Tag: Angelus Oaks

Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 38 on Friday

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, July 21, at approximately 2:23 pm, Arrowhead Area Officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-38, East of Angelus Oaks. Mr. Frank J. Zuppinger, a resident of Big Bear City, was driving a gray, 1994, Jeep Grand Cherokee, westbound on SR-38, east of Angelus Oaks. For unknown reasons, the Grand Cherokee left the roadway and entered onto the south shoulder of SR-38 where it overturned. Mr. Zuppinger was trapped and would later be extricated by witnesses. After extrication, it was determined Mr. Zuppinger was not breathing and CPR was performed by witnesses until relieved by San Bernardino County Fire personnel. An airship was requested and the solo driver was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of the collision is still under...

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Prescribe Burn in Angelus Oaks

Big Bear, CA, April 24th, 2016 – Forest Service Fire crews are planning to burn approximately 12 acres as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project.  Weather and conditions permitting, firefighters are planning to start the burning project as early as Tuesday next week. The project area will be divided into two sections along road 1N12 immediately north of the Angelus Oaks community.  Smoke and flames will be visible to residents and motorists along State Route 38 and may be visible from other mountain communities and highways. Firefighters will be using a technique called “hand burning” using a variety of tools such...

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Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 – Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it becomes available as crews work to remove the truck and debris from the...

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Summertime Roadwork

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 19, 2014 – The winter season is hard on our mountain roads, so repair projects and upgrades are in full swing. On the west side of town, a road widening project is taking place. On Big Bear Blvd. between Pine Knot and Paine, primarily in front of Knights Inn and the Fireside Lodge, the north-side shoulder is being rebuilt to widen the road for a new center lane. Another widening project is happening on the east side, specifically at Big Bear Blvd. and Big Tree Drive in front of the airport. New turn lanes and a center through lane are being added to enhance safety in the area. The largest project is the pavement rehabilitation work on State Route 38 from Valley of the Falls Drive in Angelus Oaks to just north of the junction with SR 18 in Big Bear City. Caltrans will be overlaying Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete after grinding the existing roadway, extending the life of the pavement and providing a smoother ride. They will also be adding new guardrail and a center line rumble strip to enhance safety for all motorists. This project will be going on through the beginning of October. Keep these projects in mind as you schedule your trips around town and off the mountain via the 38. Add a little extra time, be patient, and...

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Driver Dies on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, November 26, 2013 – A 33-year-old Big Bear City resident lost his life Monday after losing control on a winding mountain highway. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on November 25, CHP officers responded to a call of a vehicle over the side on State Route 38 just east of Angelus Oaks. According to the collision report, Kevin Anthony Genders was negotiating a left curve when he allowed his vehicle to veer approximately 50 feet off the right side of the roadway into a drainage culvert  His vehicle came to rest on its wheels near Cold Creek. Genders was pronounced dead at the scene; the cause of the collision and cause of death remain under...

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