Author: Cathy Herrick

Big Bear Ski Season Targets Close Date Tentatively for April 10th

Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2016 – (REVISED): According to Justin Kanton, Marketing Manager for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, an official close date has not yet been announced for Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, however, they are targeting a tentative close date for this Sunday, April 10th.  The ski resorts will evaluate conditions and current snow levels throughout the week and make a determination later in the...

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Arrest Made at Serrano Campground for Attempted Murder

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 10, 2016 – According to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Department, shortly after 10:00 a.m. on March 9th, deputies from the Sheriff’s Station responded to a reported fight at Serrano Campground near Big Bear City.  Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the involved parties and determined that five male adults who had been camping together got into a verbal argument at the campsite.  The argument escalated and turned physical when one of the males, identified as 20-year old Chan Kim, picked up a shovel and hit the victim, 19-year old Shervin Mostashari, in the ear....

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Another Day of No School for BVUSD Students in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 24, 2015 – As a result of the poor air quality caused by the Summit Fire, all schools in the Bear Valley Unified School District will be closed again on Tuesday, August 25th.  This does not effect Fallsvale School in Forest Falls which will be open.  The District Office will be opened on...

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A Busy Week for Big Bear Law Enforcement

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2015 – It has been a busy week for Big Bear law enforcement.  On August 8th, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Big Bear Station responded to several reports of gunshots heard in Big Bear Lake. Deputies were directed to a residence in the 39000 block of Lark Spur as the possible source of the gunshots.  They were confronted by Michael Demayo on the front deck where he pointed a revolver at the deputies.  He was later arrested without injuries.  Deputies found the revolver, on the porch, along with empty shell casings. Demayo was booked for assault with a firearm on a peace officer and negligent discharge of a firearm. On Monday, August 10 deputies responded to the report of a Burglary and Assault in the 42000 block of Evergreen in Big Bear Lake.  Suspect, Dennis Pitner, went to the victim’s home and used a large rock to break in the unlocked front door of the home, then used the rock to damage the interior wall, he then assaulted the residents of the home.  Pitner resisted arrest but was taken into custody.  Pitner’s unusual behavior is under investigation and may be related to intoxication and/or psychiatric issues. On Wednesday, August 12 deputies of the Multi-Enforcement Team arrested 6 males and 2 females while conducting routine probation checks and attempting to locate...

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