“Headlight” Signs To Be Removed From Highway 18

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 12, 2012 - The “Daytime headlight section” signs recently installed on State Route 18 are being removed. A Caltrans spokesperson stated that although some mountain residents would like to see the signs remain in place, others have concerns about the cost of a citation and the impact on visitors who might not know … [Read more...]

Big Bear Man Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle

Mentone, CA, October 24, 2012, 9am - On October 23, 2012 at about 6:40pm, a 61 year-old man from Big Bear was walking southbound across Mentone Boulevard north of Crafton Avenue in Mentone and was struck by an eastbound 2000 Acura. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The name of the man will be released once positive … [Read more...]

Emergency Services Day

Running Springs, CA, October 11, 2012, 6am - The Running Springs Fire Department and CHP will team up with other Emergency Services agencies to host “Emergency Services Day” for community residents and guests on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  Emergency equipment displays and demonstrations will take place along Hilltop … [Read more...]

SR-18 Accident Victim Identified

Skyforest, CA, October 2, 2012, 11:00am - The man who was killed in a motorcycle accident near Skyforest on Highway 18 has been identified. According to the San Bernardino County Coroner, last Friday evening, when CHP officers arrived on scene they found 55 year old Martin Harding of Running Springs with upper and lower body trauma. He was … [Read more...]

New Daylight Headlight Section On SR-18

Crestline, CA, September, 28, 2012, 6am - Caltrans is in the process of installing nine “Daylight Headlight Section” signs at various locations on State Route 18 from Crestline Cutoff to the Big Bear Dam. Caltrans worked in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol to install the new signs, which will enhance safety for mountain drivers … [Read more...]

Age Well Drive Smart Class

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 11, 2012, 8am  - The California Highway Patrol is hosting an Age Well Drive Smart class for senior drivers.  Medical advances and better choices are allowing people to live longer more active lifestyles.  As a result California’s older population is now one of the fastest growing driver groups. The Age Well … [Read more...]

Caltrans Asks Motorists To Move Over Or Slow Down Near Work Zones


Sacramento, CA, August 23, 2012, 8:00am - Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and construction industry contractors are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to make highway work zones less dangerous for workers by moving over one lane, if it’s safe to do so, or slowing down when passing a maintenance or … [Read more...]

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Near Baldwin Lake


Big Bear City, CA, August 20, 2012, noon - A 32-year-old citizen of Great Britain was killed in a traffic accident late Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012. Ian Anthony Ferguson, was operating a rented motorcycle, traveling on State Route 18 in the Baldwin Lake area. His motorcycle drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with a small … [Read more...]

Fatal Traffic Accident Near Stanfield Cutoff

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 19, 2012, 7:45am - (UPDATE) - The Coroner has released the name of the man who died in Tuesday's auto accident. The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call reporting a vehicle that rolled over and landed in Baker Pond in Big Bear City. Deputies found a 2003 Saturn upside down in about 3 feet of water. … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Accident Big Bear City


Big Bear City, CA July 6, 2012 4:00 pm - Today around 1:00 pm a motorcycle traveling eastbound on North Shore Drive was involved in an accident with a white pickup truck traveling west.  The vehicles came to rest where near Greenway Drive on Highway 38.  The California Highway Patrol, Big Bear Sheriffs and local fire authorities responded to the … [Read more...]