By PETER DAY
LUCERNE VALLEY • For many Lucerne Valley residents, the sight of a large, reddish-colored dog slowly ambling through the town was a source of comfort.
He was always there.
But sometime during the night of Saturday, Oct. 25, the pooch known as “Bear” or “Chow Chow” died, apparently struck by a vehicle on the highway in front of the library.
“I got a phone call Sunday morning saying he was hit,” says Becky Lorimor, who has cared for the dog for the past three or four years.