Tag: City of Big Bear Lake

Vehicle Charging Stations May Be Coming to Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, March 30, 2016 – On March 24, 2016, representatives of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Clean Fuel Connection, Inc., the City of Big Bear Lake, Bear Valley Electric Service, and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce met to discuss the proposed placement of two DC fast chargers and several level two slow chargers in and around the Village area of Big Bear Lake. The Bartlett Parking Lot located at the center of the Village and the Civic Center would be the most likely locations for the two fast chargers. According to Todd Warden of the...

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Big Bear Kicks Off the Holidays with Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa

Big Bear, Ca, November 27, 2015 – Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, it’s time to ring in Christmas in Big Bear. Tonight, in the heart of the village, you can join 6000 locals and visitors for the annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Grand Entrance. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm with entertainment provided by Big Bear’s own Mountain Marvelettes and wandering carolers, The Voices of Christmas. Mayor David Caretto, Supervisor James Ramos, and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte will lead the countdown to officially light the tree. Once the tree is lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride up Pine Knot in an antique fire engine greeting everyone before making their way to the Santa House where they will see children until 9:00 pm. On Saturday night, the Big Bear Fire Department hosts their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The party starts at 5:00 at the fire station in Big Bear City, with caroling, hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and activities for the kids. Families are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share. The tree will be lit promptly at 5:30 and Santa will be making a special visit. Kids, be sure to bring your wish...

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Memorial Services Planned for Cheri Haggerty Lawrence and Declan Lawrence

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 8, 2014 – A community memorial service for City Clerk, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence and her baby Declan, who passed away on the night of Tuesday, November 25th, will be held Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Performing Arts Center located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake. The Big Bear community, colleagues, and friends throughout the state mourn the sudden and tragic loss to the Lawrence family. Cheri is survived by her husband, Director of Public Works/City Engineer David Lawrence; children Aiden and Kaelee; and her parents, Bob and Peggy Frost. Cheri will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cheri’s name to The Mom & Dad Project. For more information on donating, contact Tina Wade at...

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Tragedy and Sadness Strikes Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA 11/26/14 – Last night, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence, Big Bear Lake City Clerk and wife of City Public Works Director David Lawrence, and her newborn son’s life ended tragically.  Events began on Tuesday evening just after 5pm, when Cheri collapsed in her office at City Hall.  Emergency CPR was performed almost immediately followed by transport by Big Bear Fire Department paramedics to the emergency room at the Bear Valley Community Hospital.  Jeff Mathieu, City Manager, with deep sorrow, expressed that fellow City employees, friends and family along with her husband David, agonized as emergency measures were taken to save both mother and child who was delivered by emergency c-section at the ER.  Neither Cheri or baby Declan survived.  “This is a shock to the entire City of Big Bear Lake family” said Jeff Mathieu, “it is impossible right now to comprehend that Cheri and her baby are gone.  In so many ways she represented the future of this City.  The loss of someone so young at the peak of life is not easy to comprehend.  The shock of this has left our small tightly knit community stunned”.  Cheri was the highly visible face of the City workforce serving as Public Information Officer, Intergovernmental Relations Manager, webmaster and City Clerk. She usually had a hand in every major community event, including the upcoming annual Christmas Tree Lighting...

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Angels Camp Reservoir Construction Complete

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 22, 2014 – On October 17, construction was completed on the Angels Camp Reservoir, adding gravity storage for operational efficiency and fire protection in the Sugarloaf system. Gravity storage eliminates the need for round-the-clock operation of the Barton and Magnolia Booster Stations in Sugarloaf that will now only be used in emergencies. This will save the DWP approximately $50,000. per year in electricity costs. In the spring of 2014, the DWP secured just over $4.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, in the form of a $1 million grant and the rest as a low interest loan. Besides funding the Angels Camp Reservoir project, this loan/grant has funded two additional projects as well.The Klamath Booster Station will increase the DWP’s ability to efficiently move water from the eastern to the western portion of its service area. The Arrastre Creek Well in Lake Williams will secure a long-term water supply, as well as improved water quality for residents in that area. Estimated completion of both projects is December...

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