School District Launches Pilot Program for Vertical Farming

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Big Bear City, CA, August 11, 2014 - The Big Bear Valley is keeping step with what’s become a national mainstream trend: growing local, organic food. Last April, educator Stephen Ritz brought his message of healing the food system to the annual Lighthouse Summit--inspiring many audience members to ditch fast food in favor of more fresh produce. … [Read more...]

CLASSIC! Show Cars on Parade & Display This Weekend

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2014 - Proud auto owners are checking in today for the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club Fun Run, and tomorrow morning, they’ll drive their pride-and-joys into the Bartlett Lot in the Village. Judges will evaluate over 500 show cars from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday and announce the winners at 2:30. There’s no … [Read more...]

Dancer/Painter Combines Art Forms at Month-Long Exhibit

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July 21, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Gallery in the Village is brimming with talent, with this month’s Featured Artist George Gootson--a respected local landscape painter--and Guest Artist Elizabeth Szymczak on display through August 13. The public is invited to a free reception to meet them and discuss their work on Saturday, July 26th from … [Read more...]

Astronomical Society Explores Cosmos

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 19, 2014 - Visitors to Big Bear often comment on how bright the stars are at night, and there’s a couple of reasons for that. Our altitude of over 6700 feet gives us excellent transparency, and the lack of many street lights keep the skies appropriately dark. Given those conditions, our mountain is the perfect place to … [Read more...]

First Mountain/First National Deal Falls Through

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 17, 2014 -- First Mountain Bank announced today the termination of the definitive agreement with First National Bank of Southern California that provided for the acquisition of First Mountain Bank by First National Bank of Southern California. A condition of the transaction required First National Bank to obtain regulatory … [Read more...]

Dogs From Hoarding Case Available Now at Weekend Adoption Event

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Devore, CA, July 12, 2014 - On July 2, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control rescued dozens of dogs from a neglectful hoarding situation near Phelan. They transported them to a veterinarian for examination and care for at the County’s Animal Shelter in Devore. Some of the dogs had such severely matted hair, it was hard to distinguish the … [Read more...]

July 4th Wrap-Up

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 10, 2014 - The lake level is about 9 1/2 feet down this week, and according to the Municipal Water District, the number of boats on the water was down over July 4th, compared to past years. Despite Independence Day falling on a Friday, there were only 349 vessels counted after 3pm. By comparison, there were 996 counted on … [Read more...]

Quakes, Floods and Slides

Big Bear City, July 5, 2014 12:09 p.m. - Not to be outdone by fireworks displays, Mother Nature put on a show of her own Saturday morning, with earthquakes, rock slides and floods. A cluster of earthquakes ranging from 2.7 to 4.6 hit west-northwest of Big Bear Lake at approximately 10 a.m. Rocks and boulders that are always unstable on the … [Read more...]

The Evolution of a Forest

San Bernardino Mountains, CA, July 5, 2014 - Long before recorded history, this area was home to Native Americans--in fact, 616 prehistoric archaeological sites remain--and then to Mexicans and Europeans in the early 1800s. Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1848, just a few years before the discovery of gold in the San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Leave it to the Pros: All Personal Fireworks are Illegal in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2014 - The Big Bear Fire Department reminds everyone that all personal fireworks are prohibited in the Big Bear area, even the “Safe and Sane” products. It’s against the law to use any fireworks in a community where they aren't permitted, and those convicted could be fined up to $50,000 and sent to jail for a … [Read more...]