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City Council Says Yes to Horse Drawn Carriages

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2016 – Victoria Park Carriages, a horse-drawn carriage operation owned and operated by Mr. Michael Homan, had been requesting a Horse-Drawn Vehicle Permit to place a horse-drawn vehicle stand in the public right-of-way on the north side of Pedder Road, adjacent to the Teddy Bear Restaurant parking lot. In 2013, the stand located on Pine Knot could no longer be used by the applicant. Several structural deficiencies were identified in the building and former gas island canopy, which required the rehabilitation of these structures. In order to protect the general public during this rehabilitation,...

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Caltrans To Begin Repair Work on the Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 5, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.1 million project to STL Incorporated that will repair and replace damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, including three traffic signals at various locations along State Route 18, or Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake from Pine Knot Avenue to Stanfield Cut-off. The sidewalks, curbs, and gutters are damaged from years of snow removal and base failure. The sidewalk and traffic signals are required to be upgraded to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Construction will be no more than 800 feet at a time and will not require tree removal....

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Big Bear Cycling Open House

Big Bear, CA, April 20, 2016 – The Big Bear Cycling Association is kicking off the 2016 cycling season by hosting their sixth annual Open House & Expo. This free event is organized to introduce the community to BBCA and provide cycling information and education about riding the roads and trails of the Big Bear Valley. Riders, and non-riders of all abilities are welcome to attend. The Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Nottingham’s Tavern in the Village, with Happy Hour food and drink prices. Community cycling-centric organizations also in attendance include Big Bear Cycling Events and...

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Assemblymember Jay Obernolte Picked to be Part of Historic Tech Caucus

Big Bear, CA, January 27, 2016 – Former Big Bear Lake Mayor and current 33rd District Assemblymember, Jay Obernolte, has been tapped to be part of the new California Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus. Assemblymembers Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) co-chair the Tech Caucus and according to Calderon, “Innovation plays a critical role in advanced economies and is necessary for long-term, sustained growth. As the 8th largest economy in the world, investing in technology and fostering innovation remains critical to California’s economic prosperity. Our Caucus is committed to supporting policies that strike a balance between keeping the tech economy...

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City Received Over $5 Million In Grants In Last Two Years

Big Bear, Ca, February 16, 2012, 2:00pm – At the City Council meeting earlier this week, city staff members gave a presentation on the status of the City’s Quality of Life Initiatives.  According to the City, the initiatives include projects that enhance and preserve our mountain community, economic development, revitalization and communications outreach.  One of the initiatives is an aggressive grant program that is conducted in house, and has resulted in over $5 million dollars in grants in the last two years.  City staff has been researching and applying for grant funds available through Federal and State governments as well as other non-profit agencies to complete infrastructure improvements throughout the City. The following projects have been funded, or partially funded through grants: Kickerbocker Road sidewalk, Boulder Bay Park, Fishing Dock at Boulder Bay Park, pump station upgrade, Tahoe Sewer Line replacement, overlay projects, lighting upgrade at the Civic Center, Lakeview Drive declaration lane, solar parking canopys at the Public Works yard, visitors center, and recycling facility, sidewalk from Millcreek to Edgemoor, and from Paine to Barlett road in the...

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