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• Attendance at the last Saturday Breakfast and the great Spaghetti Dinner was light, as usual after a three-day holiday weekend (weekenders and guests were busy in the city washing their RVs or ATVs).

But if you are lucky enough to be in Johnson Valley, and want to go out early on Saturday mornings and beat the heat, remember the JV Saturday Breakfast is always on from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Order To-Go if you wish, or come inside and socialize with friends and neighbors.

You can still order two favorites invented during the Lockdown To-Go days!

2-Egg Omelette, 7.00   3-Egg, 8.00
2-Egg Breakfast Burrito 7.00   3-Egg, 8.00

Or enjoy one of the old favorites on our traditional Menu:
The Large Breakfast Plate is only 7.00. Take your choice of

-Hash Browns with Biscuit,
-Biscuits & Gravy, or
-French Toast

(each entree comes with two eggs cooked any way, plus bacon, ham, or sausage).

The Small Breakfast Plate gives you the same menu choices, just smaller servings, for only 5.00.

And, as always, you get the never-empty coffee cup.

To order to-go, or call in a pre-order, dial 760-892-4555 (if busy, please call back).
Cash, check or credit card accepted.

• We were talking last week about San Bernardino County Code Enforcement going after the trash and junk left behind on the busted illegal pot farms. Now we read in Supervisor Cook’s newsletter that they have won a 2022 National Association of Counties Award for their Cannabis Enforcement Program.

“Working in tandem with our San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, the Code Enforcement Team has developed a systematic approach to enforcing the County’s cannabis codes. Two specialized code enforcement teams collaborate with law enforcement and work towards compliance and restoration of these cannabis grow sites.

“Due to weak state laws, our High Desert has become the newest ‘Emerald Triangle,’ rivaling the Humboldt Redwoods in the amount of illegal cannabis grows on vacant lots and inside rented homes. These are not recreational growers. They are dangerous organized cartels, who are not afraid to shoot at residents — or law enforcement — in their efforts to safeguard their cash and products.

“San Bernardino County prohibits commercial cannabis cultivation in its unincorporated areas. The County code allows for a limited number of cannabis plants to be grown for personal use, but cultivation is explicitly prohibited for commercial purposes.

“The environmental impacts are also extremely serious, as these cartel members are not afraid to steal our water, electricity, or dump dangerous and illegal pesticides into our groundwater.


“Congratulations to Code Enforcement, and thank you for your continued teamwork with the Sheriff and District Attorney to safeguard our desert communities.”

Ditto from Johnson Valley!

• Mark the date for the next meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, being hosted at the Johnson Valley Community Center.
Date: Monday, June 20
Time: 3:00 p.m
Representatives from Law Enforcement, CalFire and County Fire are always invited. County Supervisor Dawn Rowe frequently will attend. They are pleased to update us and answer your questions.
Stay tuned for more info.

• Good news. Our quail population seems to be re-establishing itself. Families spotted in our backyards and roosting in the trees are an encouraging sign.

Still, no coyotes heard yodeling at night.

The mailing address is:

50567A Quailbush Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

Directions to the Community Center:

From Hwy 247, turn onto Larrea Road, 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.
(Please help keep kids and dogs out of the garden railway layout; it’s easily damaged, and the trains won’t run with dirt on the tracks.)

😆 I’m at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out.

😄 I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do, it’s because I missed my exit.

📺 Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through olive green shag carpet to change the TV channel.

🙄 Apparently RSVPing to a wedding invitation “Maybe next time” isn’t the correct response.


Keep smilin’



Betty Munson

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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