Tag: bear

Bear is struck by car on Big Bear Blvd.

Big Bear Lake, CA July 4, 2012 4:45 pm – Bear sightings are a relatively rare event even in Big Bear and a report of a car hitting a bear is usually a bad event for the bear, but in this case, the driver and his passenger were the lucky ones. According to witnesses , a young male driver lost control of his black Nissan and slammed into a very large carved bear in front of Unreal Furnishings on Big Bear Blvd.  The car was launched off the curb after turning left from Moonridge Road severely damaging the car and several carvings along the way....

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BBHS “Freshman Friday” and Restoration of Quad’s Carved Bear

Big Bear, CA, August 1, 2011, 11:30am – After a little more than six weeks of summer vacation, today is the first day of school for students enrolled through the Bear Valley Unified School District.  Last Friday was “Freshman Friday” at Big Bear High School giving incoming freshmen, and their parents, an opportunity to obtain class schedules, tour the facility and purchase PE clothing and ASB cards.  It was a full house at “Our House”, a motto used by Principal, Mike Ghelber, in reference to Big Bear High.  Mr. Ghelber introduced several student representatives and staff members and some of the school rules were covered during the orientation.  As a follow-up to a story previously announced, Mr. Ghelber tells Kbear that the large carved bear statue that had been vandalized on June 14th of this year, has been restored to it’s original condition.  The carved bear, located in the quad of Big Bear High, had been spray painted with blue paint and is believed to have been committed by Big Bear High students.  According to Mr. Ghelber, as part of the restoration process, the wooden bear had to sand blasted using baking soda.  In a charitable act by former Big Bear High School graduate, Art Herrera, the bear was then re-varnished.  Additionally, to show his commitment and support of the high school and the Big Bear community, Mr. Herrera...

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Enjoying Big Bear Wildlife

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