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Healthcare District Board Meets to Approve Budget, Discuss ER Expansion Plan


Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Board of Directors for the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District--President Dr. Chris Fagan, Brad Summers, Ron Peavy, Kathy Bauch and Dr. Michael Hartstein—convene for a special meeting this evening (June 30), with open session scheduled to begin at 6pm in the hospital cafeteria. Agenda items for the healthcare … [Read more...]

Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Hosts Power Breakfast on July 1

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Tomorrow marks the beginning of July and, with that, the first Thursday of the month and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast. The 7am networking opportunity takes place at the Best Western Big Bear Chateau (on the Moonridge Y) and will feature speakers from the County's Workforce Development Department, outlining … [Read more...]

An Evening With John Grandi and Friends

The Bear Valley Hospital Foundation presents "I Never Left New York, I Brought It With Me": An Evening With John Grandi and Friends. Local Grandi's stage presentation, directed by Beth Gardner, covers WWII, the Big Band Era and the golden age of Broadway. The one-night only performance benefits the Hospital Foundation; tickets are $15 in advance, … [Read more...]

No Outdoor Watering for DWP Customers This Weekend; Stage I Conservation Measures in Place for Summer

Big Bear Valley, CA -- For water customers of the Department of Water and Power, water-use restrictions will be implemented over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, to allow for adequate water flow should it be needed for fire suppression. No outdoor watering will be allowed on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4—with the exception of new plants … [Read more...]

City Council Terminates Agreement to Build Affordable Apartment Complex on Jeffries Road

City Council's Michael Karp, Bill Jahn and Liz Harris listen to public comment regarding the Jeffries Road project, though the public hearing had been pulled at the start of the meeting; the termination agreement did remain on the agenda. Jahn, who chairs the Improvement Agency, told the audience, "The agency is only a financing vehicle. We'd still be under the same requirements of the state."

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The 53-unit, three-story affordable apartment complex proposed for Jeffries Road, on the almost three-acre parcel that is currently home to 12 cabins across the street from Big Bear Middle School, will not be moving forward, per a decision made by the City Council of Big Bear Lake in their meeting last night (June 28). This … [Read more...]

Mountain Wedding Tour

Billed as much more than a bridal show, the annual Mountain Wedding Tour presented by the Mountain Lakes Wedding Association will include a free tour of unique garden and forest settings, in addition to food samplings, music and giveaways for spa treatments, photographers, floral arrangements and romantic dinners. Pre-register at … [Read more...]

Musical Tribute to America and Our Veterans

The 12th annual Tribute to America and Our Veterans will feature the Bear Valley Community Chorus directed by KJ Barto, with narration provided by Big Bear Lake City Manager Jeff Mathieu. This one-night-only event is sponsored by Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church and the Sunset Lions Club, and is held at Calvary Chapel, on the corner of Knickerbocker … [Read more...]

School Board Approves BAC’s Plan B Recommendation, Amounting to Nearly a Million Dollars in Cuts

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Though it is not yet a done deal, the Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District did implement additional cuts to school programs in adopting the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget on June 23. The Board adopted the budget as it was presented to them in a June 21st budget workshop—and this includes the Budget … [Read more...]

Teachers’ Union Elects Seven New Chairmen (Including Negotiators) to Committee of 10

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In additional news from Bear Valley Unified, the Bear Valley Education Association, the bargaining unit that represents the certificated union (meaning teachers), has seven new chairmen on their committee of 10, including two newly elected negotiators, Ken Nettlebeck of BBHS and Pam Reames of Big Bear Elementary. For many … [Read more...]