BVUSD’s Budget Advisory Committee to Present Cut Recommendations to School Board This Evening

Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District will convene for a special board workshop at 7pm tonight. This evening’s workshop will include a presentation by the school district’s Budget Advisory Committee, outlining their budget reduction recommendations. This evening’s 7pm meeting is open to the public, and will be held at the BVUSD … [Read more...]

Governor Schwarzenegger Reinstates Temporary Funding for DOVES and Other Domestic Violence Service Agencies

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Budget cuts at the state level prompted cuts to DOVES this summer, resulting in a loss of $207,000—or, effectively, ¼ of the budget—for the local agency that provides Domestic Violence Education and Services for men, women and children, including a 17-bed shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline, available at 800-851-7601. The financial cuts to … [Read more...]

Cal State San Bernardino Opens Priority Application Period on October 1, Hosts Teen Financial Fair on October 17


Cal State San Bernardino’s application period for the fall 2010 semester begins October 1st—in less than two days—and prospective students are encouraged to apply during the priority application period, extending through November 30. In the past, CSUSB has accepted applications after the priority application period. However, because of severe … [Read more...]

More Cuts to the Court System: San Bernardino County Courts to Be Closed on Third Wednesdays

Reduced state funding to the court system has already resulted in the reduction of hours for the Big Bear courthouse as, come September, it will only be open for the first week of the month, with civil matters being redirected to the Victorville District Court of the San Bernardino County Superior Court and criminal matters redirected to the San … [Read more...]

Roads Update: Flagging on Highways 18 and 38 Today, Village L Closed to Traffic on Saturday

As there was a lot going on yesterday due to CalTrans projects (Highway 330 closure, blasting at the dam), here is an update on our roads. As of today (August 7), weekday flagging does continue on Highway 18 at the dam, to accommodate the Big Bear bridge project. Motorists can also anticipate weekday flagging on Highway 38, at the base of the … [Read more...]

State Budget Cuts Result in 1/4 Reduction of Funding for DOVES–Though Services, Including Crisis Hotline, to Continue

Budget cuts at the state level continue to affect programs locally and the most recent to be affected is DOVES, the non-profit which, as its name suggests, offers Domestic Violence Education and Services—for women, men and children. DOVES Chairman Michael Natzic tells KBHR that $207,000 or, effectively ¼ of their budget was slashed as of last … [Read more...]

Judge Issues Ruling Today: Big Bear Courthouse to Be Closed Three Weeks of the Month, as of September

In a decision made today in the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, Presiding Judge James C. McGuire ruled that the Big Bear courthouse will only be open the first full week of the month, effective September. Per the statement released this afternoon, “Any matters, except criminal matters, which cannot be heard during the … [Read more...]

New MOU: No Raises for BBARWA Employees, Though No Layoffs Either in Updated Agreement

The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency is the latest, given economic circumstances, to modify its Memorandum of Understanding with employees. Like the Community Services District before them, the updated BBARWA agreement puts a hold on raises, though assures employees of continued employment—while continuing to hold on rate increases for … [Read more...]

Given $817,001 Deficit, Lucerne Valley Unified School District Gives Preliminary Layoff Notices to 50 Teachers; Special Board Meeting Followed High School Graduation Last Thursday

In order to rescind $130,000 in cuts to jobs and programs, Bear Valley Unified School District staff, including teachers and management, agreed to a 1% cut in the 2009/2010 school year. Within the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, which employs many teachers from the Big Bear Valley, the financial picture is considerably more bleak—or, as … [Read more...]

Staff Union Agreements Result in the Restoration of Positions and Programs for 2009/2010 School Year; BVUSD Names Knapik and Oymaian Employees of the Year

The Bear Valley Unified School District has ratified contracts with both BVEA and CSEA, the certificated and classified staff unions, that will allow the district to rescind $130,000 in cuts that were to be implemented in the 2009/2010 school year—these cuts, approved by the Board of Trustees in February, were the result of budget cuts that start … [Read more...]