Lucerne Valley crushes opponent in football season opener, 64-18

September 4, 2013

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RUN-AWAY VICTORY: Mustang quarterback Daniel Stratton leads his team down the field as Lucerne Valley High School crushed Bloomington Christian at home Friday night, 64-18. See more photos on Facebook at LVLeader.

Peter Day / The Leader

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The Lucerne Valley High School Mustangs crushed Bloomington Christian 64-18 during its season opening at home on Aug. 30.

The Mustangs led 42-12 at halftime and 58-18 after three quarters against Bloomington Christian.

Public DRECP meeting to be held on Sept. 6

September 4, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

The community is invited to attend a public meeting on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and how it will affect Lucerne Valley at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6.

“Lucerne Valley is ground zero for this type of thing,” said Richard Selby, chair of the newly formed Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

District API drops slightly

September 4, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Lucerne Valley Unified saw a six-point decline in its overall Academic Performance Index, but two schools in the district saw more dramatic score changes.

Overall, the LVUSD went from last year’s 731 to the current API score of 725.

Lucerne Valley Middle School, which had an API of 697 last year made a sizeable leap to 739. Conversely, Lucerne Valley Elementary School dropped 43 points, from 762 to 719.

The high school saw an 18-point gain, going from 715 to 733.

Ray Clark: Service, Country, Lucerne Valley

September 4, 2013

Peter Day / The Leader
Caption: Ray Clark and his wife moved to Lucerne Valley in the 1970s after he retired as an officer in the military and briefly worked in the public sector.
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By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Ray Clark has been all over the globe, but he has an affinity for the desert of Lucerne Valley where he and his wife Izzie have lived the past 36 years.

Born in 1924, Clark grew up in rural Bluffton, Indiana.

“I was a farm kid,” he says.

When he got a job, he earned 35 cents an hour doing “grunt work.”

Analog TV transmission ends on Sept. 16

September 4, 2013

Photo illustration by Peter Day
Caption: Those in Lucerne Valley who want to take advantage of CSA 29’s free TV service will need an antenna and possibly a digital converter box.
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By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

The deadline is just weeks away for those using the TV translator service to get a digital converter box.

County Service Area 29, and others county service areas that provide the free service, are scheduled to discontinue analog TV broadcast transmission on Sept. 16.

How to get CSA 29 digital TV service

September 4, 2013

By Peter Day

To receive the free TV service, you’ll need either a digital-ready TV or a TV, digital converter box and TV antenna combination.

New TVs that come “digital-ready” are able to receive the signal without any additional equipment. Just turn on the TV and search for the channels provided by CSA 29.

But those with less up-to-day TV sets will need to purchase a digital converter box, which costs about $50 and can be found at major retail locations, and an antenna.

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Weekly booking logs - September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013

DUI: Jeremy Charles Line, 41, of Lucerne Valley was arrested at 12:27 a.m. on Aug. 27 in Big Bear Lake on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was booked and released later the same morning.

SHOPLIFTING: Letha Louise Rivera, 48, of Lucerne Valley was arrested at 2:01 p.m. on Aug. 25 on a sheriff warrant for being under suspicion of shoplifting. She was booked and bail was set at $25,000 on the misdemeanor warrant. She was released later the same day.

What's Happening - September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14 behind the fire stations. Items include antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, latex-based paint, electronic wastes, fluorescent bulbs and medical needles. No other chemicals or trash can be collected at the event.

Frontier Days returning to
Lucerne Valley

Frontier Days will return to Lucerne Valley on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch, 35535 Hwy 18.
Vendors of all kinds and participants are wanted.

Editor's Notes: September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013

By Peter Day

Residents are urged to come to the school this Friday night to learn about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and how it may affect you.

With a state mandate for renewable resources to comprise 33 percent of retail energy usage by 2020, energy providers and other agencies are urgent to approve solar, wind and other renewable energy projects. Much of that new energy will be manufactured in the Mojave Desert, and some are calling Lucerne Valley “ground zero.”

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