Human Cases of West Nile Virus Appear

San Bernardino County, CA - Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino--the first confirmed this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. Historically, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 human cases and two deaths from … [Continue reading]

Suspect Apprehended in Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, August 17, 2014 - The autistic man accused of stabbing a woman he was living with has been booked on felony charges of attempted murder, and is being held at West Valley Detention Center. Although bail was set at $500,000 in this case, Foster had already been on probation for unrelated charges, so he remains in custody without the possibility of bail. An … [Continue reading]

Stabbing Suspect at Large in Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, August 16, 2014 - A 53-year-old stabbing victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment from her Fawnskin residence Friday, after Big Bear Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance on Barbara Lee Lane. The suspect is a 22-year-old autistic male named Jordan Lee Foster, who fled from the scene into a wooded area. A police helicopter followed him north but … [Continue reading]

MWD Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Big Bear, CA, August 16, 2014 - In the late 1950s and early 1960s, southern California was in the midst of an extended drought. Due to large demands on water from Big Bear Lake for irrigation down the hill, the lake had been reduced to little more than a large mud puddle. Although the dam was originally constructed to provide irrigation water for the Redlands and San … [Continue reading]

Election Update: Candidates Added to November Race

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 15, 2014 - The statewide general election is November 4, 2014, and voter information guides will be mailed out the first week of October. The Registrar of Voters updated their records overnight to include additional candidates for the Big Bear Airport District (see full list below). The ballot will include open seats on six local governing boards: the … [Continue reading]

Suspect Arrested for Sex Crimes

Big Bear City, CA, August 14, 2014 - On August 2nd, the Big Bear Sheriff's Station opened an investigation regarding unlawful sexual relations between a 45 year old male, identified as James Passmore of Big Bear City, and a 16 year old female juvenile. Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 12, deputies went to a residence in the 700 block of  W. Big Bear Blvd. to serve … [Continue reading]