issue the voters of our little desert town have decided, it could be, in fact, the first special election ordered to replace one of our elected officials. I intend to be an alternative candidate in that special election and I hope you will consider me when you go to the polls.

WHO I AM

'Back Home Again' honors John Denver

August 25, 2015

By L.J. Gambone
For the Leader

“Rocky Mountain High.” “Take Me Home Country Roads.” “Annie’s Song.” These timeless and inspiring songs by the late John Denver continue to capture the hearts of fans around the globe.

Denver’s music is still so popular that numerous singer/songwriters tour the world doing tribute shows. Among them is Tom Becker, who was part of the legendary folk group the New Christy Minstrels for a few years during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Recipe: Sausage Lentil Soup, a Simple Freezer Meal

August 25, 2015

By Holly Sosa

Earlier this year, my friend Billynda introduced me to the concept of freezer meals. We spent an evening together early this spring prepping and bagging several freezer meals to feed our families for a month. While an entire day of freezer meal prep may not be your thing, I’m sharing a simple recipe today for your freezer that you can whip up in no time and enjoy when you’re in a pinch for something to make.

1 package (16 oz) lentils

1 cup sliced carrots

5 sprigs thyme

1 small onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

County expedites process for rooftop solar systems

August 18, 2015

From staff and wire reports

SAN BERNARDINO — The Board of Supervisors are expected to adopt a county ordinance that will provide an expedited, streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems for single or duplex family dwellings.

Rooftop solar systems are among those eligible for building permit fee waiver under a program approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 22, 2010. The waiver program was established with the purpose of encouraging the installation and use of energy efficient systems.

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