Bear Valley Unified School District Board Appoints a New Member


Big Bear Lake, CA, February 11, 2015 - Following Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Board appointed new member, Cathy Herrick to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Ken Turney’s sudden passing.  Candidates Herrick and Elaine Tennity were interviewed in a public meeting prior to voting.  Following about an … [Read more...]

Deadly Weapon Assault and Carjacking Suspect Arrested in Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA February 9, 2015 - At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Monday 02/09/15, Suspect Travest Hill carjacked the owner of a halfway house for parolees in the City of San Bernardino. Hill is a resident of the facility and on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. Hill assaulted the victim, hitting her repeatedly on her face and head with a … [Read more...]

The Search For Lisa Cimbaluk of Irvine Continues

Big Bear Lake, Ca January 8, 2015 - The search for missing person Lisa Cimbaluk of Irvine continues today in the Woodland Trailhead near Big Bear which was first reported on January 5th. Search and rescue personnel from Kern County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County continue to assist in the search. A total of 53 search and rescue members are … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sheriffs Asking for Public’s Help in the Search for Lisa Cimbaluk of Irvine


Big Bear Lake, CA January 5, 2015 -  Early yesterday morning, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office Big Bear Station discovered the snow covered vehicle of a missing woman at the Woodland Trailhead in Fawnskin. Lisa Cimbaluk was reported missing from Irvine on 12-29-2014 by her parents. Deputies and volunteers searched the … [Read more...]

Tragedy and Sadness Strikes Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake, CA 11/26/14 - Last night, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence, Big Bear Lake City Clerk and wife of City Public Works Director David Lawrence, and her newborn son’s life ended tragically.  Events began on Tuesday evening just after 5pm, when Cheri collapsed in her office at City Hall.  Emergency CPR was performed almost immediately followed … [Read more...]

Temporary Telephone Failure at Hospital

Big Bear Lake, CA 11/20/14 @ 5:50 PM -  The Bear Valley Community Hospital is experiencing a temporary telephone system failure.  It is anticipated that it will be repaired by Friday Morning 11/21/14.  If you have an emergency call 911.  The phones in the emergency room are currently operational (909) 866 1532. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Hosting Amgen Tour of California 2015 Time Trial


Big Bear Lake, Ca October 21, 2014 - As anticipated, the Amgen Tour of California announced that Big Bear will be a time trial stage stop on Friday May 15, 2015.   Although there have been many time trials at high altitude, what makes this event special for Big Bear Lake is that the start and finish for this stage will be in and around the Big … [Read more...]

Fatal Airplane Crash in Dry Grout Bay


Fawnskin, CA October 20, 2014 - An Aircraft incident in the Fawnskin area was reported this morning at 10:48.  The single engine Sonex came to rest in the dry lake bed of Grout Bay near windy point.  The pilot who was the only person on board was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  The plane is registered to a person in Northern California … [Read more...]

Cessna Crash Near Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA - October 16, 2014 - A plane crash was reported around 2 pm this afternoon just south of Highway 18 in the Arctic Circle area near Glory Ridge.  At that time the road was closed for repairs.  By 2:30 emergency crews were on scene as well as Forest Service fire personnel as a safeguard.  The plane was reported to be a single … [Read more...]

District Attorney’s Files Complaint on Kidnapping Charges


In January, 2014, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service regarding child concealment. Anthony Tummarello reported that he had not seen his son in 11 months and that the child’s mother, Melissa Epperley, was purposely not allowing him to see their 3-year-old. Tummarello had made numerous attempts to contact Epperley in an … [Read more...]