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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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Airport & Community Takes Flight For Doves

Big Bear, Ca, December 23, 2011, 9:00am – The Big Bear City Airport is in the spirit of Christmas and giving this holiday’s season.  During the month of December donation cans were distributed around the valley at Amangela’s, Sugar Pine Bake Shop, the Copper Q, UPS Store, Shelli’s Hallmark, Get the Burger, Diamond Lil’s, Maggio’s Pizza, El Jacalito and the Barnstorm Restaurant.  Donations were also collected at the Airports annual Christmas potluck.  The Big Bear City Airport was able to present Doves, Big Bear’s local domestic violence outreach center, with a check for $500.00.  Airport General Manager Pete Gwaltney, and Airport Board President Gary Steube presented Doves President Sandy Benson with the check, in which she was extremely grateful for.  The Airport plans on “taking flight for Doves” on an annual basis, and helping support...

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Airport Board Shuffles Members Into New Positions

Big Bear, Ca, December 15, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear City Airport Board of Directors met yesterday for their regularly scheduled meeting, and held elections for president and vice president.  Gary Steube was elected as the new president, with Julie Smith as the new vice president. Steube as the new president, assigned board members to committees, with Smith as the Chair of the Lease and Personel Committee, and himself as the Chair of the Finance and Airport Review Committees, with other board members Chuck Knight, Gloria Greene, and Steve Baker each serving as a member on assigned committees.  The board decided to move discussion of what to do with vacant spaces within the building to the upcoming financial workshop.  Other items voted on included approval to pay off a long term obligation to Calpers which will save the Airport approximately $10,000 a year in interest, and the board approved establishing four RV parking spots on the north side of the airport for rented tenant space.  Board member seats currently taken by Gloria Greene, Julie Smith and Chuck Knight will be up for election in...

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CSD Gets New Water Superintendent & Looks for New GM

Big Bear, Ca, December 8, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear City Community Services District will be moving people into new positions in the next few months.  Currently the CSD board has been reviewing qualified candidates for the position of General Manager.  At a special meeting scheduled for Monday, December 12th, board members will decide on how many candidates they want to interview.  According to Mary Reeves, at the CSD, a new GM should be selected by the end of January or beginning of February.  As for the Water Superintendent position, the CSD Board recently selected Jerry Griffiths for the job.  Griffiths was originally hired in October of 2002 as a water service worker, and was promoted to Water Forman in 2007.  Griffiths will begin the new position on December 31st.  Current Interim General Manager Tim Moran will be retiring on December 30th after 32 years of service, first as a paid call firefighter in 1979, then transitioning in April of 1981 as a water service man in the water department, was promoted to Water Forman in 1984, Water Superintendent in 2007, and has been both the Water Superintendent and Interim General Manager for the past year.  Moran told KBHR that the CSD was “a great place to work… I couldn’t ask for a better career anywhere.”  KBHR thanks Moran on his many years of service to the Big...

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