Author: Steve Cassling

Big Bear Lake Welcomes New Director Of Public Works & Engineering

Big Bear Lake, CA – John Harris will be appointed as the City’s new Director of Public Works and Engineering beginning September 5, 2017. John currently serves as the Public Works Director for the City of Montrose, Colorado, is a licensed Professional Engineer and graduate of the University of Arizona. Montrose is located between Telluride and Grand Junction with a population of approximately 18,000.  The similar dynamics and terrain of Montrose to Big Bear Lake have well prepared John for a position with the City. He is highly experienced in construction, engineering, infrastructure, and utility management. John’s extensive leadership skills will serve the City of Big Bear Lake well as they continue moving forward with significant projects and operations. John has been involved in a number of community organizations throughout his career and previously worked for sixteen years in management of military aircraft test and development projects prior to obtaining his degree from the University of Arizona.  He is married, has one son, and is an avid outdoorsman and mountain...

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Antique Car Club Fun Run Car Show This Weekend

Big Bear, CA – The 28th annual Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club Fun Run Car Show will take place on Saturday August 12th from 9 am until 3 pm in the downtown Village area of Big Bear Lake. The Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club reports a total sell-out of over 500 pre-1975 automobiles, pick-up trucks,Cobras, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Mustangs, Sports Cars, and Antiques. All 500+ cars, including last year’s ‘Best of Show’ vehicle, will be on display in the Bartlett parking lot, as well as on Pine Knot, Village Drive, and in the Lodge parking lot. Both Pine...

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Fire Prevention Fees Still Due for Prior Billings

Big Bear, CA – Property owners who owe fire prevention fees are still required to make payment for fiscal years 2011-12 through 2016-17. Passage of the bipartisan cap and trade bill, Assembly Bill 398, suspended the fire prevention fee going forward, but does not impact existing fire prevention fee obligations. Effective July 1, 2017, AB 398 suspends fire prevention fee billings starting with fiscal year 2017-18. Bills issued to property owners for prior fiscal years 2011-12 through 2016-17, that have not been paid, are still owed and if not paid in a timely manner, may have penalties and interest assessed. If...

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SR 18 Pavement Rehabilitation Project To Begin Tomorrow

Big Bear, CA – The California Department of Transportation will begin a project to rehabilitate a portion of State Route 18 (Big Bear Blvd.) from Talmage Rd. by Red Ant Hill in Big Bear Lake, to Pineview Dr. by Dead Man’s Curve in Big Bear City, beginning Tuesday, August 1st. Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and there will be night closures from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.  There will be no lane closures Friday through Sunday. Motorists may experience delays during the flagging operation and Caltrans staff will be on site to monitor and direct traffic and minimize delays to the motoring public and community. Dates and work hours are subject to changes due to weather...

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Dancing For The Lake 2017

Big Bear, CA – The second annual ‘Dancing for the Lake’ charity event is a celebration of Big Bear Valley culture and entertainment that features local dignitaries dancing alongside professionals in a gala night of wine, food, silent auction and Ball Room Dance competition. Last year, Dancing for the Lake raised $21,000 that was donated to 12 Big Bear Charities. Nancy Gonzalez, owner of Hacienda Grill, was the winner of the People’s Choice Award and also took home the trophy as Best Female Dancer. Dan McKernan won Best Male Dancer. This year’s dancers will be Erika Wheeler Harris, Mary...

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