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Memorial Day Johnson Valley News 5/24/2019

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Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th 10:00 a.m. at the Lucerne Valley Memorial Park, just west of the Lucerne Valley Post Office between Highland and Oxbow Roads.Invitation to all from our friend Chuck Bell, “Let’s be there to honor those who have kept us free.”

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Our
June won’t be boring, lots to do in the Homestead Valley! Be sure to
mark your calendar now, special dates in the high desert!

• Saturday, June 1st  SPAGHETTI DINNER
A
favorite at the Johnson Valley Community Center – come enjoy that
special spaghetti sauce imported from Vince’s in Ontario, garlic bread,
green salad, and special dessert treats.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner is at 5:00.
Donation, only 7.00 per person; kids 12 and younger, 4.00.

Come
a little early to take a stroll through the Paul Van Hook Desert Dreams
Garden; check out what’s blooming in the warmer weather, and new
donations from community members of vintage artifacts from homesteader
days.

Stay awhile after dinner for
announcements, door prizes and the general meeting of the Johnson Valley
Improvement Association – non-members as well as members welcome. Find
out what’s happening!

• Monday, June 3rd, TWO YOGA CLASSES every week!
“Yoga for Anybody with Any Body” now at Landers Belfield Hall from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Open
to adults at all levels from chair yoga to intermediate. Focus on
breathing, relaxation, opening the joints, building strength, and
balance building.
Larry Rosenwinkel has taught yoga for twelve years, including 24-Hour Fitness, Nifty After Fifty and for ten years in domestic violence shelters via his non-profit “Fitness 4 All.”

“Santosha Flow Yoga” every Monday evening, 6:30-7:45 p.m. starting June 3rd, with instructor Laura Hauther. An all-levels class, to connect mind, body, and breath with a vigorous vinyasa yoga flow. 

Hauther
did her 200-hour training at Power Yoga Palm Springs after six years of
dedicated practice. After trainee teaching at PYPS, she taught at
Copper Mountain’s Community Center as well as private sessions. A
mediator since childhood, Laura finds the enhanced mind/body connection
she discovered in yoga brings new dimensions to her practice. 

Each class, 10.00, cash, check, credit card by Square.

Bring
water. They have some mats, chairs and yoga props to lend, but if you
have your own favorite equipment, please bring them! If you don’t have
one, you can usually find them at Marshall’s or Ross for around $10.Belfield
Hall, 58380 Reche Rd. From Hwy 247, turn onto Reche Rd, go 3.2 miles.
After you pass the Post Office, look for Belfield Hall ahead on your
left.

• Wednesday, June 12, COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC DEVICE CLASS
held in Flamingo Heights Community Center at 4:00 pm. 
As
Flamingo Heights Community Association president Joe Hertel described
it, this will be a general basic class on questions from you, with
answers being provided to all attendees. Come ask the instructor your
questions and learn more on how to communicate or work with all your
devices. Bring your device for hands-on troubleshooting and suggested
tactics to keep you safe while online. A $5 donation is requested of
members; nonmembers invited for a $10 donation. The class will be open
from 4:00-5:00 p.m., followed by individual assistance or learning slots
of fifteen minutes each, available for an additional donation to the
association for $5.

If you haven’t got the hang yet of all the
functions of your computer or phone, find the help you need only minutes
away from JV – turn right onto Hwy 247, go 12.5 miles to Perris St.,
turn right at La Copine Restaurant. The Center is a short distance away
at 55977 Perris. 
Saturday, June 22ndSUMMER SOLSTICE FEST with Pizza & Craft Beers
A full day at the Homestead Valley Park, a “Pizza for Power Points” fundraiser for the Homestead Valley Community Council.
The
goal: purchasing a PowerPoint projector for HVCC meetings and Movie
Nights at the four Community Centers in the Homestead Valley.

How about pizza your way? Get it by the slice, 1/4 of a 14” pie, with your choice from all the traditional toppings!
Cheese, 2.00. Two toppings: 2.50. Three or more toppings, 3.00. All baked from scratch to your order!
Also available, soda, bottled water, chips, ice cream sandwiches, and other sides.

The
Mojave Desert Brewers Guild will set up for beer-brewing demos all day.
They will also be dispensing their craft beers, donated for the Summer
Solstice Fest, 12-oz. Cup, 3.00.

Come
any time from 10:00 a.m. till sundown. Homestead Valley Park is on
Belfield Rd. in Landers, located between Linn Rd. and Reche Rd.

More details to come!

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RAISING THAT TAX FOR FIRE PROTECTION ALREADY?

The attorney for The Red Brennan Group, currently suing San Bernardino
County, arguing the Fire Tax is unconstitutional, wrote to the County
Board of Supervisors requesting urgent action concerning Item # 134 on
the “Consent Calendar” for Wednesday’s hearing, that the item be:
-Removed from the consent calendar;-Delayed until the next Board of Supervisors Meeting, currently scheduled for June 11, 2019; and,-Placed in the open discussion portion of the Agenda for the June 11, 2019 meeting. 
If Item #134 below had remained on the consent calendar, it would have passed without any public discussion!

“Acting
as the governing body of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection
District, adopt resolution for Service Zone FP-5 (expanded area is shown
in Attachment A to the resolution) that:
   Sets the amount of the existing special tax for 2019-20 at $161.98 per parcel (3% increase from the 2018-19 special tax rate of $157.26).   
Directs the Secretary of the Board of Directors to publish a copy of
the resolution once in a newspaper of general circulation within Service
Zone FP-5.   
Directs the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector to place the
special tax for Service Zone FP-5 on the 2019-20 tax roll. (Presenter: Don Trapp, Interim Fire Chief/Fire Warden, 387-5779)

Matt from Supervisor Rowe’s office sent the message below – reporting the action that the Board of Supervisors took:
CONTINUED TO TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019:Motion/Second: Robert A. Lovingood/Dawn RoweAYES: Robert A. Lovingood, Dawn Rowe, Curt HagmanABSENT: Janice Rutherford, Josie Gonzales
Tom Murphy of The Red Brennan Group, wrote:

“Item
#134 (FP5 3% increase to $161.98 for Tax Year 2019/20) was delayed
until the June 11th meeting. While the tax increase is of concern, what
really caught The Red Brennan Group’s eye was this paragraph from the
documentation supporting today’s agenda item:
“On
October 16, 2018 (Item No. 58), the Board of Directors (Board) adopted a
resolution that expanded the boundaries of Service Zone FP-5. As part
of this expansion, SBCFPD stated that all current paramedic (PM) and
fire protection (FP) service zones would be replaced by Service Zone
FP-5.
“The
October 16th item did not, however, dissolve the other PM and FP
service zones. The 2019-20 recommended budget will not include any
revenue from Service Zones PM-1, PM-2, PM-3, PM-4, FP-1, FP-2, FP-3,
FP-4, and FP-6 because these special taxes will not be placed on the
2019-20 tax roll.
 “The
Red Brennan Group felt that, if the county did not properly execute on
the October resolution, there may be both a political and legal
opportunity to readdress the entire FP-5 issue. We suggested the county
do that at today’s meeting.
 “We will keep you updated as we work through this issue.”
Write to Tom at tmurphy@redbrennan.org if you would like your name added to the e-mail list for updates on the Fire Tax,

ALSO, Tom requested from the Homestead Valley Community Council:

The
Red Brennan Group are looking for one to five initiative proponents. We
are drafting an initiative to repeal the special tax associated with
FP-5.

We will need not less than one, and no more than five,
people willing to sponsor the initiative. They must be 1) registered to
vote, 2) residents of the county, 3) own property (probably best to
actually reside) in the FP-5 service zone…

If you know anyone in your network that is interested, please forward this email and have them contact me at (760) 810-5830 or tmurphy@redbrennan.org.

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HOUSE CALLS
Friendly reminder, I’ll be in JV this coming Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon. May 24-27 for chiropractic house-calls!
Call
or text for an appointment for a chiropractic house call at your home
or office, 760-810-2443. If the weekend does not work for you, you can
schedule an office visit in Apple Valley.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
–Dr. Chris Lawrence

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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
If
you are not a JVIA member yet, you may join anytime, only 15.00 per
person for the rest of 2019. Application forms are on the lobby desk at
the Center.

Members of the Johnson Valley Improvement Association
receive the Johnson Valley Journal six times a year. It contains news,
Association events, photos of wildlife, OHV happenings, history, and
advertisements for businesses willing and able to serve us out here and
on the highway.

This JV NEWS e-mail keeps you up to date between
Journals, including stories and information published in the weekly
community news columns in the Hi-Desert Star.

If you prefer not to receive these e-mails, reply and say Cancel.
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OFF-ROADERS NOTES
Stop
by the Community Center between 7:00-10:00 a.m. for a great breakfast
with a never-empty coffee cup. Large breakfast, only 6.00! Small
breakfast, 4.00.

 Off-roaders welcome! While you are here, ask
for a Sidekick Offroad Map of the Johnson Valley OHV Area. The folding
paper map is 3.00. The silkscreened Bandanna Map is 8.00. Don’t leave
home without it!
(Plus, they make great gifts for friends!)

Navigating by GPS? – find your way to the Community Center:
34.3424938     -116.56066880000003.

The
best way to the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area using community
roads: go straight down to Hwy 247 on the road nearest you. You can
cross directly over the highway legally to the dirt trail running along
the north side of Hwy 247. (Please stay on the dirt shoulders if you
travel on the paved Larrea Road while in or on a green-sticker vehicle.)

Slow,
please. Remember, any vehicle, street-legal or not, going over 25mph
damages dirt roads. Delivery vehicles and the trash truck do the worst,
but OHVs get the blame. Noise can carry, and dust can drift a long way.
Let’s not annoy the folks who live here.

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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
Both JVIA members and non-members are welcome to scheduled activities and special events!

Regularly-scheduled events:
-Saturday Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.-Dinner: every 1st Saturday at 5:00 p.m. followed by the General Meeting (except May and October)
-JVIA Board Meeting: Friday following the 1st Saturday, 6:00 p.m.-Card Club: Pinochle on Tuesdays, noon-4:00 p.m.-Quilters: on the 4th Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.-Hobby Club: on Wednesdays and the 4th Friday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Special events:
-The
Homestead Valley Community Council holds regular meetings here three
times a year on the third Monday, at 3:00 p.m. The next will be in June
and October.
-JVIA
Fundraising events this year: we just had our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on
May 4. Oktoberfest also comes up on a Saturday afternoon, October 12,
with lots of craft beers and cider, and a great German buffet. No
General Meetings those months.
THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR
The
Paul Van Hook Desert Dreams Garden, well-established on the land next
to the Community Center parking area, has many drought-resistant shrubs
and trees. The extra rainfall this winter and spring have given them all
a growth spurt, and warm-weather blooms have begun.

New
donations of vintage artifacts, and new growth of the garden railway,
have also given a new look to the Garden, which you can visit any time.
Plus, Ed Warren’s one-man airplane flies again, in its rebirth as a wind
vane in the Garden.

Ask the cashier at Saturday Breakfast if the
model trains will run – though not tomorrow as the train crew cooks on
the third Saturdays!

-Think about using the Center and the Garden
for birthday or anniversary celebrations, parties, family gatherings,
or weddings. JVIA asks for a donation to cover overheads and that you
leave the place as you found it. Check with me for available dates.

ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
Johnson Valley Community Center
50567 Quailbush Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

From Hwy 247, turn onto Larrea Rd,
go 1-3/4 miles up to the corner of Quailbush Rd.
You see the Community Center on your left.

www.johnsonvalley.com
(Scroll to the bottom of the website page, click on the JOHNSON VALLEY WILDFLOWERS button)

Betty Munson

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