Author: Cathy Herrick

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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BVCHD Announces Resignation of CEO and CFO

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 28, 2015, 5:00pm -Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has approved leadership transition changes recommended by it’s new management advisory firm, Quorum Health Resources.  Donna Nicely, President of the Hospital Board, has announced the resignation of Interim Chief Executive Officer, Randy Simmons and Chief Financial Officer, Wade Sturgeon.  “We appreciate the contribution made to our hospital by Mr. Simmons and Mr. Sturgeon and we wish them well in their future endeavors”, said Nicely.  “Our Board was concerned about recent management decisions, and with Quorum here, we were able to respond quickly and bring in Quorum executives to make a seamless transition”.  As of July 28th, Quorum executive, Barbara Brooks will be on-site providing Quorum oversight to operations.  Quorum division Vice President, Bill Donatelli, will install a new Interim CEO, David Faulkner on Monday, August 3rd.  On August 5th, Donatelli plans to have options for the Board to select an Interim CFO.  The Hospital Board will be closely involved to find the best candidates for this hospital and community.  “There is no current time frame for the searches to be completed”, Nicely explained.  “Quorum management services provides immediate interim resources to minimize disruption within the hospital while allowing the Board time to choose a CEO and CFO who can meet our needs and fill the significant role executives play in the hospital and the...

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