No Fireworks Allowed On The San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, 8:00am - San Bernardino National Forest Officials are reminding visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national grassland and national forest land year-round, regardless of weather … [Read more...]

Tips For Driving In Hot Weather


San Bernardino, CA, June 29, 2012, 8:00am - The Summer months are here, with higher temperatures on the way. Terri Kasinga of CalTrans has some travel tips to think about before you head out across the desert or other remote areas. First – know before you go! Check or call “511”. Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition … [Read more...]

Lakewood Woman Killed In Collision On Highway 330


San Bernardino, CA, June 27, 2012, 8:00am - A car crash on State Route 330 took the life of an 18-year-old Lakewood woman on Friday morning, June 22, 2012. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn and eject Rebecca Green, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. She was a passenger in a Ford Focus driven by 24-year-old Kenneth Blow, … [Read more...]

CHP Offers Start Smart Class In Big Bear For Teens


Big Bear Lake, May 28, 2012, noon - Another Start Smart Class is scheduled for this week. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents. The class will help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. The class will also show how poor … [Read more...]

City Council Of Big Bear Lake And Mayor Jahn Present Proclamations


Big Bear Lake, CA, May 17, 2012, 8:00am - The City Council of Big Bear Lake and Mayor Jahn presented three proclamations at Monday’s city council meeting.  For his years of service and dedication to our community as commander of the California Highway Patrol, Arrowhead office, Lieutenant Rick Saunders was thanked and acknowledged.  It was … [Read more...]

Start Smart Program


Running Springs, CA, March 20, 2012, noon - Classes for Start Smart begin next week. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents.  The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle.  The class will also show how … [Read more...]

California Motorists Urged To Share The Road


Sacramento, CA, March 13, 2012, noon - During the next several months, the CHP will use a federal grant to assist in reducing the number of people killed and injured in motorcycle-involved collisions. The Department continues to improve safety for everyone by placing an emphasis on the concept of sharing the road.  Enforcement and education … [Read more...]

CHP Teaches Mobility Independence

Sacramento, CA, February 20, 2012, 8:00am – Driving a car is part of maintaining an active, rewarding lifestyle. It means independence and freedom at any age. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) understands how much seniors enjoy driving, and offers a program to help seniors continue driving as long as possible and save lives. CHP personnel are … [Read more...]

Click It or Ticket

Big Bear, Ca, November 22, 2011, 3:00pm - The California Highway Patrol is participating in the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign now through November 27th.  During this time, law enforcement throughout the state and the Big Bear Valley will be actively looking for drivers and passengers who are unbuckled.  The Click It or Ticket … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Temporarily Closed Due to Auto Accident

Big Bear, Ca, October 4, 2011, 12:00pm - Highway 330 is currently closed due to an accident involving a Sisco food truck, and a Ford Edge earlier today.  According to the California Highway Patrol approximately 40-60 gallons of fuel was spilled onto the roadway, and is currently being cleaned up.  One of the people involved in the accident has … [Read more...]