Desert X Roads BMX raises $1,100 for Leukemia research

July 31, 2014

Kuylee Pettit speeds down the X Roads BMX track. The third-grader raised $700 for the annual Race for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society event on July 20.

Senior Reporter

For many months of the year, the X Roads BMX track in Lucerne Valley provides an opportunity for riders of all ages to have a good time and enjoy the challenge of BMX racing.

Local graphic artist creates images depicting massive wind farm scenario

July 31, 2014

Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • What would the southern hills of Lucerne Valley and Apple Valley look like with more than 70 500-foot-tall windmill towers dotting the landscape?

Lucerne Valley resident Bill Lembright and graphic artist Debbie Schultz decided to find out.

Weekly booking logs: July 30, 2014

July 31, 2014

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest. All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: On July 18 at 12:15 p.m., 24-year-old Jaime Piña-Pineda of Lucerne Valley was arrested by the Fontana Police Department on a warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was booked and released the next day.

Sheriff's Blotter 07-30-14

July 30, 2014

July 22
9:28 p.m. - A burglary call was received for the area of Visalia Avenue and El Dorado Street.
7:31 p.m. - A trespassing call was received for the 30000 area of Emerald Road.
2:24 p.m. - A Lincoln Road resident call dispatch

July 20
9:36 p.m. - An arrest was made in the vicinity of Mesa and Carnelian roads.
1:16 p.m. - A Meridian Road resident reported a burglary.
3 a.m. - A public disturbance citation was issued in the area of Emerald Road and Mesa Road.

Ramos, Lovingood oppose wind project

July 29, 2014

From Staff and Wire Reports

SAN BERNARDINO • Lucerne Valley leaders are applauding last week’s announcement that San Bernardino County supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood have sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management officially opposing the massive North Peak Wind project proposal.

Third District Supervisor Ramos and First District Supervisor Lovingood announced the sending of the letter last Thursday.

Group explains decision to send mailer

July 29, 2014


LUCERNE VALLEY • The group behind the recent “No on Windmills” mailer spoke out in a letter to the Daily Press last Friday.

Rich Ravana, president of Alliance for Desert Preservation, said in his letter there is no mystery about the volunteer group, which has been active in gathering signatures opposing the proposed North Peak Wind Project.

Reporter's Notebook: Severe summer weather brings unique beauty

July 29, 2014

There is nothing like a summer shower in the High Desert.

Last weekend, Lucerne Valley had several days of 100-degree weather combined with sporatic bursts of light rain.

Up here, the rain brings a unique smell, which you either love or hate. I love it — I think. Then come the dramatic skies. While driving to Apple Valley for dinner on Sunday, I saw some of the most awe-inspiring vistas. First there was a rainbow. Then there was a sunset peeking through clouds of rain and brown dust kicked up from a wind.

Religion: Only ‘unlikely’ pathways exist to blessing

July 29, 2014


Jesus said God’s blessing comes in unlikely, “mind-blowing” ways. Check out Matthew 5:1-12 from the Sermon on the Mount! Those who are “smarter than God ,” will never try even one of these! But, Jesus says there’s no other way to be blessed. People want good things to happen, but not on God’s terms! However, you and I will always be blessed through obedient faith, and God’s promised power.

You can see the unlikely paths to blessing by splitting the Beatitudes in half. (I’ll play the Devil’s advocate for you inside the parentheses.)


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