Author: Cathy Herrick

SIBBV “Live Your Dream” Awards

Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley celebrated five local women at the annual “Live Your Dream” Awards which provide scholarships for education and training in the applicant’s field of choice.  The February 16th ceremony presented a $1500 scholarship to Valarie Gonzalez as Soroptimist International’s Big Bear 2017 “Live Your Dream” Award Winner. Additionally, recipients Kathryn Haatvedt, Angela Sakai, Johanna Sanders and Sara Schreiber each received $1000 scholarships.  The “Live Your Dream” scholarship program provides monetary assistance to women who are the primary source of financial support for their families, while working towards a college degree or completion of a...

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Traffic and Snow Plowing Issues

Big Bear Lake, CA –  On February 13, 2017 members of the community, City Council and City staff gathered in the Performing Arts Center to discuss the recent frustrations which resulted from the January 2017 snow storms. David Lawrence City Engineer/Director of Public works offered a recap of snow plow operations during the January 19-January 23 snow storm. This once in ten year snow event caused a number of issues for residents and visitors alike due to snow removal issues and overcrowded streets. Following presentations from representatives of Snow Summit, Big Bear Fire Authority, United States Forest Service, and...

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Forest Falls Area Landslide

UPDATE:  Due to the potential for incoming weather to impact the volatile landslide at Forest Falls, the Bear Valley Unified School District has made the decision to close Fallsvale Elementary School for Friday, February 17th.     Authorities are closely monitoring a landslide in the area of Forest Falls which began sliding on Thursday.  According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the slide area is directly behind the fire station on Valley of the Falls Drive.  The slide did stabilize in the mid-afternoon hours, however, there is concern for continued movement with the upcoming rain, snow and high winds expected on Friday.  Four homes, and the fire station, are threatened.  Two of the homes are vacant and residents of the two remaining homes have voluntarily evacuated.  Additionally, firefighters have relocated their equipment out of the fire station.  According to the Public Information Officer for County Fire, they will continue to monitor the situation and adjust their plan as needed.  Valley of the Falls Drive is the main roadway in and out of Forest Falls and is open at this time.  Travel on Highway 38 is not impacted by this situation....

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School District Holds Local Contractor Reception

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 2, 2016 – The Bear Valley Unified School District will be holding a reception for local contractors to share information on the Department of Industrial Relations and Public Works bidding process.  The guidelines changed in 2014 for public work contractors doing business where public funding is used for projects costing $1000 or more.  In an effort to encourage and educate local contractors on the bidding process for Big Bear school district jobs, the reception will be held on Thursday, December 8th from 3 to 5pm at the Bear Valley Unified School District Office at 42271...

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Rock & Brews To Open At San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino

Highland, CA, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, greeted press at the future location of their upcoming restaurant, Rock & Brews, inside the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.  Simmons and Stanley were joined by restaurant co-founders Michael Zislis and Dave and Dell Furano on Wednesday to celebrate the brand’s ninth restaurant in California and nineteenth in the US and Mexico.  Rock & Brews is a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory rock and roll inspired dining and entertainment concept designed to engage people of all ages.  As the first casino...

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