L.V. shows off giving spirit

Fund-raising events see strong turnouts

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

In a single day, Lucerne Valley gathered thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys for its young people.

The Ram it Forward event for the Lucerne Valley High School FFA program and the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners’ Bikers Toy Run on Saturday were both big successes, organizers said.

In its second year, Ram it Forward raised money for the FFA program by offering free test rides of Ram trucks in the Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware parking lot.

Man found dead in north L.V.

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

A man was found dead after apparently falling off his horse and chasing it through the Lucerne Valley desert, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports.

Gabriel Garcia-Prado, 61, was found approximately two miles from his home in northern Lucerne Valley, west of Barstow Road in the area of Johnson Road and Spinel Street.

Garcia-Prado reportedly went out riding his horse around 5 p.m. on Sept. 27. Friends called authorities when Garcia-Prado did not return the next morning.

Derry pulls no punches

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • After one of the many critical things Neil Derry said about his opponent last week, he paused and added, “In case you haven’t figured it out, the gloves are off.”

Derry made that abundantly clear during his visit to the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association meeting at the Senior Center on Oct. 2.

James Ramos, who’s challenging Derry for the San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor seat in November, was absent from the meeting. According to Derry, this isn’t the first time Ramos has avoided him.

Fire tax suit filed

By DON THOMPSON
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO • A lawsuit filed last week seeks to block a fee that is being assessed on more than 800,000 property owners to raise money for fire prevention. Lucerne Valley property owners south of Highways 18 and 247 are expected to begin receiving the bills later this month.

Making good on his promise to support the suit, Board of Equalization member George Runner applauded the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and plaintiffs throughout the state for attempting to block the fire “tax.”

Football team falls in league opener

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

VICTORVILLE • The Lucerne Valley High School football team hung in there with the Agape League’s best for a while, but Excelsior eventually wore the Mustangs down.

Lucerne Valley lost 64-26 last Friday night on Excelsior’s home field at Victor Valley College.

Playing their first Agape League game in their first full season of 8-man football, the Mustangs dropped to 3-3 overall with a loss to the defending league champs.

Sheriff’s blotter and booking logs selected items 10-10-12

NOTE: The following are selected items from The Leader's weekly sheriff's blotter and booking logs. The full blotter and booking logs appear only in the print edition of the newspaper. All information for these reports comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The most recent events are listed first. We publish the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County.

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

Ram it Forward coming Saturday

Program facing tough times after recent burglary

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

After a strong show of support for Lucerne Valley High School FFA last year, the town will have a chance to do it again — at a time when the program needs it the most.

The Ram it Forward event is planned for Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware parking lot.

Powwow, biker toy run headline full slate of local events

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

From Native American dancers to bikers to Santa Claus — and quite a few things in between — Lucerne Valley figures to be buzzing with activity this weekend.

The Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Powwow will kick off at Pioneer Park on Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and continue Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The free event features Native American dancers, drum groups, food, crafts, music and more.

Native American dancers and drum groups are welcome in addition to the general public.

Correa, Courtney honored by LVHS

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

Though she’s moved on to college, Rita Correa still has plenty of pride in Lucerne Valley High School athletics. Correa says she tries to keep updated on how the LVHS volleyball team is doing, but her full-time schedule at Victor Valley College has made attending a game impossible so far.

“I’m at school all day, every day,” Correa said with a laugh.

Sheriff's blotter and booking logs, selected items 10-3-12

NOTE: The following are selected items from The Leader's weekly sheriff's blotter and booking logs. The full blotter and booking logs appear only in the print edition of the newspaper. All information for these reports comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The most recent events are listed first. We publish the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County.

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

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