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• This Saturday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m.,  you are invited to our traditional early kickoff of the upcoming holiday season. But this year it’s turkey dinner with a twist: Turkey Enchiladas Casserole! Add rice and beans, a green salad, plus pumpkin pie for dessert, and you do have a delicious feast!
Only 10.00 per person; kids’ 10 and under plate, 5.00.

It looks like our short foretaste of winter will have cleared out, with milder temps and no rain forecast. So come on over, bring friends and family.

• After Saturday’s Dinner, stay for the demo How to use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) should an emergency arise. These portable, life-saving devices are designed to treat somebody experiencing sudden cardiac arrest when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly.

The combination of CPR and early defibrillation is effective in saving lives when used in the first few minutes following collapse from sudden cardiac arrest. Our AED is on hand on the wall by the kitchen door.

Also, hear all about the JVIA December Craft Fair and other updates at the JVIA meeting.
The Center is on your left at the corner.

• Reminder, you can pick up a JVIA membership application in the Community Center at Saturday Breakfast between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. or at the Turkey Dinner.
Or, pay your 15.00 annual dues by secure credit card on www.johnsonvalley.com and download your membership form to fill out and mail to us.

Everyone is welcome to every event at the Center, JVIA membership is not required, but this is your opportunity to subscribe to the Johnson Valley Journal and the JV NEWS e-mail.

By the way, you may purchase the Sep-Oct and Nov-Dec issues of the Johnson Valley Journal in the lobby for 1.00 each. Pick up your copies whenever you come to an event at the Community Center.

• Daylight Saving Time 2022 ends this Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 a.m. To be sure, plan on changing your clocks on the night of Saturday, November 5, turning them back an hour; you’ll “gain” an extra hour of sleep or possibly enjoy another hour out Saturday night.

Computers, TVs, and cell phones automatically update at 2:00 a.m. but you want to set all other clocks in the house back one hour.

And as our fire guys always tell us, check the batteries in the smoke alarm.



  • Early Tuesday, November 8th at 12:02 a.m. see the Beaver Blood Moon. The full moon for November 2022 happens to present a total lunar eclipse — one that you can witness with the naked eye.

    The Moon stands above the horizon the whole time, so if the long-range forecast of partly cloudy stays partly, you can watch the entire eclipse. (If the slight chance of rain happens, we won’t complain. Rain in JV is almost as rare as lunar eclipses).

    • Since JVIA stopped publishing the Member Directory in 2018 we have had no quick lookup resource for the numbers to call for County services.
    So, here’s an update:

Animal Control: 1-800-472-5609
Code Enforcement: (909) 884-4056
Homeless Concerns: (909) 387-0623
Illegal Cannabis Cultivations: (909) 387-8400
Illegal Fireworks: 1-800-472-7766
Potholes and Other Road Problems: (909) 387-8063
Short-Term Rental Complaint: 1-800-205-9417
County Fire Non-Emergency Number: (909) 387-5974
Sheriff Non-Emergency Dispatch: (909) 387-8313

Of course, in a fire, crime, or health emergency, dial 9-1-1

To new readers: this JV NEWS e-mails every week or two, expanding on 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


“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.”

–Helen Hayes (at 73)

“Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.”

–Lily Tomlin

“Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows.”

–Jennifer Yane

“I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb…and I’m also not blonde.”

–Dolly Parton

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.🍅

–Miles Kinston


When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

–Unknown (but not forgotten)

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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