Graffiti taggers hit veterans monument

September 8, 2015

A Pioneer Park basketball backboard was broken, apparently by taggers who marred other items at the park. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — Majestic and proud, the Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument is the centerpiece of Pioneer Park. But recently the park's heart was wounded when a vandal tagged the stone structure with graffiti.

The monument, which was constructed last year after townspeople pitched in thousands of dollars, wasn't the only object to to be marred.

What's Happening - September 9, 2015

September 8, 2015

First Assembly of God Craft and Bake Sale

First Assembly of God Lucerne Valley Church is hosting a craft and bake sale from 8 .m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 on the porch of the Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware Store. Handmade crafts and homemade baked goods will be available. All donations go to the children and food ministries.

LV Household Hazardous Waste collection

The next Lucerne Valley Household Hazardous Waste will be held from 9 a.m to noon on Saturday, Sept. 19 behind the fire stations.

Sheriff's Blotter 09-09-15

September 8, 2015

Tuesday, Sept. 1

1:50 p.m. Property was reported found in the 30000 block of Verdugo Road.

12:05 a.m. A disturbance was reported on Cody Avenue.

Monday, Aug. 31

11:33 p.m. A disturbance was reported on Cody Avenue.

10:35 p.m. A noise-related disturbance was reported on Porter Street.

8:22 p.m. Shots were reported heard in the area of Carson Street and Custer Avenue.

4:39 p.m. A 5150 situation was reported in the 32700 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

Mustangs get preseason win against Bloomington Christian

September 8, 2015

The Lucerne Valley Mustang football team started the season on an upbeat note with a 30-14 preseason win over Bloomington Christian.

Zachary Mejia (offense), Alfonso Sanchez (defense) and Rex Modica (special teams) were selected as the Lucerne Valley Football Players of the Game.

Mejia, a senior, carried the ball 19 times for 168 yards — and four touchdowns. His longest carry was for 52 yards.

Quarterback Kendrick York, also a senior, rushed for 46 yards. Junior Jacob Carmona had 40 yards with the Mustangs rushing for a total of 270 yards.

Lucerne Valley Mustangs Varsity Football Schedule and Record

September 8, 2015

Aug. 28 at Bloomington Christian (30-14 win)

Sept. 4 at Joshua Springs in Yucca Valley (first regular season game) (52-22 loss)

Sept. 11 at home vs. Trona

Sept. 18 at home vs Desert Chapel (Palm Springs). This is Lucerne Valley's Homecoming

Sept. 25 at home vs Desert Christian Academy (Bermuda Dunes)

Oct. 2 at home vs. Ribet Academy

Oct. 10 at California Lutheran (Wildomar)

Oct. 16 at home vs. Hesperia Christian

Oct. 23 at home vs. Upland Christian Academy

2015 MUSTANGS: Varsity Football Roster

September 8, 2015

1 Zackary Mejia (Captain) RB, LB Sr. 5-11 200

2 Joshua Williams WR, DB Sr. 5-8 142

3 Kendrick York (Captain) QB, DB Sr. 6-2 145

5 Julio Romero TE, DE Sr. 6-2 220

7 Riley Moreno QB, DB Jr. 5-11 130

8 Jacob Carmona RB, LB Jr. 5-6 156

9 David Hurtado WR, DB Jr. 5-10 140

10 Nic Colangeli TE, DB Jr. 5-8 122

11 Satoshi Ogawa WR, DB Sr. 5-10 130

12 Ryan Simonek QB, DB So. 6-0 142

15 Jesus De la Torre RB, LB Sr. 5-8 158

18 Matt Rodriguez WR, DB Sr. 5-7 130

19 Rex Modica (Captain) RB, LB Sr. 5-10 150

Recipe: Cherry Dr. Pepper Cupcakes

September 8, 2015

By Holly Sosa

One of my favorite treats to whip up for a game day (bring on the football!) are Cherry Dr Pepper Cupcakes. These babies are oh-so-moist and probably the easiest cupcake I’ve ever made in my life. Plus, with Dr Pepper being an official sponsor of the College Football Playoff and presenters of the National Championship Trophy, this is naturally where my theme-loving head goes! With just two ingredients and some store-bought frosting, I’m sharing my secret with you today.


• one box chocolate cake mix

Ramos fields questions at Community Center event

September 1, 2015

Third District Supervisor James Ramos, left, makes a presentation to Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware Store owner Linda Gommel, center, while Ramos' field rep Bev Lowry, right, looks on. Gommel's store was honored for being a leader in local rooftop solar. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — Third District Supervisor James Ramos talked shop and fielded questions during a 1-1/2-hour coffee event Thursday morning at the Lucerne Valley Community Center.

Photo: Vegetation Fire

September 1, 2015

SMOKY TIMES: A Cal Fire firefighter walks from a smoke-filled vegetation fire Thursday afternoon behind the 76 Gas Station on Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley. Fire units responded and extinguished the fire quickly. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Peter Day / The Leader


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