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• Mark the date for the next great dinner in the Johnson Valley Community Center.
On Saturday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. it’s Turkey Enchiladas Casserole, with rice and beans, a green salad, and pumpkin pie for dessert!

Something special, only 10.00 per person; kids’ 10 and under plate 5.00.
You are invited to bring family and friends, too.


• Reminder, you can sign up now for 2023 during the Johnson Valley Improvement Association Early Membership Campaign!

You can pick up your membership application in the Community Center at Saturday Breakfast between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. or at the First Saturday Dinner, November 5th.

Or, pay your dues by secure credit card on www.johnsonvalley.com and download your membership form to fill out and mail to us.

For sure, everyone is welcome to every event at the Center, you do not have to be a member.
But this is your opportunity to order a subscription to the Johnson Valley Journal to be mailed to you, as well as the JV NEWS e-mail.

Dues are still only 15.00 per person; you are eligible to vote on Association projects and hold office if you get your dues in by January 31, 2023, and live or own property within Johnson Valley borders.

It makes life easier for our membership committee volunteers when you sign up early, so the paperwork won’t all be coming in during the holidays.

The Sep-Oct issue of the Johnson Valley Journal is on sale in the lobby for 1.00 each, and the Nov-Dec issue will be out soon. You can pick up your copy whenever you come to an event at the Community Center.

By the way, if you don’t keep your Journal, recycle it by bringing it with you when you come to the Center. We give them to new members as they sign up, or show them to prospective advertisers as a sample. Thanks in advance!
•The JV Community Center is available for your personal event, too! It’s perfect for birthday and wedding celebrations for as many as 75 guests.

Heated and air-conditioned, with an A-rated kitchen. No rent is charged; JVIA only asks for a donation, and to leave the Center as you found it. Reserve your date as far in advance as you can: e-mail me or call me at 760-364-2646.

Start your day, or finish an early-morning ride at the Community Center between 7:30-10:30 a.m. and enjoy your Saturday Breakfast with a never-empty coffee cup. Large breakfast, only 8.00! Small breakfast, 6.00.

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. (Please stay on the dirt shoulders if you travel on the paved Larrea Road while in or on a green-sticker vehicle.)

You can cross directly over the highway legally to the dirt trail running along the north side of Hwy 247.
Take more water than you think you need, tell people where you plan to go. Verizon has pretty good cell coverage out there; ATT not so much. Never go out there alone.

Slow, please, on the community roads. Lots of blind corners, and you can’t see what’s coming.

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.

REMEMBER, LARREA ROAD IS NO SPEEDWAY. Please take care, watch for vehicles, and watch for junior offroaders. Intersections with the side road can be hard to see. Ask your guests to be careful, too; we don’t want their visit ruined.


  • Common sense tells us that a pedestrian or a bike rider meeting up suddenly with a motorized vehicle of any size, will not feel too good about it.
    If you are headed to Twentynine Palms or Yucca Valley, traffic safety operations will be concentrating on on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.


Twentynine Palms Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation tomorrow, Friday, October 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation on Saturday, October 29, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Coming from JV, you likely will not be biking or walking, but don’t get yourself a driving violation: speeding, making an illegal turn, failing to yield or provide right-of-way to bicyclists or pedestrians, or failing to stop for signs and signals. Worse yet, don’t hit anybody while doing these things on any day.


• The Rowe Report <Dawn.Rowe@public.govdelivery.com> announced the San Bernardino County Public Works Special Districts Division recently completed the installation of a concrete walkway around the bathroom and snack bar structures at Big Bear Alpine Zoo. These new additions complete the final step of the recent improvements at the zoo and will make it easier for guests with many different ability levels to enjoy their visit.


Log onto https://specialdistricts.sbcounty.gov/2022/09/10/big-bear-zoo-bathroom-and-snack-bar-project-complete/

to learn more about this project.


To plan a visit to the Zoo, log onto https://bigbearzoo.org.

42801 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
General Information: (909) 584-1299
Injured Animal Hotline: (909) 584-1299

(The Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers injured, orphaned, and imprinted wild animals a safe haven, temporarily while they heal or permanently if they are unable to survive on their own. The vast majority of animals brought for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment. Those that remain on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and cannot be released back into the wild to care for themselves.)


P.S. To find out the latest on events, destinations, and road maintenance projects causing closures or slowdowns, we like The Rowe Report pictures and stories. Our County Supervisor Dawn Rowe is happy to announce that you now can follow her on Instagram as an easy way to keep tabs on what’s happening in and around the Third District of San Bernardino County, the largest county in the country  @supervisordawnrowe.

This JV NEWS e-mails every week or two and brings the news in a more timely manner than the Johnson Valley Journal published every two months.

The news items expand and add to items published in the neighborhood column in the Hi-Desert Star. Other notices of particular interest to Johnson Valley residents and property owners also circulate to this list.

If you do not wish to receive this information, just reply and tell me to remove your name.

The mailing address is:

50567A Quailbush Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

Directions to the Community Center:

From Hwy 247, between mile markers 21 and 22, turn onto Larrea Road and go 1-3/4 miles to Quailbush Rd.
The Community Center is on your left at the corner.

The Paul Van Hook Desert Dreams Garden is next to the parking lot, open to all.

No charge; just keep the dog on the leash and kids out of the train layouts – THANKS


Please think about volunteering a few hours on a Saturday morning, by joining one of the breakfast crews at the Community Center! Cooks and pancake cooks welcome, plus help with serving, dishwashing, or cashiering. Talk to Kim Abramson, 760-792-4555, or in person at the Saturday Breakfast, 7:00-10:00 a.m.



A Great New Exercise Program
For those of us getting on in years or needing a bit of exercise, I thought I might let you, my friends, in on a little secret I’ve found for building my arm and shoulder muscles. You might wish to adopt this regimen – three days a week or so.

>  I started by standing outside, behind the house, and with a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extending my arms straight out to my sides and holding them there as long as I could.

>  After a few weeks, I moved up to 10-lb. potato sacks, then 50-lb. potato sacks, and finally 100-lb. potato sacks.

>  Finally I got to where I could lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold my arms straight out for more than a full minute.

>  Next, I started putting a few potatoes in the sacks (but I would caution you not to overdo it at this level).


😅Keep smilin’


Betty Munson
c/o Ship-It-Shop
51720 Hacienda Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

By Betty Munson

Betty Munson c/o Ship-It-Shop 51720 Hacienda Rd. Johnson Valley CA 92285

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