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Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 – As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, there were a lot of people enjoying what our valley has to offer. According to the MWD, many of those visitors were out on the lake. On Saturday afternoon there were 545 boats on the water and on Sunday there were 352. This is double the number of boats out on a typical Saturday or Sunday. There were also 571 boat launches from the two public ramps. These numbers are similar to 2013, however last year Sunday was the busy day. From an informal survey of several restaurants both in Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City, most said it was their busiest weekend of the summer. Also, the private home rental businesses reported over 95%...

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Road Work Causes Traffic Delays in East Valley

Big Bear, CA, July 24, 2014 – The State Route 38 pavement rehabilitation project between Forest Falls and Greenway Drive that has been going on since May, has finally made it to Big Bear. Yesterday, Caltrans and All American Asphalt began working their way downhill from Hatchery Road to State Lane. Crews are working in one to one and a half mile segments and today are working between State Lane and Square Turn. On Friday they’ll be paving the section between Square Turn and Greenway. Work hours are from 8 am to 5 pm and there will be one way traffic during those times and you may not cross the freshly rolled asphalt during the ‘rest period’ which lasts for 90 minutes. On Monday July 28, they turn around and start working their way back in the other direction starting at Greenway. This work will cause delays if you are driving in the east valley. Please plan accordingly and adjust your schedule or route. For more information visit the Caltrans District 8...

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Micro Earthquakes Near Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, November 26, 2012 – A micro earthquake occurred 5 miles east of Big Bear City at 8:25 am on Monday, November 26, 2012. The magnitude 2.8 event was followed by a few smaller aftershocks during the day measuring 1.2, 1.0 and 1.3. There were no reports of any damage or injuries. Remember to always be prepared for emergencies. You should have a disaster plan and an earthquake kit ready at all...

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The Legal Battle Over Mandarin Gardens Airport Lease Appears To Be Over

Big Bear City, CA March 8, 2012 2:00pm – For nearly six years a dispute over the lease and subsequent purchase option of  a portion of the Big Bear City Airport Terminal Building has keep all parties involved in a state of limbo but that state appears to be coming to an end.  According to a recent judgment issued on February 29, 2012 Barry Wang doing business as Wang’s Mandarin Gardens Restaurant, must vacate the building some time around April 1st, 2012.  Issues surrounding the rights and ownership of the terminal building were resolved after a condominium plan, CC&R’s and a Grant Deed was filed on April 7th 2011.  The building was divided into 4 units with Evergreen Properties ownership of units 1, 2 and 4 and the Airport Districts ownership of unit 3 clearly defined.  At that time Wang’s Mandarin Garden, Inc. was able to exercise an option to purchase unit 4 now housing the restaurant, in addition, the monthly rent would otherwise increase.  As this recent judgment states the purchase option was not completed and past rent has not been paid so the Superior Court issued a judgment in favor of Evergreen and against Wang for $68,000.00 and other expenses such as attorney fees. Wang must now vacate the premises and turn it over to Evergreen Properties.  The Mandarin Garden has been at this location for nearly...

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