Big Bear, Ca, February 7, 2011, 4:00pm – Good news from the City of Big Bear Lake, the City’s sales tax for this quarter are up 1.8% over the same quarter last year. The strongest sales increases were seen in service stations, restaurants serving liquor, sporting goods/bicycle shops, and electronics/appliance stores. While some of the top producers of revenue were corporate chains such as K-Mart and Vons, a majority of the top 25 producers were locally owned businesses such as Interiors, El Jacalito, Moonridge Fuel, and Riffenburgh Lumber. While there was a slight decrease in revenue from restaurants and hotels in the 3rd quarter, there was a large increase in fuel and service station, and general consumer goods. There was also an increase in building and construction, business and industry, and autos and transportation.
Labor Day Weekend Marks Maximum Enforcement Period for California Highway Patrol; All Officers on the Road through Monday