Author: Rick Herrick

The Annual Gathering of Automobile Enthusiasts on the Monterey Peninsula

For auto fanatics this is the week that gets marked on the calendar with a star 12 months out.   What started as a fantastic car show at Pebble Beach in 1950 has now grown to a convergence of events stretching well over 7 days.   For many residents of the Monterey peninsula it’s a time to dread.   Traffic fills the roads from Salinas to Seaside with large numbers of your not so ordinary vehicles, some exotic, some rare, some very expensive and all delightful to see on the road.   Yes, the billionaires fly in with their cars but the average...

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“Bryan Fire” Highway 38 Reopened

UPDATE:   It has been reported that the Bryant fire was suspicious in nature and a person was apprehended in connection to the fire.  Use caution while traveling in the area as fire fighters and equipment may be working alongside the highway. The fire grew to 250 acres, 150 personnel on hand with limited containment. 8/3/17 3:30 pm – A quickly moving vegetation fire alongside Highway 38 forces it’s closure. It’s now called the Bryant fire. This area is prone to fires. Recently and over the years many fires have originated in this area. The fuel is reported as...

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Fire Tax Fee Dropped for Rural Areas of California

The much debated and often labeled as an illegal and redundant tax will soon be dropped as part of Assembly Bill 398 — the Global Warming Solutions Act.   Although not linked to global warming the fire tax elimination was a method to garner more votes from rural assembly members on both sides of the political spectrum.  For a large number of property owners in Big Bear they will be overjoyed with the news as many considered it an unnecessary fee derived in order to help shore up weakened state budgets.    Several state lawmakers including Retired State Senator George...

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Small fire seen from Lake Erwin – Fire Crews on Scene

Monday evening around 6:30 a vegetation fire was reported in the Sugarloaf area which was unrelated to an earlier structure fire in the town of Sugarloaf.   Big Bear Fire Department with Cal-Fire and Forest Service Fire responded.    The fire is being described as small but smoke may still be visible from the Erwin Lake area.  Air tankers and water dropping helicopters have been working with ground crews with good success.   Although we don’t have a size to report we were told that the local firefighters with Big Bear Fire were released and that with the cooler evening temperatures that...

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No Personal Fireworks – Additional Forest Restrictions

Big Bear Fire Department’s Assistant Chief-Fire Marshal Mike Maltby stated, “The only fireworks allowed in Big Bear is the professional 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular over the lake. No personal fireworks are allowed. Fire officials will be issuing citations with fines up to $1,000 for fireworks violations.” The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake provides locals and visitors with a world class fireworks display on the evening of July 4th, visible from many vantage points in the Big Bear Valley. Sit back and enjoy the show with synchronized music on KBHR 93.3 and 102.5. Big Bear Fire Department encourages...

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