Big Bear Kicks Off the Holidays with Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa


Big Bear, Ca, November 27, 2015 - Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, it's time to ring in Christmas in Big Bear. Tonight, in the heart of the village, you can join 6000 locals and visitors for the annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa's Grand Entrance. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm with entertainment provided by Big … [Read more...]

First County Female Inmate Hand Crew Graduates Fire Training


San Bernardino County, CA, November 25, 2015 - San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and Deputy Fire Chief Jim Johnstone have announced the graduation of the first County Female Inmate Hand Crew, the first such crew in the nation, known as Glen Helen Crew 15-9. After 8 weeks of training that began in July, with an initial curriculum in … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Airport Selected for High Altitude Testing


Big Bear City, CA, November 19, 2015 - The Big Bear City Airport was selected by Agusta Westland Helicopters as a high altitude airport to test the AW169 helicopter. The tests they are performing are required to gather data at low speeds (up to 50KTS) around the hover with a CARGO load of one ton connected to the helicopter HOOK. They recently … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Accepts Resignation of Human Resources Director


UPDATE   San Bernardino County, CA, November 13, 2015 - In March, San Bernardino County Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, was cited and later pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution. County CEO Greg Devereaux did not inform the Board of Supervisors about the incident until Oct. 21. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors … [Read more...]

IRS Telephone Scam Alert


Big Bear, CA, November 6, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has received numerous reports of a telephone scam wherein callers falsely identify themselves as representatives of the IRS and make demands for immediate payment of back taxes with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards. These thieves use the IRS name to try to steal money or … [Read more...]

County HR Director’s Arrest Initially Hidden From County Supervisors


San Bernardino, CA, November 4, 2015 - Recently the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was notified by County CEO, Greg Devereaux, that the County Director of Human Resources, Andrew Lamberto, had been arrested in Orange County in March of this year for prostitution engagement.  Chairman Ramos and other supervisors expressed disappointment … [Read more...]

Homicide Suspects Arrested


UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2015 - 5:22pm - Two suspects, Sarah Miskam, a 27-year old female and Dusty Miskam, a 31-year old male, have been arrested today in the homicide investigation reported earlier this morning.  The victim, Alexander Miskam, a 25-year old male, was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours today after the … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Resident Involved In Fatal Accident


Big Bear City, CA, October 28, 2015 - On October 25, 2015, at approximately 1:12 PM, a fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-38, east of Canyon Road. At the time of the collision, there was a high overcast with clear visibility in place. Mr. Michael Gardner, an 18 year old male out of Hesperia, California, was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 and was … [Read more...]

BBFD Curbside Chipping Program is a Great Success


Big Bear, CA, October 23, 2015 - The Big Bear Fire Department would like thank the entire Big Bear Valley for their efforts keeping our community healthy by creating defensible space utilizing the Curbside Chipping Program which has now officially ended for the season. 1,215 community members participated in the program and more than 387 tons of … [Read more...]

‘Postage Due’ SCAM ALERT


  Big Bear, CA, October 22, 2015 - Seniors are being specifically targeted in a 'Postage Due' scam to obtain bank account and credit card information. Scam artists are delivering official looking notices to mailboxes stating that a package is being held pending payment of the postage due. The fraudulent notice provides a telephone number … [Read more...]